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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Balancing
UK
Rank 315 376 295
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -81
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 310 273 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.53% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.64% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 169 231
Median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 7
Median hourly rate £47.00 £41.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.25% -5.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 £17.80 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.80 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.75 £42.25 £46.75
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -9.62%

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
37677 42341 41624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.81% 82.72% 79.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 25060 27689 26256
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 944 1155 1112
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +41.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +59 294 £425 +1.19% 65
London +50 130 £450 - 23
South East +22 72 £388 +7.63% 21
Yorkshire +23 30 £493 +23.12% 3
Berkshire +29 27 £350 -17.64% 4
East of England +2 22 £500 -12.08% 6
West Yorkshire +23 20 £495 +23.75% 3
Reading +28 17 £350 -17.64% 2
City of London +9 17 £425 +13.33% 4
South West +7 17 £300 -18.91% 6
North West +11 14 £450 +22.03% 1
Wiltshire +8 12 £288 -22.29%
Leeds +9 11 £500 +25.00% 3
Surrey 0 11 £450 -9.77% 5
Oxfordshire - 10 £325 - 1
Milton Keynes +7 9 £500 +25.78% 3
Buckinghamshire 0 9 £500 +25.78% 3
Hampshire -6 9 £300 -11.69% 5
Bedfordshire +4 8 £625 +8.69%
West Midlands +10 7 £442 -6.94% 4
South Yorkshire -6 7 £400 +29.03%
South Wales +19 6 £375 +15.38%
Croydon +10 6 - -
Luton +10 6 £625 +8.69%
Wales +10 6 £375 +15.38%
Manchester +1 6 £315 -14.57% 1
Maidenhead 0 6 £500 - 1
Scotland +13 5 £400 -3.61%
Cambridgeshire +6 5 £400 +14.28% 4
Swindon +1 5 £275 -25.67%

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 373 (50.82%) Firewall
2 338 (46.05%) Linux
3 262 (35.69%) Cisco
4 204 (27.79%) F5
5 200 (27.25%) DNS
6 190 (25.89%) Amazon AWS
7 178 (24.25%) Windows
8 167 (22.75%) WAN
9 165 (22.48%) Agile Software Development
10 162 (22.07%) DevOps
11 147 (20.03%) High Availability
11 147 (20.03%) Security Cleared
12 144 (19.62%) VMware
13 141 (19.21%) VPN
14 133 (18.12%) TCP/IP
14 133 (18.12%) Puppet
15 130 (17.71%) LAN
15 130 (17.71%) Cisco Certification
16 127 (17.30%) Microsoft
17 119 (16.21%) Data Centre
18 118 (16.08%) Microsoft Azure
19 116 (15.80%) Python
20 114 (15.53%) SC Cleared
21 112 (15.26%) ITIL
22 110 (14.99%) VMware Infrastructure
22 110 (14.99%) Jenkins
23 107 (14.58%) Docker
23 107 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 107 (14.58%) Bash Shell
23 107 (14.58%) SSL

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
1 104 (14.17%) Apache
2 93 (12.67%) Tomcat
3 50 (6.81%) IIS
4 47 (6.40%) MS Exchange
5 44 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 40 (5.45%) JBoss
7 37 (5.04%) WebLogic
8 36 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2013
9 35 (4.77%) Elasticsearch
9 35 (4.77%) OpenStack
10 33 (4.50%) SharePoint
10 33 (4.50%) WebSphere
11 32 (4.36%) Skype for Business
12 29 (3.95%) iPlanet
13 28 (3.81%) Oracle Application Server
14 24 (3.27%) WebSphere Application Server
15 23 (3.13%) nginx
16 20 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2007
17 16 (2.18%) Confluence
18 14 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 59 (8.04%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.14%) MS Project
3 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.68%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 190 (25.89%) Amazon AWS
2 118 (16.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (5.72%) Office 365
4 40 (5.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 38 (5.18%) Amazon EC2
6 33 (4.50%) IaaS
7 31 (4.22%) AWS CloudFormation
8 25 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (2.45%) PaaS
10 14 (1.91%) Amazon S3
11 13 (1.77%) Route 53
12 9 (1.23%) SaaS
13 8 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (1.09%) AWS CloudTrail
13 8 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (0.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 4 (0.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 4 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 373 (50.82%) Firewall
2 200 (27.25%) DNS
3 167 (22.75%) WAN
4 141 (19.21%) VPN
5 133 (18.12%) TCP/IP
6 130 (17.71%) LAN
7 107 (14.58%) SSL
8 106 (14.44%) Network Security
9 83 (11.31%) Cisco Nexus
10 69 (9.40%) Cisco ASA
10 69 (9.40%) Wireless
11 60 (8.17%) SAN
12 59 (8.04%) NetScaler
13 55 (7.49%) OSPF
14 54 (7.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 53 (7.22%) DHCP
16 52 (7.08%) BGP
17 50 (6.81%) MPLS
18 49 (6.68%) HTTP
19 43 (5.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (10.49%) SQL Server
2 52 (7.08%) PostgreSQL
3 44 (5.99%) Amazon RDS
4 37 (5.04%) MySQL
5 27 (3.68%) NoSQL
5 27 (3.68%) Relational Database
6 24 (3.27%) MongoDB
7 22 (3.00%) Redis
8 19 (2.59%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.36%) Oracle Database 12c
9 10 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (1.09%) Big Data
11 8 (1.09%) DB2
11 8 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.82%) Hadoop
13 6 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 110 (14.99%) Jenkins
2 69 (9.40%) Git (software)
3 26 (3.54%) JIRA
4 17 (2.32%) Visual Studio
5 16 (2.18%) Sonatype Nexus
6 15 (2.04%) Subversion
6 15 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (1.91%) JMeter
7 14 (1.91%) Octopus Deploy
8 13 (1.77%) Mercurial
8 13 (1.77%) TeamCity
9 11 (1.50%) Gerrit
9 11 (1.50%) Vagrant
10 10 (1.36%) Artifactory
11 9 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (1.23%) GitLab
12 7 (0.95%) MSBuild
12 7 (0.95%) Selenium
12 7 (0.95%) SonarQube
13 6 (0.82%) Maven
General
1 83 (11.31%) Finance
2 36 (4.90%) Telecoms
3 30 (4.09%) Retail
4 29 (3.95%) Banking
5 12 (1.63%) Legal
6 11 (1.50%) Marketing
7 7 (0.95%) Back Office
8 6 (0.82%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.54%) Electronics
9 4 (0.54%) French Language
9 4 (0.54%) Games
10 3 (0.41%) Advertising
10 3 (0.41%) Law
11 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.14%) Automotive
12 1 (0.14%) Publishing
12 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 129 (17.57%) Network Engineer
2 79 (10.76%) Architect
3 78 (10.63%) Consultant
4 71 (9.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 51 (6.95%) Administrator
6 47 (6.40%) Developer
7 38 (5.18%) Cisco Engineer
7 38 (5.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 37 (5.04%) Security Engineer
9 34 (4.63%) AWS DevOps
10 32 (4.36%) Systems Administrator
11 30 (4.09%) Technical Architect
12 29 (3.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 29 (3.95%) DevOps Consultant
13 28 (3.81%) Infrastructure Architect
14 25 (3.41%) Network Security Engineer
15 24 (3.27%) Linux Administrator
15 24 (3.27%) Linux Engineer
15 24 (3.27%) Senior DevOps
16 22 (3.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (7.22%) Elastic Stack
2 46 (6.27%) Web Services
3 44 (5.99%) Middleware
4 43 (5.86%) J2EE
5 42 (5.72%) .NET
6 38 (5.18%) RabbitMQ
7 28 (3.81%) Django
7 28 (3.81%) LAPP Stack
8 24 (3.27%) LAMP
9 21 (2.86%) SOAP
10 19 (2.59%) boto
11 18 (2.45%) MSMQ
12 17 (2.32%) CSS
12 17 (2.32%) REST
13 16 (2.18%) 802.1X
13 16 (2.18%) XML
14 13 (1.77%) HTML
15 11 (1.50%) AngularJS
15 11 (1.50%) LEMP Stack
15 11 (1.50%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 119 (16.21%) Data Centre
2 66 (8.99%) Clustering
3 64 (8.72%) Public Cloud
4 52 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (5.18%) Computer Science
6 32 (4.36%) Linux Command Line
7 19 (2.59%) Management Information System
8 16 (2.18%) Replication
9 15 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
10 13 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (1.50%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.36%) NHS
12 10 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
13 9 (1.23%) Private Cloud
14 8 (1.09%) DataPower
14 8 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 8 (1.09%) EMC VNX
15 6 (0.82%) CMDB
16 5 (0.68%) Driving Licence
17 4 (0.54%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 338 (46.05%) Linux
2 178 (24.25%) Windows
3 107 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 103 (14.03%) Unix
5 102 (13.90%) Windows Server
6 71 (9.67%) CentOS
7 67 (9.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 61 (8.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 45 (6.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 38 (5.18%) AIX
11 32 (4.36%) Solaris
12 31 (4.22%) Ubuntu
13 29 (3.95%) SUSE
14 24 (3.27%) Oracle Linux
15 18 (2.45%) HPUX
16 12 (1.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 6 (0.82%) Windows 7
18 5 (0.68%) Android
18 5 (0.68%) Windows 8
19 4 (0.54%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (22.48%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (22.07%) DevOps
3 147 (20.03%) High Availability
4 112 (15.26%) ITIL
5 107 (14.58%) Migration
6 84 (11.44%) Configuration Management
7 70 (9.54%) Disaster Recovery
8 68 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
9 55 (7.49%) Continuous Delivery
10 48 (6.54%) Open Source
11 44 (5.99%) Network Design
12 42 (5.72%) Mentoring
13 38 (5.18%) Service Management
14 37 (5.04%) Project Management
15 32 (4.36%) Problem Management
16 30 (4.09%) Change Management
17 29 (3.95%) Network Management
18 27 (3.68%) Incident Management
19 26 (3.54%) Capacity Management
19 26 (3.54%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 116 (15.80%) Python
2 107 (14.58%) Bash Shell
3 99 (13.49%) PowerShell
4 82 (11.17%) SQL
5 79 (10.76%) Java
6 70 (9.54%) Perl
7 58 (7.90%) Ruby
8 36 (4.90%) JavaScript
9 34 (4.63%) PHP
10 33 (4.50%) Shell Script
11 23 (3.13%) C#
12 22 (3.00%) T-SQL
13 16 (2.18%) Korn
14 9 (1.23%) AWK
15 6 (0.82%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.68%) sed
17 4 (0.54%) C
17 4 (0.54%) Groovy
18 3 (0.41%) Go
18 3 (0.41%) Jython
Qualifications
1 147 (20.03%) Security Cleared
2 130 (17.71%) Cisco Certification
3 114 (15.53%) SC Cleared
4 107 (14.58%) CCNP
5 66 (8.99%) CCNA
6 46 (6.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 43 (5.86%) MCSE
8 40 (5.45%) Degree
9 32 (4.36%) CCIE
10 15 (2.04%) CCDP
10 15 (2.04%) JNCIP
11 13 (1.77%) CISSP
11 13 (1.77%) JNCIA
12 11 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (1.50%) JNCIS
13 8 (1.09%) CCDA
13 8 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 8 (1.09%) RHCSA
14 6 (0.82%) RHCA
14 6 (0.82%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.36%) PCI DSS
2 17 (2.32%) QA
3 15 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.77%) SLA
5 12 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (1.09%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.54%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.27%) GDPR
10 1 (0.14%) GPG13
10 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 110 (14.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 107 (14.58%) Docker
3 100 (13.62%) Active Directory
4 34 (4.63%) vSphere
5 30 (4.09%) Virtual Machines
6 29 (3.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 23 (3.13%) Hyper-V
8 18 (2.45%) NFS
9 16 (2.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 13 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (1.77%) XenServer
11 11 (1.50%) ProxySG
11 11 (1.50%) Xen
12 10 (1.36%) iptables
12 10 (1.36%) KVM
12 10 (1.36%) Veritas File System
12 10 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (1.09%) Firmware
13 8 (1.09%) VMware ESX
14 6 (0.82%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 133 (18.12%) Puppet
2 100 (13.62%) Ansible
3 46 (6.27%) Nagios
4 44 (5.99%) Opscode Chef
5 43 (5.86%) logstash
6 39 (5.31%) Kibana
7 35 (4.77%) Kubernetes
7 35 (4.77%) Terraform
8 28 (3.81%) HAProxy
9 20 (2.72%) Microsoft Clustering
10 15 (2.04%) ZABBIX
11 11 (1.50%) NetBackup
12 10 (1.36%) EMC Navisphere
12 10 (1.36%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 9 (1.23%) FortiGate
14 8 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 8 (1.09%) OSSEC
15 7 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
15 7 (0.95%) ITRS Geneos
15 7 (0.95%) OPNET
Vendors
1 262 (35.69%) Cisco
2 204 (27.79%) F5
3 144 (19.62%) VMware
4 127 (17.30%) Microsoft
5 103 (14.03%) Oracle
6 100 (13.62%) CheckPoint
7 96 (13.08%) Red Hat
8 85 (11.58%) Juniper
9 65 (8.86%) Citrix
10 54 (7.36%) HP
11 43 (5.86%) Sun
11 43 (5.86%) Veritas
12 41 (5.59%) Palo Alto
13 39 (5.31%) IBM
14 36 (4.90%) Brocade
15 31 (4.22%) Splunk
16 29 (3.95%) Blue Coat
17 25 (3.41%) EMC
17 25 (3.41%) Fortinet
18 22 (3.00%) Intel Security
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cornwall
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Ascend Consulting
Rate: From £250 to £280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Somerset
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450.00 - £451.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £425.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago