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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Balancing
England / North East
Rank - 72 -
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East - 0.23% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +43.33%  

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 North East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 626 739 456
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 87.92% 85.14% 73.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 503 255
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 18
Median hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +108.33% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £12.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £30.00 £30.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 20 (95.24%) Oracle
1 20 (95.24%) WebLogic
1 20 (95.24%) Linux
2 19 (90.48%) JBoss
2 19 (90.48%) iPlanet
2 19 (90.48%) Firewall
2 19 (90.48%) Clustering
2 19 (90.48%) TCP/IP
2 19 (90.48%) Cisco
2 19 (90.48%) Sun
2 19 (90.48%) Veritas
2 19 (90.48%) Apache
2 19 (90.48%) Tomcat
2 19 (90.48%) J2EE
2 19 (90.48%) Unix
2 19 (90.48%) Oracle Application Server
2 19 (90.48%) F5
2 19 (90.48%) High Availability
2 19 (90.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 15 (71.43%) ITIL
4 12 (57.14%) Red Hat
4 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
5 11 (52.38%) SC Cleared
5 11 (52.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (42.86%) Solaris
7 3 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (9.52%) VMware
8 2 (9.52%) PlateSpin
8 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (9.52%) Windows

Load Balancing
Top Related 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 20 (95.24%) WebLogic
2 19 (90.48%) Apache
2 19 (90.48%) iPlanet
2 19 (90.48%) JBoss
2 19 (90.48%) Oracle Application Server
2 19 (90.48%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.76%) MQSeries
3 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.76%) SAS
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (90.48%) Firewall
1 19 (90.48%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) DB2
1 1 (4.76%) Ingres
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Linux Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Solaris Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Project Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Linux Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Office 365 Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (90.48%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (90.48%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 20 (95.24%) Linux
2 19 (90.48%) Unix
3 11 (52.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (42.86%) Solaris
5 2 (9.52%) AIX
5 2 (9.52%) HPUX
5 2 (9.52%) Windows
6 1 (4.76%) MVS
6 1 (4.76%) SUSE
6 1 (4.76%) VME
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) High Availability
2 15 (71.43%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Application Discovery
4 1 (4.76%) Application Virtualisation
4 1 (4.76%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 11 (52.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.76%) MCSE
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 19 (90.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) KVM
Vendors
1 20 (95.24%) Oracle
2 19 (90.48%) Cisco
2 19 (90.48%) F5
2 19 (90.48%) Sun
2 19 (90.48%) Veritas
3 12 (57.14%) Red Hat
4 2 (9.52%) PlateSpin
4 2 (9.52%) VMware
5 1 (4.76%) Brocade
5 1 (4.76%) EMC
5 1 (4.76%) HP