The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 29 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.

Load Balancing
Scotland / Glasgow
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 54 67
Rank change year-on-year -2 +13  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.19% 0.86% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 1.02% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £400 £400 -
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 Glasgow with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 450 489 712
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 85.23% 83.88% 84.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 272 417
Median daily rate £365 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 20
Median hourly rate £17.36 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.15% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.33 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.38 £32.50 £68.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 Glasgow

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 29 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) KVM
2 1 (33.33%) Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (33.33%) Sun
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) iPlanet
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) SUSE
2 1 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (33.33%) PlateSpin
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (33.33%) Perl

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) iPlanet
1 1 (33.33%) JBoss
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (33.33%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) DBA
1 1 (33.33%) MongoDB DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Network Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Security Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) AIX
1 1 (33.33%) HPUX
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Solaris
1 1 (33.33%) SUSE
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) High Availability
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) KVM
1 1 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) PlateSpin
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Sun
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas
2 1 (33.33%) VMware