The table below looks at the statistics for Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 266 276 286
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +10
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 166 157 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.77% 0.67% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.83% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 115 75
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £290 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £380
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Load Balancing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18252 18961 18637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.46% 81.15% 81.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13341 13468 13184
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 244 230
Median hourly rate £21.64 £22.18 £20.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +10.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.50 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London 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 London

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Load Balancing across the London region.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in London

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Balancing across the London region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Histogram in London

Load Balancing
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the London region.

Load Balancing Hourly Rate Trend in London

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
City of London +42 20 £488 +20.00% 3
Croydon -10 6 £393 +20.76%
Barnet - 1 £400 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £375 -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 London region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 128 (45.55%) Linux
2 123 (43.77%) Firewall
3 84 (29.89%) Unix
4 83 (29.54%) DNS
5 81 (28.83%) F5
6 74 (26.33%) Puppet
6 74 (26.33%) Windows
7 72 (25.62%) Agile Software Development
8 69 (24.56%) DevOps
9 67 (23.84%) Cisco
10 64 (22.78%) Configuration Management
11 62 (22.06%) Bash Shell
12 59 (21.00%) Finance
12 59 (21.00%) Python
13 58 (20.64%) Amazon AWS
14 54 (19.22%) ITIL
14 54 (19.22%) TCP/IP
14 54 (19.22%) VPN
15 52 (18.51%) Network Security
16 51 (18.15%) Perl
17 48 (17.08%) Git (software)
18 47 (16.73%) SQL
18 47 (16.73%) Microsoft
19 44 (15.66%) Continuous Delivery
19 44 (15.66%) High Availability
20 43 (15.30%) Windows Server
21 42 (14.95%) Cisco Certification
22 41 (14.59%) VMware
22 41 (14.59%) Docker
23 40 (14.23%) Red Hat

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 36 (12.81%) Apache
2 22 (7.83%) IIS
3 20 (7.12%) WebSphere
4 18 (6.41%) Tomcat
5 13 (4.63%) nginx
6 10 (3.56%) JBoss
7 9 (3.20%) Cloud Foundry
7 9 (3.20%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (2.85%) Confluence
8 8 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (2.85%) MS Exchange
9 7 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (2.49%) OpenStack
9 7 (2.49%) Skype for Business
10 5 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.78%) MQSeries
10 5 (1.78%) SAS
10 5 (1.78%) SharePoint
11 4 (1.42%) MediaWiki
11 4 (1.42%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.71%) MS Office
2 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 58 (20.64%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (9.61%) Cloud Computing
3 22 (7.83%) PaaS
4 19 (6.76%) IaaS
4 19 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (2.14%) Heroku
6 4 (1.42%) GitHub
6 4 (1.42%) IBM PureFlex
7 3 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.07%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.07%) Office 365
7 3 (1.07%) Rackspace Cloud
8 2 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.36%) Google Play
9 1 (0.36%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 123 (43.77%) Firewall
2 83 (29.54%) DNS
3 54 (19.22%) TCP/IP
3 54 (19.22%) VPN
4 52 (18.51%) Network Security
5 39 (13.88%) SSL
6 34 (12.10%) BGP
6 34 (12.10%) LAN
7 33 (11.74%) LDAP
8 32 (11.39%) IPsec
9 31 (11.03%) WAN
10 24 (8.54%) HTTP
11 23 (8.19%) MPLS
12 22 (7.83%) Cisco Nexus
12 22 (7.83%) OSPF
13 20 (7.12%) DHCP
13 20 (7.12%) Wireless
14 18 (6.41%) BIG-IP
15 17 (6.05%) Cisco IOS
15 17 (6.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.52%) SQL Server
2 25 (8.90%) MySQL
3 15 (5.34%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (4.98%) Oracle Database
5 12 (4.27%) Relational Database
6 10 (3.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (3.20%) OLAP
7 9 (3.20%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (2.49%) DB2
8 7 (2.49%) QlikView
9 6 (2.14%) NoSQL
9 6 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.78%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.42%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.42%) Spotfire
12 3 (1.07%) Redis
13 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 48 (17.08%) Git (software)
2 28 (9.96%) Jenkins
3 22 (7.83%) Subversion
4 13 (4.63%) Vagrant
5 12 (4.27%) TeamCity
6 9 (3.20%) JIRA
7 7 (2.49%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (2.49%) Selenium
7 7 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.78%) Bower
9 4 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.42%) GoCD
9 4 (1.42%) Hudson
9 4 (1.42%) NuGet
9 4 (1.42%) SonarQube
9 4 (1.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (1.07%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.07%) JMeter
10 3 (1.07%) Maven
10 3 (1.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 59 (21.00%) Finance
2 23 (8.19%) Banking
3 17 (6.05%) Retail
4 12 (4.27%) Games
5 10 (3.56%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.85%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.85%) Marketing
6 8 (2.85%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.78%) Front Office
7 5 (1.78%) Publishing
8 4 (1.42%) Back Office
9 3 (1.07%) International Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Electronics
10 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (14.95%) Network Engineer
2 39 (13.88%) DevOps Engineer
3 35 (12.46%) Architect
4 29 (10.32%) Developer
5 22 (7.83%) Administrator
6 18 (6.41%) AWS DevOps
6 18 (6.41%) Network Architect
7 17 (6.05%) AWS Engineer
8 16 (5.69%) Consultant
8 16 (5.69%) Support Engineer
8 16 (5.69%) Systems Administrator
9 15 (5.34%) Linux Engineer
10 14 (4.98%) Analyst
10 14 (4.98%) Security Architect
10 14 (4.98%) Web Engineer
11 12 (4.27%) Network Security Architect
11 12 (4.27%) Senior Network Engineer
12 11 (3.91%) Systems Engineer
13 10 (3.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (3.56%) Juniper Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (11.39%) Middleware
2 25 (8.90%) LAMP
3 18 (6.41%) Web Services
4 14 (4.98%) .NET
5 11 (3.91%) LEMP Stack
5 11 (3.91%) Node.js
6 10 (3.56%) LAPP Stack
6 10 (3.56%) libvirt
7 8 (2.85%) Sensu
8 7 (2.49%) CSS
8 7 (2.49%) WebSphere MQ
8 7 (2.49%) XML
9 6 (2.14%) J2EE
9 6 (2.14%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (1.78%) SOAP
11 4 (1.42%) ActiveMQ
11 4 (1.42%) Apache CXF
11 4 (1.42%) JAX-WS
11 4 (1.42%) Spring
11 4 (1.42%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.96%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.41%) Clustering
3 16 (5.69%) DataPower
3 16 (5.69%) PKI
3 16 (5.69%) Public Cloud
4 15 (5.34%) YubiKey
5 10 (3.56%) PlayStation
6 8 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.85%) Private Cloud
7 7 (2.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (2.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (2.49%) Replication
8 6 (2.14%) MPEG
8 6 (2.14%) Streaming Media
9 5 (1.78%) Derivative
9 5 (1.78%) iPad
9 5 (1.78%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.42%) Equities
10 4 (1.42%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.42%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 128 (45.55%) Linux
2 84 (29.89%) Unix
3 74 (26.33%) Windows
4 43 (15.30%) Windows Server
5 32 (11.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (11.03%) CentOS
7 24 (8.54%) AIX
7 24 (8.54%) Oracle Linux
7 24 (8.54%) SUSE
8 19 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (6.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 16 (5.69%) Solaris
11 14 (4.98%) Ubuntu
12 13 (4.63%) VMS
13 8 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (2.14%) Debian
14 6 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (1.42%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.36%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (25.62%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (24.56%) DevOps
3 64 (22.78%) Configuration Management
4 54 (19.22%) ITIL
5 44 (15.66%) Continuous Delivery
5 44 (15.66%) High Availability
6 37 (13.17%) Change Management
7 21 (7.47%) Network Design
8 19 (6.76%) Migration
8 19 (6.76%) Open Source
8 19 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (6.41%) Mentoring
10 17 (6.05%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (6.05%) Continuous Improvement
10 17 (6.05%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (6.05%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (6.05%) E-Commerce
11 16 (5.69%) Root Cause Analysis
12 15 (5.34%) Software Delivery
12 15 (5.34%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (22.06%) Bash Shell
2 59 (21.00%) Python
3 51 (18.15%) Perl
4 47 (16.73%) SQL
5 28 (9.96%) Java
5 28 (9.96%) Shell Script
6 26 (9.25%) Ruby
7 20 (7.12%) PowerShell
8 19 (6.76%) JavaScript
9 13 (4.63%) PHP
10 10 (3.56%) Scala
11 9 (3.20%) C#
12 7 (2.49%) T-SQL
13 6 (2.14%) Korn
14 5 (1.78%) C
14 5 (1.78%) Go
15 4 (1.42%) VBScript
16 3 (1.07%) XPath
17 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (14.95%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (11.39%) CCNP
3 18 (6.41%) Security Cleared
4 17 (6.05%) JNCIA
5 15 (5.34%) JNCIS
5 15 (5.34%) SC Cleared
6 14 (4.98%) CCNA
7 12 (4.27%) Degree
8 7 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.42%) CCIE
10 3 (1.07%) JNCIP
11 2 (0.71%) CCA
11 2 (0.71%) CCSP
11 2 (0.71%) CISSP
11 2 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.71%) OCP
11 2 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.71%) RHCA
11 2 (0.71%) RHCSA
11 2 (0.71%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.49%) PCI DSS
1 7 (2.49%) SLA
2 3 (1.07%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (14.59%) Docker
2 39 (13.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (7.47%) Active Directory
4 16 (5.69%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (4.98%) KVM
6 13 (4.63%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (3.56%) iptables
7 10 (3.56%) Samba
7 10 (3.56%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (3.56%) Xen
8 9 (3.20%) vSphere
9 8 (2.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 7 (2.49%) XenServer
11 6 (2.14%) Hyper-V
12 4 (1.42%) NFS
12 4 (1.42%) Postfix
13 3 (1.07%) Firmware
13 3 (1.07%) oVirt
14 2 (0.71%) Veritas File System
14 2 (0.71%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 74 (26.33%) Puppet
2 36 (12.81%) Ansible
3 32 (11.39%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (9.96%) Nagios
5 17 (6.05%) Kubernetes
6 13 (4.63%) Terraform
7 12 (4.27%) Graphite
8 10 (3.56%) Xymon
9 8 (2.85%) Ganglia
9 8 (2.85%) Mesos
9 8 (2.85%) StatsD
10 7 (2.49%) FortiGate
10 7 (2.49%) MIIS
11 6 (2.14%) HAProxy
11 6 (2.14%) ZABBIX
12 5 (1.78%) Pingdom
13 4 (1.42%) FreeIPA
13 4 (1.42%) Packer
13 4 (1.42%) Perfmon
13 4 (1.42%) Salt
Vendors
1 81 (28.83%) F5
2 67 (23.84%) Cisco
3 47 (16.73%) Microsoft
4 41 (14.59%) VMware
5 40 (14.23%) Red Hat
6 38 (13.52%) Oracle
7 34 (12.10%) Juniper
8 30 (10.68%) IBM
9 24 (8.54%) Palo Alto
10 23 (8.19%) CheckPoint
11 17 (6.05%) webMethods
12 16 (5.69%) Aerohive Networks
12 16 (5.69%) Software AG
13 14 (4.98%) Citrix
14 13 (4.63%) Splunk
15 10 (3.56%) SolarWinds
16 9 (3.20%) NetApp
17 8 (2.85%) Cognos
18 7 (2.49%) Alcatel-Lucent
18 7 (2.49%) Apple
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