The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 107 113
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 14 34 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.69% 1.21% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 1.41% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 13
Median daily rate £430 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £371 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £471 £420
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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1721 2417 2445
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 84.32% 86.29% 83.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4315 6526 6465
Median daily rate £420 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +16.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £306 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £575 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 73 141
Median hourly rate £15.25 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.27% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.88 £11.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.71 £37.00 £47.50
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 Yorkshire

Job postings citing Load Balancing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Load Balancing in Yorkshire

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in Yorkshire

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in Yorkshire

Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Balancing in Yorkshire

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire 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
West Yorkshire 0 10 £450 +5.88% 5
South Yorkshire - 4 £325 -
Load Balancing
England

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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 19 (52.78%) Firewall
2 18 (50.00%) F5
3 17 (47.22%) DNS
3 17 (47.22%) Cisco
4 14 (38.89%) DHCP
4 14 (38.89%) Windows
5 12 (33.33%) DevOps
6 11 (30.56%) IBM
7 10 (27.78%) HP
7 10 (27.78%) NetApp
7 10 (27.78%) LDAP
7 10 (27.78%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 9 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (25.00%) Linux
8 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 8 (22.22%) ITIL
9 8 (22.22%) Active Directory
9 8 (22.22%) HTTP
9 8 (22.22%) Data Centre
9 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (19.44%) Dell
10 7 (19.44%) SQL
10 7 (19.44%) Oracle
10 7 (19.44%) Migration
10 7 (19.44%) VMware
11 6 (16.67%) Back Office
11 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 4 (11.11%) IIS
2 3 (8.33%) Apache
2 3 (8.33%) Confluence
2 3 (8.33%) nginx
2 3 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.78%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (2.78%) CloudStack
3 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.78%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.78%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.33%) Slack
3 2 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.78%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 19 (52.78%) Firewall
2 17 (47.22%) DNS
3 14 (38.89%) DHCP
4 10 (27.78%) LDAP
5 8 (22.22%) HTTP
6 6 (16.67%) WAN
7 5 (13.89%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (11.11%) BGP
8 4 (11.11%) EIGRP
8 4 (11.11%) FTP
8 4 (11.11%) HTTPS
8 4 (11.11%) NAS
8 4 (11.11%) SMTP
8 4 (11.11%) SSL
8 4 (11.11%) Telnet
8 4 (11.11%) VLAN
9 3 (8.33%) DWDM
9 3 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (8.33%) LAN
9 3 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (8.33%) MySQL
4 3 (8.33%) Redis
5 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
5 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.78%) CouchDB
6 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 3 (8.33%) JIRA
3 3 (8.33%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.78%) Hudson
4 1 (2.78%) JMeter
4 1 (2.78%) Maven
4 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (16.67%) Back Office
2 5 (13.89%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Network Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Architect
3 5 (13.89%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Server Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Implementation Specialist
5 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Senior DevOps
5 3 (8.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Storage Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Technical Architect
5 3 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Designer
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Designer
6 2 (5.56%) Network Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Project Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Security Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) Node.js
2 2 (5.56%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (5.56%) Middleware
3 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.78%) Apache Avro
3 1 (2.78%) Backbone.js
3 1 (2.78%) CSS
3 1 (2.78%) CSS3
3 1 (2.78%) Dojo
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) HTML5
3 1 (2.78%) JSON
3 1 (2.78%) LAMP
3 1 (2.78%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (2.78%) OAuth
3 1 (2.78%) REST
3 1 (2.78%) SAML
3 1 (2.78%) SOAP
3 1 (2.78%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) Clustering
2 3 (8.33%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.56%) NHS
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.78%) EMC Centera
4 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Windows
2 9 (25.00%) Linux
3 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (16.67%) Data ONTAP
4 6 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (13.89%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.78%) AIX
6 1 (2.78%) CentOS
6 1 (2.78%) Solaris
6 1 (2.78%) SUSE
6 1 (2.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) DevOps
2 8 (22.22%) ITIL
3 7 (19.44%) Migration
4 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (13.89%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (13.89%) Incident Management
5 5 (13.89%) Project Management
5 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
6 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 4 (11.11%) Network Design
7 3 (8.33%) Converged Infrastructure
7 3 (8.33%) Kanban
7 3 (8.33%) Microservices
7 3 (8.33%) Scrum
7 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 3 (8.33%) Static Code Analysis
7 3 (8.33%) TDD
8 2 (5.56%) Open Source
8 2 (5.56%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) SQL
2 6 (16.67%) Java
2 6 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 6 (16.67%) Python
3 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
4 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 4 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 3 (8.33%) PHP
6 2 (5.56%) Ruby
7 1 (2.78%) C
7 1 (2.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.67%) CCNP
2 6 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (8.33%) MCSE
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.56%) Degree
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.78%) CCIE
5 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (27.78%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 6 (16.67%) XenApp
4 4 (11.11%) Docker
4 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.56%) KVM
6 2 (5.56%) vSphere
6 2 (5.56%) Xen
7 1 (2.78%) ProxySG
7 1 (2.78%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (13.89%) Puppet
3 3 (8.33%) Kubernetes
3 3 (8.33%) Rancher
4 1 (2.78%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.78%) Nagios
4 1 (2.78%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.78%) SCCM
4 1 (2.78%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.78%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (50.00%) F5
2 17 (47.22%) Cisco
3 11 (30.56%) IBM
4 10 (27.78%) HP
4 10 (27.78%) NetApp
5 7 (19.44%) Dell
5 7 (19.44%) Oracle
5 7 (19.44%) VMware
6 6 (16.67%) Infoblox
7 4 (11.11%) EMC
7 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 3 (8.33%) Brocade
8 3 (8.33%) BT
8 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
9 2 (5.56%) Google
9 2 (5.56%) Palo Alto
10 1 (2.78%) ArcSight
10 1 (2.78%) Blue Coat
10 1 (2.78%) Fortinet
10 1 (2.78%) Splunk