The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 111 93 86
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -7
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 10 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.61% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.92% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 8
Average daily rate
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£280 £380 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +32.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £241 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £465 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £15.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+56.45% -51.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1739 1309 1571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 73.38% 66.58% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 652 751
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 58 70
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £13.63 £11.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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England

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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 +5 7 £275 -36.78% 1
Shropshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 14 (46.67%) Cisco
1 14 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (43.33%) CheckPoint
2 13 (43.33%) Firewall
3 12 (40.00%) CCNP
3 12 (40.00%) UNIX
3 12 (40.00%) Network Security
4 11 (36.67%) OSPF
4 11 (36.67%) BGP
5 10 (33.33%) Juniper
6 8 (26.67%) Linux
6 8 (26.67%) Oracle
6 8 (26.67%) Clustering
7 7 (23.33%) Blue Coat
7 7 (23.33%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (23.33%) Use Case
7 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
7 7 (23.33%) Perl
7 7 (23.33%) Tcl
8 6 (20.00%) HP
8 6 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (20.00%) Finance
8 6 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (16.67%) Risk Management
9 5 (16.67%) F5
9 5 (16.67%) Solaris
9 5 (16.67%) MS Visio
10 4 (13.33%) CCNA
10 4 (13.33%) CCDP

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 (10.00%) SAS
2 2 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (43.33%) Firewall
2 12 (40.00%) Network Security
3 11 (36.67%) OSPF
3 11 (36.67%) BGP
4 6 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (13.33%) LAN
5 4 (13.33%) WAN
5 4 (13.33%) Junos
6 3 (10.00%) BIG-IP
6 3 (10.00%) NAS
7 2 (6.67%) Unified Communications
7 2 (6.67%) BT 21CN
7 2 (6.67%) Wireless
7 2 (6.67%) VPN
7 2 (6.67%) Internet
7 2 (6.67%) Extranet
7 2 (6.67%) MPLS
8 1 (3.33%) SAN
8 1 (3.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) OLAP
2 2 (6.67%) MySQL
2 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.33%) Publishing
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Firewall Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Design Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Applications Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Junior
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Network Support
6 1 (3.33%) Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) HTML
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
1 2 (6.67%) XML
1 2 (6.67%) Hibernate
1 2 (6.67%) Spring
1 2 (6.67%) Java EE
1 2 (6.67%) HTML5
1 2 (6.67%) OSGi
1 2 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) UNIX
2 8 (26.67%) Linux
3 5 (16.67%) Solaris
4 3 (10.00%) AIX
5 2 (6.67%) Windows
6 1 (3.33%) Windows NT
6 1 (3.33%) MVS
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Use Case
1 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
2 6 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 4 (13.33%) Change Management
4 4 (13.33%) Network Design
4 4 (13.33%) High Availability
5 3 (10.00%) Change Control
5 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (10.00%) Network Management
5 3 (10.00%) Business Continuity
5 3 (10.00%) ITIL
6 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.67%) SOA
6 2 (6.67%) Supplier Management
6 2 (6.67%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) Perl
1 7 (23.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (40.00%) CCNP
3 4 (13.33%) CCNA
3 4 (13.33%) CCDP
3 4 (13.33%) Check Point Certification
3 4 (13.33%) CCSA
3 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.67%) COBIT
1 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (3.33%) TickIT
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) XenApp
2 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (13.33%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (6.67%) MOM
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (6.67%) OpenView
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Cisco
2 13 (43.33%) CheckPoint
3 10 (33.33%) Juniper
4 8 (26.67%) Oracle
5 7 (23.33%) Blue Coat
6 6 (20.00%) HP
7 5 (16.67%) F5
8 3 (10.00%) Nokia
8 3 (10.00%) JBoss
9 2 (6.67%) Citrix
10 1 (3.33%) Progress
10 1 (3.33%) Sun
10 1 (3.33%) Fortinet
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