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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 259 313 338
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +25
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 463 353 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.93% 0.68% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.85% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 238 152
Median daily rate £443 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £291 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £361
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £22.50 £39.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £39.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-2.53% +51.92%
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
41371 41437 38972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.06% 80.09% 78.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 27588 27456 24607
Median daily rate £450 £420 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 949 1091 1124
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +47 208 £475 +9.19% 31
South East +22 91 £375 +8.30% 14
West Midlands +3 40 £409 +29.76% 3
North East -12 32 £330 -40.00%
Yorkshire -7 30 £425 +17.24% 7
East of England +20 27 £500 +58.73% 8
North West -11 20 £498 +32.66% 4
South West -11 8 £393 +16.29% 5
East Midlands +3 2 - - 1
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Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 387 (49.62%) Firewall
2 291 (37.31%) Linux
3 243 (31.15%) Windows
4 242 (31.03%) DNS
5 241 (30.90%) Cisco
6 219 (28.08%) F5
7 168 (21.54%) Microsoft
8 156 (20.00%) VPN
8 156 (20.00%) VMware
9 151 (19.36%) DevOps
10 146 (18.72%) Cisco Certification
11 144 (18.46%) Puppet
12 143 (18.33%) WAN
13 140 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
13 140 (17.95%) Windows Server
14 137 (17.56%) LAN
15 135 (17.31%) SSL
15 135 (17.31%) Unix
16 132 (16.92%) Network Security
17 130 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
18 126 (16.15%) High Availability
19 122 (15.64%) Amazon AWS
19 122 (15.64%) ITIL
20 121 (15.51%) TCP/IP
21 118 (15.13%) Data Centre
22 111 (14.23%) Finance
23 108 (13.85%) Python
24 107 (13.72%) Active Directory
25 106 (13.59%) CheckPoint
26 105 (13.46%) SQL

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 83 (10.64%) Apache
2 76 (9.74%) IIS
3 47 (6.03%) Tomcat
4 41 (5.26%) MS Exchange
5 35 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 35 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 30 (3.85%) WebSphere
7 24 (3.08%) SharePoint
8 21 (2.69%) nginx
8 21 (2.69%) Skype for Business
9 18 (2.31%) Confluence
10 17 (2.18%) JBoss
10 17 (2.18%) OpenStack
11 16 (2.05%) WebLogic
12 12 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
12 12 (1.54%) MQSeries
13 9 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
14 7 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
15 6 (0.77%) SAS
Applications
1 48 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.92%) MS Office
3 7 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.64%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (0.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 122 (15.64%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (7.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (4.23%) Cloud Computing
3 33 (4.23%) Office 365
4 30 (3.85%) PaaS
5 29 (3.72%) IaaS
6 24 (3.08%) Amazon S3
7 22 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
8 18 (2.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (1.15%) Heroku
10 7 (0.90%) SaaS
11 5 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.51%) IBM PureFlex
13 3 (0.38%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.38%) GitHub
13 3 (0.38%) Rackspace Cloud
14 2 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
15 1 (0.13%) Google Play
15 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 387 (49.62%) Firewall
2 242 (31.03%) DNS
3 156 (20.00%) VPN
4 143 (18.33%) WAN
5 137 (17.56%) LAN
6 135 (17.31%) SSL
7 132 (16.92%) Network Security
8 121 (15.51%) TCP/IP
9 96 (12.31%) BGP
10 89 (11.41%) IPsec
11 85 (10.90%) Cisco Nexus
12 84 (10.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 73 (9.36%) OSPF
14 69 (8.85%) HTTP
15 68 (8.72%) DHCP
15 68 (8.72%) SAN
16 66 (8.46%) Internet
17 59 (7.56%) BIG-IP
18 56 (7.18%) Cisco ASA
18 56 (7.18%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 59 (7.56%) MySQL
3 25 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
3 25 (3.21%) Relational Database
4 22 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (1.54%) MongoDB
6 12 (1.54%) NoSQL
7 11 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
8 10 (1.28%) Oracle Database
9 9 (1.15%) OLAP
9 9 (1.15%) RDBMS
9 9 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.03%) DB2
11 7 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.64%) QlikView
13 5 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 78 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 58 (7.44%) Jenkins
3 31 (3.97%) Subversion
4 29 (3.72%) JIRA
5 19 (2.44%) Vagrant
6 15 (1.92%) GoCD
7 13 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (1.41%) TeamCity
10 9 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (1.03%) Bitbucket
11 8 (1.03%) FishEye
12 7 (0.90%) NuGet
13 6 (0.77%) Bower
13 6 (0.77%) Hudson
13 6 (0.77%) LoadRunner
13 6 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (0.77%) Selenium
14 5 (0.64%) Maven
14 5 (0.64%) SonarQube
General
1 111 (14.23%) Finance
2 41 (5.26%) Retail
3 28 (3.59%) Marketing
4 26 (3.33%) Banking
5 22 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.67%) Games
7 11 (1.41%) Back Office
7 11 (1.41%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.28%) Law
9 8 (1.03%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.77%) French Language
11 5 (0.64%) Publishing
12 4 (0.51%) Front Office
12 4 (0.51%) German Language
12 4 (0.51%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.38%) Portuguese Language
14 2 (0.26%) Billing
14 2 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 148 (18.97%) Network Engineer
2 103 (13.21%) Architect
3 73 (9.36%) DevOps Engineer
4 65 (8.33%) Administrator
5 55 (7.05%) Consultant
6 50 (6.41%) Support Engineer
7 49 (6.28%) Systems Administrator
8 47 (6.03%) Network Architect
9 38 (4.87%) Cisco Engineer
10 36 (4.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 35 (4.49%) Developer
12 30 (3.85%) AWS DevOps
13 29 (3.72%) Analyst
14 27 (3.46%) Cloud Engineer
14 27 (3.46%) Linux Administrator
15 26 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
16 25 (3.21%) Security Architect
17 24 (3.08%) Senior DevOps
17 24 (3.08%) Senior Network Engineer
17 24 (3.08%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (6.79%) Middleware
2 50 (6.41%) CSS
3 49 (6.28%) LAMP
4 45 (5.77%) .NET
5 41 (5.26%) Web Services
6 21 (2.69%) Regular Expression
7 18 (2.31%) LEMP Stack
7 18 (2.31%) XML
8 17 (2.18%) LAPP Stack
8 17 (2.18%) RabbitMQ
9 16 (2.05%) J2EE
9 16 (2.05%) libvirt
9 16 (2.05%) Node.js
9 16 (2.05%) SOAP
10 14 (1.79%) 802.1X
11 12 (1.54%) REST
12 11 (1.41%) AngularJS
12 11 (1.41%) Sensu
13 10 (1.28%) .NET Framework
13 10 (1.28%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 118 (15.13%) Data Centre
2 64 (8.21%) Clustering
3 56 (7.18%) Public Cloud
4 40 (5.13%) PKI
5 27 (3.46%) Computer Science
6 24 (3.08%) Management Information System
7 23 (2.95%) YubiKey
8 22 (2.82%) Private Cloud
9 18 (2.31%) DataPower
10 16 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (1.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 13 (1.67%) User Experience
12 12 (1.54%) Algorithms
12 12 (1.54%) iPad
13 10 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
13 10 (1.28%) Replication
14 9 (1.15%) Visualisation
15 8 (1.03%) Client/Server
15 8 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
15 8 (1.03%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 291 (37.31%) Linux
2 243 (31.15%) Windows
3 140 (17.95%) Windows Server
4 135 (17.31%) Unix
5 81 (10.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 46 (5.90%) CentOS
7 36 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (4.23%) Ubuntu
9 28 (3.59%) Solaris
10 26 (3.33%) AIX
11 24 (3.08%) Oracle Linux
11 24 (3.08%) SUSE
12 22 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (2.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 15 (1.92%) VMS
15 13 (1.67%) Debian
16 8 (1.03%) Windows 7
17 4 (0.51%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.38%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (19.36%) DevOps
2 140 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (16.15%) High Availability
4 122 (15.64%) ITIL
5 97 (12.44%) Configuration Management
6 64 (8.21%) Change Management
7 59 (7.56%) Continuous Delivery
8 57 (7.31%) Disaster Recovery
9 51 (6.54%) Network Design
10 50 (6.41%) Open Source
11 48 (6.15%) Mentoring
12 45 (5.77%) Migration
13 41 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
13 41 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
14 39 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
14 39 (5.00%) Network Management
15 35 (4.49%) Change Control
16 34 (4.36%) E-Commerce
17 33 (4.23%) Capacity Planning
17 33 (4.23%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 108 (13.85%) Python
2 105 (13.46%) SQL
3 88 (11.28%) Bash Shell
4 84 (10.77%) PowerShell
5 77 (9.87%) Perl
6 61 (7.82%) Java
7 53 (6.79%) Ruby
7 53 (6.79%) Shell Script
8 31 (3.97%) JavaScript
9 29 (3.72%) C#
10 28 (3.59%) PHP
11 17 (2.18%) C
12 16 (2.05%) VBScript
13 14 (1.79%) VB
14 12 (1.54%) C++
14 12 (1.54%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.41%) Scala
15 11 (1.41%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.90%) Go
16 7 (0.90%) Korn
Qualifications
1 146 (18.72%) Cisco Certification
2 101 (12.95%) CCNP
3 92 (11.79%) Security Cleared
4 71 (9.10%) SC Cleared
5 69 (8.85%) CCNA
6 57 (7.31%) Degree
7 54 (6.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 28 (3.59%) MCSE
9 27 (3.46%) JNCIA
10 25 (3.21%) JNCIS
11 21 (2.69%) MCTS
12 18 (2.31%) CCIE
13 14 (1.79%) MCSA
14 13 (1.67%) CCDP
14 13 (1.67%) MCITP
14 13 (1.67%) MCSD
15 12 (1.54%) CCDA
16 9 (1.15%) CCSE
16 9 (1.15%) MCP
16 9 (1.15%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.18%) SLA
2 15 (1.92%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.77%) QA
4 5 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 130 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 107 (13.72%) Active Directory
3 67 (8.59%) Docker
4 41 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
5 39 (5.00%) Hyper-V
6 28 (3.59%) vSphere
7 27 (3.46%) iptables
8 21 (2.69%) Postfix
9 20 (2.56%) KVM
10 18 (2.31%) Samba
11 17 (2.18%) Xen
12 16 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
13 15 (1.92%) VMware ESX
14 12 (1.54%) Firmware
14 12 (1.54%) XenServer
15 11 (1.41%) Sendmail
16 9 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
16 9 (1.15%) XenDesktop
17 8 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 7 (0.90%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 144 (18.46%) Puppet
2 59 (7.56%) Ansible
3 53 (6.79%) Opscode Chef
4 51 (6.54%) Nagios
5 30 (3.85%) Kubernetes
5 30 (3.85%) Terraform
6 19 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
7 18 (2.31%) OPNET
7 18 (2.31%) SCOM
8 16 (2.05%) Graphite
8 16 (2.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 15 (1.92%) HAProxy
10 13 (1.67%) Cisco Prime
10 13 (1.67%) Cobbler
10 13 (1.67%) SCCM
11 11 (1.41%) Ganglia
11 11 (1.41%) Mesos
11 11 (1.41%) OSSEC
11 11 (1.41%) StatsD
12 10 (1.28%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 241 (30.90%) Cisco
2 219 (28.08%) F5
3 168 (21.54%) Microsoft
4 156 (20.00%) VMware
5 106 (13.59%) CheckPoint
6 99 (12.69%) Juniper
7 93 (11.92%) Citrix
8 92 (11.79%) Red Hat
9 71 (9.10%) Oracle
10 59 (7.56%) Palo Alto
11 56 (7.18%) SolarWinds
12 43 (5.51%) HP
13 38 (4.87%) Splunk
14 37 (4.74%) Fortinet
15 36 (4.62%) IBM
16 27 (3.46%) Riverbed
17 26 (3.33%) Aerohive Networks
17 26 (3.33%) EMC
18 25 (3.21%) Dell
19 21 (2.69%) Blue Coat
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