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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 121 109 103
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 17 31 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.56% 1.06% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 1.38% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 1
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£356 £406 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +16.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £400 £288
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +39.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £22.75
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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
2285 2251 1438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.31% 77.04% 71.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1534 1505 895
Average daily rate £400 £353 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 116 67
Average hourly rate £36.40 £33.84 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% +9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.55 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.25%

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 1 June 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 1 June 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
Bristol +7 8 £375 -11.76% 1
Wiltshire +3 4 £288 - 6
Gloucestershire -27 2 £325 -16.66% 2
Devon - 2 - - 4
Somerset +10 1 £200 -51.51%
Dorset -2 1 - - 1
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Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 19 (70.37%) Windows
2 16 (59.26%) Firewall
3 13 (48.15%) Linux
3 13 (48.15%) SQL Server
4 12 (44.44%) MySQL
5 11 (40.74%) IIS
5 11 (40.74%) Apache
5 11 (40.74%) Cisco
5 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
5 11 (40.74%) Red Hat
6 10 (37.04%) SharePoint
6 10 (37.04%) VMware
6 10 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (37.04%) Data Centre
7 9 (33.33%) VPN
7 9 (33.33%) DNS
8 8 (29.63%) WAN
8 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (29.63%) LAN
8 8 (29.63%) Clustering
8 8 (29.63%) Git (software)
9 7 (25.93%) ZABBIX
9 7 (25.93%) Postfix
9 7 (25.93%) nginx
9 7 (25.93%) Confluence
9 7 (25.93%) Wiki
9 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (25.93%) CentOS
9 7 (25.93%) Puppet
9 7 (25.93%) Hudson

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

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 11 (40.74%) IIS
1 11 (40.74%) Apache
2 10 (37.04%) SharePoint
3 7 (25.93%) nginx
3 7 (25.93%) Confluence
3 7 (25.93%) MediaWiki
4 3 (11.11%) Eucalyptus
4 3 (11.11%) OpenStack
5 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
5 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
5 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
5 2 (7.41%) JBoss
6 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.70%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.70%) GitHub
3 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (59.26%) Firewall
2 9 (33.33%) VPN
2 9 (33.33%) DNS
3 8 (29.63%) WAN
3 8 (29.63%) LAN
4 7 (25.93%) LDAP
5 6 (22.22%) OSPF
5 6 (22.22%) BGP
5 6 (22.22%) Network Security
6 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
6 4 (14.81%) Ethernet
7 3 (11.11%) Wireless
7 3 (11.11%) IPsec
7 3 (11.11%) EIGRP
7 3 (11.11%) VoIP
7 3 (11.11%) IPv6
7 3 (11.11%) SAN
8 2 (7.41%) MPLS
8 2 (7.41%) DHCP
8 2 (7.41%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (48.15%) SQL Server
2 12 (44.44%) MySQL
3 7 (25.93%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Git (software)
2 7 (25.93%) Hudson
2 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
2 7 (25.93%) Subversion
2 7 (25.93%) JIRA
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Applications Support
4 3 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Technical Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Network Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Server Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Java EE
1 3 (11.11%) CSS
2 2 (7.41%) J2EE
3 1 (3.70%) Symfony
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Data Centre
2 8 (29.63%) Clustering
3 7 (25.93%) Wiki
4 3 (11.11%) Private Cloud
4 3 (11.11%) Public Cloud
4 3 (11.11%) Replication
5 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.70%) Digital Media
5 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (70.37%) Windows
2 13 (48.15%) Linux
3 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (25.93%) CentOS
4 7 (25.93%) Debian
4 7 (25.93%) Ubuntu
5 6 (22.22%) UNIX
6 5 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (7.41%) Solaris
8 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (25.93%) DevOps
2 6 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (22.22%) Build Automation
3 4 (14.81%) ITIL
3 4 (14.81%) Service Management
3 4 (14.81%) Migration
3 4 (14.81%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (7.41%) Network Design
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management
5 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.41%) Server Hardening
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.70%) Open Source
6 1 (3.70%) Time Management
6 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.70%) Database Theory
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) PHP
2 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.70%) PHP5
3 1 (3.70%) Ruby
3 1 (3.70%) Python
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (18.52%) CCNA
3 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) CCIE
4 2 (7.41%) CCNP
4 2 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) CCEE
5 1 (3.70%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) CCDP
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.70%) MCSE
5 1 (3.70%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
2 10 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (25.93%) Postfix
3 7 (25.93%) iptables
3 7 (25.93%) Samba
4 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
5 4 (14.81%) XenServer
6 2 (7.41%) ISA Server
7 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) ZABBIX
1 7 (25.93%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Cisco
1 11 (40.74%) Red Hat
2 10 (37.04%) VMware
3 6 (22.22%) Juniper
4 5 (18.52%) Citrix
5 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.11%) F5
6 3 (11.11%) NetApp
6 3 (11.11%) Oracle
7 2 (7.41%) BEA
7 2 (7.41%) Sun
7 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
7 2 (7.41%) Ektron
8 1 (3.70%) Riverbed
8 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.70%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (3.70%) Capita
8 1 (3.70%) Brocade
8 1 (3.70%) HP
8 1 (3.70%) Dell
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