Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 75 96
Rank change year-on-year -16 +21 -16
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 6 28 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.42% 1.69% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 2.04% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 3
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £450 £489
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -7.98% +63.00%
10th Percentile £289 £311 £298
90th Percentile £443 £663 £514
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £385 £446
% change year-on-year -9.09% -13.73% +62.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - £13.50 -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £14.41 -

Load Balancing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,184 1,375 1,214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 83.38% 83.08% 83.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 813 1,010 758
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £214 £228 £250
90th Percentile £563 £530 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 25 36
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -4.48% -4.29%
10th Percentile £10.77 £9.77 £10.60
90th Percentile £23.38 £48.95 £32.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -36.56% +38.89% -10.00%

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

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in Birmingham over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) VPN
2 4 (66.67%) F5
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) CCNP
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (50.00%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) MPLS
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) VoIP
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (33.33%) Fortinet
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (33.33%) Email Filtering
5 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (16.67%) Meru Networks
5 1 (16.67%) Network Security

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) VPN
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) MPLS
4 2 (33.33%) VoIP
5 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (16.67%) IPsec
5 1 (16.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Network Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) Email Filtering
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) F5
2 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Aruba
4 1 (16.67%) Brocade
4 1 (16.67%) Infoblox
4 1 (16.67%) Meru Networks