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 27 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.

Load Balancing
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 93 93
Rank change year-on-year +8 0  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 7 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.53% 0.61% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.73% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
Median daily rate £315 £338 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +92.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £175.00
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 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 1062 1501 1284
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 81.01% 83.62% 78.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 683 907 687
Median daily rate £388 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £292 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 26
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.14% +54.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.10 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in Manchester over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in Manchester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Balancing in Manchester

Load Balancing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 14 (70.00%) Firewall
2 12 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (55.00%) F5
4 10 (50.00%) OSPF
5 9 (45.00%) DNS
5 9 (45.00%) CCNP
6 8 (40.00%) Linux
6 8 (40.00%) Cisco
7 7 (35.00%) BGP
7 7 (35.00%) Juniper
7 7 (35.00%) EIGRP
7 7 (35.00%) IGRP
7 7 (35.00%) NetScreen
7 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
7 7 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (35.00%) Puppet
7 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
7 7 (35.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (35.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (35.00%) DevOps
8 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
9 5 (25.00%) CCIE
9 5 (25.00%) WAN
9 5 (25.00%) LAN
9 5 (25.00%) Java
9 5 (25.00%) Network Security
10 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (20.00%) VMware
10 4 (20.00%) DHCP
10 4 (20.00%) CCNA

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 (5.00%) Apache
1 1 (5.00%) nginx
1 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) Firewall
2 10 (50.00%) OSPF
3 9 (45.00%) DNS
4 7 (35.00%) BGP
4 7 (35.00%) EIGRP
4 7 (35.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 7 (35.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (35.00%) IGRP
4 7 (35.00%) NetScreen
4 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (25.00%) LAN
5 5 (25.00%) Network Security
5 5 (25.00%) WAN
6 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (20.00%) DHCP
7 3 (15.00%) VLAN
8 2 (10.00%) IPsec
8 2 (10.00%) MPLS
8 2 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (15.00%) Redis
1 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (15.00%) Subversion
3 1 (5.00%) Maven
3 1 (5.00%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Network Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Change Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Data Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Data Migration Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Migration Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Data Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) CentOS
2 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Android
3 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.00%) Solaris
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
3 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) DevOps
2 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (15.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Network Architecture
3 2 (10.00%) Network Design
3 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) ETL
4 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (45.00%) CCNP
3 5 (25.00%) CCIE
4 4 (20.00%) CCNA
5 3 (15.00%) CCDP
6 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Docker
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) Puppet
2 3 (15.00%) Ansible
2 3 (15.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (5.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) F5
2 8 (40.00%) Cisco
3 7 (35.00%) Juniper
4 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (20.00%) VMware
6 3 (15.00%) RightScale
7 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.00%) CyberArk
7 1 (5.00%) Forcepoint
7 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
7 1 (5.00%) LogRhythm
7 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto