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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 362 288 348
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +60
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 282 377 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.73% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.94% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 227 166
Average daily rate £400 £401 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 4
Average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £155.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -80.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -80.64%

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
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -64 243 £400 -0.12% 102
London -80 98 £443 -1.66% 33
South East +26 53 £399 +0.94% 32
Yorkshire -31 27 £325 -1.88% 6
North West +1 24 £400 +26.98% 2
Scotland +5 20 £404 -19.25% 2
South Yorkshire -7 19 £300 +15.38%
Manchester 0 18 £338 +7.14% 2
South West +11 16 £370 -11.37% 8
Surrey -3 16 £600 +16.22% 13
Sheffield -12 16 £300 +15.38%
East of England +7 14 £575 +53.33% 10
Swindon +9 13 £370 - 4
Wiltshire +7 13 £370 - 4
Berkshire +7 12 £430 +41.68% 9
Hampshire +5 9 £352 -17.17%
Reading 0 9 £430 -18.09% 4
West Yorkshire -7 8 £425 +30.76% 5
Glasgow +12 6 £378 - 2
Cheshire -2 6 £425 -
City of London -3 6 £365 -14.11% 6
Wales -5 6 £325 -18.75%
South Wales -7 6 £325 -18.75%
West Sussex - 6 - - 1
Leatherhead - 6 £600 -
Bedfordshire +8 5 £575 +53.33%
Luton 0 5 £575 +53.33%
Cardiff -5 5 £325 -18.75%
Leeds -9 5 £400 +23.07% 5
East Midlands -27 5 £250 -16.66%

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 312 (48.98%) Firewall
2 294 (46.15%) Cisco
3 241 (37.83%) F5
4 183 (28.73%) Linux
5 179 (28.10%) DNS
6 166 (26.06%) Windows
7 163 (25.59%) Cisco Certification
8 156 (24.49%) WAN
9 152 (23.86%) Data Centre
10 150 (23.55%) LAN
11 144 (22.61%) Finance
12 132 (20.72%) TCP/IP
13 128 (20.09%) VPN
14 120 (18.84%) VMware
15 114 (17.90%) Unix
16 110 (17.27%) CheckPoint
17 109 (17.11%) CCNP
17 109 (17.11%) Cisco Nexus
18 103 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure
19 102 (16.01%) SSL
20 101 (15.86%) BGP
21 99 (15.54%) OSPF
22 91 (14.29%) Juniper
23 89 (13.97%) ITIL
23 89 (13.97%) Network Security
24 88 (13.81%) Cisco ASA
25 86 (13.50%) Security Cleared
26 80 (12.56%) Active Directory
27 79 (12.40%) MPLS
28 78 (12.24%) Red Hat

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 57 (8.95%) Apache
2 35 (5.49%) Tomcat
3 31 (4.87%) IIS
4 26 (4.08%) WebSphere
5 22 (3.45%) JBoss
6 18 (2.83%) MS Exchange
6 18 (2.83%) OpenStack
7 15 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (2.20%) Skype for Business
8 14 (2.20%) WebLogic
9 13 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (2.04%) Node.js
9 13 (2.04%) SharePoint
10 10 (1.57%) nginx
11 9 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
12 8 (1.26%) Confluence
12 8 (1.26%) Eucalyptus
12 8 (1.26%) Jetty
13 7 (1.10%) Office Communications Server
13 7 (1.10%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 26 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.88%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.47%) MS Office
4 2 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 65 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (2.20%) GitHub
4 12 (1.88%) IaaS
5 11 (1.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 8 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.94%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.78%) PaaS
9 4 (0.63%) Amazon Glacier
9 4 (0.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 4 (0.63%) Route 53
9 4 (0.63%) SaaS
10 3 (0.47%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.31%) Google Compute Engine
11 2 (0.31%) Office 365
11 2 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.16%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 312 (48.98%) Firewall
2 179 (28.10%) DNS
3 156 (24.49%) WAN
4 150 (23.55%) LAN
5 132 (20.72%) TCP/IP
6 128 (20.09%) VPN
7 109 (17.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 102 (16.01%) SSL
9 101 (15.86%) BGP
10 99 (15.54%) OSPF
11 89 (13.97%) Network Security
12 88 (13.81%) Cisco ASA
13 79 (12.40%) MPLS
14 76 (11.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 70 (10.99%) Wireless
16 69 (10.83%) DHCP
17 54 (8.48%) VLAN
18 53 (8.32%) EIGRP
19 52 (8.16%) IPsec
20 51 (8.01%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (5.65%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.40%) MySQL
3 23 (3.61%) MongoDB
4 21 (3.30%) Relational Database
5 19 (2.98%) Oracle Database
6 18 (2.83%) Big Data
7 15 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (1.88%) NoSQL
9 11 (1.73%) Redis
10 10 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (1.10%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.78%) DB2
13 5 (0.78%) QlikView
14 4 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (0.63%) Apache Hive
14 4 (0.63%) HBase
14 4 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
15 3 (0.47%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 42 (6.59%) Jenkins
2 34 (5.34%) Git (software)
3 21 (3.30%) Maven
4 17 (2.67%) JMeter
5 15 (2.35%) Subversion
6 13 (2.04%) JIRA
7 11 (1.73%) Cucumber
7 11 (1.73%) LoadRunner
7 11 (1.73%) Selenium
8 9 (1.41%) Eclipse
8 9 (1.41%) Gatling
8 9 (1.41%) Hudson
8 9 (1.41%) IntelliJ
9 7 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.78%) GitLab
11 5 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.63%) Gradle
12 4 (0.63%) Vagrant
12 4 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 144 (22.61%) Finance
2 55 (8.63%) Banking
3 31 (4.87%) Telecoms
4 23 (3.61%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.73%) Retail
6 9 (1.41%) Games
7 5 (0.78%) Front Office
7 5 (0.78%) International Banking
7 5 (0.78%) Publishing
8 3 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.31%) Billing
9 2 (0.31%) Law
9 2 (0.31%) Legal
9 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.31%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.16%) French Language
10 1 (0.16%) German Language
10 1 (0.16%) Marketing
10 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 202 (31.71%) Network Engineer
2 98 (15.38%) Architect
3 69 (10.83%) Cisco Engineer
4 68 (10.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 48 (7.54%) Administrator
6 37 (5.81%) Security Engineer
7 36 (5.65%) Consultant
8 35 (5.49%) Senior Network Engineer
9 32 (5.02%) Analyst
9 32 (5.02%) Infrastructure Architect
10 31 (4.87%) Systems Administrator
11 30 (4.71%) Network Security Engineer
12 29 (4.55%) Developer
13 27 (4.24%) DevOps Engineer
14 21 (3.30%) Cisco Security Engineer
15 18 (2.83%) Project Manager
16 17 (2.67%) Network Consultant
16 17 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
17 16 (2.51%) Network Support
17 16 (2.51%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (9.11%) Web Services
2 45 (7.06%) Middleware
3 23 (3.61%) CSS
3 23 (3.61%) J2EE
4 22 (3.45%) .NET
4 22 (3.45%) 802.1X
4 22 (3.45%) SOAP
5 20 (3.14%) XML
6 16 (2.51%) HTML
7 12 (1.88%) LAMP
7 12 (1.88%) REST
8 11 (1.73%) Java EE
9 10 (1.57%) ActiveMQ
9 10 (1.57%) AngularJS
9 10 (1.57%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (1.41%) XSLT
11 8 (1.26%) Express
11 8 (1.26%) JMS
11 8 (1.26%) Sass
11 8 (1.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 152 (23.86%) Data Centre
2 64 (10.05%) Clustering
3 33 (5.18%) Management Information System
4 26 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (3.61%) Replication
6 18 (2.83%) Private Cloud
7 17 (2.67%) Public Cloud
8 13 (2.04%) Cryptography
9 12 (1.88%) Driving Licence
10 10 (1.57%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.57%) Computer Science
11 9 (1.41%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.10%) DataPower
13 6 (0.94%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 6 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (0.94%) Fat Client
13 6 (0.94%) PKI
13 6 (0.94%) Thin Client
14 5 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 183 (28.73%) Linux
2 166 (26.06%) Windows
3 114 (17.90%) Unix
4 63 (9.89%) Windows Server
5 51 (8.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (4.71%) Solaris
7 30 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (3.30%) Oracle Linux
9 19 (2.98%) CentOS
9 19 (2.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (1.73%) Windows 7
11 10 (1.57%) Ubuntu
12 8 (1.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 8 (1.26%) Windows 8
13 7 (1.10%) AIX
13 7 (1.10%) Debian
14 6 (0.94%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.78%) SUSE
16 4 (0.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (13.97%) ITIL
2 77 (12.09%) High Availability
3 75 (11.77%) Migration
4 63 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (8.01%) Disaster Recovery
6 50 (7.85%) Configuration Management
6 50 (7.85%) DevOps
7 46 (7.22%) Network Design
8 42 (6.59%) Project Management
9 40 (6.28%) Change Management
10 37 (5.81%) Network Management
11 34 (5.34%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (4.87%) Information Security
13 28 (4.40%) Problem Management
14 27 (4.24%) ITIL V3
14 27 (4.24%) Kalman Filter
14 27 (4.24%) Network Monitoring
14 27 (4.24%) Performance Tuning
15 26 (4.08%) Service Management
16 23 (3.61%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (10.68%) Perl
1 68 (10.68%) SQL
2 59 (9.26%) Java
3 50 (7.85%) Python
4 49 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 44 (6.91%) Bash Shell
6 27 (4.24%) JavaScript
7 22 (3.45%) Shell Script
8 19 (2.98%) Ruby
9 17 (2.67%) C
10 12 (1.88%) AWK
10 12 (1.88%) PHP
10 12 (1.88%) sed
11 10 (1.57%) Scala
12 6 (0.94%) Tcl
12 6 (0.94%) VBScript
13 5 (0.78%) Go
13 5 (0.78%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.78%) VB
13 5 (0.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 163 (25.59%) Cisco Certification
2 109 (17.11%) CCNP
3 86 (13.50%) Security Cleared
4 65 (10.20%) SC Cleared
5 60 (9.42%) CCNA
6 42 (6.59%) CCIE
7 26 (4.08%) Degree
8 24 (3.77%) CCSE
9 21 (3.30%) CCSA
10 17 (2.67%) CISSP
11 13 (2.04%) DV Cleared
12 11 (1.73%) JNCIE
12 11 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (1.57%) CCDP
14 8 (1.26%) JNCIA
14 8 (1.26%) JNCIS
15 7 (1.10%) CCSP
16 6 (0.94%) Check Point Certification
16 6 (0.94%) JNCIP
16 6 (0.94%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.67%) PCI DSS
2 13 (2.04%) SLA
3 10 (1.57%) QA
4 4 (0.63%) HIPAA
4 4 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.31%) WCAG
System Software
1 103 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (12.56%) Active Directory
3 30 (4.71%) Hyper-V
4 25 (3.92%) Firmware
5 23 (3.61%) NFS
6 20 (3.14%) vSphere
7 14 (2.20%) Samba
7 14 (2.20%) VMware ESX
8 13 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (1.88%) Oracle RAC
10 11 (1.73%) Docker
11 10 (1.57%) XenServer
12 7 (1.10%) ProxySG
13 6 (0.94%) XenApp
14 5 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.63%) Postfix
15 4 (0.63%) Varnish
15 4 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 3 (0.47%) FreeRADIUS
16 3 (0.47%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 59 (9.26%) Puppet
2 37 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (2.67%) Nagios
4 15 (2.35%) FortiGate
5 14 (2.20%) Ansible
6 11 (1.73%) NetBackup
6 11 (1.73%) SCCM
7 9 (1.41%) logstash
8 8 (1.26%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (1.26%) SCOM
8 8 (1.26%) WSUS
9 7 (1.10%) Cacti
9 7 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
10 6 (0.94%) Graphite
10 6 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.94%) vRealize
11 5 (0.78%) CiscoWorks
11 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 5 (0.78%) SCOrch
12 4 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 294 (46.15%) Cisco
2 241 (37.83%) F5
3 120 (18.84%) VMware
4 110 (17.27%) CheckPoint
5 91 (14.29%) Juniper
6 78 (12.24%) Red Hat
7 75 (11.77%) Oracle
8 72 (11.30%) Microsoft
9 60 (9.42%) Citrix
10 38 (5.97%) HP
11 35 (5.49%) Fortinet
11 35 (5.49%) NetApp
12 34 (5.34%) IBM
13 32 (5.02%) Blue Coat
14 29 (4.55%) Palo Alto
15 20 (3.14%) Intel Security
15 20 (3.14%) SolarWinds
16 15 (2.35%) Brocade
16 15 (2.35%) EMC
17 14 (2.20%) Infoblox
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £450 - £475 per day + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago