The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 319 338 257
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -81
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 301 250 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.49% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.67% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 133 186
Average daily rate
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£390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 13
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.50 £50.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.74% -69.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £15.00 £28.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £100.00 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £15.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+56.45% -51.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40540 37166 40747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.11% 72.91% 70.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25134 22527 23434
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1157 1072 1446
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £46.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -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 24 July 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
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 24 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +18 283 £400 +5.26% 89
London +4 130 £400 -0.62% 43
South East +18 59 £375 -11.76% 14
Berkshire +24 34 £375 -10.71% 1
City of London +19 23 £463 +10.11% 15
South West -14 22 £390 +9.85% 4
Reading +22 20 £390 -8.23% 1
East of England -6 19 £335 -21.17% 4
North West +9 18 £282 +24.77% 4
Yorkshire -20 15 £325 +30.00% 12
Cambridgeshire +14 13 £335 - 2
Gloucestershire -9 13 £390 -
Gloucester - 13 £390 -
Cambridge +5 10 £340 - 2
West Midlands -15 10 £280 -26.31% 7
Surrey -6 9 £416 +7.41% 6
Scotland -8 9 £346 +15.41% 3
Cheshire +12 8 £265 -39.08%
West Yorkshire -20 8 £325 +30.00% 7
Birmingham +1 7 £275 -36.78% 3
Bristol - 7 £425 - 2
Leeds -3 6 £319 +15.90% 7
Bradford +2 5 £325 +44.44%
North Yorkshire +2 5 £401 +33.50% 2
Glasgow 0 4 £338 +12.50% 1
Hampshire -11 4 £347 -22.78% 1
York - 4 £401 - 2
Bedfordshire - 4 £288 -
Guildford - 4 £383 -
Tyne and Wear -16 3 £400 +35.02%

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 216 (36.73%) Cisco
2 209 (35.54%) Firewall
3 198 (33.67%) Linux
4 159 (27.04%) Windows
5 142 (24.15%) DNS
6 141 (23.98%) F5
7 128 (21.77%) Cisco Certification
8 111 (18.88%) CheckPoint
9 104 (17.69%) Juniper
10 101 (17.18%) BGP
11 100 (17.01%) Finance
12 99 (16.84%) UNIX
13 97 (16.50%) Network Security
14 96 (16.33%) Clustering
15 95 (16.16%) VPN
16 93 (15.82%) WAN
17 92 (15.65%) CCNP
17 92 (15.65%) VMware
18 87 (14.80%) Oracle
18 87 (14.80%) OSPF
19 82 (13.95%) SQL
19 82 (13.95%) Active Directory
19 82 (13.95%) HP
20 80 (13.61%) Citrix
21 79 (13.44%) Perl
22 73 (12.41%) SAN
23 72 (12.24%) Java
23 72 (12.24%) LAN
24 70 (11.90%) DHCP
25 69 (11.73%) Red Hat

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 55 (9.35%) Apache
2 39 (6.63%) IIS
3 34 (5.78%) Tomcat
4 31 (5.27%) Lync
5 25 (4.25%) SharePoint
6 22 (3.74%) MS Exchange
7 21 (3.57%) nginx
8 18 (3.06%) WebLogic
9 13 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (1.87%) WebSphere
11 10 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (1.70%) OpenStack
12 8 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (1.02%) NetWeaver
13 6 (1.02%) SAS
13 6 (1.02%) Node.js
14 5 (0.85%) Office Communications Server
14 5 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
15 4 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
16 3 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 14 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.53%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.34%) SAP SD
2 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (3.74%) Amazon EC2
2 22 (3.74%) Amazon S3
3 16 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.72%) PaaS
4 10 (1.70%) SaaS
4 10 (1.70%) IaaS
4 10 (1.70%) Office 365
5 6 (1.02%) Route 53
6 5 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (0.68%) Joyent
8 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 209 (35.54%) Firewall
2 142 (24.15%) DNS
3 101 (17.18%) BGP
4 97 (16.50%) Network Security
5 95 (16.16%) VPN
6 93 (15.82%) WAN
7 87 (14.80%) OSPF
8 73 (12.41%) SAN
9 72 (12.24%) LAN
10 70 (11.90%) DHCP
11 68 (11.56%) TCP/IP
12 63 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
13 62 (10.54%) MPLS
14 58 (9.86%) Internet
15 53 (9.01%) SSL
16 51 (8.67%) Cisco Nexus
16 51 (8.67%) LDAP
17 50 (8.50%) NetScaler
18 47 (7.99%) IPsec
19 43 (7.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (11.05%) SQL Server
2 44 (7.48%) MySQL
3 24 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (3.91%) SQL Server 2005
5 21 (3.57%) Oracle Database
6 17 (2.89%) Relational Database
6 17 (2.89%) Oracle Database 11g
7 15 (2.55%) NoSQL
8 14 (2.38%) Oracle OWB
8 14 (2.38%) Oracle ODI
9 13 (2.21%) MongoDB
9 13 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (1.87%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (1.70%) SQL Server 2000
11 10 (1.70%) Oracle BI EE
11 10 (1.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 9 (1.53%) Redis
12 9 (1.53%) DB2
12 9 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (1.19%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 26 (4.42%) Git (software)
2 23 (3.91%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.70%) Maven
4 8 (1.36%) LoadRunner
5 7 (1.19%) Talend Open Studio
5 7 (1.19%) Hudson
5 7 (1.19%) JIRA
6 6 (1.02%) Subversion
7 4 (0.68%) JProfiler
7 4 (0.68%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.51%) Ant
9 2 (0.34%) WebLOAD
9 2 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.17%) Gradle
10 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.17%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.17%) MSI
General
1 100 (17.01%) Finance
2 40 (6.80%) Banking
3 31 (5.27%) Telecoms
4 25 (4.25%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.21%) Financial Institution
5 13 (2.21%) Retail
6 5 (0.85%) German Language
6 5 (0.85%) Legal
6 5 (0.85%) Front Office
7 3 (0.51%) Publishing
7 3 (0.51%) Games
8 2 (0.34%) Local Government
8 2 (0.34%) Law
8 2 (0.34%) Advertising
8 2 (0.34%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.17%) French Language
9 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 103 (17.52%) Network Engineer
2 57 (9.69%) Architect
3 55 (9.35%) Consultant
4 49 (8.33%) Administrator
5 36 (6.12%) Systems Administrator
6 29 (4.93%) Linux Administrator
6 29 (4.93%) Security Engineer
7 28 (4.76%) Developer
8 26 (4.42%) Support Engineer
9 25 (4.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 24 (4.08%) Network Security Engineer
11 21 (3.57%) Analyst
11 21 (3.57%) Firewall Engineer
12 18 (3.06%) Network Specialist
12 18 (3.06%) DevOps Engineer
13 17 (2.89%) Network Consultant
14 16 (2.72%) Design Engineer
14 16 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
15 15 (2.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 14 (2.38%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.10%) LAMP
1 30 (5.10%) .NET
2 29 (4.93%) Web Services
3 23 (3.91%) XML
4 14 (2.38%) JSON
4 14 (2.38%) J2EE
4 14 (2.38%) CSS
5 13 (2.21%) Middleware
6 10 (1.70%) Java EE
7 8 (1.36%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (1.19%) CGI
8 7 (1.19%) HTML
9 6 (1.02%) JMX
9 6 (1.02%) J2SE
9 6 (1.02%) REST
9 6 (1.02%) WCF
10 5 (0.85%) Twisted
10 5 (0.85%) XML Schema
10 5 (0.85%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.68%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 96 (16.33%) Clustering
2 33 (5.61%) Open Source
3 22 (3.74%) Replication
4 13 (2.21%) Data Integration
4 13 (2.21%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.04%) Thin Client
5 12 (2.04%) Fat Client
6 9 (1.53%) Video on Demand
7 8 (1.36%) Hedge funds
7 8 (1.36%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.19%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.02%) CLARiiON
9 6 (1.02%) Firmware
10 5 (0.85%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.85%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.85%) IPTV
11 4 (0.68%) Cryptography
11 4 (0.68%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.68%) Wiki
11 4 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 198 (33.67%) Linux
2 159 (27.04%) Windows
3 99 (16.84%) UNIX
4 55 (9.35%) Solaris
5 48 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (7.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 43 (7.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 38 (6.46%) CentOS
9 21 (3.57%) Ubuntu
10 14 (2.38%) AIX
10 14 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (1.87%) Windows 7
11 11 (1.87%) Oracle Linux
11 11 (1.87%) Windows XP
12 8 (1.36%) HPUX
13 7 (1.19%) VMS
14 5 (0.85%) SUSE
14 5 (0.85%) Debian
15 3 (0.51%) SmartOS
15 3 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (10.71%) ITIL
2 54 (9.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 52 (8.84%) DevOps
4 40 (6.80%) Service Delivery
5 39 (6.63%) Network Management
6 38 (6.46%) Capacity Planning
7 37 (6.29%) Change Management
8 36 (6.12%) Network Design
9 35 (5.95%) Migration
9 35 (5.95%) Performance Tuning
10 32 (5.44%) E-Commerce
11 30 (5.10%) Network Architecture
12 25 (4.25%) Configuration Management
12 25 (4.25%) Project Management
13 22 (3.74%) Release Management
14 19 (3.23%) Service Management
14 19 (3.23%) Scrum
15 16 (2.72%) Incident Management
15 16 (2.72%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (2.72%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 82 (13.95%) SQL
2 79 (13.44%) Perl
3 72 (12.24%) Java
4 53 (9.01%) Python
5 31 (5.27%) PowerShell
6 26 (4.42%) Bash Shell
7 25 (4.25%) Ruby
8 24 (4.08%) PHP
9 20 (3.40%) C
10 17 (2.89%) JavaScript
11 14 (2.38%) Shell Script
12 10 (1.70%) PL/SQL
13 9 (1.53%) VB
14 8 (1.36%) Tcl
15 7 (1.19%) Bourne shell
16 5 (0.85%) C#
17 4 (0.68%) ABAP
18 3 (0.51%) VBScript
19 2 (0.34%) JCL
19 2 (0.34%) REXX
Qualifications
1 128 (21.77%) Cisco Certification
2 92 (15.65%) CCNP
3 46 (7.82%) Security Cleared
4 43 (7.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 34 (5.78%) SC Cleared
6 31 (5.27%) CCIE
7 30 (5.10%) MCSE
8 23 (3.91%) CCNA
9 22 (3.74%) MCTS
9 22 (3.74%) Degree
10 19 (3.23%) CCSE
11 16 (2.72%) CCDP
12 15 (2.55%) MCITP
13 14 (2.38%) LPIC
13 14 (2.38%) CCENT
14 10 (1.70%) Check Point Certification
15 9 (1.53%) CCSP
15 9 (1.53%) CISSP
16 8 (1.36%) CCSA
17 7 (1.19%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.08%) SLA
2 20 (3.40%) QA
3 5 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.34%) COBIT
4 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.17%) TickIT
System Software
1 82 (13.95%) Active Directory
2 58 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (4.76%) vSphere
4 22 (3.74%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.72%) Squid
6 13 (2.21%) ProxySG
7 12 (2.04%) vCloud
7 12 (2.04%) XenApp
8 11 (1.87%) qmail
9 10 (1.70%) VMware ESX
9 10 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (1.36%) Varnish
10 8 (1.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 8 (1.36%) Docker
11 7 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (1.19%) Samba
12 5 (0.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 5 (0.85%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.68%) NFS
Systems Management
1 52 (8.84%) Puppet
2 40 (6.80%) Nagios
3 31 (5.27%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (3.74%) Zenoss
5 17 (2.89%) Cacti
6 13 (2.21%) NetBackup
7 12 (2.04%) ZABBIX
8 11 (1.87%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (1.36%) SCCM
10 7 (1.19%) Kibana
10 7 (1.19%) Graylog2
10 7 (1.19%) Munin
10 7 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (1.19%) YUM
11 6 (1.02%) BladeLogic
11 6 (1.02%) StatsD
12 5 (0.85%) ITRS Geneos
12 5 (0.85%) Vagrant
12 5 (0.85%) CA Spectrum
12 5 (0.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 216 (36.73%) Cisco
2 141 (23.98%) F5
3 111 (18.88%) CheckPoint
4 104 (17.69%) Juniper
5 92 (15.65%) VMware
6 87 (14.80%) Oracle
7 82 (13.95%) HP
8 80 (13.61%) Citrix
9 69 (11.73%) Red Hat
10 62 (10.54%) Microsoft
11 55 (9.35%) Blue Coat
12 34 (5.78%) Nokia
13 22 (3.74%) IBM
13 22 (3.74%) Percona
13 22 (3.74%) Infoblox
14 21 (3.57%) NetApp
15 20 (3.40%) Sun
16 17 (2.89%) SAP
16 17 (2.89%) Brocade
17 16 (2.72%) Avaya
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £500 - £580 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Jumar
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
MBA Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £450 - £520 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Swindon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
England
Aimhire Recruitment
Posted: 20 days ago