Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 350 310 399
Rank change year-on-year -40 +89 -82
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 605 675 554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.77% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.92% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 428 359
England median daily rate £525 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.98% +4.71% +6.12%
10th Percentile £324 £306 £285
90th Percentile £688 £588 £564
UK median daily rate £520 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +18.86% +4.17% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 12
England median hourly rate £14.41 £55.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.81% +27.91% +7.50%
10th Percentile £12.89 £51.50 £19.22
90th Percentile £28.28 £55.00 £47.47
UK median hourly rate £14.41 £55.00 £42.31
% change year-on-year -73.81% +30.01% +5.76%

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 78,418 73,610 82,267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.81% 84.02% 82.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,868 49,084 54,296
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.29%
10th Percentile £295 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,879 2,021 2,430
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +17.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.38 £11.33
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.46 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year -4.00% +3.09% +21.25%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -86 282 £575 +27.78% 47
South East +23 150 £425 +6.25% 32
North of England +1 85 £500 +33.33% 28
Midlands +44 58 £370 -12.43% 16
West Midlands +45 49 £380 -15.56% 7
Yorkshire -2 39 £518 +8.95% 12
North West +12 32 £535 +2.39% 15
North East +17 22 £535 +67.19% 1
South West 0 18 £400 +14.29% 10
East of England -44 12 £438 -17.60% 18
East Midlands +7 9 £343 -29.96% 9
Load Balancing
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 290 (47.93%) Linux
2 280 (46.28%) Firewall
3 249 (41.16%) DevOps
4 192 (31.74%) Amazon AWS
5 182 (30.08%) Jenkins
6 170 (28.10%) Python
7 157 (25.95%) Puppet
8 153 (25.29%) Cisco
9 152 (25.12%) DNS
10 150 (24.79%) Unix
10 150 (24.79%) Java
11 149 (24.63%) Ansible
12 147 (24.30%) Docker
13 140 (23.14%) Continuous Integration
14 139 (22.98%) Windows
15 137 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
16 135 (22.31%) Configuration Management
16 135 (22.31%) Git (software)
17 125 (20.66%) F5
18 115 (19.01%) Security Cleared
19 113 (18.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 98 (16.20%) High Availability
21 94 (15.54%) Bash Shell
22 93 (15.37%) TCP/IP
23 92 (15.21%) Clustering
23 92 (15.21%) Data Centre
24 90 (14.88%) Microservices
24 90 (14.88%) Ruby
24 90 (14.88%) Tomcat
24 90 (14.88%) Oracle

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 90 (14.88%) Tomcat
2 74 (12.23%) Confluence
3 69 (11.40%) nginx
4 66 (10.91%) Apache
5 44 (7.27%) IIS
6 41 (6.78%) OpenStack
7 27 (4.46%) Elasticsearch
7 27 (4.46%) SharePoint
8 24 (3.97%) JBoss
9 20 (3.31%) MS Exchange
9 20 (3.31%) WebLogic
10 19 (3.14%) Skype for Business
11 14 (2.31%) CMS
12 11 (1.82%) iPlanet
12 11 (1.82%) Oracle Application Server
12 11 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (1.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 10 (1.65%) Cloud Foundry
13 10 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.16%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.33%) EngageOne
4 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 192 (31.74%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (9.92%) PaaS
4 53 (8.76%) IaaS
5 42 (6.94%) OpenShift
6 39 (6.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 36 (5.95%) Amazon EC2
8 30 (4.96%) Slack
9 29 (4.79%) Amazon ELB
9 29 (4.79%) Amazon S3
10 25 (4.13%) Office 365
11 19 (3.14%) Cloud Computing
11 19 (3.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 16 (2.64%) SaaS
13 15 (2.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 13 (2.15%) GitHub
15 10 (1.65%) Heroku
16 8 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
17 7 (1.16%) Serverless
18 6 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 280 (46.28%) Firewall
2 152 (25.12%) DNS
3 93 (15.37%) TCP/IP
4 88 (14.55%) VPN
5 78 (12.89%) Network Security
6 74 (12.23%) SSL
6 74 (12.23%) WAN
7 69 (11.40%) LAN
7 69 (11.40%) SAN
8 63 (10.41%) HTTP
9 59 (9.75%) DHCP
10 46 (7.60%) NetScaler
11 45 (7.44%) Internet
12 44 (7.27%) NAS
13 39 (6.45%) MPLS
14 38 (6.28%) Wireless
15 34 (5.62%) Cisco Nexus
16 32 (5.29%) BIG-IP
17 31 (5.12%) Cisco ASA
18 29 (4.79%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (10.91%) PostgreSQL
2 63 (10.41%) MongoDB
3 45 (7.44%) SQL Server
4 39 (6.45%) MySQL
5 33 (5.45%) NoSQL
6 32 (5.29%) Oracle Database
7 31 (5.12%) Redis
8 28 (4.63%) NuoDB
9 24 (3.97%) Amazon RDS
10 16 (2.64%) Relational Database
11 15 (2.48%) Hadoop
12 13 (2.15%) RDBMS
13 12 (1.98%) Big Data
13 12 (1.98%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
15 5 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
15 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
16 4 (0.66%) DB2
17 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 182 (30.08%) Jenkins
2 135 (22.31%) Git (software)
3 75 (12.40%) JIRA
4 49 (8.10%) Sonatype Nexus
5 46 (7.60%) SonarQube
6 42 (6.94%) Maven
6 42 (6.94%) Selenium
7 38 (6.28%) Artifactory
8 24 (3.97%) JMeter
9 19 (3.14%) Ant
10 18 (2.98%) Subversion
11 17 (2.81%) JUnit
12 15 (2.48%) Bitbucket
12 15 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (2.31%) TeamCity
14 12 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 12 (1.98%) Visual Studio
15 11 (1.82%) Liquibase
16 10 (1.65%) GitLab
17 8 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 66 (10.91%) Finance
2 36 (5.95%) Banking
3 23 (3.80%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.48%) Legal
4 15 (2.48%) Retail
5 13 (2.15%) Marketing
6 8 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.32%) International Banking
6 8 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.83%) Electronics
7 5 (0.83%) Front Office
8 4 (0.66%) Billing
8 4 (0.66%) Publishing
9 3 (0.50%) French Language
10 2 (0.33%) Automotive
10 2 (0.33%) Back Office
10 2 (0.33%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.17%) Advertising
11 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 146 (24.13%) DevOps Engineer
2 101 (16.69%) Network Engineer
3 68 (11.24%) Architect
4 53 (8.76%) Senior DevOps
4 53 (8.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 50 (8.26%) Linux Engineer
6 48 (7.93%) AWS DevOps
7 47 (7.77%) Consultant
8 41 (6.78%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 38 (6.28%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 32 (5.29%) AWS Engineer
11 26 (4.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 24 (3.97%) DevOps Consultant
12 24 (3.97%) Lead DevOps
12 24 (3.97%) Technical Leader
13 23 (3.80%) Administrator
13 23 (3.80%) Developer
14 22 (3.64%) Lead DevOps Engineer
14 22 (3.64%) Senior Linux Engineer
15 21 (3.47%) AWS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (10.58%) Web Services
2 60 (9.92%) Elastic Stack
3 30 (4.96%) RabbitMQ
4 23 (3.80%) LEMP Stack
5 22 (3.64%) J2EE
5 22 (3.64%) Middleware
5 22 (3.64%) Sensu
6 21 (3.47%) .NET
7 19 (3.14%) RESTful
8 17 (2.81%) Spring
9 16 (2.64%) Regular Expression
10 15 (2.48%) Kafka
11 14 (2.31%) Hystrix
11 14 (2.31%) JMS
11 14 (2.31%) JSON
11 14 (2.31%) LDAP
11 14 (2.31%) OAuth
11 14 (2.31%) OAuth2
11 14 (2.31%) REST
12 13 (2.15%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 92 (15.21%) Clustering
1 92 (15.21%) Data Centre
2 78 (12.89%) Public Cloud
3 27 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.97%) Hybrid Cloud
4 24 (3.97%) PKI
5 19 (3.14%) Enterprise Storage
6 15 (2.48%) Private Cloud
7 11 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (1.32%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.16%) DataPower
9 7 (1.16%) Replication
10 6 (0.99%) EMC VMAX
11 5 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
11 5 (0.83%) Fintech
11 5 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.83%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.50%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.50%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 290 (47.93%) Linux
2 150 (24.79%) Unix
3 139 (22.98%) Windows
4 113 (18.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 61 (10.08%) Solaris
6 58 (9.59%) CentOS
7 48 (7.93%) Windows Server
8 29 (4.79%) AIX
8 29 (4.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (2.31%) HPUX
11 12 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (1.82%) SUSE
13 7 (1.16%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.99%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.83%) Windows 10
16 3 (0.50%) CatOS
17 2 (0.33%) Debian
18 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
18 1 (0.17%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (41.16%) DevOps
2 140 (23.14%) Continuous Integration
3 137 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
4 135 (22.31%) Configuration Management
5 98 (16.20%) High Availability
6 90 (14.88%) Microservices
7 74 (12.23%) Continuous Delivery
8 73 (12.07%) Mentoring
9 66 (10.91%) ITIL
9 66 (10.91%) Migration
10 43 (7.11%) Coaching
10 43 (7.11%) Open Source
11 37 (6.12%) Network Design
12 29 (4.79%) Disaster Recovery
12 29 (4.79%) Static Code Analysis
13 28 (4.63%) Release Management
14 27 (4.46%) E-Commerce
15 26 (4.30%) Change Management
15 26 (4.30%) Service Delivery
16 25 (4.13%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 170 (28.10%) Python
2 150 (24.79%) Java
3 94 (15.54%) Bash Shell
4 90 (14.88%) Ruby
5 81 (13.39%) Perl
6 70 (11.57%) SQL
7 48 (7.93%) PowerShell
8 33 (5.45%) Shell Script
9 32 (5.29%) Groovy
10 23 (3.80%) JavaScript
11 18 (2.98%) C#
12 14 (2.31%) Go
13 11 (1.82%) PHP
14 8 (1.32%) C
14 8 (1.32%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.66%) C++
16 3 (0.50%) C-shell
16 3 (0.50%) Korn
17 2 (0.33%) Scala
18 1 (0.17%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 115 (19.01%) Security Cleared
2 83 (13.72%) SC Cleared
3 65 (10.74%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (7.60%) CCNP
5 30 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (4.30%) MCSE
7 22 (3.64%) CCNA
8 19 (3.14%) CCIE
9 10 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (1.49%) Degree
11 7 (1.16%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 7 (1.16%) CCSA
11 7 (1.16%) DV Cleared
11 7 (1.16%) MCSA
12 5 (0.83%) CCSE
13 4 (0.66%) CCDP
14 3 (0.50%) CCDA
14 3 (0.50%) CISSP
14 3 (0.50%) JNCIP
14 3 (0.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (2.31%) QA
3 8 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.66%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.66%) SLA
5 3 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.33%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.17%) SAS 70
System Software
1 147 (24.30%) Docker
2 61 (10.08%) Active Directory
3 46 (7.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (5.29%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (4.63%) Hyper-V
6 27 (4.46%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (3.14%) vSphere
8 16 (2.64%) NFS
8 16 (2.64%) Postfix
8 16 (2.64%) Squid
8 16 (2.64%) vCloud
9 15 (2.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 14 (2.31%) Veritas File System
11 13 (2.15%) XenApp
12 11 (1.82%) VMware NSX
13 10 (1.65%) iptables
14 9 (1.49%) Xen
15 8 (1.32%) Brightmail
16 7 (1.16%) Samba
17 6 (0.99%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 157 (25.95%) Puppet
2 149 (24.63%) Ansible
3 80 (13.22%) Kubernetes
4 77 (12.73%) logstash
5 71 (11.74%) Terraform
6 45 (7.44%) Opscode Chef
7 37 (6.12%) Kibana
8 27 (4.46%) NetBackup
9 24 (3.97%) Nagios
9 24 (3.97%) ZABBIX
10 22 (3.64%) HAProxy
10 22 (3.64%) ITRS Geneos
10 22 (3.64%) Rancher
11 18 (2.98%) Tivoli
12 17 (2.81%) Grafana
12 17 (2.81%) Microsoft Clustering
13 15 (2.48%) Mesos
13 15 (2.48%) Rundeck
13 15 (2.48%) Single Sign-On
14 12 (1.98%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 153 (25.29%) Cisco
2 125 (20.66%) F5
3 90 (14.88%) Oracle
4 89 (14.71%) Microsoft
5 87 (14.38%) Red Hat
6 85 (14.05%) VMware
7 73 (12.07%) Citrix
8 65 (10.74%) CheckPoint
9 57 (9.42%) IBM
10 39 (6.45%) Splunk
11 37 (6.12%) HP
12 35 (5.79%) Juniper
13 27 (4.46%) Brocade
14 25 (4.13%) Fortinet
14 25 (4.13%) Palo Alto
15 24 (3.97%) Dell
16 22 (3.64%) NetApp
16 22 (3.64%) Symantec
17 19 (3.14%) Sun
18 18 (2.98%) Extreme Networks