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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 251 317 279
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -38
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 524 420 436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 0.73% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.89% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 266 241
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £290 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £398 £360
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 8
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50

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
44299 46946 44879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.12% 81.11% 77.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29375 30672 28106
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1305 1228
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 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
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 30 September 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 +47 485 £448 +5.29% 86
London +99 264 £470 +10.58% 40
South East -36 53 £362 -4.73% 16
North East +18 48 £320 -28.08% 2
Tyne and Wear +16 48 £320 -28.08% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 47 £320 -5.88% 2
Scotland +40 39 £328 -0.75% 3
City of London +20 38 £490 +8.88% 6
Yorkshire +18 29 £400 +14.28% 4
Renfrewshire 0 27 £325 +8.33% 1
Erskine 0 27 £325 +8.33% 1
West Midlands -18 27 £443 +68.57% 3
West Yorkshire +14 24 £420 +20.00% 4
East of England +6 24 £500 +23.45% 6
North West +14 23 £450 +5.88% 7
Surrey +7 17 £475 +58.33% 2
Hampshire +12 13 £328 +0.76% 9
Berkshire -18 12 £406 +2.84% 1
Shropshire -22 11 £443 - 1
Hertfordshire +4 10 £379 -26.09% 3
Manchester -4 10 £500 +17.64% 5
Telford -18 10 £443 -
Bradford +16 9 £380 -
Leeds +13 9 £450 +16.12% 2
Cheshire +1 9 £450 +12.50% 1
South West 0 8 £425 -2.85% 5
Edinburgh +16 6 £475 +10.14% 1
Chester +3 6 £485 +10.85%
Reading +1 6 £325 -17.46% 1
Watford -3 6 £320 -24.70%

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 514 (51.04%) Firewall
2 403 (40.02%) Linux
3 328 (32.57%) Cisco
4 296 (29.39%) Windows
5 291 (28.90%) F5
6 270 (26.81%) DNS
7 210 (20.85%) DevOps
8 202 (20.06%) Amazon AWS
9 197 (19.56%) Puppet
10 195 (19.36%) Microsoft
11 191 (18.97%) Python
12 188 (18.67%) Cisco Certification
13 187 (18.57%) VMware
14 184 (18.27%) Windows Server
15 177 (17.58%) TCP/IP
15 177 (17.58%) High Availability
16 172 (17.08%) Network Security
16 172 (17.08%) ITIL
16 172 (17.08%) CheckPoint
17 169 (16.78%) Unix
18 166 (16.48%) Agile Software Development
19 164 (16.29%) Juniper
20 158 (15.69%) Active Directory
20 158 (15.69%) VPN
20 158 (15.69%) Security Cleared
21 157 (15.59%) VMware Infrastructure
22 153 (15.19%) WAN
23 152 (15.09%) Apache
24 148 (14.70%) SSL
25 147 (14.60%) CCNP

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
1 152 (15.09%) Apache
2 102 (10.13%) Tomcat
3 89 (8.84%) MS Exchange
4 86 (8.54%) IIS
5 84 (8.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 84 (8.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 72 (7.15%) OpenStack
7 69 (6.85%) SharePoint
8 67 (6.65%) Skype for Business
9 56 (5.56%) WebSphere
10 48 (4.77%) WebLogic
11 39 (3.87%) Elasticsearch
11 39 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2007
12 37 (3.67%) JBoss
13 28 (2.78%) Confluence
13 28 (2.78%) nginx
14 26 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2003
15 25 (2.48%) iPlanet
16 24 (2.38%) Oracle Application Server
16 24 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 78 (7.75%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.99%) MS Office
3 10 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.50%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.30%) MS Project
6 1 (0.099%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.099%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.099%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.099%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.099%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.099%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 202 (20.06%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (8.24%) Office 365
3 75 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 45 (4.47%) Amazon EC2
5 42 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
6 33 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
6 33 (3.28%) PaaS
7 29 (2.88%) IaaS
8 27 (2.68%) Amazon S3
9 21 (2.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 11 (1.09%) Heroku
10 11 (1.09%) SaaS
11 4 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.40%) CloudFront
11 4 (0.40%) IBM PureFlex
12 3 (0.30%) Rackspace Cloud
13 2 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 514 (51.04%) Firewall
2 270 (26.81%) DNS
3 177 (17.58%) TCP/IP
4 172 (17.08%) Network Security
5 158 (15.69%) VPN
6 153 (15.19%) WAN
7 148 (14.70%) SSL
8 142 (14.10%) LAN
9 112 (11.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 102 (10.13%) Cisco Nexus
11 96 (9.53%) BGP
12 88 (8.74%) Internet
13 85 (8.44%) OSPF
14 84 (8.34%) IPsec
15 75 (7.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 72 (7.15%) SAN
17 67 (6.65%) Cisco ASA
17 67 (6.65%) Wireless
18 64 (6.36%) DHCP
19 63 (6.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (11.62%) SQL Server
2 92 (9.14%) MySQL
3 46 (4.57%) PostgreSQL
4 30 (2.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 28 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 24 (2.38%) Oracle Database
7 23 (2.28%) Amazon RDS
8 21 (2.09%) NoSQL
8 21 (2.09%) Relational Database
9 14 (1.39%) Redis
10 10 (0.99%) MongoDB
10 10 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (0.79%) DB2
12 7 (0.70%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
14 5 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 4 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 110 (10.92%) Jenkins
2 105 (10.43%) Git (software)
3 40 (3.97%) JIRA
4 38 (3.77%) Subversion
5 27 (2.68%) Vagrant
6 25 (2.48%) GoCD
7 19 (1.89%) TeamCity
8 18 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (1.29%) Gerrit
9 13 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
10 12 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (0.99%) Mercurial
11 10 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (0.99%) SonarQube
12 9 (0.89%) GitLab
13 8 (0.79%) Bitbucket
13 8 (0.79%) FishEye
13 8 (0.79%) Hudson
13 8 (0.79%) Selenium
14 7 (0.70%) Maven
General
1 121 (12.02%) Finance
2 52 (5.16%) Retail
3 32 (3.18%) Banking
4 26 (2.58%) Marketing
5 20 (1.99%) Back Office
6 19 (1.89%) Telecoms
7 9 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 9 (0.89%) Investment Banking
7 9 (0.89%) Law
7 9 (0.89%) Publishing
8 5 (0.50%) French Language
8 5 (0.50%) Legal
9 4 (0.40%) Games
10 3 (0.30%) Automotive
10 3 (0.30%) Billing
10 3 (0.30%) German Language
10 3 (0.30%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.30%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.20%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 188 (18.67%) Network Engineer
2 114 (11.32%) Architect
3 113 (11.22%) DevOps Engineer
4 93 (9.24%) Administrator
5 80 (7.94%) Consultant
6 75 (7.45%) Systems Administrator
7 58 (5.76%) Developer
8 48 (4.77%) Cisco Engineer
8 48 (4.77%) Network Architect
9 46 (4.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 46 (4.57%) Linux Administrator
10 42 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 38 (3.77%) AWS DevOps
12 36 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
13 34 (3.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 33 (3.28%) Support Engineer
15 32 (3.18%) AWS Engineer
16 31 (3.08%) Analyst
16 31 (3.08%) Cloud Engineer
17 25 (2.48%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (6.75%) LAMP
2 61 (6.06%) Middleware
3 53 (5.26%) Web Services
4 51 (5.06%) J2EE
5 43 (4.27%) .NET
6 42 (4.17%) CSS
7 37 (3.67%) RabbitMQ
8 26 (2.58%) XML
9 22 (2.18%) Django
9 22 (2.18%) LEMP Stack
9 22 (2.18%) SOAP
10 21 (2.09%) LAPP Stack
11 19 (1.89%) ELK Stack
11 19 (1.89%) libvirt
12 17 (1.69%) 802.1X
13 16 (1.59%) .NET Framework
14 15 (1.49%) AngularJS
15 14 (1.39%) REST
15 14 (1.39%) WCF
16 13 (1.29%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 145 (14.40%) Data Centre
2 95 (9.43%) Clustering
3 76 (7.55%) Public Cloud
4 58 (5.76%) Computer Science
5 39 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
6 35 (3.48%) PKI
7 30 (2.98%) Private Cloud
8 25 (2.48%) Management Information System
9 22 (2.18%) YubiKey
10 19 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
11 14 (1.39%) Client/Server
12 13 (1.29%) DataPower
12 13 (1.29%) User Experience
13 12 (1.19%) Cryptography
14 11 (1.09%) Algorithms
14 11 (1.09%) iPad
15 8 (0.79%) N-Tier
15 8 (0.79%) Replication
15 8 (0.79%) Visualisation
16 7 (0.70%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 403 (40.02%) Linux
2 296 (29.39%) Windows
3 184 (18.27%) Windows Server
4 169 (16.78%) Unix
5 105 (10.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 85 (8.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 82 (8.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 67 (6.65%) CentOS
9 56 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 45 (4.47%) Ubuntu
11 43 (4.27%) AIX
12 41 (4.07%) SUSE
13 38 (3.77%) Solaris
14 33 (3.28%) Oracle Linux
15 13 (1.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 11 (1.09%) Debian
17 10 (0.99%) HPUX
18 8 (0.79%) Windows 7
19 7 (0.70%) VMS
20 4 (0.40%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (20.85%) DevOps
2 177 (17.58%) High Availability
3 172 (17.08%) ITIL
4 166 (16.48%) Agile Software Development
5 136 (13.51%) Configuration Management
6 113 (11.22%) Migration
7 77 (7.65%) Continuous Delivery
8 76 (7.55%) Network Design
9 75 (7.45%) Network Management
9 75 (7.45%) Open Source
10 74 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
11 63 (6.26%) Capacity Planning
12 59 (5.86%) Change Management
13 58 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
14 52 (5.16%) E-Commerce
15 51 (5.06%) Mentoring
16 44 (4.37%) Network Monitoring
17 40 (3.97%) Stakeholder Management
18 39 (3.87%) Change Control
19 38 (3.77%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 191 (18.97%) Python
2 142 (14.10%) PowerShell
3 123 (12.21%) Bash Shell
4 119 (11.82%) SQL
5 103 (10.23%) Java
6 102 (10.13%) Perl
7 86 (8.54%) Ruby
8 64 (6.36%) Shell Script
9 52 (5.16%) PHP
10 38 (3.77%) JavaScript
11 29 (2.88%) C#
12 22 (2.18%) Korn
13 19 (1.89%) Go
14 15 (1.49%) T-SQL
15 13 (1.29%) PL/SQL
15 13 (1.29%) Scala
16 12 (1.19%) C
17 8 (0.79%) C++
18 7 (0.70%) VBScript
19 6 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 188 (18.67%) Cisco Certification
2 158 (15.69%) Security Cleared
3 147 (14.60%) CCNP
4 127 (12.61%) SC Cleared
5 111 (11.02%) CCNA
6 101 (10.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 83 (8.24%) Degree
8 66 (6.55%) MCSE
9 29 (2.88%) MCTS
10 26 (2.58%) CCIE
10 26 (2.58%) JNCIA
11 24 (2.38%) JNCIS
12 19 (1.89%) MCITP
13 16 (1.59%) CCDP
13 16 (1.59%) MCP
14 13 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
15 12 (1.19%) CCDA
16 11 (1.09%) RHCE
17 10 (0.99%) CISSP
17 10 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.07%) PCI DSS
2 14 (1.39%) SLA
3 12 (1.19%) QA
4 7 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 158 (15.69%) Active Directory
2 157 (15.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (10.82%) Docker
4 52 (5.16%) Virtual Machines
5 36 (3.57%) Hyper-V
6 35 (3.48%) iptables
7 32 (3.18%) vSphere
8 26 (2.58%) Xen
9 25 (2.48%) KVM
9 25 (2.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 19 (1.89%) Postfix
11 17 (1.69%) Samba
12 15 (1.49%) VMware ESX
12 15 (1.49%) XenServer
13 14 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
14 12 (1.19%) Brightmail
14 12 (1.19%) Firmware
14 12 (1.19%) NFS
15 10 (0.99%) Sendmail
16 9 (0.89%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 197 (19.56%) Puppet
2 97 (9.63%) Ansible
3 89 (8.84%) Opscode Chef
4 61 (6.06%) Nagios
5 46 (4.57%) Terraform
6 32 (3.18%) Kubernetes
7 27 (2.68%) HAProxy
8 26 (2.58%) logstash
9 24 (2.38%) Kibana
9 24 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
10 21 (2.09%) OPNET
10 21 (2.09%) SCOM
11 18 (1.79%) ZABBIX
12 17 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
13 14 (1.39%) Graphite
14 13 (1.29%) Cobbler
14 13 (1.29%) Mesos
14 13 (1.29%) OSSEC
15 11 (1.09%) Ganglia
15 11 (1.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 328 (32.57%) Cisco
2 291 (28.90%) F5
3 195 (19.36%) Microsoft
4 187 (18.57%) VMware
5 172 (17.08%) CheckPoint
6 164 (16.29%) Juniper
7 125 (12.41%) Red Hat
8 119 (11.82%) Oracle
9 111 (11.02%) HP
10 93 (9.24%) Fortinet
11 83 (8.24%) Citrix
12 61 (6.06%) SolarWinds
13 53 (5.26%) Palo Alto
14 52 (5.16%) TippingPoint
15 47 (4.67%) Splunk
16 46 (4.57%) IBM
17 37 (3.67%) Riverbed
18 34 (3.38%) Sun
19 33 (3.28%) IronPort
20 31 (3.08%) Veritas
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