Period
to 22 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 6 months to 22 July 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 93 75
Rank change year-on-year +16 -18 +11
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 7 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.53% 0.46% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.56% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 14
Birmingham median daily rate £320 £363 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.72% +15.08% +12.50%
West Midlands median daily rate £335 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -16.25% +23.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £60.00 - -

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 Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1086 1254 1193
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 82.65% 82.23% 75.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 843 781
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £225
90th Percentile £534 £538 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 29
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £14.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.97% -35.56% +80.00%
10th Percentile £11.13 £10.73 £9.80
90th Percentile £41.15 £40.40 £60.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £17.02 £23.00
% change year-on-year +17.53% -26.01% +27.78%

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Load Balancing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Load Balancing in Birmingham

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 4 (57.14%) Unix
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
1 4 (57.14%) OOP
1 4 (57.14%) OO
1 4 (57.14%) Apache
1 4 (57.14%) Python
1 4 (57.14%) Client/Server
1 4 (57.14%) C
1 4 (57.14%) C++
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) Perl
1 4 (57.14%) DNS
1 4 (57.14%) CGI
1 4 (57.14%) SSL
1 4 (57.14%) HTTP
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
1 4 (57.14%) ICMP
1 4 (57.14%) Subversion
1 4 (57.14%) Refactoring
1 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
1 4 (57.14%) Reverse Engineering
1 4 (57.14%) FastCGI
1 4 (57.14%) Go
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Wireless
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (42.86%) Riverbed
2 3 (42.86%) F5
2 3 (42.86%) DMVPN
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 4 (57.14%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) DNS
1 4 (57.14%) HTTP
1 4 (57.14%) ICMP
1 4 (57.14%) SSL
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 3 (42.86%) BGP
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Wireless
2 3 (42.86%) DMVPN
2 3 (42.86%) EIGRP
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) OSPF
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
1 4 (57.14%) Subversion
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Migration Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Network Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) CGI
1 4 (57.14%) FastCGI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
1 4 (57.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) OO
1 4 (57.14%) OOP
1 4 (57.14%) Refactoring
1 4 (57.14%) Reverse Engineering
1 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Network Design
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C
1 4 (57.14%) C++
1 4 (57.14%) Go
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) Perl
1 4 (57.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) F5
1 3 (42.86%) Riverbed