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 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 304 337 355
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +18
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 377 303 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.55% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.73% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 155 124
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £271 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £525 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £39.00 £26.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +15.55%

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
44265 41665 38267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.74% 76.13% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28672 25746 23202
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1180 1104
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 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 3 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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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 +21 352 £400 - 104
London +9 147 £435 +8.75% 43
South East +5 84 £350 -8.49% 19
Yorkshire 0 37 £350 +7.69% 16
North West -3 30 £375 +25.00% 9
City of London -6 30 £450 -7.21% 12
West Yorkshire -3 29 £375 +15.38% 13
Cheshire +9 24 £375 +41.50% 5
Hampshire +13 22 £380 +9.35% 1
Leeds -8 22 £375 +17.64% 11
East of England +1 19 £315 -7.35% 5
Surrey +5 18 £300 -27.92% 7
Berkshire -16 17 £425 +8.97% 4
South West -5 16 £354 -10.44% 7
Oxfordshire -9 16 £350 +7.69% 3
Chester - 16 £375 - 2
Scotland +4 15 £300 -13.35% 2
West Midlands +2 10 £308 +6.03% 3
Birmingham +5 8 £315 +14.54% 2
Buckinghamshire -3 8 £425 - 2
North East -17 8 £550 +29.41%
Hertfordshire +1 7 £360 +69.41%
Reading -18 7 £406 +4.16% 3
Tyne and Wear -20 7 £550 +29.41%
Edinburgh - 7 - - 2
Wiltshire +6 6 £425 +41.66% 6
Cambridgeshire -16 6 £275 -19.11% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 6 £445 +4.70%
Welwyn Garden City - 6 £360 -
Erskine +12 5 £300 -13.66%

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 401 (48.31%) Firewall
2 392 (47.23%) Cisco
3 307 (36.99%) Windows
4 276 (33.25%) F5
5 249 (30.00%) Linux
6 214 (25.78%) Cisco Certification
7 208 (25.06%) DNS
8 191 (23.01%) CheckPoint
9 187 (22.53%) Network Security
10 181 (21.81%) VMware
11 173 (20.84%) WAN
12 166 (20.00%) ITIL
13 158 (19.04%) VPN
14 155 (18.67%) CCNP
15 153 (18.43%) Data Centre
16 152 (18.31%) Juniper
17 142 (17.11%) SQL Server
18 141 (16.99%) BGP
19 140 (16.87%) UNIX
20 136 (16.39%) OSPF
21 135 (16.27%) SQL
22 128 (15.42%) TCP/IP
23 123 (14.82%) Java
24 118 (14.22%) IIS
25 117 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
25 117 (14.10%) Cisco ASA
26 114 (13.73%) DevOps
27 112 (13.49%) LAN
28 109 (13.13%) Apache
29 104 (12.53%) Wireless

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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
1 118 (14.22%) IIS
2 109 (13.13%) Apache
3 79 (9.52%) Tomcat
4 38 (4.58%) SharePoint
5 34 (4.10%) WebLogic
6 27 (3.25%) MS Exchange
7 26 (3.13%) WebSphere
8 25 (3.01%) JBoss
9 24 (2.89%) OpenStack
10 19 (2.29%) WebSphere Application Server
10 19 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
11 17 (2.05%) Lync
12 14 (1.69%) nginx
13 12 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
14 11 (1.33%) Node.js
15 10 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
15 10 (1.20%) Oracle 10gAS
16 9 (1.08%) Confluence
17 8 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
18 7 (0.84%) Drupal
Applications
1 38 (4.58%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.33%) MS Office
3 9 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.48%) MS Project
5 2 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (2.53%) RMDS
2 12 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
3 11 (1.33%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.24%) Remedy AR System
6 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle FAH
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 91 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (6.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (1.57%) Amazon S3
4 12 (1.45%) Office 365
5 10 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (1.20%) SaaS
6 9 (1.08%) GitHub
7 8 (0.96%) HP Helion
8 6 (0.72%) IaaS
8 6 (0.72%) PaaS
8 6 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.48%) Route 53
10 4 (0.48%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (0.36%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.24%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 401 (48.31%) Firewall
2 208 (25.06%) DNS
3 187 (22.53%) Network Security
4 173 (20.84%) WAN
5 158 (19.04%) VPN
6 141 (16.99%) BGP
7 136 (16.39%) OSPF
8 128 (15.42%) TCP/IP
9 117 (14.10%) Cisco ASA
10 112 (13.49%) LAN
11 104 (12.53%) Wireless
12 90 (10.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 89 (10.72%) MPLS
14 86 (10.36%) Cisco Nexus
15 85 (10.24%) SSL
16 81 (9.76%) VLAN
17 75 (9.04%) DHCP
18 70 (8.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 69 (8.31%) VoIP
19 69 (8.31%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (17.11%) SQL Server
2 61 (7.35%) MySQL
3 39 (4.70%) Oracle Database
4 35 (4.22%) Relational Database
5 27 (3.25%) MongoDB
6 18 (2.17%) NoSQL
7 16 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (1.57%) RDBMS
9 13 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (1.20%) Oracle Discoverer
12 8 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (0.96%) Redis
13 7 (0.84%) Informix
13 7 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
15 5 (0.60%) DB2
15 5 (0.60%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 92 (11.08%) Jenkins
2 51 (6.14%) Git (software)
3 50 (6.02%) Subversion
4 35 (4.22%) Maven
4 35 (4.22%) JIRA
5 24 (2.89%) TeamCity
6 19 (2.29%) Mercurial
6 19 (2.29%) JMeter
6 19 (2.29%) Gradle
7 18 (2.17%) Ant
7 18 (2.17%) MSBuild
8 14 (1.69%) Introscope
9 11 (1.33%) Hudson
9 11 (1.33%) LoadRunner
10 10 (1.20%) Eclipse
10 10 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.96%) IntelliJ
12 6 (0.72%) Visual Studio
13 5 (0.60%) Selenium
13 5 (0.60%) Phing
General
1 92 (11.08%) Finance
2 39 (4.70%) Telecoms
3 33 (3.98%) Banking
4 18 (2.17%) Retail
5 15 (1.81%) Games
6 14 (1.69%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.20%) Marketing
8 7 (0.84%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.60%) Back Office
9 5 (0.60%) Legal
10 3 (0.36%) Front Office
11 2 (0.24%) Law
11 2 (0.24%) Advertising
12 1 (0.12%) Publishing
12 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.12%) French Language
12 1 (0.12%) Automotive
12 1 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 231 (27.83%) Network Engineer
2 79 (9.52%) Architect
3 74 (8.92%) DevOps Engineer
4 62 (7.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 60 (7.23%) Administrator
6 58 (6.99%) Analyst
7 53 (6.39%) Consultant
8 48 (5.78%) Senior Network Engineer
9 29 (3.49%) Cisco Engineer
10 27 (3.25%) Security Engineer
11 25 (3.01%) Network Consultant
12 24 (2.89%) Network Security Engineer
12 24 (2.89%) Support Engineer
13 21 (2.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 20 (2.41%) Network Architect
15 19 (2.29%) Network Support
15 19 (2.29%) Support Analyst
15 19 (2.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 18 (2.17%) Systems Engineer
17 17 (2.05%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (9.28%) .NET
2 41 (4.94%) Middleware
3 33 (3.98%) Web Services
4 29 (3.49%) J2EE
5 28 (3.37%) CSS
6 27 (3.25%) Rendezvous
7 24 (2.89%) HTML
7 24 (2.89%) XML
7 24 (2.89%) Java EE
8 21 (2.53%) Django
8 21 (2.53%) LAMP
9 20 (2.41%) 802.1X
10 14 (1.69%) ASP.NET
11 13 (1.57%) Spring
12 11 (1.33%) Hibernate
12 11 (1.33%) WCF
13 10 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
13 10 (1.20%) Kafka
14 9 (1.08%) WebSphere MQ
14 9 (1.08%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 153 (18.43%) Data Centre
2 90 (10.84%) Clustering
3 54 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (5.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 26 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 23 (2.77%) PKI
7 22 (2.65%) Fixed Income
8 20 (2.41%) Replication
9 16 (1.93%) Private Cloud
10 12 (1.45%) Streaming Video
11 11 (1.33%) Computer Science
11 11 (1.33%) iPhone
11 11 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (1.33%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.33%) iPad
11 11 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
12 10 (1.20%) Statistics
13 8 (0.96%) IBM XIV
14 7 (0.84%) User Experience
15 6 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 307 (36.99%) Windows
2 249 (30.00%) Linux
3 140 (16.87%) UNIX
4 74 (8.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 74 (8.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 61 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (4.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (3.86%) Solaris
8 27 (3.25%) CentOS
9 23 (2.77%) Ubuntu
10 17 (2.05%) AIX
11 15 (1.81%) HPUX
12 11 (1.33%) Debian
12 11 (1.33%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.60%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.60%) Android
13 5 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (0.60%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.60%) SUSE
14 4 (0.48%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (20.00%) ITIL
2 114 (13.73%) DevOps
3 70 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
4 67 (8.07%) Change Management
5 59 (7.11%) Configuration Management
6 57 (6.87%) E-Commerce
6 57 (6.87%) Performance Tuning
7 55 (6.63%) Agile Software Development
8 54 (6.51%) Network Design
9 51 (6.14%) Migration
9 51 (6.14%) Disaster Recovery
10 40 (4.82%) Kalman Filter
11 39 (4.70%) Network Management
12 38 (4.58%) Release Management
12 38 (4.58%) Open Source
13 36 (4.34%) Service Management
13 36 (4.34%) Network Monitoring
14 32 (3.86%) Project Management
14 32 (3.86%) Network Architecture
14 32 (3.86%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 135 (16.27%) SQL
2 123 (14.82%) Java
3 83 (10.00%) Python
4 75 (9.04%) PowerShell
5 68 (8.19%) Perl
6 55 (6.63%) PHP
7 48 (5.78%) Ruby
8 44 (5.30%) Shell Script
9 43 (5.18%) Bash Shell
10 23 (2.77%) C++
11 19 (2.29%) VB
12 16 (1.93%) PL/SQL
13 15 (1.81%) C#
14 14 (1.69%) Scala
15 13 (1.57%) JavaScript
16 11 (1.33%) C
16 11 (1.33%) Go
17 9 (1.08%) VBScript
17 9 (1.08%) Korn
18 5 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 214 (25.78%) Cisco Certification
2 155 (18.67%) CCNP
3 81 (9.76%) Security Cleared
4 79 (9.52%) CCNA
5 66 (7.95%) SC Cleared
6 46 (5.54%) CCIE
7 45 (5.42%) Degree
8 35 (4.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 33 (3.98%) CISSP
10 29 (3.49%) CCSA
11 28 (3.37%) CCSE
12 23 (2.77%) CCDP
12 23 (2.77%) MCSE
12 23 (2.77%) DV Cleared
13 17 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 16 (1.93%) CCSP
15 13 (1.57%) CCIP
16 10 (1.20%) MCITP
17 9 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
18 8 (0.96%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.22%) SLA
2 14 (1.69%) QA
3 9 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.84%) HIPAA
5 5 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.48%) WAI
7 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 117 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (10.60%) Active Directory
3 47 (5.66%) vSphere
4 43 (5.18%) Hyper-V
5 24 (2.89%) ProxySG
6 21 (2.53%) Docker
7 18 (2.17%) VMware ESX
8 16 (1.93%) vCloud
9 15 (1.81%) Oracle RAC
10 13 (1.57%) Firmware
11 12 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.84%) NFS
13 6 (0.72%) Samba
13 6 (0.72%) ISA Server
14 5 (0.60%) XenApp
14 5 (0.60%) XenServer
15 4 (0.48%) Varnish
15 4 (0.48%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.48%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 88 (10.60%) Puppet
2 44 (5.30%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (4.70%) Nagios
4 31 (3.73%) ITRS Geneos
5 30 (3.61%) Cisco CUCM
6 25 (3.01%) Cacti
7 23 (2.77%) Ansible
8 21 (2.53%) ZABBIX
8 21 (2.53%) BladeLogic
9 20 (2.41%) SCCM
10 19 (2.29%) SCOM
11 17 (2.05%) Vagrant
11 17 (2.05%) Graphite
12 16 (1.93%) RANCID
13 14 (1.69%) Kibana
14 13 (1.57%) Salt
15 11 (1.33%) Oracle RMAN
16 10 (1.20%) OPNET
16 10 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 10 (1.20%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 392 (47.23%) Cisco
2 276 (33.25%) F5
3 191 (23.01%) CheckPoint
4 181 (21.81%) VMware
5 152 (18.31%) Juniper
6 103 (12.41%) Oracle
7 99 (11.93%) Microsoft
8 96 (11.57%) Red Hat
9 92 (11.08%) Citrix
10 84 (10.12%) SolarWinds
11 76 (9.16%) HP
12 75 (9.04%) Blue Coat
13 48 (5.78%) Fortinet
13 48 (5.78%) IBM
14 34 (4.10%) Riverbed
15 29 (3.49%) Tufin
15 29 (3.49%) Nokia
16 28 (3.37%) TIBCO
17 26 (3.13%) EMC
18 25 (3.01%) McAfee
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cheshire
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: Depending on experience
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: Depending on experience
Posted: 7 hours ago
Berkshire
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: Depending on experience
Posted: 7 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CPS Group (UK) Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £525.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
CPS Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £425.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago