The table below looks at the statistics for Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 92 104 90
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -14
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 30 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.19% 0.39% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 0.54% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 7
Average daily rate
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£315 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £207 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £458 £582
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1875 1678 1160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.26% 72.64% 71.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1158 876 552
Average daily rate £375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 106 77
Average hourly rate £28.85 £32.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.24% -14.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Balancing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Load Balancing
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Load Balancing Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 May 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
Birmingham +3 13 £315 -10.00% 1
Shropshire - 6 £400 -
Coventry +4 4 £190 -64.15% 1
Warwickshire -1 1 £450 +56.52%
Solihull - 1 £300 -
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Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 29 (64.44%) Firewall
2 28 (62.22%) Cisco
3 22 (48.89%) OSPF
3 22 (48.89%) BGP
4 21 (46.67%) CheckPoint
4 21 (46.67%) Juniper
5 15 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (33.33%) Windows
5 15 (33.33%) Network Security
6 13 (28.89%) Clustering
7 12 (26.67%) Blue Coat
7 12 (26.67%) CCNP
8 11 (24.44%) F5
9 10 (22.22%) UNIX
10 9 (20.00%) ITIL
10 9 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (17.78%) VPN
12 7 (15.56%) CSS
12 7 (15.56%) Linux
12 7 (15.56%) Citrix
12 7 (15.56%) Network Management
12 7 (15.56%) Fortinet
12 7 (15.56%) Network Monitoring
12 7 (15.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (13.33%) User Experience
13 6 (13.33%) Data Centre
13 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
13 6 (13.33%) Riverbed
13 6 (13.33%) SolarWinds

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 4 (8.89%) IBM Notes
1 4 (8.89%) Lotus Domino
2 3 (6.67%) Apache
2 3 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (6.67%) Confluence
2 3 (6.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 29 (64.44%) Firewall
2 22 (48.89%) OSPF
2 22 (48.89%) BGP
3 15 (33.33%) Network Security
4 9 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (17.78%) VPN
6 7 (15.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (13.33%) BIG-IP
8 4 (8.89%) Junos
8 4 (8.89%) MPLS
8 4 (8.89%) WAN
8 4 (8.89%) LAN
8 4 (8.89%) Internet
9 3 (6.67%) WLAN
9 3 (6.67%) NetScaler
9 3 (6.67%) Wireless
10 2 (4.44%) IPsec
10 2 (4.44%) Wireshark
10 2 (4.44%) ATM
10 2 (4.44%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Subversion
1 3 (6.67%) JIRA
1 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.67%) Hudson
1 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (4.44%) Banking
1 2 (4.44%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) Firewall Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Architect
4 6 (13.33%) Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Security Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Network Specialist
6 4 (8.89%) Consultant
6 4 (8.89%) Monitoring Specialist
6 4 (8.89%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Design Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Designer
7 3 (6.67%) Applications Architect
8 2 (4.44%) NOC Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Network Monitoring Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Platform Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Monitoring Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) CSS
2 3 (6.67%) .NET
2 3 (6.67%) J2EE
3 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Clustering
2 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 6 (13.33%) User Experience
4 4 (8.89%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (33.33%) Windows
2 10 (22.22%) UNIX
3 7 (15.56%) Linux
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.67%) Solaris
6 1 (2.22%) AIX
6 1 (2.22%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) ITIL
2 7 (15.56%) Network Management
2 7 (15.56%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (13.33%) Network Architecture
4 4 (8.89%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.67%) Network Design
5 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (4.44%) Low Latency
6 2 (4.44%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 2 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.22%) Identity Management
7 1 (2.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.22%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (2.22%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) Java
1 3 (6.67%) Perl
1 3 (6.67%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 15 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (26.67%) CCNP
3 6 (13.33%) CCNA
3 6 (13.33%) CCSA
3 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 5 (11.11%) Check Point Certification
4 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.67%) CCDP
6 2 (4.44%) CCSE
7 1 (2.22%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.22%) HP ASE
7 1 (2.22%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (4.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) OPNET
2 3 (6.67%) Puppet
3 2 (4.44%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 28 (62.22%) Cisco
2 21 (46.67%) Juniper
2 21 (46.67%) CheckPoint
3 12 (26.67%) Blue Coat
4 11 (24.44%) F5
5 7 (15.56%) Fortinet
5 7 (15.56%) Citrix
6 6 (13.33%) BMC
6 6 (13.33%) Nokia
6 6 (13.33%) Riverbed
6 6 (13.33%) SolarWinds
7 4 (8.89%) Lotus
7 4 (8.89%) IBM
8 3 (6.67%) Oracle
8 3 (6.67%) BEA
8 3 (6.67%) Capita
8 3 (6.67%) Amdocs
9 2 (4.44%) Aerohive Networks
9 2 (4.44%) Brocade
10 1 (2.22%) AirMagnet