Period
to 18 January 2019

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 6 months to 18 January 2019 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
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 124 130 130
Rank change year-on-year +6 0 +5
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 29 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.98% 0.42% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.51% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 10
Manchester median daily rate £425 £505 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.84% -10.22% +57.89%
10th Percentile £350 £290 £459
90th Percentile £613 £850 £650
North West median daily rate £425 £535 £520
% change year-on-year -20.56% +2.88% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West 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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,459 2,364 2,753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.96% 83.68% 86.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,583 1,537 1,734
Manchester median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £420 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 90 47
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +17.19% -36.00%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.75 £11.10
90th Percentile £33.53 £40.43 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £21.78 £22.42
% change year-on-year +8.59% -2.87% -25.63%

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 13 (44.83%) Cisco
2 12 (41.38%) Firewall
2 12 (41.38%) Network Security
2 12 (41.38%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (37.93%) Wi-Fi
3 11 (37.93%) F5
4 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (34.48%) WAN
4 10 (34.48%) SQL
4 10 (34.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (31.03%) CCNP
6 8 (27.59%) DNS
6 8 (27.59%) LAN
6 8 (27.59%) Citrix
7 7 (24.14%) Windows
7 7 (24.14%) IIS
7 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (24.14%) VMware
7 7 (24.14%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (24.14%) Palo Alto
8 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
8 6 (20.69%) NetScaler
8 6 (20.69%) Meraki
8 6 (20.69%) Network Design
8 6 (20.69%) BIG-IP
8 6 (20.69%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (20.69%) .NET
8 6 (20.69%) MySQL
8 6 (20.69%) DHCP
8 6 (20.69%) CCIE

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 7 (24.14%) IIS
2 2 (6.90%) CMS
2 2 (6.90%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.45%) Confluence
3 1 (3.45%) nginx
3 1 (3.45%) Umbraco
3 1 (3.45%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 12 (41.38%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (34.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (13.79%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (13.79%) Office 365
4 3 (10.34%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (10.34%) AWS OpsWorks
4 3 (10.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (3.45%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (41.38%) Firewall
1 12 (41.38%) Network Security
2 11 (37.93%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (34.48%) WAN
4 8 (27.59%) DNS
4 8 (27.59%) LAN
5 7 (24.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (20.69%) BGP
6 6 (20.69%) BIG-IP
6 6 (20.69%) DHCP
6 6 (20.69%) NetScaler
6 6 (20.69%) OSPF
7 5 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (17.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
8 4 (13.79%) Cisco Firepower
8 4 (13.79%) VPN
9 3 (10.34%) SAN
9 3 (10.34%) SSL
9 3 (10.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Artifactory
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.45%) GitLab
1 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
1 1 (3.45%) SonarQube
General
1 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Developer
1 6 (20.69%) Network Engineer
1 6 (20.69%) Network Security Engineer
1 6 (20.69%) Security Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) PHP Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Architect
4 3 (10.34%) AWS Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Site Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Site Reliability Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Lead Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Lead PHP Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Sitecore Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) .NET
2 5 (17.24%) 802.1X
3 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) Clustering
2 3 (10.34%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (6.90%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (6.90%) NHS
3 2 (6.90%) Replication
3 2 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.45%) PKI
4 1 (3.45%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.90%) Unix
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Network Design
1 6 (20.69%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.24%) DevOps
2 5 (17.24%) High Availability
2 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Management
2 5 (17.24%) Network Management
2 5 (17.24%) SFIA
3 4 (13.79%) Business Development
3 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (13.79%) Network Planning
3 4 (13.79%) Network Segmentation
3 4 (13.79%) Project Management
3 4 (13.79%) Server Virtualisation
4 3 (10.34%) Asset Management
4 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
4 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
4 3 (10.34%) OpenUP
4 3 (10.34%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) PHP
3 3 (10.34%) Ruby
4 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.90%) C#
4 2 (6.90%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (31.03%) CCNP
3 6 (20.69%) CCIE
4 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
4 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
5 4 (13.79%) CCDP
5 4 (13.79%) CCNA
6 3 (10.34%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (17.24%) Docker
3 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.90%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Forum Sentry
1 4 (13.79%) Kubernetes
1 4 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.90%) Ansible
2 2 (6.90%) FortiGate
2 2 (6.90%) Hyperic
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.45%) Puppet
3 1 (3.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Cisco
2 11 (37.93%) F5
3 8 (27.59%) Citrix
4 7 (24.14%) Palo Alto
4 7 (24.14%) VMware
5 6 (20.69%) Meraki
6 5 (17.24%) CheckPoint
6 5 (17.24%) Juniper
7 4 (13.79%) BMC
7 4 (13.79%) Infoblox
7 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
8 3 (10.34%) Splunk
9 2 (6.90%) Blue Coat
9 2 (6.90%) Fortinet
9 2 (6.90%) HP
9 2 (6.90%) NetApp
9 2 (6.90%) Oracle
9 2 (6.90%) Sitecore
9 2 (6.90%) SolarWinds
9 2 (6.90%) Symantec