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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 56 56
Rank change year-on-year +3 0  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 3 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.50% 0.91% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 1.14% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 8
Median daily rate £363 £363 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +71.05% -5.00%  

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 487 613 613
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 80.36% 79.92% 75.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 397 413
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £245 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 13
Median hourly rate £13.81 £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.53% +133.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £10.73 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £42.50 £23.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +2.77% +19.20%  

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 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

Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Balancing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 5 (83.33%) WAN
1 5 (83.33%) VPN
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 4 (66.67%) Network Design
2 4 (66.67%) F5
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 3 (50.00%) DMVPN
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (50.00%) Riverbed
3 3 (50.00%) Migration
3 3 (50.00%) OSPF
3 3 (50.00%) BGP
3 3 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 3 (50.00%) Wireless
3 3 (50.00%) CCNP
4 2 (33.33%) CCNA
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (16.67%) VLAN
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (16.67%) Reference Data
5 1 (16.67%) Data Integration

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 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
1 5 (83.33%) VPN
1 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (50.00%) BGP
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 3 (50.00%) DMVPN
3 3 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 3 (50.00%) OSPF
3 3 (50.00%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
4 1 (16.67%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (16.67%) SSL
4 1 (16.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (16.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JMeter
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Migration Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Network Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Reference Data
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Network Design
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Data Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) High Availability
3 1 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
3 1 (16.67%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (33.33%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) CCDA
4 1 (16.67%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
1 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 4 (66.67%) F5
3 3 (50.00%) Riverbed
4 1 (16.67%) Juniper
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Splunk
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