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 24 June 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.

Load Balancing
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 33 40
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 0 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire - 1.25% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.55% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £320 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.39%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +66.66% -2.50%  

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 320 258 303
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.65% 80.37% 85.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 177 212
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 13
Median hourly rate £14.50 £50.78 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.44% +26.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £45.21 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £50.78 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 5 (71.43%) Linux
1 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
1 5 (71.43%) WAN
1 5 (71.43%) DNS
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Enterprise Architecture
1 5 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (71.43%) High Availability
1 5 (71.43%) IaaS
1 5 (71.43%) Relational Database
2 4 (57.14%) Service Management
3 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (42.86%) Capacity Management
4 2 (28.57%) Entity Framework
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) Dependency Management
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Planning and Forecasting
4 2 (28.57%) Bower
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (28.57%) DevOps
4 2 (28.57%) Security Management
4 2 (28.57%) CMS
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) HTTP
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (28.57%) Windows

Load Balancing
Co-occurring 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 (28.57%) CMS
1 2 (28.57%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (71.43%) IaaS
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DNS
1 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 2 (28.57%) HTTP
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Bower
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Architect
1 5 (71.43%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (42.86%) AWS Architect
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Lead DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Design Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (28.57%) Entity Framework
2 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (14.29%) Node.js
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
1 5 (71.43%) Enterprise Architecture
1 5 (71.43%) High Availability
2 4 (57.14%) Service Management
3 3 (42.86%) Capacity Management
3 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Dependency Management
4 2 (28.57%) DevOps
4 2 (28.57%) Open Source
4 2 (28.57%) Planning and Forecasting
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) Security Management
4 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Web Development
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft