The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Load Balancing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Balancing
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 30 33 -
Rank change year-on-year +3 -  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.55% 0.98% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 1.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £625 £419 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.25% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +43.33%  

Load Balancing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 248 269 357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.18% 88.20% 84.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 181 270
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 16
Median hourly rate £16.00 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.31% +18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.40 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Load Balancing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Load Balancing in Bedfordshire

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in Bedfordshire

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 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
Luton +11 5 £625 +8.69%
Load Balancing
East of England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 11 (84.62%) Linux
1 11 (84.62%) E-Commerce
1 11 (84.62%) WAN
1 11 (84.62%) DNS
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (84.62%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (84.62%) High Availability
1 11 (84.62%) IaaS
1 11 (84.62%) Relational Database
2 10 (76.92%) Service Management
3 9 (69.23%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (53.85%) Windows
4 7 (53.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (53.85%) LAN
4 7 (53.85%) Capacity Management
5 3 (23.08%) Planning and Forecasting
5 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
5 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (15.38%) Entity Framework
6 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Umbraco
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (15.38%) Marketing
6 2 (15.38%) Web Development
6 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
6 2 (15.38%) .NET
6 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) HTTP

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 2 (15.38%) CMS
1 2 (15.38%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 11 (84.62%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (84.62%) IaaS
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) DNS
1 11 (84.62%) WAN
2 7 (53.85%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (84.62%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Bower
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (15.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Architect
1 11 (84.62%) Infrastructure Architect
2 6 (46.15%) AWS Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Lead Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Lead DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Design Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
1 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
1 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (15.38%) Entity Framework
2 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (7.69%) Node.js
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Linux
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (84.62%) E-Commerce
1 11 (84.62%) High Availability
2 10 (76.92%) Service Management
3 9 (69.23%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (53.85%) Capacity Management
4 7 (53.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (23.08%) Planning and Forecasting
5 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (15.38%) Dependency Management
6 2 (15.38%) DevOps
6 2 (15.38%) Open Source
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management
6 2 (15.38%) Re-Platforming
6 2 (15.38%) Security Management
6 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Web Development
7 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft