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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 83 84 103
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +19
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 31 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.33% 0.70% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 1.02% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 9 3
Average daily rate
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£225 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £275 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £480 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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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
1583 1473 1370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.03% 69.06% 67.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 951 816 661
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 £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 72 119
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Shropshire - 8 £375 -
Birmingham -8 5 £205 -46.05% 1
Warwickshire - 5 £283 -
Worcestershire - 3 £155 -
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
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England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 39 (68.42%) Cisco
2 37 (64.91%) OSPF
2 37 (64.91%) BGP
3 32 (56.14%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (52.63%) Firewall
5 25 (43.86%) Juniper
6 24 (42.11%) CheckPoint
7 23 (40.35%) CCNP
7 23 (40.35%) Cisco Nexus
8 21 (36.84%) Network Monitoring
9 20 (35.09%) ITIL
10 19 (33.33%) CCNA
11 18 (31.58%) Network Management
12 16 (28.07%) UNIX
12 16 (28.07%) Linux
13 15 (26.32%) Nokia
13 15 (26.32%) BIG-IP
14 14 (24.56%) Fortinet
14 14 (24.56%) F5
14 14 (24.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 14 (24.56%) SolarWinds
15 13 (22.81%) Network Security
15 13 (22.81%) CSS
16 12 (21.05%) BMC
16 12 (21.05%) OPNET
16 12 (21.05%) Visualisation
16 12 (21.05%) Riverbed
16 12 (21.05%) User Experience
17 11 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (19.30%) Network Architecture

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (7.02%) TPMS
1 4 (7.02%) CICS
2 3 (5.26%) IBM Notes
2 3 (5.26%) Lotus Domino
3 2 (3.51%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (12.28%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 37 (64.91%) OSPF
1 37 (64.91%) BGP
2 30 (52.63%) Firewall
3 23 (40.35%) Cisco Nexus
4 15 (26.32%) BIG-IP
5 14 (24.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 13 (22.81%) Network Security
7 10 (17.54%) ATM
8 9 (15.79%) VPN
9 8 (14.04%) LAN
9 8 (14.04%) WAN
10 7 (12.28%) MPLS
11 6 (10.53%) IPsec
11 6 (10.53%) DSL
11 6 (10.53%) X.21
11 6 (10.53%) ISDN
11 6 (10.53%) PPP
12 4 (7.02%) Junos
12 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
12 4 (7.02%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
1 4 (7.02%) DB2
1 4 (7.02%) MySQL
1 4 (7.02%) Informix
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.75%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) Network Engineer
2 9 (15.79%) Analyst
3 8 (14.04%) Design Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Network Specialist
4 7 (12.28%) Firewall Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Architect
4 7 (12.28%) Support Analyst
4 7 (12.28%) Monitoring Specialist
5 6 (10.53%) Technical Architect
5 6 (10.53%) Network Design Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) NOC Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Monitoring Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Network Monitoring Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Technical Support Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Technical Support
8 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.81%) CSS
2 4 (7.02%) EJB
2 4 (7.02%) JavaBeans
2 4 (7.02%) Middleware
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Visualisation
1 12 (21.05%) User Experience
2 11 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (14.04%) Clustering
4 4 (7.02%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.51%) Statistics
6 1 (1.75%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.07%) UNIX
1 16 (28.07%) Linux
2 10 (17.54%) Windows
3 6 (10.53%) Solaris
4 5 (8.77%) HPUX
5 4 (7.02%) Windows Vista
6 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.26%) AIX
6 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) Network Monitoring
2 20 (35.09%) ITIL
3 18 (31.58%) Network Management
4 11 (19.30%) Network Architecture
5 10 (17.54%) Network Design
6 6 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.77%) Scrum
7 5 (8.77%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (8.77%) Data Protection
8 4 (7.02%) Waterfall
8 4 (7.02%) TDD
9 2 (3.51%) Security Architecture
9 2 (3.51%) Low Latency
9 2 (3.51%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 2 (3.51%) Resilience Testing
9 2 (3.51%) Mentoring
9 2 (3.51%) Service Management
9 2 (3.51%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) Perl
1 7 (12.28%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 32 (56.14%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (40.35%) CCNP
3 19 (33.33%) CCNA
4 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
5 9 (15.79%) CCDP
6 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
7 4 (7.02%) CCSA
7 4 (7.02%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (3.51%) ISSAP
9 1 (1.75%) CCIE
9 1 (1.75%) HP ASE
9 1 (1.75%) HP MASE
9 1 (1.75%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.75%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (21.05%) OPNET
2 8 (14.04%) CiscoWorks
3 3 (5.26%) Netcool
4 2 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.75%) EMC TimeFinder
5 1 (1.75%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 39 (68.42%) Cisco
2 25 (43.86%) Juniper
3 24 (42.11%) CheckPoint
4 15 (26.32%) Nokia
5 14 (24.56%) Fortinet
5 14 (24.56%) F5
5 14 (24.56%) SolarWinds
6 12 (21.05%) BMC
6 12 (21.05%) Riverbed
7 8 (14.04%) Blue Coat
8 5 (8.77%) Oracle
9 4 (7.02%) Sybase
9 4 (7.02%) IBM
9 4 (7.02%) Citrix
9 4 (7.02%) HP
10 3 (5.26%) Lotus
11 2 (3.51%) VMware
11 2 (3.51%) CA
12 1 (1.75%) Symantec
12 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
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