Period
to 24 July 2019

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 24 July 2019 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
24 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 177 170 165
Rank change year-on-year -7 -5 +20
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 52 37 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.84% 0.69% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.82% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 30
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +11.11% -14.01%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £235
90th Percentile £713 £513 £450
England median daily rate £475 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
South West median hourly rate - £47.00 -
England median hourly rate £32.75 £45.88 £65.00
% change year-on-year -28.61% -29.42% +116.67%

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 5,269 4,499 4,638
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.72% 84.50% 84.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,340 2,721 2,988
South West median daily rate £450 £413 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.77% +6.00%
10th Percentile £300 £265 £250
90th Percentile £625 £563 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 230 202
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £13.23 £12.70 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.60 £50.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £24.43
% change year-on-year +13.64% -9.95% +3.70%

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 24 July 2019.

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 24 July 2019. 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
Gloucestershire - 29 £425 - 2
Wiltshire -35 11 £380 -22.05% 1
Dorset +6 7 £525 +150.00% 2
Bristol -13 5 £465 -7.00% 5
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2019, 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 38 (73.08%) Cisco
2 31 (59.62%) Data Centre
3 29 (55.77%) Firewall
4 28 (53.85%) VMware
4 28 (53.85%) Security Cleared
5 26 (50.00%) DV Cleared
6 23 (44.23%) LAN
6 23 (44.23%) WAN
7 22 (42.31%) Windows
8 21 (40.38%) VMware Infrastructure
8 21 (40.38%) F5
9 20 (38.46%) Ansible
9 20 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
10 19 (36.54%) Microsoft
11 18 (34.62%) Java
12 17 (32.69%) Linux
12 17 (32.69%) Cisco Nexus
13 16 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 16 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 16 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (30.77%) CCNP
13 16 (30.77%) DNS
14 15 (28.85%) Active Directory
14 15 (28.85%) Python
14 15 (28.85%) OSPF
14 15 (28.85%) BGP
14 15 (28.85%) Migration
14 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (26.92%) Red Hat
15 14 (26.92%) VMware NSX

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 12 (23.08%) OpenStack
2 11 (21.15%) JBoss
3 7 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (13.46%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.92%) IIS
4 1 (1.92%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 20 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (25.00%) OpenShift
3 12 (23.08%) IaaS
3 12 (23.08%) PaaS
4 11 (21.15%) Azure Stack
5 8 (15.38%) Office 365
6 7 (13.46%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 29 (55.77%) Firewall
2 23 (44.23%) LAN
2 23 (44.23%) WAN
3 17 (32.69%) Cisco Nexus
4 16 (30.77%) DNS
4 16 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 16 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 15 (28.85%) BGP
5 15 (28.85%) OSPF
6 13 (25.00%) NX-OS
6 13 (25.00%) SAN
7 8 (15.38%) Network Security
8 5 (9.62%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (7.69%) DHCP
9 4 (7.69%) VPN
10 3 (5.77%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (5.77%) Wireless
11 2 (3.85%) IPv4
11 2 (3.85%) IPv6
11 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SAP BW
1 2 (3.85%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Gerrit
1 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (17.31%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Games
2 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Automotive
3 1 (1.92%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Electronics
3 1 (1.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 17 (32.69%) Architect
3 11 (21.15%) Technical Architect
4 7 (13.46%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Network Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) LAN Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Mobile Developer
7 3 (5.77%) WAN Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Technical Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Mobile Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) SAP Basis Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.00%) Middleware
2 11 (21.15%) J2EE
3 7 (13.46%) REST
3 7 (13.46%) SOAP
3 7 (13.46%) YAML
4 2 (3.85%) SAP Basis
4 2 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (59.62%) Data Centre
2 12 (23.08%) Replication
3 7 (13.46%) Blackberry
3 7 (13.46%) Cyberthreat
3 7 (13.46%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.92%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.92%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.92%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 22 (42.31%) Windows
2 17 (32.69%) Linux
3 13 (25.00%) Solaris
3 13 (25.00%) Unix
4 12 (23.08%) CentOS
4 12 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (19.23%) Windows Server
6 7 (13.46%) Android
6 7 (13.46%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.92%) AIX
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (28.85%) Migration
2 13 (25.00%) DevOps
3 12 (23.08%) Data Deduplication
3 12 (23.08%) Data Migration
4 11 (21.15%) Service Management
5 10 (19.23%) Technical Leadership
6 8 (15.38%) Matrix Management
6 8 (15.38%) Network Management
6 8 (15.38%) Programme Management
6 8 (15.38%) Waterfall
7 7 (13.46%) Benchmarking
7 7 (13.46%) Computer Science
7 7 (13.46%) Minimum Viable Product
7 7 (13.46%) Mobile Device Management
7 7 (13.46%) Performance Testing
8 6 (11.54%) Decision-Making
8 6 (11.54%) Matrix Organization
8 6 (11.54%) Sprint Planning
9 4 (7.69%) Database Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 18 (34.62%) Java
2 15 (28.85%) Python
3 9 (17.31%) PowerShell
4 8 (15.38%) C
5 7 (13.46%) Perl
5 7 (13.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 26 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 16 (30.77%) CCNP
3 16 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.85%) Degree
6 1 (1.92%) CCDP
6 1 (1.92%) CCNA
6 1 (1.92%) CCSA
6 1 (1.92%) CCSE
6 1 (1.92%) MCSE
6 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 21 (40.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (28.85%) Active Directory
3 14 (26.92%) VMware NSX
4 13 (25.00%) Docker
5 1 (1.92%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (38.46%) Ansible
2 12 (23.08%) Kubernetes
2 12 (23.08%) Puppet
3 11 (21.15%) vRealize
4 7 (13.46%) AirWatch
4 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (3.85%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.92%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 38 (73.08%) Cisco
2 28 (53.85%) VMware
3 21 (40.38%) F5
4 19 (36.54%) Microsoft
5 14 (26.92%) Red Hat
6 12 (23.08%) ServiceNow
7 11 (21.15%) Micro Focus
8 4 (7.69%) CheckPoint
9 3 (5.77%) SAP
10 2 (3.85%) Blue Coat
10 2 (3.85%) HP
10 2 (3.85%) Juniper
10 2 (3.85%) Palo Alto
11 1 (1.92%) Aruba
11 1 (1.92%) EMC
11 1 (1.92%) IBM
11 1 (1.92%) IronPort
11 1 (1.92%) McAfee
11 1 (1.92%) Meraki