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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 289 268 283
Rank change year-on-year -21 +15  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 136 166 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.65% 0.76% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.89% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 111 114
Median daily rate £535 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.88% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £340 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +71.05% -5.00%  

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 18040 18590 18928
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.66% 85.36% 82.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12911 13593 13436
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 157 253
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.04% -4.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £46.00 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 +6 27 £585 +29.88% 7
Croydon +1 10 £463 +17.83%
Twickenham - 1 £363 -
Westminster - 1 £475 -
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 150 (54.55%) Linux
2 114 (41.45%) DevOps
3 97 (35.27%) Amazon AWS
4 93 (33.82%) Firewall
5 92 (33.45%) DNS
6 85 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
6 85 (30.91%) Ansible
7 79 (28.73%) Jenkins
7 79 (28.73%) Git (software)
7 79 (28.73%) Java
8 77 (28.00%) Docker
9 72 (26.18%) Puppet
10 66 (24.00%) Configuration Management
11 63 (22.91%) Microsoft Azure
12 58 (21.09%) Apache
13 56 (20.36%) Elastic Stack
14 55 (20.00%) VMware
15 54 (19.64%) Python
15 54 (19.64%) TCP/IP
16 52 (18.91%) Continuous Integration
17 51 (18.55%) HTTP
18 48 (17.45%) Bash Shell
19 47 (17.09%) WAN
19 47 (17.09%) Windows
19 47 (17.09%) Kubernetes
20 46 (16.73%) Cisco
21 45 (16.36%) PostgreSQL
22 44 (16.00%) Unix
23 43 (15.64%) Microsoft
24 42 (15.27%) Tomcat

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 58 (21.09%) Apache
2 42 (15.27%) Tomcat
3 40 (14.55%) IIS
3 40 (14.55%) nginx
4 22 (8.00%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (7.27%) WebSphere
6 13 (4.73%) Confluence
7 8 (2.91%) JBoss
8 7 (2.55%) Jetty
8 7 (2.55%) WebLogic
8 7 (2.55%) WildFly
9 6 (2.18%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.82%) Apache Solr
10 5 (1.82%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.82%) Mule
10 5 (1.82%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 97 (35.27%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (22.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (6.91%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (5.82%) Amazon S3
4 16 (5.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 15 (5.45%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (5.09%) Amazon ELB
7 10 (3.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 10 (3.64%) PaaS
8 9 (3.27%) IaaS
9 8 (2.91%) SaaS
10 7 (2.55%) Akamai
11 5 (1.82%) GitHub
11 5 (1.82%) Office 365
12 4 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (1.09%) Bluemix
13 3 (1.09%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (1.09%) Route 53
14 2 (0.73%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.73%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 93 (33.82%) Firewall
2 92 (33.45%) DNS
3 54 (19.64%) TCP/IP
4 51 (18.55%) HTTP
5 47 (17.09%) WAN
6 42 (15.27%) LAN
7 35 (12.73%) SSL
8 33 (12.00%) VPN
9 32 (11.64%) Network Security
10 25 (9.09%) Wireless
11 22 (8.00%) Internet
12 21 (7.64%) BGP
12 21 (7.64%) DHCP
12 21 (7.64%) MPLS
13 19 (6.91%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (5.82%) Cisco Nexus
14 16 (5.82%) IPsec
15 15 (5.45%) HTTPS
15 15 (5.45%) LDAP
15 15 (5.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (16.36%) PostgreSQL
2 33 (12.00%) MySQL
3 31 (11.27%) SQL Server
4 30 (10.91%) MongoDB
5 17 (6.18%) Amazon RDS
6 11 (4.00%) Hadoop
7 9 (3.27%) NoSQL
7 9 (3.27%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.82%) DataStax
8 5 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.45%) Big Data
9 4 (1.45%) MariaDB
9 4 (1.45%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.09%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.09%) HBase
10 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (1.09%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 79 (28.73%) Git (software)
1 79 (28.73%) Jenkins
2 25 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
3 19 (6.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (5.82%) Bitbucket
5 15 (5.45%) JUnit
5 15 (5.45%) Maven
5 15 (5.45%) Visual Studio
6 14 (5.09%) JIRA
7 13 (4.73%) Artifactory
8 12 (4.36%) SonarQube
9 11 (4.00%) Ant
9 11 (4.00%) Liquibase
10 9 (3.27%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.82%) MSBuild
11 5 (1.82%) Subversion
12 4 (1.45%) git-flow
12 4 (1.45%) Hudson
12 4 (1.45%) JMeter
12 4 (1.45%) Selenium
General
1 32 (11.64%) Finance
2 17 (6.18%) Banking
3 12 (4.36%) Retail
4 10 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.91%) Legal
6 6 (2.18%) Law
7 5 (1.82%) Marketing
7 5 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.45%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.09%) Advertising
9 3 (1.09%) Electronics
9 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.73%) Billing
10 2 (0.73%) Publishing
11 1 (0.36%) French Language
Job Titles
1 79 (28.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 32 (11.64%) AWS DevOps
2 32 (11.64%) AWS Engineer
3 29 (10.55%) Developer
4 28 (10.18%) Architect
5 27 (9.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 20 (7.27%) Linux Engineer
6 20 (7.27%) Network Engineer
7 17 (6.18%) Consultant
7 17 (6.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (5.09%) Automation Engineer
9 13 (4.73%) Java Developer
9 13 (4.73%) Software Engineer
10 12 (4.36%) Automation Developer
10 12 (4.36%) DevOps Developer
10 12 (4.36%) Java Engineer
11 11 (4.00%) Analyst
11 11 (4.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 11 (4.00%) Monitoring Engineer
11 11 (4.00%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (20.36%) Elastic Stack
2 42 (15.27%) .NET
3 32 (11.64%) REST
4 26 (9.45%) Web Services
5 21 (7.64%) Node.js
6 16 (5.82%) LAPP Stack
7 15 (5.45%) LAMP
7 15 (5.45%) RabbitMQ
8 14 (5.09%) SOAP
9 13 (4.73%) CSS
9 13 (4.73%) HTML
10 12 (4.36%) Middleware
11 11 (4.00%) 802.1X
11 11 (4.00%) LEMP Stack
11 11 (4.00%) RESTful
11 11 (4.00%) XML
12 10 (3.64%) MCollective
13 9 (3.27%) AngularJS
13 9 (3.27%) Kafka
13 9 (3.27%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 40 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
1 40 (14.55%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.91%) Linux Command Line
3 16 (5.82%) Clustering
4 13 (4.73%) Public Cloud
5 12 (4.36%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.91%) Private Cloud
7 7 (2.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (2.55%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.55%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.18%) PKI
9 5 (1.82%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.82%) Replication
9 5 (1.82%) YubiKey
10 4 (1.45%) Fintech
10 4 (1.45%) Minimum Viable Product
10 4 (1.45%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.09%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.73%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 150 (54.55%) Linux
2 47 (17.09%) Windows
3 44 (16.00%) Unix
4 31 (11.27%) CentOS
5 23 (8.36%) Ubuntu
6 19 (6.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (6.55%) Windows Server
8 7 (2.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 7 (2.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.82%) AIX
10 5 (1.82%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (1.45%) SUSE
11 4 (1.45%) VMS
12 3 (1.09%) Solaris
12 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.36%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (41.45%) DevOps
2 85 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (24.00%) Configuration Management
4 52 (18.91%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (15.27%) Continuous Delivery
6 36 (13.09%) Microservices
7 30 (10.91%) High Availability
8 28 (10.18%) ITIL
9 27 (9.82%) Open Source
10 22 (8.00%) E-Commerce
11 20 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (7.27%) Task Automation
12 19 (6.91%) Migration
12 19 (6.91%) Network Design
13 17 (6.18%) Service Management
13 17 (6.18%) Software Engineering
14 16 (5.82%) Scrum
15 15 (5.45%) Break/Fix
15 15 (5.45%) Dependency Injection
15 15 (5.45%) Inversion of Control
Programming Languages
1 79 (28.73%) Java
2 54 (19.64%) Python
3 48 (17.45%) Bash Shell
4 41 (14.91%) SQL
5 38 (13.82%) Ruby
6 37 (13.45%) PowerShell
7 29 (10.55%) Perl
8 24 (8.73%) JavaScript
8 24 (8.73%) T-SQL
9 18 (6.55%) Groovy
10 16 (5.82%) C#
11 9 (3.27%) C
11 9 (3.27%) Shell Script
12 6 (2.18%) Scala
13 5 (1.82%) Korn
14 3 (1.09%) PHP
14 3 (1.09%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.73%) Go
15 2 (0.73%) Tcl
16 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (14.55%) Security Cleared
2 31 (11.27%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (10.91%) SC Cleared
4 21 (7.64%) CCNP
5 15 (5.45%) CCNA
6 11 (4.00%) CCIE
7 10 (3.64%) Degree
8 7 (2.55%) JNCIA
9 5 (1.82%) CISA
9 5 (1.82%) CISM
9 5 (1.82%) CISSP
9 5 (1.82%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.82%) JNCIS
10 3 (1.09%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (1.09%) MCSE
10 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.73%) CCDA
11 2 (0.73%) EMC Certification
11 2 (0.73%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.73%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.64%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.82%) FedRAMP
3 4 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.73%) COBIT
4 2 (0.73%) QA
5 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 77 (28.00%) Docker
2 37 (13.45%) Virtual Machines
3 36 (13.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (6.55%) Active Directory
5 12 (4.36%) Squid
5 12 (4.36%) vSphere
6 11 (4.00%) vCloud
7 10 (3.64%) Postfix
7 10 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (2.55%) Xen
9 5 (1.82%) Apache Flume
10 4 (1.45%) BitLocker
10 4 (1.45%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.45%) KVM
11 3 (1.09%) Firmware
11 3 (1.09%) HDFS
11 3 (1.09%) iptables
11 3 (1.09%) LXC
11 3 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.73%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 85 (30.91%) Ansible
2 72 (26.18%) Puppet
3 47 (17.09%) Kubernetes
4 35 (12.73%) Kibana
4 35 (12.73%) logstash
5 32 (11.64%) HAProxy
6 27 (9.82%) Opscode Chef
7 22 (8.00%) Terraform
8 14 (5.09%) Rancher
9 13 (4.73%) ZABBIX
10 12 (4.36%) Grafana
11 10 (3.64%) Docker Swarm
11 10 (3.64%) Rsyslog
11 10 (3.64%) Sysdig
12 6 (2.18%) Cisco UCCX
13 5 (1.82%) Consul
13 5 (1.82%) Nagios
14 4 (1.45%) BladeLogic
14 4 (1.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 4 (1.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 55 (20.00%) VMware
2 46 (16.73%) Cisco
3 43 (15.64%) Microsoft
4 38 (13.82%) F5
5 28 (10.18%) Oracle
6 21 (7.64%) Citrix
7 19 (6.91%) Palo Alto
8 18 (6.55%) Juniper
8 18 (6.55%) Red Hat
9 14 (5.09%) CheckPoint
9 14 (5.09%) IBM
10 13 (4.73%) HP
11 11 (4.00%) Sonatype
11 11 (4.00%) Splunk
12 10 (3.64%) Fortinet
13 8 (2.91%) Perforce
14 7 (2.55%) EMC
15 5 (1.82%) Barracuda Networks
15 5 (1.82%) Riverbed
15 5 (1.82%) SAP
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