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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 276 299 220
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -79
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 125 120 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.53% 0.49% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.65% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 59 117
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £306 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £542
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £26.50 - £50.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -48.27%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18040 18538 19441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.72% 76.41% 73.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12586 12861 12944
Average daily rate £442 £450 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.77% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £293
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 223 252 381
Average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £51.30 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
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 31 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 31 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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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 22 £485 +19.75% 9
Ealing - - - - 1
Westminster - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 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 97 (36.06%) Cisco
2 95 (35.32%) Firewall
3 94 (34.94%) Linux
4 76 (28.25%) Windows
5 67 (24.91%) Finance
6 65 (24.16%) DNS
7 59 (21.93%) F5
8 53 (19.70%) VMware
8 53 (19.70%) Cisco Certification
9 52 (19.33%) VPN
10 49 (18.22%) Java
11 45 (16.73%) CCNP
12 44 (16.36%) Oracle
13 43 (15.99%) HP
14 42 (15.61%) Perl
14 42 (15.61%) UNIX
15 41 (15.24%) WAN
15 41 (15.24%) Citrix
16 37 (13.75%) Network Security
17 35 (13.01%) Red Hat
17 35 (13.01%) Active Directory
18 34 (12.64%) Banking
19 33 (12.27%) SAN
19 33 (12.27%) LDAP
20 32 (11.90%) ITIL
20 32 (11.90%) Service Delivery
20 32 (11.90%) Migration
20 32 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 31 (11.52%) SQL
21 31 (11.52%) Python

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 27 (10.04%) Apache
2 24 (8.92%) IIS
3 19 (7.06%) Lync
4 17 (6.32%) Tomcat
5 10 (3.72%) SharePoint
6 9 (3.35%) OpenStack
7 8 (2.97%) MS Exchange
8 6 (2.23%) IBM HTTP Server
8 6 (2.23%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.86%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.86%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (1.86%) nginx
10 4 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.12%) ColdFusion
11 3 (1.12%) Oracle Coherence
12 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.74%) SAS
12 2 (0.74%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 7 (2.60%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.12%) MS Office
3 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.72%) Office 365
3 9 (3.35%) PaaS
3 9 (3.35%) IaaS
4 6 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.49%) Joyent
6 3 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.12%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 95 (35.32%) Firewall
2 65 (24.16%) DNS
3 52 (19.33%) VPN
4 41 (15.24%) WAN
5 37 (13.75%) Network Security
6 33 (12.27%) LDAP
6 33 (12.27%) SAN
7 31 (11.52%) TCP/IP
7 31 (11.52%) Cisco Nexus
8 30 (11.15%) NetScaler
8 30 (11.15%) DHCP
9 28 (10.41%) Internet
10 27 (10.04%) BGP
11 25 (9.29%) MPLS
12 24 (8.92%) SSL
13 23 (8.55%) LAN
14 22 (8.18%) VLAN
15 21 (7.81%) Cisco ASA
16 20 (7.43%) BIG-IP
17 19 (7.06%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.18%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.95%) MySQL
3 13 (4.83%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.35%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.35%) MongoDB
4 9 (3.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (3.35%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (2.23%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.86%) Oracle ODI
6 5 (1.86%) Oracle OWB
6 5 (1.86%) SAP Data Services
6 5 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.86%) DataStage
7 4 (1.49%) DB2
7 4 (1.49%) Redis
8 3 (1.12%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.74%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.74%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (4.46%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.09%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.97%) Maven
4 6 (2.23%) LoadRunner
5 5 (1.86%) JIRA
5 5 (1.86%) Talend Open Studio
6 4 (1.49%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.49%) JProfiler
7 2 (0.74%) Subversion
8 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.37%) WebLOAD
8 1 (0.37%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
General
1 67 (24.91%) Finance
2 34 (12.64%) Banking
3 24 (8.92%) Investment Banking
4 11 (4.09%) Financial Institution
5 10 (3.72%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.97%) Retail
7 6 (2.23%) German Language
7 6 (2.23%) Front Office
8 4 (1.49%) Games
9 3 (1.12%) Legal
10 2 (0.74%) Publishing
10 2 (0.74%) Law
10 2 (0.74%) Local Government
11 1 (0.37%) Marketing
11 1 (0.37%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 55 (20.45%) Network Engineer
2 39 (14.50%) Consultant
3 20 (7.43%) Architect
4 18 (6.69%) Administrator
5 16 (5.95%) Support Engineer
6 14 (5.20%) Network Consultant
7 13 (4.83%) DevOps Engineer
8 12 (4.46%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (4.09%) Security Engineer
9 11 (4.09%) Storage Engineer
9 11 (4.09%) Platform Engineer
9 11 (4.09%) Storage Support Engineer
10 10 (3.72%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 10 (3.72%) Project Manager
10 10 (3.72%) Infrastructure Architect
11 9 (3.35%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (3.35%) Linux Engineer
12 8 (2.97%) Lead Architect
12 8 (2.97%) Linux Administrator
12 8 (2.97%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.83%) Web Services
1 13 (4.83%) XML
2 12 (4.46%) CSS
3 10 (3.72%) .NET
4 9 (3.35%) Middleware
5 8 (2.97%) Java EE
6 7 (2.60%) JSON
6 7 (2.60%) WCF
7 5 (1.86%) LAMP
8 4 (1.49%) XML Schema
8 4 (1.49%) CGI
8 4 (1.49%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.49%) Regular Expression
9 3 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (1.12%) HTML
9 3 (1.12%) SOAP
10 2 (0.74%) Flash
10 2 (0.74%) J2EE
10 2 (0.74%) FIXML
10 2 (0.74%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.29%) Clustering
2 15 (5.58%) Open Source
3 14 (5.20%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.97%) Video on Demand
4 8 (2.97%) Hedge funds
5 6 (2.23%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.86%) Data Integration
6 5 (1.86%) Replication
7 4 (1.49%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.49%) IPTV
7 4 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.12%) Online Games
8 3 (1.12%) New Media
8 3 (1.12%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.74%) PKI
9 2 (0.74%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.74%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.74%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.74%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 94 (34.94%) Linux
2 76 (28.25%) Windows
3 42 (15.61%) UNIX
4 32 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (11.15%) Solaris
6 27 (10.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (5.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (5.58%) Ubuntu
9 14 (5.20%) CentOS
10 11 (4.09%) Windows 7
10 11 (4.09%) Windows XP
11 7 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (2.23%) AIX
13 5 (1.86%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (1.49%) SUSE
15 3 (1.12%) SmartOS
15 3 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.37%) Debian
16 1 (0.37%) VMS
16 1 (0.37%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (11.90%) ITIL
1 32 (11.90%) Service Delivery
1 32 (11.90%) Migration
2 21 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
2 21 (7.81%) Performance Tuning
3 18 (6.69%) DevOps
3 18 (6.69%) Change Management
4 17 (6.32%) Release Management
5 16 (5.95%) Project Management
5 16 (5.95%) Scrum
6 14 (5.20%) Capacity Planning
7 13 (4.83%) Network Management
8 12 (4.46%) High Availability
8 12 (4.46%) Network Design
8 12 (4.46%) Build Automation
9 11 (4.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 11 (4.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (4.09%) Service Management
9 11 (4.09%) Kanban
10 10 (3.72%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 49 (18.22%) Java
2 42 (15.61%) Perl
3 31 (11.52%) SQL
3 31 (11.52%) Python
4 18 (6.69%) JavaScript
4 18 (6.69%) Bash Shell
5 16 (5.95%) PowerShell
6 9 (3.35%) Shell Script
6 9 (3.35%) Ruby
6 9 (3.35%) VB
7 7 (2.60%) C
7 7 (2.60%) Bourne shell
8 6 (2.23%) PHP
8 6 (2.23%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.49%) C#
10 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.74%) VBScript
10 2 (0.74%) ABAP
10 2 (0.74%) ActionScript
10 2 (0.74%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 53 (19.70%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (16.73%) CCNP
3 14 (5.20%) MCSE
3 14 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (4.46%) Degree
5 9 (3.35%) CCNA
5 9 (3.35%) CCIE
6 8 (2.97%) Security Cleared
7 5 (1.86%) MCITP
8 4 (1.49%) JNCIS
8 4 (1.49%) CCSE
8 4 (1.49%) CCDP
8 4 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.12%) CCSP
9 3 (1.12%) CCIP
9 3 (1.12%) CCVP
9 3 (1.12%) CCEE
9 3 (1.12%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.74%) CISSP
10 2 (0.74%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.95%) SLA
2 11 (4.09%) QA
System Software
1 35 (13.01%) Active Directory
2 30 (11.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (9.29%) vSphere
4 13 (4.83%) vCloud
5 11 (4.09%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.97%) XenApp
7 7 (2.60%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (2.60%) ProxySG
8 6 (2.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (1.86%) VMware ESX
10 4 (1.49%) NFS
11 3 (1.12%) Docker
11 3 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.12%) FreeRADIUS
12 2 (0.74%) Varnish
12 2 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.74%) XenServer
12 2 (0.74%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.37%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 25 (9.29%) Puppet
2 19 (7.06%) Nagios
3 13 (4.83%) NetBackup
4 12 (4.46%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (4.09%) ZABBIX
6 9 (3.35%) Zenoss
7 8 (2.97%) Kibana
7 8 (2.97%) Graylog2
8 7 (2.60%) YUM
8 7 (2.60%) BladeLogic
9 6 (2.23%) Control-M
9 6 (2.23%) SCCM
9 6 (2.23%) ITRS Geneos
10 4 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (1.49%) CA Spectrum
10 4 (1.49%) Cacti
11 3 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (1.12%) Oracle Identity Management
11 3 (1.12%) HP SiteScope
12 2 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 97 (36.06%) Cisco
2 59 (21.93%) F5
3 53 (19.70%) VMware
4 44 (16.36%) Oracle
5 43 (15.99%) HP
6 41 (15.24%) Citrix
7 35 (13.01%) Red Hat
8 31 (11.52%) CheckPoint
9 28 (10.41%) Juniper
10 26 (9.67%) Microsoft
11 23 (8.55%) Blue Coat
12 20 (7.43%) NetApp
13 16 (5.95%) Brocade
14 12 (4.46%) IBM
15 11 (4.09%) Avaya
15 11 (4.09%) Infoblox
15 11 (4.09%) Splunk
16 9 (3.35%) Aruba
16 9 (3.35%) Veritas
16 9 (3.35%) Altiris
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