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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 213 220 163
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -57
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 48 24 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.49% 0.27% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.37% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 26
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£438 £408 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.36% +20.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £44.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 £155.00 -
% change year-on-year
-69.83% -
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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
7399 6560 5453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.45% 72.87% 71.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4068 3512 2668
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 270 305
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015. 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
Surrey +17 19 £513 +60.15% 9
Hampshire -11 13 £450 +45.16% 1
Berkshire +7 10 £525 +10.52% 3
Oxfordshire - 3 £383 - 9
Buckinghamshire -5 2 - - 1
West Sussex -20 1 £303 -24.37% 1
Sussex - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
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Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 56 (48.70%) Firewall
2 51 (44.35%) Cisco
3 40 (34.78%) Windows
4 38 (33.04%) CheckPoint
5 36 (31.30%) SQL
6 34 (29.57%) VPN
7 30 (26.09%) F5
8 29 (25.22%) Security Cleared
8 29 (25.22%) DNS
9 27 (23.48%) Oracle
9 27 (23.48%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (23.48%) Cisco ASA
10 25 (21.74%) Juniper
11 24 (20.87%) SQL Server
12 23 (20.00%) Microsoft
12 23 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
13 22 (19.13%) BGP
13 22 (19.13%) Linux
13 22 (19.13%) TCP/IP
14 21 (18.26%) IPsec
15 20 (17.39%) VMware
15 20 (17.39%) MPLS
15 20 (17.39%) Network Architecture
16 19 (16.52%) Telecoms
17 18 (15.65%) Change Management
17 18 (15.65%) CCIE
17 18 (15.65%) SC Cleared
17 18 (15.65%) Network Security
18 17 (14.78%) OSPF
18 17 (14.78%) WebLogic

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 17 (14.78%) WebLogic
2 16 (13.91%) IIS
3 13 (11.30%) Apache
4 12 (10.43%) Oracle 10gAS
5 9 (7.83%) Lync
6 8 (6.96%) SharePoint
7 6 (5.22%) Tomcat
8 4 (3.48%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.87%) nginx
10 1 (0.87%) Confluence
10 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.87%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.87%) JBoss
10 1 (0.87%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 7 (6.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (12.17%) Oracle EBS
1 14 (12.17%) Oracle Applications
1 14 (12.17%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (6.96%) RMDS
3 2 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 56 (48.70%) Firewall
2 34 (29.57%) VPN
3 29 (25.22%) DNS
4 27 (23.48%) Cisco ASA
5 22 (19.13%) TCP/IP
5 22 (19.13%) BGP
6 21 (18.26%) IPsec
7 20 (17.39%) MPLS
8 18 (15.65%) Network Security
9 17 (14.78%) OSPF
10 16 (13.91%) VoIP
11 15 (13.04%) SAN
11 15 (13.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 15 (13.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 14 (12.17%) Cisco PIX
12 14 (12.17%) Ethernet
13 13 (11.30%) DHCP
14 12 (10.43%) SSL
14 12 (10.43%) WAN
14 12 (10.43%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.87%) SQL Server
2 16 (13.91%) Oracle Database
3 13 (11.30%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (10.43%) Oracle Discoverer
5 9 (7.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (7.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (4.35%) DB2
7 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (2.61%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.87%) MySQL
9 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.87%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.87%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 6 (5.22%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.48%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.74%) Subversion
3 2 (1.74%) JIRA
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.87%) Maven
4 1 (0.87%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.87%) JMeter
4 1 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.87%) RSpec
4 1 (0.87%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.87%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 19 (16.52%) Telecoms
2 17 (14.78%) Finance
3 2 (1.74%) Banking
4 1 (0.87%) Retail
4 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (14.78%) Consultant
1 17 (14.78%) Network Engineer
2 15 (13.04%) Architect
3 14 (12.17%) DBA
4 13 (11.30%) Design Engineer
5 10 (8.70%) Network Consultant
5 10 (8.70%) IP Engineer
6 9 (7.83%) Analyst
7 8 (6.96%) Oracle DBA
8 7 (6.09%) Developer
9 6 (5.22%) Technical Architect
9 6 (5.22%) Security Consultant
9 6 (5.22%) Administrator
9 6 (5.22%) Security Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Network Security Consultant
9 6 (5.22%) Firewall Consultant
9 6 (5.22%) Infrastructure Designer
9 6 (5.22%) Designer
10 5 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
10 5 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.43%) Middleware
1 12 (10.43%) Oracle Fusion
2 11 (9.57%) .NET
3 8 (6.96%) Rendezvous
4 7 (6.09%) ASP.NET
4 7 (6.09%) Silverlight
5 5 (4.35%) J2EE
5 5 (4.35%) Regular Expression
6 3 (2.61%) LAMP
7 2 (1.74%) Application Packaging
7 2 (1.74%) REST
7 2 (1.74%) HTML
7 2 (1.74%) CSS
7 2 (1.74%) SOAP
8 1 (0.87%) Web Services
8 1 (0.87%) MSMQ
8 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.87%) jQuery
8 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.91%) Clustering
2 9 (7.83%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.96%) Statistics
3 8 (6.96%) Open Source
4 4 (3.48%) PKI
4 4 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.48%) Replication
4 4 (3.48%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.61%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.74%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.74%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.87%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.87%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 40 (34.78%) Windows
2 22 (19.13%) Linux
3 16 (13.91%) UNIX
4 15 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (12.17%) HPUX
6 12 (10.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (4.35%) AIX
7 5 (4.35%) SUSE
8 4 (3.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.61%) CentOS
10 2 (1.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.87%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.87%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 20 (17.39%) Network Architecture
3 18 (15.65%) Change Management
4 16 (13.91%) ITIL
5 15 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (10.43%) Service Management
6 12 (10.43%) Incident Management
7 11 (9.57%) Network Management
8 10 (8.70%) Configuration Management
9 8 (6.96%) Validation
9 8 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (5.22%) Network Design
10 6 (5.22%) Project Management
11 5 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
12 4 (3.48%) TDD
12 4 (3.48%) Fault Management
12 4 (3.48%) Migration
12 4 (3.48%) Scrum
12 4 (3.48%) Service Delivery
12 4 (3.48%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 36 (31.30%) SQL
2 15 (13.04%) Shell Script
2 15 (13.04%) PL/SQL
3 8 (6.96%) Java
4 7 (6.09%) C#
5 3 (2.61%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.74%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.87%) C
7 1 (0.87%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.87%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (25.22%) Security Cleared
2 27 (23.48%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (15.65%) CCIE
3 18 (15.65%) SC Cleared
4 13 (11.30%) CISSP
5 12 (10.43%) DV Cleared
6 10 (8.70%) CCNP
7 9 (7.83%) CCDP
8 8 (6.96%) CCNA
9 6 (5.22%) CCSP
10 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (4.35%) Check Point Certification
10 5 (4.35%) Degree
11 3 (2.61%) MCTS
11 3 (2.61%) CCIP
12 2 (1.74%) MCSE
12 2 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.87%) CCDA
13 1 (0.87%) MCDBA
13 1 (0.87%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.83%) SLA
2 4 (3.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (12.17%) Oracle RMAN
1 14 (12.17%) Oracle RAC
2 10 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 9 (7.83%) vSphere
4 8 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (4.35%) FreeRADIUS
6 4 (3.48%) Firmware
6 4 (3.48%) UAG
7 3 (2.61%) ISA Server
7 3 (2.61%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.74%) XenApp
8 2 (1.74%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.87%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.87%) Varnish
9 1 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.87%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.87%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.87%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (10.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 8 (6.96%) SCCM
3 6 (5.22%) SCOM
4 5 (4.35%) CA Spectrum
5 4 (3.48%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (3.48%) CiscoWorks
6 3 (2.61%) Nagios
7 2 (1.74%) SAP Afaria
7 2 (1.74%) Puppet
8 1 (0.87%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.87%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.87%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.87%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.87%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.87%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.87%) WSUS
8 1 (0.87%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.87%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 51 (44.35%) Cisco
2 38 (33.04%) CheckPoint
3 30 (26.09%) F5
4 27 (23.48%) Oracle
5 25 (21.74%) Juniper
6 23 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 20 (17.39%) VMware
8 14 (12.17%) Nokia
9 13 (11.30%) Blue Coat
10 12 (10.43%) TippingPoint
10 12 (10.43%) Citrix
11 11 (9.57%) SolarWinds
12 9 (7.83%) Radware
12 9 (7.83%) Redback
13 8 (6.96%) Radianz
13 8 (6.96%) NetScout
13 8 (6.96%) Tufin
13 8 (6.96%) Tradeweb
13 8 (6.96%) TIBCO
13 8 (6.96%) Bloomberg
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