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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 296 311 329
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +18
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 342 267 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.67% 0.56% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.73% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 146 133
Average daily rate
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£389 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £284 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £318
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +18.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 4
Average hourly rate £39.00 - £32.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.70 - £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £22.50
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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
39339 36598 33493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.63% 76.43% 75.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 25883 23216 20586
Average daily rate £415 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1049 1105 1023
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -14.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +11 158 £425 +3.03% 49
South East -7 59 £375 -6.25% 27
North West +5 36 £400 +41.84% 11
Yorkshire -4 31 £375 -1.31% 15
East of England +12 24 £315 -14.86% 6
West Midlands +12 19 £315 -10.00% 2
South West -24 10 £326 -16.34% 8
East Midlands -4 4 £356 - 1
North East - 2 £375 -
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Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Load Balancing.

1 380 (51.01%) Firewall
2 351 (47.11%) Cisco
3 268 (35.97%) Windows
4 253 (33.96%) Linux
5 213 (28.59%) F5
6 200 (26.85%) DNS
7 198 (26.58%) Cisco Certification
8 176 (23.62%) VMware
9 167 (22.42%) Network Security
10 159 (21.34%) CheckPoint
11 147 (19.73%) ITIL
12 139 (18.66%) SQL Server
12 139 (18.66%) WAN
13 138 (18.52%) Juniper
13 138 (18.52%) CCNP
14 137 (18.39%) VPN
15 136 (18.26%) BGP
16 132 (17.72%) Data Centre
17 126 (16.91%) OSPF
18 125 (16.78%) Java
19 124 (16.64%) UNIX
20 122 (16.38%) TCP/IP
21 120 (16.11%) DevOps
22 119 (15.97%) Apache
23 118 (15.84%) SQL
24 116 (15.57%) Cisco ASA
25 113 (15.17%) VMware Infrastructure
26 112 (15.03%) IIS
27 109 (14.63%) Oracle
28 102 (13.69%) Red Hat

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Load Balancing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 119 (15.97%) Apache
2 112 (15.03%) IIS
3 78 (10.47%) Tomcat
4 43 (5.77%) SharePoint
5 31 (4.16%) OpenStack
6 30 (4.03%) WebSphere
7 29 (3.89%) WebLogic
8 24 (3.22%) nginx
9 22 (2.95%) WebSphere Application Server
9 22 (2.95%) MS Exchange
10 16 (2.15%) JBoss
10 16 (2.15%) Lync
11 15 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
12 14 (1.88%) Node.js
13 13 (1.74%) Confluence
14 11 (1.48%) Office Communications Server
15 10 (1.34%) Oracle 10gAS
16 9 (1.21%) MediaWiki
16 9 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
17 6 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 28 (3.76%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.48%) MS Office
3 7 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.54%) MS Project
5 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (2.95%) RMDS
2 13 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (1.61%) Oracle Applications
3 12 (1.61%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.27%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 94 (12.62%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (6.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.01%) Office 365
4 13 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (1.61%) Amazon S3
6 9 (1.21%) SaaS
7 8 (1.07%) IaaS
8 7 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.54%) Route 53
10 4 (0.54%) PaaS
10 4 (0.54%) Heroku
10 4 (0.54%) Engine Yard
11 3 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.27%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 380 (51.01%) Firewall
2 200 (26.85%) DNS
3 167 (22.42%) Network Security
4 139 (18.66%) WAN
5 137 (18.39%) VPN
6 136 (18.26%) BGP
7 126 (16.91%) OSPF
8 122 (16.38%) TCP/IP
9 116 (15.57%) Cisco ASA
10 98 (13.15%) Wireless
11 95 (12.75%) LAN
12 83 (11.14%) MPLS
13 76 (10.20%) DHCP
13 76 (10.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 72 (9.66%) Cisco Nexus
15 68 (9.13%) VoIP
16 64 (8.59%) SAN
17 62 (8.32%) SSL
18 60 (8.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 58 (7.79%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (18.66%) SQL Server
2 70 (9.40%) MySQL
3 39 (5.23%) Oracle Database
4 32 (4.30%) Relational Database
5 29 (3.89%) MongoDB
6 27 (3.62%) NoSQL
7 18 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
8 17 (2.28%) RDBMS
9 15 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (1.48%) Redis
11 11 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (1.34%) Oracle Discoverer
13 8 (1.07%) DB2
14 7 (0.94%) Informix
14 7 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
16 5 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
17 4 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 86 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 60 (8.05%) Subversion
2 60 (8.05%) Git (software)
3 39 (5.23%) JIRA
4 29 (3.89%) Maven
5 23 (3.09%) Mercurial
6 22 (2.95%) TeamCity
7 20 (2.68%) MSBuild
7 20 (2.68%) Gradle
7 20 (2.68%) Ant
7 20 (2.68%) Introscope
8 18 (2.42%) Hudson
9 10 (1.34%) JMeter
10 8 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.67%) Phing
12 4 (0.54%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.40%) JUnit
13 3 (0.40%) Selenium
13 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 2 (0.27%) Eclipse
General
1 84 (11.28%) Finance
2 36 (4.83%) Banking
3 31 (4.16%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.55%) Retail
5 18 (2.42%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.42%) Games
6 9 (1.21%) Marketing
6 9 (1.21%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.54%) Front Office
7 4 (0.54%) Back Office
8 3 (0.40%) Legal
9 2 (0.27%) Advertising
10 1 (0.13%) Publishing
10 1 (0.13%) French Language
10 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.13%) Automotive
10 1 (0.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 180 (24.16%) Network Engineer
2 79 (10.60%) DevOps Engineer
3 63 (8.46%) Architect
4 61 (8.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 55 (7.38%) Analyst
6 53 (7.11%) Administrator
7 46 (6.17%) Consultant
8 29 (3.89%) Cisco Engineer
9 25 (3.36%) Support Engineer
10 24 (3.22%) Network Consultant
11 23 (3.09%) Senior Network Engineer
11 23 (3.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 22 (2.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 21 (2.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 19 (2.55%) Network Specialist
15 17 (2.28%) Applications Support
15 17 (2.28%) Support Analyst
15 17 (2.28%) DBA
15 17 (2.28%) Firewall Engineer
15 17 (2.28%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (9.66%) .NET
2 35 (4.70%) Web Services
2 35 (4.70%) Middleware
3 30 (4.03%) Rendezvous
3 30 (4.03%) Java EE
4 25 (3.36%) J2EE
5 22 (2.95%) Django
6 20 (2.68%) XML
7 19 (2.55%) CSS
7 19 (2.55%) LAMP
8 17 (2.28%) HTML
9 10 (1.34%) Oracle Fusion
10 9 (1.21%) WCF
10 9 (1.21%) MCollective
10 9 (1.21%) ASP.NET
10 9 (1.21%) JMS
10 9 (1.21%) Hibernate
10 9 (1.21%) WebSphere MQ
11 8 (1.07%) Spring
11 8 (1.07%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 132 (17.72%) Data Centre
2 97 (13.02%) Clustering
3 54 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (5.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 24 (3.22%) Management Information System
5 24 (3.22%) Fixed Income
5 24 (3.22%) PKI
6 21 (2.82%) Replication
7 16 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
8 13 (1.74%) Enterprise Storage
9 12 (1.61%) Streaming Video
10 11 (1.48%) iPad
10 11 (1.48%) Thin Client
10 11 (1.48%) Fat Client
10 11 (1.48%) iPhone
11 10 (1.34%) Statistics
11 10 (1.34%) Computer Science
11 10 (1.34%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.34%) Private Cloud
12 9 (1.21%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 268 (35.97%) Windows
2 253 (33.96%) Linux
3 124 (16.64%) UNIX
4 64 (8.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 55 (7.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 43 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (5.37%) CentOS
8 36 (4.83%) Solaris
9 34 (4.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 33 (4.43%) Ubuntu
11 16 (2.15%) HPUX
11 16 (2.15%) Debian
12 12 (1.61%) AIX
13 7 (0.94%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.67%) SUSE
15 4 (0.54%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.54%) VMS
15 4 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (19.73%) ITIL
2 120 (16.11%) DevOps
3 67 (8.99%) E-Commerce
4 64 (8.59%) Continuous Integration
5 58 (7.79%) Change Management
6 57 (7.65%) Configuration Management
7 56 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
8 45 (6.04%) Migration
8 45 (6.04%) Release Management
9 44 (5.91%) Network Design
9 44 (5.91%) Performance Tuning
10 39 (5.23%) Network Management
11 38 (5.10%) Service Management
12 36 (4.83%) Disaster Recovery
13 35 (4.70%) Open Source
14 34 (4.56%) Network Monitoring
15 33 (4.43%) Mentoring
16 31 (4.16%) Service Delivery
16 31 (4.16%) Problem Management
17 29 (3.89%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 125 (16.78%) Java
2 118 (15.84%) SQL
3 101 (13.56%) Python
4 72 (9.66%) Perl
5 59 (7.92%) Ruby
6 54 (7.25%) PHP
7 51 (6.85%) Bash Shell
8 49 (6.58%) Shell Script
9 48 (6.44%) PowerShell
10 24 (3.22%) C++
11 15 (2.01%) PL/SQL
12 14 (1.88%) Korn
13 13 (1.74%) C
14 11 (1.48%) Scala
15 9 (1.21%) Go
15 9 (1.21%) C#
16 6 (0.81%) JavaScript
16 6 (0.81%) VB
17 4 (0.54%) VBScript
17 4 (0.54%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 198 (26.58%) Cisco Certification
2 138 (18.52%) CCNP
3 78 (10.47%) CCNA
4 60 (8.05%) Security Cleared
5 45 (6.04%) SC Cleared
6 36 (4.83%) Degree
6 36 (4.83%) CCIE
7 28 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (3.49%) CISSP
9 23 (3.09%) DV Cleared
10 22 (2.95%) MCSE
11 19 (2.55%) CCSE
12 18 (2.42%) CCDP
13 17 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 15 (2.01%) CCSA
15 13 (1.74%) CCIP
16 11 (1.48%) Check Point Certification
17 10 (1.34%) CCSP
17 10 (1.34%) MCITP
18 8 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.56%) SLA
2 16 (2.15%) QA
3 6 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.54%) WAI
5 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 113 (15.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (10.87%) Active Directory
3 55 (7.38%) vSphere
4 38 (5.10%) Hyper-V
5 22 (2.95%) vCloud
6 19 (2.55%) Docker
7 14 (1.88%) Oracle RAC
8 13 (1.74%) Firmware
9 12 (1.61%) Samba
9 12 (1.61%) ProxySG
9 12 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (1.48%) XenServer
11 10 (1.34%) Postfix
11 10 (1.34%) iptables
12 9 (1.21%) VMware ESX
13 8 (1.07%) XenApp
14 6 (0.81%) ISA Server
14 6 (0.81%) NFS
15 5 (0.67%) XenDesktop
15 5 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 95 (12.75%) Puppet
2 47 (6.31%) Opscode Chef
3 41 (5.50%) Nagios
4 35 (4.70%) ITRS Geneos
5 29 (3.89%) ZABBIX
6 26 (3.49%) Cacti
7 23 (3.09%) BladeLogic
7 23 (3.09%) SCCM
8 20 (2.68%) Cisco CUCM
9 18 (2.42%) SCOM
9 18 (2.42%) Vagrant
10 17 (2.28%) Ansible
10 17 (2.28%) Kibana
10 17 (2.28%) RANCID
10 17 (2.28%) Graphite
11 12 (1.61%) Oracle RMAN
12 11 (1.48%) Salt
13 10 (1.34%) Cobbler
13 10 (1.34%) Cisco Prime
13 10 (1.34%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 351 (47.11%) Cisco
2 213 (28.59%) F5
3 176 (23.62%) VMware
4 159 (21.34%) CheckPoint
5 138 (18.52%) Juniper
6 109 (14.63%) Oracle
7 102 (13.69%) Red Hat
8 92 (12.35%) Citrix
9 83 (11.14%) SolarWinds
10 76 (10.20%) Microsoft
11 61 (8.19%) Blue Coat
12 57 (7.65%) HP
13 43 (5.77%) IBM
14 34 (4.56%) TIBCO
15 32 (4.30%) Splunk
16 28 (3.76%) Infoblox
17 25 (3.36%) Riverbed
17 25 (3.36%) Lancope
18 23 (3.09%) Fortinet
19 22 (2.95%) EMC
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