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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 179 217 200
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -17
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 68 55 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.89% 0.58% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.72% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 29 36
Median daily rate £379 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.31% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £309 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £450 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
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
6122 7605 7612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.16% 79.78% 76.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3642 4484 4265
Median daily rate £420 £400 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 312 282
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.09 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% +64.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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
Berkshire +14 28 £375 -14.77% 3
Surrey +19 8 £388 -3.12% 3
Buckinghamshire +18 8 £525 +23.52% 3
West Sussex +14 6 £400 +9.58%
Oxfordshire -2 6 £325 +4.83% 1
Hampshire +21 5 £362 +2.84% 1
Middlesex +1 4 £388 -5.19%
East Sussex - 1 £513 -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 77 (54.23%) Firewall
2 68 (47.89%) Cisco
3 44 (30.99%) F5
4 42 (29.58%) Data Centre
5 41 (28.87%) Network Security
5 41 (28.87%) Linux
6 38 (26.76%) WAN
6 38 (26.76%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (22.54%) Juniper
8 31 (21.83%) VPN
9 30 (21.13%) DNS
9 30 (21.13%) SSL
9 30 (21.13%) CCNP
10 29 (20.42%) LAN
10 29 (20.42%) Cisco Nexus
11 28 (19.72%) VMware
12 27 (19.01%) Windows
13 25 (17.61%) Citrix
13 25 (17.61%) Amazon AWS
14 23 (16.20%) CheckPoint
14 23 (16.20%) Finance
15 22 (15.49%) ITIL
16 21 (14.79%) Microsoft
17 20 (14.08%) CCNA
17 20 (14.08%) Internet
17 20 (14.08%) NetScaler
18 19 (13.38%) High Availability
18 19 (13.38%) Cisco ASA
18 19 (13.38%) Degree
19 18 (12.68%) OSPF

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 16 (11.27%) Apache
2 12 (8.45%) Tomcat
2 12 (8.45%) WebLogic
2 12 (8.45%) WebSphere
3 6 (4.23%) IIS
4 3 (2.11%) Mule
4 3 (2.11%) Mule ESB
5 2 (1.41%) JBoss
5 2 (1.41%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.70%) CMS
6 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.70%) nginx
6 1 (0.70%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (8.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 25 (17.61%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (9.86%) Amazon EC2
2 14 (9.86%) Amazon S3
3 12 (8.45%) Office 365
4 11 (7.75%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (2.11%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (2.11%) CloudFront
7 2 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.70%) IaaS
8 1 (0.70%) PaaS
8 1 (0.70%) SaaS
8 1 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 77 (54.23%) Firewall
2 41 (28.87%) Network Security
3 38 (26.76%) WAN
4 31 (21.83%) VPN
5 30 (21.13%) DNS
5 30 (21.13%) SSL
6 29 (20.42%) Cisco Nexus
6 29 (20.42%) LAN
7 20 (14.08%) Internet
7 20 (14.08%) NetScaler
8 19 (13.38%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (12.68%) BGP
9 18 (12.68%) OSPF
10 16 (11.27%) MPLS
11 15 (10.56%) IPsec
12 14 (9.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 11 (7.75%) TCP/IP
14 10 (7.04%) Ethernet
14 10 (7.04%) Wireless
15 9 (6.34%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.63%) MySQL
1 8 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.70%) Pentaho
3 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.70%) Redis
3 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.70%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 11 (7.75%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.04%) Subversion
3 4 (2.82%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.41%) Moq
4 2 (1.41%) MSTest
4 2 (1.41%) NUnit
4 2 (1.41%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.70%) JMeter
5 1 (0.70%) JUnit
5 1 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.70%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (16.20%) Finance
2 11 (7.75%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.41%) Banking
4 1 (0.70%) Back Office
4 1 (0.70%) Billing
4 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.70%) Publishing
4 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (30.99%) Network Engineer
2 27 (19.01%) Consultant
3 18 (12.68%) Administrator
4 15 (10.56%) Systems Administrator
5 14 (9.86%) Security Engineer
6 12 (8.45%) Cisco Engineer
6 12 (8.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 12 (8.45%) Network Security Engineer
7 11 (7.75%) Architect
7 11 (7.75%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (7.04%) Developer
8 10 (7.04%) Exchange Consultant
9 9 (6.34%) DevOps Administrator
9 9 (6.34%) Exchange Migration Consultant
9 9 (6.34%) Migration Consultant
9 9 (6.34%) Office 365 Consultant
9 9 (6.34%) Senior DevOps
9 9 (6.34%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 8 (5.63%) Linux Engineer
10 8 (5.63%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.04%) 802.1X
1 10 (7.04%) Regular Expression
2 9 (6.34%) Web Services
3 7 (4.93%) .NET
3 7 (4.93%) SOAP
4 6 (4.23%) CSS
5 5 (3.52%) LAMP
5 5 (3.52%) Middleware
6 4 (2.82%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.82%) HTML
6 4 (2.82%) REST
6 4 (2.82%) Spring
7 3 (2.11%) Entity Framework
7 3 (2.11%) jQuery
7 3 (2.11%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (2.11%) StructureMap
7 3 (2.11%) Unity DI Container
7 3 (2.11%) WCF
7 3 (2.11%) WPF
7 3 (2.11%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 42 (29.58%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.04%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (4.93%) PKI
5 6 (4.23%) Clustering
5 6 (4.23%) Public Cloud
6 5 (3.52%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.52%) Cryptography
7 4 (2.82%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.82%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.11%) CMDB
8 3 (2.11%) DataPower
8 3 (2.11%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (2.11%) Replication
9 2 (1.41%) NHS
9 2 (1.41%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.70%) BBC
10 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 41 (28.87%) Linux
2 27 (19.01%) Windows
3 9 (6.34%) Unix
4 8 (5.63%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.82%) Debian
7 4 (2.82%) Solaris
8 3 (2.11%) HPUX
8 3 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.70%) AIX
10 1 (0.70%) CentOS
10 1 (0.70%) Fedora
10 1 (0.70%) SUSE
10 1 (0.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.49%) ITIL
2 19 (13.38%) High Availability
3 18 (12.68%) Migration
4 17 (11.97%) DevOps
5 16 (11.27%) Change Management
5 16 (11.27%) Kalman Filter
5 16 (11.27%) Web Filtering
6 14 (9.86%) Problem Management
6 14 (9.86%) Project Management
7 13 (9.15%) Continuous Delivery
8 12 (8.45%) Capacity Management
9 11 (7.75%) Network Management
9 11 (7.75%) Open Source
10 10 (7.04%) Email Filtering
11 9 (6.34%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (6.34%) Incident Management
12 8 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (5.63%) Service Management
13 7 (4.93%) MVC
14 6 (4.23%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.27%) Python
2 14 (9.86%) Ruby
3 11 (7.75%) Java
4 8 (5.63%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.63%) Perl
5 6 (4.23%) PowerShell
5 6 (4.23%) SQL
6 5 (3.52%) C#
6 5 (3.52%) PHP
6 5 (3.52%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.11%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 38 (26.76%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (21.13%) CCNP
3 20 (14.08%) CCNA
4 19 (13.38%) Degree
5 14 (9.86%) Security Cleared
6 11 (7.75%) SC Cleared
7 7 (4.93%) CCIE
7 7 (4.93%) CISSP
8 6 (4.23%) JNCIA
9 5 (3.52%) JNCIS
10 4 (2.82%) JNCIP
11 3 (2.11%) CCDA
11 3 (2.11%) CCDP
11 3 (2.11%) CISM
11 3 (2.11%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.41%) CCSE
12 2 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.41%) PMP
12 2 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (1.41%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.15%) PCI DSS
2 7 (4.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (4.23%) QA
4 5 (3.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (3.52%) SLA
5 4 (2.82%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (10.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.75%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.82%) Postfix
3 4 (2.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (2.11%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.11%) NFS
4 3 (2.11%) ProxySG
4 3 (2.11%) Veritas File System
4 3 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (2.11%) vSphere
5 2 (1.41%) KVM
5 2 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.70%) iptables
6 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.70%) vCloud
6 1 (0.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.70%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (9.15%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (9.15%) Puppet
2 9 (6.34%) Ansible
3 3 (2.11%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (2.11%) EMC Navisphere
3 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (2.11%) Nagios
3 3 (2.11%) OPNET
3 3 (2.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 2 (1.41%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.41%) HAProxy
4 2 (1.41%) Nessus
4 2 (1.41%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.41%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.41%) TrustSec
5 1 (0.70%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.70%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.70%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.70%) vMotion
5 1 (0.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 68 (47.89%) Cisco
2 44 (30.99%) F5
3 32 (22.54%) Juniper
4 28 (19.72%) VMware
5 25 (17.61%) Citrix
6 23 (16.20%) CheckPoint
7 21 (14.79%) Microsoft
8 13 (9.15%) Extreme Networks
9 12 (8.45%) Oracle
10 11 (7.75%) Blue Coat
10 11 (7.75%) Palo Alto
11 10 (7.04%) Dell
12 8 (5.63%) Brocade
13 7 (4.93%) Riverbed
14 6 (4.23%) Red Hat
15 5 (3.52%) Cyberoam
15 5 (3.52%) HP
15 5 (3.52%) SolarWinds
16 4 (2.82%) Intel Security
16 4 (2.82%) Veritas
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