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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 180 202 176
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -26
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 66 43 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.71% 0.48% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.67% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 21
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£361 £394 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £336 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £468 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £21.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.38% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £21.00 £29.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.70 £21.00 £31.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -29.68%
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
6729 6375 6950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.52% 71.86% 70.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3766 3478 3316
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 251 328
Average hourly rate £20.25 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.58% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Balancing across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Load Balancing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 August 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
Berkshire +22 27 £375 -10.71% 2
Surrey +4 16 £450 +16.12% 6
Hampshire -7 5 £347 -15.76% 2
Middlesex +1 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -3 4 £350 - 3
Oxfordshire +6 3 £325 -23.52%
Kent - 3 - -
West Sussex -1 1 - - 2
East Sussex - - - -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 55 (47.83%) Firewall
2 47 (40.87%) Cisco
2 47 (40.87%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (32.17%) MPLS
3 37 (32.17%) VPN
4 32 (27.83%) Windows
4 32 (27.83%) OSPF
4 32 (27.83%) Juniper
5 31 (26.96%) BGP
5 31 (26.96%) IPsec
6 30 (26.09%) CheckPoint
7 27 (23.48%) LAN
7 27 (23.48%) WAN
8 25 (21.74%) CCIE
9 24 (20.87%) VoIP
9 24 (20.87%) Cisco ASA
10 23 (20.00%) Nokia
11 22 (19.13%) CCNP
11 22 (19.13%) SAN
11 22 (19.13%) SNMP
11 22 (19.13%) Network Management
12 21 (18.26%) Linux
12 21 (18.26%) SQL
13 20 (17.39%) F5
14 19 (16.52%) Network Architecture
14 19 (16.52%) Active Directory
14 19 (16.52%) SQL Server
14 19 (16.52%) DNS
14 19 (16.52%) Security Cleared
14 19 (16.52%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 12 (10.43%) Apache
2 8 (6.96%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.35%) nginx
4 4 (3.48%) Lync
4 4 (3.48%) IIS
5 3 (2.61%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.87%) Resin
6 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.87%) Drupal
6 1 (0.87%) FileNet
6 1 (0.87%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (2.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.74%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (47.83%) Firewall
2 37 (32.17%) MPLS
2 37 (32.17%) VPN
3 32 (27.83%) OSPF
4 31 (26.96%) BGP
4 31 (26.96%) IPsec
5 27 (23.48%) LAN
5 27 (23.48%) WAN
6 24 (20.87%) VoIP
6 24 (20.87%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (19.13%) SAN
7 22 (19.13%) SNMP
8 19 (16.52%) DNS
9 17 (14.78%) Cisco PIX
9 17 (14.78%) Network Security
9 17 (14.78%) FWSM
10 16 (13.91%) DHCP
11 15 (13.04%) Wireless
12 13 (11.30%) WLAN
13 11 (9.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.52%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.96%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (6.96%) MySQL
2 8 (6.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (6.09%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (5.22%) Oracle Database
4 6 (5.22%) EDRMS
5 5 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.61%) DB2
7 2 (1.74%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (1.74%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.74%) DataStage
7 2 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.74%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Subversion
2 2 (1.74%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (1.74%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.87%) JIRA
3 1 (0.87%) Maven
3 1 (0.87%) JMeter
3 1 (0.87%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.87%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.87%) RSpec
General
1 15 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.57%) Finance
3 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.87%) Legal
4 1 (0.87%) Banking
4 1 (0.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (21.74%) Architect
2 21 (18.26%) Network Engineer
3 12 (10.43%) IP Engineer
3 12 (10.43%) Design Engineer
4 9 (7.83%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (5.22%) Analyst
5 6 (5.22%) Consultant
6 5 (4.35%) Security Engineer
6 5 (4.35%) Network Architect
6 5 (4.35%) Technical Architect
6 5 (4.35%) Designer
7 4 (3.48%) Network Consultant
7 4 (3.48%) Security Consultant
7 4 (3.48%) Network Support
7 4 (3.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (3.48%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (3.48%) Administrator
7 4 (3.48%) Network Security Consultant
7 4 (3.48%) Infrastructure Designer
8 3 (2.61%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.35%) Web Services
1 5 (4.35%) .NET
2 4 (3.48%) J2EE
2 4 (3.48%) LAMP
3 2 (1.74%) CSS
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle ADF
3 2 (1.74%) JNDI
3 2 (1.74%) ISPF
4 1 (0.87%) Java EE
4 1 (0.87%) XML Schema
4 1 (0.87%) XML
4 1 (0.87%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.78%) Clustering
2 5 (4.35%) Mainframe
3 4 (3.48%) Replication
4 3 (2.61%) Open Source
5 2 (1.74%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.74%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.87%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.87%) e-Health
6 1 (0.87%) CESG
6 1 (0.87%) IVR
6 1 (0.87%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (27.83%) Windows
2 21 (18.26%) Linux
3 10 (8.70%) UNIX
3 10 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (6.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (6.09%) CentOS
5 4 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.48%) Debian
6 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.74%) AIX
7 1 (0.87%) SUSE
7 1 (0.87%) HPUX
7 1 (0.87%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (19.13%) Network Management
2 19 (16.52%) Network Architecture
3 17 (14.78%) Network Design
4 12 (10.43%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (7.83%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (6.96%) Change Management
7 7 (6.09%) Service Delivery
7 7 (6.09%) Validation
7 7 (6.09%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (5.22%) ITIL
9 5 (4.35%) Configuration Management
9 5 (4.35%) Project Management
9 5 (4.35%) DevOps
10 4 (3.48%) E-Commerce
10 4 (3.48%) Workflow
11 3 (2.61%) Load Testing
11 3 (2.61%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (2.61%) Performance Analysis
11 3 (2.61%) Network Monitoring
11 3 (2.61%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 21 (18.26%) SQL
2 7 (6.09%) Java
3 6 (5.22%) PHP
4 5 (4.35%) Perl
5 4 (3.48%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.48%) Python
6 3 (2.61%) Ruby
6 3 (2.61%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.74%) JCL
7 2 (1.74%) REXX
7 2 (1.74%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.74%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (40.87%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (21.74%) CCIE
3 22 (19.13%) CCNP
4 19 (16.52%) Security Cleared
5 15 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (11.30%) SC Cleared
7 9 (7.83%) CISSP
7 9 (7.83%) CCDP
8 8 (6.96%) MCSE
9 7 (6.09%) MCTS
9 7 (6.09%) CCNA
10 6 (5.22%) CCSP
10 6 (5.22%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (3.48%) MCP
11 4 (3.48%) MCSD
11 4 (3.48%) MCDBA
11 4 (3.48%) MCPD
12 3 (2.61%) Degree
13 2 (1.74%) CCVP
14 1 (0.87%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.09%) SLA
2 6 (5.22%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.87%) JSP 440
System Software
1 19 (16.52%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.96%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.35%) ProxySG
5 4 (3.48%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (3.48%) UAG
5 4 (3.48%) ISA Server
6 3 (2.61%) Varnish
7 2 (1.74%) vSphere
7 2 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.87%) Squid
8 1 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.87%) vCloud
8 1 (0.87%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.87%) XenApp
8 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (6.09%) SCCM
1 7 (6.09%) Nagios
1 7 (6.09%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (5.22%) Puppet
3 4 (3.48%) SCOM
4 2 (1.74%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.74%) Cacti
4 2 (1.74%) Zenoss
4 2 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.74%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (0.87%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.87%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.87%) Munin
Vendors
1 47 (40.87%) Cisco
2 32 (27.83%) Juniper
3 30 (26.09%) CheckPoint
4 23 (20.00%) Nokia
5 20 (17.39%) F5
6 19 (16.52%) VMware
7 16 (13.91%) Redback
8 15 (13.04%) Radware
9 13 (11.30%) Microsoft
10 10 (8.70%) Oracle
10 10 (8.70%) Citrix
11 8 (6.96%) Red Hat
11 8 (6.96%) Huawei
12 7 (6.09%) Blue Coat
12 7 (6.09%) Ericsson
13 6 (5.22%) SolarWinds
13 6 (5.22%) IBM
14 5 (4.35%) JBoss
15 4 (3.48%) Avaya
16 3 (2.61%) TippingPoint
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