Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 345 338 374
Rank change year-on-year -7 +36 -75
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 655 594 611
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.71% 0.71% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.84% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 403 388
England median daily rate £545 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £325 £305 £300
90th Percentile £688 £601 £550
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +16.67% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 7
England median hourly rate £43.63 £55.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.68% +83.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £13.88 £36.75 £17.30
90th Percentile £49.03 £66.20 £44.90
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £47.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -9.57% +20.51% +11.43%

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 79,110 70,744 81,699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.88% 84.81% 84.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,522 46,685 54,423
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,086 1,873 2,100
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +8.75%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.45 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.45 £50.28
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.84% - +19.05%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -12 334 £575 +21.05% 80
South East -16 138 £470 +10.59% 23
North of England -38 66 £550 +22.22% 22
East of England +27 52 £413 - 16
Midlands +5 38 £355 -10.13% 14
North West -16 36 £600 +33.33% 11
West Midlands -9 29 £400 +1.27% 8
South West +4 28 £413 +24.53% 17
Yorkshire -38 26 £505 +12.22% 10
East Midlands +13 9 £350 -28.43% 6
North East +11 9 £625 +95.31% 1
Load Balancing
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 316 (48.24%) Firewall
2 275 (41.98%) DevOps
3 265 (40.46%) Linux
4 216 (32.98%) Amazon AWS
5 210 (32.06%) DNS
6 209 (31.91%) Jenkins
7 176 (26.87%) Python
8 167 (25.50%) Docker
9 165 (25.19%) Cisco
10 164 (25.04%) Puppet
11 163 (24.89%) Agile Software Development
12 156 (23.82%) Ansible
13 153 (23.36%) Windows
14 149 (22.75%) Git (software)
15 129 (19.69%) Configuration Management
16 127 (19.39%) Java
16 127 (19.39%) F5
17 126 (19.24%) Continuous Integration
18 123 (18.78%) Security Cleared
19 119 (18.17%) TCP/IP
20 118 (18.02%) Terraform
21 117 (17.86%) Data Centre
21 117 (17.86%) Unix
22 116 (17.71%) SSL
23 114 (17.40%) Ruby
24 111 (16.95%) VPN
24 111 (16.95%) Kubernetes
25 107 (16.34%) VMware
26 101 (15.42%) Microservices
26 101 (15.42%) SC Cleared

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 96 (14.66%) nginx
2 48 (7.33%) Tomcat
3 46 (7.02%) IIS
4 45 (6.87%) Confluence
5 43 (6.56%) Apache
6 42 (6.41%) Elasticsearch
7 35 (5.34%) OpenStack
8 18 (2.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 11 (1.68%) Apache Spark
10 10 (1.53%) Cloud Foundry
11 9 (1.37%) CMS
11 9 (1.37%) SharePoint
12 7 (1.07%) Skype for Business
13 6 (0.92%) Apache Pig
13 6 (0.92%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.92%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.76%) MS Exchange
15 4 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
16 3 (0.46%) JBoss
Applications
1 19 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.31%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 4 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 216 (32.98%) Amazon AWS
2 96 (14.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (9.77%) PaaS
4 60 (9.16%) IaaS
5 32 (4.89%) Amazon EC2
5 32 (4.89%) Amazon ELB
5 32 (4.89%) OpenShift
6 28 (4.27%) Cloud Computing
7 27 (4.12%) AWS CloudFormation
8 25 (3.82%) Amazon S3
9 21 (3.21%) Serverless
10 19 (2.90%) Office 365
11 18 (2.75%) GitHub
12 17 (2.60%) SaaS
12 17 (2.60%) Slack
13 13 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
14 10 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
14 10 (1.53%) Heroku
15 9 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
15 9 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 316 (48.24%) Firewall
2 210 (32.06%) DNS
3 119 (18.17%) TCP/IP
4 116 (17.71%) SSL
5 111 (16.95%) VPN
6 92 (14.05%) WAN
7 88 (13.44%) LAN
8 71 (10.84%) Network Security
9 63 (9.62%) DHCP
10 61 (9.31%) Internet
11 57 (8.70%) MPLS
12 55 (8.40%) NetScaler
13 49 (7.48%) SAN
14 48 (7.33%) HTTP
15 47 (7.18%) Wireless
16 46 (7.02%) BGP
17 43 (6.56%) Cisco ASA
18 39 (5.95%) OSPF
19 34 (5.19%) NAS
20 30 (4.58%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (15.42%) MongoDB
2 94 (14.35%) PostgreSQL
3 84 (12.82%) MySQL
4 58 (8.85%) SQL Server
5 35 (5.34%) Redis
6 28 (4.27%) Hadoop
6 28 (4.27%) NoSQL
7 24 (3.66%) Big Data
8 23 (3.51%) NuoDB
9 22 (3.36%) Relational Database
10 16 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
11 14 (2.14%) Oracle Database
11 14 (2.14%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.22%) Apache Hive
13 7 (1.07%) DB2
13 7 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (0.92%) Flink
14 6 (0.92%) InfluxDB
14 6 (0.92%) Neo4j
15 5 (0.76%) HBase
Development Applications
1 209 (31.91%) Jenkins
2 149 (22.75%) Git (software)
3 83 (12.67%) Artifactory
4 49 (7.48%) JIRA
5 47 (7.18%) Sonatype Nexus
6 31 (4.73%) Selenium
7 28 (4.27%) SonarQube
8 27 (4.12%) Maven
9 19 (2.90%) Subversion
10 17 (2.60%) Bitbucket
11 16 (2.44%) JMeter
12 15 (2.29%) Vagrant
13 8 (1.22%) GitLab
14 7 (1.07%) TeamCity
15 6 (0.92%) Ant
15 6 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 5 (0.76%) Gerrit
16 5 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 4 (0.61%) JUnit
17 4 (0.61%) Liquibase
General
1 73 (11.15%) Finance
2 42 (6.41%) Banking
3 38 (5.80%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.05%) Retail
5 18 (2.75%) Marketing
6 12 (1.83%) Legal
7 11 (1.68%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.22%) Electronics
8 8 (1.22%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.07%) International Banking
10 5 (0.76%) Back Office
10 5 (0.76%) Billing
11 3 (0.46%) Games
12 2 (0.31%) Advertising
12 2 (0.31%) Automotive
12 2 (0.31%) Front Office
12 2 (0.31%) Publishing
13 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Local Government
13 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 168 (25.65%) DevOps Engineer
2 84 (12.82%) Network Engineer
3 67 (10.23%) Architect
4 62 (9.47%) AWS DevOps
5 56 (8.55%) AWS Engineer
6 49 (7.48%) Consultant
6 49 (7.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 40 (6.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 40 (6.11%) Linux Engineer
8 39 (5.95%) Senior DevOps
8 39 (5.95%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 36 (5.50%) Lead DevOps
9 36 (5.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 34 (5.19%) Lead DevOps Engineer
10 34 (5.19%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 32 (4.89%) Analyst
11 32 (4.89%) Cloud Engineer
12 31 (4.73%) Technical Leader
13 25 (3.82%) DevOps Consultant
14 20 (3.05%) AWS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (12.98%) Elastic Stack
2 61 (9.31%) RabbitMQ
3 50 (7.63%) LEMP Stack
4 49 (7.48%) Web Services
5 39 (5.95%) Sensu
6 36 (5.50%) Kafka
7 33 (5.04%) ActiveMQ
8 20 (3.05%) Spring
9 19 (2.90%) .NET
10 18 (2.75%) 802.1X
10 18 (2.75%) Middleware
11 13 (1.98%) LDAP
12 12 (1.83%) Spring Boot
13 11 (1.68%) JMS
13 11 (1.68%) LAMP
14 10 (1.53%) Node.js
14 10 (1.53%) REST
15 9 (1.37%) JSON
15 9 (1.37%) Regular Expression
16 7 (1.07%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 117 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 69 (10.53%) Public Cloud
3 61 (9.31%) Clustering
4 41 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (5.80%) Linux Command Line
6 28 (4.27%) PKI
7 27 (4.12%) Hybrid Cloud
8 26 (3.97%) Private Cloud
9 17 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
10 16 (2.44%) Cloud Native
11 7 (1.07%) Computer Science
11 7 (1.07%) Fintech
11 7 (1.07%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.07%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.76%) Enterprise Cloud
13 4 (0.61%) e-Learning
13 4 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.61%) Replication
14 3 (0.46%) Fat Client
14 3 (0.46%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 265 (40.46%) Linux
2 153 (23.36%) Windows
3 117 (17.86%) Unix
4 76 (11.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 72 (10.99%) Windows Server
6 43 (6.56%) CentOS
7 40 (6.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (5.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (2.90%) Windows 10
10 16 (2.44%) Solaris
11 11 (1.68%) Windows 7
11 11 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (1.22%) AIX
13 5 (0.76%) CoreOS
13 5 (0.76%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.61%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.46%) Debian
15 3 (0.46%) VMS
16 2 (0.31%) CatOS
16 2 (0.31%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (41.98%) DevOps
2 163 (24.89%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (19.69%) Configuration Management
4 126 (19.24%) Continuous Integration
5 101 (15.42%) Microservices
6 85 (12.98%) High Availability
7 72 (10.99%) ITIL
7 72 (10.99%) Migration
8 68 (10.38%) Mentoring
9 59 (9.01%) Open Source
10 50 (7.63%) Continuous Delivery
11 48 (7.33%) Disaster Recovery
12 46 (7.02%) Network Design
13 40 (6.11%) Task Automation
14 39 (5.95%) Problem-Solving
14 39 (5.95%) Protective Monitoring
15 34 (5.19%) Performance Tuning
16 33 (5.04%) Performance Measurement
16 33 (5.04%) Service Management
17 31 (4.73%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 176 (26.87%) Python
2 127 (19.39%) Java
3 114 (17.40%) Ruby
4 100 (15.27%) Perl
5 95 (14.50%) Bash Shell
6 82 (12.52%) SQL
7 51 (7.79%) PowerShell
8 22 (3.36%) Groovy
9 18 (2.75%) PHP
10 12 (1.83%) C#
10 12 (1.83%) Scala
11 11 (1.68%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.37%) Go
12 9 (1.37%) JavaScript
13 5 (0.76%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.61%) C
14 4 (0.61%) C++
15 3 (0.46%) Java 8
15 3 (0.46%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 123 (18.78%) Security Cleared
2 101 (15.42%) SC Cleared
3 73 (11.15%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (7.33%) CCNP
5 31 (4.73%) CCIE
6 22 (3.36%) CCNA
7 21 (3.21%) Degree
8 16 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (1.68%) CCDP
9 11 (1.68%) CISSP
10 10 (1.53%) MCSE
11 9 (1.37%) DV Cleared
12 8 (1.22%) MCSA
13 5 (0.76%) Chartered Engineer
13 5 (0.76%) CISM
13 5 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.76%) JNCIP
13 5 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.61%) MCITP
14 4 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.60%) QA
2 14 (2.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (1.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.76%) SLA
6 3 (0.46%) GCP
6 3 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.31%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.15%) GDPR
8 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.15%) SAS 70
System Software
1 167 (25.50%) Docker
2 71 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (9.92%) Active Directory
4 26 (3.97%) Hyper-V
5 24 (3.66%) Squid
6 22 (3.36%) VMware NSX
7 21 (3.21%) Virtual Machines
7 21 (3.21%) vSphere
8 19 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (2.90%) XenApp
9 16 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
9 16 (2.44%) XenDesktop
10 13 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (1.68%) Postfix
12 10 (1.53%) etcd
12 10 (1.53%) flannel
13 8 (1.22%) vCloud
14 6 (0.92%) iptables
15 5 (0.76%) ProxySG
15 5 (0.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 164 (25.04%) Puppet
2 156 (23.82%) Ansible
3 118 (18.02%) Terraform
4 111 (16.95%) Kubernetes
5 71 (10.84%) logstash
6 58 (8.85%) HAProxy
7 38 (5.80%) Kibana
8 35 (5.34%) Opscode Chef
9 30 (4.58%) Grafana
10 27 (4.12%) ZABBIX
11 21 (3.21%) Nagios
12 19 (2.90%) ITRS Geneos
13 18 (2.75%) Mesos
14 16 (2.44%) Marathon
15 14 (2.14%) Consul
15 14 (2.14%) Microsoft Clustering
16 13 (1.98%) Rundeck
16 13 (1.98%) SCCM
17 12 (1.83%) Nessus
17 12 (1.83%) Rancher
Vendors
1 165 (25.19%) Cisco
2 127 (19.39%) F5
3 107 (16.34%) VMware
4 82 (12.52%) Citrix
5 81 (12.37%) Microsoft
6 59 (9.01%) Juniper
6 59 (9.01%) Red Hat
7 47 (7.18%) Oracle
8 44 (6.72%) CheckPoint
9 40 (6.11%) IBM
10 34 (5.19%) Fortinet
11 31 (4.73%) Palo Alto
12 27 (4.12%) Splunk
13 22 (3.36%) New Relic
14 20 (3.05%) Brocade
15 18 (2.75%) Adobe
16 17 (2.60%) Dell
16 17 (2.60%) HP
17 16 (2.44%) Blue Coat
17 16 (2.44%) Cloudera