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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 164 173 185
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +12
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 35 26 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.63% 0.44% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.56% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 10
Average daily rate
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£398 £425 £468
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.47% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £294 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £22.75
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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
4291 4605 4933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.50% 77.20% 77.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3382 3475 3707
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 42 81
Average hourly rate £24.23 £21.75 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.40% -47.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £53.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Load Balancing.

1 45 (62.50%) Cisco
2 42 (58.33%) Firewall
3 38 (52.78%) F5
4 34 (47.22%) Linux
5 30 (41.67%) CheckPoint
6 27 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (36.11%) Windows
8 24 (33.33%) DNS
9 21 (29.17%) ITIL
10 20 (27.78%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (26.39%) Network Security
12 18 (25.00%) OSPF
13 17 (23.61%) VMware
13 17 (23.61%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (22.22%) Tomcat
14 16 (22.22%) CCNP
15 15 (20.83%) VPN
15 15 (20.83%) LAN
15 15 (20.83%) Apache
15 15 (20.83%) Python
15 15 (20.83%) SQL
15 15 (20.83%) Cisco IOS
16 14 (19.44%) Java
16 14 (19.44%) Oracle
16 14 (19.44%) IIS
16 14 (19.44%) DHCP
16 14 (19.44%) Finance
17 13 (18.06%) HP
17 13 (18.06%) Perl

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Load Balancing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (22.22%) Tomcat
2 15 (20.83%) Apache
3 14 (19.44%) IIS
4 6 (8.33%) nginx
5 3 (4.17%) WebSphere
5 3 (4.17%) Jetty
5 3 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.78%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.78%) Node.js
7 1 (1.39%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.39%) Lync
7 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.39%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.39%) GlassFish
7 1 (1.39%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.39%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.17%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.39%) PaaS
5 1 (1.39%) Office 365
5 1 (1.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (58.33%) Firewall
2 24 (33.33%) DNS
3 20 (27.78%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (26.39%) Network Security
5 18 (25.00%) OSPF
6 15 (20.83%) VPN
6 15 (20.83%) LAN
6 15 (20.83%) Cisco IOS
7 14 (19.44%) DHCP
8 13 (18.06%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (18.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 12 (16.67%) BGP
9 12 (16.67%) VLAN
10 11 (15.28%) WAN
10 11 (15.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 10 (13.89%) BIG-IP
12 9 (12.50%) TCP/IP
13 8 (11.11%) SNMP
13 8 (11.11%) SSL
13 8 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.72%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.56%) MySQL
4 3 (4.17%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.78%) Redis
5 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.39%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (1.39%) DB2
6 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (15.28%) Git (software)
1 11 (15.28%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.33%) Mercurial
3 5 (6.94%) Subversion
4 4 (5.56%) JIRA
4 4 (5.56%) TeamCity
5 3 (4.17%) Introscope
5 3 (4.17%) Maven
5 3 (4.17%) Ant
5 3 (4.17%) Hudson
5 3 (4.17%) MSBuild
5 3 (4.17%) Gradle
6 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.39%) Selenium
6 1 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 14 (19.44%) Finance
2 13 (18.06%) Banking
3 4 (5.56%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.17%) Publishing
4 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.39%) Games
5 1 (1.39%) Marketing
5 1 (1.39%) Electronics
5 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (30.56%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (8.33%) Security Specialist
3 6 (8.33%) Network Specialist
3 6 (8.33%) Network Security Specialist
4 5 (6.94%) Architect
4 5 (6.94%) Analyst
5 4 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Security Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Applications Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Voice Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Network Support
6 3 (4.17%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) .NET
1 4 (5.56%) XMPP
1 4 (5.56%) Java EE
2 3 (4.17%) Django
2 3 (4.17%) Web Services
2 3 (4.17%) XML
3 2 (2.78%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (2.78%) LAMP
3 2 (2.78%) Play Framework
4 1 (1.39%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.39%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.39%) CSS
4 1 (1.39%) XSL
4 1 (1.39%) Rendezvous
4 1 (1.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.61%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.33%) Fat Client
3 6 (8.33%) Thin Client
3 6 (8.33%) Clustering
4 3 (4.17%) PKI
4 3 (4.17%) Replication
4 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.78%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.39%) BBC
6 1 (1.39%) DTV
6 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (47.22%) Linux
2 26 (36.11%) Windows
3 10 (13.89%) UNIX
3 10 (13.89%) Solaris
4 4 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.17%) Debian
5 3 (4.17%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.78%) Windows 2000
6 2 (2.78%) CentOS
7 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.39%) SUSE
7 1 (1.39%) AIX
7 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.17%) ITIL
2 13 (18.06%) DevOps
3 12 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 12 (16.67%) Change Management
4 11 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (15.28%) Network Management
5 9 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (12.50%) Release Management
6 7 (9.72%) Service Delivery
6 7 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 6 (8.33%) Project Management
8 4 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (5.56%) ITIL V3
8 4 (5.56%) SDLC
9 3 (4.17%) Network Architecture
9 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (4.17%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (4.17%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.83%) Python
1 15 (20.83%) SQL
2 14 (19.44%) Java
3 13 (18.06%) Perl
4 9 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 7 (9.72%) PowerShell
5 7 (9.72%) Shell Script
6 6 (8.33%) Ruby
6 6 (8.33%) C
7 3 (4.17%) C++
7 3 (4.17%) Groovy
8 1 (1.39%) VBScript
8 1 (1.39%) C-shell
8 1 (1.39%) C#
8 1 (1.39%) PHP
8 1 (1.39%) Korn
Qualifications
1 27 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (22.22%) CCNP
3 12 (16.67%) CCSE
4 7 (9.72%) CCIE
5 6 (8.33%) CCNA
5 6 (8.33%) CCSA
6 3 (4.17%) Degree
6 3 (4.17%) CCSP
7 2 (2.78%) CISSP
7 2 (2.78%) Postgraduate
7 2 (2.78%) CISM
8 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.39%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.39%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.17%) ProxySG
3 3 (4.17%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.17%) vSphere
3 3 (4.17%) VirtualBox
4 2 (2.78%) FreeRADIUS
4 2 (2.78%) Varnish
4 2 (2.78%) XenApp
4 2 (2.78%) Firmware
5 1 (1.39%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.39%) NFS
5 1 (1.39%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.39%) KVM
Systems Management
1 11 (15.28%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (11.11%) Puppet
3 7 (9.72%) SCOM
4 6 (8.33%) Netcool
4 6 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (5.56%) Graphite
5 4 (5.56%) SCOrch
5 4 (5.56%) StatsD
5 4 (5.56%) Cisco UCCE
5 4 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (5.56%) OPNET
6 3 (4.17%) BladeLogic
6 3 (4.17%) Vagrant
6 3 (4.17%) CA Wily
6 3 (4.17%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (2.78%) Ansible
7 2 (2.78%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.39%) OpenView
8 1 (1.39%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (1.39%) Nagios
Vendors
1 45 (62.50%) Cisco
2 38 (52.78%) F5
3 30 (41.67%) CheckPoint
4 17 (23.61%) VMware
5 14 (19.44%) Oracle
6 13 (18.06%) HP
7 12 (16.67%) Citrix
7 12 (16.67%) Blue Coat
8 9 (12.50%) Juniper
8 9 (12.50%) EMC
9 8 (11.11%) IBM
9 8 (11.11%) SolarWinds
10 6 (8.33%) Infoblox
10 6 (8.33%) Imperva
10 6 (8.33%) McAfee
10 6 (8.33%) Red Hat
10 6 (8.33%) Splunk
11 5 (6.94%) Riverbed
12 4 (5.56%) Aruba
13 3 (4.17%) Akamai
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