Period
to 22 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 22 May 2018 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 > South West
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 168 187
Rank change year-on-year +1 +19 -1
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 28 34 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.55% 0.66% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.79% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 26 12
South West median daily rate £413 £331 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.53% -15.61% +4.67%
10th Percentile £263 £233 £370
90th Percentile £524 £422 £414
England median daily rate £545 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +21.11% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
South West median hourly rate £45.88 £46.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.34% - -
England median hourly rate £43.63 £55.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -20.68% +83.33% -14.29%

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 South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,135 4,326 4,833
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.78% 83.48% 82.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,487 2,819 3,229
South West median daily rate £405 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.89% +6.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £270 £250 £253
90th Percentile £563 £550 £530
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 223 263
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £39.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.52% -1.25% +19.69%
10th Percentile £11.18 £14.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.05 £52.10
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +8.75%

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Load Balancing in the South West

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in the South West

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in the South West over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in the South West

Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Balancing in the South West

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 22 May 2018. 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
Bristol +3 9 £500 - 9
Wiltshire -2 7 £475 +52.00% 4
Dorset -10 3 £210 -
Devon - 3 - - 2
Somerset +4 2 £275 -38.96% 1
Cornwall -8 1 - -
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 17 (60.71%) DNS
2 15 (53.57%) Cisco
2 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
3 14 (50.00%) Windows
4 13 (46.43%) Firewall
5 12 (42.86%) Windows Server
6 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
7 10 (35.71%) SSL
7 10 (35.71%) VMware
7 10 (35.71%) PowerShell
8 9 (32.14%) Hyper-V
9 8 (28.57%) Linux
9 8 (28.57%) F5
10 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (25.00%) Veeam
10 7 (25.00%) Network Security
10 7 (25.00%) Migration
11 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (21.43%) Juniper
11 6 (21.43%) CheckPoint
11 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
11 6 (21.43%) Unix
12 5 (17.86%) SAN
12 5 (17.86%) Citrix
12 5 (17.86%) HP
12 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
12 5 (17.86%) SCVMM
12 5 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (17.86%) PKI
13 4 (14.29%) Finance

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 4 (14.29%) Skype for Business
2 3 (10.71%) Apache
3 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.57%) IIS
4 1 (3.57%) nginx
4 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (14.29%) Office 365
2 2 (7.14%) OpenShift
2 2 (7.14%) PaaS
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.57%) IaaS
3 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (60.71%) DNS
2 13 (46.43%) Firewall
3 10 (35.71%) SSL
4 7 (25.00%) Network Security
5 5 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (17.86%) SAN
6 4 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (14.29%) LAN
6 4 (14.29%) Skype
6 4 (14.29%) VPN
6 4 (14.29%) Wireless
7 3 (10.71%) BIG-IP
7 3 (10.71%) DHCP
7 3 (10.71%) MPLS
7 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
7 3 (10.71%) WAN
8 2 (7.14%) HTTP
8 2 (7.14%) tcpdump
8 2 (7.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.14%) GitLab
2 2 (7.14%) JMeter
2 2 (7.14%) LoadRunner
2 2 (7.14%) WebPagetest
3 1 (3.57%) Rational Team Concert
3 1 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Back Office
3 2 (7.14%) Front Office
4 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Administrator
2 6 (21.43%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Lead DevOps
4 2 (7.14%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Lync Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Unified Communications Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Implementation Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Network Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Implementation Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Ajax
1 2 (7.14%) CSS
1 2 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) PKI
2 3 (10.71%) Public Cloud
3 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.14%) User Experience
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 8 (28.57%) Linux
4 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (21.43%) Unix
6 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (7.14%) Windows 10
6 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.57%) SUSE
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Migration
2 4 (14.29%) DevOps
3 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
3 3 (10.71%) Protective Monitoring
4 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.14%) Decision-Making
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 2 (7.14%) IT Strategy
4 2 (7.14%) Load Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Microservices
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
4 2 (7.14%) SDLC
4 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
4 2 (7.14%) The Twelve-Factor App
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
3 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) MCITP
2 4 (14.29%) MCSA
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.57%) CCDP
4 1 (3.57%) CCNA
4 1 (3.57%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) GCP
1 1 (3.57%) GDPR
1 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 9 (32.14%) Hyper-V
3 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (14.29%) XenApp
5 3 (10.71%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (10.71%) XenDesktop
6 2 (7.14%) Docker
6 2 (7.14%) VMware NSX
7 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (3.57%) vSphere
7 1 (3.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) SCVMM
2 4 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 4 (14.29%) SCCM
3 3 (10.71%) Ansible
3 3 (10.71%) Nagios
3 3 (10.71%) vCenter Server
4 2 (7.14%) FreeIPA
4 2 (7.14%) Kubernetes
4 2 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (7.14%) Opsview
4 2 (7.14%) Puppet
4 2 (7.14%) SCOM
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (3.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Cisco
2 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
3 10 (35.71%) VMware
4 8 (28.57%) F5
5 7 (25.00%) Veeam
6 6 (21.43%) CheckPoint
6 6 (21.43%) Juniper
7 5 (17.86%) Citrix
7 5 (17.86%) HP
8 4 (14.29%) Avaya
8 4 (14.29%) Dell
8 4 (14.29%) IBM
8 4 (14.29%) McAfee
8 4 (14.29%) Sonus
9 3 (10.71%) Blue Coat
9 3 (10.71%) Splunk
10 2 (7.14%) AppDynamics
10 2 (7.14%) Atlassian
10 2 (7.14%) CA
10 2 (7.14%) Oracle