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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 287 298 313
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +15
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 360 288 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 0.61% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.82% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 172 146
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -48.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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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
37611 35073 32579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.56% 74.26% 72.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25023 22021 19511
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1075 1369
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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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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 +39 176 £450 +13.20% 41
South East +3 62 £400 -3.61% 28
Yorkshire -25 36 £325 +8.33% 7
West Midlands +1 31 £225 -40.00% 2
East of England -15 14 £335 -18.78% 7
North West -5 12 £363 -29.26% 9
East Midlands +8 9 £275 +61.76%
North East -19 9 £365 - 1
South West -22 9 £600 +101.68% 7
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Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 372 (49.34%) Cisco
2 358 (47.48%) Firewall
3 261 (34.62%) Linux
4 231 (30.64%) Windows
5 221 (29.31%) Cisco Certification
6 212 (28.12%) DNS
7 207 (27.45%) F5
8 202 (26.79%) CheckPoint
9 158 (20.95%) CCNP
10 156 (20.69%) VPN
11 152 (20.16%) BGP
12 150 (19.89%) VMware
13 149 (19.76%) WAN
14 136 (18.04%) Cisco ASA
15 134 (17.77%) Network Security
15 134 (17.77%) Cisco Nexus
16 131 (17.37%) LAN
17 130 (17.24%) Juniper
18 129 (17.11%) TCP/IP
19 127 (16.84%) OSPF
20 124 (16.45%) ITIL
21 123 (16.31%) Python
22 117 (15.52%) SQL Server
23 112 (14.85%) Oracle
24 110 (14.59%) UNIX
24 110 (14.59%) Apache
24 110 (14.59%) SAN
25 103 (13.66%) Active Directory
26 102 (13.53%) Finance
27 101 (13.40%) Clustering

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 110 (14.59%) Apache
2 72 (9.55%) IIS
3 48 (6.37%) OpenStack
4 38 (5.04%) SharePoint
5 37 (4.91%) Tomcat
6 31 (4.11%) nginx
7 25 (3.32%) Lync
8 22 (2.92%) WebLogic
9 20 (2.65%) MS Exchange
10 12 (1.59%) Office Communications Server
11 10 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
12 9 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (1.06%) Node.js
13 8 (1.06%) JBoss
13 8 (1.06%) IBM HTTP Server
14 7 (0.93%) Eucalyptus
15 6 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
15 6 (0.80%) Oracle 10gAS
16 5 (0.66%) Lotus Domino
16 5 (0.66%) GlassFish
Applications
1 27 (3.58%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.79%) MS Office
3 12 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.53%) MS Project
5 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.27%) Summit
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 67 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (4.77%) Amazon EC2
4 29 (3.85%) Amazon S3
5 24 (3.18%) PaaS
6 14 (1.86%) IaaS
7 11 (1.46%) Office 365
8 10 (1.33%) Heroku
8 10 (1.33%) Engine Yard
9 6 (0.80%) Route 53
9 6 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.40%) SaaS
12 2 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 358 (47.48%) Firewall
2 212 (28.12%) DNS
3 156 (20.69%) VPN
4 152 (20.16%) BGP
5 149 (19.76%) WAN
6 136 (18.04%) Cisco ASA
7 134 (17.77%) Network Security
7 134 (17.77%) Cisco Nexus
8 131 (17.37%) LAN
9 129 (17.11%) TCP/IP
10 127 (16.84%) OSPF
11 110 (14.59%) SAN
12 100 (13.26%) MPLS
13 83 (11.01%) SSL
14 81 (10.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 79 (10.48%) Internet
16 78 (10.34%) DHCP
16 78 (10.34%) IPsec
17 76 (10.08%) NetScaler
18 70 (9.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 67 (8.89%) MySQL
3 39 (5.17%) NoSQL
4 38 (5.04%) MongoDB
5 30 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 30 (3.98%) Apache Cassandra
6 27 (3.58%) SQL Server 2005
6 27 (3.58%) DB2
7 24 (3.18%) Oracle Database
8 19 (2.52%) Relational Database
9 15 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
10 14 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (1.59%) RDBMS
12 10 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
13 9 (1.19%) EDRMS
13 9 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (0.93%) Oracle OWB
14 7 (0.93%) OLTP
14 7 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 58 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 56 (7.43%) Git (software)
3 34 (4.51%) Subversion
4 26 (3.45%) Maven
5 7 (0.93%) JMeter
5 7 (0.93%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.93%) Selenium
6 6 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.53%) WebLOAD
7 4 (0.53%) JIRA
7 4 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.53%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.40%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.40%) MSI
8 3 (0.40%) Hudson
9 2 (0.27%) RSpec
9 2 (0.27%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.27%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.27%) NUnit
General
1 102 (13.53%) Finance
2 58 (7.69%) Banking
3 43 (5.70%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.18%) Investment Banking
5 16 (2.12%) Games
6 14 (1.86%) Retail
7 10 (1.33%) Front Office
8 9 (1.19%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.93%) Legal
10 5 (0.66%) Publishing
10 5 (0.66%) Marketing
11 2 (0.27%) German Language
11 2 (0.27%) Electronics
11 2 (0.27%) Law
12 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 197 (26.13%) Network Engineer
2 81 (10.74%) Architect
3 68 (9.02%) Consultant
4 51 (6.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 47 (6.23%) Analyst
6 40 (5.31%) Administrator
7 35 (4.64%) Developer
8 34 (4.51%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 32 (4.24%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 32 (4.24%) Technical Architect
10 30 (3.98%) Security Engineer
10 30 (3.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 27 (3.58%) Design Engineer
11 27 (3.58%) Network Consultant
11 27 (3.58%) Network Security Engineer
12 24 (3.18%) Senior Network Engineer
13 22 (2.92%) Linux Engineer
14 19 (2.52%) Systems Engineer
14 19 (2.52%) Network Analyst
15 18 (2.39%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (8.75%) Web Services
2 49 (6.50%) .NET
3 36 (4.77%) LAMP
4 27 (3.58%) CSS
5 26 (3.45%) Middleware
6 21 (2.79%) Java EE
7 18 (2.39%) XML
8 17 (2.25%) Regular Expression
9 16 (2.12%) JSON
10 14 (1.86%) HTML
11 12 (1.59%) ASP.NET
12 10 (1.33%) MCollective
12 10 (1.33%) WCF
13 9 (1.19%) J2EE
13 9 (1.19%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (1.19%) Twisted
14 7 (0.93%) Silverlight
14 7 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
14 7 (0.93%) REST
15 6 (0.80%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 101 (13.40%) Clustering
2 69 (9.15%) Open Source
3 47 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (4.24%) Computer Science
5 19 (2.52%) Replication
6 16 (2.12%) User Experience
6 16 (2.12%) Client/Server
7 13 (1.72%) Cryptography
7 13 (1.72%) Online Games
8 12 (1.59%) Visualisation
8 12 (1.59%) Fat Client
8 12 (1.59%) Thin Client
9 10 (1.33%) Device Driver
10 8 (1.06%) PKI
11 7 (0.93%) Statistics
11 7 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (0.93%) Mathematics
12 6 (0.80%) Data Integration
13 5 (0.66%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.66%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 261 (34.62%) Linux
2 231 (30.64%) Windows
3 110 (14.59%) UNIX
4 78 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 73 (9.68%) CentOS
6 48 (6.37%) Ubuntu
7 47 (6.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 35 (4.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 34 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 33 (4.38%) Solaris
11 23 (3.05%) Oracle Linux
12 22 (2.92%) AIX
13 18 (2.39%) Windows 7
13 18 (2.39%) SUSE
14 14 (1.86%) HPUX
15 12 (1.59%) Debian
16 8 (1.06%) Windows XP
17 7 (0.93%) Windows 2000
18 4 (0.53%) Windows Vista
19 3 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (16.45%) ITIL
2 97 (12.86%) DevOps
3 83 (11.01%) Network Management
4 68 (9.02%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (8.36%) Service Delivery
6 62 (8.22%) Change Management
7 57 (7.56%) Service Management
8 56 (7.43%) Network Design
9 50 (6.63%) Performance Tuning
10 47 (6.23%) Configuration Management
11 44 (5.84%) E-Commerce
11 44 (5.84%) Migration
12 41 (5.44%) Kanban
12 41 (5.44%) Network Monitoring
13 40 (5.31%) Network Architecture
14 30 (3.98%) Scrum
15 29 (3.85%) Mentoring
16 28 (3.71%) Disaster Recovery
17 26 (3.45%) Release Management
17 26 (3.45%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (16.31%) Python
2 96 (12.73%) SQL
3 86 (11.41%) Perl
4 81 (10.74%) Java
5 69 (9.15%) Ruby
6 50 (6.63%) PHP
7 49 (6.50%) Shell Script
8 36 (4.77%) Bash Shell
9 35 (4.64%) PowerShell
10 22 (2.92%) C
11 20 (2.65%) JavaScript
12 14 (1.86%) C++
13 12 (1.59%) C#
14 11 (1.46%) PL/SQL
14 11 (1.46%) VB
15 10 (1.33%) Korn
16 8 (1.06%) Tcl
17 3 (0.40%) VBScript
17 3 (0.40%) Erlang
18 2 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 221 (29.31%) Cisco Certification
2 158 (20.95%) CCNP
3 83 (11.01%) CCNA
4 69 (9.15%) CCIE
5 65 (8.62%) Security Cleared
6 42 (5.57%) Degree
7 37 (4.91%) SC Cleared
8 32 (4.24%) CCDP
8 32 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 30 (3.98%) CCSE
10 23 (3.05%) CCSA
11 22 (2.92%) MCSE
12 21 (2.79%) CCSP
13 18 (2.39%) MCTS
13 18 (2.39%) CISSP
14 16 (2.12%) DV Cleared
15 12 (1.59%) Check Point Certification
16 11 (1.46%) MCITP
17 8 (1.06%) JNCIS
18 7 (0.93%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (7.03%) SLA
2 33 (4.38%) QA
3 10 (1.33%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.19%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 103 (13.66%) Active Directory
2 73 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (8.36%) vSphere
4 54 (7.16%) Hyper-V
5 31 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (3.98%) vCloud
7 23 (3.05%) ProxySG
8 19 (2.52%) FreeRADIUS
9 14 (1.86%) Firmware
10 13 (1.72%) ISA Server
11 12 (1.59%) Docker
11 12 (1.59%) UAG
11 12 (1.59%) Forefront TMG
12 11 (1.46%) XenApp
12 11 (1.46%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
13 7 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.80%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.80%) VMware ESX
15 5 (0.66%) Samba
Systems Management
1 98 (13.00%) Puppet
2 63 (8.36%) Opscode Chef
3 56 (7.43%) Nagios
4 29 (3.85%) ZABBIX
5 27 (3.58%) SCCM
6 26 (3.45%) Zenoss
7 25 (3.32%) SCOM
8 22 (2.92%) Cacti
9 21 (2.79%) Kibana
9 21 (2.79%) Cisco CUCM
10 20 (2.65%) CA Spectrum
10 20 (2.65%) Graphite
11 19 (2.52%) Graylog2
12 15 (1.99%) Cobbler
13 12 (1.59%) WhatsUp Gold
13 12 (1.59%) Control-M
13 12 (1.59%) OPNET
14 11 (1.46%) CiscoWorks
15 9 (1.19%) WSUS
15 9 (1.19%) collectd
Vendors
1 372 (49.34%) Cisco
2 207 (27.45%) F5
3 202 (26.79%) CheckPoint
4 150 (19.89%) VMware
5 130 (17.24%) Juniper
6 112 (14.85%) Oracle
7 101 (13.40%) Citrix
8 84 (11.14%) HP
9 78 (10.34%) Microsoft
10 74 (9.81%) Red Hat
11 60 (7.96%) Blue Coat
12 50 (6.63%) SolarWinds
13 43 (5.70%) Nokia
14 35 (4.64%) Riverbed
14 35 (4.64%) Splunk
15 33 (4.38%) EMC
16 31 (4.11%) IBM
17 27 (3.58%) Perforce
18 25 (3.32%) Fortinet
19 22 (2.92%) Percona
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 320-350 Per Day
Posted: 27 days ago