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 September 2016 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 134 153 176
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +23
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 38 34 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.10% 0.73% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 0.87% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 31 24
Median daily rate £490 £450 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -7.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £363 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £550 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
Load Balancing
London

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
3015 3902 4694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 87.39% 84.24% 80.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2406 3112 3526
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 53
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £35.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 September 2016.

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 September 2016, 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 27 (46.55%) Linux
2 24 (41.38%) Firewall
3 21 (36.21%) Python
4 20 (34.48%) DNS
4 20 (34.48%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (32.76%) DevOps
6 18 (31.03%) Configuration Management
7 17 (29.31%) Cisco
7 17 (29.31%) Windows
8 16 (27.59%) Opscode Chef
9 15 (25.86%) Finance
9 15 (25.86%) Ruby
10 14 (24.14%) Open Source
10 14 (24.14%) F5
11 13 (22.41%) High Availability
11 13 (22.41%) Puppet
11 13 (22.41%) VPN
11 13 (22.41%) Ansible
11 13 (22.41%) Data Centre
11 13 (22.41%) Terraform
12 12 (20.69%) ITIL
12 12 (20.69%) Web Services
12 12 (20.69%) Bash Shell
13 11 (18.97%) TCP/IP
13 11 (18.97%) VMware
13 11 (18.97%) Splunk
14 10 (17.24%) Jenkins
14 10 (17.24%) Windows Server
14 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
14 10 (17.24%) Juniper

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 7 (12.07%) Apache
1 7 (12.07%) Tomcat
2 6 (10.34%) IIS
3 4 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (5.17%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.17%) Skype for Business
4 3 (5.17%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.45%) Confluence
5 2 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.72%) CMS
6 1 (1.72%) Lightstreamer
6 1 (1.72%) nginx
6 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (34.48%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (13.79%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (10.34%) IaaS
5 4 (6.90%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (5.17%) Amazon S3
6 3 (5.17%) PaaS
7 2 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (3.45%) SaaS
8 1 (1.72%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.72%) CloudFront
8 1 (1.72%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (41.38%) Firewall
2 20 (34.48%) DNS
3 13 (22.41%) VPN
4 11 (18.97%) TCP/IP
5 9 (15.52%) WAN
6 8 (13.79%) SSL
7 7 (12.07%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (12.07%) DHCP
7 7 (12.07%) LAN
7 7 (12.07%) Network Security
8 6 (10.34%) ICMP
8 6 (10.34%) IPsec
9 5 (8.62%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (8.62%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (6.90%) HSRP
10 4 (6.90%) MPLS
10 4 (6.90%) SAN
10 4 (6.90%) Wireless
11 3 (5.17%) BGP
11 3 (5.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) MySQL
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.72%) DB2
4 1 (1.72%) Ingres
4 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 10 (17.24%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.62%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.90%) GoCD
3 4 (6.90%) Vagrant
4 3 (5.17%) Subversion
5 2 (3.45%) JIRA
5 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.45%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.72%) Bower
6 1 (1.72%) MSI
6 1 (1.72%) NuGet
6 1 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.72%) Selenium
6 1 (1.72%) SonarQube
General
1 15 (25.86%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Banking
2 4 (6.90%) Retail
3 3 (5.17%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.45%) Law
4 2 (3.45%) Legal
5 1 (1.72%) Back Office
5 1 (1.72%) French Language
5 1 (1.72%) Front Office
5 1 (1.72%) Marketing
5 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (27.59%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (18.97%) Architect
3 10 (17.24%) Network Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) AWS Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) AWS DevOps
6 5 (8.62%) Network Architect
7 4 (6.90%) Administrator
7 4 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (6.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.90%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.17%) Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Design Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Security Architect
8 3 (5.17%) Senior Linux Administrator
8 3 (5.17%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.17%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.69%) Web Services
2 4 (6.90%) 802.1X
2 4 (6.90%) Middleware
3 1 (1.72%) J2EE
3 1 (1.72%) LAMP
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (1.72%) SAML
3 1 (1.72%) SOAP
3 1 (1.72%) WebSockets
3 1 (1.72%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.41%) Data Centre
2 9 (15.52%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.17%) Clustering
3 3 (5.17%) PKI
4 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.45%) Cryptography
4 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.45%) YubiKey
5 1 (1.72%) DataPower
5 1 (1.72%) Derivative
5 1 (1.72%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.72%) Equities
5 1 (1.72%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.72%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.72%) MPEG
5 1 (1.72%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.72%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (46.55%) Linux
2 17 (29.31%) Windows
3 10 (17.24%) Windows Server
4 8 (13.79%) Unix
5 6 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (6.90%) CentOS
8 3 (5.17%) AIX
8 3 (5.17%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (5.17%) SUSE
8 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.72%) CatOS
9 1 (1.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.76%) DevOps
2 18 (31.03%) Configuration Management
3 14 (24.14%) Open Source
4 13 (22.41%) High Availability
5 12 (20.69%) ITIL
6 10 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (15.52%) Build Automation
7 9 (15.52%) Change Management
8 8 (13.79%) Network Design
9 5 (8.62%) E-Commerce
9 5 (8.62%) Migration
10 4 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (6.90%) Software Delivery
11 3 (5.17%) Capacity Management
11 3 (5.17%) Continuous Delivery
11 3 (5.17%) Network Management
11 3 (5.17%) Network Monitoring
11 3 (5.17%) Project Management
11 3 (5.17%) Service Management
12 2 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.21%) Python
2 15 (25.86%) Ruby
3 12 (20.69%) Bash Shell
4 7 (12.07%) Perl
4 7 (12.07%) PowerShell
5 4 (6.90%) Java
5 4 (6.90%) PHP
5 4 (6.90%) SQL
6 3 (5.17%) AWK
6 3 (5.17%) Korn
6 3 (5.17%) sed
7 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.72%) C#
8 1 (1.72%) Go
8 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) CCNP
1 6 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.45%) Degree
4 2 (3.45%) JNCIA
4 2 (3.45%) JNCIS
5 1 (1.72%) CCIE
5 1 (1.72%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 10 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (15.52%) Active Directory
3 8 (13.79%) Docker
4 2 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.45%) XenApp
5 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.72%) iptables
5 1 (1.72%) KVM
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.72%) oVirt
5 1 (1.72%) Snort
5 1 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.72%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.72%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.72%) vSphere
5 1 (1.72%) Xen
5 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (27.59%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (22.41%) Ansible
2 13 (22.41%) Puppet
2 13 (22.41%) Terraform
3 5 (8.62%) Nagios
4 4 (6.90%) Packer
5 3 (5.17%) MIIS
6 2 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.72%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.72%) Cobbler
7 1 (1.72%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.72%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (1.72%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.72%) Pingdom
7 1 (1.72%) Salt
7 1 (1.72%) TrustSec
7 1 (1.72%) vRealize
7 1 (1.72%) yum
Vendors
1 17 (29.31%) Cisco
2 14 (24.14%) F5
3 11 (18.97%) Splunk
3 11 (18.97%) VMware
4 10 (17.24%) Juniper
4 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
5 7 (12.07%) Citrix
6 6 (10.34%) New Relic
6 6 (10.34%) Rackspace
7 4 (6.90%) IBM
7 4 (6.90%) Oracle
7 4 (6.90%) Palo Alto
7 4 (6.90%) Red Hat
8 3 (5.17%) Aerohive Networks
9 2 (3.45%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.45%) HP
9 2 (3.45%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.72%) Akamai
10 1 (1.72%) Ektron
10 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds
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