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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 99 104 111
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 43 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.37% 0.55% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 0.73% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 5
Median daily rate £430 £315 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.50% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £340 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.86% +51.92%
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
2579 1792 1814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.21% 75.17% 77.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1545 1097 960
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 £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 74 134
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.57% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.45 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £43.78 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 - 24 £430 - 1
Coventry - 3 £375 - 1
Dudley - 3 £100 -
Warwickshire - 3 - -
Solihull -12 1 - -
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England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 35 (59.32%) Firewall
2 27 (45.76%) Cisco
3 23 (38.98%) F5
4 21 (35.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 21 (35.59%) CheckPoint
4 21 (35.59%) BIG-IP
5 20 (33.90%) Fortinet
6 19 (32.20%) Windows
7 18 (30.51%) BGP
7 18 (30.51%) Juniper
7 18 (30.51%) BMC
7 18 (30.51%) OSPF
7 18 (30.51%) Cisco Nexus
8 17 (28.81%) Nokia
9 16 (27.12%) ITIL
9 16 (27.12%) Riverbed
10 15 (25.42%) SolarWinds
10 15 (25.42%) Network Management
10 15 (25.42%) Linux
10 15 (25.42%) CSS
10 15 (25.42%) Microsoft
10 15 (25.42%) OPNET
11 14 (23.73%) Unix
12 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (22.03%) ITIL V3
13 12 (20.34%) Network Architecture
13 12 (20.34%) Network Monitoring
13 12 (20.34%) User Experience
14 11 (18.64%) Cisco Certification
15 10 (16.95%) Java

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 8 (13.56%) Apache
1 8 (13.56%) Confluence
1 8 (13.56%) IIS
2 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.08%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.69%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) SaaS
2 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (59.32%) Firewall
2 21 (35.59%) BIG-IP
2 21 (35.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 18 (30.51%) BGP
3 18 (30.51%) Cisco Nexus
3 18 (30.51%) OSPF
4 9 (15.25%) DNS
5 8 (13.56%) LAN
5 8 (13.56%) SSL
6 6 (10.17%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (10.17%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (10.17%) WAN
7 5 (8.47%) Wireless
8 4 (6.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (6.78%) Unified Communications
9 3 (5.08%) IPv4
9 3 (5.08%) SAN
9 3 (5.08%) VPN
9 3 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (5.08%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.56%) MySQL
3 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (16.95%) GoCD
1 10 (16.95%) Jenkins
2 8 (13.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (13.56%) Bitbucket
2 8 (13.56%) FishEye
2 8 (13.56%) Git (software)
2 8 (13.56%) JIRA
2 8 (13.56%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (3.39%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (5.08%) Marketing
2 2 (3.39%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (30.51%) Architect
2 17 (28.81%) Network Engineer
3 10 (16.95%) Cisco Engineer
3 10 (16.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (13.56%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (11.86%) Monitoring Specialist
5 7 (11.86%) Network Monitoring Specialist
5 7 (11.86%) Network Specialist
5 7 (11.86%) Senior Architect
6 6 (10.17%) Monitoring Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Network Monitoring Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Support Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Implementation Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Network Support
8 4 (6.78%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 3 (5.08%) Network Design Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.42%) CSS
2 9 (15.25%) Web Services
3 8 (13.56%) Middleware
4 3 (5.08%) WAP
5 1 (1.69%) .NET
5 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.69%) JSON
5 1 (1.69%) Node.js
5 1 (1.69%) REST
5 1 (1.69%) SOAP
5 1 (1.69%) Spring
5 1 (1.69%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) User Experience
2 8 (13.56%) Visualisation
3 4 (6.78%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.08%) Economics
4 3 (5.08%) PKI
4 3 (5.08%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.69%) CMDB
6 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.20%) Windows
2 15 (25.42%) Linux
3 14 (23.73%) Unix
4 6 (10.17%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.08%) Mac OS X
5 3 (5.08%) MVS
5 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.69%) AIX
6 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) ITIL
2 15 (25.42%) Network Management
3 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.03%) ITIL V3
4 12 (20.34%) Network Architecture
4 12 (20.34%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (13.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (13.56%) Performance Monitoring
5 8 (13.56%) Waterfall
6 6 (10.17%) Software Engineering
7 5 (8.47%) Incident Management
7 5 (8.47%) Service Management
7 5 (8.47%) SOA
7 5 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.78%) DevOps
8 4 (6.78%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (6.78%) Network Design
8 4 (6.78%) Service Delivery
8 4 (6.78%) WAN Optimisation
8 4 (6.78%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.95%) Java
2 2 (3.39%) C
2 2 (3.39%) Python
2 2 (3.39%) Ruby
2 2 (3.39%) SQL
3 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (16.95%) Security Cleared
3 8 (13.56%) CCNA
3 8 (13.56%) SC Cleared
4 6 (10.17%) CCNP
5 3 (5.08%) A+ Certification
5 3 (5.08%) CCDP
5 3 (5.08%) Degree
6 1 (1.69%) CCA
6 1 (1.69%) CCDA
6 1 (1.69%) CCIE
6 1 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.69%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.69%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.69%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.69%) MCSE
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.17%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.78%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (6.78%) XenApp
2 4 (6.78%) XenDesktop
3 3 (5.08%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (25.42%) OPNET
2 3 (5.08%) SmoothWall
3 2 (3.39%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.39%) Packer
3 2 (3.39%) Terraform
4 1 (1.69%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.69%) Nagios
4 1 (1.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (45.76%) Cisco
2 23 (38.98%) F5
3 21 (35.59%) CheckPoint
4 20 (33.90%) Fortinet
5 18 (30.51%) BMC
5 18 (30.51%) Juniper
6 17 (28.81%) Nokia
7 16 (27.12%) Riverbed
8 15 (25.42%) Microsoft
8 15 (25.42%) SolarWinds
9 9 (15.25%) Citrix
10 8 (13.56%) Oracle
11 5 (8.47%) Brocade
12 4 (6.78%) Intel Security
13 3 (5.08%) Blue Coat
13 3 (5.08%) IBM
14 2 (3.39%) BT
14 2 (3.39%) Fujitsu
14 2 (3.39%) Splunk
15 1 (1.69%) Infoblox
West Midlands
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