Period
to 18 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 18 June 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
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 166 149
Rank change year-on-year +24 -17 +7
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 51 25 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.16% 0.57% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 0.67% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 29
East of England median daily rate £413 £413 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.50% +42.86%
10th Percentile £237 £275 £312
90th Percentile £588 £601 £588
England median daily rate £523 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +16.11% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
East of England median hourly rate £18.50 - £22.50
10th Percentile £16.75 - £21.25
90th Percentile £20.25 - £23.75
England median hourly rate £43.63 £65.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -32.88% +78.08% +4.29%

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 East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,719 3,750 4,030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.52% 84.90% 81.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,102 2,230 2,353
East of England median daily rate £434 £422 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +2.30% +4.36%
10th Percentile £240 £230 £248
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 260 289
East of England median hourly rate £17.41 £31.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.73% +16.67% +17.39%
10th Percentile £11.31 £12.48 £14.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.53 £50.78
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Load Balancing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Load Balancing in the East of England

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Load Balancing in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in the East of England

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in the East of England

Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Balancing in the East of England

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the East of England region over the 6 months to 18 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +14 24 £258 -31.33% 4
Suffolk -4 11 £525 -2.33% 1
Essex - 8 £450 -
Bedfordshire +1 5 £450 -28.00% 1
Cambridgeshire 0 3 £613 +104.17% 1
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 East of England region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 28 (54.90%) Windows
1 28 (54.90%) VMware
2 27 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (52.94%) Windows Server
3 21 (41.18%) SSL
3 21 (41.18%) Firewall
4 19 (37.25%) Service Management
5 18 (35.29%) DevOps
6 16 (31.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (31.37%) Citrix
7 15 (29.41%) ITIL
7 15 (29.41%) Change Management
7 15 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
8 14 (27.45%) Squid
9 13 (25.49%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
9 13 (25.49%) Active Directory
9 13 (25.49%) Validation
9 13 (25.49%) Ansible
10 12 (23.53%) Data Centre
10 12 (23.53%) Linux
10 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
10 12 (23.53%) IIS
11 11 (21.57%) DNS
11 11 (21.57%) Kubernetes
11 11 (21.57%) Microservices
11 11 (21.57%) Docker
12 10 (19.61%) Elasticsearch
12 10 (19.61%) Cisco

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 12 (23.53%) IIS
2 10 (19.61%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (9.80%) Apache
4 4 (7.84%) nginx
4 4 (7.84%) Tomcat
5 3 (5.88%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.96%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (7.84%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (9.80%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (5.88%) IaaS
4 3 (5.88%) PaaS
4 3 (5.88%) Stackdriver
5 2 (3.92%) Akamai
6 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (41.18%) Firewall
1 21 (41.18%) SSL
2 11 (21.57%) DNS
3 10 (19.61%) LAN
3 10 (19.61%) WAN
4 9 (17.65%) HTTP
5 8 (15.69%) NAS
5 8 (15.69%) SAN
6 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
6 6 (11.76%) VPN
7 5 (9.80%) HTTPS
8 4 (7.84%) NetScaler
8 4 (7.84%) Network Security
8 4 (7.84%) VLAN
9 3 (5.88%) DHCP
9 3 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (5.88%) Wireless
10 2 (3.92%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (3.92%) IPsec
10 2 (3.92%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.76%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (7.84%) MongoDB
3 4 (7.84%) MySQL
4 3 (5.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Maven
2 5 (9.80%) Git (software)
2 5 (9.80%) Jenkins
3 4 (7.84%) Artifactory
3 4 (7.84%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.96%) JIRA
General
1 8 (15.69%) Legal
2 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) Advertising
3 1 (1.96%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (43.14%) Analyst
2 14 (27.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 14 (27.45%) Operations Analyst
3 13 (25.49%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
4 11 (21.57%) Web Analyst
4 11 (21.57%) Web Infrastructure Analyst
5 9 (17.65%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (13.73%) Email Analyst
6 7 (13.73%) Infrastructure Support
6 7 (13.73%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 7 (13.73%) Operational Support Analyst
6 7 (13.73%) Operations Support Analyst
6 7 (13.73%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (11.76%) Web Applications Analyst
7 6 (11.76%) Web Support Analyst
8 5 (9.80%) Applications Support
8 5 (9.80%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (9.80%) Consultant
8 5 (9.80%) Web Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) Middleware
1 8 (15.69%) Spring
2 4 (7.84%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (5.88%) Node.js
4 2 (3.92%) 802.1X
4 2 (3.92%) HTML
4 2 (3.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 8 (15.69%) Clustering
3 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.80%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (7.84%) Private Cloud
5 3 (5.88%) Replication
6 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (54.90%) Windows
2 27 (52.94%) Windows Server
3 16 (31.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (23.53%) Linux
6 4 (7.84%) CentOS
6 4 (7.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (5.88%) VMS
8 1 (1.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (37.25%) Service Management
2 18 (35.29%) DevOps
3 15 (29.41%) Change Management
3 15 (29.41%) ITIL
4 13 (25.49%) Validation
5 11 (21.57%) Microservices
6 9 (17.65%) High Availability
7 8 (15.69%) Identity Management
7 8 (15.69%) Migration
7 8 (15.69%) Network Optimisation
7 8 (15.69%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (15.69%) Secure Coding
7 8 (15.69%) SIEM
7 8 (15.69%) UML
7 8 (15.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 7 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (7.84%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (7.84%) Project Management
10 4 (7.84%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) Java
2 7 (13.73%) Python
2 7 (13.73%) SQL
3 6 (11.76%) Ruby
4 5 (9.80%) Bash Shell
4 5 (9.80%) Perl
5 3 (5.88%) PHP
6 1 (1.96%) C
6 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (11.76%) CCIE
3 5 (9.80%) CCNP
4 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 27 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (27.45%) Squid
3 13 (25.49%) Active Directory
4 11 (21.57%) Docker
5 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.96%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (25.49%) Ansible
2 11 (21.57%) Kubernetes
3 8 (15.69%) Consul
3 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (13.73%) Puppet
4 7 (13.73%) Terraform
5 4 (7.84%) Kibana
5 4 (7.84%) logstash
5 4 (7.84%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (5.88%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.96%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.96%) vRealize
Vendors
1 28 (54.90%) VMware
2 16 (31.37%) Citrix
3 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
4 10 (19.61%) Cisco
5 7 (13.73%) F5
6 5 (9.80%) Google
7 4 (7.84%) Oracle
7 4 (7.84%) Percona
7 4 (7.84%) Red Hat
8 3 (5.88%) Arista
8 3 (5.88%) CheckPoint
8 3 (5.88%) New Relic
8 3 (5.88%) Palo Alto
8 3 (5.88%) SolarWinds
8 3 (5.88%) Splunk
9 2 (3.92%) Atlassian
9 2 (3.92%) Blue Coat
9 2 (3.92%) Riverbed
9 2 (3.92%) Zscaler
10 1 (1.96%) Tufin