Period
to 16 December 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 16 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
England > East of England
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 188 153
Rank change year-on-year +8 -35 +18
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 24 14 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.49% 0.28% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.33% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 22
East of England median daily rate £425 £490 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.27% -6.67% +28.05%
10th Percentile £388 £300 £310
90th Percentile £525 £574 £588
England median daily rate £475 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.00 £14.41 £55.00
% change year-on-year +226.28% -73.81% +27.01%

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 4,205 4,259 3,978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.57% 84.71% 82.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,487 2,466 2,291
East of England median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £581 £544
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 242 315
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £36.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +14.29% +27.75%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.28 £12.20
90th Percentile £50.30 £50.40 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.10 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -11.61% +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 16 December 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 16 December 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
Cambridgeshire +23 7 £425 -
Hertfordshire -2 7 £431 +43.75% 3
Suffolk -7 7 £525 +0.91%
Essex -7 3 £525 -6.67%
Norfolk - 3 £425 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £425 -
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 East of England region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 13 (54.17%) Windows Server
3 12 (50.00%) VMware
4 10 (41.67%) Firewall
4 10 (41.67%) Data Centre
5 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 8 (33.33%) DNS
6 8 (33.33%) LAN
6 8 (33.33%) WAN
6 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 8 (33.33%) IIS
6 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (33.33%) PowerShell
7 6 (25.00%) NAS
7 6 (25.00%) Clustering
7 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (25.00%) Citrix
7 6 (25.00%) SAN
7 6 (25.00%) Middleware
7 6 (25.00%) Migration
7 6 (25.00%) SSL
7 6 (25.00%) REST
7 6 (25.00%) High Availability
8 5 (20.83%) Cisco
8 5 (20.83%) Web Services
8 5 (20.83%) Scrum
8 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (16.67%) vSphere

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 8 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (8.33%) Apache
3 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.17%) nginx
3 1 (4.17%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (4.17%) Office 365
4 1 (4.17%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) Firewall
2 8 (33.33%) DNS
2 8 (33.33%) LAN
2 8 (33.33%) WAN
3 6 (25.00%) NAS
3 6 (25.00%) SAN
3 6 (25.00%) SSL
4 3 (12.50%) HTTP
4 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (8.33%) BGP
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (8.33%) OSPF
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (4.17%) DHCP
6 1 (4.17%) DMVPN
6 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
6 1 (4.17%) MPLS
6 1 (4.17%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) JMeter
2 2 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 3 (12.50%) Electronics
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
1 3 (12.50%) Legal
1 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 3 (12.50%) Marketing
1 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Consultant
2 3 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Performance Tester
2 3 (12.50%) Site Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Site Reliability Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Tester
2 3 (12.50%) Web Tester
3 2 (8.33%) Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Network Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Service Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Service Transition Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Transition Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Network Designer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) Middleware
1 6 (25.00%) REST
2 5 (20.83%) Web Services
3 3 (12.50%) JSON
3 3 (12.50%) SOAP
3 3 (12.50%) WSDL
3 3 (12.50%) XML
4 2 (8.33%) .NET
5 1 (4.17%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (4.17%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 6 (25.00%) Clustering
3 3 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (12.50%) PKI
4 1 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 13 (54.17%) Windows Server
3 3 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (4.17%) CentOS
4 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
4 1 (4.17%) Unix
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (25.00%) High Availability
1 6 (25.00%) Migration
2 5 (20.83%) Scrum
3 4 (16.67%) DevOps
3 4 (16.67%) Identity Management
3 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) Network Optimisation
3 4 (16.67%) Release Management
3 4 (16.67%) Secure Coding
3 4 (16.67%) SIEM
3 4 (16.67%) Task Automation
3 4 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 4 (16.67%) Workflow
4 3 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
4 3 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (12.50%) Microservices
4 3 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.17%) Perl
4 1 (4.17%) PHP
4 1 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) R
4 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.33%) CCIE
2 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.17%) CCIE Data Center
3 1 (4.17%) CCNP
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (16.67%) VMware NSX
2 4 (16.67%) vSphere
3 2 (8.33%) Docker
4 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.17%) NFS
4 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
1 4 (16.67%) vCenter Server
1 4 (16.67%) vRealize
1 4 (16.67%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 1 (4.17%) Ansible
2 1 (4.17%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (4.17%) HAProxy
2 1 (4.17%) Kibana
2 1 (4.17%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.17%) logstash
2 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.17%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) Terraform
2 1 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) VMware
2 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (25.00%) Citrix
4 5 (20.83%) Cisco
5 3 (12.50%) F5
5 3 (12.50%) Google
5 3 (12.50%) New Relic
5 3 (12.50%) SAP
6 1 (4.17%) Atlassian
6 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.17%) Dell
6 1 (4.17%) HP
6 1 (4.17%) IBM
6 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.17%) Splunk