Period
to 17 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Load Balancing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Load Balancing over the 6 months to 17 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Load Balancing
London > Central London
6 months to
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 190 245 240
Rank change year-on-year +55 -5 -37
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 34 47 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.57% 0.53% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.60% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 34 36
Central London median daily rate £465 £478 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.62% +1.87% +8.70%
10th Percentile £350 £309 £313
90th Percentile £595 £630 £700
London median daily rate £500 £525 £575
% change year-on-year -4.76% -8.70% +27.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - £35.00

Load Balancing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,194 7,869 7,915
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 87.78% 89.26% 89.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,875 6,001 6,178
Central London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £513 £513 £500
% change year-on-year - +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 74 90
Central London median hourly rate £21.56 £21.07 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.31% +1.55% +6.63%
10th Percentile £13.40 £13.00 £11.81
90th Percentile £50.09 £37.09 £46.23
London median hourly rate £26.24 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +4.96% +8.70% -8.00%

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Load Balancing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Load Balancing in Central London

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Load Balancing in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in Central London

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in Central London over the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in Central London

Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Balancing in Central London

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in Central London

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 Central London region over the 6 months to 17 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +53 30 £425 -11.46% 10
Camden - 1 £310 -
Load Balancing
London

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 21 (61.76%) Firewall
2 20 (58.82%) Azure
3 14 (41.18%) Cisco
4 13 (38.24%) VPN
5 12 (35.29%) Active Directory
6 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
6 11 (32.35%) LAN
6 11 (32.35%) WAN
6 11 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (32.35%) PowerShell
6 11 (32.35%) Office 365
7 9 (26.47%) OSPF
7 9 (26.47%) BGP
8 8 (23.53%) VoIP
8 8 (23.53%) SQL
8 8 (23.53%) Windows
8 8 (23.53%) CCNP
8 8 (23.53%) DNS
8 8 (23.53%) Network Security
8 8 (23.53%) Migration
8 8 (23.53%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (20.59%) Palo Alto
9 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (20.59%) F5
9 7 (20.59%) Service Design
9 7 (20.59%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (20.59%) VMware
9 7 (20.59%) Degree
9 7 (20.59%) Application Packaging
9 7 (20.59%) Cisco ASA

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 3 (8.82%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (58.82%) Azure
2 11 (32.35%) Office 365
3 8 (23.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (17.65%) AWS
5 3 (8.82%) PaaS
6 2 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (5.88%) IaaS
7 1 (2.94%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (2.94%) GCP
7 1 (2.94%) Mimecast
7 1 (2.94%) SaaS
7 1 (2.94%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 21 (61.76%) Firewall
2 13 (38.24%) VPN
3 11 (32.35%) LAN
3 11 (32.35%) WAN
4 9 (26.47%) BGP
4 9 (26.47%) OSPF
5 8 (23.53%) DNS
5 8 (23.53%) Network Security
5 8 (23.53%) VoIP
6 7 (20.59%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (20.59%) IPsec
7 6 (17.65%) HSRP
7 6 (17.65%) Multicast
7 6 (17.65%) VRRP
7 6 (17.65%) WLAN
8 5 (14.71%) DHCP
8 5 (14.71%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (14.71%) IP Telephony
8 5 (14.71%) NetScaler
8 5 (14.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) MySQL
1 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Back Office
3 1 (2.94%) Front Office
3 1 (2.94%) Law
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Network Engineer
2 8 (23.53%) Administrator
2 8 (23.53%) Azure Engineer
3 7 (20.59%) Azure Administrator
3 7 (20.59%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (20.59%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 2 (5.88%) Network Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Network Security Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Security Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
1 2 (5.88%) Replication
1 2 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.94%) Clustering
2 1 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.94%) NHS
2 1 (2.94%) PKI
2 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Linux
3 4 (11.76%) Windows Server
4 3 (8.82%) Ubuntu
4 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.88%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Migration
2 7 (20.59%) Application Packaging
2 7 (20.59%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (20.59%) Service Design
3 6 (17.65%) DevOps
3 6 (17.65%) ITIL
4 5 (14.71%) Statistics
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (5.88%) High Availability
6 2 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (5.88%) Project Delivery
6 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (5.88%) Strategic Roadmap
6 2 (5.88%) WAN Optimisation
7 1 (2.94%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.94%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.94%) DDoS Mitigation
7 1 (2.94%) ITIL V3
7 1 (2.94%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) PowerShell
2 8 (23.53%) SQL
3 7 (20.59%) VB
4 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (23.53%) CCNP
3 7 (20.59%) Degree
4 4 (11.76%) CCNA
4 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.88%) CCIE
6 1 (2.94%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.94%) CCA
6 1 (2.94%) CCDA
6 1 (2.94%) CCDP
6 1 (2.94%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 1 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.94%) Master's Degree
6 1 (2.94%) MCSA
6 1 (2.94%) MCSE
6 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 12 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (5.88%) VMware NSX
3 2 (5.88%) vSphere
3 2 (5.88%) XenApp
3 2 (5.88%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.94%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (2.94%) Docker
4 1 (2.94%) NFS
4 1 (2.94%) UAG
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.94%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Intune
1 7 (20.59%) SCCM
2 6 (17.65%) Ansible
3 5 (14.71%) Terraform
4 3 (8.82%) Consul
4 3 (8.82%) Puppet
5 1 (2.94%) Endace
5 1 (2.94%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.94%) Prometheus
5 1 (2.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.94%) vCenter Server
5 1 (2.94%) vMotion
5 1 (2.94%) vRealize
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) Cisco
2 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
3 7 (20.59%) F5
3 7 (20.59%) Palo Alto
3 7 (20.59%) VMware
4 5 (14.71%) CheckPoint
5 3 (8.82%) Citrix
6 2 (5.88%) Fortinet
6 2 (5.88%) HP
6 2 (5.88%) Symantec
7 1 (2.94%) Arista
7 1 (2.94%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (2.94%) CA
7 1 (2.94%) Dell
7 1 (2.94%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.94%) Ivanti
7 1 (2.94%) Juniper
7 1 (2.94%) NVIDIA
7 1 (2.94%) Radware
7 1 (2.94%) Sitecore