Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 2019 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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 379 381 336
Rank change year-on-year +2 -45 -52
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 449 618 699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.65% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.74% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 407 439
England median daily rate £475 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £306 £345 £320
90th Percentile £638 £638 £645
UK median daily rate £463 £463 £500
% change year-on-year - -7.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 6
England median hourly rate £20.50 £47.00 £15.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.38% +205.10% -71.99%
UK median hourly rate £45.25 £44.75 £16.41
% change year-on-year +1.12% +172.78% -70.17%

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 63,284 83,187 81,444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.95% 87.12% 86.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 41,852 55,795 54,825
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,987 2,084 1,899
England median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £24.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -10.15% +8.02%
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.25 £49.80
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +6.82% -8.33% +6.67%

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 9 December 2019.

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
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 9 December 2019. 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 -20 153 £500 -9.09% 46
South East +73 112 £425 - 21
North of England +18 104 £473 +8.00% 18
North West +14 51 £400 -7.25% 13
Yorkshire +25 38 £550 +29.41% 5
South West -23 35 £443 +17.22% 8
Midlands +57 33 £350 - 14
West Midlands +40 26 £390 +11.43% 11
North East +33 15 £438 -10.71%
East Midlands +18 7 £245 -31.47% 3
East of England +22 5 £413 -2.94% 8
Load Balancing
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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.

1 209 (46.55%) Firewall
2 156 (34.74%) Cisco
3 135 (30.07%) DNS
4 117 (26.06%) Cisco Certification
5 115 (25.61%) DevOps
6 108 (24.05%) F5
6 108 (24.05%) Azure
7 103 (22.94%) LAN
8 102 (22.72%) WAN
9 96 (21.38%) Linux
9 96 (21.38%) AWS
10 94 (20.94%) Data Centre
11 88 (19.60%) Microsoft
12 86 (19.15%) CCNP
13 82 (18.26%) Windows
14 81 (18.04%) VPN
15 77 (17.15%) VMware
16 76 (16.93%) Python
17 73 (16.26%) Wireless
18 72 (16.04%) Ansible
19 68 (15.14%) Docker
20 66 (14.70%) Migration
20 66 (14.70%) VMware Infrastructure
21 64 (14.25%) Network Security
21 64 (14.25%) Agile Software Development
22 63 (14.03%) DHCP
23 62 (13.81%) Security Cleared
23 62 (13.81%) Palo Alto
24 61 (13.59%) Finance
24 61 (13.59%) Configuration Management

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 27 (6.01%) Apache
2 21 (4.68%) IIS
3 19 (4.23%) OpenStack
4 15 (3.34%) nginx
5 12 (2.67%) Confluence
6 11 (2.45%) Tomcat
7 10 (2.23%) SharePoint
8 9 (2.00%) Cloud Foundry
8 9 (2.00%) JBoss
9 8 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (1.78%) Mule
9 8 (1.78%) Skype for Business
9 8 (1.78%) WebLogic
9 8 (1.78%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.11%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.45%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.45%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.45%) NetWeaver
11 2 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.67%) Aligne
1 3 (0.67%) CA PPM
2 2 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.22%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.22%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 108 (24.05%) Azure
2 96 (21.38%) AWS
3 44 (9.80%) IaaS
4 33 (7.35%) PaaS
5 26 (5.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 24 (5.35%) Amazon S3
6 24 (5.35%) GitHub
6 24 (5.35%) SaaS
7 23 (5.12%) GCP
8 20 (4.45%) Office 365
9 19 (4.23%) Amazon EC2
10 17 (3.79%) Route 53
11 14 (3.12%) npm
12 13 (2.90%) Azure Active Directory
13 12 (2.67%) Slack
14 11 (2.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 11 (2.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 10 (2.23%) Amazon ELB
15 10 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
16 9 (2.00%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 209 (46.55%) Firewall
2 135 (30.07%) DNS
3 103 (22.94%) LAN
4 102 (22.72%) WAN
5 81 (18.04%) VPN
6 73 (16.26%) Wireless
7 64 (14.25%) Network Security
8 63 (14.03%) DHCP
9 51 (11.36%) BGP
10 47 (10.47%) NetScaler
11 46 (10.24%) Cisco ASA
12 42 (9.35%) MPLS
12 42 (9.35%) TCP/IP
13 38 (8.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 36 (8.02%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 31 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
15 31 (6.90%) Internet
15 31 (6.90%) OSPF
15 31 (6.90%) WLAN
16 26 (5.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.02%) MySQL
2 21 (4.68%) SQL Server
3 13 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (2.45%) MongoDB
6 10 (2.23%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (2.23%) Big Data
7 8 (1.78%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (1.56%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.34%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.34%) MariaDB
9 6 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.11%) Data Lake
11 4 (0.89%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (0.89%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (0.67%) QlikView
12 3 (0.67%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.67%) SAP HANA
13 2 (0.45%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 53 (11.80%) Jenkins
2 34 (7.57%) Git (software)
3 33 (7.35%) GitLab
4 23 (5.12%) JIRA
5 17 (3.79%) Maven
6 16 (3.56%) SonarQube
7 12 (2.67%) Selenium
8 10 (2.23%) Artifactory
8 10 (2.23%) Bitbucket
8 10 (2.23%) JUnit
8 10 (2.23%) TeamCity
9 9 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (1.78%) Gerrit
10 8 (1.78%) Gradle
10 8 (1.78%) Mockito
11 6 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (0.89%) Visual Studio
14 3 (0.67%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 61 (13.59%) Finance
2 41 (9.13%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.34%) Banking
4 13 (2.90%) Public Sector
5 10 (2.23%) Retail
6 8 (1.78%) Games
7 5 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.89%) Legal
9 3 (0.67%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.67%) Law
9 3 (0.67%) Local Government
9 3 (0.67%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.45%) Front Office
10 2 (0.45%) Marketing
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 121 (26.95%) Network Engineer
2 60 (13.36%) Architect
3 48 (10.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 34 (7.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 33 (7.35%) Administrator
6 26 (5.79%) Cisco Engineer
6 26 (5.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 23 (5.12%) Network Architect
8 20 (4.45%) Developer
9 19 (4.23%) Systems Administrator
10 16 (3.56%) Azure Engineer
10 16 (3.56%) Consultant
11 14 (3.12%) Cloud Architect
11 14 (3.12%) Security Engineer
11 14 (3.12%) Senior Network Engineer
12 13 (2.90%) Systems Engineer
13 12 (2.67%) Analyst
13 12 (2.67%) Network Security Engineer
13 12 (2.67%) Support Engineer
14 11 (2.45%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.45%) .NET
2 17 (3.79%) J2EE
2 17 (3.79%) Middleware
2 17 (3.79%) Node.js
3 15 (3.34%) LAMP
4 14 (3.12%) LEMP Stack
5 13 (2.90%) Elastic Stack
6 12 (2.67%) REST
7 11 (2.45%) JSON
8 10 (2.23%) 802.1X
8 10 (2.23%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (2.23%) LDAP
9 9 (2.00%) RabbitMQ
9 9 (2.00%) Spring
9 9 (2.00%) Spring Boot
9 9 (2.00%) Web Services
10 8 (1.78%) Enzyme
10 8 (1.78%) Jest
10 8 (1.78%) Redux
10 8 (1.78%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 94 (20.94%) Data Centre
2 37 (8.24%) Clustering
3 29 (6.46%) Public Cloud
4 28 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.12%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.12%) Replication
6 13 (2.90%) Cloud Native
7 12 (2.67%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (1.34%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.34%) N-Tier
10 6 (1.34%) PKI
11 5 (1.11%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.89%) RSA SecurID
12 4 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.89%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 96 (21.38%) Linux
2 82 (18.26%) Windows
3 29 (6.46%) Windows Server
4 27 (6.01%) Unix
5 23 (5.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (4.90%) CentOS
7 17 (3.79%) Ubuntu
8 8 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.11%) Solaris
10 5 (1.11%) VMS
11 3 (0.67%) AIX
11 3 (0.67%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.45%) Android
12 2 (0.45%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.45%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (25.61%) DevOps
2 66 (14.70%) Migration
3 64 (14.25%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (13.59%) Configuration Management
5 54 (12.03%) ITIL
6 53 (11.80%) High Availability
7 45 (10.02%) Problem-Solving
8 40 (8.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 39 (8.69%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (7.57%) Microservices
11 33 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
12 29 (6.46%) Network Design
13 28 (6.24%) Project Delivery
14 26 (5.79%) Project Management
15 25 (5.57%) Network Monitoring
16 24 (5.35%) Change Management
17 21 (4.68%) Test Automation
18 20 (4.45%) Network Architecture
18 20 (4.45%) Technical Leadership
19 19 (4.23%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 76 (16.93%) Python
2 54 (12.03%) Java
3 52 (11.58%) SQL
4 45 (10.02%) PowerShell
5 41 (9.13%) Bash Shell
6 24 (5.35%) Perl
7 16 (3.56%) C#
8 15 (3.34%) PHP
9 10 (2.23%) Shell Script
9 10 (2.23%) VB
10 9 (2.00%) C
10 9 (2.00%) Ruby
11 8 (1.78%) ES6
12 7 (1.56%) C++
12 7 (1.56%) Go
13 6 (1.34%) Tcl
14 3 (0.67%) JavaScript
15 2 (0.45%) Groovy
15 2 (0.45%) VBScript
16 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 117 (26.06%) Cisco Certification
2 86 (19.15%) CCNP
3 62 (13.81%) Security Cleared
4 51 (11.36%) CCIE
5 44 (9.80%) SC Cleared
6 38 (8.46%) CCNA
7 30 (6.68%) Degree
8 25 (5.57%) CCDP
9 10 (2.23%) CISSP
9 10 (2.23%) Citrix Certification
9 10 (2.23%) DV Cleared
9 10 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (2.00%) MCSE
11 7 (1.56%) CCA
11 7 (1.56%) CCSE
11 7 (1.56%) CISM
12 6 (1.34%) CCSA
12 6 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (1.34%) CRISC
13 5 (1.11%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.34%) QA
2 13 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.78%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.56%) NIST
4 7 (1.56%) SLA
5 6 (1.34%) GDPR
6 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 68 (15.14%) Docker
2 66 (14.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (13.36%) Active Directory
4 22 (4.90%) Hyper-V
5 21 (4.68%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (4.23%) VMware NSX
6 19 (4.23%) vSphere
7 12 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (2.23%) NFS
8 10 (2.23%) VMFS
9 9 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (1.78%) XenApp
11 6 (1.34%) Postfix
11 6 (1.34%) XenDesktop
12 5 (1.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 5 (1.11%) Corosync
12 5 (1.11%) DRBD
12 5 (1.11%) FreeRADIUS
13 4 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.67%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 72 (16.04%) Ansible
2 50 (11.14%) Puppet
3 44 (9.80%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (9.80%) Terraform
4 42 (9.35%) Kubernetes
5 23 (5.12%) Salt
6 20 (4.45%) HAProxy
7 16 (3.56%) SCCM
8 13 (2.90%) vCenter Server
9 12 (2.67%) Prometheus
9 12 (2.67%) vRealize
9 12 (2.67%) WSUS
10 11 (2.45%) Grafana
10 11 (2.45%) Nagios
11 10 (2.23%) Single Sign-On
11 10 (2.23%) vMotion
12 9 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
13 8 (1.78%) Nessus
14 7 (1.56%) FortiGate
14 7 (1.56%) Rancher
Vendors
1 156 (34.74%) Cisco
2 108 (24.05%) F5
3 88 (19.60%) Microsoft
4 77 (17.15%) VMware
5 62 (13.81%) Palo Alto
6 55 (12.25%) Citrix
7 50 (11.14%) CheckPoint
8 34 (7.57%) Juniper
9 26 (5.79%) Blue Coat
10 24 (5.35%) Fortinet
11 23 (5.12%) HP
12 22 (4.90%) Aruba
12 22 (4.90%) Red Hat
13 20 (4.45%) SolarWinds
14 17 (3.79%) Oracle
14 17 (3.79%) Splunk
15 16 (3.56%) Dell
15 16 (3.56%) Google
16 15 (3.34%) Sitecore
17 10 (2.23%) Avaya