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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 195 198 179
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -19
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 62 39 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.63% 0.46% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.64% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 15 30
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£400 £415 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £252 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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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
7239 6065 5843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.02% 71.15% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3254 2911
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 237 356
Average hourly rate £21.58 £22.41 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £44.55 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
Hampshire -10 20 £400 +14.28% 8
Berkshire +9 17 £400 -4.76% 6
Surrey -4 9 £488 +17.46% 3
Buckinghamshire -7 9 £425 +182.39%
West Sussex - 6 £575 - 4
Oxfordshire - 1 £390 - 5
Sussex - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
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Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 66 (49.62%) Firewall
2 56 (42.11%) Windows
3 55 (41.35%) Cisco
4 43 (32.33%) VPN
5 42 (31.58%) CheckPoint
6 41 (30.83%) SQL
7 39 (29.32%) SQL Server
7 39 (29.32%) Cisco Certification
8 37 (27.82%) Cisco ASA
9 35 (26.32%) F5
9 35 (26.32%) MPLS
10 34 (25.56%) BGP
11 32 (24.06%) SAN
11 32 (24.06%) VMware
12 31 (23.31%) IPsec
13 29 (21.80%) OSPF
13 29 (21.80%) Security Cleared
14 27 (20.30%) Juniper
15 24 (18.05%) Microsoft
15 24 (18.05%) CCIE
15 24 (18.05%) Linux
15 24 (18.05%) DNS
16 23 (17.29%) Performance Tuning
17 22 (16.54%) VoIP
17 22 (16.54%) Clustering
18 21 (15.79%) Active Directory
18 21 (15.79%) Nokia
19 20 (15.04%) WAN
19 20 (15.04%) SNMP
19 20 (15.04%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 16 (12.03%) Apache
1 16 (12.03%) IIS
2 10 (7.52%) WebLogic
3 9 (6.77%) Tomcat
3 9 (6.77%) Lync
4 7 (5.26%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.76%) Oracle 10gAS
6 4 (3.01%) GlassFish
7 3 (2.26%) JBoss
7 3 (2.26%) nginx
8 2 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.75%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.75%) Resin
9 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (4.51%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (4.51%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (4.51%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.77%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (49.62%) Firewall
2 43 (32.33%) VPN
3 37 (27.82%) Cisco ASA
4 35 (26.32%) MPLS
5 34 (25.56%) BGP
6 32 (24.06%) SAN
7 31 (23.31%) IPsec
8 29 (21.80%) OSPF
9 24 (18.05%) DNS
10 22 (16.54%) VoIP
11 20 (15.04%) WAN
11 20 (15.04%) SNMP
12 19 (14.29%) Cisco PIX
13 18 (13.53%) Network Security
14 17 (12.78%) Ethernet
15 16 (12.03%) TCP/IP
15 16 (12.03%) LAN
15 16 (12.03%) FWSM
16 14 (10.53%) SSL
16 14 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (29.32%) SQL Server
2 16 (12.03%) SQL Server 2005
2 16 (12.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (7.52%) SQL Server 2000
4 9 (6.77%) EDRMS
4 9 (6.77%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.51%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (3.76%) DB2
6 5 (3.76%) Oracle Discoverer
7 4 (3.01%) MySQL
8 2 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.75%) DataStax
9 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.75%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 6 (4.51%) Git (software)
1 6 (4.51%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.76%) Subversion
3 3 (2.26%) JIRA
4 2 (1.50%) RSpec
4 2 (1.50%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.50%) Maven
4 2 (1.50%) JMeter
4 2 (1.50%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.75%) Bitbucket
General
1 19 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.27%) Finance
3 3 (2.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.50%) Banking
4 2 (1.50%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.75%) Legal
5 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (18.05%) Network Engineer
2 23 (17.29%) Architect
3 15 (11.28%) Design Engineer
4 14 (10.53%) IP Engineer
5 13 (9.77%) Consultant
6 12 (9.02%) Technical Architect
7 10 (7.52%) Security Engineer
8 9 (6.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (6.02%) Network Security Engineer
9 8 (6.02%) Analyst
10 7 (5.26%) DBA
10 7 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (4.51%) Designer
11 6 (4.51%) Infrastructure Designer
12 5 (3.76%) Network Consultant
12 5 (3.76%) Developer
12 5 (3.76%) Administrator
12 5 (3.76%) Oracle DBA
13 4 (3.01%) Web Engineer
13 4 (3.01%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.02%) .NET
2 7 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 7 (5.26%) Silverlight
3 5 (3.76%) Middleware
3 5 (3.76%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (3.76%) Regular Expression
4 4 (3.01%) J2EE
5 3 (2.26%) CSS
5 3 (2.26%) Web Services
5 3 (2.26%) LAMP
6 2 (1.50%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.50%) HTML
7 1 (0.75%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.75%) Java EE
7 1 (0.75%) jQuery
7 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.54%) Clustering
2 8 (6.02%) Open Source
3 7 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.01%) PKI
4 4 (3.01%) Statistics
4 4 (3.01%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.50%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.50%) Replication
5 2 (1.50%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.75%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.75%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 56 (42.11%) Windows
2 24 (18.05%) Linux
3 17 (12.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (9.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (6.77%) UNIX
7 8 (6.02%) CentOS
8 6 (4.51%) HPUX
9 5 (3.76%) AIX
9 5 (3.76%) SUSE
9 5 (3.76%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (2.26%) Debian
10 3 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.29%) Performance Tuning
2 20 (15.04%) Network Management
3 19 (14.29%) Network Architecture
4 15 (11.28%) Change Management
5 13 (9.77%) Network Design
6 10 (7.52%) Project Management
7 9 (6.77%) Validation
8 8 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (6.02%) ITIL
9 7 (5.26%) Service Delivery
9 7 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (4.51%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (4.51%) Workflow
11 5 (3.76%) Configuration Management
11 5 (3.76%) Scrum
11 5 (3.76%) Incident Management
12 4 (3.01%) Performance Monitoring
12 4 (3.01%) Kalman Filter
12 4 (3.01%) Performance Management
12 4 (3.01%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (30.83%) SQL
2 10 (7.52%) Shell Script
3 8 (6.02%) Java
4 7 (5.26%) C#
4 7 (5.26%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.26%) PHP
5 3 (2.26%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.50%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.50%) Python
6 2 (1.50%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.75%) Perl
7 1 (0.75%) C
7 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (29.32%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (21.80%) Security Cleared
3 24 (18.05%) CCIE
4 18 (13.53%) CCNP
5 16 (12.03%) SC Cleared
6 15 (11.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (9.02%) CCDP
8 9 (6.77%) CCNA
8 9 (6.77%) CISSP
8 9 (6.77%) MCTS
9 7 (5.26%) Check Point Certification
9 7 (5.26%) CCSP
9 7 (5.26%) DV Cleared
10 6 (4.51%) Degree
10 6 (4.51%) MCSE
11 3 (2.26%) CCIP
12 2 (1.50%) CCVP
12 2 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.75%) MCP
13 1 (0.75%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.28%) SLA
2 6 (4.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 19 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 13 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (9.02%) UAG
5 11 (8.27%) Forefront TMG
5 11 (8.27%) ISA Server
6 9 (6.77%) vSphere
7 6 (4.51%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (4.51%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (3.76%) XenDesktop
8 5 (3.76%) FreeRADIUS
9 4 (3.01%) Firmware
10 3 (2.26%) XenApp
10 3 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (2.26%) Varnish
11 2 (1.50%) VirtualBox
11 2 (1.50%) vCloud
11 2 (1.50%) ProxySG
11 2 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.75%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 15 (11.28%) SCCM
2 14 (10.53%) SCOM
3 6 (4.51%) Puppet
4 5 (3.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (3.76%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (3.76%) CA Spectrum
5 4 (3.01%) Nagios
6 3 (2.26%) CiscoWorks
6 3 (2.26%) Zenoss
7 2 (1.50%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.50%) SAP Afaria
7 2 (1.50%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.75%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.75%) WSUS
8 1 (0.75%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.75%) Munin
8 1 (0.75%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 55 (41.35%) Cisco
2 42 (31.58%) CheckPoint
3 35 (26.32%) F5
4 32 (24.06%) VMware
5 27 (20.30%) Juniper
6 24 (18.05%) Microsoft
7 21 (15.79%) Nokia
8 20 (15.04%) Oracle
9 14 (10.53%) Redback
10 13 (9.77%) SolarWinds
10 13 (9.77%) Citrix
10 13 (9.77%) Radware
11 8 (6.02%) Blue Coat
12 7 (5.26%) TippingPoint
13 6 (4.51%) Huawei
13 6 (4.51%) Red Hat
14 5 (3.76%) IBM
14 5 (3.76%) CA
14 5 (3.76%) Splunk
15 4 (3.01%) Ericsson
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