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 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 / Yorkshire
Rank 102 97 92
Rank change year-on-year -5 -5  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 22 45 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.04% 1.58% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.95% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 35
Median daily rate £473 £413 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.54% +2.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 1754 2303 2218
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 82.58% 81.09% 82.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1124 1564 1436
Median daily rate £410 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 65 64
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.21% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £10.20 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.34 £35.00 £35.50
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 Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
West Yorkshire +1 12 £505 +26.12% 8
South Yorkshire -4 7 £325 -35.00%
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 26 (52.00%) Cisco
2 25 (50.00%) Firewall
3 23 (46.00%) F5
4 16 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (32.00%) Linux
5 13 (26.00%) Security Cleared
6 12 (24.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 12 (24.00%) Java
6 12 (24.00%) JavaScript
6 12 (24.00%) DHCP
6 12 (24.00%) DNS
6 12 (24.00%) DevOps
7 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
7 11 (22.00%) Windows
7 11 (22.00%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (22.00%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (20.00%) Redis
8 10 (20.00%) Apache
8 10 (20.00%) PHP
8 10 (20.00%) Migration
8 10 (20.00%) Docker
9 9 (18.00%) LAPP Stack
9 9 (18.00%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (18.00%) Tomcat
9 9 (18.00%) CheckPoint
9 9 (18.00%) OpenLDAP
9 9 (18.00%) Performance Testing
10 8 (16.00%) Brocade
10 8 (16.00%) Splunk

Load Balancing
Top Related 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 10 (20.00%) Apache
2 9 (18.00%) Tomcat
3 5 (10.00%) IIS
4 2 (4.00%) Confluence
4 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.00%) nginx
5 1 (2.00%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (2.00%) CloudStack
5 1 (2.00%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.00%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (22.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (4.00%) Slack
4 1 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.00%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 25 (50.00%) Firewall
2 12 (24.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 12 (24.00%) DHCP
2 12 (24.00%) DNS
3 11 (22.00%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (18.00%) OpenLDAP
5 8 (16.00%) HTTP
6 7 (14.00%) NetScaler
6 7 (14.00%) SSL
7 6 (12.00%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (12.00%) Network Security
8 5 (10.00%) FCoE
8 5 (10.00%) FTP
8 5 (10.00%) HTTPS
8 5 (10.00%) NX-OS
8 5 (10.00%) SMTP
8 5 (10.00%) Telnet
8 5 (10.00%) WAN
9 4 (8.00%) EIGRP
9 4 (8.00%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) Redis
2 9 (18.00%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (16.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (4.00%) MySQL
7 1 (2.00%) CouchDB
7 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) JMeter
2 6 (12.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.00%) JIRA
5 2 (4.00%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.00%) Hudson
6 1 (2.00%) Maven
6 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.00%) Vagrant
6 1 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.00%) Back Office
3 2 (4.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (24.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.00%) Architect
3 9 (18.00%) Consultant
3 9 (18.00%) Technical Architect
4 7 (14.00%) Network Consultant
5 5 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Implementation Specialist
7 3 (6.00%) IP Specialist
7 3 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Data Centre Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Designer
8 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (4.00%) IP Network Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Security Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Senior DevOps
8 2 (4.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.00%) LAPP Stack
2 3 (6.00%) Node.js
3 1 (2.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.00%) Apache Avro
3 1 (2.00%) Backbone.js
3 1 (2.00%) CSS
3 1 (2.00%) CSS3
3 1 (2.00%) Dojo
3 1 (2.00%) HTML
3 1 (2.00%) HTML5
3 1 (2.00%) JSON
3 1 (2.00%) LAMP
3 1 (2.00%) Middleware
3 1 (2.00%) OAuth
3 1 (2.00%) REST
3 1 (2.00%) SAML
3 1 (2.00%) SOAP
3 1 (2.00%) Web Services
3 1 (2.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.00%) NHS
3 5 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (4.00%) Clustering
4 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.00%) EMC Centera
5 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.00%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.00%) Linux
2 11 (22.00%) Windows
3 6 (12.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (10.00%) Unix
5 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.00%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (2.00%) Android
7 1 (2.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.00%) DevOps
2 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (20.00%) Migration
4 9 (18.00%) Performance Testing
5 8 (16.00%) Open Source
6 7 (14.00%) ITIL
6 7 (14.00%) Network Design
7 6 (12.00%) Incident Management
7 6 (12.00%) Project Management
7 6 (12.00%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (10.00%) High Availability
9 4 (8.00%) Configuration Management
9 4 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
11 2 (4.00%) Kanban
11 2 (4.00%) Software Engineering
11 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 2 (4.00%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) Java
1 12 (24.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (20.00%) PHP
3 6 (12.00%) Python
4 5 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 4 (8.00%) SQL
6 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.00%) Perl
6 2 (4.00%) Ruby
7 1 (2.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (26.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (14.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.00%) CCNP
4 4 (8.00%) MCSE
4 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (6.00%) CCNA
6 2 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (4.00%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.00%) AWS Certification
7 1 (2.00%) CCIE
7 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.00%) GPG13
System Software
1 10 (20.00%) Docker
2 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (6.00%) XenApp
4 2 (4.00%) ProxySG
4 2 (4.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.00%) vSphere
5 1 (2.00%) Firmware
5 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.00%) KVM
5 1 (2.00%) Xen
5 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (16.00%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (14.00%) Nagios
3 5 (10.00%) Puppet
4 2 (4.00%) FortiGate
4 2 (4.00%) Kubernetes
4 2 (4.00%) Rancher
4 2 (4.00%) SCCM
4 2 (4.00%) SCOM
5 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.00%) DameWare
5 1 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.00%) OpenView
5 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (2.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (52.00%) Cisco
2 23 (46.00%) F5
3 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (18.00%) CheckPoint
5 8 (16.00%) Brocade
5 8 (16.00%) Splunk
5 8 (16.00%) VMware
6 5 (10.00%) Juniper
7 4 (8.00%) HP
7 4 (8.00%) Red Hat
8 3 (6.00%) IBM
8 3 (6.00%) Infoblox
8 3 (6.00%) NetApp
8 3 (6.00%) Nokia
8 3 (6.00%) Oracle
8 3 (6.00%) Palo Alto
9 2 (4.00%) Blue Coat
9 2 (4.00%) Extreme Networks
9 2 (4.00%) Fortinet
9 2 (4.00%) Google