Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 88 94
Rank change year-on-year +19 +6 -17
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 15 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.21% 0.69% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 0.81% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 16
Cheshire median daily rate £488 £450 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +7.46% +34.00%
10th Percentile £336 £411 £344
90th Percentile £636 £530 £481
North West median daily rate £535 £520 £400
% change year-on-year +2.88% +30.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £30.19

Load Balancing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,033 1,108 1,679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.24% 85.03% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 755 803 1,130
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £258 £235 £270
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
North West median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.88% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 33 54
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £19.66 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.36% +10.64% -6.47%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £37.50 £38.47 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £21.60 £23.30 £32.50
% change year-on-year -7.29% -28.32% +71.05%

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018. 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 - 7 £550 - 1
Macclesfield - 3 £500 -
Chester +3 2 £350 -27.84%
Runcorn - 1 £375 -
Load Balancing
North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 8 (53.33%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Network Design
2 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (33.33%) Migration
3 5 (33.33%) Network Security
3 5 (33.33%) CCNP
3 5 (33.33%) WAN
3 5 (33.33%) LAN
3 5 (33.33%) BGP
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
4 4 (26.67%) Wireless
4 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 4 (26.67%) Python
4 4 (26.67%) HTTP
4 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
4 4 (26.67%) nginx
4 4 (26.67%) JIRA
4 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 4 (26.67%) Clustering
4 4 (26.67%) SonarQube
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
4 4 (26.67%) Docker
4 4 (26.67%) DevOps
4 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (26.67%) Coaching
4 4 (26.67%) Microservices

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 4 (26.67%) Confluence
1 4 (26.67%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) EngageOne
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Slack
2 3 (20.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) Firewall
2 5 (33.33%) BGP
2 5 (33.33%) LAN
2 5 (33.33%) Network Security
2 5 (33.33%) WAN
3 4 (26.67%) HTTP
3 4 (26.67%) Wireless
4 3 (20.00%) BIG-IP
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (20.00%) OSPF
4 3 (20.00%) WLAN
5 2 (13.33%) EIGRP
5 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
5 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (13.33%) VoIP
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (26.67%) JIRA
1 4 (26.67%) SonarQube
2 3 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (13.33%) Back Office
1 2 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Consultant
3 4 (26.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 4 (26.67%) Senior DevOps
3 4 (26.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Linux Scripter
4 2 (13.33%) Network Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Network Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) WAN Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (26.67%) Clustering
3 3 (20.00%) Public Cloud
4 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
1 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Network Design
2 5 (33.33%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) Coaching
3 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
3 4 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (26.67%) DevOps
3 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
3 4 (26.67%) Microservices
3 4 (26.67%) Static Code Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Runbook
4 3 (20.00%) User Stories
5 2 (13.33%) Demand Generation
5 2 (13.33%) High Availability
5 2 (13.33%) Network Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.67%) Kanban
6 1 (6.67%) Presales
6 1 (6.67%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
1 4 (26.67%) Python
2 3 (20.00%) Perl
3 2 (13.33%) C
4 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) CCNP
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (20.00%) CCDP
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Docker
2 3 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Puppet
2 3 (20.00%) Ansible
2 3 (20.00%) Terraform
2 3 (20.00%) vCenter Server
3 1 (6.67%) Kubernetes
3 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.67%) Rancher
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (20.00%) F5
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) Dell
4 1 (6.67%) Dell Compellent
4 1 (6.67%) EMC
4 1 (6.67%) EqualLogic
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Veeam