Period
to 21 September 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 21 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
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 196 144
Rank change year-on-year +40 -52 +13
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 52 11 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.03% 0.23% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 0.26% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 2 41
East of England median daily rate £425 £490 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.27% -2.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £240 £485 £310
90th Percentile £535 £495 £588
England median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +6.25%
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 £47.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +88.00% +11.11% -41.83%

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 4,274 4,156 4,164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.02% 85.04% 82.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,464 2,410 2,378
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 270 323
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.22 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.26% +4.88% +2.82%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.99 £13.80
90th Percentile £47.80 £47.55 £46.06
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -8.70% - +4.55%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 - 25 £275 - 5
Suffolk -9 14 £525 +7.14% 1
Bedfordshire - 7 £425 - 1
Cambridgeshire +8 6 £425 - 8
Norfolk +20 3 £425 -
Essex - 3 £525 -
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 East of England region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 36 (69.23%) VMware
2 35 (67.31%) Windows
3 33 (63.46%) Windows Server
4 31 (59.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 26 (50.00%) Firewall
6 22 (42.31%) SSL
7 18 (34.62%) Active Directory
8 17 (32.69%) Microsoft
8 17 (32.69%) Citrix
8 17 (32.69%) IIS
8 17 (32.69%) Service Management
9 15 (28.85%) SQL Server
9 15 (28.85%) ITIL
9 15 (28.85%) DNS
9 15 (28.85%) Data Centre
9 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (26.92%) LAN
10 14 (26.92%) WAN
11 13 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (25.00%) Change Management
11 13 (25.00%) Migration
11 13 (25.00%) Squid
12 12 (23.08%) Linux
13 11 (21.15%) SAN
13 11 (21.15%) Middleware
13 11 (21.15%) Identity Management
13 11 (21.15%) Clustering
13 11 (21.15%) NAS
13 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure

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 17 (32.69%) IIS
2 6 (11.54%) Apache
3 4 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (7.69%) nginx
3 4 (7.69%) OpenStack
3 4 (7.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.92%) Confluence
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (9.62%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (7.69%) Stackdriver
5 3 (5.77%) IaaS
5 3 (5.77%) PaaS
6 2 (3.85%) Akamai
6 2 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (50.00%) Firewall
2 22 (42.31%) SSL
3 15 (28.85%) DNS
4 14 (26.92%) LAN
4 14 (26.92%) WAN
5 11 (21.15%) NAS
5 11 (21.15%) SAN
6 9 (17.31%) HTTP
7 6 (11.54%) VPN
8 5 (9.62%) HTTPS
8 5 (9.62%) TCP/IP
9 4 (7.69%) DHCP
9 4 (7.69%) VLAN
10 3 (5.77%) BGP
10 3 (5.77%) MPLS
10 3 (5.77%) OSPF
10 3 (5.77%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (5.77%) Wireless
11 2 (3.85%) EIGRP
11 2 (3.85%) IGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) Big Data
2 4 (7.69%) MySQL
3 3 (5.77%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.77%) Artifactory
3 3 (5.77%) JMeter
3 3 (5.77%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (3.85%) JIRA
4 2 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 10 (19.23%) Legal
2 6 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.77%) Electronics
3 3 (5.77%) Finance
3 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.77%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Analyst
2 12 (23.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 12 (23.08%) Operations Analyst
3 11 (21.15%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
4 10 (19.23%) Web Analyst
4 10 (19.23%) Web Infrastructure Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Consultant
5 7 (13.46%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Support
5 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Operational Support Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Operations Support Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) Email Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) Web Support Analyst
7 5 (9.62%) Applications Support
7 5 (9.62%) Applications Support Analyst
7 5 (9.62%) Network Engineer
7 5 (9.62%) Web Applications Analyst
7 5 (9.62%) Web Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) Middleware
2 6 (11.54%) REST
3 5 (9.62%) XML
4 4 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (7.69%) Node.js
5 3 (5.77%) JSON
5 3 (5.77%) SOAP
5 3 (5.77%) Web Services
5 3 (5.77%) WSDL
6 2 (3.85%) 802.1X
6 2 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.85%) Data Centre
2 11 (21.15%) Clustering
3 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.69%) Private Cloud
4 3 (5.77%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (5.77%) PKI
4 3 (5.77%) Replication
5 1 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.92%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (67.31%) Windows
2 33 (63.46%) Windows Server
3 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (23.08%) Linux
6 4 (7.69%) CentOS
6 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (5.77%) VMS
8 2 (3.85%) Unix
9 1 (1.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.69%) Service Management
2 15 (28.85%) ITIL
3 13 (25.00%) Change Management
3 13 (25.00%) Migration
4 11 (21.15%) High Availability
4 11 (21.15%) Identity Management
4 11 (21.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 11 (21.15%) Network Optimisation
4 11 (21.15%) Secure Coding
4 11 (21.15%) SIEM
4 11 (21.15%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 10 (19.23%) Validation
6 9 (17.31%) DevOps
6 9 (17.31%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (11.54%) Performance Testing
8 5 (9.62%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (9.62%) Project Management
9 4 (7.69%) Configuration Management
9 4 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) PowerShell
1 7 (13.46%) SQL
2 5 (9.62%) Python
3 4 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.69%) Perl
3 4 (7.69%) PHP
3 4 (7.69%) Ruby
4 2 (3.85%) Java
5 1 (1.92%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (11.54%) CCIE
3 3 (5.77%) CCNP
4 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.92%) CCIE Data Center
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) QA
System Software
1 31 (59.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (34.62%) Active Directory
3 13 (25.00%) Squid
4 5 (9.62%) VMware NSX
5 4 (7.69%) vSphere
6 3 (5.77%) Docker
7 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.92%) NFS
8 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (9.62%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (9.62%) vCenter Server
2 5 (9.62%) vRealize
3 4 (7.69%) Ansible
3 4 (7.69%) HAProxy
3 4 (7.69%) Kibana
3 4 (7.69%) logstash
3 4 (7.69%) Puppet
3 4 (7.69%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 2 (3.85%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.92%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (1.92%) SCCM
5 1 (1.92%) Terraform
5 1 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (69.23%) VMware
2 17 (32.69%) Citrix
2 17 (32.69%) Microsoft
3 10 (19.23%) Cisco
4 6 (11.54%) F5
5 5 (9.62%) Google
6 4 (7.69%) New Relic
6 4 (7.69%) Oracle
6 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 4 (7.69%) SolarWinds
6 4 (7.69%) Splunk
7 3 (5.77%) Percona
7 3 (5.77%) SAP
8 2 (3.85%) Arista
8 2 (3.85%) Atlassian
8 2 (3.85%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.85%) Palo Alto
8 2 (3.85%) Riverbed
8 2 (3.85%) Zscaler