The table below looks at the statistics for Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 188 213 197
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -16
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 75 56 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.84% 0.59% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.75% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 27 17
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £296 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £505 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £381
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £39.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7170 7498 6961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.58% 79.66% 76.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4365 4359 3857
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 243 260
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.83 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Load Balancing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Load Balancing across the South East region.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Balancing across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Load Balancing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the South East region.

Load Balancing Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +18 30 £375 +29.31% 3
Buckinghamshire +23 19 £275 -26.66% 2
Surrey +2 9 £450 +6.50% 7
Hampshire -4 5 £337 -12.11% 6
West Sussex -6 5 £350 - 1
Oxfordshire +4 3 £260 -28.27%
Middlesex - 2 £441 -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 82 (53.95%) Firewall
2 73 (48.03%) DNS
3 63 (41.45%) Cisco
4 55 (36.18%) DHCP
4 55 (36.18%) Linux
5 52 (34.21%) Windows
6 51 (33.55%) VPN
7 48 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
8 46 (30.26%) IPsec
9 45 (29.61%) F5
10 44 (28.95%) TCP/IP
11 43 (28.29%) WAN
11 43 (28.29%) Microsoft
12 41 (26.97%) LAN
13 39 (25.66%) SSL
14 36 (23.68%) Data Centre
15 32 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
15 32 (21.05%) BGP
16 30 (19.74%) Active Directory
17 29 (19.08%) Degree
17 29 (19.08%) Hyper-V
18 28 (18.42%) Windows Server
18 28 (18.42%) VMware
18 28 (18.42%) MPLS
19 24 (15.79%) Juniper
19 24 (15.79%) HTTP
19 24 (15.79%) PowerShell
20 23 (15.13%) Security Cleared
20 23 (15.13%) CCNP
21 22 (14.47%) IPv6

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (9.87%) Apache
2 8 (5.26%) IIS
3 7 (4.61%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.95%) WebLogic
5 5 (3.29%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.63%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.97%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.32%) GroupWise
8 2 (1.32%) JBoss
8 2 (1.32%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.66%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (0.66%) Mule
9 1 (0.66%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.66%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (14.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.66%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (5.26%) Amazon S3
3 5 (3.29%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (2.63%) Office 365
5 3 (1.97%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (1.97%) CloudFront
5 3 (1.97%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (53.95%) Firewall
2 73 (48.03%) DNS
3 55 (36.18%) DHCP
4 51 (33.55%) VPN
5 46 (30.26%) IPsec
6 44 (28.95%) TCP/IP
7 43 (28.29%) WAN
8 41 (26.97%) LAN
9 39 (25.66%) SSL
10 32 (21.05%) BGP
10 32 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
11 28 (18.42%) MPLS
12 24 (15.79%) HTTP
13 22 (14.47%) Cisco ASA
13 22 (14.47%) IPv6
14 21 (13.82%) Internet
14 21 (13.82%) Network Security
14 21 (13.82%) Software-Defined Networking
15 20 (13.16%) OSPF
16 19 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.61%) MongoDB
2 5 (3.29%) MySQL
2 5 (3.29%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (3.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.97%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.32%) GIS
5 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.63%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 16 (10.53%) Marketing
2 14 (9.21%) Finance
3 9 (5.92%) Retail
3 9 (5.92%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.95%) Banking
5 3 (1.97%) French Language
5 3 (1.97%) German Language
5 3 (1.97%) Portuguese Language
5 3 (1.97%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.32%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.66%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (33.55%) Network Engineer
2 28 (18.42%) Support Engineer
3 13 (8.55%) Administrator
3 13 (8.55%) Security Engineer
4 12 (7.89%) Azure Engineer
4 12 (7.89%) Network Support
5 11 (7.24%) Windows Engineer
6 10 (6.58%) Network Support Engineer
6 10 (6.58%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (5.92%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (5.92%) Senior Network Engineer
8 8 (5.26%) Consultant
8 8 (5.26%) Development Manager
8 8 (5.26%) Software Development Manager
8 8 (5.26%) Software Manager
9 7 (4.61%) Check Point Expert
9 7 (4.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 7 (4.61%) IP Engineer
9 7 (4.61%) Senior IP Engineer
9 7 (4.61%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.47%) .NET
1 22 (14.47%) CSS
2 12 (7.89%) XML
3 9 (5.92%) 802.1X
3 9 (5.92%) Regular Expression
3 9 (5.92%) SOAP
4 7 (4.61%) Hibernate
5 5 (3.29%) ADO.NET
6 4 (2.63%) LAMP
7 3 (1.97%) COM
7 3 (1.97%) HTML
7 3 (1.97%) REST
7 3 (1.97%) Web Services
8 2 (1.32%) AppFabric
9 1 (0.66%) J2EE
9 1 (0.66%) Java EE
9 1 (0.66%) PostGIS
9 1 (0.66%) SAML
9 1 (0.66%) Spring
9 1 (0.66%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (23.68%) Data Centre
2 22 (14.47%) Public Cloud
3 20 (13.16%) Computer Science
4 19 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 9 (5.92%) PKI
6 6 (3.95%) Clustering
7 5 (3.29%) DataPower
7 5 (3.29%) Driving Licence
8 4 (2.63%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.63%) Cryptography
8 4 (2.63%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.97%) Grid Computing
9 3 (1.97%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.66%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.66%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.66%) Replication
10 1 (0.66%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 55 (36.18%) Linux
2 52 (34.21%) Windows
3 28 (18.42%) Windows Server
4 20 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (6.58%) Ubuntu
5 10 (6.58%) Unix
6 8 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.63%) Debian
8 4 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.66%) CentOS
10 1 (0.66%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.47%) ITIL
2 18 (11.84%) DevOps
2 18 (11.84%) Mentoring
3 16 (10.53%) Presales
3 16 (10.53%) Workflow
4 15 (9.87%) Process Improvement
5 12 (7.89%) Information Management
6 11 (7.24%) Change Management
6 11 (7.24%) Kalman Filter
6 11 (7.24%) Network Design
6 11 (7.24%) Web Filtering
7 10 (6.58%) High Availability
7 10 (6.58%) Network Management
7 10 (6.58%) Operations Management
7 10 (6.58%) Software Testing
8 9 (5.92%) Change Control
8 9 (5.92%) Email Filtering
9 8 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (5.26%) E-Commerce
9 8 (5.26%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 17 (11.18%) Python
3 13 (8.55%) VBScript
4 12 (7.89%) Java
4 12 (7.89%) SQL
5 11 (7.24%) C
5 11 (7.24%) C#
5 11 (7.24%) C++
5 11 (7.24%) Perl
5 11 (7.24%) VB
6 7 (4.61%) Ruby
7 5 (3.29%) Tcl
8 4 (2.63%) PHP
9 2 (1.32%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 48 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (19.08%) Degree
3 23 (15.13%) CCNP
3 23 (15.13%) Security Cleared
4 20 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (12.50%) CCNA
5 19 (12.50%) MCSE
6 18 (11.84%) SC Cleared
7 14 (9.21%) MCSA
8 13 (8.55%) MCSD
9 11 (7.24%) CCIE
10 7 (4.61%) CCSE
11 3 (1.97%) MCAD
11 3 (1.97%) MCPD
11 3 (1.97%) MCTS
12 2 (1.32%) CCDA
12 2 (1.32%) CCDP
12 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.66%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.92%) PCI DSS
2 7 (4.61%) SLA
3 4 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (19.74%) Active Directory
2 29 (19.08%) Hyper-V
3 20 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.95%) VMware ESX
4 6 (3.95%) vSphere
5 5 (3.29%) Postfix
5 5 (3.29%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.97%) XenServer
7 2 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.32%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (9.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 11 (7.24%) Cisco Prime
2 11 (7.24%) SolarWinds Orion
3 8 (5.26%) SCOM
4 6 (3.95%) Puppet
4 6 (3.95%) SCCM
5 5 (3.29%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.63%) AirWatch
6 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (1.97%) Ansible
7 3 (1.97%) SCOrch
7 3 (1.97%) WSUS
8 2 (1.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.32%) vRealize
9 1 (0.66%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.66%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.66%) Nagios
9 1 (0.66%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.66%) vMotion
Vendors
1 63 (41.45%) Cisco
2 45 (29.61%) F5
3 43 (28.29%) Microsoft
4 28 (18.42%) VMware
5 24 (15.79%) Juniper
6 19 (12.50%) Citrix
6 19 (12.50%) SolarWinds
7 16 (10.53%) Red Hat
8 15 (9.87%) CheckPoint
9 10 (6.58%) Oracle
10 9 (5.92%) HP
11 7 (4.61%) Barracuda Networks
12 6 (3.95%) Palo Alto
13 5 (3.29%) Blue Coat
13 5 (3.29%) Infoblox
14 4 (2.63%) Cyberoam
14 4 (2.63%) Dell
15 3 (1.97%) Fortinet
15 3 (1.97%) TippingPoint
16 2 (1.32%) Brocade