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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 238 279 301
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +22
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 173 129 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.79% 0.57% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.72% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 78 52
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£425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £303 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £522 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £290
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +37.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £22.75
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
17230 17814 17352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.57% 78.18% 78.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12157 12792 11934
Average daily rate £450 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 230 270
Average hourly rate £21.30 £21.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -37.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.65 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £50.00 £61.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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 +22 35 £398 -6.47% 8
Croydon - 2 £325 -
Enfield - 1 £450 -
Uxbridge - 1 £180 -
West Drayton - 1 £563 -
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England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

1 193 (52.16%) Firewall
2 165 (44.59%) Cisco
3 155 (41.89%) Linux
4 136 (36.76%) Windows
5 119 (32.16%) F5
6 112 (30.27%) Python
7 97 (26.22%) DNS
8 96 (25.95%) Cisco Certification
9 94 (25.41%) ITIL
10 92 (24.86%) Java
11 89 (24.05%) DevOps
12 86 (23.24%) Apache
13 83 (22.43%) Puppet
14 79 (21.35%) VMware
15 75 (20.27%) Oracle
15 75 (20.27%) VPN
16 74 (20.00%) Juniper
16 74 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
17 73 (19.73%) IIS
18 70 (18.92%) BGP
19 69 (18.65%) Data Centre
20 67 (18.11%) SQL
21 66 (17.84%) CCNP
22 65 (17.57%) Citrix
22 65 (17.57%) Jenkins
23 64 (17.30%) SQL Server
23 64 (17.30%) Perl
24 63 (17.03%) Wireless
25 62 (16.76%) Amazon AWS
26 61 (16.49%) Finance

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 86 (23.24%) Apache
2 73 (19.73%) IIS
3 56 (15.14%) Tomcat
4 26 (7.03%) OpenStack
4 26 (7.03%) nginx
5 21 (5.68%) WebSphere Application Server
5 21 (5.68%) WebSphere
6 15 (4.05%) SharePoint
7 11 (2.97%) MS Exchange
7 11 (2.97%) Node.js
8 10 (2.70%) Lync
9 7 (1.89%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.35%) Drupal
10 5 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (1.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (1.08%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.81%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 5 (1.35%) MS Excel
1 5 (1.35%) MS Office
2 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.16%) RMDS
2 3 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.54%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 62 (16.76%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.97%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (2.97%) Amazon S3
4 10 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (2.43%) Office 365
6 8 (2.16%) Amazon ELB
7 7 (1.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 7 (1.89%) SaaS
8 5 (1.35%) Heroku
8 5 (1.35%) Engine Yard
8 5 (1.35%) IaaS
9 3 (0.81%) PaaS
10 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.27%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 193 (52.16%) Firewall
2 97 (26.22%) DNS
3 75 (20.27%) VPN
4 74 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 70 (18.92%) BGP
6 63 (17.03%) Wireless
7 61 (16.49%) TCP/IP
8 58 (15.68%) Network Security
9 57 (15.41%) OSPF
10 54 (14.59%) MPLS
11 46 (12.43%) LAN
11 46 (12.43%) WAN
12 45 (12.16%) Cisco Nexus
13 43 (11.62%) Cisco IOS
14 41 (11.08%) IPsec
15 38 (10.27%) TACACS
16 36 (9.73%) DHCP
17 35 (9.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 34 (9.19%) NetScreen
18 34 (9.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (17.30%) SQL Server
2 50 (13.51%) MySQL
3 36 (9.73%) NoSQL
4 27 (7.30%) Oracle Database
5 25 (6.76%) MongoDB
6 23 (6.22%) Relational Database
7 19 (5.14%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (3.24%) Redis
8 12 (3.24%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.35%) MariaDB
11 4 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.08%) EDRMS
12 3 (0.81%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.81%) HBase
13 2 (0.54%) Mahout
13 2 (0.54%) Sqoop
13 2 (0.54%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.54%) Impala
Development Applications
1 65 (17.57%) Jenkins
2 55 (14.86%) Git (software)
3 50 (13.51%) Subversion
4 29 (7.84%) Mercurial
5 27 (7.30%) Maven
6 22 (5.95%) TeamCity
7 21 (5.68%) JIRA
8 20 (5.41%) Ant
8 20 (5.41%) Introscope
8 20 (5.41%) Gradle
8 20 (5.41%) MSBuild
9 11 (2.97%) Hudson
10 10 (2.70%) JMeter
11 4 (1.08%) Phing
11 4 (1.08%) Selenium
12 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 1 (0.27%) JUnit
General
1 61 (16.49%) Finance
2 38 (10.27%) Banking
3 21 (5.68%) Investment Banking
4 20 (5.41%) Games
5 12 (3.24%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.70%) Retail
7 7 (1.89%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.89%) Marketing
8 4 (1.08%) Front Office
8 4 (1.08%) Back Office
9 3 (0.81%) Publishing
10 2 (0.54%) Electronics
10 2 (0.54%) Legal
10 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.54%) Advertising
11 1 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 89 (24.05%) Network Engineer
2 61 (16.49%) DevOps Engineer
3 29 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (6.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 21 (5.68%) Architect
6 20 (5.41%) Analyst
6 20 (5.41%) Operations Engineer
7 18 (4.86%) Support Engineer
8 15 (4.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 14 (3.78%) Senior Network Engineer
9 14 (3.78%) Applications Support
10 13 (3.51%) Administrator
10 13 (3.51%) Consultant
10 13 (3.51%) Cisco Engineer
10 13 (3.51%) Senior Operations Engineer
11 12 (3.24%) Web Engineer
11 12 (3.24%) Support Analyst
12 11 (2.97%) Senior Web Engineer
13 9 (2.43%) Linux Engineer
13 9 (2.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (13.78%) .NET
2 28 (7.57%) Java EE
3 27 (7.30%) Web Services
4 21 (5.68%) Django
5 17 (4.59%) Middleware
6 16 (4.32%) LAMP
6 16 (4.32%) Rendezvous
7 12 (3.24%) XML
8 11 (2.97%) MCollective
9 7 (1.89%) J2EE
9 7 (1.89%) Ruby on Rails
9 7 (1.89%) Play Framework
10 6 (1.62%) libvirt
10 6 (1.62%) Hibernate
10 6 (1.62%) XMPP
11 5 (1.35%) HTML
11 5 (1.35%) Spring
11 5 (1.35%) TIBCO EMS
11 5 (1.35%) WCF
12 4 (1.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 69 (18.65%) Data Centre
2 46 (12.43%) Clustering
3 34 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (7.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 24 (6.49%) Fixed Income
6 18 (4.86%) Hybrid Cloud
7 17 (4.59%) Replication
8 12 (3.24%) Streaming Video
9 11 (2.97%) Device Driver
9 11 (2.97%) PKI
9 11 (2.97%) iPhone
9 11 (2.97%) iPad
10 8 (2.16%) Online Games
11 7 (1.89%) Private Cloud
12 6 (1.62%) Computer Science
12 6 (1.62%) Fat Client
12 6 (1.62%) Thin Client
13 5 (1.35%) Management Information System
13 5 (1.35%) Public Cloud
14 3 (0.81%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 155 (41.89%) Linux
2 136 (36.76%) Windows
3 49 (13.24%) UNIX
4 36 (9.73%) Ubuntu
5 34 (9.19%) CentOS
6 32 (8.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (6.22%) Solaris
9 22 (5.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.62%) Windows 7
11 6 (1.62%) Debian
12 4 (1.08%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.08%) VMS
12 4 (1.08%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.81%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.81%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.54%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (25.41%) ITIL
2 89 (24.05%) DevOps
3 54 (14.59%) E-Commerce
4 44 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (11.89%) Release Management
5 42 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (9.73%) Configuration Management
7 33 (8.92%) Mentoring
8 31 (8.38%) Change Management
9 29 (7.84%) Kanban
10 28 (7.57%) Network Management
11 25 (6.76%) Capacity Management
11 25 (6.76%) Open Source
12 24 (6.49%) Problem Management
13 23 (6.22%) Network Design
13 23 (6.22%) DDoS Mitigation
14 22 (5.95%) Migration
15 21 (5.68%) Scrum
15 21 (5.68%) Service Management
16 19 (5.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 112 (30.27%) Python
2 92 (24.86%) Java
3 67 (18.11%) SQL
4 64 (17.30%) Perl
5 49 (13.24%) Ruby
6 46 (12.43%) Bash Shell
7 36 (9.73%) PHP
8 35 (9.46%) Shell Script
9 22 (5.95%) C++
10 17 (4.59%) PowerShell
11 12 (3.24%) Korn
12 9 (2.43%) C
13 8 (2.16%) Groovy
14 6 (1.62%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.35%) C#
16 2 (0.54%) Scala
17 1 (0.27%) VBScript
17 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
17 1 (0.27%) Go
17 1 (0.27%) R
Qualifications
1 96 (25.95%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (17.84%) CCNP
3 28 (7.57%) Degree
4 27 (7.30%) CCNA
5 20 (5.41%) CCIE
6 12 (3.24%) CCSE
7 11 (2.97%) Security Cleared
8 7 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.89%) SC Cleared
9 6 (1.62%) MCSE
9 6 (1.62%) CCSA
10 4 (1.08%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.08%) JNCIA
10 4 (1.08%) Sun Certification
10 4 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.81%) CISSP
11 3 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.54%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.54%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.49%) SLA
2 14 (3.78%) QA
3 4 (1.08%) WAI
3 4 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 56 (15.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (9.19%) Active Directory
3 24 (6.49%) vSphere
4 22 (5.95%) vCloud
5 13 (3.51%) Hyper-V
5 13 (3.51%) Docker
6 11 (2.97%) ProxySG
7 9 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (2.16%) Varnish
8 8 (2.16%) VirtualBox
8 8 (2.16%) Postfix
8 8 (2.16%) Xen
9 7 (1.89%) Sendmail
9 7 (1.89%) XenServer
10 5 (1.35%) XenApp
11 4 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (1.08%) UAG
12 3 (0.81%) Firmware
12 3 (0.81%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.81%) iptables
Systems Management
1 83 (22.43%) Puppet
2 52 (14.05%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (9.46%) ITRS Geneos
4 30 (8.11%) Nagios
5 24 (6.49%) ZABBIX
6 23 (6.22%) BladeLogic
7 18 (4.86%) Vagrant
8 17 (4.59%) RANCID
8 17 (4.59%) Kibana
9 15 (4.05%) Cacti
10 14 (3.78%) Cisco Prime
11 13 (3.51%) SCOM
11 13 (3.51%) Cobbler
12 10 (2.70%) CA Spectrum
12 10 (2.70%) Graphite
12 10 (2.70%) Netcool
13 9 (2.43%) CA Wily
14 8 (2.16%) Ansible
14 8 (2.16%) SCCM
15 6 (1.62%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 165 (44.59%) Cisco
2 119 (32.16%) F5
3 79 (21.35%) VMware
4 75 (20.27%) Oracle
5 74 (20.00%) Juniper
6 65 (17.57%) Citrix
7 61 (16.49%) CheckPoint
8 58 (15.68%) Red Hat
9 38 (10.27%) Splunk
10 37 (10.00%) SolarWinds
11 30 (8.11%) Blue Coat
12 28 (7.57%) HP
13 24 (6.49%) Infoblox
14 23 (6.22%) Microsoft
15 20 (5.41%) TIBCO
16 19 (5.14%) IBM
17 18 (4.86%) Perforce
18 16 (4.32%) EMC
19 14 (3.78%) New Relic
20 13 (3.51%) McAfee
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