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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 102 92 98
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 26 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.01% 0.90% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.32% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 8
Average daily rate
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£338 £310 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £446 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.69%
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 £98.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-61.73% +206.25%
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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
1778 1443 1591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.16% 68.36% 69.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 918 765 818
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 59 91
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.48 £9.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 September 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 September 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 -7 9 - - 3
Birmingham -1 8 £278 +11.00% 4
Warwickshire -7 3 £393 -1.75%
Worcestershire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
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England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 22 (64.71%) Juniper
1 22 (64.71%) CheckPoint
1 22 (64.71%) Firewall
2 20 (58.82%) Cisco
3 19 (55.88%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (55.88%) OSPF
3 19 (55.88%) BGP
4 16 (47.06%) CCNP
5 14 (41.18%) F5
6 12 (35.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 12 (35.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 12 (35.29%) BIG-IP
6 12 (35.29%) Fortinet
6 12 (35.29%) Nokia
6 12 (35.29%) ITIL
6 12 (35.29%) CSS
6 12 (35.29%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (32.35%) User Experience
7 11 (32.35%) Linux
7 11 (32.35%) BMC
7 11 (32.35%) OPNET
7 11 (32.35%) Network Architecture
7 11 (32.35%) Network Management
7 11 (32.35%) Riverbed
7 11 (32.35%) SolarWinds
7 11 (32.35%) Visualisation
8 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
8 9 (26.47%) CCNA
8 9 (26.47%) UNIX
9 8 (23.53%) Network Security

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (11.76%) CICS
1 4 (11.76%) TPMS
2 3 (8.82%) IIS
3 2 (5.88%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.88%) SAS
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (64.71%) Firewall
2 19 (55.88%) OSPF
2 19 (55.88%) BGP
3 12 (35.29%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (35.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 12 (35.29%) BIG-IP
4 8 (23.53%) Network Security
5 4 (11.76%) ATM
5 4 (11.76%) LAN
5 4 (11.76%) VoIP
5 4 (11.76%) WAN
5 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 4 (11.76%) Junos
6 2 (5.88%) VPN
6 2 (5.88%) Internet
6 2 (5.88%) Extranet
6 2 (5.88%) NAS
7 1 (2.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) MySQL
2 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
3 4 (11.76%) Informix
3 4 (11.76%) DB2
4 2 (5.88%) OLAP
4 2 (5.88%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Network Engineer
2 8 (23.53%) Network Specialist
3 7 (20.59%) Firewall Engineer
3 7 (20.59%) Monitoring Specialist
4 6 (17.65%) Architect
5 4 (11.76%) Technical Architect
5 4 (11.76%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Monitoring Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Applications Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Security Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Network Support
8 1 (2.94%) Network Support Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Network Security Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (35.29%) CSS
2 4 (11.76%) JavaBeans
2 4 (11.76%) EJB
2 4 (11.76%) Middleware
3 2 (5.88%) HTML
3 2 (5.88%) .NET
3 2 (5.88%) XML
3 2 (5.88%) Java EE
3 2 (5.88%) REST
3 2 (5.88%) OSGi
3 2 (5.88%) HTML5
3 2 (5.88%) Hibernate
3 2 (5.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) User Experience
1 11 (32.35%) Visualisation
2 8 (23.53%) Clustering
3 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) Linux
2 9 (26.47%) UNIX
3 5 (14.71%) Windows
3 5 (14.71%) Solaris
4 4 (11.76%) Windows Vista
5 2 (5.88%) AIX
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.94%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) ITIL
1 12 (35.29%) Network Monitoring
2 11 (32.35%) Network Architecture
2 11 (32.35%) Network Management
3 6 (17.65%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (11.76%) Data Protection
5 4 (11.76%) Scrum
5 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.76%) TDD
5 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
5 4 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (8.82%) Resilience Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (8.82%) Service Management
7 2 (5.88%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.88%) SOA
7 2 (5.88%) Project Management
7 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.88%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) Perl
1 7 (20.59%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 19 (55.88%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (47.06%) CCNP
3 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
3 9 (26.47%) CCNA
4 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
5 4 (11.76%) Check Point Certification
5 4 (11.76%) CCSA
6 2 (5.88%) ISSAP
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) Xen
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.94%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (32.35%) OPNET
2 3 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (5.88%) MOM
Vendors
1 22 (64.71%) Juniper
1 22 (64.71%) CheckPoint
2 20 (58.82%) Cisco
3 14 (41.18%) F5
4 12 (35.29%) Fortinet
4 12 (35.29%) Nokia
5 11 (32.35%) BMC
5 11 (32.35%) Riverbed
5 11 (32.35%) SolarWinds
6 7 (20.59%) Blue Coat
7 6 (17.65%) Oracle
8 4 (11.76%) Sybase
9 2 (5.88%) JBoss
9 2 (5.88%) CA
10 1 (2.94%) VMware
10 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.94%) HP
10 1 (2.94%) Sun
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