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 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 114 108 96
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -12
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 30 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.94% 0.67% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.86% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 9
Median daily rate £443 £263 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.57% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £253 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £273 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
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
2606 1974 1930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.23% 78.09% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1550 1153 1000
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 100 114
Median hourly rate £18.00 £31.44 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.74% +4.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 25 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -10 14 £436 -
Coventry -10 2 £375 +36.36%
Dudley - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - - 1
Solihull -6 1 - -
Birmingham -9 1 £263 -
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England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 33 (60.00%) Firewall
2 28 (50.91%) Cisco
3 26 (47.27%) CheckPoint
4 24 (43.64%) F5
5 23 (41.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 23 (41.82%) BIG-IP
6 22 (40.00%) Fortinet
6 22 (40.00%) OSPF
6 22 (40.00%) BGP
6 22 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 21 (38.18%) BMC
7 21 (38.18%) Nokia
8 20 (36.36%) Juniper
8 20 (36.36%) Riverbed
9 19 (34.55%) SolarWinds
9 19 (34.55%) CSS
9 19 (34.55%) ITIL
9 19 (34.55%) OPNET
10 18 (32.73%) Windows
11 16 (29.09%) Network Management
12 15 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
13 14 (25.45%) ITIL V3
13 14 (25.45%) Linux
14 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
14 13 (23.64%) User Experience
14 13 (23.64%) Network Architecture
15 12 (21.82%) Unix
16 11 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
17 10 (18.18%) Jenkins

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 8 (14.55%) Apache
1 8 (14.55%) Confluence
1 8 (14.55%) IIS
2 2 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) SaaS
2 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (60.00%) Firewall
2 23 (41.82%) BIG-IP
2 23 (41.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 22 (40.00%) BGP
3 22 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 22 (40.00%) OSPF
4 8 (14.55%) SSL
5 6 (10.91%) LAN
6 5 (9.09%) WAN
7 4 (7.27%) IPv4
7 4 (7.27%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (7.27%) Wireless
8 3 (5.45%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (5.45%) DNS
8 3 (5.45%) SAN
8 3 (5.45%) VPN
8 3 (5.45%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (5.45%) WLAN
9 2 (3.64%) ICMP
9 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) MySQL
1 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (18.18%) GoCD
1 10 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 8 (14.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (14.55%) Bitbucket
2 8 (14.55%) FishEye
2 8 (14.55%) Git (software)
2 8 (14.55%) JIRA
2 8 (14.55%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (3.64%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (5.45%) Marketing
2 2 (3.64%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Automotive
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (30.91%) Architect
2 16 (29.09%) Network Engineer
3 9 (16.36%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (16.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Monitoring Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Monitoring Specialist
4 7 (12.73%) Network Monitoring Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Network Monitoring Specialist
4 7 (12.73%) Network Specialist
4 7 (12.73%) Senior Architect
5 6 (10.91%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.27%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.45%) Implementation Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.45%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Network Support
7 3 (5.45%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (34.55%) CSS
2 9 (16.36%) Web Services
3 8 (14.55%) Middleware
4 1 (1.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) User Experience
2 8 (14.55%) Visualisation
3 5 (9.09%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.45%) Economics
4 3 (5.45%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.64%) CMDB
6 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.82%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.73%) Windows
2 14 (25.45%) Linux
3 12 (21.82%) Unix
4 6 (10.91%) Windows Server
5 4 (7.27%) Windows 7
5 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.45%) Mac OS X
6 3 (5.45%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (34.55%) ITIL
2 16 (29.09%) Network Management
3 15 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
4 14 (25.45%) ITIL V3
5 13 (23.64%) Network Architecture
6 11 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 10 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (10.91%) Software Engineering
8 6 (10.91%) Waterfall
9 5 (9.09%) Service Management
9 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (7.27%) DevOps
10 4 (7.27%) Incident Management
10 4 (7.27%) Network Design
10 4 (7.27%) Service Delivery
11 3 (5.45%) ITSM
11 3 (5.45%) Resource Allocation
11 3 (5.45%) SOA
11 3 (5.45%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.18%) Java
2 2 (3.64%) C
2 2 (3.64%) Python
2 2 (3.64%) Ruby
2 2 (3.64%) SQL
3 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
3 7 (12.73%) CCNA
3 7 (12.73%) CCNP
3 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.45%) A+ Certification
4 3 (5.45%) CCDP
5 2 (3.64%) CCDA
6 1 (1.82%) CCA
6 1 (1.82%) CCIE
6 1 (1.82%) CCSA
6 1 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.82%) Degree
6 1 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.82%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.82%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.82%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Hyper-V
1 4 (7.27%) Virtual Desktop
1 4 (7.27%) XenApp
1 4 (7.27%) XenDesktop
2 3 (5.45%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (34.55%) OPNET
2 2 (3.64%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.64%) Packer
2 2 (3.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (50.91%) Cisco
2 26 (47.27%) CheckPoint
3 24 (43.64%) F5
4 22 (40.00%) Fortinet
5 21 (38.18%) BMC
5 21 (38.18%) Nokia
6 20 (36.36%) Juniper
6 20 (36.36%) Riverbed
7 19 (34.55%) SolarWinds
8 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
9 8 (14.55%) Oracle
10 6 (10.91%) Citrix
11 3 (5.45%) Brocade
11 3 (5.45%) Intel Security
12 2 (3.64%) Blue Coat
12 2 (3.64%) BT
12 2 (3.64%) Fujitsu
12 2 (3.64%) IBM
12 2 (3.64%) Splunk
13 1 (1.82%) Aruba