The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 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
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 52 71
Rank change year-on-year -1 +19  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 2 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.34% 1.68% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 2.10% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 9
Median daily rate - £340 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14%  
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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 473 477 624
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 79.90% 80.17% 79.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 1180 1045
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £313 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 53 121
Median hourly rate £19.19 £37.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.13% +57.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings citing Load Balancing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for Load Balancing in Cambridgeshire

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in Cambridgeshire

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Cambridge -5 1 - - 1
Huntingdon - 1 - - 1
Load Balancing
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) JBoss
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Java EE
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (57.14%) Defect Management
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 3 (42.86%) GDPR
3 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 3 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (42.86%) Data Quality
3 3 (42.86%) Data Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (28.57%) VPN

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 4 (57.14%) JBoss
2 3 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Network Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Environment Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Test Environment Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Security Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Security Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) AS400
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 1 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Defect Management
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Data Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
2 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Conflict Management
4 1 (14.29%) Decision Quality
4 1 (14.29%) Information Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) Data Quality
1 3 (42.86%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) AlgoSec
2 1 (14.29%) Brocade
2 1 (14.29%) F5
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Temenos
2 1 (14.29%) Tufin