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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.00% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.40% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £363 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +66.66% -2.50%  

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 91 145 135
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 91.00% 77.54% 78.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 99 56
Median daily rate £500 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £125.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) High Availability
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) KVM
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (50.00%) Ansible
2 2 (50.00%) Mesos
2 2 (50.00%) AWS Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Kubernetes
2 2 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (50.00%) Public Cloud
2 2 (50.00%) API Design
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 2 (50.00%) JBoss
2 2 (50.00%) Apache
2 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) SMTP
2 2 (50.00%) HTTP
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) AIX
2 2 (50.00%) HPUX
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Perl

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 2 (50.00%) Apache
1 2 (50.00%) iPlanet
1 2 (50.00%) JBoss
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Application Server
1 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) HTTP
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (50.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
1 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) AWS Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Designer
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) J2EE
1 2 (50.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (50.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) AIX
2 2 (50.00%) HPUX
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
2 2 (50.00%) SUSE
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) High Availability
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) API Design
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) PHP
1 2 (50.00%) Python
1 2 (50.00%) Ruby
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) AWS Certification
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (50.00%) KVM
1 2 (50.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Ansible
1 2 (50.00%) Kubernetes
1 2 (50.00%) Mesos
1 2 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) F5
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) PlateSpin
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (50.00%) Sun
1 2 (50.00%) Veritas
1 2 (50.00%) VMware