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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 343 254 333
Rank change year-on-year
-89 +79
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 317 423 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.83% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.06% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 270 172
Average daily rate £400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £270 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 20 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £155.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -77.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -74.19%
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
41826 40039 38764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.63% 78.98% 77.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 27962 25351 24614
Average daily rate £445 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.95% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 916 1169 1134
Average hourly rate £32.25 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.20% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -73 123 £425 -5.55% 16
South East -23 71 £375 +9.09% 12
Yorkshire +11 47 £400 -0.12% 11
North West -13 25 £401 +0.12% 3
West Midlands -22 19 £399 +22.61% 10
South West +5 11 £400 +6.66% 3
East of England -1 10 £325 -13.33% 6
North East -27 7 £320 -14.66% 3
Midlands - 3 £475 -
East Midlands -8 1 - - 3
Load Balancing
UK

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 299 (52.73%) Firewall
2 213 (37.57%) Cisco
3 212 (37.39%) DNS
4 205 (36.16%) Linux
5 194 (34.22%) F5
6 162 (28.57%) Windows
7 135 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
8 129 (22.75%) Finance
9 125 (22.05%) Unix
10 124 (21.87%) LAN
11 123 (21.69%) VPN
12 122 (21.52%) WAN
13 115 (20.28%) SSL
14 112 (19.75%) TCP/IP
15 109 (19.22%) VMware
16 96 (16.93%) Data Centre
17 95 (16.75%) VMware Infrastructure
18 94 (16.58%) ITIL
19 93 (16.40%) Microsoft
20 92 (16.23%) CCNP
21 90 (15.87%) Red Hat
22 88 (15.52%) DHCP
23 87 (15.34%) Network Security
24 80 (14.11%) Cisco Nexus
24 80 (14.11%) BGP
24 80 (14.11%) Agile Software Development
25 78 (13.76%) SQL
25 78 (13.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
25 78 (13.76%) Windows Server
26 77 (13.58%) Perl

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 41 (7.23%) Apache
2 39 (6.88%) IIS
3 30 (5.29%) WebSphere
4 23 (4.06%) Tomcat
5 19 (3.35%) MS Exchange
6 14 (2.47%) JBoss
6 14 (2.47%) OpenStack
7 13 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (2.12%) SharePoint
8 12 (2.12%) WebSphere Application Server
9 10 (1.76%) Skype for Business
10 8 (1.41%) Node.js
11 7 (1.23%) MQSeries
11 7 (1.23%) nginx
12 5 (0.88%) Eucalyptus
12 5 (0.88%) SAS
12 5 (0.88%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.71%) Jetty
Applications
1 29 (5.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.53%) MS Office
2 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.18%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 44 (7.76%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (5.47%) Cloud Computing
4 19 (3.35%) IaaS
5 11 (1.94%) GitHub
5 11 (1.94%) PaaS
6 10 (1.76%) Amazon S3
6 10 (1.76%) Office 365
7 9 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.53%) Amazon Glacier
8 3 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (0.53%) Rackspace Cloud
8 3 (0.53%) Route 53
9 2 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.35%) SoftLayer
9 2 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.18%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 299 (52.73%) Firewall
2 212 (37.39%) DNS
3 124 (21.87%) LAN
4 123 (21.69%) VPN
5 122 (21.52%) WAN
6 115 (20.28%) SSL
7 112 (19.75%) TCP/IP
8 88 (15.52%) DHCP
9 87 (15.34%) Network Security
10 80 (14.11%) BGP
10 80 (14.11%) Cisco Nexus
11 78 (13.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 70 (12.35%) Cisco ASA
13 64 (11.29%) HTTP
13 64 (11.29%) Internet
14 59 (10.41%) OSPF
15 55 (9.70%) IPsec
16 54 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 50 (8.82%) BIG-IP
18 49 (8.64%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 23 (4.06%) MySQL
4 17 (3.00%) MongoDB
5 16 (2.82%) Oracle Database
6 11 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (1.76%) DB2
8 9 (1.59%) OLAP
8 9 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.23%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.23%) QlikView
11 6 (1.06%) Big Data
11 6 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (1.06%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.06%) Redis
12 4 (0.71%) Spotfire
12 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (5.47%) Git (software)
2 26 (4.59%) Jenkins
3 16 (2.82%) Subversion
4 14 (2.47%) Maven
5 13 (2.29%) JIRA
5 13 (2.29%) LoadRunner
6 10 (1.76%) JMeter
7 7 (1.23%) TeamCity
8 6 (1.06%) Eclipse
8 6 (1.06%) Gatling
8 6 (1.06%) IntelliJ
9 5 (0.88%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.88%) Selenium
10 4 (0.71%) GitLab
10 4 (0.71%) Gradle
10 4 (0.71%) Hudson
10 4 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.53%) Ant
General
1 129 (22.75%) Finance
2 43 (7.58%) Banking
3 19 (3.35%) Retail
4 17 (3.00%) Games
5 16 (2.82%) Investment Banking
6 15 (2.65%) Marketing
6 15 (2.65%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.41%) Publishing
8 7 (1.23%) Law
9 6 (1.06%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.71%) Front Office
11 3 (0.53%) International Banking
12 2 (0.35%) French Language
12 2 (0.35%) German Language
12 2 (0.35%) Legal
12 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.35%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.35%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.35%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 156 (27.51%) Network Engineer
2 50 (8.82%) Architect
3 44 (7.76%) Support Engineer
4 39 (6.88%) Administrator
5 38 (6.70%) Cisco Engineer
6 37 (6.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 31 (5.47%) DevOps Engineer
8 30 (5.29%) Analyst
8 30 (5.29%) Security Engineer
9 29 (5.11%) Developer
10 28 (4.94%) Senior Network Engineer
11 27 (4.76%) Consultant
12 25 (4.41%) Systems Administrator
13 23 (4.06%) Network Security Engineer
14 22 (3.88%) Linux Engineer
15 19 (3.35%) Network Support
16 16 (2.82%) Infrastructure Architect
17 15 (2.65%) Azure Engineer
17 15 (2.65%) Network Support Engineer
17 15 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (6.35%) Web Services
2 34 (6.00%) Middleware
3 33 (5.82%) .NET
4 28 (4.94%) CSS
5 24 (4.23%) SOAP
6 22 (3.88%) XML
7 13 (2.29%) 802.1X
7 13 (2.29%) J2EE
7 13 (2.29%) REST
8 11 (1.94%) LAMP
8 11 (1.94%) Regular Expression
9 10 (1.76%) WebSphere MQ
10 8 (1.41%) AngularJS
10 8 (1.41%) HTML
11 7 (1.23%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (1.23%) XSLT
12 6 (1.06%) ActiveMQ
12 6 (1.06%) Hibernate
12 6 (1.06%) jQuery
12 6 (1.06%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 96 (16.93%) Data Centre
2 33 (5.82%) Public Cloud
3 28 (4.94%) Clustering
4 24 (4.23%) Management Information System
5 22 (3.88%) DataPower
6 18 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (3.17%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.47%) Replication
8 11 (1.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 11 (1.94%) Driving Licence
8 11 (1.94%) PKI
8 11 (1.94%) Private Cloud
9 10 (1.76%) Algorithms
9 10 (1.76%) PlayStation
10 8 (1.41%) Cryptography
10 8 (1.41%) iPad
11 7 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (1.06%) Grid Computing
12 6 (1.06%) MPEG
12 6 (1.06%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 205 (36.16%) Linux
2 162 (28.57%) Windows
3 125 (22.05%) Unix
4 78 (13.76%) Windows Server
5 68 (11.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 39 (6.88%) Oracle Linux
7 29 (5.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (4.59%) AIX
8 26 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (4.23%) CentOS
9 24 (4.23%) Solaris
9 24 (4.23%) SUSE
10 19 (3.35%) Ubuntu
11 18 (3.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 16 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (1.59%) VMS
14 6 (1.06%) Debian
14 6 (1.06%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.88%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (16.58%) ITIL
2 80 (14.11%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (11.99%) High Availability
4 65 (11.46%) DevOps
5 58 (10.23%) Configuration Management
6 43 (7.58%) Change Management
7 41 (7.23%) Migration
8 31 (5.47%) Continuous Delivery
8 31 (5.47%) Disaster Recovery
9 28 (4.94%) Kalman Filter
10 27 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
10 27 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
11 24 (4.23%) Mentoring
12 23 (4.06%) Business Intelligence
13 22 (3.88%) Project Management
14 20 (3.53%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (3.53%) E-Commerce
14 20 (3.53%) ITIL V3
14 20 (3.53%) Open Source
14 20 (3.53%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (13.76%) SQL
2 77 (13.58%) Perl
3 71 (12.52%) Bash Shell
4 64 (11.29%) Python
5 56 (9.88%) PowerShell
6 52 (9.17%) Java
7 39 (6.88%) Shell Script
8 22 (3.88%) C
9 16 (2.82%) JavaScript
9 16 (2.82%) Ruby
9 16 (2.82%) VBScript
10 15 (2.65%) PHP
11 13 (2.29%) C#
12 12 (2.12%) AWK
12 12 (2.12%) sed
13 11 (1.94%) Tcl
13 11 (1.94%) VB
14 10 (1.76%) C++
15 7 (1.23%) Scala
16 6 (1.06%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 135 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 92 (16.23%) CCNP
3 53 (9.35%) CCNA
4 49 (8.64%) Security Cleared
5 35 (6.17%) Degree
6 33 (5.82%) SC Cleared
7 22 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (3.35%) CCIE
9 18 (3.17%) MCSE
10 16 (2.82%) CCSE
11 12 (2.12%) CCSA
12 10 (1.76%) MCSA
13 9 (1.59%) MCSD
14 7 (1.23%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.88%) CCDP
15 5 (0.88%) Check Point Certification
15 5 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.88%) MCTS
15 5 (0.88%) RHCE
15 5 (0.88%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.47%) SLA
2 13 (2.29%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.06%) QA
4 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.35%) WCAG
5 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 95 (16.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 62 (10.93%) Active Directory
3 35 (6.17%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.88%) Samba
4 22 (3.88%) vSphere
5 20 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (3.35%) Firmware
7 16 (2.82%) VMware ESX
8 15 (2.65%) NFS
9 10 (1.76%) Docker
10 9 (1.59%) iptables
10 9 (1.59%) Postfix
11 8 (1.41%) KVM
11 8 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (1.23%) vCloud
13 6 (1.06%) Sendmail
13 6 (1.06%) XenServer
14 4 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 3 (0.53%) oVirt
15 3 (0.53%) Xen
Systems Management
1 70 (12.35%) Puppet
2 34 (6.00%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (4.76%) Nagios
4 23 (4.06%) Ansible
5 19 (3.35%) FortiGate
6 11 (1.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 10 (1.76%) Xymon
8 8 (1.41%) Cobbler
8 8 (1.41%) NetBackup
8 8 (1.41%) SCCM
8 8 (1.41%) SCOM
8 8 (1.41%) vRealize
9 7 (1.23%) CiscoWorks
9 7 (1.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 7 (1.23%) SolarWinds Orion
10 6 (1.06%) Salt
11 5 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (0.88%) Graphite
11 5 (0.88%) OSSEC
11 5 (0.88%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 213 (37.57%) Cisco
2 194 (34.22%) F5
3 109 (19.22%) VMware
4 93 (16.40%) Microsoft
5 90 (15.87%) Red Hat
6 75 (13.23%) CheckPoint
7 73 (12.87%) Oracle
8 42 (7.41%) Juniper
9 39 (6.88%) Citrix
9 39 (6.88%) IBM
10 29 (5.11%) NetApp
10 29 (5.11%) SolarWinds
11 28 (4.94%) Palo Alto
12 27 (4.76%) HP
13 23 (4.06%) Fortinet
14 18 (3.17%) Infoblox
14 18 (3.17%) webMethods
15 17 (3.00%) Blue Coat
16 16 (2.82%) Software AG
17 15 (2.65%) Brocade
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Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: Negotiable day rate
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
zubito Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £470 per day + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
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Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £435 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £435 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North East England
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Rate: £0.000 per hour
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Thame
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