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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 247 317 360
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +43
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 423 270 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.84% 0.55% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.73% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 168 102
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +19.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £307 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £285
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +40.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 0 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £30.00
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
38770 36926 31244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.59% 75.37% 74.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 24670 23522 19100
Average daily rate £420 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1135 1108 969
Average hourly rate £28.85 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.85% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.31 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +35 191 £438 -2.77% 39
South East +20 75 £344 -14.06% 30
Yorkshire +17 38 £401 - 14
West Midlands +13 37 £325 -7.14% 8
North West +2 33 £400 +3.22% 3
East of England +12 23 £355 -29.00% 6
South West -1 15 £375 -16.66% 12
East Midlands -2 12 £400 - 4
North East -9 2 £375 -
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Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

1 407 (53.62%) Firewall
2 382 (50.33%) Cisco
3 276 (36.36%) Linux
4 240 (31.62%) Windows
5 228 (30.04%) DNS
6 224 (29.51%) F5
7 219 (28.85%) Cisco Certification
8 187 (24.64%) VMware
9 177 (23.32%) Network Security
10 171 (22.53%) CheckPoint
11 163 (21.48%) Juniper
11 163 (21.48%) BGP
12 154 (20.29%) CCNP
13 147 (19.37%) VPN
14 146 (19.24%) Cisco ASA
15 144 (18.97%) ITIL
16 143 (18.84%) OSPF
17 135 (17.79%) WAN
18 134 (17.65%) Python
19 132 (17.39%) DevOps
20 129 (17.00%) Puppet
21 128 (16.86%) TCP/IP
22 125 (16.47%) Apache
23 124 (16.34%) SQL Server
24 122 (16.07%) Oracle
24 122 (16.07%) UNIX
25 121 (15.94%) Java
26 120 (15.81%) VMware Infrastructure
27 119 (15.68%) Amazon AWS
28 111 (14.62%) Citrix

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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
1 125 (16.47%) Apache
2 99 (13.04%) IIS
3 73 (9.62%) Tomcat
4 47 (6.19%) OpenStack
5 40 (5.27%) nginx
6 37 (4.87%) SharePoint
7 30 (3.95%) WebSphere
8 29 (3.82%) WebLogic
9 23 (3.03%) MS Exchange
10 22 (2.90%) Lync
11 19 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
12 16 (2.11%) Node.js
13 15 (1.98%) Office Communications Server
14 14 (1.84%) Cloud Foundry
15 13 (1.71%) Oracle 10gAS
15 13 (1.71%) Confluence
16 9 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
16 9 (1.19%) MediaWiki
17 8 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 8 (1.05%) JBoss
Applications
1 21 (2.77%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.45%) MS Office
3 6 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.40%) MS Project
5 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (2.90%) RMDS
2 15 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (1.98%) Oracle Applications
2 15 (1.98%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.26%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 119 (15.68%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (2.77%) Amazon EC2
4 20 (2.64%) Amazon S3
5 18 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (1.84%) Heroku
6 14 (1.84%) Engine Yard
7 12 (1.58%) Office 365
8 11 (1.45%) PaaS
8 11 (1.45%) Amazon ELB
9 10 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.79%) SaaS
11 5 (0.66%) IaaS
12 3 (0.40%) Route 53
12 3 (0.40%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.26%) IBM SmartCloud
13 2 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.13%) GitHub
14 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 407 (53.62%) Firewall
2 228 (30.04%) DNS
3 177 (23.32%) Network Security
4 163 (21.48%) BGP
5 147 (19.37%) VPN
6 146 (19.24%) Cisco ASA
7 143 (18.84%) OSPF
8 135 (17.79%) WAN
9 128 (16.86%) TCP/IP
10 107 (14.10%) LAN
11 101 (13.31%) MPLS
12 99 (13.04%) Wireless
13 92 (12.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 88 (11.59%) Cisco Nexus
15 82 (10.80%) DHCP
16 78 (10.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 73 (9.62%) VLAN
18 69 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
19 64 (8.43%) IPsec
19 64 (8.43%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (16.34%) SQL Server
2 77 (10.14%) MySQL
3 50 (6.59%) NoSQL
4 45 (5.93%) MongoDB
5 40 (5.27%) Oracle Database
6 39 (5.14%) Relational Database
7 31 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
8 25 (3.29%) RDBMS
9 15 (1.98%) DB2
9 15 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
9 15 (1.98%) Redis
10 13 (1.71%) Oracle Discoverer
11 12 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.66%) EDRMS
14 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (0.66%) Informix
14 5 (0.66%) MariaDB
15 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 96 (12.65%) Jenkins
2 72 (9.49%) Git (software)
3 71 (9.35%) Subversion
4 35 (4.61%) JIRA
5 29 (3.82%) Maven
6 27 (3.56%) Mercurial
7 24 (3.16%) Hudson
8 21 (2.77%) TeamCity
9 19 (2.50%) MSBuild
9 19 (2.50%) Gradle
9 19 (2.50%) Ant
10 17 (2.24%) Introscope
11 11 (1.45%) JMeter
12 4 (0.53%) Selenium
12 4 (0.53%) WebLOAD
12 4 (0.53%) Phing
12 4 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.40%) Visual Studio
14 2 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 2 (0.26%) JUnit
General
1 98 (12.91%) Finance
2 49 (6.46%) Banking
3 34 (4.48%) Telecoms
4 26 (3.43%) Games
5 20 (2.64%) Investment Banking
6 16 (2.11%) Retail
7 8 (1.05%) Marketing
7 8 (1.05%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.53%) Legal
10 3 (0.40%) Electronics
10 3 (0.40%) Publishing
11 2 (0.26%) Advertising
12 1 (0.13%) Front Office
12 1 (0.13%) Back Office
12 1 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 183 (24.11%) Network Engineer
2 93 (12.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 75 (9.88%) Architect
4 55 (7.25%) Consultant
5 49 (6.46%) Analyst
5 49 (6.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 40 (5.27%) Administrator
7 35 (4.61%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 33 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
9 32 (4.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 27 (3.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 26 (3.43%) Network Specialist
11 26 (3.43%) Network Consultant
12 23 (3.03%) Support Engineer
13 21 (2.77%) DBA
13 21 (2.77%) Security Specialist
14 20 (2.64%) Network Security Specialist
14 20 (2.64%) Senior Network Engineer
15 19 (2.50%) Network Architect
15 19 (2.50%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (8.30%) .NET
2 58 (7.64%) Web Services
3 36 (4.74%) Middleware
4 29 (3.82%) Java EE
4 29 (3.82%) Rendezvous
5 26 (3.43%) LAMP
6 21 (2.77%) XML
7 20 (2.64%) Django
8 19 (2.50%) MCollective
8 19 (2.50%) HTML
9 14 (1.84%) J2EE
9 14 (1.84%) Oracle Fusion
10 13 (1.71%) JMS
11 12 (1.58%) CSS
12 11 (1.45%) REST
13 9 (1.19%) ActiveMQ
14 8 (1.05%) JSON
14 8 (1.05%) WSDL
14 8 (1.05%) WebSphere MQ
14 8 (1.05%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 108 (14.23%) Clustering
2 57 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (5.67%) Open Source
4 27 (3.56%) Replication
5 24 (3.16%) PKI
6 23 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
7 22 (2.90%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.77%) Thin Client
8 21 (2.77%) Fat Client
9 20 (2.64%) Fixed Income
10 19 (2.50%) Device Driver
11 17 (2.24%) Computer Science
12 14 (1.84%) Private Cloud
13 13 (1.71%) Public Cloud
14 12 (1.58%) Online Games
15 11 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
16 10 (1.32%) Streaming Video
16 10 (1.32%) Statistics
17 9 (1.19%) iPhone
17 9 (1.19%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 276 (36.36%) Linux
2 240 (31.62%) Windows
3 122 (16.07%) UNIX
4 63 (8.30%) CentOS
5 54 (7.11%) Ubuntu
6 50 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (6.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 41 (5.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (4.08%) Solaris
10 25 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (2.64%) HPUX
12 17 (2.24%) AIX
13 14 (1.84%) Debian
14 10 (1.32%) SUSE
15 7 (0.92%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.66%) Windows 2000
18 3 (0.40%) zOS
18 3 (0.40%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (18.97%) ITIL
2 132 (17.39%) DevOps
3 86 (11.33%) E-Commerce
4 67 (8.83%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (8.30%) Continuous Integration
6 62 (8.17%) Configuration Management
7 53 (6.98%) Change Management
7 53 (6.98%) Release Management
8 50 (6.59%) Service Management
9 49 (6.46%) Migration
9 49 (6.46%) Network Design
9 49 (6.46%) Network Management
10 43 (5.67%) Performance Tuning
10 43 (5.67%) Service Delivery
11 38 (5.01%) Disaster Recovery
11 38 (5.01%) Mentoring
12 34 (4.48%) Kanban
13 33 (4.35%) Network Architecture
13 33 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
14 31 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 134 (17.65%) Python
2 121 (15.94%) Java
3 106 (13.97%) SQL
4 86 (11.33%) Perl
5 83 (10.94%) Ruby
6 72 (9.49%) Shell Script
7 66 (8.70%) Bash Shell
8 49 (6.46%) PHP
9 29 (3.82%) PowerShell
10 25 (3.29%) Korn
10 25 (3.29%) C
11 22 (2.90%) C++
12 19 (2.50%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.32%) Groovy
14 8 (1.05%) JavaScript
15 7 (0.92%) C#
15 7 (0.92%) Scala
16 6 (0.79%) Go
17 4 (0.53%) C-shell
18 3 (0.40%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 219 (28.85%) Cisco Certification
2 154 (20.29%) CCNP
3 82 (10.80%) CCNA
4 67 (8.83%) Security Cleared
5 48 (6.32%) CCIE
6 47 (6.19%) SC Cleared
7 35 (4.61%) Degree
8 32 (4.22%) CCSE
9 28 (3.69%) CCDP
9 28 (3.69%) CISSP
10 26 (3.43%) DV Cleared
11 22 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (2.11%) CCSA
13 14 (1.84%) MCSE
14 13 (1.71%) CCSP
14 13 (1.71%) CCIP
15 10 (1.32%) Check Point Certification
15 10 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 8 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
17 7 (0.92%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.80%) SLA
2 30 (3.95%) QA
3 6 (0.79%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.53%) WAI
5 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.26%) JSP 440
System Software
1 120 (15.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 73 (9.62%) Active Directory
3 50 (6.59%) vSphere
4 39 (5.14%) Hyper-V
5 25 (3.29%) vCloud
6 19 (2.50%) Docker
7 17 (2.24%) Oracle RAC
8 15 (1.98%) Postfix
9 12 (1.58%) Samba
10 11 (1.45%) iptables
11 10 (1.32%) VirtualBox
12 9 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (1.05%) XenApp
13 8 (1.05%) XenServer
13 8 (1.05%) Firmware
13 8 (1.05%) Xen
14 7 (0.92%) Sendmail
14 7 (0.92%) ProxySG
14 7 (0.92%) Varnish
14 7 (0.92%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 129 (17.00%) Puppet
2 64 (8.43%) Opscode Chef
3 50 (6.59%) Nagios
4 34 (4.48%) ZABBIX
5 31 (4.08%) ITRS Geneos
6 23 (3.03%) Cacti
7 22 (2.90%) Cobbler
8 21 (2.77%) SCOM
9 20 (2.64%) Vagrant
9 20 (2.64%) Kibana
10 19 (2.50%) BladeLogic
11 18 (2.37%) Graphite
12 17 (2.24%) RANCID
13 16 (2.11%) SCCM
14 15 (1.98%) Oracle RMAN
14 15 (1.98%) Cisco Prime
15 14 (1.84%) Ansible
15 14 (1.84%) Salt
16 13 (1.71%) collectd
16 13 (1.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 382 (50.33%) Cisco
2 224 (29.51%) F5
3 187 (24.64%) VMware
4 171 (22.53%) CheckPoint
5 163 (21.48%) Juniper
6 122 (16.07%) Oracle
7 111 (14.62%) Citrix
8 102 (13.44%) Red Hat
9 83 (10.94%) SolarWinds
10 70 (9.22%) Blue Coat
11 68 (8.96%) HP
12 53 (6.98%) Microsoft
13 43 (5.67%) Splunk
14 40 (5.27%) IBM
15 39 (5.14%) Infoblox
16 33 (4.35%) TIBCO
17 25 (3.29%) EMC
18 23 (3.03%) Imperva
19 22 (2.90%) Perforce
19 22 (2.90%) Fortinet
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Swindon
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