The table below looks at the statistics for Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 270 348 295
Rank change year-on-year
+78 -53
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 431 319 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 0.58% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.72% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 218 252
Median daily rate £450 £405 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £290 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £503 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £394 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 3
Median hourly rate £55.00 £43.31 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.00% +8.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%

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
41422 44386 44123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.54% 81.14% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27610 28756 28711
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 1336 1216
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £49.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 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 5 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 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
England +79 406 £450 +9.09% 63
London +58 211 £458 +7.64% 23
South East +29 70 £383 -4.37% 11
North East +2 38 £330 +65.00%
Tyne and Wear - 38 £330 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 37 £330 -
Berkshire +18 28 £375 -14.77% 3
City of London +16 28 £440 +18.91%
Scotland +19 26 £335 -12.98%
Reading +17 25 £375 -14.77% 1
Yorkshire +20 24 £473 +57.50% 5
West Yorkshire +29 23 £473 +26.00% 2
North West -4 21 £525 +31.25% 7
Manchester +11 19 £550 +62.96% 4
Erskine +10 18 £330 -16.98%
Renfrewshire +7 18 £330 -16.98%
East of England +6 18 £538 +26.47% 4
South West +9 16 £418 +12.83% 4
Leeds +24 15 £493 +15.88% 2
Buckinghamshire +17 9 £525 +23.52% 3
Surrey +22 8 £388 -3.12% 3
Milton Keynes +18 8 £513 +20.58% 2
Hertfordshire -1 8 £424 -0.29% 2
West Midlands -20 7 £450 - 5
West Sussex +8 6 £400 +9.58%
Oxfordshire +2 6 £325 +6.12% 1
Croydon -10 6 £551 +22.50%
Bristol - 6 £615 - 3
Hampshire +15 5 £362 +2.84% 1
Luton +12 5 £600 +6.66% 2

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 461 (49.15%) Firewall
2 426 (45.42%) Linux
3 305 (32.52%) Cisco
4 262 (27.93%) Amazon AWS
5 239 (25.48%) F5
6 233 (24.84%) DevOps
7 230 (24.52%) DNS
8 217 (23.13%) Windows
9 212 (22.60%) Puppet
10 207 (22.07%) VMware
11 200 (21.32%) Python
12 190 (20.26%) Agile Software Development
13 186 (19.83%) VPN
14 177 (18.87%) Apache
15 175 (18.66%) High Availability
16 161 (17.16%) TCP/IP
17 157 (16.74%) VMware Infrastructure
18 153 (16.31%) Jenkins
18 153 (16.31%) WAN
19 152 (16.20%) Cisco Certification
20 151 (16.10%) Data Centre
21 149 (15.88%) Bash Shell
22 148 (15.78%) Docker
23 147 (15.67%) Security Cleared
24 140 (14.93%) ITIL
24 140 (14.93%) Ansible
25 139 (14.82%) Microsoft
26 136 (14.50%) Network Security
27 135 (14.39%) Unix
28 133 (14.18%) CheckPoint

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 177 (18.87%) Apache
2 123 (13.11%) Tomcat
3 70 (7.46%) IIS
4 60 (6.40%) MS Exchange
5 57 (6.08%) WebLogic
6 55 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 52 (5.54%) WebSphere
8 47 (5.01%) Elasticsearch
9 46 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2013
9 46 (4.90%) Skype for Business
10 45 (4.80%) OpenStack
11 44 (4.69%) SharePoint
12 40 (4.26%) JBoss
13 32 (3.41%) nginx
14 29 (3.09%) iPlanet
15 28 (2.99%) Oracle Application Server
16 27 (2.88%) Confluence
17 22 (2.35%) WebSphere Application Server
18 21 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
19 17 (1.81%) WildFly
Applications
1 57 (6.08%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.28%) MS Office
3 6 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.53%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 262 (27.93%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (6.29%) Amazon EC2
3 59 (6.29%) Office 365
4 48 (5.12%) AWS CloudFormation
5 36 (3.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 34 (3.62%) Amazon S3
7 33 (3.52%) PaaS
8 27 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
9 25 (2.67%) IaaS
10 13 (1.39%) SaaS
11 12 (1.28%) Route 53
12 11 (1.17%) Heroku
13 8 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (0.85%) AWS CloudTrail
14 6 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 4 (0.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 4 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
16 4 (0.43%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 461 (49.15%) Firewall
2 230 (24.52%) DNS
3 186 (19.83%) VPN
4 161 (17.16%) TCP/IP
5 153 (16.31%) WAN
6 136 (14.50%) Network Security
7 127 (13.54%) SSL
8 123 (13.11%) LAN
9 111 (11.83%) Cisco Nexus
10 82 (8.74%) Cisco ASA
11 79 (8.42%) OSPF
12 77 (8.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 76 (8.10%) BGP
14 70 (7.46%) SAN
15 66 (7.04%) Wireless
16 56 (5.97%) Internet
17 50 (5.33%) IPsec
18 49 (5.22%) NetScaler
19 46 (4.90%) BIG-IP
20 45 (4.80%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (10.02%) MySQL
2 85 (9.06%) SQL Server
3 66 (7.04%) PostgreSQL
4 39 (4.16%) Amazon RDS
5 32 (3.41%) NoSQL
6 27 (2.88%) Redis
7 22 (2.35%) Oracle Database
8 20 (2.13%) Relational Database
9 17 (1.81%) MongoDB
10 14 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (1.39%) Oracle Database 12c
12 10 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
13 6 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (0.64%) Big Data
13 6 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 5 (0.53%) Apache Hive
14 5 (0.53%) HBase
14 5 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
15 4 (0.43%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 153 (16.31%) Jenkins
2 109 (11.62%) Git (software)
3 35 (3.73%) JIRA
4 34 (3.62%) Subversion
5 22 (2.35%) GoCD
5 22 (2.35%) Vagrant
6 20 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 20 (2.13%) Gerrit
6 20 (2.13%) Mercurial
7 17 (1.81%) Sonatype Nexus
7 17 (1.81%) TeamCity
8 15 (1.60%) GitLab
9 13 (1.39%) JMeter
10 11 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (1.07%) Artifactory
11 10 (1.07%) Hudson
11 10 (1.07%) SonarQube
12 8 (0.85%) Bitbucket
12 8 (0.85%) FishEye
13 7 (0.75%) Selenium
General
1 102 (10.87%) Finance
2 45 (4.80%) Retail
3 33 (3.52%) Telecoms
4 28 (2.99%) Banking
5 19 (2.03%) Back Office
6 17 (1.81%) Marketing
7 8 (0.85%) Publishing
8 6 (0.64%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.53%) Legal
9 5 (0.53%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.43%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.43%) Games
10 4 (0.43%) Law
11 3 (0.32%) Advertising
11 3 (0.32%) Automotive
11 3 (0.32%) Billing
11 3 (0.32%) Electronics
12 2 (0.21%) French Language
13 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 143 (15.25%) Network Engineer
2 113 (12.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 110 (11.73%) Architect
4 104 (11.09%) Consultant
5 92 (9.81%) Administrator
6 73 (7.78%) Systems Administrator
7 58 (6.18%) Developer
8 55 (5.86%) AWS DevOps
9 50 (5.33%) Linux Administrator
10 46 (4.90%) Cisco Engineer
10 46 (4.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 40 (4.26%) Senior DevOps
12 39 (4.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 38 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 38 (4.05%) Network Architect
14 37 (3.94%) DevOps Consultant
15 34 (3.62%) AWS Engineer
16 33 (3.52%) Security Engineer
17 32 (3.41%) Cloud Engineer
18 29 (3.09%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (6.50%) LAMP
2 53 (5.65%) RabbitMQ
3 51 (5.44%) Web Services
4 46 (4.90%) J2EE
5 45 (4.80%) Middleware
6 34 (3.62%) LAPP Stack
7 32 (3.41%) ELK Stack
8 31 (3.30%) .NET
9 28 (2.99%) CSS
9 28 (2.99%) Django
10 25 (2.67%) SOAP
11 21 (2.24%) LEMP Stack
12 19 (2.03%) 802.1X
13 18 (1.92%) boto
13 18 (1.92%) REST
14 17 (1.81%) XML
15 16 (1.71%) libvirt
16 15 (1.60%) AngularJS
17 14 (1.49%) Node.js
17 14 (1.49%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 151 (16.10%) Data Centre
2 88 (9.38%) Clustering
2 88 (9.38%) Public Cloud
3 43 (4.58%) Computer Science
4 28 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (2.88%) Private Cloud
6 21 (2.24%) Client/Server
7 20 (2.13%) Management Information System
8 18 (1.92%) PKI
9 17 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
10 12 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
11 11 (1.17%) NHS
12 10 (1.07%) CMDB
12 10 (1.07%) YubiKey
13 9 (0.96%) DataPower
13 9 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.85%) Data Integration
14 8 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 8 (0.85%) EMC VNX
14 8 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 426 (45.42%) Linux
2 217 (23.13%) Windows
3 135 (14.39%) Unix
4 130 (13.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 121 (12.90%) Windows Server
6 104 (11.09%) CentOS
7 72 (7.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 57 (6.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 44 (4.69%) Ubuntu
10 43 (4.58%) AIX
11 40 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 37 (3.94%) SUSE
13 33 (3.52%) Solaris
14 27 (2.88%) Oracle Linux
15 16 (1.71%) HPUX
16 7 (0.75%) Debian
16 7 (0.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 6 (0.64%) Android
17 6 (0.64%) VMS
18 4 (0.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (24.84%) DevOps
2 190 (20.26%) Agile Software Development
3 175 (18.66%) High Availability
4 140 (14.93%) ITIL
5 129 (13.75%) Migration
6 122 (13.01%) Configuration Management
7 97 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
8 78 (8.32%) Continuous Delivery
9 75 (8.00%) Open Source
10 74 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
11 69 (7.36%) Mentoring
12 62 (6.61%) Network Design
13 53 (5.65%) Network Management
14 49 (5.22%) Change Management
15 45 (4.80%) E-Commerce
16 35 (3.73%) Service Management
17 34 (3.62%) Project Management
18 33 (3.52%) Capacity Planning
18 33 (3.52%) Performance Tuning
18 33 (3.52%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 200 (21.32%) Python
2 149 (15.88%) Bash Shell
3 108 (11.51%) Java
3 108 (11.51%) Ruby
4 101 (10.77%) Perl
5 99 (10.55%) PowerShell
6 80 (8.53%) SQL
7 57 (6.08%) PHP
8 45 (4.80%) Shell Script
9 42 (4.48%) JavaScript
10 21 (2.24%) C#
10 21 (2.24%) Korn
11 19 (2.03%) Go
12 12 (1.28%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.07%) AWK
14 8 (0.85%) Scala
15 7 (0.75%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.64%) C
16 6 (0.64%) sed
17 3 (0.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 152 (16.20%) Cisco Certification
2 147 (15.67%) Security Cleared
3 124 (13.22%) CCNP
4 115 (12.26%) SC Cleared
5 80 (8.53%) CCNA
6 64 (6.82%) Degree
7 54 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 38 (4.05%) MCSE
9 32 (3.41%) CCIE
10 21 (2.24%) JNCIA
11 20 (2.13%) JNCIS
12 18 (1.92%) CCDP
13 17 (1.81%) CCDA
14 16 (1.71%) CISSP
15 15 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
16 12 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (1.28%) RHCSA
17 11 (1.17%) MCTS
18 10 (1.07%) JNCIP
18 10 (1.07%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.37%) PCI DSS
2 20 (2.13%) QA
3 12 (1.28%) SLA
4 11 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.43%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.43%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.11%) GPG13
System Software
1 157 (16.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 148 (15.78%) Docker
3 114 (12.15%) Active Directory
4 37 (3.94%) vSphere
5 35 (3.73%) Virtual Machines
6 29 (3.09%) iptables
6 29 (3.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 25 (2.67%) Xen
8 20 (2.13%) Hyper-V
8 20 (2.13%) KVM
9 18 (1.92%) NFS
10 15 (1.60%) XenServer
11 14 (1.49%) VMware ESX
12 13 (1.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 11 (1.17%) ProxySG
14 10 (1.07%) Postfix
15 9 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
16 8 (0.85%) Firmware
16 8 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
16 8 (0.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 212 (22.60%) Puppet
2 140 (14.93%) Ansible
3 94 (10.02%) Opscode Chef
4 66 (7.04%) Terraform
5 57 (6.08%) Kubernetes
6 54 (5.76%) Nagios
7 43 (4.58%) logstash
8 42 (4.48%) HAProxy
9 40 (4.26%) Kibana
10 26 (2.77%) ZABBIX
11 22 (2.35%) OPNET
12 21 (2.24%) Microsoft Clustering
13 17 (1.81%) SCOM
14 13 (1.39%) Mesos
14 13 (1.39%) vRealize
15 11 (1.17%) NetBackup
16 10 (1.07%) Consul
16 10 (1.07%) SCCM
17 8 (0.85%) Nessus
17 8 (0.85%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 305 (32.52%) Cisco
2 239 (25.48%) F5
3 207 (22.07%) VMware
4 139 (14.82%) Microsoft
5 133 (14.18%) CheckPoint
6 127 (13.54%) Red Hat
7 117 (12.47%) Juniper
8 110 (11.73%) Oracle
9 79 (8.42%) Citrix
10 77 (8.21%) HP
11 46 (4.90%) Fortinet
12 42 (4.48%) Palo Alto
13 41 (4.37%) Splunk
13 41 (4.37%) Veritas
14 40 (4.26%) SolarWinds
14 40 (4.26%) Sun
15 36 (3.84%) Riverbed
16 34 (3.62%) Blue Coat
16 34 (3.62%) IBM
17 30 (3.20%) Brocade
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