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 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Balancing
UK / England
Rank 305 384 286
Rank change year-on-year
+79 -98
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 287 235 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.70% 0.49% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.59% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 144 227
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £556 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Median hourly rate £55.00 £43.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.90% -2.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.75 £43.00 £46.75
% change year-on-year
+8.72% -8.02%

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
34237 39508 37993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.95% 82.86% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 22891 26199 24367
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 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 847 1079 1033
Median hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +37.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.78 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 February 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 25 February 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 +49 128 £450 - 22
South East +37 70 £388 -2.51% 21
Yorkshire +25 29 £494 +23.43% 3
East of England +7 20 £500 -13.04% 7
South West +11 17 £300 -18.91% 6
North West +15 14 £450 +22.03% 1
West Midlands +5 7 £442 -6.94% 4
East Midlands +8 2 £489 +110.32% 1
Midlands -1 2 £450 -5.26%
North East -10 2 - -
Load Balancing
UK

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 353 (51.31%) Firewall
2 328 (47.67%) Linux
3 238 (34.59%) Cisco
4 198 (28.78%) DNS
5 189 (27.47%) Amazon AWS
6 185 (26.89%) F5
7 159 (23.11%) Windows
7 159 (23.11%) Agile Software Development
8 158 (22.97%) WAN
8 158 (22.97%) DevOps
9 144 (20.93%) High Availability
10 142 (20.64%) VPN
11 136 (19.77%) VMware
12 134 (19.48%) TCP/IP
13 131 (19.04%) Puppet
14 127 (18.46%) Security Cleared
15 124 (18.02%) LAN
16 118 (17.15%) Python
17 115 (16.72%) Microsoft
18 114 (16.57%) Microsoft Azure
19 113 (16.42%) Cisco Certification
19 113 (16.42%) Data Centre
20 111 (16.13%) Jenkins
21 109 (15.84%) ITIL
22 107 (15.55%) Docker
23 106 (15.41%) Bash Shell
24 104 (15.12%) Apache
24 104 (15.12%) SSL
25 103 (14.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 103 (14.97%) Ansible

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
1 104 (15.12%) Apache
2 93 (13.52%) Tomcat
3 50 (7.27%) IIS
4 39 (5.67%) JBoss
5 37 (5.38%) Elasticsearch
5 37 (5.38%) WebLogic
6 36 (5.23%) MS Exchange
6 36 (5.23%) WebSphere
7 33 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2010
8 28 (4.07%) iPlanet
9 27 (3.92%) Oracle Application Server
10 25 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2013
10 25 (3.63%) WebSphere Application Server
11 23 (3.34%) nginx
11 23 (3.34%) OpenStack
12 21 (3.05%) SharePoint
12 21 (3.05%) Skype for Business
13 16 (2.33%) Confluence
14 13 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
15 10 (1.45%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 48 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.87%) MS Office
3 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.15%) MS Project
3 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.73%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 189 (27.47%) Amazon AWS
2 114 (16.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (5.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 38 (5.52%) Amazon EC2
5 33 (4.80%) IaaS
6 31 (4.51%) AWS CloudFormation
6 31 (4.51%) Office 365
7 25 (3.63%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (2.62%) PaaS
9 14 (2.03%) Amazon S3
10 13 (1.89%) Route 53
11 9 (1.31%) SaaS
12 8 (1.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 8 (1.16%) AWS CloudTrail
13 7 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (0.73%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 4 (0.58%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 4 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.58%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 353 (51.31%) Firewall
2 198 (28.78%) DNS
3 158 (22.97%) WAN
4 142 (20.64%) VPN
5 134 (19.48%) TCP/IP
6 124 (18.02%) LAN
7 104 (15.12%) SSL
8 95 (13.81%) Network Security
9 79 (11.48%) Cisco Nexus
10 65 (9.45%) Cisco ASA
11 64 (9.30%) Wireless
12 58 (8.43%) SAN
13 57 (8.28%) NetScaler
14 51 (7.41%) DHCP
15 48 (6.98%) HTTP
15 48 (6.98%) OSPF
16 47 (6.83%) MPLS
17 45 (6.54%) BGP
18 42 (6.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 35 (5.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (10.76%) SQL Server
2 55 (7.99%) PostgreSQL
3 45 (6.54%) Amazon RDS
4 40 (5.81%) MySQL
5 26 (3.78%) Relational Database
6 25 (3.63%) Redis
7 23 (3.34%) NoSQL
8 20 (2.91%) MongoDB
9 19 (2.76%) Oracle Database
10 10 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
11 8 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (1.16%) DB2
11 8 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 5 (0.73%) Big Data
14 5 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 111 (16.13%) Jenkins
2 67 (9.74%) Git (software)
3 26 (3.78%) JIRA
4 16 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
4 16 (2.33%) Visual Studio
5 15 (2.18%) JMeter
5 15 (2.18%) Subversion
6 14 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (1.89%) Mercurial
7 13 (1.89%) TeamCity
8 12 (1.74%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (1.60%) Gerrit
9 11 (1.60%) Vagrant
10 10 (1.45%) Artifactory
11 9 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (1.31%) GitLab
12 7 (1.02%) Selenium
12 7 (1.02%) SonarQube
13 6 (0.87%) Hudson
13 6 (0.87%) MSBuild
General
1 80 (11.63%) Finance
2 36 (5.23%) Telecoms
3 30 (4.36%) Banking
3 30 (4.36%) Retail
4 12 (1.74%) Legal
5 11 (1.60%) Marketing
6 7 (1.02%) Back Office
6 7 (1.02%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.73%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.58%) Electronics
8 4 (0.58%) French Language
8 4 (0.58%) Games
9 3 (0.44%) Advertising
9 3 (0.44%) Law
10 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.15%) Automotive
11 1 (0.15%) Publishing
11 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 113 (16.42%) Network Engineer
2 76 (11.05%) Consultant
3 74 (10.76%) Architect
4 70 (10.17%) DevOps Engineer
5 48 (6.98%) Developer
6 47 (6.83%) Administrator
7 37 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 37 (5.38%) Security Engineer
8 36 (5.23%) Cisco Engineer
9 35 (5.09%) AWS DevOps
10 30 (4.36%) Systems Administrator
10 30 (4.36%) Technical Architect
11 29 (4.22%) DevOps Consultant
12 27 (3.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 25 (3.63%) Infrastructure Architect
13 25 (3.63%) Network Security Engineer
14 24 (3.49%) Senior DevOps
15 23 (3.34%) Linux Engineer
16 22 (3.20%) Linux Administrator
17 21 (3.05%) AWS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (7.56%) Elastic Stack
2 46 (6.69%) Middleware
2 46 (6.69%) Web Services
3 42 (6.10%) J2EE
4 41 (5.96%) .NET
5 38 (5.52%) RabbitMQ
6 28 (4.07%) Django
6 28 (4.07%) LAPP Stack
7 24 (3.49%) LAMP
8 20 (2.91%) SOAP
9 19 (2.76%) boto
10 17 (2.47%) CSS
10 17 (2.47%) MSMQ
11 16 (2.33%) 802.1X
11 16 (2.33%) REST
11 16 (2.33%) XML
12 13 (1.89%) HTML
13 11 (1.60%) AngularJS
13 11 (1.60%) LEMP Stack
13 11 (1.60%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 113 (16.42%) Data Centre
2 67 (9.74%) Public Cloud
3 64 (9.30%) Clustering
4 45 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (4.65%) Linux Command Line
6 28 (4.07%) Computer Science
7 19 (2.76%) Management Information System
8 14 (2.03%) Replication
9 13 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
10 12 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (1.60%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.45%) NHS
12 10 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
13 9 (1.31%) Private Cloud
14 8 (1.16%) DataPower
15 7 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 7 (1.02%) EMC VNX
16 6 (0.87%) CMDB
17 5 (0.73%) Driving Licence
17 5 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 328 (47.67%) Linux
2 159 (23.11%) Windows
3 103 (14.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 102 (14.83%) Unix
5 89 (12.94%) Windows Server
6 70 (10.17%) CentOS
7 53 (7.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 47 (6.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 37 (5.38%) AIX
10 32 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 30 (4.36%) Ubuntu
12 29 (4.22%) Solaris
13 28 (4.07%) SUSE
14 24 (3.49%) Oracle Linux
15 16 (2.33%) HPUX
16 12 (1.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 5 (0.73%) Android
18 4 (0.58%) CoreOS
19 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
20 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (23.11%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (22.97%) DevOps
3 144 (20.93%) High Availability
4 109 (15.84%) ITIL
5 95 (13.81%) Migration
6 80 (11.63%) Configuration Management
7 68 (9.88%) Continuous Integration
7 68 (9.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 54 (7.85%) Continuous Delivery
9 47 (6.83%) Open Source
10 45 (6.54%) Mentoring
11 41 (5.96%) Network Design
12 38 (5.52%) Service Management
13 36 (5.23%) Project Management
14 33 (4.80%) Problem Management
15 30 (4.36%) Change Management
16 28 (4.07%) E-Commerce
17 26 (3.78%) Incident Management
17 26 (3.78%) Information Security
18 25 (3.63%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (17.15%) Python
2 106 (15.41%) Bash Shell
3 81 (11.77%) PowerShell
4 80 (11.63%) Java
5 79 (11.48%) SQL
6 70 (10.17%) Perl
7 61 (8.87%) Ruby
8 34 (4.94%) JavaScript
9 33 (4.80%) PHP
9 33 (4.80%) Shell Script
10 22 (3.20%) C#
11 21 (3.05%) T-SQL
12 16 (2.33%) Korn
13 9 (1.31%) AWK
14 6 (0.87%) Go
14 6 (0.87%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.73%) sed
16 4 (0.58%) Groovy
17 3 (0.44%) Jython
18 2 (0.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 127 (18.46%) Security Cleared
2 113 (16.42%) Cisco Certification
3 94 (13.66%) SC Cleared
4 89 (12.94%) CCNP
5 58 (8.43%) CCNA
6 34 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (4.51%) CCIE
7 31 (4.51%) MCSE
8 30 (4.36%) Degree
9 15 (2.18%) JNCIP
10 13 (1.89%) JNCIA
11 12 (1.74%) CISSP
12 11 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (1.60%) CCDP
12 11 (1.60%) JNCIS
13 8 (1.16%) CCDA
13 8 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 8 (1.16%) RHCSA
14 6 (0.87%) CTC Cleared
14 6 (0.87%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.65%) PCI DSS
2 16 (2.33%) QA
3 15 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (1.31%) SLA
6 8 (1.16%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.58%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.29%) GDPR
10 1 (0.15%) GPG13
10 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 107 (15.55%) Docker
2 102 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (11.77%) Active Directory
4 33 (4.80%) vSphere
5 30 (4.36%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (4.07%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 21 (3.05%) Hyper-V
8 16 (2.33%) NFS
9 14 (2.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 13 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (1.60%) ProxySG
11 11 (1.60%) Xen
12 10 (1.45%) iptables
13 9 (1.31%) KVM
13 9 (1.31%) XenServer
14 8 (1.16%) Veritas File System
14 8 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (1.16%) VMware ESX
15 7 (1.02%) Firmware
16 6 (0.87%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 131 (19.04%) Puppet
2 103 (14.97%) Ansible
3 45 (6.54%) Opscode Chef
4 44 (6.40%) Nagios
5 43 (6.25%) logstash
6 39 (5.67%) Kibana
7 38 (5.52%) Terraform
8 35 (5.09%) Kubernetes
9 28 (4.07%) HAProxy
10 20 (2.91%) Microsoft Clustering
11 15 (2.18%) ZABBIX
12 10 (1.45%) NetBackup
13 9 (1.31%) FortiGate
14 8 (1.16%) EMC Navisphere
14 8 (1.16%) ITRS Geneos
14 8 (1.16%) OSSEC
14 8 (1.16%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 7 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
15 7 (1.02%) OPNET
15 7 (1.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 238 (34.59%) Cisco
2 185 (26.89%) F5
3 136 (19.77%) VMware
4 115 (16.72%) Microsoft
5 101 (14.68%) Oracle
6 90 (13.08%) Red Hat
7 85 (12.35%) CheckPoint
8 72 (10.47%) Juniper
9 60 (8.72%) Citrix
10 41 (5.96%) Palo Alto
10 41 (5.96%) Sun
11 40 (5.81%) Veritas
12 38 (5.52%) IBM
13 36 (5.23%) HP
14 34 (4.94%) Brocade
15 29 (4.22%) Blue Coat
16 28 (4.07%) Splunk
17 24 (3.49%) EMC
18 21 (3.05%) SaltStack
19 19 (2.76%) SolarWinds
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