Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 23 November 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.

Load Balancing
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 93 99
Rank change year-on-year +38 +6 -22
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 39 63 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 4.23% 2.67% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.91% 3.13% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 56 4
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £428 £328 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.53% -26.40% +18.83%
10th Percentile £308 £305 £316
90th Percentile £638 £426 £576
North East median daily rate £410 £328 £340
% change year-on-year +25.19% -3.68% -2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate - - -

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 795 2011 1306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 86.13% 85.28% 85.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 1459 873
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £350 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -14.63% +9.33%
10th Percentile £257 £225 £263
90th Percentile £557 £525 £600
North East median daily rate £380 £350 £405
% change year-on-year +8.57% -13.58% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 78 51
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.07% +47.37% +2.62%
10th Percentile £9.70 £13.70 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £36.00 £37.50
North East median hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year -16.07% +62.32% -8.73%

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Load Balancing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Load Balancing in Tyne and Wear

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in Tyne and Wear

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in Tyne and Wear

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +45 37 £428 +29.55%
Sunderland - 2 - -
Load Balancing
North East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 30 (76.92%) Clustering
2 29 (74.36%) Linux
3 24 (61.54%) Cisco
3 24 (61.54%) Firewall
3 24 (61.54%) High Availability
4 22 (56.41%) F5
4 22 (56.41%) Oracle Application Server
4 22 (56.41%) SC Cleared
4 22 (56.41%) Security Cleared
4 22 (56.41%) Red Hat
4 22 (56.41%) iPlanet
4 22 (56.41%) TCP/IP
4 22 (56.41%) Sun
4 22 (56.41%) Apache
4 22 (56.41%) Tomcat
4 22 (56.41%) JBoss
4 22 (56.41%) Unix
4 22 (56.41%) AIX
4 22 (56.41%) HPUX
4 22 (56.41%) Solaris
4 22 (56.41%) J2EE
4 22 (56.41%) Oracle
4 22 (56.41%) WebLogic
5 21 (53.85%) SUSE
6 17 (43.59%) ITIL
7 16 (41.03%) Bash Shell
8 15 (38.46%) Shell Script
9 14 (35.90%) Windows
9 14 (35.90%) SharePoint
9 14 (35.90%) OpenStack

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 22 (56.41%) Apache
1 22 (56.41%) iPlanet
1 22 (56.41%) JBoss
1 22 (56.41%) Oracle Application Server
1 22 (56.41%) Tomcat
1 22 (56.41%) WebLogic
2 14 (35.90%) OpenStack
2 14 (35.90%) SharePoint
3 7 (17.95%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (17.95%) Confluence
3 7 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (17.95%) MQSeries
3 7 (17.95%) MS Exchange
3 7 (17.95%) nginx
3 7 (17.95%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (17.95%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (17.95%) Skype for Business
3 7 (17.95%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.95%) Office 365
1 7 (17.95%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 24 (61.54%) Firewall
2 22 (56.41%) TCP/IP
3 11 (28.21%) SAN
4 9 (23.08%) DNS
5 7 (17.95%) HTTP
5 7 (17.95%) LDAP
5 7 (17.95%) NAS
5 7 (17.95%) Skype
5 7 (17.95%) WAN
6 6 (15.38%) FCoE
6 6 (15.38%) iSCSI
7 2 (5.13%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (5.13%) VLAN
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (2.56%) LAN
8 1 (2.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
1 7 (17.95%) Jenkins
1 7 (17.95%) JIRA
1 7 (17.95%) SonarQube
1 7 (17.95%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Unix Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) AIX Engineer
3 10 (25.64%) Solaris Engineer
4 7 (17.95%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (15.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 6 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (15.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 5 (12.82%) Lead DevOps
6 5 (12.82%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 5 (12.82%) Messaging Specialist
7 4 (10.26%) Collaboration Specialist
8 3 (7.69%) Consultant
8 3 (7.69%) HPUX Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Messaging Consultant
9 2 (5.13%) Network Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Network Support
9 2 (5.13%) Network Support Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Project Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (56.41%) J2EE
2 7 (17.95%) .NET
2 7 (17.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (76.92%) Clustering
2 14 (35.90%) Data Centre
3 4 (10.26%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 29 (74.36%) Linux
2 22 (56.41%) AIX
2 22 (56.41%) HPUX
2 22 (56.41%) Solaris
2 22 (56.41%) Unix
3 21 (53.85%) SUSE
4 14 (35.90%) Windows
5 8 (20.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (17.95%) Windows Server
6 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (61.54%) High Availability
2 17 (43.59%) ITIL
3 9 (23.08%) Migration
4 8 (20.51%) Unit Testing
5 7 (17.95%) Coaching
5 7 (17.95%) Configuration Management
5 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (17.95%) DevOps
5 7 (17.95%) Mentoring
5 7 (17.95%) Microservices
5 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
5 7 (17.95%) Static Code Analysis
6 5 (12.82%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (12.82%) Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (10.26%) Requirements Management
7 4 (10.26%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (5.13%) Change Management
8 2 (5.13%) SFIA
9 1 (2.56%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 16 (41.03%) Bash Shell
2 15 (38.46%) Shell Script
3 9 (23.08%) C-shell
3 9 (23.08%) Korn
3 9 (23.08%) Perl
4 7 (17.95%) C#
4 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
4 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
4 7 (17.95%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (56.41%) SC Cleared
1 22 (56.41%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.95%) MCSE
2 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (12.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (5.13%) CCNA
4 2 (5.13%) CCNP
4 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 10 (25.64%) Hyper-V
2 9 (23.08%) KVM
2 9 (23.08%) Samba
2 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (20.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
4 7 (17.95%) Brightmail
4 7 (17.95%) Docker
4 7 (17.95%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (12.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) OpenView
1 7 (17.95%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (17.95%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (61.54%) Cisco
2 22 (56.41%) F5
2 22 (56.41%) Oracle
2 22 (56.41%) Red Hat
2 22 (56.41%) Sun
3 11 (28.21%) HP
4 9 (23.08%) PlateSpin
4 9 (23.08%) VMware
5 8 (20.51%) Veritas
6 7 (17.95%) Cognos
6 7 (17.95%) IronPort
6 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
6 7 (17.95%) Opsware
7 3 (7.69%) Borland
8 1 (2.56%) BEA
8 1 (2.56%) Palo Alto