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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 96 58
Rank change year-on-year +65 -38  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 15 25 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 3.92% 1.75% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.48% 2.00% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 0
Median daily rate £330 £330 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +71.05% -5.00%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 335 1249 491
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 87.47% 87.65% 78.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1042 3647 1476
Median daily rate £400 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -16.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £224 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 283 62
Median hourly rate £34.00 £28.00 £15.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% +78.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £22.70 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +68 13 £330 - 1
Sunderland - 2 £275 -
Load Balancing
North East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 15 (100.00%) Cisco
1 15 (100.00%) Firewall
1 15 (100.00%) High Availability
2 14 (93.33%) F5
3 13 (86.67%) SUSE
3 13 (86.67%) iPlanet
3 13 (86.67%) Clustering
3 13 (86.67%) Oracle Application Server
3 13 (86.67%) Sun
3 13 (86.67%) TCP/IP
3 13 (86.67%) Red Hat
3 13 (86.67%) Oracle
3 13 (86.67%) WebLogic
3 13 (86.67%) Unix
3 13 (86.67%) AIX
3 13 (86.67%) HPUX
3 13 (86.67%) Solaris
3 13 (86.67%) Linux
3 13 (86.67%) JBoss
3 13 (86.67%) Apache
3 13 (86.67%) Tomcat
4 12 (80.00%) J2EE
4 12 (80.00%) Veritas
4 12 (80.00%) Security Cleared
4 12 (80.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
5 10 (66.67%) ITIL
6 6 (40.00%) HP
7 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
8 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V

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 13 (86.67%) Apache
1 13 (86.67%) iPlanet
1 13 (86.67%) JBoss
1 13 (86.67%) Oracle Application Server
1 13 (86.67%) Tomcat
1 13 (86.67%) WebLogic
2 3 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (20.00%) MQSeries
2 3 (20.00%) OpenStack
2 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (20.00%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) Firewall
2 13 (86.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (26.67%) DNS
3 4 (26.67%) SAN
4 3 (20.00%) LDAP
4 3 (20.00%) NAS
4 3 (20.00%) WAN
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (13.33%) FCoE
5 2 (13.33%) iSCSI
5 2 (13.33%) VLAN
6 1 (6.67%) BIG-IP
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
6 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (6.67%) IPsec
6 1 (6.67%) NX-OS
6 1 (6.67%) VPN
6 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Administrator
1 6 (40.00%) Unix Administrator
2 5 (33.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 4 (26.67%) AIX Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Unix Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Solaris Administrator
4 3 (20.00%) Solaris Systems Administrator
4 3 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Project Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Unix Systems Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) AIX Systems Administrator
6 1 (6.67%) Build Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) HPUX Systems Administrator
6 1 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (6.67%) Network Support
6 1 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (86.67%) Clustering
2 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 3 (20.00%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) AIX
1 13 (86.67%) HPUX
1 13 (86.67%) Linux
1 13 (86.67%) Solaris
1 13 (86.67%) SUSE
1 13 (86.67%) Unix
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) High Availability
2 10 (66.67%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Requirements Management
4 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
1 2 (13.33%) C-shell
1 2 (13.33%) Korn
1 2 (13.33%) Perl
1 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) CCNA
3 2 (13.33%) CCNP
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.67%) CCDP
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (20.00%) KVM
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (20.00%) Samba
3 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 14 (93.33%) F5
3 13 (86.67%) Oracle
3 13 (86.67%) Red Hat
3 13 (86.67%) Sun
4 12 (80.00%) Veritas
5 6 (40.00%) HP
6 3 (20.00%) Cognos
6 3 (20.00%) Opsware
6 3 (20.00%) PlateSpin
6 3 (20.00%) VMware
7 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto
7 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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