The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 27 April 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 78 61
Rank change year-on-year +27 -17  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 5 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.89% 1.18% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.38% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 11
Median daily rate £456 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.92% +0.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 - -
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 Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 464 942 862
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 82.42% 85.25% 86.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 643 544
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 38
Median hourly rate £43.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.87% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in Cheshire

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in Cheshire over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in Cheshire

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Warrington +44 3 - -
Chester +8 2 £456 +82.50%
Load Balancing
North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 4 (66.67%) VPN
2 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (50.00%) Public Cloud
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (33.33%) SaaS
4 2 (33.33%) PaaS
4 2 (33.33%) Capacity Management
4 2 (33.33%) IaaS
4 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) Network Design
4 2 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (33.33%) BGP
4 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (16.67%) vCenter Server
5 1 (16.67%) Network Packet Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) vRealize
5 1 (16.67%) Private Cloud

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (16.67%) JBoss
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (33.33%) IaaS
2 2 (33.33%) PaaS
2 2 (33.33%) SaaS
3 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) VPN
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) BGP
4 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
4 2 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (16.67%) HTTP
5 1 (16.67%) MPLS
5 1 (16.67%) NAS
5 1 (16.67%) OSPF
5 1 (16.67%) PSTN
5 1 (16.67%) SAN
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) VLAN
5 1 (16.67%) VoIP
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Azure Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Network Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) SaaS Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Flash
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
1 1 (16.67%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (50.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) EMC VNX
3 1 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (16.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Capacity Management
1 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) Network Packet Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) SIEM
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) BladeLogic
1 1 (16.67%) vCenter Server
1 1 (16.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) 3PAR
3 1 (16.67%) BMC
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (16.67%) VMware