The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Balancing
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 49 51 60
Rank change year-on-year +2 +9  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 5 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.81% 1.17% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 1.53% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Median daily rate £375 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £360 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £570 £475
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 483 522 531
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 78.28% 76.20% 76.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 277 276
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £302 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £558 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 30
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +130.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £9.16 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £37.70
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 Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in Hertfordshire

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in Hertfordshire

Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Balancing in Hertfordshire

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Stevenage - 2 £306 -
Welwyn Garden City -5 1 £450 -25.00%
Hatfield -12 1 £375 -25.00% 1
Load Balancing
East of England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) IBM
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (33.33%) WAN
3 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 4 (33.33%) Middleware
3 4 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) Software Architecture
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (25.00%) Tivoli
4 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (25.00%) IIS
4 3 (25.00%) Web Services
4 3 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) J2EE
4 3 (25.00%) AIX

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (25.00%) Apache
2 3 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (25.00%) IIS
2 3 (25.00%) JBoss
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
1 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 4 (33.33%) WAN
2 3 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) FTP
2 3 (25.00%) HTTP
2 3 (25.00%) LDAP
2 3 (25.00%) SSL
3 2 (16.67%) LAN
3 2 (16.67%) SAN
4 1 (8.33%) BGP
4 1 (8.33%) EIGRP
4 1 (8.33%) FCoE
4 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (8.33%) IPsec
4 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security
4 1 (8.33%) OSPF
4 1 (8.33%) SNMP
4 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
1 3 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Network Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Network Technical Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Middleware
2 3 (25.00%) J2EE
2 3 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (8.33%) REST
3 1 (8.33%) SOAP
3 1 (8.33%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) AIX
4 1 (8.33%) CentOS
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Solaris
4 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
4 1 (8.33%) Unix
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Software Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) Business Activity Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) Line Management
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (8.33%) Product Management
4 1 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (8.33%) SOA
4 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 3 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (16.67%) vSphere
2 1 (8.33%) DFS Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) IBM
2 4 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) F5
3 2 (16.67%) Juniper
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) EqualLogic
4 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto
4 1 (8.33%) Remedy