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 3 months to 27 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
England / London
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 262 323 233
Rank change year-on-year +61 -90  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 139 108 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.72% 0.49% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.57% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 79 148
Median daily rate £438 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £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 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16487 18855 17641
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.16% 85.15% 81.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11864 13608 12398
Median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 194 250
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 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
City of London +4 11 £438 +16.66% 7
Croydon +11 3 - -
Hayes - 1 £470 -
Twickenham - 1 £425 -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 155 (50.82%) Linux
2 130 (42.62%) Firewall
3 108 (35.41%) DevOps
4 100 (32.79%) Amazon AWS
5 97 (31.80%) DNS
5 97 (31.80%) Puppet
6 95 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
7 92 (30.16%) Jenkins
8 89 (29.18%) Ansible
9 87 (28.52%) VPN
10 82 (26.89%) VMware
11 81 (26.56%) Cisco
11 81 (26.56%) Docker
12 76 (24.92%) Bash Shell
13 75 (24.59%) Git (software)
14 71 (23.28%) Microsoft Azure
15 66 (21.64%) Windows
16 62 (20.33%) Continuous Integration
17 60 (19.67%) VMware Infrastructure
18 59 (19.34%) Apache
18 59 (19.34%) WAN
18 59 (19.34%) TCP/IP
19 57 (18.69%) Python
19 57 (18.69%) Security Cleared
20 56 (18.36%) CentOS
20 56 (18.36%) Configuration Management
21 55 (18.03%) Microsoft
22 54 (17.70%) F5
23 51 (16.72%) PowerShell
24 49 (16.07%) SQL

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 59 (19.34%) Apache
2 39 (12.79%) Tomcat
3 35 (11.48%) IIS
4 33 (10.82%) nginx
5 21 (6.89%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (5.25%) WebSphere
7 13 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (4.26%) MS Exchange
8 8 (2.62%) Jetty
8 8 (2.62%) WildFly
9 7 (2.30%) Confluence
9 7 (2.30%) JBoss
9 7 (2.30%) Mule ESB
9 7 (2.30%) OpenStack
9 7 (2.30%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (1.31%) Apache Spark
11 4 (1.31%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.98%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 18 (5.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.33%) MS Office
2 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 100 (32.79%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (23.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (8.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 22 (7.21%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (5.25%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (4.92%) Amazon S3
7 12 (3.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 12 (3.93%) IaaS
8 11 (3.61%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (3.28%) Amazon ELB
9 10 (3.28%) PaaS
10 9 (2.95%) Route 53
11 8 (2.62%) AWS CloudTrail
11 8 (2.62%) SaaS
12 5 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (1.31%) GitHub
14 3 (0.98%) Akamai
14 3 (0.98%) Bluemix
14 3 (0.98%) IBM Cloud
15 2 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 130 (42.62%) Firewall
2 97 (31.80%) DNS
3 87 (28.52%) VPN
4 59 (19.34%) TCP/IP
4 59 (19.34%) WAN
5 47 (15.41%) LAN
6 38 (12.46%) Network Security
6 38 (12.46%) SSL
7 34 (11.15%) HTTP
8 31 (10.16%) Wireless
9 30 (9.84%) Cisco ASA
10 24 (7.87%) MPLS
10 24 (7.87%) SAN
11 23 (7.54%) DHCP
12 22 (7.21%) VLAN
13 20 (6.56%) BGP
13 20 (6.56%) Cisco Nexus
13 20 (6.56%) NetScaler
14 19 (6.23%) Internet
15 16 (5.25%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (14.10%) PostgreSQL
2 39 (12.79%) SQL Server
3 34 (11.15%) MySQL
4 26 (8.52%) Amazon RDS
5 24 (7.87%) MongoDB
6 13 (4.26%) NoSQL
7 10 (3.28%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.97%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.64%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.31%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (1.31%) Redis
11 3 (0.98%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.98%) Big Data
11 3 (0.98%) DB2
11 3 (0.98%) HBase
11 3 (0.98%) Sqoop
12 2 (0.66%) Ingres
12 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 92 (30.16%) Jenkins
2 75 (24.59%) Git (software)
3 17 (5.57%) JIRA
3 17 (5.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (4.92%) Visual Studio
5 14 (4.59%) Sonatype Nexus
6 12 (3.93%) Mercurial
7 9 (2.95%) Gerrit
7 9 (2.95%) TeamCity
8 8 (2.62%) GitLab
8 8 (2.62%) JUnit
8 8 (2.62%) Maven
9 7 (2.30%) Subversion
10 6 (1.97%) Hudson
10 6 (1.97%) Selenium
11 5 (1.64%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.64%) MSBuild
11 5 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (1.64%) SonarQube
12 4 (1.31%) Liquibase
General
1 42 (13.77%) Finance
2 18 (5.90%) Banking
3 12 (3.93%) Retail
4 9 (2.95%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.62%) Legal
6 5 (1.64%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.31%) Law
7 4 (1.31%) Marketing
8 3 (0.98%) Advertising
8 3 (0.98%) Electronics
8 3 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.66%) Back Office
9 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.33%) Automotive
10 1 (0.33%) Billing
10 1 (0.33%) Publishing
10 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 52 (17.05%) DevOps Engineer
2 37 (12.13%) Consultant
3 34 (11.15%) AWS DevOps
4 31 (10.16%) Architect
5 26 (8.52%) DevOps Consultant
6 25 (8.20%) Senior DevOps
7 24 (7.87%) Network Engineer
8 23 (7.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 21 (6.89%) Developer
10 20 (6.56%) Analyst
10 20 (6.56%) AWS Consultant
11 18 (5.90%) Administrator
12 17 (5.57%) AWS Engineer
13 14 (4.59%) Senior Consultant
13 14 (4.59%) Senior DevOps Consultant
13 14 (4.59%) Technical Architect
14 13 (4.26%) Software Engineer
15 12 (3.93%) C# Developer
15 12 (3.93%) Network Analyst
15 12 (3.93%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (13.77%) .NET
2 41 (13.44%) Elastic Stack
3 27 (8.85%) RabbitMQ
4 21 (6.89%) Web Services
5 20 (6.56%) REST
6 17 (5.57%) LAPP Stack
7 16 (5.25%) LAMP
7 16 (5.25%) MSMQ
8 13 (4.26%) CSS
8 13 (4.26%) Middleware
9 11 (3.61%) HTML
9 11 (3.61%) Node.js
10 10 (3.28%) 802.1X
10 10 (3.28%) LEMP Stack
11 8 (2.62%) ASP.NET
11 8 (2.62%) SOAP
12 7 (2.30%) AngularJS
12 7 (2.30%) Django
12 7 (2.30%) RESTful
13 6 (1.97%) boto
Miscellaneous
1 49 (16.07%) Data Centre
2 42 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (12.46%) Public Cloud
4 20 (6.56%) Clustering
5 16 (5.25%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (2.62%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (2.62%) Private Cloud
7 7 (2.30%) Replication
7 7 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.97%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.64%) Fintech
10 4 (1.31%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.98%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.98%) CMDB
11 3 (0.98%) Social Network
12 2 (0.66%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.66%) HP StoreVirtual
12 2 (0.66%) NHS
12 2 (0.66%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 155 (50.82%) Linux
2 66 (21.64%) Windows
3 56 (18.36%) CentOS
4 48 (15.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (11.15%) Windows Server
6 32 (10.49%) Unix
7 24 (7.87%) Ubuntu
8 18 (5.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (2.95%) AIX
10 9 (2.95%) Oracle Linux
11 8 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.97%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (1.31%) SUSE
14 2 (0.66%) VMS
15 1 (0.33%) Android
15 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (35.41%) DevOps
2 95 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (20.33%) Continuous Integration
4 56 (18.36%) Configuration Management
5 43 (14.10%) High Availability
6 33 (10.82%) Migration
7 32 (10.49%) Continuous Delivery
8 31 (10.16%) ITIL
9 29 (9.51%) Mentoring
10 23 (7.54%) Disaster Recovery
11 21 (6.89%) Microservices
11 21 (6.89%) Open Source
11 21 (6.89%) Scrum
12 17 (5.57%) Dependency Injection
13 15 (4.92%) Inversion of Control
13 15 (4.92%) Network Design
13 15 (4.92%) Software Engineering
14 14 (4.59%) Service Management
15 12 (3.93%) E-Commerce
16 11 (3.61%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 76 (24.92%) Bash Shell
2 57 (18.69%) Python
3 51 (16.72%) PowerShell
4 49 (16.07%) SQL
5 46 (15.08%) Ruby
6 42 (13.77%) Perl
7 35 (11.48%) Java
8 24 (7.87%) T-SQL
9 18 (5.90%) C#
10 17 (5.57%) JavaScript
11 10 (3.28%) PHP
12 9 (2.95%) Korn
13 8 (2.62%) Groovy
14 6 (1.97%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.31%) C
16 3 (0.98%) AWK
16 3 (0.98%) Go
16 3 (0.98%) sed
17 2 (0.66%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (18.69%) Security Cleared
2 44 (14.43%) Cisco Certification
3 40 (13.11%) SC Cleared
4 32 (10.49%) CCNP
5 27 (8.85%) CCNA
6 18 (5.90%) CCIE
7 10 (3.28%) Degree
8 8 (2.62%) MCSE
8 8 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.97%) CTC Cleared
9 6 (1.97%) JNCIP
10 4 (1.31%) CCDA
10 4 (1.31%) CCSA
10 4 (1.31%) EMC Certification
10 4 (1.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.31%) JNCIS
10 4 (1.31%) MCITP
10 4 (1.31%) MCP
11 3 (0.98%) RHCE
11 3 (0.98%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.61%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.66%) FedRAMP
3 2 (0.66%) QA
4 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 81 (26.56%) Docker
2 60 (19.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (9.84%) Virtual Machines
4 28 (9.18%) Active Directory
5 17 (5.57%) vSphere
6 12 (3.93%) Hyper-V
7 8 (2.62%) Xen
8 7 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.97%) Firmware
9 6 (1.97%) Squid
10 5 (1.64%) ProxySG
10 5 (1.64%) Terminal Services
10 5 (1.64%) vCloud
11 4 (1.31%) BitLocker
11 4 (1.31%) iptables
11 4 (1.31%) KVM
11 4 (1.31%) NFS
11 4 (1.31%) Postfix
12 3 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.98%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 97 (31.80%) Puppet
2 89 (29.18%) Ansible
3 49 (16.07%) Kubernetes
4 32 (10.49%) HAProxy
5 31 (10.16%) logstash
5 31 (10.16%) Terraform
6 29 (9.51%) Kibana
7 18 (5.90%) Nagios
7 18 (5.90%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (5.90%) ZABBIX
8 10 (3.28%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (1.97%) Cisco UCCX
10 5 (1.64%) ITRS Geneos
10 5 (1.64%) Rancher
11 4 (1.31%) AirWatch
11 4 (1.31%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (1.31%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 4 (1.31%) Rsyslog
11 4 (1.31%) Salt
11 4 (1.31%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 82 (26.89%) VMware
2 81 (26.56%) Cisco
3 55 (18.03%) Microsoft
4 54 (17.70%) F5
5 36 (11.80%) CheckPoint
6 30 (9.84%) Red Hat
7 28 (9.18%) Oracle
8 26 (8.52%) Citrix
9 22 (7.21%) Juniper
10 20 (6.56%) Palo Alto
11 15 (4.92%) IBM
12 13 (4.26%) Splunk
13 12 (3.93%) EMC
14 10 (3.28%) Fortinet
14 10 (3.28%) Riverbed
15 9 (2.95%) Blue Coat
15 9 (2.95%) HP
15 9 (2.95%) SolarWinds
16 8 (2.62%) Arista
16 8 (2.62%) Aruba
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