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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 280 321 339
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +18
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 405 343 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.82% 0.67% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.84% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 219 146
Median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £285 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £380
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 £39.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Load Balancing
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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
40583 40631 38403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.50% 79.76% 78.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 27251 26714 24507
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 943 1080 1138
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 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 30 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the England region over the 3 months to 30 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
London +19 167 £450 +5.88% 33
South East +26 75 £375 - 19
North East -23 35 £330 -12.00%
Yorkshire +11 34 £425 +13.33% 2
East of England +27 30 £425 +34.92% 3
West Midlands -14 28 £388 +23.01% 3
North West -25 23 £450 +12.50% 7
South West +5 9 £393 +20.30% 5
East Midlands 0 1 - - 1
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Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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 England region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 369 (52.64%) Firewall
2 250 (35.66%) Linux
3 238 (33.95%) DNS
4 224 (31.95%) Windows
5 218 (31.10%) Cisco
6 214 (30.53%) F5
7 150 (21.40%) Cisco Certification
7 150 (21.40%) Microsoft
8 140 (19.97%) VMware
9 138 (19.69%) VPN
10 133 (18.97%) LAN
10 133 (18.97%) Unix
11 131 (18.69%) WAN
12 128 (18.26%) TCP/IP
12 128 (18.26%) Windows Server
13 121 (17.26%) SSL
13 121 (17.26%) ITIL
14 120 (17.12%) DevOps
15 119 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
16 114 (16.26%) Network Security
16 114 (16.26%) Data Centre
17 111 (15.83%) Puppet
17 111 (15.83%) Finance
18 108 (15.41%) Agile Software Development
19 104 (14.84%) SQL
20 103 (14.69%) High Availability
21 102 (14.55%) Active Directory
22 97 (13.84%) BGP
23 95 (13.55%) CCNP
24 90 (12.84%) CheckPoint

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in 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 66 (9.42%) IIS
2 60 (8.56%) Apache
3 40 (5.71%) MS Exchange
4 35 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 34 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 30 (4.28%) Tomcat
7 29 (4.14%) WebSphere
8 22 (3.14%) SharePoint
9 20 (2.85%) Skype for Business
10 16 (2.28%) JBoss
10 16 (2.28%) nginx
11 13 (1.85%) OpenStack
12 11 (1.57%) MQSeries
12 11 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
13 10 (1.43%) WebLogic
14 9 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
14 9 (1.28%) Confluence
14 9 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
15 8 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
16 6 (0.86%) SAS
Applications
1 42 (5.99%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.00%) MS Office
3 5 (0.71%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 90 (12.84%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (6.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (4.42%) Cloud Computing
4 29 (4.14%) Office 365
5 27 (3.85%) IaaS
6 22 (3.14%) PaaS
7 17 (2.43%) Amazon S3
8 15 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.86%) Heroku
11 5 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.57%) GitHub
12 4 (0.57%) IBM PureFlex
13 3 (0.43%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.43%) Rackspace Cloud
13 3 (0.43%) SaaS
14 2 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 369 (52.64%) Firewall
2 238 (33.95%) DNS
3 138 (19.69%) VPN
4 133 (18.97%) LAN
5 131 (18.69%) WAN
6 128 (18.26%) TCP/IP
7 121 (17.26%) SSL
8 114 (16.26%) Network Security
9 97 (13.84%) BGP
10 90 (12.84%) Cisco Nexus
11 84 (11.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 84 (11.98%) IPsec
12 83 (11.84%) DHCP
13 73 (10.41%) HTTP
14 72 (10.27%) OSPF
15 66 (9.42%) Internet
15 66 (9.42%) SAN
16 63 (8.99%) Cisco ASA
17 62 (8.84%) MPLS
18 59 (8.42%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (12.41%) SQL Server
2 41 (5.85%) MySQL
3 24 (3.42%) Relational Database
4 23 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (2.28%) Oracle Database
8 13 (1.85%) MongoDB
9 11 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (1.43%) DB2
11 9 (1.28%) NoSQL
11 9 (1.28%) OLAP
11 9 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
12 8 (1.14%) RDBMS
13 7 (1.00%) QlikView
13 7 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 57 (8.13%) Git (software)
2 38 (5.42%) Jenkins
3 28 (3.99%) Subversion
4 20 (2.85%) JIRA
5 17 (2.43%) Vagrant
6 12 (1.71%) TeamCity
7 8 (1.14%) GoCD
7 8 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (1.14%) Selenium
8 7 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.86%) LoadRunner
10 5 (0.71%) Bower
10 5 (0.71%) Hudson
11 4 (0.57%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.57%) Maven
11 4 (0.57%) NuGet
11 4 (0.57%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 111 (15.83%) Finance
2 40 (5.71%) Banking
3 31 (4.42%) Retail
4 25 (3.57%) Marketing
5 19 (2.71%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.14%) Games
7 12 (1.71%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.43%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.28%) Law
10 5 (0.71%) Back Office
10 5 (0.71%) Front Office
10 5 (0.71%) Publishing
11 4 (0.57%) French Language
11 4 (0.57%) German Language
11 4 (0.57%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.43%) International Banking
12 3 (0.43%) Portuguese Language
13 2 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.29%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 154 (21.97%) Network Engineer
2 76 (10.84%) Architect
3 58 (8.27%) DevOps Engineer
4 54 (7.70%) Administrator
5 50 (7.13%) Support Engineer
6 43 (6.13%) Systems Administrator
7 41 (5.85%) Consultant
8 38 (5.42%) Cisco Engineer
9 36 (5.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 32 (4.56%) Developer
11 29 (4.14%) Analyst
11 29 (4.14%) Senior Network Engineer
12 27 (3.85%) Network Architect
13 24 (3.42%) Linux Engineer
14 22 (3.14%) AWS DevOps
14 22 (3.14%) Security Engineer
15 21 (3.00%) Infrastructure Architect
16 20 (2.85%) Cloud Engineer
16 20 (2.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 19 (2.71%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (6.99%) Middleware
2 45 (6.42%) .NET
3 42 (5.99%) CSS
4 35 (4.99%) LAMP
5 34 (4.85%) Web Services
6 21 (3.00%) XML
7 17 (2.43%) SOAP
8 16 (2.28%) 802.1X
9 14 (2.00%) J2EE
10 13 (1.85%) LEMP Stack
11 12 (1.71%) Node.js
12 11 (1.57%) LAPP Stack
12 11 (1.57%) Regular Expression
13 10 (1.43%) libvirt
14 9 (1.28%) WebSphere MQ
15 8 (1.14%) Hibernate
15 8 (1.14%) HTML
15 8 (1.14%) REST
15 8 (1.14%) Sensu
16 7 (1.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 114 (16.26%) Data Centre
2 52 (7.42%) Clustering
3 46 (6.56%) Public Cloud
4 30 (4.28%) PKI
5 29 (4.14%) Management Information System
6 24 (3.42%) Computer Science
7 21 (3.00%) DataPower
8 17 (2.43%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (2.14%) YubiKey
10 14 (2.00%) Private Cloud
11 12 (1.71%) Algorithms
11 12 (1.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 12 (1.71%) User Experience
12 11 (1.57%) iPad
13 10 (1.43%) Cryptography
13 10 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
13 10 (1.43%) PlayStation
13 10 (1.43%) Replication
14 8 (1.14%) Visualisation
15 7 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 250 (35.66%) Linux
2 224 (31.95%) Windows
3 133 (18.97%) Unix
4 128 (18.26%) Windows Server
5 74 (10.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (5.28%) CentOS
7 35 (4.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (4.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (3.85%) Solaris
10 26 (3.71%) Ubuntu
11 25 (3.57%) AIX
12 24 (3.42%) Oracle Linux
12 24 (3.42%) SUSE
13 21 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 18 (2.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 14 (2.00%) VMS
16 12 (1.71%) Debian
17 9 (1.28%) Windows 7
18 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
18 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (17.26%) ITIL
2 120 (17.12%) DevOps
3 108 (15.41%) Agile Software Development
4 103 (14.69%) High Availability
5 85 (12.13%) Configuration Management
6 52 (7.42%) Change Management
7 50 (7.13%) Continuous Delivery
8 48 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 45 (6.42%) Migration
10 42 (5.99%) Mentoring
10 42 (5.99%) Network Design
11 39 (5.56%) Open Source
12 37 (5.28%) Continuous Improvement
12 37 (5.28%) Network Management
13 36 (5.14%) Network Monitoring
14 31 (4.42%) E-Commerce
15 30 (4.28%) Change Control
15 30 (4.28%) Kalman Filter
16 28 (3.99%) Capacity Planning
16 28 (3.99%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (14.84%) SQL
2 88 (12.55%) Python
3 87 (12.41%) PowerShell
4 74 (10.56%) Perl
5 72 (10.27%) Bash Shell
6 53 (7.56%) Java
7 47 (6.70%) Shell Script
8 38 (5.42%) Ruby
9 23 (3.28%) JavaScript
9 23 (3.28%) PHP
10 21 (3.00%) C#
11 18 (2.57%) VBScript
12 17 (2.43%) C
13 14 (2.00%) VB
14 12 (1.71%) C++
14 12 (1.71%) PL/SQL
15 10 (1.43%) Scala
16 7 (1.00%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.86%) Korn
17 6 (0.86%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 150 (21.40%) Cisco Certification
2 95 (13.55%) CCNP
3 78 (11.13%) Security Cleared
4 67 (9.56%) CCNA
5 61 (8.70%) SC Cleared
6 52 (7.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 51 (7.28%) Degree
8 27 (3.85%) MCSE
9 24 (3.42%) CCIE
10 20 (2.85%) MCTS
11 17 (2.43%) JNCIA
12 16 (2.28%) JNCIS
13 14 (2.00%) MCSA
14 13 (1.85%) MCITP
14 13 (1.85%) MCSD
15 12 (1.71%) CCDP
16 11 (1.57%) CCSE
17 10 (1.43%) CCDA
18 9 (1.28%) MCP
19 6 (0.86%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.43%) SLA
2 16 (2.28%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.71%) QA
4 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 119 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 102 (14.55%) Active Directory
3 46 (6.56%) Docker
4 38 (5.42%) Hyper-V
4 38 (5.42%) Virtual Machines
5 29 (4.14%) vSphere
6 21 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (2.85%) iptables
7 20 (2.85%) Postfix
8 16 (2.28%) Samba
8 16 (2.28%) VMware ESX
9 14 (2.00%) KVM
10 12 (1.71%) Firmware
10 12 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (1.57%) Sendmail
11 11 (1.57%) Xen
12 10 (1.43%) XenServer
13 8 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (0.86%) vCloud
15 5 (0.71%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 111 (15.83%) Puppet
2 47 (6.70%) Nagios
3 46 (6.56%) Opscode Chef
4 42 (5.99%) Ansible
5 19 (2.71%) Kubernetes
5 19 (2.71%) Terraform
6 16 (2.28%) Cisco Prime
6 16 (2.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 15 (2.14%) SCOM
8 14 (2.00%) SCCM
9 13 (1.85%) Graphite
9 13 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
9 13 (1.85%) OPNET
10 12 (1.71%) Cobbler
10 12 (1.71%) SolarWinds Orion
11 11 (1.57%) FortiGate
12 10 (1.43%) OSSEC
12 10 (1.43%) Xymon
13 9 (1.28%) vRealize
14 8 (1.14%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 218 (31.10%) Cisco
2 214 (30.53%) F5
3 150 (21.40%) Microsoft
4 140 (19.97%) VMware
5 90 (12.84%) CheckPoint
6 87 (12.41%) Red Hat
7 85 (12.13%) Juniper
8 63 (8.99%) Citrix
8 63 (8.99%) Oracle
9 56 (7.99%) SolarWinds
10 49 (6.99%) Palo Alto
11 37 (5.28%) IBM
12 35 (4.99%) Splunk
13 34 (4.85%) Fortinet
13 34 (4.85%) HP
14 18 (2.57%) EMC
15 17 (2.43%) NetApp
15 17 (2.43%) Nokia
15 17 (2.43%) webMethods
16 16 (2.28%) BMC
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Intelletec
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton, London UK
Reed Business Information
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £370 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago