Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 115 143
Rank change year-on-year -16 +28 -6
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 20 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.63% 0.82% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.00% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 5
Manchester median daily rate £550 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +6.67% +76.47%
10th Percentile £356 £324 £340
90th Percentile £613 £595 £665
North West median daily rate £550 £535 £450
% change year-on-year +2.80% +18.89% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £65.00 -

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 2,632 2,408 3,067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.87% 82.52% 84.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,684 1,481 1,883
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £245 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 78 60
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +17.19% -13.01%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.63 £10.95
90th Percentile £35.38 £45.90 £41.73
North West median hourly rate £22.18 £30.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year -26.06% +37.93% -26.82%

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 21 September 2018.

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 21 September 2018. 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
Salford - 4 £575 -
Load Balancing
North West

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 14 (70.00%) Firewall
2 12 (60.00%) Cisco
3 8 (40.00%) DNS
3 8 (40.00%) Linux
3 8 (40.00%) Network Security
3 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (30.00%) Puppet
4 6 (30.00%) F5
4 6 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (30.00%) DevOps
4 6 (30.00%) WAN
4 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (30.00%) VMware
5 5 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 5 (25.00%) CCIE
5 5 (25.00%) CCNP
5 5 (25.00%) HTTP
5 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (25.00%) LAN
5 5 (25.00%) Python
5 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
5 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (25.00%) nginx
5 5 (25.00%) Docker
5 5 (25.00%) Data Centre

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 5 (25.00%) nginx
2 3 (15.00%) Apache
3 2 (10.00%) Confluence
3 2 (10.00%) IIS
4 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (10.00%) Office 365
3 2 (10.00%) Slack
4 1 (5.00%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) Firewall
2 8 (40.00%) DNS
2 8 (40.00%) Network Security
3 6 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (30.00%) WAN
3 6 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (25.00%) HTTP
4 5 (25.00%) LAN
4 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (20.00%) BGP
5 4 (20.00%) BIG-IP
5 4 (20.00%) DHCP
5 4 (20.00%) OSPF
5 4 (20.00%) SSL
5 4 (20.00%) VoIP
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (15.00%) Internet
6 3 (15.00%) NetScaler
6 3 (15.00%) VLAN
7 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.00%) SonarQube
3 2 (10.00%) Artifactory
3 2 (10.00%) JIRA
3 2 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Network Specialist
3 3 (15.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (10.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (10.00%) 802.1X
2 2 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) JMS
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Clustering
2 3 (15.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (10.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (5.00%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Linux
2 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (10.00%) CentOS
3 2 (10.00%) Unix
3 2 (10.00%) Windows
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) DevOps
2 5 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Microservices
3 3 (15.00%) Migration
3 3 (15.00%) Network Design
3 3 (15.00%) SFIA
3 3 (15.00%) Static Code Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Network Planning
4 2 (10.00%) Network Segmentation
4 2 (10.00%) Open Source
4 2 (10.00%) OWASP
4 2 (10.00%) Patch Management
4 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 5 (25.00%) Python
2 3 (15.00%) Perl
2 3 (15.00%) Ruby
3 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (25.00%) CCIE
3 5 (25.00%) CCNP
4 2 (10.00%) CCDP
5 1 (5.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 2 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Docker
2 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) ProxySG
4 1 (5.00%) Gluster
4 1 (5.00%) iptables
4 1 (5.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Puppet
2 3 (15.00%) HAProxy
3 2 (10.00%) Ansible
3 2 (10.00%) FortiGate
3 2 (10.00%) Forum Sentry
3 2 (10.00%) Kibana
3 2 (10.00%) Kubernetes
3 2 (10.00%) logstash
3 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (10.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco
2 6 (30.00%) F5
2 6 (30.00%) VMware
3 4 (20.00%) Meraki
4 3 (15.00%) Citrix
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.00%) Blue Coat
5 2 (10.00%) BMC
5 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.00%) Forcepoint
5 2 (10.00%) Fortinet
5 2 (10.00%) Infoblox
5 2 (10.00%) Juniper
5 2 (10.00%) Palo Alto
5 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds