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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 294 308 286
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -22
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 330 281 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.65% 0.58% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.78% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 147 155
Average daily rate
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£400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
Average hourly rate £26.25 £36.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.58% +13.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.55 £21.45 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £137.50 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -29.68%
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
38005 35893 37964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.58% 73.75% 71.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 23987 22503 22456
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1076 980 1367
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.84 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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
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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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 +25 145 £400 - 23
South East +22 66 £361 -8.25% 16
East of England -15 25 £334 -11.00% 7
North West +11 23 £305 -23.75% 6
West Midlands -21 18 £338 -3.57% 2
South West -26 17 £400 +12.67% 6
Yorkshire -23 15 £328 +31.00% 11
East Midlands +6 9 £445 +53.44% 1
Load Balancing
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Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 239 (39.64%) Cisco
2 231 (38.31%) Firewall
3 218 (36.15%) Linux
4 182 (30.18%) Windows
5 158 (26.20%) DNS
6 151 (25.04%) F5
7 144 (23.88%) Cisco Certification
8 123 (20.40%) CheckPoint
9 118 (19.57%) Juniper
10 113 (18.74%) VPN
11 111 (18.41%) Finance
12 108 (17.91%) CCNP
13 106 (17.58%) VMware
14 101 (16.75%) BGP
15 100 (16.58%) Network Security
16 99 (16.42%) Active Directory
17 97 (16.09%) WAN
18 92 (15.26%) UNIX
19 91 (15.09%) Oracle
20 87 (14.43%) OSPF
20 87 (14.43%) Clustering
21 86 (14.26%) TCP/IP
22 85 (14.10%) Perl
23 80 (13.27%) SQL Server
23 80 (13.27%) LAN
24 79 (13.10%) Cisco ASA
25 77 (12.77%) SAN
26 76 (12.60%) Citrix
27 75 (12.44%) DHCP
28 74 (12.27%) Apache

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 74 (12.27%) Apache
2 58 (9.62%) IIS
3 35 (5.80%) Tomcat
3 35 (5.80%) SharePoint
4 28 (4.64%) Lync
5 27 (4.48%) nginx
6 22 (3.65%) OpenStack
7 21 (3.48%) WebLogic
8 18 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
9 17 (2.82%) MS Exchange
10 9 (1.49%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (1.33%) IBM HTTP Server
12 5 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.83%) SAS
12 5 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (0.66%) Eucalyptus
13 4 (0.66%) TPMS
13 4 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.66%) CICS
Applications
1 15 (2.49%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.66%) MS Office
3 8 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
3 26 (4.31%) Amazon S3
4 22 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (2.82%) PaaS
6 12 (1.99%) Office 365
6 12 (1.99%) IaaS
7 11 (1.82%) SaaS
8 6 (1.00%) Route 53
9 5 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.66%) Joyent
11 3 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 231 (38.31%) Firewall
2 158 (26.20%) DNS
3 113 (18.74%) VPN
4 101 (16.75%) BGP
5 100 (16.58%) Network Security
6 97 (16.09%) WAN
7 87 (14.43%) OSPF
8 86 (14.26%) TCP/IP
9 80 (13.27%) LAN
10 79 (13.10%) Cisco ASA
11 77 (12.77%) SAN
12 75 (12.44%) DHCP
13 70 (11.61%) Internet
14 63 (10.45%) MPLS
15 62 (10.28%) Cisco Nexus
16 57 (9.45%) SSL
17 55 (9.12%) LDAP
18 54 (8.96%) NetScaler
19 51 (8.46%) IPsec
20 46 (7.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 49 (8.13%) MySQL
3 27 (4.48%) SQL Server 2005
4 26 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (3.15%) Oracle Database
6 18 (2.99%) DB2
7 15 (2.49%) Oracle Database 11g
8 13 (2.16%) NoSQL
9 12 (1.99%) Oracle BI EE
9 12 (1.99%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 12 (1.99%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.82%) Oracle OWB
10 11 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (1.82%) Oracle ODI
10 11 (1.82%) MongoDB
10 11 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (1.49%) OLTP
13 7 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
13 7 (1.16%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 38 (6.30%) Git (software)
2 30 (4.98%) Jenkins
3 16 (2.65%) Maven
4 13 (2.16%) Subversion
5 9 (1.49%) JIRA
6 7 (1.16%) Hudson
7 6 (1.00%) LoadRunner
8 5 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.66%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.50%) Ant
10 3 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.50%) Talend Open Studio
11 2 (0.33%) JProfiler
11 2 (0.33%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.33%) JMeter
12 1 (0.17%) InstallShield
12 1 (0.17%) MSI
12 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.17%) JUnit
12 1 (0.17%) IntelliJ
General
1 111 (18.41%) Finance
2 43 (7.13%) Banking
3 25 (4.15%) Investment Banking
4 24 (3.98%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.65%) Retail
6 13 (2.16%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.33%) Front Office
8 6 (1.00%) German Language
8 6 (1.00%) Games
9 5 (0.83%) Legal
10 4 (0.66%) Publishing
11 3 (0.50%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.33%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.33%) Local Government
12 2 (0.33%) Marketing
12 2 (0.33%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 122 (20.23%) Network Engineer
2 64 (10.61%) Architect
3 52 (8.62%) Administrator
4 43 (7.13%) Consultant
5 36 (5.97%) Systems Administrator
6 32 (5.31%) Security Engineer
7 29 (4.81%) Developer
8 28 (4.64%) Support Engineer
9 27 (4.48%) Network Security Engineer
10 26 (4.31%) Linux Administrator
11 24 (3.98%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 24 (3.98%) DevOps Engineer
12 21 (3.48%) Technical Architect
13 20 (3.32%) Firewall Engineer
13 20 (3.32%) Network Specialist
13 20 (3.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 19 (3.15%) Network Consultant
15 18 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
16 16 (2.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 16 (2.65%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (7.13%) .NET
2 33 (5.47%) Web Services
3 27 (4.48%) LAMP
4 21 (3.48%) XML
5 19 (3.15%) CSS
6 18 (2.99%) Java EE
7 16 (2.65%) Middleware
8 15 (2.49%) JSON
9 14 (2.32%) J2EE
10 9 (1.49%) J2SE
10 9 (1.49%) WCF
10 9 (1.49%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (1.33%) Regular Expression
11 8 (1.33%) HTML
11 8 (1.33%) CGI
12 7 (1.16%) REST
13 6 (1.00%) Twisted
14 4 (0.66%) HTML5
14 4 (0.66%) JavaBeans
14 4 (0.66%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 87 (14.43%) Clustering
2 48 (7.96%) Open Source
3 21 (3.48%) Replication
3 21 (3.48%) Computer Science
4 11 (1.82%) Thin Client
4 11 (1.82%) Fat Client
5 10 (1.66%) Data Integration
6 9 (1.49%) Firmware
7 8 (1.33%) Hedge funds
8 7 (1.16%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.00%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.00%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.00%) Cryptography
10 5 (0.83%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.83%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.83%) Online Games
10 5 (0.83%) Video on Demand
11 4 (0.66%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.66%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 218 (36.15%) Linux
2 182 (30.18%) Windows
3 92 (15.26%) UNIX
4 64 (10.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (8.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 51 (8.46%) Solaris
7 47 (7.79%) CentOS
8 40 (6.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 27 (4.48%) Ubuntu
10 18 (2.99%) Oracle Linux
11 16 (2.65%) AIX
12 14 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (2.16%) Windows XP
14 12 (1.99%) Windows 7
15 9 (1.49%) SUSE
16 7 (1.16%) Debian
17 4 (0.66%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.50%) HPUX
18 3 (0.50%) SmartOS
18 3 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (12.11%) ITIL
2 60 (9.95%) DevOps
3 50 (8.29%) Service Delivery
4 47 (7.79%) Network Management
5 42 (6.97%) Disaster Recovery
5 42 (6.97%) Migration
6 38 (6.30%) Capacity Planning
7 37 (6.14%) Change Management
8 34 (5.64%) Performance Tuning
9 33 (5.47%) Network Architecture
9 33 (5.47%) Network Design
10 30 (4.98%) E-Commerce
11 29 (4.81%) Scrum
12 28 (4.64%) Configuration Management
13 27 (4.48%) Service Management
14 23 (3.81%) Release Management
15 21 (3.48%) Project Management
16 18 (2.99%) Kanban
17 15 (2.49%) Stakeholder Management
17 15 (2.49%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (14.10%) Perl
2 72 (11.94%) SQL
3 70 (11.61%) Java
4 67 (11.11%) Python
5 43 (7.13%) PowerShell
6 33 (5.47%) Ruby
7 32 (5.31%) PHP
8 29 (4.81%) Bash Shell
9 21 (3.48%) JavaScript
10 18 (2.99%) C
11 17 (2.82%) Shell Script
12 12 (1.99%) VB
13 7 (1.16%) Tcl
13 7 (1.16%) Bourne shell
14 5 (0.83%) VBScript
15 4 (0.66%) C#
16 2 (0.33%) ActionScript 2.0
16 2 (0.33%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.33%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.33%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 144 (23.88%) Cisco Certification
2 108 (17.91%) CCNP
3 44 (7.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (7.13%) Security Cleared
5 41 (6.80%) CCIE
6 37 (6.14%) MCSE
7 28 (4.64%) Degree
7 28 (4.64%) CCNA
8 21 (3.48%) MCTS
8 21 (3.48%) SC Cleared
9 20 (3.32%) MCITP
10 17 (2.82%) CCSE
11 16 (2.65%) CCDP
12 14 (2.32%) CCENT
12 14 (2.32%) CISSP
12 14 (2.32%) LPIC
13 11 (1.82%) CCSP
14 10 (1.66%) Check Point Certification
15 8 (1.33%) CCSA
16 7 (1.16%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.48%) SLA
2 22 (3.65%) QA
3 7 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.50%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 99 (16.42%) Active Directory
2 58 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (5.47%) vSphere
4 27 (4.48%) Hyper-V
5 20 (3.32%) ProxySG
6 18 (2.99%) vCloud
7 16 (2.65%) Squid
8 15 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (1.82%) qmail
10 9 (1.49%) Docker
11 7 (1.16%) Samba
11 7 (1.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 7 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (1.16%) FreeRADIUS
12 6 (1.00%) XenApp
12 6 (1.00%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.83%) NFS
14 4 (0.66%) Varnish
14 4 (0.66%) UAG
14 4 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 61 (10.12%) Puppet
2 43 (7.13%) Nagios
3 36 (5.97%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (4.64%) Zenoss
5 21 (3.48%) Cacti
6 19 (3.15%) ZABBIX
7 13 (2.16%) NetBackup
7 13 (2.16%) Cisco CUCM
8 12 (1.99%) SCCM
9 10 (1.66%) Kibana
9 10 (1.66%) Graylog2
10 9 (1.49%) BladeLogic
11 8 (1.33%) ITRS Geneos
11 8 (1.33%) CA Spectrum
11 8 (1.33%) Control-M
12 7 (1.16%) SCOM
12 7 (1.16%) YUM
13 6 (1.00%) SolarWinds Orion
13 6 (1.00%) Vagrant
14 4 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 239 (39.64%) Cisco
2 151 (25.04%) F5
3 123 (20.40%) CheckPoint
4 118 (19.57%) Juniper
5 106 (17.58%) VMware
6 91 (15.09%) Oracle
7 76 (12.60%) Citrix
8 72 (11.94%) HP
9 71 (11.77%) Red Hat
10 61 (10.12%) Microsoft
11 58 (9.62%) Blue Coat
12 35 (5.80%) Nokia
13 27 (4.48%) NetApp
14 22 (3.65%) Infoblox
14 22 (3.65%) IBM
15 20 (3.32%) SolarWinds
15 20 (3.32%) Percona
16 18 (2.99%) Sun
17 16 (2.65%) Riverbed
17 16 (2.65%) Radware
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Derbyshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Bedford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 11 days ago
Bedford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Surrey
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Yorkshire Staffing Services
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Telford
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 24 days ago