The table below looks at the statistics for Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 259 298 326
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +28
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 394 299 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.75% 0.62% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.83% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 163 119
Average daily rate
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£400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 6
Average hourly rate £33.25 £98.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.07% +206.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £36.40 £29.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £159.60 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £98.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-61.73% +206.25%
Load Balancing
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38925 35924 38359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.49% 74.48% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24714 22629 22625
Average daily rate £413 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1022 1412
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% -11.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in England

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Balancing across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Histogram in England

Load Balancing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Load Balancing Hourly Rate Trend in England

Load Balancing
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Balancing across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Load Balancing Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +68 184 £425 +9.67% 46
South East +17 71 £371 -8.04% 15
East of England -6 30 £275 -26.66% 7
West Midlands -10 26 £338 +8.87% 10
North West -3 19 £311 -25.44% 3
Yorkshire -24 18 £350 +12.00% 17
South West -35 16 £400 +12.67% 8
East Midlands +11 13 £440 +37.50%
Load Balancing
UK

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 271 (41.00%) Cisco
2 267 (40.39%) Firewall
3 238 (36.01%) Linux
4 207 (31.32%) Windows
5 177 (26.78%) DNS
6 166 (25.11%) F5
7 159 (24.05%) Cisco Certification
7 159 (24.05%) CheckPoint
8 127 (19.21%) VPN
8 127 (19.21%) VMware
9 125 (18.91%) Juniper
10 116 (17.55%) CCNP
11 115 (17.40%) Active Directory
12 111 (16.79%) WAN
13 108 (16.34%) BGP
13 108 (16.34%) Finance
14 106 (16.04%) Network Security
15 101 (15.28%) TCP/IP
16 100 (15.13%) Oracle
17 98 (14.83%) UNIX
18 97 (14.67%) SAN
19 96 (14.52%) SQL Server
20 95 (14.37%) LAN
20 95 (14.37%) Clustering
21 94 (14.22%) ITIL
22 92 (13.92%) Apache
23 91 (13.77%) Citrix
24 89 (13.46%) OSPF
24 89 (13.46%) Perl
25 88 (13.31%) Cisco ASA

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 92 (13.92%) Apache
2 65 (9.83%) IIS
3 39 (5.90%) Tomcat
4 37 (5.60%) SharePoint
5 33 (4.99%) nginx
6 25 (3.78%) OpenStack
7 22 (3.33%) WebLogic
8 21 (3.18%) Lync
9 20 (3.03%) MS Exchange
10 18 (2.72%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (1.21%) IBM HTTP Server
11 8 (1.21%) WebSphere
12 7 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
13 5 (0.76%) Oracle Coherence
14 4 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
14 4 (0.61%) TPMS
14 4 (0.61%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 21 (3.18%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.97%) MS Office
3 8 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.30%) Summit
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 42 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (4.99%) Amazon EC2
3 29 (4.39%) Amazon S3
4 24 (3.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (2.12%) PaaS
6 12 (1.82%) IaaS
7 10 (1.51%) Office 365
8 8 (1.21%) SaaS
9 5 (0.76%) Route 53
10 4 (0.61%) Joyent
10 4 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 267 (40.39%) Firewall
2 177 (26.78%) DNS
3 127 (19.21%) VPN
4 111 (16.79%) WAN
5 108 (16.34%) BGP
6 106 (16.04%) Network Security
7 101 (15.28%) TCP/IP
8 97 (14.67%) SAN
9 95 (14.37%) LAN
10 89 (13.46%) OSPF
11 88 (13.31%) Cisco ASA
12 87 (13.16%) Cisco Nexus
13 84 (12.71%) DHCP
14 81 (12.25%) SSL
15 76 (11.50%) Internet
16 71 (10.74%) NetScaler
17 68 (10.29%) MPLS
18 61 (9.23%) IPsec
19 54 (8.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 53 (8.02%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (14.52%) SQL Server
2 59 (8.93%) MySQL
3 28 (4.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (4.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 23 (3.48%) DB2
5 19 (2.87%) Oracle Database
6 17 (2.57%) NoSQL
7 15 (2.27%) MongoDB
8 14 (2.12%) Apache Cassandra
8 14 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (1.97%) Oracle BI EE
9 13 (1.97%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (1.97%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 10 (1.51%) Oracle ODI
10 10 (1.51%) OLTP
10 10 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (1.51%) Oracle OWB
11 8 (1.21%) Relational Database
12 7 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (1.06%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 46 (6.96%) Git (software)
2 36 (5.45%) Jenkins
3 22 (3.33%) Maven
4 16 (2.42%) Subversion
5 10 (1.51%) JIRA
6 4 (0.61%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.61%) Hudson
6 4 (0.61%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.61%) LoadRunner
6 4 (0.61%) MSI
6 4 (0.61%) JMeter
7 3 (0.45%) Ant
8 2 (0.30%) Selenium
8 2 (0.30%) RSpec
8 2 (0.30%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.15%) NUnit
9 1 (0.15%) InstallShield
General
1 108 (16.34%) Finance
2 51 (7.72%) Banking
3 33 (4.99%) Telecoms
4 31 (4.69%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.72%) Retail
6 15 (2.27%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.51%) Front Office
8 6 (0.91%) German Language
8 6 (0.91%) Games
8 6 (0.91%) Legal
9 4 (0.61%) Publishing
10 3 (0.45%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.45%) Law
11 2 (0.30%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.30%) Advertising
11 2 (0.30%) Marketing
11 2 (0.30%) Local Government
12 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 141 (21.33%) Network Engineer
2 73 (11.04%) Architect
3 56 (8.47%) Consultant
4 54 (8.17%) Administrator
5 37 (5.60%) Developer
6 36 (5.45%) Security Engineer
7 35 (5.30%) Systems Administrator
8 30 (4.54%) Network Security Engineer
9 29 (4.39%) DevOps Engineer
10 27 (4.08%) Support Engineer
10 27 (4.08%) Technical Architect
11 25 (3.78%) Linux Administrator
12 24 (3.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 23 (3.48%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 23 (3.48%) Analyst
14 22 (3.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 22 (3.33%) Network Specialist
15 21 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
16 20 (3.03%) Network Consultant
17 19 (2.87%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (7.26%) .NET
2 45 (6.81%) Web Services
3 34 (5.14%) LAMP
4 32 (4.84%) CSS
5 25 (3.78%) XML
6 21 (3.18%) JSON
7 19 (2.87%) Middleware
7 19 (2.87%) Java EE
8 12 (1.82%) Regular Expression
8 12 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
8 12 (1.82%) HTML
8 12 (1.82%) J2EE
9 11 (1.66%) CGI
10 10 (1.51%) WCF
11 9 (1.36%) J2SE
11 9 (1.36%) Twisted
12 8 (1.21%) REST
13 7 (1.06%) ASP.NET
13 7 (1.06%) HTML5
14 5 (0.76%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 95 (14.37%) Clustering
2 60 (9.08%) Open Source
3 36 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (4.24%) Computer Science
5 21 (3.18%) Replication
6 12 (1.82%) User Experience
6 12 (1.82%) Visualisation
7 11 (1.66%) Thin Client
7 11 (1.66%) Fat Client
8 10 (1.51%) Cryptography
9 9 (1.36%) Data Integration
10 8 (1.21%) Mathematics
10 8 (1.21%) Hedge funds
10 8 (1.21%) Firmware
11 7 (1.06%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.91%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.91%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.76%) PKI
13 5 (0.76%) Online Games
14 4 (0.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 238 (36.01%) Linux
2 207 (31.32%) Windows
3 98 (14.83%) UNIX
4 75 (11.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 55 (8.32%) CentOS
7 49 (7.41%) Solaris
8 38 (5.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 33 (4.99%) Ubuntu
10 22 (3.33%) Oracle Linux
11 20 (3.03%) AIX
12 19 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (2.87%) Windows 7
13 12 (1.82%) Windows XP
13 12 (1.82%) SUSE
14 11 (1.66%) Debian
15 4 (0.61%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.45%) HPUX
16 3 (0.45%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.45%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (14.22%) ITIL
2 73 (11.04%) DevOps
3 60 (9.08%) Network Management
4 54 (8.17%) Service Delivery
5 50 (7.56%) Change Management
6 48 (7.26%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (6.81%) Migration
8 42 (6.35%) Network Architecture
9 38 (5.75%) Service Management
9 38 (5.75%) Network Design
10 37 (5.60%) Performance Tuning
11 34 (5.14%) Configuration Management
12 33 (4.99%) Capacity Planning
13 32 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
14 31 (4.69%) E-Commerce
15 30 (4.54%) Scrum
16 27 (4.08%) Network Monitoring
17 23 (3.48%) Kanban
18 21 (3.18%) Project Management
19 20 (3.03%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 89 (13.46%) Perl
2 83 (12.56%) Python
3 82 (12.41%) SQL
4 77 (11.65%) Java
5 44 (6.66%) Ruby
6 43 (6.51%) PHP
7 42 (6.35%) PowerShell
8 29 (4.39%) Bash Shell
9 26 (3.93%) JavaScript
10 23 (3.48%) C
11 21 (3.18%) Shell Script
12 14 (2.12%) VB
13 8 (1.21%) C#
14 7 (1.06%) Tcl
14 7 (1.06%) C++
15 5 (0.76%) VBScript
16 4 (0.61%) Bourne shell
17 3 (0.45%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.45%) Erlang
18 2 (0.30%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 159 (24.05%) Cisco Certification
2 116 (17.55%) CCNP
3 47 (7.11%) CCNA
3 47 (7.11%) CCIE
4 43 (6.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 41 (6.20%) Security Cleared
6 37 (5.60%) Degree
7 36 (5.45%) MCSE
8 25 (3.78%) SC Cleared
9 23 (3.48%) MCTS
10 22 (3.33%) MCITP
11 19 (2.87%) CCSE
11 19 (2.87%) CCDP
12 15 (2.27%) CISSP
13 14 (2.12%) CCENT
13 14 (2.12%) LPIC
14 13 (1.97%) CCSP
15 12 (1.82%) CCSA
16 11 (1.66%) Check Point Certification
17 8 (1.21%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.39%) SLA
2 24 (3.63%) QA
3 9 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.06%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 115 (17.40%) Active Directory
2 66 (9.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (6.51%) vSphere
4 39 (5.90%) Hyper-V
5 30 (4.54%) ProxySG
6 24 (3.63%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (3.03%) vCloud
8 15 (2.27%) Squid
9 12 (1.82%) Docker
10 11 (1.66%) FreeRADIUS
10 11 (1.66%) XenApp
10 11 (1.66%) qmail
11 10 (1.51%) XenDesktop
11 10 (1.51%) Forefront TMG
11 10 (1.51%) UAG
11 10 (1.51%) ISA Server
12 8 (1.21%) XenServer
13 7 (1.06%) Samba
13 7 (1.06%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 68 (10.29%) Puppet
2 49 (7.41%) Nagios
3 46 (6.96%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (4.84%) Zenoss
5 25 (3.78%) Cacti
6 23 (3.48%) SCCM
7 22 (3.33%) ZABBIX
8 17 (2.57%) CA Spectrum
9 16 (2.42%) SCOM
10 15 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
11 13 (1.97%) Kibana
11 13 (1.97%) Graylog2
12 11 (1.66%) OPNET
13 10 (1.51%) NetBackup
14 9 (1.36%) Control-M
14 9 (1.36%) BladeLogic
15 8 (1.21%) SolarWinds Orion
15 8 (1.21%) WhatsUp Gold
15 8 (1.21%) ITRS Geneos
16 7 (1.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 271 (41.00%) Cisco
2 166 (25.11%) F5
3 159 (24.05%) CheckPoint
4 127 (19.21%) VMware
5 125 (18.91%) Juniper
6 100 (15.13%) Oracle
7 91 (13.77%) Citrix
8 75 (11.35%) HP
9 72 (10.89%) Red Hat
10 64 (9.68%) Blue Coat
11 63 (9.53%) Microsoft
12 50 (7.56%) Nokia
13 39 (5.90%) SolarWinds
14 26 (3.93%) Riverbed
15 24 (3.63%) Percona
16 23 (3.48%) NetApp
16 23 (3.48%) IBM
17 22 (3.33%) Infoblox
17 22 (3.33%) CA
18 21 (3.18%) Fortinet
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