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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 260 323 320
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -3
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 345 235 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.52% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.68% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 161 118
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £285 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £155.00 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.64% +260.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £155.00 -
% change year-on-year
-80.64% -
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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
35919 34430 29372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.27% 75.51% 73.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 22880 21174 17901
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 973 1051 1057
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.29 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.98 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Balancing across the England region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Load Balancing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 5 March 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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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 +42 184 £450 +12.50% 51
South East +1 47 £390 -2.50% 23
Yorkshire +4 46 £369 +22.91% 20
East Midlands +19 21 £300 +76.47% 5
West Midlands -2 19 £360 +2.85% 6
South West -11 10 £385 -14.44% 13
East of England +3 8 £475 +11.76% 9
North West -15 7 - - 11
North East - 2 £365 -
Midlands - - - -
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Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 368 (51.32%) Firewall
2 352 (49.09%) Cisco
3 267 (37.24%) Linux
4 216 (30.13%) Cisco Certification
5 212 (29.57%) F5
6 208 (29.01%) DNS
7 204 (28.45%) Windows
8 176 (24.55%) CheckPoint
9 161 (22.45%) BGP
10 151 (21.06%) VMware
11 144 (20.08%) CCNP
12 141 (19.67%) Python
12 141 (19.67%) Network Security
13 139 (19.39%) Juniper
14 137 (19.11%) WAN
15 135 (18.83%) VPN
16 132 (18.41%) OSPF
16 132 (18.41%) Cisco ASA
17 129 (17.99%) TCP/IP
18 118 (16.46%) LAN
19 117 (16.32%) Apache
19 117 (16.32%) ITIL
20 114 (15.90%) Puppet
20 114 (15.90%) DevOps
21 112 (15.62%) Citrix
22 111 (15.48%) UNIX
23 109 (15.20%) Cisco Nexus
24 103 (14.37%) Oracle
25 98 (13.67%) Finance
26 96 (13.39%) Clustering

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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
1 117 (16.32%) Apache
2 72 (10.04%) IIS
3 45 (6.28%) OpenStack
4 41 (5.72%) Tomcat
5 38 (5.30%) nginx
6 36 (5.02%) SharePoint
7 27 (3.77%) Lync
8 26 (3.63%) WebLogic
9 20 (2.79%) WebSphere
10 15 (2.09%) Node.js
11 14 (1.95%) Cloud Foundry
11 14 (1.95%) Office Communications Server
11 14 (1.95%) MS Exchange
11 14 (1.95%) Oracle 10gAS
12 12 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (1.26%) Lotus Domino
14 8 (1.12%) NetWeaver
15 7 (0.98%) IBM Notes
15 7 (0.98%) Confluence
16 6 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (2.79%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.95%) MS Office
3 4 (0.56%) MS Project
3 4 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (2.23%) Oracle EBS R12
1 16 (2.23%) Oracle Applications
1 16 (2.23%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (2.09%) RMDS
3 3 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 71 (9.90%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (4.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (4.04%) Amazon EC2
4 24 (3.35%) Amazon S3
5 17 (2.37%) PaaS
6 14 (1.95%) Amazon ELB
6 14 (1.95%) Heroku
6 14 (1.95%) Engine Yard
7 12 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (1.53%) IaaS
9 8 (1.12%) Office 365
10 5 (0.70%) Route 53
11 4 (0.56%) SaaS
12 1 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 368 (51.32%) Firewall
2 208 (29.01%) DNS
3 161 (22.45%) BGP
4 141 (19.67%) Network Security
5 137 (19.11%) WAN
6 135 (18.83%) VPN
7 132 (18.41%) OSPF
7 132 (18.41%) Cisco ASA
8 129 (17.99%) TCP/IP
9 118 (16.46%) LAN
10 109 (15.20%) Cisco Nexus
11 93 (12.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 91 (12.69%) MPLS
13 77 (10.74%) DHCP
13 77 (10.74%) Wireless
14 70 (9.76%) IPsec
14 70 (9.76%) VLAN
15 69 (9.62%) SSL
16 68 (9.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 67 (9.34%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 67 (9.34%) MySQL
3 57 (7.95%) NoSQL
4 47 (6.56%) MongoDB
5 36 (5.02%) Apache Cassandra
6 34 (4.74%) Oracle Database
7 28 (3.91%) Relational Database
8 20 (2.79%) DB2
8 20 (2.79%) RDBMS
9 17 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (2.37%) Oracle Database 11g
10 15 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (1.95%) Oracle Discoverer
12 13 (1.81%) Redis
13 11 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
14 10 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (0.98%) EDRMS
16 5 (0.70%) Hadoop
16 5 (0.70%) SimpleDB
16 5 (0.70%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 74 (10.32%) Jenkins
2 69 (9.62%) Git (software)
3 58 (8.09%) Subversion
4 28 (3.91%) Maven
5 18 (2.51%) Mercurial
6 17 (2.37%) Hudson
7 13 (1.81%) JIRA
8 11 (1.53%) Introscope
8 11 (1.53%) TeamCity
9 10 (1.39%) Gradle
9 10 (1.39%) MSBuild
9 10 (1.39%) Ant
10 9 (1.26%) JMeter
11 7 (0.98%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.98%) Selenium
12 5 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.56%) WebLOAD
14 2 (0.28%) Cucumber
14 2 (0.28%) MSI
14 2 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 98 (13.67%) Finance
2 51 (7.11%) Banking
3 46 (6.42%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.51%) Games
5 17 (2.37%) Investment Banking
6 14 (1.95%) Retail
7 9 (1.26%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.84%) Publishing
9 6 (0.84%) Legal
10 4 (0.56%) Marketing
11 3 (0.42%) Electronics
12 2 (0.28%) Law
13 1 (0.14%) Front Office
13 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 178 (24.83%) Network Engineer
2 73 (10.18%) Architect
3 72 (10.04%) DevOps Engineer
4 62 (8.65%) Consultant
5 58 (8.09%) Analyst
6 38 (5.30%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 33 (4.60%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 30 (4.18%) Administrator
8 30 (4.18%) Network Specialist
9 29 (4.04%) Network Consultant
10 28 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 26 (3.63%) Developer
12 25 (3.49%) Cisco Engineer
13 24 (3.35%) Design Engineer
14 23 (3.21%) Security Specialist
15 21 (2.93%) Network Security Specialist
15 21 (2.93%) DBA
16 19 (2.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 18 (2.51%) Technical Architect
17 18 (2.51%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (9.62%) Web Services
2 54 (7.53%) .NET
3 38 (5.30%) Middleware
4 28 (3.91%) XML
5 27 (3.77%) LAMP
6 25 (3.49%) CSS
7 20 (2.79%) Java EE
8 19 (2.65%) JSON
8 19 (2.65%) MCollective
9 17 (2.37%) Rendezvous
9 17 (2.37%) HTML
10 15 (2.09%) Oracle Fusion
11 14 (1.95%) REST
12 12 (1.67%) ASP.NET
13 11 (1.53%) Django
13 11 (1.53%) Regular Expression
14 10 (1.39%) JMS
14 10 (1.39%) Ruby on Rails
15 8 (1.12%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 8 (1.12%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 96 (13.39%) Clustering
2 59 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (7.25%) Open Source
4 24 (3.35%) Thin Client
4 24 (3.35%) Fat Client
5 22 (3.07%) Replication
6 21 (2.93%) Computer Science
7 19 (2.65%) Device Driver
8 16 (2.23%) User Experience
9 15 (2.09%) Management Information System
9 15 (2.09%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.81%) PKI
11 12 (1.67%) Online Games
11 12 (1.67%) Visualisation
11 12 (1.67%) Statistics
12 11 (1.53%) Fixed Income
13 10 (1.39%) Cryptography
14 6 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
14 6 (0.84%) Wiki
14 6 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 267 (37.24%) Linux
2 204 (28.45%) Windows
3 111 (15.48%) UNIX
4 71 (9.90%) CentOS
5 61 (8.51%) Ubuntu
5 61 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (4.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (2.93%) HPUX
9 19 (2.65%) Solaris
9 19 (2.65%) AIX
10 11 (1.53%) Debian
11 10 (1.39%) SUSE
12 9 (1.26%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (1.12%) Windows 7
13 8 (1.12%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.42%) zOS
15 3 (0.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (16.32%) ITIL
2 114 (15.90%) DevOps
3 69 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (9.48%) Network Management
5 64 (8.93%) E-Commerce
6 55 (7.67%) Service Delivery
7 54 (7.53%) Configuration Management
8 53 (7.39%) Change Management
9 50 (6.97%) Service Management
10 47 (6.56%) Network Architecture
11 45 (6.28%) Network Design
12 42 (5.86%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (5.72%) Performance Tuning
14 40 (5.58%) Migration
15 38 (5.30%) Release Management
15 38 (5.30%) Kanban
15 38 (5.30%) Disaster Recovery
16 37 (5.16%) Network Monitoring
17 35 (4.88%) Incident Management
18 30 (4.18%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 141 (19.67%) Python
2 94 (13.11%) Java
3 84 (11.72%) Ruby
4 80 (11.16%) SQL
5 77 (10.74%) Perl
6 65 (9.07%) Shell Script
7 57 (7.95%) Bash Shell
8 48 (6.69%) PHP
9 32 (4.46%) C
10 22 (3.07%) C++
11 20 (2.79%) PL/SQL
11 20 (2.79%) Korn
12 14 (1.95%) PowerShell
13 11 (1.53%) C#
13 11 (1.53%) JavaScript
14 8 (1.12%) Groovy
15 2 (0.28%) Scala
15 2 (0.28%) VB
15 2 (0.28%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 216 (30.13%) Cisco Certification
2 144 (20.08%) CCNP
3 95 (13.25%) CCNA
4 67 (9.34%) Security Cleared
5 56 (7.81%) CCIE
6 46 (6.42%) SC Cleared
7 37 (5.16%) CCSE
8 27 (3.77%) CCDP
9 24 (3.35%) Degree
10 22 (3.07%) CISSP
10 22 (3.07%) DV Cleared
11 20 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (2.51%) VCP4
13 16 (2.23%) CCSP
14 14 (1.95%) MCSE
15 12 (1.67%) CCSA
16 8 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 7 (0.98%) CCIP
17 7 (0.98%) Check Point Certification
18 6 (0.84%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.42%) SLA
2 32 (4.46%) QA
3 7 (0.98%) JSP 440
3 7 (0.98%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 96 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (8.37%) Active Directory
3 52 (7.25%) vSphere
4 37 (5.16%) Hyper-V
5 28 (3.91%) vCloud
6 17 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (2.23%) Oracle RAC
7 16 (2.23%) Oracle RMAN
8 14 (1.95%) Docker
9 12 (1.67%) Postfix
10 11 (1.53%) XenApp
10 11 (1.53%) FreeRADIUS
11 10 (1.39%) XenServer
11 10 (1.39%) ProxySG
12 9 (1.26%) Firmware
12 9 (1.26%) XenDesktop
13 8 (1.12%) Forefront TMG
13 8 (1.12%) VirtualBox
13 8 (1.12%) Varnish
13 8 (1.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 114 (15.90%) Puppet
2 66 (9.21%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (6.69%) Nagios
4 33 (4.60%) ZABBIX
5 24 (3.35%) Cobbler
6 21 (2.93%) SCCM
7 18 (2.51%) ITRS Geneos
7 18 (2.51%) Kibana
8 17 (2.37%) SCOM
9 15 (2.09%) Cacti
9 15 (2.09%) Zenoss
9 15 (2.09%) Graphite
9 15 (2.09%) Graylog
9 15 (2.09%) CA Spectrum
10 14 (1.95%) Cisco CUCM
10 14 (1.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 14 (1.95%) OPNET
11 13 (1.81%) CiscoWorks
11 13 (1.81%) collectd
12 12 (1.67%) Salt
Vendors
1 352 (49.09%) Cisco
2 212 (29.57%) F5
3 176 (24.55%) CheckPoint
4 151 (21.06%) VMware
5 139 (19.39%) Juniper
6 112 (15.62%) Citrix
7 103 (14.37%) Oracle
8 85 (11.85%) HP
9 79 (11.02%) Red Hat
10 69 (9.62%) Blue Coat
11 64 (8.93%) Microsoft
11 64 (8.93%) SolarWinds
12 38 (5.30%) Splunk
13 34 (4.74%) Nokia
14 32 (4.46%) IBM
15 30 (4.18%) Riverbed
15 30 (4.18%) Infoblox
16 28 (3.91%) Fortinet
17 27 (3.77%) EMC
18 26 (3.63%) Perforce
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