Period
to

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 20 May 2022 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
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 342 362 370
Rank change year-on-year +20 +8 +67
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 279 118 63
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.72% 0.49% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.54% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 82 39
10th Percentile £450 £392 £365
25th Percentile £513 £458 £431
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £675 £642 £658
90th Percentile £710 £675 £703
England median daily rate £575 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +15.00% +5.26% -

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 35,592 21,955 17,922
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.47% 90.89% 89.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,996 15,749 12,882
10th Percentile £400 £350 £325
25th Percentile £475 £425 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - +0.96%
75th Percentile £688 £625 £613
90th Percentile £775 £706 £700
England median daily rate £540 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +8.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 234 230
10th Percentile £17.25 £15.26 £13.45
25th Percentile £23.91 £21.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate £36.50 £32.68 £26.50
Median % change year-on-year +11.71% +23.30% +20.45%
75th Percentile £51.00 £52.08 £47.09
90th Percentile £67.88 £66.50 £57.75
England median hourly rate £26.98 £24.50 £21.53
% change year-on-year +10.12% +13.82% -4.33%

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -30 24 £550 +0.46% 6
South London -12 5 £575 +70.37% 1
West London - 2 £443 - 1
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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.

1 121 (43.37%) Firewall
2 116 (41.58%) Linux
3 106 (37.99%) Azure
4 103 (36.92%) DNS
5 101 (36.20%) CI/CD
6 92 (32.97%) DevOps
7 85 (30.47%) Windows
8 84 (30.11%) AWS
9 83 (29.75%) Kubernetes
10 77 (27.60%) Docker
11 67 (24.01%) Python
12 63 (22.58%) Microsoft
12 63 (22.58%) Terraform
13 61 (21.86%) Migration
14 59 (21.15%) SQL
15 57 (20.43%) VMware
16 55 (19.71%) Finance
16 55 (19.71%) Cisco
17 53 (19.00%) F5
17 53 (19.00%) Data Centre
18 52 (18.64%) Ansible
18 52 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
19 51 (18.28%) TCP/IP
19 51 (18.28%) Agile
20 49 (17.56%) WAN
20 49 (17.56%) PowerShell
21 47 (16.85%) GCP
22 46 (16.49%) Infrastructure as Code
22 46 (16.49%) Jenkins
23 45 (16.13%) Bash

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 23 (8.24%) nginx
2 19 (6.81%) OpenStack
3 16 (5.73%) Confluence
4 12 (4.30%) Traefik
5 11 (3.94%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.87%) Apache
6 8 (2.87%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (1.43%) IIS
8 3 (1.08%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.72%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.72%) JBoss
9 2 (0.72%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.72%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.36%) CMS
10 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (5.38%) Shopify
2 12 (4.30%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle FAH
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle Utilities
3 2 (0.72%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.36%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 106 (37.99%) Azure
2 84 (30.11%) AWS
3 47 (16.85%) GCP
4 42 (15.05%) PaaS
5 33 (11.83%) GitHub
5 33 (11.83%) IaaS
6 32 (11.47%) AWS CloudFormation
7 18 (6.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 17 (6.09%) Amazon EC2
8 17 (6.09%) SaaS
8 17 (6.09%) Serverless
9 13 (4.66%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (4.66%) Azure Functions
10 12 (4.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 12 (4.30%) OpenShift
11 10 (3.58%) Akamai
12 9 (3.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 8 (2.87%) Azure Service Bus
14 6 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (1.79%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 121 (43.37%) Firewall
2 103 (36.92%) DNS
3 51 (18.28%) TCP/IP
4 49 (17.56%) WAN
5 41 (14.70%) Network Security
6 39 (13.98%) VPN
7 37 (13.26%) Internet
8 29 (10.39%) DHCP
9 27 (9.68%) BGP
10 26 (9.32%) SSL
11 25 (8.96%) SD-WAN
12 24 (8.60%) Wireless
13 22 (7.89%) IPsec
13 22 (7.89%) LAN
14 16 (5.73%) IPv6
15 14 (5.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 13 (4.66%) HTTP
16 13 (4.66%) OSPF
17 12 (4.30%) DMZ
17 12 (4.30%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.38%) NoSQL
3 10 (3.58%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (2.87%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.15%) Amazon Redshift
5 6 (2.15%) DB2
6 5 (1.79%) Couchbase
6 5 (1.79%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.43%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.43%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.08%) Amazon Athena
8 3 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.08%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.72%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.72%) InterSystems Cache
9 2 (0.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.72%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 46 (16.49%) Jenkins
2 37 (13.26%) Git (software)
3 29 (10.39%) GitLab
4 23 (8.24%) TeamCity
5 19 (6.81%) JIRA
6 13 (4.66%) Gradle
6 13 (4.66%) Maven
7 11 (3.94%) Bitbucket
8 10 (3.58%) Subversion
9 8 (2.87%) Artifactory
10 4 (1.43%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.72%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.36%) CircleCI
12 1 (0.36%) Gerrit
12 1 (0.36%) JMeter
12 1 (0.36%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.36%) Selenium
General
1 55 (19.71%) Finance
2 39 (13.98%) Social Skills
3 29 (10.39%) Banking
4 14 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.02%) Public Sector
5 11 (3.94%) Presentation Skills
6 10 (3.58%) Retail
7 9 (3.23%) Financial Institution
8 8 (2.87%) Investment Banking
8 8 (2.87%) Telecoms
9 7 (2.51%) Influencing Skills
9 7 (2.51%) Law
9 7 (2.51%) Legal
10 3 (1.08%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (0.72%) Automotive
12 1 (0.36%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.36%) Marketing
12 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 72 (25.81%) Architect
2 37 (13.26%) Network Engineer
3 36 (12.90%) DevOps Engineer
4 27 (9.68%) Cloud Architect
4 27 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
5 19 (6.81%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 16 (5.73%) Developer
6 16 (5.73%) Security Engineer
6 16 (5.73%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 14 (5.02%) Network Architect
7 14 (5.02%) Senior Network Engineer
8 12 (4.30%) Infrastructure Architect
8 12 (4.30%) Security Architect
9 11 (3.94%) Consultant
10 10 (3.58%) Unix Architect
11 9 (3.23%) AWS Architect
11 9 (3.23%) Azure Engineer
11 9 (3.23%) VMware Architect
12 8 (2.87%) Security Solutions Architect
12 8 (2.87%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.60%) Kafka
2 16 (5.73%) JSON
3 15 (5.38%) Node.js
3 15 (5.38%) XML
4 14 (5.02%) .NET
4 14 (5.02%) CSS
4 14 (5.02%) HTML
4 14 (5.02%) jQuery
5 12 (4.30%) CSS3
5 12 (4.30%) Symfony
6 11 (3.94%) cloud-init
6 11 (3.94%) Elastic Stack
7 10 (3.58%) RESTful
8 9 (3.23%) OAuth
8 9 (3.23%) OAuth2
9 8 (2.87%) .NET Framework
9 8 (2.87%) ASP.NET
9 8 (2.87%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (2.87%) OpenID
9 8 (2.87%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 53 (19.00%) Data Centre
2 40 (14.34%) Public Cloud
3 31 (11.11%) Cloud Native
3 31 (11.11%) Clustering
3 31 (11.11%) PKI
4 24 (8.60%) Private Cloud
5 20 (7.17%) Management Information System
6 15 (5.38%) Data Structures
7 12 (4.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 12 (4.30%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.87%) CCTV
9 7 (2.51%) Replication
10 6 (2.15%) CMDB
10 6 (2.15%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (2.15%) Legacy Applications
11 5 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.43%) Derivative
12 4 (1.43%) Virtual Team
13 3 (1.08%) Algorithms
13 3 (1.08%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 116 (41.58%) Linux
2 85 (30.47%) Windows
3 44 (15.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 36 (12.90%) Unix
5 24 (8.60%) Windows Server
6 18 (6.45%) CentOS
7 7 (2.51%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (2.51%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (2.15%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (2.15%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.79%) VMS
10 3 (1.08%) SUSE
11 2 (0.72%) AIX
11 2 (0.72%) HPUX
11 2 (0.72%) Solaris
11 2 (0.72%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.72%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.36%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (36.20%) CI/CD
2 92 (32.97%) DevOps
3 61 (21.86%) Migration
4 51 (18.28%) Agile
5 46 (16.49%) Infrastructure as Code
6 39 (13.98%) Configuration Management
7 36 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 36 (12.90%) Microservices
8 32 (11.47%) High Availability
9 28 (10.04%) ITIL
10 27 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
11 25 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (8.24%) Open Source
13 22 (7.89%) Change Management
14 19 (6.81%) Application Security
15 18 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 18 (6.45%) Service Management
15 18 (6.45%) Test Automation
16 17 (6.09%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 16 (5.73%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (24.01%) Python
2 59 (21.15%) SQL
3 49 (17.56%) PowerShell
4 45 (16.13%) Bash
5 38 (13.62%) Java
6 33 (11.83%) JavaScript
7 24 (8.60%) Go
8 21 (7.53%) C#
8 21 (7.53%) Ruby
9 16 (5.73%) PHP
10 15 (5.38%) Groovy
11 12 (4.30%) C
12 8 (2.87%) Perl
13 7 (2.51%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.08%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.72%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.36%) C++
Qualifications
1 32 (11.47%) Cisco Certification
1 32 (11.47%) Security Cleared
2 21 (7.53%) CCNP
3 19 (6.81%) SC Cleared
4 15 (5.38%) CCIE
5 12 (4.30%) Degree
6 10 (3.58%) DV Cleared
7 8 (2.87%) CCIE Security
8 6 (2.15%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (1.43%) CCDP
10 3 (1.08%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 3 (1.08%) CCNA
10 3 (1.08%) CISSP
11 2 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.72%) GCFA
11 2 (0.72%) GCIH
11 2 (0.72%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.72%) RHCA
11 2 (0.72%) SANS
11 2 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.30%) PCI DSS
2 11 (3.94%) NCSC
3 9 (3.23%) QA
4 6 (2.15%) SLA
5 3 (1.08%) OASIS TOSCA
6 2 (0.72%) GDPR
7 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 77 (27.60%) Docker
2 52 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (13.98%) Active Directory
4 22 (7.89%) vSphere
5 16 (5.73%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (4.66%) VMware NSX
7 9 (3.23%) Hyper-V
7 9 (3.23%) VMware Workstation
8 8 (2.87%) vCloud
9 7 (2.51%) NFS
9 7 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.72%) XenApp
12 1 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 83 (29.75%) Kubernetes
2 63 (22.58%) Terraform
3 52 (18.64%) Ansible
4 30 (10.75%) Prometheus
5 26 (9.32%) Puppet
6 16 (5.73%) ZABBIX
7 15 (5.38%) HAProxy
8 14 (5.02%) Consul
8 14 (5.02%) Docker Swarm
8 14 (5.02%) Packer
9 13 (4.66%) Istio
10 12 (4.30%) Graphite
10 12 (4.30%) Podman
11 11 (3.94%) Grafana
11 11 (3.94%) linkerd
11 11 (3.94%) vRealize
11 11 (3.94%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 10 (3.58%) Microsoft Clustering
13 9 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
14 8 (2.87%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 63 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 57 (20.43%) VMware
3 55 (19.71%) Cisco
4 53 (19.00%) F5
5 38 (13.62%) CheckPoint
6 34 (12.19%) Red Hat
7 28 (10.04%) Oracle
8 27 (9.68%) Google
9 24 (8.60%) Splunk
10 23 (8.24%) Palo Alto
11 22 (7.89%) Infoblox
12 18 (6.45%) Citrix
12 18 (6.45%) IBM
13 16 (5.73%) PagerDuty
14 13 (4.66%) Databricks
14 13 (4.66%) WorldPay
15 12 (4.30%) Atlassian
15 12 (4.30%) NetApp
15 12 (4.30%) PayPal
15 12 (4.30%) ServiceNow