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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 277 314 327
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +13
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 398 299 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.58% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.79% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 174 151
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £33.75 £18.00 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -48.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 £18.00 £29.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £18.00 £41.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £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
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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 +11 360 £400 +6.66% 102
London +39 176 £450 +13.20% 41
South East +3 62 £400 -3.61% 28
City of London +6 36 £475 +21.79% 11
Yorkshire -25 36 £325 +8.33% 7
West Midlands +1 31 £225 -40.00% 2
Hampshire -10 20 £400 +14.28% 8
Berkshire +9 17 £400 -4.76% 6
Scotland +9 17 £476 -
West Yorkshire -37 17 £325 +8.33% 7
East of England -15 14 £335 -18.78% 7
Leeds -28 14 £325 +8.33% 7
North West -5 12 £363 -29.26% 9
South Yorkshire +10 11 £250 -23.07%
Sheffield +7 11 £250 -23.07%
County Antrim - 11 - -
Belfast - 11 - -
Northern Ireland - 11 - -
East Midlands +8 9 £275 +61.76%
Surrey -4 9 £488 +17.46% 3
Buckinghamshire -7 9 £425 +182.39%
North East -19 9 £365 - 1
South West -22 9 £600 +101.68% 7
York +9 8 £401 +6.80%
North Yorkshire -3 8 £401 +34.62%
Milton Keynes -9 8 £425 +182.39%
Tyne and Wear -23 8 £365 - 1
Shropshire - 8 £375 -
Portsmouth - 8 £350 - 3
Edinburgh -7 7 £500 -

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 404 (48.73%) Firewall
2 383 (46.20%) Cisco
3 287 (34.62%) Linux
4 252 (30.40%) Windows
5 223 (26.90%) Cisco Certification
6 221 (26.66%) DNS
7 214 (25.81%) F5
8 210 (25.33%) CheckPoint
9 163 (19.66%) VMware
10 160 (19.30%) VPN
11 159 (19.18%) CCNP
12 154 (18.58%) WAN
13 153 (18.46%) BGP
14 146 (17.61%) ITIL
15 140 (16.89%) LAN
15 140 (16.89%) Cisco Nexus
16 139 (16.77%) Cisco ASA
17 137 (16.53%) Network Security
18 135 (16.28%) Juniper
19 133 (16.04%) TCP/IP
20 130 (15.68%) SQL Server
21 129 (15.56%) OSPF
22 128 (15.44%) SAN
23 126 (15.20%) UNIX
24 124 (14.96%) Clustering
25 123 (14.84%) Python
26 118 (14.23%) Apache
27 116 (13.99%) Oracle
28 114 (13.75%) Active Directory
29 110 (13.27%) Citrix

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 118 (14.23%) Apache
2 76 (9.17%) IIS
3 48 (5.79%) OpenStack
4 43 (5.19%) Tomcat
5 41 (4.95%) SharePoint
6 31 (3.74%) nginx
7 26 (3.14%) Lync
8 23 (2.77%) WebLogic
9 20 (2.41%) MS Exchange
10 14 (1.69%) JBoss
11 12 (1.45%) Office Communications Server
12 11 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (1.21%) Cloud Foundry
13 10 (1.21%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.97%) Node.js
14 8 (0.97%) IBM HTTP Server
15 7 (0.84%) Eucalyptus
16 6 (0.72%) Oracle 10gAS
16 6 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
17 5 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 27 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.53%) MS Office
3 13 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.48%) MS Project
5 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.24%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.24%) Summit
4 1 (0.12%) RMDS
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 67 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (4.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (4.34%) Amazon EC2
4 29 (3.50%) Amazon S3
5 24 (2.90%) PaaS
6 14 (1.69%) IaaS
7 11 (1.33%) Office 365
8 10 (1.21%) Heroku
8 10 (1.21%) Engine Yard
9 6 (0.72%) Route 53
9 6 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.36%) SaaS
12 2 (0.24%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 404 (48.73%) Firewall
2 221 (26.66%) DNS
3 160 (19.30%) VPN
4 154 (18.58%) WAN
5 153 (18.46%) BGP
6 140 (16.89%) LAN
6 140 (16.89%) Cisco Nexus
7 139 (16.77%) Cisco ASA
8 137 (16.53%) Network Security
9 133 (16.04%) TCP/IP
10 129 (15.56%) OSPF
11 128 (15.44%) SAN
12 102 (12.30%) MPLS
13 84 (10.13%) SSL
14 82 (9.89%) NetScaler
14 82 (9.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 82 (9.89%) DHCP
15 80 (9.65%) IPsec
16 79 (9.53%) Internet
17 73 (8.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (15.68%) SQL Server
2 67 (8.08%) MySQL
3 39 (4.70%) NoSQL
4 38 (4.58%) MongoDB
5 33 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 30 (3.62%) Apache Cassandra
7 29 (3.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 27 (3.26%) DB2
9 24 (2.90%) Oracle Database
10 19 (2.29%) Relational Database
11 15 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
12 14 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
13 12 (1.45%) RDBMS
14 10 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (1.21%) SQL Server 2000
15 9 (1.09%) EDRMS
16 7 (0.84%) Oracle OWB
16 7 (0.84%) OLTP
16 7 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
16 7 (0.84%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 58 (7.00%) Jenkins
2 56 (6.76%) Git (software)
3 40 (4.83%) Maven
4 34 (4.10%) Subversion
5 21 (2.53%) Selenium
6 16 (1.93%) Cucumber
7 11 (1.33%) SoapUI
8 7 (0.84%) JMeter
8 7 (0.84%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.48%) JIRA
10 4 (0.48%) WebLOAD
10 4 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.48%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.36%) MSI
11 3 (0.36%) LoadRunner
11 3 (0.36%) Hudson
12 2 (0.24%) RSpec
12 2 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.24%) IntelliJ
General
1 106 (12.79%) Finance
2 63 (7.60%) Banking
3 44 (5.31%) Telecoms
4 27 (3.26%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.17%) Retail
6 16 (1.93%) Games
7 10 (1.21%) Front Office
8 9 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.09%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.84%) Legal
10 5 (0.60%) Publishing
10 5 (0.60%) Marketing
11 4 (0.48%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.24%) German Language
12 2 (0.24%) Electronics
12 2 (0.24%) Law
13 1 (0.12%) French Language
13 1 (0.12%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 202 (24.37%) Network Engineer
2 83 (10.01%) Architect
3 75 (9.05%) Consultant
4 60 (7.24%) Analyst
5 51 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
6 46 (5.55%) Administrator
7 35 (4.22%) Developer
8 34 (4.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 34 (4.10%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 33 (3.98%) Technical Architect
10 32 (3.86%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 31 (3.74%) Security Engineer
12 30 (3.62%) Network Consultant
13 28 (3.38%) Network Security Engineer
13 28 (3.38%) Design Engineer
14 24 (2.90%) Senior Network Engineer
15 22 (2.65%) Systems Administrator
15 22 (2.65%) Systems Engineer
15 22 (2.65%) Linux Engineer
16 20 (2.41%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (7.96%) Web Services
2 52 (6.27%) .NET
3 36 (4.34%) LAMP
4 34 (4.10%) Middleware
5 29 (3.50%) XML
6 27 (3.26%) JSON
6 27 (3.26%) CSS
7 21 (2.53%) Java EE
8 18 (2.17%) REST
9 17 (2.05%) Regular Expression
10 14 (1.69%) HTML
11 12 (1.45%) SOAP
11 12 (1.45%) ASP.NET
12 10 (1.21%) MCollective
12 10 (1.21%) WCF
12 10 (1.21%) J2EE
13 9 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (1.09%) Twisted
14 7 (0.84%) Silverlight
14 7 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 124 (14.96%) Clustering
2 81 (9.77%) Open Source
3 60 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (3.98%) Computer Science
5 19 (2.29%) Replication
6 18 (2.17%) Client/Server
7 16 (1.93%) User Experience
8 13 (1.57%) Cryptography
8 13 (1.57%) Online Games
8 13 (1.57%) Visualisation
9 12 (1.45%) Fat Client
9 12 (1.45%) Thin Client
10 10 (1.21%) Device Driver
11 9 (1.09%) PKI
12 7 (0.84%) Mathematics
12 7 (0.84%) Statistics
12 7 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (0.72%) Data Integration
13 6 (0.72%) Management Information System
14 5 (0.60%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 287 (34.62%) Linux
2 252 (30.40%) Windows
3 126 (15.20%) UNIX
4 83 (10.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 73 (8.81%) CentOS
6 52 (6.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 51 (6.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 48 (5.79%) Solaris
8 48 (5.79%) Ubuntu
9 38 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (2.77%) AIX
10 23 (2.77%) Oracle Linux
11 22 (2.65%) Windows 7
12 18 (2.17%) SUSE
13 14 (1.69%) HPUX
14 12 (1.45%) Debian
15 9 (1.09%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.84%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.72%) Windows 8
18 4 (0.48%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (17.61%) ITIL
2 97 (11.70%) DevOps
3 85 (10.25%) Network Management
4 81 (9.77%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (8.20%) Change Management
6 65 (7.84%) Service Delivery
7 63 (7.60%) Service Management
8 60 (7.24%) Network Design
9 53 (6.39%) Performance Tuning
10 47 (5.67%) Configuration Management
11 45 (5.43%) E-Commerce
12 44 (5.31%) Migration
13 41 (4.95%) Kanban
13 41 (4.95%) Network Architecture
13 41 (4.95%) Network Monitoring
14 37 (4.46%) Scrum
15 32 (3.86%) Disaster Recovery
16 29 (3.50%) Mentoring
16 29 (3.50%) Continuous Integration
17 28 (3.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 123 (14.84%) Python
2 108 (13.03%) SQL
3 93 (11.22%) Java
4 87 (10.49%) Perl
5 69 (8.32%) Ruby
6 53 (6.39%) Shell Script
7 50 (6.03%) PHP
8 42 (5.07%) PowerShell
9 36 (4.34%) Bash Shell
10 22 (2.65%) C
11 20 (2.41%) JavaScript
12 14 (1.69%) C++
13 13 (1.57%) PL/SQL
14 12 (1.45%) C#
15 11 (1.33%) VB
16 10 (1.21%) Korn
17 8 (0.97%) Tcl
18 3 (0.36%) VBScript
18 3 (0.36%) Erlang
19 2 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 223 (26.90%) Cisco Certification
2 159 (19.18%) CCNP
3 83 (10.01%) CCNA
4 81 (9.77%) Security Cleared
5 70 (8.44%) CCIE
6 51 (6.15%) SC Cleared
7 44 (5.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 44 (5.31%) Degree
8 32 (3.86%) CCDP
9 30 (3.62%) CCSE
10 29 (3.50%) MCTS
11 24 (2.90%) MCSE
12 23 (2.77%) CCSA
13 21 (2.53%) CCSP
14 19 (2.29%) CISSP
14 19 (2.29%) DV Cleared
15 13 (1.57%) MCITP
16 12 (1.45%) Check Point Certification
17 8 (0.97%) JNCIS
18 7 (0.84%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (6.39%) SLA
2 36 (4.34%) QA
3 12 (1.45%) JSP 440
4 11 (1.33%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 114 (13.75%) Active Directory
2 85 (10.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (7.72%) vSphere
4 55 (6.63%) Hyper-V
5 31 (3.74%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (3.62%) vCloud
7 23 (2.77%) ProxySG
8 20 (2.41%) FreeRADIUS
9 14 (1.69%) Firmware
10 13 (1.57%) ISA Server
11 12 (1.45%) Forefront TMG
11 12 (1.45%) UAG
11 12 (1.45%) Docker
12 11 (1.33%) XenDesktop
12 11 (1.33%) XenApp
13 7 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
13 7 (0.84%) Terminal Services
13 7 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.72%) VMware ESX
15 5 (0.60%) Samba
Systems Management
1 98 (11.82%) Puppet
2 63 (7.60%) Opscode Chef
3 56 (6.76%) Nagios
4 29 (3.50%) ZABBIX
5 28 (3.38%) SCCM
6 26 (3.14%) SCOM
6 26 (3.14%) Zenoss
7 22 (2.65%) Cisco CUCM
7 22 (2.65%) Cacti
8 21 (2.53%) Kibana
9 20 (2.41%) CA Spectrum
9 20 (2.41%) Graphite
10 19 (2.29%) Graylog2
11 15 (1.81%) Cobbler
12 12 (1.45%) WhatsUp Gold
12 12 (1.45%) WSUS
12 12 (1.45%) Control-M
12 12 (1.45%) OPNET
13 11 (1.33%) CiscoWorks
14 9 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 383 (46.20%) Cisco
2 214 (25.81%) F5
3 210 (25.33%) CheckPoint
4 163 (19.66%) VMware
5 135 (16.28%) Juniper
6 116 (13.99%) Oracle
7 110 (13.27%) Citrix
8 102 (12.30%) HP
9 83 (10.01%) Microsoft
10 81 (9.77%) Red Hat
11 61 (7.36%) Blue Coat
12 52 (6.27%) SolarWinds
13 44 (5.31%) Nokia
14 37 (4.46%) Riverbed
14 37 (4.46%) IBM
15 36 (4.34%) EMC
16 35 (4.22%) Splunk
17 27 (3.26%) Perforce
18 26 (3.14%) Fortinet
19 22 (2.65%) Percona
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 320-350 Per Day
Posted: 26 days ago