Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 19 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 > North East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 99 112
Rank change year-on-year +41 +13 -21
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 42 71 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.45% 2.61% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.10% 3.09% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 59 5
North East median daily rate £410 £330 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.24% -2.94% -2.58%
10th Percentile £308 £304 £242
90th Percentile £638 £428 £573
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
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 North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1024 2299 1674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 84.21% 84.46% 83.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 1590 1071
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £256
90th Percentile £550 £525 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 95 74
North East median hourly rate £22.00 £28.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +69.75% -12.72%
10th Percentile £9.85 £11.02 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.26 £36.00 £35.25
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Load Balancing in the North East

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in the North East

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in the North East over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in the North East

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 19 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
Tyne and Wear +34 41 £410 +24.24%
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 North East region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 32 (76.19%) Clustering
2 31 (73.81%) Linux
3 26 (61.90%) Cisco
3 26 (61.90%) Firewall
3 26 (61.90%) High Availability
4 24 (57.14%) F5
4 24 (57.14%) Oracle Application Server
4 24 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 24 (57.14%) Red Hat
4 24 (57.14%) iPlanet
4 24 (57.14%) Sun
4 24 (57.14%) TCP/IP
4 24 (57.14%) JBoss
4 24 (57.14%) Apache
4 24 (57.14%) Tomcat
4 24 (57.14%) Oracle
4 24 (57.14%) WebLogic
4 24 (57.14%) Unix
4 24 (57.14%) AIX
4 24 (57.14%) HPUX
4 24 (57.14%) Solaris
5 23 (54.76%) J2EE
5 23 (54.76%) SUSE
5 23 (54.76%) SC Cleared
6 18 (42.86%) ITIL
7 16 (38.10%) Bash Shell
8 15 (35.71%) Windows
8 15 (35.71%) SharePoint
8 15 (35.71%) Shell Script
9 14 (33.33%) OpenStack

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 24 (57.14%) Apache
1 24 (57.14%) iPlanet
1 24 (57.14%) JBoss
1 24 (57.14%) Oracle Application Server
1 24 (57.14%) Tomcat
1 24 (57.14%) WebLogic
2 15 (35.71%) SharePoint
3 14 (33.33%) OpenStack
4 8 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (19.05%) MS Exchange
4 8 (19.05%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (19.05%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (19.05%) Skype for Business
5 7 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (16.67%) Confluence
5 7 (16.67%) MQSeries
5 7 (16.67%) nginx
5 7 (16.67%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.05%) Office 365
2 7 (16.67%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 26 (61.90%) Firewall
2 24 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 11 (26.19%) SAN
4 9 (21.43%) DNS
5 8 (19.05%) Skype
6 7 (16.67%) HTTP
6 7 (16.67%) LDAP
6 7 (16.67%) NAS
6 7 (16.67%) WAN
7 6 (14.29%) FCoE
7 6 (14.29%) iSCSI
8 2 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (4.76%) VLAN
9 1 (2.38%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (2.38%) LAN
9 1 (2.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (19.05%) Visual Studio
2 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 7 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 7 (16.67%) JIRA
2 7 (16.67%) SonarQube
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Unix Engineer
2 12 (28.57%) AIX Engineer
3 10 (23.81%) Solaris Engineer
4 7 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 6 (14.29%) Messaging Specialist
6 5 (11.90%) Collaboration Specialist
6 5 (11.90%) Lead DevOps
6 5 (11.90%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Consultant
8 3 (7.14%) HPUX Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Messaging Consultant
9 2 (4.76%) Administrator
9 2 (4.76%) Network Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Network Support
9 2 (4.76%) Project Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (54.76%) J2EE
2 8 (19.05%) .NET
2 8 (19.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (76.19%) Clustering
2 14 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 4 (9.52%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 31 (73.81%) Linux
2 24 (57.14%) AIX
2 24 (57.14%) HPUX
2 24 (57.14%) Solaris
2 24 (57.14%) Unix
3 23 (54.76%) SUSE
4 15 (35.71%) Windows
5 8 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
5 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (61.90%) High Availability
2 18 (42.86%) ITIL
3 10 (23.81%) Migration
4 8 (19.05%) Unit Testing
5 7 (16.67%) Coaching
5 7 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (16.67%) DevOps
5 7 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 7 (16.67%) Microservices
5 7 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 7 (16.67%) Static Code Analysis
6 5 (11.90%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (11.90%) Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (9.52%) Requirements Management
7 4 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (4.76%) Change Management
8 2 (4.76%) SFIA
9 1 (2.38%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 16 (38.10%) Bash Shell
2 15 (35.71%) Shell Script
3 9 (21.43%) C-shell
3 9 (21.43%) Korn
3 9 (21.43%) Perl
4 8 (19.05%) C#
4 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 8 (19.05%) PowerShell
5 7 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 23 (54.76%) SC Cleared
3 8 (19.05%) MCSE
3 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (11.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (4.76%) CCNA
5 2 (4.76%) CCNP
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) Hyper-V
1 10 (23.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 9 (21.43%) KVM
2 9 (21.43%) Samba
2 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (19.05%) Active Directory
3 8 (19.05%) Brightmail
4 7 (16.67%) Docker
4 7 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (11.90%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) OpenView
1 7 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (61.90%) Cisco
2 24 (57.14%) F5
2 24 (57.14%) Oracle
2 24 (57.14%) Red Hat
2 24 (57.14%) Sun
3 13 (30.95%) HP
4 10 (23.81%) Veritas
5 9 (21.43%) PlateSpin
5 9 (21.43%) VMware
6 8 (19.05%) IronPort
6 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
7 7 (16.67%) Cognos
7 7 (16.67%) Opsware
8 3 (7.14%) Borland
9 1 (2.38%) BEA
9 1 (2.38%) Palo Alto