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 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Balancing
England / West Midlands
Rank 108 118 103
Rank change year-on-year +10 -15  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 8 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.36% 0.52% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.63% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 16
Median daily rate £379 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.31% +8.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £360 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £590 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1797 2219 1944
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.97% 82.43% 75.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1161 1219 1120
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 45 110
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 27 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
Birmingham +2 4 £363 -14.70%
Shropshire +35 3 £454 +13.43% 1
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 12 (85.71%) Cisco
2 11 (78.57%) CheckPoint
3 10 (71.43%) Firewall
4 9 (64.29%) WAN
4 9 (64.29%) F5
5 8 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (42.86%) Wireless
7 6 (42.86%) CCNP
7 6 (42.86%) ITIL
8 5 (35.71%) VPN
8 5 (35.71%) OSPF
8 5 (35.71%) DMVPN
8 5 (35.71%) Network Design
8 5 (35.71%) Fortinet
9 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
9 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
9 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
9 4 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (28.57%) Intel Security
9 4 (28.57%) BGP
9 4 (28.57%) Migration
9 4 (28.57%) BMC
10 3 (21.43%) IBM
10 3 (21.43%) VoIP
10 3 (21.43%) HP
10 3 (21.43%) CSS
10 3 (21.43%) EIGRP
10 3 (21.43%) MPLS

Load Balancing
Top Related 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 1 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) Firewall
2 9 (64.29%) WAN
3 8 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (42.86%) Wireless
6 5 (35.71%) DMVPN
6 5 (35.71%) OSPF
6 5 (35.71%) VPN
7 4 (28.57%) BGP
8 3 (21.43%) BIG-IP
8 3 (21.43%) Cisco Wireless
8 3 (21.43%) EIGRP
8 3 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (21.43%) MPLS
8 3 (21.43%) VoIP
9 2 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (14.29%) LAN
10 1 (7.14%) DNS
10 1 (7.14%) Internet
10 1 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JMeter
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Network Operations Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Network Support
3 2 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Operations Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
4 1 (7.14%) Monitoring Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Clustering
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.14%) Reference Data
1 1 (7.14%) Replication
1 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Network Design
3 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 4 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL V3
4 3 (21.43%) Network Management
5 2 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 2 (14.29%) Service Management
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (7.14%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
6 1 (7.14%) Coaching
6 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
6 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.14%) PRINCE
6 1 (7.14%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.14%) PHP
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (42.86%) CCNP
3 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) CCNA
5 1 (7.14%) CCDA
5 1 (7.14%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
1 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Forum Sentry
1 1 (7.14%) Nagios
1 1 (7.14%) OpenView
1 1 (7.14%) OPNET
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Cisco
2 11 (78.57%) CheckPoint
3 9 (64.29%) F5
4 5 (35.71%) Fortinet
5 4 (28.57%) BMC
5 4 (28.57%) Intel Security
6 3 (21.43%) HP
6 3 (21.43%) IBM
6 3 (21.43%) Riverbed
7 2 (14.29%) Aruba
7 2 (14.29%) Blue Coat
7 2 (14.29%) Juniper
7 2 (14.29%) TOWER Software
8 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
8 1 (7.14%) Nokia
8 1 (7.14%) Remedy
8 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
8 1 (7.14%) Splunk