Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 November 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
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 358 247 354
Rank change year-on-year -111 +107 -31
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 302 475 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.64% 1.05% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 1.22% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 324 226
London median daily rate £550 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% +11.76% -0.35%
10th Percentile £405 £350 £300
90th Percentile £686 £599 £563
England median daily rate £500 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +11.11% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
London median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £38.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +42.19% +45.96%
England median hourly rate £15.41 £55.00 £41.61
% change year-on-year -71.99% +32.18% +25.14%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40964 38955 39069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.95% 86.20% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29788 27920 27910
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £643 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 408 469
London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.77 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.38% +8.83% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.32 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.45 £50.04 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Load Balancing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Load Balancing in London

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Load Balancing in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in London

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in London

Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Balancing in London

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Central London -42 48 £513 +9.04% 7
South London -17 26 £550 +15.79% 2
East London -7 6 £423 -6.11% 2
West London -12 5 £488 +28.29% 2
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 London region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 178 (58.94%) Linux
2 163 (53.97%) DevOps
3 143 (47.35%) Amazon AWS
4 124 (41.06%) Python
5 115 (38.08%) Ansible
6 112 (37.09%) Puppet
7 111 (36.75%) Firewall
8 108 (35.76%) Java
9 105 (34.77%) Docker
10 98 (32.45%) Agile Software Development
11 97 (32.12%) Jenkins
12 95 (31.46%) Continuous Integration
12 95 (31.46%) Unix
13 94 (31.13%) Configuration Management
14 90 (29.80%) DNS
15 88 (29.14%) Ruby
16 82 (27.15%) Bash Shell
17 74 (24.50%) Security Cleared
18 73 (24.17%) TCP/IP
19 72 (23.84%) Git (software)
19 72 (23.84%) logstash
19 72 (23.84%) Kubernetes
20 70 (23.18%) Elastic Stack
21 61 (20.20%) Finance
22 60 (19.87%) Microservices
23 57 (18.87%) Web Services
24 56 (18.54%) nginx
25 54 (17.88%) Open Source
25 54 (17.88%) Tomcat
25 54 (17.88%) HTTP

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 56 (18.54%) nginx
2 54 (17.88%) Tomcat
3 39 (12.91%) Apache
4 24 (7.95%) IIS
5 20 (6.62%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (5.63%) Confluence
7 9 (2.98%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.99%) Apache Spark
8 6 (1.99%) CMS
9 5 (1.66%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.32%) MS Exchange
10 4 (1.32%) SAS
10 4 (1.32%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.99%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.66%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.66%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.66%) Mule
Applications
1 5 (1.66%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 143 (47.35%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (9.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (8.94%) Cloud Computing
4 19 (6.29%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (5.63%) Amazon S3
6 16 (5.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 16 (5.30%) Amazon ELB
6 16 (5.30%) GitHub
6 16 (5.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 14 (4.64%) PaaS
8 12 (3.97%) AWS CloudFormation
8 12 (3.97%) SaaS
9 10 (3.31%) IaaS
9 10 (3.31%) Office 365
10 7 (2.32%) Fastly
10 7 (2.32%) OpenShift
11 6 (1.99%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (1.66%) Datadog
12 5 (1.66%) Slack
13 4 (1.32%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 111 (36.75%) Firewall
2 90 (29.80%) DNS
3 73 (24.17%) TCP/IP
4 54 (17.88%) HTTP
4 54 (17.88%) SSL
5 53 (17.55%) VPN
6 36 (11.92%) Network Security
7 34 (11.26%) WAN
8 32 (10.60%) LAN
9 29 (9.60%) Internet
10 24 (7.95%) Cisco Nexus
10 24 (7.95%) SAN
11 23 (7.62%) BGP
12 18 (5.96%) BIG-IP
13 17 (5.63%) OSPF
14 16 (5.30%) DHCP
15 15 (4.97%) EIGRP
15 15 (4.97%) Wireless
16 14 (4.64%) IPsec
16 14 (4.64%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (16.89%) PostgreSQL
2 45 (14.90%) MongoDB
3 36 (11.92%) MySQL
4 31 (10.26%) SQL Server
5 27 (8.94%) NoSQL
6 18 (5.96%) Amazon RDS
7 12 (3.97%) Hadoop
8 11 (3.64%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.32%) Big Data
10 6 (1.99%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (1.32%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.99%) Redis
13 2 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.66%) DataStax
13 2 (0.66%) MariaDB
13 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 97 (32.12%) Jenkins
2 72 (23.84%) Git (software)
3 47 (15.56%) Sonatype Nexus
4 43 (14.24%) Artifactory
5 30 (9.93%) Maven
6 17 (5.63%) JIRA
7 16 (5.30%) Bitbucket
7 16 (5.30%) SonarQube
8 12 (3.97%) Ant
8 12 (3.97%) TeamCity
9 11 (3.64%) JUnit
10 10 (3.31%) JMeter
11 8 (2.65%) Liquibase
11 8 (2.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (1.32%) Bower
12 4 (1.32%) Chocolatey
12 4 (1.32%) MSBuild
12 4 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (1.32%) TestRail
12 4 (1.32%) Zephyr
General
1 61 (20.20%) Finance
2 39 (12.91%) Banking
3 16 (5.30%) Front Office
3 16 (5.30%) Marketing
4 15 (4.97%) Telecoms
5 13 (4.30%) Manufacturing
5 13 (4.30%) Retail
6 12 (3.97%) Electronics
7 8 (2.65%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.66%) Publishing
9 3 (0.99%) Legal
9 3 (0.99%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.66%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.33%) Advertising
11 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.33%) French Language
11 1 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 87 (28.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 37 (12.25%) Architect
3 36 (11.92%) AWS DevOps
4 30 (9.93%) Consultant
5 29 (9.60%) Developer
6 28 (9.27%) Network Engineer
7 26 (8.61%) AWS Engineer
8 24 (7.95%) Java Developer
8 24 (7.95%) Linux Engineer
9 19 (6.29%) DevOps Consultant
10 18 (5.96%) AWS Consultant
10 18 (5.96%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 17 (5.63%) AWS Developer
12 15 (4.97%) Senior DevOps
12 15 (4.97%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 14 (4.64%) Applications Engineer
14 13 (4.30%) Cloud Engineer
15 12 (3.97%) Infrastructure Architect
15 12 (3.97%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 11 (3.64%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (23.18%) Elastic Stack
2 57 (18.87%) Web Services
3 22 (7.28%) Sensu
4 19 (6.29%) J2EE
4 19 (6.29%) LEMP Stack
4 19 (6.29%) Node.js
5 15 (4.97%) gRPC
6 14 (4.64%) REST
7 13 (4.30%) RESTful
8 10 (3.31%) HTML
8 10 (3.31%) Kafka
8 10 (3.31%) RabbitMQ
9 9 (2.98%) CSS
9 9 (2.98%) HTML5
10 8 (2.65%) AngularJS
10 8 (2.65%) LAPP Stack
10 8 (2.65%) MCollective
11 7 (2.32%) Ajax
11 7 (2.32%) CSS3
11 7 (2.32%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 41 (13.58%) Data Centre
1 41 (13.58%) Public Cloud
2 22 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.30%) Replication
4 12 (3.97%) Clustering
5 10 (3.31%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (3.31%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (2.65%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (1.99%) BYOD
7 6 (1.99%) EMC VMAX
7 6 (1.99%) User Experience
8 5 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.32%) PKI
9 4 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.99%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.99%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.99%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.66%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 178 (58.94%) Linux
2 95 (31.46%) Unix
3 47 (15.56%) Windows
4 39 (12.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (11.26%) CentOS
6 20 (6.62%) Windows Server
7 13 (4.30%) Solaris
8 9 (2.98%) AIX
9 4 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.99%) SUSE
10 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.66%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.66%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.66%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.33%) CatOS
12 1 (0.33%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.33%) Debian
12 1 (0.33%) Fedora
12 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (53.97%) DevOps
2 98 (32.45%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (31.46%) Continuous Integration
4 94 (31.13%) Configuration Management
5 60 (19.87%) Microservices
6 54 (17.88%) Open Source
7 38 (12.58%) ITIL
8 37 (12.25%) High Availability
9 32 (10.60%) Continuous Delivery
10 30 (9.93%) Migration
11 28 (9.27%) Task Automation
12 25 (8.28%) Mentoring
13 24 (7.95%) E-Commerce
14 22 (7.28%) Performance Measurement
14 22 (7.28%) Protective Monitoring
15 17 (5.63%) Asset Management
15 17 (5.63%) Software Engineering
16 14 (4.64%) Contract Management
16 14 (4.64%) Dependency Injection
16 14 (4.64%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 124 (41.06%) Python
2 108 (35.76%) Java
3 88 (29.14%) Ruby
4 82 (27.15%) Bash Shell
5 40 (13.25%) Perl
6 30 (9.93%) SQL
7 18 (5.96%) Go
8 12 (3.97%) Groovy
8 12 (3.97%) JavaScript
8 12 (3.97%) PowerShell
9 11 (3.64%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.32%) C#
11 6 (1.99%) C
12 5 (1.66%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.32%) Scala
14 3 (0.99%) Korn
14 3 (0.99%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.66%) C++
15 2 (0.66%) PHP
16 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 74 (24.50%) Security Cleared
2 48 (15.89%) SC Cleared
3 32 (10.60%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (8.28%) CCNP
5 11 (3.64%) CCIE
6 6 (1.99%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.99%) Degree
7 5 (1.66%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 5 (1.66%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.32%) CCNA
8 4 (1.32%) MCSE
8 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.99%) CCDA
9 3 (0.99%) CCSA
9 3 (0.99%) CCSE
9 3 (0.99%) EMC Certification
10 2 (0.66%) CCDP
10 2 (0.66%) CISA
10 2 (0.66%) CISM
10 2 (0.66%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.32%) QA
2 5 (1.66%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.66%) FedRAMP
5 2 (0.66%) SLA
6 1 (0.33%) COBIT
6 1 (0.33%) GCP
System Software
1 105 (34.77%) Docker
2 20 (6.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.63%) Active Directory
4 11 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (2.98%) Squid
6 8 (2.65%) Postfix
6 8 (2.65%) vCloud
7 7 (2.32%) Varnish
8 5 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.66%) vSphere
8 5 (1.66%) XenApp
9 4 (1.32%) iptables
10 3 (0.99%) KVM
10 3 (0.99%) NFS
10 3 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (0.99%) Veritas File System
11 2 (0.66%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.66%) Samba
11 2 (0.66%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 115 (38.08%) Ansible
2 112 (37.09%) Puppet
3 72 (23.84%) Kubernetes
3 72 (23.84%) logstash
4 49 (16.23%) Kibana
5 37 (12.25%) Terraform
6 28 (9.27%) HAProxy
7 26 (8.61%) Opscode Chef
8 22 (7.28%) Grafana
9 18 (5.96%) Rancher
10 15 (4.97%) ITRS Geneos
10 15 (4.97%) NetBackup
11 11 (3.64%) ZABBIX
12 10 (3.31%) Mesos
13 8 (2.65%) Docker Swarm
13 8 (2.65%) Rsyslog
13 8 (2.65%) Sysdig
14 7 (2.32%) EMC NetWorker
14 7 (2.32%) Tivoli
15 6 (1.99%) Nagios
Vendors
1 51 (16.89%) Cisco
2 47 (15.56%) F5
3 39 (12.91%) Oracle
4 37 (12.25%) VMware
5 31 (10.26%) Microsoft
6 27 (8.94%) Citrix
7 26 (8.61%) CheckPoint
8 21 (6.95%) Splunk
9 20 (6.62%) Palo Alto
10 18 (5.96%) HP
11 16 (5.30%) Red Hat
12 13 (4.30%) Juniper
12 13 (4.30%) SAP
13 10 (3.31%) EMC
13 10 (3.31%) Google
13 10 (3.31%) IBM
13 10 (3.31%) Symantec
14 9 (2.98%) SolarWinds
15 8 (2.65%) NetApp
15 8 (2.65%) Sonatype