Period
to 27 October 2021

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 6 months to 27 October 2021 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
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 424 295 392
Rank change year-on-year -129 +97 +2
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 352 222 466
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.80% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.92% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 155 273
10th Percentile £363 £313 £301
25th Percentile £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% -4.90%
75th Percentile £650 £545 £556
90th Percentile £699 £600 £638
UK median daily rate £535 £450 £470
% change year-on-year +18.89% -4.26% -1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Median hourly rate £30.00 £41.95 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -28.49% +104.63% -56.38%
UK median hourly rate £56.75 £42.00 £41.34
% change year-on-year +35.12% +1.60% -9.89%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 60,925 24,238 67,281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.31% 87.39% 87.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 42,901 16,727 45,647
10th Percentile £318 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £381 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - +1.50%
75th Percentile £625 £584 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,508 700 1,906
10th Percentile £12.24 £11.75 £11.55
25th Percentile £14.50 £15.47 £14.50
Median hourly rate £24.18 £25.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.30% +11.11% +12.50%
75th Percentile £49.25 £45.00 £46.30
90th Percentile £63.75 £55.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £24.79 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.84% +11.11% +12.50%

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Load Balancing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Load Balancing in England

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Load Balancing in England.

Daily rate trend for Load Balancing in England

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Load Balancing in England over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in England

Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Load Balancing in England.

Hourly rate trend for Load Balancing in England

Load Balancing
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Load Balancing in England over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

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 6 months to 27 October 2021. 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
London -124 189 £594 +18.75% 72
North of England -79 44 £530 +24.71% 27
Yorkshire -38 31 £503 -6.51% 11
South East -100 30 £515 +24.70% 12
South West -35 26 £438 -2.78% 10
East of England - 22 £575 - 9
Midlands -69 16 £420 -4.98% 14
North West -78 12 £615 +49.09% 15
West Midlands -61 11 £420 -4.98% 10
East Midlands - 5 £419 - 4
North East -7 1 £275 -31.25% 1
Load Balancing
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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 England region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 154 (43.75%) Firewall
2 140 (39.77%) Linux
3 133 (37.78%) Azure
4 126 (35.80%) DevOps
5 110 (31.25%) Windows
6 106 (30.11%) Agile Software Development
7 100 (28.41%) DNS
8 94 (26.70%) Python
9 93 (26.42%) F5
10 91 (25.85%) Kubernetes
10 91 (25.85%) AWS
11 89 (25.28%) Cisco
11 89 (25.28%) Terraform
12 84 (23.86%) Microsoft
13 83 (23.58%) Docker
14 77 (21.88%) VMware
15 76 (21.59%) Jenkins
16 73 (20.74%) Active Directory
17 72 (20.45%) Ansible
18 70 (19.89%) Data Centre
19 68 (19.32%) VMware Infrastructure
20 62 (17.61%) Finance
21 61 (17.33%) SQL
22 60 (17.05%) Migration
22 60 (17.05%) High Availability
22 60 (17.05%) Infrastructure as Code
23 58 (16.48%) PowerShell
23 58 (16.48%) Bash Shell
24 55 (15.63%) PaaS
24 55 (15.63%) Social Skills

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 37 (10.51%) Apache
2 24 (6.82%) nginx
3 13 (3.69%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.84%) IIS
5 9 (2.56%) WebLogic
5 9 (2.56%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (2.27%) MS Exchange
6 8 (2.27%) Traefik
7 7 (1.99%) Confluence
8 6 (1.70%) JBoss
9 4 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.85%) Anypoint
10 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.85%) Mule
10 3 (0.85%) Mule ESB
10 3 (0.85%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.57%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.57%) Luigi
11 2 (0.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (2.84%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 133 (37.78%) Azure
2 91 (25.85%) AWS
3 55 (15.63%) PaaS
4 51 (14.49%) GCP
5 46 (13.07%) IaaS
6 38 (10.80%) AWS CloudFormation
7 27 (7.67%) GitHub
8 26 (7.39%) Serverless
9 23 (6.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 20 (5.68%) Azure Active Directory
11 19 (5.40%) Amazon EC2
11 19 (5.40%) Azure Functions
12 16 (4.55%) SaaS
13 12 (3.41%) Akamai
14 11 (3.13%) Azure App Service
14 11 (3.13%) Azure Service Bus
14 11 (3.13%) Microsoft 365
14 11 (3.13%) OpenShift
15 10 (2.84%) Amazon EKS
15 10 (2.84%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 154 (43.75%) Firewall
2 100 (28.41%) DNS
3 45 (12.78%) TCP/IP
3 45 (12.78%) WAN
4 44 (12.50%) SSL
5 34 (9.66%) VPN
6 32 (9.09%) HTTP
7 31 (8.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 30 (8.52%) Software-Defined Networking
9 29 (8.24%) DHCP
9 29 (8.24%) LAN
10 27 (7.67%) Internet
11 25 (7.10%) BGP
11 25 (7.10%) IPv4
12 24 (6.82%) Cisco Nexus
13 23 (6.53%) IPv6
14 22 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 22 (6.25%) SAN
14 22 (6.25%) Wireless
15 19 (5.40%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 29 (8.24%) NoSQL
3 20 (5.68%) Relational Database
4 15 (4.26%) Oracle Database
5 14 (3.98%) RDBMS
6 13 (3.69%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (2.27%) MongoDB
10 7 (1.99%) Big Data
10 7 (1.99%) Redis
11 6 (1.70%) Data Lake
11 6 (1.70%) Riak
12 5 (1.42%) DB2
12 5 (1.42%) MySQL
13 3 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
14 2 (0.57%) Amazon Redshift
14 2 (0.57%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 76 (21.59%) Jenkins
2 54 (15.34%) Git (software)
3 27 (7.67%) TeamCity
4 26 (7.39%) GitLab
5 24 (6.82%) Subversion
6 19 (5.40%) Bitbucket
6 19 (5.40%) Maven
7 16 (4.55%) Artifactory
7 16 (4.55%) JIRA
8 12 (3.41%) Gradle
9 9 (2.56%) SonarQube
10 7 (1.99%) CircleCI
10 7 (1.99%) JMeter
10 7 (1.99%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (1.70%) Jasmine
11 6 (1.70%) Karma Test Runner
12 5 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (1.14%) SoapUI
14 3 (0.85%) Cucumber
15 2 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
General
1 62 (17.61%) Finance
2 55 (15.63%) Social Skills
3 32 (9.09%) Banking
4 16 (4.55%) Retail
4 16 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 15 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (3.98%) Public Sector
7 9 (2.56%) Presentation Skills
8 7 (1.99%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.42%) Organisational Skills
10 4 (1.14%) Automotive
10 4 (1.14%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.85%) Legal
11 3 (0.85%) Marketing
12 2 (0.57%) Electronics
12 2 (0.57%) Publishing
13 1 (0.28%) Documentation Skills
13 1 (0.28%) German Language
13 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 82 (23.30%) Architect
2 53 (15.06%) Network Engineer
3 45 (12.78%) DevOps Engineer
4 23 (6.53%) Solutions Architect
5 22 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
6 21 (5.97%) Technical Architect
7 18 (5.11%) AWS Engineer
8 16 (4.55%) Azure Architect
8 16 (4.55%) Azure Engineer
8 16 (4.55%) Developer
8 16 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
9 14 (3.98%) Analyst
9 14 (3.98%) Linux Engineer
10 13 (3.69%) Senior Network Engineer
11 12 (3.41%) Cloud Architect
11 12 (3.41%) Consultant
12 11 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (2.84%) Cisco Engineer
13 10 (2.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 10 (2.84%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.24%) Kafka
2 24 (6.82%) JSON
3 18 (5.11%) Elastic Stack
4 17 (4.83%) .NET
5 16 (4.55%) REST
6 14 (3.98%) ARM Templates
6 14 (3.98%) LDAP
7 13 (3.69%) SOAP
7 13 (3.69%) Web Services
8 12 (3.41%) Middleware
9 11 (3.13%) AngularJS
9 11 (3.13%) OAuth
9 11 (3.13%) OpenID
9 11 (3.13%) React
10 10 (2.84%) RESTful
10 10 (2.84%) YAML
11 9 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
12 8 (2.27%) Node.js
12 8 (2.27%) SAML
12 8 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 70 (19.89%) Data Centre
2 49 (13.92%) Clustering
3 41 (11.65%) Public Cloud
4 17 (4.83%) PKI
5 13 (3.69%) Cloud Native
6 11 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (2.56%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.70%) EMC VNX
9 5 (1.42%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.42%) CMDB
9 5 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.42%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.42%) EMC VMAX
9 5 (1.42%) Replication
9 5 (1.42%) User Experience
9 5 (1.42%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 4 (1.14%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.14%) Enterprise Cloud
10 4 (1.14%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 140 (39.77%) Linux
2 110 (31.25%) Windows
3 46 (13.07%) Unix
4 34 (9.66%) Windows Server
5 33 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (8.81%) CentOS
7 10 (2.84%) Windows Server 2016
8 9 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.99%) Ubuntu
10 6 (1.70%) Windows 10
10 6 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.70%) Windows Server 2019
11 5 (1.42%) Solaris
12 3 (0.85%) AIX
12 3 (0.85%) VMS
13 1 (0.28%) Debian
13 1 (0.28%) HPUX
13 1 (0.28%) Slackware
13 1 (0.28%) SUSE
13 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (35.80%) DevOps
2 106 (30.11%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (17.05%) High Availability
3 60 (17.05%) Infrastructure as Code
3 60 (17.05%) Migration
4 40 (11.36%) ITIL
5 37 (10.51%) Microservices
6 35 (9.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 33 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (8.52%) Configuration Management
8 30 (8.52%) Open Source
9 29 (8.24%) Test Automation
10 26 (7.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 26 (7.39%) Problem-Solving
11 25 (7.10%) Scrum
12 24 (6.82%) Release Management
13 23 (6.53%) Software Deployment
14 22 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
15 19 (5.40%) Analytics
16 18 (5.11%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 94 (26.70%) Python
2 61 (17.33%) SQL
3 58 (16.48%) Bash Shell
3 58 (16.48%) PowerShell
4 43 (12.22%) Java
5 29 (8.24%) JavaScript
6 18 (5.11%) C#
7 17 (4.83%) C
7 17 (4.83%) Go
7 17 (4.83%) Groovy
8 12 (3.41%) PHP
8 12 (3.41%) Ruby
8 12 (3.41%) Shell Script
9 9 (2.56%) Perl
10 7 (1.99%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.14%) C++
11 4 (1.14%) Delphi
11 4 (1.14%) Scala
12 3 (0.85%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.85%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 45 (12.78%) Security Cleared
2 42 (11.93%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (10.51%) CCNP
4 30 (8.52%) SC Cleared
5 21 (5.97%) Degree
6 16 (4.55%) DV Cleared
7 11 (3.13%) CCNA
8 10 (2.84%) MCSE
8 10 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (1.99%) CCIE
11 5 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (1.42%) CCSA
11 5 (1.42%) Master's Degree
11 5 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.14%) CCSE
13 3 (0.85%) CEH
13 3 (0.85%) CISA
13 3 (0.85%) GIAC
13 3 (0.85%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.68%) QA
2 8 (2.27%) NCSC
2 8 (2.27%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.99%) SLA
4 5 (1.42%) GDPR
5 4 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.14%) NIST
6 2 (0.57%) Accessibility
6 2 (0.57%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.57%) HL7
7 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.28%) SOC 1
7 1 (0.28%) SOC 2
System Software
1 83 (23.58%) Docker
2 73 (20.74%) Active Directory
3 68 (19.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (6.53%) vSphere
5 22 (6.25%) VMware NSX
6 15 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (3.13%) NFS
9 8 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (1.70%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (1.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (1.42%) Hyper-V
12 3 (0.85%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 3 (0.85%) vCloud
13 2 (0.57%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.57%) IAG
13 2 (0.57%) pfSense
13 2 (0.57%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 91 (25.85%) Kubernetes
2 89 (25.28%) Terraform
3 72 (20.45%) Ansible
4 44 (12.50%) Puppet
5 17 (4.83%) Istio
6 15 (4.26%) Prometheus
7 14 (3.98%) BladeLogic
7 14 (3.98%) Microsoft Clustering
7 14 (3.98%) vRealize
8 13 (3.69%) Grafana
8 13 (3.69%) ITRS Geneos
9 11 (3.13%) Docker Swarm
10 10 (2.84%) Cisco CUCM
10 10 (2.84%) HAProxy
10 10 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (2.84%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 8 (2.27%) Consul
11 8 (2.27%) Graphite
11 8 (2.27%) linkerd
11 8 (2.27%) Packer
Vendors
1 93 (26.42%) F5
2 89 (25.28%) Cisco
3 84 (23.86%) Microsoft
4 77 (21.88%) VMware
5 54 (15.34%) Oracle
6 46 (13.07%) CheckPoint
7 41 (11.65%) Red Hat
8 34 (9.66%) Splunk
9 32 (9.09%) Citrix
10 24 (6.82%) Palo Alto
11 22 (6.25%) IBM
12 21 (5.97%) HP
13 20 (5.68%) Databricks
14 18 (5.11%) Google
15 15 (4.26%) Infoblox
15 15 (4.26%) Juniper
15 15 (4.26%) NetApp
16 13 (3.69%) CyberArk
17 11 (3.13%) Dell
17 11 (3.13%) ServiceNow