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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 43 22 36
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +14
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 5 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.17% 1.94% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 2.76% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£418 £296 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.92% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.95% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -29.68%
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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 Tyne and Wear region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
331 145 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 77.70% 70.39% 67.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 72 107
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £234 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £750 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 14
Average hourly rate £18.53 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.00% -20.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) DNS
1 5 (100.00%) SSL
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) HP
1 5 (100.00%) Juniper
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) Network Design
1 5 (100.00%) F5
1 5 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 5 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (80.00%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (80.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (80.00%) Network Management
2 4 (80.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (80.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (80.00%) Service Management
2 4 (80.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (80.00%) McAfee
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) MS Office
3 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 3 (60.00%) Cryptography
4 2 (40.00%) Junos
4 2 (40.00%) Time Management
4 2 (40.00%) TippingPoint
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 3 (60.00%) MS Office
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
1 5 (100.00%) SSL
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 5 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) Network Security
4 2 (40.00%) Junos
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (20.00%) SAN
5 1 (20.00%) SMS
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Support
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Network Design
2 4 (80.00%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (80.00%) Network Management
2 4 (80.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (80.00%) Service Management
2 4 (80.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) HP
1 5 (100.00%) Juniper
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 5 (100.00%) F5
2 4 (80.00%) McAfee
3 2 (40.00%) TippingPoint
4 1 (20.00%) EMC
4 1 (20.00%) 3PAR