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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 96 93 95
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 18 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.71% 0.85% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.27% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 7
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.22% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £175.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +446.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -29.68%
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
1783 1413 1545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 70.47% 67.09% 67.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 942 736 785
Average daily rate £375 £357 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 60 69
Average hourly rate £29.75 £37.80 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.29% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.63 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 0 8 £278 +11.00% 1
Shropshire -5 3 - - 1
Warwickshire -9 3 £393 -19.38%
Worcestershire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (51.85%) Juniper
1 14 (51.85%) CheckPoint
1 14 (51.85%) Firewall
2 12 (44.44%) Linux
2 12 (44.44%) Cisco
3 11 (40.74%) OSPF
3 11 (40.74%) BGP
3 11 (40.74%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (37.04%) CCNP
5 9 (33.33%) UNIX
6 8 (29.63%) Clustering
6 8 (29.63%) Network Security
6 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
7 7 (25.93%) Blue Coat
7 7 (25.93%) Perl
7 7 (25.93%) Tcl
8 6 (22.22%) MySQL
8 6 (22.22%) Oracle
8 6 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (22.22%) F5
9 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
9 5 (18.52%) Windows
9 5 (18.52%) Solaris
9 5 (18.52%) MS Visio
10 4 (14.81%) Nokia
10 4 (14.81%) CICS
10 4 (14.81%) BMC
10 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
10 4 (14.81%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (14.81%) Informix

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (14.81%) CICS
1 4 (14.81%) TPMS
2 3 (11.11%) IIS
2 3 (11.11%) SAS
3 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (51.85%) Firewall
2 11 (40.74%) OSPF
2 11 (40.74%) BGP
3 8 (29.63%) Network Security
4 4 (14.81%) BIG-IP
4 4 (14.81%) Junos
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (14.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (14.81%) ATM
4 4 (14.81%) LAN
4 4 (14.81%) VoIP
4 4 (14.81%) WAN
4 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
5 3 (11.11%) NAS
6 2 (7.41%) VPN
6 2 (7.41%) Internet
6 2 (7.41%) Extranet
7 1 (3.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) MySQL
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
3 4 (14.81%) DB2
3 4 (14.81%) Informix
4 3 (11.11%) OLAP
5 2 (7.41%) NoSQL
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Firewall Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Architect
3 5 (18.52%) Network Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Technical Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Network Specialist
5 3 (11.11%) Monitoring Specialist
5 3 (11.11%) Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Applications Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Network Support
7 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) EJB
1 4 (14.81%) CSS
1 4 (14.81%) JavaBeans
2 2 (7.41%) Hibernate
2 2 (7.41%) Spring
2 2 (7.41%) Java EE
2 2 (7.41%) HTML5
2 2 (7.41%) OSGi
2 2 (7.41%) REST
2 2 (7.41%) XML
2 2 (7.41%) HTML
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Clustering
2 4 (14.81%) Visualisation
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Linux
2 9 (33.33%) UNIX
3 5 (18.52%) Windows
3 5 (18.52%) Solaris
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Vista
5 3 (11.11%) AIX
6 1 (3.70%) HPUX
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (14.81%) TDD
2 4 (14.81%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Scrum
2 4 (14.81%) Data Protection
2 4 (14.81%) Network Architecture
2 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
2 4 (14.81%) Network Management
2 4 (14.81%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (11.11%) Change Control
3 3 (11.11%) Service Management
3 3 (11.11%) Change Management
3 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
4 2 (7.41%) SOA
4 2 (7.41%) Project Management
4 2 (7.41%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) Perl
1 7 (25.93%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (37.04%) CCNP
3 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
4 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 4 (14.81%) Check Point Certification
4 4 (14.81%) CCSA
5 2 (7.41%) ISSAP
6 1 (3.70%) CCNA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.70%) Xen
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) OPNET
2 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (7.41%) MOM
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Juniper
1 14 (51.85%) CheckPoint
2 12 (44.44%) Cisco
3 7 (25.93%) Blue Coat
4 6 (22.22%) F5
4 6 (22.22%) Oracle
5 4 (14.81%) Sybase
5 4 (14.81%) BMC
5 4 (14.81%) Nokia
5 4 (14.81%) Fortinet
5 4 (14.81%) Riverbed
5 4 (14.81%) SolarWinds
6 3 (11.11%) JBoss
7 2 (7.41%) CA
8 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.70%) Sun
8 1 (3.70%) HP
8 1 (3.70%) VMware
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