Period
to 19 November 2017

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 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 West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 183 184
Rank change year-on-year +42 +1 -19
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 58 40 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.03% 0.59% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 0.70% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 23 44
North West median daily rate £535 £520 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.88% +30.00% +28.00%
10th Percentile £378 £393 £307
90th Percentile £638 £690 £484
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £30.19
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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4593 5726 6975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.31% 83.84% 81.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2929 3694 4234
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 166 284
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +67.60%
10th Percentile £11.67 £12.13 £12.40
90th Percentile £51.71 £53.00 £52.47
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 West

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 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
Cheshire +23 25 £500 +0.50%
Manchester +20 19 £375 -28.57%
Lancashire - 15 £535 -
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 West region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 29 (50.00%) Firewall
2 25 (43.10%) Python
3 23 (39.66%) Linux
3 23 (39.66%) Bash Shell
4 22 (37.93%) Clustering
5 19 (32.76%) Jenkins
6 18 (31.03%) DevOps
6 18 (31.03%) Puppet
7 17 (29.31%) Confluence
7 17 (29.31%) JIRA
7 17 (29.31%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (29.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (29.31%) Docker
8 16 (27.59%) Mentoring
8 16 (27.59%) Coaching
8 16 (27.59%) Microservices
8 16 (27.59%) SonarQube
8 16 (27.59%) Git (software)
8 16 (27.59%) nginx
8 16 (27.59%) Static Code Analysis
8 16 (27.59%) Configuration Management
8 16 (27.59%) HTTP
8 16 (27.59%) Slack
9 15 (25.86%) Cisco
9 15 (25.86%) Continuous Delivery
9 15 (25.86%) Data Centre
10 14 (24.14%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (22.41%) Shell Script
12 12 (20.69%) Software Engineering
13 11 (18.97%) Network Design

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 17 (29.31%) Confluence
2 16 (27.59%) nginx
3 7 (12.07%) WebSphere
4 6 (10.34%) Apache Pig
5 3 (5.17%) IIS
6 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.72%) Apache
7 1 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.72%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.72%) JBoss
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.72%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 16 (27.59%) Slack
2 6 (10.34%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (5.17%) Office 365
6 2 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (3.45%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (3.45%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (3.45%) Amazon S3
6 2 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (3.45%) CloudFront
6 2 (3.45%) OneDrive
6 2 (3.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (50.00%) Firewall
2 16 (27.59%) HTTP
3 10 (17.24%) VPN
4 9 (15.52%) Network Security
5 8 (13.79%) OSPF
6 7 (12.07%) BGP
6 7 (12.07%) DNS
6 7 (12.07%) LAN
6 7 (12.07%) TCP/IP
6 7 (12.07%) WAN
7 6 (10.34%) SNMP
7 6 (10.34%) SSH
8 5 (8.62%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (8.62%) MPLS
8 5 (8.62%) VLAN
9 4 (6.90%) EIGRP
9 4 (6.90%) Wireless
10 3 (5.17%) BIG-IP
10 3 (5.17%) IPsec
10 3 (5.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.79%) Apache Cassandra
1 8 (13.79%) Big Data
1 8 (13.79%) MongoDB
1 8 (13.79%) MySQL
2 6 (10.34%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (3.45%) Flink
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (32.76%) Jenkins
2 17 (29.31%) JIRA
3 16 (27.59%) Git (software)
3 16 (27.59%) SonarQube
4 3 (5.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (3.45%) JUnit
5 2 (3.45%) Maven
6 1 (1.72%) Bitbucket
General
1 7 (12.07%) Banking
2 2 (3.45%) Back Office
2 2 (3.45%) Legal
2 2 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.72%) Finance
3 1 (1.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (31.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (25.86%) Senior DevOps
2 15 (25.86%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 14 (24.14%) Linux Engineer
4 13 (22.41%) Architect
5 10 (17.24%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 10 (17.24%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 10 (17.24%) Network Engineer
6 9 (15.52%) Consultant
7 8 (13.79%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 6 (10.34%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (10.34%) Network Consultant
9 5 (8.62%) Cisco Consultant
9 5 (8.62%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 5 (8.62%) Migration Architect
10 4 (6.90%) Splunk Engineer
11 3 (5.17%) Citrix Consultant
11 3 (5.17%) Network Architect
12 2 (3.45%) Network Support
12 2 (3.45%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.79%) LEMP Stack
2 6 (10.34%) Kafka
3 4 (6.90%) .NET
3 4 (6.90%) Web Services
4 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.17%) CSS
4 3 (5.17%) SAML
5 2 (3.45%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.45%) Ajax
5 2 (3.45%) CSS3
5 2 (3.45%) Hibernate
5 2 (3.45%) HTML
5 2 (3.45%) JSON
5 2 (3.45%) Middleware
5 2 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (3.45%) Sinatra
5 2 (3.45%) Spring
5 2 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (3.45%) WAP
5 2 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (37.93%) Clustering
2 15 (25.86%) Data Centre
3 6 (10.34%) Mainframe
4 5 (8.62%) N-Tier
5 4 (6.90%) Public Cloud
6 3 (5.17%) FMCG
7 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.45%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.72%) Fintech
8 1 (1.72%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 23 (39.66%) Linux
2 17 (29.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (17.24%) Windows
4 7 (12.07%) Solaris
4 7 (12.07%) Unix
5 3 (5.17%) AIX
5 3 (5.17%) HPUX
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.03%) DevOps
2 17 (29.31%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (27.59%) Coaching
3 16 (27.59%) Configuration Management
3 16 (27.59%) Mentoring
3 16 (27.59%) Microservices
3 16 (27.59%) Static Code Analysis
4 15 (25.86%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (20.69%) Software Engineering
6 11 (18.97%) Migration
6 11 (18.97%) Network Design
7 9 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (15.52%) Kanban
7 9 (15.52%) Scrum
7 9 (15.52%) Test Automation
8 8 (13.79%) High Availability
9 7 (12.07%) ITIL
10 6 (10.34%) Identity Management
11 5 (8.62%) Change Management
12 4 (6.90%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 25 (43.10%) Python
2 23 (39.66%) Bash Shell
3 13 (22.41%) Shell Script
4 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.90%) Java
5 4 (6.90%) Perl
5 4 (6.90%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.45%) C
6 2 (3.45%) C#
6 2 (3.45%) Ruby
7 1 (1.72%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
2 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
3 8 (13.79%) CCNP
4 4 (6.90%) CCNA
5 3 (5.17%) CCDP
6 2 (3.45%) CISSP
6 2 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.45%) MCP
6 2 (3.45%) MCSA
6 2 (3.45%) MCSE
6 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (29.31%) Docker
2 10 (17.24%) Xen
3 6 (10.34%) Apache Flume
4 5 (8.62%) Active Directory
5 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (6.90%) vSphere
6 3 (5.17%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (3.45%) ProxySG
7 2 (3.45%) UAG
8 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.72%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.72%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (31.03%) Puppet
2 14 (24.14%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (13.79%) Kubernetes
3 8 (13.79%) Rancher
4 5 (8.62%) Ansible
4 5 (8.62%) Terraform
5 3 (5.17%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.72%) Salt
6 1 (1.72%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (25.86%) Cisco
2 9 (15.52%) F5
3 7 (12.07%) CheckPoint
3 7 (12.07%) Citrix
3 7 (12.07%) IBM
3 7 (12.07%) Oracle
3 7 (12.07%) Red Hat
4 6 (10.34%) Splunk
5 5 (8.62%) Juniper
5 5 (8.62%) VMware
6 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
7 3 (5.17%) SAP
8 2 (3.45%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.45%) Fortinet
8 2 (3.45%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.72%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.72%) Dell Compellent
9 1 (1.72%) EqualLogic
9 1 (1.72%) MuleSoft
9 1 (1.72%) WSO2