The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 274 278 221
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -57
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 130 129 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.55% 0.53% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.70% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 66 119
Average daily rate
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£400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £315 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £26.50 - £50.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £15.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+56.45% -51.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18140 18533 19452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.93% 76.45% 73.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12691 12878 12909
Average daily rate £442 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 264 374
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Load Balancing
England

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +19 23 £463 +10.11% 15
Westminster - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 100 (36.50%) Linux
2 97 (35.40%) Cisco
3 93 (33.94%) Firewall
4 76 (27.74%) Windows
5 67 (24.45%) Finance
6 66 (24.09%) DNS
7 62 (22.63%) F5
8 59 (21.53%) VMware
9 53 (19.34%) UNIX
10 50 (18.25%) VPN
10 50 (18.25%) Cisco Certification
11 47 (17.15%) HP
11 47 (17.15%) Java
12 46 (16.79%) Perl
13 42 (15.33%) Oracle
13 42 (15.33%) CCNP
13 42 (15.33%) Red Hat
13 42 (15.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 41 (14.96%) WAN
15 39 (14.23%) Citrix
16 37 (13.50%) SAN
17 36 (13.14%) VMware Infrastructure
18 35 (12.77%) Network Security
18 35 (12.77%) Active Directory
18 35 (12.77%) Clustering
19 34 (12.41%) Solaris
19 34 (12.41%) Banking
20 33 (12.04%) SQL
20 33 (12.04%) Migration
21 32 (11.68%) LDAP

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 25 (9.12%) Apache
2 23 (8.39%) IIS
3 21 (7.66%) Tomcat
4 19 (6.93%) Lync
5 10 (3.65%) SharePoint
6 9 (3.28%) MS Exchange
7 8 (2.92%) OpenStack
8 6 (2.19%) WebSphere
8 6 (2.19%) Node.js
9 5 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.82%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.82%) IBM HTTP Server
9 5 (1.82%) nginx
9 5 (1.82%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (1.09%) ColdFusion
10 3 (1.09%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (2.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.09%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.65%) Office 365
3 8 (2.92%) PaaS
3 8 (2.92%) IaaS
4 5 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.46%) Joyent
6 3 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.09%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 93 (33.94%) Firewall
2 66 (24.09%) DNS
3 50 (18.25%) VPN
4 41 (14.96%) WAN
5 37 (13.50%) SAN
6 35 (12.77%) Network Security
7 32 (11.68%) LDAP
8 31 (11.31%) TCP/IP
8 31 (11.31%) Cisco Nexus
9 30 (10.95%) NetScaler
9 30 (10.95%) DHCP
10 27 (9.85%) Internet
10 27 (9.85%) BGP
11 25 (9.12%) MPLS
12 24 (8.76%) SSL
13 23 (8.39%) LAN
14 21 (7.66%) VLAN
15 20 (7.30%) NAS
16 19 (6.93%) HTTP
16 19 (6.93%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.03%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.66%) MySQL
3 14 (5.11%) Relational Database
4 13 (4.74%) MongoDB
4 13 (4.74%) Apache Cassandra
4 13 (4.74%) NoSQL
5 9 (3.28%) Redis
5 9 (3.28%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.19%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.82%) SAP Data Services
7 5 (1.82%) Oracle ODI
7 5 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.82%) DataStage
7 5 (1.82%) Oracle OWB
7 5 (1.82%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.46%) DB2
9 3 (1.09%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.73%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 11 (4.01%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.65%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.55%) LoadRunner
3 7 (2.55%) Maven
4 5 (1.82%) JIRA
4 5 (1.82%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (1.46%) JProfiler
5 4 (1.46%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.73%) WebLOAD
6 2 (0.73%) Subversion
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.36%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 67 (24.45%) Finance
2 34 (12.41%) Banking
3 23 (8.39%) Investment Banking
4 11 (4.01%) Financial Institution
4 11 (4.01%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.55%) Retail
6 5 (1.82%) Front Office
6 5 (1.82%) German Language
7 3 (1.09%) Games
7 3 (1.09%) Legal
8 2 (0.73%) Local Government
8 2 (0.73%) Law
8 2 (0.73%) Publishing
9 1 (0.36%) Advertising
9 1 (0.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (18.98%) Network Engineer
2 41 (14.96%) Consultant
3 19 (6.93%) Architect
4 18 (6.57%) Administrator
5 16 (5.84%) Support Engineer
6 13 (4.74%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (4.74%) Network Consultant
7 11 (4.01%) Platform Engineer
7 11 (4.01%) Storage Support Engineer
7 11 (4.01%) Systems Administrator
7 11 (4.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (4.01%) Storage Engineer
8 10 (3.65%) Security Engineer
8 10 (3.65%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (3.65%) Project Manager
9 9 (3.28%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 9 (3.28%) Developer
9 9 (3.28%) Tester
9 9 (3.28%) UNIX Engineer
9 9 (3.28%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.74%) XML
2 12 (4.38%) Web Services
2 12 (4.38%) CSS
3 10 (3.65%) LAMP
4 9 (3.28%) .NET
5 8 (2.92%) Middleware
6 7 (2.55%) JSON
6 7 (2.55%) Java EE
7 6 (2.19%) WCF
7 6 (2.19%) JMX
8 4 (1.46%) CGI
8 4 (1.46%) XML Schema
8 4 (1.46%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.46%) Regular Expression
9 3 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (1.09%) SOAP
9 3 (1.09%) HTML
10 2 (0.73%) Apache Flex
10 2 (0.73%) HTML5
10 2 (0.73%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 35 (12.77%) Clustering
2 14 (5.11%) Open Source
3 13 (4.74%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.65%) Replication
5 9 (3.28%) Video on Demand
6 8 (2.92%) Hedge funds
7 7 (2.55%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.19%) CLARiiON
9 5 (1.82%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.82%) IPTV
9 5 (1.82%) Data Integration
10 4 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.09%) New Media
11 3 (1.09%) Cryptography
12 2 (0.73%) Online Games
12 2 (0.73%) SWIFT
12 2 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.73%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.73%) PKI
12 2 (0.73%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 100 (36.50%) Linux
2 76 (27.74%) Windows
3 53 (19.34%) UNIX
4 42 (15.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (12.41%) Solaris
6 26 (9.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (6.20%) CentOS
8 15 (5.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (4.74%) Ubuntu
10 10 (3.65%) Windows 7
10 10 (3.65%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.19%) AIX
11 6 (2.19%) HPUX
11 6 (2.19%) VMS
11 6 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (1.82%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (1.46%) SUSE
14 3 (1.09%) SmartOS
14 3 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.36%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (12.04%) Migration
2 30 (10.95%) Service Delivery
3 29 (10.58%) ITIL
4 22 (8.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 22 (8.03%) Performance Tuning
5 21 (7.66%) DevOps
6 18 (6.57%) Change Management
7 16 (5.84%) Release Management
7 16 (5.84%) Scrum
7 16 (5.84%) Project Management
8 14 (5.11%) Capacity Planning
9 12 (4.38%) Build Automation
9 12 (4.38%) High Availability
9 12 (4.38%) Kernel Tuning
10 11 (4.01%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 11 (4.01%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (4.01%) Performance Testing
10 11 (4.01%) Network Management
11 10 (3.65%) Network Architecture
11 10 (3.65%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 47 (17.15%) Java
2 46 (16.79%) Perl
3 33 (12.04%) SQL
4 29 (10.58%) Python
5 18 (6.57%) Bash Shell
6 17 (6.20%) JavaScript
7 16 (5.84%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.28%) Shell Script
8 9 (3.28%) Ruby
9 8 (2.92%) VB
10 7 (2.55%) C
10 7 (2.55%) Bourne shell
11 6 (2.19%) PHP
11 6 (2.19%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.46%) C#
13 2 (0.73%) ActionScript 2.0
13 2 (0.73%) ABAP
13 2 (0.73%) ActionScript
13 2 (0.73%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.73%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (18.25%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (15.33%) CCNP
3 15 (5.47%) MCSE
3 15 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (4.38%) Degree
5 9 (3.28%) CCIE
6 8 (2.92%) Security Cleared
6 8 (2.92%) CCNA
7 5 (1.82%) OCP
7 5 (1.82%) OCA
7 5 (1.82%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (1.82%) MCITP
8 4 (1.46%) JNCIS
8 4 (1.46%) CCSE
8 4 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (1.46%) CCDP
9 3 (1.09%) CCEE
9 3 (1.09%) CCSP
9 3 (1.09%) CCIP
9 3 (1.09%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.47%) SLA
2 11 (4.01%) QA
System Software
1 36 (13.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (12.77%) Active Directory
3 26 (9.49%) vSphere
4 12 (4.38%) vCloud
5 11 (4.01%) Hyper-V
6 10 (3.65%) VMware ESX
7 8 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (2.92%) XenApp
8 7 (2.55%) ProxySG
8 7 (2.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 7 (2.55%) Varnish
8 7 (2.55%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (1.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (1.46%) NFS
11 3 (1.09%) FreeRADIUS
11 3 (1.09%) Docker
12 2 (0.73%) UAG
12 2 (0.73%) XenServer
12 2 (0.73%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 29 (10.58%) Puppet
2 23 (8.39%) Nagios
3 16 (5.84%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (4.74%) NetBackup
5 10 (3.65%) ZABBIX
6 8 (2.92%) Zenoss
7 7 (2.55%) Kibana
7 7 (2.55%) Graylog2
7 7 (2.55%) YUM
8 6 (2.19%) Munin
8 6 (2.19%) BladeLogic
8 6 (2.19%) StatsD
9 5 (1.82%) ITRS Geneos
9 5 (1.82%) Control-M
9 5 (1.82%) SCCM
10 4 (1.46%) Cacti
10 4 (1.46%) CA Spectrum
10 4 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (1.09%) Oracle Identity Management
11 3 (1.09%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 97 (35.40%) Cisco
2 62 (22.63%) F5
3 59 (21.53%) VMware
4 47 (17.15%) HP
5 42 (15.33%) Oracle
5 42 (15.33%) Red Hat
6 39 (14.23%) Citrix
7 31 (11.31%) CheckPoint
8 27 (9.85%) Juniper
9 25 (9.12%) Microsoft
10 23 (8.39%) Blue Coat
11 20 (7.30%) NetApp
12 16 (5.84%) Brocade
13 14 (5.11%) Veritas
14 12 (4.38%) IBM
14 12 (4.38%) Sun
15 11 (4.01%) Avaya
16 10 (3.65%) Infoblox
16 10 (3.65%) Splunk
17 9 (3.28%) Percona
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
MBA Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago