The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Balancing
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 39 - 45
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.71% - 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% - 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £350 - £348
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 Oxford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 219 195 319
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 78.21% 82.28% 86.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 155 234
Median daily rate £475 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.85% -3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £140 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 11
Median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% +47.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in Oxford

Load Balancing
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Oxford

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

1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
1 4 (100.00%) Brocade
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security
1 4 (100.00%) F5
1 4 (100.00%) NetScaler
1 4 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 4 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (100.00%) Palo Alto
1 4 (100.00%) Web Filtering
2 2 (50.00%) HIPAA
2 2 (50.00%) Junos
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (50.00%) Intel Security
2 2 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 2 (50.00%) JNCIA
2 2 (50.00%) JNCIS
2 2 (50.00%) JNCIP
2 2 (50.00%) CISSP
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) NetScaler
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security
2 2 (50.00%) Junos
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) SSL
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 4 (100.00%) Web Filtering
2 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CISSP
1 2 (50.00%) JNCIA
1 2 (50.00%) JNCIP
1 2 (50.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) HIPAA
1 2 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Brocade
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) F5
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
1 4 (100.00%) Palo Alto
2 2 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 2 (50.00%) Intel Security