The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 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 England 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 314 324 240
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -84
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 271 234 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.57% 0.50% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.69% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 127 186
Average daily rate
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£400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £328 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.68% -0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 13
Average hourly rate £26.25 £50.00 £50.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.50% -0.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.05 £28.00 £28.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.45 £150.00 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £15.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+67.74% -51.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
35674 33981 37500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.45% 73.32% 70.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 22568 21050 21971
Average daily rate £405 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1046 994 1335
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Load Balancing
UK

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 22 July 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
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 22 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +11 126 £400 -0.62% 32
South East +20 56 £379 -10.88% 16
South West -16 21 £390 +9.85% 4
North West +5 18 £282 +24.77% 7
East of England -10 16 £340 -20.00% 6
Yorkshire -23 15 £325 +30.00% 10
West Midlands -10 10 £280 -35.63% 6
North East -18 3 £400 +35.02%
East Midlands -6 2 - -
Load Balancing
UK

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 207 (37.43%) Cisco
2 196 (35.44%) Firewall
3 193 (34.90%) Linux
4 151 (27.31%) Windows
5 136 (24.59%) F5
6 135 (24.41%) DNS
7 120 (21.70%) Cisco Certification
8 101 (18.26%) CheckPoint
9 99 (17.90%) Juniper
10 98 (17.72%) Finance
11 95 (17.18%) BGP
12 92 (16.64%) UNIX
12 92 (16.64%) Network Security
13 89 (16.09%) VPN
14 88 (15.91%) CCNP
15 87 (15.73%) WAN
15 87 (15.73%) VMware
16 83 (15.01%) OSPF
17 82 (14.83%) Clustering
18 81 (14.65%) Oracle
19 80 (14.47%) HP
20 78 (14.10%) Active Directory
21 77 (13.92%) Perl
22 76 (13.74%) Citrix
23 67 (12.12%) Java
23 67 (12.12%) Red Hat
24 66 (11.93%) SQL
24 66 (11.93%) TCP/IP
24 66 (11.93%) DHCP
25 64 (11.57%) LAN

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 52 (9.40%) Apache
2 37 (6.69%) IIS
3 33 (5.97%) Tomcat
4 31 (5.61%) Lync
5 24 (4.34%) SharePoint
6 21 (3.80%) MS Exchange
7 19 (3.44%) nginx
8 17 (3.07%) WebLogic
9 13 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (1.81%) OpenStack
10 10 (1.81%) WebSphere
11 9 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (1.08%) Node.js
12 6 (1.08%) SAS
13 5 (0.90%) IBM HTTP Server
14 4 (0.72%) Office Communications Server
14 4 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.72%) NetWeaver
15 3 (0.54%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 14 (2.53%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.52%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.62%) Amazon EC2
2 20 (3.62%) Amazon S3
3 15 (2.71%) PaaS
4 14 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (1.81%) SaaS
6 9 (1.63%) Office 365
6 9 (1.63%) IaaS
7 6 (1.08%) Route 53
7 6 (1.08%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.72%) Joyent
9 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 196 (35.44%) Firewall
2 135 (24.41%) DNS
3 95 (17.18%) BGP
4 92 (16.64%) Network Security
5 89 (16.09%) VPN
6 87 (15.73%) WAN
7 83 (15.01%) OSPF
8 66 (11.93%) TCP/IP
8 66 (11.93%) DHCP
9 64 (11.57%) LAN
10 62 (11.21%) SAN
11 57 (10.31%) MPLS
12 56 (10.13%) Internet
12 56 (10.13%) Cisco ASA
13 50 (9.04%) LDAP
13 50 (9.04%) SSL
14 47 (8.50%) Cisco Nexus
15 45 (8.14%) NetScaler
16 42 (7.59%) HTTP
16 42 (7.59%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (9.95%) SQL Server
2 42 (7.59%) MySQL
3 21 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (3.80%) Oracle Database
4 20 (3.62%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (3.07%) Oracle Database 11g
5 17 (3.07%) Relational Database
6 15 (2.71%) NoSQL
7 14 (2.53%) Oracle ODI
7 14 (2.53%) Oracle OWB
8 13 (2.35%) MongoDB
8 13 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (1.81%) Oracle BI EE
9 10 (1.81%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 10 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (1.63%) Redis
11 8 (1.45%) DB2
12 7 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (1.27%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 25 (4.52%) Git (software)
2 23 (4.16%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.81%) Maven
4 9 (1.63%) LoadRunner
5 7 (1.27%) JIRA
5 7 (1.27%) Hudson
5 7 (1.27%) Talend Open Studio
6 6 (1.08%) Subversion
7 4 (0.72%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.72%) JProfiler
8 3 (0.54%) Ant
9 2 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.36%) WebLOAD
10 1 (0.18%) MSI
10 1 (0.18%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.18%) Gradle
General
1 98 (17.72%) Finance
2 38 (6.87%) Banking
3 28 (5.06%) Telecoms
4 23 (4.16%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.35%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.99%) Retail
7 5 (0.90%) German Language
7 5 (0.90%) Front Office
7 5 (0.90%) Legal
8 3 (0.54%) Games
8 3 (0.54%) Publishing
9 2 (0.36%) Advertising
9 2 (0.36%) Law
9 2 (0.36%) Local Government
10 1 (0.18%) Marketing
10 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 95 (17.18%) Network Engineer
2 55 (9.95%) Architect
3 53 (9.58%) Consultant
4 45 (8.14%) Administrator
5 34 (6.15%) Systems Administrator
6 29 (5.24%) Linux Administrator
7 27 (4.88%) Security Engineer
8 25 (4.52%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 25 (4.52%) Developer
9 23 (4.16%) Support Engineer
10 22 (3.98%) Network Security Engineer
11 21 (3.80%) Analyst
11 21 (3.80%) Firewall Engineer
12 18 (3.25%) DevOps Engineer
13 17 (3.07%) Network Consultant
13 17 (3.07%) Network Specialist
14 15 (2.71%) Solutions Architect
14 15 (2.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 14 (2.53%) Design Engineer
15 14 (2.53%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.24%) .NET
2 28 (5.06%) LAMP
2 28 (5.06%) Web Services
3 23 (4.16%) XML
4 14 (2.53%) JSON
4 14 (2.53%) CSS
5 13 (2.35%) Middleware
6 12 (2.17%) J2EE
7 10 (1.81%) Java EE
8 8 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (1.27%) HTML
9 7 (1.27%) CGI
10 6 (1.08%) WCF
10 6 (1.08%) REST
10 6 (1.08%) JMX
11 5 (0.90%) J2SE
11 5 (0.90%) XML Schema
11 5 (0.90%) Twisted
12 4 (0.72%) Oracle Fusion
12 4 (0.72%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 82 (14.83%) Clustering
2 30 (5.42%) Open Source
3 20 (3.62%) Replication
4 13 (2.35%) Computer Science
4 13 (2.35%) Data Integration
5 12 (2.17%) Fat Client
5 12 (2.17%) Thin Client
6 9 (1.63%) Video on Demand
7 8 (1.45%) Hedge funds
7 8 (1.45%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.27%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.08%) CLARiiON
9 6 (1.08%) Firmware
10 5 (0.90%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.90%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.90%) IPTV
10 5 (0.90%) Wiki
11 4 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.72%) Cryptography
12 3 (0.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 193 (34.90%) Linux
2 151 (27.31%) Windows
3 92 (16.64%) UNIX
4 48 (8.68%) Solaris
5 46 (8.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 46 (8.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (7.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (6.51%) CentOS
8 21 (3.80%) Ubuntu
9 15 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (2.17%) AIX
11 10 (1.81%) Windows 7
11 10 (1.81%) Windows XP
12 9 (1.63%) Oracle Linux
13 7 (1.27%) HPUX
13 7 (1.27%) VMS
14 5 (0.90%) Debian
15 4 (0.72%) SUSE
16 3 (0.54%) SmartOS
16 3 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (11.39%) ITIL
2 53 (9.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 50 (9.04%) DevOps
4 39 (7.05%) Service Delivery
5 37 (6.69%) Capacity Planning
6 36 (6.51%) Change Management
7 35 (6.33%) Network Management
8 34 (6.15%) Network Design
8 34 (6.15%) Migration
9 32 (5.79%) E-Commerce
9 32 (5.79%) Performance Tuning
10 28 (5.06%) Network Architecture
11 24 (4.34%) Project Management
11 24 (4.34%) Configuration Management
12 23 (4.16%) Release Management
13 18 (3.25%) Scrum
13 18 (3.25%) Service Management
14 17 (3.07%) Incident Management
15 16 (2.89%) Performance Testing
15 16 (2.89%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 77 (13.92%) Perl
2 67 (12.12%) Java
3 66 (11.93%) SQL
4 51 (9.22%) Python
5 31 (5.61%) PowerShell
6 26 (4.70%) Bash Shell
7 23 (4.16%) Ruby
8 22 (3.98%) PHP
9 20 (3.62%) C
10 17 (3.07%) JavaScript
11 14 (2.53%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.63%) VB
13 8 (1.45%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.45%) Tcl
14 7 (1.27%) Bourne shell
15 4 (0.72%) C#
16 3 (0.54%) VBScript
17 2 (0.36%) ActionScript 2.0
17 2 (0.36%) ABAP
17 2 (0.36%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 120 (21.70%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (15.91%) CCNP
3 40 (7.23%) Security Cleared
4 36 (6.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (5.24%) CCIE
5 29 (5.24%) MCSE
6 28 (5.06%) SC Cleared
7 21 (3.80%) CCNA
8 19 (3.44%) Degree
9 17 (3.07%) CCSE
10 16 (2.89%) MCTS
11 15 (2.71%) MCITP
12 14 (2.53%) CCENT
12 14 (2.53%) LPIC
13 13 (2.35%) CCDP
14 8 (1.45%) CISSP
14 8 (1.45%) Check Point Certification
15 7 (1.27%) MCP
15 7 (1.27%) CCSP
15 7 (1.27%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.52%) SLA
2 20 (3.62%) QA
3 4 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.36%) COBIT
5 1 (0.18%) TickIT
5 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
System Software
1 78 (14.10%) Active Directory
2 58 (10.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.52%) vSphere
4 21 (3.80%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.89%) Squid
6 12 (2.17%) vCloud
6 12 (2.17%) ProxySG
7 11 (1.99%) qmail
7 11 (1.99%) XenApp
8 10 (1.81%) VMware ESX
9 9 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (1.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 8 (1.45%) Varnish
10 8 (1.45%) Docker
11 7 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (1.08%) Samba
13 5 (0.90%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 4 (0.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 50 (9.04%) Puppet
2 38 (6.87%) Nagios
3 29 (5.24%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (3.98%) Zenoss
5 15 (2.71%) Cacti
6 13 (2.35%) NetBackup
7 12 (2.17%) ZABBIX
8 9 (1.63%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (1.45%) SCCM
10 7 (1.27%) Kibana
10 7 (1.27%) Graylog2
10 7 (1.27%) YUM
10 7 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (1.27%) Munin
11 6 (1.08%) StatsD
11 6 (1.08%) BladeLogic
12 5 (0.90%) Control-M
12 5 (0.90%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.90%) ITRS Geneos
12 5 (0.90%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 207 (37.43%) Cisco
2 136 (24.59%) F5
3 101 (18.26%) CheckPoint
4 99 (17.90%) Juniper
5 87 (15.73%) VMware
6 81 (14.65%) Oracle
7 80 (14.47%) HP
8 76 (13.74%) Citrix
9 67 (12.12%) Red Hat
10 59 (10.67%) Microsoft
11 52 (9.40%) Blue Coat
12 30 (5.42%) Nokia
13 22 (3.98%) Infoblox
13 22 (3.98%) NetApp
14 21 (3.80%) IBM
15 20 (3.62%) Percona
16 19 (3.44%) Sun
17 17 (3.07%) Brocade
18 16 (2.89%) Avaya
19 15 (2.71%) Veritas
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
West London
MBA Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £450 - £520 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Swindon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
England
Aimhire Recruitment
Posted: 18 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 25 days ago