The table below looks at the statistics for Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 65 44 23
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -21
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 9 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.11% 1.18% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.48% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
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£445 £418 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.58% +40.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £368 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £451 £307
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £347 £378
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -7.95%
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
North East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
662 338 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 81.63% 79.72% 72.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 232 74
Average daily rate £430 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.00% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £258 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £500 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 8
Average hourly rate £22.75 £18.53 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.77% +9.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £16.90 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.95 £40.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Balancing across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 8 £340 -18.56%
Load Balancing
North East

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 10 (100.00%) HP
2 6 (60.00%) LAN
2 6 (60.00%) WAN
2 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) Network Design
2 6 (60.00%) F5
2 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (50.00%) HP Helion
3 5 (50.00%) Private Cloud
3 5 (50.00%) 3PAR
3 5 (50.00%) VLAN
3 5 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) DWDM
3 5 (50.00%) Ethernet
4 4 (40.00%) COBOL
4 4 (40.00%) UNIX
4 4 (40.00%) AIX
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) IBM
4 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Amazon S3
4 4 (40.00%) VME
5 1 (10.00%) Cryptography
5 1 (10.00%) McAfee
5 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (10.00%) CCNP
5 1 (10.00%) CCNA
5 1 (10.00%) MS Excel

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) HP Helion
2 4 (40.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
1 6 (60.00%) LAN
1 6 (60.00%) WAN
2 5 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 5 (50.00%) DWDM
2 5 (50.00%) VLAN
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (10.00%) Junos
3 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) SSL
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (50.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (10.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) UNIX
1 4 (40.00%) AIX
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
1 4 (40.00%) VME
1 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Network Design
2 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (10.00%) Network Management
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
1 1 (10.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (10.00%) vSphere
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (10.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) HP
2 6 (60.00%) F5
3 5 (50.00%) 3PAR
3 5 (50.00%) Fortinet
4 4 (40.00%) IBM
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) TippingPoint
5 1 (10.00%) EMC
5 1 (10.00%) Juniper
5 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (10.00%) McAfee