Period
to 21 June 2018

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 21 June 2018 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 226 197 204
Rank change year-on-year -29 +7 +17
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 33 35 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.48% 0.56% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.64% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 19
City of London median daily rate £515 £585 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.89% +37.53% +3.03%
10th Percentile £349 £348 £321
90th Percentile £713 £607 £580
Central London median daily rate £575 £585 £425
% change year-on-year -1.63% +37.53% -
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 6,035 5,447 5,788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.27% 87.63% 87.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,799 4,216 4,648
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £335 £313 £304
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £490 £463
% change year-on-year +2.04% +5.95% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 46 56
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.35 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.36% -3.25% -12.40%
10th Percentile £12.60 £13.19 £11.50
90th Percentile £37.98 £29.77 £49.13
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £16.96 £20.00
% change year-on-year +13.50% -15.20% -9.60%

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 21 June 2018.

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 21 June 2018, 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 24 (72.73%) Firewall
2 13 (39.39%) DNS
3 12 (36.36%) Cisco
3 12 (36.36%) Puppet
3 12 (36.36%) F5
4 11 (33.33%) DevOps
4 11 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 10 (30.30%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (24.24%) WAN
6 8 (24.24%) Finance
6 8 (24.24%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (21.21%) Ruby
7 7 (21.21%) LAN
7 7 (21.21%) Citrix
7 7 (21.21%) Juniper
7 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (21.21%) Git (software)
7 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
7 7 (21.21%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (18.18%) Docker
8 6 (18.18%) MongoDB
8 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 6 (18.18%) Linux
8 6 (18.18%) Python
8 6 (18.18%) MySQL
8 6 (18.18%) Windows
8 6 (18.18%) VMware
9 5 (15.15%) Migration
9 5 (15.15%) Network Design

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 4 (12.12%) nginx
2 3 (9.09%) IIS
3 2 (6.06%) Apache
4 1 (3.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (3.03%) Apache Spark
4 1 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (30.30%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.09%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (9.09%) Amazon S3
3 3 (9.09%) IaaS
4 2 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (6.06%) Amazon Kinesis
4 2 (6.06%) Serverless
5 1 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (3.03%) GitHub
5 1 (3.03%) Office 365
5 1 (3.03%) PaaS
5 1 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (72.73%) Firewall
2 13 (39.39%) DNS
3 8 (24.24%) WAN
4 7 (21.21%) LAN
5 5 (15.15%) Network Security
5 5 (15.15%) SSL
5 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
5 5 (15.15%) VPN
6 4 (12.12%) MPLS
6 4 (12.12%) NAS
6 4 (12.12%) NetScaler
6 4 (12.12%) SAN
6 4 (12.12%) Wireless
7 3 (9.09%) BGP
7 3 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (9.09%) HSRP
7 3 (9.09%) Internet
7 3 (9.09%) NGN
7 3 (9.09%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (18.18%) MongoDB
2 6 (18.18%) MySQL
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.06%) Big Data
4 2 (6.06%) Hadoop
4 2 (6.06%) Redis
5 1 (3.03%) Apache Hive
5 1 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (3.03%) HBase
5 1 (3.03%) InfluxDB
5 1 (3.03%) MariaDB
5 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Git (software)
1 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
2 5 (15.15%) Artifactory
3 3 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (3.03%) Ant
4 1 (3.03%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (3.03%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.03%) Gradle
4 1 (3.03%) Subversion
4 1 (3.03%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
3 1 (3.03%) French Language
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Network Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Technical Leader
4 3 (9.09%) Architect
4 3 (9.09%) AWS DevOps
4 3 (9.09%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) AWS Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Design Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Lead DevOps
4 3 (9.09%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (9.09%) Kafka
2 3 (9.09%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (6.06%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (6.06%) JSON
3 2 (6.06%) Middleware
3 2 (6.06%) Node.js
3 2 (6.06%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (6.06%) Sensu
4 1 (3.03%) .NET
4 1 (3.03%) boto
4 1 (3.03%) CGI
4 1 (3.03%) Embperl
4 1 (3.03%) JMS
4 1 (3.03%) LAMP
4 1 (3.03%) RFC 822
4 1 (3.03%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (3.03%) Spring Boot
4 1 (3.03%) Web Services
4 1 (3.03%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.12%) PKI
3 3 (9.09%) Clustering
3 3 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (6.06%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (3.03%) Cloud Native
5 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Linux
1 6 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Unix
3 2 (6.06%) Solaris
3 2 (6.06%) Windows 10
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.03%) CoreOS
4 1 (3.03%) SUSE
4 1 (3.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) DevOps
2 5 (15.15%) ITIL
2 5 (15.15%) Migration
2 5 (15.15%) Network Design
3 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
3 4 (12.12%) Microservices
4 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 3 (9.09%) High Availability
4 3 (9.09%) Protective Monitoring
5 2 (6.06%) BDD
5 2 (6.06%) Capacity Management
5 2 (6.06%) Change Management
5 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (6.06%) Identity Management
5 2 (6.06%) Pair Programming
5 2 (6.06%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (6.06%) SIEM
5 2 (6.06%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) Ruby
2 6 (18.18%) Python
3 5 (15.15%) Perl
3 5 (15.15%) PowerShell
4 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell
4 4 (12.12%) SQL
5 3 (9.09%) Java
6 2 (6.06%) Scala
7 1 (3.03%) C
7 1 (3.03%) C#
7 1 (3.03%) PHP
7 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) CCNP
4 3 (9.09%) CCIE
4 3 (9.09%) CCNA
4 3 (9.09%) CISSP
4 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) AWS Certification
5 1 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (3.03%) Degree
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.03%) MCSD
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Docker
2 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.09%) XenApp
4 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (6.06%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (6.06%) VMware NSX
4 2 (6.06%) vSphere
4 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.03%) Gluster
5 1 (3.03%) iptables
5 1 (3.03%) NFS
5 1 (3.03%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 12 (36.36%) Puppet
2 7 (21.21%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (15.15%) Ansible
3 5 (15.15%) Kubernetes
4 4 (12.12%) Terraform
5 3 (9.09%) HAProxy
5 3 (9.09%) Kibana
5 3 (9.09%) logstash
6 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (3.03%) CFEngine
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (3.03%) Grafana
7 1 (3.03%) Nagios
7 1 (3.03%) Pingdom
7 1 (3.03%) Uchiwa
7 1 (3.03%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Cisco
1 12 (36.36%) F5
2 7 (21.21%) Citrix
2 7 (21.21%) Juniper
3 6 (18.18%) VMware
4 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.06%) Blue Coat
6 2 (6.06%) Infoblox
6 2 (6.06%) Ivanti
6 2 (6.06%) McAfee
6 2 (6.06%) Palo Alto
6 2 (6.06%) Splunk
6 2 (6.06%) Wyse
7 1 (3.03%) hybris
7 1 (3.03%) Meraki
7 1 (3.03%) New Relic
7 1 (3.03%) PagerDuty
7 1 (3.03%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds