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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 128 136 121
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -15
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 16 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.53% 0.34% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.46% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 3
Average daily rate £370 £450 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -80.64%
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
2431 2405 1849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 80.84% 75.27% 74.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1710 1594 1163
Average daily rate £375 £407 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.86% +8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 108 99
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.40 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +34.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £15.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +10 13 £370 - 7
Gloucestershire +2 1 - - 1
Dorset - 1 - - 1
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 17 (45.95%) Linux
2 16 (43.24%) Finance
3 15 (40.54%) Oracle
4 14 (37.84%) ITIL
4 14 (37.84%) NetApp
5 13 (35.14%) Cisco
5 13 (35.14%) LAN
6 12 (32.43%) Python
6 12 (32.43%) Red Hat
6 12 (32.43%) AWK
6 12 (32.43%) Samba
6 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
6 12 (32.43%) Bash Shell
6 12 (32.43%) Oracle Linux
6 12 (32.43%) sed
6 12 (32.43%) Data Centre
7 11 (29.73%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (29.73%) ITIL V3
7 11 (29.73%) Puppet
7 11 (29.73%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (27.03%) Firewall
8 10 (27.03%) Perl
8 10 (27.03%) NFS
8 10 (27.03%) DNS
8 10 (27.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (27.03%) F5
9 9 (24.32%) Configuration Management
10 8 (21.62%) Ethernet
10 8 (21.62%) VPN
10 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (8.11%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (8.11%) Eucalyptus
1 3 (8.11%) Node.js
1 3 (8.11%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.41%) Lync
3 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (35.14%) LAN
2 10 (27.03%) DNS
2 10 (27.03%) Firewall
3 8 (21.62%) Ethernet
3 8 (21.62%) VPN
3 8 (21.62%) Wireless
4 7 (18.92%) MPLS
5 6 (16.22%) Cisco ISE
5 6 (16.22%) SSL
5 6 (16.22%) WAN
6 5 (13.51%) BGP
6 5 (13.51%) Junos
6 5 (13.51%) OSPF
7 4 (10.81%) DHCP
7 4 (10.81%) HSRP
7 4 (10.81%) Network Security
7 4 (10.81%) Spanning Tree
7 4 (10.81%) SSH
7 4 (10.81%) VRRP
8 3 (8.11%) GLBP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.41%) MySQL
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Babel
1 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
1 3 (8.11%) Grunt
1 3 (8.11%) JSUnit
General
1 16 (43.24%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Multimedia
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Architect
2 8 (21.62%) Project Manager
3 5 (13.51%) Network Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Security Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Designer
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Node.js Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Principal Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Principal Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco Security Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (2.70%) Juniper Architect
7 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) 802.1X
1 3 (8.11%) Backbone.js
1 3 (8.11%) D3.js
1 3 (8.11%) Express
1 3 (8.11%) Java EE
1 3 (8.11%) lodash
1 3 (8.11%) Underscore.js
2 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.41%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (5.41%) MEAN Stack
2 2 (5.41%) Middleware
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.81%) Public Cloud
3 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.11%) Private Cloud
3 3 (8.11%) Replication
4 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.70%) Clustering
5 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (45.95%) Linux
2 12 (32.43%) Oracle Linux
3 10 (27.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (13.51%) Unix
5 4 (10.81%) Windows
6 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) ITIL
2 11 (29.73%) ITIL V3
3 9 (24.32%) Configuration Management
4 6 (16.22%) High Availability
4 6 (16.22%) Network Design
5 5 (13.51%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (8.11%) Data Migration
6 3 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (8.11%) Information Security
6 3 (8.11%) Integration Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Migration
6 3 (8.11%) MVC
6 3 (8.11%) Service Management
6 3 (8.11%) Time Management
7 2 (5.41%) Capacity Management
7 2 (5.41%) Network Planning
7 2 (5.41%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) AWK
1 12 (32.43%) Bash Shell
1 12 (32.43%) Python
1 12 (32.43%) sed
2 10 (27.03%) Perl
3 3 (8.11%) ES6
3 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.41%) CoffeeScript
4 2 (5.41%) TypeScript
5 1 (2.70%) C
5 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
2 11 (29.73%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
4 7 (18.92%) CCIE
5 6 (16.22%) CISSP
6 5 (13.51%) CCNP
7 4 (10.81%) DV Cleared
7 4 (10.81%) JNCIE
8 3 (8.11%) Degree
9 2 (5.41%) CCNA
10 1 (2.70%) CCDA
10 1 (2.70%) CCDP
10 1 (2.70%) MCP
10 1 (2.70%) MCSE
10 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 12 (32.43%) Samba
2 10 (27.03%) NFS
3 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
4 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (29.73%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (29.73%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) Oracle
2 14 (37.84%) NetApp
3 13 (35.14%) Cisco
4 12 (32.43%) Red Hat
5 10 (27.03%) F5
6 7 (18.92%) Blue Coat
7 6 (16.22%) Intel
7 6 (16.22%) Juniper
8 5 (13.51%) IronPort
8 5 (13.51%) McAfee
9 4 (10.81%) CheckPoint
10 3 (8.11%) Remedy
10 3 (8.11%) VMware
11 2 (5.41%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
12 1 (2.70%) Palo Alto