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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Balancing
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 38 56 -
Rank change year-on-year +18 -  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.89% 0.96% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Median daily rate £375 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +43.33%  

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 293 359 199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 86.69% 86.09% 78.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 257 147
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 11
Median hourly rate £26.00 £13.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -22.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £19.63 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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

Load Balancing
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
1 4 (80.00%) SLA
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) CCIP
1 4 (80.00%) CCDP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (80.00%) Service Delivery
1 4 (80.00%) Wireless
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (80.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Python

Load Balancing
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
1 4 (80.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCDP
1 4 (80.00%) CCIP
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) VMware