The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 316 293 309
Rank change year-on-year -23 +16  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 289 389 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.68% 0.80% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.96% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 242 229
Median daily rate £450 £406 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.76% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 12
Median hourly rate £65.00 £22.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +188.88% -42.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £22.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.80 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +71.05% -5.00%  

Load Balancing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36004 40667 41211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.73% 83.47% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23651 27315 26961
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 954 1137
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.46 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Load Balancing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Load Balancing in England

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in England

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in England

Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Balancing in England

Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Load Balancing in England

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -18 133 £536 +20.50% 27
South East +26 58 £450 +20.00% 14
North West +36 32 £450 - 12
South West +11 18 £365 -7.00% 3
Yorkshire +2 13 £395 -7.05% 13
West Midlands +11 12 £320 -14.66% 6
North East +43 10 £320 -3.03% 3
East of England -33 4 - - 10
Midlands - 4 £363 - 8
East Midlands -8 3 £350 - 2
Load Balancing
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 273 (47.07%) Linux
2 253 (43.62%) Firewall
3 199 (34.31%) DNS
4 175 (30.17%) Cisco
5 159 (27.41%) DevOps
6 149 (25.69%) Amazon AWS
7 134 (23.10%) F5
8 130 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
9 124 (21.38%) WAN
10 119 (20.52%) Java
11 113 (19.48%) Windows
12 109 (18.79%) TCP/IP
12 109 (18.79%) Ansible
13 108 (18.62%) VMware
14 105 (18.10%) Microsoft Azure
15 104 (17.93%) Security Cleared
15 104 (17.93%) Unix
16 101 (17.41%) Jenkins
17 100 (17.24%) Data Centre
18 99 (17.07%) Python
18 99 (17.07%) Microsoft
18 99 (17.07%) Puppet
19 97 (16.72%) Git (software)
20 96 (16.55%) LAN
21 94 (16.21%) Apache
22 92 (15.86%) VPN
22 92 (15.86%) Cisco Certification
23 91 (15.69%) Configuration Management
24 90 (15.52%) HTTP
24 90 (15.52%) Docker

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 94 (16.21%) Apache
2 72 (12.41%) Tomcat
3 55 (9.48%) IIS
4 50 (8.62%) nginx
5 37 (6.38%) JBoss
6 31 (5.34%) WebLogic
7 24 (4.14%) WebSphere
8 23 (3.97%) Elasticsearch
9 22 (3.79%) Confluence
10 17 (2.93%) iPlanet
10 17 (2.93%) Oracle Application Server
11 12 (2.07%) SharePoint
12 11 (1.90%) OpenStack
13 8 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
14 7 (1.21%) Jetty
14 7 (1.21%) MS Exchange
14 7 (1.21%) WildFly
15 6 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.86%) CMS
16 5 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (0.86%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 149 (25.69%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (18.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (3.79%) Amazon EC2
3 22 (3.79%) IaaS
4 21 (3.62%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (3.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 18 (3.10%) Amazon S3
7 17 (2.93%) PaaS
8 14 (2.41%) Amazon ELB
8 14 (2.41%) Office 365
9 12 (2.07%) SaaS
10 11 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
11 10 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 8 (1.38%) OneDrive
13 7 (1.21%) Akamai
13 7 (1.21%) Slack
14 5 (0.86%) Yammer
15 4 (0.69%) GitHub
16 3 (0.52%) Bluemix
16 3 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 253 (43.62%) Firewall
2 199 (34.31%) DNS
3 124 (21.38%) WAN
4 109 (18.79%) TCP/IP
5 96 (16.55%) LAN
6 92 (15.86%) VPN
7 90 (15.52%) HTTP
8 77 (13.28%) SSL
9 65 (11.21%) Cisco Nexus
10 61 (10.52%) Network Security
11 58 (10.00%) Wireless
12 56 (9.66%) BGP
13 49 (8.45%) MPLS
14 47 (8.10%) DHCP
14 47 (8.10%) NetScaler
15 45 (7.76%) OSPF
16 44 (7.59%) SAN
17 38 (6.55%) Cisco ASA
18 31 (5.34%) Internet
18 31 (5.34%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (11.38%) SQL Server
2 54 (9.31%) PostgreSQL
3 50 (8.62%) MySQL
4 40 (6.90%) MongoDB
5 20 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
6 15 (2.59%) Relational Database
7 14 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (2.07%) NoSQL
9 12 (2.07%) Redis
10 11 (1.90%) SQL Server 2014
11 10 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
11 10 (1.72%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.72%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
16 5 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 5 (0.86%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 101 (17.41%) Jenkins
2 97 (16.72%) Git (software)
3 24 (4.14%) Sonatype Nexus
4 23 (3.97%) JIRA
5 21 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (3.10%) SonarQube
6 18 (3.10%) Visual Studio
7 16 (2.76%) Bitbucket
7 16 (2.76%) Maven
8 15 (2.59%) JUnit
9 14 (2.41%) Subversion
10 12 (2.07%) Artifactory
11 11 (1.90%) Ant
11 11 (1.90%) Liquibase
12 10 (1.72%) TeamCity
13 9 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (0.86%) Hudson
14 5 (0.86%) JMeter
14 5 (0.86%) MSBuild
14 5 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 75 (12.93%) Finance
2 37 (6.38%) Banking
3 24 (4.14%) Telecoms
4 18 (3.10%) Retail
5 15 (2.59%) Legal
6 13 (2.24%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.55%) Law
7 9 (1.55%) Marketing
8 7 (1.21%) Back Office
9 5 (0.86%) French Language
10 4 (0.69%) Electronics
10 4 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.69%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.52%) Advertising
11 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.34%) Billing
12 2 (0.34%) Publishing
13 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 102 (17.59%) DevOps Engineer
2 100 (17.24%) Network Engineer
3 73 (12.59%) Architect
4 47 (8.10%) Consultant
5 44 (7.59%) Developer
6 35 (6.03%) AWS DevOps
6 35 (6.03%) AWS Engineer
7 33 (5.69%) Administrator
7 33 (5.69%) Linux Engineer
8 29 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
9 28 (4.83%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 26 (4.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 25 (4.31%) Technical Architect
12 24 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 22 (3.79%) Security Engineer
14 20 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
15 19 (3.28%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 18 (3.10%) Unix Engineer
17 17 (2.93%) Infrastructure Architect
17 17 (2.93%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (9.66%) Elastic Stack
2 55 (9.48%) .NET
3 48 (8.28%) Web Services
4 45 (7.76%) REST
5 35 (6.03%) Middleware
6 29 (5.00%) Node.js
7 27 (4.66%) SOAP
8 24 (4.14%) CSS
9 22 (3.79%) LAMP
9 22 (3.79%) LAPP Stack
10 20 (3.45%) J2EE
11 18 (3.10%) HTML
11 18 (3.10%) XML
12 16 (2.76%) RabbitMQ
13 15 (2.59%) LEMP Stack
14 14 (2.41%) 802.1X
14 14 (2.41%) RESTful
15 13 (2.24%) AngularJS
16 12 (2.07%) ASP.NET
16 12 (2.07%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 100 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 57 (9.83%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (9.14%) Clustering
4 27 (4.66%) Linux Command Line
4 27 (4.66%) Public Cloud
5 15 (2.59%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.41%) Replication
7 13 (2.24%) Enterprise Storage
8 12 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
8 12 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (2.07%) Private Cloud
8 12 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (1.90%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.55%) EMC VNX
10 9 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.38%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 8 (1.38%) PKI
12 7 (1.21%) BBC
13 5 (0.86%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 273 (47.07%) Linux
2 113 (19.48%) Windows
3 104 (17.93%) Unix
4 55 (9.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 47 (8.10%) Windows Server
6 43 (7.41%) CentOS
7 39 (6.72%) Solaris
8 31 (5.34%) AIX
9 29 (5.00%) Ubuntu
10 26 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (4.14%) HPUX
12 23 (3.97%) SUSE
13 22 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (1.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 8 (1.38%) Data ONTAP
17 7 (1.21%) Oracle Linux
18 4 (0.69%) VMS
19 2 (0.34%) Amazon Linux
19 2 (0.34%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (27.41%) DevOps
2 130 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (15.69%) Configuration Management
4 87 (15.00%) High Availability
5 79 (13.62%) ITIL
6 68 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
7 54 (9.31%) Continuous Delivery
8 52 (8.97%) Migration
9 51 (8.79%) Network Design
10 42 (7.24%) Microservices
11 37 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
12 35 (6.03%) Open Source
13 33 (5.69%) Scrum
14 29 (5.00%) Change Management
14 29 (5.00%) E-Commerce
15 27 (4.66%) Task Automation
16 25 (4.31%) Service Management
16 25 (4.31%) Software Engineering
17 24 (4.14%) Stakeholder Management
18 21 (3.62%) OO
Programming Languages
1 119 (20.52%) Java
2 99 (17.07%) Python
3 69 (11.90%) Bash Shell
4 67 (11.55%) PowerShell
4 67 (11.55%) SQL
5 59 (10.17%) Perl
6 54 (9.31%) Ruby
7 39 (6.72%) JavaScript
8 24 (4.14%) Shell Script
9 23 (3.97%) T-SQL
10 22 (3.79%) C#
11 20 (3.45%) C
12 18 (3.10%) Groovy
13 16 (2.76%) PHP
14 7 (1.21%) Korn
15 6 (1.03%) C++
15 6 (1.03%) Scala
16 5 (0.86%) Go
17 3 (0.52%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.52%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 104 (17.93%) Security Cleared
2 92 (15.86%) Cisco Certification
3 86 (14.83%) SC Cleared
4 76 (13.10%) CCNP
5 48 (8.28%) CCNA
6 24 (4.14%) CCIE
7 17 (2.93%) Degree
8 12 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (1.72%) CISSP
9 10 (1.72%) JNCIA
10 9 (1.55%) CCDP
10 9 (1.55%) MCSE
11 8 (1.38%) JNCIS
12 7 (1.21%) DV Cleared
12 7 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (1.03%) JNCIP
13 6 (1.03%) SANS
14 5 (0.86%) CISA
14 5 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.93%) PCI DSS
2 16 (2.76%) QA
3 13 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.03%) SLA
5 5 (0.86%) COBIT
5 5 (0.86%) FedRAMP
5 5 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.69%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.52%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.52%) GDPR
System Software
1 90 (15.52%) Docker
2 73 (12.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (9.31%) Active Directory
4 38 (6.55%) Virtual Machines
5 30 (5.17%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (4.66%) vSphere
7 18 (3.10%) KVM
8 17 (2.93%) Hyper-V
9 16 (2.76%) NFS
9 16 (2.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 14 (2.41%) Xen
11 13 (2.24%) vCloud
11 13 (2.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 13 (2.24%) Veritas File System
12 12 (2.07%) Squid
13 11 (1.90%) ProxySG
13 11 (1.90%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (1.72%) Postfix
14 10 (1.72%) XenApp
15 8 (1.38%) iptables
Systems Management
1 109 (18.79%) Ansible
2 99 (17.07%) Puppet
3 56 (9.66%) Kubernetes
4 55 (9.48%) Opscode Chef
5 38 (6.55%) logstash
6 36 (6.21%) Kibana
7 35 (6.03%) HAProxy
8 23 (3.97%) Terraform
9 20 (3.45%) Rancher
10 18 (3.10%) Nagios
11 15 (2.59%) ZABBIX
12 12 (2.07%) Grafana
12 12 (2.07%) NetBackup
13 11 (1.90%) vRealize
14 10 (1.72%) Docker Swarm
14 10 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
14 10 (1.72%) Rsyslog
14 10 (1.72%) Sysdig
15 9 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
16 8 (1.38%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 175 (30.17%) Cisco
2 134 (23.10%) F5
3 108 (18.62%) VMware
4 99 (17.07%) Microsoft
5 68 (11.72%) Oracle
6 65 (11.21%) CheckPoint
7 62 (10.69%) Red Hat
8 51 (8.79%) Citrix
9 48 (8.28%) Juniper
10 38 (6.55%) Palo Alto
11 36 (6.21%) HP
12 33 (5.69%) IBM
12 33 (5.69%) Veritas
13 29 (5.00%) NetApp
13 29 (5.00%) Sun
14 25 (4.31%) EMC
15 22 (3.79%) Brocade
16 19 (3.28%) Dell
17 17 (2.93%) Fortinet
17 17 (2.93%) Riverbed
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