Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 159 104 164
Rank change year-on-year -55 +60 +54
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 27 28 32
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.67% 1.34% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 1.48% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 23
10th Percentile £418 - -
25th Percentile £485 £238 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £438 £493
Median % change year-on-year +25.71% -11.17% +2.60%
75th Percentile £615 £500 £500
90th Percentile £671 £573 £501
Central London median daily rate £550 £438 £498
% change year-on-year +25.71% -12.06% -0.50%

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 3,647 1,890 4,353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.95% 90.52% 89.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,830 1,421 3,397
10th Percentile £375 £313 £320
25th Percentile £475 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £523 £515
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.46% +0.49%
75th Percentile £653 £602 £613
90th Percentile £750 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £510
% change year-on-year +7.32% +0.49% -0.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 22 48
10th Percentile £19.13 £13.58 £12.02
25th Percentile £33.19 £18.25 £14.19
Median hourly rate £43.50 £26.50 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year +64.15% +34.18% +3.95%
75th Percentile £61.75 £35.63 £25.76
90th Percentile £64.25 £46.00 £52.25
Central London median hourly rate £43.50 £26.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year +62.62% +30.49% +6.49%

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Load Balancing as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Load Balancing in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Load Balancing in the City of London

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Load Balancing in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in the City of London

Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Load Balancing in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Load Balancing in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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 16 (59.26%) Firewall
2 15 (55.56%) DNS
3 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
4 13 (48.15%) DHCP
4 13 (48.15%) Finance
5 12 (44.44%) Windows
6 11 (40.74%) Cisco
6 11 (40.74%) Data Centre
7 10 (37.04%) Linux
7 10 (37.04%) Banking
8 9 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (33.33%) Migration
8 9 (33.33%) VMware
8 9 (33.33%) Azure
9 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
10 7 (25.93%) AWS
10 7 (25.93%) F5
10 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
10 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (25.93%) IPv4
10 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
11 6 (22.22%) Service Management
11 6 (22.22%) BGP
11 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
11 6 (22.22%) Python
11 6 (22.22%) Oracle
11 6 (22.22%) vSphere
12 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (18.52%) DevOps
12 5 (18.52%) Ansible

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 1 (3.70%) Apache
1 1 (3.70%) JBoss
1 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (33.33%) Azure
2 7 (25.93%) AWS
3 4 (14.81%) SaaS
4 3 (11.11%) PaaS
5 2 (7.41%) GitHub
6 1 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (3.70%) Pulumi
Communications & Networking
1 16 (59.26%) Firewall
2 15 (55.56%) DNS
3 13 (48.15%) DHCP
4 7 (25.93%) IPv4
5 6 (22.22%) BGP
5 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 5 (18.52%) WAN
7 4 (14.81%) OSPF
8 3 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (11.11%) IPv6
8 3 (11.11%) LAN
8 3 (11.11%) SSL
9 2 (7.41%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (7.41%) iSCSI
9 2 (7.41%) Multicast
10 1 (3.70%) BIG-IP
10 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (3.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
1 4 (14.81%) Subversion
2 3 (11.11%) Artifactory
2 3 (11.11%) Bitbucket
3 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.70%) Gradle
4 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 10 (37.04%) Banking
3 3 (11.11%) Financial Institution
4 2 (7.41%) Marketing
4 2 (7.41%) Social Skills
5 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Network Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (7.41%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Network Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Azure DevOps
5 1 (3.70%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (7.41%) Middleware
3 1 (3.70%) JDBC
3 1 (3.70%) JMS
3 1 (3.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Private Cloud
3 2 (7.41%) Clustering
3 2 (7.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (7.41%) PKI
3 2 (7.41%) Public Cloud
3 2 (7.41%) Replication
4 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.70%) Grid Computing
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 10 (37.04%) Linux
3 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
4 4 (14.81%) Unix
5 2 (7.41%) CentOS
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Migration
2 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (22.22%) Service Management
4 5 (18.52%) CI/CD
4 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (18.52%) DevOps
5 4 (14.81%) ITSM
5 4 (14.81%) Proactive Monitoring
5 4 (14.81%) Risk Management
6 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure as Code
6 3 (11.11%) ITIL
6 3 (11.11%) Network Design
6 3 (11.11%) Release Management
6 3 (11.11%) Software Deployment
6 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.41%) Business Case
7 2 (7.41%) Capacity Management
7 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
7 2 (7.41%) High Availability
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
2 6 (22.22%) Python
3 3 (11.11%) Groovy
3 3 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) Perl
4 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) CCIE
1 3 (11.11%) CCNP
1 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.70%) MCP
2 1 (3.70%) MCSE
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
3 6 (22.22%) vSphere
4 4 (14.81%) Docker
5 3 (11.11%) NFS
6 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
6 2 (7.41%) VMware NSX
7 1 (3.70%) IAG
7 1 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Ansible
2 4 (14.81%) Kubernetes
2 4 (14.81%) SCCM
2 4 (14.81%) SCOM
3 3 (11.11%) BladeLogic
3 3 (11.11%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (11.11%) Puppet
3 3 (11.11%) Terraform
4 2 (7.41%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (3.70%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (3.70%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (3.70%) vRealize
5 1 (3.70%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 11 (40.74%) Cisco
3 9 (33.33%) VMware
4 7 (25.93%) F5
5 6 (22.22%) Oracle
6 5 (18.52%) Infoblox
7 4 (14.81%) CheckPoint
7 4 (14.81%) Juniper
8 3 (11.11%) Arista
8 3 (11.11%) CyberArk
8 3 (11.11%) IBM
8 3 (11.11%) NetApp
8 3 (11.11%) Palo Alto
8 3 (11.11%) Splunk
9 2 (7.41%) Citrix
9 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
9 2 (7.41%) ServiceNow
9 2 (7.41%) Zerto
10 1 (3.70%) Dell
10 1 (3.70%) Dynatrace