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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 172 184 190
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +6
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 74 56 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.80% 0.64% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.89% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 30 19
Average daily rate
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£375 £404 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.12% +7.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £478 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
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 £28.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.70 £21.00 £31.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £98.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-61.73% +206.25%
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
6787 6273 7170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.21% 71.73% 71.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3849 3487 3414
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £240
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 265 248 322
Average hourly rate £21.00 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.58% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 29 £438 +3.55% 1
Surrey +5 26 £400 +3.22% 6
Buckinghamshire -4 6 £350 - 1
Hampshire 0 5 £347 -15.76% 3
Middlesex +4 3 £500 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £325 -
West Sussex - - - - 2
Home Counties - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - - 4
Load Balancing
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Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 65 (50.78%) Firewall
2 51 (39.84%) Cisco
2 51 (39.84%) Cisco Certification
3 44 (34.38%) VPN
4 42 (32.81%) MPLS
5 39 (30.47%) Windows
6 37 (28.91%) BGP
6 37 (28.91%) CheckPoint
6 37 (28.91%) IPsec
7 36 (28.13%) Juniper
8 35 (27.34%) OSPF
9 29 (22.66%) SAN
9 29 (22.66%) Nokia
9 29 (22.66%) CCIE
9 29 (22.66%) VMware
9 29 (22.66%) Cisco ASA
10 28 (21.88%) WAN
11 27 (21.09%) VoIP
11 27 (21.09%) SNMP
11 27 (21.09%) SQL
11 27 (21.09%) SQL Server
11 27 (21.09%) Network Management
12 26 (20.31%) LAN
12 26 (20.31%) Active Directory
13 25 (19.53%) F5
14 23 (17.97%) Network Architecture
15 22 (17.19%) DNS
15 22 (17.19%) CCNP
16 21 (16.41%) Linux
16 21 (16.41%) Cisco PIX

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 14 (10.94%) Apache
2 10 (7.81%) Tomcat
3 7 (5.47%) IIS
4 5 (3.91%) nginx
4 5 (3.91%) Lync
5 3 (2.34%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.78%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.78%) FileNet
6 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.78%) Drupal
6 1 (0.78%) Resin
Applications
1 3 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.47%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.78%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.78%) SaaS
3 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 65 (50.78%) Firewall
2 44 (34.38%) VPN
3 42 (32.81%) MPLS
4 37 (28.91%) BGP
4 37 (28.91%) IPsec
5 35 (27.34%) OSPF
6 29 (22.66%) SAN
6 29 (22.66%) Cisco ASA
7 28 (21.88%) WAN
8 27 (21.09%) VoIP
8 27 (21.09%) SNMP
9 26 (20.31%) LAN
10 22 (17.19%) DNS
11 21 (16.41%) FWSM
11 21 (16.41%) Cisco PIX
12 20 (15.63%) Network Security
13 17 (13.28%) SSL
13 17 (13.28%) Ethernet
14 15 (11.72%) DHCP
14 15 (11.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (21.09%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.47%) SQL Server 2000
3 7 (5.47%) MySQL
4 6 (4.69%) EDRMS
5 4 (3.13%) DB2
6 3 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.34%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (3.91%) Subversion
2 3 (2.34%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.56%) RSpec
3 2 (1.56%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.56%) Maven
3 2 (1.56%) JIRA
3 2 (1.56%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.56%) JMeter
General
1 20 (15.63%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.59%) Finance
3 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.56%) Banking
3 2 (1.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.78%) Retail
4 1 (0.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (25.78%) Architect
2 23 (17.97%) Network Engineer
3 15 (11.72%) Design Engineer
3 15 (11.72%) IP Engineer
4 12 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (7.81%) Technical Architect
6 8 (6.25%) Security Engineer
7 7 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.47%) Consultant
8 6 (4.69%) Analyst
9 5 (3.91%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (3.91%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.91%) Network Architect
10 4 (3.13%) Administrator
10 4 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
11 3 (2.34%) Network Support
11 3 (2.34%) Network Analyst
11 3 (2.34%) Senior Network Engineer
11 3 (2.34%) Security Consultant
11 3 (2.34%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.91%) LAMP
2 4 (3.13%) .NET
2 4 (3.13%) Web Services
3 2 (1.56%) J2EE
3 2 (1.56%) CSS
3 2 (1.56%) Oracle ADF
3 2 (1.56%) JNDI
3 2 (1.56%) ISPF
4 1 (0.78%) Java EE
4 1 (0.78%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.78%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.78%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.06%) Clustering
2 5 (3.91%) Mainframe
2 5 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.13%) Replication
4 3 (2.34%) Open Source
5 2 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.78%) Firmware
6 1 (0.78%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.78%) IVR
6 1 (0.78%) CESG
6 1 (0.78%) e-Health
6 1 (0.78%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 39 (30.47%) Windows
2 21 (16.41%) Linux
3 12 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (7.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (7.03%) CentOS
5 8 (6.25%) UNIX
6 5 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.13%) Debian
8 3 (2.34%) AIX
9 1 (0.78%) HPUX
9 1 (0.78%) Solaris
9 1 (0.78%) SUSE
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.09%) Network Management
2 23 (17.97%) Network Architecture
3 18 (14.06%) Network Design
4 15 (11.72%) Performance Tuning
5 12 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (8.59%) Validation
7 8 (6.25%) Change Management
8 7 (5.47%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (3.91%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.91%) DevOps
10 4 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (3.13%) Workflow
10 4 (3.13%) ITIL
10 4 (3.13%) E-Commerce
10 4 (3.13%) Configuration Management
10 4 (3.13%) Project Management
10 4 (3.13%) Load Testing
11 3 (2.34%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (2.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 3 (2.34%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.09%) SQL
2 6 (4.69%) PHP
3 5 (3.91%) Java
4 4 (3.13%) Perl
4 4 (3.13%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.34%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.34%) Python
6 2 (1.56%) REXX
6 2 (1.56%) JCL
6 2 (1.56%) Ruby
6 2 (1.56%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 51 (39.84%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (22.66%) CCIE
3 22 (17.19%) CCNP
4 18 (14.06%) Security Cleared
5 13 (10.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (9.38%) SC Cleared
7 10 (7.81%) CCDP
8 9 (7.03%) CISSP
9 7 (5.47%) CCNA
9 7 (5.47%) Check Point Certification
9 7 (5.47%) CCSP
9 7 (5.47%) MCTS
10 6 (4.69%) MCSE
11 3 (2.34%) Degree
12 2 (1.56%) MCPD
12 2 (1.56%) CCVP
12 2 (1.56%) MCDBA
12 2 (1.56%) MCP
12 2 (1.56%) MCSD
13 1 (0.78%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.25%) SLA
2 6 (4.69%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.78%) JSP 440
System Software
1 26 (20.31%) Active Directory
2 16 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 11 (8.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (7.81%) ISA Server
4 10 (7.81%) Forefront TMG
4 10 (7.81%) UAG
5 7 (5.47%) ProxySG
6 5 (3.91%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.13%) vSphere
8 3 (2.34%) Varnish
8 3 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.56%) VirtualBox
9 2 (1.56%) vCloud
9 2 (1.56%) XenApp
9 2 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.78%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 13 (10.16%) SCCM
2 10 (7.81%) SCOM
3 7 (5.47%) Puppet
3 7 (5.47%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (4.69%) Nagios
5 3 (2.34%) Zenoss
6 2 (1.56%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (1.56%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.56%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (1.56%) MAINVIEW
7 1 (0.78%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.78%) WSUS
7 1 (0.78%) Cacti
7 1 (0.78%) Munin
Vendors
1 51 (39.84%) Cisco
2 37 (28.91%) CheckPoint
3 36 (28.13%) Juniper
4 29 (22.66%) Nokia
4 29 (22.66%) VMware
5 25 (19.53%) F5
6 20 (15.63%) Redback
7 19 (14.84%) Radware
8 14 (10.94%) Citrix
9 13 (10.16%) Microsoft
10 12 (9.38%) Huawei
10 12 (9.38%) SolarWinds
11 9 (7.03%) Blue Coat
11 9 (7.03%) Ericsson
11 9 (7.03%) Oracle
12 8 (6.25%) Red Hat
13 5 (3.91%) JBoss
13 5 (3.91%) IBM
14 4 (3.13%) Avaya
15 3 (2.34%) TippingPoint