Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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.

Load Balancing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 210 182 219
Rank change year-on-year -28 +37 +23
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 36 66 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.51% 1.00% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 1.14% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 49 45
City of London median daily rate £550 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +17.65% -11.69%
10th Percentile £348 £363 £280
90th Percentile £679 £640 £550
Central London median daily rate £525 £470 £420
% change year-on-year +11.70% +11.90% -5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
City of London median hourly rate - £55.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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 6257 5765 7677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.28% 87.41% 83.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4969 4616 6106
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £288
90th Percentile £688 £664 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 53 74
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.33% +11.18%
10th Percentile £13.34 £13.75 £10.91
90th Percentile £30.90 £54.03 £45.15
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £19.46 £21.00
% change year-on-year +4.06% -7.33% +16.73%

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 20 November 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 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 20 November 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 (55.56%) DevOps
2 19 (52.78%) Linux
3 16 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (38.89%) Java
5 13 (36.11%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (36.11%) Ansible
6 10 (27.78%) Citrix
7 9 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 9 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (25.00%) E-Commerce
8 8 (22.22%) Unix
8 8 (22.22%) SQL
8 8 (22.22%) WAN
8 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
8 8 (22.22%) DNS
8 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (22.22%) NetScaler
8 8 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (19.44%) Jenkins
9 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
9 7 (19.44%) Git (software)
9 7 (19.44%) SSL
9 7 (19.44%) Cisco
9 7 (19.44%) Tomcat
10 6 (16.67%) VPN
10 6 (16.67%) LAN
10 6 (16.67%) BGP
10 6 (16.67%) VMware
10 6 (16.67%) Firewall

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 7 (19.44%) Tomcat
2 5 (13.89%) Skype for Business
3 3 (8.33%) Apache
3 3 (8.33%) IIS
3 3 (8.33%) nginx
4 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.78%) Confluence
4 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.78%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (13.89%) IaaS
3 5 (13.89%) Office 365
3 5 (13.89%) PaaS
4 4 (11.11%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.78%) Akamai
6 1 (2.78%) GitHub
6 1 (2.78%) npm
6 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) DNS
1 8 (22.22%) NetScaler
1 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
1 8 (22.22%) WAN
2 7 (19.44%) SSL
3 6 (16.67%) BGP
3 6 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (16.67%) Firewall
3 6 (16.67%) LAN
3 6 (16.67%) VPN
4 5 (13.89%) IPsec
4 5 (13.89%) Network Security
4 5 (13.89%) OSPF
4 5 (13.89%) Skype
5 4 (11.11%) EIGRP
5 4 (11.11%) HTTP
5 4 (11.11%) MPLS
5 4 (11.11%) NAS
5 4 (11.11%) SAN
5 4 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Azure SQL Database
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Git (software)
1 7 (19.44%) Jenkins
2 4 (11.11%) TeamCity
3 3 (8.33%) Artifactory
3 3 (8.33%) Maven
4 2 (5.56%) Bitbucket
4 2 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.78%) Bower
5 1 (2.78%) Chocolatey
5 1 (2.78%) Grunt
5 1 (2.78%) gulp
5 1 (2.78%) Hudson
5 1 (2.78%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (2.78%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (2.78%) PhantomJS
5 1 (2.78%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.78%) TestRail
5 1 (2.78%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) French Language
3 1 (2.78%) Front Office
3 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (27.78%) AWS Engineer
3 8 (22.22%) AWS DevOps
3 8 (22.22%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 8 (22.22%) Developer
3 8 (22.22%) Java Developer
4 7 (19.44%) Automation Developer
4 7 (19.44%) Automation Engineer
4 7 (19.44%) AWS Developer
4 7 (19.44%) DevOps Developer
4 7 (19.44%) Java Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Network Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Unix Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) AngularJS
1 3 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (5.56%) Ajax
2 2 (5.56%) CSS
2 2 (5.56%) GWT
2 2 (5.56%) JSON
2 2 (5.56%) RESTful
2 2 (5.56%) Spring
2 2 (5.56%) Spring Boot
2 2 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) HTML5
3 1 (2.78%) J2EE
3 1 (2.78%) J2SE
3 1 (2.78%) Middleware
3 1 (2.78%) SOAP
3 1 (2.78%) XML
3 1 (2.78%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 9 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (2.78%) Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) DataPower
4 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.78%) PKI
4 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) User Experience
4 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (52.78%) Linux
2 8 (22.22%) Unix
3 5 (13.89%) Windows
4 4 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server
6 2 (5.56%) Solaris
7 1 (2.78%) CentOS
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) DevOps
2 13 (36.11%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 8 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (13.89%) ITIL
5 5 (13.89%) Open Source
6 4 (11.11%) CRM
7 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.33%) Change Management
7 3 (8.33%) Task Automation
8 2 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (5.56%) ITIL V3
8 2 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (5.56%) Microservices
8 2 (5.56%) MVC
8 2 (5.56%) Network Design
8 2 (5.56%) Time Management
8 2 (5.56%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) Java
2 8 (22.22%) SQL
3 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
4 5 (13.89%) Python
4 5 (13.89%) Ruby
5 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.56%) C
6 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.56%) Perl
7 1 (2.78%) C#
7 1 (2.78%) Groovy
7 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) CCIE
1 4 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (8.33%) CCIE Routing and Switching
2 3 (8.33%) CCNP
3 2 (5.56%) CCDA
4 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
1 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.11%) XenApp
3 3 (8.33%) Docker
4 2 (5.56%) iptables
5 1 (2.78%) LXC
5 1 (2.78%) UAG
5 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (36.11%) Ansible
2 8 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (13.89%) Puppet
4 4 (11.11%) logstash
5 3 (8.33%) Kibana
5 3 (8.33%) Kubernetes
6 2 (5.56%) Backup Exec
6 2 (5.56%) NetBackup
6 2 (5.56%) Terraform
7 1 (2.78%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (2.78%) Grafana
7 1 (2.78%) HAProxy
7 1 (2.78%) Ionix
7 1 (2.78%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (2.78%) OPNET
7 1 (2.78%) Prometheus
7 1 (2.78%) Rundeck
7 1 (2.78%) SCOM
7 1 (2.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Citrix
2 7 (19.44%) Cisco
3 6 (16.67%) F5
3 6 (16.67%) VMware
4 5 (13.89%) Palo Alto
5 3 (8.33%) HP
5 3 (8.33%) Juniper
5 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 3 (8.33%) Riverbed
5 3 (8.33%) Symantec
6 2 (5.56%) Arista
6 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.56%) EMC
6 2 (5.56%) Google
6 2 (5.56%) Oracle
6 2 (5.56%) Splunk
6 2 (5.56%) Sun
7 1 (2.78%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.78%) Black Duck