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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 98 94 96
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 20 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.84% 0.49% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.72% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 2
Average daily rate £350 £485 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.83% +21.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £290 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £588 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £155.00 - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £155.00 £32.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+376.92% -40.90%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1661 1256 1419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.85% 68.56% 62.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 606 672
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 94 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £15.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.15 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Load Balancing
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -7 3 £350 -35.18%
Coventry - 3 - -
Warwickshire - 3 £475 - 1
Birmingham -8 2 £350 -
Staffordshire - 1 £400 -
Solihull - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (30.00%) Oracle
2 8 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (23.33%) UNIX
3 7 (23.33%) Firewall
3 7 (23.33%) Use Case
3 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
3 7 (23.33%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (23.33%) F5
4 6 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (20.00%) Finance
4 6 (20.00%) Network Design
4 6 (20.00%) OLAP
4 6 (20.00%) WAN
4 6 (20.00%) LAN
4 6 (20.00%) Cisco
4 6 (20.00%) CCNP
4 6 (20.00%) CCDP
4 6 (20.00%) HP
5 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 5 (16.67%) Network Security
5 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 4 (13.33%) Wireless
6 4 (13.33%) Change Management
6 4 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (13.33%) CiscoWorks
6 4 (13.33%) CCNA
6 4 (13.33%) OSPF

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (10.00%) SAS
2 2 (6.67%) Lync
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) Firewall
2 6 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (20.00%) WAN
2 6 (20.00%) LAN
3 5 (16.67%) Network Security
4 4 (13.33%) Wireless
4 4 (13.33%) OSPF
4 4 (13.33%) BGP
5 3 (10.00%) SMTP
5 3 (10.00%) HTTP
5 3 (10.00%) BIG-IP
5 3 (10.00%) NAS
6 2 (6.67%) BT 21CN
6 2 (6.67%) SNMP
6 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.67%) VoIP
6 2 (6.67%) MPLS
6 2 (6.67%) Unified Communications
7 1 (3.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (3.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) OLAP
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (10.00%) Data Mining
4 3 (10.00%) Essbase
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle OWB
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle OLAP
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) OBIEE Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle BI Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Design Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) BizTalk Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Network Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Junior
5 2 (6.67%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Designer
6 1 (3.33%) Junior Test Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Network Designer
6 1 (3.33%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) WCF
2 3 (10.00%) .NET
2 3 (10.00%) JMS
3 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.33%) Task Parallel Library
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Clustering
1 3 (10.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) UNIX
2 3 (10.00%) AIX
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) MVS
3 1 (3.33%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Use Case
1 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
2 6 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (20.00%) Network Design
3 5 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 4 (13.33%) Change Management
4 4 (13.33%) High Availability
5 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (10.00%) Change Control
5 3 (10.00%) Network Management
5 3 (10.00%) Analytics
5 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.00%) ITIL
5 3 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (10.00%) ETL
5 3 (10.00%) Business Continuity
5 3 (10.00%) Migration
5 3 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) R
1 3 (10.00%) C#
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (20.00%) CCNP
2 6 (20.00%) CCDP
3 4 (13.33%) CCNA
4 2 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (6.67%) CCDA
4 2 (6.67%) ISEB
5 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (6.67%) COBIT
1 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.33%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) XenApp
2 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (13.33%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (6.67%) OpenView
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Oracle
2 7 (23.33%) F5
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco
3 6 (20.00%) HP
4 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 3 (10.00%) Nokia
5 3 (10.00%) JBoss
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.67%) Riverbed
6 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.67%) Juniper
6 2 (6.67%) Citrix
7 1 (3.33%) Progress
7 1 (3.33%) Fortinet
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