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 23 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 182 197 190
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -7
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 87 69 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.98% 0.72% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.91% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 41 16
Median daily rate £375 £343 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% -9.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £39.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.86% +51.92%
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
7229 7616 6864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.30% 79.80% 76.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4366 4505 3767
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 245 247
Median hourly rate £38.00 £22.83 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.44% -8.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

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 23 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 23 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 +15 30 £388 +2.99% 3
Buckinghamshire +20 15 £275 -26.66%
Hampshire +2 14 £325 -14.47% 6
Surrey -6 14 £475 +57.67% 8
West Sussex -1 4 £350 -
Oxfordshire +4 3 £260 -28.27%
Kent - 3 £275 -
Middlesex - 2 £441 -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 85 (52.80%) Firewall
2 77 (47.83%) DNS
3 68 (42.24%) Cisco
4 61 (37.89%) Linux
5 52 (32.30%) Windows
6 51 (31.68%) VPN
7 48 (29.81%) DHCP
8 45 (27.95%) Microsoft
9 44 (27.33%) Cisco Certification
10 43 (26.71%) SSL
10 43 (26.71%) IPsec
11 42 (26.09%) F5
12 40 (24.84%) TCP/IP
12 40 (24.84%) WAN
13 37 (22.98%) LAN
14 35 (21.74%) Data Centre
15 33 (20.50%) Network Security
16 32 (19.88%) Citrix
17 30 (18.63%) BGP
17 30 (18.63%) Degree
18 29 (18.01%) Hyper-V
19 28 (17.39%) Windows Server
20 27 (16.77%) VMware
20 27 (16.77%) Active Directory
20 27 (16.77%) Cisco Nexus
21 25 (15.53%) CCNP
21 25 (15.53%) Internet
22 24 (14.91%) CSS
23 23 (14.29%) .NET
23 23 (14.29%) HTTP

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 14 (8.70%) Apache
2 9 (5.59%) WebLogic
3 8 (4.97%) Tomcat
3 8 (4.97%) WebSphere
4 7 (4.35%) IIS
5 5 (3.11%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.86%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.24%) GroupWise
7 2 (1.24%) JBoss
7 2 (1.24%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.24%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.62%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (0.62%) Mule
8 1 (0.62%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.62%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.62%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.21%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.21%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (6.21%) Amazon S3
3 7 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (3.11%) Office 365
5 3 (1.86%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (1.86%) CloudFront
5 3 (1.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (52.80%) Firewall
2 77 (47.83%) DNS
3 51 (31.68%) VPN
4 48 (29.81%) DHCP
5 43 (26.71%) IPsec
5 43 (26.71%) SSL
6 40 (24.84%) TCP/IP
6 40 (24.84%) WAN
7 37 (22.98%) LAN
8 33 (20.50%) Network Security
9 30 (18.63%) BGP
10 27 (16.77%) Cisco Nexus
11 25 (15.53%) Internet
12 23 (14.29%) HTTP
12 23 (14.29%) MPLS
13 22 (13.66%) IPv6
14 21 (13.04%) NetScaler
14 21 (13.04%) Software-Defined Networking
15 20 (12.42%) Cisco ASA
16 18 (11.18%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 6 (3.73%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (3.73%) Relational Database
2 6 (3.73%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.11%) MySQL
3 5 (3.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.24%) GIS
4 2 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (3.73%) Git (software)
1 6 (3.73%) Subversion
2 2 (1.24%) Moq
2 2 (1.24%) MSTest
2 2 (1.24%) NUnit
2 2 (1.24%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (9.94%) Marketing
2 15 (9.32%) Finance
3 11 (6.83%) Telecoms
4 10 (6.21%) Retail
5 3 (1.86%) Banking
5 3 (1.86%) French Language
5 3 (1.86%) German Language
5 3 (1.86%) Portuguese Language
5 3 (1.86%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.24%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.62%) Billing
7 1 (0.62%) Legal
Job Titles
1 54 (33.54%) Network Engineer
2 28 (17.39%) Support Engineer
3 14 (8.70%) Administrator
4 12 (7.45%) Azure Engineer
4 12 (7.45%) Consultant
4 12 (7.45%) Network Support
5 11 (6.83%) Security Engineer
5 11 (6.83%) Systems Administrator
6 10 (6.21%) Network Support Engineer
7 9 (5.59%) Architect
7 9 (5.59%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (5.59%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (4.97%) Citrix Engineer
8 8 (4.97%) Development Manager
8 8 (4.97%) Software Development Manager
8 8 (4.97%) Software Manager
9 7 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 7 (4.35%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.73%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (3.73%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.91%) CSS
2 23 (14.29%) .NET
3 19 (11.80%) Regular Expression
4 12 (7.45%) XML
5 9 (5.59%) SOAP
6 8 (4.97%) 802.1X
6 8 (4.97%) Hibernate
7 5 (3.11%) ADO.NET
7 5 (3.11%) REST
8 4 (2.48%) LAMP
8 4 (2.48%) Web Services
9 3 (1.86%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.86%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.86%) Entity Framework
9 3 (1.86%) NHibernate
9 3 (1.86%) StructureMap
9 3 (1.86%) Unity DI Container
9 3 (1.86%) WCF
9 3 (1.86%) WPF
9 3 (1.86%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 35 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 22 (13.66%) Public Cloud
3 19 (11.80%) Computer Science
4 14 (8.70%) Management Information System
5 11 (6.83%) PKI
6 7 (4.35%) Clustering
7 4 (2.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (2.48%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.48%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.86%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.86%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.86%) DataPower
9 2 (1.24%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.24%) NHS
9 2 (1.24%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.62%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.62%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.62%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.62%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 61 (37.89%) Linux
2 52 (32.30%) Windows
3 28 (17.39%) Windows Server
4 17 (10.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (6.21%) Ubuntu
6 6 (3.73%) Unix
6 6 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.48%) Debian
9 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.24%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.62%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.42%) Kalman Filter
1 20 (12.42%) Web Filtering
2 19 (11.80%) Email Filtering
2 19 (11.80%) ITIL
3 18 (11.18%) DevOps
3 18 (11.18%) Mentoring
4 16 (9.94%) Presales
4 16 (9.94%) Workflow
5 15 (9.32%) Process Improvement
6 14 (8.70%) Change Management
6 14 (8.70%) High Availability
7 10 (6.21%) Software Testing
8 9 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (5.59%) Migration
8 9 (5.59%) Network Management
9 8 (4.97%) Change Control
9 8 (4.97%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (4.97%) Information Management
9 8 (4.97%) Network Design
9 8 (4.97%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.66%) PowerShell
2 19 (11.80%) Python
3 14 (8.70%) C#
4 13 (8.07%) Java
4 13 (8.07%) VBScript
5 12 (7.45%) SQL
6 11 (6.83%) C
6 11 (6.83%) C++
6 11 (6.83%) VB
7 9 (5.59%) Perl
7 9 (5.59%) Ruby
8 5 (3.11%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.48%) PHP
9 4 (2.48%) Tcl
10 3 (1.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (27.33%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (18.63%) Degree
3 25 (15.53%) CCNP
4 20 (12.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (11.80%) MCSE
5 19 (11.80%) Security Cleared
6 17 (10.56%) CCNA
7 15 (9.32%) SC Cleared
8 14 (8.70%) MCSA
9 13 (8.07%) MCSD
10 9 (5.59%) CCIE
11 6 (3.73%) CCSE
12 3 (1.86%) MCAD
12 3 (1.86%) MCPD
12 3 (1.86%) MCTS
13 2 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (1.24%) CCDA
13 2 (1.24%) CompTIA Security+
13 2 (1.24%) CRISC
13 2 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.97%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.73%) SLA
3 4 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.24%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (18.01%) Hyper-V
2 27 (16.77%) Active Directory
3 19 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.11%) Postfix
4 5 (3.11%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.48%) VMware ESX
5 4 (2.48%) vSphere
6 2 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.24%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.62%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (9.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (5.59%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (4.97%) Puppet
3 8 (4.97%) SolarWinds Orion
4 7 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (3.73%) SCOM
6 5 (3.11%) Ansible
7 4 (2.48%) AirWatch
7 4 (2.48%) SCCM
8 2 (1.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.24%) Nessus
9 1 (0.62%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.62%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.62%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.62%) vMotion
9 1 (0.62%) vRealize
9 1 (0.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 68 (42.24%) Cisco
2 45 (27.95%) Microsoft
3 42 (26.09%) F5
4 32 (19.88%) Citrix
5 27 (16.77%) VMware
6 23 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 23 (14.29%) Juniper
7 16 (9.94%) SolarWinds
8 15 (9.32%) Red Hat
9 13 (8.07%) Extreme Networks
10 12 (7.45%) Dell
11 10 (6.21%) Oracle
12 6 (3.73%) Blue Coat
12 6 (3.73%) HP
12 6 (3.73%) Palo Alto
13 5 (3.11%) Barracuda Networks
13 5 (3.11%) Infoblox
14 4 (2.48%) Fortinet
15 3 (1.86%) Cyberoam
15 3 (1.86%) TippingPoint
Camberley, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £230 - £260 per annum + Highly Competitive
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