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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 333 361 275
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -86
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 285 187 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.39% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.54% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 106 192
Average daily rate £425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £523 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 21
Average hourly rate £155.00 £32.50 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+376.92% -40.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £155.00 £32.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+376.92% -40.90%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -10 276 £425 +12.58% 75
London +30 142 £450 +12.50% 38
South East -14 43 £400 +16.78% 11
City of London -3 33 £400 - 14
South West -7 26 £450 - 5
West Midlands -4 20 £350 -27.83% 1
East of England -15 17 £500 +33.68% 6
West Sussex +7 15 £500 +42.85%
Gloucestershire +9 13 £450 - 2
Berkshire -8 12 £450 +24.13% 6
North West - 11 £394 - 4
Crawley +9 10 £500 +42.85%
Yorkshire -29 10 £401 +60.20% 8
Cheshire - 10 £394 - 1
Hertfordshire 0 9 £400 - 1
Letchworth - 8 - -
York - 7 £401 - 1
North Yorkshire - 7 £401 - 1
Wiltshire - 7 - - 1
Hampshire +6 6 £375 +66.66% 4
Reading 0 6 £338 -13.46% 3
Bedfordshire - 5 £500 - 1
East Midlands -5 4 - -
Surrey -15 4 £241 -29.81%
Swindon - 4 - -
Cambridge +3 3 £488 - 4
Telford -3 3 £350 -35.18%
Shropshire -7 3 £350 -35.18%
Cambridgeshire -12 3 £488 +30.34% 4
Milton Keynes -17 3 - -

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 186 (33.88%) Firewall
2 179 (32.60%) Linux
3 157 (28.60%) Windows
4 151 (27.50%) Cisco
5 129 (23.50%) F5
6 124 (22.59%) VMware
7 115 (20.95%) DNS
8 110 (20.04%) UNIX
9 99 (18.03%) TCP/IP
10 96 (17.49%) Clustering
11 93 (16.94%) Active Directory
12 92 (16.76%) SQL
13 90 (16.39%) WAN
14 87 (15.85%) Finance
15 86 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
16 84 (15.30%) Citrix
17 83 (15.12%) Cisco Certification
18 79 (14.39%) HP
18 79 (14.39%) Microsoft
19 77 (14.03%) Oracle
20 74 (13.48%) SAN
21 72 (13.11%) SSL
22 70 (12.75%) SQL Server
23 69 (12.57%) LAN
24 68 (12.39%) VPN
24 68 (12.39%) Disaster Recovery
25 67 (12.20%) Java
25 67 (12.20%) CheckPoint
26 66 (12.02%) BGP
27 64 (11.66%) Red Hat

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 50 (9.11%) IIS
1 50 (9.11%) Tomcat
2 36 (6.56%) Apache
3 33 (6.01%) MS Exchange
4 32 (5.83%) Node.js
5 29 (5.28%) Lync
6 22 (4.01%) WebSphere
7 18 (3.28%) WebLogic
8 14 (2.55%) SharePoint
9 11 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (1.64%) nginx
11 8 (1.46%) WebSphere Application Server
11 8 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (1.09%) SAS
14 5 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
15 3 (0.55%) NetWeaver
15 3 (0.55%) WebLogic Portal
15 3 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (2.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.73%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.36%) Tridion
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 39 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (2.19%) Amazon S3
4 8 (1.46%) SaaS
5 6 (1.09%) Joyent
5 6 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (0.91%) PaaS
6 5 (0.91%) Route 53
6 5 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.55%) Office 365
8 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (0.18%) IaaS
9 1 (0.18%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 186 (33.88%) Firewall
2 115 (20.95%) DNS
3 99 (18.03%) TCP/IP
4 90 (16.39%) WAN
5 74 (13.48%) SAN
6 72 (13.11%) SSL
7 69 (12.57%) LAN
8 68 (12.39%) VPN
9 66 (12.02%) BGP
10 59 (10.75%) Network Security
11 55 (10.02%) Internet
12 54 (9.84%) OSPF
13 44 (8.01%) DHCP
14 40 (7.29%) NetScaler
15 39 (7.10%) Cisco ASA
16 38 (6.92%) HTTP
16 38 (6.92%) VLAN
17 37 (6.74%) DMZ
18 35 (6.38%) NAS
19 34 (6.19%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (12.75%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.46%) MySQL
3 22 (4.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (3.83%) Oracle Database
4 21 (3.83%) Relational Database
5 16 (2.91%) Oracle ODI
5 16 (2.91%) Oracle OWB
6 15 (2.73%) Oracle Reports
6 15 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (2.37%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
8 11 (2.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 9 (1.64%) OLAP
9 9 (1.64%) MongoDB
9 9 (1.64%) NoSQL
10 8 (1.46%) DB2
11 7 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (1.28%) DataStage
11 7 (1.28%) Redis
11 7 (1.28%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.00%) LoadRunner
2 10 (1.82%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.28%) Talend Open Studio
4 6 (1.09%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.09%) Ant
4 6 (1.09%) Maven
5 5 (0.91%) Hudson
5 5 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.73%) JProfiler
6 4 (0.73%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.55%) Subversion
7 3 (0.55%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.55%) Selenium
7 3 (0.55%) WebLOAD
8 2 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.18%) Introscope
9 1 (0.18%) MSI
9 1 (0.18%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.18%) JConsole
General
1 87 (15.85%) Finance
2 24 (4.37%) Telecoms
2 24 (4.37%) Banking
3 23 (4.19%) Law
4 11 (2.00%) Legal
5 8 (1.46%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.46%) Retail
5 8 (1.46%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.28%) Advertising
7 4 (0.73%) Publishing
8 3 (0.55%) Marketing
9 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.36%) Games
10 1 (0.18%) Front Office
10 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 77 (14.03%) Architect
2 69 (12.57%) Network Engineer
3 44 (8.01%) Developer
4 38 (6.92%) Consultant
4 38 (6.92%) Administrator
5 35 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 33 (6.01%) Analyst
7 30 (5.46%) Designer
8 26 (4.74%) Security Engineer
9 24 (4.37%) Systems Administrator
10 23 (4.19%) Network Security Engineer
11 21 (3.83%) Infrastructure Architect
12 18 (3.28%) Support Engineer
12 18 (3.28%) Technical Architect
12 18 (3.28%) Network Architect
13 17 (3.10%) Linux Administrator
14 16 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
14 16 (2.91%) Infrastructure Designer
15 15 (2.73%) UNIX Engineer
15 15 (2.73%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (8.01%) Web Services
2 32 (5.83%) .NET
3 24 (4.37%) XML
4 19 (3.46%) J2EE
5 16 (2.91%) REST
6 15 (2.73%) LAMP
7 14 (2.55%) Middleware
8 13 (2.37%) WCF
9 11 (2.00%) Java EE
10 10 (1.82%) JSON
11 8 (1.46%) OAuth
11 8 (1.46%) JMS
11 8 (1.46%) SAML
12 7 (1.28%) JMX
12 7 (1.28%) CSS
12 7 (1.28%) J2SE
13 6 (1.09%) XML Schema
13 6 (1.09%) CGI
13 6 (1.09%) ASP.NET
13 6 (1.09%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 96 (17.49%) Clustering
2 30 (5.46%) Client/Server
3 20 (3.64%) Data Integration
3 20 (3.64%) Replication
4 14 (2.55%) CLARiiON
5 12 (2.19%) PKI
6 10 (1.82%) Video on Demand
6 10 (1.82%) Open Source
6 10 (1.82%) IPTV
7 9 (1.64%) Thin Client
7 9 (1.64%) Fat Client
8 8 (1.46%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.46%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.28%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.09%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.09%) Firmware
11 5 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.73%) Wiki
12 4 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.55%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 179 (32.60%) Linux
2 157 (28.60%) Windows
3 110 (20.04%) UNIX
4 48 (8.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 47 (8.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (8.38%) Solaris
7 24 (4.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (3.83%) CentOS
9 19 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (2.73%) VMS
11 13 (2.37%) HPUX
12 9 (1.64%) Ubuntu
12 9 (1.64%) AIX
13 7 (1.28%) Windows 7
13 7 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
13 7 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (0.91%) Debian
15 4 (0.73%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.73%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.36%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (12.39%) Disaster Recovery
2 57 (10.38%) ITIL
3 36 (6.56%) Network Design
4 35 (6.38%) E-Commerce
5 34 (6.19%) Migration
6 33 (6.01%) Change Management
6 33 (6.01%) Capacity Planning
7 29 (5.28%) Performance Tuning
8 26 (4.74%) Software Engineering
9 25 (4.55%) Project Management
10 23 (4.19%) Configuration Management
10 23 (4.19%) High Availability
11 22 (4.01%) Network Management
11 22 (4.01%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (3.83%) Incident Management
12 21 (3.83%) Performance Testing
13 20 (3.64%) Data Modelling
13 20 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (3.64%) Service Management
14 19 (3.46%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 92 (16.76%) SQL
2 67 (12.20%) Java
3 53 (9.65%) Perl
4 51 (9.29%) Python
5 48 (8.74%) Bash Shell
6 41 (7.47%) Ruby
7 40 (7.29%) PHP
8 29 (5.28%) PowerShell
9 25 (4.55%) C++
10 16 (2.91%) C
11 14 (2.55%) Shell Script
12 12 (2.19%) JavaScript
13 10 (1.82%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.28%) VBScript
14 7 (1.28%) Bourne shell
15 6 (1.09%) C#
16 5 (0.91%) VB
16 5 (0.91%) Groovy
17 3 (0.55%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.55%) R
Qualifications
1 83 (15.12%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (11.29%) CCNP
3 44 (8.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (7.47%) Degree
5 33 (6.01%) MCSE
6 26 (4.74%) Security Cleared
7 22 (4.01%) CCNA
8 18 (3.28%) SC Cleared
8 18 (3.28%) CCIE
9 17 (3.10%) MCSA
10 15 (2.73%) MCP
11 13 (2.37%) Oracle Certification
12 12 (2.19%) OCP
12 12 (2.19%) OCA
12 12 (2.19%) CCDP
13 11 (2.00%) CCSE
14 9 (1.64%) MCITP
15 6 (1.09%) Sun Certification
15 6 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 4 (0.73%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.64%) SLA
1 9 (1.64%) QA
2 5 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (0.36%) COBIT
4 1 (0.18%) TickIT
System Software
1 93 (16.94%) Active Directory
2 86 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (5.65%) XenApp
4 29 (5.28%) vSphere
5 23 (4.19%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (3.10%) XenDesktop
7 14 (2.55%) Hyper-V
7 14 (2.55%) VMware ESX
8 13 (2.37%) Terminal Services
9 11 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
10 10 (1.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 8 (1.46%) Varnish
12 7 (1.28%) ProxySG
12 7 (1.28%) UAG
13 6 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 5 (0.91%) NFS
15 4 (0.73%) vCloud
15 4 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
16 3 (0.55%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 37 (6.74%) Puppet
2 22 (4.01%) SCOM
2 22 (4.01%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (3.83%) Nagios
4 20 (3.64%) SCCM
5 14 (2.55%) NetBackup
6 12 (2.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 10 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (1.28%) YUM
10 6 (1.09%) Munin
10 6 (1.09%) StatsD
11 5 (0.91%) Vagrant
11 5 (0.91%) SCOrch
11 5 (0.91%) Cacti
12 4 (0.73%) WSUS
12 4 (0.73%) CiscoWorks
13 3 (0.55%) Tivoli
13 3 (0.55%) OpenView
13 3 (0.55%) SCSM
Vendors
1 151 (27.50%) Cisco
2 129 (23.50%) F5
3 124 (22.59%) VMware
4 84 (15.30%) Citrix
5 79 (14.39%) HP
5 79 (14.39%) Microsoft
6 77 (14.03%) Oracle
7 67 (12.20%) CheckPoint
8 64 (11.66%) Red Hat
9 46 (8.38%) Juniper
10 37 (6.74%) Sun
11 33 (6.01%) NetApp
12 29 (5.28%) Blue Coat
13 21 (3.83%) Veritas
13 21 (3.83%) Riverbed
14 20 (3.64%) EMC
15 19 (3.46%) Brocade
15 19 (3.46%) JBoss
16 18 (3.28%) McAfee
17 16 (2.91%) SolarWinds
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