Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 174 196
Rank change year-on-year +3 +22 +1
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 19 30 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.36% 0.55% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.67% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 14
South West median daily rate £388 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -5.41% -17.78%
10th Percentile £322 £263 £318
90th Percentile £535 £575 £450
England median daily rate £525 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +17.98% +4.71% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £46.50 -
England median hourly rate £14.41 £55.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -73.81% +27.91% +7.50%

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 4,187 4,451 5,029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 80.23% 81.94% 81.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,600 2,976 3,448
South West median daily rate £400 £377 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.17% +0.47% -3.85%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £515
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 276 249
South West median hourly rate £30.75 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.00% -6.25% +36.75%
10th Percentile £11.80 £12.00 £14.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +17.50%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +3 9 £438 +22.38%
Bristol -17 6 £344 -44.11% 5
Devon - 2 - - 2
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 14 (73.68%) DNS
2 11 (57.89%) Cisco
3 10 (52.63%) Windows
4 8 (42.11%) Linux
4 8 (42.11%) Firewall
4 8 (42.11%) Migration
5 7 (36.84%) VMware
5 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
5 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
6 6 (31.58%) Reverse Proxy
6 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
6 6 (31.58%) F5
6 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
7 5 (26.32%) Change Management
7 5 (26.32%) HP
7 5 (26.32%) Citrix
7 5 (26.32%) SSL
7 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
7 5 (26.32%) Apache
7 5 (26.32%) SQL
7 5 (26.32%) IIS
8 4 (21.05%) CSS
8 4 (21.05%) ITIL
8 4 (21.05%) .NET
8 4 (21.05%) J2EE
8 4 (21.05%) Tomcat
8 4 (21.05%) Solaris
8 4 (21.05%) Unix
8 4 (21.05%) DHCP

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 5 (26.32%) Apache
1 5 (26.32%) IIS
2 4 (21.05%) EPiServer
2 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 4 (21.05%) Skype for Business
2 4 (21.05%) Tomcat
3 3 (15.79%) JBoss
3 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
3 3 (15.79%) WebLogic
4 1 (5.26%) Confluence
4 1 (5.26%) Jetty
4 1 (5.26%) Mongrel
4 1 (5.26%) nginx
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Office 365
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon S3
2 2 (10.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 2 (10.53%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (10.53%) Google App Engine
2 2 (10.53%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (10.53%) Route 53
2 2 (10.53%) Serverless
2 2 (10.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) DNS
2 8 (42.11%) Firewall
3 6 (31.58%) Reverse Proxy
4 5 (26.32%) SSL
4 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
5 4 (21.05%) DHCP
5 4 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (21.05%) SAN
5 4 (21.05%) Skype
6 3 (15.79%) BIG-IP
6 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (15.79%) MPLS
6 3 (15.79%) Network Security
7 2 (10.53%) FTP
7 2 (10.53%) HTTP
7 2 (10.53%) IPsec
7 2 (10.53%) Unified Communications
7 2 (10.53%) VPN
8 1 (5.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.26%) MariaDB
3 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) Artifactory
2 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) SonarQube
2 1 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (5.26%) Travis CI
2 1 (5.26%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Electronics
2 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.53%) Marketing
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Lync Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Messaging Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Unified Communications Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Linux DevOps Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Scripter
4 1 (5.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
1 4 (21.05%) CSS
1 4 (21.05%) J2EE
2 3 (15.79%) Middleware
3 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (5.26%) LAMP
4 1 (5.26%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (5.26%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (5.26%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.53%) PKI
1 2 (10.53%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Linux
3 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
4 4 (21.05%) Solaris
4 4 (21.05%) Unix
5 2 (10.53%) CentOS
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.26%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Migration
2 5 (26.32%) Change Management
3 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) DevOps
4 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
4 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.53%) CRM
5 2 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (10.53%) DSDM
5 2 (10.53%) Open Source
5 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
5 2 (10.53%) Project Governance
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
3 3 (15.79%) Java
3 3 (15.79%) Ruby
4 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
4 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 2 (10.53%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) MCITP
1 4 (21.05%) MCSA
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
3 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (21.05%) XenApp
4 3 (15.79%) ISA Server
5 2 (10.53%) Docker
5 2 (10.53%) Xen
5 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
6 1 (5.26%) GlusterFS
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (5.26%) VirtualBox
6 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Backup Exec
1 4 (21.05%) Puppet
2 2 (10.53%) Ansible
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco IPCC
2 2 (10.53%) SCVMM
3 1 (5.26%) Kubernetes
3 1 (5.26%) Nagios
3 1 (5.26%) OSSEC
3 1 (5.26%) SCCM
3 1 (5.26%) SCOM
3 1 (5.26%) Terraform
3 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Cisco
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) VMware
3 6 (31.58%) F5
4 5 (26.32%) Citrix
4 5 (26.32%) HP
5 4 (21.05%) Avaya
5 4 (21.05%) Dell
5 4 (21.05%) IBM
5 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
5 4 (21.05%) Sonus
5 4 (21.05%) Veeam
6 3 (15.79%) BEA
6 3 (15.79%) Blue Coat
6 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
7 2 (10.53%) Google
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle
7 2 (10.53%) SAP
8 1 (5.26%) Juniper
8 1 (5.26%) Siebel