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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 258 319 274
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -45
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 473 388 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.96% 0.74% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.91% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 252 221
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Median hourly rate - £34.44 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
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
41047 42746 40764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.47% 81.10% 77.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27382 28436 25881
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1034 1183 1137
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.76 £47.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +92 266 £475 +11.76% 30
South East -31 57 £388 +1.97% 12
North East -3 33 £328 -26.40% 6
West Midlands -6 30 £443 +68.57% 1
Yorkshire +12 27 £400 +14.28% 3
North West +21 22 £450 +12.50% 9
East of England +13 22 £513 +26.54% 7
South West -2 6 £393 -10.28% 3
East Midlands -3 4 £300 +33.33% 2
Midlands -4 2 £525 +5.00%
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Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 423 (49.07%) Firewall
2 373 (43.27%) Linux
3 264 (30.63%) Windows
4 255 (29.58%) DNS
5 254 (29.47%) Cisco
6 213 (24.71%) F5
7 202 (23.43%) DevOps
8 191 (22.16%) Amazon AWS
9 190 (22.04%) Puppet
10 187 (21.69%) Python
11 181 (21.00%) VMware
12 164 (19.03%) Microsoft
13 157 (18.21%) Unix
13 157 (18.21%) Agile Software Development
14 155 (17.98%) High Availability
15 152 (17.63%) VPN
16 151 (17.52%) TCP/IP
16 151 (17.52%) VMware Infrastructure
16 151 (17.52%) Windows Server
17 146 (16.94%) ITIL
18 145 (16.82%) Cisco Certification
19 144 (16.71%) SSL
20 139 (16.13%) WAN
21 131 (15.20%) LAN
22 130 (15.08%) Data Centre
23 129 (14.97%) Apache
23 129 (14.97%) Configuration Management
23 129 (14.97%) Network Security
24 121 (14.04%) Active Directory
25 118 (13.69%) Bash Shell

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
1 129 (14.97%) Apache
2 85 (9.86%) IIS
3 83 (9.63%) Tomcat
4 54 (6.26%) WebSphere
5 52 (6.03%) MS Exchange
6 47 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 46 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2013
8 39 (4.52%) SharePoint
9 38 (4.41%) Elasticsearch
10 37 (4.29%) Skype for Business
11 32 (3.71%) WebLogic
12 30 (3.48%) OpenStack
13 26 (3.02%) Confluence
13 26 (3.02%) nginx
14 23 (2.67%) JBoss
15 22 (2.55%) WebSphere Application Server
16 15 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
17 14 (1.62%) Cloud Foundry
18 12 (1.39%) MQSeries
19 9 (1.04%) iPlanet
Applications
1 58 (6.73%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.97%) MS Office
3 9 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.58%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 191 (22.16%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (5.45%) Office 365
4 43 (4.99%) Amazon EC2
5 41 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
6 33 (3.83%) PaaS
7 32 (3.71%) Cloud Computing
8 28 (3.25%) IaaS
9 25 (2.90%) Amazon S3
10 18 (2.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 11 (1.28%) Heroku
11 11 (1.28%) SaaS
12 4 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.46%) CloudFront
12 4 (0.46%) IBM PureFlex
13 3 (0.35%) Rackspace Cloud
14 2 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.23%) GitHub
15 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 423 (49.07%) Firewall
2 255 (29.58%) DNS
3 152 (17.63%) VPN
4 151 (17.52%) TCP/IP
5 144 (16.71%) SSL
6 139 (16.13%) WAN
7 131 (15.20%) LAN
8 129 (14.97%) Network Security
9 98 (11.37%) Cisco Nexus
10 92 (10.67%) BGP
11 82 (9.51%) IPsec
12 76 (8.82%) OSPF
13 68 (7.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 66 (7.66%) SAN
15 64 (7.42%) HTTP
16 59 (6.84%) Cisco ASA
16 59 (6.84%) DHCP
17 57 (6.61%) Wireless
18 56 (6.50%) Internet
19 53 (6.15%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 87 (10.09%) MySQL
3 42 (4.87%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (2.67%) Oracle Database
5 22 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 22 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
7 20 (2.32%) Relational Database
8 15 (1.74%) NoSQL
9 14 (1.62%) Redis
10 9 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (0.93%) DB2
11 8 (0.93%) MongoDB
12 7 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (0.70%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 4 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 102 (11.83%) Git (software)
1 102 (11.83%) Jenkins
2 39 (4.52%) Subversion
3 38 (4.41%) JIRA
4 25 (2.90%) GoCD
5 24 (2.78%) Vagrant
6 18 (2.09%) TeamCity
7 16 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (1.28%) Gerrit
9 11 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
10 10 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (0.93%) Bitbucket
11 8 (0.93%) FishEye
11 8 (0.93%) Hudson
11 8 (0.93%) Mercurial
11 8 (0.93%) Selenium
11 8 (0.93%) SonarQube
12 7 (0.81%) GitLab
12 7 (0.81%) NuGet
General
1 113 (13.11%) Finance
2 51 (5.92%) Retail
3 31 (3.60%) Banking
4 26 (3.02%) Marketing
5 20 (2.32%) Back Office
6 19 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.28%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.16%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.04%) Publishing
10 7 (0.81%) Law
11 5 (0.58%) French Language
11 5 (0.58%) Games
12 4 (0.46%) Legal
13 3 (0.35%) Automotive
13 3 (0.35%) Billing
13 3 (0.35%) German Language
13 3 (0.35%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.23%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.23%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 138 (16.01%) Network Engineer
2 113 (13.11%) Architect
3 106 (12.30%) DevOps Engineer
4 90 (10.44%) Administrator
5 72 (8.35%) Systems Administrator
6 61 (7.08%) Consultant
7 54 (6.26%) Developer
8 47 (5.45%) Network Architect
9 44 (5.10%) Cisco Engineer
9 44 (5.10%) Linux Administrator
10 42 (4.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 40 (4.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 37 (4.29%) AWS DevOps
13 34 (3.94%) Support Engineer
14 32 (3.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 30 (3.48%) AWS Engineer
16 29 (3.36%) Cloud Engineer
17 28 (3.25%) Linux Engineer
18 26 (3.02%) Analyst
19 25 (2.90%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (7.54%) LAMP
2 59 (6.84%) Middleware
3 50 (5.80%) Web Services
4 42 (4.87%) CSS
5 40 (4.64%) .NET
6 35 (4.06%) J2EE
7 31 (3.60%) RabbitMQ
8 24 (2.78%) XML
9 22 (2.55%) Django
10 20 (2.32%) LEMP Stack
10 20 (2.32%) SOAP
11 19 (2.20%) LAPP Stack
12 18 (2.09%) libvirt
13 17 (1.97%) ELK Stack
14 16 (1.86%) 802.1X
15 13 (1.51%) .NET Framework
15 13 (1.51%) AngularJS
15 13 (1.51%) boto
16 12 (1.39%) Node.js
17 11 (1.28%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 130 (15.08%) Data Centre
2 75 (8.70%) Public Cloud
3 74 (8.58%) Clustering
4 38 (4.41%) Computer Science
5 35 (4.06%) PKI
6 29 (3.36%) Private Cloud
7 24 (2.78%) Management Information System
8 22 (2.55%) YubiKey
9 18 (2.09%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
11 13 (1.51%) Client/Server
11 13 (1.51%) User Experience
12 12 (1.39%) iPad
13 11 (1.28%) Algorithms
13 11 (1.28%) Cryptography
13 11 (1.28%) DataPower
14 10 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 9 (1.04%) Replication
16 8 (0.93%) N-Tier
16 8 (0.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 373 (43.27%) Linux
2 264 (30.63%) Windows
3 157 (18.21%) Unix
4 151 (17.52%) Windows Server
5 90 (10.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 61 (7.08%) CentOS
7 59 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 57 (6.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 42 (4.87%) Ubuntu
10 41 (4.76%) AIX
10 41 (4.76%) SUSE
11 35 (4.06%) Windows Server 2003
12 33 (3.83%) Oracle Linux
13 32 (3.71%) Solaris
14 13 (1.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 11 (1.28%) Debian
16 10 (1.16%) HPUX
17 8 (0.93%) VMS
17 8 (0.93%) Windows 7
18 4 (0.46%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (23.43%) DevOps
2 157 (18.21%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (17.98%) High Availability
4 146 (16.94%) ITIL
5 129 (14.97%) Configuration Management
6 82 (9.51%) Migration
7 75 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
8 74 (8.58%) Disaster Recovery
9 69 (8.00%) Network Design
9 69 (8.00%) Open Source
10 58 (6.73%) Change Management
11 54 (6.26%) E-Commerce
12 51 (5.92%) Continuous Integration
12 51 (5.92%) Mentoring
13 46 (5.34%) Network Management
14 37 (4.29%) Change Control
14 37 (4.29%) Software Delivery
15 36 (4.18%) Capacity Planning
15 36 (4.18%) Performance Tuning
16 35 (4.06%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 187 (21.69%) Python
2 118 (13.69%) Bash Shell
3 105 (12.18%) PowerShell
4 103 (11.95%) SQL
5 101 (11.72%) Perl
6 95 (11.02%) Java
7 80 (9.28%) Ruby
8 62 (7.19%) Shell Script
9 48 (5.57%) PHP
10 34 (3.94%) JavaScript
11 26 (3.02%) C#
12 21 (2.44%) Korn
13 18 (2.09%) Go
14 12 (1.39%) T-SQL
15 11 (1.28%) C
15 11 (1.28%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.28%) Scala
16 7 (0.81%) C++
16 7 (0.81%) VBScript
17 6 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 145 (16.82%) Cisco Certification
2 105 (12.18%) CCNP
3 102 (11.83%) Security Cleared
4 80 (9.28%) SC Cleared
5 73 (8.47%) CCNA
6 63 (7.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 60 (6.96%) Degree
8 37 (4.29%) MCSE
9 26 (3.02%) JNCIA
10 24 (2.78%) JNCIS
11 20 (2.32%) MCTS
12 19 (2.20%) CCIE
13 15 (1.74%) CCDP
14 13 (1.51%) MCITP
15 12 (1.39%) CCDA
16 11 (1.28%) RHCE
17 10 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
17 10 (1.16%) CISSP
17 10 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
18 9 (1.04%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.52%) PCI DSS
2 12 (1.39%) SLA
3 10 (1.16%) QA
4 6 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 151 (17.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 121 (14.04%) Active Directory
3 104 (12.06%) Docker
4 49 (5.68%) Virtual Machines
5 34 (3.94%) iptables
6 32 (3.71%) Hyper-V
6 32 (3.71%) vSphere
7 23 (2.67%) KVM
7 23 (2.67%) Xen
8 19 (2.20%) Postfix
9 17 (1.97%) Samba
10 15 (1.74%) VMware ESX
10 15 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (1.62%) XenServer
12 11 (1.28%) NFS
13 10 (1.16%) Sendmail
14 9 (1.04%) Firmware
14 9 (1.04%) vCloud
14 9 (1.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 7 (0.81%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 190 (22.04%) Puppet
2 90 (10.44%) Ansible
3 84 (9.74%) Opscode Chef
4 57 (6.61%) Nagios
5 43 (4.99%) Terraform
6 32 (3.71%) Kubernetes
7 24 (2.78%) HAProxy
7 24 (2.78%) logstash
8 23 (2.67%) Microsoft Clustering
9 22 (2.55%) Kibana
10 21 (2.44%) OPNET
11 19 (2.20%) SCOM
12 16 (1.86%) Cisco Prime
13 15 (1.74%) ZABBIX
14 14 (1.62%) Graphite
15 13 (1.51%) Cobbler
15 13 (1.51%) Mesos
16 11 (1.28%) Ganglia
16 11 (1.28%) OSSEC
16 11 (1.28%) StatsD
Vendors
1 254 (29.47%) Cisco
2 213 (24.71%) F5
3 181 (21.00%) VMware
4 164 (19.03%) Microsoft
5 116 (13.46%) Juniper
6 111 (12.88%) Red Hat
7 108 (12.53%) CheckPoint
8 97 (11.25%) Oracle
9 82 (9.51%) Citrix
10 56 (6.50%) HP
11 50 (5.80%) Palo Alto
11 50 (5.80%) SolarWinds
12 46 (5.34%) Splunk
13 43 (4.99%) Fortinet
13 43 (4.99%) IBM
14 37 (4.29%) Riverbed
15 28 (3.25%) EMC
16 27 (3.13%) Dell
17 25 (2.90%) Aerohive Networks
18 23 (2.67%) Nokia
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