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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 159 183 184
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +1
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 112 75 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.13% 0.81% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.08% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 23 33
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£388 £360 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% -12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £39.00 £42.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.23% +102.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +66.66%
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
7588 6930 6502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.69% 74.39% 73.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4671 3921 3588
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 270 259
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £12.03 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 September 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
Berkshire 0 34 £400 - 6
Surrey -2 22 £300 -33.33% 3
Oxfordshire 0 20 £350 +7.69% 2
Hampshire +11 19 £350 +0.72% 4
Buckinghamshire -7 14 £438 +25.00% 1
West Sussex - 3 £330 - 3
Middlesex +7 2 £438 -
Kent -1 1 £500 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 100 (57.47%) Cisco
2 82 (47.13%) Firewall
3 79 (45.40%) F5
4 63 (36.21%) Data Centre
5 62 (35.63%) Windows
6 56 (32.18%) VPN
7 53 (30.46%) WAN
8 52 (29.89%) Juniper
9 50 (28.74%) CheckPoint
9 50 (28.74%) Linux
10 48 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
10 48 (27.59%) VMware
10 48 (27.59%) Network Security
11 41 (23.56%) CCNP
12 38 (21.84%) ITIL
13 37 (21.26%) LAN
14 36 (20.69%) DNS
15 35 (20.11%) PowerShell
16 34 (19.54%) Security Cleared
17 33 (18.97%) Cisco Nexus
17 33 (18.97%) SSL
18 31 (17.82%) TCP/IP
19 30 (17.24%) UNIX
20 29 (16.67%) Microsoft
20 29 (16.67%) OSPF
20 29 (16.67%) BGP
20 29 (16.67%) SC Cleared
21 28 (16.09%) SQL
22 27 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
23 26 (14.94%) Disaster Recovery

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 24 (13.79%) IIS
2 22 (12.64%) Apache
3 16 (9.20%) WebLogic
4 10 (5.75%) JBoss
4 10 (5.75%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.87%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.87%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.72%) Oracle 10gAS
7 2 (1.15%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.57%) CMS
8 1 (0.57%) Node.js
8 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.57%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.57%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 6 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.15%) MS Project
2 2 (1.15%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.30%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.30%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (2.30%) RMDS
1 4 (2.30%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (7.47%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.30%) SaaS
4 3 (1.72%) IaaS
5 1 (0.57%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 82 (47.13%) Firewall
2 56 (32.18%) VPN
3 53 (30.46%) WAN
4 48 (27.59%) Network Security
5 37 (21.26%) LAN
6 36 (20.69%) DNS
7 33 (18.97%) SSL
7 33 (18.97%) Cisco Nexus
8 31 (17.82%) TCP/IP
9 29 (16.67%) OSPF
9 29 (16.67%) BGP
10 25 (14.37%) Cisco ASA
10 25 (14.37%) Wireless
11 23 (13.22%) SAN
12 21 (12.07%) MPLS
13 17 (9.77%) Cisco IOS
14 16 (9.20%) VLAN
15 15 (8.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 15 (8.62%) NX-OS
16 14 (8.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (4.02%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.72%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.72%) Oracle Discoverer
6 2 (1.15%) MySQL
7 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.57%) Big Data
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.57%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.57%) DB2
7 1 (0.57%) MS Access
7 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (1.72%) Visual Studio
1 3 (1.72%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.57%) JUnit
3 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.57%) NetBeans
3 1 (0.57%) Subversion
3 1 (0.57%) Maven
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
General
1 26 (14.94%) Telecoms
2 16 (9.20%) Finance
3 2 (1.15%) Marketing
4 1 (0.57%) Automotive
4 1 (0.57%) Law
4 1 (0.57%) Legal
4 1 (0.57%) Publishing
4 1 (0.57%) Games
4 1 (0.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (35.63%) Network Engineer
2 17 (9.77%) Consultant
3 15 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (8.05%) Senior Network Engineer
5 13 (7.47%) Architect
6 11 (6.32%) Analyst
7 9 (5.17%) Network Consultant
7 9 (5.17%) Administrator
7 9 (5.17%) Development Engineer
7 9 (5.17%) Middleware Engineer
8 8 (4.60%) Network Architect
9 7 (4.02%) Data Centre Engineer
9 7 (4.02%) Support Engineer
10 6 (3.45%) Test Manager
10 6 (3.45%) DBA
10 6 (3.45%) Operations Engineer
11 5 (2.87%) Platform Engineer
11 5 (2.87%) Network Operations Engineer
11 5 (2.87%) Network Support Engineer
11 5 (2.87%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.47%) J2EE
2 12 (6.90%) Middleware
3 11 (6.32%) .NET
4 8 (4.60%) 802.1X
5 5 (2.87%) CSS
6 4 (2.30%) XML
6 4 (2.30%) Rendezvous
7 3 (1.72%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (1.72%) HTML
7 3 (1.72%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.72%) Web Services
7 3 (1.72%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.57%) jQuery
8 1 (0.57%) OAuth
8 1 (0.57%) LAMP
8 1 (0.57%) Spring
8 1 (0.57%) Ajax
8 1 (0.57%) ISPF
8 1 (0.57%) J2SE
8 1 (0.57%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 63 (36.21%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.47%) Clustering
3 11 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.17%) PKI
5 8 (4.60%) Client/Server
5 8 (4.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (4.02%) Public Cloud
7 6 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.87%) Replication
8 5 (2.87%) EMC VNX
9 4 (2.30%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.30%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.30%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (1.72%) DataPower
10 3 (1.72%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (1.72%) Statistics
11 1 (0.57%) IVR
11 1 (0.57%) e-Health
11 1 (0.57%) CLARiiON
11 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 62 (35.63%) Windows
2 50 (28.74%) Linux
3 30 (17.24%) UNIX
4 21 (12.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (11.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (8.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.30%) HPUX
7 4 (2.30%) Solaris
8 3 (1.72%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (21.84%) ITIL
2 26 (14.94%) Disaster Recovery
3 19 (10.92%) Network Design
4 18 (10.34%) Kalman Filter
5 16 (9.20%) High Availability
6 15 (8.62%) Network Monitoring
7 13 (7.47%) Configuration Management
8 12 (6.90%) Service Management
8 12 (6.90%) Strategic Planning
9 11 (6.32%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (6.32%) Performance Monitoring
10 10 (5.75%) Migration
11 9 (5.17%) Project Management
11 9 (5.17%) Mentoring
12 8 (4.60%) Change Management
13 7 (4.02%) Incident Management
13 7 (4.02%) Capacity Planning
14 6 (3.45%) Network Architecture
14 6 (3.45%) Network Management
14 6 (3.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 35 (20.11%) PowerShell
2 28 (16.09%) SQL
3 17 (9.77%) Perl
4 8 (4.60%) Java
5 6 (3.45%) C#
5 6 (3.45%) PHP
5 6 (3.45%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.87%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.87%) VBScript
7 4 (2.30%) C++
8 3 (1.72%) VB
8 3 (1.72%) Python
8 3 (1.72%) C
9 1 (0.57%) REXX
9 1 (0.57%) JCL
9 1 (0.57%) Ruby
9 1 (0.57%) PHP5
9 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.57%) VBA
9 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 48 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (23.56%) CCNP
3 34 (19.54%) Security Cleared
4 29 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 25 (14.37%) CCNA
6 20 (11.49%) CCDP
7 19 (10.92%) CISSP
8 15 (8.62%) CCSP
9 14 (8.05%) CCSE
10 13 (7.47%) CCSA
11 9 (5.17%) CCIE
11 9 (5.17%) DV Cleared
12 7 (4.02%) Degree
12 7 (4.02%) CCIP
13 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (1.15%) CCVP
14 2 (1.15%) MCSE
14 2 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (1.15%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 12 (6.90%) HIPAA
2 5 (2.87%) SLA
3 3 (1.72%) QA
4 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (9.77%) Active Directory
3 14 (8.05%) ProxySG
4 9 (5.17%) VMware ESX
5 8 (4.60%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (2.87%) vSphere
6 5 (2.87%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.15%) NFS
9 1 (0.57%) vCloud
9 1 (0.57%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.57%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (2.30%) Nagios
1 4 (2.30%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (2.30%) Cacti
1 4 (2.30%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (2.30%) Cisco Prime
1 4 (2.30%) Icinga
2 3 (1.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.15%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.15%) SCCM
3 2 (1.15%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (1.15%) vMotion
4 1 (0.57%) Rundeck
4 1 (0.57%) Puppet
4 1 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.57%) Kibana
4 1 (0.57%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.57%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.57%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 100 (57.47%) Cisco
2 79 (45.40%) F5
3 52 (29.89%) Juniper
4 50 (28.74%) CheckPoint
5 48 (27.59%) VMware
6 29 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 23 (13.22%) Blue Coat
8 20 (11.49%) Fortinet
9 19 (10.92%) Red Hat
10 18 (10.34%) Tufin
10 18 (10.34%) TippingPoint
10 18 (10.34%) Nokia
11 14 (8.05%) Oracle
11 14 (8.05%) McAfee
12 12 (6.90%) HP
13 9 (5.17%) SolarWinds
14 8 (4.60%) Brocade
15 7 (4.02%) IronPort
16 6 (3.45%) Citrix
16 6 (3.45%) CommVault
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