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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 266 336 370
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +34
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 429 280 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.79% 0.53% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.71% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 169 107
Average daily rate
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£389 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.75% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £308 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £514 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 0 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £22.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 - £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.35 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £22.75

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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 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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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 +49 397 £400 -4.64% 125
London +32 177 £438 -2.77% 48
South East +9 72 £345 -13.75% 37
City of London +18 36 £413 -2.94% 12
North West -2 34 £400 +3.22% 7
West Midlands +13 31 £320 -8.57% 4
Yorkshire +3 30 £400 -0.12% 11
East of England +14 24 £281 -43.75% 9
West Yorkshire +10 24 £420 +5.00% 10
Cheshire 0 22 £419 +8.06% 7
Chester +17 21 £438 +28.67% 5
South West -5 16 £375 -11.76% 6
Oxfordshire - 15 £361 - 2
Birmingham +5 14 £320 -8.57% 2
East Midlands +3 14 £400 - 3
Scotland +6 13 £343 - 7
Surrey +13 12 £425 +11.11% 16
Hampshire +4 12 £341 -9.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +10 11 £355 - 2
Berkshire -15 11 £283 -22.06% 8
Manchester -3 9 £175 -
Leeds -8 9 £385 -3.75% 10
Bristol +3 7 £375 -11.76%
Cambridgeshire +1 7 £263 -44.73% 1
Hertfordshire 0 7 £360 - 5
Essex - 7 £395 - 2
Halifax - 7 £425 -
Cambridge -1 6 £295 -37.89% 1
Nottingham -2 6 £347 -
Nottinghamshire -4 6 £347 -

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 437 (53.82%) Firewall
2 398 (49.01%) Cisco
3 280 (34.48%) Linux
4 275 (33.87%) Windows
5 253 (31.16%) F5
6 239 (29.43%) DNS
7 233 (28.69%) Cisco Certification
8 192 (23.65%) CheckPoint
9 188 (23.15%) VMware
10 181 (22.29%) Network Security
11 177 (21.80%) Juniper
12 172 (21.18%) ITIL
13 161 (19.83%) BGP
14 159 (19.58%) CCNP
15 150 (18.47%) VPN
16 146 (17.98%) Cisco ASA
17 143 (17.61%) WAN
17 143 (17.61%) OSPF
18 133 (16.38%) Java
19 131 (16.13%) SQL Server
19 131 (16.13%) UNIX
20 127 (15.64%) Apache
20 127 (15.64%) Python
20 127 (15.64%) DevOps
21 125 (15.39%) VMware Infrastructure
21 125 (15.39%) TCP/IP
22 122 (15.02%) Citrix
23 119 (14.66%) Oracle
24 117 (14.41%) SQL
24 117 (14.41%) Puppet

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 127 (15.64%) Apache
2 107 (13.18%) IIS
3 80 (9.85%) Tomcat
4 40 (4.93%) SharePoint
5 38 (4.68%) nginx
6 37 (4.56%) WebSphere
7 36 (4.43%) OpenStack
8 31 (3.82%) WebLogic
9 29 (3.57%) MS Exchange
10 26 (3.20%) WebSphere Application Server
11 23 (2.83%) Lync
12 17 (2.09%) Node.js
13 13 (1.60%) JBoss
13 13 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
13 13 (1.60%) Confluence
14 12 (1.48%) Office Communications Server
14 12 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
15 11 (1.35%) Oracle 10gAS
16 10 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
17 9 (1.11%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 26 (3.20%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.35%) MS Office
3 6 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.37%) MS Project
5 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 29 (3.57%) RMDS
2 13 (1.60%) Oracle Applications
2 13 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (1.60%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.25%) Remedy AR System
4 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 105 (12.93%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (5.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (2.22%) Amazon S3
4 18 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (1.48%) Office 365
6 11 (1.35%) Amazon ELB
7 9 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (0.99%) SaaS
9 7 (0.86%) Heroku
9 7 (0.86%) Engine Yard
10 6 (0.74%) PaaS
11 5 (0.62%) IaaS
12 3 (0.37%) Route 53
12 3 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.37%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.25%) IBM SmartCloud
14 1 (0.12%) GitHub
14 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
14 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 437 (53.82%) Firewall
2 239 (29.43%) DNS
3 181 (22.29%) Network Security
4 161 (19.83%) BGP
5 150 (18.47%) VPN
6 146 (17.98%) Cisco ASA
7 143 (17.61%) WAN
7 143 (17.61%) OSPF
8 125 (15.39%) TCP/IP
9 105 (12.93%) Wireless
10 102 (12.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 102 (12.56%) LAN
11 101 (12.44%) MPLS
12 95 (11.70%) DHCP
13 89 (10.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 79 (9.73%) Cisco Nexus
15 72 (8.87%) Cisco IOS
16 67 (8.25%) SAN
17 66 (8.13%) EIGRP
17 66 (8.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 72 (8.87%) MySQL
3 44 (5.42%) NoSQL
4 42 (5.17%) Oracle Database
5 40 (4.93%) MongoDB
6 33 (4.06%) Relational Database
7 24 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
8 19 (2.34%) RDBMS
9 15 (1.85%) Redis
9 15 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (1.35%) DB2
11 11 (1.35%) Oracle Discoverer
11 11 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (0.62%) Informix
13 5 (0.62%) MariaDB
14 4 (0.49%) EDRMS
14 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 89 (10.96%) Jenkins
2 69 (8.50%) Git (software)
3 63 (7.76%) Subversion
4 37 (4.56%) JIRA
5 31 (3.82%) Maven
6 29 (3.57%) Mercurial
7 24 (2.96%) Hudson
8 22 (2.71%) TeamCity
9 21 (2.59%) Gradle
10 20 (2.46%) MSBuild
10 20 (2.46%) Introscope
10 20 (2.46%) Ant
11 11 (1.35%) JMeter
12 6 (0.74%) Selenium
13 5 (0.62%) Visual Studio
13 5 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (0.49%) Phing
15 3 (0.37%) Cucumber
15 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 2 (0.25%) WebDriver
General
1 108 (13.30%) Finance
2 53 (6.53%) Banking
3 36 (4.43%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.08%) Games
5 23 (2.83%) Investment Banking
6 18 (2.22%) Retail
7 10 (1.23%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.86%) Marketing
9 5 (0.62%) Back Office
10 4 (0.49%) Legal
10 4 (0.49%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.49%) Front Office
11 3 (0.37%) Publishing
12 2 (0.25%) Electronics
12 2 (0.25%) Advertising
13 1 (0.12%) Automotive
13 1 (0.12%) Law
13 1 (0.12%) French Language
Job Titles
1 192 (23.65%) Network Engineer
2 89 (10.96%) DevOps Engineer
3 77 (9.48%) Architect
4 59 (7.27%) Analyst
5 57 (7.02%) Consultant
6 53 (6.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 43 (5.30%) Administrator
8 36 (4.43%) Cisco Engineer
9 31 (3.82%) Network Consultant
10 29 (3.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 28 (3.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 28 (3.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 26 (3.20%) Operations Engineer
12 26 (3.20%) Senior Network Engineer
12 26 (3.20%) Support Engineer
13 25 (3.08%) Network Specialist
14 24 (2.96%) Network Architect
15 21 (2.59%) Security Engineer
16 20 (2.46%) Security Specialist
16 20 (2.46%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (9.11%) .NET
2 47 (5.79%) Web Services
3 46 (5.67%) Middleware
4 37 (4.56%) Rendezvous
5 31 (3.82%) Java EE
6 22 (2.71%) XML
7 21 (2.59%) HTML
7 21 (2.59%) LAMP
7 21 (2.59%) Django
8 19 (2.34%) J2EE
9 18 (2.22%) CSS
10 13 (1.60%) JMS
10 13 (1.60%) MCollective
11 12 (1.48%) REST
12 11 (1.35%) WebSphere MQ
12 11 (1.35%) Oracle Fusion
13 9 (1.11%) ActiveMQ
13 9 (1.11%) JSON
13 9 (1.11%) WCF
14 8 (0.99%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 109 (13.42%) Clustering
2 74 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (6.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 45 (5.54%) Open Source
5 30 (3.69%) Management Information System
6 29 (3.57%) Replication
7 24 (2.96%) Fixed Income
8 23 (2.83%) PKI
9 20 (2.46%) Fat Client
9 20 (2.46%) Thin Client
10 19 (2.34%) Hybrid Cloud
11 14 (1.72%) Computer Science
12 13 (1.60%) Device Driver
13 12 (1.48%) Streaming Video
14 11 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
14 11 (1.35%) Private Cloud
14 11 (1.35%) iPhone
14 11 (1.35%) iPad
15 10 (1.23%) Online Games
16 9 (1.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 280 (34.48%) Linux
2 275 (33.87%) Windows
3 131 (16.13%) UNIX
4 63 (7.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 61 (7.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 53 (6.53%) CentOS
7 47 (5.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 46 (5.67%) Ubuntu
9 45 (5.54%) Solaris
10 37 (4.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (2.22%) HPUX
12 16 (1.97%) Debian
13 12 (1.48%) AIX
14 9 (1.11%) Windows 7
15 6 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.62%) SUSE
16 5 (0.62%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.62%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 4 (0.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (21.18%) ITIL
2 127 (15.64%) DevOps
3 82 (10.10%) E-Commerce
4 68 (8.37%) Change Management
5 67 (8.25%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (8.13%) Continuous Integration
7 58 (7.14%) Configuration Management
8 54 (6.65%) Service Management
9 53 (6.53%) Migration
10 52 (6.40%) Network Design
10 52 (6.40%) Network Management
11 46 (5.67%) Release Management
12 44 (5.42%) Network Architecture
12 44 (5.42%) Service Delivery
13 43 (5.30%) Performance Tuning
14 41 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
15 38 (4.68%) Mentoring
16 33 (4.06%) Network Monitoring
17 31 (3.82%) Validation
18 30 (3.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 133 (16.38%) Java
2 127 (15.64%) Python
3 117 (14.41%) SQL
4 83 (10.22%) Perl
5 74 (9.11%) Ruby
6 70 (8.62%) Shell Script
7 63 (7.76%) Bash Shell
8 49 (6.03%) PHP
9 45 (5.54%) PowerShell
10 24 (2.96%) C
11 23 (2.83%) C++
12 19 (2.34%) Korn
13 18 (2.22%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.23%) Groovy
15 9 (1.11%) C#
15 9 (1.11%) Scala
16 8 (0.99%) Go
17 7 (0.86%) JavaScript
18 4 (0.49%) C-shell
18 4 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 233 (28.69%) Cisco Certification
2 159 (19.58%) CCNP
3 85 (10.47%) CCNA
4 73 (8.99%) Security Cleared
5 56 (6.90%) CCIE
6 54 (6.65%) SC Cleared
7 45 (5.54%) Degree
8 36 (4.43%) CCSE
9 34 (4.19%) CISSP
10 33 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
11 25 (3.08%) DV Cleared
12 22 (2.71%) CCDP
13 21 (2.59%) CCSA
14 17 (2.09%) MCSE
15 13 (1.60%) CCSP
16 12 (1.48%) CCIP
16 12 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 10 (1.23%) Check Point Certification
18 9 (1.11%) MCITP
19 6 (0.74%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.67%) SLA
2 21 (2.59%) QA
3 6 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.49%) WAI
6 2 (0.25%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 125 (15.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (10.84%) Active Directory
3 49 (6.03%) vSphere
4 41 (5.05%) Hyper-V
5 25 (3.08%) vCloud
6 22 (2.71%) Docker
7 15 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
7 15 (1.85%) Postfix
8 12 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.48%) Samba
9 10 (1.23%) iptables
9 10 (1.23%) VirtualBox
9 10 (1.23%) ProxySG
10 9 (1.11%) XenServer
11 8 (0.99%) XenApp
11 8 (0.99%) Varnish
11 8 (0.99%) Xen
12 7 (0.86%) Terminal Services
12 7 (0.86%) Sendmail
13 6 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 117 (14.41%) Puppet
2 62 (7.64%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (5.42%) Nagios
4 35 (4.31%) ITRS Geneos
5 32 (3.94%) ZABBIX
6 23 (2.83%) Vagrant
6 23 (2.83%) SCOM
6 23 (2.83%) BladeLogic
6 23 (2.83%) Cacti
7 21 (2.59%) SCCM
8 18 (2.22%) Kibana
9 17 (2.09%) RANCID
9 17 (2.09%) Graphite
10 16 (1.97%) Cisco Prime
11 15 (1.85%) Ansible
11 15 (1.85%) Cobbler
12 14 (1.72%) Salt
13 13 (1.60%) Oracle RMAN
13 13 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
14 11 (1.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 398 (49.01%) Cisco
2 253 (31.16%) F5
3 192 (23.65%) CheckPoint
4 188 (23.15%) VMware
5 177 (21.80%) Juniper
6 122 (15.02%) Citrix
7 119 (14.66%) Oracle
8 101 (12.44%) Red Hat
9 89 (10.96%) SolarWinds
10 88 (10.84%) Blue Coat
11 81 (9.98%) HP
12 67 (8.25%) Microsoft
13 46 (5.67%) TIBCO
14 43 (5.30%) IBM
15 40 (4.93%) Splunk
16 37 (4.56%) Infoblox
17 32 (3.94%) Lancope
18 28 (3.45%) Fortinet
19 27 (3.33%) Tufin
20 26 (3.20%) TippingPoint
City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £500 - £600 Per Day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Above Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £390 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Exception Ltd
Rate: £Excellent
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Eden Lea UK Limited
Rate: Around £300 per day.
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £399.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Please quote
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago