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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 209 286 265
Rank change year-on-year
+77 -21
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 263 151 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.15% 0.64% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 0.77% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 122 128
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £325 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £393 £360
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +9.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £38.68 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +45.96%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
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
19637 19518 19670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.98% 83.26% 81.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14080 14002 13948
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 219 246
Median hourly rate £24.44 £22.00 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.09% +1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.17 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.78 £52.02 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +26 38 £490 +8.88% 3
Canary Wharf 0 2 £450 +24.13%
Croydon - 2 £475 - 2
Docklands, London +10 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £450 -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 251 (58.64%) Linux
2 197 (46.03%) Firewall
3 155 (36.21%) Python
4 142 (33.18%) DevOps
5 139 (32.48%) Amazon AWS
6 137 (32.01%) Puppet
7 130 (30.37%) DNS
8 119 (27.80%) Agile Software Development
9 112 (26.17%) Bash Shell
10 104 (24.30%) Configuration Management
11 96 (22.43%) Windows
12 95 (22.20%) Docker
13 94 (21.96%) Unix
14 93 (21.73%) Apache
15 92 (21.50%) VMware
16 89 (20.79%) Cisco
16 89 (20.79%) F5
17 88 (20.56%) Perl
17 88 (20.56%) VMware Infrastructure
18 85 (19.86%) VPN
19 80 (18.69%) Git (software)
20 79 (18.46%) Ansible
21 77 (17.99%) High Availability
22 73 (17.06%) Jenkins
22 73 (17.06%) TCP/IP
23 70 (16.36%) MySQL
24 64 (14.95%) ITIL
24 64 (14.95%) Ruby
25 63 (14.72%) Continuous Delivery
26 62 (14.49%) Opscode Chef

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 93 (21.73%) Apache
2 59 (13.79%) Tomcat
3 36 (8.41%) Elasticsearch
3 36 (8.41%) WebSphere
4 33 (7.71%) IIS
5 27 (6.31%) nginx
6 20 (4.67%) WebSphere Application Server
7 18 (4.21%) Confluence
8 14 (3.27%) Cloud Foundry
8 14 (3.27%) OpenStack
9 11 (2.57%) WildFly
10 10 (2.34%) Jetty
10 10 (2.34%) Mule ESB
11 9 (2.10%) WebLogic
12 8 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (1.87%) MS Exchange
12 8 (1.87%) Skype for Business
13 7 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (1.64%) JBoss
14 5 (1.17%) MQSeries
Applications
1 14 (3.27%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.17%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 139 (32.48%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (8.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (7.71%) PaaS
4 30 (7.01%) Cloud Computing
5 29 (6.78%) AWS CloudFormation
6 26 (6.07%) Amazon EC2
7 23 (5.37%) IaaS
8 17 (3.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 11 (2.57%) Heroku
10 7 (1.64%) Amazon S3
11 5 (1.17%) Office 365
12 4 (0.93%) IBM PureFlex
12 4 (0.93%) SaaS
13 3 (0.70%) Rackspace Cloud
14 2 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.47%) GitHub
15 1 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
15 1 (0.23%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 197 (46.03%) Firewall
2 130 (30.37%) DNS
3 85 (19.86%) VPN
4 73 (17.06%) TCP/IP
5 62 (14.49%) SSL
6 49 (11.45%) Network Security
7 44 (10.28%) WAN
8 43 (10.05%) LAN
8 43 (10.05%) LDAP
9 41 (9.58%) IPsec
10 28 (6.54%) Cisco Nexus
11 27 (6.31%) BGP
12 26 (6.07%) ICMP
12 26 (6.07%) Wireless
13 25 (5.84%) VLAN
14 23 (5.37%) MPLS
15 22 (5.14%) DHCP
15 22 (5.14%) SAN
16 21 (4.91%) Reverse Proxy
17 20 (4.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (16.36%) MySQL
2 38 (8.88%) PostgreSQL
3 37 (8.64%) SQL Server
4 22 (5.14%) Oracle Database
5 21 (4.91%) Amazon RDS
6 17 (3.97%) NoSQL
7 12 (2.80%) Redis
7 12 (2.80%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.40%) DB2
9 6 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.93%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.70%) BODI
12 3 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.70%) QlikView
12 3 (0.70%) Spotfire
12 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 80 (18.69%) Git (software)
2 73 (17.06%) Jenkins
3 26 (6.07%) Subversion
4 19 (4.44%) JIRA
4 19 (4.44%) Vagrant
5 14 (3.27%) GoCD
6 13 (3.04%) Gerrit
6 13 (3.04%) TeamCity
7 10 (2.34%) Mercurial
7 10 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (2.10%) GitLab
9 8 (1.87%) Hudson
9 8 (1.87%) Selenium
9 8 (1.87%) SonarQube
10 7 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (1.64%) NuGet
11 6 (1.40%) Ant
11 6 (1.40%) Maven
12 5 (1.17%) Bower
12 5 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 62 (14.49%) Finance
2 41 (9.58%) Retail
3 23 (5.37%) Banking
4 19 (4.44%) Back Office
5 13 (3.04%) Marketing
6 11 (2.57%) Investment Banking
7 10 (2.34%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.87%) Publishing
9 7 (1.64%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.70%) Games
11 2 (0.47%) Billing
11 2 (0.47%) French Language
11 2 (0.47%) Front Office
11 2 (0.47%) Law
11 2 (0.47%) Legal
12 1 (0.23%) Electronics
12 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 76 (17.76%) DevOps Engineer
2 68 (15.89%) Architect
3 45 (10.51%) Administrator
4 44 (10.28%) Developer
5 39 (9.11%) Network Engineer
6 38 (8.88%) Network Architect
7 37 (8.64%) Systems Administrator
8 35 (8.18%) AWS DevOps
9 32 (7.48%) Linux Administrator
10 29 (6.78%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 28 (6.54%) AWS Engineer
11 28 (6.54%) Consultant
12 24 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 23 (5.37%) Security Architect
14 21 (4.91%) Network Security Architect
15 19 (4.44%) Web Engineer
15 19 (4.44%) WebOps Engineer
16 18 (4.21%) Linux Engineer
17 16 (3.74%) Cloud Engineer
18 15 (3.50%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (13.79%) LAMP
2 32 (7.48%) Middleware
3 29 (6.78%) RabbitMQ
4 26 (6.07%) Web Services
5 22 (5.14%) LEMP Stack
6 21 (4.91%) Django
6 21 (4.91%) LAPP Stack
7 19 (4.44%) libvirt
8 17 (3.97%) ELK Stack
8 17 (3.97%) J2EE
9 15 (3.50%) .NET
10 14 (3.27%) SOAP
10 14 (3.27%) XML
11 13 (3.04%) boto
12 12 (2.80%) Node.js
13 11 (2.57%) Sensu
14 8 (1.87%) WCF
15 7 (1.64%) .NET Framework
15 7 (1.64%) CSS
15 7 (1.64%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 55 (12.85%) Public Cloud
2 52 (12.15%) Data Centre
3 29 (6.78%) Clustering
4 24 (5.61%) PKI
5 21 (4.91%) Private Cloud
5 21 (4.91%) YubiKey
6 14 (3.27%) Client/Server
6 14 (3.27%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (2.57%) DataPower
8 10 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (2.34%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.64%) Fixed Income
9 7 (1.64%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.40%) Derivative
11 5 (1.17%) Equities
11 5 (1.17%) iPad
11 5 (1.17%) N-Tier
11 5 (1.17%) Replication
11 5 (1.17%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 251 (58.64%) Linux
2 96 (22.43%) Windows
3 94 (21.96%) Unix
4 61 (14.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 58 (13.55%) CentOS
6 47 (10.98%) Windows Server
7 36 (8.41%) Ubuntu
8 29 (6.78%) AIX
8 29 (6.78%) Oracle Linux
8 29 (6.78%) SUSE
9 22 (5.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (3.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 10 (2.34%) Solaris
11 10 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (1.64%) Debian
14 6 (1.40%) VMS
15 2 (0.47%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.23%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (33.18%) DevOps
2 119 (27.80%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (24.30%) Configuration Management
4 77 (17.99%) High Availability
5 64 (14.95%) ITIL
6 63 (14.72%) Continuous Delivery
7 50 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
8 49 (11.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 46 (10.75%) Network Design
10 45 (10.51%) Change Management
10 45 (10.51%) Open Source
11 43 (10.05%) E-Commerce
12 36 (8.41%) Mentoring
13 33 (7.71%) Migration
14 29 (6.78%) Web Operations
15 27 (6.31%) Software Delivery
16 26 (6.07%) Build Automation
17 25 (5.84%) Performance Tuning
18 23 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
19 22 (5.14%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 155 (36.21%) Python
2 112 (26.17%) Bash Shell
3 88 (20.56%) Perl
4 64 (14.95%) Ruby
5 54 (12.62%) Java
6 48 (11.21%) SQL
7 39 (9.11%) Shell Script
8 33 (7.71%) PHP
9 31 (7.24%) PowerShell
10 25 (5.84%) JavaScript
11 21 (4.91%) Korn
12 18 (4.21%) Go
13 17 (3.97%) C#
14 11 (2.57%) Scala
15 9 (2.10%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.70%) AWK
16 3 (0.70%) C
16 3 (0.70%) Jython
16 3 (0.70%) sed
17 2 (0.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 49 (11.45%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (9.11%) CCNP
2 39 (9.11%) Security Cleared
3 30 (7.01%) SC Cleared
4 27 (6.31%) CCNA
5 24 (5.61%) JNCIA
6 22 (5.14%) JNCIS
7 13 (3.04%) Degree
8 9 (2.10%) RHCSA
9 8 (1.87%) RHCA
9 8 (1.87%) RHCE
10 7 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (1.17%) CCIE
13 3 (0.70%) CCDP
14 2 (0.47%) CCSP
14 2 (0.47%) RHCT
15 1 (0.23%) JNCIE
15 1 (0.23%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.50%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.47%) QA
2 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 95 (22.20%) Docker
2 88 (20.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (8.18%) Active Directory
4 27 (6.31%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (5.61%) iptables
5 24 (5.61%) Xen
6 23 (5.37%) KVM
7 15 (3.50%) vSphere
7 15 (3.50%) XenServer
8 12 (2.80%) NFS
8 12 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (2.57%) Samba
10 7 (1.64%) VMware ESX
11 6 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (1.17%) Hyper-V
12 5 (1.17%) Postfix
12 5 (1.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.70%) XenApp
13 3 (0.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 137 (32.01%) Puppet
2 79 (18.46%) Ansible
3 62 (14.49%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (9.35%) Nagios
4 40 (9.35%) Terraform
5 32 (7.48%) Kubernetes
6 27 (6.31%) HAProxy
7 26 (6.07%) logstash
8 24 (5.61%) Kibana
9 16 (3.74%) ZABBIX
10 14 (3.27%) Graphite
11 13 (3.04%) Mesos
12 11 (2.57%) Ganglia
12 11 (2.57%) StatsD
13 10 (2.34%) Consul
14 8 (1.87%) SCOM
15 7 (1.64%) Cisco Prime
15 7 (1.64%) MIIS
15 7 (1.64%) vRealize
16 6 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 92 (21.50%) VMware
2 89 (20.79%) Cisco
2 89 (20.79%) F5
3 60 (14.02%) Red Hat
4 51 (11.92%) Oracle
5 50 (11.68%) Juniper
6 39 (9.11%) Microsoft
7 35 (8.18%) IBM
8 33 (7.71%) Palo Alto
9 32 (7.48%) CheckPoint
10 28 (6.54%) Citrix
11 24 (5.61%) Aerohive Networks
12 18 (4.21%) SaltStack
12 18 (4.21%) Splunk
13 16 (3.74%) Dell
13 16 (3.74%) EMC
14 13 (3.04%) SolarWinds
15 12 (2.80%) Blue Coat
15 12 (2.80%) HP
15 12 (2.80%) Software AG
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