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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 136 142 177
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +35
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 28 16 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.88% 0.46% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.55% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 28
Median daily rate £440 £370 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -23.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £195 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
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
2778 2911 4721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 87.39% 83.94% 80.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2207 2333 3697
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £647 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 52
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.40 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.20 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 32 (51.61%) Linux
2 25 (40.32%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (38.71%) Firewall
4 21 (33.87%) Python
4 21 (33.87%) DevOps
5 20 (32.26%) Data Centre
5 20 (32.26%) Puppet
6 18 (29.03%) Ruby
6 18 (29.03%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (29.03%) Ansible
7 17 (27.42%) VPN
7 17 (27.42%) DNS
7 17 (27.42%) Cisco
7 17 (27.42%) Configuration Management
8 16 (25.81%) Terraform
9 15 (24.19%) VMware
9 15 (24.19%) Open Source
10 14 (22.58%) Bash Shell
10 14 (22.58%) Windows
11 13 (20.97%) Finance
11 13 (20.97%) High Availability
11 13 (20.97%) Public Cloud
12 12 (19.35%) Jenkins
12 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (19.35%) Web Services
12 12 (19.35%) WAN
13 11 (17.74%) Apache
13 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (17.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 11 (17.74%) Apache
2 9 (14.52%) Tomcat
3 7 (11.29%) IIS
4 4 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (3.23%) Confluence
5 2 (3.23%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.61%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.61%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.61%) nginx
6 1 (1.61%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 25 (40.32%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (14.52%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (11.29%) IaaS
5 4 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (4.84%) Amazon S3
6 3 (4.84%) PaaS
7 2 (3.23%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (3.23%) SaaS
8 1 (1.61%) CloudFront
8 1 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.61%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (38.71%) Firewall
2 17 (27.42%) DNS
2 17 (27.42%) VPN
3 12 (19.35%) WAN
4 10 (16.13%) LAN
5 9 (14.52%) SSL
5 9 (14.52%) Wireless
6 7 (11.29%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (11.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
7 6 (9.68%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (8.06%) ICMP
8 5 (8.06%) SAN
8 5 (8.06%) SSH
9 4 (6.45%) BIG-IP
9 4 (6.45%) DHCP
9 4 (6.45%) Network Security
10 3 (4.84%) Cisco Wireless
10 3 (4.84%) IPsec
10 3 (4.84%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.06%) MySQL
3 2 (3.23%) Ingres
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.61%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.61%) DB2
4 1 (1.61%) HBase
4 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.61%) QlikView
4 1 (1.61%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 12 (19.35%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.84%) GoCD
3 3 (4.84%) Subversion
3 3 (4.84%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.61%) Bower
4 1 (1.61%) JIRA
4 1 (1.61%) MSI
4 1 (1.61%) NuGet
4 1 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.61%) Selenium
4 1 (1.61%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (20.97%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Banking
2 4 (6.45%) Retail
3 3 (4.84%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.23%) Back Office
4 2 (3.23%) Law
4 2 (3.23%) Legal
5 1 (1.61%) Advertising
5 1 (1.61%) French Language
5 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (24.19%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (17.74%) Network Engineer
3 9 (14.52%) Architect
3 9 (14.52%) AWS DevOps
4 8 (12.90%) AWS Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Administrator
5 7 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Linux Administrator
5 7 (11.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 7 (11.29%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (8.06%) Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) Senior Linux Administrator
6 5 (8.06%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
6 5 (8.06%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.45%) Consultant
7 4 (6.45%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.35%) Web Services
2 4 (6.45%) Middleware
3 2 (3.23%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.23%) CSS
4 1 (1.61%) J2EE
4 1 (1.61%) JMS
4 1 (1.61%) JSON
4 1 (1.61%) LAMP
4 1 (1.61%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (1.61%) REST
4 1 (1.61%) SOAP
4 1 (1.61%) SPNEGO
4 1 (1.61%) XML
4 1 (1.61%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (32.26%) Data Centre
2 13 (20.97%) Public Cloud
3 5 (8.06%) Clustering
4 3 (4.84%) CMDB
5 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.23%) Cryptography
5 2 (3.23%) HP StoreVirtual
5 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.61%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.61%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.61%) Derivative
6 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.61%) Equities
6 1 (1.61%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.61%) PKI
6 1 (1.61%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.61%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 32 (51.61%) Linux
2 14 (22.58%) Windows
3 11 (17.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (14.52%) Unix
5 7 (11.29%) CentOS
6 5 (8.06%) Windows Server
7 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.23%) AIX
8 2 (3.23%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (3.23%) SUSE
8 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.61%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.87%) DevOps
2 17 (27.42%) Configuration Management
3 15 (24.19%) Open Source
4 13 (20.97%) High Availability
5 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (14.52%) Build Automation
7 7 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (11.29%) Migration
8 6 (9.68%) Change Management
8 6 (9.68%) ITIL
8 6 (9.68%) Network Design
8 6 (9.68%) Project Management
9 5 (8.06%) Network Management
10 4 (6.45%) E-Commerce
10 4 (6.45%) Mentoring
10 4 (6.45%) Use Case
11 3 (4.84%) Capacity Management
11 3 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (4.84%) Information Security
11 3 (4.84%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.87%) Python
2 18 (29.03%) Ruby
3 14 (22.58%) Bash Shell
4 9 (14.52%) Perl
5 8 (12.90%) PowerShell
6 5 (8.06%) AWK
6 5 (8.06%) PHP
6 5 (8.06%) sed
7 4 (6.45%) SQL
8 2 (3.23%) Go
8 2 (3.23%) Java
8 2 (3.23%) Korn
8 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.61%) C#
9 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) CCNP
1 5 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.84%) CCIE
3 2 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (1.61%) JNCIA
4 1 (1.61%) JNCIS
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (17.74%) Docker
3 8 (12.90%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.84%) ProxySG
5 2 (3.23%) iptables
5 2 (3.23%) XenApp
6 1 (1.61%) Ceph
6 1 (1.61%) Gluster
6 1 (1.61%) GlusterFS
6 1 (1.61%) HDFS
6 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.61%) NFS
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.61%) vSphere
6 1 (1.61%) Xen
6 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (32.26%) Puppet
2 18 (29.03%) Ansible
2 18 (29.03%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (25.81%) Terraform
4 6 (9.68%) Nagios
5 4 (6.45%) Kubernetes
6 3 (4.84%) OPNET
6 3 (4.84%) Packer
7 2 (3.23%) HAProxy
7 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (1.61%) Cacti
8 1 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.61%) Data Guard
8 1 (1.61%) MIIS
8 1 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (1.61%) SCCM
8 1 (1.61%) SCOM
8 1 (1.61%) vRealize
8 1 (1.61%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (27.42%) Cisco
2 15 (24.19%) VMware
3 11 (17.74%) F5
3 11 (17.74%) Splunk
4 9 (14.52%) Citrix
5 8 (12.90%) Juniper
5 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
6 6 (9.68%) New Relic
6 6 (9.68%) Rackspace
6 6 (9.68%) Red Hat
7 5 (8.06%) Riverbed
8 4 (6.45%) HP
8 4 (6.45%) Palo Alto
9 3 (4.84%) Blue Coat
9 3 (4.84%) CheckPoint
9 3 (4.84%) Oracle
9 3 (4.84%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.23%) Fortinet
10 2 (3.23%) IBM
11 1 (1.61%) Atlassian