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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 128 133
Rank change year-on-year +11 +5  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 18 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.67% 0.31% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.39% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 9
Median daily rate £365 £393 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.00% +20.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £393 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2199 2324 2439
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.05% 78.81% 78.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1401 1535 1657
Median daily rate £400 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £285 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 107 110
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.53% -2.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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
Wiltshire +11 7 £350 -12.50% 1
Bristol - 6 £410 - 1
Cornwall - 3 £338 -
Gloucestershire +6 2 £320 -20.00% 1
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 31 (88.57%) Firewall
2 26 (74.29%) Cisco
3 21 (60.00%) DNS
4 18 (51.43%) Security Cleared
5 17 (48.57%) Wireless
6 15 (42.86%) SC Cleared
6 15 (42.86%) CCNP
6 15 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (42.86%) TCP/IP
7 13 (37.14%) VPN
7 13 (37.14%) WAN
8 12 (34.29%) LAN
9 11 (31.43%) Linux
9 11 (31.43%) TACACS
10 10 (28.57%) VMware
10 10 (28.57%) Citrix
10 10 (28.57%) F5
10 10 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (22.86%) SIEM
11 8 (22.86%) NetScaler
11 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
11 8 (22.86%) Windows
12 7 (20.00%) Unix
12 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
12 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
13 6 (17.14%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (17.14%) Clustering
13 6 (17.14%) Oracle Application Server
13 6 (17.14%) BGP

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 (17.14%) Apache
1 6 (17.14%) iPlanet
1 6 (17.14%) JBoss
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle Application Server
1 6 (17.14%) Tomcat
1 6 (17.14%) WebLogic
2 3 (8.57%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.86%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (88.57%) Firewall
2 21 (60.00%) DNS
3 17 (48.57%) Wireless
4 15 (42.86%) TCP/IP
5 13 (37.14%) VPN
5 13 (37.14%) WAN
6 12 (34.29%) LAN
7 11 (31.43%) TACACS
8 10 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (22.86%) NetScaler
10 6 (17.14%) BGP
10 6 (17.14%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (17.14%) DHCP
10 6 (17.14%) OSPF
10 6 (17.14%) Spanning Tree
10 6 (17.14%) SSL
11 5 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
12 4 (11.43%) HSRP
12 4 (11.43%) NX-OS
13 2 (5.71%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Electronics
2 1 (2.86%) Law
2 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (31.43%) Security Engineer
3 7 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (17.14%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Information Security Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Network Integration Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Solaris Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Unix Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Information Security Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Security Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Citrix Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) Citrix Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Firewall Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Network Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Unix Administrator
8 1 (2.86%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) J2EE
2 2 (5.71%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
2 6 (17.14%) Clustering
3 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.71%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (2.86%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) Linux
2 8 (22.86%) Windows
3 7 (20.00%) Unix
4 6 (17.14%) AIX
4 6 (17.14%) HPUX
4 6 (17.14%) Solaris
5 5 (14.29%) SUSE
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) SIEM
2 7 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (17.14%) High Availability
3 6 (17.14%) ITIL
4 5 (14.29%) Data Encryption
4 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (14.29%) Information Security
4 5 (14.29%) Information Security Management
4 5 (14.29%) ISMS
4 5 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (14.29%) Migration
4 5 (14.29%) Network Segmentation
4 5 (14.29%) Security Architecture
4 5 (14.29%) Security Management
5 3 (8.57%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (8.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 3 (8.57%) Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (8.57%) Project Management
5 3 (8.57%) Protective Monitoring
5 3 (8.57%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) C
2 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.86%) C-shell
3 1 (2.86%) Korn
3 1 (2.86%) Perl
3 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (51.43%) Security Cleared
2 15 (42.86%) CCNP
2 15 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) SANS
4 2 (5.71%) CCNA
4 2 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.86%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 5 (14.29%) KVM
2 5 (14.29%) ProxySG
2 5 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 5 (14.29%) vSphere
3 2 (5.71%) Samba
3 2 (5.71%) XenApp
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) FortiGate
1 5 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (11.43%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.86%) OpenView
Vendors
1 26 (74.29%) Cisco
2 10 (28.57%) Citrix
2 10 (28.57%) F5
2 10 (28.57%) VMware
3 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (17.14%) CheckPoint
4 6 (17.14%) Oracle
4 6 (17.14%) Sun
5 5 (14.29%) ArcSight
5 5 (14.29%) Aruba
5 5 (14.29%) Blue Coat
5 5 (14.29%) Juniper
5 5 (14.29%) McAfee
5 5 (14.29%) Nokia
5 5 (14.29%) PlateSpin
5 5 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 5 (14.29%) Veritas
6 4 (11.43%) Infoblox
7 3 (8.57%) HP
8 1 (2.86%) SAP