The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 29 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 52 68
Rank change year-on-year -22 +16  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 2 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.27% 1.79% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 2.13% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £462 £525 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.95% +40.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £513 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £543 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +71.05% -5.00%  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 626 563 674
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.03% 83.90% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1337 1663
Median daily rate £400 £410 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +5.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 33
Median hourly rate £16.25 £11.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.89 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £13.63 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing Load Balancing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for Load Balancing in Milton Keynes

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in Milton Keynes

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 10 (90.91%) Cisco
2 9 (81.82%) F5
3 8 (72.73%) SC Cleared
3 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
3 8 (72.73%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (72.73%) CCNP
3 8 (72.73%) CCNA
3 8 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (63.64%) WAN
4 7 (63.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 6 (54.55%) VPN
6 5 (45.45%) OSPF
6 5 (45.45%) BGP
6 5 (45.45%) EIGRP
6 5 (45.45%) FCoE
6 5 (45.45%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (36.36%) Juniper
8 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
8 3 (27.27%) Aruba
8 3 (27.27%) Firewall
8 3 (27.27%) Wireless
9 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
9 2 (18.18%) Avaya
10 1 (9.09%) DHCP
10 1 (9.09%) HP
10 1 (9.09%) DNS
10 1 (9.09%) SSL
10 1 (9.09%) SLA
10 1 (9.09%) Java

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 (9.09%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (63.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 7 (63.64%) WAN
3 6 (54.55%) VPN
4 5 (45.45%) BGP
4 5 (45.45%) EIGRP
4 5 (45.45%) FCoE
4 5 (45.45%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (45.45%) OSPF
5 3 (27.27%) Firewall
5 3 (27.27%) Wireless
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (9.09%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (9.09%) DHCP
7 1 (9.09%) DNS
7 1 (9.09%) LAN
7 1 (9.09%) MPLS
7 1 (9.09%) PBX
7 1 (9.09%) SSL
7 1 (9.09%) VLAN
General
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Consultant
2 4 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Principal Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Juniper Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Data Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Engineering Manager
4 1 (9.09%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Network Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
1 1 (9.09%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (9.09%) DevOps
1 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
1 1 (9.09%) High Availability
1 1 (9.09%) Line Management
1 1 (9.09%) Network Design
1 1 (9.09%) Proactive Monitoring
1 1 (9.09%) Project Management
1 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
1 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
1 1 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) CCNA
1 8 (72.73%) CCNP
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (72.73%) SC Cleared
1 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Cisco
2 9 (81.82%) F5
3 4 (36.36%) Juniper
4 3 (27.27%) Aruba
4 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
5 2 (18.18%) Avaya
6 1 (9.09%) HP
6 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow