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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 118 98 91
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -7
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 4 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.54% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.78% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 12
Average daily rate £425 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £169 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £155.00
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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2046 1544 1575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.17% 69.90% 73.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1158 881 850
Average daily rate £410 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 107 82
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £11.50 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
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 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 12 February 2016.

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 12 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
Birmingham -6 1 £425 +107.31% 1
Shropshire -22 1 £400 +6.66%
Coventry - 1 £575 -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 13 (65.00%) F5
2 12 (60.00%) Cisco
2 12 (60.00%) Wireless
3 10 (50.00%) Firewall
3 10 (50.00%) WAN
3 10 (50.00%) Network Management
4 9 (45.00%) MPLS
5 8 (40.00%) Citrix
5 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
7 6 (30.00%) Migration
7 6 (30.00%) Windows
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
9 4 (20.00%) CCNP
9 4 (20.00%) DNS
9 4 (20.00%) LAN
9 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (20.00%) VLAN
10 3 (15.00%) JIRA
10 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (15.00%) Confluence
10 3 (15.00%) Hudson
10 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (15.00%) VoIP
10 3 (15.00%) Apache
10 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
10 3 (15.00%) Unix

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (15.00%) Apache
1 3 (15.00%) Confluence
1 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (15.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) Wireless
2 10 (50.00%) Firewall
2 10 (50.00%) WAN
3 9 (45.00%) MPLS
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
5 4 (20.00%) DNS
5 4 (20.00%) LAN
5 4 (20.00%) VLAN
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (15.00%) VoIP
6 3 (15.00%) VPN
7 2 (10.00%) BGP
7 2 (10.00%) BIG-IP
7 2 (10.00%) DHCP
7 2 (10.00%) OSPF
7 2 (10.00%) Wireshark
8 1 (5.00%) HSRP
8 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
8 1 (5.00%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Hudson
1 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (15.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.00%) Subversion
3 1 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Designer
1 7 (35.00%) Network Designer
2 5 (25.00%) Architect
2 5 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Platform Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Lead Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Support
5 1 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Unix
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Network Management
2 6 (30.00%) Migration
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (10.00%) Change Control
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps
5 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.00%) Information Security
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) SDLC
5 2 (10.00%) Server Building
6 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.00%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (20.00%) CCNP
5 2 (10.00%) CCNA
6 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
3 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Puppet
2 1 (5.00%) Nagios
2 1 (5.00%) QRadar
2 1 (5.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (5.00%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) F5
2 12 (60.00%) Cisco
3 8 (40.00%) Citrix
4 3 (15.00%) BEA
4 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (15.00%) VMware
5 2 (10.00%) Brocade
5 2 (10.00%) Fortinet
5 2 (10.00%) Juniper
5 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.00%) BMC
6 1 (5.00%) EMC
6 1 (5.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) IBM
6 1 (5.00%) Infoblox
6 1 (5.00%) Intel Security
6 1 (5.00%) Meraki
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.00%) Tripwire