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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 359 295 348
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +53
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 243 341 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.51% 0.72% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.93% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 216 163
Average daily rate £400 £401 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £261 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 4
Average hourly rate £43.00 £26.25 £155.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.80% -83.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -80.64%
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
38418 36663 34938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.41% 77.86% 77.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25454 23704 21566
Average daily rate £430 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +5.98%
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 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 997 1101
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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
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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 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 -80 98 £443 -1.66% 33
South East +26 53 £399 +0.94% 32
Yorkshire -31 27 £325 -1.88% 6
North West +1 24 £400 +26.98% 2
South West +11 16 £370 -11.37% 8
East of England +7 14 £575 +53.33% 10
East Midlands -27 5 £250 -16.66%
West Midlands -20 4 £425 +13.33% 11
North East -21 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
Load Balancing
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Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 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.

1 281 (49.13%) Firewall
2 256 (44.76%) Cisco
3 220 (38.46%) F5
4 167 (29.20%) Linux
5 160 (27.97%) DNS
6 142 (24.83%) Windows
7 141 (24.65%) Cisco Certification
8 139 (24.30%) Data Centre
9 137 (23.95%) Finance
10 126 (22.03%) LAN
11 124 (21.68%) VPN
11 124 (21.68%) WAN
12 110 (19.23%) TCP/IP
12 110 (19.23%) Unix
13 104 (18.18%) VMware
14 103 (18.01%) CheckPoint
15 101 (17.66%) CCNP
15 101 (17.66%) Cisco Nexus
16 95 (16.61%) BGP
17 94 (16.43%) OSPF
17 94 (16.43%) SSL
18 89 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
19 80 (13.99%) Cisco ASA
20 79 (13.81%) Network Security
20 79 (13.81%) Juniper
21 77 (13.46%) ITIL
22 72 (12.59%) Red Hat
22 72 (12.59%) High Availability
22 72 (12.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
23 69 (12.06%) Oracle

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 50 (8.74%) Apache
2 33 (5.77%) Tomcat
3 28 (4.90%) IIS
4 24 (4.20%) WebSphere
5 18 (3.15%) JBoss
5 18 (3.15%) OpenStack
6 14 (2.45%) WebLogic
7 13 (2.27%) Node.js
8 10 (1.75%) MS Exchange
8 10 (1.75%) nginx
9 9 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
10 8 (1.40%) Confluence
10 8 (1.40%) Eucalyptus
10 8 (1.40%) Jetty
11 7 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (1.22%) Sonic ESB
12 6 (1.05%) SharePoint
13 5 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.87%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 24 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.10%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.52%) MS Office
4 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 62 (10.84%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (2.45%) GitHub
4 11 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 10 (1.75%) IaaS
6 8 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.05%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.87%) PaaS
9 4 (0.70%) Amazon Glacier
9 4 (0.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 4 (0.70%) Route 53
9 4 (0.70%) SaaS
10 3 (0.52%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.35%) Google Compute Engine
11 2 (0.35%) Office 365
11 2 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.17%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 281 (49.13%) Firewall
2 160 (27.97%) DNS
3 126 (22.03%) LAN
4 124 (21.68%) VPN
4 124 (21.68%) WAN
5 110 (19.23%) TCP/IP
6 101 (17.66%) Cisco Nexus
7 95 (16.61%) BGP
8 94 (16.43%) OSPF
8 94 (16.43%) SSL
9 80 (13.99%) Cisco ASA
10 79 (13.81%) Network Security
11 72 (12.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 68 (11.89%) MPLS
13 67 (11.71%) Wireless
14 64 (11.19%) DHCP
15 48 (8.39%) Cisco IOS
16 47 (8.22%) EIGRP
16 47 (8.22%) Internet
16 47 (8.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.59%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.90%) MySQL
3 23 (4.02%) MongoDB
4 21 (3.67%) Relational Database
5 18 (3.15%) Big Data
6 17 (2.97%) Oracle Database
7 15 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (2.10%) NoSQL
9 11 (1.92%) Redis
10 9 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (1.22%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.87%) DB2
12 5 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (0.87%) QlikView
13 4 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.70%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.70%) HBase
13 4 (0.70%) Oracle ODI
14 3 (0.52%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 39 (6.82%) Jenkins
2 34 (5.94%) Git (software)
3 18 (3.15%) Maven
4 17 (2.97%) JMeter
5 15 (2.62%) Subversion
6 13 (2.27%) JIRA
7 11 (1.92%) Cucumber
7 11 (1.92%) LoadRunner
7 11 (1.92%) Selenium
8 9 (1.57%) Eclipse
8 9 (1.57%) Gatling
8 9 (1.57%) Hudson
8 9 (1.57%) IntelliJ
9 7 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.87%) GitLab
12 4 (0.70%) Gradle
12 4 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.70%) Vagrant
12 4 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 137 (23.95%) Finance
2 55 (9.62%) Banking
3 30 (5.24%) Telecoms
4 23 (4.02%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.92%) Retail
6 9 (1.57%) Games
7 5 (0.87%) Front Office
7 5 (0.87%) International Banking
7 5 (0.87%) Publishing
8 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.35%) Billing
9 2 (0.35%) Legal
9 2 (0.35%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.17%) Marketing
10 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 183 (31.99%) Network Engineer
2 88 (15.38%) Architect
3 57 (9.97%) Cisco Engineer
4 56 (9.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 46 (8.04%) Administrator
6 34 (5.94%) Senior Network Engineer
7 32 (5.59%) Security Engineer
8 30 (5.24%) Systems Administrator
9 29 (5.07%) Infrastructure Architect
10 28 (4.90%) Developer
11 27 (4.72%) DevOps Engineer
12 26 (4.55%) Consultant
13 25 (4.37%) Network Security Engineer
14 24 (4.20%) Analyst
15 17 (2.97%) Project Manager
16 16 (2.80%) Cisco Security Engineer
17 15 (2.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 15 (2.62%) Network Support
17 15 (2.62%) Solutions Architect
17 15 (2.62%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (9.79%) Web Services
2 38 (6.64%) Middleware
3 22 (3.85%) SOAP
4 20 (3.50%) .NET
4 20 (3.50%) XML
5 19 (3.32%) J2EE
6 16 (2.80%) 802.1X
6 16 (2.80%) CSS
7 12 (2.10%) LAMP
8 11 (1.92%) Java EE
9 10 (1.75%) ActiveMQ
9 10 (1.75%) AngularJS
9 10 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (1.75%) REST
10 9 (1.57%) HTML
10 9 (1.57%) XSLT
11 8 (1.40%) Express
11 8 (1.40%) JMS
11 8 (1.40%) Sass
12 7 (1.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 139 (24.30%) Data Centre
2 57 (9.97%) Clustering
3 27 (4.72%) Management Information System
4 26 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (3.67%) Replication
6 18 (3.15%) Private Cloud
7 17 (2.97%) Public Cloud
8 12 (2.10%) Driving Licence
9 10 (1.75%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.75%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.57%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.40%) Cryptography
12 7 (1.22%) DataPower
13 6 (1.05%) Algorithms
13 6 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 6 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (1.05%) Fat Client
13 6 (1.05%) Thin Client
14 5 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (0.87%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 167 (29.20%) Linux
2 142 (24.83%) Windows
3 110 (19.23%) Unix
4 50 (8.74%) Windows Server
5 45 (7.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (5.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (5.24%) Solaris
8 21 (3.67%) Oracle Linux
9 18 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (2.97%) CentOS
11 16 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (1.75%) Ubuntu
13 7 (1.22%) AIX
13 7 (1.22%) Debian
13 7 (1.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 6 (1.05%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.87%) SUSE
16 4 (0.70%) Android
16 4 (0.70%) Windows 7
17 3 (0.52%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (13.46%) ITIL
2 72 (12.59%) High Availability
3 67 (11.71%) Migration
4 59 (10.31%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (8.74%) Configuration Management
5 50 (8.74%) DevOps
6 46 (8.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 42 (7.34%) Network Design
8 41 (7.17%) Project Management
9 34 (5.94%) Change Management
9 34 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (5.59%) Network Management
11 27 (4.72%) ITIL V3
11 27 (4.72%) Kalman Filter
12 26 (4.55%) Information Security
13 24 (4.20%) Service Management
14 23 (4.02%) Open Source
14 23 (4.02%) Performance Tuning
14 23 (4.02%) Problem Management
15 21 (3.67%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 68 (11.89%) Perl
2 62 (10.84%) SQL
3 55 (9.62%) Java
4 49 (8.57%) Python
5 44 (7.69%) Bash Shell
6 39 (6.82%) PowerShell
7 20 (3.50%) JavaScript
8 19 (3.32%) Shell Script
9 18 (3.15%) Ruby
10 17 (2.97%) C
11 12 (2.10%) AWK
11 12 (2.10%) PHP
11 12 (2.10%) sed
12 9 (1.57%) Scala
13 6 (1.05%) Tcl
13 6 (1.05%) VBScript
14 5 (0.87%) Go
14 5 (0.87%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.87%) VB
14 5 (0.87%) XPath
Qualifications
1 141 (24.65%) Cisco Certification
2 101 (17.66%) CCNP
3 63 (11.01%) Security Cleared
4 44 (7.69%) CCNA
5 43 (7.52%) SC Cleared
6 35 (6.12%) CCIE
7 26 (4.55%) Degree
8 24 (4.20%) CCSE
9 21 (3.67%) CCSA
10 17 (2.97%) CISSP
11 10 (1.75%) CCDP
11 10 (1.75%) DV Cleared
12 9 (1.57%) JNCIE
13 8 (1.40%) JNCIA
14 7 (1.22%) CCSP
14 7 (1.22%) JNCIS
15 6 (1.05%) Check Point Certification
15 6 (1.05%) MCSE
15 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
16 5 (0.87%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.80%) PCI DSS
2 13 (2.27%) SLA
3 10 (1.75%) QA
4 4 (0.70%) HIPAA
4 4 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.35%) WCAG
System Software
1 89 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (11.54%) Active Directory
3 25 (4.37%) Firmware
4 23 (4.02%) NFS
5 21 (3.67%) Hyper-V
6 17 (2.97%) vSphere
7 14 (2.45%) Samba
8 13 (2.27%) VMware ESX
8 13 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (1.92%) Docker
9 11 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (1.22%) ProxySG
11 6 (1.05%) XenApp
11 6 (1.05%) XenServer
12 5 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.70%) Postfix
13 4 (0.70%) Varnish
13 4 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (0.52%) iptables
14 3 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 59 (10.31%) Puppet
2 37 (6.47%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (2.97%) Nagios
4 15 (2.62%) FortiGate
5 14 (2.45%) Ansible
6 11 (1.92%) NetBackup
7 9 (1.57%) logstash
7 9 (1.57%) SCCM
8 8 (1.40%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (1.40%) SCOM
9 7 (1.22%) Cacti
9 7 (1.22%) SolarWinds Orion
10 6 (1.05%) Graphite
10 6 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (1.05%) vRealize
11 5 (0.87%) CiscoWorks
11 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 5 (0.87%) SCOrch
12 4 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 4 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 256 (44.76%) Cisco
2 220 (38.46%) F5
3 104 (18.18%) VMware
4 103 (18.01%) CheckPoint
5 79 (13.81%) Juniper
6 72 (12.59%) Red Hat
7 69 (12.06%) Oracle
8 58 (10.14%) Microsoft
9 44 (7.69%) Citrix
10 35 (6.12%) NetApp
11 34 (5.94%) Fortinet
12 32 (5.59%) Blue Coat
13 31 (5.42%) HP
14 30 (5.24%) IBM
15 29 (5.07%) Palo Alto
16 20 (3.50%) SolarWinds
17 16 (2.80%) Intel Security
18 15 (2.62%) Brocade
19 14 (2.45%) Infoblox
20 13 (2.27%) EMC
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