The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 322 347 263
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -84
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 303 245 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.48% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.66% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 124 189
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 11
Average hourly rate £26.25 £22.50 £50.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -55.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.55 £15.20 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £125.00 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -48.27%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40519 37298 40761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.05% 72.96% 70.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25042 22618 23491
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1163 1058 1467
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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 +15 284 £400 +6.66% 73
London +23 125 £400 - 29
South East +22 60 £383 -10.00% 8
Berkshire +22 32 £390 -7.14%
City of London +22 22 £485 +19.75% 9
East of England -6 21 £340 -6.20% 4
South West -13 20 £395 +11.26% 3
Reading +21 18 £390 -8.23%
Yorkshire -15 17 £325 +30.00% 15
North West +9 16 £300 +32.74% 7
Cambridgeshire +8 15 £340 - 2
West Midlands -23 13 £290 -17.14% 6
Cambridge -1 12 £385 -
Surrey -2 10 £416 +7.41% 4
Gloucestershire -14 10 £390 -
West Yorkshire -14 10 £325 +42.85% 8
Gloucester - 9 £390 -
Cheshire +7 8 £265 -39.08% 2
Scotland -13 8 £346 +15.41% 2
Birmingham +1 7 £275 -19.70% 3
Leeds -11 7 £319 +27.50% 7
Bristol - 7 £425 - 1
North Yorkshire +2 5 £401 +33.50% 3
Bradford -2 5 £325 +44.44%
Glasgow +1 4 £338 +12.50%
Hampshire -9 4 £347 -22.78% 1
Bedfordshire -20 4 £288 -4.16%
York - 4 £401 - 2
Knutsford +8 3 £265 -
Oxfordshire +5 3 £325 -23.52%

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

1 217 (36.84%) Cisco
2 215 (36.50%) Firewall
3 196 (33.28%) Linux
4 167 (28.35%) Windows
5 145 (24.62%) DNS
5 145 (24.62%) F5
6 132 (22.41%) Cisco Certification
7 113 (19.19%) CheckPoint
8 111 (18.85%) Juniper
9 101 (17.15%) BGP
9 101 (17.15%) VPN
10 99 (16.81%) Finance
10 99 (16.81%) Network Security
11 96 (16.30%) CCNP
12 94 (15.96%) WAN
13 90 (15.28%) VMware
14 89 (15.11%) Oracle
15 88 (14.94%) OSPF
16 87 (14.77%) Active Directory
16 87 (14.77%) Clustering
17 86 (14.60%) UNIX
18 83 (14.09%) SQL
19 81 (13.75%) Citrix
20 77 (13.07%) Perl
21 75 (12.73%) Java
22 74 (12.56%) HP
23 73 (12.39%) DHCP
23 73 (12.39%) LAN
23 73 (12.39%) SAN
24 71 (12.05%) TCP/IP

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 58 (9.85%) Apache
2 40 (6.79%) IIS
3 31 (5.26%) Lync
3 31 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 25 (4.24%) SharePoint
5 21 (3.57%) MS Exchange
5 21 (3.57%) nginx
6 20 (3.40%) WebLogic
7 13 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
8 11 (1.87%) WebSphere
8 11 (1.87%) OpenStack
9 9 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (1.02%) SAS
11 6 (1.02%) NetWeaver
11 6 (1.02%) IBM HTTP Server
12 5 (0.85%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.51%) ColdFusion
14 3 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 14 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.53%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.34%) SAP SD
2 2 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (3.74%) Amazon EC2
2 22 (3.74%) Amazon S3
3 17 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.89%) PaaS
4 12 (2.04%) IaaS
5 10 (1.70%) Office 365
5 10 (1.70%) SaaS
6 6 (1.02%) Route 53
7 5 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.68%) Joyent
9 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 215 (36.50%) Firewall
2 145 (24.62%) DNS
3 101 (17.15%) VPN
3 101 (17.15%) BGP
4 99 (16.81%) Network Security
5 94 (15.96%) WAN
6 88 (14.94%) OSPF
7 73 (12.39%) DHCP
7 73 (12.39%) LAN
7 73 (12.39%) SAN
8 71 (12.05%) TCP/IP
9 70 (11.88%) Cisco ASA
10 65 (11.04%) MPLS
11 60 (10.19%) Internet
12 54 (9.17%) SSL
13 52 (8.83%) LDAP
14 51 (8.66%) NetScaler
15 49 (8.32%) IPsec
16 46 (7.81%) Cisco Nexus
17 42 (7.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 40 (6.79%) MySQL
3 23 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (3.90%) Oracle Database
4 22 (3.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 19 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
6 16 (2.72%) Relational Database
7 15 (2.55%) Oracle ODI
7 15 (2.55%) Oracle OWB
8 11 (1.87%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 11 (1.87%) Oracle BI EE
8 11 (1.87%) NoSQL
9 10 (1.70%) SQL Server 2000
9 10 (1.70%) DB2
9 10 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (1.53%) MongoDB
10 9 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (1.36%) OLTP
12 7 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 28 (4.75%) Git (software)
2 24 (4.07%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.87%) Maven
4 8 (1.36%) LoadRunner
4 8 (1.36%) Talend Open Studio
5 7 (1.19%) Hudson
5 7 (1.19%) JIRA
5 7 (1.19%) Subversion
6 4 (0.68%) JProfiler
6 4 (0.68%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.51%) Ant
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.17%) Gradle
9 1 (0.17%) WebLOAD
9 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.17%) MSI
9 1 (0.17%) InstallShield
General
1 99 (16.81%) Finance
2 41 (6.96%) Banking
3 31 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 27 (4.58%) Investment Banking
5 14 (2.38%) Retail
6 13 (2.21%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.02%) Front Office
7 6 (1.02%) German Language
8 5 (0.85%) Legal
9 4 (0.68%) Games
10 3 (0.51%) Publishing
11 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.34%) Advertising
11 2 (0.34%) Law
11 2 (0.34%) Local Government
11 2 (0.34%) Marketing
11 2 (0.34%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 108 (18.34%) Network Engineer
2 60 (10.19%) Architect
3 54 (9.17%) Consultant
4 50 (8.49%) Administrator
5 37 (6.28%) Systems Administrator
6 31 (5.26%) Security Engineer
7 29 (4.92%) Linux Administrator
8 28 (4.75%) Developer
9 27 (4.58%) Support Engineer
10 26 (4.41%) Network Security Engineer
11 25 (4.24%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 21 (3.57%) Firewall Engineer
13 19 (3.23%) Network Specialist
13 19 (3.23%) Network Consultant
14 18 (3.06%) DevOps Engineer
15 17 (2.89%) Analyst
15 17 (2.89%) Solutions Architect
16 15 (2.55%) Infrastructure Architect
17 14 (2.38%) Design Engineer
17 14 (2.38%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.26%) .NET
1 31 (5.26%) Web Services
2 25 (4.24%) LAMP
3 23 (3.90%) XML
4 16 (2.72%) CSS
5 15 (2.55%) J2EE
6 14 (2.38%) Middleware
6 14 (2.38%) JSON
7 11 (1.87%) Java EE
8 8 (1.36%) RabbitMQ
8 8 (1.36%) CGI
9 7 (1.19%) J2SE
9 7 (1.19%) HTML
9 7 (1.19%) WCF
10 6 (1.02%) REST
11 5 (0.85%) Twisted
11 5 (0.85%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.85%) XML Schema
12 4 (0.68%) SAP Basis
12 4 (0.68%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 87 (14.77%) Clustering
2 34 (5.77%) Open Source
3 18 (3.06%) Replication
4 14 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 14 (2.38%) Data Integration
5 12 (2.04%) Fat Client
5 12 (2.04%) Thin Client
6 8 (1.36%) Video on Demand
6 8 (1.36%) Hedge funds
7 7 (1.19%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.19%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.02%) Firmware
9 5 (0.85%) Cryptography
9 5 (0.85%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.68%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.68%) IPTV
10 4 (0.68%) Wiki
10 4 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.68%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.51%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 196 (33.28%) Linux
2 167 (28.35%) Windows
3 86 (14.60%) UNIX
4 54 (9.17%) Solaris
5 51 (8.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (6.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 35 (5.94%) CentOS
9 23 (3.90%) Ubuntu
10 15 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (2.38%) Windows 7
11 14 (2.38%) AIX
12 13 (2.21%) Windows XP
13 12 (2.04%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.85%) SUSE
14 5 (0.85%) Debian
15 3 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.51%) HPUX
15 3 (0.51%) SmartOS
16 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (11.38%) ITIL
2 49 (8.32%) DevOps
3 48 (8.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 44 (7.47%) Network Management
5 43 (7.30%) Service Delivery
6 38 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
7 37 (6.28%) Change Management
8 36 (6.11%) Performance Tuning
9 34 (5.77%) Migration
9 34 (5.77%) Network Design
10 32 (5.43%) Network Architecture
11 31 (5.26%) E-Commerce
12 26 (4.41%) Project Management
13 23 (3.90%) Release Management
14 21 (3.57%) Configuration Management
15 20 (3.40%) Scrum
15 20 (3.40%) Service Management
16 17 (2.89%) Business Intelligence
16 17 (2.89%) Incident Management
17 16 (2.72%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 83 (14.09%) SQL
2 77 (13.07%) Perl
3 75 (12.73%) Java
4 55 (9.34%) Python
5 31 (5.26%) PowerShell
6 26 (4.41%) Bash Shell
7 25 (4.24%) Ruby
8 24 (4.07%) PHP
9 21 (3.57%) C
10 18 (3.06%) JavaScript
11 14 (2.38%) Shell Script
12 10 (1.70%) VB
12 10 (1.70%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.36%) Tcl
14 7 (1.19%) Bourne shell
15 5 (0.85%) C#
16 4 (0.68%) ABAP
17 3 (0.51%) VBScript
18 2 (0.34%) JCL
18 2 (0.34%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 132 (22.41%) Cisco Certification
2 96 (16.30%) CCNP
3 50 (8.49%) Security Cleared
4 44 (7.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (5.94%) SC Cleared
6 32 (5.43%) CCIE
7 31 (5.26%) MCSE
8 22 (3.74%) CCNA
8 22 (3.74%) MCTS
8 22 (3.74%) Degree
9 19 (3.23%) CCSE
10 15 (2.55%) MCITP
10 15 (2.55%) CCDP
11 14 (2.38%) LPIC
11 14 (2.38%) CCENT
12 11 (1.87%) Check Point Certification
12 11 (1.87%) CISSP
13 10 (1.70%) CCSP
14 8 (1.36%) CCSA
15 7 (1.19%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.24%) SLA
2 21 (3.57%) QA
3 6 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.51%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.17%) TickIT
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 87 (14.77%) Active Directory
2 53 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (4.75%) vSphere
4 26 (4.41%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.72%) Squid
6 13 (2.21%) vCloud
6 13 (2.21%) ProxySG
7 11 (1.87%) qmail
8 10 (1.70%) XenApp
9 8 (1.36%) Samba
9 8 (1.36%) Docker
10 7 (1.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 7 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.85%) VMware ESX
11 5 (0.85%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.68%) NFS
12 4 (0.68%) XenServer
13 3 (0.51%) UAG
Systems Management
1 48 (8.15%) Puppet
2 36 (6.11%) Nagios
3 27 (4.58%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (3.90%) Zenoss
5 17 (2.89%) Cacti
6 13 (2.21%) NetBackup
6 13 (2.21%) ZABBIX
7 11 (1.87%) SCCM
7 11 (1.87%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (1.36%) Kibana
8 8 (1.36%) Graylog2
9 7 (1.19%) YUM
9 7 (1.19%) SCOM
9 7 (1.19%) BladeLogic
10 6 (1.02%) Control-M
10 6 (1.02%) ITRS Geneos
11 5 (0.85%) Vagrant
11 5 (0.85%) CA Spectrum
12 4 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
12 4 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 217 (36.84%) Cisco
2 145 (24.62%) F5
3 113 (19.19%) CheckPoint
4 111 (18.85%) Juniper
5 90 (15.28%) VMware
6 89 (15.11%) Oracle
7 81 (13.75%) Citrix
8 74 (12.56%) HP
9 64 (10.87%) Microsoft
10 62 (10.53%) Red Hat
11 55 (9.34%) Blue Coat
12 36 (6.11%) Nokia
13 23 (3.90%) Infoblox
14 22 (3.74%) IBM
15 21 (3.57%) NetApp
16 17 (2.89%) Brocade
16 17 (2.89%) Redback
16 17 (2.89%) Radware
16 17 (2.89%) Percona
17 16 (2.72%) Sun
York, North Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 340
Posted: 2 hours ago
North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £320.00 - £340.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Telford
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 22 hours ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £230.00 - £240.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £220 - £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per day + market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £450 - £520 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Swindon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
England
Aimhire Recruitment
Posted: 26 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago