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 26 June 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 55 64
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 0 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire - 0.31% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.39% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 10
Median daily rate - £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 510 507 706
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 80.82% 78.60% 78.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 268 364
Median daily rate £425 £425 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 17 60
Median hourly rate £17.77 £25.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.92% -23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Balancing in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 3 (60.00%) WAN
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Clustering
3 1 (20.00%) WMI
3 1 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) DFS Replication
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (20.00%) FCoE
3 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) SNMP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA

Load Balancing
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) BGP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (20.00%) FCoE
3 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (20.00%) OSPF
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) SNMP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) DFS Replication
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) F5
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Juniper
1 1 (20.00%) Remedy
1 1 (20.00%) VMware