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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 241 300 311
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +11
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 182 128 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.75% 0.51% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.65% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 65 63
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£425 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £325 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.46% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+78.57% -34.37%
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
18814 19549 19359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.64% 77.50% 75.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13400 13696 13116
Average daily rate £450 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
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 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 227 357
Average hourly rate £21.62 £21.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.95% -35.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £15.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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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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 +41 31 £495 +36.55% 6
Canary Wharf - 1 £375 -
Ealing - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 134 (42.54%) Cisco
2 133 (42.22%) Firewall
3 121 (38.41%) Linux
4 97 (30.79%) Windows
5 87 (27.62%) DNS
6 75 (23.81%) VPN
7 71 (22.54%) F5
8 64 (20.32%) Cisco Certification
9 63 (20.00%) Finance
10 60 (19.05%) CheckPoint
11 58 (18.41%) Java
12 57 (18.10%) Citrix
12 57 (18.10%) CCNP
13 56 (17.78%) NetScaler
14 55 (17.46%) Apache
15 54 (17.14%) VMware
15 54 (17.14%) Cisco Nexus
16 52 (16.51%) Python
17 51 (16.19%) WAN
18 48 (15.24%) Perl
18 48 (15.24%) Network Security
19 46 (14.60%) Oracle
20 45 (14.29%) Internet
21 44 (13.97%) ITIL
21 44 (13.97%) DHCP
21 44 (13.97%) Banking
22 43 (13.65%) Active Directory
22 43 (13.65%) LAN
23 42 (13.33%) Service Delivery
23 42 (13.33%) Puppet

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 55 (17.46%) Apache
2 33 (10.48%) IIS
3 25 (7.94%) OpenStack
4 17 (5.40%) Tomcat
5 16 (5.08%) Lync
6 13 (4.13%) nginx
7 12 (3.81%) SharePoint
8 8 (2.54%) IBM HTTP Server
9 7 (2.22%) MS Exchange
10 6 (1.90%) WebLogic
11 5 (1.59%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (1.27%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.27%) Oracle Coherence
13 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.95%) Eucalyptus
13 3 (0.95%) ColdFusion
14 2 (0.63%) CMS
14 2 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
14 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.95%) MS Office
3 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Summit
2 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 27 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.13%) IaaS
3 13 (4.13%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (4.13%) PaaS
4 11 (3.49%) Amazon S3
5 9 (2.86%) Office 365
6 4 (1.27%) Joyent
7 2 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 133 (42.22%) Firewall
2 87 (27.62%) DNS
3 75 (23.81%) VPN
4 56 (17.78%) NetScaler
5 54 (17.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 51 (16.19%) WAN
7 48 (15.24%) Network Security
8 45 (14.29%) Internet
9 44 (13.97%) DHCP
10 43 (13.65%) LAN
11 39 (12.38%) Cisco ASA
12 37 (11.75%) TCP/IP
12 37 (11.75%) SSL
13 35 (11.11%) BGP
13 35 (11.11%) VLAN
14 29 (9.21%) Ethernet
15 27 (8.57%) SAN
15 27 (8.57%) LDAP
16 25 (7.94%) MPLS
17 24 (7.62%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.75%) SQL Server
2 30 (9.52%) MySQL
3 16 (5.08%) MongoDB
3 16 (5.08%) Apache Cassandra
3 16 (5.08%) NoSQL
4 14 (4.44%) DB2
5 9 (2.86%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.59%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.95%) Redis
7 3 (0.95%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (0.32%) SSDT
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 27 (8.57%) Git (software)
2 24 (7.62%) Jenkins
3 19 (6.03%) Maven
4 9 (2.86%) Subversion
5 6 (1.90%) JIRA
6 4 (1.27%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.95%) MSI
8 2 (0.63%) JMeter
8 2 (0.63%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.63%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.63%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.63%) Selenium
9 1 (0.32%) WiX
9 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.32%) TestLink
9 1 (0.32%) NUnit
9 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.32%) MSTest
General
1 63 (20.00%) Finance
2 44 (13.97%) Banking
3 31 (9.84%) Investment Banking
4 13 (4.13%) Retail
5 12 (3.81%) Financial Institution
6 10 (3.17%) Front Office
7 8 (2.54%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.90%) Publishing
8 6 (1.90%) Games
8 6 (1.90%) German Language
9 4 (1.27%) Legal
10 2 (0.63%) Law
10 2 (0.63%) Local Government
11 1 (0.32%) Marketing
11 1 (0.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 79 (25.08%) Network Engineer
2 36 (11.43%) Consultant
3 29 (9.21%) Architect
4 25 (7.94%) DevOps Engineer
5 22 (6.98%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 19 (6.03%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 18 (5.71%) Security Engineer
7 18 (5.71%) Administrator
8 15 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
9 14 (4.44%) Developer
10 13 (4.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (3.81%) Senior Network Engineer
11 12 (3.81%) Infrastructure Architect
11 12 (3.81%) Analyst
11 12 (3.81%) Network Consultant
12 11 (3.49%) Lead Architect
12 11 (3.49%) Linux Engineer
13 10 (3.17%) Project Manager
13 10 (3.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 9 (2.86%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.98%) .NET
1 22 (6.98%) Web Services
2 19 (6.03%) CSS
3 16 (5.08%) Java EE
4 15 (4.76%) XML
5 12 (3.81%) LAMP
5 12 (3.81%) JSON
6 11 (3.49%) Regular Expression
6 11 (3.49%) Middleware
7 10 (3.17%) WCF
8 8 (2.54%) HTML
8 8 (2.54%) CGI
9 7 (2.22%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (1.59%) REST
10 5 (1.59%) Apache Flex
10 5 (1.59%) HTML5
10 5 (1.59%) Flash
11 4 (1.27%) Ajax
11 4 (1.27%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.75%) Open Source
2 29 (9.21%) Computer Science
3 24 (7.62%) Clustering
4 13 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.22%) Replication
6 6 (1.90%) Hedge funds
6 6 (1.90%) Derivative
7 5 (1.59%) Online Games
8 4 (1.27%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.27%) PKI
9 3 (0.95%) New Media
9 3 (0.95%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.95%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.95%) Cryptography
9 3 (0.95%) EPoS
9 3 (0.95%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.63%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.63%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.63%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.63%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 121 (38.41%) Linux
2 97 (30.79%) Windows
3 39 (12.38%) UNIX
4 36 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (10.79%) CentOS
6 27 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (7.94%) Ubuntu
8 22 (6.98%) Solaris
9 16 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (4.13%) Windows 7
11 12 (3.81%) AIX
11 12 (3.81%) Oracle Linux
12 11 (3.49%) SUSE
13 10 (3.17%) Windows XP
14 7 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.95%) SmartOS
16 2 (0.63%) Debian
16 2 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
17 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (13.97%) ITIL
2 42 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 41 (13.02%) DevOps
4 40 (12.70%) Migration
5 34 (10.79%) Change Management
6 30 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (8.25%) Kanban
8 25 (7.94%) Service Management
9 21 (6.67%) Scrum
10 18 (5.71%) Configuration Management
11 16 (5.08%) Mentoring
12 15 (4.76%) Line Management
13 14 (4.44%) E-Commerce
13 14 (4.44%) Network Management
14 12 (3.81%) Project Management
14 12 (3.81%) Performance Tuning
14 12 (3.81%) Build Automation
15 11 (3.49%) Capacity Management
15 11 (3.49%) Capacity Planning
15 11 (3.49%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (18.41%) Java
2 52 (16.51%) Python
3 48 (15.24%) Perl
4 25 (7.94%) Ruby
5 24 (7.62%) JavaScript
6 23 (7.30%) PHP
6 23 (7.30%) SQL
7 17 (5.40%) PowerShell
8 16 (5.08%) Shell Script
9 13 (4.13%) VB
10 12 (3.81%) C
11 8 (2.54%) C#
12 7 (2.22%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.27%) C++
14 3 (0.95%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.63%) VBScript
15 2 (0.63%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.63%) ActionScript 2.0
15 2 (0.63%) Erlang
16 1 (0.32%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 64 (20.32%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (18.10%) CCNP
3 21 (6.67%) Degree
4 15 (4.76%) CCIE
5 14 (4.44%) CCNA
6 12 (3.81%) MCSE
6 12 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (2.54%) CCSE
8 7 (2.22%) CCDP
8 7 (2.22%) CCSP
9 6 (1.90%) CCSA
9 6 (1.90%) CCVP
9 6 (1.90%) CISSP
9 6 (1.90%) MCITP
10 5 (1.59%) JNCIS
11 4 (1.27%) MCP
11 4 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (1.27%) Security Cleared
12 3 (0.95%) CCEE
12 3 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.35%) SLA
2 13 (4.13%) QA
3 3 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (13.65%) Active Directory
2 32 (10.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (8.57%) vSphere
4 22 (6.98%) vCloud
5 14 (4.44%) Hyper-V
6 10 (3.17%) ProxySG
6 10 (3.17%) FreeRADIUS
7 9 (2.86%) XenApp
8 6 (1.90%) Firmware
8 6 (1.90%) XenServer
8 6 (1.90%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.59%) Docker
9 5 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.27%) VMware ESX
10 4 (1.27%) NFS
11 3 (0.95%) Nmap
11 3 (0.95%) Snort
12 2 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.32%) Squid
Systems Management
1 42 (13.33%) Puppet
2 34 (10.79%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (9.21%) Nagios
4 24 (7.62%) ZABBIX
5 17 (5.40%) Zenoss
6 16 (5.08%) CA Spectrum
7 15 (4.76%) Kibana
7 15 (4.76%) Graylog2
8 12 (3.81%) Cacti
9 9 (2.86%) BladeLogic
9 9 (2.86%) Control-M
10 8 (2.54%) Cisco CUCM
10 8 (2.54%) ITRS Geneos
11 6 (1.90%) SolarWinds Orion
11 6 (1.90%) SCCM
12 5 (1.59%) Nessus
13 4 (1.27%) NetBackup
14 3 (0.95%) SCOM
15 2 (0.63%) CA SiteMinder
15 2 (0.63%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 134 (42.54%) Cisco
2 71 (22.54%) F5
3 60 (19.05%) CheckPoint
4 57 (18.10%) Citrix
5 54 (17.14%) VMware
6 46 (14.60%) Oracle
7 38 (12.06%) Red Hat
8 37 (11.75%) Juniper
9 34 (10.79%) HP
10 33 (10.48%) Microsoft
11 25 (7.94%) Blue Coat
12 20 (6.35%) Perforce
12 20 (6.35%) Splunk
13 17 (5.40%) CA
14 15 (4.76%) IBM
15 14 (4.44%) SolarWinds
16 13 (4.13%) Infoblox
17 12 (3.81%) NetApp
18 11 (3.49%) Percona
18 11 (3.49%) McAfee
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