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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Balancing
England / South East
Rank 148 206 211
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +5
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 86 49 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.18% 0.59% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 0.73% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 25 25
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £294 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £446 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+12.16% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +20.00%

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
5837 6679 7215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.39% 79.98% 77.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3431 4005 3985
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 287 244
Median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.79% +72.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.85 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +30 30 £375 -13.29% 1
Surrey +21 12 £450 -25.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +8 12 £525 +27.65% 1
Oxfordshire +6 11 £325 +6.12% 3
Hampshire +19 10 £301 -7.53% 1
Middlesex +4 6 £420 +2.75%
West Sussex +1 3 £425 -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 71 (56.35%) Firewall
2 64 (50.79%) Cisco
3 46 (36.51%) F5
4 41 (32.54%) Data Centre
5 40 (31.75%) Network Security
5 40 (31.75%) WAN
6 32 (25.40%) LAN
7 31 (24.60%) SSL
8 30 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (23.02%) Linux
10 26 (20.63%) DNS
10 26 (20.63%) Juniper
11 24 (19.05%) CCNP
11 24 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
12 23 (18.25%) VPN
13 22 (17.46%) NetScaler
14 21 (16.67%) ITIL
15 20 (15.87%) CheckPoint
15 20 (15.87%) Telecoms
16 19 (15.08%) Citrix
16 19 (15.08%) Kalman Filter
16 19 (15.08%) Web Filtering
17 18 (14.29%) Problem Management
17 18 (14.29%) High Availability
18 17 (13.49%) Brocade
18 17 (13.49%) Cisco ASA
18 17 (13.49%) CCNA
18 17 (13.49%) Finance
19 16 (12.70%) VMware
19 16 (12.70%) Microsoft

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 5 (3.97%) Apache
1 5 (3.97%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.17%) WebLogic
2 4 (3.17%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.59%) CMS
3 2 (1.59%) IIS
3 2 (1.59%) Mule
3 2 (1.59%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.79%) JBoss
4 1 (0.79%) nginx
4 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.38%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.70%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (8.73%) Office 365
3 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (3.17%) Amazon S3
4 4 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.79%) IaaS
6 1 (0.79%) PaaS
6 1 (0.79%) SaaS
6 1 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 71 (56.35%) Firewall
2 40 (31.75%) Network Security
2 40 (31.75%) WAN
3 32 (25.40%) LAN
4 31 (24.60%) SSL
5 26 (20.63%) DNS
6 24 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
7 23 (18.25%) VPN
8 22 (17.46%) NetScaler
9 17 (13.49%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (12.70%) MPLS
11 15 (11.90%) Wireless
12 14 (11.11%) BGP
12 14 (11.11%) OSPF
13 11 (8.73%) IPsec
14 10 (7.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 10 (7.94%) Internet
14 10 (7.94%) Junos
14 10 (7.94%) SAN
14 10 (7.94%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (3.17%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.38%) MySQL
4 2 (1.59%) InterSystems Cache
4 2 (1.59%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.59%) Redis
5 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.79%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.79%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.17%) Subversion
3 3 (2.38%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.59%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.79%) JMeter
5 1 (0.79%) JUnit
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
General
1 20 (15.87%) Telecoms
2 17 (13.49%) Finance
3 3 (2.38%) Banking
4 2 (1.59%) Back Office
5 1 (0.79%) Billing
5 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (36.51%) Network Engineer
2 24 (19.05%) Consultant
3 19 (15.08%) Network Security Engineer
3 19 (15.08%) Security Engineer
4 13 (10.32%) Cisco Engineer
4 13 (10.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 12 (9.52%) Administrator
6 11 (8.73%) Exchange Consultant
7 10 (7.94%) Exchange Migration Consultant
7 10 (7.94%) Migration Consultant
8 9 (7.14%) Office 365 Consultant
9 8 (6.35%) Architect
10 7 (5.56%) Developer
10 7 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (5.56%) Unix Administrator
11 6 (4.76%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 6 (4.76%) Citrix Engineer
11 6 (4.76%) SAN Administrator
11 6 (4.76%) SAN Storage Administrator
11 6 (4.76%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.35%) 802.1X
1 8 (6.35%) Regular Expression
2 7 (5.56%) Web Services
3 5 (3.97%) SOAP
4 4 (3.17%) CSS
4 4 (3.17%) HTML
5 3 (2.38%) .NET
5 3 (2.38%) Middleware
6 2 (1.59%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.59%) Java EE
6 2 (1.59%) jQuery
6 2 (1.59%) REST
6 2 (1.59%) Sass
6 2 (1.59%) Spring
7 1 (0.79%) Google Maps API
7 1 (0.79%) HTML5
7 1 (0.79%) JSON
7 1 (0.79%) Kafka
7 1 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.79%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 41 (32.54%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.73%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
4 6 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (4.76%) Public Cloud
5 5 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.97%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.97%) Clustering
5 5 (3.97%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.97%) Cryptography
5 5 (3.97%) Driving Licence
5 5 (3.97%) Replication
6 4 (3.17%) PKI
7 3 (2.38%) CMDB
7 3 (2.38%) DataPower
8 2 (1.59%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (23.02%) Linux
2 15 (11.90%) Windows
3 13 (10.32%) Unix
4 11 (8.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (6.35%) Solaris
6 5 (3.97%) HPUX
6 5 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.59%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (1.59%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.79%) AIX
8 1 (0.79%) CentOS
8 1 (0.79%) Fedora
8 1 (0.79%) SUSE
8 1 (0.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.67%) ITIL
2 19 (15.08%) Kalman Filter
2 19 (15.08%) Web Filtering
3 18 (14.29%) High Availability
3 18 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 15 (11.90%) Change Management
4 15 (11.90%) Migration
5 13 (10.32%) Project Management
6 12 (9.52%) DevOps
6 12 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (8.73%) Capacity Management
8 10 (7.94%) Incident Management
8 10 (7.94%) Network Management
9 8 (6.35%) Email Filtering
9 8 (6.35%) Service Management
10 7 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (4.76%) Information Security
11 6 (4.76%) Mentoring
11 6 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (3.97%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.14%) Python
2 7 (5.56%) Java
3 6 (4.76%) Perl
4 5 (3.97%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.97%) Ruby
4 5 (3.97%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.17%) SQL
6 3 (2.38%) C#
7 2 (1.59%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.59%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (19.05%) CCNP
3 17 (13.49%) CCNA
4 12 (9.52%) Security Cleared
5 10 (7.94%) CISSP
6 9 (7.14%) SC Cleared
7 8 (6.35%) JNCIA
8 7 (5.56%) Degree
8 7 (5.56%) JNCIP
8 7 (5.56%) JNCIS
9 4 (3.17%) CCIE
10 3 (2.38%) CISM
10 3 (2.38%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.59%) CRISC
11 2 (1.59%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.59%) JNCIE
11 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.59%) PMP
11 2 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.59%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.52%) PCI DSS
1 12 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (6.35%) HIPAA
3 7 (5.56%) SLA
4 6 (4.76%) QA
5 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (6.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 7 (5.56%) NFS
2 7 (5.56%) Veritas File System
2 7 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.17%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (2.38%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.59%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.59%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.59%) KVM
7 1 (0.79%) iptables
7 1 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.79%) vCloud
7 1 (0.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.79%) vSphere
7 1 (0.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (5.56%) EMC Navisphere
1 7 (5.56%) Nagios
1 7 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (5.56%) Puppet
1 7 (5.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 5 (3.97%) Ansible
3 4 (3.17%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.38%) OPNET
5 2 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.59%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.59%) Nessus
5 2 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.59%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.59%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.79%) Netcool
6 1 (0.79%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.79%) vRealize
Vendors
1 64 (50.79%) Cisco
2 46 (36.51%) F5
3 26 (20.63%) Juniper
4 20 (15.87%) CheckPoint
5 19 (15.08%) Citrix
6 17 (13.49%) Brocade
7 16 (12.70%) Microsoft
7 16 (12.70%) VMware
8 15 (11.90%) Blue Coat
8 15 (11.90%) Palo Alto
9 14 (11.11%) Oracle
10 10 (7.94%) Extreme Networks
10 10 (7.94%) Red Hat
11 9 (7.14%) Dell
12 8 (6.35%) Intel Security
12 8 (6.35%) Veritas
13 7 (5.56%) Riverbed
13 7 (5.56%) Sun
14 6 (4.76%) NetApp
15 5 (3.97%) HP
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