Period
to 9 December 2021

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 9 December 2021 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
9 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 363 289 402
Rank change year-on-year -74 +113 -24
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 227 100 153
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.59% 0.61% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.69% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 78 96
10th Percentile £450 £251 £350
25th Percentile £513 £425 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% - -9.09%
75th Percentile £675 £560 £575
90th Percentile £699 £591 £681
England median daily rate £553 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +22.78% -5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £41.95 £20.50
% change year-on-year -10.61% +104.63% -56.38%

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 34,853 14,514 30,442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.26% 88.71% 88.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,297 10,484 22,229
10th Percentile £378 £319 £323
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £663 £610 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 330 134 368
10th Percentile £17.00 £16.16 £12.44
25th Percentile £21.56 £23.00 £16.08
Median hourly rate £37.50 £32.00 £22.42
Median % change year-on-year +17.19% +42.76% +4.26%
75th Percentile £54.66 £45.75 £43.19
90th Percentile £70.01 £59.63 £53.42
England median hourly rate £24.80 £27.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -9.84% +27.91% +6.67%

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Load Balancing in London

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Load Balancing in London.

Daily rate trend for Load Balancing in London

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Load Balancing in London over the 6 months to 9 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in London

Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Load Balancing in London.

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 9 December 2021. 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 -59 25 £520 +15.56% 14
South London - 1 - - 2
West London - 1 £475 - 4
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2021, 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 London region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 108 (47.58%) Linux
2 98 (43.17%) DevOps
3 96 (42.29%) Firewall
4 89 (39.21%) Windows
4 89 (39.21%) Kubernetes
5 87 (38.33%) Azure
6 82 (36.12%) Docker
7 76 (33.48%) Agile Software Development
8 74 (32.60%) Python
9 71 (31.28%) Jenkins
10 69 (30.40%) DNS
11 67 (29.52%) Terraform
12 62 (27.31%) Ansible
13 57 (25.11%) AWS
14 56 (24.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 56 (24.67%) VMware
15 54 (23.79%) PaaS
16 52 (22.91%) Microsoft
17 51 (22.47%) Finance
18 49 (21.59%) Cisco
19 48 (21.15%) PowerShell
19 48 (21.15%) Infrastructure as Code
20 43 (18.94%) Unix
21 42 (18.50%) Active Directory
22 41 (18.06%) GCP
23 40 (17.62%) Git (software)
24 39 (17.18%) Oracle
25 38 (16.74%) SQL Server
25 38 (16.74%) SQL
25 38 (16.74%) IaaS

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 17 (7.49%) Apache
2 10 (4.41%) nginx
3 7 (3.08%) OpenStack
3 7 (3.08%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.08%) Traefik
4 6 (2.64%) IIS
5 5 (2.20%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.20%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.76%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.76%) Confluence
7 3 (1.32%) Anypoint
7 3 (1.32%) JBoss
7 3 (1.32%) Mule
7 3 (1.32%) Mule ESB
7 3 (1.32%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.44%) SAS
8 1 (0.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (3.08%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.20%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.44%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 87 (38.33%) Azure
2 57 (25.11%) AWS
3 54 (23.79%) PaaS
4 41 (18.06%) GCP
5 38 (16.74%) IaaS
6 34 (14.98%) AWS CloudFormation
6 34 (14.98%) GitHub
7 26 (11.45%) Serverless
8 23 (10.13%) Azure Functions
9 18 (7.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 10 (4.41%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (4.41%) OpenShift
11 9 (3.96%) SaaS
12 8 (3.52%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (3.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (3.08%) Azure Service Bus
14 6 (2.64%) Microsoft 365
15 5 (2.20%) Amazon EKS
15 5 (2.20%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (2.20%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 96 (42.29%) Firewall
2 69 (30.40%) DNS
3 31 (13.66%) TCP/IP
4 26 (11.45%) Software-Defined Networking
5 24 (10.57%) VPN
6 23 (10.13%) SSL
7 20 (8.81%) WAN
8 19 (8.37%) BGP
9 18 (7.93%) DHCP
9 18 (7.93%) Internet
9 18 (7.93%) LAN
10 15 (6.61%) Wireless
11 14 (6.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 14 (6.17%) Network Security
12 13 (5.73%) IPsec
13 12 (5.29%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (4.85%) OSPF
15 10 (4.41%) HTTP
16 8 (3.52%) IPv6
16 8 (3.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (16.74%) SQL Server
2 28 (12.33%) NoSQL
3 9 (3.96%) Redis
4 8 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.20%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.20%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.20%) Riak
6 4 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (1.76%) DB2
6 4 (1.76%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.88%) Hazelcast
7 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.44%) Big Data
8 1 (0.44%) MySQL
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.44%) SQLite
8 1 (0.44%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 71 (31.28%) Jenkins
2 40 (17.62%) Git (software)
3 34 (14.98%) TeamCity
4 29 (12.78%) Subversion
5 24 (10.57%) Bitbucket
6 23 (10.13%) Maven
7 21 (9.25%) Artifactory
7 21 (9.25%) GitLab
8 17 (7.49%) Gradle
9 8 (3.52%) CircleCI
9 8 (3.52%) JIRA
10 5 (2.20%) Jasmine
10 5 (2.20%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.76%) JMeter
12 3 (1.32%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
14 1 (0.44%) Codeship
14 1 (0.44%) git-flow
14 1 (0.44%) GoCD
General
1 51 (22.47%) Finance
2 31 (13.66%) Banking
2 31 (13.66%) Social Skills
3 9 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.52%) Presentation Skills
5 7 (3.08%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.08%) Retail
6 5 (2.20%) Automotive
6 5 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.76%) Public Sector
8 3 (1.32%) Legal
8 3 (1.32%) Marketing
8 3 (1.32%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (0.88%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.88%) Games
9 2 (0.88%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.88%) Publishing
10 1 (0.44%) German Language
Job Titles
1 61 (26.87%) Architect
2 39 (17.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 23 (10.13%) Network Engineer
4 19 (8.37%) Azure Architect
4 19 (8.37%) Solutions Architect
5 18 (7.93%) Cloud Architect
6 17 (7.49%) Cloud Engineer
7 16 (7.05%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 15 (6.61%) Infrastructure Architect
9 14 (6.17%) Analyst
10 13 (5.73%) Developer
11 11 (4.85%) VMware Architect
12 10 (4.41%) Azure Engineer
12 10 (4.41%) Technical Architect
13 9 (3.96%) AWS Engineer
13 9 (3.96%) Site Reliability Engineer
14 8 (3.52%) Administrator
14 8 (3.52%) Linux Engineer
14 8 (3.52%) Site Engineer
15 7 (3.08%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.89%) Kafka
2 20 (8.81%) Elastic Stack
3 12 (5.29%) .NET
4 10 (4.41%) JSON
5 9 (3.96%) ARM Templates
5 9 (3.96%) Middleware
6 8 (3.52%) OAuth
7 7 (3.08%) .NET Core
7 7 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (3.08%) cloud-init
7 7 (3.08%) LDAP
7 7 (3.08%) Node.js
7 7 (3.08%) OpenID
7 7 (3.08%) REST
7 7 (3.08%) Spring
8 6 (2.64%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.64%) ASP.NET
8 6 (2.64%) CSS
8 6 (2.64%) JMS
8 6 (2.64%) Microsoft Graph
Miscellaneous
1 38 (16.74%) Data Centre
2 37 (16.30%) Clustering
3 36 (15.86%) Public Cloud
4 18 (7.93%) PKI
5 14 (6.17%) Private Cloud
6 11 (4.85%) Cloud Native
7 6 (2.64%) Replication
8 5 (2.20%) Algorithms
8 5 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.20%) User Experience
9 4 (1.76%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.32%) CCTV
10 3 (1.32%) CMDB
10 3 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.32%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.32%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.32%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (1.32%) Fibre Optics
10 3 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.88%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 108 (47.58%) Linux
2 89 (39.21%) Windows
3 43 (18.94%) Unix
4 25 (11.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (8.37%) Windows Server
6 11 (4.85%) CentOS
7 9 (3.96%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (2.64%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (2.20%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.32%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.32%) VMS
11 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.44%) AIX
13 1 (0.44%) Android
13 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.44%) Debian
13 1 (0.44%) Slackware
13 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (43.17%) DevOps
2 76 (33.48%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (21.15%) Infrastructure as Code
4 37 (16.30%) Migration
5 35 (15.42%) High Availability
6 34 (14.98%) Test Automation
7 30 (13.22%) Continuous Improvement
8 28 (12.33%) Microservices
9 25 (11.01%) ITIL
9 25 (11.01%) Open Source
10 23 (10.13%) Disaster Recovery
11 22 (9.69%) Release Management
12 21 (9.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 20 (8.81%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 19 (8.37%) Risk Management
15 17 (7.49%) Change Management
15 17 (7.49%) Configuration Management
16 16 (7.05%) IT Strategy
17 15 (6.61%) Continuous Integration
18 14 (6.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 74 (32.60%) Python
2 48 (21.15%) PowerShell
3 38 (16.74%) Bash Shell
3 38 (16.74%) SQL
4 34 (14.98%) Java
5 30 (13.22%) JavaScript
6 22 (9.69%) C#
7 21 (9.25%) Groovy
8 19 (8.37%) Go
9 16 (7.05%) C
10 12 (5.29%) Ruby
11 10 (4.41%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.20%) Perl
12 5 (2.20%) PHP
12 5 (2.20%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.88%) Scala
14 1 (0.44%) Clojure
14 1 (0.44%) F#
14 1 (0.44%) Lua
14 1 (0.44%) R
Qualifications
1 29 (12.78%) Security Cleared
2 25 (11.01%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (7.93%) CCNP
3 18 (7.93%) DV Cleared
4 14 (6.17%) SC Cleared
5 10 (4.41%) Degree
6 7 (3.08%) CCIE
6 7 (3.08%) CCNA
7 5 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.76%) CCIE Security
8 4 (1.76%) Master's Degree
9 3 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.88%) CCSA
10 2 (0.88%) CCSE
11 1 (0.44%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.85%) QA
2 7 (3.08%) NCSC
3 5 (2.20%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.20%) SLA
4 2 (0.88%) GDPR
4 2 (0.88%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.44%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.44%) HL7
5 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.44%) NIST
5 1 (0.44%) SOC 1
5 1 (0.44%) SOC 2
System Software
1 82 (36.12%) Docker
2 56 (24.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (18.50%) Active Directory
4 27 (11.89%) vSphere
5 16 (7.05%) VMware NSX
6 12 (5.29%) NFS
7 11 (4.85%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (3.52%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (3.08%) vCloud
10 5 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (1.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (1.76%) Hyper-V
11 4 (1.76%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (1.32%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 2 (0.88%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.88%) IAG
13 2 (0.88%) pfSense
13 2 (0.88%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 89 (39.21%) Kubernetes
2 67 (29.52%) Terraform
3 62 (27.31%) Ansible
4 25 (11.01%) Puppet
5 20 (8.81%) BladeLogic
6 18 (7.93%) ITRS Geneos
7 16 (7.05%) Prometheus
7 16 (7.05%) vRealize
8 14 (6.17%) Cisco CUCM
8 14 (6.17%) Istio
8 14 (6.17%) Microsoft Clustering
8 14 (6.17%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 10 (4.41%) Grafana
10 9 (3.96%) HP Fortify
11 8 (3.52%) HAProxy
12 7 (3.08%) Consul
12 7 (3.08%) Graphite
12 7 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (3.08%) Packer
12 7 (3.08%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 56 (24.67%) VMware
2 52 (22.91%) Microsoft
3 49 (21.59%) Cisco
4 39 (17.18%) Oracle
5 36 (15.86%) F5
6 33 (14.54%) CheckPoint
7 31 (13.66%) Splunk
8 27 (11.89%) Red Hat
9 24 (10.57%) Databricks
10 22 (9.69%) Citrix
11 18 (7.93%) CyberArk
12 15 (6.61%) Palo Alto
13 14 (6.17%) Google
13 14 (6.17%) Infoblox
14 13 (5.73%) IBM
15 10 (4.41%) PagerDuty
16 9 (3.96%) ServiceNow
17 8 (3.52%) NetApp
18 6 (2.64%) Arista
18 6 (2.64%) Juniper