The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 24 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 90 90
Rank change year-on-year +9 0  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 9 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.83% 1.40% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 1.57% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 10
Median daily rate £430 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +10.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £354 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £461 £420
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 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +66.66% -2.50%  

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 Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 957 1337 1318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 88.45% 89.01% 86.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 949 974
Median daily rate £403 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £555 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 22
Median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -12.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £9.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.34 £170.00 £175.00
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 Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in Leeds

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in Leeds over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) F5
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) CCNP
3 5 (33.33%) Java
3 5 (33.33%) Linux
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (33.33%) Firewall
3 5 (33.33%) Migration
4 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 4 (26.67%) BT
4 4 (26.67%) BGP
4 4 (26.67%) EIGRP
4 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (26.67%) LDAP
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle
4 4 (26.67%) HP
4 4 (26.67%) NetApp
4 4 (26.67%) IBM
4 4 (26.67%) VLAN
4 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
4 4 (26.67%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 3 (20.00%) Infoblox
5 3 (20.00%) NAS
5 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 3 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (13.33%) Apache
2 2 (13.33%) Confluence
2 2 (13.33%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Slack
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) BGP
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (26.67%) EIGRP
2 4 (26.67%) LDAP
2 4 (26.67%) VLAN
3 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 3 (20.00%) DWDM
3 3 (20.00%) MPLS
3 3 (20.00%) NAS
3 3 (20.00%) WAN
4 2 (13.33%) HTTP
4 2 (13.33%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (6.67%) DMZ
5 1 (6.67%) OpenFlow
5 1 (6.67%) TACACS
5 1 (6.67%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (13.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
1 2 (13.33%) SonarQube
2 1 (6.67%) JMeter
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior DevOps
4 2 (13.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Network Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Network Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Portal Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) LAPP Stack
1 2 (13.33%) Node.js
2 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (13.33%) Clustering
3 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (13.33%) NHS
4 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
4 1 (6.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.67%) AIX
3 1 (6.67%) CentOS
3 1 (6.67%) Solaris
3 1 (6.67%) SUSE
3 1 (6.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (20.00%) Converged Infrastructure
3 3 (20.00%) DevOps
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Network Design
3 3 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (13.33%) Kanban
4 2 (13.33%) Microservices
4 2 (13.33%) Open Source
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) SFIA
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (13.33%) Static Code Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Service Design
5 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (13.33%) PHP
4 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (6.67%) C
5 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) CCNP
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.67%) CCIE
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) Docker
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) KVM
3 1 (6.67%) ProxySG
3 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (20.00%) Puppet
2 2 (13.33%) Kubernetes
2 2 (13.33%) Rancher
3 1 (6.67%) Nagios
3 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
3 1 (6.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco
1 6 (40.00%) F5
2 4 (26.67%) BT
2 4 (26.67%) HP
2 4 (26.67%) IBM
2 4 (26.67%) NetApp
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) EMC
3 3 (20.00%) Infoblox
4 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
4 1 (6.67%) Dell
4 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
4 1 (6.67%) Hitachi
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Nokia
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.67%) Splunk
4 1 (6.67%) Sun
4 1 (6.67%) Veritas