Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 123 193 225
Rank change year-on-year +70 +32 -22
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 10 47 26
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.45% 0.72% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.80% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 35 21
Median daily rate £525 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% -5.90%
10th Percentile £432 £422 £408
90th Percentile £654 £633 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £583
% change year-on-year - -14.16% -0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £37.50 - -

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 1,964 5,843 6,129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.15% 89.95% 88.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,366 4,569 4,843
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £338 £350 £331
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £515 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -1.90% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 73 104
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.83 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.03% +11.39% -7.75%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.25 £13.31
90th Percentile £51.55 £56.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +0.03%

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 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 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 City of London region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) OSPF
2 4 (40.00%) BGP
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) CCNP
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) Unix
2 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (40.00%) F5
3 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) AWS
3 3 (30.00%) High Availability
3 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (30.00%) Palo Alto
3 3 (30.00%) DHCP
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) CCIE
3 3 (30.00%) DNS
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 3 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) SNMP
3 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) Nagios
4 2 (20.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (20.00%) SSH
4 2 (20.00%) VLAN

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 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) AWS
2 2 (20.00%) Azure
2 2 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (10.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (10.00%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (10.00%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (10.00%) Coveralls
3 1 (10.00%) Serverless
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) BGP
1 4 (40.00%) OSPF
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (30.00%) DHCP
2 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) SNMP
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (20.00%) HTTP
3 2 (20.00%) SSH
3 2 (20.00%) VLAN
4 1 (10.00%) 2G
4 1 (10.00%) FTP
4 1 (10.00%) IPsec
4 1 (10.00%) Kerberos
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) VRRP
4 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket Server
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) Gradle
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) JUnit
1 1 (10.00%) Maven
1 1 (10.00%) SonarQube
1 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) AWS Architect
3 1 (10.00%) AWS DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Azure DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) C# Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Deployment Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) LAMP
1 1 (10.00%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (20.00%) Private Cloud
2 2 (20.00%) Replication
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Native
3 1 (10.00%) Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (10.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Unix
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (30.00%) High Availability
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (20.00%) Converged Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (20.00%) DevOps
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Server Management
2 2 (20.00%) Task Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Blue-Green Deployment
3 1 (10.00%) Canary Deployment
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure as Code
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) Network Management
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Tech Ops
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CCNP
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) CCIE
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Docker
3 1 (10.00%) Squid
3 1 (10.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Nagios
1 2 (20.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) Terraform
2 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) F5
3 3 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) Palo Alto
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) Aruba
5 1 (10.00%) Cadence
5 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (10.00%) CommVault
5 1 (10.00%) Juniper
5 1 (10.00%) NetApp
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat