The table below looks at the statistics for Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 300 314 300
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -14
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 356 291 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.55% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.74% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 150 155
Average daily rate
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£400 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 11
Average hourly rate £32.00 £22.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.22% -29.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £17.40 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £125.00 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -29.68%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41835 39073 41091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.23% 73.30% 70.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25909 24001 23803
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1148 1055 1460
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.97 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.76% -9.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Load Balancing within the UK.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Load Balancing
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing within the UK.

Load Balancing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Load Balancing
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Load Balancing Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Load Balancing
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 22 August 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
England +14 330 £400 +3.89% 72
London +25 145 £400 - 23
South East +22 66 £361 -8.25% 16
Berkshire +22 27 £375 -10.71% 2
East of England -15 25 £334 -11.00% 7
City of London +31 23 £463 +14.19% 9
North West +11 23 £305 -23.75% 6
West Midlands -21 18 £338 -3.57% 2
South West -26 17 £400 +12.67% 6
Cheshire +5 16 £303 -41.82% 1
Surrey +4 16 £450 +16.12% 6
Yorkshire -23 15 £328 +31.00% 11
Cambridgeshire +6 14 £340 - 1
Reading +21 13 £369 -13.23%
Cambridge -3 11 £385 - 1
Scotland -5 10 £347 -10.32%
East Midlands +6 9 £445 +53.44% 1
West Yorkshire -13 9 £313 +13.63% 8
Nottingham +20 8 £450 +55.17%
Nottinghamshire +17 8 £450 +55.17%
Birmingham +4 8 £278 +11.00% 1
Bedfordshire -11 7 £306 +2.08% 2
Bristol - 7 - - 4
Leeds +3 6 £313 -17.21% 6
Knutsford +11 5 £265 -
Hampshire -7 5 £347 -15.76% 2
Middlesex +1 4 - -
Bedford -1 4 £344 +14.58% 2
Bradford -3 4 £336 +49.44% 2
Buckinghamshire -3 4 £350 - 3

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 252 (39.44%) Cisco
2 245 (38.34%) Firewall
3 223 (34.90%) Linux
4 191 (29.89%) Windows
5 166 (25.98%) DNS
6 155 (24.26%) F5
7 149 (23.32%) Cisco Certification
8 133 (20.81%) CheckPoint
9 126 (19.72%) Juniper
10 120 (18.78%) VPN
11 113 (17.68%) Finance
12 110 (17.21%) VMware
12 110 (17.21%) CCNP
13 105 (16.43%) Network Security
14 104 (16.28%) BGP
15 103 (16.12%) Active Directory
16 102 (15.96%) WAN
17 98 (15.34%) Clustering
18 97 (15.18%) UNIX
19 94 (14.71%) Oracle
20 90 (14.08%) SQL Server
20 90 (14.08%) OSPF
21 89 (13.93%) LAN
22 88 (13.77%) TCP/IP
23 86 (13.46%) Perl
23 86 (13.46%) SAN
23 86 (13.46%) Cisco ASA
24 83 (12.99%) Citrix
25 82 (12.83%) SQL
26 79 (12.36%) DHCP

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 75 (11.74%) Apache
2 60 (9.39%) IIS
3 37 (5.79%) SharePoint
4 35 (5.48%) Tomcat
5 28 (4.38%) nginx
5 28 (4.38%) Lync
6 22 (3.44%) WebLogic
6 22 (3.44%) OpenStack
7 20 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
8 17 (2.66%) MS Exchange
9 10 (1.56%) WebSphere
10 8 (1.25%) IBM HTTP Server
10 8 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.78%) SAS
12 4 (0.63%) CICS
12 4 (0.63%) NetWeaver
12 4 (0.63%) Eucalyptus
12 4 (0.63%) TPMS
Applications
1 15 (2.35%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.56%) MS Office
3 9 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.31%) SAP SD
2 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 36 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (4.38%) Amazon EC2
3 27 (4.23%) Amazon S3
4 23 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (2.66%) PaaS
6 12 (1.88%) Office 365
6 12 (1.88%) IaaS
7 11 (1.72%) SaaS
8 6 (0.94%) Route 53
9 5 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.63%) Joyent
11 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 245 (38.34%) Firewall
2 166 (25.98%) DNS
3 120 (18.78%) VPN
4 105 (16.43%) Network Security
5 104 (16.28%) BGP
6 102 (15.96%) WAN
7 90 (14.08%) OSPF
8 89 (13.93%) LAN
9 88 (13.77%) TCP/IP
10 86 (13.46%) SAN
10 86 (13.46%) Cisco ASA
11 79 (12.36%) DHCP
12 70 (10.95%) Internet
13 69 (10.80%) Cisco Nexus
14 67 (10.49%) MPLS
15 60 (9.39%) SSL
16 58 (9.08%) NetScaler
17 55 (8.61%) LDAP
17 55 (8.61%) IPsec
18 53 (8.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 50 (7.82%) MySQL
3 31 (4.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 30 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (2.97%) Oracle Database
6 18 (2.82%) DB2
7 15 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
8 13 (2.03%) NoSQL
9 12 (1.88%) Oracle BI EE
9 12 (1.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 12 (1.88%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.72%) Oracle ODI
10 11 (1.72%) MongoDB
10 11 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (1.72%) Oracle OWB
10 11 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (1.41%) OLTP
12 9 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
13 7 (1.10%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 38 (5.95%) Git (software)
2 30 (4.69%) Jenkins
3 16 (2.50%) Maven
4 13 (2.03%) Subversion
5 9 (1.41%) JIRA
6 7 (1.10%) Hudson
7 6 (0.94%) LoadRunner
8 5 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.63%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.47%) Ant
11 2 (0.31%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.31%) JMeter
11 2 (0.31%) JProfiler
12 1 (0.16%) Gradle
12 1 (0.16%) WebLOAD
12 1 (0.16%) RSpec
12 1 (0.16%) InstallShield
12 1 (0.16%) MSI
General
1 113 (17.68%) Finance
2 46 (7.20%) Banking
3 28 (4.38%) Investment Banking
4 27 (4.23%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.82%) Retail
6 13 (2.03%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.25%) Front Office
8 6 (0.94%) Games
8 6 (0.94%) German Language
9 5 (0.78%) Legal
10 4 (0.63%) Publishing
11 3 (0.47%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.47%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.31%) Advertising
12 2 (0.31%) Local Government
12 2 (0.31%) Marketing
13 1 (0.16%) Danish Language
13 1 (0.16%) French Language
13 1 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 128 (20.03%) Network Engineer
2 66 (10.33%) Architect
3 53 (8.29%) Administrator
4 47 (7.36%) Consultant
5 36 (5.63%) Systems Administrator
6 34 (5.32%) Security Engineer
7 31 (4.85%) Developer
8 30 (4.69%) Support Engineer
9 29 (4.54%) Network Security Engineer
10 26 (4.07%) Linux Administrator
11 24 (3.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 24 (3.76%) DevOps Engineer
12 23 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 21 (3.29%) Network Consultant
13 21 (3.29%) Technical Architect
13 21 (3.29%) Network Specialist
14 20 (3.13%) Firewall Engineer
15 19 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
16 18 (2.82%) Design Engineer
17 17 (2.66%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (7.04%) .NET
2 34 (5.32%) Web Services
3 28 (4.38%) LAMP
4 21 (3.29%) XML
5 19 (2.97%) CSS
6 18 (2.82%) Java EE
7 16 (2.50%) Middleware
8 15 (2.35%) JSON
8 15 (2.35%) J2EE
9 9 (1.41%) WCF
9 9 (1.41%) RabbitMQ
9 9 (1.41%) J2SE
10 8 (1.25%) HTML
10 8 (1.25%) CGI
10 8 (1.25%) Regular Expression
11 7 (1.10%) REST
12 6 (0.94%) Twisted
13 4 (0.63%) JavaBeans
13 4 (0.63%) ASP.NET
13 4 (0.63%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 98 (15.34%) Clustering
2 50 (7.82%) Open Source
3 21 (3.29%) Computer Science
3 21 (3.29%) Replication
4 11 (1.72%) Fat Client
4 11 (1.72%) Thin Client
5 10 (1.56%) Data Integration
6 9 (1.41%) Firmware
7 8 (1.25%) Hedge funds
8 7 (1.10%) Mainframe
9 6 (0.94%) Cryptography
9 6 (0.94%) Visualisation
9 6 (0.94%) Mathematics
9 6 (0.94%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.78%) Online Games
10 5 (0.78%) Video on Demand
10 5 (0.78%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.63%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.63%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 223 (34.90%) Linux
2 191 (29.89%) Windows
3 97 (15.18%) UNIX
4 68 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (8.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 56 (8.76%) Solaris
7 48 (7.51%) CentOS
8 40 (6.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 27 (4.23%) Ubuntu
10 18 (2.82%) Oracle Linux
11 17 (2.66%) AIX
12 15 (2.35%) Windows 7
13 14 (2.19%) Windows XP
13 14 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (1.41%) SUSE
15 7 (1.10%) Debian
16 4 (0.63%) HPUX
16 4 (0.63%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.47%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.47%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (11.58%) ITIL
2 61 (9.55%) DevOps
3 51 (7.98%) Network Management
4 50 (7.82%) Service Delivery
5 42 (6.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 42 (6.57%) Migration
6 40 (6.26%) Change Management
7 39 (6.10%) Capacity Planning
8 38 (5.95%) Performance Tuning
9 35 (5.48%) Network Architecture
9 35 (5.48%) Network Design
10 30 (4.69%) E-Commerce
11 29 (4.54%) Configuration Management
11 29 (4.54%) Scrum
12 28 (4.38%) Service Management
13 23 (3.60%) Release Management
14 22 (3.44%) Project Management
15 18 (2.82%) Kanban
16 16 (2.50%) Problem Management
17 15 (2.35%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 86 (13.46%) Perl
2 82 (12.83%) SQL
3 74 (11.58%) Java
4 68 (10.64%) Python
5 45 (7.04%) PowerShell
6 34 (5.32%) Ruby
7 33 (5.16%) PHP
8 29 (4.54%) Bash Shell
9 21 (3.29%) JavaScript
10 18 (2.82%) C
11 17 (2.66%) Shell Script
12 12 (1.88%) VB
13 7 (1.10%) Bourne shell
13 7 (1.10%) Tcl
14 5 (0.78%) VBScript
15 4 (0.63%) C#
15 4 (0.63%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.31%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.31%) ABAP
16 2 (0.31%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 149 (23.32%) Cisco Certification
2 110 (17.21%) CCNP
3 52 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 51 (7.98%) Security Cleared
5 43 (6.73%) CCIE
6 40 (6.26%) MCSE
7 30 (4.69%) Degree
8 29 (4.54%) SC Cleared
8 29 (4.54%) CCNA
9 28 (4.38%) MCTS
10 22 (3.44%) MCITP
11 18 (2.82%) CCSE
12 17 (2.66%) CCDP
13 14 (2.19%) CISSP
13 14 (2.19%) LPIC
13 14 (2.19%) CCENT
14 12 (1.88%) CCSP
15 11 (1.72%) Check Point Certification
16 8 (1.25%) CCSA
17 7 (1.10%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.23%) SLA
2 22 (3.44%) QA
3 8 (1.25%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.47%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 103 (16.12%) Active Directory
2 61 (9.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (5.32%) vSphere
4 27 (4.23%) Hyper-V
5 21 (3.29%) ProxySG
6 18 (2.82%) vCloud
7 16 (2.50%) Squid
8 15 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (1.72%) qmail
10 9 (1.41%) Docker
11 8 (1.25%) FreeRADIUS
12 7 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 7 (1.10%) XenApp
12 7 (1.10%) Samba
13 6 (0.94%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.78%) NFS
15 4 (0.63%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 62 (9.70%) Puppet
2 44 (6.89%) Nagios
3 37 (5.79%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (4.38%) Zenoss
5 22 (3.44%) Cacti
6 19 (2.97%) ZABBIX
7 14 (2.19%) Cisco CUCM
8 13 (2.03%) NetBackup
9 12 (1.88%) SCCM
10 10 (1.56%) Kibana
10 10 (1.56%) Graylog2
11 9 (1.41%) BladeLogic
12 8 (1.25%) Control-M
12 8 (1.25%) SCOM
12 8 (1.25%) ITRS Geneos
12 8 (1.25%) CA Spectrum
13 7 (1.10%) YUM
14 6 (0.94%) SolarWinds Orion
14 6 (0.94%) Vagrant
15 4 (0.63%) OPNET
Vendors
1 252 (39.44%) Cisco
2 155 (24.26%) F5
3 133 (20.81%) CheckPoint
4 126 (19.72%) Juniper
5 110 (17.21%) VMware
6 94 (14.71%) Oracle
7 83 (12.99%) Citrix
8 75 (11.74%) HP
9 72 (11.27%) Red Hat
10 65 (10.17%) Microsoft
11 61 (9.55%) Blue Coat
12 39 (6.10%) Nokia
13 27 (4.23%) NetApp
14 22 (3.44%) IBM
14 22 (3.44%) Infoblox
15 21 (3.29%) Percona
15 21 (3.29%) SolarWinds
16 19 (2.97%) Redback
16 19 (2.97%) Radware
17 18 (2.82%) Sun
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Derbyshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Bedford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 11 days ago
Bedford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Surrey
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Yorkshire Staffing Services
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Telford
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 23 days ago