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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 278 335 333
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -2
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 364 244 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.49% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.65% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 164 121
Average daily rate
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£401 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £285 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £155.00 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.64% +260.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £155.00 -
% change year-on-year
-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
39429 37564 32100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.02% 75.01% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 24726 22718 19169
Average daily rate £420 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1056 1102 1125
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015. 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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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 +63 345 £413 +3.12% 140
London +42 184 £450 +12.50% 50
South East +1 47 £390 -2.50% 24
Yorkshire +4 46 £369 +22.91% 22
City of London +10 32 £413 +7.14% 14
East Midlands +19 21 £300 +76.47% 5
South Yorkshire +15 20 £275 -12.00% 1
West Midlands -2 19 £360 +2.85% 6
Sheffield +13 16 £275 -12.00% 1
Surrey +16 15 £473 +47.65% 9
West Yorkshire -15 14 £400 +33.33% 18
North Yorkshire +4 12 £401 - 3
York +15 11 £401 - 3
Berkshire -3 11 £525 +10.52% 5
Hampshire -7 11 £420 +35.48% 1
South West -11 10 £385 -14.44% 14
Nottinghamshire - 9 - - 2
East of England +3 8 £475 +11.76% 9
North West -15 7 - - 10
Oxfordshire - 7 £375 - 5
Northamptonshire - 7 £295 - 1
Nottingham - 7 - - 2
Scotland -1 6 £340 - 2
Leeds -26 6 £325 +8.33% 12
Northampton - 6 £300 -
Reading +1 5 £525 +27.27% 2
Birmingham 0 5 £288 +0.87% 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £450 - 1
Halifax -1 4 £438 +25.00% 4
Bristol -4 4 £385 -23.00% 9

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

1 416 (53.13%) Firewall
2 363 (46.36%) Cisco
3 291 (37.16%) Linux
4 226 (28.86%) F5
5 222 (28.35%) Windows
6 220 (28.10%) DNS
7 218 (27.84%) Cisco Certification
8 188 (24.01%) CheckPoint
9 163 (20.82%) VMware
10 162 (20.69%) BGP
11 148 (18.90%) Juniper
12 147 (18.77%) ITIL
13 145 (18.52%) CCNP
13 145 (18.52%) Network Security
14 142 (18.14%) WAN
15 141 (18.01%) Python
16 138 (17.62%) TCP/IP
17 136 (17.37%) VPN
18 133 (16.99%) OSPF
19 132 (16.86%) Cisco ASA
20 126 (16.09%) Apache
21 124 (15.84%) UNIX
21 124 (15.84%) LAN
22 117 (14.94%) Citrix
23 114 (14.56%) Puppet
23 114 (14.56%) DevOps
24 111 (14.18%) Clustering
25 109 (13.92%) Cisco Nexus
26 108 (13.79%) Finance
27 106 (13.54%) VMware Infrastructure

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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
1 126 (16.09%) Apache
2 77 (9.83%) IIS
3 47 (6.00%) Tomcat
4 45 (5.75%) OpenStack
5 38 (4.85%) nginx
6 37 (4.73%) SharePoint
7 28 (3.58%) Lync
8 26 (3.32%) WebLogic
9 24 (3.07%) WebSphere
10 16 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
11 15 (1.92%) Node.js
12 14 (1.79%) MS Exchange
12 14 (1.79%) Cloud Foundry
12 14 (1.79%) Office Communications Server
12 14 (1.79%) Oracle 10gAS
13 11 (1.40%) JBoss
14 9 (1.15%) Lotus Domino
15 8 (1.02%) NetWeaver
16 7 (0.89%) Confluence
16 7 (0.89%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 20 (2.55%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.79%) MS Office
3 4 (0.51%) MS Project
3 4 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (2.81%) RMDS
2 16 (2.04%) Oracle Applications
2 16 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 71 (9.07%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
4 24 (3.07%) Amazon S3
5 17 (2.17%) PaaS
6 14 (1.79%) Amazon ELB
6 14 (1.79%) Heroku
6 14 (1.79%) Engine Yard
7 12 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (1.40%) IaaS
9 8 (1.02%) Office 365
10 5 (0.64%) Route 53
11 4 (0.51%) SaaS
12 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 416 (53.13%) Firewall
2 220 (28.10%) DNS
3 162 (20.69%) BGP
4 145 (18.52%) Network Security
5 142 (18.14%) WAN
6 138 (17.62%) TCP/IP
7 136 (17.37%) VPN
8 133 (16.99%) OSPF
9 132 (16.86%) Cisco ASA
10 124 (15.84%) LAN
11 109 (13.92%) Cisco Nexus
12 100 (12.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 93 (11.88%) MPLS
14 85 (10.86%) DHCP
15 80 (10.22%) SAN
16 79 (10.09%) Wireless
17 75 (9.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 70 (8.94%) VLAN
18 70 (8.94%) IPsec
19 69 (8.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 67 (8.56%) MySQL
3 57 (7.28%) NoSQL
4 47 (6.00%) MongoDB
5 36 (4.60%) Apache Cassandra
6 34 (4.34%) Oracle Database
7 28 (3.58%) Relational Database
8 20 (2.55%) DB2
8 20 (2.55%) RDBMS
9 17 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
9 17 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (1.79%) Oracle Discoverer
12 13 (1.66%) Redis
13 11 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
14 7 (0.89%) EDRMS
15 5 (0.64%) Hadoop
15 5 (0.64%) SimpleDB
15 5 (0.64%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 74 (9.45%) Jenkins
2 69 (8.81%) Git (software)
3 58 (7.41%) Subversion
4 42 (5.36%) Maven
5 21 (2.68%) Selenium
6 18 (2.30%) Mercurial
7 17 (2.17%) Hudson
8 16 (2.04%) Cucumber
9 13 (1.66%) JIRA
10 11 (1.40%) SoapUI
10 11 (1.40%) TeamCity
10 11 (1.40%) Introscope
11 10 (1.28%) Ant
11 10 (1.28%) Gradle
11 10 (1.28%) MSBuild
12 9 (1.15%) JMeter
13 7 (0.89%) Visual Studio
14 5 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (0.51%) WebLOAD
16 2 (0.26%) MSI
General
1 108 (13.79%) Finance
2 56 (7.15%) Banking
3 46 (5.87%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.30%) Games
5 17 (2.17%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.92%) Retail
7 10 (1.28%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.77%) Publishing
9 6 (0.77%) Legal
10 4 (0.51%) Marketing
11 3 (0.38%) Law
11 3 (0.38%) Electronics
12 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.26%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 181 (23.12%) Network Engineer
2 77 (9.83%) Architect
3 73 (9.32%) Analyst
4 72 (9.20%) DevOps Engineer
5 71 (9.07%) Consultant
6 38 (4.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 36 (4.60%) Network Consultant
7 36 (4.60%) Administrator
8 33 (4.21%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 30 (3.83%) Network Specialist
9 30 (3.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 26 (3.32%) Developer
11 25 (3.19%) Design Engineer
11 25 (3.19%) Cisco Engineer
12 23 (2.94%) Security Specialist
13 21 (2.68%) Network Security Specialist
13 21 (2.68%) DBA
14 19 (2.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 19 (2.43%) Senior Network Engineer
14 19 (2.43%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (8.94%) Web Services
2 56 (7.15%) .NET
3 46 (5.87%) Middleware
4 39 (4.98%) XML
5 30 (3.83%) JSON
6 27 (3.45%) LAMP
7 25 (3.19%) REST
7 25 (3.19%) CSS
8 24 (3.07%) Rendezvous
9 20 (2.55%) Java EE
10 19 (2.43%) MCollective
11 17 (2.17%) HTML
12 15 (1.92%) Oracle Fusion
12 15 (1.92%) SOAP
13 12 (1.53%) ASP.NET
14 11 (1.40%) Django
14 11 (1.40%) Regular Expression
15 10 (1.28%) JMS
15 10 (1.28%) Ruby on Rails
16 8 (1.02%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 111 (14.18%) Clustering
2 73 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (8.05%) Open Source
4 24 (3.07%) Thin Client
4 24 (3.07%) Fat Client
5 23 (2.94%) Replication
6 22 (2.81%) Management Information System
6 22 (2.81%) Computer Science
7 19 (2.43%) Device Driver
8 17 (2.17%) Client/Server
9 16 (2.04%) User Experience
10 13 (1.66%) PKI
11 12 (1.53%) Statistics
11 12 (1.53%) Online Games
11 12 (1.53%) Visualisation
12 11 (1.40%) Fixed Income
13 10 (1.28%) Cryptography
14 6 (0.77%) Wiki
14 6 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
14 6 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 291 (37.16%) Linux
2 222 (28.35%) Windows
3 124 (15.84%) UNIX
4 71 (9.07%) CentOS
5 65 (8.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 61 (7.79%) Ubuntu
7 48 (6.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (4.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 36 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (3.83%) Solaris
11 21 (2.68%) HPUX
12 20 (2.55%) AIX
13 11 (1.40%) Debian
14 10 (1.28%) SUSE
15 9 (1.15%) Windows 7
15 9 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
16 8 (1.02%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
18 3 (0.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 3 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (18.77%) ITIL
2 114 (14.56%) DevOps
3 82 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (8.68%) Network Management
5 65 (8.30%) E-Commerce
6 62 (7.92%) Change Management
7 61 (7.79%) Service Management
8 58 (7.41%) Service Delivery
9 55 (7.02%) Configuration Management
9 55 (7.02%) Network Architecture
9 55 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
10 47 (6.00%) Network Design
11 42 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
12 41 (5.24%) Migration
12 41 (5.24%) Performance Tuning
13 38 (4.85%) Kanban
13 38 (4.85%) Release Management
14 37 (4.73%) Network Monitoring
15 35 (4.47%) Incident Management
16 32 (4.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 141 (18.01%) Python
2 102 (13.03%) Java
3 85 (10.86%) SQL
4 84 (10.73%) Ruby
5 77 (9.83%) Perl
6 70 (8.94%) Shell Script
7 57 (7.28%) Bash Shell
8 48 (6.13%) PHP
9 33 (4.21%) C
10 22 (2.81%) C++
11 21 (2.68%) PowerShell
12 20 (2.55%) PL/SQL
12 20 (2.55%) Korn
13 11 (1.40%) C#
13 11 (1.40%) JavaScript
14 8 (1.02%) Groovy
15 2 (0.26%) VBScript
15 2 (0.26%) VB
15 2 (0.26%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 218 (27.84%) Cisco Certification
2 145 (18.52%) CCNP
3 95 (12.13%) CCNA
4 78 (9.96%) Security Cleared
5 58 (7.41%) CCIE
6 55 (7.02%) SC Cleared
7 37 (4.73%) CCSE
8 29 (3.70%) CISSP
9 27 (3.45%) CCDP
10 26 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 25 (3.19%) Degree
12 23 (2.94%) DV Cleared
13 20 (2.55%) VCP4
14 16 (2.04%) CCSP
15 14 (1.79%) MCSE
16 12 (1.53%) CCSA
17 10 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 9 (1.15%) MCTS
19 7 (0.89%) JNCIS
19 7 (0.89%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.00%) SLA
2 35 (4.47%) QA
3 10 (1.28%) JSP 440
4 7 (0.89%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 106 (13.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (8.94%) Active Directory
3 54 (6.90%) vSphere
4 40 (5.11%) Hyper-V
5 28 (3.58%) vCloud
6 18 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (2.04%) Oracle RMAN
7 16 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
8 14 (1.79%) Docker
9 12 (1.53%) Postfix
10 11 (1.40%) XenApp
10 11 (1.40%) FreeRADIUS
10 11 (1.40%) ProxySG
11 10 (1.28%) XenServer
12 9 (1.15%) XenDesktop
12 9 (1.15%) Firmware
13 8 (1.02%) Xen
13 8 (1.02%) VirtualBox
13 8 (1.02%) Forefront TMG
13 8 (1.02%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 114 (14.56%) Puppet
2 66 (8.43%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (6.13%) Nagios
4 33 (4.21%) ZABBIX
5 24 (3.07%) Cobbler
6 23 (2.94%) SCCM
7 18 (2.30%) Kibana
7 18 (2.30%) ITRS Geneos
7 18 (2.30%) SCOM
8 15 (1.92%) Cacti
8 15 (1.92%) Zenoss
8 15 (1.92%) Graylog
8 15 (1.92%) Graphite
8 15 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
8 15 (1.92%) CA Spectrum
9 14 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 14 (1.79%) OPNET
10 13 (1.66%) collectd
10 13 (1.66%) CiscoWorks
11 12 (1.53%) Salt
Vendors
1 363 (46.36%) Cisco
2 226 (28.86%) F5
3 188 (24.01%) CheckPoint
4 163 (20.82%) VMware
5 148 (18.90%) Juniper
6 117 (14.94%) Citrix
7 104 (13.28%) HP
7 104 (13.28%) Oracle
8 86 (10.98%) Red Hat
9 77 (9.83%) Blue Coat
10 72 (9.20%) SolarWinds
11 68 (8.68%) Microsoft
12 39 (4.98%) IBM
13 38 (4.85%) Splunk
14 34 (4.34%) Nokia
15 33 (4.21%) TIBCO
16 31 (3.96%) Fortinet
17 30 (3.83%) EMC
17 30 (3.83%) Riverbed
17 30 (3.83%) Infoblox
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum 3 Months initially
Posted: 2 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 2 hours ago
Halifax
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
TRG
Rate: 350-400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead
Streamline Connections
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £MARKET RATES
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Corsham
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £320.00 - £375.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
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