Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 198 185
Rank change year-on-year -38 -13 +47
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 28 43 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.40% 0.63% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.71% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 33 43
City of London median daily rate £520 £585 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.04% +23.05% +11.76%
10th Percentile £391 £450 £363
90th Percentile £638 £622 £630
Central London median daily rate £550 £585 £460
% change year-on-year -5.90% +27.07% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 6,044 6,037 5,991
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.48% 88.96% 87.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,818 4,715 4,836
City of London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £681 £675 £656
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 57 50
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.05 £13.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £31.50 £31.05 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.85 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.80% -5.75% -

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 September 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 20 September 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 15 (53.57%) DevOps
2 14 (50.00%) Firewall
3 11 (39.29%) Docker
3 11 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (39.29%) Puppet
4 10 (35.71%) Cisco
5 9 (32.14%) SQL
5 9 (32.14%) F5
5 9 (32.14%) Terraform
6 8 (28.57%) Ansible
6 8 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (28.57%) Linux
6 8 (28.57%) Python
6 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (25.00%) Nagios
7 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 7 (25.00%) MySQL
7 7 (25.00%) DNS
7 7 (25.00%) Ruby
7 7 (25.00%) Kubernetes
7 7 (25.00%) Kafka
7 7 (25.00%) Amazon ELB
7 7 (25.00%) Amazon S3
7 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
8 6 (21.43%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (21.43%) MongoDB
8 6 (21.43%) NoSQL
8 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
8 6 (21.43%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (21.43%) PostgreSQL

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 6 (21.43%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (14.29%) IIS
3 2 (7.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Apache
4 1 (3.57%) nginx
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 11 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (25.00%) Amazon ELB
2 7 (25.00%) Amazon S3
3 6 (21.43%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (10.71%) IaaS
5 2 (7.14%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (7.14%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (7.14%) Datadog
5 2 (7.14%) GitHub
5 2 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (3.57%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (3.57%) CloudFront
6 1 (3.57%) Serverless
6 1 (3.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) Firewall
2 7 (25.00%) DNS
3 6 (21.43%) WAN
4 5 (17.86%) LAN
5 4 (14.29%) BGP
5 4 (14.29%) OSPF
5 4 (14.29%) VPN
6 3 (10.71%) BIG-IP
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (10.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (10.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (10.71%) HSRP
6 3 (10.71%) MPLS
6 3 (10.71%) NAS
6 3 (10.71%) Network Security
6 3 (10.71%) SAN
6 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
7 2 (7.14%) GLBP
7 2 (7.14%) Multicast
7 2 (7.14%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) MySQL
2 6 (21.43%) MongoDB
2 6 (21.43%) NoSQL
2 6 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (14.29%) Redis
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 3 (10.71%) MariaDB
5 2 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (7.14%) InfluxDB
6 1 (3.57%) Big Data
6 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
6 1 (3.57%) HBase
6 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
3 3 (10.71%) Artifactory
3 3 (10.71%) Subversion
4 2 (7.14%) Bitbucket
4 2 (7.14%) GitLab
4 2 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (3.57%) Ant
5 1 (3.57%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (3.57%) Gradle
5 1 (3.57%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Back Office
3 1 (3.57%) French Language
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) AWS DevOps
2 5 (17.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) AWS Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Lead DevOps
3 3 (10.71%) Technical Leader
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Unified Communications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) Kafka
2 5 (17.86%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (10.71%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (10.71%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (10.71%) Node.js
4 2 (7.14%) Middleware
4 2 (7.14%) Sensu
4 2 (7.14%) Spring Boot
4 2 (7.14%) Web Services
5 1 (3.57%) boto
5 1 (3.57%) CGI
5 1 (3.57%) Embperl
5 1 (3.57%) FastCGI
5 1 (3.57%) J2EE
5 1 (3.57%) JMS
5 1 (3.57%) OAuth
5 1 (3.57%) REST
5 1 (3.57%) SAML
5 1 (3.57%) WebSockets
5 1 (3.57%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.86%) Clustering
3 4 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (10.71%) Replication
5 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.57%) PKI
6 1 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Linux
2 4 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.57%) CoreOS
4 1 (3.57%) Solaris
4 1 (3.57%) SUSE
4 1 (3.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.57%) Unix
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) DevOps
2 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 5 (17.86%) Microservices
3 5 (17.86%) Migration
4 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
4 3 (10.71%) High Availability
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
4 3 (10.71%) SDLC
5 2 (7.14%) Change Management
5 2 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (7.14%) Content Management
5 2 (7.14%) Deployment Automation
5 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.14%) Identity Management
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL
5 2 (7.14%) Network Optimisation
5 2 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Optimisation
5 2 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) SQL
2 8 (28.57%) Python
3 7 (25.00%) Ruby
4 6 (21.43%) Java
5 5 (17.86%) Perl
6 2 (7.14%) Go
6 2 (7.14%) Scala
7 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.57%) C
7 1 (3.57%) PHP
7 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (14.29%) CCNA
2 4 (14.29%) CCNP
3 3 (10.71%) CCIE
4 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) AWS Certification
5 1 (3.57%) CISSP
5 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (3.57%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) GIAC
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) GCP
2 2 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 11 (39.29%) Docker
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.57%) Gluster
4 1 (3.57%) iptables
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.57%) NFS
4 1 (3.57%) ProxySG
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (3.57%) VMware NSX
4 1 (3.57%) vSphere
4 1 (3.57%) XenApp
4 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (39.29%) Puppet
2 9 (32.14%) Terraform
3 8 (28.57%) Ansible
3 8 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (25.00%) Kubernetes
4 7 (25.00%) Nagios
5 4 (14.29%) Kibana
5 4 (14.29%) Prometheus
5 4 (14.29%) ZABBIX
6 2 (7.14%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (7.14%) Fluentd
6 2 (7.14%) logstash
6 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (7.14%) Pingdom
6 2 (7.14%) Uchiwa
7 1 (3.57%) CFEngine
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (3.57%) HAProxy
7 1 (3.57%) Packer
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Cisco
2 9 (32.14%) F5
3 5 (17.86%) Citrix
3 5 (17.86%) Juniper
4 4 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.29%) VMware
5 2 (7.14%) Adobe
5 2 (7.14%) Blue Coat
5 2 (7.14%) hybris
5 2 (7.14%) McAfee
5 2 (7.14%) New Relic
5 2 (7.14%) PagerDuty
5 2 (7.14%) Palo Alto
5 2 (7.14%) Riverbed
6 1 (3.57%) Infoblox
6 1 (3.57%) Meraki
6 1 (3.57%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.57%) Splunk