The table below looks at the statistics for Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 88 73 99
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +26
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 38 44 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.58% 1.94% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 2.61% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 35 15
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £338 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £340
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £155.00 -
% change year-on-year
-85.48% -
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 Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1860 1683 1573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 77.56% 74.34% 70.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1281 996 775
Average daily rate £375 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 34 72
Average hourly rate £15.73 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Load Balancing across the Yorkshire region.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Balancing across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Load Balancing
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the Yorkshire region.

Load Balancing Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
South Yorkshire +17 18 £260 -16.80%
North Yorkshire +11 12 £401 +82.04% 1
West Yorkshire -33 8 £320 +6.66% 7
East Yorkshire - - - -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 42 (70.00%) DNS
2 36 (60.00%) Firewall
3 35 (58.33%) Linux
4 32 (53.33%) Cisco
4 32 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (51.67%) CCNP
6 26 (43.33%) CheckPoint
7 23 (38.33%) BGP
8 20 (33.33%) TCP/IP
9 18 (30.00%) DHCP
9 18 (30.00%) Python
9 18 (30.00%) Ruby
10 17 (28.33%) Bash Shell
11 15 (25.00%) VMware
11 15 (25.00%) F5
12 14 (23.33%) UNIX
13 13 (21.67%) Apache
13 13 (21.67%) CCNA
13 13 (21.67%) WAN
13 13 (21.67%) OSPF
13 13 (21.67%) DMVPN
13 13 (21.67%) DevOps
13 13 (21.67%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (21.67%) CCSE
13 13 (21.67%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (20.00%) Network Security
14 12 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (20.00%) EIGRP
14 12 (20.00%) SSL
14 12 (20.00%) E-Commerce

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 13 (21.67%) Apache
2 9 (15.00%) Node.js
3 4 (6.67%) nginx
3 4 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.67%) NetWeaver
5 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.67%) CMS
5 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.67%) IIS
5 1 (1.67%) Jetty
5 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.67%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.67%) Route 53
2 4 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (6.67%) Amazon S3
2 4 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (70.00%) DNS
2 36 (60.00%) Firewall
3 23 (38.33%) BGP
4 20 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 18 (30.00%) DHCP
6 13 (21.67%) WAN
6 13 (21.67%) OSPF
6 13 (21.67%) DMVPN
6 13 (21.67%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (20.00%) Network Security
7 12 (20.00%) EIGRP
7 12 (20.00%) SSL
8 11 (18.33%) NetScreen
8 11 (18.33%) Internet
8 11 (18.33%) BIG-IP
8 11 (18.33%) Cisco IOS
8 11 (18.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 11 (18.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (10.00%) SAN
10 4 (6.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) NoSQL
2 6 (10.00%) MySQL
3 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 5 (8.33%) Redis
4 4 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (6.67%) Couchbase
4 4 (6.67%) SimpleDB
5 3 (5.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (3.33%) OLTP
6 2 (3.33%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.33%) Subversion
2 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.67%) NUnit
3 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (10.00%) Banking
2 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.67%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 11 (18.33%) Security Specialist
2 11 (18.33%) Network Specialist
2 11 (18.33%) Network Security Specialist
3 8 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Software Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) UNIX Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Cloud Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Cloud Software Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Network Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Consultant
7 3 (5.00%) UNIX Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (3.33%) .NET
2 2 (3.33%) XML
2 2 (3.33%) LAMP
2 2 (3.33%) Middleware
3 1 (1.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.67%) POSIX
3 1 (1.67%) WSDL
3 1 (1.67%) JMS
3 1 (1.67%) XSD
3 1 (1.67%) ADO.NET
3 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.67%) HTML
3 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (1.67%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.67%) JSON
3 1 (1.67%) WCF
3 1 (1.67%) WPF
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 1 (1.67%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.67%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (18.33%) Thin Client
2 11 (18.33%) Fat Client
3 9 (15.00%) Client/Server
4 7 (11.67%) Clustering
5 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (5.00%) User Experience
6 2 (3.33%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 35 (58.33%) Linux
2 14 (23.33%) UNIX
3 6 (10.00%) Windows
4 3 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.33%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.67%) Debian
6 1 (1.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.67%) DevOps
2 12 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 8 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 7 (11.67%) Service Delivery
4 7 (11.67%) Configuration Management
5 6 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (10.00%) ITIL
5 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.33%) Network Design
7 4 (6.67%) Problem Management
8 3 (5.00%) TDD
8 3 (5.00%) Data Modelling
8 3 (5.00%) Release Management
8 3 (5.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (5.00%) Kanban
9 2 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (3.33%) Business Continuity Planning
9 2 (3.33%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.33%) TOGAF
9 2 (3.33%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.00%) Python
1 18 (30.00%) Ruby
2 17 (28.33%) Bash Shell
3 11 (18.33%) C
4 10 (16.67%) C++
4 10 (16.67%) PHP
5 6 (10.00%) Perl
5 6 (10.00%) Java
6 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.33%) SQL
8 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.67%) VBA
8 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (51.67%) CCNP
3 13 (21.67%) CCNA
3 13 (21.67%) CCSE
4 2 (3.33%) VCAP
4 2 (3.33%) VCP5
4 2 (3.33%) Degree
4 2 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.33%) MCSE
4 2 (3.33%) MCSA
4 2 (3.33%) CCDA
4 2 (3.33%) CCDP
4 2 (3.33%) CISSP
4 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.33%) CCSA
5 1 (1.67%) CCSP
5 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 12 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.67%) Varnish
3 1 (1.67%) KVM
3 1 (1.67%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 11 (18.33%) Puppet
2 7 (11.67%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (8.33%) Salt
4 3 (5.00%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 32 (53.33%) Cisco
2 26 (43.33%) CheckPoint
3 15 (25.00%) VMware
3 15 (25.00%) F5
4 11 (18.33%) Citrix
4 11 (18.33%) HP
4 11 (18.33%) Infoblox
4 11 (18.33%) Imperva
4 11 (18.33%) Blue Coat
5 7 (11.67%) Oracle
6 4 (6.67%) EMC
6 4 (6.67%) NetApp
6 4 (6.67%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.33%) Percona
7 2 (3.33%) Vignette
7 2 (3.33%) Open Text
8 1 (1.67%) Software AG
8 1 (1.67%) Intel
8 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.67%) SAP