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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 270 275 339
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +64
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 389 320 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.68% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.91% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 164 111
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£413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £381 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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 £40.00 £21.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+90.47% -34.37%
Load Balancing
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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
39401 35167 36247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.86% 74.61% 72.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25670 22283 21520
Average daily rate £424 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.69% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1124 1019 1347
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -1.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 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 23 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 23 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +46 183 £435 +8.75% 39
South East -23 70 £400 -2.43% 16
West Midlands 0 32 £313 +13.63% 5
East of England -19 24 £275 -31.25% 4
North West -14 19 £323 -37.07% 8
Yorkshire -42 18 £375 +25.00% 21
East Midlands +10 15 £425 +16.43% 2
South West -24 13 £500 - 10
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Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 302 (45.21%) Cisco
2 283 (42.37%) Firewall
3 235 (35.18%) Linux
4 211 (31.59%) Windows
5 180 (26.95%) DNS
5 180 (26.95%) Cisco Certification
6 167 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 167 (25.00%) F5
7 133 (19.91%) VPN
8 132 (19.76%) CCNP
9 126 (18.86%) Juniper
10 125 (18.71%) VMware
11 123 (18.41%) WAN
12 118 (17.66%) BGP
13 112 (16.77%) TCP/IP
14 110 (16.47%) Active Directory
15 109 (16.32%) LAN
16 105 (15.72%) ITIL
17 102 (15.27%) SQL Server
18 101 (15.12%) OSPF
18 101 (15.12%) Network Security
18 101 (15.12%) Cisco Nexus
19 97 (14.52%) Python
20 95 (14.22%) SAN
21 93 (13.92%) Apache
22 92 (13.77%) Oracle
22 92 (13.77%) Clustering
23 91 (13.62%) Citrix
24 88 (13.17%) Finance
24 88 (13.17%) Cisco ASA

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 93 (13.92%) Apache
2 63 (9.43%) IIS
3 44 (6.59%) SharePoint
4 33 (4.94%) Tomcat
4 33 (4.94%) nginx
5 31 (4.64%) OpenStack
6 24 (3.59%) Lync
7 20 (2.99%) WebLogic
8 18 (2.69%) MS Exchange
9 17 (2.54%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (1.50%) JBoss
11 8 (1.20%) IBM HTTP Server
12 7 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (1.05%) WebSphere
12 7 (1.05%) Office Communications Server
12 7 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (0.60%) Node.js
14 4 (0.60%) Eucalyptus
14 4 (0.60%) TPMS
Applications
1 20 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.25%) MS Office
3 11 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.60%) 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 48 (7.19%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (5.09%) Amazon EC2
3 31 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (4.04%) Amazon S3
5 18 (2.69%) PaaS
6 17 (2.54%) IaaS
7 11 (1.65%) Office 365
8 6 (0.90%) SaaS
8 6 (0.90%) Amazon ELB
8 6 (0.90%) Route 53
9 3 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.30%) Joyent
10 2 (0.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 283 (42.37%) Firewall
2 180 (26.95%) DNS
3 133 (19.91%) VPN
4 123 (18.41%) WAN
5 118 (17.66%) BGP
6 112 (16.77%) TCP/IP
7 109 (16.32%) LAN
8 101 (15.12%) OSPF
8 101 (15.12%) Network Security
8 101 (15.12%) Cisco Nexus
9 95 (14.22%) SAN
10 88 (13.17%) Cisco ASA
11 86 (12.87%) DHCP
12 80 (11.98%) Internet
13 79 (11.83%) SSL
14 75 (11.23%) MPLS
14 75 (11.23%) NetScaler
15 71 (10.63%) IPsec
16 58 (8.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 55 (8.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (15.27%) SQL Server
2 57 (8.53%) MySQL
3 35 (5.24%) SQL Server 2005
3 35 (5.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (3.29%) NoSQL
5 21 (3.14%) MongoDB
6 20 (2.99%) DB2
7 19 (2.84%) Oracle Database
8 18 (2.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 18 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (1.80%) Oracle BI EE
9 12 (1.80%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 10 (1.50%) Oracle ODI
10 10 (1.50%) Oracle OWB
10 10 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (1.50%) OLTP
10 10 (1.50%) SQL Server 2000
11 9 (1.35%) Hadoop
12 8 (1.20%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 57 (8.53%) Git (software)
2 48 (7.19%) Jenkins
3 24 (3.59%) Maven
4 20 (2.99%) Subversion
5 9 (1.35%) JIRA
6 8 (1.20%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.75%) Selenium
7 5 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.60%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.60%) MSI
8 4 (0.60%) JMeter
8 4 (0.60%) Hudson
9 3 (0.45%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.45%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.30%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.30%) RSpec
10 2 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.30%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.15%) TestLink
General
1 88 (13.17%) Finance
2 51 (7.63%) Banking
3 41 (6.14%) Telecoms
4 27 (4.04%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.25%) Retail
6 10 (1.50%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.50%) Front Office
7 8 (1.20%) Legal
8 7 (1.05%) Publishing
9 6 (0.90%) Games
10 5 (0.75%) German Language
11 3 (0.45%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.30%) Law
12 2 (0.30%) Marketing
12 2 (0.30%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.30%) Local Government
13 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 150 (22.46%) Network Engineer
2 75 (11.23%) Architect
3 64 (9.58%) Consultant
4 49 (7.34%) Developer
5 45 (6.74%) Administrator
6 35 (5.24%) DevOps Engineer
7 31 (4.64%) Analyst
8 29 (4.34%) Network Consultant
9 28 (4.19%) Systems Administrator
9 28 (4.19%) Security Engineer
10 27 (4.04%) Technical Architect
11 25 (3.74%) Design Engineer
12 24 (3.59%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 24 (3.59%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 23 (3.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 23 (3.44%) Network Security Engineer
14 20 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
14 20 (2.99%) Senior Network Engineer
15 19 (2.84%) Support Engineer
15 19 (2.84%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (8.38%) .NET
2 46 (6.89%) Web Services
3 34 (5.09%) CSS
4 33 (4.94%) LAMP
5 27 (4.04%) XML
6 23 (3.44%) JSON
7 20 (2.99%) Java EE
8 18 (2.69%) Middleware
9 16 (2.40%) RabbitMQ
10 15 (2.25%) ASP.NET
11 14 (2.10%) Twisted
12 13 (1.95%) HTML
13 12 (1.80%) Regular Expression
14 10 (1.50%) WCF
14 10 (1.50%) CGI
15 8 (1.20%) REST
15 8 (1.20%) HTML5
16 7 (1.05%) Silverlight
16 7 (1.05%) J2EE
17 6 (0.90%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 92 (13.77%) Clustering
2 66 (9.88%) Open Source
3 35 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (4.64%) Computer Science
5 16 (2.40%) Replication
5 16 (2.40%) User Experience
6 13 (1.95%) Visualisation
7 11 (1.65%) Cryptography
8 10 (1.50%) Thin Client
8 10 (1.50%) Fat Client
9 9 (1.35%) Data Integration
10 8 (1.20%) Mathematics
10 8 (1.20%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.90%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.90%) Derivative
13 5 (0.75%) PKI
13 5 (0.75%) Online Games
14 4 (0.60%) Blackberry
14 4 (0.60%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 235 (35.18%) Linux
2 211 (31.59%) Windows
3 85 (12.72%) UNIX
3 85 (12.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 63 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 61 (9.13%) CentOS
6 39 (5.84%) Ubuntu
7 37 (5.54%) Solaris
8 35 (5.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (2.84%) Oracle Linux
11 18 (2.69%) Windows 7
12 15 (2.25%) AIX
13 12 (1.80%) SUSE
13 12 (1.80%) Windows XP
14 11 (1.65%) Debian
15 5 (0.75%) HPUX
16 4 (0.60%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.45%) Windows 8
18 2 (0.30%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (15.72%) ITIL
2 82 (12.28%) DevOps
3 71 (10.63%) Network Management
4 61 (9.13%) Service Delivery
5 57 (8.53%) Change Management
6 56 (8.38%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (6.74%) Network Design
8 43 (6.44%) Service Management
9 42 (6.29%) Migration
10 41 (6.14%) Configuration Management
11 38 (5.69%) Network Architecture
12 35 (5.24%) Kanban
12 35 (5.24%) Network Monitoring
13 34 (5.09%) Scrum
14 32 (4.79%) Performance Tuning
15 26 (3.89%) Software Engineering
15 26 (3.89%) E-Commerce
16 24 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
16 24 (3.59%) Mentoring
17 22 (3.29%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (14.52%) Python
2 82 (12.28%) Perl
3 80 (11.98%) SQL
4 76 (11.38%) Java
5 49 (7.34%) Ruby
6 46 (6.89%) PHP
7 42 (6.29%) PowerShell
8 24 (3.59%) Bash Shell
9 23 (3.44%) JavaScript
10 21 (3.14%) C
10 21 (3.14%) Shell Script
11 15 (2.25%) C#
12 12 (1.80%) VB
13 10 (1.50%) C++
14 8 (1.20%) Tcl
15 3 (0.45%) Erlang
15 3 (0.45%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.45%) VBScript
16 2 (0.30%) ActionScript
16 2 (0.30%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 180 (26.95%) Cisco Certification
2 132 (19.76%) CCNP
3 64 (9.58%) CCNA
4 55 (8.23%) CCIE
5 48 (7.19%) Security Cleared
6 42 (6.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 41 (6.14%) Degree
8 33 (4.94%) MCSE
9 26 (3.89%) SC Cleared
10 24 (3.59%) MCTS
11 22 (3.29%) CCSE
11 22 (3.29%) CCDP
12 21 (3.14%) MCITP
13 16 (2.40%) CISSP
14 15 (2.25%) CCSA
14 15 (2.25%) CCSP
15 12 (1.80%) Check Point Certification
15 12 (1.80%) CCENT
15 12 (1.80%) LPIC
16 9 (1.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.99%) SLA
2 21 (3.14%) QA
3 9 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.20%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 110 (16.47%) Active Directory
2 68 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (7.04%) vSphere
4 43 (6.44%) Hyper-V
5 29 (4.34%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (4.04%) vCloud
6 27 (4.04%) ProxySG
7 16 (2.40%) Docker
8 13 (1.95%) Squid
8 13 (1.95%) FreeRADIUS
9 12 (1.80%) XenApp
9 12 (1.80%) ISA Server
10 11 (1.65%) XenDesktop
10 11 (1.65%) Forefront TMG
10 11 (1.65%) UAG
11 9 (1.35%) Firmware
11 9 (1.35%) qmail
12 8 (1.20%) XenServer
13 7 (1.05%) Samba
14 6 (0.90%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 73 (10.93%) Puppet
2 55 (8.23%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (6.89%) Nagios
4 34 (5.09%) Zenoss
5 28 (4.19%) ZABBIX
6 23 (3.44%) Cacti
7 22 (3.29%) SCCM
8 21 (3.14%) Cisco CUCM
9 18 (2.69%) SCOM
10 17 (2.54%) CA Spectrum
10 17 (2.54%) Kibana
10 17 (2.54%) Graylog2
11 12 (1.80%) OPNET
12 9 (1.35%) Control-M
12 9 (1.35%) WhatsUp Gold
13 8 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
13 8 (1.20%) BladeLogic
13 8 (1.20%) ITRS Geneos
14 6 (0.90%) WSUS
15 5 (0.75%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 302 (45.21%) Cisco
2 167 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 167 (25.00%) F5
3 126 (18.86%) Juniper
4 125 (18.71%) VMware
5 92 (13.77%) Oracle
6 91 (13.62%) Citrix
7 80 (11.98%) HP
8 77 (11.53%) Microsoft
9 63 (9.43%) Red Hat
10 58 (8.68%) Blue Coat
11 47 (7.04%) Nokia
12 43 (6.44%) SolarWinds
13 34 (5.09%) Riverbed
14 24 (3.59%) Fortinet
15 23 (3.44%) Perforce
15 23 (3.44%) Splunk
15 23 (3.44%) Percona
16 22 (3.29%) EMC
17 21 (3.14%) IBM
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