Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 161 194
Rank change year-on-year -5 +33 -21
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 38 38 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.70% 0.70% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.83% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 32 14
South West median daily rate £400 £353 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.48% -10.19% +6.08%
10th Percentile £263 £251 £330
90th Percentile £499 £449 £425
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
South West median hourly rate £47.00 - -
England median hourly rate £45.88 £65.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year -29.42% +147.62% -25.00%

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 4,595 4,562 4,802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.47% 83.55% 81.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,840 2,897 3,177
South West median daily rate £418 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £269 £250 £250
90th Percentile £563 £538 £551
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 201 259
South West median hourly rate £40.75 £39.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +3.95% +6.29%
10th Percentile £12.65 £13.00 £12.73
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £48.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.51% - +8.60%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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
Somerset +19 12 £400 -11.21%
Wiltshire +4 11 £488 +44.44% 1
Bristol -21 8 £538 +37.82% 1
Dorset -3 3 £210 -49.70%
Cornwall -11 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 25 (65.79%) Windows
2 23 (60.53%) PowerShell
3 22 (57.89%) Windows Server
4 18 (47.37%) Firewall
5 17 (44.74%) Cisco
6 15 (39.47%) Active Directory
7 14 (36.84%) SQL Server
7 14 (36.84%) VMware
7 14 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (31.58%) Configuration Management
10 11 (28.95%) Juniper
10 11 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (26.32%) DevOps
11 10 (26.32%) DNS
11 10 (26.32%) SQL
11 10 (26.32%) T-SQL
11 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
12 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared
12 9 (23.68%) Linux
12 9 (23.68%) Veeam
13 8 (21.05%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (21.05%) Protective Monitoring
13 8 (21.05%) Splunk
13 8 (21.05%) vCenter Server
13 8 (21.05%) VMware NSX
13 8 (21.05%) McAfee
14 7 (18.42%) SSL
14 7 (18.42%) Visual Studio

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 3 (7.89%) Apache
2 2 (5.26%) IIS
2 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.63%) nginx
3 1 (2.63%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.26%) OpenShift
2 2 (5.26%) PaaS
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.63%) IaaS
3 1 (2.63%) Office 365
3 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (47.37%) Firewall
2 10 (26.32%) DNS
3 7 (18.42%) SSL
4 5 (13.16%) LAN
4 5 (13.16%) Network Security
4 5 (13.16%) VPN
4 5 (13.16%) Wireless
5 4 (10.53%) WAN
6 3 (7.89%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (7.89%) SAN
6 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
6 3 (7.89%) tcpdump
6 3 (7.89%) Wireshark
7 2 (5.26%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (5.26%) HTTP
7 2 (5.26%) Kerberos
7 2 (5.26%) OSPF
7 2 (5.26%) VLAN
8 1 (2.63%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (18.42%) Visual Studio
3 6 (15.79%) MSTest
3 6 (15.79%) NUnit
3 6 (15.79%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.26%) GitLab
5 2 (5.26%) JMeter
5 2 (5.26%) LoadRunner
5 2 (5.26%) WebPagetest
6 1 (2.63%) Rational Team Concert
6 1 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Back Office
3 2 (5.26%) Front Office
3 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Integration Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Administrator
4 6 (15.79%) Release Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (10.53%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Configuration Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Release and Configuration Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Lead DevOps
8 2 (5.26%) Lead DevOps Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (5.26%) Network Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Performance Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) PowerShell Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Server Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) .NET
1 6 (15.79%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.26%) Ajax
2 2 (5.26%) CSS
2 2 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) PKI
1 3 (7.89%) Public Cloud
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.26%) User Experience
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (65.79%) Windows
2 22 (57.89%) Windows Server
3 14 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (23.68%) Linux
5 7 (18.42%) Windows 10
6 6 (15.79%) Unix
7 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.63%) SUSE
9 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) Configuration Management
3 10 (26.32%) DevOps
4 8 (21.05%) Protective Monitoring
5 7 (18.42%) Release Management
5 7 (18.42%) SDLC
6 6 (15.79%) Test Management
7 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (7.89%) ITIL
7 3 (7.89%) Service Management
8 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 2 (5.26%) IT Strategy
8 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.26%) Microservices
8 2 (5.26%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (5.26%) Performance Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (5.26%) The Twelve-Factor App
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) PowerShell
2 10 (26.32%) SQL
2 10 (26.32%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.63%) Lisp
4 1 (2.63%) Python
4 1 (2.63%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.26%) CCNA
4 2 (5.26%) Degree
4 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.63%) CCDP
5 1 (2.63%) CCNP
5 1 (2.63%) CCSA
5 1 (2.63%) CCSE
5 1 (2.63%) HND
5 1 (2.63%) JNCIA
5 1 (2.63%) JNCIE
5 1 (2.63%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.63%) JNCIS
5 1 (2.63%) MCITP
5 1 (2.63%) MCSA
5 1 (2.63%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) GCP
1 1 (2.63%) GDPR
1 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (39.47%) Active Directory
2 11 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (21.05%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (21.05%) VMware NSX
4 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.26%) Docker
5 2 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.63%) vSphere
6 1 (2.63%) XenApp
6 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) vCenter Server
2 7 (18.42%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (7.89%) Ansible
3 3 (7.89%) Nagios
3 3 (7.89%) SCCM
3 3 (7.89%) SCVMM
4 2 (5.26%) FreeIPA
4 2 (5.26%) Kubernetes
4 2 (5.26%) Opsview
4 2 (5.26%) Puppet
5 1 (2.63%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (2.63%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (2.63%) SCOM
5 1 (2.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Cisco
2 14 (36.84%) VMware
3 11 (28.95%) Juniper
4 9 (23.68%) Veeam
5 8 (21.05%) McAfee
5 8 (21.05%) Splunk
6 7 (18.42%) Atlassian
7 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
8 5 (13.16%) CheckPoint
8 5 (13.16%) F5
8 5 (13.16%) Oracle
9 3 (7.89%) HP
10 2 (5.26%) AppDynamics
10 2 (5.26%) ArcSight
10 2 (5.26%) CA
10 2 (5.26%) Citrix
11 1 (2.63%) Infoblox
11 1 (2.63%) jetNEXUS
11 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.63%) Sonus