Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 185 242 246
Rank change year-on-year +57 +4 -37
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 17 50 46
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.33% 0.56% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.62% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 39 35
Median daily rate £375 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.88% +1.05% +13.43%
10th Percentile £350 £300 £313
90th Percentile £541 £648 £698
London median daily rate £475 £513 £575
% change year-on-year -7.32% -10.87% +25.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 4,510 8,086 8,227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 87.18% 89.92% 89.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,246 6,130 6,428
Median daily rate £511 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £318 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
London median daily rate £520 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +1.46% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 69 111
Median hourly rate £32.51 £21.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.22% - +13.16%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.76 £12.49
90th Percentile £52.25 £42.20 £48.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.53 £24.00
% change year-on-year +31.93% +10.54% -4.00%

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Load Balancing as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Load Balancing in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Load Balancing in Central London

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Load Balancing in Central London over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in Central London

Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Load Balancing in Central London.

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 8 April 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 +36 14 £375 -25.00% 4
Camden - 1 £310 -
Load Balancing
London

For the 6 months to 8 April 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 11 (64.71%) VPN
2 10 (58.82%) Cisco
3 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (52.94%) Firewall
4 8 (47.06%) Azure
5 7 (41.18%) Network Security
5 7 (41.18%) OSPF
5 7 (41.18%) BGP
5 7 (41.18%) CCNP
5 7 (41.18%) LAN
5 7 (41.18%) WAN
6 6 (35.29%) VoIP
6 6 (35.29%) ITIL
6 6 (35.29%) Windows
6 6 (35.29%) VRRP
6 6 (35.29%) IPsec
6 6 (35.29%) Degree
6 6 (35.29%) HSRP
6 6 (35.29%) Multicast
6 6 (35.29%) Palo Alto
7 5 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (29.41%) Statistics
7 5 (29.41%) Cisco IPT
7 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (29.41%) Wireless
7 5 (29.41%) Migration
7 5 (29.41%) VMware
7 5 (29.41%) IP Telephony
7 5 (29.41%) WLAN

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 2 (11.76%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (47.06%) Azure
2 4 (23.53%) AWS
3 3 (17.65%) Office 365
4 2 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (11.76%) IaaS
4 2 (11.76%) PaaS
5 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) VPN
2 9 (52.94%) Firewall
3 7 (41.18%) BGP
3 7 (41.18%) LAN
3 7 (41.18%) Network Security
3 7 (41.18%) OSPF
3 7 (41.18%) WAN
4 6 (35.29%) HSRP
4 6 (35.29%) IPsec
4 6 (35.29%) Multicast
4 6 (35.29%) VoIP
4 6 (35.29%) VRRP
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco IPT
5 5 (29.41%) DNS
5 5 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (29.41%) IP Telephony
5 5 (29.41%) Wireless
5 5 (29.41%) WLAN
6 4 (23.53%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Back Office
3 1 (5.88%) Front Office
3 1 (5.88%) Law
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Network Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Network Security Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Platform Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Security Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) IT Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (5.88%) Network Deployment Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
1 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.76%) Linux
4 2 (11.76%) Ubuntu
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Migration
2 5 (29.41%) Statistics
3 2 (11.76%) DevOps
3 2 (11.76%) High Availability
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (5.88%) Application Virtualisation
4 1 (5.88%) Deployment Automation
4 1 (5.88%) High-Frequency Trading
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure as Code
4 1 (5.88%) Low Latency
4 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.88%) Personalization
4 1 (5.88%) Project Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Strategic Roadmap
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (41.18%) CCNP
3 6 (35.29%) Degree
4 3 (17.65%) CCNA
5 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.88%) CCA
6 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (5.88%) MCSA
6 1 (5.88%) MCSE
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (11.76%) vSphere
3 2 (11.76%) XenApp
3 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (5.88%) NFS
4 1 (5.88%) UAG
4 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (5.88%) VMFS
4 1 (5.88%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Ansible
2 3 (17.65%) Terraform
3 2 (11.76%) Consul
3 2 (11.76%) Puppet
4 1 (5.88%) Endace
4 1 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (5.88%) vCenter Server
4 1 (5.88%) vMotion
4 1 (5.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) Palo Alto
3 5 (29.41%) VMware
4 3 (17.65%) F5
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
5 2 (11.76%) Citrix
5 2 (11.76%) HP
6 1 (5.88%) 3PAR
6 1 (5.88%) Arista
6 1 (5.88%) Aruba
6 1 (5.88%) Dell
6 1 (5.88%) Forcepoint
6 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.88%) Ivanti
6 1 (5.88%) Juniper
6 1 (5.88%) Meraki
6 1 (5.88%) NVIDIA
6 1 (5.88%) Symantec
6 1 (5.88%) Zscaler