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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 280 307 291
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -16
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 335 246 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.55% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.74% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 178 144
Average daily rate
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£401 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £282 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £300 £340
% change year-on-year
+21.66% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -58.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
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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
34844 33254 29955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.43% 74.76% 72.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22736 20646 18101
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1059 1253
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -12.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 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
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 26 January 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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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 +36 177 £450 +13.92% 55
South East +6 51 £400 -3.61% 29
Yorkshire -3 42 £318 +5.83% 7
West Midlands +7 18 £325 -13.33% 2
East Midlands +19 13 £290 +70.58% 3
East of England -1 11 £375 -9.09% 6
South West -25 10 £450 +51.26% 13
North West -2 6 £315 -4.54% 4
North East - 6 £365 -
Midlands - - - -
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Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 363 (50.14%) Cisco
2 358 (49.45%) Firewall
3 264 (36.46%) Linux
4 221 (30.52%) Cisco Certification
5 210 (29.01%) F5
6 209 (28.87%) Windows
7 204 (28.18%) DNS
8 191 (26.38%) CheckPoint
9 167 (23.07%) VMware
10 158 (21.82%) CCNP
11 155 (21.41%) BGP
12 146 (20.17%) Cisco ASA
13 145 (20.03%) VPN
14 144 (19.89%) WAN
15 132 (18.23%) LAN
15 132 (18.23%) Python
16 130 (17.96%) TCP/IP
16 130 (17.96%) Cisco Nexus
17 128 (17.68%) Network Security
18 120 (16.57%) Apache
18 120 (16.57%) OSPF
18 120 (16.57%) Juniper
19 116 (16.02%) Puppet
20 111 (15.33%) DevOps
21 109 (15.06%) Citrix
21 109 (15.06%) ITIL
21 109 (15.06%) SQL Server
22 102 (14.09%) Oracle
22 102 (14.09%) UNIX
22 102 (14.09%) Finance

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 120 (16.57%) Apache
2 65 (8.98%) IIS
3 48 (6.63%) OpenStack
4 46 (6.35%) nginx
5 40 (5.52%) Tomcat
6 34 (4.70%) SharePoint
7 24 (3.31%) Lync
8 21 (2.90%) WebLogic
9 17 (2.35%) MS Exchange
10 16 (2.21%) Node.js
11 11 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
12 10 (1.38%) Office Communications Server
13 8 (1.10%) Eucalyptus
13 8 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (1.10%) JBoss
14 7 (0.97%) Oracle 10gAS
14 7 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.83%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.69%) NetWeaver
16 5 (0.69%) GlassFish
Applications
1 21 (2.90%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.35%) MS Office
3 5 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.55%) MS Project
5 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (1.10%) Oracle Applications
1 8 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.28%) Summit
2 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 82 (11.33%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (5.52%) Amazon EC2
3 33 (4.56%) Amazon S3
4 31 (4.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (2.49%) PaaS
6 14 (1.93%) Amazon ELB
7 12 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (1.52%) IaaS
8 11 (1.52%) Heroku
8 11 (1.52%) Engine Yard
9 6 (0.83%) Office 365
9 6 (0.83%) Route 53
10 3 (0.41%) SaaS
11 2 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 358 (49.45%) Firewall
2 204 (28.18%) DNS
3 155 (21.41%) BGP
4 146 (20.17%) Cisco ASA
5 145 (20.03%) VPN
6 144 (19.89%) WAN
7 132 (18.23%) LAN
8 130 (17.96%) TCP/IP
8 130 (17.96%) Cisco Nexus
9 128 (17.68%) Network Security
10 120 (16.57%) OSPF
11 100 (13.81%) SAN
12 93 (12.85%) MPLS
13 80 (11.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 77 (10.64%) SSL
15 76 (10.50%) Wireless
16 75 (10.36%) DHCP
17 72 (9.94%) VLAN
17 72 (9.94%) NetScaler
18 71 (9.81%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (15.06%) SQL Server
2 75 (10.36%) MySQL
3 52 (7.18%) NoSQL
4 43 (5.94%) MongoDB
5 32 (4.42%) Apache Cassandra
6 27 (3.73%) DB2
7 22 (3.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 22 (3.04%) Relational Database
8 21 (2.90%) Oracle Database
9 19 (2.62%) SQL Server 2005
10 17 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (2.07%) RDBMS
12 12 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (1.66%) Redis
13 11 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (0.97%) Oracle Discoverer
15 5 (0.69%) EDRMS
15 5 (0.69%) Hadoop
16 4 (0.55%) SimpleDB
16 4 (0.55%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 64 (8.84%) Git (software)
2 61 (8.43%) Jenkins
3 44 (6.08%) Subversion
4 24 (3.31%) Maven
5 14 (1.93%) Hudson
6 8 (1.10%) Mercurial
7 7 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.97%) JIRA
7 7 (0.97%) Selenium
7 7 (0.97%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.97%) JMeter
8 4 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.55%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.55%) WebLOAD
9 3 (0.41%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.41%) MSI
10 2 (0.28%) NUnit
10 2 (0.28%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 102 (14.09%) Finance
2 59 (8.15%) Banking
3 46 (6.35%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.31%) Investment Banking
5 16 (2.21%) Retail
5 16 (2.21%) Games
6 12 (1.66%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.10%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.10%) Publishing
8 7 (0.97%) Legal
9 6 (0.83%) Front Office
10 4 (0.55%) Marketing
11 2 (0.28%) Electronics
11 2 (0.28%) Law
12 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.14%) German Language
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 193 (26.66%) Network Engineer
2 79 (10.91%) Architect
3 64 (8.84%) DevOps Engineer
4 62 (8.56%) Consultant
5 54 (7.46%) Analyst
6 38 (5.25%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 35 (4.83%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 34 (4.70%) Developer
9 33 (4.56%) Administrator
10 32 (4.42%) Technical Architect
11 30 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 27 (3.73%) Network Specialist
13 26 (3.59%) Security Engineer
14 25 (3.45%) Design Engineer
15 24 (3.31%) Senior Network Engineer
15 24 (3.31%) Network Security Engineer
16 22 (3.04%) Network Consultant
16 22 (3.04%) Linux Engineer
17 21 (2.90%) Cisco Engineer
18 20 (2.76%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (10.50%) Web Services
2 47 (6.49%) .NET
3 37 (5.11%) LAMP
4 27 (3.73%) XML
5 25 (3.45%) CSS
6 23 (3.18%) Middleware
7 18 (2.49%) JSON
8 16 (2.21%) Java EE
8 16 (2.21%) HTML
9 15 (2.07%) Regular Expression
10 13 (1.80%) MCollective
10 13 (1.80%) ASP.NET
11 11 (1.52%) REST
12 10 (1.38%) Ruby on Rails
13 9 (1.24%) J2EE
13 9 (1.24%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (1.24%) Twisted
14 8 (1.10%) Silverlight
14 8 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
15 7 (0.97%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 87 (12.02%) Clustering
2 69 (9.53%) Open Source
3 51 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (4.14%) Computer Science
5 23 (3.18%) Replication
6 22 (3.04%) Thin Client
6 22 (3.04%) Fat Client
7 16 (2.21%) Client/Server
7 16 (2.21%) User Experience
8 14 (1.93%) Online Games
9 13 (1.80%) Device Driver
10 12 (1.66%) Cryptography
10 12 (1.66%) Visualisation
11 8 (1.10%) PKI
11 8 (1.10%) Statistics
12 6 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.83%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
13 5 (0.69%) Digital Media
13 5 (0.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 264 (36.46%) Linux
2 209 (28.87%) Windows
3 102 (14.09%) UNIX
4 80 (11.05%) CentOS
5 72 (9.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (7.32%) Ubuntu
7 40 (5.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (4.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (2.76%) AIX
11 18 (2.49%) Oracle Linux
12 16 (2.21%) Solaris
12 16 (2.21%) SUSE
13 14 (1.93%) Debian
13 14 (1.93%) HPUX
14 12 (1.66%) Windows 7
15 8 (1.10%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.55%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (15.33%) DevOps
2 109 (15.06%) ITIL
3 79 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (10.50%) Network Management
5 58 (8.01%) Configuration Management
6 57 (7.87%) Service Delivery
6 57 (7.87%) E-Commerce
7 55 (7.60%) Service Management
8 52 (7.18%) Change Management
8 52 (7.18%) Network Design
9 48 (6.63%) Performance Tuning
10 46 (6.35%) Kanban
11 41 (5.66%) Migration
12 38 (5.25%) Network Monitoring
13 37 (5.11%) Network Architecture
14 32 (4.42%) Scrum
15 31 (4.28%) Disaster Recovery
15 31 (4.28%) Mentoring
16 30 (4.14%) Incident Management
17 29 (4.01%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 132 (18.23%) Python
2 87 (12.02%) SQL
3 85 (11.74%) Ruby
4 80 (11.05%) Perl
5 79 (10.91%) Java
6 54 (7.46%) PHP
7 51 (7.04%) Shell Script
8 42 (5.80%) Bash Shell
9 29 (4.01%) C
10 26 (3.59%) PowerShell
11 16 (2.21%) JavaScript
12 14 (1.93%) Korn
12 14 (1.93%) C++
13 12 (1.66%) C#
13 12 (1.66%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.10%) Groovy
15 6 (0.83%) VB
16 3 (0.41%) VBScript
17 2 (0.28%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.28%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 221 (30.52%) Cisco Certification
2 158 (21.82%) CCNP
3 95 (13.12%) CCNA
4 63 (8.70%) CCIE
5 58 (8.01%) Security Cleared
6 38 (5.25%) Degree
7 36 (4.97%) CCSE
8 31 (4.28%) SC Cleared
9 27 (3.73%) CCDP
10 24 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (2.62%) MCSE
12 18 (2.49%) DV Cleared
13 17 (2.35%) CCSP
14 16 (2.21%) CCSA
15 14 (1.93%) CISSP
16 10 (1.38%) MCTS
17 9 (1.24%) MCITP
18 6 (0.83%) Check Point Certification
18 6 (0.83%) CCVP
18 6 (0.83%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (6.08%) SLA
2 29 (4.01%) QA
3 9 (1.24%) JSP 440
4 8 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 91 (12.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (11.46%) Active Directory
3 62 (8.56%) vSphere
4 49 (6.77%) Hyper-V
5 32 (4.42%) vCloud
6 30 (4.14%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (3.18%) ProxySG
8 17 (2.35%) FreeRADIUS
9 15 (2.07%) Docker
9 15 (2.07%) Forefront TMG
10 14 (1.93%) UAG
10 14 (1.93%) Firmware
10 14 (1.93%) ISA Server
11 11 (1.52%) Varnish
11 11 (1.52%) XenDesktop
12 10 (1.38%) XenApp
12 10 (1.38%) VirtualBox
13 9 (1.24%) Postfix
14 8 (1.10%) Oracle RMAN
14 8 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 116 (16.02%) Puppet
2 75 (10.36%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (7.87%) Nagios
4 32 (4.42%) ZABBIX
5 30 (4.14%) SCCM
6 27 (3.73%) SCOM
7 23 (3.18%) Cacti
8 21 (2.90%) Zenoss
8 21 (2.90%) Cisco CUCM
9 19 (2.62%) CA Spectrum
9 19 (2.62%) Kibana
10 18 (2.49%) Graphite
10 18 (2.49%) Cobbler
11 17 (2.35%) Graylog2
12 12 (1.66%) Vagrant
12 12 (1.66%) OPNET
12 12 (1.66%) CiscoWorks
13 11 (1.52%) Salt
14 10 (1.38%) collectd
14 10 (1.38%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 363 (50.14%) Cisco
2 210 (29.01%) F5
3 191 (26.38%) CheckPoint
4 167 (23.07%) VMware
5 120 (16.57%) Juniper
6 109 (15.06%) Citrix
7 102 (14.09%) Oracle
8 85 (11.74%) HP
9 76 (10.50%) Red Hat
10 67 (9.25%) Microsoft
11 64 (8.84%) Blue Coat
12 58 (8.01%) SolarWinds
13 38 (5.25%) Nokia
14 37 (5.11%) Splunk
15 35 (4.83%) Riverbed
16 31 (4.28%) EMC
17 28 (3.87%) IBM
18 27 (3.73%) Perforce
19 26 (3.59%) Fortinet
20 25 (3.45%) Infoblox
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