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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 254 332 363
Rank change year-on-year
+78 +31
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 440 287 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.79% 0.53% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.70% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 172 107
Average daily rate
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£400 £420 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.64% +12.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £306 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £502 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 3 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £155.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.41% +376.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £155.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-74.19% +376.92%

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
42497 40723 35069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.35% 74.75% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26510 25396 20908
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1148 1061
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 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
England +78 415 £400 -5.88% 120
London +27 197 £450 +4.34% 45
South East +8 72 £348 -13.12% 30
City of London +15 39 £373 -6.87% 12
Yorkshire 0 36 £401 - 10
West Midlands 0 33 £325 -7.14% 8
North West 0 32 £400 +3.22% 3
West Yorkshire +9 23 £425 +6.25% 5
Surrey +14 19 £425 +76.16% 12
East Midlands +9 17 £374 - 3
Cheshire -2 17 £400 +3.22%
Chester +14 16 £419 +23.16%
South West -11 16 £375 -16.66% 13
Oxfordshire - 15 £348 -
East of England +10 13 £310 -38.00% 8
Scotland +13 11 £343 - 2
Hampshire -4 11 £324 -13.66% 1
Berkshire +2 10 £433 -3.88% 8
Birmingham -1 10 £315 -10.00% 1
Halifax - 10 £431 -
Manchester -1 9 £175 - 1
Shropshire -5 9 £400 +14.28% 1
Nottinghamshire +4 8 £347 - 1
Nottingham +3 8 £347 - 1
South Yorkshire - 8 £288 -
Bristol +7 7 £380 -10.58%
Buckinghamshire 0 7 £355 - 3
Telford -7 6 £400 +14.28% 1
Gosport - 6 - -
Leeds -4 5 £375 -6.25% 4

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

1 434 (53.78%) Firewall
2 398 (49.32%) Cisco
3 302 (37.42%) Linux
4 258 (31.97%) Windows
5 246 (30.48%) F5
6 243 (30.11%) DNS
7 227 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
8 196 (24.29%) VMware
9 187 (23.17%) Network Security
10 184 (22.80%) CheckPoint
11 176 (21.81%) ITIL
12 174 (21.56%) Juniper
13 167 (20.69%) BGP
14 153 (18.96%) CCNP
15 148 (18.34%) Cisco ASA
16 147 (18.22%) VPN
17 144 (17.84%) OSPF
18 143 (17.72%) UNIX
19 142 (17.60%) WAN
20 140 (17.35%) Apache
21 137 (16.98%) Python
22 133 (16.48%) TCP/IP
23 132 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
24 129 (15.99%) DevOps
25 128 (15.86%) Java
26 126 (15.61%) Oracle
26 126 (15.61%) Puppet
27 123 (15.24%) Amazon AWS
28 122 (15.12%) SQL Server
28 122 (15.12%) Citrix

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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
1 140 (17.35%) Apache
2 103 (12.76%) IIS
3 77 (9.54%) Tomcat
4 49 (6.07%) OpenStack
5 41 (5.08%) nginx
6 35 (4.34%) WebLogic
7 34 (4.21%) SharePoint
7 34 (4.21%) WebSphere
8 23 (2.85%) MS Exchange
8 23 (2.85%) WebSphere Application Server
9 22 (2.73%) Lync
10 16 (1.98%) Node.js
11 15 (1.86%) Oracle 10gAS
12 14 (1.73%) Office Communications Server
12 14 (1.73%) JBoss
12 14 (1.73%) Cloud Foundry
13 13 (1.61%) Confluence
14 9 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
14 9 (1.12%) MediaWiki
15 8 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 24 (2.97%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.49%) MS Office
3 5 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.37%) MS Project
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (3.59%) RMDS
2 17 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (2.11%) Oracle Applications
2 17 (2.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.25%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 123 (15.24%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (2.73%) Amazon EC2
4 21 (2.60%) Amazon S3
5 18 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (1.73%) Heroku
6 14 (1.73%) Engine Yard
7 11 (1.36%) Office 365
7 11 (1.36%) PaaS
7 11 (1.36%) Amazon ELB
8 10 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.62%) IaaS
10 4 (0.50%) SaaS
11 3 (0.37%) Route 53
12 2 (0.25%) IBM SmartCloud
12 2 (0.25%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 434 (53.78%) Firewall
2 243 (30.11%) DNS
3 187 (23.17%) Network Security
4 167 (20.69%) BGP
5 148 (18.34%) Cisco ASA
6 147 (18.22%) VPN
7 144 (17.84%) OSPF
8 142 (17.60%) WAN
9 133 (16.48%) TCP/IP
10 110 (13.63%) LAN
11 106 (13.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 104 (12.89%) MPLS
13 96 (11.90%) Cisco Nexus
14 93 (11.52%) Wireless
15 91 (11.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 90 (11.15%) DHCP
17 81 (10.04%) VLAN
18 74 (9.17%) SAN
19 69 (8.55%) Cisco IOS
20 67 (8.30%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (15.12%) SQL Server
2 75 (9.29%) MySQL
3 52 (6.44%) NoSQL
4 46 (5.70%) MongoDB
5 41 (5.08%) Oracle Database
6 38 (4.71%) Relational Database
7 32 (3.97%) Apache Cassandra
8 24 (2.97%) RDBMS
9 17 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
10 16 (1.98%) DB2
11 15 (1.86%) Oracle Discoverer
11 15 (1.86%) Redis
12 13 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
16 5 (0.62%) EDRMS
16 5 (0.62%) Informix
16 5 (0.62%) MariaDB
17 4 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 93 (11.52%) Jenkins
2 72 (8.92%) Git (software)
3 71 (8.80%) Subversion
4 34 (4.21%) JIRA
5 30 (3.72%) Maven
6 26 (3.22%) Mercurial
7 24 (2.97%) Hudson
8 19 (2.35%) Gradle
8 19 (2.35%) TeamCity
9 18 (2.23%) MSBuild
9 18 (2.23%) Ant
10 17 (2.11%) Introscope
11 12 (1.49%) JMeter
12 6 (0.74%) Selenium
13 5 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (0.50%) WebLOAD
14 4 (0.50%) Visual Studio
15 3 (0.37%) Cucumber
15 3 (0.37%) Phing
16 2 (0.25%) SoapUI
General
1 111 (13.75%) Finance
2 55 (6.82%) Banking
3 37 (4.58%) Telecoms
4 24 (2.97%) Games
5 20 (2.48%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.86%) Retail
7 9 (1.12%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.74%) Marketing
10 4 (0.50%) Legal
11 3 (0.37%) Electronics
11 3 (0.37%) Publishing
12 2 (0.25%) Advertising
12 2 (0.25%) Back Office
13 1 (0.12%) Front Office
13 1 (0.12%) Law
13 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.12%) French Language
Job Titles
1 197 (24.41%) Network Engineer
2 88 (10.90%) DevOps Engineer
3 78 (9.67%) Architect
4 60 (7.43%) Consultant
5 58 (7.19%) Analyst
6 47 (5.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 43 (5.33%) Administrator
8 35 (4.34%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 33 (4.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 33 (4.09%) Cisco Engineer
10 32 (3.97%) Network Consultant
11 28 (3.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 26 (3.22%) Network Specialist
13 23 (2.85%) Security Engineer
13 23 (2.85%) DBA
13 23 (2.85%) Support Engineer
13 23 (2.85%) Operations Engineer
14 22 (2.73%) Security Specialist
15 21 (2.60%) Network Security Engineer
15 21 (2.60%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (7.81%) .NET
2 62 (7.68%) Web Services
3 46 (5.70%) Middleware
4 35 (4.34%) Rendezvous
5 30 (3.72%) Java EE
6 27 (3.35%) LAMP
7 20 (2.48%) XML
7 20 (2.48%) HTML
8 19 (2.35%) Django
8 19 (2.35%) MCollective
9 17 (2.11%) J2EE
10 16 (1.98%) Oracle Fusion
11 13 (1.61%) JMS
11 13 (1.61%) CSS
12 12 (1.49%) REST
13 9 (1.12%) Regular Expression
13 9 (1.12%) ActiveMQ
13 9 (1.12%) JSON
14 8 (0.99%) WSDL
14 8 (0.99%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 118 (14.62%) Clustering
2 76 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (5.45%) Open Source
4 28 (3.47%) Management Information System
5 27 (3.35%) Replication
6 24 (2.97%) Hybrid Cloud
7 21 (2.60%) PKI
8 20 (2.48%) Fat Client
8 20 (2.48%) Thin Client
9 19 (2.35%) Device Driver
9 19 (2.35%) Fixed Income
10 17 (2.11%) Computer Science
11 15 (1.86%) Private Cloud
12 14 (1.73%) Public Cloud
13 12 (1.49%) Online Games
14 11 (1.36%) Statistics
15 10 (1.24%) Enterprise Storage
16 9 (1.12%) Wiki
16 9 (1.12%) Streaming Video
17 8 (0.99%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 302 (37.42%) Linux
2 258 (31.97%) Windows
3 143 (17.72%) UNIX
4 65 (8.05%) CentOS
5 63 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 59 (7.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 53 (6.57%) Ubuntu
8 43 (5.33%) Solaris
8 43 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 33 (4.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (2.97%) HPUX
11 20 (2.48%) AIX
12 14 (1.73%) Debian
13 11 (1.36%) SUSE
14 7 (0.87%) Windows 2000
14 7 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (0.74%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.37%) zOS
17 3 (0.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (21.81%) ITIL
2 129 (15.99%) DevOps
3 86 (10.66%) E-Commerce
4 71 (8.80%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (7.81%) Change Management
6 62 (7.68%) Configuration Management
6 62 (7.68%) Service Management
6 62 (7.68%) Continuous Integration
7 53 (6.57%) Release Management
8 51 (6.32%) Network Management
9 49 (6.07%) Migration
10 48 (5.95%) Network Design
10 48 (5.95%) Network Architecture
11 46 (5.70%) Service Delivery
12 43 (5.33%) Performance Tuning
13 41 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
14 38 (4.71%) Mentoring
15 35 (4.34%) Kanban
16 31 (3.84%) Capacity Planning
16 31 (3.84%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 137 (16.98%) Python
2 128 (15.86%) Java
3 111 (13.75%) SQL
4 85 (10.53%) Perl
4 85 (10.53%) Ruby
5 83 (10.29%) Shell Script
6 67 (8.30%) Bash Shell
7 51 (6.32%) PHP
8 33 (4.09%) PowerShell
9 26 (3.22%) C
10 25 (3.10%) Korn
11 24 (2.97%) C++
12 21 (2.60%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.24%) Groovy
14 9 (1.12%) JavaScript
15 6 (0.74%) Scala
16 5 (0.62%) Go
16 5 (0.62%) C#
16 5 (0.62%) VBScript
17 4 (0.50%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 227 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
2 153 (18.96%) CCNP
3 85 (10.53%) CCNA
4 77 (9.54%) Security Cleared
5 54 (6.69%) SC Cleared
6 53 (6.57%) CCIE
7 38 (4.71%) Degree
8 37 (4.58%) CCSE
9 34 (4.21%) CISSP
10 27 (3.35%) CCDP
11 26 (3.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 26 (3.22%) DV Cleared
12 20 (2.48%) CCSA
13 14 (1.73%) CCSP
13 14 (1.73%) MCSE
14 11 (1.36%) CCIP
14 11 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (1.12%) Check Point Certification
16 8 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
17 7 (0.87%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.07%) SLA
2 31 (3.84%) QA
3 6 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.50%) WAI
5 3 (0.37%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 132 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (9.91%) Active Directory
3 51 (6.32%) vSphere
4 43 (5.33%) Hyper-V
5 27 (3.35%) vCloud
6 19 (2.35%) Oracle RAC
7 16 (1.98%) Docker
8 15 (1.86%) Postfix
9 12 (1.49%) Samba
10 11 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (1.36%) iptables
11 10 (1.24%) VirtualBox
12 9 (1.12%) XenApp
13 8 (0.99%) XenServer
13 8 (0.99%) FreeRADIUS
13 8 (0.99%) ProxySG
13 8 (0.99%) Xen
14 7 (0.87%) Sendmail
14 7 (0.87%) Firmware
14 7 (0.87%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 126 (15.61%) Puppet
2 65 (8.05%) Opscode Chef
3 50 (6.20%) Nagios
4 33 (4.09%) ZABBIX
5 30 (3.72%) ITRS Geneos
6 22 (2.73%) Cobbler
7 21 (2.60%) SCOM
7 21 (2.60%) Cacti
8 20 (2.48%) Kibana
9 18 (2.23%) Graphite
9 18 (2.23%) BladeLogic
10 17 (2.11%) SCCM
10 17 (2.11%) Oracle RMAN
10 17 (2.11%) RANCID
11 16 (1.98%) Vagrant
12 15 (1.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 15 (1.86%) Cisco Prime
13 14 (1.73%) Salt
14 13 (1.61%) collectd
15 12 (1.49%) Ansible
Vendors
1 398 (49.32%) Cisco
2 246 (30.48%) F5
3 196 (24.29%) VMware
4 184 (22.80%) CheckPoint
5 174 (21.56%) Juniper
6 126 (15.61%) Oracle
7 122 (15.12%) Citrix
8 106 (13.14%) Red Hat
9 91 (11.28%) SolarWinds
10 85 (10.53%) Blue Coat
11 80 (9.91%) HP
12 51 (6.32%) Microsoft
13 50 (6.20%) IBM
14 44 (5.45%) TIBCO
14 44 (5.45%) Splunk
15 39 (4.83%) Infoblox
16 30 (3.72%) EMC
17 28 (3.47%) TippingPoint
18 26 (3.22%) Fortinet
18 26 (3.22%) Tufin
Swindon
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: Negotiable Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £340 - £410 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Harrogate
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £410 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
North Yorkshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £500.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago