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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 94 93 96
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 34 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.25% 0.85% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.20% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 6
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -27.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £155 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £349
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £155.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £155.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-75.80% +376.92%
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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1961 1661 1328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.36% 70.26% 70.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1151 861 636
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 91 113
Average hourly rate £29.00 £31.25 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% -8.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £10.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.95 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -1 10 £315 -10.00%
Shropshire -4 9 £400 +14.28% 2
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (56.86%) Cisco
2 26 (50.98%) Firewall
3 24 (47.06%) OSPF
3 24 (47.06%) BGP
4 20 (39.22%) CheckPoint
5 19 (37.25%) Windows
6 18 (35.29%) Network Security
7 17 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (33.33%) Juniper
8 14 (27.45%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (25.49%) ITIL
9 13 (25.49%) UNIX
10 12 (23.53%) CCNP
10 12 (23.53%) Clustering
10 12 (23.53%) Blue Coat
11 11 (21.57%) Linux
12 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (15.69%) Network Monitoring
13 8 (15.69%) Network Management
13 8 (15.69%) F5
13 8 (15.69%) Network Design
13 8 (15.69%) CCDP
14 7 (13.73%) SLA
14 7 (13.73%) CCNA
14 7 (13.73%) IBM
14 7 (13.73%) VPN
14 7 (13.73%) Nokia
14 7 (13.73%) Citrix
14 7 (13.73%) BIG-IP
14 7 (13.73%) Fortinet

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (11.76%) IBM Notes
1 6 (11.76%) Lotus Domino
2 3 (5.88%) Apache
2 3 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (5.88%) Confluence
2 3 (5.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 26 (50.98%) Firewall
2 24 (47.06%) OSPF
2 24 (47.06%) BGP
3 18 (35.29%) Network Security
4 14 (27.45%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (13.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 7 (13.73%) BIG-IP
5 7 (13.73%) VPN
6 4 (7.84%) Junos
7 3 (5.88%) WAN
7 3 (5.88%) LAN
7 3 (5.88%) MPLS
8 2 (3.92%) X.21
8 2 (3.92%) Internet
8 2 (3.92%) Extranet
8 2 (3.92%) DSL
8 2 (3.92%) ATM
8 2 (3.92%) ISDN
8 2 (3.92%) PPP
8 2 (3.92%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Subversion
1 3 (5.88%) JIRA
1 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.88%) Hudson
1 3 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (3.92%) Finance
1 2 (3.92%) Banking
1 2 (3.92%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Network Engineer
2 10 (19.61%) Analyst
3 9 (17.65%) Architect
3 9 (17.65%) Support Analyst
3 9 (17.65%) Firewall Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Design Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Security Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Network Specialist
6 4 (7.84%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Consultant
6 4 (7.84%) Monitoring Specialist
7 3 (5.88%) Technical Support Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Technical Support
7 3 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Applications Architect
7 3 (5.88%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) CSS
2 3 (5.88%) .NET
2 3 (5.88%) J2EE
3 1 (1.96%) Middleware
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) Clustering
2 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (11.76%) User Experience
4 4 (7.84%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.96%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 19 (37.25%) Windows
2 13 (25.49%) UNIX
3 11 (21.57%) Linux
4 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.84%) Solaris
6 3 (5.88%) AIX
6 3 (5.88%) HPUX
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) ITIL
2 8 (15.69%) Network Design
2 8 (15.69%) Network Management
2 8 (15.69%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (11.76%) Network Architecture
4 4 (7.84%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (3.92%) Low Latency
6 2 (3.92%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 2 (3.92%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.92%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.96%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.96%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.96%) Identity Management
7 1 (1.96%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (1.96%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) Java
1 3 (5.88%) Perl
1 3 (5.88%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 17 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (23.53%) CCNP
3 8 (15.69%) CCDP
4 7 (13.73%) CCNA
4 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
5 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
6 4 (7.84%) Check Point Certification
6 4 (7.84%) CCSA
7 1 (1.96%) CCSE
7 1 (1.96%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.96%) HP ASE
7 1 (1.96%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) SLA
2 2 (3.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) CiscoWorks
1 6 (11.76%) OPNET
2 3 (5.88%) Puppet
3 1 (1.96%) EMC TimeFinder
3 1 (1.96%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 29 (56.86%) Cisco
2 20 (39.22%) CheckPoint
3 17 (33.33%) Juniper
4 12 (23.53%) Blue Coat
5 8 (15.69%) F5
6 7 (13.73%) SolarWinds
6 7 (13.73%) Fortinet
6 7 (13.73%) Nokia
6 7 (13.73%) Citrix
6 7 (13.73%) IBM
7 6 (11.76%) Lotus
7 6 (11.76%) BMC
7 6 (11.76%) Riverbed
8 4 (7.84%) Oracle
9 3 (5.88%) BEA
9 3 (5.88%) Capita
9 3 (5.88%) Amdocs
10 2 (3.92%) HP
11 1 (1.96%) EMC
11 1 (1.96%) Brocade
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