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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Balancing
England / West Midlands
Rank 111 120 86
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -34
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 8 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.12% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.15% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 17
Median daily rate £470 - £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £412 - £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £373 £365
% change year-on-year
+13.42% +2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +100.00%

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
1863 1960 1540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.04% 80.76% 72.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1162 1071 923
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 64 95
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.04 £11.67 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.95 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Load Balancing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +21 5 £450 -
Birmingham - 3 £489 -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 17 (77.27%) Firewall
2 16 (72.73%) Cisco
2 16 (72.73%) CheckPoint
3 12 (54.55%) F5
4 11 (50.00%) Fortinet
5 10 (45.45%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (40.91%) ITIL
6 9 (40.91%) BMC
7 8 (36.36%) OSPF
7 8 (36.36%) BIG-IP
7 8 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 7 (31.82%) BGP
8 7 (31.82%) CSS
8 7 (31.82%) WAN
8 7 (31.82%) Juniper
9 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (27.27%) Nokia
9 6 (27.27%) OPNET
9 6 (27.27%) SolarWinds
9 6 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (22.73%) Riverbed
10 5 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (22.73%) ITIL V3
10 5 (22.73%) Network Management
10 5 (22.73%) Intel Security
10 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (22.73%) CCNP
11 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
11 4 (18.18%) Wireless
11 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) Apache
1 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (77.27%) Firewall
2 10 (45.45%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (36.36%) BIG-IP
3 8 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 8 (36.36%) OSPF
4 7 (31.82%) BGP
4 7 (31.82%) WAN
5 5 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (18.18%) Wireless
7 3 (13.64%) MPLS
7 3 (13.64%) Network Security
7 3 (13.64%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (13.64%) VoIP
7 3 (13.64%) VPN
8 2 (9.09%) DMVPN
8 2 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (9.09%) IPv4
8 2 (9.09%) LAN
9 1 (4.55%) DNS
9 1 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.55%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) JMeter
General
1 1 (4.55%) Automotive
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Monitoring Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) Network Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Network Monitoring Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) Network Operations Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Network Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) Network Support
3 2 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Operations Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Security Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Active Directory Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Head of Networks
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) CSS
2 2 (9.09%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
1 3 (13.64%) User Experience
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Data Integration
2 2 (9.09%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.55%) Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) CMDB
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Reference Data
3 1 (4.55%) Replication
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
1 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
1 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) Unix
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (22.73%) ITIL V3
3 5 (22.73%) Network Management
3 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (18.18%) Incident Management
4 4 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Migration
5 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
5 3 (13.64%) Service Management
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) Coaching
6 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.09%) Network Architecture
6 2 (9.09%) Network Design
6 2 (9.09%) Server Building
6 2 (9.09%) WAN Optimisation
7 1 (4.55%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.55%) PHP
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (22.73%) CCNP
3 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) CCDA
4 2 (9.09%) CCNA
5 1 (4.55%) CCDP
5 1 (4.55%) CCSA
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Docker
2 1 (4.55%) Terminal Services
2 1 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) OPNET
2 1 (4.55%) Nagios
2 1 (4.55%) OpenView
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) CheckPoint
1 16 (72.73%) Cisco
2 12 (54.55%) F5
3 11 (50.00%) Fortinet
4 9 (40.91%) BMC
5 7 (31.82%) Juniper
6 6 (27.27%) Nokia
6 6 (27.27%) SolarWinds
7 5 (22.73%) Intel Security
7 5 (22.73%) Riverbed
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 3 (13.64%) HP
9 3 (13.64%) IBM
10 2 (9.09%) Aruba
10 2 (9.09%) Blue Coat
10 2 (9.09%) TOWER Software
11 1 (4.55%) Avaya
11 1 (4.55%) Citrix
11 1 (4.55%) Nortel
11 1 (4.55%) VMware