Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 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
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 133 140
Rank change year-on-year +13 +7 -14
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 19 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.65% 0.67% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.80% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 16
Manchester median daily rate £505 £538 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.05% +50.88% -1.72%
10th Percentile £290 £419 £262
90th Percentile £850 £650 £550
North West median daily rate £535 £498 £400
% change year-on-year +7.54% +24.38% +25.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £30.19

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 2382 2876 3135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.83% 84.24% 81.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1551 1822 1858
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +9.97%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £235
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 54 78
Manchester median hourly rate £18.00 £15.38 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.07% -19.08% +26.67%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.13 £11.86
90th Percentile £45.90 £42.63 £42.00
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £22.85 £30.15
% change year-on-year +9.43% -24.23% +72.29%

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 12 December 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

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 12 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheadle - 1 £850 -
Stockport - 1 £850 -
Load Balancing
North West

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 13 (68.42%) Firewall
2 10 (52.63%) Windows
3 8 (42.11%) Python
3 8 (42.11%) Big Data
4 7 (36.84%) Linux
4 7 (36.84%) Unix
4 7 (36.84%) Banking
5 6 (31.58%) SSH
5 6 (31.58%) VLAN
5 6 (31.58%) Bash Shell
5 6 (31.58%) Splunk
5 6 (31.58%) Kafka
5 6 (31.58%) Apache Flume
5 6 (31.58%) Cisco
5 6 (31.58%) SNMP
5 6 (31.58%) Mainframe
5 6 (31.58%) Apache Pig
6 5 (26.32%) Citrix
7 4 (21.05%) Juniper
7 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (21.05%) Network Design
8 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
8 3 (15.79%) NetScaler
8 3 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (15.79%) Network Security
8 3 (15.79%) Change Management
8 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (15.79%) F5
8 3 (15.79%) MPLS
8 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP

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 6 (31.58%) Apache Pig
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.26%) Confluence
2 1 (5.26%) EPiServer
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) JBoss
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon Kinesis
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon S3
2 2 (10.53%) CloudFront
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) Firewall
2 6 (31.58%) SNMP
2 6 (31.58%) SSH
2 6 (31.58%) VLAN
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (15.79%) DNS
3 3 (15.79%) MPLS
3 3 (15.79%) NetScaler
3 3 (15.79%) Network Security
3 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.79%) VPN
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (10.53%) DHCP
4 2 (10.53%) Internet
4 2 (10.53%) Junos
4 2 (10.53%) SSL
4 2 (10.53%) WAAS
5 1 (5.26%) IPsec
5 1 (5.26%) OSPF
5 1 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) Big Data
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (10.53%) Flink
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.53%) JUnit
2 2 (10.53%) Maven
3 1 (5.26%) Bitbucket
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 7 (36.84%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Network Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Splunk Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Network Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Lead Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Security Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Network Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) Kafka
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
2 2 (10.53%) Middleware
2 2 (10.53%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (10.53%) Sinatra
2 2 (10.53%) Spring
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (5.26%) J2EE
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Mainframe
2 2 (10.53%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (10.53%) FMCG
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Linux
2 7 (36.84%) Unix
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Network Design
2 3 (15.79%) Change Management
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (10.53%) Analytics
3 2 (10.53%) Change Control
3 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (10.53%) Data Analytics
3 2 (10.53%) DevOps
3 2 (10.53%) Machine Learning
3 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Service Management
3 2 (10.53%) SIEM
3 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Cash Management
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.26%) Kanban
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) Python
2 6 (31.58%) Bash Shell
3 3 (15.79%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) Ruby
5 1 (5.26%) C
5 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) CCNA
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (10.53%) CISSP
1 2 (10.53%) MCP
1 2 (10.53%) MCSA
1 2 (10.53%) MCSE
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Apache Flume
2 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) ProxySG
3 1 (5.26%) Docker
3 1 (5.26%) ISA Server
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
1 1 (5.26%) Salt
1 1 (5.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco
1 6 (31.58%) Splunk
2 5 (26.32%) Citrix
3 4 (21.05%) Juniper
4 3 (15.79%) F5
5 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat
5 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.53%) Palo Alto
5 2 (10.53%) SAP
6 1 (5.26%) Atlassian
6 1 (5.26%) BEA
6 1 (5.26%) IBM
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.26%) MuleSoft
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.26%) TIBCO
6 1 (5.26%) WSO2