The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 April 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
South West / Wiltshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 58 60
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 11 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.65% 0.59% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 0.75% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 4
Median daily rate £288 £400 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.12% +42.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £400 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £400 £314
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 548 531 603
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 82.28% 78.20% 82.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 362 411
Median daily rate £410 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 11
Median hourly rate £40.50 £38.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +90.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £46.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in Wiltshire

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in Wiltshire over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in Wiltshire

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
Swindon -1 7 £253 -36.87%
Salisbury - 2 £365 -
Load Balancing
South West

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

1 17 (94.44%) Firewall
2 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
3 11 (61.11%) VPN
3 11 (61.11%) DNS
3 11 (61.11%) Cisco
4 10 (55.56%) LAN
4 10 (55.56%) WAN
4 10 (55.56%) Wireless
4 10 (55.56%) SC Cleared
5 8 (44.44%) NetScaler
5 8 (44.44%) SIEM
5 8 (44.44%) Citrix
5 8 (44.44%) Windows
5 8 (44.44%) TCP/IP
6 7 (38.89%) Linux
6 7 (38.89%) VMware
7 6 (33.33%) CCNP
7 6 (33.33%) SSL
7 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (33.33%) Juniper
7 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
7 6 (33.33%) Intel Security
8 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
8 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
8 5 (27.78%) Information Security
8 5 (27.78%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (27.78%) Information Security Management
8 5 (27.78%) Security Management
8 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 (11.11%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (94.44%) Firewall
2 11 (61.11%) DNS
2 11 (61.11%) VPN
3 10 (55.56%) LAN
3 10 (55.56%) WAN
3 10 (55.56%) Wireless
4 8 (44.44%) NetScaler
4 8 (44.44%) TCP/IP
5 6 (33.33%) SSL
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (16.67%) TACACS
7 1 (5.56%) 802.11
7 1 (5.56%) BGP
7 1 (5.56%) DHCP
7 1 (5.56%) MPLS
7 1 (5.56%) OSPF
7 1 (5.56%) SAN
7 1 (5.56%) SNMP
7 1 (5.56%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (5.56%) Spanning Tree
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 8 (44.44%) Security Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Integration Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Information Security Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Network Integration Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Senior Information Security Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Senior Security Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Architect
7 1 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Linux
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) SIEM
2 5 (27.78%) Data Encryption
2 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (27.78%) Information Security
2 5 (27.78%) Information Security Management
2 5 (27.78%) Migration
2 5 (27.78%) Network Segmentation
2 5 (27.78%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Security Architecture
2 5 (27.78%) Security Management
3 3 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
3 3 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (16.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 3 (16.67%) Project Management
3 3 (16.67%) Protective Monitoring
3 3 (16.67%) Threat Intelligence
4 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) Critical Success Factor
5 1 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C
1 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
2 10 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 6 (33.33%) CCNP
3 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (27.78%) SANS
5 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (5.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
1 5 (27.78%) vSphere
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Cisco
2 8 (44.44%) Citrix
3 7 (38.89%) VMware
4 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 6 (33.33%) Intel Security
4 6 (33.33%) Juniper
5 5 (27.78%) Aruba
5 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
6 4 (22.22%) F5
7 2 (11.11%) ArcSight
7 2 (11.11%) Blue Coat
7 2 (11.11%) Nokia