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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 127 108 83
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -25
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 7 10 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.39% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.49% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 22
Median daily rate £450 - £238
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 - £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 - £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +16.12%
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
2254 2031 1709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.47% 79.46% 72.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1385 1118 1000
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 76 90
Median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £11.08 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -3 3 £450 -
Birmingham -3 2 £489 - 1
Coventry - 1 - -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 25 (62.50%) Firewall
2 20 (50.00%) Cisco
2 20 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 17 (42.50%) F5
4 16 (40.00%) Fortinet
5 15 (37.50%) BIG-IP
5 15 (37.50%) OSPF
5 15 (37.50%) Juniper
5 15 (37.50%) BMC
5 15 (37.50%) Windows
5 15 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 14 (35.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 14 (35.00%) BGP
7 13 (32.50%) Nokia
7 13 (32.50%) Linux
7 13 (32.50%) CSS
7 13 (32.50%) ITIL
7 13 (32.50%) OPNET
7 13 (32.50%) Riverbed
7 13 (32.50%) SolarWinds
8 12 (30.00%) Unix
9 11 (27.50%) Java
10 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
11 9 (22.50%) Performance Monitoring
11 9 (22.50%) Apache
12 8 (20.00%) MySQL
12 8 (20.00%) Oracle
12 8 (20.00%) SQL Server

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 9 (22.50%) Apache
2 8 (20.00%) Confluence
2 8 (20.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) SaaS
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (62.50%) Firewall
2 15 (37.50%) BIG-IP
2 15 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 15 (37.50%) OSPF
3 14 (35.00%) BGP
3 14 (35.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (20.00%) SSL
5 6 (15.00%) WAN
6 5 (12.50%) LAN
6 5 (12.50%) Wireless
7 3 (7.50%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (7.50%) Network Security
7 3 (7.50%) SAN
7 3 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (7.50%) WLAN
8 2 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (5.00%) IPv4
8 2 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (5.00%) VPN
9 1 (2.50%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) MySQL
1 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 8 (20.00%) Bitbucket
1 8 (20.00%) FishEye
1 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 8 (20.00%) GoCD
1 8 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 8 (20.00%) JIRA
1 8 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.50%) JMeter
General
1 3 (7.50%) Marketing
2 1 (2.50%) Automotive
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Architect
2 10 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Senior Architect
3 6 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (10.00%) Monitoring Specialist
4 4 (10.00%) Network Monitoring Specialist
4 4 (10.00%) Network Specialist
4 4 (10.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Monitoring Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Network Support
6 2 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) CSS
2 7 (17.50%) Middleware
2 7 (17.50%) Web Services
3 1 (2.50%) .NET
3 1 (2.50%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) User Experience
2 5 (12.50%) Visualisation
3 4 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (7.50%) Economics
4 3 (7.50%) Private Cloud
5 2 (5.00%) CMDB
5 2 (5.00%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.50%) Reference Data
6 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Windows
2 13 (32.50%) Linux
3 12 (30.00%) Unix
4 3 (7.50%) Mac OS X
4 3 (7.50%) MVS
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) ITIL
2 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (22.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 8 (20.00%) Network Management
5 7 (17.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (15.00%) Network Architecture
6 6 (15.00%) Service Management
6 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
6 6 (15.00%) Waterfall
7 5 (12.50%) Incident Management
8 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
9 3 (7.50%) ITSM
9 3 (7.50%) Network Design
9 3 (7.50%) Problem Management
9 3 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (7.50%) SOA
9 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (7.50%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) Java
2 2 (5.00%) C
2 2 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.50%) PHP
3 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (17.50%) CCNP
3 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 4 (10.00%) CCNA
4 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.50%) A+ Certification
5 3 (7.50%) CCDA
6 2 (5.00%) CCDP
7 1 (2.50%) CCA
7 1 (2.50%) CCIE
7 1 (2.50%) CCSA
7 1 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.50%) Degree
7 1 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (2.50%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.50%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.50%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (5.00%) XenApp
1 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) Docker
2 1 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (32.50%) OPNET
2 1 (2.50%) Nagios
2 1 (2.50%) OpenView
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 20 (50.00%) Cisco
2 17 (42.50%) F5
3 16 (40.00%) Fortinet
4 15 (37.50%) BMC
4 15 (37.50%) Juniper
5 13 (32.50%) Nokia
5 13 (32.50%) Riverbed
5 13 (32.50%) SolarWinds
6 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 8 (20.00%) Oracle
8 4 (10.00%) Citrix
8 4 (10.00%) Intel Security
9 3 (7.50%) Aruba
9 3 (7.50%) HP
9 3 (7.50%) IBM
10 2 (5.00%) Blue Coat
10 2 (5.00%) TOWER Software
11 1 (2.50%) Brocade
11 1 (2.50%) VMware