Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 355 343 295
Rank change year-on-year -12 -48 +66
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 631 664 765
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.70% 0.72% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.84% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 424 491
England median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +7.78%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £310
90th Percentile £650 £675 £588
UK median daily rate £467 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -6.60% +11.11% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 7
England median hourly rate £46.00 £14.41 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +219.33% -73.81% +27.91%
UK median hourly rate £44.75 £14.41 £55.00
% change year-on-year +210.66% -73.81% +32.18%

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 78,746 79,336 76,884
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.02% 85.97% 85.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,583 53,540 51,180
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £614
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,941 1,847 2,163
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -2.67% +5.67%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.85 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £23.49 £23.00 £23.10
% change year-on-year +2.13% -0.41% +0.41%

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 19 January 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 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 -19 276 £550 -4.35% 61
North of England +5 121 £450 -10.00% 37
South East -51 114 £475 +11.76% 28
North West +20 61 £425 -20.56% 23
South West +10 57 £388 +6.16% 9
Yorkshire -7 51 £431 -19.39% 12
Midlands -32 42 £350 -3.11% 14
West Midlands -33 25 £375 -2.60% 10
East of England +9 21 £425 -18.31% 11
East Midlands +12 17 £315 -3.08% 4
North East -26 9 £500 -6.64% 2
Load Balancing
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 336 (53.25%) Firewall
2 222 (35.18%) Linux
3 214 (33.91%) Cisco
4 211 (33.44%) DevOps
5 204 (32.33%) Amazon AWS
6 183 (29.00%) DNS
7 167 (26.47%) F5
8 160 (25.36%) VPN
9 157 (24.88%) Windows
10 143 (22.66%) Data Centre
11 142 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
12 131 (20.76%) Cisco Certification
13 129 (20.44%) Microsoft Azure
14 126 (19.97%) Jenkins
14 126 (19.97%) Ansible
15 125 (19.81%) WAN
15 125 (19.81%) LAN
16 122 (19.33%) Python
16 122 (19.33%) Docker
17 115 (18.23%) Microsoft
18 110 (17.43%) SQL
18 110 (17.43%) VMware
19 105 (16.64%) TCP/IP
20 101 (16.01%) CCNP
20 101 (16.01%) Cisco Nexus
21 99 (15.69%) CheckPoint
22 95 (15.06%) OSPF
23 92 (14.58%) Configuration Management
23 92 (14.58%) Git (software)
24 88 (13.95%) BGP

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 57 (9.03%) Confluence
2 52 (8.24%) IIS
3 50 (7.92%) Apache
4 42 (6.66%) Elasticsearch
5 31 (4.91%) nginx
6 27 (4.28%) Tomcat
7 18 (2.85%) OpenStack
8 16 (2.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (2.06%) WebLogic
10 12 (1.90%) Apache Spark
11 11 (1.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 11 (1.74%) Skype for Business
12 10 (1.58%) WebSphere
13 7 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
15 5 (0.79%) CMS
16 4 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
16 4 (0.63%) MS Exchange
17 3 (0.48%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 204 (32.33%) Amazon AWS
2 129 (20.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (12.84%) PaaS
4 75 (11.89%) IaaS
5 54 (8.56%) SaaS
6 46 (7.29%) Amazon EC2
7 45 (7.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 37 (5.86%) Amazon S3
9 34 (5.39%) AWS CloudFormation
10 31 (4.91%) Google Cloud Platform
11 30 (4.75%) Serverless
12 25 (3.96%) AWS Lambda
13 23 (3.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 23 (3.65%) OpenShift
14 21 (3.33%) Office 365
15 20 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
16 19 (3.01%) Amazon ELB
17 14 (2.22%) GitHub
17 14 (2.22%) Route 53
18 13 (2.06%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 336 (53.25%) Firewall
2 183 (29.00%) DNS
3 160 (25.36%) VPN
4 125 (19.81%) LAN
4 125 (19.81%) WAN
5 105 (16.64%) TCP/IP
6 101 (16.01%) Cisco Nexus
7 95 (15.06%) OSPF
8 88 (13.95%) BGP
9 77 (12.20%) Network Security
10 66 (10.46%) Cisco ASA
11 65 (10.30%) SSL
12 59 (9.35%) Wireless
13 57 (9.03%) MPLS
14 48 (7.61%) SAN
15 47 (7.45%) HTTP
16 44 (6.97%) DHCP
16 44 (6.97%) NetScaler
17 43 (6.81%) BIG-IP
18 39 (6.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (10.62%) SQL Server
2 43 (6.81%) MySQL
3 32 (5.07%) MongoDB
4 27 (4.28%) Amazon RDS
4 27 (4.28%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (3.65%) NoSQL
6 22 (3.49%) Big Data
6 22 (3.49%) Oracle Database
7 21 (3.33%) Redis
8 18 (2.85%) Hadoop
9 15 (2.38%) MariaDB
10 14 (2.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 12 (1.90%) Apache Hive
11 12 (1.90%) Azure SQL Database
11 12 (1.90%) NuoDB
12 9 (1.43%) HBase
12 9 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (1.43%) Sqoop
13 8 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 126 (19.97%) Jenkins
2 92 (14.58%) Git (software)
3 64 (10.14%) JIRA
4 36 (5.71%) Sonatype Nexus
5 31 (4.91%) Bitbucket
6 28 (4.44%) Artifactory
7 26 (4.12%) Maven
7 26 (4.12%) Selenium
8 23 (3.65%) GitLab
9 21 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
10 18 (2.85%) Visual Studio
11 16 (2.54%) SonarQube
12 13 (2.06%) Subversion
13 12 (1.90%) Eclipse
13 12 (1.90%) JMeter
13 12 (1.90%) PyCharm
13 12 (1.90%) WebDriver
14 11 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (1.43%) Gerrit
16 7 (1.11%) MSI
General
1 56 (8.87%) Finance
2 33 (5.23%) Banking
3 26 (4.12%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.90%) Retail
5 11 (1.74%) Legal
6 10 (1.58%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.58%) Marketing
7 7 (1.11%) Law
8 4 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.48%) Electronics
9 3 (0.48%) Publishing
10 2 (0.32%) Advertising
10 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 164 (25.99%) Network Engineer
2 142 (22.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 71 (11.25%) Architect
4 54 (8.56%) AWS Engineer
5 41 (6.50%) Security Engineer
6 39 (6.18%) Developer
7 38 (6.02%) AWS DevOps
7 38 (6.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 35 (5.55%) Network Security Engineer
9 30 (4.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 28 (4.44%) Cloud Engineer
11 26 (4.12%) Cisco Engineer
12 22 (3.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 22 (3.49%) Infrastructure Architect
12 22 (3.49%) Senior Network Engineer
13 20 (3.17%) Analyst
13 20 (3.17%) Automation Engineer
13 20 (3.17%) Network Architect
13 20 (3.17%) Senior DevOps
14 18 (2.85%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (6.97%) .NET
2 34 (5.39%) Elastic Stack
3 31 (4.91%) Middleware
4 25 (3.96%) Web Services
5 23 (3.65%) RabbitMQ
6 18 (2.85%) Node.js
7 17 (2.69%) LDAP
7 17 (2.69%) REST
8 16 (2.54%) 802.1X
8 16 (2.54%) AngularJS
8 16 (2.54%) LAMP
8 16 (2.54%) SAML
9 15 (2.38%) jQuery
9 15 (2.38%) OAuth
9 15 (2.38%) YAML
10 14 (2.22%) CSS
11 12 (1.90%) Ajax
11 12 (1.90%) CGI
11 12 (1.90%) Embperl
11 12 (1.90%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 143 (22.66%) Data Centre
2 64 (10.14%) Public Cloud
3 39 (6.18%) Clustering
4 37 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (5.71%) Private Cloud
6 27 (4.28%) Hybrid Cloud
7 20 (3.17%) PKI
8 17 (2.69%) Linux Command Line
9 16 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (2.06%) User Experience
11 11 (1.74%) Blog
11 11 (1.74%) Replication
12 10 (1.58%) Cloud Native
13 8 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
14 6 (0.95%) BBC
14 6 (0.95%) DataPower
14 6 (0.95%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.95%) NHS
14 6 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
15 5 (0.79%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 222 (35.18%) Linux
2 157 (24.88%) Windows
3 83 (13.15%) Unix
4 79 (12.52%) Windows Server
5 33 (5.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (4.44%) Solaris
8 21 (3.33%) Windows 10
9 20 (3.17%) AIX
10 19 (3.01%) SUSE
11 12 (1.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 9 (1.43%) CentOS
13 8 (1.27%) Android
13 8 (1.27%) Apple iOS
13 8 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (1.11%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.48%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.48%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (33.44%) DevOps
2 142 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (14.58%) Configuration Management
4 73 (11.57%) ITIL
5 72 (11.41%) High Availability
6 52 (8.24%) Migration
7 49 (7.77%) Mentoring
8 48 (7.61%) Change Management
9 47 (7.45%) Network Design
9 47 (7.45%) SDLC
10 46 (7.29%) Continuous Integration
10 46 (7.29%) Open Source
11 45 (7.13%) Scrum
12 43 (6.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 42 (6.66%) Problem-Solving
14 41 (6.50%) Test Automation
15 38 (6.02%) Coaching
16 37 (5.86%) Software Delivery
17 36 (5.71%) Systems Engineering
18 33 (5.23%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 122 (19.33%) Python
2 110 (17.43%) SQL
3 67 (10.62%) Java
4 65 (10.30%) Perl
5 63 (9.98%) Ruby
6 59 (9.35%) PowerShell
7 54 (8.56%) Bash Shell
8 35 (5.55%) JavaScript
9 28 (4.44%) C#
10 24 (3.80%) PHP
11 21 (3.33%) T-SQL
12 18 (2.85%) C
13 14 (2.22%) Shell Script
14 12 (1.90%) Groovy
15 8 (1.27%) Go
16 4 (0.63%) VB
17 3 (0.48%) Scala
17 3 (0.48%) Tcl
18 2 (0.32%) C++
18 2 (0.32%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 131 (20.76%) Cisco Certification
2 101 (16.01%) CCNP
3 85 (13.47%) Security Cleared
4 79 (12.52%) SC Cleared
5 54 (8.56%) CCIE
5 54 (8.56%) CCNA
6 36 (5.71%) Degree
7 19 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (2.38%) CCDP
9 13 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (1.58%) CCSA
10 10 (1.58%) Citrix Certification
11 9 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (1.11%) CCA
12 7 (1.11%) CCSE
12 7 (1.11%) CISSP
12 7 (1.11%) MCSE
13 5 (0.79%) GIAC
14 4 (0.63%) CCDA
14 4 (0.63%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.58%) QA
2 7 (1.11%) GDPR
2 7 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.48%) SLA
5 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 122 (19.33%) Docker
2 82 (13.00%) Active Directory
3 61 (9.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (4.28%) XenApp
5 24 (3.80%) vSphere
6 23 (3.65%) Virtual Machines
7 22 (3.49%) Hyper-V
8 21 (3.33%) VMware NSX
9 19 (3.01%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (2.22%) NFS
10 14 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (1.90%) XenDesktop
12 11 (1.74%) Oracle RAC
12 11 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (1.43%) HDFS
14 7 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
15 6 (0.95%) ProxySG
15 6 (0.95%) vCloud
15 6 (0.95%) XenServer
16 5 (0.79%) Squid
Systems Management
1 126 (19.97%) Ansible
2 84 (13.31%) Puppet
3 82 (13.00%) Kubernetes
4 70 (11.09%) Terraform
5 51 (8.08%) Opscode Chef
6 49 (7.77%) Nagios
7 39 (6.18%) ZABBIX
8 30 (4.75%) Docker Swarm
9 28 (4.44%) Rancher
10 23 (3.65%) BladeLogic
10 23 (3.65%) ITRS Geneos
11 19 (3.01%) Kibana
12 16 (2.54%) logstash
13 14 (2.22%) Single Sign-On
14 12 (1.90%) Ambari
14 12 (1.90%) CFEngine
14 12 (1.90%) Hadoop YARN
15 10 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
15 10 (1.58%) Prometheus
15 10 (1.58%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 214 (33.91%) Cisco
2 167 (26.47%) F5
3 115 (18.23%) Microsoft
4 110 (17.43%) VMware
5 99 (15.69%) CheckPoint
6 74 (11.73%) Citrix
7 72 (11.41%) Oracle
8 59 (9.35%) Red Hat
9 57 (9.03%) Juniper
10 40 (6.34%) Splunk
11 39 (6.18%) Google
12 38 (6.02%) SolarWinds
13 36 (5.71%) Fortinet
14 34 (5.39%) Riverbed
15 33 (5.23%) NetApp
16 28 (4.44%) IBM
17 27 (4.28%) Palo Alto
18 25 (3.96%) HP
19 21 (3.33%) New Relic
20 19 (3.01%) Symantec