The table below looks at the statistics for Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Balancing
London / City of London
Rank 132 142 159
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +17
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 17 9 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.58% 0.28% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.32% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 26
Median daily rate £425 £375 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £313 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.75 £42.25 £46.75
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -9.62%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2475 2782 4250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.85% 86.91% 82.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1965 2201 3312
Median daily rate £500 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 31
Median hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% +7.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Load Balancing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Load Balancing across the City of London region.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Balancing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Load Balancing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the City of London region.

Load Balancing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 City of London region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 30 (62.50%) Linux
2 21 (43.75%) Firewall
3 18 (37.50%) Puppet
4 15 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (31.25%) DevOps
5 14 (29.17%) Ansible
5 14 (29.17%) Data Centre
5 14 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (29.17%) Configuration Management
5 14 (29.17%) Python
5 14 (29.17%) DNS
6 13 (27.08%) Cisco
6 13 (27.08%) Ruby
6 13 (27.08%) Bash Shell
6 13 (27.08%) Jenkins
7 12 (25.00%) Finance
7 12 (25.00%) VMware
8 11 (22.92%) VPN
8 11 (22.92%) LAN
8 11 (22.92%) WAN
9 10 (20.83%) Apache
9 10 (20.83%) Windows
9 10 (20.83%) Wireless
9 10 (20.83%) High Availability
9 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (18.75%) F5
10 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (18.75%) Perl
10 9 (18.75%) Opscode Chef

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (20.83%) Apache
2 8 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 5 (10.42%) IIS
4 3 (6.25%) nginx
5 2 (4.17%) Confluence
5 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
5 2 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (2.08%) Apache Pig
6 1 (2.08%) Apache Spark
6 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.08%) JBoss
6 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (10.42%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (10.42%) IaaS
4 3 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (4.17%) GitHub
6 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (2.08%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (2.08%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (2.08%) PaaS
6 1 (2.08%) Slack
6 1 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (43.75%) Firewall
2 14 (29.17%) DNS
3 11 (22.92%) LAN
3 11 (22.92%) VPN
3 11 (22.92%) WAN
4 10 (20.83%) Wireless
5 7 (14.58%) SSL
6 6 (12.50%) Internet
6 6 (12.50%) SAN
7 5 (10.42%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (10.42%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (10.42%) NetScaler
7 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
8 4 (8.33%) BIG-IP
8 4 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (8.33%) SSH
9 3 (6.25%) Cisco Wireless
9 3 (6.25%) DHCP
9 3 (6.25%) HTTP
10 2 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.50%) MySQL
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.08%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.08%) DB2
5 1 (2.08%) HBase
5 1 (2.08%) Ingres
5 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.08%) QlikView
5 1 (2.08%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 13 (27.08%) Jenkins
2 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.33%) JIRA
4 3 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.08%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.08%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.08%) Subversion
5 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.08%) Advertising
4 1 (2.08%) Back Office
4 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (14.58%) AWS DevOps
2 7 (14.58%) Network Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) Administrator
3 6 (12.50%) Analyst
3 6 (12.50%) AWS Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) Consultant
3 6 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
3 6 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 6 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 4 (8.33%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (8.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.25%) Architect
6 3 (6.25%) DevOps Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Network Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) AWS Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) Web Services
2 3 (6.25%) .NET
2 3 (6.25%) CSS
2 3 (6.25%) LAMP
3 2 (4.17%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (4.17%) Middleware
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (2.08%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.08%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (2.08%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.08%) HTML
4 1 (2.08%) J2EE
4 1 (2.08%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (2.08%) MSMQ
4 1 (2.08%) Sensu
4 1 (2.08%) SOAP
4 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) Data Centre
2 8 (16.67%) Public Cloud
3 5 (10.42%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (6.25%) Clustering
4 3 (6.25%) CMDB
5 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.08%) Cloud Native
6 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.08%) Fintech
6 1 (2.08%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (62.50%) Linux
2 14 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (20.83%) Windows
4 8 (16.67%) Unix
5 7 (14.58%) CentOS
6 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.08%) AIX
8 1 (2.08%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (2.08%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) DevOps
2 14 (29.17%) Configuration Management
3 10 (20.83%) High Availability
4 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (14.58%) Open Source
6 5 (10.42%) Change Management
6 5 (10.42%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (10.42%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (8.33%) Build Automation
7 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (8.33%) ITIL
7 4 (8.33%) Migration
7 4 (8.33%) Network Management
7 4 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (8.33%) Project Management
8 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.25%) Process Improvement
8 3 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) Python
2 13 (27.08%) Bash Shell
2 13 (27.08%) Ruby
3 9 (18.75%) Perl
4 8 (16.67%) SQL
5 7 (14.58%) PowerShell
6 5 (10.42%) Java
7 4 (8.33%) AWK
7 4 (8.33%) PHP
7 4 (8.33%) sed
8 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
9 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
9 2 (4.17%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.08%) Go
10 1 (2.08%) Korn
10 1 (2.08%) Tcl
10 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) CCNP
1 3 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.17%) CCIE
3 1 (2.08%) Degree
3 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (12.50%) Docker
3 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
4 3 (6.25%) ProxySG
5 2 (4.17%) iptables
5 2 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.08%) Ceph
6 1 (2.08%) Gluster
6 1 (2.08%) GlusterFS
6 1 (2.08%) HDFS
6 1 (2.08%) NFS
6 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.08%) vSphere
6 1 (2.08%) Xen
6 1 (2.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (37.50%) Puppet
2 14 (29.17%) Ansible
3 9 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (14.58%) Terraform
5 5 (10.42%) Kubernetes
5 5 (10.42%) Nagios
6 3 (6.25%) HAProxy
6 3 (6.25%) OPNET
7 2 (4.17%) Cobbler
7 2 (4.17%) Data Guard
7 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 2 (4.17%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (4.17%) logstash
7 2 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (2.08%) Cacti
8 1 (2.08%) Grafana
8 1 (2.08%) OSSEC
8 1 (2.08%) Rancher
8 1 (2.08%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) Cisco
2 12 (25.00%) VMware
3 9 (18.75%) F5
4 7 (14.58%) Citrix
4 7 (14.58%) Splunk
5 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 5 (10.42%) Red Hat
6 5 (10.42%) Riverbed
7 4 (8.33%) New Relic
7 4 (8.33%) Oracle
7 4 (8.33%) Rackspace
8 3 (6.25%) Arista
8 3 (6.25%) Blue Coat
8 3 (6.25%) CheckPoint
8 3 (6.25%) Juniper
8 3 (6.25%) Palo Alto
8 3 (6.25%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.17%) Aruba
9 2 (4.17%) Brocade
9 2 (4.17%) Polycom