Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 21 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 156 145
Rank change year-on-year +13 -11 -15
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 41 50 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.85% 0.81% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.98% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 5
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £394 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25% +9.09%
10th Percentile £320 £255 £240
90th Percentile £483 £490 £333
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.41 - -
England median hourly rate £15.41 £55.00 £41.61
% change year-on-year -71.99% +32.18% +25.14%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4013 5120 3900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.91% 83.05% 79.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2559 3069 2234
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.80%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £238
90th Percentile £550 £550 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 135 178
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £11.18
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Load Balancing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Load Balancing in the West Midlands

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in the West Midlands

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in the West Midlands

Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Balancing in the West Midlands

Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Load Balancing in the West Midlands

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 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
Birmingham +24 19 £320 +21.90% 2
Solihull +16 10 £363 -
Shropshire -1 3 £385 -3.75%
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Coventry +14 1 - - 1
Warwickshire +1 1 £590 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £350 -
Walsall - 1 - -
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 18 (43.90%) DNS
2 17 (41.46%) Firewall
3 15 (36.59%) Network Security
4 14 (34.15%) SC Cleared
4 14 (34.15%) Security Cleared
4 14 (34.15%) F5
4 14 (34.15%) VMware
4 14 (34.15%) Cisco
4 14 (34.15%) Juniper
5 13 (31.71%) Apache
6 12 (29.27%) Linux
6 12 (29.27%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (26.83%) Configuration Management
8 10 (24.39%) SSL
8 10 (24.39%) Java
8 10 (24.39%) HTTP
8 10 (24.39%) Squid
8 10 (24.39%) Postfix
8 10 (24.39%) Git (software)
9 9 (21.95%) vCloud
9 9 (21.95%) Amazon ELB
9 9 (21.95%) Coaching
9 9 (21.95%) Network Design
9 9 (21.95%) LAN
9 9 (21.95%) VPN
10 8 (19.51%) MPLS
10 8 (19.51%) WAN
10 8 (19.51%) Jenkins
10 8 (19.51%) DevOps
11 7 (17.07%) Kibana

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (31.71%) Apache
2 7 (17.07%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (14.63%) Confluence
3 6 (14.63%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.44%) IIS
4 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.44%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 12 (29.27%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (21.95%) Amazon ELB
3 6 (14.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 6 (14.63%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (14.63%) Amazon S3
3 6 (14.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (7.32%) Akamai
5 3 (7.32%) Office 365
6 2 (4.88%) PaaS
6 2 (4.88%) SaaS
7 1 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (2.44%) GitHub
7 1 (2.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (43.90%) DNS
2 17 (41.46%) Firewall
3 15 (36.59%) Network Security
4 10 (24.39%) HTTP
4 10 (24.39%) SSL
5 9 (21.95%) LAN
5 9 (21.95%) VPN
6 8 (19.51%) MPLS
6 8 (19.51%) WAN
7 7 (17.07%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
7 7 (17.07%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (14.63%) BIG-IP
8 6 (14.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 6 (14.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (14.63%) OpenLDAP
8 6 (14.63%) OpenVPN
8 6 (14.63%) SSH
9 5 (12.20%) Internet
10 4 (9.76%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (14.63%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.88%) MySQL
4 1 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (24.39%) Git (software)
2 8 (19.51%) Jenkins
3 6 (14.63%) Ant
3 6 (14.63%) Bitbucket
3 6 (14.63%) JIRA
3 6 (14.63%) JUnit
3 6 (14.63%) Liquibase
3 6 (14.63%) Maven
3 6 (14.63%) SonarQube
3 6 (14.63%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (9.76%) Metasploit
4 4 (9.76%) Subversion
5 1 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
1 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (41.46%) Network Engineer
2 7 (17.07%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Consultant
3 6 (14.63%) Juniper Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Design Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Network Design Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Network Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Network Support
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Juniper Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Network Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Network Designer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (14.63%) MCollective
2 6 (14.63%) REST
3 4 (9.76%) LAMP
4 3 (7.32%) CGI
4 3 (7.32%) FastCGI
5 1 (2.44%) .NET
5 1 (2.44%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (2.44%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Data Centre
2 6 (14.63%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (9.76%) PKI
4 3 (7.32%) Client/Server
4 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.88%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) Linux
2 7 (17.07%) Unix
3 6 (14.63%) CentOS
4 3 (7.32%) Windows
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Configuration Management
2 9 (21.95%) Coaching
2 9 (21.95%) Network Design
3 8 (19.51%) DevOps
4 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (17.07%) Network Management
4 7 (17.07%) Scrum
5 6 (14.63%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (14.63%) CRM
5 6 (14.63%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (14.63%) Service Management
5 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (12.20%) Open Source
7 4 (9.76%) Asset Management
7 4 (9.76%) Change Control
7 4 (9.76%) Integration Testing
7 4 (9.76%) Line Management
7 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
8 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) Java
2 6 (14.63%) Bash Shell
2 6 (14.63%) Groovy
2 6 (14.63%) SQL
3 5 (12.20%) Python
4 4 (9.76%) C
4 4 (9.76%) Go
5 3 (7.32%) C++
5 3 (7.32%) Perl
6 1 (2.44%) PHP
6 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (34.15%) SC Cleared
1 14 (34.15%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.07%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (12.20%) CCNP
4 4 (9.76%) CCIE
5 2 (4.88%) CCNA
5 2 (4.88%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 10 (24.39%) Postfix
1 10 (24.39%) Squid
2 9 (21.95%) vCloud
3 7 (17.07%) Docker
3 7 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (14.63%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (9.76%) iptables
5 4 (9.76%) Samba
5 4 (9.76%) vSphere
6 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
6 3 (7.32%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (7.32%) VMware NSX
7 1 (2.44%) Firmware
7 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.44%) XenApp
7 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) Ansible
1 7 (17.07%) Kibana
1 7 (17.07%) logstash
1 7 (17.07%) Puppet
1 7 (17.07%) Terraform
2 6 (14.63%) Docker Swarm
2 6 (14.63%) Kubernetes
2 6 (14.63%) Rancher
2 6 (14.63%) Rsyslog
2 6 (14.63%) Sysdig
2 6 (14.63%) ZABBIX
3 4 (9.76%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (9.76%) Nessus
3 4 (9.76%) Nmap
4 3 (7.32%) Nagios
4 3 (7.32%) SCOM
4 3 (7.32%) vCenter Server
5 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.44%) SCCM
5 1 (2.44%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 14 (34.15%) Cisco
1 14 (34.15%) F5
1 14 (34.15%) Juniper
1 14 (34.15%) VMware
2 7 (17.07%) CheckPoint
3 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
3 6 (14.63%) Sonatype
4 4 (9.76%) NEC
4 4 (9.76%) Radware
5 3 (7.32%) AppDynamics
5 3 (7.32%) Fortinet
5 3 (7.32%) HP
5 3 (7.32%) Infoblox
5 3 (7.32%) Palo Alto
5 3 (7.32%) SolarWinds
6 2 (4.88%) Citrix
7 1 (2.44%) Capita
7 1 (2.44%) Google
7 1 (2.44%) Oracle