Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 367 327 287
Rank change year-on-year -40 -40 +51
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 628 681 897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.67% 0.75% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.88% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 447 597
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
10th Percentile £358 £320 £310
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 1
England median hourly rate £47.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.00% +11.11% -42.31%
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +18.06% -5.26% -2.56%

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 81,220 77,719 83,622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.23% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,167 51,884 55,741
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £645 £630 £605
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,202 1,867 2,203
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.01% +11.11% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -18.00% +11.11% +3.45%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +15 322 £550 - 44
South East -45 95 £455 +5.70% 33
North of England -71 81 £469 +4.17% 41
South West +1 48 £425 +19.72% 10
North West -39 44 £550 +2.80% 23
East of England +25 43 £425 -13.27% 13
Midlands -43 36 £350 - 26
Yorkshire -23 33 £450 -15.89% 15
West Midlands -24 21 £300 -18.37% 22
East Midlands -6 15 £358 +10.00% 4
North East -45 4 £475 +30.58% 3
Load Balancing
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 312 (49.68%) Firewall
2 245 (39.01%) DevOps
3 226 (35.99%) Linux
4 200 (31.85%) Cisco
5 193 (30.73%) DNS
6 192 (30.57%) Amazon AWS
7 169 (26.91%) Windows
8 156 (24.84%) F5
9 138 (21.97%) VMware
10 134 (21.34%) Jenkins
11 132 (21.02%) Python
12 131 (20.86%) Ansible
13 124 (19.75%) Docker
13 124 (19.75%) Data Centre
14 119 (18.95%) Puppet
14 119 (18.95%) VPN
15 114 (18.15%) Cisco Certification
16 113 (17.99%) Git (software)
17 106 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
18 103 (16.40%) WAN
18 103 (16.40%) Microsoft Azure
19 101 (16.08%) Terraform
20 100 (15.92%) LAN
21 97 (15.45%) Microsoft
21 97 (15.45%) ITIL
21 97 (15.45%) Windows Server
22 94 (14.97%) Unix
23 93 (14.81%) Kubernetes
24 91 (14.49%) VMware Infrastructure
25 89 (14.17%) TCP/IP

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 68 (10.83%) Apache
2 56 (8.92%) IIS
3 55 (8.76%) Elasticsearch
4 48 (7.64%) nginx
5 35 (5.57%) Tomcat
6 33 (5.25%) Confluence
7 21 (3.34%) OpenStack
8 20 (3.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 16 (2.55%) Skype for Business
10 12 (1.91%) WebSphere
11 11 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
12 9 (1.43%) Apache Spark
12 9 (1.43%) MS Exchange
13 8 (1.27%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
16 4 (0.64%) Apache Solr
16 4 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
16 4 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
16 4 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.80%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 192 (30.57%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (16.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (8.92%) PaaS
4 55 (8.76%) Amazon EC2
5 52 (8.28%) Amazon S3
6 50 (7.96%) IaaS
7 46 (7.32%) Amazon ELB
8 30 (4.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 28 (4.46%) AWS CloudFormation
10 27 (4.30%) SaaS
11 22 (3.50%) Cloud Computing
11 22 (3.50%) GitHub
12 21 (3.34%) Google Cloud Platform
13 19 (3.03%) Office 365
14 17 (2.71%) AWS Lambda
15 15 (2.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 15 (2.39%) OpenShift
15 15 (2.39%) Serverless
16 9 (1.43%) Amazon Kinesis
17 7 (1.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 312 (49.68%) Firewall
2 193 (30.73%) DNS
3 119 (18.95%) VPN
4 103 (16.40%) WAN
5 100 (15.92%) LAN
6 89 (14.17%) TCP/IP
7 88 (14.01%) SSL
8 69 (10.99%) OSPF
9 67 (10.67%) HTTP
10 65 (10.35%) Cisco Nexus
11 63 (10.03%) BGP
12 59 (9.39%) Network Security
13 57 (9.08%) MPLS
14 54 (8.60%) Wireless
15 48 (7.64%) NetScaler
16 42 (6.69%) Cisco ASA
16 42 (6.69%) DHCP
17 40 (6.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 39 (6.21%) BIG-IP
19 38 (6.05%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (11.46%) SQL Server
2 70 (11.15%) MySQL
3 63 (10.03%) MongoDB
4 50 (7.96%) PostgreSQL
5 32 (5.10%) NoSQL
6 25 (3.98%) Amazon RDS
7 22 (3.50%) Big Data
7 22 (3.50%) Hadoop
7 22 (3.50%) Redis
8 18 (2.87%) InfluxDB
8 18 (2.87%) MariaDB
9 13 (2.07%) HBase
9 13 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (1.91%) Relational Database
11 11 (1.75%) NuoDB
11 11 (1.75%) RDBMS
11 11 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (1.27%) Apache Hive
13 8 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 134 (21.34%) Jenkins
2 113 (17.99%) Git (software)
3 63 (10.03%) Artifactory
4 42 (6.69%) Bitbucket
4 42 (6.69%) Sonatype Nexus
5 37 (5.89%) JIRA
6 17 (2.71%) SonarQube
7 16 (2.55%) Maven
8 15 (2.39%) Selenium
9 14 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (2.07%) Subversion
10 13 (2.07%) Vagrant
11 12 (1.91%) GitLab
12 11 (1.75%) Ant
12 11 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (1.43%) JMeter
13 9 (1.43%) JUnit
13 9 (1.43%) Visual Studio
13 9 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 8 (1.27%) NUnit
General
1 70 (11.15%) Finance
2 38 (6.05%) Banking
3 30 (4.78%) Telecoms
4 21 (3.34%) Marketing
5 15 (2.39%) Retail
6 14 (2.23%) Legal
7 8 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.80%) Electronics
9 4 (0.64%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.64%) Publishing
10 2 (0.32%) Back Office
11 1 (0.16%) French Language
11 1 (0.16%) Games
11 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 169 (26.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 111 (17.68%) Network Engineer
3 70 (11.15%) AWS Engineer
4 63 (10.03%) AWS DevOps
5 57 (9.08%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 56 (8.92%) Architect
7 34 (5.41%) Consultant
8 29 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 28 (4.46%) Analyst
10 26 (4.14%) Cisco Engineer
10 26 (4.14%) Developer
10 26 (4.14%) Senior Network Engineer
11 25 (3.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 25 (3.98%) Cloud Engineer
12 24 (3.82%) Security Engineer
13 23 (3.66%) Senior DevOps
14 22 (3.50%) Azure Engineer
15 21 (3.34%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 20 (3.18%) Linux Engineer
16 20 (3.18%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (8.60%) Elastic Stack
2 36 (5.73%) RabbitMQ
3 32 (5.10%) .NET
4 30 (4.78%) Web Services
5 29 (4.62%) Middleware
5 29 (4.62%) Sensu
6 25 (3.98%) Kafka
6 25 (3.98%) LAMP
7 24 (3.82%) REST
8 21 (3.34%) ActiveMQ
8 21 (3.34%) Spring Boot
9 20 (3.18%) 802.1X
10 19 (3.03%) Node.js
11 16 (2.55%) LDAP
12 15 (2.39%) LEMP Stack
12 15 (2.39%) SAML
13 14 (2.23%) CGI
13 14 (2.23%) Embperl
13 14 (2.23%) Ruby on Rails
14 12 (1.91%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 124 (19.75%) Data Centre
2 43 (6.85%) Public Cloud
3 42 (6.69%) Clustering
4 36 (5.73%) Private Cloud
5 34 (5.41%) Linux Command Line
5 34 (5.41%) PKI
6 32 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (3.66%) Computer Science
8 16 (2.55%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (1.59%) Fintech
11 9 (1.43%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (1.27%) Replication
13 6 (0.96%) BBC
13 6 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.64%) DataPower
14 4 (0.64%) e-Learning
15 3 (0.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 3 (0.48%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 226 (35.99%) Linux
2 169 (26.91%) Windows
3 97 (15.45%) Windows Server
4 94 (14.97%) Unix
5 40 (6.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (6.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (4.14%) CentOS
8 24 (3.82%) Windows 10
9 22 (3.50%) Solaris
10 20 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (2.87%) SUSE
12 14 (2.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 10 (1.59%) AIX
14 8 (1.27%) Windows 7
15 7 (1.11%) CoreOS
16 5 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
17 4 (0.64%) Check Point GAiA
17 4 (0.64%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.48%) VMS
18 3 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (39.01%) DevOps
2 106 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (15.45%) ITIL
4 88 (14.01%) Configuration Management
5 70 (11.15%) Continuous Integration
6 67 (10.67%) Microservices
7 63 (10.03%) Migration
8 55 (8.76%) High Availability
9 51 (8.12%) Continuous Delivery
9 51 (8.12%) Network Design
10 46 (7.32%) Open Source
11 43 (6.85%) Change Management
11 43 (6.85%) Deployment Automation
12 41 (6.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 40 (6.37%) Mentoring
13 40 (6.37%) Service Management
14 38 (6.05%) E-Commerce
15 33 (5.25%) Problem-Solving
16 31 (4.94%) Capacity Management
17 29 (4.62%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 132 (21.02%) Python
2 79 (12.58%) Ruby
3 78 (12.42%) Perl
4 76 (12.10%) Java
5 74 (11.78%) SQL
6 69 (10.99%) Bash Shell
7 64 (10.19%) PowerShell
8 21 (3.34%) C#
9 20 (3.18%) JavaScript
10 18 (2.87%) C
10 18 (2.87%) PHP
11 16 (2.55%) Shell Script
11 16 (2.55%) T-SQL
12 13 (2.07%) Groovy
13 7 (1.11%) Go
14 6 (0.96%) Scala
15 4 (0.64%) Tcl
15 4 (0.64%) VB
16 3 (0.48%) VBScript
17 2 (0.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 114 (18.15%) Cisco Certification
2 85 (13.54%) CCNP
3 76 (12.10%) Security Cleared
4 70 (11.15%) SC Cleared
5 54 (8.60%) CCIE
6 50 (7.96%) CCNA
7 33 (5.25%) Degree
8 15 (2.39%) CCDP
9 13 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (1.59%) CCSE
11 10 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (0.96%) CCIE Security
13 6 (0.96%) CCSA
13 6 (0.96%) CISSP
14 5 (0.80%) AWS Certification
14 5 (0.80%) CCIE Data Center
14 5 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (0.64%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.91%) QA
2 10 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.43%) GDPR
4 6 (0.96%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (0.64%) SLA
6 1 (0.16%) COBIT
6 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 124 (19.75%) Docker
2 91 (14.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (11.78%) Active Directory
4 40 (6.37%) VMware NSX
5 24 (3.82%) Hyper-V
6 23 (3.66%) Virtual Machines
7 21 (3.34%) XenApp
8 20 (3.18%) vSphere
9 19 (3.03%) Squid
10 18 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
11 15 (2.39%) Microsoft App-V
12 13 (2.07%) Virtual Desktop
12 13 (2.07%) XenDesktop
13 12 (1.91%) Postfix
13 12 (1.91%) ProxySG
14 11 (1.75%) NFS
15 9 (1.43%) etcd
15 9 (1.43%) flannel
15 9 (1.43%) vCloud
16 6 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 131 (20.86%) Ansible
2 119 (18.95%) Puppet
3 101 (16.08%) Terraform
4 93 (14.81%) Kubernetes
5 59 (9.39%) Opscode Chef
6 45 (7.17%) logstash
7 41 (6.53%) ZABBIX
8 40 (6.37%) Kibana
9 39 (6.21%) Nagios
10 27 (4.30%) Rancher
11 23 (3.66%) HAProxy
11 23 (3.66%) Uchiwa
12 22 (3.50%) ITRS Geneos
13 21 (3.34%) Pingdom
14 20 (3.18%) BladeLogic
15 17 (2.71%) Docker Swarm
16 14 (2.23%) CFEngine
16 14 (2.23%) Microsoft Clustering
16 14 (2.23%) vCenter Server
17 12 (1.91%) SCCM
Vendors
1 200 (31.85%) Cisco
2 156 (24.84%) F5
3 138 (21.97%) VMware
4 97 (15.45%) Microsoft
5 68 (10.83%) CheckPoint
6 65 (10.35%) Juniper
7 61 (9.71%) Citrix
8 53 (8.44%) Red Hat
9 52 (8.28%) Oracle
10 42 (6.69%) Splunk
11 32 (5.10%) Fortinet
11 32 (5.10%) New Relic
12 29 (4.62%) Google
13 26 (4.14%) SolarWinds
14 23 (3.66%) hybris
14 23 (3.66%) IBM
14 23 (3.66%) Palo Alto
15 21 (3.34%) PagerDuty
16 20 (3.18%) Adobe
17 19 (3.03%) HP