The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 24 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 Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 38 42
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.87% 0.35% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 0.45% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Median daily rate £280 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.33% -  
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 Cardiff with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 285 224 280
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 88.79% 77.51% 83.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 168 222
Median daily rate £360 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.09% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £245 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 11
Median hourly rate £16.28 £19.63 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.04% +26.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £35.00 £19.35
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 Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 Cardiff

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 7 (77.78%) WAN
1 7 (77.78%) LAN
2 6 (66.67%) Citrix
2 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 6 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 6 (66.67%) XenApp
2 6 (66.67%) NetScaler
3 5 (55.56%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (44.44%) ITIL
4 4 (44.44%) XenServer
4 4 (44.44%) CCAA
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (33.33%) Degree
5 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 3 (33.33%) F5
5 3 (33.33%) CCA
5 3 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (33.33%) Wireless
5 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (33.33%) NHS
5 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 3 (33.33%) POP3
5 3 (33.33%) SMTP
5 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 3 (33.33%) SLA
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco
5 3 (33.33%) CCNP
5 3 (33.33%) CCIP

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) LAN
1 7 (77.78%) WAN
2 6 (66.67%) NetScaler
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (33.33%) POP3
3 3 (33.33%) SMTP
3 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (33.33%) Wireless
4 1 (11.11%) SMS
General
1 2 (22.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Citrix Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Support
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Citrix Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Support
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 3 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) Information Governance
3 2 (22.22%) ITSM
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (44.44%) CCAA
3 3 (33.33%) CCA
3 3 (33.33%) CCDP
3 3 (33.33%) CCIP
3 3 (33.33%) CCNP
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 3 (33.33%) ISEB
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 6 (66.67%) XenApp
2 4 (44.44%) XenServer
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Citrix
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) F5