Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 170 199
Rank change year-on-year -3 +29 -18
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 48 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.79% 0.58% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.70% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 15
South West median daily rate £425 £355 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.72% -11.25% +0.95%
10th Percentile £303 £313 £336
90th Percentile £478 £441 £545
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
South West median hourly rate £47.00 - -
England median hourly rate £47.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +88.00% +11.11% -42.31%

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 5,168 4,580 4,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.46% 83.15% 81.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,193 2,893 3,144
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £255 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 189 265
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.66% - -6.04%
10th Percentile £12.80 £12.79 £12.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.99 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.97% +11.07% +3.52%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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
Wiltshire -7 18 £350 -4.11% 3
Bristol -19 13 £450 +26.76% 2
Somerset - 13 £425 -
Devon - 4 £375 - 1
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 35 (72.92%) Windows
2 32 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 31 (64.58%) PowerShell
4 26 (54.17%) Firewall
5 23 (47.92%) Cisco
6 22 (45.83%) VMware
7 20 (41.67%) Active Directory
8 19 (39.58%) Linux
9 18 (37.50%) DevOps
10 17 (35.42%) SQL Server
10 17 (35.42%) DNS
11 15 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
13 13 (27.08%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
14 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
14 11 (22.92%) VPN
14 11 (22.92%) Configuration Management
14 11 (22.92%) Data Centre
14 11 (22.92%) VMware NSX
15 10 (20.83%) Docker
15 10 (20.83%) SQL
15 10 (20.83%) T-SQL
16 9 (18.75%) .NET
16 9 (18.75%) Red Hat
16 9 (18.75%) Juniper
16 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
17 8 (16.67%) Veeam

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 6 (12.50%) IIS
2 4 (8.33%) Apache
2 4 (8.33%) nginx
3 1 (2.08%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (8.33%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 26 (54.17%) Firewall
2 17 (35.42%) DNS
3 11 (22.92%) VPN
4 5 (10.42%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (10.42%) DHCP
4 5 (10.42%) SSL
5 4 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (8.33%) IPsec
6 3 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (6.25%) Cisco ISE
6 3 (6.25%) Network Security
6 3 (6.25%) OSPF
6 3 (6.25%) SAN
6 3 (6.25%) TACACS
7 2 (4.17%) BGP
7 2 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (4.17%) tcpdump
7 2 (4.17%) VLAN
7 2 (4.17%) Wireless
7 2 (4.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (35.42%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (27.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (14.58%) MSTest
2 7 (14.58%) NUnit
2 7 (14.58%) Visual Studio
2 7 (14.58%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (8.33%) Gerrit
3 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (18.75%) Integration Engineer
2 8 (16.67%) Release Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Configuration Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Release and Configuration Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Administrator
5 4 (8.33%) Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 4 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Kubernetes Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) PowerShell Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.75%) .NET
2 8 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 4 (8.33%) Middleware
4 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.17%) JSON
4 2 (4.17%) React
4 2 (4.17%) RESTful
4 2 (4.17%) XML
5 1 (2.08%) .NET Core
5 1 (2.08%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.17%) EMC VMAX
2 2 (4.17%) EMC VNX
2 2 (4.17%) PKI
2 2 (4.17%) Private Cloud
2 2 (4.17%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 35 (72.92%) Windows
2 32 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 19 (39.58%) Linux
4 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 6 (12.50%) Unix
7 4 (8.33%) AIX
7 4 (8.33%) Solaris
7 4 (8.33%) SUSE
7 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) DevOps
2 15 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (22.92%) Configuration Management
4 8 (16.67%) ITIL
4 8 (16.67%) Protective Monitoring
5 7 (14.58%) Release Management
6 6 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (12.50%) Microservices
6 6 (12.50%) Migration
6 6 (12.50%) SDLC
6 6 (12.50%) Server Management
6 6 (12.50%) Service Management
6 6 (12.50%) Test Management
6 6 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 6 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 6 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.33%) Security Management
7 4 (8.33%) Trend Analysis
8 3 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (64.58%) PowerShell
2 10 (20.83%) SQL
2 10 (20.83%) T-SQL
3 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.17%) Tcl
4 1 (2.08%) Lisp
4 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
1 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.25%) CCNA
3 3 (6.25%) CCNP
4 2 (4.17%) CCSA
4 2 (4.17%) CCSE
4 2 (4.17%) Degree
4 2 (4.17%) MCSE
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.08%) CCDP
5 1 (2.08%) JNCIA
5 1 (2.08%) JNCIE
5 1 (2.08%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.08%) JNCIS
5 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 20 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 14 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (22.92%) VMware NSX
4 10 (20.83%) Docker
5 8 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (8.33%) vSphere
7 3 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) Kubernetes
1 8 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
1 8 (16.67%) vCenter Server
2 5 (10.42%) Ansible
3 4 (8.33%) Nagios
3 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (6.25%) SCVMM
5 2 (4.17%) ArcSight ESM
5 2 (4.17%) SCCM
6 1 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (47.92%) Cisco
2 22 (45.83%) VMware
3 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
4 9 (18.75%) Juniper
4 9 (18.75%) Red Hat
5 8 (16.67%) Atlassian
5 8 (16.67%) McAfee
5 8 (16.67%) Splunk
5 8 (16.67%) Veeam
6 7 (14.58%) HP
7 5 (10.42%) CheckPoint
7 5 (10.42%) F5
8 4 (8.33%) Fortinet
8 4 (8.33%) jetNEXUS
8 4 (8.33%) SolarWinds
9 3 (6.25%) Oracle
9 3 (6.25%) ServiceNow
10 2 (4.17%) ArcSight
10 2 (4.17%) EMC
10 2 (4.17%) Infoblox