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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 272 353 296
Rank change year-on-year
+81 -57
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 398 291 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.87% 0.57% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.71% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 203 231
Median daily rate £450 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £290 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £521 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
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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
37885 41254 40531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.84% 81.42% 77.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25383 27169 26769
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 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 995 1228 1147
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.90 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.14% +28.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £48.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +59 209 £458 +7.64% 24
South East +34 68 £379 -5.31% 11
North East +9 38 £330 +65.00%
North West -7 21 £525 +31.25% 7
Yorkshire +22 20 £450 +50.00% 6
East of England +4 18 £538 +26.47% 4
South West +11 16 £418 +12.83% 4
West Midlands -11 7 £450 - 5
East Midlands -11 1 £489 +105.89%
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Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 438 (50.06%) Firewall
2 414 (47.31%) Linux
3 283 (32.34%) Cisco
4 254 (29.03%) Amazon AWS
5 227 (25.94%) DevOps
6 223 (25.49%) DNS
7 220 (25.14%) F5
8 208 (23.77%) Puppet
9 203 (23.20%) VMware
10 200 (22.86%) Windows
11 195 (22.29%) Python
12 182 (20.80%) VPN
13 179 (20.46%) Agile Software Development
14 171 (19.54%) Apache
15 166 (18.97%) High Availability
16 154 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
17 153 (17.49%) TCP/IP
18 150 (17.14%) Jenkins
19 146 (16.69%) Bash Shell
20 145 (16.57%) Docker
21 144 (16.46%) WAN
22 143 (16.34%) Data Centre
23 139 (15.89%) Ansible
24 138 (15.77%) ITIL
25 135 (15.43%) Cisco Certification
26 132 (15.09%) Unix
27 127 (14.51%) Security Cleared
28 126 (14.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 126 (14.40%) SSL
29 122 (13.94%) Microsoft

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
1 171 (19.54%) Apache
2 118 (13.49%) Tomcat
3 69 (7.89%) IIS
4 56 (6.40%) WebLogic
5 51 (5.83%) WebSphere
6 46 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
7 44 (5.03%) MS Exchange
8 39 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
8 39 (4.46%) JBoss
9 32 (3.66%) nginx
10 31 (3.54%) OpenStack
11 30 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2013
11 30 (3.43%) Skype for Business
12 28 (3.20%) iPlanet
12 28 (3.20%) SharePoint
13 27 (3.09%) Confluence
13 27 (3.09%) Oracle Application Server
14 21 (2.40%) WebSphere Application Server
15 17 (1.94%) Mule ESB
15 17 (1.94%) WildFly
Applications
1 47 (5.37%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.26%) MS Office
3 6 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.57%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 254 (29.03%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (9.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (6.63%) Amazon EC2
4 47 (5.37%) AWS CloudFormation
5 44 (5.03%) Office 365
6 35 (4.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 34 (3.89%) Amazon S3
8 33 (3.77%) PaaS
9 27 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (2.86%) IaaS
11 13 (1.49%) SaaS
12 12 (1.37%) Route 53
13 11 (1.26%) Heroku
14 8 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 8 (0.91%) AWS CloudTrail
15 6 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
16 5 (0.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 4 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 4 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
17 4 (0.46%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 438 (50.06%) Firewall
2 223 (25.49%) DNS
3 182 (20.80%) VPN
4 153 (17.49%) TCP/IP
5 144 (16.46%) WAN
6 126 (14.40%) SSL
7 122 (13.94%) Network Security
8 115 (13.14%) LAN
9 108 (12.34%) Cisco Nexus
10 78 (8.91%) Cisco ASA
11 73 (8.34%) OSPF
12 70 (8.00%) BGP
13 65 (7.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 65 (7.43%) SAN
14 59 (6.74%) Wireless
15 50 (5.71%) IPsec
16 47 (5.37%) NetScaler
17 45 (5.14%) BIG-IP
17 45 (5.14%) Internet
18 41 (4.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (10.63%) MySQL
2 79 (9.03%) SQL Server
3 62 (7.09%) PostgreSQL
4 38 (4.34%) Amazon RDS
5 27 (3.09%) NoSQL
6 23 (2.63%) Redis
7 21 (2.40%) Oracle Database
8 18 (2.06%) Relational Database
9 13 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
9 13 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (1.37%) MongoDB
11 10 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 5 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (0.46%) DB2
14 4 (0.46%) Ingres
14 4 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 150 (17.14%) Jenkins
2 107 (12.23%) Git (software)
3 35 (4.00%) JIRA
4 34 (3.89%) Subversion
5 22 (2.51%) GoCD
5 22 (2.51%) Vagrant
6 20 (2.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 20 (2.29%) Gerrit
6 20 (2.29%) Mercurial
7 17 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
8 16 (1.83%) TeamCity
9 15 (1.71%) GitLab
10 11 (1.26%) JMeter
10 11 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (1.14%) Hudson
11 10 (1.14%) SonarQube
12 9 (1.03%) Artifactory
13 8 (0.91%) Bitbucket
13 8 (0.91%) FishEye
14 7 (0.80%) Selenium
General
1 95 (10.86%) Finance
2 44 (5.03%) Retail
3 31 (3.54%) Telecoms
4 26 (2.97%) Banking
5 19 (2.17%) Back Office
6 15 (1.71%) Marketing
7 8 (0.91%) Publishing
8 6 (0.69%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.57%) Legal
10 4 (0.46%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.46%) Games
10 4 (0.46%) Law
10 4 (0.46%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.34%) Advertising
11 3 (0.34%) Automotive
11 3 (0.34%) Billing
12 2 (0.23%) Electronics
12 2 (0.23%) French Language
13 1 (0.11%) Front Office
13 1 (0.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 128 (14.63%) Network Engineer
2 112 (12.80%) DevOps Engineer
3 104 (11.89%) Architect
4 96 (10.97%) Consultant
5 89 (10.17%) Administrator
6 71 (8.11%) Systems Administrator
7 55 (6.29%) AWS DevOps
8 54 (6.17%) Developer
9 48 (5.49%) Linux Administrator
10 44 (5.03%) Cisco Engineer
10 44 (5.03%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 40 (4.57%) Senior DevOps
12 38 (4.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 38 (4.34%) Network Architect
13 37 (4.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 37 (4.23%) DevOps Consultant
14 34 (3.89%) AWS Engineer
15 32 (3.66%) Cloud Engineer
16 31 (3.54%) Security Engineer
17 28 (3.20%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (6.86%) LAMP
2 51 (5.83%) RabbitMQ
2 51 (5.83%) Web Services
3 45 (5.14%) J2EE
3 45 (5.14%) Middleware
4 31 (3.54%) ELK Stack
4 31 (3.54%) LAPP Stack
5 30 (3.43%) .NET
6 27 (3.09%) CSS
6 27 (3.09%) Django
7 24 (2.74%) SOAP
8 21 (2.40%) LEMP Stack
9 19 (2.17%) 802.1X
10 17 (1.94%) boto
10 17 (1.94%) REST
11 16 (1.83%) libvirt
11 16 (1.83%) XML
12 14 (1.60%) AngularJS
13 13 (1.49%) Node.js
13 13 (1.49%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 143 (16.34%) Data Centre
2 87 (9.94%) Public Cloud
3 82 (9.37%) Clustering
4 32 (3.66%) Computer Science
5 27 (3.09%) Private Cloud
6 21 (2.40%) Client/Server
7 20 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (2.29%) Management Information System
8 18 (2.06%) PKI
9 16 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
10 11 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
11 10 (1.14%) CMDB
11 10 (1.14%) YubiKey
12 9 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.03%) NHS
13 8 (0.91%) Data Integration
13 8 (0.91%) DataPower
13 8 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 8 (0.91%) EMC VNX
13 8 (0.91%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 414 (47.31%) Linux
2 200 (22.86%) Windows
3 132 (15.09%) Unix
4 126 (14.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 106 (12.11%) Windows Server
6 103 (11.77%) CentOS
7 60 (6.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 44 (5.03%) Ubuntu
9 42 (4.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 41 (4.69%) AIX
11 36 (4.11%) SUSE
12 32 (3.66%) Solaris
13 29 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 27 (3.09%) Oracle Linux
15 15 (1.71%) HPUX
16 7 (0.80%) Debian
16 7 (0.80%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 6 (0.69%) Android
17 6 (0.69%) VMS
18 4 (0.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (25.94%) DevOps
2 179 (20.46%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (18.97%) High Availability
4 138 (15.77%) ITIL
5 121 (13.83%) Configuration Management
6 112 (12.80%) Migration
7 94 (10.74%) Continuous Integration
8 77 (8.80%) Continuous Delivery
9 72 (8.23%) Disaster Recovery
10 71 (8.11%) Open Source
11 68 (7.77%) Mentoring
12 58 (6.63%) Network Design
13 49 (5.60%) Change Management
14 45 (5.14%) E-Commerce
15 43 (4.91%) Network Management
16 35 (4.00%) Service Management
17 34 (3.89%) Project Management
18 31 (3.54%) Web Operations
19 30 (3.43%) Capacity Management
19 30 (3.43%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 195 (22.29%) Python
2 146 (16.69%) Bash Shell
3 108 (12.34%) Ruby
4 99 (11.31%) Java
4 99 (11.31%) Perl
5 84 (9.60%) PowerShell
6 72 (8.23%) SQL
7 52 (5.94%) PHP
8 44 (5.03%) Shell Script
9 36 (4.11%) JavaScript
10 21 (2.40%) Korn
11 20 (2.29%) C#
12 19 (2.17%) Go
13 11 (1.26%) T-SQL
14 10 (1.14%) AWK
15 7 (0.80%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.69%) C
16 6 (0.69%) Scala
16 6 (0.69%) sed
17 3 (0.34%) C++
Qualifications
1 135 (15.43%) Cisco Certification
2 127 (14.51%) Security Cleared
3 108 (12.34%) CCNP
4 97 (11.09%) SC Cleared
5 66 (7.54%) CCNA
6 53 (6.06%) Degree
7 36 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 28 (3.20%) CCIE
9 23 (2.63%) MCSE
10 21 (2.40%) JNCIA
11 20 (2.29%) JNCIS
12 17 (1.94%) CCDA
12 17 (1.94%) CCDP
13 16 (1.83%) CISSP
14 15 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
15 12 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (1.37%) RHCSA
16 10 (1.14%) JNCIP
16 10 (1.14%) RHCA
16 10 (1.14%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.57%) PCI DSS
2 19 (2.17%) QA
3 10 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (1.14%) SLA
4 8 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.46%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.46%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.11%) GPG13
System Software
1 154 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 145 (16.57%) Docker
3 97 (11.09%) Active Directory
4 37 (4.23%) vSphere
5 35 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
6 29 (3.31%) iptables
7 28 (3.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 25 (2.86%) Xen
9 19 (2.17%) KVM
10 18 (2.06%) NFS
11 17 (1.94%) Hyper-V
12 15 (1.71%) XenServer
13 14 (1.60%) VMware ESX
14 13 (1.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 11 (1.26%) ProxySG
16 10 (1.14%) Postfix
17 9 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
18 7 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
18 7 (0.80%) XenApp
18 7 (0.80%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 208 (23.77%) Puppet
2 139 (15.89%) Ansible
3 91 (10.40%) Opscode Chef
4 66 (7.54%) Terraform
5 57 (6.51%) Kubernetes
6 52 (5.94%) Nagios
7 42 (4.80%) HAProxy
7 42 (4.80%) logstash
8 39 (4.46%) Kibana
9 25 (2.86%) ZABBIX
10 22 (2.51%) OPNET
11 21 (2.40%) Microsoft Clustering
12 17 (1.94%) SCOM
13 13 (1.49%) Mesos
13 13 (1.49%) vRealize
14 11 (1.26%) NetBackup
15 10 (1.14%) Consul
15 10 (1.14%) SCCM
16 8 (0.91%) Nessus
16 8 (0.91%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 283 (32.34%) Cisco
2 220 (25.14%) F5
3 203 (23.20%) VMware
4 122 (13.94%) Microsoft
4 122 (13.94%) Red Hat
5 114 (13.03%) CheckPoint
6 107 (12.23%) Juniper
7 106 (12.11%) Oracle
8 78 (8.91%) Citrix
9 56 (6.40%) HP
10 42 (4.80%) Palo Alto
11 40 (4.57%) Veritas
12 39 (4.46%) SolarWinds
12 39 (4.46%) Sun
13 37 (4.23%) Splunk
14 36 (4.11%) Riverbed
15 34 (3.89%) Blue Coat
16 33 (3.77%) Fortinet
16 33 (3.77%) IBM
17 28 (3.20%) Dell
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