Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 219 224 179
Rank change year-on-year +5 -45 +38
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 34 34 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.48% 0.47% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.53% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 26 46
City of London median daily rate £480 £513 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.34% +10.22% +9.41%
10th Percentile £389 £313 £363
90th Percentile £588 £638 £631
Central London median daily rate £480 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -4.00% +11.11% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
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 6,218 6,438 5,799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.33% 89.54% 88.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,898 5,137 4,593
City of London median daily rate £513 £505 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.49% +6.32% -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £319
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 60 53
City of London median hourly rate £18.85 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.80% -6.50% -
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.15 £13.75
90th Percentile £34.40 £31.05 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year -6.17% +6.58% -5.00%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 18 (52.94%) SQL
2 15 (44.12%) DNS
2 15 (44.12%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (41.18%) LAN
3 14 (41.18%) Firewall
4 13 (38.24%) WAN
4 13 (38.24%) Terraform
5 12 (35.29%) Cisco
6 11 (32.35%) Jenkins
6 11 (32.35%) DevOps
7 10 (29.41%) F5
7 10 (29.41%) Data Centre
7 10 (29.41%) Juniper
7 10 (29.41%) Nagios
8 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (26.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 9 (26.47%) Docker
9 8 (23.53%) Change Management
9 8 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (20.59%) Python
10 7 (20.59%) Wireless
10 7 (20.59%) Finance
10 7 (20.59%) Serverless
10 7 (20.59%) Cloud Native
11 6 (17.65%) NoSQL
11 6 (17.65%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (17.65%) Kafka
11 6 (17.65%) Puppet
11 6 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (17.65%) DHCP

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 5 (14.71%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (8.82%) IIS
3 2 (5.88%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 15 (44.12%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (20.59%) Serverless
3 4 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (11.76%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (11.76%) Amazon S3
3 4 (11.76%) IaaS
4 2 (5.88%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (5.88%) Datadog
4 2 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (5.88%) npm
4 2 (5.88%) PaaS
4 2 (5.88%) SaaS
5 1 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.94%) CloudFront
5 1 (2.94%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (44.12%) DNS
2 14 (41.18%) Firewall
2 14 (41.18%) LAN
3 13 (38.24%) WAN
4 7 (20.59%) Wireless
5 6 (17.65%) BGP
5 6 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (17.65%) DHCP
5 6 (17.65%) OSPF
6 5 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (14.71%) Ethernet
6 5 (14.71%) FCoE
6 5 (14.71%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (14.71%) IPv4
6 5 (14.71%) IPv6
6 5 (14.71%) ISDN
6 5 (14.71%) MGCP
6 5 (14.71%) MRTG
6 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
6 5 (14.71%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) NoSQL
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) MongoDB
2 4 (11.76%) MySQL
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (5.88%) MariaDB
4 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.88%) Redis
5 1 (2.94%) InfluxDB
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (32.35%) Jenkins
2 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.82%) Bitbucket
3 3 (8.82%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (5.88%) GitLab
4 2 (5.88%) JIRA
4 2 (5.88%) Subversion
4 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
4 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.94%) Artifactory
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Law
4 1 (2.94%) French Language
4 1 (2.94%) Legal
4 1 (2.94%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) AWS Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Network Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Security Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Administrator
4 3 (8.82%) Lead DevOps
4 3 (8.82%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (5.88%) AWS DevOps
5 2 (5.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Junior DevOps
5 2 (5.88%) Junior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) Kafka
1 6 (17.65%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (11.76%) REST
3 3 (8.82%) Node.js
4 2 (5.88%) .NET
4 2 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (5.88%) Middleware
4 2 (5.88%) Socket.IO
5 1 (2.94%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (2.94%) J2EE
5 1 (2.94%) JSON
5 1 (2.94%) OAuth
5 1 (2.94%) SAML
5 1 (2.94%) Sensu
5 1 (2.94%) Spring Boot
5 1 (2.94%) Web Services
5 1 (2.94%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 7 (20.59%) Cloud Native
3 5 (14.71%) Clustering
4 3 (8.82%) Replication
5 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) DevOps
2 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (26.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 8 (23.53%) Change Management
4 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management
5 5 (14.71%) Network Design
6 4 (11.76%) ITIL
6 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
6 4 (11.76%) TDD
7 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
7 3 (8.82%) High Availability
7 3 (8.82%) Information Security
7 3 (8.82%) Migration
7 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.88%) CRUD
8 2 (5.88%) Dependency Injection
8 2 (5.88%) Domain-Driven Design
8 2 (5.88%) Kanban
8 2 (5.88%) SIEM
8 2 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) SQL
2 7 (20.59%) Python
3 5 (14.71%) Java
4 3 (8.82%) C#
4 3 (8.82%) Ruby
5 2 (5.88%) Go
6 1 (2.94%) Perl
6 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (14.71%) CCNP
2 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
2 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) CCIE
3 3 (8.82%) CCNA
3 3 (8.82%) GIAC
4 2 (5.88%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 2 (5.88%) Degree
4 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.94%) CISSP
5 1 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (26.47%) Docker
2 4 (11.76%) ProxySG
3 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (38.24%) Terraform
2 10 (29.41%) Nagios
3 6 (17.65%) Puppet
4 5 (14.71%) Kubernetes
4 5 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (11.76%) Ansible
5 4 (11.76%) Prometheus
6 3 (8.82%) Kibana
6 3 (8.82%) ZABBIX
7 2 (5.88%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (5.88%) Fluentd
7 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (2.94%) FortiGate
8 1 (2.94%) logstash
8 1 (2.94%) Packer
8 1 (2.94%) Pingdom
8 1 (2.94%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Cisco
2 10 (29.41%) F5
2 10 (29.41%) Juniper
3 6 (17.65%) CheckPoint
4 5 (14.71%) Riverbed
4 5 (14.71%) Ruckus Wireless
5 4 (11.76%) Blue Coat
5 4 (11.76%) Fortinet
6 3 (8.82%) Infoblox
6 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
6 3 (8.82%) Symantec
7 2 (5.88%) Citrix
7 2 (5.88%) iManage
7 2 (5.88%) Lotus
7 2 (5.88%) Oracle
7 2 (5.88%) VMware
8 1 (2.94%) Adobe
8 1 (2.94%) New Relic
8 1 (2.94%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.94%) Sony