Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 173 184
Rank change year-on-year 0 +11 -3
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 61 31 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.94% 0.56% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.67% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 26 17
South West median daily rate £384 £383 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.33% -6.71% +10.81%
10th Percentile £314 £316 £335
90th Percentile £488 £498 £594
England median daily rate £475 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +8.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 1
South West median hourly rate £47.00 - £46.50
10th Percentile £38.80 - £46.25
90th Percentile £49.60 - £46.75
England median hourly rate £47.00 £14.41 £55.00
% change year-on-year +226.28% -73.81% +32.18%

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 5,598 4,655 4,665
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.86% 83.47% 82.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,583 2,926 3,128
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 £558 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 199 295
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £33.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.24% - -15.65%
10th Percentile £13.54 £11.63 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.88 £49.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.22 £25.00 £22.92
% change year-on-year -11.14% +9.06% +4.19%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -10 25 £350 -15.15% 6
Bristol -22 16 £390 +9.86% 1
Somerset - 13 £425 -
Devon - 7 £375 -
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 38 (62.30%) Windows
2 37 (60.66%) Cisco
2 37 (60.66%) Firewall
2 37 (60.66%) Windows Server
3 31 (50.82%) PowerShell
4 26 (42.62%) VMware
5 24 (39.34%) Active Directory
6 23 (37.70%) DevOps
7 22 (36.07%) DNS
7 22 (36.07%) Linux
8 21 (34.43%) SQL Server
9 17 (27.87%) SC Cleared
9 17 (27.87%) Security Cleared
9 17 (27.87%) Data Centre
10 16 (26.23%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (26.23%) Microsoft
10 16 (26.23%) VPN
11 15 (24.59%) Red Hat
11 15 (24.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (22.95%) Docker
12 14 (22.95%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (19.67%) Configuration Management
14 11 (18.03%) SQL
14 11 (18.03%) T-SQL
14 11 (18.03%) VMware NSX
15 10 (16.39%) Kubernetes
15 10 (16.39%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (16.39%) vSphere
15 10 (16.39%) ITIL

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 9 (14.75%) IIS
2 7 (11.48%) Apache
2 7 (11.48%) nginx
3 1 (1.64%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (11.48%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.64%) IaaS
4 1 (1.64%) PaaS
4 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (60.66%) Firewall
2 22 (36.07%) DNS
3 16 (26.23%) VPN
4 10 (16.39%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (13.11%) SSL
6 7 (11.48%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (11.48%) DHCP
6 7 (11.48%) IPsec
6 7 (11.48%) Network Security
7 6 (9.84%) BGP
7 6 (9.84%) OSPF
7 6 (9.84%) TACACS
8 5 (8.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (8.20%) LAN
9 3 (4.92%) Cisco Firepower
9 3 (4.92%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (4.92%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (4.92%) NetScaler
9 3 (4.92%) SAN
10 2 (3.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (34.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (11.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (22.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (11.48%) Gerrit
2 7 (11.48%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.48%) Jenkins
2 7 (11.48%) MSTest
2 7 (11.48%) NUnit
2 7 (11.48%) Visual Studio
2 7 (11.48%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (4.92%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Banking
2 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (18.03%) Network Engineer
2 8 (13.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (13.11%) Release Engineer
3 7 (11.48%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 6 (9.84%) Integration Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) Configuration Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Release and Configuration Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Kubernetes Specialist
7 3 (4.92%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Azure Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) PowerShell Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.75%) .NET
2 8 (13.11%) .NET Framework
3 7 (11.48%) Middleware
4 2 (3.28%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.28%) JSON
4 2 (3.28%) React
4 2 (3.28%) RESTful
4 2 (3.28%) XML
5 1 (1.64%) .NET Core
5 1 (1.64%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.87%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.28%) EMC VMAX
2 2 (3.28%) EMC VNX
2 2 (3.28%) Private Cloud
2 2 (3.28%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (1.64%) NHS
3 1 (1.64%) RIA
3 1 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 38 (62.30%) Windows
2 37 (60.66%) Windows Server
3 22 (36.07%) Linux
4 15 (24.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (14.75%) Windows 10
6 7 (11.48%) AIX
6 7 (11.48%) Solaris
6 7 (11.48%) SUSE
6 7 (11.48%) Unix
7 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.70%) DevOps
2 16 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (19.67%) Configuration Management
4 10 (16.39%) ITIL
5 9 (14.75%) Service Management
6 8 (13.11%) Migration
6 8 (13.11%) Test Strategy
7 7 (11.48%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (11.48%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (11.48%) Microservices
7 7 (11.48%) Release Management
7 7 (11.48%) Security Management
7 7 (11.48%) Server Management
7 7 (11.48%) Test Scripting
7 7 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (9.84%) Protective Monitoring
8 6 (9.84%) SDLC
8 6 (9.84%) Test Management
9 5 (8.20%) Trend Analysis
10 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 31 (50.82%) PowerShell
2 11 (18.03%) SQL
2 11 (18.03%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.64%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 17 (27.87%) SC Cleared
1 17 (27.87%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.28%) CCNP
2 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.28%) MCSE
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.64%) CCDP
3 1 (1.64%) CCNA
3 1 (1.64%) CCSA
3 1 (1.64%) CCSE
3 1 (1.64%) Degree
3 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) JNCIA
3 1 (1.64%) JNCIE
3 1 (1.64%) JNCIP
3 1 (1.64%) JNCIS
3 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 24 (39.34%) Active Directory
2 16 (26.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (22.95%) Docker
4 11 (18.03%) VMware NSX
5 10 (16.39%) vSphere
6 9 (14.75%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (8.20%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (16.39%) Kubernetes
2 9 (14.75%) vCenter Server
3 8 (13.11%) Ansible
4 7 (11.48%) Nagios
4 7 (11.48%) Red Hat Satellite
5 6 (9.84%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (4.92%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.64%) Puppet
7 1 (1.64%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 37 (60.66%) Cisco
2 26 (42.62%) VMware
3 16 (26.23%) Microsoft
4 15 (24.59%) Red Hat
5 10 (16.39%) HP
5 10 (16.39%) Juniper
6 9 (14.75%) Atlassian
6 9 (14.75%) McAfee
7 7 (11.48%) CheckPoint
7 7 (11.48%) F5
7 7 (11.48%) Fortinet
7 7 (11.48%) jetNEXUS
7 7 (11.48%) SolarWinds
8 6 (9.84%) Splunk
8 6 (9.84%) Veeam
9 4 (6.56%) Oracle
9 4 (6.56%) ServiceNow
10 3 (4.92%) ArcSight
10 3 (4.92%) Citrix
10 3 (4.92%) Nokia