Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 340 281 352
Rank change year-on-year -59 +71 -21
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 685 910 692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.72% 0.94% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 1.11% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 595 473
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £320 £310 £283
90th Percentile £638 £588 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £448 £413
% change year-on-year +6.15% +8.48% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 9
England median hourly rate £15.41 £55.00 £41.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.99% +32.18% +25.14%
10th Percentile £12.93 £55.00 £36.98
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £16.41 £55.00 £40.31
% change year-on-year -70.17% +36.46% +7.48%

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 80294 81883 85035
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.66% 84.16% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 54019 54581 56048
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1877 2118 2511
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.39 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -115 299 £550 +15.79% 24
South East +18 156 £413 +3.13% 9
North of England +17 126 £500 +38.89% 6
Midlands +25 61 £350 -12.50% 8
North West +41 58 £535 +2.88% 2
North East +36 41 £410 +25.19%
West Midlands +13 41 £375 -4.76% 4
Yorkshire +6 41 £535 +33.75% 4
South West +1 28 £370 -11.38% 4
East Midlands +13 17 £325 +8.33% 3
East of England -41 13 £520 +4.05% 4
Load Balancing
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 375 (54.74%) Linux
2 311 (45.40%) Firewall
3 238 (34.74%) DevOps
4 206 (30.07%) Unix
5 197 (28.76%) Python
6 194 (28.32%) Amazon AWS
7 185 (27.01%) DNS
7 185 (27.01%) Cisco
8 164 (23.94%) Windows
8 164 (23.94%) F5
9 163 (23.80%) Puppet
10 156 (22.77%) Java
10 156 (22.77%) Configuration Management
11 154 (22.48%) Ansible
12 150 (21.90%) Docker
13 149 (21.75%) Bash Shell
14 147 (21.46%) Jenkins
15 146 (21.31%) TCP/IP
16 142 (20.73%) Security Cleared
17 140 (20.44%) Continuous Integration
18 135 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
19 131 (19.12%) VMware
20 129 (18.83%) Oracle
21 124 (18.10%) Git (software)
22 118 (17.23%) Red Hat
23 117 (17.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 117 (17.08%) High Availability
23 117 (17.08%) Data Centre
24 114 (16.64%) Microservices
24 114 (16.64%) HTTP

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
1 112 (16.35%) Tomcat
2 109 (15.91%) Apache
3 82 (11.97%) nginx
4 63 (9.20%) WebLogic
5 59 (8.61%) Confluence
6 48 (7.01%) JBoss
7 47 (6.86%) IIS
8 42 (6.13%) iPlanet
8 42 (6.13%) Oracle Application Server
9 34 (4.96%) SharePoint
10 29 (4.23%) Elasticsearch
11 28 (4.09%) OpenStack
12 17 (2.48%) Skype for Business
13 16 (2.34%) MS Exchange
14 15 (2.19%) MQSeries
15 14 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
15 14 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
16 13 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
17 11 (1.61%) WebLogic Portal
17 11 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (2.77%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 8 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 194 (28.32%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (4.96%) Cloud Computing
3 34 (4.96%) PaaS
4 32 (4.67%) Amazon EC2
5 30 (4.38%) Amazon S3
5 30 (4.38%) Slack
6 28 (4.09%) Amazon ELB
6 28 (4.09%) IaaS
7 25 (3.65%) AWS CloudFormation
7 25 (3.65%) Office 365
8 23 (3.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 23 (3.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 18 (2.63%) OpenShift
10 17 (2.48%) GitHub
10 17 (2.48%) SaaS
11 7 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (1.02%) Fastly
12 6 (0.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 5 (0.73%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 311 (45.40%) Firewall
2 185 (27.01%) DNS
3 146 (21.31%) TCP/IP
4 114 (16.64%) HTTP
5 98 (14.31%) SAN
6 92 (13.43%) VPN
7 89 (12.99%) WAN
8 86 (12.55%) SSL
9 83 (12.12%) Network Security
10 69 (10.07%) LAN
11 60 (8.76%) NAS
12 56 (8.18%) Internet
13 48 (7.01%) Cisco Nexus
14 43 (6.28%) BGP
15 38 (5.55%) Fibre Channel
16 37 (5.40%) Wireless
17 36 (5.26%) DHCP
17 36 (5.26%) MPLS
18 35 (5.11%) IPsec
18 35 (5.11%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (9.93%) MongoDB
1 68 (9.93%) MySQL
1 68 (9.93%) PostgreSQL
2 62 (9.05%) SQL Server
3 37 (5.40%) Oracle Database
4 33 (4.82%) NoSQL
5 29 (4.23%) Amazon RDS
6 16 (2.34%) Relational Database
7 15 (2.19%) Big Data
8 14 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (1.90%) RDBMS
10 12 (1.75%) Hadoop
11 11 (1.61%) Redis
12 10 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 9 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
13 9 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (1.02%) NuoDB
15 7 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
16 6 (0.88%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 147 (21.46%) Jenkins
2 124 (18.10%) Git (software)
3 59 (8.61%) JIRA
4 55 (8.03%) Sonatype Nexus
5 51 (7.45%) Artifactory
6 48 (7.01%) SonarQube
7 41 (5.99%) Maven
8 23 (3.36%) Bitbucket
8 23 (3.36%) JUnit
9 22 (3.21%) Ant
10 20 (2.92%) Selenium
11 15 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (2.04%) JMeter
12 14 (2.04%) Liquibase
13 13 (1.90%) Visual Studio
13 13 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 12 (1.75%) TeamCity
15 10 (1.46%) Hudson
15 10 (1.46%) Subversion
16 7 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 104 (15.18%) Finance
2 54 (7.88%) Banking
3 34 (4.96%) Telecoms
4 28 (4.09%) Legal
5 21 (3.07%) Marketing
6 20 (2.92%) Retail
7 16 (2.34%) Front Office
7 16 (2.34%) Manufacturing
8 15 (2.19%) Electronics
9 8 (1.17%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.88%) Publishing
11 3 (0.44%) Back Office
11 3 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.44%) French Language
11 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.29%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.15%) Advertising
13 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.15%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 134 (19.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 96 (14.01%) Network Engineer
3 88 (12.85%) Architect
4 60 (8.76%) Consultant
5 57 (8.32%) Linux Engineer
6 47 (6.86%) Developer
7 43 (6.28%) Administrator
8 40 (5.84%) AWS DevOps
8 40 (5.84%) Unix Engineer
9 38 (5.55%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 34 (4.96%) Senior DevOps
10 34 (4.96%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 33 (4.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 32 (4.67%) Systems Administrator
13 31 (4.53%) AWS Engineer
14 28 (4.09%) Solaris Engineer
15 27 (3.94%) Java Developer
16 26 (3.80%) Infrastructure Architect
17 24 (3.50%) NetApp Engineer
18 23 (3.36%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (11.39%) Elastic Stack
2 70 (10.22%) Web Services
3 65 (9.49%) J2EE
4 32 (4.67%) REST
5 28 (4.09%) LEMP Stack
6 26 (3.80%) RESTful
7 24 (3.50%) .NET
7 24 (3.50%) Middleware
8 23 (3.36%) CSS
8 23 (3.36%) Sensu
9 21 (3.07%) LAMP
9 21 (3.07%) Node.js
10 17 (2.48%) Ajax
10 17 (2.48%) HTML
10 17 (2.48%) RabbitMQ
11 16 (2.34%) Kafka
11 16 (2.34%) Spring
12 15 (2.19%) gRPC
12 15 (2.19%) XML
13 14 (2.04%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 117 (17.08%) Data Centre
2 109 (15.91%) Clustering
3 65 (9.49%) Public Cloud
4 33 (4.82%) Enterprise Storage
5 24 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (2.48%) Replication
7 16 (2.34%) Hybrid Cloud
8 14 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
9 13 (1.90%) User Experience
10 11 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (1.61%) Mainframe
11 8 (1.17%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.17%) PKI
11 8 (1.17%) Virtual Team
12 7 (1.02%) N-Tier
13 6 (0.88%) BYOD
13 6 (0.88%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.88%) EMC VMAX
13 6 (0.88%) Grid Computing
13 6 (0.88%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 375 (54.74%) Linux
2 206 (30.07%) Unix
3 164 (23.94%) Windows
4 117 (17.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 96 (14.01%) Solaris
6 59 (8.61%) Windows Server
7 58 (8.47%) AIX
8 57 (8.32%) CentOS
9 44 (6.42%) SUSE
10 43 (6.28%) HPUX
11 34 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (3.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (1.75%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.58%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.44%) Amazon Linux
16 2 (0.29%) Debian
16 2 (0.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (34.74%) DevOps
2 156 (22.77%) Configuration Management
3 140 (20.44%) Continuous Integration
4 135 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
5 117 (17.08%) High Availability
6 114 (16.64%) Microservices
7 92 (13.43%) ITIL
8 89 (12.99%) Migration
9 77 (11.24%) Open Source
10 70 (10.22%) Continuous Delivery
11 61 (8.91%) Mentoring
12 49 (7.15%) Coaching
13 41 (5.99%) Network Design
14 36 (5.26%) Scrum
15 34 (4.96%) Change Management
16 33 (4.82%) Performance Monitoring
16 33 (4.82%) Software Engineering
17 32 (4.67%) E-Commerce
18 31 (4.53%) Task Automation
19 29 (4.23%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 197 (28.76%) Python
2 156 (22.77%) Java
3 149 (21.75%) Bash Shell
4 103 (15.04%) Ruby
5 91 (13.28%) Perl
6 75 (10.95%) SQL
7 55 (8.03%) Shell Script
8 39 (5.69%) PowerShell
9 37 (5.40%) JavaScript
10 23 (3.36%) Korn
11 22 (3.21%) C#
11 22 (3.21%) Go
12 19 (2.77%) C-shell
13 18 (2.63%) Groovy
14 17 (2.48%) C
15 13 (1.90%) PHP
16 11 (1.61%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 9 (1.31%) T-SQL
18 7 (1.02%) C++
19 4 (0.58%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 142 (20.73%) Security Cleared
2 111 (16.20%) SC Cleared
3 77 (11.24%) Cisco Certification
4 56 (8.18%) CCNP
5 27 (3.94%) CCNA
6 23 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (3.21%) CCIE
7 22 (3.21%) MCSE
8 13 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (1.31%) Degree
10 8 (1.17%) CCDP
11 7 (1.02%) MySQL Certification
12 6 (0.88%) CCSA
13 5 (0.73%) CCDA
13 5 (0.73%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 5 (0.73%) CCSE
13 5 (0.73%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.58%) AWS Certification
14 4 (0.58%) CISSP
15 3 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.36%) QA
2 11 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.44%) COBIT
4 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (0.44%) SLA
5 2 (0.29%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.15%) GCP
System Software
1 150 (21.90%) Docker
2 78 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (8.47%) Active Directory
4 37 (5.40%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (5.11%) Hyper-V
6 32 (4.67%) NFS
6 32 (4.67%) Virtual Machines
7 27 (3.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 27 (3.94%) Veritas File System
8 25 (3.65%) KVM
9 23 (3.36%) Samba
9 23 (3.36%) vSphere
10 20 (2.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 19 (2.77%) Squid
12 18 (2.63%) Postfix
12 18 (2.63%) vCloud
13 17 (2.48%) Oracle RAC
13 17 (2.48%) Xen
14 12 (1.75%) VMware NSX
15 9 (1.31%) iptables
Systems Management
1 163 (23.80%) Puppet
2 154 (22.48%) Ansible
3 89 (12.99%) Kubernetes
4 88 (12.85%) logstash
5 63 (9.20%) Kibana
6 62 (9.05%) Opscode Chef
7 56 (8.18%) Terraform
8 39 (5.69%) NetBackup
9 32 (4.67%) Rancher
10 28 (4.09%) HAProxy
11 22 (3.21%) Grafana
11 22 (3.21%) Nagios
12 19 (2.77%) ZABBIX
13 16 (2.34%) Microsoft Clustering
14 15 (2.19%) ITRS Geneos
14 15 (2.19%) Norton AntiVirus
15 14 (2.04%) Docker Swarm
15 14 (2.04%) Rsyslog
15 14 (2.04%) Sysdig
16 13 (1.90%) Mesos
Vendors
1 185 (27.01%) Cisco
2 164 (23.94%) F5
3 131 (19.12%) VMware
4 129 (18.83%) Oracle
5 118 (17.23%) Red Hat
6 109 (15.91%) Microsoft
7 71 (10.36%) CheckPoint
8 67 (9.78%) Citrix
9 55 (8.03%) HP
10 50 (7.30%) Sun
11 47 (6.86%) Veritas
12 42 (6.13%) Juniper
13 38 (5.55%) Brocade
13 38 (5.55%) EMC
13 38 (5.55%) NetApp
14 37 (5.40%) Palo Alto
15 34 (4.96%) Splunk
16 32 (4.67%) Symantec
17 31 (4.53%) IBM
18 24 (3.50%) Fortinet