The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 177 174 180
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 33 23 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.51% 0.37% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.49% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 20
Average daily rate £400 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £292 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £473 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £155.00 £32.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+376.92% -40.90%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4902 4666 5879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.95% 74.87% 72.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3582 3576 4142
Average daily rate £450 £450 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 50 92
Average hourly rate £25.00 £135.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.48% +440.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £17.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £135.00 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Load Balancing
London

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 25 (35.21%) Citrix
2 21 (29.58%) Firewall
3 20 (28.17%) Linux
3 20 (28.17%) TCP/IP
3 20 (28.17%) Cisco
4 19 (26.76%) Windows
4 19 (26.76%) VMware
5 18 (25.35%) XenApp
5 18 (25.35%) F5
6 17 (23.94%) Active Directory
7 16 (22.54%) Clustering
8 15 (21.13%) SQL
9 14 (19.72%) Microsoft
9 14 (19.72%) SAN
10 13 (18.31%) McAfee
10 13 (18.31%) NetApp
10 13 (18.31%) SSL
10 13 (18.31%) WAN
10 13 (18.31%) Finance
11 12 (16.90%) Law
11 12 (16.90%) SQL Server
11 12 (16.90%) IIS
12 11 (15.49%) DMZ
12 11 (15.49%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (15.49%) NetScaler
13 10 (14.08%) XenDesktop
13 10 (14.08%) BGP
13 10 (14.08%) DNS
14 9 (12.68%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 12 (16.90%) IIS
2 7 (9.86%) Tomcat
3 5 (7.04%) WebLogic
3 5 (7.04%) Apache
4 3 (4.23%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.82%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.82%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.41%) CMS
6 1 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.41%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 21 (29.58%) Firewall
2 20 (28.17%) TCP/IP
3 14 (19.72%) SAN
4 13 (18.31%) SSL
4 13 (18.31%) WAN
5 11 (15.49%) DMZ
5 11 (15.49%) NetScaler
6 10 (14.08%) BGP
6 10 (14.08%) DNS
7 8 (11.27%) EIGRP
7 8 (11.27%) VPN
7 8 (11.27%) LAN
7 8 (11.27%) Reverse Proxy
8 7 (9.86%) MPLS
9 6 (8.45%) DHCP
9 6 (8.45%) HTTP
9 6 (8.45%) VLAN
10 5 (7.04%) WLAN
10 5 (7.04%) OSPF
10 5 (7.04%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.63%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.82%) MySQL
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Selenium
1 3 (4.23%) Maven
1 3 (4.23%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.41%) WebLOAD
2 1 (1.41%) Subversion
2 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.41%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.41%) PHPUnit
2 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.41%) Hudson
2 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (18.31%) Finance
2 12 (16.90%) Law
3 3 (4.23%) Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.82%) Legal
4 2 (2.82%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Retail
5 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (19.72%) Network Engineer
2 11 (15.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (8.45%) Consultant
4 5 (7.04%) Architect
5 4 (5.63%) Designer
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Citrix Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Security Designer
6 3 (4.23%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Security Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Java Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Data Centre Consultant
7 2 (2.82%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (2.82%) Developer
7 2 (2.82%) Analyst
7 2 (2.82%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) REST
2 5 (7.04%) XML
3 4 (5.63%) Servlets
3 4 (5.63%) Hibernate
3 4 (5.63%) Java EE
4 3 (4.23%) jQuery
4 3 (4.23%) Grails
4 3 (4.23%) Spring
4 3 (4.23%) Ajax
4 3 (4.23%) JSON
4 3 (4.23%) SAML
4 3 (4.23%) OAuth
5 1 (1.41%) EJB 3.0
5 1 (1.41%) Apache Axis
5 1 (1.41%) JSF
5 1 (1.41%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.41%) LAMP
5 1 (1.41%) DCOM
5 1 (1.41%) EJB
5 1 (1.41%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.54%) Clustering
2 4 (5.63%) CLARiiON
3 3 (4.23%) PKI
3 3 (4.23%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (2.82%) FlexPod
4 2 (2.82%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.82%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.82%) Replication
4 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.82%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.41%) FMCG
5 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.41%) Firmware
5 1 (1.41%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 20 (28.17%) Linux
2 19 (26.76%) Windows
3 9 (12.68%) UNIX
4 5 (7.04%) Solaris
4 5 (7.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (5.63%) HPUX
6 3 (4.23%) VMS
6 3 (4.23%) CentOS
7 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.41%) Debian
8 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.41%) Android
8 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.68%) High Availability
2 7 (9.86%) Network Design
2 7 (9.86%) ITIL
2 7 (9.86%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (8.45%) Network Management
3 6 (8.45%) Service Management
4 5 (7.04%) Migration
5 4 (5.63%) Change Management
5 4 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.63%) TDD
5 4 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (4.23%) Kanban
6 3 (4.23%) Test Scripting
6 3 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.23%) Scrum
6 3 (4.23%) Validation
6 3 (4.23%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.23%) BDD
6 3 (4.23%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.23%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.13%) SQL
2 7 (9.86%) Python
2 7 (9.86%) Java
3 6 (8.45%) Perl
3 6 (8.45%) PHP
3 6 (8.45%) Ruby
4 5 (7.04%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.63%) C
6 3 (4.23%) Groovy
6 3 (4.23%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.82%) VB
8 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.41%) VBScript
8 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.41%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 11 (15.49%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (11.27%) CCNP
3 8 (11.27%) MCSE
4 7 (9.86%) MCSA
4 7 (9.86%) MCP
5 4 (5.63%) CCNA
6 3 (4.23%) Degree
6 3 (4.23%) OCP
6 3 (4.23%) OCA
6 3 (4.23%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (2.82%) CCIE
7 2 (2.82%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.82%) CCSE
7 2 (2.82%) CCSA
7 2 (2.82%) MCITP
7 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.41%) MCTS
8 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.41%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) QA
System Software
1 18 (25.35%) XenApp
2 17 (23.94%) Active Directory
3 11 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (14.08%) XenDesktop
5 9 (12.68%) vSphere
6 5 (7.04%) VMware ESX
7 4 (5.63%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (4.23%) ProxySG
8 3 (4.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (2.82%) vCloud
9 2 (2.82%) UAG
10 1 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (1.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (1.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (2.82%) Puppet
2 2 (2.82%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.82%) SCCM
3 1 (1.41%) SCOM
3 1 (1.41%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.41%) YUM
3 1 (1.41%) Ionix
3 1 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.41%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (35.21%) Citrix
2 20 (28.17%) Cisco
3 19 (26.76%) VMware
4 18 (25.35%) F5
5 14 (19.72%) Microsoft
6 13 (18.31%) McAfee
6 13 (18.31%) NetApp
7 8 (11.27%) Blue Coat
8 7 (9.86%) CheckPoint
9 6 (8.45%) Riverbed
9 6 (8.45%) HP
9 6 (8.45%) Red Hat
10 5 (7.04%) JBoss
10 5 (7.04%) Aruba
11 4 (5.63%) SolarWinds
11 4 (5.63%) Veritas
11 4 (5.63%) EMC
11 4 (5.63%) Nortel
11 4 (5.63%) Sun
11 4 (5.63%) NetScout
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