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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Balancing
London / City of London
Rank 143 148 155
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 11 10 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.37% 0.30% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.34% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 33
Median daily rate £438 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £313 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +43.33%  

Load Balancing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2561 2922 4205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.54% 87.83% 82.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2008 2335 3244
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.89 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.40% +2.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Load Balancing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing in the City of London.

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

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 20 (58.82%) Linux
2 13 (38.24%) Firewall
2 13 (38.24%) Puppet
3 11 (32.35%) Jenkins
3 11 (32.35%) DevOps
4 10 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (29.41%) Ruby
4 10 (29.41%) Python
4 10 (29.41%) Cisco
5 9 (26.47%) Configuration Management
5 9 (26.47%) LAN
5 9 (26.47%) WAN
5 9 (26.47%) Bash Shell
5 9 (26.47%) Ansible
5 9 (26.47%) Data Centre
6 8 (23.53%) DNS
6 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (23.53%) Wireless
6 8 (23.53%) Finance
7 7 (20.59%) VMware
7 7 (20.59%) VPN
7 7 (20.59%) SQL
7 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
7 7 (20.59%) Windows
7 7 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (17.65%) CentOS
8 6 (17.65%) F5
8 6 (17.65%) Docker
8 6 (17.65%) Unix

Load Balancing
Top Related 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 5 (14.71%) Apache
2 4 (11.76%) IIS
2 4 (11.76%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.88%) nginx
4 1 (2.94%) Apache Pig
4 1 (2.94%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.94%) Confluence
4 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.94%) JBoss
4 1 (2.94%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.88%) GitHub
3 2 (5.88%) IaaS
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.94%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (2.94%) PaaS
4 1 (2.94%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (38.24%) Firewall
2 9 (26.47%) LAN
2 9 (26.47%) WAN
3 8 (23.53%) DNS
3 8 (23.53%) Wireless
4 7 (20.59%) VPN
5 6 (17.65%) Internet
5 6 (17.65%) SAN
6 5 (14.71%) NetScaler
6 5 (14.71%) SSL
7 4 (11.76%) BIG-IP
7 4 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (8.82%) Cisco Wireless
8 3 (8.82%) HTTP
8 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
9 2 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (5.88%) SSH
9 2 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) MySQL
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.94%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.94%) HBase
4 1 (2.94%) Ingres
4 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.94%) QlikView
4 1 (2.94%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 11 (32.35%) Jenkins
2 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.82%) JIRA
3 3 (8.82%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (2.94%) Artifactory
4 1 (2.94%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.94%) Subversion
4 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.94%) Advertising
3 1 (2.94%) Back Office
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Consultant
1 6 (17.65%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) AWS DevOps
3 4 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Administrator
4 3 (8.82%) AWS Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) DevOps Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (8.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (8.82%) Network Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Support
5 2 (5.88%) Designer
5 2 (5.88%) Network Support
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) .NET
1 3 (8.82%) CSS
1 3 (8.82%) LAMP
1 3 (8.82%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.94%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.94%) HTML
3 1 (2.94%) JMS
3 1 (2.94%) jQuery
3 1 (2.94%) JSON
3 1 (2.94%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (2.94%) Middleware
3 1 (2.94%) MSMQ
3 1 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.94%) RESTful
3 1 (2.94%) SPNEGO
3 1 (2.94%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.76%) Public Cloud
3 3 (8.82%) Clustering
3 3 (8.82%) CMDB
4 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.94%) Cloud Native
5 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.94%) Fintech
5 1 (2.94%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 20 (58.82%) Linux
2 10 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (20.59%) Windows
4 6 (17.65%) CentOS
4 6 (17.65%) Unix
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) DevOps
2 9 (26.47%) Configuration Management
3 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (14.71%) High Availability
5 5 (14.71%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (11.76%) Change Management
6 4 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
7 3 (8.82%) Microservices
7 3 (8.82%) Migration
7 3 (8.82%) Network Management
7 3 (8.82%) Open Source
7 3 (8.82%) Process Improvement
7 3 (8.82%) Project Management
8 2 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (5.88%) Server Building
8 2 (5.88%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) Python
1 10 (29.41%) Ruby
2 9 (26.47%) Bash Shell
3 7 (20.59%) SQL
4 5 (14.71%) Perl
5 4 (11.76%) Java
5 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.88%) AWK
6 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.88%) PHP
6 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.88%) sed
6 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.94%) Go
7 1 (2.94%) Tcl
7 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) CCIE
1 2 (5.88%) CCNP
1 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Docker
2 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.82%) ProxySG
4 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.94%) Ceph
5 1 (2.94%) Gluster
5 1 (2.94%) GlusterFS
5 1 (2.94%) HDFS
5 1 (2.94%) iptables
5 1 (2.94%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (38.24%) Puppet
2 9 (26.47%) Ansible
3 5 (14.71%) Kubernetes
3 5 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (11.76%) Terraform
5 3 (8.82%) Nagios
5 3 (8.82%) OPNET
6 2 (5.88%) Cobbler
6 2 (5.88%) Data Guard
6 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 2 (5.88%) HAProxy
6 2 (5.88%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (5.88%) logstash
6 2 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (2.94%) Grafana
7 1 (2.94%) Graphite
7 1 (2.94%) OSSEC
7 1 (2.94%) Rancher
7 1 (2.94%) Riemann
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Cisco
2 7 (20.59%) VMware
3 6 (17.65%) F5
3 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 5 (14.71%) Citrix
4 5 (14.71%) Riverbed
5 4 (11.76%) Splunk
6 3 (8.82%) Arista
6 3 (8.82%) Blue Coat
6 3 (8.82%) CheckPoint
6 3 (8.82%) Palo Alto
6 3 (8.82%) SolarWinds
7 2 (5.88%) Aruba
7 2 (5.88%) Brocade
7 2 (5.88%) EMC
7 2 (5.88%) HP
7 2 (5.88%) Oracle
7 2 (5.88%) Polycom
7 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.88%) WorldPay
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