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 1 June 2016 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
1 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 279 274 357
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +83
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 453 427 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.80% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.01% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 266 163
Median daily rate £400 £385 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £255 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 0
Median hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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
43922 42334 41133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.83% 79.34% 77.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29246 26957 25990
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1012 1198 1211
Median hourly rate £28.00 £30.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+4.59% +1.66%

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 1 June 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 1 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the UK over the 3 months to 1 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -22 364 £400 +1.26% 73
London -29 143 £425 - 21
Scotland +40 77 £343 - 3
South East -12 70 £375 +9.48% 15
Erskine -5 48 £406 +18.54%
Renfrewshire -7 48 £406 +18.54%
Yorkshire +21 45 £425 +3.65% 10
West Yorkshire +12 38 £425 +1.19% 5
Berkshire +22 33 £375 +32.74% 5
North West -27 29 £413 +3.12% 6
West Midlands -18 24 £381 +22.98% 11
East of England +8 22 £375 +33.33% 4
Glasgow - 19 £343 - 2
Reading +13 18 £388 - 2
North East -34 18 £330 -12.00% 2
Leeds +1 17 £425 +7.59% 5
City of London +14 15 £425 +6.91% 4
Tyne and Wear -41 15 £330 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 15 £330 - 1
Buckinghamshire +11 13 £525 +47.88%
Milton Keynes +12 12 £525 +40.00%
Telford -23 12 £388 +14.81%
Cheshire -26 12 £425 +1.55%
Shropshire -30 12 £388 -3.12%
South West -9 11 £393 +10.17% 3
Hampshire +5 10 £386 +13.18% 6
Cambridgeshire +11 8 £333 +26.66% 3
Cambridge +8 8 £333 +12.71% 3
Ipswich +6 8 £575 +130.00%
Suffolk +2 8 £575 +130.00%

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 June 2016, 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.

1 402 (54.40%) Firewall
2 277 (37.48%) Cisco
3 261 (35.32%) DNS
4 252 (34.10%) F5
5 247 (33.42%) Windows
6 239 (32.34%) Linux
7 179 (24.22%) Cisco Certification
8 161 (21.79%) Microsoft
9 149 (20.16%) WAN
10 146 (19.76%) LAN
11 141 (19.08%) Windows Server
12 138 (18.67%) TCP/IP
12 138 (18.67%) Unix
12 138 (18.67%) Network Security
13 136 (18.40%) ITIL
14 131 (17.73%) Finance
15 130 (17.59%) VMware
16 128 (17.32%) Data Centre
17 127 (17.19%) SSL
17 127 (17.19%) CheckPoint
18 121 (16.37%) Active Directory
19 119 (16.10%) CCNP
19 119 (16.10%) VPN
20 110 (14.88%) Security Cleared
21 107 (14.48%) PowerShell
22 106 (14.34%) VMware Infrastructure
23 101 (13.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
23 101 (13.67%) Juniper
24 96 (12.99%) Cisco Nexus
25 95 (12.86%) Red Hat

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 64 (8.66%) MS Exchange
2 60 (8.12%) Exchange Server 2013
3 58 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 57 (7.71%) Apache
5 56 (7.58%) IIS
6 48 (6.50%) OpenStack
7 45 (6.09%) SharePoint
7 45 (6.09%) Skype for Business
8 32 (4.33%) WebSphere
9 29 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
10 26 (3.52%) Tomcat
11 24 (3.25%) Office Communications Server
12 21 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2003
13 16 (2.17%) JBoss
14 14 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
15 11 (1.49%) MQSeries
15 11 (1.49%) Node.js
16 9 (1.22%) nginx
17 7 (0.95%) Live Communications Server
18 5 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 57 (7.71%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.35%) MS Office
3 5 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.27%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 56 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (6.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (6.36%) Office 365
4 32 (4.33%) IaaS
5 31 (4.19%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (2.44%) PaaS
7 10 (1.35%) SaaS
8 7 (0.95%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.68%) GitHub
11 4 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.54%) IBM PureFlex
12 3 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.41%) Rackspace Cloud
12 3 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.27%) SoftLayer
14 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 402 (54.40%) Firewall
2 261 (35.32%) DNS
3 149 (20.16%) WAN
4 146 (19.76%) LAN
5 138 (18.67%) Network Security
5 138 (18.67%) TCP/IP
6 127 (17.19%) SSL
7 119 (16.10%) VPN
8 101 (13.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 96 (12.99%) Cisco Nexus
10 93 (12.58%) DHCP
11 91 (12.31%) Internet
11 91 (12.31%) IPsec
12 90 (12.18%) BGP
13 86 (11.64%) Cisco ASA
14 76 (10.28%) MPLS
15 73 (9.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 71 (9.61%) HTTP
17 64 (8.66%) OSPF
18 60 (8.12%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.79%) MySQL
3 24 (3.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (2.98%) Relational Database
5 20 (2.71%) Oracle Database
6 17 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (1.89%) MongoDB
8 12 (1.62%) DB2
9 11 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (1.22%) OLAP
10 9 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (1.08%) NoSQL
11 8 (1.08%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.95%) QlikView
12 7 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 37 (5.01%) Git (software)
2 18 (2.44%) Subversion
3 17 (2.30%) Jenkins
4 13 (1.76%) JIRA
5 11 (1.49%) TeamCity
6 8 (1.08%) Maven
6 8 (1.08%) Selenium
6 8 (1.08%) Vagrant
7 7 (0.95%) LoadRunner
7 7 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.68%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.54%) Bower
10 4 (0.54%) GitLab
10 4 (0.54%) JMeter
10 4 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.41%) HP UFT
11 3 (0.41%) Toad
General
1 131 (17.73%) Finance
2 42 (5.68%) Banking
3 25 (3.38%) Retail
4 23 (3.11%) Marketing
5 20 (2.71%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.03%) Games
7 11 (1.49%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.49%) Law
8 10 (1.35%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.68%) Front Office
9 5 (0.68%) Publishing
10 4 (0.54%) Back Office
10 4 (0.54%) French Language
10 4 (0.54%) German Language
10 4 (0.54%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.41%) International Banking
11 3 (0.41%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.41%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 208 (28.15%) Network Engineer
2 73 (9.88%) Architect
3 58 (7.85%) Support Engineer
4 53 (7.17%) Cisco Engineer
5 49 (6.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 45 (6.09%) Consultant
7 40 (5.41%) Administrator
7 40 (5.41%) Analyst
8 33 (4.47%) DevOps Engineer
9 32 (4.33%) Developer
9 32 (4.33%) Security Engineer
10 30 (4.06%) Senior Network Engineer
10 30 (4.06%) Systems Administrator
11 27 (3.65%) Network Support
12 26 (3.52%) Linux Engineer
13 24 (3.25%) Network Architect
13 24 (3.25%) Network Security Engineer
14 23 (3.11%) Network Support Engineer
15 21 (2.84%) Infrastructure Architect
16 19 (2.57%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (6.90%) Middleware
2 45 (6.09%) .NET
3 42 (5.68%) CSS
4 31 (4.19%) Web Services
5 27 (3.65%) XML
6 23 (3.11%) LAMP
7 21 (2.84%) 802.1X
8 20 (2.71%) J2EE
9 19 (2.57%) SOAP
10 15 (2.03%) HTML
11 13 (1.76%) Regular Expression
12 11 (1.49%) WebSphere MQ
13 9 (1.22%) REST
14 8 (1.08%) AngularJS
14 8 (1.08%) LEMP Stack
14 8 (1.08%) XSLT
15 7 (0.95%) Hibernate
15 7 (0.95%) libvirt
16 6 (0.81%) JAX-WS
16 6 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 128 (17.32%) Data Centre
2 46 (6.22%) Clustering
3 40 (5.41%) Public Cloud
4 38 (5.14%) Computer Science
4 38 (5.14%) Management Information System
5 33 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (3.65%) PKI
7 23 (3.11%) DataPower
8 19 (2.57%) Cryptography
9 16 (2.17%) Replication
10 14 (1.89%) Private Cloud
11 13 (1.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 13 (1.76%) YubiKey
12 12 (1.62%) Algorithms
13 11 (1.49%) iPad
14 10 (1.35%) Driving Licence
14 10 (1.35%) PlayStation
14 10 (1.35%) User Experience
15 7 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 6 (0.81%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 247 (33.42%) Windows
2 239 (32.34%) Linux
3 141 (19.08%) Windows Server
4 138 (18.67%) Unix
5 73 (9.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 63 (8.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 62 (8.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (5.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 31 (4.19%) Oracle Linux
10 28 (3.79%) AIX
10 28 (3.79%) Solaris
11 24 (3.25%) SUSE
12 22 (2.98%) CentOS
13 18 (2.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 18 (2.44%) Ubuntu
14 9 (1.22%) VMS
14 9 (1.22%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.54%) Debian
16 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (18.40%) ITIL
2 89 (12.04%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (10.28%) DevOps
3 76 (10.28%) High Availability
4 75 (10.15%) Migration
5 69 (9.34%) Configuration Management
6 62 (8.39%) Change Management
7 56 (7.58%) Network Management
8 51 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
9 41 (5.55%) Capacity Planning
10 39 (5.28%) Network Design
11 37 (5.01%) Continuous Delivery
12 33 (4.47%) Continuous Improvement
13 32 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
13 32 (4.33%) Mentoring
14 31 (4.19%) Kalman Filter
15 29 (3.92%) ITIL V3
15 29 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
16 28 (3.79%) Project Management
17 27 (3.65%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 107 (14.48%) PowerShell
2 95 (12.86%) SQL
3 83 (11.23%) Perl
4 73 (9.88%) Python
5 68 (9.20%) Bash Shell
6 54 (7.31%) Java
7 50 (6.77%) Shell Script
8 27 (3.65%) JavaScript
9 23 (3.11%) C
10 19 (2.57%) C#
11 18 (2.44%) PHP
12 17 (2.30%) VBScript
13 16 (2.17%) Ruby
14 14 (1.89%) Tcl
15 13 (1.76%) VB
16 12 (1.62%) C++
17 10 (1.35%) PL/SQL
18 9 (1.22%) Scala
19 7 (0.95%) Go
19 7 (0.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 179 (24.22%) Cisco Certification
2 119 (16.10%) CCNP
3 110 (14.88%) Security Cleared
4 90 (12.18%) CCNA
5 79 (10.69%) SC Cleared
6 69 (9.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 61 (8.25%) Degree
8 48 (6.50%) MCSE
9 27 (3.65%) CCIE
10 19 (2.57%) MCTS
11 16 (2.17%) MCITP
12 15 (2.03%) MCSA
13 14 (1.89%) CCSE
13 14 (1.89%) JNCIA
13 14 (1.89%) JNCIS
14 13 (1.76%) MCSD
15 12 (1.62%) CCSA
15 12 (1.62%) MCP
16 10 (1.35%) DV Cleared
17 7 (0.95%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.44%) SLA
2 14 (1.89%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.68%) QA
4 2 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.27%) WCAG
5 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 121 (16.37%) Active Directory
2 106 (14.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (7.17%) Hyper-V
4 25 (3.38%) vSphere
5 20 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (2.57%) Docker
7 17 (2.30%) VMware ESX
8 16 (2.17%) Samba
9 14 (1.89%) Firmware
10 12 (1.62%) KVM
11 10 (1.35%) iptables
11 10 (1.35%) Postfix
12 9 (1.22%) Sendmail
13 8 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 8 (1.08%) Xen
14 6 (0.81%) Brightmail
14 6 (0.81%) NFS
14 6 (0.81%) XenServer
15 5 (0.68%) vCloud
16 4 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 84 (11.37%) Puppet
2 40 (5.41%) Nagios
3 31 (4.19%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (3.52%) Ansible
5 16 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 15 (2.03%) Cisco Prime
7 12 (1.62%) CA Spectrum
7 12 (1.62%) SolarWinds Orion
8 11 (1.49%) FortiGate
8 11 (1.49%) SCOM
9 10 (1.35%) Cobbler
9 10 (1.35%) Graphite
9 10 (1.35%) SCCM
9 10 (1.35%) Xymon
10 8 (1.08%) OSSEC
10 8 (1.08%) vRealize
11 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 7 (0.95%) NetBackup
12 6 (0.81%) OPNET
12 6 (0.81%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 277 (37.48%) Cisco
2 252 (34.10%) F5
3 161 (21.79%) Microsoft
4 130 (17.59%) VMware
5 127 (17.19%) CheckPoint
6 101 (13.67%) Juniper
7 95 (12.86%) Red Hat
8 76 (10.28%) Oracle
9 72 (9.74%) HP
10 65 (8.80%) Fortinet
11 60 (8.12%) SolarWinds
12 58 (7.85%) Citrix
13 46 (6.22%) IBM
14 43 (5.82%) Palo Alto
15 40 (5.41%) TippingPoint
16 28 (3.79%) NetApp
17 24 (3.25%) IronPort
18 23 (3.11%) Splunk
19 18 (2.44%) CA
19 18 (2.44%) webMethods
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