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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 271 326 310
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -16
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 360 252 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.52% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.69% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 175 150
Average daily rate
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£401 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £340
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £26.25 £155.00 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-83.06% +260.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £155.00 -
% change year-on-year
-85.48% -

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
37746 36266 32728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.34% 74.25% 72.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24225 22016 19460
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 992 1106 1306
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +38 326 £401 +6.80% 120
London +50 177 £450 +12.50% 55
South East +11 49 £400 -3.61% 25
City of London +13 39 £450 +20.00% 14
Yorkshire -15 38 £320 +6.66% 9
South Yorkshire +17 18 £260 -16.80%
Sheffield +16 17 £260 -16.80%
East Midlands +30 15 £295 +73.52% 3
West Midlands 0 15 £375 +7.14% 3
Hampshire -13 15 £400 +6.66% 4
Berkshire +8 13 £307 -26.02% 8
North Yorkshire +11 12 £401 +82.04% 1
York - 12 £401 - 1
South West -13 11 £418 +26.51% 11
Northern Ireland - 11 - -
County Antrim - 11 - -
Belfast - 11 - -
Surrey +7 10 £516 +24.39% 7
Scotland -3 10 £500 - 1
East of England -3 9 £375 -9.09% 9
Edinburgh -2 8 £500 -
Buckinghamshire -7 8 £425 +182.39% 1
West Yorkshire -33 8 £320 +6.66% 8
Milton Keynes -3 7 £425 +182.39% 1
Nottinghamshire - 7 - - 1
North West +4 6 £315 -4.54% 4
Leeds -38 6 £320 +6.66% 8
Birmingham -5 5 £205 -46.05% 1
Gloucestershire -11 5 £450 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £283 -

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 407 (51.72%) Firewall
2 375 (47.65%) Cisco
3 289 (36.72%) Linux
4 227 (28.84%) Windows
5 223 (28.34%) Cisco Certification
6 217 (27.57%) DNS
7 216 (27.45%) F5
8 201 (25.54%) CheckPoint
9 180 (22.87%) VMware
10 158 (20.08%) CCNP
11 156 (19.82%) BGP
12 149 (18.93%) WAN
13 148 (18.81%) VPN
14 146 (18.55%) Cisco ASA
15 142 (18.04%) TCP/IP
16 140 (17.79%) LAN
17 134 (17.03%) Cisco Nexus
18 133 (16.90%) Network Security
19 132 (16.77%) Python
20 131 (16.65%) ITIL
21 130 (16.52%) Juniper
22 128 (16.26%) Apache
23 122 (15.50%) Citrix
23 122 (15.50%) OSPF
24 118 (14.99%) SQL Server
25 117 (14.87%) UNIX
25 117 (14.87%) Puppet
26 111 (14.10%) DevOps
27 110 (13.98%) SAN
28 109 (13.85%) Finance

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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
1 128 (16.26%) Apache
2 71 (9.02%) IIS
3 48 (6.10%) nginx
4 47 (5.97%) OpenStack
5 44 (5.59%) Tomcat
6 39 (4.96%) SharePoint
7 25 (3.18%) Lync
8 20 (2.54%) WebLogic
9 17 (2.16%) MS Exchange
10 16 (2.03%) Node.js
11 14 (1.78%) JBoss
12 11 (1.40%) Cloud Foundry
12 11 (1.40%) WebSphere
13 10 (1.27%) Office Communications Server
14 9 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (1.02%) Eucalyptus
15 8 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
16 7 (0.89%) Oracle 10gAS
17 6 (0.76%) Confluence
17 6 (0.76%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 20 (2.54%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.03%) MS Office
3 5 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.51%) MS Project
5 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
1 9 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (0.89%) RMDS
3 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.25%) Summit
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 81 (10.29%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (5.08%) Amazon EC2
3 33 (4.19%) Amazon S3
4 30 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (2.16%) PaaS
6 14 (1.78%) Amazon ELB
7 13 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (1.40%) Heroku
8 11 (1.40%) Engine Yard
9 9 (1.14%) IaaS
10 6 (0.76%) Route 53
10 6 (0.76%) Office 365
11 4 (0.51%) SaaS
12 2 (0.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 407 (51.72%) Firewall
2 217 (27.57%) DNS
3 156 (19.82%) BGP
4 149 (18.93%) WAN
5 148 (18.81%) VPN
6 146 (18.55%) Cisco ASA
7 142 (18.04%) TCP/IP
8 140 (17.79%) LAN
9 134 (17.03%) Cisco Nexus
10 133 (16.90%) Network Security
11 122 (15.50%) OSPF
12 110 (13.98%) SAN
13 94 (11.94%) MPLS
14 84 (10.67%) DHCP
14 84 (10.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 81 (10.29%) Wireless
16 80 (10.17%) NetScaler
17 78 (9.91%) SSL
18 74 (9.40%) IPsec
19 72 (9.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (14.99%) SQL Server
2 77 (9.78%) MySQL
3 51 (6.48%) NoSQL
4 42 (5.34%) MongoDB
5 31 (3.94%) Apache Cassandra
6 28 (3.56%) DB2
7 25 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 24 (3.05%) Relational Database
9 21 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
10 20 (2.54%) Oracle Database
11 19 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (1.91%) RDBMS
13 12 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
13 12 (1.52%) Redis
14 11 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (0.89%) Oracle Discoverer
16 5 (0.64%) Informix
16 5 (0.64%) EDRMS
17 4 (0.51%) Hadoop
17 4 (0.51%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 64 (8.13%) Git (software)
2 62 (7.88%) Jenkins
3 45 (5.72%) Subversion
4 37 (4.70%) Maven
5 21 (2.67%) Selenium
6 16 (2.03%) Hudson
6 16 (2.03%) Cucumber
7 11 (1.40%) SoapUI
8 9 (1.14%) JIRA
9 8 (1.02%) Mercurial
10 7 (0.89%) Visual Studio
10 7 (0.89%) JMeter
10 7 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.51%) WebLOAD
11 4 (0.51%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.38%) MSI
13 2 (0.25%) RSpec
13 2 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.25%) NUnit
General
1 109 (13.85%) Finance
2 61 (7.75%) Banking
3 47 (5.97%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.92%) Investment Banking
5 19 (2.41%) Retail
6 16 (2.03%) Games
7 13 (1.65%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.02%) Publishing
9 7 (0.89%) Legal
9 7 (0.89%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.64%) Front Office
11 3 (0.38%) Marketing
11 3 (0.38%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.25%) Electronics
12 2 (0.25%) Law
13 1 (0.13%) Danish Language
13 1 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 194 (24.65%) Network Engineer
2 77 (9.78%) Architect
3 71 (9.02%) Consultant
4 70 (8.89%) Analyst
5 65 (8.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 39 (4.96%) Administrator
7 37 (4.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 36 (4.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 33 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 32 (4.07%) Developer
11 31 (3.94%) Technical Architect
12 30 (3.81%) Network Consultant
13 26 (3.30%) Design Engineer
13 26 (3.30%) Network Specialist
14 25 (3.18%) Security Engineer
15 23 (2.92%) Senior Network Engineer
15 23 (2.92%) Network Security Engineer
16 21 (2.67%) Linux Engineer
17 20 (2.54%) Cisco Engineer
17 20 (2.54%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (9.53%) Web Services
2 50 (6.35%) .NET
3 39 (4.96%) XML
4 37 (4.70%) LAMP
5 31 (3.94%) Middleware
6 30 (3.81%) JSON
7 23 (2.92%) CSS
7 23 (2.92%) REST
8 17 (2.16%) HTML
9 15 (1.91%) SOAP
9 15 (1.91%) Regular Expression
9 15 (1.91%) Java EE
10 13 (1.65%) ASP.NET
10 13 (1.65%) MCollective
11 10 (1.27%) Ruby on Rails
12 9 (1.14%) Twisted
12 9 (1.14%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (1.02%) Oracle Fusion
13 8 (1.02%) Silverlight
13 8 (1.02%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 106 (13.47%) Clustering
2 82 (10.42%) Open Source
3 64 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.81%) Computer Science
5 23 (2.92%) Replication
6 22 (2.80%) Fat Client
6 22 (2.80%) Thin Client
7 18 (2.29%) Client/Server
8 14 (1.78%) Online Games
8 14 (1.78%) User Experience
9 13 (1.65%) Device Driver
9 13 (1.65%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.40%) Cryptography
10 11 (1.40%) Visualisation
11 9 (1.14%) PKI
11 9 (1.14%) Statistics
12 6 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
13 5 (0.64%) Blackberry
13 5 (0.64%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 289 (36.72%) Linux
2 227 (28.84%) Windows
3 117 (14.87%) UNIX
4 81 (10.29%) CentOS
5 75 (9.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 54 (6.86%) Ubuntu
7 45 (5.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 43 (5.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 38 (4.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 26 (3.30%) Solaris
11 21 (2.67%) AIX
12 17 (2.16%) Oracle Linux
13 16 (2.03%) SUSE
13 16 (2.03%) Debian
14 15 (1.91%) HPUX
15 14 (1.78%) Windows 7
16 8 (1.02%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.51%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (16.65%) ITIL
2 111 (14.10%) DevOps
3 89 (11.31%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (9.02%) Network Management
5 65 (8.26%) Service Management
6 64 (8.13%) Change Management
7 59 (7.50%) Configuration Management
8 58 (7.37%) E-Commerce
8 58 (7.37%) Service Delivery
9 52 (6.61%) Network Design
10 49 (6.23%) Performance Tuning
11 45 (5.72%) Kanban
12 44 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
13 42 (5.34%) Network Architecture
14 41 (5.21%) Migration
15 39 (4.96%) Scrum
16 38 (4.83%) Disaster Recovery
17 35 (4.45%) Network Monitoring
18 31 (3.94%) Mentoring
19 30 (3.81%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 132 (16.77%) Python
2 93 (11.82%) SQL
3 87 (11.05%) Ruby
4 85 (10.80%) Java
5 81 (10.29%) Perl
6 56 (7.12%) PHP
6 56 (7.12%) Shell Script
7 44 (5.59%) Bash Shell
8 33 (4.19%) PowerShell
9 28 (3.56%) C
10 15 (1.91%) JavaScript
11 14 (1.78%) Korn
11 14 (1.78%) C++
12 13 (1.65%) PL/SQL
13 12 (1.52%) C#
14 8 (1.02%) Groovy
15 5 (0.64%) VB
16 3 (0.38%) VBScript
17 2 (0.25%) Erlang
17 2 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 223 (28.34%) Cisco Certification
2 158 (20.08%) CCNP
3 96 (12.20%) CCNA
4 69 (8.77%) Security Cleared
5 65 (8.26%) CCIE
6 41 (5.21%) SC Cleared
7 39 (4.96%) Degree
8 36 (4.57%) CCSE
9 31 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 26 (3.30%) CCDP
11 20 (2.54%) DV Cleared
11 20 (2.54%) MCSE
12 19 (2.41%) CISSP
13 16 (2.03%) CCSA
13 16 (2.03%) MCTS
13 16 (2.03%) CCSP
14 11 (1.40%) MCITP
15 7 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (0.89%) JNCIS
16 6 (0.76%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.72%) SLA
2 31 (3.94%) QA
3 10 (1.27%) JSP 440
4 8 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 105 (13.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 93 (11.82%) Active Directory
3 63 (8.01%) vSphere
4 48 (6.10%) Hyper-V
5 31 (3.94%) vCloud
6 28 (3.56%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (3.05%) ProxySG
8 18 (2.29%) FreeRADIUS
9 15 (1.91%) Docker
10 14 (1.78%) Forefront TMG
10 14 (1.78%) Firmware
11 13 (1.65%) ISA Server
11 13 (1.65%) UAG
12 12 (1.52%) XenDesktop
13 11 (1.40%) VirtualBox
13 11 (1.40%) Varnish
13 11 (1.40%) XenApp
13 11 (1.40%) Postfix
14 10 (1.27%) XenServer
15 9 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 117 (14.87%) Puppet
2 74 (9.40%) Opscode Chef
3 56 (7.12%) Nagios
4 33 (4.19%) ZABBIX
5 31 (3.94%) SCCM
6 27 (3.43%) SCOM
7 23 (2.92%) Cacti
8 21 (2.67%) Cisco CUCM
9 20 (2.54%) Zenoss
10 19 (2.41%) CA Spectrum
11 18 (2.29%) Cobbler
11 18 (2.29%) Kibana
12 17 (2.16%) Graphite
13 16 (2.03%) Graylog2
14 12 (1.52%) WSUS
14 12 (1.52%) Vagrant
14 12 (1.52%) CiscoWorks
15 11 (1.40%) Salt
16 10 (1.27%) Cisco Prime
16 10 (1.27%) collectd
Vendors
1 375 (47.65%) Cisco
2 216 (27.45%) F5
3 201 (25.54%) CheckPoint
4 180 (22.87%) VMware
5 130 (16.52%) Juniper
6 122 (15.50%) Citrix
7 102 (12.96%) HP
8 101 (12.83%) Oracle
9 84 (10.67%) Red Hat
10 72 (9.15%) Blue Coat
10 72 (9.15%) Microsoft
11 64 (8.13%) SolarWinds
12 36 (4.57%) Nokia
12 36 (4.57%) Splunk
13 35 (4.45%) Riverbed
13 35 (4.45%) IBM
14 33 (4.19%) EMC
15 26 (3.30%) Infoblox
15 26 (3.30%) Perforce
16 25 (3.18%) Fortinet
Nottingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
LA International
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: 350-420 Per Day call for details
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TRG
Rate: £350 - £420 Per Day call for details
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
TRG
Rate: £350 - £420 Per Day call for details
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 16 days ago
Berkshire
Next Ventures Limited
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago