Period
to 11 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 11 December 2019 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 175 223 225
Rank change year-on-year +48 +2 -45
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 40 34 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.71% 0.48% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.54% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 26
City of London median daily rate £500 £480 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -6.34% +6.77%
10th Percentile £350 £390 £313
90th Percentile £638 £588 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,002 6,257 6,467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 89.32% 87.66% 89.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,879 4,943 5,157
City of London median daily rate £520 £510 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +0.99% +6.32%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
90th Percentile £680 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 89 59
City of London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.39% - -6.50%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.25 £33.40 £31.10
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +5.26%

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Load Balancing in the City of London

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in the City of London

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in the City of London over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in the City of London

Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Balancing in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 27 (67.50%) Firewall
2 18 (45.00%) Azure
3 15 (37.50%) LAN
3 15 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 14 (35.00%) WAN
4 14 (35.00%) Active Directory
4 14 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (35.00%) Cisco
5 12 (30.00%) PowerShell
6 11 (27.50%) CCNP
6 11 (27.50%) VPN
6 11 (27.50%) SQL
6 11 (27.50%) Palo Alto
7 10 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (25.00%) Office 365
7 10 (25.00%) VB
7 10 (25.00%) DNS
7 10 (25.00%) Network Security
7 10 (25.00%) Degree
8 9 (22.50%) Application Packaging
8 9 (22.50%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (22.50%) SCCM
8 9 (22.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (22.50%) Service Design
8 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (20.00%) VoIP
9 8 (20.00%) IPsec
10 7 (17.50%) Wireless
10 7 (17.50%) WLAN
10 7 (17.50%) OSPF

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) NetWeaver
2 1 (2.50%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 18 (45.00%) Azure
2 10 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 10 (25.00%) Office 365
3 7 (17.50%) AWS
4 3 (7.50%) GCP
4 3 (7.50%) Stackdriver
5 2 (5.00%) PaaS
6 1 (2.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.50%) GitHub
6 1 (2.50%) IaaS
6 1 (2.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 27 (67.50%) Firewall
2 15 (37.50%) LAN
3 14 (35.00%) WAN
4 11 (27.50%) VPN
5 10 (25.00%) DNS
5 10 (25.00%) Network Security
6 9 (22.50%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (20.00%) IPsec
7 8 (20.00%) VoIP
8 7 (17.50%) BGP
8 7 (17.50%) OSPF
8 7 (17.50%) Wireless
8 7 (17.50%) WLAN
9 5 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
9 5 (12.50%) DHCP
9 5 (12.50%) Internet
9 5 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (12.50%) IP Telephony
9 5 (12.50%) Multicast
9 5 (12.50%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.50%) MySQL
2 3 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.50%) SAP HANA
3 1 (2.50%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.50%) TeamCity
3 2 (5.00%) GoCD
4 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.50%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (10.00%) Banking
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Law
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (25.00%) Azure Engineer
3 9 (22.50%) Administrator
3 9 (22.50%) Azure Administrator
3 9 (22.50%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (22.50%) Systems Engineer
4 8 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Network Security Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Security Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Consultant
7 3 (7.50%) Network Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Architect
8 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.50%) Middleware
1 1 (2.50%) Node.js
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Basis
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (5.00%) Replication
2 2 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Linux
1 6 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.50%) Check Point GAiA
3 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Application Packaging
1 9 (22.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 9 (22.50%) Service Design
2 6 (15.00%) DevOps
2 6 (15.00%) ITIL
2 6 (15.00%) Statistics
3 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (10.00%) Migration
3 4 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (7.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (7.50%) Network Design
4 3 (7.50%) Project Delivery
5 2 (5.00%) Critical Thinking
5 2 (5.00%) Deployment Automation
5 2 (5.00%) High Availability
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 11 (27.50%) SQL
3 10 (25.00%) VB
4 2 (5.00%) Python
5 1 (2.50%) ABAP
5 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.50%) C#
5 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (27.50%) CCNP
3 10 (25.00%) Degree
4 5 (12.50%) CCNA
5 4 (10.00%) CCIE
6 3 (7.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (7.50%) Master's Degree
7 1 (2.50%) BC Cleared
7 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.50%) CCA
7 1 (2.50%) CCDA
7 1 (2.50%) CCDP
7 1 (2.50%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 1 (2.50%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.50%) MCSE
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.50%) PMO
2 1 (2.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) Docker
2 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.00%) VMware NSX
4 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.50%) KVM
4 1 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Intune
1 9 (22.50%) SCCM
2 6 (15.00%) Ansible
2 6 (15.00%) Terraform
3 3 (7.50%) Kubernetes
3 3 (7.50%) Prometheus
4 2 (5.00%) Grafana
5 1 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.50%) Puppet
5 1 (2.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (35.00%) Cisco
3 11 (27.50%) Palo Alto
4 7 (17.50%) F5
5 6 (15.00%) CheckPoint
6 5 (12.50%) New Relic
7 4 (10.00%) Citrix
7 4 (10.00%) VMware
8 1 (2.50%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (2.50%) CA
8 1 (2.50%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.50%) McAfee
8 1 (2.50%) Meraki
8 1 (2.50%) NETGEAR
8 1 (2.50%) OpenText
8 1 (2.50%) Radware
8 1 (2.50%) SAP
8 1 (2.50%) Sitecore
8 1 (2.50%) Sybase
8 1 (2.50%) Symantec