The table below looks at the statistics for Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 98 121 129
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +8
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 30 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.19% 0.78% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.00% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 9
Median daily rate £425 £315 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.92% -21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £379 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £381
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Load Balancing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1997 2309 2233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.25% 78.46% 75.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1150 1395 1280
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 161 153
Median hourly rate £31.00 £33.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England 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 East of England

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Balancing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Load Balancing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Load Balancing Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Suffolk +5 11 £575 +130.00%
Cambridgeshire +23 10 £340 +7.93% 1
Bedfordshire +6 4 £320 -3.39%
Essex +4 3 £400 +1.26% 1
Hertfordshire +9 2 £450 +25.00%
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 East of England region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 25 (62.50%) Windows
1 25 (62.50%) High Availability
2 21 (52.50%) Data Centre
2 21 (52.50%) Firewall
3 20 (50.00%) WAN
4 19 (47.50%) LAN
4 19 (47.50%) SAN
4 19 (47.50%) VMware
5 16 (40.00%) Citrix
6 15 (37.50%) DNS
7 14 (35.00%) SQL Server
7 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
7 14 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (32.50%) Clustering
8 13 (32.50%) Active Directory
8 13 (32.50%) Linux
9 12 (30.00%) IIS
9 12 (30.00%) ITIL
9 12 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (30.00%) Windows Server
10 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Clustering
10 11 (27.50%) F5
10 11 (27.50%) NAS
10 11 (27.50%) SQL
10 11 (27.50%) Cisco
10 11 (27.50%) HP
11 10 (25.00%) EMC
11 10 (25.00%) Red Hat
11 10 (25.00%) Shell Script
11 10 (25.00%) Nagios

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 12 (30.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.50%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.00%) IaaS
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (52.50%) Firewall
2 20 (50.00%) WAN
3 19 (47.50%) LAN
3 19 (47.50%) SAN
4 15 (37.50%) DNS
5 11 (27.50%) NAS
6 9 (22.50%) Network Security
7 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
8 6 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (12.50%) Wireless
10 4 (10.00%) Cisco Wireless
10 4 (10.00%) SSL
10 4 (10.00%) VoIP
11 3 (7.50%) 802.11
12 2 (5.00%) WLAN
13 1 (2.50%) DHCP
13 1 (2.50%) MPLS
13 1 (2.50%) OSPF
13 1 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) MySQL
2 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) JIRA
2 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.50%) Selenium
3 1 (2.50%) Subversion
3 1 (2.50%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Back Office
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Administrator
2 9 (22.50%) Systems Administrator
3 8 (20.00%) Architect
3 8 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (17.50%) Network Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 6 (15.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 6 (15.00%) Linux Administrator
5 6 (15.00%) Project Manager
6 5 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (12.50%) Integration Manager
6 5 (12.50%) Integration Project Manager
6 5 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 5 (12.50%) Unix Administrator
6 5 (12.50%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 3 (7.50%) Data Architect
7 3 (7.50%) Data Centre Architect
7 3 (7.50%) Network Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (7.50%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) Middleware
2 3 (7.50%) 802.1X
3 2 (5.00%) .NET
4 1 (2.50%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (2.50%) Spring
4 1 (2.50%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 21 (52.50%) Data Centre
2 13 (32.50%) Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (62.50%) Windows
2 13 (32.50%) Linux
3 12 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 10 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (25.00%) Solaris
4 10 (25.00%) Unix
5 2 (5.00%) CentOS
6 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (62.50%) High Availability
2 12 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.00%) ITIL
3 10 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 10 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 10 (25.00%) Open Source
3 10 (25.00%) Secure Coding
3 10 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
4 9 (22.50%) Change Control
4 9 (22.50%) Incident Management
5 6 (15.00%) Network Optimisation
6 5 (12.50%) Identity Management
6 5 (12.50%) SIEM
6 5 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 4 (10.00%) Network Management
8 3 (7.50%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (7.50%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) SQL
2 10 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 9 (22.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.50%) C#
4 1 (2.50%) Java
4 1 (2.50%) Python
4 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (20.00%) CCNP
3 6 (15.00%) CCNA
4 3 (7.50%) CCDA
4 3 (7.50%) CCDP
5 1 (2.50%) CCIE
5 1 (2.50%) Degree
5 1 (2.50%) HND
5 1 (2.50%) MCP
5 1 (2.50%) MCSE
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (32.50%) Active Directory
3 10 (25.00%) iptables
4 9 (22.50%) Postfix
4 9 (22.50%) Sendmail
4 9 (22.50%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (22.50%) vSphere
5 3 (7.50%) Firmware
6 2 (5.00%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.50%) Docker
7 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 10 (25.00%) Nagios
2 10 (25.00%) OSSEC
2 10 (25.00%) Puppet
3 9 (22.50%) Cobbler
4 1 (2.50%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (47.50%) VMware
2 16 (40.00%) Citrix
3 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (27.50%) Cisco
4 11 (27.50%) F5
4 11 (27.50%) HP
5 10 (25.00%) EMC
5 10 (25.00%) LogRhythm
5 10 (25.00%) Oracle
5 10 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 10 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 10 (25.00%) Splunk
6 9 (22.50%) ServiceNow
6 9 (22.50%) TippingPoint
7 4 (10.00%) Brocade
7 4 (10.00%) Sourcefire
8 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
8 3 (7.50%) IronPort
9 2 (5.00%) Blue Coat
9 2 (5.00%) NetApp