Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 17 November 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 220 200
Rank change year-on-year +33 -20 -33
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 62 56 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.76% 0.57% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.69% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 21 10
Midlands median daily rate £350 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +33.33% -10.45%
10th Percentile £308 £256 £213
90th Percentile £475 £538 £578
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate £14.41 - -
England median hourly rate £15.41 £55.00 £41.61
% change year-on-year -71.99% +32.18% +25.14%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6799 8136 6744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.22% 82.61% 79.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4331 4961 3987
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 204 257
Midlands median hourly rate £21.24 £16.30 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.35% -12.01% +2.89%
10th Percentile £10.57 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.00 £39.85 £42.35
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Load Balancing in the Midlands

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in the Midlands

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in the Midlands

Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Balancing in the Midlands

Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Load Balancing in the Midlands

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 November 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
West Midlands +15 42 £368 -6.67% 4
East Midlands +15 17 £325 +8.33% 3
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 31 (50.00%) Linux
1 31 (50.00%) Firewall
2 27 (43.55%) Cisco
2 27 (43.55%) F5
3 26 (41.94%) DNS
3 26 (41.94%) Apache
3 26 (41.94%) Unix
4 24 (38.71%) Security Cleared
5 23 (37.10%) TCP/IP
6 22 (35.48%) SC Cleared
7 19 (30.65%) VMware
8 18 (29.03%) Tomcat
9 17 (27.42%) Amazon AWS
10 16 (25.81%) Configuration Management
11 15 (24.19%) Network Security
12 14 (22.58%) Juniper
12 14 (22.58%) Java
12 14 (22.58%) HTTP
13 13 (20.97%) WAN
13 13 (20.97%) Oracle
13 13 (20.97%) High Availability
14 12 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (19.35%) Oracle Application Server
14 12 (19.35%) JBoss
14 12 (19.35%) AIX
14 12 (19.35%) WebLogic
14 12 (19.35%) Solaris
14 12 (19.35%) Sun
14 12 (19.35%) iPlanet
14 12 (19.35%) Ansible

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 26 (41.94%) Apache
2 18 (29.03%) Tomcat
3 12 (19.35%) iPlanet
3 12 (19.35%) JBoss
3 12 (19.35%) Oracle Application Server
3 12 (19.35%) WebLogic
4 7 (11.29%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (9.68%) Confluence
6 3 (4.84%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (4.84%) MQSeries
6 3 (4.84%) OpenStack
6 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.84%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (3.23%) IIS
8 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.61%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 17 (27.42%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (14.52%) Amazon ELB
3 8 (12.90%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (12.90%) Amazon S3
4 6 (9.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 6 (9.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (4.84%) Akamai
6 3 (4.84%) Office 365
7 2 (3.23%) PaaS
7 2 (3.23%) SaaS
8 1 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.61%) GitHub
8 1 (1.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (50.00%) Firewall
2 26 (41.94%) DNS
3 23 (37.10%) TCP/IP
4 15 (24.19%) Network Security
5 14 (22.58%) HTTP
6 13 (20.97%) WAN
7 11 (17.74%) SSL
8 10 (16.13%) LAN
9 9 (14.52%) VPN
10 8 (12.90%) Internet
10 8 (12.90%) MPLS
10 8 (12.90%) SAN
11 7 (11.29%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (11.29%) LDAP
11 7 (11.29%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (9.68%) BIG-IP
12 6 (9.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 6 (9.68%) OpenLDAP
12 6 (9.68%) OpenVPN
12 6 (9.68%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (9.68%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (8.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 5 (8.06%) MySQL
4 4 (6.45%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (17.74%) Git (software)
2 8 (12.90%) Jenkins
3 6 (9.68%) Ant
3 6 (9.68%) Bitbucket
3 6 (9.68%) JIRA
3 6 (9.68%) JUnit
3 6 (9.68%) Liquibase
3 6 (9.68%) Maven
3 6 (9.68%) SonarQube
3 6 (9.68%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (8.06%) Subversion
5 4 (6.45%) Metasploit
6 1 (1.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (8.06%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.23%) Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Marketing
4 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Network Engineer
2 11 (17.74%) Unix Engineer
3 9 (14.52%) Consultant
3 9 (14.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Design Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Juniper Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Solaris Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Architect
5 5 (8.06%) Designer
5 5 (8.06%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.84%) Administrator
7 3 (4.84%) AWS Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Network Architect
7 3 (4.84%) Network Consultant
7 3 (4.84%) Network Support
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.13%) J2EE
2 7 (11.29%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (9.68%) MCollective
3 6 (9.68%) REST
4 4 (6.45%) CGI
4 4 (6.45%) FastCGI
4 4 (6.45%) LAMP
5 3 (4.84%) RESTful
6 2 (3.23%) Web Services
7 1 (1.61%) .NET
7 1 (1.61%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (1.61%) Mason
7 1 (1.61%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Data Centre
2 10 (16.13%) Clustering
3 6 (9.68%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (8.06%) Public Cloud
5 4 (6.45%) Client/Server
5 4 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (6.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (6.45%) PKI
6 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.61%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.61%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 31 (50.00%) Linux
2 26 (41.94%) Unix
3 12 (19.35%) AIX
3 12 (19.35%) Solaris
4 11 (17.74%) HPUX
4 11 (17.74%) Windows
5 10 (16.13%) SUSE
6 6 (9.68%) CentOS
7 4 (6.45%) Windows Server
8 3 (4.84%) Ubuntu
9 2 (3.23%) Amazon Linux
9 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.81%) Configuration Management
2 13 (20.97%) High Availability
3 10 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (16.13%) DevOps
4 9 (14.52%) Coaching
4 9 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (14.52%) Network Design
5 8 (12.90%) ITIL
5 8 (12.90%) Open Source
5 8 (12.90%) Unit Testing
6 7 (11.29%) Network Management
6 7 (11.29%) Scrum
7 6 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (9.68%) CRM
7 6 (9.68%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (9.68%) Migration
7 6 (9.68%) Service Management
7 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (6.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.58%) Java
2 11 (17.74%) Perl
3 10 (16.13%) Bash Shell
3 10 (16.13%) SQL
4 9 (14.52%) Python
5 6 (9.68%) Groovy
6 5 (8.06%) C
6 5 (8.06%) Go
7 4 (6.45%) C++
7 4 (6.45%) C-shell
7 4 (6.45%) Korn
7 4 (6.45%) PHP
7 4 (6.45%) Ruby
7 4 (6.45%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (38.71%) Security Cleared
2 22 (35.48%) SC Cleared
3 7 (11.29%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (8.06%) CCNP
5 4 (6.45%) CCIE
6 3 (4.84%) AWS Certification
7 2 (3.23%) CCNA
7 2 (3.23%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 12 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (16.13%) Postfix
2 10 (16.13%) Squid
3 9 (14.52%) Docker
3 9 (14.52%) vCloud
4 8 (12.90%) Samba
5 6 (9.68%) Hyper-V
5 6 (9.68%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (8.06%) KVM
6 5 (8.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 4 (6.45%) iptables
7 4 (6.45%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (6.45%) vSphere
8 3 (4.84%) Active Directory
8 3 (4.84%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (4.84%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.61%) Firmware
9 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.61%) XenApp
9 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (19.35%) Ansible
2 9 (14.52%) Kubernetes
3 7 (11.29%) Kibana
3 7 (11.29%) logstash
3 7 (11.29%) Puppet
3 7 (11.29%) Terraform
4 6 (9.68%) Docker Swarm
4 6 (9.68%) Rancher
4 6 (9.68%) Rsyslog
4 6 (9.68%) Sysdig
4 6 (9.68%) ZABBIX
5 4 (6.45%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (6.45%) Nessus
5 4 (6.45%) Nmap
5 4 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (4.84%) Mesos
6 3 (4.84%) Nagios
6 3 (4.84%) OpenView
6 3 (4.84%) SCOM
6 3 (4.84%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 27 (43.55%) Cisco
1 27 (43.55%) F5
2 19 (30.65%) VMware
3 14 (22.58%) Juniper
4 13 (20.97%) Oracle
5 12 (19.35%) Sun
6 11 (17.74%) Red Hat
7 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
8 8 (12.90%) CheckPoint
8 8 (12.90%) HP
9 6 (9.68%) Sonatype
10 5 (8.06%) PlateSpin
10 5 (8.06%) Veritas
11 4 (6.45%) NEC
11 4 (6.45%) Radware
12 3 (4.84%) AppDynamics
12 3 (4.84%) Borland
12 3 (4.84%) Infoblox
12 3 (4.84%) Opsware
12 3 (4.84%) SolarWinds