The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 184 206 183
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -23
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 60 30 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.65% 0.35% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.50% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 21
Average daily rate
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£383 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £346 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £480 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -48.27%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6712 6005 6877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.90% 70.84% 69.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3678 3231 3262
Average daily rate £375 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.26%
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 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 255 321
Average hourly rate £22.63 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.72% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Load Balancing
England

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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 32 £390 -7.14%
Surrey -2 10 £416 +7.41% 4
Hampshire -9 4 £347 -22.78% 1
Oxfordshire +5 3 £325 -23.52%
Kent - 3 - - 1
Middlesex - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -1 1 - - 1
West Sussex -6 1 - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 49 (45.79%) Firewall
2 42 (39.25%) Cisco Certification
3 41 (38.32%) Cisco
4 35 (32.71%) MPLS
5 32 (29.91%) VPN
6 29 (27.10%) Windows
6 29 (27.10%) Juniper
6 29 (27.10%) IPsec
7 28 (26.17%) OSPF
7 28 (26.17%) BGP
7 28 (26.17%) CheckPoint
8 26 (24.30%) WAN
9 23 (21.50%) LAN
10 22 (20.56%) CCIE
11 21 (19.63%) DNS
11 21 (19.63%) Nokia
12 20 (18.69%) CCNP
12 20 (18.69%) SQL
12 20 (18.69%) Cisco ASA
13 19 (17.76%) Security Cleared
13 19 (17.76%) SNMP
13 19 (17.76%) VoIP
13 19 (17.76%) Network Management
14 18 (16.82%) SAN
14 18 (16.82%) Linux
15 17 (15.89%) Active Directory
15 17 (15.89%) Clustering
15 17 (15.89%) F5
16 16 (14.95%) Network Architecture
16 16 (14.95%) Network Security

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (8.41%) Apache
2 4 (3.74%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.74%) Lync
3 3 (2.80%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.80%) IIS
3 3 (2.80%) nginx
4 2 (1.87%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.93%) FileNet
5 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.93%) Drupal
5 1 (0.93%) Resin
5 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (2.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.87%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 49 (45.79%) Firewall
2 35 (32.71%) MPLS
3 32 (29.91%) VPN
4 29 (27.10%) IPsec
5 28 (26.17%) OSPF
5 28 (26.17%) BGP
6 26 (24.30%) WAN
7 23 (21.50%) LAN
8 21 (19.63%) DNS
9 20 (18.69%) Cisco ASA
10 19 (17.76%) VoIP
10 19 (17.76%) SNMP
11 18 (16.82%) SAN
12 16 (14.95%) Network Security
13 15 (14.02%) Cisco PIX
13 15 (14.02%) FWSM
13 15 (14.02%) Wireless
13 15 (14.02%) DHCP
14 12 (11.21%) WLAN
15 10 (9.35%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.54%) SQL Server 2000
2 7 (6.54%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (6.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (6.54%) MySQL
3 6 (5.61%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.61%) EDRMS
4 5 (4.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.80%) DB2
6 2 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.87%) DataStage
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.87%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (14.02%) Telecoms
2 11 (10.28%) Finance
3 1 (0.93%) Legal
3 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.93%) Banking
3 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (18.69%) Architect
2 19 (17.76%) Network Engineer
3 10 (9.35%) Consultant
4 9 (8.41%) Design Engineer
4 9 (8.41%) IP Engineer
5 6 (5.61%) Analyst
5 6 (5.61%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (4.67%) Security Consultant
6 5 (4.67%) Security Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) Designer
6 5 (4.67%) Network Architect
7 4 (3.74%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (3.74%) Network Security Consultant
7 4 (3.74%) Infrastructure Designer
7 4 (3.74%) Network Support
7 4 (3.74%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (3.74%) Administrator
7 4 (3.74%) Network Consultant
8 3 (2.80%) Technical Architect
8 3 (2.80%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.67%) LAMP
2 4 (3.74%) .NET
2 4 (3.74%) J2EE
3 3 (2.80%) Web Services
3 3 (2.80%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.87%) CSS
4 2 (1.87%) Oracle ADF
4 2 (1.87%) JNDI
4 2 (1.87%) ISPF
5 1 (0.93%) Java EE
5 1 (0.93%) JSP
5 1 (0.93%) XML
5 1 (0.93%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.89%) Clustering
2 5 (4.67%) Mainframe
3 4 (3.74%) Replication
4 2 (1.87%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (1.87%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.87%) Open Source
5 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.93%) FMCG
5 1 (0.93%) IVR
5 1 (0.93%) CESG
5 1 (0.93%) e-Health
5 1 (0.93%) PKI
5 1 (0.93%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 29 (27.10%) Windows
2 18 (16.82%) Linux
3 10 (9.35%) UNIX
4 8 (7.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.80%) CentOS
6 3 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.87%) Debian
7 2 (1.87%) AIX
8 1 (0.93%) HPUX
8 1 (0.93%) Solaris
8 1 (0.93%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.76%) Network Management
2 16 (14.95%) Network Architecture
3 13 (12.15%) Network Design
4 11 (10.28%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (8.41%) ITIL
6 8 (7.48%) Change Management
7 7 (6.54%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (6.54%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (5.61%) Service Delivery
8 6 (5.61%) Validation
9 5 (4.67%) Project Management
10 4 (3.74%) E-Commerce
10 4 (3.74%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (3.74%) Workflow
10 4 (3.74%) DevOps
11 3 (2.80%) Network Monitoring
11 3 (2.80%) Performance Analysis
11 3 (2.80%) Security Architecture
11 3 (2.80%) Configuration Management
12 2 (1.87%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.69%) SQL
2 6 (5.61%) Java
3 5 (4.67%) Perl
3 5 (4.67%) PHP
4 4 (3.74%) Python
5 3 (2.80%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.80%) Ruby
6 2 (1.87%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.87%) JCL
6 2 (1.87%) REXX
6 2 (1.87%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (39.25%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (20.56%) CCIE
3 20 (18.69%) CCNP
4 19 (17.76%) Security Cleared
5 13 (12.15%) SC Cleared
5 13 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (7.48%) CCDP
6 8 (7.48%) CISSP
7 7 (6.54%) CCNA
7 7 (6.54%) MCTS
8 6 (5.61%) Check Point Certification
8 6 (5.61%) CCSP
8 6 (5.61%) MCSE
9 5 (4.67%) Degree
10 4 (3.74%) MCPD
10 4 (3.74%) MCDBA
10 4 (3.74%) MCP
10 4 (3.74%) MCSD
11 1 (0.93%) CCIP
11 1 (0.93%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.54%) SLA
2 6 (5.61%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.93%) JSP 440
System Software
1 17 (15.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.61%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.67%) ProxySG
4 3 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.87%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.87%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (1.87%) UAG
6 1 (0.93%) Varnish
6 1 (0.93%) Squid
Systems Management
1 6 (5.61%) Nagios
1 6 (5.61%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (4.67%) SCCM
3 3 (2.80%) Puppet
4 2 (1.87%) MAINVIEW
4 2 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.87%) SCOM
4 2 (1.87%) Cacti
5 1 (0.93%) Munin
5 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.93%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 41 (38.32%) Cisco
2 29 (27.10%) Juniper
3 28 (26.17%) CheckPoint
4 21 (19.63%) Nokia
5 17 (15.89%) F5
6 14 (13.08%) Redback
7 13 (12.15%) Radware
7 13 (12.15%) VMware
7 13 (12.15%) Microsoft
8 12 (11.21%) Oracle
9 9 (8.41%) Citrix
10 7 (6.54%) Blue Coat
11 6 (5.61%) Huawei
11 6 (5.61%) Red Hat
11 6 (5.61%) IBM
12 5 (4.67%) Ericsson
13 4 (3.74%) Avaya
13 4 (3.74%) JBoss
14 3 (2.80%) TippingPoint
14 3 (2.80%) SolarWinds
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