Period
to 23 October 2018

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 6 months to 23 October 2018 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
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 97 124
Rank change year-on-year -16 +27 +14
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 22 32 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.92% 1.45% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.65% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 48 13
Leeds median daily rate £525 £535 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.87% +25.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £450 £429 £388
90th Percentile £575 £638 £565
West Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £535 £425
% change year-on-year -1.87% +25.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

Load Balancing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,129 1,943 2,438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 88.93% 87.92% 89.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,496 1,373 1,644
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £294
90th Percentile £575 £545 £565
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 22 38
Leeds median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +22.22% -0.70%
10th Percentile £12.10 £11.75 £10.20
90th Percentile £36.98 £28.97 £31.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.21 £14.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year +21.16% -2.07% -3.33%

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Load Balancing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 14 (63.64%) DevOps
2 13 (59.09%) Mentoring
3 12 (54.55%) Bash Shell
4 11 (50.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 11 (50.00%) Linux
4 11 (50.00%) DNS
5 9 (40.91%) Configuration Management
5 9 (40.91%) Finance
5 9 (40.91%) Confluence
5 9 (40.91%) JIRA
6 8 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (36.36%) F5
6 8 (36.36%) Coaching
6 8 (36.36%) Cisco
6 8 (36.36%) Public Cloud
7 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (31.82%) CCNP
7 7 (31.82%) OSPF
7 7 (31.82%) BGP
7 7 (31.82%) Firewall
7 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
7 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
8 6 (27.27%) Degree
8 6 (27.27%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (27.27%) Amazon S3
8 6 (27.27%) Auto-Scaling
8 6 (27.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (27.27%) CheckPoint
8 6 (27.27%) LAN

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 9 (40.91%) Confluence
2 4 (18.18%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 11 (50.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 8 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (27.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 6 (27.27%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (27.27%) Amazon S3
4 5 (22.73%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (22.73%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (22.73%) IaaS
4 5 (22.73%) PaaS
4 5 (22.73%) Route 53
4 5 (22.73%) SaaS
4 5 (22.73%) Serverless
4 5 (22.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (18.18%) Slack
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) DNS
2 7 (31.82%) BGP
2 7 (31.82%) Firewall
2 7 (31.82%) OSPF
3 6 (27.27%) HTTP
3 6 (27.27%) LAN
3 6 (27.27%) WAN
4 5 (22.73%) ICMP
4 5 (22.73%) MPLS
4 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
4 5 (22.73%) VPN
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (9.09%) Network Security
5 2 (9.09%) SSL
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (4.55%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 5 (22.73%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (40.91%) JIRA
3 5 (22.73%) GitLab
3 5 (22.73%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
4 4 (18.18%) SonarQube
5 2 (9.09%) Maven
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Network Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) Lead DevOps
3 6 (27.27%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 5 (22.73%) AWS DevOps
4 5 (22.73%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 5 (22.73%) AWS Engineer
4 5 (22.73%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (18.18%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Senior DevOps
6 3 (13.64%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Architect
7 2 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Network Architect
7 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Public Cloud
2 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
3 4 (18.18%) Clustering
4 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) DevOps
2 13 (59.09%) Mentoring
3 9 (40.91%) Configuration Management
4 8 (36.36%) Coaching
5 6 (27.27%) Auto-Scaling
6 5 (22.73%) Collaborative Working
6 5 (22.73%) Decision-Making
6 5 (22.73%) High Availability
6 5 (22.73%) ITIL
6 5 (22.73%) Microservices
6 5 (22.73%) Network Design
6 5 (22.73%) Open Source
6 5 (22.73%) Software Delivery
6 5 (22.73%) Translating Business Requirements
7 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (13.64%) Static Code Analysis
8 3 (13.64%) User Stories
9 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (9.09%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) Bash Shell
2 5 (22.73%) Python
3 4 (18.18%) Perl
4 3 (13.64%) Java
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) PHP
5 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.55%) Ruby
5 1 (4.55%) SQL
5 1 (4.55%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) CCNP
1 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) Degree
3 5 (22.73%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (18.18%) CCIE
5 3 (13.64%) CCNA
6 1 (4.55%) CCSA
6 1 (4.55%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Docker
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Ansible
1 5 (22.73%) Puppet
1 5 (22.73%) Terraform
2 1 (4.55%) ArcSight ESM
2 1 (4.55%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.55%) Packer
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Cisco
1 8 (36.36%) F5
2 6 (27.27%) CheckPoint
3 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.64%) Splunk
5 2 (9.09%) AppDynamics
5 2 (9.09%) MuleSoft
5 2 (9.09%) VMware
6 1 (4.55%) ArcSight
6 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.55%) Dell
6 1 (4.55%) EMC
6 1 (4.55%) Infoblox
6 1 (4.55%) Mercator
6 1 (4.55%) NetApp