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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 274 305 339
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +34
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 403 308 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.60% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.81% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 173 152
Average daily rate
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£418 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £18.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -34.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -

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
41296 38155 37115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.66% 73.78% 71.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 26858 23661 21624
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1160 1161 1471
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.03 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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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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 +25 367 £402 +7.20% 110
London +35 176 £450 +13.92% 37
South East -3 67 £400 -3.32% 24
City of London +23 36 £488 +30.00% 11
West Midlands +10 35 £250 -33.33% 3
Yorkshire -37 28 £325 +8.33% 11
Berkshire +11 21 £400 -4.76% 4
Hampshire -17 18 £400 +14.28% 12
West Yorkshire -23 18 £325 +8.33% 4
East of England -5 17 £325 -18.75% 11
Scotland +3 16 £476 - 2
Leeds -21 16 £338 +12.50% 4
North West -5 14 £363 -29.26% 8
Shropshire - 14 £375 - 2
Wales -16 13 £406 -6.60% 1
Telford - 11 £375 - 1
Buckinghamshire -9 10 £388 - 3
Surrey -17 10 £400 -3.03% 1
Milton Keynes -9 9 £425 -
North East -27 9 £348 - 2
South West -28 9 £550 +86.44% 10
East Midlands +9 8 £380 +4.10% 1
Tyne and Wear -31 8 £348 - 2
Portsmouth - 8 £350 - 7
Reading +18 7 £425 -6.33% 3
Cheshire +9 7 £400 -27.27% 4
Edinburgh -2 7 £500 -
York +8 6 £388 +3.40% 3
North Yorkshire +3 6 £388 +30.33% 6
Slough -5 6 £425 -

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 343 (44.43%) Firewall
2 332 (43.01%) Cisco
3 267 (34.59%) Linux
4 234 (30.31%) Windows
5 206 (26.68%) DNS
6 192 (24.87%) Cisco Certification
7 180 (23.32%) CheckPoint
8 177 (22.93%) F5
9 148 (19.17%) VMware
10 144 (18.65%) VPN
11 140 (18.13%) WAN
12 138 (17.88%) CCNP
13 135 (17.49%) TCP/IP
14 133 (17.23%) BGP
15 131 (16.97%) SQL Server
15 131 (16.97%) Cisco Nexus
16 129 (16.71%) LAN
17 122 (15.80%) ITIL
17 122 (15.80%) Juniper
17 122 (15.80%) SAN
18 120 (15.54%) Clustering
19 117 (15.16%) Active Directory
20 116 (15.03%) Apache
21 115 (14.90%) Python
22 114 (14.77%) Network Security
23 112 (14.51%) Cisco ASA
23 112 (14.51%) OSPF
24 108 (13.99%) Oracle
25 107 (13.86%) UNIX
26 103 (13.34%) SQL

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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
1 116 (15.03%) Apache
2 79 (10.23%) IIS
3 49 (6.35%) SharePoint
4 46 (5.96%) OpenStack
5 42 (5.44%) Tomcat
6 31 (4.02%) nginx
7 24 (3.11%) Lync
8 23 (2.98%) WebLogic
9 19 (2.46%) SharePoint 2010
10 16 (2.07%) MS Exchange
11 14 (1.81%) JBoss
12 11 (1.42%) Office Communications Server
13 8 (1.04%) IBM HTTP Server
13 8 (1.04%) Node.js
13 8 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
14 7 (0.91%) WebSphere
15 6 (0.78%) Eucalyptus
16 5 (0.65%) Lotus Domino
17 4 (0.52%) CICS
17 4 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (2.98%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.07%) MS Office
3 13 (1.68%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.52%) MS Project
4 4 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.26%) Summit
3 2 (0.26%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 64 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (4.40%) Amazon EC2
4 27 (3.50%) Amazon S3
5 25 (3.24%) PaaS
6 17 (2.20%) IaaS
7 11 (1.42%) Office 365
8 8 (1.04%) Heroku
8 8 (1.04%) Engine Yard
9 6 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (0.78%) Route 53
10 5 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.52%) SaaS
12 2 (0.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 343 (44.43%) Firewall
2 206 (26.68%) DNS
3 144 (18.65%) VPN
4 140 (18.13%) WAN
5 135 (17.49%) TCP/IP
6 133 (17.23%) BGP
7 131 (16.97%) Cisco Nexus
8 129 (16.71%) LAN
9 122 (15.80%) SAN
10 114 (14.77%) Network Security
11 112 (14.51%) Cisco ASA
11 112 (14.51%) OSPF
12 90 (11.66%) Internet
13 88 (11.40%) MPLS
14 87 (11.27%) DHCP
15 84 (10.88%) SSL
16 78 (10.10%) NetScaler
17 73 (9.46%) IPsec
18 65 (8.42%) VLAN
19 63 (8.16%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (16.97%) SQL Server
2 63 (8.16%) MySQL
3 40 (5.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 38 (4.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 34 (4.40%) NoSQL
6 32 (4.15%) MongoDB
7 28 (3.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 25 (3.24%) DB2
9 21 (2.72%) Oracle Database
10 14 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (1.55%) Relational Database
13 11 (1.42%) SQL Server 2000
14 10 (1.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 10 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
15 9 (1.17%) Hadoop
15 9 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (1.17%) Oracle ODI
15 9 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (1.17%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 56 (7.25%) Git (software)
2 55 (7.12%) Jenkins
3 40 (5.18%) Maven
4 29 (3.76%) Subversion
5 19 (2.46%) Selenium
6 15 (1.94%) Cucumber
7 10 (1.30%) SoapUI
8 8 (1.04%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.78%) JMeter
9 6 (0.78%) JIRA
10 5 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.52%) MSI
11 4 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (0.52%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.39%) Hudson
12 3 (0.39%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.26%) IntelliJ
13 2 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.26%) WebLOAD
13 2 (0.26%) TeamCity
General
1 91 (11.79%) Finance
2 53 (6.87%) Banking
3 48 (6.22%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.24%) Investment Banking
5 16 (2.07%) Retail
6 11 (1.42%) Games
7 10 (1.30%) Front Office
8 9 (1.17%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.91%) Legal
9 7 (0.91%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.65%) Dutch Language
10 5 (0.65%) Publishing
11 4 (0.52%) German Language
11 4 (0.52%) Marketing
12 2 (0.26%) Law
12 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Danish Language
13 1 (0.13%) French Language
13 1 (0.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 178 (23.06%) Network Engineer
2 80 (10.36%) Architect
3 70 (9.07%) Consultant
4 52 (6.74%) Analyst
5 48 (6.22%) DevOps Engineer
6 46 (5.96%) Administrator
7 41 (5.31%) Developer
8 32 (4.15%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 32 (4.15%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 31 (4.02%) Security Engineer
9 31 (4.02%) Design Engineer
10 30 (3.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 30 (3.89%) Technical Architect
11 28 (3.63%) Network Consultant
12 27 (3.50%) Network Security Engineer
13 22 (2.85%) Systems Administrator
14 21 (2.72%) Systems Engineer
14 21 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
14 21 (2.72%) Senior Network Engineer
15 20 (2.59%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (8.03%) Web Services
2 59 (7.64%) .NET
3 37 (4.79%) LAMP
4 30 (3.89%) CSS
5 27 (3.50%) XML
6 25 (3.24%) JSON
7 20 (2.59%) Middleware
8 19 (2.46%) Java EE
9 17 (2.20%) Regular Expression
10 15 (1.94%) REST
11 13 (1.68%) ASP.NET
11 13 (1.68%) HTML
12 12 (1.55%) SOAP
13 10 (1.30%) J2EE
13 10 (1.30%) Twisted
13 10 (1.30%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (1.30%) WCF
14 7 (0.91%) Silverlight
14 7 (0.91%) MCollective
15 6 (0.78%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 120 (15.54%) Clustering
2 80 (10.36%) Open Source
3 42 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (4.53%) Computer Science
5 18 (2.33%) Replication
5 18 (2.33%) Client/Server
6 16 (2.07%) User Experience
7 14 (1.81%) Visualisation
8 12 (1.55%) Cryptography
9 9 (1.17%) Online Games
9 9 (1.17%) PKI
10 8 (1.04%) Thin Client
10 8 (1.04%) Fat Client
10 8 (1.04%) Data Integration
11 7 (0.91%) Mathematics
11 7 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (0.91%) Device Driver
12 6 (0.78%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.78%) Derivative
12 6 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 267 (34.59%) Linux
2 234 (30.31%) Windows
3 107 (13.86%) UNIX
4 88 (11.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 70 (9.07%) CentOS
6 62 (8.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 43 (5.57%) Ubuntu
8 42 (5.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 36 (4.66%) Solaris
10 32 (4.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (2.98%) Oracle Linux
11 23 (2.98%) AIX
12 22 (2.85%) Windows 7
13 18 (2.33%) SUSE
14 12 (1.55%) Windows XP
15 11 (1.42%) HPUX
16 10 (1.30%) Debian
17 6 (0.78%) Windows 8
18 4 (0.52%) Windows 2000
18 4 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (15.80%) ITIL
2 96 (12.44%) DevOps
3 77 (9.97%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (9.72%) Network Management
5 66 (8.55%) Change Management
6 65 (8.42%) Service Delivery
7 56 (7.25%) Network Design
7 56 (7.25%) Service Management
8 49 (6.35%) Performance Tuning
9 45 (5.83%) Configuration Management
10 43 (5.57%) Migration
11 42 (5.44%) Kanban
12 41 (5.31%) Scrum
13 39 (5.05%) Network Architecture
14 37 (4.79%) Network Monitoring
15 32 (4.15%) E-Commerce
16 31 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
17 29 (3.76%) Continuous Integration
18 26 (3.37%) Mentoring
19 25 (3.24%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 115 (14.90%) Python
2 103 (13.34%) SQL
3 85 (11.01%) Java
4 78 (10.10%) Perl
5 62 (8.03%) Ruby
6 50 (6.48%) PHP
7 42 (5.44%) PowerShell
8 35 (4.53%) Bash Shell
9 33 (4.27%) Shell Script
10 24 (3.11%) JavaScript
11 17 (2.20%) C
12 14 (1.81%) C#
12 14 (1.81%) C++
13 12 (1.55%) VB
14 8 (1.04%) Tcl
15 7 (0.91%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.91%) Korn
16 4 (0.52%) VBScript
17 3 (0.39%) Erlang
17 3 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 192 (24.87%) Cisco Certification
2 138 (17.88%) CCNP
3 74 (9.59%) Security Cleared
4 73 (9.46%) CCNA
5 62 (8.03%) CCIE
6 51 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 44 (5.70%) SC Cleared
8 40 (5.18%) Degree
9 35 (4.53%) MCTS
10 33 (4.27%) CCDP
11 32 (4.15%) MCSE
12 22 (2.85%) CCSE
13 21 (2.72%) MCITP
14 19 (2.46%) DV Cleared
14 19 (2.46%) CCSA
15 17 (2.20%) CCSP
16 15 (1.94%) CISSP
17 13 (1.68%) Check Point Certification
18 8 (1.04%) JNCIS
19 7 (0.91%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.35%) SLA
2 33 (4.27%) QA
3 11 (1.42%) JSP 440
4 10 (1.30%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 117 (15.16%) Active Directory
2 75 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (7.51%) vSphere
4 51 (6.61%) Hyper-V
5 31 (4.02%) vCloud
6 30 (3.89%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (3.11%) ProxySG
8 19 (2.46%) FreeRADIUS
9 13 (1.68%) Firmware
9 13 (1.68%) ISA Server
10 12 (1.55%) Forefront TMG
10 12 (1.55%) XenApp
11 11 (1.42%) XenDesktop
11 11 (1.42%) UAG
12 10 (1.30%) Docker
13 6 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.78%) VMware ESX
13 6 (0.78%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.78%) XenServer
14 5 (0.65%) Squid
Systems Management
1 90 (11.66%) Puppet
2 61 (7.90%) Opscode Chef
3 56 (7.25%) Nagios
4 29 (3.76%) Zenoss
4 29 (3.76%) ZABBIX
5 23 (2.98%) Cisco CUCM
5 23 (2.98%) SCCM
5 23 (2.98%) Cacti
6 22 (2.85%) SCOM
6 22 (2.85%) CA Spectrum
6 22 (2.85%) Kibana
7 20 (2.59%) Graylog2
8 12 (1.55%) OPNET
9 11 (1.42%) Cobbler
9 11 (1.42%) CiscoWorks
10 10 (1.30%) WSUS
10 10 (1.30%) WhatsUp Gold
11 9 (1.17%) Control-M
12 8 (1.04%) ITRS Geneos
12 8 (1.04%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 332 (43.01%) Cisco
2 180 (23.32%) CheckPoint
3 177 (22.93%) F5
4 148 (19.17%) VMware
5 122 (15.80%) Juniper
6 108 (13.99%) Oracle
7 101 (13.08%) Citrix
8 95 (12.31%) HP
9 84 (10.88%) Microsoft
10 72 (9.33%) Red Hat
11 50 (6.48%) Blue Coat
12 46 (5.96%) SolarWinds
13 45 (5.83%) Nokia
14 36 (4.66%) Riverbed
15 31 (4.02%) Splunk
16 30 (3.89%) IBM
17 29 (3.76%) EMC
18 28 (3.63%) Perforce
19 24 (3.11%) CA
19 24 (3.11%) Fortinet
Hampshire
Church International
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £279.79 - £299.77 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Calibre Search Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 320-350 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £451.48 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
North Yorkshire
Interquest - IQ ERP
Posted: 7 days ago
Wolverhampton
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 19 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Shropshire
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 21 days ago