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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 87 87 99
Rank change year-on-year
0 +12
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 32 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.26% 0.73% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 1.06% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 7
Average daily rate
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£313 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.87% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+90.47% -34.37%
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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
1720 1409 1509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.64% 68.33% 68.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 784 780
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 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 58 114
Average hourly rate £28.69 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -4 11 £327 -14.01%
Warwickshire -5 7 £375 +36.36% 2
Worcestershire - 3 £155 - 1
Birmingham -10 1 £400 +60.00% 2
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
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England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 30 (71.43%) Cisco
2 29 (69.05%) OSPF
2 29 (69.05%) BGP
3 26 (61.90%) Firewall
4 25 (59.52%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (57.14%) Juniper
6 23 (54.76%) CheckPoint
7 20 (47.62%) CCNP
8 19 (45.24%) Network Monitoring
9 17 (40.48%) Cisco Nexus
10 16 (38.10%) Network Management
10 16 (38.10%) ITIL
11 14 (33.33%) BIG-IP
11 14 (33.33%) Fortinet
11 14 (33.33%) CCNA
11 14 (33.33%) Nokia
11 14 (33.33%) F5
11 14 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 13 (30.95%) CSS
12 13 (30.95%) SolarWinds
13 12 (28.57%) Visualisation
13 12 (28.57%) Riverbed
13 12 (28.57%) OPNET
13 12 (28.57%) UNIX
13 12 (28.57%) BMC
13 12 (28.57%) User Experience
14 11 (26.19%) Network Architecture
14 11 (26.19%) Linux
15 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
16 8 (19.05%) Network Security

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (9.52%) CICS
1 4 (9.52%) TPMS
2 2 (4.76%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.76%) IIS
3 1 (2.38%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.38%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (69.05%) OSPF
1 29 (69.05%) BGP
2 26 (61.90%) Firewall
3 17 (40.48%) Cisco Nexus
4 14 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 14 (33.33%) BIG-IP
5 8 (19.05%) Network Security
5 8 (19.05%) ATM
6 6 (14.29%) LAN
6 6 (14.29%) WAN
6 6 (14.29%) VPN
7 4 (9.52%) DSL
7 4 (9.52%) PPP
7 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
7 4 (9.52%) VoIP
7 4 (9.52%) ISDN
7 4 (9.52%) IPsec
7 4 (9.52%) MPLS
7 4 (9.52%) X.21
7 4 (9.52%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) MySQL
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) DB2
2 4 (9.52%) Informix
3 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Network Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Network Specialist
3 7 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Monitoring Specialist
4 6 (14.29%) Architect
5 5 (11.90%) Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Monitoring Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Design Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Technical Architect
7 3 (7.14%) NOC Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Technical Support
8 2 (4.76%) Technical Support Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Applications Architect
9 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.95%) CSS
2 4 (9.52%) EJB
2 4 (9.52%) JavaBeans
2 4 (9.52%) Middleware
3 2 (4.76%) Hibernate
3 2 (4.76%) Spring
3 2 (4.76%) Java EE
3 2 (4.76%) HTML5
3 2 (4.76%) OSGi
3 2 (4.76%) REST
3 2 (4.76%) XML
3 2 (4.76%) HTML
3 2 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Visualisation
1 12 (28.57%) User Experience
2 8 (19.05%) Clustering
3 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (9.52%) Data Structures
5 2 (4.76%) Statistics
5 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) UNIX
2 11 (26.19%) Linux
3 5 (11.90%) Windows
3 5 (11.90%) Solaris
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Vista
5 3 (7.14%) HPUX
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) Network Monitoring
2 16 (38.10%) Network Management
2 16 (38.10%) ITIL
3 11 (26.19%) Network Architecture
4 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (11.90%) Scrum
5 5 (11.90%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (9.52%) Waterfall
6 4 (9.52%) Data Protection
6 4 (9.52%) Network Design
6 4 (9.52%) TDD
7 2 (4.76%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.76%) SOA
7 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.76%) Project Management
7 2 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) Perl
1 7 (16.67%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 25 (59.52%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (47.62%) CCNP
3 14 (33.33%) CCNA
4 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
6 4 (9.52%) Check Point Certification
6 4 (9.52%) CCSA
7 3 (7.14%) CCDP
8 2 (4.76%) ISSAP
9 1 (2.38%) JNCIS
9 1 (2.38%) CCSE
9 1 (2.38%) CCIE
9 1 (2.38%) HP ASE
9 1 (2.38%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (28.57%) OPNET
2 3 (7.14%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (7.14%) Netcool
3 2 (4.76%) MOM
3 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (71.43%) Cisco
2 24 (57.14%) Juniper
3 23 (54.76%) CheckPoint
4 14 (33.33%) Nokia
4 14 (33.33%) Fortinet
4 14 (33.33%) F5
5 13 (30.95%) SolarWinds
6 12 (28.57%) Riverbed
6 12 (28.57%) BMC
7 8 (19.05%) Blue Coat
8 6 (14.29%) Oracle
9 4 (9.52%) Sybase
10 3 (7.14%) HP
11 2 (4.76%) Citrix
11 2 (4.76%) CA
11 2 (4.76%) VMware
12 1 (2.38%) Fujitsu
12 1 (2.38%) AirMagnet
12 1 (2.38%) Aruba
12 1 (2.38%) Meraki
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