Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 77 106
Rank change year-on-year -15 +29 -28
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 8 18 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.56% 1.18% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 1.43% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 1
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £320 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.19% +21.90% -16.67%
10th Percentile £289 £307 £256
90th Percentile £443 £475 £269
West Midlands median daily rate £300 £360 £400
% change year-on-year -16.67% -10.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.41 -
% change year-on-year +4.13% - -

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 1,187 1,255 1,300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 82.66% 82.57% 83.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 811 910 845
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £238 £250
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 17 31
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £10.60
90th Percentile £23.60 £47.45 £36.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £24.98 £17.50
% change year-on-year -39.95% +42.74% -16.67%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 8 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (75.00%) VPN
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 5 (62.50%) WAN
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) LAN
4 4 (50.00%) MPLS
4 4 (50.00%) VoIP
4 4 (50.00%) F5
5 3 (37.50%) Network Security
5 3 (37.50%) Wireless
5 3 (37.50%) CCNP
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
5 3 (37.50%) DNS
6 2 (25.00%) SSL
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) FTP
6 2 (25.00%) Kerberos
6 2 (25.00%) LDAP
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) Unix
6 2 (25.00%) Internet
6 2 (25.00%) Change Management
6 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (25.00%) Postfix
6 2 (25.00%) Fortinet

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 (12.50%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (75.00%) VPN
3 5 (62.50%) WAN
4 4 (50.00%) LAN
4 4 (50.00%) MPLS
4 4 (50.00%) VoIP
5 3 (37.50%) DNS
5 3 (37.50%) Network Security
5 3 (37.50%) Wireless
6 2 (25.00%) Asterisk PBX
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (25.00%) FTP
6 2 (25.00%) Internet
6 2 (25.00%) Kerberos
6 2 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (25.00%) SSL
6 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (12.50%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) LDAP
2 1 (12.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) PKI
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Change Control
1 2 (25.00%) Change Management
1 2 (25.00%) Email Filtering
1 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) IT Strategy
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
2 1 (12.50%) Line Management
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security Management
2 1 (12.50%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CCNP
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) iptables
1 2 (25.00%) Postfix
1 2 (25.00%) Samba
1 2 (25.00%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (12.50%) Nessus
1 1 (12.50%) Nmap
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) F5
3 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Aruba
5 1 (12.50%) Brocade
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) Infoblox
5 1 (12.50%) Meru Networks
5 1 (12.50%) NEC