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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 240 279 265
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -14
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 176 146 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.76% 0.60% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.78% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 93 78
Average daily rate
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£450 £398 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £330 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -48.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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 London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17875 18829 16333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.53% 77.63% 76.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13142 13090 11224
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 231 320
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £13.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £76.50 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the London region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
City of London +6 36 £475 +21.79% 11
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £375 -
Wimbledon - 1 £425 -
Ealing - - - - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Hayes - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
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England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 187 (51.94%) Cisco
2 173 (48.06%) Firewall
3 151 (41.94%) Linux
4 109 (30.28%) Windows
5 108 (30.00%) F5
6 107 (29.72%) DNS
7 94 (26.11%) Cisco Certification
8 88 (24.44%) VPN
8 88 (24.44%) Python
9 78 (21.67%) CheckPoint
10 76 (21.11%) Cisco ASA
11 74 (20.56%) Apache
12 73 (20.28%) CCNP
13 72 (20.00%) Network Security
13 72 (20.00%) Puppet
14 69 (19.17%) Cisco Nexus
14 69 (19.17%) WAN
15 67 (18.61%) VMware
16 66 (18.33%) DevOps
17 65 (18.06%) Citrix
18 64 (17.78%) LAN
18 64 (17.78%) Finance
19 63 (17.50%) Perl
20 60 (16.67%) NetScaler
21 59 (16.39%) Java
22 58 (16.11%) ITIL
22 58 (16.11%) BGP
22 58 (16.11%) CentOS
23 57 (15.83%) TCP/IP
24 56 (15.56%) Oracle

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (20.56%) Apache
2 41 (11.39%) OpenStack
3 35 (9.72%) IIS
4 19 (5.28%) nginx
4 19 (5.28%) Tomcat
5 18 (5.00%) SharePoint
6 15 (4.17%) Lync
7 10 (2.78%) Office Communications Server
7 10 (2.78%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (2.22%) MS Exchange
8 8 (2.22%) IBM HTTP Server
9 5 (1.39%) JBoss
10 4 (1.11%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
11 3 (0.83%) Eucalyptus
11 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.56%) Jetty
12 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.56%) Adobe CQ
13 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (1.94%) MS Office
1 7 (1.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.28%) MS Project
2 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.56%) Summit
1 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 41 (11.39%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (6.11%) Amazon EC2
4 21 (5.83%) PaaS
5 18 (5.00%) Amazon S3
6 12 (3.33%) IaaS
7 10 (2.78%) Heroku
7 10 (2.78%) Engine Yard
7 10 (2.78%) Office 365
8 3 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 173 (48.06%) Firewall
2 107 (29.72%) DNS
3 88 (24.44%) VPN
4 76 (21.11%) Cisco ASA
5 72 (20.00%) Network Security
6 69 (19.17%) Cisco Nexus
6 69 (19.17%) WAN
7 64 (17.78%) LAN
8 60 (16.67%) NetScaler
9 58 (16.11%) BGP
10 57 (15.83%) TCP/IP
11 52 (14.44%) VLAN
12 49 (13.61%) MPLS
13 45 (12.50%) Internet
14 41 (11.39%) OSPF
15 40 (11.11%) DHCP
16 38 (10.56%) IPsec
17 37 (10.28%) SSL
18 36 (10.00%) Ethernet
19 35 (9.72%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 46 (12.78%) MySQL
3 34 (9.44%) MongoDB
4 33 (9.17%) NoSQL
5 30 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
6 16 (4.44%) Relational Database
7 15 (4.17%) DB2
8 10 (2.78%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.94%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.94%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.28%) SSDT
12 1 (0.28%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle Discoverer
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 44 (12.22%) Jenkins
2 37 (10.28%) Git (software)
3 26 (7.22%) Subversion
4 23 (6.39%) Maven
5 6 (1.67%) Selenium
6 5 (1.39%) JMeter
7 4 (1.11%) WebLOAD
8 3 (0.83%) MSI
9 2 (0.56%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.56%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.56%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.28%) Hudson
10 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.28%) WiX
10 1 (0.28%) TestLink
10 1 (0.28%) NeoLoad
10 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.28%) JUnit
10 1 (0.28%) NUnit
General
1 64 (17.78%) Finance
2 42 (11.67%) Banking
3 24 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 16 (4.44%) Games
5 14 (3.89%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.78%) Front Office
7 9 (2.50%) Retail
8 6 (1.67%) Legal
9 5 (1.39%) Publishing
9 5 (1.39%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.83%) Marketing
11 2 (0.56%) German Language
11 2 (0.56%) Law
12 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 101 (28.06%) Network Engineer
2 42 (11.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 37 (10.28%) Consultant
4 36 (10.00%) Architect
5 34 (9.44%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 27 (7.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 17 (4.72%) Security Engineer
8 16 (4.44%) Network Security Engineer
8 16 (4.44%) Analyst
9 15 (4.17%) Administrator
9 15 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (4.17%) Network Consultant
9 15 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
10 14 (3.89%) Linux Engineer
11 13 (3.61%) Developer
12 12 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
13 10 (2.78%) Network Manager
13 10 (2.78%) Lead Architect
13 10 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
14 9 (2.50%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (11.67%) Web Services
2 24 (6.67%) LAMP
3 22 (6.11%) .NET
4 16 (4.44%) Java EE
5 12 (3.33%) Middleware
5 12 (3.33%) Regular Expression
6 11 (3.06%) CSS
7 10 (2.78%) MCollective
8 9 (2.50%) HTML
8 9 (2.50%) WCF
9 8 (2.22%) XML
10 7 (1.94%) JSON
11 6 (1.67%) HTML5
12 5 (1.39%) CGI
13 4 (1.11%) Apache Flex
13 4 (1.11%) Ajax
13 4 (1.11%) ASP.NET
13 4 (1.11%) Flash
13 4 (1.11%) REST
14 3 (0.83%) FastCGI
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.78%) Open Source
2 40 (11.11%) Clustering
3 31 (8.61%) Computer Science
4 18 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.61%) Online Games
6 10 (2.78%) Device Driver
7 7 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.39%) Replication
8 5 (1.39%) Derivative
9 3 (0.83%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.83%) EPoS
9 3 (0.83%) PKI
9 3 (0.83%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.56%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.56%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.56%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.56%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.28%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.28%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (0.28%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 151 (41.94%) Linux
2 109 (30.28%) Windows
3 58 (16.11%) CentOS
4 49 (13.61%) UNIX
5 39 (10.83%) Ubuntu
6 32 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (7.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (4.17%) Solaris
9 13 (3.61%) Oracle Linux
9 13 (3.61%) SUSE
9 13 (3.61%) AIX
10 11 (3.06%) Windows 7
11 7 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.67%) Windows XP
12 6 (1.67%) Windows 2000
13 5 (1.39%) Debian
14 2 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.56%) HPUX
15 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (18.33%) DevOps
2 58 (16.11%) ITIL
3 46 (12.78%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (11.39%) Change Management
5 37 (10.28%) Service Delivery
6 36 (10.00%) Kanban
7 34 (9.44%) Service Management
8 33 (9.17%) Migration
9 32 (8.89%) E-Commerce
10 28 (7.78%) Network Management
11 27 (7.50%) Configuration Management
12 21 (5.83%) Mentoring
12 21 (5.83%) Release Management
13 19 (5.28%) Line Management
13 19 (5.28%) Performance Tuning
14 15 (4.17%) Scrum
15 13 (3.61%) WAN Optimisation
16 12 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
17 11 (3.06%) Capacity Management
18 10 (2.78%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 88 (24.44%) Python
2 63 (17.50%) Perl
3 59 (16.39%) Java
4 46 (12.78%) Ruby
5 37 (10.28%) Shell Script
6 34 (9.44%) SQL
7 31 (8.61%) PHP
8 17 (4.72%) PowerShell
9 16 (4.44%) JavaScript
10 15 (4.17%) Bash Shell
11 11 (3.06%) VB
12 10 (2.78%) Korn
12 10 (2.78%) C
13 5 (1.39%) C#
14 4 (1.11%) C++
14 4 (1.11%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.56%) Erlang
16 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.28%) VBScript
16 1 (0.28%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 94 (26.11%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (20.28%) CCNP
3 27 (7.50%) CCIE
4 20 (5.56%) CCNA
4 20 (5.56%) Degree
5 16 (4.44%) CCSE
6 14 (3.89%) CCSA
7 13 (3.61%) CCSP
8 7 (1.94%) CCDP
9 6 (1.67%) Security Cleared
9 6 (1.67%) CISSP
10 5 (1.39%) CCVP
11 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.11%) MCSE
12 3 (0.83%) MCP
12 3 (0.83%) JNCIS
12 3 (0.83%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.56%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.56%) MCITP
13 2 (0.56%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.22%) SLA
2 20 (5.56%) QA
3 4 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (11.39%) Active Directory
2 37 (10.28%) vSphere
3 34 (9.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (7.78%) vCloud
5 21 (5.83%) Hyper-V
6 14 (3.89%) FreeRADIUS
7 10 (2.78%) Firmware
8 8 (2.22%) XenApp
9 6 (1.67%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.67%) ProxySG
9 6 (1.67%) VMware ESX
9 6 (1.67%) Docker
10 5 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.39%) XenServer
11 3 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.83%) Nmap
11 3 (0.83%) Snort
11 3 (0.83%) Xen
11 3 (0.83%) Postfix
11 3 (0.83%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 72 (20.00%) Puppet
2 49 (13.61%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (12.78%) Nagios
4 29 (8.06%) ZABBIX
5 21 (5.83%) Kibana
5 21 (5.83%) Zenoss
6 20 (5.56%) Graphite
7 19 (5.28%) Graylog2
8 17 (4.72%) Cacti
9 15 (4.17%) CA Spectrum
9 15 (4.17%) Cobbler
10 14 (3.89%) Cisco CUCM
11 12 (3.33%) Control-M
12 9 (2.50%) collectd
13 8 (2.22%) BladeLogic
13 8 (2.22%) ITRS Geneos
14 7 (1.94%) Cisco Prime
14 7 (1.94%) SCCM
15 6 (1.67%) SCOM
15 6 (1.67%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 187 (51.94%) Cisco
2 108 (30.00%) F5
3 78 (21.67%) CheckPoint
4 67 (18.61%) VMware
5 65 (18.06%) Citrix
6 56 (15.56%) Oracle
7 52 (14.44%) Juniper
7 52 (14.44%) Red Hat
8 33 (9.17%) HP
8 33 (9.17%) Microsoft
9 28 (7.78%) Splunk
10 27 (7.50%) Perforce
11 21 (5.83%) IBM
12 20 (5.56%) SolarWinds
13 19 (5.28%) Blue Coat
14 18 (5.00%) Riverbed
15 15 (4.17%) Percona
15 15 (4.17%) CA
16 14 (3.89%) EMC
17 11 (3.06%) Infoblox
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 320-350 Per Day
Posted: 26 days ago