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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 261 287 347
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +60
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 400 319 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.75% 0.66% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.89% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 163 112
Average daily rate
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£413 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £300 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% -34.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £21.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+84.52% -34.37%
Load Balancing
UK

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
39268 35881 37304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.89% 74.60% 72.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 25483 22750 22122
Average daily rate £423 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.49% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1122 1030 1408
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014. 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 +61 189 £425 +6.25% 35
South East -8 71 £375 -7.97% 19
West Midlands -2 32 £313 +6.83% 7
East of England -19 25 £275 -31.25% 3
North West -12 20 £323 -37.07% 9
Yorkshire -35 17 £388 +29.16% 14
East Midlands +16 15 £425 +16.43% 1
South West -22 14 £500 - 9
Load Balancing
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Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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.

1 301 (44.73%) Cisco
2 283 (42.05%) Firewall
3 238 (35.36%) Linux
4 212 (31.50%) Windows
5 182 (27.04%) DNS
6 178 (26.45%) Cisco Certification
7 167 (24.81%) CheckPoint
8 164 (24.37%) F5
9 137 (20.36%) VPN
10 131 (19.47%) CCNP
11 126 (18.72%) Juniper
12 125 (18.57%) VMware
13 123 (18.28%) WAN
14 118 (17.53%) BGP
15 112 (16.64%) Active Directory
16 110 (16.34%) TCP/IP
17 109 (16.20%) LAN
18 105 (15.60%) ITIL
19 103 (15.30%) SQL Server
19 103 (15.30%) Network Security
19 103 (15.30%) Cisco Nexus
20 100 (14.86%) OSPF
21 98 (14.56%) SAN
22 96 (14.26%) Python
23 94 (13.97%) Apache
23 94 (13.97%) Oracle
23 94 (13.97%) Citrix
24 92 (13.67%) Clustering
25 90 (13.37%) Finance
26 88 (13.08%) Cisco ASA

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 94 (13.97%) Apache
2 64 (9.51%) IIS
3 44 (6.54%) SharePoint
4 33 (4.90%) nginx
5 32 (4.75%) Tomcat
6 31 (4.61%) OpenStack
7 24 (3.57%) Lync
8 20 (2.97%) WebLogic
9 19 (2.82%) MS Exchange
10 17 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (1.49%) JBoss
12 8 (1.19%) IBM HTTP Server
13 7 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (1.04%) Office Communications Server
13 7 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (1.04%) WebSphere
13 7 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
14 4 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (2.97%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.08%) MS Office
3 10 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.59%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.30%) Summit
2 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 50 (7.43%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (5.35%) Amazon EC2
3 31 (4.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (4.31%) Amazon S3
5 19 (2.82%) PaaS
6 16 (2.38%) IaaS
7 11 (1.63%) Office 365
8 8 (1.19%) SaaS
9 7 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
9 7 (1.04%) Route 53
10 3 (0.45%) Joyent
10 3 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 283 (42.05%) Firewall
2 182 (27.04%) DNS
3 137 (20.36%) VPN
4 123 (18.28%) WAN
5 118 (17.53%) BGP
6 110 (16.34%) TCP/IP
7 109 (16.20%) LAN
8 103 (15.30%) Network Security
8 103 (15.30%) Cisco Nexus
9 100 (14.86%) OSPF
10 98 (14.56%) SAN
11 88 (13.08%) Cisco ASA
12 86 (12.78%) DHCP
13 82 (12.18%) Internet
13 82 (12.18%) SSL
14 78 (11.59%) NetScaler
15 74 (11.00%) MPLS
16 72 (10.70%) IPsec
17 56 (8.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 55 (8.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (15.30%) SQL Server
2 58 (8.62%) MySQL
3 35 (5.20%) SQL Server 2005
3 35 (5.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (3.27%) NoSQL
4 22 (3.27%) DB2
5 21 (3.12%) MongoDB
6 19 (2.82%) Oracle Database
7 18 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
7 18 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (1.78%) Oracle BI EE
8 12 (1.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 10 (1.49%) Oracle ODI
9 10 (1.49%) Oracle OWB
9 10 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (1.49%) OLTP
9 10 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
10 9 (1.34%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 57 (8.47%) Git (software)
2 48 (7.13%) Jenkins
3 24 (3.57%) Maven
4 20 (2.97%) Subversion
5 10 (1.49%) JIRA
6 8 (1.19%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.74%) Hudson
8 4 (0.59%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.59%) Selenium
8 4 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.59%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.59%) MSI
8 4 (0.59%) JMeter
9 3 (0.45%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.30%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.30%) RSpec
10 2 (0.30%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.15%) TestLink
11 1 (0.15%) WiX
General
1 90 (13.37%) Finance
2 51 (7.58%) Banking
3 41 (6.09%) Telecoms
4 27 (4.01%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.53%) Retail
6 12 (1.78%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.49%) Front Office
8 8 (1.19%) Legal
9 7 (1.04%) Publishing
10 6 (0.89%) Games
11 5 (0.74%) German Language
12 3 (0.45%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.30%) Law
13 2 (0.30%) Marketing
13 2 (0.30%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.30%) Local Government
14 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 150 (22.29%) Network Engineer
2 75 (11.14%) Architect
3 65 (9.66%) Consultant
4 49 (7.28%) Developer
5 47 (6.98%) Administrator
6 36 (5.35%) DevOps Engineer
7 31 (4.61%) Analyst
8 30 (4.46%) Systems Administrator
9 29 (4.31%) Network Consultant
10 27 (4.01%) Technical Architect
10 27 (4.01%) Security Engineer
11 25 (3.71%) Design Engineer
12 24 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 24 (3.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 24 (3.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 23 (3.42%) Network Security Engineer
14 20 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
14 20 (2.97%) Senior Network Engineer
14 20 (2.97%) Linux Administrator
15 19 (2.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (8.32%) .NET
2 47 (6.98%) Web Services
3 34 (5.05%) CSS
4 33 (4.90%) LAMP
5 28 (4.16%) XML
6 24 (3.57%) JSON
7 20 (2.97%) Java EE
8 18 (2.67%) Middleware
9 17 (2.53%) RabbitMQ
10 15 (2.23%) ASP.NET
11 14 (2.08%) Twisted
11 14 (2.08%) Regular Expression
12 13 (1.93%) HTML
13 10 (1.49%) CGI
13 10 (1.49%) WCF
14 8 (1.19%) REST
14 8 (1.19%) HTML5
15 7 (1.04%) Silverlight
15 7 (1.04%) J2EE
16 6 (0.89%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 92 (13.67%) Clustering
2 67 (9.96%) Open Source
3 36 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (4.61%) Computer Science
5 16 (2.38%) Replication
5 16 (2.38%) User Experience
6 13 (1.93%) Visualisation
7 11 (1.63%) Cryptography
8 10 (1.49%) Thin Client
8 10 (1.49%) Fat Client
9 9 (1.34%) Data Integration
10 8 (1.19%) Mathematics
11 7 (1.04%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.89%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.89%) Derivative
13 5 (0.74%) PKI
13 5 (0.74%) Online Games
14 4 (0.59%) Blackberry
14 4 (0.59%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 238 (35.36%) Linux
2 212 (31.50%) Windows
3 85 (12.63%) UNIX
4 84 (12.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (9.21%) CentOS
5 62 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 40 (5.94%) Ubuntu
7 38 (5.65%) Solaris
8 34 (5.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (3.12%) Oracle Linux
11 18 (2.67%) Windows 7
12 17 (2.53%) AIX
13 14 (2.08%) SUSE
14 11 (1.63%) Windows XP
15 10 (1.49%) Debian
16 5 (0.74%) HPUX
17 4 (0.59%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.45%) Windows 8
18 3 (0.45%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (15.60%) ITIL
2 84 (12.48%) DevOps
3 71 (10.55%) Network Management
4 61 (9.06%) Service Delivery
5 57 (8.47%) Change Management
6 55 (8.17%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (6.69%) Network Design
8 43 (6.39%) Service Management
9 42 (6.24%) Migration
10 41 (6.09%) Configuration Management
11 39 (5.79%) Network Architecture
12 35 (5.20%) Network Monitoring
12 35 (5.20%) Scrum
13 34 (5.05%) Kanban
14 31 (4.61%) Performance Tuning
15 26 (3.86%) Software Engineering
15 26 (3.86%) E-Commerce
16 24 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
16 24 (3.57%) Mentoring
16 24 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 96 (14.26%) Python
2 82 (12.18%) Perl
2 82 (12.18%) SQL
3 77 (11.44%) Java
4 49 (7.28%) Ruby
5 47 (6.98%) PHP
6 41 (6.09%) PowerShell
7 24 (3.57%) Bash Shell
7 24 (3.57%) JavaScript
8 21 (3.12%) C
8 21 (3.12%) Shell Script
9 15 (2.23%) C#
10 12 (1.78%) VB
11 10 (1.49%) C++
12 8 (1.19%) Tcl
13 3 (0.45%) Erlang
13 3 (0.45%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.45%) VBScript
14 2 (0.30%) ActionScript
14 2 (0.30%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 178 (26.45%) Cisco Certification
2 131 (19.47%) CCNP
3 63 (9.36%) CCNA
4 55 (8.17%) CCIE
5 48 (7.13%) Security Cleared
6 42 (6.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 41 (6.09%) Degree
8 33 (4.90%) MCSE
9 26 (3.86%) SC Cleared
10 24 (3.57%) MCTS
11 22 (3.27%) CCDP
12 21 (3.12%) MCITP
12 21 (3.12%) CCSE
13 16 (2.38%) CISSP
14 14 (2.08%) CCSA
14 14 (2.08%) CCSP
15 13 (1.93%) CCENT
15 13 (1.93%) LPIC
16 12 (1.78%) Check Point Certification
17 9 (1.34%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.79%) SLA
2 23 (3.42%) QA
3 9 (1.34%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.19%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 112 (16.64%) Active Directory
2 66 (9.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (7.28%) vSphere
4 43 (6.39%) Hyper-V
5 29 (4.31%) VMware ESXi
6 28 (4.16%) ProxySG
7 27 (4.01%) vCloud
8 17 (2.53%) Docker
9 14 (2.08%) FreeRADIUS
9 14 (2.08%) Squid
10 12 (1.78%) XenApp
11 11 (1.63%) XenDesktop
11 11 (1.63%) Forefront TMG
11 11 (1.63%) UAG
11 11 (1.63%) ISA Server
12 10 (1.49%) qmail
13 9 (1.34%) Firmware
14 8 (1.19%) XenServer
15 7 (1.04%) Samba
16 6 (0.89%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 74 (11.00%) Puppet
2 55 (8.17%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (6.98%) Nagios
4 35 (5.20%) Zenoss
5 29 (4.31%) ZABBIX
6 24 (3.57%) Cacti
7 22 (3.27%) SCCM
8 21 (3.12%) Cisco CUCM
9 18 (2.67%) CA Spectrum
9 18 (2.67%) SCOM
10 17 (2.53%) Kibana
10 17 (2.53%) Graylog2
11 12 (1.78%) OPNET
12 9 (1.34%) Control-M
12 9 (1.34%) WhatsUp Gold
13 8 (1.19%) SolarWinds Orion
13 8 (1.19%) BladeLogic
13 8 (1.19%) ITRS Geneos
14 6 (0.89%) WSUS
15 5 (0.74%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 301 (44.73%) Cisco
2 167 (24.81%) CheckPoint
3 164 (24.37%) F5
4 126 (18.72%) Juniper
5 125 (18.57%) VMware
6 94 (13.97%) Citrix
6 94 (13.97%) Oracle
7 79 (11.74%) HP
8 77 (11.44%) Microsoft
9 65 (9.66%) Red Hat
10 60 (8.92%) Blue Coat
11 48 (7.13%) Nokia
12 43 (6.39%) SolarWinds
13 34 (5.05%) Riverbed
14 24 (3.57%) Splunk
14 24 (3.57%) Fortinet
15 23 (3.42%) Perforce
15 23 (3.42%) IBM
15 23 (3.42%) Percona
16 21 (3.12%) EMC
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day £400 Day Rate
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Market Rates +
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Darlington
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago