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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 123 93 108
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +15
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 18 37 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.63% 1.38% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 1.82% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 26 5
Median daily rate £397 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.15% -7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.75 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-5.62% -
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
2311 2032 1752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.64% 75.88% 74.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1286 1233 925
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 103 100
Median hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.80 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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
Birmingham -10 6 £300 -4.76% 2
Shropshire -39 4 £488 +21.87%
Warwickshire 0 3 £375 +25.00% 1
Coventry -5 3 £550 +189.47% 3
Solihull - 1 £375 - 1
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Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 15 (71.43%) Firewall
2 8 (38.10%) DNS
2 8 (38.10%) Cisco
3 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (28.57%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
4 5 (23.81%) WAN
4 5 (23.81%) Windows
4 5 (23.81%) LAN
4 5 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (23.81%) F5
5 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
5 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
5 4 (19.05%) BIG-IP
5 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
5 4 (19.05%) Citrix
5 4 (19.05%) CCNA
5 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (19.05%) Server Building
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
5 4 (19.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (14.29%) Web Filtering
6 3 (14.29%) SmoothWall
6 3 (14.29%) Wireless
6 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 3 (14.29%) WAP

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 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) Node.js
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (4.76%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (71.43%) Firewall
2 8 (38.10%) DNS
3 6 (28.57%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (23.81%) LAN
4 5 (23.81%) WAN
5 4 (19.05%) BIG-IP
5 4 (19.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (14.29%) Unified Communications
6 3 (14.29%) Wireless
7 2 (9.52%) DHCP
7 2 (9.52%) IPv4
7 2 (9.52%) Skype
8 1 (4.76%) BGP
8 1 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (4.76%) NetScreen
8 1 (4.76%) OSPF
8 1 (4.76%) SAN
8 1 (4.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Network Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Support Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Implementation Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Lead Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Network Support
5 2 (9.52%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Implementation Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) WAP
2 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.76%) JSON
2 1 (4.76%) REST
2 1 (4.76%) SOAP
2 1 (4.76%) Spring
2 1 (4.76%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) PKI
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
3 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Unix
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.76%) AIX
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Server Building
1 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (14.29%) CRM
2 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 3 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
2 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
2 3 (14.29%) Web Filtering
3 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
3 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (9.52%) Information Security
3 2 (9.52%) PLM
3 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
3 2 (9.52%) Service Management
3 2 (9.52%) SOA
3 2 (9.52%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (19.05%) CCNA
2 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) Degree
4 2 (9.52%) CCNP
5 1 (4.76%) CCDP
5 1 (4.76%) MCSE
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SmoothWall
2 1 (4.76%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (4.76%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.76%) Nagios
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Cisco
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) F5
4 4 (19.05%) Citrix
5 3 (14.29%) Brocade
5 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 3 (14.29%) Fortinet
6 2 (9.52%) Blue Coat
6 2 (9.52%) BMC
6 2 (9.52%) IBM
6 2 (9.52%) Intel Security
6 2 (9.52%) Juniper
6 2 (9.52%) VMware
7 1 (4.76%) BT
7 1 (4.76%) EMC
7 1 (4.76%) Fujitsu
7 1 (4.76%) Nokia
7 1 (4.76%) Remedy
7 1 (4.76%) Siemens
7 1 (4.76%) TOWER Software