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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 314 333 270
Rank change year-on-year +19 -63  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 290 312 395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.70% 0.63% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.76% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 187 256
Median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.18% -2.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 15
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +43.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +43.33%  

Load Balancing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34656 40979 39244
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.30% 82.95% 79.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 23008 27240 24713
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 862 1004 1153
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.36% +32.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £48.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Load Balancing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +50 139 £450 +5.88% 29
South East -7 70 £420 +10.52% 12
East of England +10 22 £450 -10.00% 2
Yorkshire -6 22 £473 +14.54% 8
South West +7 16 £288 -28.12% 2
North West +17 13 £450 +12.35% 3
West Midlands +8 9 £379 -5.31% 2
East Midlands -9 1 - -
Load Balancing
UK

Load Balancing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 284 (45.88%) Firewall
2 265 (42.81%) Linux
3 213 (34.41%) Cisco
4 190 (30.69%) DNS
5 172 (27.79%) Amazon AWS
6 160 (25.85%) DevOps
7 156 (25.20%) WAN
8 154 (24.88%) F5
9 147 (23.75%) VPN
10 145 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
11 139 (22.46%) Windows
12 130 (21.00%) VMware
13 122 (19.71%) Puppet
13 122 (19.71%) Security Cleared
14 119 (19.22%) LAN
15 115 (18.58%) Jenkins
16 112 (18.09%) Cisco Certification
17 111 (17.93%) Ansible
17 111 (17.93%) Data Centre
18 109 (17.61%) Microsoft
19 108 (17.45%) Microsoft Azure
20 104 (16.80%) Docker
21 99 (15.99%) TCP/IP
22 94 (15.19%) SSL
23 93 (15.02%) High Availability
24 90 (14.54%) VMware Infrastructure
25 89 (14.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 89 (14.38%) Network Security
26 88 (14.22%) SC Cleared
26 88 (14.22%) Bash Shell

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 86 (13.89%) Apache
2 63 (10.18%) Tomcat
3 51 (8.24%) IIS
4 36 (5.82%) nginx
5 24 (3.88%) JBoss
6 21 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
6 21 (3.39%) WebSphere
7 19 (3.07%) MS Exchange
8 15 (2.42%) Confluence
8 15 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (2.10%) WebLogic
10 12 (1.94%) OpenStack
11 10 (1.62%) WebSphere Application Server
12 8 (1.29%) Mule ESB
13 7 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (1.13%) Jetty
13 7 (1.13%) WildFly
14 6 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
14 6 (0.97%) SharePoint
Applications
1 37 (5.98%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.97%) MS Office
3 2 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.81%) BusinessWorks
1 5 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 172 (27.79%) Amazon AWS
2 108 (17.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (4.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 28 (4.52%) IaaS
5 26 (4.20%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (3.07%) Amazon S3
7 18 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (2.26%) Office 365
9 13 (2.10%) Route 53
10 12 (1.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 12 (1.94%) PaaS
11 11 (1.78%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (1.62%) Amazon ELB
13 9 (1.45%) SaaS
14 8 (1.29%) AWS CloudTrail
15 7 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
16 5 (0.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 4 (0.65%) Akamai
17 4 (0.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 4 (0.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 284 (45.88%) Firewall
2 190 (30.69%) DNS
3 156 (25.20%) WAN
4 147 (23.75%) VPN
5 119 (19.22%) LAN
6 99 (15.99%) TCP/IP
7 94 (15.19%) SSL
8 89 (14.38%) Network Security
9 77 (12.44%) Cisco Nexus
10 71 (11.47%) HTTP
11 68 (10.99%) Wireless
12 67 (10.82%) Cisco ASA
13 60 (9.69%) NetScaler
14 58 (9.37%) BGP
15 56 (9.05%) SAN
16 53 (8.56%) OSPF
17 49 (7.92%) DHCP
17 49 (7.92%) MPLS
18 42 (6.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 34 (5.49%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (11.15%) SQL Server
2 61 (9.85%) PostgreSQL
3 45 (7.27%) MySQL
4 33 (5.33%) MongoDB
5 32 (5.17%) Amazon RDS
6 26 (4.20%) Relational Database
7 22 (3.55%) Redis
8 19 (3.07%) NoSQL
9 13 (2.10%) Oracle Database
10 10 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (1.29%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.97%) DB2
14 5 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 5 (0.81%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
15 4 (0.65%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 115 (18.58%) Jenkins
2 83 (13.41%) Git (software)
3 25 (4.04%) JIRA
4 21 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (3.07%) Sonatype Nexus
5 19 (3.07%) Visual Studio
6 13 (2.10%) JMeter
6 13 (2.10%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (1.94%) SonarQube
7 12 (1.94%) TeamCity
8 11 (1.78%) Mercurial
8 11 (1.78%) Subversion
9 10 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (1.62%) JUnit
9 10 (1.62%) Maven
10 9 (1.45%) Artifactory
11 8 (1.29%) Gerrit
11 8 (1.29%) Vagrant
12 7 (1.13%) GitLab
12 7 (1.13%) MSBuild
General
1 80 (12.92%) Finance
2 39 (6.30%) Telecoms
3 29 (4.68%) Banking
4 15 (2.42%) Retail
5 13 (2.10%) Marketing
6 10 (1.62%) Legal
7 6 (0.97%) Back Office
7 6 (0.97%) Law
7 6 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.81%) Electronics
8 5 (0.81%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.65%) Advertising
9 4 (0.65%) French Language
9 4 (0.65%) Games
10 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.16%) Automotive
11 1 (0.16%) Billing
11 1 (0.16%) Publishing
11 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 109 (17.61%) Network Engineer
2 77 (12.44%) DevOps Engineer
3 75 (12.12%) Architect
4 74 (11.95%) Consultant
5 40 (6.46%) AWS DevOps
6 36 (5.82%) Security Engineer
7 34 (5.49%) Cisco Engineer
7 34 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 33 (5.33%) Administrator
9 31 (5.01%) Developer
9 31 (5.01%) Technical Architect
10 29 (4.68%) DevOps Consultant
11 27 (4.36%) Senior DevOps
12 25 (4.04%) AWS Engineer
12 25 (4.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 25 (4.04%) Infrastructure Architect
13 23 (3.72%) Analyst
13 23 (3.72%) AWS Consultant
13 23 (3.72%) Network Security Engineer
14 19 (3.07%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (7.92%) .NET
2 46 (7.43%) Web Services
3 45 (7.27%) Elastic Stack
4 31 (5.01%) Middleware
5 28 (4.52%) REST
6 27 (4.36%) LAPP Stack
7 26 (4.20%) RabbitMQ
8 22 (3.55%) CSS
9 19 (3.07%) SOAP
10 18 (2.91%) MSMQ
11 17 (2.75%) 802.1X
11 17 (2.75%) HTML
11 17 (2.75%) LAMP
12 15 (2.42%) Node.js
13 11 (1.78%) AngularJS
14 10 (1.62%) ASP.NET
15 9 (1.45%) LEMP Stack
16 8 (1.29%) Java EE
16 8 (1.29%) jQuery
16 8 (1.29%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 111 (17.93%) Data Centre
2 56 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (8.56%) Public Cloud
4 43 (6.95%) Clustering
5 19 (3.07%) Linux Command Line
5 19 (3.07%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.75%) Replication
7 16 (2.58%) Enterprise Storage
8 12 (1.94%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 9 (1.45%) EMC VNX
10 9 (1.45%) NHS
10 9 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (1.29%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.29%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.97%) CMDB
13 5 (0.81%) Fintech
14 4 (0.65%) DataPower
15 3 (0.48%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 265 (42.81%) Linux
2 139 (22.46%) Windows
3 89 (14.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 70 (11.31%) Windows Server
5 69 (11.15%) CentOS
6 63 (10.18%) Unix
7 38 (6.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (4.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (4.20%) Ubuntu
10 18 (2.91%) AIX
10 18 (2.91%) Solaris
11 16 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (1.62%) Oracle Linux
13 9 (1.45%) HPUX
14 7 (1.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.97%) SUSE
16 4 (0.65%) CoreOS
17 3 (0.48%) Android
18 2 (0.32%) Data ONTAP
18 2 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (25.85%) DevOps
2 145 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (15.02%) High Availability
4 79 (12.76%) Continuous Integration
5 78 (12.60%) ITIL
6 75 (12.12%) Migration
7 73 (11.79%) Configuration Management
8 54 (8.72%) Disaster Recovery
9 45 (7.27%) Continuous Delivery
9 45 (7.27%) Mentoring
10 41 (6.62%) Network Design
11 36 (5.82%) Open Source
12 34 (5.49%) Service Management
13 31 (5.01%) Project Management
14 28 (4.52%) Problem Management
14 28 (4.52%) Scrum
15 26 (4.20%) Change Management
16 25 (4.04%) Capacity Management
16 25 (4.04%) E-Commerce
17 24 (3.88%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 88 (14.22%) Bash Shell
2 85 (13.73%) Python
3 80 (12.92%) Java
4 70 (11.31%) PowerShell
4 70 (11.31%) SQL
5 61 (9.85%) Ruby
6 57 (9.21%) Perl
7 37 (5.98%) JavaScript
8 24 (3.88%) C#
8 24 (3.88%) T-SQL
9 23 (3.72%) PHP
10 18 (2.91%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.45%) Korn
12 8 (1.29%) Groovy
13 7 (1.13%) AWK
14 6 (0.97%) C
14 6 (0.97%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.48%) Go
15 3 (0.48%) sed
16 2 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 122 (19.71%) Security Cleared
2 112 (18.09%) Cisco Certification
3 88 (14.22%) CCNP
3 88 (14.22%) SC Cleared
4 63 (10.18%) CCNA
5 30 (4.85%) CCIE
6 16 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (2.42%) Degree
7 15 (2.42%) JNCIP
8 13 (2.10%) CISSP
8 13 (2.10%) JNCIA
8 13 (2.10%) MCSE
9 11 (1.78%) JNCIS
10 9 (1.45%) CCDP
10 9 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.97%) CCDA
11 6 (0.97%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.81%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.72%) PCI DSS
2 19 (3.07%) QA
3 14 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (1.45%) SLA
6 8 (1.29%) HIPAA
7 5 (0.81%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.48%) GDPR
9 2 (0.32%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.16%) GPG13
10 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 104 (16.80%) Docker
2 90 (14.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (10.02%) Active Directory
4 32 (5.17%) vSphere
5 31 (5.01%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (2.91%) Hyper-V
7 17 (2.75%) NFS
8 15 (2.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 13 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (1.78%) ProxySG
11 11 (1.78%) Veritas File System
12 8 (1.29%) KVM
12 8 (1.29%) Xen
13 7 (1.13%) Firmware
13 7 (1.13%) VMware ESX
14 6 (0.97%) iptables
14 6 (0.97%) Squid
14 6 (0.97%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.81%) LXC
Systems Management
1 122 (19.71%) Puppet
2 111 (17.93%) Ansible
3 55 (8.89%) Kubernetes
4 41 (6.62%) Nagios
5 39 (6.30%) Terraform
6 36 (5.82%) Opscode Chef
7 33 (5.33%) HAProxy
8 30 (4.85%) logstash
9 28 (4.52%) Kibana
10 17 (2.75%) Microsoft Clustering
10 17 (2.75%) ZABBIX
11 11 (1.78%) EMC Navisphere
11 11 (1.78%) FortiGate
11 11 (1.78%) NetBackup
11 11 (1.78%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 8 (1.29%) OSSEC
12 8 (1.29%) vRealize
13 7 (1.13%) OPNET
13 7 (1.13%) Rancher
14 6 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 213 (34.41%) Cisco
2 154 (24.88%) F5
3 130 (21.00%) VMware
4 109 (17.61%) Microsoft
5 88 (14.22%) CheckPoint
6 68 (10.99%) Juniper
7 65 (10.50%) Oracle
8 63 (10.18%) Red Hat
9 58 (9.37%) Citrix
10 40 (6.46%) Palo Alto
11 37 (5.98%) Brocade
12 30 (4.85%) HP
13 29 (4.68%) Blue Coat
14 27 (4.36%) IBM
15 25 (4.04%) Splunk
16 24 (3.88%) EMC
17 21 (3.39%) Veritas
18 20 (3.23%) Intel Security
19 19 (3.07%) Fortinet
20 18 (2.91%) Dell
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