Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
England > South West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 184 183
Rank change year-on-year +15 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 28 20 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.50% 0.35% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.44% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 26
South West median daily rate £370 £418 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.38% +12.84% -7.50%
10th Percentile £313 £331 £294
90th Percentile £446 £599 £488
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £15.41 £55.00 £41.61
% change year-on-year -71.99% +32.18% +25.14%

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 4528 4592 5262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.34% 79.89% 79.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2855 3088 3565
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £257 £238 £255
90th Percentile £557 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 269 259
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £38.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -18.75% +47.70%
10th Percentile £12.04 £12.00 £14.05
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.35
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +5 19 £355 -42.28%
Wiltshire +4 8 £370 -26.00% 1
Dorset +6 1 £418 +1.52%
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 South West region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 23 (82.14%) Linux
2 22 (78.57%) Firewall
3 18 (64.29%) Unix
4 17 (60.71%) WebLogic
5 16 (57.14%) Oracle
6 14 (50.00%) Cisco
7 13 (46.43%) TCP/IP
8 12 (42.86%) Apache
8 12 (42.86%) Solaris
8 12 (42.86%) J2EE
8 12 (42.86%) F5
9 11 (39.29%) JBoss
9 11 (39.29%) Tomcat
9 11 (39.29%) Red Hat
10 9 (32.14%) Service Delivery
10 9 (32.14%) Clustering
10 9 (32.14%) ITIL
10 9 (32.14%) High Availability
11 8 (28.57%) iPlanet
11 8 (28.57%) HTTP
11 8 (28.57%) Sun
11 8 (28.57%) VMware
11 8 (28.57%) Oracle Application Server
12 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
12 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (25.00%) Veritas
12 7 (25.00%) AIX
12 7 (25.00%) HPUX
12 7 (25.00%) Open Source
12 7 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager

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 17 (60.71%) WebLogic
2 12 (42.86%) Apache
3 11 (39.29%) JBoss
3 11 (39.29%) Tomcat
4 8 (28.57%) iPlanet
4 8 (28.57%) Oracle Application Server
5 4 (14.29%) EPiServer
5 4 (14.29%) IIS
6 2 (7.14%) MQSeries
7 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (3.57%) Confluence
7 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
7 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
7 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
7 1 (3.57%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) PaaS
2 5 (17.86%) IaaS
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (3.57%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (3.57%) OpenShift
3 1 (3.57%) Route 53
3 1 (3.57%) Serverless
3 1 (3.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (78.57%) Firewall
2 13 (46.43%) TCP/IP
3 8 (28.57%) HTTP
4 6 (21.43%) DNS
5 4 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (7.14%) HTTPS
6 2 (7.14%) LDAP
6 2 (7.14%) NAS
6 2 (7.14%) TACACS
6 2 (7.14%) VPN
7 1 (3.57%) FCoE
7 1 (3.57%) FTP
7 1 (3.57%) IPv4
7 1 (3.57%) iSCSI
7 1 (3.57%) LAN
7 1 (3.57%) SAN
7 1 (3.57%) SSL
7 1 (3.57%) tcpdump
7 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) MySQL
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle Database
2 5 (17.86%) RDBMS
2 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.14%) MariaDB
4 1 (3.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Artifactory
2 5 (17.86%) Hudson
2 5 (17.86%) Selenium
3 1 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.57%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) SonarQube
3 1 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (3.57%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 3 (10.71%) Electronics
3 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
3 3 (10.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Administrator
2 9 (32.14%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (21.43%) Solaris Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 4 (14.29%) Unix Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) DevOps Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Security Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Linux Scripter
6 1 (3.57%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) J2EE
2 4 (14.29%) CSS
3 3 (10.71%) .NET
3 3 (10.71%) Middleware
4 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Clustering
2 7 (25.00%) Public Cloud
3 6 (21.43%) User Experience
4 5 (17.86%) Virtual Team
5 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
5 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.57%) CESG
6 1 (3.57%) Grid Computing
6 1 (3.57%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 23 (82.14%) Linux
2 18 (64.29%) Unix
3 12 (42.86%) Solaris
4 7 (25.00%) AIX
4 7 (25.00%) HPUX
5 6 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (21.43%) SUSE
6 5 (17.86%) Windows
7 1 (3.57%) CentOS
7 1 (3.57%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) High Availability
1 9 (32.14%) ITIL
1 9 (32.14%) Service Delivery
2 7 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 7 (25.00%) Open Source
3 6 (21.43%) Release Management
3 6 (21.43%) Time Management
4 5 (17.86%) Change Management
5 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.71%) DevOps
5 3 (10.71%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
5 3 (10.71%) Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (10.71%) Programme Management
5 3 (10.71%) Project Management
6 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.14%) Microservices
6 2 (7.14%) Project Governance
6 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (7.14%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) Shell Script
1 6 (21.43%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
2 3 (10.71%) Bash Shell
2 3 (10.71%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) C
3 2 (7.14%) Perl
3 2 (7.14%) Python
3 2 (7.14%) Ruby
3 2 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) C-shell
4 1 (3.57%) Korn
4 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.86%) MySQL Certification
4 2 (7.14%) CCNP
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.57%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
2 6 (21.43%) KVM
3 3 (10.71%) ISA Server
3 3 (10.71%) Samba
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (7.14%) ProxySG
5 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
5 1 (3.57%) Docker
5 1 (3.57%) GlusterFS
5 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.57%) VirtualBox
5 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Kibana
1 6 (21.43%) logstash
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (14.29%) Puppet
3 2 (7.14%) Ansible
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (7.14%) Nagios
4 1 (3.57%) Icinga
4 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.57%) OpenView
4 1 (3.57%) OSSEC
4 1 (3.57%) Terraform
4 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Oracle
2 14 (50.00%) Cisco
3 12 (42.86%) F5
4 11 (39.29%) Red Hat
5 8 (28.57%) Sun
5 8 (28.57%) VMware
6 7 (25.00%) Veritas
7 6 (21.43%) PlateSpin
8 4 (14.29%) HP
9 3 (10.71%) BEA
9 3 (10.71%) SAP
10 2 (7.14%) ArcSight
10 2 (7.14%) Blue Coat
10 2 (7.14%) Nokia
11 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
11 1 (3.57%) Citrix
11 1 (3.57%) Cognos
11 1 (3.57%) NetApp
11 1 (3.57%) New Relic
11 1 (3.57%) Opsware