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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 188 192 201
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 82 72 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.90% 0.77% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.98% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 24 27
Median daily rate £365 £345 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.79% -13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £284 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £494 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
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
7318 7350 6882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.02% 78.65% 75.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4491 4163 3834
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 267 285
Median hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £26.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.16% +11.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +18 35 £375 +32.74% 5
Hampshire +12 20 £349 +2.19% 6
Buckinghamshire +8 9 £400 +12.67% 1
Surrey -13 9 £275 -35.29% 7
West Sussex -27 5 £350 +16.66%
Oxfordshire -6 3 £250 -30.79%
Kent -18 1 - -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 78 (58.65%) DNS
1 78 (58.65%) Firewall
2 61 (45.86%) DHCP
3 55 (41.35%) Cisco
4 49 (36.84%) TCP/IP
4 49 (36.84%) IPsec
5 48 (36.09%) VPN
5 48 (36.09%) SSL
5 48 (36.09%) F5
6 46 (34.59%) WAN
6 46 (34.59%) LAN
6 46 (34.59%) Linux
7 43 (32.33%) Windows
8 40 (30.08%) Cisco Certification
9 37 (27.82%) Microsoft
10 33 (24.81%) Cisco Nexus
10 33 (24.81%) Data Centre
11 32 (24.06%) MPLS
12 29 (21.80%) BGP
13 27 (20.30%) Active Directory
14 26 (19.55%) ITIL
14 26 (19.55%) HTTP
14 26 (19.55%) Cisco ASA
14 26 (19.55%) Hyper-V
15 24 (18.05%) Management Information System
16 23 (17.29%) Ethernet
16 23 (17.29%) Windows Server
17 22 (16.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 22 (16.54%) CSS
18 21 (15.79%) MS Excel

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 12 (9.02%) Apache
2 8 (6.02%) IIS
3 3 (2.26%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.26%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.50%) GroupWise
4 2 (1.50%) JBoss
4 2 (1.50%) Node.js
4 2 (1.50%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.50%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.50%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.75%) Live Communications Server
5 1 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.75%) SAS
5 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.26%) Office 365
3 1 (0.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (58.65%) DNS
1 78 (58.65%) Firewall
2 61 (45.86%) DHCP
3 49 (36.84%) IPsec
3 49 (36.84%) TCP/IP
4 48 (36.09%) SSL
4 48 (36.09%) VPN
5 46 (34.59%) LAN
5 46 (34.59%) WAN
6 33 (24.81%) Cisco Nexus
7 32 (24.06%) MPLS
8 29 (21.80%) BGP
9 26 (19.55%) Cisco ASA
9 26 (19.55%) HTTP
10 23 (17.29%) Ethernet
11 21 (15.79%) Internet
11 21 (15.79%) IPv6
12 19 (14.29%) LDAP
12 19 (14.29%) SAN
12 19 (14.29%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 6 (4.51%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.01%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (2.26%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.50%) GIS
6 2 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Ant
General
1 14 (10.53%) Marketing
2 11 (8.27%) Finance
3 9 (6.77%) Retail
3 9 (6.77%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.51%) Banking
5 3 (2.26%) French Language
5 3 (2.26%) German Language
5 3 (2.26%) Portuguese Language
5 3 (2.26%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (35.34%) Network Engineer
2 30 (22.56%) Support Engineer
3 16 (12.03%) Network Support
4 15 (11.28%) Security Engineer
5 14 (10.53%) Network Support Engineer
6 11 (8.27%) Azure Engineer
7 9 (6.77%) Cisco Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) Cisco Support
8 8 (6.02%) Consultant
8 8 (6.02%) Development Manager
8 8 (6.02%) Network Security Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) Senior Network Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) Software Development Manager
8 8 (6.02%) Software Manager
8 8 (6.02%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) Cisco Support Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) Escalation Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) Security Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.54%) CSS
2 19 (14.29%) .NET
3 13 (9.77%) SOAP
3 13 (9.77%) XML
4 11 (8.27%) 802.1X
5 9 (6.77%) Regular Expression
6 7 (5.26%) Hibernate
7 6 (4.51%) REST
8 5 (3.76%) ADO.NET
9 4 (3.01%) HTML
10 3 (2.26%) COM
10 3 (2.26%) J2EE
11 2 (1.50%) Ajax
11 2 (1.50%) AppFabric
11 2 (1.50%) CSS3
11 2 (1.50%) DOM
11 2 (1.50%) J2SE
11 2 (1.50%) JSP
11 2 (1.50%) JSTL
11 2 (1.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 33 (24.81%) Data Centre
2 24 (18.05%) Management Information System
3 19 (14.29%) Public Cloud
4 18 (13.53%) Computer Science
5 10 (7.52%) Driving Licence
6 9 (6.77%) Cryptography
7 7 (5.26%) Algorithms
7 7 (5.26%) PKI
8 6 (4.51%) DataPower
9 5 (3.76%) Clustering
10 3 (2.26%) Grid Computing
10 3 (2.26%) Mathematics
11 2 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (1.50%) User Experience
11 2 (1.50%) W3C
12 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.75%) Mobile Payment
12 1 (0.75%) Replication
12 1 (0.75%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 46 (34.59%) Linux
2 43 (32.33%) Windows
3 23 (17.29%) Windows Server
4 22 (16.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (8.27%) Unix
6 10 (7.52%) Ubuntu
7 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.26%) CentOS
9 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.55%) ITIL
2 17 (12.78%) Mentoring
3 16 (12.03%) Change Management
4 15 (11.28%) Presales
4 15 (11.28%) Workflow
5 14 (10.53%) Process Improvement
6 12 (9.02%) DevOps
6 12 (9.02%) Information Management
6 12 (9.02%) Network Design
6 12 (9.02%) Network Management
7 11 (8.27%) Capacity Management
7 11 (8.27%) Information Security
7 11 (8.27%) Kalman Filter
7 11 (8.27%) Security Patching
7 11 (8.27%) Web Filtering
8 10 (7.52%) E-Commerce
8 10 (7.52%) Operations Management
8 10 (7.52%) Problem Management
8 10 (7.52%) Project Management
8 10 (7.52%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 12 (9.02%) SQL
2 12 (9.02%) VBScript
3 10 (7.52%) C
3 10 (7.52%) C#
3 10 (7.52%) C++
3 10 (7.52%) Python
3 10 (7.52%) VB
4 9 (6.77%) Java
5 8 (6.02%) Tcl
6 7 (5.26%) Perl
7 3 (2.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 40 (30.08%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (14.29%) CCNA
2 19 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 18 (13.53%) Degree
3 18 (13.53%) MCSE
4 14 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 13 (9.77%) MCSA
6 12 (9.02%) CCNP
6 12 (9.02%) MCSD
7 8 (6.02%) CCIE
8 5 (3.76%) CCSE
9 3 (2.26%) MCAD
9 3 (2.26%) MCPD
9 3 (2.26%) MCTS
10 2 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.75%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.75%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.77%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.51%) SLA
3 2 (1.50%) WCAG
4 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 27 (20.30%) Active Directory
2 26 (19.55%) Hyper-V
3 14 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.76%) VMware ESX
5 4 (3.01%) vSphere
6 3 (2.26%) XenServer
7 2 (1.50%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.75%) Postfix
8 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (10.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 11 (8.27%) Cisco Prime
2 11 (8.27%) SolarWinds Orion
3 8 (6.02%) SCOM
4 6 (4.51%) SCCM
5 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (2.26%) SCOrch
6 3 (2.26%) WSUS
7 2 (1.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (1.50%) Puppet
7 2 (1.50%) vRealize
8 1 (0.75%) Ansible
8 1 (0.75%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.75%) Nagios
8 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.75%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.75%) vMotion
Vendors
1 55 (41.35%) Cisco
2 48 (36.09%) F5
3 37 (27.82%) Microsoft
4 19 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 19 (14.29%) SolarWinds
4 19 (14.29%) VMware
5 16 (12.03%) Citrix
6 12 (9.02%) Juniper
7 10 (7.52%) Oracle
8 9 (6.77%) CheckPoint
8 9 (6.77%) Cyberoam
9 8 (6.02%) HP
10 7 (5.26%) Barracuda Networks
11 6 (4.51%) Blue Coat
11 6 (4.51%) Palo Alto
12 5 (3.76%) Infoblox
13 4 (3.01%) Dell
14 2 (1.50%) IBM
14 2 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
14 2 (1.50%) Sun
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