The table below looks at the statistics for Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 123 126 98
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -28
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 24 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.73% 0.50% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.69% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 3
Average daily rate
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£415 £400 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £354 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £456 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +66.66%
Load Balancing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2491 2333 1614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.97% 73.00% 72.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1671 1541 1059
Average daily rate £400 £395 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 89 72
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.85 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +45.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Load Balancing across the South West region.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Balancing across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Load Balancing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the South West region.

Load Balancing Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +13 14 £475 +58.33% 5
Bristol -3 3 £370 -
Devon - 3 £315 -
Somerset +6 2 - -
Gloucestershire -11 2 £540 +35.00%
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Load Balancing.

1 26 (63.41%) Firewall
2 18 (43.90%) Windows
3 17 (41.46%) Cisco
4 14 (34.15%) DNS
4 14 (34.15%) SQL Server
4 14 (34.15%) IIS
5 13 (31.71%) MySQL
5 13 (31.71%) F5
6 12 (29.27%) Linux
6 12 (29.27%) LAN
6 12 (29.27%) VPN
7 11 (26.83%) Juniper
7 11 (26.83%) Red Hat
7 11 (26.83%) Apache
8 10 (24.39%) Wireless
8 10 (24.39%) Network Security
8 10 (24.39%) Data Centre
9 9 (21.95%) SharePoint
9 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
10 8 (19.51%) Ethernet
10 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
10 8 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (19.51%) Oracle
10 8 (19.51%) SQL
10 8 (19.51%) MPLS
10 8 (19.51%) OSPF
10 8 (19.51%) BGP
10 8 (19.51%) Blue Coat
10 8 (19.51%) Junos
11 7 (17.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Load Balancing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (34.15%) IIS
2 11 (26.83%) Apache
3 9 (21.95%) SharePoint
4 5 (12.20%) WebLogic
5 4 (9.76%) Tomcat
5 4 (9.76%) JBoss
6 3 (7.32%) nginx
6 3 (7.32%) Confluence
6 3 (7.32%) MediaWiki
7 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
8 1 (2.44%) OpenStack
8 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (2.44%) Eucalyptus
8 1 (2.44%) Lync
8 1 (2.44%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Visio
1 4 (9.76%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.32%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.88%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (4.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (4.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (2.44%) Office 365
4 1 (2.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (63.41%) Firewall
2 14 (34.15%) DNS
3 12 (29.27%) VPN
3 12 (29.27%) LAN
4 10 (24.39%) Wireless
4 10 (24.39%) Network Security
5 8 (19.51%) Junos
5 8 (19.51%) MPLS
5 8 (19.51%) OSPF
5 8 (19.51%) BGP
5 8 (19.51%) Ethernet
5 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
6 7 (17.07%) DHCP
6 7 (17.07%) SSH
6 7 (17.07%) Cisco ISE
7 6 (14.63%) Spanning Tree
8 5 (12.20%) VRRP
8 5 (12.20%) HSRP
8 5 (12.20%) GLBP
8 5 (12.20%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (34.15%) SQL Server
2 13 (31.71%) MySQL
3 3 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (4.88%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.32%) Hudson
2 3 (7.32%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.32%) Subversion
2 3 (7.32%) JIRA
3 1 (2.44%) JSUnit
3 1 (2.44%) ERwin
3 1 (2.44%) Grunt
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Architect
2 6 (14.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Security Architect
3 5 (12.20%) Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Network Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Network Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Applications Support
6 2 (4.88%) Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Server Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.44%) PHP Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Network Support
7 1 (2.44%) Server Support Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) CSS
1 5 (12.20%) 802.1X
2 4 (9.76%) J2EE
3 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET
3 3 (7.32%) .NET
4 2 (4.88%) Web Services
4 2 (4.88%) Middleware
5 1 (2.44%) Java EE
5 1 (2.44%) Symfony
5 1 (2.44%) Backbone.js
5 1 (2.44%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (2.44%) D3.js
5 1 (2.44%) Underscore.js
5 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.44%) Express
5 1 (2.44%) lodash
5 1 (2.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.20%) Clustering
2 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.32%) Wiki
3 3 (7.32%) Public Cloud
4 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.88%) Replication
5 1 (2.44%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.44%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (43.90%) Windows
2 12 (29.27%) Linux
3 7 (17.07%) UNIX
3 7 (17.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (12.20%) Ubuntu
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (9.76%) Solaris
6 3 (7.32%) Debian
6 3 (7.32%) CentOS
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (14.63%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (14.63%) ITIL
2 6 (14.63%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (14.63%) Time Management
3 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
3 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (9.76%) Information Security
3 4 (9.76%) Network Design
3 4 (9.76%) Network Planning
3 4 (9.76%) Problem Management
3 4 (9.76%) Project Management
3 4 (9.76%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (9.76%) Capacity Management
3 4 (9.76%) Mentoring
3 4 (9.76%) DevOps
3 4 (9.76%) Server Hardening
4 3 (7.32%) Build Automation
4 3 (7.32%) Demand Management
5 2 (4.88%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) SQL
2 5 (12.20%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.44%) PHP
4 1 (2.44%) PHP5
4 1 (2.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (14.63%) CCIE
3 5 (12.20%) CISSP
3 5 (12.20%) Degree
4 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
4 4 (9.76%) JNCIE
5 3 (7.32%) CCNP
6 2 (4.88%) CCNA
6 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.44%) CCEE
7 1 (2.44%) CCDP
7 1 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.44%) MCSE
7 1 (2.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.76%) ISA Server
3 3 (7.32%) Samba
3 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.32%) Postfix
3 3 (7.32%) iptables
4 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.44%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) ZABBIX
1 3 (7.32%) Puppet
2 1 (2.44%) Control-M
2 1 (2.44%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.44%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 17 (41.46%) Cisco
2 13 (31.71%) F5
3 11 (26.83%) Juniper
3 11 (26.83%) Red Hat
4 8 (19.51%) Blue Coat
4 8 (19.51%) Oracle
5 7 (17.07%) McAfee
5 7 (17.07%) IronPort
5 7 (17.07%) Intel
6 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
7 4 (9.76%) Sun
7 4 (9.76%) BEA
7 4 (9.76%) CheckPoint
7 4 (9.76%) Remedy
7 4 (9.76%) Ektron
8 3 (7.32%) VMware
9 1 (2.44%) Teradata
9 1 (2.44%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (2.44%) Riverbed
9 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds