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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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 169 157 132
Rank change year-on-year -12 -25 +66
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 22 10 14
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.51% 0.32% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.35% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 11
10th Percentile £454 £417 £365
25th Percentile £515 £447 £429
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £548 £495
Median % change year-on-year +0.46% +10.61% -1.00%
75th Percentile £700 £628 £575
90th Percentile - £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £550 £520 £495
% change year-on-year +5.77% +5.05% -1.00%

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 3,949 2,857 2,399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.67% 91.42% 88.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,915 2,103 1,783
10th Percentile £388 £358 £338
25th Percentile £475 £450 £418
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £520
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% -0.95%
75th Percentile £691 £638 £603
90th Percentile £788 £719 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £543 £510
% change year-on-year +5.99% +6.37% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 31 40
10th Percentile £18.50 £8.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £26.00 £12.38 £14.28
Median hourly rate £43.12 £23.45 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +83.88% -6.20% +29.03%
75th Percentile £54.88 £32.70 £39.25
90th Percentile £62.13 £42.25 £52.90
Central London median hourly rate £42.75 £22.25 £26.44
% change year-on-year +92.13% -15.85% +30.57%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 14 (63.64%) Firewall
2 13 (59.09%) Finance
3 12 (54.55%) DNS
4 10 (45.45%) Cisco
4 10 (45.45%) Windows
5 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
5 9 (40.91%) Azure
6 8 (36.36%) Linux
6 8 (36.36%) DHCP
7 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
7 7 (31.82%) DevOps
8 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
8 6 (27.27%) IPv6
8 6 (27.27%) AWS
9 5 (22.73%) Infoblox
9 5 (22.73%) Confluence
9 5 (22.73%) JIRA
9 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
9 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
9 5 (22.73%) WAN
9 5 (22.73%) Migration
9 5 (22.73%) VMware
9 5 (22.73%) Public Cloud
9 5 (22.73%) Cloud Native
9 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure as Code
9 5 (22.73%) Social Skills
10 4 (18.18%) SD-WAN
10 4 (18.18%) CI/CD
10 4 (18.18%) Windows Server

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 (22.73%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (40.91%) Azure
2 6 (27.27%) AWS
3 4 (18.18%) GCP
4 3 (13.64%) SaaS
5 2 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (4.55%) Azure AKS
6 1 (4.55%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 1 (4.55%) Azure DevOps
6 1 (4.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (4.55%) Azure Key Vault
6 1 (4.55%) Azure Monitor
6 1 (4.55%) Azure Service Bus
6 1 (4.55%) GitHub
6 1 (4.55%) Google Kubernetes Engine
6 1 (4.55%) PaaS
6 1 (4.55%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 14 (63.64%) Firewall
2 12 (54.55%) DNS
3 8 (36.36%) DHCP
4 6 (27.27%) IPv6
5 5 (22.73%) WAN
6 4 (18.18%) IPv4
6 4 (18.18%) SD-WAN
7 3 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (13.64%) Internet
7 3 (13.64%) NGN
8 2 (9.09%) Cisco Firepower
8 2 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
9 1 (4.55%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (4.55%) Multicast
9 1 (4.55%) NX-OS
9 1 (4.55%) SSL
9 1 (4.55%) VPN
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) JIRA
2 3 (13.64%) GitLab
3 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.55%) Bitbucket
4 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 13 (59.09%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Social Skills
3 4 (18.18%) Banking
3 4 (18.18%) Legal
4 3 (13.64%) Influencing Skills
4 3 (13.64%) Presentation Skills
5 2 (9.09%) Financial Institution
6 1 (4.55%) Marketing
6 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Architect
2 3 (13.64%) Network Architect
2 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Service Architect
2 3 (13.64%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Applications Architect
3 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Network Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Principal Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 5 (22.73%) Cloud Native
2 5 (22.73%) Public Cloud
3 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (9.09%) Hedge funds
4 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 2 (9.09%) Private Cloud
5 1 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (4.55%) PKI
5 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Linux
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 2 (9.09%) Unix
5 1 (4.55%) CentOS
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.55%) VMS
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) DevOps
2 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure as Code
2 5 (22.73%) Migration
3 4 (18.18%) Agile
3 4 (18.18%) CI/CD
3 4 (18.18%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Service Management
4 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
4 3 (13.64%) Epics
4 3 (13.64%) Financial Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (13.64%) ITSM
4 3 (13.64%) Low Latency
4 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
4 3 (13.64%) Proactive Monitoring
4 3 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 3 (13.64%) TOGAF
5 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (9.09%) Practice Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.64%) Python
2 3 (13.64%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) C
4 1 (4.55%) Bash
4 1 (4.55%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MCP
3 1 (4.55%) MCSE
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) GDPR
2 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
1 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (18.18%) vSphere
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) NFS
3 1 (4.55%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) SCCM
1 3 (13.64%) SCOM
2 2 (9.09%) Ansible
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (9.09%) Control-M
2 2 (9.09%) Terraform
3 1 (4.55%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 1 (4.55%) CASB
3 1 (4.55%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.55%) Nagios
3 1 (4.55%) Packer
3 1 (4.55%) Puppet
3 1 (4.55%) vRealize
3 1 (4.55%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Cisco
2 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
3 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
4 5 (22.73%) Infoblox
4 5 (22.73%) VMware
5 3 (13.64%) Atlassian
5 3 (13.64%) Dell
5 3 (13.64%) F5
5 3 (13.64%) Google
5 3 (13.64%) IBM
5 3 (13.64%) Refinitiv
6 2 (9.09%) Arista
6 2 (9.09%) BMC
6 2 (9.09%) Fortinet
6 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.55%) Citrix
7 1 (4.55%) NetApp
7 1 (4.55%) Radware
7 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.55%) Riverbed