Period
to 12 August 2020

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 12 August 2020 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
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 317 400 372
Rank change year-on-year +83 -28 -49
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 210 498 621
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.69% 0.60% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.69% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 297 424
Median daily rate £450 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £325
90th Percentile £675 £625 £650
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £500
% change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 14
Median hourly rate £37.50 £20.50 £45.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.93% -55.31% -29.42%
10th Percentile £20.50 £20.50 £15.53
90th Percentile £47.68 £20.50 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.45% +2.35% -32.00%

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 26,458 72,197 81,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.43% 87.15% 86.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,808 47,988 54,207
Median daily rate £488 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 923 2,003 2,204
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +16.28% -8.99%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year +42.86% +14.89% -13.52%

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 12 August 2020.

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 12 August 2020.

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 12 August 2020. 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
North of England +105 63 £413 -16.67% 10
London +112 61 £533 +1.43% 13
North West +112 48 £403 +7.33% 7
South East +74 41 £450 - 10
Midlands +63 17 £373 -3.87% 8
South West +62 15 £450 +8.43% 3
Yorkshire +67 14 £513 +5.13% 3
West Midlands +58 12 £428 +10.52% 7
East of England +74 7 £533 +33.13% 1
East Midlands +56 5 £350 +25.00% 1
North East +22 1 - -
Load Balancing
UK

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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 90 (42.86%) Firewall
2 83 (39.52%) DNS
3 78 (37.14%) Java
4 75 (35.71%) DevOps
5 72 (34.29%) Python
6 70 (33.33%) F5
7 63 (30.00%) Cisco
8 61 (29.05%) AWS
9 54 (25.71%) Linux
9 54 (25.71%) Windows
10 53 (25.24%) Docker
11 47 (22.38%) Agile Software Development
12 44 (20.95%) Jenkins
13 43 (20.48%) Git (software)
13 43 (20.48%) Active Directory
14 42 (20.00%) Finance
15 40 (19.05%) Test Automation
16 39 (18.57%) TCP/IP
16 39 (18.57%) Unix
16 39 (18.57%) WAN
17 38 (18.10%) Configuration Management
18 36 (17.14%) VPN
18 36 (17.14%) JUnit
18 36 (17.14%) VMware
19 34 (16.19%) Maven
19 34 (16.19%) SSL
19 34 (16.19%) Continuous Integration
20 33 (15.71%) Opscode Chef
20 33 (15.71%) Puppet
20 33 (15.71%) Migration

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 18 (8.57%) Confluence
2 15 (7.14%) Cloud Foundry
3 13 (6.19%) Mule
4 11 (5.24%) Tomcat
5 8 (3.81%) Apache
6 6 (2.86%) Skype for Business
7 5 (2.38%) Apache Solr
7 5 (2.38%) GeoServer
7 5 (2.38%) IIS
7 5 (2.38%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.90%) Anypoint
8 4 (1.90%) nginx
8 4 (1.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (1.43%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.43%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (1.43%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.95%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.48%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.48%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (3.81%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 61 (29.05%) AWS
2 24 (11.43%) Azure
3 21 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 20 (9.52%) GitHub
5 19 (9.05%) Coveralls
6 17 (8.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 16 (7.62%) GCP
8 15 (7.14%) npm
8 15 (7.14%) Serverless
9 14 (6.67%) AWS Lambda
9 14 (6.67%) SaaS
9 14 (6.67%) Slack
10 12 (5.71%) AWS CloudTrail
10 12 (5.71%) PaaS
11 11 (5.24%) Office 365
12 10 (4.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (3.33%) Apigee
14 6 (2.86%) IaaS
15 4 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (1.90%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 90 (42.86%) Firewall
2 83 (39.52%) DNS
3 39 (18.57%) TCP/IP
3 39 (18.57%) WAN
4 36 (17.14%) VPN
5 34 (16.19%) SSL
6 32 (15.24%) HTTP
7 24 (11.43%) BGP
7 24 (11.43%) Network Security
8 23 (10.95%) LAN
8 23 (10.95%) OSPF
9 20 (9.52%) DHCP
10 17 (8.10%) NetScaler
11 16 (7.62%) IPsec
11 16 (7.62%) MPLS
12 15 (7.14%) Wireless
13 14 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 14 (6.67%) Reverse Proxy
14 12 (5.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.81%) SQL Server
2 24 (11.43%) NoSQL
3 21 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 19 (9.05%) RDBMS
5 9 (4.29%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (4.29%) GIS
5 9 (4.29%) QGIS
6 8 (3.81%) Geospatial Data
6 8 (3.81%) MongoDB
7 7 (3.33%) Hadoop
8 6 (2.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (2.86%) MySQL
8 6 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (2.38%) Cosmos DB
9 5 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.43%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.43%) Redis
11 3 (1.43%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 44 (20.95%) Jenkins
2 43 (20.48%) Git (software)
3 36 (17.14%) JUnit
4 34 (16.19%) Maven
5 25 (11.90%) Gradle
5 25 (11.90%) SonarQube
6 23 (10.95%) JIRA
6 23 (10.95%) TeamCity
7 19 (9.05%) Bitbucket Server
8 15 (7.14%) Selenium
9 14 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
10 13 (6.19%) Mockito
11 6 (2.86%) GitLab
12 4 (1.90%) Bitbucket
12 4 (1.90%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.90%) JMeter
12 4 (1.90%) SoapUI
12 4 (1.90%) SOAtest
13 3 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (0.95%) Artifactory
General
1 42 (20.00%) Finance
2 17 (8.10%) Banking
3 11 (5.24%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.29%) Public Sector
5 8 (3.81%) Legal
6 7 (3.33%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.86%) Manufacturing
8 5 (2.38%) Games
9 4 (1.90%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.95%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.48%) Law
12 1 (0.48%) Marketing
12 1 (0.48%) Publishing
12 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (22.86%) Network Engineer
2 31 (14.76%) Architect
3 24 (11.43%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
4 15 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
5 14 (6.67%) AWS Architect
6 13 (6.19%) Developer
6 13 (6.19%) Network Security Engineer
6 13 (6.19%) Security Engineer
7 11 (5.24%) Consultant
7 11 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (5.24%) Senior Network Engineer
8 10 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (4.29%) Integration Engineer
9 9 (4.29%) Systems Integration Engineer
10 8 (3.81%) Cloud Architect
11 7 (3.33%) Analyst
12 6 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
13 5 (2.38%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
13 5 (2.38%) Telephony Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.95%) JSON
1 23 (10.95%) REST
2 22 (10.48%) Spring
2 22 (10.48%) Spring Boot
3 18 (8.57%) Node.js
4 17 (8.10%) Web Services
5 15 (7.14%) .NET
6 13 (6.19%) Enzyme
6 13 (6.19%) Jest
6 13 (6.19%) Redux
6 13 (6.19%) WireMock
7 12 (5.71%) Express
7 12 (5.71%) SAML
8 11 (5.24%) LDAP
9 10 (4.76%) PostGIS
10 8 (3.81%) OAuth
10 8 (3.81%) OpenID
11 7 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (2.86%) SOAP
13 5 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.38%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.19%) PKI
3 13 (6.19%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 12 (5.71%) Private Cloud
5 11 (5.24%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (4.29%) Cloud Native
7 8 (3.81%) Mobile App
7 8 (3.81%) Public Cloud
8 7 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (2.86%) Replication
10 5 (2.38%) Clustering
10 5 (2.38%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (2.38%) Robotics
10 5 (2.38%) Tandem
11 3 (1.43%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 54 (25.71%) Linux
1 54 (25.71%) Windows
2 39 (18.57%) Unix
3 33 (15.71%) Windows Server
4 14 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (4.76%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.43%) AIX
7 3 (1.43%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.95%) CentOS
8 2 (0.95%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (35.71%) DevOps
2 47 (22.38%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (19.05%) Test Automation
4 38 (18.10%) Configuration Management
5 34 (16.19%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (15.71%) Migration
7 27 (12.86%) Scrum
8 24 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (9.52%) Change Management
10 18 (8.57%) Infrastructure as Code
10 18 (8.57%) Microservices
11 17 (8.10%) ITIL
11 17 (8.10%) Kanban
11 17 (8.10%) Pair Programming
12 16 (7.62%) Project Management
13 15 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
14 13 (6.19%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (6.19%) Deployment Automation
14 13 (6.19%) Network Design
14 13 (6.19%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 78 (37.14%) Java
2 72 (34.29%) Python
3 32 (15.24%) SQL
4 28 (13.33%) PowerShell
5 23 (10.95%) Bash Shell
6 19 (9.05%) C#
7 13 (6.19%) ES6
8 11 (5.24%) Ruby
9 9 (4.29%) JavaScript
10 7 (3.33%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.86%) Perl
12 5 (2.38%) C
12 5 (2.38%) C++
12 5 (2.38%) VBScript
13 2 (0.95%) Go
13 2 (0.95%) PHP
13 2 (0.95%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (15.24%) Security Cleared
2 29 (13.81%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (12.86%) SC Cleared
4 26 (12.38%) CCNP
5 12 (5.71%) CCIE
5 12 (5.71%) CCNA
6 7 (3.33%) Degree
7 6 (2.86%) CISSP
8 5 (2.38%) CCSA
8 5 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (2.38%) JNCIA
8 5 (2.38%) JNCIS
9 4 (1.90%) JNCIP
10 3 (1.43%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 2 (0.95%) CCDP
11 2 (0.95%) CCSE
11 2 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.95%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.43%) QA
2 7 (3.33%) GDPR
2 7 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.86%) SLA
4 5 (2.38%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (2.38%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.95%) NCSC
5 2 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 53 (25.24%) Docker
2 43 (20.48%) Active Directory
3 27 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (5.71%) Hyper-V
6 11 (5.24%) VMware NSX
6 11 (5.24%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (2.38%) GeoWebCache
8 5 (2.38%) vSphere
8 5 (2.38%) XenApp
9 4 (1.90%) ProxySG
9 4 (1.90%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (1.43%) Squid
11 2 (0.95%) NDS
11 2 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.48%) Firmware
12 1 (0.48%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.48%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 33 (15.71%) Opscode Chef
1 33 (15.71%) Puppet
2 28 (13.33%) Kubernetes
3 24 (11.43%) Terraform
4 23 (10.95%) Ansible
5 11 (5.24%) FortiGate
6 5 (2.38%) Consul
6 5 (2.38%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (2.38%) Grafana
6 5 (2.38%) Prometheus
6 5 (2.38%) SCOM
7 4 (1.90%) BladeLogic
7 4 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.90%) Istio
7 4 (1.90%) Nagios
8 3 (1.43%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (1.43%) Packer
8 3 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.43%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.43%) vRealize
Vendors
1 70 (33.33%) F5
2 63 (30.00%) Cisco
3 36 (17.14%) VMware
4 30 (14.29%) Juniper
5 28 (13.33%) Oracle
6 26 (12.38%) Blue Coat
7 25 (11.90%) Microsoft
8 23 (10.95%) Citrix
8 23 (10.95%) Palo Alto
9 22 (10.48%) Splunk
10 21 (10.00%) CheckPoint
11 17 (8.10%) AppDynamics
12 12 (5.71%) Google
13 10 (4.76%) Fortinet
13 10 (4.76%) Veeam
14 9 (4.29%) ESRI
14 9 (4.29%) HP
15 7 (3.33%) Meraki
16 6 (2.86%) Symantec
17 5 (2.38%) Automation Anywhere