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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 103 109 95
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -14
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 13 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.54% 0.41% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.55% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 9
Average daily rate
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£315 £280 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £438 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £361 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.11% +11.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £26.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+51.92% +67.74%
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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
1787 1819 1349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.58% 75.13% 68.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1090 961 674
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £237 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 134 58
Average hourly rate £28.69 £31.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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
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 29 July 2015. 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
Birmingham +11 11 £315 +14.54% 1
Solihull - 2 £300 -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 28 (60.87%) Firewall
2 27 (58.70%) Cisco
3 23 (50.00%) Juniper
3 23 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 21 (45.65%) OSPF
4 21 (45.65%) BGP
5 16 (34.78%) F5
6 15 (32.61%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (32.61%) Network Security
7 14 (30.43%) Clustering
7 14 (30.43%) Windows
8 12 (26.09%) CCNP
9 11 (23.91%) Blue Coat
10 10 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (19.57%) ITIL
11 9 (19.57%) UNIX
12 8 (17.39%) CSS
12 8 (17.39%) BIG-IP
12 8 (17.39%) CCSA
12 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
12 8 (17.39%) Network Management
12 8 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (15.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 7 (15.22%) SC Cleared
13 7 (15.22%) Fortinet
13 7 (15.22%) CCNA
13 7 (15.22%) Citrix
14 6 (13.04%) Check Point Certification
14 6 (13.04%) Nokia
14 6 (13.04%) BMC

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 (8.70%) IBM Notes
1 4 (8.70%) Lotus Domino
1 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.52%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (6.52%) Confluence
2 3 (6.52%) Apache
2 3 (6.52%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.52%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (60.87%) Firewall
2 21 (45.65%) OSPF
2 21 (45.65%) BGP
3 15 (32.61%) Network Security
4 8 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (17.39%) BIG-IP
5 7 (15.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (13.04%) LAN
6 6 (13.04%) WAN
6 6 (13.04%) VPN
7 5 (10.87%) Internet
8 4 (8.70%) DNS
8 4 (8.70%) WLAN
8 4 (8.70%) Junos
8 4 (8.70%) Wireless
9 3 (6.52%) NetScaler
9 3 (6.52%) EIGRP
9 3 (6.52%) Wireshark
9 3 (6.52%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (4.35%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Subversion
1 3 (6.52%) JIRA
1 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.52%) Hudson
1 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (4.35%) Banking
1 2 (4.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Network Engineer
1 12 (26.09%) Firewall Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Security Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Network Specialist
2 6 (13.04%) Architect
2 6 (13.04%) Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Support Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Consultant
4 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Monitoring Specialist
5 3 (6.52%) Designer
5 3 (6.52%) Applications Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Citrix Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Network Monitoring Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Platform Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Monitoring Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Network Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) CSS
2 3 (6.52%) .NET
2 3 (6.52%) J2EE
3 1 (2.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (30.43%) Clustering
2 10 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (13.04%) User Experience
4 4 (8.70%) Data Centre
4 4 (8.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (30.43%) Windows
2 9 (19.57%) UNIX
3 6 (13.04%) Linux
4 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.52%) Solaris
6 1 (2.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.57%) ITIL
2 8 (17.39%) Network Management
3 6 (13.04%) Network Architecture
3 6 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (6.52%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (4.35%) Low Latency
6 2 (4.35%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 2 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.35%) Migration
6 2 (4.35%) Change Control
6 2 (4.35%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.35%) Network Design
7 1 (2.17%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (2.17%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) Java
1 3 (6.52%) Perl
1 3 (6.52%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 15 (32.61%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (26.09%) CCNP
3 8 (17.39%) CCSA
3 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
4 7 (15.22%) CCNA
4 7 (15.22%) SC Cleared
5 6 (13.04%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (6.52%) CCSE
7 2 (4.35%) CCDP
8 1 (2.17%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.17%) HP ASE
8 1 (2.17%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
2 2 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) OPNET
2 3 (6.52%) Puppet
3 1 (2.17%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 27 (58.70%) Cisco
2 23 (50.00%) Juniper
2 23 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 16 (34.78%) F5
4 11 (23.91%) Blue Coat
5 7 (15.22%) Fortinet
5 7 (15.22%) Citrix
6 6 (13.04%) BMC
6 6 (13.04%) Nokia
6 6 (13.04%) Riverbed
6 6 (13.04%) SolarWinds
7 4 (8.70%) Lotus
7 4 (8.70%) IBM
8 3 (6.52%) Oracle
8 3 (6.52%) BEA
8 3 (6.52%) Capita
8 3 (6.52%) Brocade
8 3 (6.52%) Aerohive Networks
8 3 (6.52%) Amdocs
9 2 (4.35%) Foundry