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 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Balancing
England / South West
Rank 119 133 127
Rank change year-on-year +14 -6  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 17 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.65% 0.21% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.26% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 11
Median daily rate £275 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +3.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £400 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £400 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +43.33%  

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 2116 2318 2457
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.48% 79.88% 78.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1383 1528 1585
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 137 84
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 12 £275 -
Gloucestershire +6 2 £250 -37.50%
Cornwall - 2 £338 -
Somerset - 1 £451 -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 25 (65.79%) Firewall
2 20 (52.63%) DNS
3 19 (50.00%) Linux
3 19 (50.00%) Cisco
4 18 (47.37%) LAN
4 18 (47.37%) WAN
5 16 (42.11%) VPN
5 16 (42.11%) Windows
5 16 (42.11%) Security Cleared
5 16 (42.11%) Amazon AWS
6 14 (36.84%) SC Cleared
7 13 (34.21%) Wireless
8 12 (31.58%) SSL
8 12 (31.58%) Active Directory
8 12 (31.58%) VMware
8 12 (31.58%) DevOps
9 11 (28.95%) Windows Server
10 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
11 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
11 9 (23.68%) Migration
11 9 (23.68%) vSphere
12 8 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (21.05%) Citrix
13 7 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
13 7 (18.42%) CCNP
13 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (18.42%) SIEM
13 7 (18.42%) NetScaler

Load Balancing
Top Related 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 5 (13.16%) Confluence
2 4 (10.53%) Apache
2 4 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (42.11%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (10.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 4 (10.53%) Amazon S3
3 4 (10.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 4 (10.53%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (10.53%) Route 53
3 4 (10.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (7.89%) IaaS
5 2 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (65.79%) Firewall
2 20 (52.63%) DNS
3 18 (47.37%) LAN
3 18 (47.37%) WAN
4 16 (42.11%) VPN
5 13 (34.21%) Wireless
6 12 (31.58%) SSL
7 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
8 7 (18.42%) NetScaler
9 5 (13.16%) SAN
10 4 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (10.53%) HTTP
10 4 (10.53%) SMTP
11 3 (7.89%) TACACS
12 2 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (5.26%) Cisco Wireless
12 2 (5.26%) HSRP
12 2 (5.26%) Network Security
12 2 (5.26%) NX-OS
12 2 (5.26%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 4 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (10.53%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (10.53%) MongoDB
1 4 (10.53%) MySQL
1 4 (10.53%) NoSQL
1 4 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Artifactory
1 5 (13.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
1 5 (13.16%) JIRA
1 5 (13.16%) SonarQube
1 5 (13.16%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (10.53%) Vagrant
3 2 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.63%) JMeter
4 1 (2.63%) JUnit
General
1 4 (10.53%) Games
1 4 (10.53%) Marketing
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Electronics
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Network Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Integration Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Security Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Architect
5 4 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (10.53%) Lead DevOps
5 4 (10.53%) Network Integration Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Information Security Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Network Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Network Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Information Security Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Security Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Firewall Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Network Security Architect
8 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) Elastic Stack
1 4 (10.53%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) Ajax
2 1 (2.63%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) JSF
2 1 (2.63%) JSP
2 1 (2.63%) JSR 168
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle ADF
2 1 (2.63%) Struts
2 1 (2.63%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Clustering
1 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.53%) EMC VNX
3 2 (5.26%) CESG
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 19 (50.00%) Linux
2 16 (42.11%) Windows
3 11 (28.95%) Windows Server
4 8 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (10.53%) CentOS
5 4 (10.53%) CoreOS
6 1 (2.63%) AIX
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) DevOps
2 9 (23.68%) Migration
3 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
3 7 (18.42%) SIEM
4 6 (15.79%) ITIL
4 6 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (13.16%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (13.16%) Open Source
6 4 (10.53%) Auto-Scaling
6 4 (10.53%) Data Encryption
6 4 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (10.53%) Information Security
6 4 (10.53%) Information Security Management
6 4 (10.53%) Network Segmentation
6 4 (10.53%) Security Architecture
6 4 (10.53%) Security Management
7 3 (7.89%) Project Management
7 3 (7.89%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) Java
1 5 (13.16%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) AWK
2 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell
2 4 (10.53%) PL/SQL
2 4 (10.53%) Python
2 4 (10.53%) Ruby
3 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.63%) C
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 14 (36.84%) SC Cleared
3 7 (18.42%) CCNP
3 7 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (10.53%) SANS
5 2 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.63%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.63%) CCNA
6 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.68%) vSphere
3 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (13.16%) Docker
5 4 (10.53%) LXC
5 4 (10.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (10.53%) VirtualBox
5 4 (10.53%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.63%) ProxySG
6 1 (2.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) Ansible
2 4 (10.53%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (10.53%) Nagios
2 4 (10.53%) NetBackup
2 4 (10.53%) OSSEC
2 4 (10.53%) Puppet
2 4 (10.53%) Terraform
2 4 (10.53%) vRealize
2 4 (10.53%) Zenoss
3 2 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (5.26%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (50.00%) Cisco
2 12 (31.58%) VMware
3 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
4 8 (21.05%) Citrix
5 6 (15.79%) CheckPoint
5 6 (15.79%) Intel Security
5 6 (15.79%) Juniper
6 5 (13.16%) F5
6 5 (13.16%) Oracle
7 4 (10.53%) Aruba
7 4 (10.53%) Brocade
7 4 (10.53%) Dell
7 4 (10.53%) EMC
7 4 (10.53%) HP
7 4 (10.53%) New Relic
7 4 (10.53%) Red Hat
7 4 (10.53%) Symantec
7 4 (10.53%) Veritas
8 2 (5.26%) Infoblox
9 1 (2.63%) ArcSight