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 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
Rank 83 89 86
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 6 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.58% 0.63% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.74% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 5
Median daily rate £514 £394 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.62% +21.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £350 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £427 £405
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 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 877 1216 1005
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 85.06% 85.27% 87.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 864 672
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 16
Median hourly rate £14.93 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.84% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £10.20 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.46 £35.00
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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

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 Leeds region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 12 (54.55%) Linux
2 11 (50.00%) Java
2 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (40.91%) PHP
3 9 (40.91%) Apache
3 9 (40.91%) Tomcat
3 9 (40.91%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (40.91%) Performance Testing
3 9 (40.91%) OpenLDAP
3 9 (40.91%) Redis
3 9 (40.91%) Docker
3 9 (40.91%) LAPP Stack
4 8 (36.36%) F5
4 8 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (36.36%) Open Source
5 7 (31.82%) JMeter
5 7 (31.82%) Cisco
5 7 (31.82%) NHS
5 7 (31.82%) Nagios
5 7 (31.82%) Migration
5 7 (31.82%) Splunk
5 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
6 6 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (27.27%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
6 6 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft

Load Balancing
Top Related 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 9 (40.91%) Apache
1 9 (40.91%) Tomcat
2 2 (9.09%) Confluence
2 2 (9.09%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (9.09%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) OpenLDAP
2 6 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (22.73%) Firewall
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (18.18%) FCoE
4 4 (18.18%) NetScaler
4 4 (18.18%) NX-OS
5 3 (13.64%) Network Security
6 2 (9.09%) BGP
6 2 (9.09%) EIGRP
6 2 (9.09%) HTTP
7 1 (4.55%) DHCP
7 1 (4.55%) DNS
7 1 (4.55%) DWDM
7 1 (4.55%) MPLS
7 1 (4.55%) TACACS
7 1 (4.55%) VLAN
7 1 (4.55%) VPLS
7 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (40.91%) Redis
2 2 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) JMeter
2 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 2 (9.09%) JIRA
3 2 (9.09%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Architect
2 8 (36.36%) Technical Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Network Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Network Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Network Design Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Senior DevOps
5 2 (9.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Network Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Network Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (9.09%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
1 7 (31.82%) NHS
2 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (9.09%) Clustering
3 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.55%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.55%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Performance Testing
3 8 (36.36%) Open Source
4 7 (31.82%) Migration
5 6 (27.27%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (18.18%) High Availability
7 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
7 3 (13.64%) DevOps
7 3 (13.64%) Network Design
8 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (9.09%) Kanban
8 2 (9.09%) Microservices
8 2 (9.09%) Scrum
8 2 (9.09%) SFIA
8 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
8 2 (9.09%) Static Code Analysis
9 1 (4.55%) Data Architecture
9 1 (4.55%) Data Integration
9 1 (4.55%) Health Informatics
9 1 (4.55%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) Java
1 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (40.91%) PHP
3 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 2 (9.09%) Python
3 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (9.09%) CCNP
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.55%) CCIE
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.55%) GPG13
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) Docker
2 1 (4.55%) Firmware
2 1 (4.55%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) Nagios
2 3 (13.64%) Puppet
3 2 (9.09%) Kubernetes
3 2 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (9.09%) Rancher
4 1 (4.55%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) F5
2 7 (31.82%) Cisco
2 7 (31.82%) Splunk
3 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
3 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 5 (22.73%) VMware
4 4 (18.18%) Brocade
5 2 (9.09%) BT
5 2 (9.09%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.55%) ArcSight
6 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.55%) CyberArk
6 1 (4.55%) LogRhythm
6 1 (4.55%) Nokia
6 1 (4.55%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.55%) RightScale