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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 260 317 346
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +29
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 431 306 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.58% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.78% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 166 122
Average daily rate
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£400 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £98.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.73% +206.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.95 £36.40 £29.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 £159.60 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £98.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-61.73% +206.25%

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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 September 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
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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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 +39 394 £400 +3.89% 108
London +68 184 £425 +9.67% 46
South East +17 71 £371 -8.04% 15
City of London +42 32 £485 +25.16% 15
East of England -6 30 £275 -26.66% 7
Berkshire +16 27 £450 +4.65% 2
West Midlands -10 26 £338 +8.87% 10
Surrey -5 25 £400 +3.22% 4
North West -3 19 £311 -25.44% 3
Yorkshire -24 18 £350 +12.00% 17
Cambridgeshire +17 17 £325 -11.86% 3
South West -35 16 £400 +12.67% 8
East Midlands +11 13 £440 +37.50%
West Yorkshire -9 13 £375 +17.18% 12
Wales - 13 £326 - 4
Cambridge +3 12 £453 +22.71%
Nottingham +27 11 £450 +23.28%
Nottinghamshire +19 11 £450 +23.28%
Cheshire +8 11 £305 -44.54% 1
Reading +15 10 £450 +1.12% 1
Leeds +1 10 £388 +21.09% 12
Scotland -6 10 £347 -0.72% 1
Shropshire -7 9 - - 3
Birmingham -1 8 £278 +11.00% 4
Bedfordshire -6 8 £275 -8.33% 1
Telford -5 7 - - 3
Guildford - 7 £368 -
Buckinghamshire -3 6 £350 - 2
Bristol - 6 £375 - 5
Hampshire -10 5 £347 -15.76% 2

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 291 (41.16%) Firewall
2 284 (40.17%) Cisco
3 243 (34.37%) Linux
4 215 (30.41%) Windows
5 185 (26.17%) DNS
6 168 (23.76%) F5
7 166 (23.48%) CheckPoint
8 163 (23.06%) Cisco Certification
9 133 (18.81%) VPN
10 131 (18.53%) Juniper
11 130 (18.39%) VMware
12 119 (16.83%) Active Directory
13 117 (16.55%) CCNP
14 116 (16.41%) WAN
15 110 (15.56%) BGP
15 110 (15.56%) Finance
16 109 (15.42%) Network Security
17 106 (14.99%) Clustering
17 106 (14.99%) SAN
17 106 (14.99%) SQL Server
18 104 (14.71%) LAN
19 103 (14.57%) TCP/IP
19 103 (14.57%) Oracle
19 103 (14.57%) UNIX
20 98 (13.86%) Citrix
21 95 (13.44%) ITIL
22 94 (13.30%) Cisco Nexus
23 93 (13.15%) Cisco ASA
23 93 (13.15%) Apache
24 91 (12.87%) SQL

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 93 (13.15%) Apache
2 67 (9.48%) IIS
3 39 (5.52%) SharePoint
3 39 (5.52%) Tomcat
4 34 (4.81%) nginx
5 25 (3.54%) OpenStack
6 23 (3.25%) WebLogic
7 21 (2.97%) Lync
8 20 (2.83%) MS Exchange
8 20 (2.83%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (1.27%) WebSphere
10 8 (1.13%) IBM HTTP Server
10 8 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.71%) Oracle Coherence
12 5 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (0.57%) SAS
13 4 (0.57%) CICS
13 4 (0.57%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 21 (2.97%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.84%) MS Office
3 9 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.14%) MS Project
4 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.28%) Summit
2 2 (0.28%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 43 (6.08%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (4.81%) Amazon EC2
3 30 (4.24%) Amazon S3
4 25 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (1.98%) PaaS
6 12 (1.70%) IaaS
7 10 (1.41%) Office 365
8 8 (1.13%) SaaS
9 5 (0.71%) Route 53
10 4 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.57%) Joyent
11 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 291 (41.16%) Firewall
2 185 (26.17%) DNS
3 133 (18.81%) VPN
4 116 (16.41%) WAN
5 110 (15.56%) BGP
6 109 (15.42%) Network Security
7 106 (14.99%) SAN
8 104 (14.71%) LAN
9 103 (14.57%) TCP/IP
10 94 (13.30%) Cisco Nexus
11 93 (13.15%) Cisco ASA
12 91 (12.87%) OSPF
13 87 (12.31%) DHCP
14 83 (11.74%) SSL
15 76 (10.75%) NetScaler
15 76 (10.75%) Internet
16 71 (10.04%) MPLS
17 64 (9.05%) IPsec
18 54 (7.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 53 (7.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (14.99%) SQL Server
2 60 (8.49%) MySQL
3 32 (4.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 32 (4.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (3.25%) DB2
5 19 (2.69%) Oracle Database
6 17 (2.40%) NoSQL
7 15 (2.12%) MongoDB
8 14 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (1.84%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 13 (1.84%) Oracle BI EE
9 13 (1.84%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (1.41%) Oracle OWB
10 10 (1.41%) OLTP
10 10 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (1.41%) Oracle ODI
11 9 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
12 8 (1.13%) Relational Database
13 7 (0.99%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 46 (6.51%) Git (software)
2 36 (5.09%) Jenkins
3 33 (4.67%) Maven
4 16 (2.26%) Subversion
5 13 (1.84%) Selenium
6 12 (1.70%) Cucumber
7 10 (1.41%) JIRA
8 8 (1.13%) SoapUI
9 4 (0.57%) JMeter
9 4 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.57%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.57%) LoadRunner
9 4 (0.57%) MSI
9 4 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.57%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.57%) Hudson
10 3 (0.42%) Ant
11 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.28%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.28%) RSpec
General
1 110 (15.56%) Finance
2 54 (7.64%) Banking
3 35 (4.95%) Telecoms
4 34 (4.81%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.97%) Retail
6 15 (2.12%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.41%) Front Office
8 6 (0.85%) Games
8 6 (0.85%) Legal
8 6 (0.85%) German Language
9 4 (0.57%) Publishing
10 3 (0.42%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.42%) Law
10 3 (0.42%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.28%) Local Government
11 2 (0.28%) Advertising
11 2 (0.28%) Marketing
12 1 (0.14%) French Language
12 1 (0.14%) Danish Language
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 147 (20.79%) Network Engineer
2 74 (10.47%) Architect
3 60 (8.49%) Consultant
4 55 (7.78%) Administrator
5 39 (5.52%) Developer
6 37 (5.23%) Security Engineer
7 35 (4.95%) Systems Administrator
8 33 (4.67%) Analyst
9 31 (4.38%) Network Security Engineer
10 29 (4.10%) DevOps Engineer
10 29 (4.10%) Support Engineer
11 27 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 27 (3.82%) Technical Architect
12 25 (3.54%) Linux Administrator
13 23 (3.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 23 (3.25%) Network Specialist
14 22 (3.11%) Network Consultant
14 22 (3.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 21 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
15 21 (2.97%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (7.07%) .NET
2 46 (6.51%) Web Services
3 35 (4.95%) LAMP
4 33 (4.67%) XML
5 32 (4.53%) CSS
6 29 (4.10%) JSON
7 19 (2.69%) Java EE
7 19 (2.69%) Middleware
8 16 (2.26%) REST
9 13 (1.84%) J2EE
10 12 (1.70%) SOAP
10 12 (1.70%) HTML
10 12 (1.70%) Regular Expression
10 12 (1.70%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (1.56%) CGI
12 10 (1.41%) WCF
13 9 (1.27%) Twisted
13 9 (1.27%) J2SE
14 7 (0.99%) HTML5
14 7 (0.99%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 106 (14.99%) Clustering
2 70 (9.90%) Open Source
3 37 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.96%) Computer Science
5 21 (2.97%) Replication
6 13 (1.84%) Visualisation
7 12 (1.70%) User Experience
8 11 (1.56%) Fat Client
8 11 (1.56%) Thin Client
9 10 (1.41%) Cryptography
10 9 (1.27%) Data Integration
11 8 (1.13%) Firmware
11 8 (1.13%) Mathematics
11 8 (1.13%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.99%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.85%) PKI
13 6 (0.85%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.85%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.71%) Online Games
15 4 (0.57%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 243 (34.37%) Linux
2 215 (30.41%) Windows
3 103 (14.57%) UNIX
4 78 (11.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 65 (9.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 56 (7.92%) CentOS
7 54 (7.64%) Solaris
8 38 (5.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 33 (4.67%) Ubuntu
10 22 (3.11%) Windows 7
10 22 (3.11%) Oracle Linux
11 21 (2.97%) AIX
12 19 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (1.84%) Windows XP
14 12 (1.70%) SUSE
15 11 (1.56%) Debian
16 5 (0.71%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.57%) HPUX
17 4 (0.57%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.42%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (13.44%) ITIL
2 74 (10.47%) DevOps
3 63 (8.91%) Network Management
4 58 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (7.64%) Service Delivery
6 53 (7.50%) Change Management
7 45 (6.36%) Migration
8 43 (6.08%) Network Architecture
9 42 (5.94%) Service Management
10 41 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
11 40 (5.66%) Network Design
12 36 (5.09%) Disaster Recovery
13 35 (4.95%) Scrum
13 35 (4.95%) Configuration Management
14 34 (4.81%) Capacity Planning
15 31 (4.38%) E-Commerce
16 28 (3.96%) Network Monitoring
17 24 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
18 23 (3.25%) Kanban
19 22 (3.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (12.87%) SQL
2 90 (12.73%) Perl
3 84 (11.88%) Python
4 81 (11.46%) Java
5 45 (6.36%) Ruby
6 44 (6.22%) PHP
6 44 (6.22%) PowerShell
7 29 (4.10%) Bash Shell
8 26 (3.68%) JavaScript
9 23 (3.25%) C
10 21 (2.97%) Shell Script
11 14 (1.98%) VB
12 8 (1.13%) C#
13 7 (0.99%) Tcl
13 7 (0.99%) C++
14 5 (0.71%) VBScript
15 4 (0.57%) Bourne shell
16 3 (0.42%) Erlang
16 3 (0.42%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 163 (23.06%) Cisco Certification
2 117 (16.55%) CCNP
3 50 (7.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 49 (6.93%) CCIE
4 49 (6.93%) Security Cleared
5 47 (6.65%) CCNA
6 38 (5.37%) Degree
6 38 (5.37%) MCSE
7 33 (4.67%) SC Cleared
8 30 (4.24%) MCTS
9 24 (3.39%) MCITP
10 20 (2.83%) CCDP
11 19 (2.69%) CCSE
12 15 (2.12%) CISSP
13 14 (1.98%) LPIC
13 14 (1.98%) CCSP
13 14 (1.98%) CCENT
14 12 (1.70%) CCSA
14 12 (1.70%) Check Point Certification
15 9 (1.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.10%) SLA
2 26 (3.68%) QA
3 10 (1.41%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.99%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 119 (16.83%) Active Directory
2 69 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (6.08%) vSphere
4 39 (5.52%) Hyper-V
5 31 (4.38%) ProxySG
6 24 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (2.83%) vCloud
8 15 (2.12%) Squid
9 12 (1.70%) Docker
9 12 (1.70%) FreeRADIUS
10 11 (1.56%) XenApp
10 11 (1.56%) qmail
11 10 (1.41%) ISA Server
11 10 (1.41%) XenDesktop
11 10 (1.41%) UAG
11 10 (1.41%) Forefront TMG
12 8 (1.13%) XenServer
13 7 (0.99%) Terminal Services
13 7 (0.99%) Samba
14 6 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 69 (9.76%) Puppet
2 50 (7.07%) Nagios
3 47 (6.65%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (4.53%) Zenoss
5 26 (3.68%) Cacti
6 23 (3.25%) SCCM
7 22 (3.11%) ZABBIX
8 17 (2.40%) CA Spectrum
8 17 (2.40%) SCOM
9 16 (2.26%) Cisco CUCM
10 13 (1.84%) Kibana
10 13 (1.84%) Graylog2
11 11 (1.56%) OPNET
12 10 (1.41%) NetBackup
13 9 (1.27%) BladeLogic
13 9 (1.27%) WSUS
13 9 (1.27%) Control-M
14 8 (1.13%) WhatsUp Gold
14 8 (1.13%) SolarWinds Orion
14 8 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 284 (40.17%) Cisco
2 168 (23.76%) F5
3 166 (23.48%) CheckPoint
4 131 (18.53%) Juniper
5 130 (18.39%) VMware
6 103 (14.57%) Oracle
7 98 (13.86%) Citrix
8 89 (12.59%) HP
9 73 (10.33%) Red Hat
10 66 (9.34%) Microsoft
10 66 (9.34%) Blue Coat
11 53 (7.50%) Nokia
12 40 (5.66%) SolarWinds
13 28 (3.96%) Riverbed
14 25 (3.54%) Percona
15 23 (3.25%) IBM
15 23 (3.25%) NetApp
16 22 (3.11%) CA
16 22 (3.11%) Infoblox
17 21 (2.97%) Fortinet
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Kelway Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Day Rate - Negotiable - depending on experience
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Lorien Resourcing
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Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £375.00 - £425.00 per day
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E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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London
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Rate: £270 - £300 per day
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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