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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Balancing
UK
Rank 301 356 289
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -67
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 323 287 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.57% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.69% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 188 230
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £541 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+12.16% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 3
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +50.00%

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
36783 41524 39970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.18% 81.75% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 24390 26922 25816
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 937 1204 1054
Median hourly rate £34.00 £38.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +64 307 £450 +10.09% 65
London +29 136 £475 +11.76% 32
South East +47 83 £400 - 8
Yorkshire +15 29 £490 +66.10% 3
Berkshire +28 28 £363 -16.18% 1
West Yorkshire +30 23 £491 +15.58% 3
Reading +11 21 £350 -19.07%
City of London +6 20 £419 +30.85% 9
South West +12 17 £350 -5.40% 7
East of England +11 17 £556 -1.11% 4
Leeds +26 16 £495 +16.47% 2
Surrey +18 12 £450 -25.00% 2
Bedfordshire +14 12 £600 +5.49%
Buckinghamshire +11 12 £525 +27.65% 1
Milton Keynes +12 11 £513 +24.62% 1
North West +7 11 £575 +43.75% 2
Oxfordshire +5 11 £325 +6.12% 2
Luton +18 10 £613 +7.69%
Hampshire +13 10 £301 -7.53% 1
West Midlands -3 8 £470 - 5
Wiltshire 0 7 £325 -12.16% 1
South Wales +13 6 £375 +15.38% 1
Manchester +4 6 £575 +43.75% 2
Wales 0 6 £375 +17.64% 2
South Yorkshire -13 6 £336 +15.94%
Croydon - 6 - -
Shropshire +19 5 £450 - 1
Telford +17 5 £450 - 1
Scotland +14 5 £388 -2.51%
Middlesex +6 5 £420 +2.75%

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 423 (51.65%) Firewall
2 385 (47.01%) Linux
3 297 (36.26%) Cisco
4 223 (27.23%) Amazon AWS
5 216 (26.37%) F5
6 212 (25.89%) DNS
7 198 (24.18%) Windows
8 192 (23.44%) DevOps
9 176 (21.49%) VMware
10 169 (20.63%) Python
11 168 (20.51%) WAN
12 162 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
13 161 (19.66%) VPN
14 160 (19.54%) Puppet
15 153 (18.68%) High Availability
16 152 (18.56%) TCP/IP
17 142 (17.34%) Data Centre
18 140 (17.09%) Cisco Certification
19 139 (16.97%) Apache
19 139 (16.97%) Security Cleared
20 136 (16.61%) VMware Infrastructure
21 131 (16.00%) Bash Shell
22 129 (15.75%) Jenkins
22 129 (15.75%) LAN
23 127 (15.51%) ITIL
24 125 (15.26%) Microsoft
25 124 (15.14%) SSL
25 124 (15.14%) Unix
25 124 (15.14%) Migration
26 118 (14.41%) CheckPoint

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
1 139 (16.97%) Apache
2 110 (13.43%) Tomcat
3 55 (6.72%) IIS
4 53 (6.47%) MS Exchange
5 48 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 47 (5.74%) WebSphere
7 45 (5.49%) WebLogic
8 44 (5.37%) Elasticsearch
9 42 (5.13%) OpenStack
10 40 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
11 39 (4.76%) JBoss
12 38 (4.64%) Skype for Business
13 36 (4.40%) SharePoint
14 29 (3.54%) iPlanet
15 28 (3.42%) Oracle Application Server
16 27 (3.30%) nginx
17 26 (3.17%) WebSphere Application Server
18 23 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2007
19 16 (1.95%) Confluence
20 15 (1.83%) Jetty
Applications
1 61 (7.45%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.98%) MS Office
3 4 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 223 (27.23%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (5.74%) Office 365
4 45 (5.49%) Amazon EC2
5 39 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 37 (4.52%) AWS CloudFormation
7 34 (4.15%) Cloud Computing
8 33 (4.03%) IaaS
9 25 (3.05%) PaaS
10 19 (2.32%) Amazon S3
11 14 (1.71%) SaaS
12 12 (1.47%) Route 53
13 8 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (0.98%) AWS CloudTrail
14 7 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
15 6 (0.73%) Akamai
15 6 (0.73%) GitHub
15 6 (0.73%) Heroku
16 5 (0.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 4 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 423 (51.65%) Firewall
2 212 (25.89%) DNS
3 168 (20.51%) WAN
4 161 (19.66%) VPN
5 152 (18.56%) TCP/IP
6 129 (15.75%) LAN
7 124 (15.14%) SSL
8 114 (13.92%) Network Security
9 97 (11.84%) Cisco Nexus
10 77 (9.40%) Cisco ASA
11 70 (8.55%) Wireless
12 61 (7.45%) SAN
13 60 (7.33%) OSPF
14 57 (6.96%) BGP
14 57 (6.96%) NetScaler
15 56 (6.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 48 (5.86%) DHCP
17 46 (5.62%) Internet
18 44 (5.37%) VLAN
19 43 (5.25%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (9.04%) SQL Server
2 68 (8.30%) MySQL
3 64 (7.81%) PostgreSQL
4 46 (5.62%) Amazon RDS
5 32 (3.91%) Redis
6 31 (3.79%) NoSQL
7 24 (2.93%) Oracle Database
7 24 (2.93%) Relational Database
8 23 (2.81%) MongoDB
9 12 (1.47%) Oracle Database 12c
10 9 (1.10%) DB2
11 8 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.73%) Big Data
13 6 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (0.61%) Apache Hive
14 5 (0.61%) HBase
14 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 129 (15.75%) Jenkins
2 87 (10.62%) Git (software)
3 28 (3.42%) JIRA
4 26 (3.17%) Subversion
5 19 (2.32%) Gerrit
5 19 (2.32%) Mercurial
5 19 (2.32%) TeamCity
6 18 (2.20%) Sonatype Nexus
7 15 (1.83%) JMeter
8 14 (1.71%) GitLab
9 13 (1.59%) Artifactory
10 12 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
10 12 (1.47%) Vagrant
11 10 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (1.22%) GoCD
11 10 (1.22%) Visual Studio
12 9 (1.10%) SonarQube
13 7 (0.85%) Hudson
13 7 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (0.61%) MSBuild
General
1 97 (11.84%) Finance
2 38 (4.64%) Telecoms
3 36 (4.40%) Retail
4 34 (4.15%) Banking
5 15 (1.83%) Marketing
6 14 (1.71%) Legal
7 13 (1.59%) Back Office
8 8 (0.98%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.85%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.73%) Publishing
11 5 (0.61%) French Language
11 5 (0.61%) Law
12 4 (0.49%) Automotive
12 4 (0.49%) Electronics
12 4 (0.49%) Games
13 3 (0.37%) Advertising
14 2 (0.24%) Billing
14 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.12%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 138 (16.85%) Network Engineer
2 97 (11.84%) Architect
3 89 (10.87%) DevOps Engineer
4 85 (10.38%) Consultant
5 69 (8.42%) Administrator
6 51 (6.23%) Developer
7 48 (5.86%) Systems Administrator
8 45 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 42 (5.13%) Cisco Engineer
10 39 (4.76%) AWS DevOps
10 39 (4.76%) Security Engineer
11 35 (4.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 35 (4.27%) Linux Administrator
12 32 (3.91%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 29 (3.54%) DevOps Consultant
13 29 (3.54%) Technical Architect
14 28 (3.42%) Linux Engineer
14 28 (3.42%) Network Security Engineer
15 26 (3.17%) Infrastructure Architect
15 26 (3.17%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (6.11%) RabbitMQ
2 48 (5.86%) Middleware
3 45 (5.49%) Web Services
4 44 (5.37%) J2EE
5 42 (5.13%) ELK Stack
6 41 (5.01%) LAMP
7 32 (3.91%) LAPP Stack
8 31 (3.79%) .NET
9 29 (3.54%) Django
10 20 (2.44%) CSS
11 19 (2.32%) boto
11 19 (2.32%) SOAP
12 18 (2.20%) XML
13 16 (1.95%) MSMQ
14 15 (1.83%) LEMP Stack
15 14 (1.71%) 802.1X
16 12 (1.47%) Node.js
16 12 (1.47%) REST
17 11 (1.34%) HTML
18 10 (1.22%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 142 (17.34%) Data Centre
2 77 (9.40%) Public Cloud
3 72 (8.79%) Clustering
4 45 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (5.25%) Computer Science
6 22 (2.69%) Management Information System
7 19 (2.32%) Client/Server
8 17 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
9 16 (1.95%) Private Cloud
10 15 (1.83%) Replication
11 12 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
12 11 (1.34%) NHS
13 9 (1.10%) DataPower
14 8 (0.98%) CMDB
14 8 (0.98%) Data Integration
14 8 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 8 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
15 6 (0.73%) EMC VNX
15 6 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 385 (47.01%) Linux
2 198 (24.18%) Windows
3 124 (15.14%) Unix
4 111 (13.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 109 (13.31%) Windows Server
6 80 (9.77%) CentOS
7 70 (8.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 62 (7.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 48 (5.86%) AIX
10 42 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 38 (4.64%) SUSE
12 36 (4.40%) Ubuntu
13 33 (4.03%) Oracle Linux
14 31 (3.79%) Solaris
15 17 (2.08%) HPUX
16 12 (1.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 7 (0.85%) Windows 7
18 6 (0.73%) Android
19 5 (0.61%) Windows 8
20 4 (0.49%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (23.44%) DevOps
2 162 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
3 153 (18.68%) High Availability
4 127 (15.51%) ITIL
5 124 (15.14%) Migration
6 108 (13.19%) Configuration Management
7 76 (9.28%) Continuous Integration
8 70 (8.55%) Disaster Recovery
9 68 (8.30%) Continuous Delivery
10 57 (6.96%) Open Source
11 50 (6.11%) Mentoring
12 48 (5.86%) Network Design
13 42 (5.13%) Service Management
14 40 (4.88%) Network Management
15 38 (4.64%) E-Commerce
16 35 (4.27%) Change Management
16 35 (4.27%) Project Management
17 31 (3.79%) Problem Management
18 30 (3.66%) Information Security
19 26 (3.17%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 169 (20.63%) Python
2 131 (16.00%) Bash Shell
3 97 (11.84%) PowerShell
4 95 (11.60%) Java
5 91 (11.11%) Perl
6 82 (10.01%) Ruby
7 67 (8.18%) SQL
8 45 (5.49%) PHP
9 41 (5.01%) Shell Script
10 33 (4.03%) JavaScript
11 25 (3.05%) Korn
12 19 (2.32%) C#
12 19 (2.32%) Go
13 12 (1.47%) T-SQL
14 10 (1.22%) AWK
15 6 (0.73%) C
15 6 (0.73%) sed
16 4 (0.49%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.37%) C++
17 3 (0.37%) Jython
Qualifications
1 140 (17.09%) Cisco Certification
2 139 (16.97%) Security Cleared
3 116 (14.16%) CCNP
4 109 (13.31%) SC Cleared
5 65 (7.94%) CCNA
6 52 (6.35%) Degree
7 48 (5.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 45 (5.49%) MCSE
9 33 (4.03%) CCIE
10 19 (2.32%) CISSP
11 15 (1.83%) CCDP
12 12 (1.47%) JNCIA
12 12 (1.47%) JNCIP
13 11 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
13 11 (1.34%) JNCIS
14 10 (1.22%) RHCSA
15 9 (1.10%) CCDA
16 8 (0.98%) RHCA
16 8 (0.98%) RHCE
17 7 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 21 (2.56%) QA
3 13 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (1.47%) SLA
5 8 (0.98%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.49%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.12%) GPG13
System Software
1 136 (16.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 115 (14.04%) Docker
3 101 (12.33%) Active Directory
4 35 (4.27%) Virtual Machines
4 35 (4.27%) vSphere
5 29 (3.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 25 (3.05%) Hyper-V
7 20 (2.44%) NFS
8 17 (2.08%) iptables
8 17 (2.08%) Xen
9 15 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (1.71%) XenServer
11 13 (1.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 12 (1.47%) KVM
12 12 (1.47%) ProxySG
13 10 (1.22%) VMware ESX
14 9 (1.10%) Firmware
14 9 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
16 7 (0.85%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 160 (19.54%) Puppet
2 116 (14.16%) Ansible
3 66 (8.06%) Opscode Chef
4 48 (5.86%) logstash
4 48 (5.86%) Nagios
5 45 (5.49%) Terraform
6 44 (5.37%) Kibana
7 38 (4.64%) HAProxy
7 38 (4.64%) Kubernetes
8 21 (2.56%) ZABBIX
9 20 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
10 14 (1.71%) OPNET
11 10 (1.22%) Consul
11 10 (1.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 9 (1.10%) Nessus
12 9 (1.10%) NetBackup
13 8 (0.98%) ITRS Geneos
13 8 (0.98%) vRealize
14 7 (0.85%) Data Guard
14 7 (0.85%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 297 (36.26%) Cisco
2 216 (26.37%) F5
3 176 (21.49%) VMware
4 125 (15.26%) Microsoft
5 118 (14.41%) CheckPoint
6 114 (13.92%) Oracle
7 112 (13.68%) Red Hat
8 97 (11.84%) Juniper
9 68 (8.30%) Citrix
10 62 (7.57%) HP
11 44 (5.37%) Sun
12 41 (5.01%) IBM
12 41 (5.01%) Palo Alto
13 40 (4.88%) Veritas
14 38 (4.64%) Splunk
15 35 (4.27%) Fortinet
16 34 (4.15%) Blue Coat
16 34 (4.15%) Brocade
17 28 (3.42%) Riverbed
18 27 (3.30%) SolarWinds
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