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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Balancing
England / South East
Rank 172 190 223
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +33
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 70 69 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.92% 0.79% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.97% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 39 14
Median daily rate £388 £360 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £288 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £43.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.90% -2.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.75 £42.25 £46.75
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -9.62%

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
6147 7133 7722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.92% 81.18% 79.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3647 4414 4224
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 276 255
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £32.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +39.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +29 27 £350 -17.64% 4
Oxfordshire - 10 £325 - 1
Buckinghamshire +1 9 £500 +25.78% 3
Hampshire -6 9 £300 -11.69% 6
Surrey -7 9 £425 -14.78% 5
West Sussex -10 3 £400 - 1
Middlesex - 3 £420 -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 61 (50.83%) Firewall
2 55 (45.83%) Cisco
3 42 (35.00%) F5
4 38 (31.67%) WAN
5 37 (30.83%) Data Centre
6 36 (30.00%) Network Security
7 29 (24.17%) SSL
7 29 (24.17%) DNS
7 29 (24.17%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (23.33%) LAN
9 27 (22.50%) Linux
10 25 (20.83%) VPN
10 25 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
11 24 (20.00%) NetScaler
12 23 (19.17%) CCNP
13 22 (18.33%) CCNA
14 21 (17.50%) Juniper
14 21 (17.50%) CheckPoint
14 21 (17.50%) Problem Management
15 19 (15.83%) Kalman Filter
15 19 (15.83%) Web Filtering
15 19 (15.83%) Telecoms
15 19 (15.83%) ITIL
16 18 (15.00%) MPLS
16 18 (15.00%) Brocade
17 17 (14.17%) High Availability
18 16 (13.33%) Security Cleared
19 15 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
19 15 (12.50%) Palo Alto
19 15 (12.50%) Blue Coat

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 4 (3.33%) JBoss
2 3 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.67%) CMS
3 2 (1.67%) Mule
3 2 (1.67%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.83%) Apache
4 1 (0.83%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.83%) IIS
4 1 (0.83%) nginx
4 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.17%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.17%) Office 365
3 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.67%) IaaS
4 2 (1.67%) PaaS
5 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (50.83%) Firewall
2 38 (31.67%) WAN
3 36 (30.00%) Network Security
4 29 (24.17%) DNS
4 29 (24.17%) SSL
5 28 (23.33%) LAN
6 25 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
6 25 (20.83%) VPN
7 24 (20.00%) NetScaler
8 18 (15.00%) MPLS
9 15 (12.50%) Wireless
10 13 (10.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 12 (10.00%) BGP
11 12 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (10.00%) OSPF
11 12 (10.00%) SSH
12 11 (9.17%) SNMP
13 10 (8.33%) HTTP
13 10 (8.33%) Internet
13 10 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.50%) InterSystems Cache
3 3 (2.50%) MySQL
3 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.67%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.67%) Redis
5 1 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.83%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.83%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.67%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.83%) JMeter
3 1 (0.83%) JUnit
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
General
1 19 (15.83%) Telecoms
2 14 (11.67%) Finance
3 6 (5.00%) Banking
4 2 (1.67%) Back Office
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (38.33%) Network Engineer
2 21 (17.50%) Consultant
3 18 (15.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 18 (15.00%) Security Engineer
4 14 (11.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 14 (11.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 11 (9.17%) Exchange Consultant
6 10 (8.33%) Administrator
6 10 (8.33%) Exchange Migration Consultant
6 10 (8.33%) Migration Consultant
7 9 (7.50%) Office 365 Consultant
8 8 (6.67%) Unix Administrator
9 7 (5.83%) Architect
9 7 (5.83%) Developer
9 7 (5.83%) Storage Administrator
10 6 (5.00%) Citrix Engineer
10 6 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
10 6 (5.00%) Juniper Engineer
10 6 (5.00%) SAN Administrator
10 6 (5.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.17%) Web Services
2 8 (6.67%) 802.1X
2 8 (6.67%) Regular Expression
3 6 (5.00%) SOAP
4 5 (4.17%) Java EE
5 4 (3.33%) .NET
5 4 (3.33%) CSS
5 4 (3.33%) HTML
6 3 (2.50%) Middleware
6 3 (2.50%) REST
7 2 (1.67%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.67%) jQuery
7 2 (1.67%) Sass
7 2 (1.67%) Spring
8 1 (0.83%) Ajax
8 1 (0.83%) JSF
8 1 (0.83%) JSON
8 1 (0.83%) JSP
8 1 (0.83%) LAMP
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (30.83%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.17%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.50%) Public Cloud
4 8 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (4.17%) Client/Server
5 5 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.17%) Driving Licence
5 5 (4.17%) Replication
6 4 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.33%) Clustering
6 4 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.50%) BBC
7 3 (2.50%) CMDB
7 3 (2.50%) DataPower
7 3 (2.50%) EMC VNX
7 3 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.67%) PKI
9 1 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (22.50%) Linux
2 14 (11.67%) Windows
3 13 (10.83%) Unix
4 12 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (6.67%) Solaris
5 8 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (5.00%) Windows Server
7 5 (4.17%) HPUX
8 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.67%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.83%) AIX
10 1 (0.83%) CentOS
10 1 (0.83%) SUSE
10 1 (0.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.50%) Problem Management
2 19 (15.83%) ITIL
2 19 (15.83%) Kalman Filter
2 19 (15.83%) Web Filtering
3 17 (14.17%) High Availability
4 14 (11.67%) Migration
4 14 (11.67%) Project Management
5 13 (10.83%) Change Management
6 12 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (9.17%) Capacity Management
8 10 (8.33%) Network Management
9 9 (7.50%) DevOps
9 9 (7.50%) Incident Management
9 9 (7.50%) Mentoring
10 8 (6.67%) Email Filtering
10 8 (6.67%) Network Design
10 8 (6.67%) Service Management
11 7 (5.83%) Customer Requirements
11 7 (5.83%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.00%) Java
2 9 (7.50%) Python
3 7 (5.83%) Perl
3 7 (5.83%) SQL
4 6 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.17%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.33%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.50%) C#
8 2 (1.67%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (24.17%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (19.17%) CCNP
3 22 (18.33%) CCNA
4 16 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 13 (10.83%) SC Cleared
6 8 (6.67%) CISSP
6 8 (6.67%) JNCIA
7 7 (5.83%) JNCIP
7 7 (5.83%) JNCIS
8 6 (5.00%) CCIE
9 3 (2.50%) CCDP
9 3 (2.50%) Degree
9 3 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (2.50%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.67%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.67%) JNCIE
10 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.67%) PMP
10 2 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.17%) PCI DSS
1 11 (9.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (6.67%) HIPAA
2 8 (6.67%) QA
3 6 (5.00%) SLA
4 2 (1.67%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.67%) GDPR
5 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.83%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (7.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 8 (6.67%) NFS
2 8 (6.67%) Veritas File System
2 8 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (2.50%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.67%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.83%) iptables
7 1 (0.83%) KVM
7 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.83%) vCloud
7 1 (0.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (6.67%) EMC Navisphere
1 8 (6.67%) Nagios
1 8 (6.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 5 (4.17%) Ansible
2 5 (4.17%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.50%) OPNET
3 3 (2.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (2.50%) Puppet
4 2 (1.67%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.67%) HAProxy
4 2 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.67%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.67%) Stealthwatch
4 2 (1.67%) TrustSec
5 1 (0.83%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.83%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.83%) vMotion
5 1 (0.83%) vRealize
Vendors
1 55 (45.83%) Cisco
2 42 (35.00%) F5
3 21 (17.50%) CheckPoint
3 21 (17.50%) Juniper
4 18 (15.00%) Brocade
5 15 (12.50%) Blue Coat
5 15 (12.50%) Citrix
5 15 (12.50%) Palo Alto
6 14 (11.67%) Microsoft
6 14 (11.67%) Oracle
7 10 (8.33%) Extreme Networks
7 10 (8.33%) Red Hat
8 9 (7.50%) Dell
8 9 (7.50%) Veritas
9 8 (6.67%) Intel Security
9 8 (6.67%) Sun
10 7 (5.83%) NetApp
10 7 (5.83%) VMware
11 5 (4.17%) Symantec
11 5 (4.17%) TIBCO
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