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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 204 211 224
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +13
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 53 48 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.62% 0.51% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.66% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 16
Average daily rate £399 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.31% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -80.64%
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
6805 7324 6228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.53% 77.35% 74.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4175 4011 3318
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 240 261
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £45.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the South East region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Surrey +3 16 £600 +16.22% 12
Berkshire +3 12 £430 +40.06% 4
Hampshire +4 9 £352 -17.17% 1
West Sussex - 6 - -
M4 Corridor - 5 £288 -
Buckinghamshire +9 3 £398 -6.47% 2
Kent - 2 £450 - 3
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 74 (58.73%) Firewall
2 66 (52.38%) Cisco
3 63 (50.00%) F5
4 48 (38.10%) Data Centre
5 44 (34.92%) LAN
6 43 (34.13%) SSL
7 42 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 42 (33.33%) Linux
8 39 (30.95%) VPN
8 39 (30.95%) WAN
8 39 (30.95%) Cisco Certification
9 37 (29.37%) DNS
10 34 (26.98%) CheckPoint
11 30 (23.81%) Juniper
12 29 (23.02%) ITIL
12 29 (23.02%) Unix
13 27 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
14 26 (20.63%) Network Security
14 26 (20.63%) Windows
15 25 (19.84%) MPLS
15 25 (19.84%) OSPF
15 25 (19.84%) BGP
15 25 (19.84%) IPsec
16 23 (18.25%) Finance
16 23 (18.25%) DHCP
16 23 (18.25%) Security Cleared
17 22 (17.46%) Cisco ASA
18 21 (16.67%) LDAP
18 21 (16.67%) Apache
18 21 (16.67%) CCNA

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 21 (16.67%) Apache
2 9 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 7 (5.56%) IIS
3 7 (5.56%) WebLogic
4 6 (4.76%) JBoss
5 4 (3.17%) Sonic ESB
6 2 (1.59%) Node.js
6 2 (1.59%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.79%) Eucalyptus
7 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Project
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (3.17%) SaaS
2 2 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (58.73%) Firewall
2 44 (34.92%) LAN
3 43 (34.13%) SSL
4 42 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 39 (30.95%) VPN
5 39 (30.95%) WAN
6 37 (29.37%) DNS
7 27 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 26 (20.63%) Network Security
9 25 (19.84%) BGP
9 25 (19.84%) IPsec
9 25 (19.84%) MPLS
9 25 (19.84%) OSPF
10 23 (18.25%) DHCP
11 22 (17.46%) Cisco ASA
12 21 (16.67%) LDAP
13 19 (15.08%) SAN
14 18 (14.29%) HTTP
14 18 (14.29%) VLAN
15 16 (12.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.17%) Big Data
1 4 (3.17%) Relational Database
1 4 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.59%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (0.79%) MySQL
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Ant
2 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (18.25%) Finance
2 17 (13.49%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.94%) Banking
4 2 (1.59%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.59%) Retail
5 1 (0.79%) Marketing
5 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (37.30%) Network Engineer
2 17 (13.49%) Security Engineer
3 16 (12.70%) Cisco Engineer
3 16 (12.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 16 (12.70%) Senior Network Engineer
4 14 (11.11%) Architect
5 11 (8.73%) Network Security Engineer
6 10 (7.94%) Support Engineer
7 9 (7.14%) Consultant
7 9 (7.14%) Network Support
7 9 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
8 7 (5.56%) Administrator
8 7 (5.56%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 6 (4.76%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
9 6 (4.76%) Cisco Support
9 6 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (4.76%) IP Network Engineer
9 6 (4.76%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 6 (4.76%) Security Support Engineer
10 5 (3.97%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.11%) SOAP
2 10 (7.94%) 802.1X
3 9 (7.14%) J2EE
3 9 (7.14%) Web Services
4 8 (6.35%) REST
5 7 (5.56%) Middleware
6 3 (2.38%) .NET
6 3 (2.38%) CSS
6 3 (2.38%) XML
7 2 (1.59%) Ajax
7 2 (1.59%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.59%) CSS3
7 2 (1.59%) DOM
7 2 (1.59%) HTML
7 2 (1.59%) J2SE
7 2 (1.59%) JSP
7 2 (1.59%) React
7 2 (1.59%) SAML
7 2 (1.59%) WAP
7 2 (1.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 48 (38.10%) Data Centre
2 14 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.14%) Clustering
4 8 (6.35%) Cryptography
4 8 (6.35%) Driving Licence
5 6 (4.76%) Algorithms
5 6 (4.76%) Client/Server
5 6 (4.76%) DataPower
6 4 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.17%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.17%) EMC VNX
6 4 (3.17%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (3.17%) Mobile Payment
6 4 (3.17%) Replication
7 3 (2.38%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.59%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.59%) PKI
8 2 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (33.33%) Linux
2 29 (23.02%) Unix
3 26 (20.63%) Windows
4 19 (15.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (7.14%) Solaris
6 5 (3.97%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.38%) CentOS
7 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.02%) ITIL
2 20 (15.87%) Project Management
3 16 (12.70%) Network Design
4 15 (11.90%) Capacity Management
4 15 (11.90%) High Availability
5 14 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (10.32%) Problem Management
7 12 (9.52%) Network Management
8 11 (8.73%) Change Management
8 11 (8.73%) ITIL V3
8 11 (8.73%) Kalman Filter
9 10 (7.94%) Incident Management
9 10 (7.94%) Information Security
9 10 (7.94%) Network Monitoring
10 9 (7.14%) Service Management
11 8 (6.35%) Computer Security
11 8 (6.35%) Security Patching
12 7 (5.56%) Web Filtering
13 5 (3.97%) Change Control
13 5 (3.97%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.11%) Perl
2 12 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 8 (6.35%) SQL
4 6 (4.76%) Tcl
5 4 (3.17%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.38%) Java
7 2 (1.59%) C
8 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.79%) C#
8 1 (0.79%) C++
8 1 (0.79%) PHP
8 1 (0.79%) Python
8 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.79%) VB
8 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (30.95%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (18.25%) Security Cleared
3 21 (16.67%) CCNA
4 20 (15.87%) SC Cleared
5 17 (13.49%) CCNP
6 9 (7.14%) CCSE
7 6 (4.76%) CCDP
7 6 (4.76%) CCIE
7 6 (4.76%) CCSA
7 6 (4.76%) CCSP
7 6 (4.76%) CISSP
8 4 (3.17%) Degree
9 3 (2.38%) MBA
10 2 (1.59%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (1.59%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.79%) APMP
11 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.79%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.79%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.35%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.97%) HIPAA
2 5 (3.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (3.97%) SLA
3 3 (2.38%) QA
4 2 (1.59%) WCAG
System Software
1 20 (15.87%) Active Directory
2 16 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.97%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (3.97%) ProxySG
4 4 (3.17%) NFS
5 3 (2.38%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.38%) vSphere
6 2 (1.59%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.59%) NDS
6 2 (1.59%) Novell eDirectory
6 2 (1.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.59%) Veritas File System
6 2 (1.59%) XenServer
7 1 (0.79%) Firmware
7 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (3.17%) CiscoWorks
1 4 (3.17%) NetBackup
1 4 (3.17%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (3.17%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (2.38%) SCCM
3 2 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.59%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (1.59%) SCOM
3 2 (1.59%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.59%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (1.59%) vRealize
3 2 (1.59%) WSUS
4 1 (0.79%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.79%) Nagios
4 1 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 66 (52.38%) Cisco
2 63 (50.00%) F5
3 34 (26.98%) CheckPoint
4 30 (23.81%) Juniper
5 19 (15.08%) Red Hat
6 17 (13.49%) VMware
7 14 (11.11%) Oracle
8 8 (6.35%) Blue Coat
8 8 (6.35%) Cyberoam
8 8 (6.35%) Fortinet
8 8 (6.35%) Nokia
8 8 (6.35%) Palo Alto
9 7 (5.56%) Brocade
9 7 (5.56%) HP
9 7 (5.56%) Microsoft
10 6 (4.76%) Sun
11 5 (3.97%) Intel Security
11 5 (3.97%) TippingPoint
11 5 (3.97%) Tufin
12 4 (3.17%) Pega
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