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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 297 296 321
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +25
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 414 367 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.66% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.87% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 186 156
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £347 £378
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
Average hourly rate £39.00 £32.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% +42.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £24.25 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.84 £48.25 £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +66.66%

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
45650 42374 39473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.94% 76.20% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29733 26205 24236
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1151 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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 +4 384 £400 - 105
London +12 148 £430 +7.50% 44
South East +14 106 £384 +6.22% 23
Yorkshire -9 35 £350 +7.69% 9
City of London +12 34 £450 +2.85% 9
Berkshire -2 30 £388 -3.12% 10
West Yorkshire -6 26 £350 +12.00% 7
North West -30 25 £400 +31.14% 9
South West -1 24 £415 +3.75% 4
Hampshire +7 20 £350 +0.72% 5
Surrey -3 20 £300 -33.33% 5
Oxfordshire -6 19 £350 +7.69% 2
Reading -4 18 £388 +3.33% 9
Cheshire -6 18 £400 +32.23% 1
West Midlands -2 16 £300 -11.11% 8
East of England -8 15 £338 +22.72% 7
Wiltshire +11 14 £475 +58.33% 4
Buckinghamshire -1 14 £438 +25.00% 1
Scotland -1 14 £330 -5.03% 2
Leeds -20 14 £350 +12.00% 5
North East -17 13 £445 +6.58%
Tyne and Wear -21 9 £445 +6.58%
Chester - 9 £419 - 1
Birmingham +6 8 £315 +13.51% 4
Swindon +1 8 £475 +58.33% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 8 £340 -18.56%
Hertfordshire +6 7 £360 +69.41% 2
Edinburgh -10 7 £431 +18.47% 2
Welwyn Garden City -2 6 £360 -
Warrington -5 6 £375 -

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 411 (48.64%) Cisco
2 401 (47.46%) Firewall
3 304 (35.98%) Windows
4 297 (35.15%) F5
5 245 (28.99%) Linux
6 227 (26.86%) Cisco Certification
7 200 (23.67%) DNS
8 188 (22.25%) CheckPoint
9 187 (22.13%) WAN
10 183 (21.66%) Network Security
11 181 (21.42%) VPN
12 177 (20.95%) VMware
13 174 (20.59%) CCNP
14 173 (20.47%) Data Centre
15 160 (18.93%) Juniper
15 160 (18.93%) ITIL
16 152 (17.99%) BGP
17 146 (17.28%) OSPF
18 139 (16.45%) UNIX
19 131 (15.50%) LAN
20 128 (15.15%) TCP/IP
21 125 (14.79%) SQL Server
22 123 (14.56%) SQL
23 122 (14.44%) Wireless
24 121 (14.32%) Cisco ASA
25 118 (13.96%) VMware Infrastructure
26 112 (13.25%) MPLS
27 111 (13.14%) Java
28 108 (12.78%) DevOps
29 106 (12.54%) IIS

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 106 (12.54%) IIS
2 97 (11.48%) Apache
3 79 (9.35%) Tomcat
4 32 (3.79%) SharePoint
5 31 (3.67%) WebLogic
6 29 (3.43%) JBoss
7 27 (3.20%) MS Exchange
8 22 (2.60%) WebSphere
9 21 (2.49%) OpenStack
10 19 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
11 15 (1.78%) nginx
11 15 (1.78%) Lync
12 14 (1.66%) WebSphere Application Server
13 13 (1.54%) Node.js
14 12 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
15 10 (1.18%) Confluence
16 8 (0.95%) Office Communications Server
16 8 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
17 7 (0.83%) Drupal
17 7 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 43 (5.09%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.30%) MS Office
4 4 (0.47%) MS Project
4 4 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.07%) RMDS
2 5 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.24%) Remedy AR System
5 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 92 (10.89%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (1.54%) Amazon S3
4 13 (1.54%) SaaS
5 11 (1.30%) GitHub
6 10 (1.18%) Office 365
6 10 (1.18%) HP Helion
7 9 (1.07%) PaaS
7 9 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.71%) IaaS
9 6 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.47%) Route 53
11 4 (0.47%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (0.36%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 401 (47.46%) Firewall
2 200 (23.67%) DNS
3 187 (22.13%) WAN
4 183 (21.66%) Network Security
5 181 (21.42%) VPN
6 152 (17.99%) BGP
7 146 (17.28%) OSPF
8 131 (15.50%) LAN
9 128 (15.15%) TCP/IP
10 122 (14.44%) Wireless
11 121 (14.32%) Cisco ASA
12 112 (13.25%) MPLS
13 101 (11.95%) SSL
14 96 (11.36%) Cisco Nexus
15 86 (10.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 86 (10.18%) VLAN
16 77 (9.11%) EIGRP
17 76 (8.99%) Cisco IOS
18 75 (8.88%) VoIP
19 67 (7.93%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (14.79%) SQL Server
2 59 (6.98%) MySQL
3 34 (4.02%) Relational Database
4 27 (3.20%) Oracle Database
5 24 (2.84%) MongoDB
6 15 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (1.18%) NoSQL
9 9 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (1.07%) RDBMS
9 9 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (0.83%) Informix
12 6 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (0.71%) Redis
12 6 (0.71%) Big Data
13 5 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.59%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 87 (10.30%) Jenkins
2 45 (5.33%) Git (software)
3 40 (4.73%) Subversion
4 35 (4.14%) JIRA
5 28 (3.31%) Maven
6 19 (2.25%) JMeter
7 18 (2.13%) TeamCity
8 13 (1.54%) LoadRunner
9 12 (1.42%) Eclipse
9 12 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (1.42%) Mercurial
9 12 (1.42%) Hudson
9 12 (1.42%) Gradle
10 11 (1.30%) MSBuild
10 11 (1.30%) Ant
11 10 (1.18%) IntelliJ
12 9 (1.07%) Introscope
13 8 (0.95%) Selenium
14 7 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (0.83%) Cucumber
General
1 102 (12.07%) Finance
2 45 (5.33%) Telecoms
3 31 (3.67%) Banking
4 17 (2.01%) Retail
4 17 (2.01%) Investment Banking
5 12 (1.42%) Games
6 10 (1.18%) Marketing
7 7 (0.83%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.59%) Back Office
8 5 (0.59%) Legal
9 3 (0.36%) Front Office
10 2 (0.24%) French Language
10 2 (0.24%) Advertising
11 1 (0.12%) Publishing
11 1 (0.12%) German Language
11 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.12%) Automotive
11 1 (0.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 249 (29.47%) Network Engineer
2 77 (9.11%) Architect
3 68 (8.05%) DevOps Engineer
4 67 (7.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 62 (7.34%) Administrator
6 56 (6.63%) Analyst
7 47 (5.56%) Consultant
8 46 (5.44%) Senior Network Engineer
9 30 (3.55%) Cisco Engineer
10 29 (3.43%) Security Engineer
11 26 (3.08%) Network Security Engineer
12 22 (2.60%) Support Engineer
13 21 (2.49%) Systems Administrator
13 21 (2.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 20 (2.37%) Network Support
14 20 (2.37%) Network Architect
15 19 (2.25%) Systems Engineer
16 18 (2.13%) Network Consultant
16 18 (2.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 17 (2.01%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (7.57%) .NET
2 34 (4.02%) Web Services
3 33 (3.91%) J2EE
3 33 (3.91%) Middleware
4 26 (3.08%) 802.1X
5 25 (2.96%) XML
6 24 (2.84%) CSS
7 23 (2.72%) HTML
8 21 (2.49%) LAMP
8 21 (2.49%) Java EE
9 16 (1.89%) Rendezvous
10 15 (1.78%) ASP.NET
11 14 (1.66%) Spring
12 13 (1.54%) Django
13 12 (1.42%) Kafka
14 11 (1.30%) WCF
14 11 (1.30%) Hibernate
15 10 (1.18%) EDI
16 8 (0.95%) Ajax
16 8 (0.95%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 173 (20.47%) Data Centre
2 93 (11.01%) Clustering
3 60 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (4.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 25 (2.96%) PKI
6 21 (2.49%) Management Information System
7 20 (2.37%) Replication
8 16 (1.89%) Private Cloud
9 14 (1.66%) Fixed Income
9 14 (1.66%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.54%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.18%) Computer Science
11 10 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
12 9 (1.07%) iPhone
12 9 (1.07%) Streaming Video
12 9 (1.07%) iPad
13 7 (0.83%) IBM XIV
13 7 (0.83%) Statistics
14 6 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.71%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 304 (35.98%) Windows
2 245 (28.99%) Linux
3 139 (16.45%) UNIX
4 73 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 68 (8.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 63 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (3.91%) Solaris
9 20 (2.37%) CentOS
10 17 (2.01%) Ubuntu
11 15 (1.78%) Windows 7
12 13 (1.54%) Debian
13 12 (1.42%) AIX
14 9 (1.07%) Windows 8
15 8 (0.95%) HPUX
16 5 (0.59%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.59%) Android
16 5 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.47%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.47%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (18.93%) ITIL
2 108 (12.78%) DevOps
3 70 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
4 62 (7.34%) Migration
5 59 (6.98%) Change Management
5 59 (6.98%) Network Design
6 56 (6.63%) Configuration Management
7 54 (6.39%) Disaster Recovery
8 52 (6.15%) Performance Tuning
9 51 (6.04%) Agile Software Development
9 51 (6.04%) Kalman Filter
10 50 (5.92%) E-Commerce
11 43 (5.09%) Network Management
12 40 (4.73%) High Availability
13 39 (4.62%) Open Source
14 36 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
15 34 (4.02%) Project Management
15 34 (4.02%) Service Management
16 31 (3.67%) Problem Management
17 29 (3.43%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 123 (14.56%) SQL
2 111 (13.14%) Java
3 86 (10.18%) PowerShell
4 71 (8.40%) Perl
5 64 (7.57%) Python
6 49 (5.80%) PHP
7 43 (5.09%) Ruby
8 37 (4.38%) Shell Script
9 35 (4.14%) Bash Shell
10 22 (2.60%) VB
11 17 (2.01%) C#
11 17 (2.01%) C++
12 14 (1.66%) JavaScript
12 14 (1.66%) Scala
13 13 (1.54%) Go
14 9 (1.07%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.07%) VBScript
15 7 (0.83%) C
16 5 (0.59%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.59%) Korn
Qualifications
1 227 (26.86%) Cisco Certification
2 174 (20.59%) CCNP
3 88 (10.41%) Security Cleared
4 81 (9.59%) CCNA
5 71 (8.40%) SC Cleared
6 51 (6.04%) Degree
7 49 (5.80%) CCIE
8 33 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 33 (3.91%) CCSA
9 31 (3.67%) CISSP
10 28 (3.31%) CCSE
11 24 (2.84%) CCDP
12 22 (2.60%) DV Cleared
13 21 (2.49%) MCSE
14 19 (2.25%) CCSP
15 14 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 13 (1.54%) CCIP
17 10 (1.18%) MCITP
18 9 (1.07%) Check Point Certification
18 9 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.79%) SLA
2 13 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 12 (1.42%) QA
4 11 (1.30%) HIPAA
5 7 (0.83%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.47%) WAI
8 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 118 (13.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 95 (11.24%) Active Directory
3 45 (5.33%) Hyper-V
4 44 (5.21%) vSphere
5 28 (3.31%) ProxySG
6 25 (2.96%) Docker
7 19 (2.25%) VMware ESX
8 16 (1.89%) Firmware
9 12 (1.42%) NFS
9 12 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (1.30%) vCloud
11 10 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (0.95%) XenServer
13 6 (0.71%) Varnish
13 6 (0.71%) Samba
14 5 (0.59%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.47%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.47%) Snort
15 4 (0.47%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 82 (9.70%) Puppet
2 42 (4.97%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (4.62%) Nagios
4 30 (3.55%) Cisco CUCM
5 29 (3.43%) Cacti
6 24 (2.84%) Ansible
7 20 (2.37%) RANCID
8 19 (2.25%) Graphite
8 19 (2.25%) SCOM
8 19 (2.25%) Vagrant
9 18 (2.13%) SCCM
9 18 (2.13%) ITRS Geneos
10 16 (1.89%) ZABBIX
11 14 (1.66%) BladeLogic
11 14 (1.66%) logstash
12 12 (1.42%) Salt
12 12 (1.42%) Kibana
13 10 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
14 9 (1.07%) Opsview
14 9 (1.07%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 411 (48.64%) Cisco
2 297 (35.15%) F5
3 188 (22.25%) CheckPoint
4 177 (20.95%) VMware
5 160 (18.93%) Juniper
6 105 (12.43%) Microsoft
7 96 (11.36%) Citrix
8 93 (11.01%) Red Hat
9 81 (9.59%) Oracle
10 74 (8.76%) SolarWinds
11 72 (8.52%) Blue Coat
12 71 (8.40%) HP
13 53 (6.27%) Fortinet
14 48 (5.68%) IBM
15 39 (4.62%) McAfee
16 32 (3.79%) Riverbed
17 29 (3.43%) Nokia
18 28 (3.31%) EMC
19 25 (2.96%) Tufin
20 24 (2.84%) NetApp
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