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 31 August 2016 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 190 173 180
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +7
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 75 106 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.87% 1.07% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.35% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 70 20
Median daily rate £395 £384 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.93% +6.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £297 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £499 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £347
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £39.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.25% +4.00%
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
7086 7866 7014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.84% 79.38% 76.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4323 4814 3945
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 259 265
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

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 31 August 2016.

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 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Surrey +5 22 £475 +58.33% 2
Berkshire -3 19 £419 +8.06% 2
Hampshire +3 12 £321 -8.21% 2
Buckinghamshire +10 9 £275 -37.14%
Kent +9 3 £275 -45.00%
Middlesex +1 3 £413 -5.71%
West Sussex -2 3 £350 +6.06% 1
Oxfordshire -21 2 £300 -14.28%
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, 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 67 (45.27%) Cisco
1 67 (45.27%) Firewall
2 58 (39.19%) DNS
3 53 (35.81%) Windows
4 49 (33.11%) Linux
5 47 (31.76%) Microsoft
6 46 (31.08%) VPN
7 41 (27.70%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (26.35%) IPsec
9 34 (22.97%) WAN
9 34 (22.97%) DHCP
9 34 (22.97%) Data Centre
10 33 (22.30%) F5
11 32 (21.62%) Degree
11 32 (21.62%) LAN
11 32 (21.62%) TCP/IP
12 31 (20.95%) BGP
13 29 (19.59%) VMware
13 29 (19.59%) Network Security
14 28 (18.92%) Hyper-V
14 28 (18.92%) Windows Server
14 28 (18.92%) Juniper
15 27 (18.24%) SSL
15 27 (18.24%) CCNP
15 27 (18.24%) MS Excel
16 24 (16.22%) Cisco Nexus
17 23 (15.54%) Python
17 23 (15.54%) CSS
17 23 (15.54%) Active Directory
18 22 (14.86%) .NET

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 17 (11.49%) Apache
2 13 (8.78%) WebLogic
3 12 (8.11%) Tomcat
3 12 (8.11%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.05%) IIS
5 4 (2.70%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.35%) GroupWise
6 2 (1.35%) JBoss
6 2 (1.35%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.35%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.68%) Mule
7 1 (0.68%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (18.24%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (9.46%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (9.46%) Amazon S3
4 11 (7.43%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.70%) Office 365
6 3 (2.03%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (2.03%) CloudFront
6 3 (2.03%) IaaS
7 1 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 67 (45.27%) Firewall
2 58 (39.19%) DNS
3 46 (31.08%) VPN
4 39 (26.35%) IPsec
5 34 (22.97%) DHCP
5 34 (22.97%) WAN
6 32 (21.62%) LAN
6 32 (21.62%) TCP/IP
7 31 (20.95%) BGP
8 29 (19.59%) Network Security
9 27 (18.24%) SSL
10 24 (16.22%) Cisco Nexus
11 22 (14.86%) HTTP
12 21 (14.19%) IPv6
12 21 (14.19%) Software-Defined Networking
13 20 (13.51%) Internet
14 19 (12.84%) OSPF
15 18 (12.16%) MPLS
16 16 (10.81%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (8.78%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.73%) MongoDB
1 7 (4.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.05%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.38%) MySQL
3 5 (3.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.03%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.35%) GIS
5 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (6.76%) Git (software)
1 10 (6.76%) Subversion
2 2 (1.35%) Moq
2 2 (1.35%) MSTest
2 2 (1.35%) NUnit
2 2 (1.35%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (12.84%) Finance
2 16 (10.81%) Marketing
3 12 (8.11%) Telecoms
4 9 (6.08%) Retail
5 3 (2.03%) French Language
5 3 (2.03%) German Language
5 3 (2.03%) Portuguese Language
5 3 (2.03%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.68%) Billing
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (31.76%) Network Engineer
2 28 (18.92%) Support Engineer
3 18 (12.16%) Consultant
4 14 (9.46%) Administrator
4 14 (9.46%) Systems Administrator
5 12 (8.11%) Azure Engineer
6 11 (7.43%) Architect
7 10 (6.76%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (6.08%) DevOps Administrator
8 9 (6.08%) Network Architect
8 9 (6.08%) Network Support
8 9 (6.08%) Network Support Engineer
8 9 (6.08%) Senior DevOps
8 9 (6.08%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 8 (5.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 8 (5.41%) Development Manager
9 8 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (5.41%) Software Development Manager
9 8 (5.41%) Software Manager
9 8 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.54%) CSS
2 22 (14.86%) .NET
3 12 (8.11%) XML
4 11 (7.43%) Regular Expression
5 8 (5.41%) Hibernate
6 6 (4.05%) 802.1X
7 5 (3.38%) ADO.NET
8 4 (2.70%) LAMP
8 4 (2.70%) REST
8 4 (2.70%) SOAP
8 4 (2.70%) Web Services
9 3 (2.03%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.03%) Entity Framework
9 3 (2.03%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (2.03%) Middleware
9 3 (2.03%) NHibernate
9 3 (2.03%) StructureMap
9 3 (2.03%) WCF
9 3 (2.03%) WPF
9 3 (2.03%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 34 (22.97%) Data Centre
2 22 (14.86%) Public Cloud
3 17 (11.49%) Computer Science
4 10 (6.76%) Management Information System
5 9 (6.08%) PKI
6 7 (4.73%) Clustering
7 4 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (2.70%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.35%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.35%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.35%) NHS
8 2 (1.35%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.68%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.68%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.68%) Replication
9 1 (0.68%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 53 (35.81%) Windows
2 49 (33.11%) Linux
3 28 (18.92%) Windows Server
4 11 (7.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (6.76%) Ubuntu
6 5 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.70%) Debian
7 4 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.03%) Unix
9 2 (1.35%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.68%) Fedora
10 1 (0.68%) Solaris
10 1 (0.68%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.86%) DevOps
2 18 (12.16%) High Availability
2 18 (12.16%) ITIL
2 18 (12.16%) Mentoring
3 16 (10.81%) Presales
3 16 (10.81%) Workflow
4 15 (10.14%) Process Improvement
5 11 (7.43%) Continuous Delivery
5 11 (7.43%) Email Filtering
5 11 (7.43%) Kalman Filter
5 11 (7.43%) Web Filtering
6 10 (6.76%) Open Source
6 10 (6.76%) Software Testing
7 9 (6.08%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (5.41%) Change Management
8 8 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (5.41%) E-Commerce
8 8 (5.41%) Technical Analysis
9 7 (4.73%) Information Management
9 7 (4.73%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.54%) Python
2 20 (13.51%) PowerShell
3 14 (9.46%) C#
3 14 (9.46%) Java
3 14 (9.46%) Ruby
4 13 (8.78%) VBScript
5 11 (7.43%) C
5 11 (7.43%) C++
5 11 (7.43%) VB
6 10 (6.76%) SQL
7 8 (5.41%) Perl
8 4 (2.70%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.70%) PHP
9 3 (2.03%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.35%) Tcl
11 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (27.70%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (21.62%) Degree
3 27 (18.24%) CCNP
4 19 (12.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (12.16%) MCSE
6 16 (10.81%) CCNA
7 14 (9.46%) MCSA
7 14 (9.46%) Security Cleared
8 13 (8.78%) MCSD
9 10 (6.76%) SC Cleared
10 5 (3.38%) CCIE
11 3 (2.03%) CCSE
11 3 (2.03%) MCAD
11 3 (2.03%) MCPD
11 3 (2.03%) MCTS
12 2 (1.35%) CISM
12 2 (1.35%) CompTIA Security+
12 2 (1.35%) CRISC
12 2 (1.35%) Security+ Certification
12 2 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.73%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.05%) SLA
3 4 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (18.92%) Hyper-V
2 23 (15.54%) Active Directory
3 16 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.38%) Postfix
5 3 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.03%) vSphere
6 2 (1.35%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.68%) KVM
7 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.68%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (10.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 12 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (7.43%) Puppet
4 8 (5.41%) Ansible
4 8 (5.41%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (4.73%) SolarWinds Orion
6 5 (3.38%) SCOM
7 4 (2.70%) AirWatch
8 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (1.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (1.35%) Nessus
10 1 (0.68%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.68%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.68%) SCCM
10 1 (0.68%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.68%) vMotion
Vendors
1 67 (45.27%) Cisco
2 47 (31.76%) Microsoft
3 33 (22.30%) F5
4 29 (19.59%) VMware
5 28 (18.92%) Juniper
6 20 (13.51%) CheckPoint
6 20 (13.51%) Citrix
7 14 (9.46%) Red Hat
8 13 (8.78%) Extreme Networks
9 11 (7.43%) Dell
10 10 (6.76%) Oracle
11 9 (6.08%) SolarWinds
12 8 (5.41%) HP
13 5 (3.38%) Palo Alto
14 4 (2.70%) Barracuda Networks
14 4 (2.70%) Fortinet
14 4 (2.70%) Riverbed
15 3 (2.03%) SAP
15 3 (2.03%) TippingPoint
16 2 (1.35%) Salesforce.com