The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Balancing
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank 47 46 25
Rank change year-on-year -1 -21  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 7 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 1.51% 2.08% 3.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 2.66% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 12
Median daily rate £325 £500 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +66.66%  
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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 367 414 321
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 79.09% 78.11% 78.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 281 215
Median daily rate £425 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £589 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 13
Median hourly rate £11.50 £14.00 £16.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.85% -15.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 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 South Yorkshire

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Load Balancing in South Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in South Yorkshire

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Sheffield -3 4 - -
Doncaster - 2 £325 -
Load Balancing
Yorkshire

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 10 (83.33%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) F5
3 6 (50.00%) DHCP
3 6 (50.00%) DNS
3 6 (50.00%) Brocade
4 5 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (41.67%) NetScaler
4 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) IP Telephony
5 4 (33.33%) Firewall
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 4 (33.33%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) MS Office
6 3 (25.00%) HP
6 3 (25.00%) IBM
6 3 (25.00%) LAN
6 3 (25.00%) VoIP
6 3 (25.00%) WAN
6 3 (25.00%) NetApp
6 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (25.00%) Migration
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (25.00%) High Availability
6 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (25.00%) FCoE
6 3 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (25.00%) XenApp

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) DHCP
1 6 (50.00%) DNS
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (41.67%) NetScaler
3 4 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) IP Telephony
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (25.00%) FCoE
4 3 (25.00%) LAN
4 3 (25.00%) Network Security
4 3 (25.00%) NX-OS
4 3 (25.00%) VoIP
4 3 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (16.67%) LDAP
6 1 (8.33%) HTTP
6 1 (8.33%) NAS
6 1 (8.33%) SAN
6 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) CouchDB
2 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (8.33%) Redis
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) Maven
1 1 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (16.67%) Back Office
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Data Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Design Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (8.33%) Apache Avro
1 1 (8.33%) Backbone.js
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) CSS3
1 1 (8.33%) Dojo
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) HTML5
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
1 1 (8.33%) LAMP
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
1 1 (8.33%) Node.js
1 1 (8.33%) OAuth
1 1 (8.33%) REST
1 1 (8.33%) SAML
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
1 1 (8.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) High Availability
1 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Adaptive Security
2 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) Complex Event Processing
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (8.33%) MVC
3 1 (8.33%) MVVM
3 1 (8.33%) Network Design
3 1 (8.33%) OO
3 1 (8.33%) OOP
3 1 (8.33%) Process Management
3 1 (8.33%) Security Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (8.33%) SIEM
3 1 (8.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (8.33%) PHP
1 1 (8.33%) Python
1 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (25.00%) XenApp
3 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
4 1 (8.33%) ProxySG
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (8.33%) vSphere
4 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (8.33%) DameWare
1 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
1 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (8.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) F5
3 6 (50.00%) Brocade
4 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (25.00%) HP
6 3 (25.00%) IBM
6 3 (25.00%) Infoblox
6 3 (25.00%) NetApp
7 2 (16.67%) Citrix
7 2 (16.67%) Dell
8 1 (8.33%) EMC
8 1 (8.33%) Google
8 1 (8.33%) Juniper
8 1 (8.33%) Mitel
8 1 (8.33%) Oracle
8 1 (8.33%) Sophos
8 1 (8.33%) Symantec
8 1 (8.33%) TIBCO