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 23 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 / North East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 92 67
Rank change year-on-year +45 -25  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 10 33 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.75% 2.06% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 2.40% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 1
Median daily rate £320 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -12.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +7.66% +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 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 491 1375 656
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 85.69% 85.99% 79.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 887 404
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 69 42
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.00 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.78% +74.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £26.00 £11.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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
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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +65 10 £320 -3.03% 3
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 North East region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
1 10 (100.00%) F5
1 10 (100.00%) High Availability
2 9 (90.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 9 (90.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 9 (90.00%) SUSE
2 9 (90.00%) Clustering
2 9 (90.00%) Veritas
2 9 (90.00%) Red Hat
2 9 (90.00%) iPlanet
2 9 (90.00%) Sun
2 9 (90.00%) Oracle
2 9 (90.00%) WebLogic
2 9 (90.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (90.00%) Unix
2 9 (90.00%) AIX
2 9 (90.00%) HPUX
2 9 (90.00%) Solaris
2 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 9 (90.00%) JBoss
2 9 (90.00%) Apache
2 9 (90.00%) Tomcat
3 8 (80.00%) J2EE
3 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (70.00%) ITIL
5 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (30.00%) HP
7 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (10.00%) IPsec

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 9 (90.00%) Apache
1 9 (90.00%) iPlanet
1 9 (90.00%) JBoss
1 9 (90.00%) Oracle Application Server
1 9 (90.00%) Tomcat
1 9 (90.00%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (90.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) BIG-IP
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (10.00%) IPsec
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) NX-OS
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Administrator
1 6 (60.00%) Unix Administrator
2 5 (50.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 3 (30.00%) Solaris Administrator
3 3 (30.00%) Solaris Systems Administrator
3 3 (30.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Unix Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Unix Systems Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) AIX Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) AIX Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) AIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) Build Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) HPUX Systems Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (90.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) AIX
1 9 (90.00%) HPUX
1 9 (90.00%) Linux
1 9 (90.00%) Solaris
1 9 (90.00%) SUSE
1 9 (90.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) High Availability
2 7 (70.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) CCDP
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) F5
2 9 (90.00%) Oracle
2 9 (90.00%) Red Hat
2 9 (90.00%) Sun
2 9 (90.00%) Veritas
3 3 (30.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago