Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 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
UK > England
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 380 323 300
Rank change year-on-year -57 -23 +2
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 613 681 846
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.66% 0.77% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.90% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 463 554
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £309
90th Percentile £650 £605 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 2
England median hourly rate £45.88 £65.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.42% +147.62% -25.00%
10th Percentile £15.53 £37.50 £22.13
90th Percentile £47.00 £66.80 £29.38
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £62.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year -32.00% +64.47% +2.70%

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 80,659 75,516 85,810
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.31% 85.72% 84.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,744 49,807 57,234
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,192 1,886 2,048
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £23.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.51% -0.24% +8.86%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.91
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.58 £23.88
% change year-on-year -14.56% +2.95% +9.77%

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 14 August 2018.

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 6 months to 14 August 2018.

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 6 months to 14 August 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
London -24 313 £555 +5.71% 47
South East -67 97 £455 +1.06% 23
North of England -58 72 £475 +10.47% 15
East of England +40 54 £425 +41.67% 14
North West -27 43 £550 +4.76% 12
South West -2 39 £425 +20.57% 2
Midlands -8 36 £350 +7.69% 17
Yorkshire -26 25 £425 -5.56% 3
West Midlands -21 22 £350 +4.48% 12
East Midlands +10 14 £358 +10.00% 5
North East -28 7 £625 +89.39%
Load Balancing
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 England region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 300 (48.94%) Firewall
2 231 (37.68%) Linux
3 230 (37.52%) DevOps
4 206 (33.61%) DNS
5 192 (31.32%) Amazon AWS
6 181 (29.53%) Cisco
7 167 (27.24%) Windows
8 156 (25.45%) Jenkins
9 144 (23.49%) Python
10 135 (22.02%) Puppet
11 133 (21.70%) Ansible
12 129 (21.04%) Docker
12 129 (21.04%) Terraform
12 129 (21.04%) VMware
13 125 (20.39%) Agile Software Development
14 121 (19.74%) F5
14 121 (19.74%) Git (software)
15 117 (19.09%) TCP/IP
16 111 (18.11%) SSL
16 111 (18.11%) Data Centre
17 110 (17.94%) Configuration Management
18 108 (17.62%) Security Cleared
19 105 (17.13%) VPN
20 104 (16.97%) Ruby
21 99 (16.15%) Cisco Certification
22 98 (15.99%) MySQL
22 98 (15.99%) SC Cleared
23 97 (15.82%) Windows Server
23 97 (15.82%) Unix
23 97 (15.82%) WAN

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 73 (11.91%) nginx
2 49 (7.99%) Elasticsearch
3 47 (7.67%) IIS
4 46 (7.50%) Apache
5 27 (4.40%) Tomcat
6 21 (3.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 20 (3.26%) Confluence
8 18 (2.94%) OpenStack
9 13 (2.12%) Apache Spark
10 12 (1.96%) Skype for Business
11 8 (1.31%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.82%) Apache Pig
12 5 (0.82%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.65%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.65%) Umbraco
13 4 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.49%) CMS
14 3 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 192 (31.32%) Amazon AWS
2 91 (14.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (6.85%) Amazon ELB
4 40 (6.53%) Amazon EC2
4 40 (6.53%) PaaS
5 39 (6.36%) IaaS
6 37 (6.04%) Amazon S3
7 32 (5.22%) Cloud Computing
8 30 (4.89%) GitHub
9 20 (3.26%) SaaS
10 19 (3.10%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (3.10%) Office 365
10 19 (3.10%) Serverless
11 14 (2.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 13 (2.12%) Google Cloud Platform
13 9 (1.47%) OpenShift
14 8 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (1.31%) Slack
15 7 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 6 (0.98%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 300 (48.94%) Firewall
2 206 (33.61%) DNS
3 117 (19.09%) TCP/IP
4 111 (18.11%) SSL
5 105 (17.13%) VPN
6 97 (15.82%) WAN
7 92 (15.01%) LAN
8 68 (11.09%) Network Security
9 62 (10.11%) BGP
10 60 (9.79%) OSPF
11 58 (9.46%) Internet
12 55 (8.97%) HTTP
13 53 (8.65%) MPLS
14 48 (7.83%) SAN
14 48 (7.83%) Wireless
15 46 (7.50%) NetScaler
16 44 (7.18%) DHCP
17 43 (7.01%) Cisco ASA
18 34 (5.55%) Cisco Nexus
19 30 (4.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (15.99%) MySQL
2 85 (13.87%) MongoDB
3 69 (11.26%) PostgreSQL
4 62 (10.11%) SQL Server
5 31 (5.06%) Hadoop
6 27 (4.40%) Big Data
7 23 (3.75%) NoSQL
8 21 (3.43%) Amazon RDS
9 19 (3.10%) Relational Database
10 17 (2.77%) InfluxDB
11 15 (2.45%) Redis
12 13 (2.12%) RDBMS
13 11 (1.79%) HBase
14 10 (1.63%) Apache Hive
15 9 (1.47%) MariaDB
15 9 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
16 8 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 7 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 6 (0.98%) Oracle Database
18 6 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 156 (25.45%) Jenkins
2 121 (19.74%) Git (software)
3 85 (13.87%) Artifactory
4 44 (7.18%) Sonatype Nexus
5 32 (5.22%) Bitbucket
6 26 (4.24%) JIRA
7 21 (3.43%) Maven
8 20 (3.26%) SonarQube
9 17 (2.77%) Vagrant
10 11 (1.79%) Subversion
11 10 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (1.31%) Ant
12 8 (1.31%) JMeter
13 7 (1.14%) Visual Studio
14 6 (0.98%) JUnit
14 6 (0.98%) MSTest
14 6 (0.98%) NUnit
14 6 (0.98%) Selenium
14 6 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
14 6 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 78 (12.72%) Finance
2 38 (6.20%) Telecoms
3 31 (5.06%) Banking
4 25 (4.08%) Marketing
5 19 (3.10%) Retail
6 13 (2.12%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.96%) Legal
8 10 (1.63%) Electronics
9 5 (0.82%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.65%) Back Office
10 4 (0.65%) Games
11 2 (0.33%) Front Office
11 2 (0.33%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.33%) Publishing
12 1 (0.16%) Advertising
12 1 (0.16%) Billing
12 1 (0.16%) French Language
12 1 (0.16%) Local Government
12 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 153 (24.96%) DevOps Engineer
2 86 (14.03%) Network Engineer
3 73 (11.91%) AWS Engineer
4 65 (10.60%) AWS DevOps
5 54 (8.81%) Architect
6 53 (8.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 51 (8.32%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 42 (6.85%) Consultant
9 37 (6.04%) Analyst
10 36 (5.87%) Cloud Engineer
11 26 (4.24%) Linux Engineer
12 23 (3.75%) Lead DevOps
12 23 (3.75%) Lead DevOps Engineer
13 22 (3.59%) Senior Network Engineer
14 20 (3.26%) DevOps Consultant
14 20 (3.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 20 (3.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 20 (3.26%) Security Engineer
15 19 (3.10%) Azure Engineer
15 19 (3.10%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (13.38%) Elastic Stack
2 45 (7.34%) RabbitMQ
3 42 (6.85%) LEMP Stack
4 41 (6.69%) Sensu
5 37 (6.04%) ActiveMQ
6 31 (5.06%) Kafka
7 28 (4.57%) Web Services
8 26 (4.24%) .NET
9 21 (3.43%) Middleware
10 20 (3.26%) Spring Boot
11 17 (2.77%) 802.1X
12 16 (2.61%) LAMP
13 15 (2.45%) REST
14 14 (2.28%) Spring
15 13 (2.12%) LDAP
16 10 (1.63%) Node.js
17 8 (1.31%) SAML
17 8 (1.31%) SOAP
18 7 (1.14%) Hibernate
18 7 (1.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 111 (18.11%) Data Centre
2 50 (8.16%) Linux Command Line
3 47 (7.67%) Public Cloud
4 39 (6.36%) Clustering
5 36 (5.87%) Private Cloud
6 30 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (4.40%) PKI
8 18 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
9 16 (2.61%) Cloud Native
9 16 (2.61%) Computer Science
10 13 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (1.79%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.31%) Fintech
13 7 (1.14%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.82%) DataPower
14 5 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
14 5 (0.82%) Replication
15 4 (0.65%) e-Learning
15 4 (0.65%) User Experience
16 3 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 231 (37.68%) Linux
2 167 (27.24%) Windows
3 97 (15.82%) Unix
3 97 (15.82%) Windows Server
4 55 (8.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 47 (7.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (5.22%) CentOS
7 30 (4.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (3.43%) Windows 10
9 15 (2.45%) Solaris
10 8 (1.31%) Windows 7
11 7 (1.14%) AIX
11 7 (1.14%) CoreOS
11 7 (1.14%) SUSE
11 7 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.98%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.65%) Check Point GAiA
13 4 (0.65%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (37.52%) DevOps
2 125 (20.39%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (17.94%) Configuration Management
4 90 (14.68%) ITIL
5 89 (14.52%) Microservices
6 87 (14.19%) Continuous Integration
7 71 (11.58%) Migration
8 70 (11.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 63 (10.28%) Open Source
10 57 (9.30%) High Availability
11 47 (7.67%) Network Design
12 45 (7.34%) Mentoring
13 42 (6.85%) Deployment Automation
13 42 (6.85%) Service Management
14 40 (6.53%) Change Management
14 40 (6.53%) Problem-Solving
15 39 (6.36%) Continuous Delivery
16 37 (6.04%) Protective Monitoring
17 36 (5.87%) E-Commerce
18 34 (5.55%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 144 (23.49%) Python
2 104 (16.97%) Ruby
3 89 (14.52%) Perl
4 87 (14.19%) Java
5 83 (13.54%) SQL
6 81 (13.21%) Bash Shell
7 59 (9.62%) PowerShell
8 17 (2.77%) C#
8 17 (2.77%) PHP
9 13 (2.12%) T-SQL
10 11 (1.79%) Go
11 10 (1.63%) Scala
12 9 (1.47%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.31%) C
13 8 (1.31%) JavaScript
14 7 (1.14%) Groovy
15 3 (0.49%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.49%) Tcl
15 3 (0.49%) VB
15 3 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 108 (17.62%) Security Cleared
2 99 (16.15%) Cisco Certification
3 98 (15.99%) SC Cleared
4 70 (11.42%) CCNP
5 43 (7.01%) CCIE
6 39 (6.36%) CCNA
7 32 (5.22%) Degree
8 14 (2.28%) CCDP
9 10 (1.63%) CISSP
10 9 (1.47%) CCSE
11 7 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.98%) AWS Certification
12 6 (0.98%) CCSA
12 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.82%) CCIE Data Center
13 5 (0.82%) Chartered Engineer
13 5 (0.82%) CISM
13 5 (0.82%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.82%) JNCIP
13 5 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.79%) QA
2 10 (1.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 9 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.31%) GDPR
5 7 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.98%) SLA
7 5 (0.82%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.65%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.49%) GCP
10 2 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.33%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 129 (21.04%) Docker
2 93 (15.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (11.26%) Active Directory
4 37 (6.04%) VMware NSX
5 27 (4.40%) Squid
6 24 (3.92%) Hyper-V
7 19 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (2.61%) XenApp
9 14 (2.28%) vSphere
10 13 (2.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 13 (2.12%) Postfix
10 13 (2.12%) Virtual Desktop
11 12 (1.96%) etcd
11 12 (1.96%) flannel
12 11 (1.79%) XenDesktop
13 10 (1.63%) vCloud
14 8 (1.31%) ProxySG
15 7 (1.14%) NFS
16 4 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 135 (22.02%) Puppet
2 133 (21.70%) Ansible
3 129 (21.04%) Terraform
4 92 (15.01%) Kubernetes
5 56 (9.14%) logstash
6 49 (7.99%) HAProxy
7 42 (6.85%) Kibana
8 39 (6.36%) Opscode Chef
9 37 (6.04%) ZABBIX
10 31 (5.06%) Nagios
11 24 (3.92%) Grafana
12 20 (3.26%) Uchiwa
13 19 (3.10%) Pingdom
14 15 (2.45%) Consul
14 15 (2.45%) SCCM
15 14 (2.28%) Microsoft Clustering
15 14 (2.28%) vCenter Server
16 12 (1.96%) Mesos
16 12 (1.96%) rkt
17 11 (1.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 181 (29.53%) Cisco
2 129 (21.04%) VMware
3 121 (19.74%) F5
4 81 (13.21%) Microsoft
5 69 (11.26%) Citrix
6 66 (10.77%) Juniper
7 48 (7.83%) CheckPoint
7 48 (7.83%) Red Hat
8 40 (6.53%) Oracle
9 30 (4.89%) New Relic
9 30 (4.89%) Splunk
10 28 (4.57%) Fortinet
11 27 (4.40%) Palo Alto
12 23 (3.75%) hybris
13 22 (3.59%) IBM
14 21 (3.43%) Adobe
14 21 (3.43%) Cloudera
15 20 (3.26%) SolarWinds
16 19 (3.10%) PagerDuty
17 18 (2.94%) Google