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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Balancing
UK / England
Rank 283 346 287
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -59
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 319 260 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.77% 0.56% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.68% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 170 213
Median daily rate £450 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +20.00%

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
34227 38172 35882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.40% 82.02% 78.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 22819 25025 23588
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 855 1112 969
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.30 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% +49.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.76 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +37 146 £475 +11.76% 32
South East +52 85 £400 - 7
Yorkshire +16 28 £483 +63.55% 2
East of England +14 19 £575 +27.77% 5
South West +11 17 £350 -5.40% 6
North West 0 12 £575 +43.75% 1
West Midlands -1 6 £489 - 5
North East -15 3 £400 -
Midlands - 2 £450 -
East Midlands -1 1 £489 +95.60% 1
Load Balancing
UK

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 404 (52.47%) Firewall
2 376 (48.83%) Linux
3 270 (35.06%) Cisco
4 219 (28.44%) Amazon AWS
5 211 (27.40%) DNS
6 200 (25.97%) F5
7 190 (24.68%) DevOps
8 179 (23.25%) Windows
9 174 (22.60%) VMware
10 169 (21.95%) Python
11 161 (20.91%) Puppet
12 158 (20.52%) VPN
13 156 (20.26%) WAN
13 156 (20.26%) Agile Software Development
14 150 (19.48%) High Availability
15 149 (19.35%) TCP/IP
16 140 (18.18%) Apache
17 136 (17.66%) Data Centre
18 132 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
19 131 (17.01%) Bash Shell
20 127 (16.49%) Jenkins
21 123 (15.97%) SSL
22 122 (15.84%) Unix
22 122 (15.84%) ITIL
23 121 (15.71%) LAN
24 120 (15.58%) Cisco Certification
25 117 (15.19%) Microsoft
26 116 (15.06%) Ansible
26 116 (15.06%) Security Cleared
27 115 (14.94%) Docker

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
1 140 (18.18%) Apache
2 110 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 56 (7.27%) IIS
4 47 (6.10%) WebSphere
5 44 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
5 44 (5.71%) WebLogic
6 40 (5.19%) MS Exchange
7 38 (4.94%) JBoss
8 34 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2010
9 31 (4.03%) OpenStack
10 28 (3.64%) iPlanet
11 27 (3.51%) Oracle Application Server
12 26 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2013
12 26 (3.38%) nginx
12 26 (3.38%) WebSphere Application Server
13 24 (3.12%) Skype for Business
14 22 (2.86%) SharePoint
15 15 (1.95%) Confluence
15 15 (1.95%) Jetty
15 15 (1.95%) WildFly
Applications
1 51 (6.62%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.04%) MS Office
3 4 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 219 (28.44%) Amazon AWS
2 100 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (5.84%) Amazon EC2
4 39 (5.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 37 (4.81%) AWS CloudFormation
6 35 (4.55%) Office 365
7 34 (4.42%) Cloud Computing
8 33 (4.29%) IaaS
9 25 (3.25%) PaaS
10 19 (2.47%) Amazon S3
11 14 (1.82%) SaaS
12 12 (1.56%) Route 53
13 8 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (1.04%) AWS CloudTrail
14 7 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
15 6 (0.78%) Akamai
15 6 (0.78%) GitHub
15 6 (0.78%) Heroku
16 5 (0.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 4 (0.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 404 (52.47%) Firewall
2 211 (27.40%) DNS
3 158 (20.52%) VPN
4 156 (20.26%) WAN
5 149 (19.35%) TCP/IP
6 123 (15.97%) SSL
7 121 (15.71%) LAN
8 106 (13.77%) Network Security
9 91 (11.82%) Cisco Nexus
10 71 (9.22%) Cisco ASA
11 64 (8.31%) Wireless
12 58 (7.53%) SAN
13 57 (7.40%) NetScaler
14 52 (6.75%) OSPF
15 49 (6.36%) BGP
16 45 (5.84%) DHCP
17 44 (5.71%) VLAN
18 43 (5.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 41 (5.32%) HTTP
20 40 (5.19%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (9.22%) SQL Server
2 69 (8.96%) MySQL
3 64 (8.31%) PostgreSQL
4 46 (5.97%) Amazon RDS
5 32 (4.16%) Redis
6 27 (3.51%) NoSQL
7 23 (2.99%) Oracle Database
7 23 (2.99%) Relational Database
8 19 (2.47%) MongoDB
9 12 (1.56%) Oracle Database 12c
10 9 (1.17%) DB2
11 8 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 5 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 127 (16.49%) Jenkins
2 83 (10.78%) Git (software)
3 27 (3.51%) JIRA
4 26 (3.38%) Subversion
5 19 (2.47%) Gerrit
5 19 (2.47%) Mercurial
6 18 (2.34%) Sonatype Nexus
6 18 (2.34%) TeamCity
7 15 (1.95%) JMeter
8 14 (1.82%) GitLab
9 12 (1.56%) Artifactory
9 12 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
9 12 (1.56%) Vagrant
10 10 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (1.30%) GoCD
11 8 (1.04%) SonarQube
12 7 (0.91%) Hudson
12 7 (0.91%) Visual Studio
13 5 (0.65%) Maven
13 5 (0.65%) Selenium
General
1 96 (12.47%) Finance
2 39 (5.06%) Telecoms
3 35 (4.55%) Retail
4 33 (4.29%) Banking
5 15 (1.95%) Marketing
6 14 (1.82%) Back Office
6 14 (1.82%) Legal
7 8 (1.04%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.91%) Publishing
9 6 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.65%) French Language
10 5 (0.65%) Law
11 4 (0.52%) Automotive
11 4 (0.52%) Electronics
11 4 (0.52%) Games
12 3 (0.39%) Advertising
13 2 (0.26%) Billing
13 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.13%) Front Office
14 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 118 (15.32%) Network Engineer
2 94 (12.21%) Architect
3 88 (11.43%) DevOps Engineer
4 83 (10.78%) Consultant
5 69 (8.96%) Administrator
6 50 (6.49%) Systems Administrator
7 49 (6.36%) Developer
8 43 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 40 (5.19%) AWS DevOps
10 39 (5.06%) Cisco Engineer
11 38 (4.94%) Security Engineer
12 36 (4.68%) Linux Administrator
13 33 (4.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 32 (4.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 30 (3.90%) DevOps Consultant
16 29 (3.77%) Technical Architect
17 28 (3.64%) Linux Engineer
18 27 (3.51%) Network Security Engineer
19 26 (3.38%) Senior DevOps
20 25 (3.25%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (6.62%) RabbitMQ
2 48 (6.23%) Middleware
3 45 (5.84%) Web Services
4 44 (5.71%) J2EE
5 42 (5.45%) LAMP
6 39 (5.06%) ELK Stack
7 32 (4.16%) LAPP Stack
8 29 (3.77%) Django
9 28 (3.64%) .NET
10 19 (2.47%) boto
10 19 (2.47%) CSS
10 19 (2.47%) SOAP
11 18 (2.34%) XML
12 15 (1.95%) LEMP Stack
12 15 (1.95%) MSMQ
13 14 (1.82%) 802.1X
14 12 (1.56%) Node.js
14 12 (1.56%) REST
15 11 (1.43%) HTML
16 10 (1.30%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 136 (17.66%) Data Centre
2 78 (10.13%) Public Cloud
3 68 (8.83%) Clustering
4 34 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (4.29%) Computer Science
6 22 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 20 (2.60%) Client/Server
8 17 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
8 17 (2.21%) Private Cloud
9 13 (1.69%) Replication
10 11 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
10 11 (1.43%) NHS
11 8 (1.04%) CMDB
11 8 (1.04%) Data Integration
11 8 (1.04%) DataPower
11 8 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 8 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.78%) EMC VNX
12 6 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 376 (48.83%) Linux
2 179 (23.25%) Windows
3 122 (15.84%) Unix
4 109 (14.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 98 (12.73%) Windows Server
6 81 (10.52%) CentOS
7 59 (7.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 49 (6.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 45 (5.84%) AIX
10 37 (4.81%) SUSE
11 35 (4.55%) Ubuntu
12 32 (4.16%) Oracle Linux
13 30 (3.90%) Solaris
13 30 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (1.95%) HPUX
15 11 (1.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.78%) Android
17 4 (0.52%) CoreOS
18 3 (0.39%) Apple iOS
18 3 (0.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (24.68%) DevOps
2 156 (20.26%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (19.48%) High Availability
4 122 (15.84%) ITIL
5 112 (14.55%) Migration
6 105 (13.64%) Configuration Management
7 75 (9.74%) Continuous Integration
8 69 (8.96%) Disaster Recovery
9 67 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
10 57 (7.40%) Open Source
11 50 (6.49%) Mentoring
12 45 (5.84%) Network Design
13 41 (5.32%) Service Management
14 38 (4.94%) E-Commerce
15 35 (4.55%) Change Management
15 35 (4.55%) Project Management
16 31 (4.03%) Network Management
16 31 (4.03%) Problem Management
17 30 (3.90%) Information Security
18 25 (3.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 169 (21.95%) Python
2 131 (17.01%) Bash Shell
3 92 (11.95%) Java
3 92 (11.95%) Perl
4 83 (10.78%) Ruby
5 79 (10.26%) PowerShell
6 60 (7.79%) SQL
7 46 (5.97%) PHP
8 40 (5.19%) Shell Script
9 32 (4.16%) JavaScript
10 26 (3.38%) Korn
11 19 (2.47%) Go
12 16 (2.08%) C#
13 10 (1.30%) AWK
14 9 (1.17%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.78%) sed
16 4 (0.52%) C
16 4 (0.52%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.39%) C++
17 3 (0.39%) Jython
Qualifications
1 120 (15.58%) Cisco Certification
2 116 (15.06%) Security Cleared
3 98 (12.73%) CCNP
4 85 (11.04%) SC Cleared
5 56 (7.27%) CCNA
6 42 (5.45%) Degree
7 34 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 32 (4.16%) MCSE
9 30 (3.90%) CCIE
10 19 (2.47%) CISSP
11 12 (1.56%) JNCIA
11 12 (1.56%) JNCIP
12 11 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (1.43%) CCDP
12 11 (1.43%) JNCIS
12 11 (1.43%) RHCSA
13 9 (1.17%) CCDA
13 9 (1.17%) RHCA
13 9 (1.17%) RHCE
14 7 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.32%) PCI DSS
2 19 (2.47%) QA
3 13 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (1.04%) HIPAA
4 8 (1.04%) SLA
5 4 (0.52%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.13%) GPG13
System Software
1 132 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 115 (14.94%) Docker
3 82 (10.65%) Active Directory
4 35 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
5 33 (4.29%) vSphere
6 28 (3.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 22 (2.86%) Hyper-V
8 20 (2.60%) NFS
9 18 (2.34%) iptables
10 17 (2.21%) Xen
11 14 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
12 12 (1.56%) KVM
12 12 (1.56%) ProxySG
12 12 (1.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 11 (1.43%) XenServer
14 10 (1.30%) VMware ESX
15 8 (1.04%) Firmware
16 7 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
16 7 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
17 6 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 161 (20.91%) Puppet
2 116 (15.06%) Ansible
3 63 (8.18%) Opscode Chef
4 51 (6.62%) Nagios
5 48 (6.23%) logstash
6 46 (5.97%) Terraform
7 44 (5.71%) Kibana
8 39 (5.06%) HAProxy
9 38 (4.94%) Kubernetes
10 21 (2.73%) ZABBIX
11 20 (2.60%) Microsoft Clustering
12 14 (1.82%) OPNET
13 10 (1.30%) Consul
13 10 (1.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 9 (1.17%) Nessus
14 9 (1.17%) NetBackup
14 9 (1.17%) SCOM
15 8 (1.04%) ITRS Geneos
15 8 (1.04%) vRealize
16 7 (0.91%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 270 (35.06%) Cisco
2 200 (25.97%) F5
3 174 (22.60%) VMware
4 117 (15.19%) Microsoft
5 110 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 109 (14.16%) Oracle
7 102 (13.25%) CheckPoint
8 84 (10.91%) Juniper
9 66 (8.57%) Citrix
10 44 (5.71%) HP
11 42 (5.45%) Sun
12 40 (5.19%) Palo Alto
13 38 (4.94%) IBM
13 38 (4.94%) Veritas
14 36 (4.68%) Splunk
15 34 (4.42%) Blue Coat
16 32 (4.16%) Brocade
17 28 (3.64%) Riverbed
18 26 (3.38%) EMC
18 26 (3.38%) SolarWinds
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