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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 92 94 103
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 15 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.69% 0.72% 0.055%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.03% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 1
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£375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £340
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £155.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £155.00 -
% change year-on-year
-85.48% -
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
1469 1456 1234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.91% 69.87% 68.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 858 783 610
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 77 107
Average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.78 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £77.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 5 £205 -46.05%
Solihull - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (61.70%) Cisco
2 28 (59.57%) OSPF
2 28 (59.57%) BGP
3 23 (48.94%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (44.68%) Firewall
4 21 (44.68%) Cisco Nexus
5 19 (40.43%) Network Monitoring
6 18 (38.30%) CCNA
6 18 (38.30%) ITIL
7 16 (34.04%) Network Management
8 15 (31.91%) Juniper
8 15 (31.91%) CCNP
9 14 (29.79%) CheckPoint
10 13 (27.66%) Nokia
10 13 (27.66%) BIG-IP
11 12 (25.53%) Fortinet
11 12 (25.53%) SolarWinds
11 12 (25.53%) F5
11 12 (25.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 11 (23.40%) CSS
13 10 (21.28%) UNIX
13 10 (21.28%) Linux
13 10 (21.28%) BMC
13 10 (21.28%) Visualisation
13 10 (21.28%) Network Design
13 10 (21.28%) OPNET
13 10 (21.28%) Riverbed
13 10 (21.28%) User Experience
13 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (19.15%) Network Architecture

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (6.38%) TPMS
1 3 (6.38%) CICS
1 3 (6.38%) IBM Notes
1 3 (6.38%) Lotus Domino
2 2 (4.26%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 28 (59.57%) OSPF
1 28 (59.57%) BGP
2 21 (44.68%) Firewall
2 21 (44.68%) Cisco Nexus
3 13 (27.66%) BIG-IP
4 12 (25.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 9 (19.15%) ATM
6 7 (14.89%) Network Security
6 7 (14.89%) MPLS
6 7 (14.89%) LAN
6 7 (14.89%) WAN
6 7 (14.89%) VPN
7 6 (12.77%) PPP
7 6 (12.77%) ISDN
7 6 (12.77%) DSL
7 6 (12.77%) X.21
7 6 (12.77%) IPsec
8 3 (6.38%) VoIP
8 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
9 2 (4.26%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.38%) DB2
1 3 (6.38%) MySQL
1 3 (6.38%) Informix
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (4.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Network Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) Design Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) Network Specialist
4 7 (14.89%) Support Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) Network Design Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Architect
5 6 (12.77%) Monitoring Specialist
6 5 (10.64%) NOC Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Technical Architect
7 4 (8.51%) Technical Support
7 4 (8.51%) Network Monitoring Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Technical Support Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Monitoring Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Consultant
9 2 (4.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.40%) CSS
2 4 (8.51%) Middleware
3 3 (6.38%) JavaBeans
3 3 (6.38%) EJB
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Visualisation
1 10 (21.28%) User Experience
1 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.26%) Statistics
3 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) UNIX
1 10 (21.28%) Linux
2 9 (19.15%) Windows
3 5 (10.64%) HPUX
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Vista
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.38%) AIX
5 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) Network Monitoring
2 18 (38.30%) ITIL
3 16 (34.04%) Network Management
4 10 (21.28%) Network Design
5 9 (19.15%) Network Architecture
6 6 (12.77%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (8.51%) Data Protection
7 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.51%) Scrum
7 4 (8.51%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (6.38%) Waterfall
8 3 (6.38%) TDD
9 2 (4.26%) Configuration Management
9 2 (4.26%) Security Architecture
9 2 (4.26%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (4.26%) TOGAF
9 2 (4.26%) Service Management
9 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
9 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (4.26%) Resilience Testing
Qualifications
1 23 (48.94%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (38.30%) CCNA
3 15 (31.91%) CCNP
4 9 (19.15%) CCDP
5 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.26%) ISSAP
8 1 (2.13%) CCSE
8 1 (2.13%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.13%) HP ASE
8 1 (2.13%) HP MASE
8 1 (2.13%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) OPNET
2 8 (17.02%) CiscoWorks
3 3 (6.38%) Netcool
4 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (2.13%) EMC TimeFinder
5 1 (2.13%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 29 (61.70%) Cisco
2 15 (31.91%) Juniper
3 14 (29.79%) CheckPoint
4 13 (27.66%) Nokia
5 12 (25.53%) Fortinet
5 12 (25.53%) SolarWinds
5 12 (25.53%) F5
6 10 (21.28%) BMC
6 10 (21.28%) Riverbed
7 4 (8.51%) Oracle
7 4 (8.51%) IBM
7 4 (8.51%) Citrix
7 4 (8.51%) HP
8 3 (6.38%) Lotus
8 3 (6.38%) Sybase
9 2 (4.26%) CA
9 2 (4.26%) Blue Coat
9 2 (4.26%) VMware
10 1 (2.13%) Meraki
10 1 (2.13%) BT