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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 263 320 345
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +25
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 501 382 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 0.67% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.84% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 248 157
Median daily rate £430 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £291 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £361
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.50 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.53% +50.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.55 £39.00 £23.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £43.14 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £39.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-2.53% +51.92%

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
44570 45659 42979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.76% 79.96% 78.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 29477 29618 26643
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1040 1201 1204
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.60 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.33% +14.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.16 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 29 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

Load Balancing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 July 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 +54 463 £443 +10.62% 70
London +47 208 £475 +9.19% 32
South East +22 91 £375 +8.30% 13
West Midlands +3 40 £409 +29.76% 5
North East -12 32 £330 -40.00%
Yorkshire -7 30 £425 +17.24% 4
Scotland +16 29 £325 +8.33% 5
East of England +20 27 £500 +58.73% 7
Berkshire +18 27 £400 -3.32% 2
West Yorkshire -3 27 £425 +13.33% 4
City of London +43 24 £550 +25.71% 1
Tyne and Wear -25 24 £330 -40.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 22 £330 -25.84%
North West -11 20 £498 +32.66% 4
Shropshire - 20 £409 - 1
Leeds +1 19 £425 +13.33% 4
Surrey -8 19 £475 +58.33% 2
Telford - 19 £409 - 1
Buckinghamshire +22 15 £275 -35.29%
Renfrewshire -8 15 £320 +6.66%
Erskine -12 15 £320 +6.66%
Reading +16 14 £388 -6.34% 2
Hampshire -8 14 £325 -14.47% 7
Suffolk +8 10 £575 +130.00%
Ipswich +4 10 £575 +130.00%
Milton Keynes +19 8 £525 +31.25%
South West -11 8 £393 +16.29% 5
Cheshire -16 8 £610 +62.66% 2
Durham - 8 £350 -
Glasgow +6 7 £296 +18.50% 3

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 463 (51.05%) Firewall
2 307 (33.85%) Linux
2 307 (33.85%) Cisco
3 285 (31.42%) Windows
4 268 (29.55%) DNS
4 268 (29.55%) F5
5 201 (22.16%) Microsoft
6 187 (20.62%) Cisco Certification
7 177 (19.51%) Windows Server
8 170 (18.74%) VMware
9 168 (18.52%) Network Security
10 164 (18.08%) WAN
11 162 (17.86%) VPN
12 158 (17.42%) CheckPoint
13 156 (17.20%) LAN
14 152 (16.76%) DevOps
15 147 (16.21%) Puppet
16 143 (15.77%) SSL
16 143 (15.77%) Agile Software Development
17 142 (15.66%) Active Directory
18 141 (15.55%) ITIL
19 139 (15.33%) Unix
19 139 (15.33%) TCP/IP
19 139 (15.33%) Data Centre
20 138 (15.21%) Juniper
21 137 (15.10%) VMware Infrastructure
22 136 (14.99%) CCNP
23 134 (14.77%) High Availability
24 130 (14.33%) Security Cleared
25 127 (14.00%) Amazon AWS

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 91 (10.03%) Apache
2 78 (8.60%) IIS
3 75 (8.27%) MS Exchange
4 70 (7.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 69 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 52 (5.73%) SharePoint
7 51 (5.62%) OpenStack
8 49 (5.40%) Skype for Business
9 47 (5.18%) Tomcat
10 34 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2007
11 32 (3.53%) WebSphere
12 21 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2003
12 21 (2.32%) nginx
13 20 (2.21%) Office Communications Server
14 18 (1.98%) Confluence
15 17 (1.87%) JBoss
15 17 (1.87%) WebLogic
16 12 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
16 12 (1.32%) MQSeries
17 9 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 65 (7.17%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.98%) MS Office
3 9 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.55%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.22%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 127 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (7.17%) Office 365
3 60 (6.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 37 (4.08%) PaaS
5 36 (3.97%) IaaS
6 33 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
7 24 (2.65%) Amazon S3
8 22 (2.43%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (1.65%) SaaS
11 9 (0.99%) Heroku
12 5 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.44%) IBM PureFlex
14 3 (0.33%) CloudFront
14 3 (0.33%) GitHub
14 3 (0.33%) Google Analytics
14 3 (0.33%) Rackspace Cloud
15 2 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 2 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
15 2 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 463 (51.05%) Firewall
2 268 (29.55%) DNS
3 168 (18.52%) Network Security
4 164 (18.08%) WAN
5 162 (17.86%) VPN
6 156 (17.20%) LAN
7 143 (15.77%) SSL
8 139 (15.33%) TCP/IP
9 118 (13.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 110 (12.13%) BGP
11 94 (10.36%) IPsec
12 93 (10.25%) Cisco Nexus
12 93 (10.25%) Internet
13 87 (9.59%) OSPF
14 76 (8.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 75 (8.27%) DHCP
15 75 (8.27%) SAN
16 73 (8.05%) Cisco ASA
17 70 (7.72%) HTTP
17 70 (7.72%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (11.80%) SQL Server
2 63 (6.95%) MySQL
3 29 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 26 (2.87%) Relational Database
6 25 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (1.32%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.32%) NoSQL
8 11 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
9 10 (1.10%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.10%) RDBMS
10 9 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (0.99%) DB2
10 9 (0.99%) OLAP
10 9 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.55%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 78 (8.60%) Git (software)
2 60 (6.62%) Jenkins
3 31 (3.42%) Subversion
4 29 (3.20%) JIRA
5 19 (2.09%) Vagrant
6 15 (1.65%) GoCD
7 13 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (1.21%) TeamCity
10 9 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (0.88%) Bitbucket
11 8 (0.88%) FishEye
12 7 (0.77%) NuGet
13 6 (0.66%) Bower
13 6 (0.66%) Hudson
13 6 (0.66%) LoadRunner
13 6 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (0.66%) Selenium
14 5 (0.55%) Maven
14 5 (0.55%) SonarQube
General
1 119 (13.12%) Finance
2 42 (4.63%) Retail
3 28 (3.09%) Marketing
4 27 (2.98%) Banking
5 25 (2.76%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.54%) Law
7 13 (1.43%) Games
8 11 (1.21%) Back Office
8 11 (1.21%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.88%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.66%) French Language
11 5 (0.55%) Publishing
12 4 (0.44%) Front Office
12 4 (0.44%) German Language
12 4 (0.44%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.33%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.33%) Portuguese Language
14 2 (0.22%) Billing
14 2 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.11%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 202 (22.27%) Network Engineer
2 107 (11.80%) Architect
3 73 (8.05%) DevOps Engineer
4 71 (7.83%) Consultant
5 68 (7.50%) Administrator
6 52 (5.73%) Support Engineer
6 52 (5.73%) Systems Administrator
7 50 (5.51%) Cisco Engineer
8 47 (5.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 47 (5.18%) Network Architect
9 37 (4.08%) Developer
10 35 (3.86%) Analyst
11 30 (3.31%) AWS DevOps
11 30 (3.31%) Linux Administrator
12 27 (2.98%) Cloud Engineer
12 27 (2.98%) Linux Engineer
13 26 (2.87%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 26 (2.87%) Senior Network Engineer
14 25 (2.76%) Security Architect
15 24 (2.65%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (6.17%) Middleware
2 53 (5.84%) LAMP
3 52 (5.73%) CSS
4 47 (5.18%) .NET
5 41 (4.52%) Web Services
6 23 (2.54%) Regular Expression
7 21 (2.32%) XML
8 18 (1.98%) 802.1X
8 18 (1.98%) J2EE
8 18 (1.98%) LEMP Stack
8 18 (1.98%) RabbitMQ
9 17 (1.87%) LAPP Stack
9 17 (1.87%) SOAP
10 16 (1.76%) libvirt
10 16 (1.76%) Node.js
11 13 (1.43%) REST
12 12 (1.32%) AngularJS
12 12 (1.32%) HTML
13 11 (1.21%) .NET Framework
13 11 (1.21%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 139 (15.33%) Data Centre
2 74 (8.16%) Clustering
3 57 (6.28%) Public Cloud
4 41 (4.52%) Computer Science
5 40 (4.41%) PKI
6 33 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (3.09%) Management Information System
8 23 (2.54%) YubiKey
9 22 (2.43%) Private Cloud
10 19 (2.09%) DataPower
11 16 (1.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 13 (1.43%) User Experience
13 12 (1.32%) Algorithms
13 12 (1.32%) Cryptography
13 12 (1.32%) iPad
14 10 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
14 10 (1.10%) Replication
15 9 (0.99%) Visualisation
16 8 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
16 8 (0.88%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 307 (33.85%) Linux
2 285 (31.42%) Windows
3 177 (19.51%) Windows Server
4 139 (15.33%) Unix
5 87 (9.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 67 (7.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 62 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 46 (5.07%) CentOS
9 43 (4.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 33 (3.64%) Ubuntu
11 28 (3.09%) AIX
11 28 (3.09%) Solaris
12 24 (2.65%) Oracle Linux
12 24 (2.65%) SUSE
13 18 (1.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 15 (1.65%) VMS
15 13 (1.43%) Debian
16 8 (0.88%) Windows 7
17 4 (0.44%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (16.76%) DevOps
2 143 (15.77%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (15.55%) ITIL
4 134 (14.77%) High Availability
5 97 (10.69%) Configuration Management
6 72 (7.94%) Migration
7 70 (7.72%) Change Management
8 67 (7.39%) Network Management
9 59 (6.50%) Continuous Delivery
9 59 (6.50%) Disaster Recovery
10 56 (6.17%) Network Design
11 53 (5.84%) Capacity Planning
12 52 (5.73%) Open Source
13 50 (5.51%) Network Monitoring
14 49 (5.40%) Mentoring
15 47 (5.18%) Stakeholder Management
16 45 (4.96%) Kalman Filter
17 42 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
18 37 (4.08%) Change Control
19 34 (3.75%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 120 (13.23%) PowerShell
2 117 (12.90%) SQL
3 116 (12.79%) Python
4 93 (10.25%) Bash Shell
5 89 (9.81%) Perl
6 64 (7.06%) Java
7 54 (5.95%) Ruby
8 53 (5.84%) Shell Script
9 35 (3.86%) JavaScript
10 33 (3.64%) PHP
11 30 (3.31%) C#
12 19 (2.09%) C
13 16 (1.76%) VBScript
14 14 (1.54%) VB
15 13 (1.43%) C++
16 12 (1.32%) PL/SQL
16 12 (1.32%) Scala
16 12 (1.32%) Tcl
16 12 (1.32%) T-SQL
17 8 (0.88%) Go
Qualifications
1 187 (20.62%) Cisco Certification
2 136 (14.99%) CCNP
3 130 (14.33%) Security Cleared
4 103 (11.36%) CCNA
5 100 (11.03%) SC Cleared
6 89 (9.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 74 (8.16%) Degree
8 53 (5.84%) MCSE
9 30 (3.31%) MCTS
10 27 (2.98%) JNCIA
11 26 (2.87%) CCIE
12 25 (2.76%) JNCIS
13 20 (2.21%) MCITP
14 16 (1.76%) MCP
15 15 (1.65%) MCSA
16 14 (1.54%) CCDP
17 13 (1.43%) MCSD
18 12 (1.32%) CCDA
19 9 (0.99%) CCSE
19 9 (0.99%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.09%) SLA
2 15 (1.65%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.77%) QA
4 5 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 142 (15.66%) Active Directory
2 137 (15.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (7.50%) Docker
4 44 (4.85%) Hyper-V
5 41 (4.52%) Virtual Machines
6 29 (3.20%) vSphere
7 27 (2.98%) iptables
8 21 (2.32%) KVM
8 21 (2.32%) Postfix
9 18 (1.98%) Samba
9 18 (1.98%) Xen
10 16 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
11 15 (1.65%) VMware ESX
12 12 (1.32%) Firmware
12 12 (1.32%) XenServer
13 11 (1.21%) Brightmail
13 11 (1.21%) Sendmail
14 9 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
14 9 (0.99%) XenDesktop
15 8 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 147 (16.21%) Puppet
2 62 (6.84%) Ansible
3 56 (6.17%) Opscode Chef
4 51 (5.62%) Nagios
5 30 (3.31%) Kubernetes
5 30 (3.31%) Terraform
6 20 (2.21%) Microsoft Clustering
7 19 (2.09%) SCOM
8 18 (1.98%) OPNET
9 16 (1.76%) Graphite
9 16 (1.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 15 (1.65%) HAProxy
10 15 (1.65%) SCCM
11 13 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
11 13 (1.43%) Cobbler
12 12 (1.32%) CA Spectrum
12 12 (1.32%) ZABBIX
13 11 (1.21%) Ganglia
13 11 (1.21%) Mesos
13 11 (1.21%) StatsD
Vendors
1 307 (33.85%) Cisco
2 268 (29.55%) F5
3 201 (22.16%) Microsoft
4 170 (18.74%) VMware
5 158 (17.42%) CheckPoint
6 138 (15.21%) Juniper
7 101 (11.14%) Citrix
8 98 (10.80%) Red Hat
9 88 (9.70%) HP
10 79 (8.71%) Fortinet
11 75 (8.27%) Oracle
12 74 (8.16%) SolarWinds
13 59 (6.50%) Palo Alto
14 45 (4.96%) TippingPoint
15 38 (4.19%) IBM
15 38 (4.19%) Splunk
16 32 (3.53%) IronPort
17 27 (2.98%) Riverbed
18 26 (2.87%) Aerohive Networks
18 26 (2.87%) EMC
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