The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 22 June 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
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 52 83
Rank change year-on-year -32 +31  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 4 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.39% 2.30% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 2.71% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 1
Median daily rate £500 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.00% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +66.66% -2.50%  

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 828 812 998
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 81.66% 84.76% 81.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 446 518
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 25
Median hourly rate £29.00 £12.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.66% -57.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £10.24 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in Buckinghamshire

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in Buckinghamshire

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -24 3 £450 -14.38% 2
Marlow - 1 £775 -
Load Balancing
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 10 (83.33%) Cisco
2 9 (75.00%) F5
3 8 (66.67%) CCNP
3 8 (66.67%) CCNA
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (58.33%) WAN
4 7 (58.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 6 (50.00%) VPN
6 5 (41.67%) FCoE
6 5 (41.67%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (41.67%) OSPF
6 5 (41.67%) BGP
6 5 (41.67%) EIGRP
7 4 (33.33%) Juniper
8 3 (25.00%) Aruba
8 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
8 3 (25.00%) Firewall
8 3 (25.00%) Wireless
9 2 (16.67%) Avaya
9 2 (16.67%) Python
9 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
9 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (16.67%) Retail
9 2 (16.67%) DevOps
9 2 (16.67%) High Availability
10 1 (8.33%) Proactive Monitoring

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 (8.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (8.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 1 (8.33%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (58.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 7 (58.33%) WAN
3 6 (50.00%) VPN
4 5 (41.67%) BGP
4 5 (41.67%) EIGRP
4 5 (41.67%) FCoE
4 5 (41.67%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (41.67%) OSPF
5 3 (25.00%) Firewall
5 3 (25.00%) Wireless
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (8.33%) DHCP
7 1 (8.33%) DNS
7 1 (8.33%) LAN
7 1 (8.33%) MPLS
7 1 (8.33%) PBX
7 1 (8.33%) SSL
7 1 (8.33%) VLAN
7 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Principal Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Juniper Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) AWS Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Data Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Design Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Engineering Manager
4 1 (8.33%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Network Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Clustering
1 1 (8.33%) IVR
1 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (16.67%) DevOps
1 2 (16.67%) High Availability
2 1 (8.33%) Business Development
2 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (8.33%) Line Management
2 1 (8.33%) Network Design
2 1 (8.33%) Proactive Monitoring
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) Perl
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) CCNA
1 8 (66.67%) CCNP
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Ansible
1 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
1 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
1 1 (8.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Cisco
2 9 (75.00%) F5
3 4 (33.33%) Juniper
4 3 (25.00%) Aruba
4 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (16.67%) Avaya
6 1 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow