The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 97 90
Rank change year-on-year +18 -7  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 12 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.88% 0.28% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.34% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 1
Median daily rate £463 £360 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.47% +105.71%  
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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1097 1491 1168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.25% 82.70% 76.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 896 690
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 33
Median hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £15.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.87% +0.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.80 £23.00
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 Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in Manchester

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in Manchester

Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Balancing in Manchester

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 Manchester region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 12 (63.16%) Firewall
2 11 (57.89%) F5
3 9 (47.37%) OSPF
4 7 (36.84%) Linux
4 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
4 7 (36.84%) DNS
4 7 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (31.58%) Puppet
5 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
5 6 (31.58%) DevOps
5 6 (31.58%) Cisco
5 6 (31.58%) Juniper
5 6 (31.58%) Red Hat
5 6 (31.58%) Java
6 5 (26.32%) VPN
6 5 (26.32%) MPLS
6 5 (26.32%) CCNA
6 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (26.32%) IPsec
6 5 (26.32%) VLAN
7 4 (21.05%) BGP
7 4 (21.05%) VMware
7 4 (21.05%) CCNP
7 4 (21.05%) EIGRP
7 4 (21.05%) IGRP
7 4 (21.05%) NetScreen
7 4 (21.05%) LAN
7 4 (21.05%) WAN
7 4 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (5.26%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) Firewall
2 9 (47.37%) OSPF
3 7 (36.84%) DNS
3 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
4 5 (26.32%) IPsec
4 5 (26.32%) MPLS
4 5 (26.32%) VLAN
4 5 (26.32%) VPN
5 4 (21.05%) BGP
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (21.05%) EIGRP
5 4 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (21.05%) IGRP
5 4 (21.05%) LAN
5 4 (21.05%) NetScreen
5 4 (21.05%) Network Security
5 4 (21.05%) WAN
6 3 (15.79%) DHCP
7 2 (10.53%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
1 3 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (15.79%) Redis
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 3 (15.79%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
1 1 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Change Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Network Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Splunk Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Change Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
1 2 (10.53%) FMCG
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.26%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) CentOS
2 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Unix
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) DevOps
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
2 3 (15.79%) ETL
2 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
3 2 (10.53%) Change Control
3 2 (10.53%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) CRM
4 1 (5.26%) ERP
4 1 (5.26%) High Availability
4 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) Ruby
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) PHP
3 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) CCNA
1 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (21.05%) CCNP
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) MCSE
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Docker
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Flume
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Puppet
2 3 (15.79%) Ansible
2 3 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) F5
2 6 (31.58%) Cisco
2 6 (31.58%) Juniper
2 6 (31.58%) Red Hat
3 4 (21.05%) VMware
4 3 (15.79%) RightScale
5 2 (10.53%) Citrix
5 2 (10.53%) SAP
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.26%) NetApp
6 1 (5.26%) Splunk