The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 28 April 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 85 116
Rank change year-on-year -24 +31  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 3 66 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.15% 2.22% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 2.63% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 35 3
Median daily rate £375 £400 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +16.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £304 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £448 £349
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 0
Median hourly rate - £38.00 -
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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1618 2506 2399
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.45% 84.24% 80.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 968 1412 1307
Median daily rate £400 £396 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 56 64
Median hourly rate £18.00 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.00% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £13.73 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +2.77% +19.20%  

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in Scotland

Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Balancing in Scotland

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Edinburgh +17 2 £348 -22.77% 1
Glasgow -11 1 £400 +11.49%
Load Balancing
UK

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
1 6 (66.67%) F5
2 4 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
3 3 (33.33%) Network Design
3 3 (33.33%) BIG-IP
3 3 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (33.33%) OSPF
3 3 (33.33%) BGP
3 3 (33.33%) CCNP
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
5 1 (11.11%) Clustering
5 1 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) SUSE

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) iPlanet
1 1 (11.11%) JBoss
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
1 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) BGP
2 3 (33.33%) BIG-IP
2 3 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (33.33%) OSPF
2 3 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Design Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) MongoDB DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Firewall Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) AIX
2 1 (11.11%) HPUX
2 1 (11.11%) Solaris
2 1 (11.11%) SUSE
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Network Design
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
3 1 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Perl
2 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CCNP
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CISSP
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) KVM
2 1 (11.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
1 6 (66.67%) F5
2 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
3 3 (33.33%) Fortinet
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) PlateSpin
5 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 1 (11.11%) Sun
5 1 (11.11%) Veritas