Period
to 26 July 2017

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 6 months to 26 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 96 74
Rank change year-on-year +28 -22 +11
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 21 22 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.70% 1.17% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 1.38% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 29
Cheshire median daily rate £535 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.88% +6.25% +20.30%
10th Percentile £381 £235 £319
90th Percentile £575 £715 £456
North West median daily rate £513 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +20.59% +6.25% +20.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £65.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £65.00 - £49.50

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 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 1031 1599 1653
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.41% 85.28% 86.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 726 1093 1014
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £422 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.21% +5.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £281
90th Percentile £525 £575 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 39 68
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £18.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.43% -4.19% -36.47%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £44.95 £43.75
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £29.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +19.66% +6.36% +23.94%

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 6 months to 26 July 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 6 months to 26 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +40 10 £535 -23.57% 1
Chester +15 4 £393 +18.49%
Runcorn - 1 £375 -
Load Balancing
North West

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 10 (47.62%) Cisco
2 9 (42.86%) VPN
3 8 (38.10%) DNS
4 7 (33.33%) HTTP
4 7 (33.33%) MySQL
4 7 (33.33%) ITIL
4 7 (33.33%) Linux
4 7 (33.33%) Python
4 7 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 7 (33.33%) Firewall
4 7 (33.33%) Scrum
4 7 (33.33%) Clustering
4 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (33.33%) Xen
4 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 7 (33.33%) JIRA
4 7 (33.33%) QA
4 7 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (33.33%) Kanban
4 7 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 7 (33.33%) nginx
4 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 7 (33.33%) Confluence
4 7 (33.33%) Puppet
4 7 (33.33%) MongoDB
4 7 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra

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 7 (33.33%) Confluence
1 7 (33.33%) nginx
2 3 (14.29%) IIS
2 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (33.33%) Slack
2 5 (23.81%) Office 365
3 3 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (14.29%) OneDrive
3 3 (14.29%) Yammer
4 2 (9.52%) IaaS
4 2 (9.52%) PaaS
4 2 (9.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) VPN
2 8 (38.10%) DNS
3 7 (33.33%) Firewall
3 7 (33.33%) HTTP
4 4 (19.05%) BGP
4 4 (19.05%) EIGRP
4 4 (19.05%) LAN
4 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
4 4 (19.05%) WAN
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (14.29%) NetScaler
5 3 (14.29%) OSPF
6 2 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (9.52%) Wireless
7 1 (4.76%) MPLS
7 1 (4.76%) NAS
7 1 (4.76%) PSTN
7 1 (4.76%) SAN
7 1 (4.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 7 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 7 (33.33%) MySQL
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 7 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 7 (33.33%) JIRA
1 7 (33.33%) SonarQube
General
1 1 (4.76%) Banking
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
1 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 7 (33.33%) Senior DevOps
1 7 (33.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Citrix Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 3 (14.29%) Network Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Network Support
4 3 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) SharePoint Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 3 (14.29%) Ajax
2 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 3 (14.29%) CSS
2 3 (14.29%) CSS3
2 3 (14.29%) HTML
2 3 (14.29%) HTML5
2 3 (14.29%) JSON
2 3 (14.29%) SAML
2 3 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (14.29%) WAP
2 3 (14.29%) Web Services
2 3 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (4.76%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Clustering
2 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 3 (14.29%) Public Cloud
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.76%) EMC VNX
4 1 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Linux
1 7 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (33.33%) Coaching
1 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 7 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
1 7 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (33.33%) DevOps
1 7 (33.33%) ITIL
1 7 (33.33%) Kanban
1 7 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 7 (33.33%) Microservices
1 7 (33.33%) Scrum
1 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 7 (33.33%) Static Code Analysis
1 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (23.81%) Network Design
3 4 (19.05%) High Availability
4 3 (14.29%) Change Management
4 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 7 (33.33%) Python
1 7 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 3 (14.29%) C#
3 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) CCNP
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) QA
2 3 (14.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Docker
1 7 (33.33%) Xen
2 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
3 3 (14.29%) UAG
4 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) Kubernetes
1 7 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (33.33%) Puppet
1 7 (33.33%) Rancher
2 1 (4.76%) BladeLogic
2 1 (4.76%) vCenter Server
2 1 (4.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Cisco
2 6 (28.57%) CheckPoint
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) Citrix
4 3 (14.29%) Fortinet
5 2 (9.52%) EMC
5 2 (9.52%) VMware
6 1 (4.76%) 3PAR
6 1 (4.76%) BMC
6 1 (4.76%) Dell
6 1 (4.76%) Dell Compellent
6 1 (4.76%) EqualLogic
6 1 (4.76%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) Juniper
6 1 (4.76%) NetApp
6 1 (4.76%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.76%) Veeam