Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 2019 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
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 79 82 81
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 +7
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 12 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.95% 1.37% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.62% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 5
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +17.24% -
10th Percentile £338 £275 £335
90th Percentile £411 £663 £514
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +2.94% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £13.75 -
% change year-on-year +81.82% - -

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 1,062 1,300 981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 84.35% 84.53% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 736 873 653
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 50 17
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.06 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.73% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £10.50 £8.39 £11.40
90th Percentile £44.25 £42.58 £32.90
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +29.03% -27.91% +18.54%

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 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 20 May 2019, 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 9 (75.00%) Cisco
1 9 (75.00%) Firewall
2 8 (66.67%) VPN
3 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint
3 7 (58.33%) IPsec
4 6 (50.00%) Fortinet
4 6 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 6 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 6 (50.00%) F5
4 6 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (41.67%) Migration
6 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 4 (33.33%) Network Virtualisation
7 3 (25.00%) MPLS
7 3 (25.00%) WAN
7 3 (25.00%) LAN
8 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
8 2 (16.67%) JDBC
8 2 (16.67%) ITIL
8 2 (16.67%) Unix
8 2 (16.67%) AIX
8 2 (16.67%) Solaris
8 2 (16.67%) Linux
8 2 (16.67%) JBoss
8 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
8 2 (16.67%) Change Management
8 2 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
8 2 (16.67%) Middleware
8 2 (16.67%) VoIP

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 2 (16.67%) JBoss
1 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
1 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) Firewall
2 8 (66.67%) VPN
3 7 (58.33%) IPsec
4 6 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 6 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (25.00%) LAN
5 3 (25.00%) MPLS
5 3 (25.00%) WAN
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (16.67%) Network Security
6 2 (16.67%) VoIP
7 1 (8.33%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (8.33%) HSRP
7 1 (8.33%) Multicast
7 1 (8.33%) PABX
7 1 (8.33%) SSL
7 1 (8.33%) VLAN
7 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (8.33%) Wireless
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Data Network Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Switch Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) JDBC
1 2 (16.67%) Middleware
1 2 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (8.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) AIX
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Solaris
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Migration
2 4 (33.33%) Network Virtualisation
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (16.67%) Robotic Process Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Management
4 1 (8.33%) Open Source
4 1 (8.33%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (16.67%) VMware NSX
2 1 (8.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint
3 6 (50.00%) F5
3 6 (50.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) NEC