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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 306 274 323
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +49
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 363 398 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.74% 0.81% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.02% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 254 169
Median daily rate £400 £400 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £261 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
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
40513 39097 37433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.14% 79.31% 78.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 27151 25186 24001
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 905 1113 1137
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.69 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -0.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Load Balancing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the England region over the 3 months to 26 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -36 140 £425 - 25
South East 0 78 £375 +8.69% 24
Yorkshire +22 45 £425 +6.25% 9
North West -29 29 £413 +3.12% 4
West Midlands -15 22 £375 +17.18% 8
East of England +7 19 £350 +24.44% 7
North East -32 17 £330 -12.00% 2
South West -14 11 £393 +4.66% 1
East Midlands -3 1 - - 1
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Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 330 (54.64%) Firewall
2 230 (38.08%) DNS
3 220 (36.42%) Linux
4 209 (34.60%) Cisco
5 206 (34.11%) F5
6 195 (32.28%) Windows
7 139 (23.01%) Cisco Certification
8 132 (21.85%) Unix
9 131 (21.69%) LAN
10 127 (21.03%) WAN
10 127 (21.03%) Finance
11 123 (20.36%) Microsoft
12 122 (20.20%) SSL
13 121 (20.03%) TCP/IP
13 121 (20.03%) VPN
14 111 (18.38%) VMware
15 110 (18.21%) ITIL
16 104 (17.22%) Data Centre
17 101 (16.72%) Network Security
18 98 (16.23%) Windows Server
19 95 (15.73%) VMware Infrastructure
20 90 (14.90%) DHCP
21 89 (14.74%) CCNP
21 89 (14.74%) Red Hat
22 83 (13.74%) SQL
22 83 (13.74%) Cisco Nexus
23 82 (13.58%) Active Directory
23 82 (13.58%) BGP
23 82 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
24 81 (13.41%) IPsec

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 51 (8.44%) IIS
2 46 (7.62%) Apache
3 30 (4.97%) WebSphere
4 28 (4.64%) MS Exchange
5 26 (4.30%) Tomcat
6 23 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 22 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (2.65%) OpenStack
8 16 (2.65%) SharePoint
9 15 (2.48%) Skype for Business
10 13 (2.15%) JBoss
10 13 (2.15%) WebSphere Application Server
11 11 (1.82%) MQSeries
12 10 (1.66%) Node.js
13 8 (1.32%) nginx
14 7 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
15 5 (0.83%) Eucalyptus
15 5 (0.83%) SAS
16 4 (0.66%) Apache TomEE
16 4 (0.66%) Jetty
Applications
1 39 (6.46%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.16%) MS Office
3 4 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 48 (7.95%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
4 24 (3.97%) IaaS
5 17 (2.81%) Office 365
6 11 (1.82%) PaaS
7 7 (1.16%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.83%) GitHub
10 4 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.66%) IBM PureFlex
11 3 (0.50%) Rackspace Cloud
12 2 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.33%) SaaS
12 2 (0.33%) SoftLayer
12 2 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.17%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 330 (54.64%) Firewall
2 230 (38.08%) DNS
3 131 (21.69%) LAN
4 127 (21.03%) WAN
5 122 (20.20%) SSL
6 121 (20.03%) TCP/IP
6 121 (20.03%) VPN
7 101 (16.72%) Network Security
8 90 (14.90%) DHCP
9 83 (13.74%) Cisco Nexus
10 82 (13.58%) BGP
11 81 (13.41%) IPsec
12 73 (12.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 67 (11.09%) Cisco ASA
13 67 (11.09%) HTTP
13 67 (11.09%) Internet
14 58 (9.60%) OSPF
15 57 (9.44%) MPLS
15 57 (9.44%) SAN
16 53 (8.77%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (11.26%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.30%) MySQL
3 19 (3.15%) Relational Database
4 18 (2.98%) Oracle Database
5 16 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (2.48%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.99%) DB2
8 11 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (1.49%) OLAP
9 9 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (1.16%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.16%) QlikView
11 7 (1.16%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (5.63%) Git (software)
2 17 (2.81%) Subversion
3 13 (2.15%) JIRA
4 12 (1.99%) Jenkins
5 10 (1.66%) TeamCity
6 8 (1.32%) LoadRunner
7 7 (1.16%) Selenium
7 7 (1.16%) Vagrant
8 6 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (0.83%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.83%) Maven
9 5 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.66%) GitLab
10 4 (0.66%) HP UFT
10 4 (0.66%) JMeter
10 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.66%) Toad
11 3 (0.50%) Bower
11 3 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 127 (21.03%) Finance
2 43 (7.12%) Banking
3 24 (3.97%) Retail
4 21 (3.48%) Marketing
5 18 (2.98%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.48%) Games
7 13 (2.15%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.49%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.16%) Law
10 6 (0.99%) Publishing
11 5 (0.83%) Front Office
12 3 (0.50%) Back Office
12 3 (0.50%) French Language
12 3 (0.50%) German Language
12 3 (0.50%) International Banking
12 3 (0.50%) Portuguese Language
12 3 (0.50%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 155 (25.66%) Network Engineer
2 63 (10.43%) Architect
3 55 (9.11%) Support Engineer
4 40 (6.62%) Administrator
5 38 (6.29%) Cisco Engineer
6 35 (5.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 32 (5.30%) Analyst
8 31 (5.13%) Consultant
8 31 (5.13%) Developer
8 31 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
9 28 (4.64%) Security Engineer
9 28 (4.64%) Systems Administrator
10 27 (4.47%) Senior Network Engineer
11 25 (4.14%) Linux Engineer
11 25 (4.14%) Network Support
12 22 (3.64%) Network Architect
13 21 (3.48%) Network Support Engineer
14 20 (3.31%) Network Security Engineer
15 18 (2.98%) Infrastructure Architect
16 17 (2.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (7.12%) .NET
2 42 (6.95%) Middleware
3 35 (5.79%) CSS
4 29 (4.80%) Web Services
5 24 (3.97%) XML
6 21 (3.48%) SOAP
7 19 (3.15%) LAMP
8 15 (2.48%) 802.1X
8 15 (2.48%) J2EE
9 11 (1.82%) Regular Expression
9 11 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
10 10 (1.66%) REST
11 9 (1.49%) HTML
12 8 (1.32%) AngularJS
13 7 (1.16%) Hibernate
13 7 (1.16%) LEMP Stack
13 7 (1.16%) XSLT
14 6 (0.99%) ADO.NET
14 6 (0.99%) LAPP Stack
14 6 (0.99%) libvirt
Miscellaneous
1 104 (17.22%) Data Centre
2 38 (6.29%) Public Cloud
3 37 (6.13%) Clustering
4 33 (5.46%) Management Information System
5 27 (4.47%) PKI
6 23 (3.81%) Computer Science
7 22 (3.64%) DataPower
8 16 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (2.48%) Replication
10 13 (2.15%) YubiKey
11 12 (1.99%) Algorithms
11 12 (1.99%) Cryptography
11 12 (1.99%) Private Cloud
12 11 (1.82%) iPad
13 10 (1.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 10 (1.66%) Driving Licence
13 10 (1.66%) PlayStation
14 8 (1.32%) User Experience
15 7 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 6 (0.99%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 220 (36.42%) Linux
2 195 (32.28%) Windows
3 132 (21.85%) Unix
4 98 (16.23%) Windows Server
5 66 (10.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (5.13%) Oracle Linux
6 31 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (4.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (4.47%) Solaris
9 26 (4.30%) AIX
10 24 (3.97%) SUSE
11 23 (3.81%) CentOS
12 18 (2.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 18 (2.98%) Ubuntu
13 15 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (1.49%) VMS
15 8 (1.32%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.66%) Debian
17 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
18 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (18.21%) ITIL
2 82 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (11.92%) DevOps
4 68 (11.26%) High Availability
5 64 (10.60%) Configuration Management
6 57 (9.44%) Change Management
7 46 (7.62%) Migration
8 36 (5.96%) Continuous Delivery
8 36 (5.96%) Network Design
9 33 (5.46%) Continuous Improvement
10 32 (5.30%) Network Monitoring
11 29 (4.80%) Kalman Filter
12 28 (4.64%) Mentoring
12 28 (4.64%) Network Management
12 28 (4.64%) Project Management
13 27 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
13 27 (4.47%) Stakeholder Management
14 26 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
15 24 (3.97%) E-Commerce
16 22 (3.64%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (13.74%) SQL
2 72 (11.92%) Perl
3 67 (11.09%) PowerShell
4 64 (10.60%) Python
5 63 (10.43%) Bash Shell
6 50 (8.28%) Java
7 46 (7.62%) Shell Script
8 21 (3.48%) C
9 19 (3.15%) JavaScript
10 18 (2.98%) C#
11 17 (2.81%) VBScript
12 15 (2.48%) PHP
12 15 (2.48%) Ruby
13 13 (2.15%) VB
14 11 (1.82%) C++
15 10 (1.66%) PL/SQL
16 9 (1.49%) Tcl
17 7 (1.16%) Scala
18 6 (0.99%) Go
18 6 (0.99%) Korn
Qualifications
1 139 (23.01%) Cisco Certification
2 89 (14.74%) CCNP
3 65 (10.76%) Security Cleared
4 58 (9.60%) CCNA
5 44 (7.28%) SC Cleared
6 43 (7.12%) Degree
7 37 (6.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (4.14%) MCSE
9 22 (3.64%) CCIE
10 14 (2.32%) CCSE
10 14 (2.32%) JNCIA
10 14 (2.32%) JNCIS
11 13 (2.15%) MCSA
12 12 (1.99%) CCSA
12 12 (1.99%) MCSD
13 11 (1.82%) MCTS
14 8 (1.32%) MCITP
15 7 (1.16%) DV Cleared
15 7 (1.16%) RHCE
16 6 (0.99%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.81%) SLA
2 14 (2.32%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.66%) QA
4 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.33%) WCAG
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 95 (15.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 82 (13.58%) Active Directory
3 42 (6.95%) Hyper-V
4 24 (3.97%) vSphere
5 20 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (2.65%) Samba
6 16 (2.65%) VMware ESX
7 15 (2.48%) Firmware
8 14 (2.32%) Docker
9 10 (1.66%) iptables
9 10 (1.66%) KVM
9 10 (1.66%) Postfix
10 9 (1.49%) Sendmail
11 8 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.99%) NFS
12 6 (0.99%) Xen
12 6 (0.99%) XenServer
13 5 (0.83%) vCloud
14 4 (0.66%) UAG
14 4 (0.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 79 (13.08%) Puppet
2 39 (6.46%) Nagios
3 28 (4.64%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (3.81%) Ansible
5 15 (2.48%) Cisco Prime
5 15 (2.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 14 (2.32%) FortiGate
7 12 (1.99%) SolarWinds Orion
8 11 (1.82%) Cobbler
9 10 (1.66%) SCOM
9 10 (1.66%) Xymon
10 9 (1.49%) Graphite
11 8 (1.32%) OSSEC
11 8 (1.32%) SCCM
11 8 (1.32%) vRealize
12 7 (1.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 7 (1.16%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.99%) Salt
14 5 (0.83%) Pingdom
14 5 (0.83%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 209 (34.60%) Cisco
2 206 (34.11%) F5
3 123 (20.36%) Microsoft
4 111 (18.38%) VMware
5 89 (14.74%) Red Hat
6 81 (13.41%) CheckPoint
7 71 (11.75%) Oracle
8 62 (10.26%) Juniper
9 43 (7.12%) IBM
9 43 (7.12%) Palo Alto
10 42 (6.95%) SolarWinds
11 41 (6.79%) Citrix
12 29 (4.80%) Fortinet
12 29 (4.80%) HP
13 24 (3.97%) NetApp
14 22 (3.64%) Splunk
15 18 (2.98%) webMethods
16 17 (2.81%) Blue Coat
16 17 (2.81%) Brocade
17 16 (2.65%) Software AG
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