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 26 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 276 311 366
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +55
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 464 380 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 0.68% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.85% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 235 151
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £287 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £383
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 0
Median hourly rate £38.00 £39.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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
43626 44488 42241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 79.57% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 29009 28650 26554
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 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1028 1199 1213
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 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 26 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 26 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 +19 389 £406 +6.20% 70
London +15 161 £445 +4.70% 35
South East +23 72 £375 - 19
Scotland +43 70 £330 -3.64% 2
Renfrewshire -4 44 £330 -3.64%
Erskine -5 44 £330 -3.64%
Yorkshire -1 33 £425 +13.33% 3
North East -21 33 £330 -12.00% 1
East of England +22 30 £425 +34.92% 2
West Yorkshire +9 30 £425 +13.33% 1
Berkshire +10 29 £375 +29.31% 5
West Midlands -17 25 £375 +19.04% 3
Tyne and Wear -34 24 £330 - 1
North West -28 23 £450 +12.50% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 22 £330 - 1
Buckinghamshire +31 21 £338 -10.00% 1
Leeds -3 21 £425 +13.33% 1
City of London +36 20 £450 +12.50% 4
Glasgow - 17 £330 - 1
Reading +12 16 £375 - 2
Milton Keynes +25 13 £525 +40.00%
Telford -20 13 £388 +40.90% 1
Shropshire -22 13 £388 +14.81% 1
Ipswich +7 11 £575 +130.00%
Suffolk +4 11 £575 +130.00%
Cambridgeshire +22 10 £340 +7.93% 1
Cambridge +21 10 £340 +7.93% 1
South West -3 9 £393 +20.30% 3
Durham +12 8 £350 -6.66%
Cheshire -30 8 £588 +46.87%

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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.

1 428 (53.50%) Firewall
2 273 (34.13%) Cisco
3 266 (33.25%) DNS
4 260 (32.50%) Windows
5 258 (32.25%) Linux
6 256 (32.00%) F5
7 184 (23.00%) Cisco Certification
8 177 (22.13%) Microsoft
9 160 (20.00%) Windows Server
10 155 (19.38%) VMware
11 151 (18.88%) WAN
12 149 (18.63%) LAN
13 145 (18.13%) TCP/IP
13 145 (18.13%) Network Security
14 139 (17.38%) ITIL
15 136 (17.00%) VPN
16 135 (16.88%) Unix
16 135 (16.88%) CheckPoint
17 133 (16.63%) Active Directory
18 131 (16.38%) Data Centre
19 129 (16.13%) SSL
20 127 (15.88%) VMware Infrastructure
21 125 (15.63%) CCNP
22 121 (15.13%) Juniper
23 119 (14.88%) PowerShell
24 114 (14.25%) Finance
25 113 (14.13%) SQL
26 111 (13.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
26 111 (13.88%) DevOps
27 110 (13.75%) Security Cleared

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 70 (8.75%) MS Exchange
2 67 (8.38%) IIS
3 66 (8.25%) Apache
3 66 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 65 (8.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 49 (6.13%) SharePoint
6 46 (5.75%) Skype for Business
7 44 (5.50%) OpenStack
8 32 (4.00%) WebSphere
9 30 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2007
10 29 (3.63%) Tomcat
11 22 (2.75%) Office Communications Server
12 21 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
13 17 (2.13%) JBoss
14 14 (1.75%) nginx
15 12 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
16 11 (1.38%) MQSeries
17 10 (1.25%) WebLogic
18 9 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
19 7 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 58 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.00%) MS Office
3 6 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.63%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.25%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 84 (10.50%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (6.88%) Office 365
3 48 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (4.13%) IaaS
5 31 (3.88%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (3.25%) PaaS
7 15 (1.88%) Amazon S3
8 13 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (1.38%) SaaS
10 9 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (0.63%) Heroku
12 4 (0.50%) GitHub
12 4 (0.50%) IBM PureFlex
13 3 (0.38%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.38%) Rackspace Cloud
13 3 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 428 (53.50%) Firewall
2 266 (33.25%) DNS
3 151 (18.88%) WAN
4 149 (18.63%) LAN
5 145 (18.13%) Network Security
5 145 (18.13%) TCP/IP
6 136 (17.00%) VPN
7 129 (16.13%) SSL
8 111 (13.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 100 (12.50%) BGP
10 94 (11.75%) Cisco Nexus
11 92 (11.50%) Internet
12 90 (11.25%) DHCP
13 89 (11.13%) IPsec
14 80 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
15 78 (9.75%) MPLS
16 76 (9.50%) HTTP
17 75 (9.38%) OSPF
18 74 (9.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 70 (8.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (11.75%) SQL Server
2 41 (5.13%) MySQL
3 29 (3.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 26 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (2.88%) Relational Database
6 17 (2.13%) Oracle Database
7 16 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (1.63%) MongoDB
9 12 (1.50%) DB2
10 11 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.13%) NoSQL
11 9 (1.13%) OLAP
11 9 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
12 8 (1.00%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (0.88%) QlikView
13 7 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 52 (6.50%) Git (software)
2 33 (4.13%) Jenkins
3 25 (3.13%) Subversion
4 18 (2.25%) JIRA
5 16 (2.00%) Vagrant
6 12 (1.50%) TeamCity
7 8 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (1.00%) Selenium
8 7 (0.88%) GoCD
8 7 (0.88%) LoadRunner
8 7 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.75%) Maven
10 5 (0.63%) Bower
11 4 (0.50%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.50%) Hudson
11 4 (0.50%) NuGet
11 4 (0.50%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 114 (14.25%) Finance
2 40 (5.00%) Banking
3 30 (3.75%) Retail
4 25 (3.13%) Marketing
5 22 (2.75%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.88%) Games
7 12 (1.50%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.50%) Law
8 10 (1.25%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.63%) Back Office
9 5 (0.63%) Front Office
9 5 (0.63%) Publishing
10 4 (0.50%) French Language
10 4 (0.50%) German Language
10 4 (0.50%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.38%) International Banking
11 3 (0.38%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.38%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 204 (25.50%) Network Engineer
2 77 (9.63%) Architect
3 56 (7.00%) Administrator
4 53 (6.63%) DevOps Engineer
5 52 (6.50%) Support Engineer
6 51 (6.38%) Cisco Engineer
7 49 (6.13%) Consultant
8 48 (6.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 44 (5.50%) Systems Administrator
10 37 (4.63%) Analyst
11 34 (4.25%) Developer
12 31 (3.88%) Senior Network Engineer
13 27 (3.38%) Network Architect
14 24 (3.00%) Linux Engineer
14 24 (3.00%) Security Engineer
15 22 (2.75%) Infrastructure Architect
16 21 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 20 (2.50%) Cloud Engineer
17 20 (2.50%) Linux Administrator
17 20 (2.50%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (6.75%) Middleware
2 47 (5.88%) .NET
3 44 (5.50%) CSS
4 36 (4.50%) LAMP
5 33 (4.13%) Web Services
6 24 (3.00%) XML
7 20 (2.50%) 802.1X
8 18 (2.25%) J2EE
9 16 (2.00%) SOAP
10 13 (1.63%) HTML
10 13 (1.63%) Regular Expression
11 12 (1.50%) Node.js
12 11 (1.38%) LEMP Stack
12 11 (1.38%) WebSphere MQ
13 9 (1.13%) LAPP Stack
13 9 (1.13%) libvirt
14 7 (0.88%) Hibernate
14 7 (0.88%) RabbitMQ
14 7 (0.88%) REST
14 7 (0.88%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 131 (16.38%) Data Centre
2 57 (7.13%) Clustering
3 42 (5.25%) Public Cloud
4 38 (4.75%) Computer Science
5 34 (4.25%) Management Information System
6 33 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (3.50%) PKI
8 22 (2.75%) DataPower
9 16 (2.00%) Cryptography
10 15 (1.88%) YubiKey
11 14 (1.75%) Private Cloud
12 13 (1.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 12 (1.50%) User Experience
14 11 (1.38%) Algorithms
14 11 (1.38%) iPad
15 10 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
15 10 (1.25%) PlayStation
15 10 (1.25%) Replication
16 7 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 7 (0.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 260 (32.50%) Windows
2 258 (32.25%) Linux
3 160 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 135 (16.88%) Unix
5 75 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 65 (8.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 63 (7.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 31 (3.88%) CentOS
10 28 (3.50%) AIX
10 28 (3.50%) Solaris
11 25 (3.13%) Oracle Linux
11 25 (3.13%) Ubuntu
12 24 (3.00%) SUSE
13 18 (2.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 14 (1.75%) VMS
15 11 (1.38%) Debian
16 9 (1.13%) Windows 7
17 3 (0.38%) Windows 10
18 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (17.38%) ITIL
2 111 (13.88%) DevOps
3 104 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
4 103 (12.88%) High Availability
5 84 (10.50%) Configuration Management
6 69 (8.63%) Migration
7 61 (7.63%) Network Management
8 60 (7.50%) Change Management
9 52 (6.50%) Network Monitoring
10 46 (5.75%) Capacity Planning
10 46 (5.75%) Continuous Delivery
10 46 (5.75%) Disaster Recovery
11 44 (5.50%) Network Design
12 38 (4.75%) Open Source
13 37 (4.63%) Mentoring
14 36 (4.50%) Continuous Improvement
15 33 (4.13%) Kalman Filter
16 32 (4.00%) Change Control
16 32 (4.00%) E-Commerce
17 31 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (14.88%) PowerShell
2 113 (14.13%) SQL
3 93 (11.63%) Python
4 83 (10.38%) Perl
5 70 (8.75%) Bash Shell
6 55 (6.88%) Java
7 49 (6.13%) Shell Script
8 33 (4.13%) Ruby
9 27 (3.38%) JavaScript
10 26 (3.25%) PHP
11 21 (2.63%) C#
12 19 (2.38%) C
13 18 (2.25%) VBScript
14 14 (1.75%) VB
15 13 (1.63%) C++
15 13 (1.63%) Tcl
16 12 (1.50%) PL/SQL
17 11 (1.38%) Scala
18 7 (0.88%) Go
18 7 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 184 (23.00%) Cisco Certification
2 125 (15.63%) CCNP
3 110 (13.75%) Security Cleared
4 97 (12.13%) CCNA
5 85 (10.63%) SC Cleared
6 81 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 66 (8.25%) Degree
8 49 (6.13%) MCSE
9 27 (3.38%) CCIE
9 27 (3.38%) MCTS
10 19 (2.38%) MCITP
11 17 (2.13%) JNCIA
12 16 (2.00%) JNCIS
13 15 (1.88%) MCP
13 15 (1.88%) MCSA
14 13 (1.63%) MCSD
15 12 (1.50%) CCDP
16 10 (1.25%) CCSE
17 9 (1.13%) CCDA
18 7 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.38%) SLA
2 17 (2.13%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.75%) QA
4 5 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 133 (16.63%) Active Directory
2 127 (15.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (5.63%) Hyper-V
4 38 (4.75%) Virtual Machines
5 37 (4.63%) Docker
6 30 (3.75%) vSphere
7 21 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (2.38%) iptables
8 19 (2.38%) Postfix
9 16 (2.00%) VMware ESX
10 15 (1.88%) Samba
11 14 (1.75%) Firmware
11 14 (1.75%) KVM
12 12 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (1.38%) Sendmail
13 11 (1.38%) Xen
14 9 (1.13%) XenServer
15 8 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (0.88%) Brightmail
17 6 (0.75%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 104 (13.00%) Puppet
2 47 (5.88%) Nagios
3 45 (5.63%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (4.50%) Ansible
5 16 (2.00%) SCCM
5 16 (2.00%) SCOM
5 16 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 15 (1.88%) Cisco Prime
7 14 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
8 13 (1.63%) Terraform
9 12 (1.50%) CA Spectrum
9 12 (1.50%) Cobbler
9 12 (1.50%) Graphite
9 12 (1.50%) SolarWinds Orion
10 11 (1.38%) Kubernetes
11 10 (1.25%) FortiGate
11 10 (1.25%) OPNET
11 10 (1.25%) OSSEC
11 10 (1.25%) Xymon
12 9 (1.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 273 (34.13%) Cisco
2 256 (32.00%) F5
3 177 (22.13%) Microsoft
4 155 (19.38%) VMware
5 135 (16.88%) CheckPoint
6 121 (15.13%) Juniper
7 93 (11.63%) Red Hat
8 78 (9.75%) HP
9 70 (8.75%) Citrix
9 70 (8.75%) Fortinet
10 69 (8.63%) SolarWinds
11 67 (8.38%) Oracle
12 49 (6.13%) Palo Alto
13 44 (5.50%) TippingPoint
14 41 (5.13%) IBM
15 35 (4.38%) Splunk
16 28 (3.50%) IronPort
17 20 (2.50%) NetApp
18 18 (2.25%) CA
18 18 (2.25%) EMC
Liverpool
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £370 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
IQ Telecom
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Fielding Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
KEYRESOURCE
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago