The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 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 West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 139 114
Rank change year-on-year +36 -25  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 32 23 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.10% 0.61% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 0.75% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 24
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £345 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £725 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 - -
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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2349 3084 2925
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.00% 82.20% 78.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1388 1942 1710
Median daily rate £410 £415 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +9.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 77 125
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.25 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.75% -12.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £54.67
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 North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 West

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in the North West

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in the North West over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in the North West

Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Balancing in the North West

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Cheshire +32 14 £450 -23.40% 6
Manchester +22 12 £463 +28.47% 4
Lancashire +7 6 £488 +18.18%
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 West region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 22 (48.89%) Firewall
2 16 (35.56%) Linux
3 15 (33.33%) DNS
3 15 (33.33%) Cisco
4 14 (31.11%) VPN
4 14 (31.11%) DevOps
5 13 (28.89%) F5
6 12 (26.67%) Puppet
6 12 (26.67%) Jenkins
6 12 (26.67%) Data Centre
6 12 (26.67%) OSPF
7 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
8 9 (20.00%) Docker
8 9 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (20.00%) LAN
8 9 (20.00%) WAN
8 9 (20.00%) Juniper
8 9 (20.00%) ITIL
9 8 (17.78%) EIGRP
9 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
9 8 (17.78%) BGP
9 8 (17.78%) Clustering
9 8 (17.78%) High Availability
10 7 (15.56%) MongoDB
10 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
10 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (15.56%) Bash Shell
10 7 (15.56%) Git (software)

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (8.89%) Confluence
1 4 (8.89%) nginx
2 3 (6.67%) IIS
2 3 (6.67%) SAS
2 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.89%) Office 365
3 4 (8.89%) Slack
4 3 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (6.67%) OneDrive
4 3 (6.67%) Yammer
5 2 (4.44%) IaaS
5 2 (4.44%) PaaS
5 2 (4.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (48.89%) Firewall
2 15 (33.33%) DNS
3 14 (31.11%) VPN
4 12 (26.67%) OSPF
5 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
6 9 (20.00%) LAN
6 9 (20.00%) WAN
7 8 (17.78%) BGP
7 8 (17.78%) EIGRP
8 6 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (13.33%) MPLS
9 5 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (11.11%) IPsec
9 5 (11.11%) VLAN
10 4 (8.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (8.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (8.89%) HTTP
10 4 (8.89%) IGRP
10 4 (8.89%) NetScreen
10 4 (8.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) MongoDB
2 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.89%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (8.89%) MySQL
4 3 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (6.67%) Redis
4 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 3 (6.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 3 (6.67%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 7 (15.56%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.89%) JIRA
3 4 (8.89%) SonarQube
4 3 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 3 (6.67%) Banking
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Games
3 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Architect
2 10 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Network Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Consultant
5 4 (8.89%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Senior DevOps
5 4 (8.89%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Technical Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 3 (6.67%) Network Support
6 3 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) SharePoint Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Administrator
7 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (6.67%) .NET
2 3 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 3 (6.67%) Ajax
2 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.67%) CSS
2 3 (6.67%) CSS3
2 3 (6.67%) HTML
2 3 (6.67%) HTML5
2 3 (6.67%) JSON
2 3 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (6.67%) WAP
2 3 (6.67%) Web Services
2 3 (6.67%) XML
3 1 (2.22%) Flash
3 1 (2.22%) Kafka
3 1 (2.22%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 8 (17.78%) Clustering
3 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (11.11%) Public Cloud
5 2 (4.44%) FMCG
6 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
6 1 (2.22%) EMC VNX
6 1 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.22%) Online Games
6 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (35.56%) Linux
2 9 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (11.11%) CentOS
3 5 (11.11%) Windows
4 4 (8.89%) Unix
5 3 (6.67%) AIX
5 3 (6.67%) HPUX
5 3 (6.67%) Solaris
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) DevOps
2 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.00%) ITIL
4 8 (17.78%) High Availability
5 7 (15.56%) Configuration Management
5 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
6 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (13.33%) Mentoring
7 5 (11.11%) Change Management
8 4 (8.89%) Coaching
8 4 (8.89%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (8.89%) Kanban
8 4 (8.89%) Microservices
8 4 (8.89%) Scrum
8 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
8 4 (8.89%) Static Code Analysis
9 3 (6.67%) Data Integration
9 3 (6.67%) ETL
9 3 (6.67%) Network Design
9 3 (6.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.56%) Bash Shell
1 7 (15.56%) Java
1 7 (15.56%) Shell Script
2 6 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 5 (11.11%) Python
3 5 (11.11%) Ruby
4 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.67%) C#
5 3 (6.67%) SQL
6 1 (2.22%) PHP
6 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (11.11%) CCNA
3 5 (11.11%) CCNP
3 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (4.44%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.22%) Degree
6 1 (2.22%) MCSE
6 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) QA
2 3 (6.67%) COBIT
3 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (20.00%) Docker
2 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.89%) Xen
3 3 (6.67%) UAG
4 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.22%) Apache Flume
5 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (26.67%) Puppet
2 7 (15.56%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (13.33%) Kubernetes
4 5 (11.11%) Ansible
5 4 (8.89%) Rancher
6 2 (4.44%) Terraform
7 1 (2.22%) BladeLogic
7 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (2.22%) vCenter Server
7 1 (2.22%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) Cisco
2 13 (28.89%) F5
3 9 (20.00%) Juniper
4 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
5 6 (13.33%) CheckPoint
5 6 (13.33%) Red Hat
6 5 (11.11%) VMware
7 3 (6.67%) Citrix
7 3 (6.67%) Fortinet
7 3 (6.67%) Oracle
7 3 (6.67%) RightScale
8 2 (4.44%) IBM
8 2 (4.44%) NetApp
8 2 (4.44%) SAP
9 1 (2.22%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.22%) BMC
9 1 (2.22%) Capita
9 1 (2.22%) EMC
9 1 (2.22%) HP
9 1 (2.22%) Splunk
North West
CPS Group UK
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £520 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago