Period
to 12 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 12 December 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 134 170
Rank change year-on-year -30 +36 -8
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 25 49 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.50% 1.17% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 1.40% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 35 13
Scotland median daily rate £425 £330 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.79% -13.16% +4.40%
10th Percentile £369 £276 £290
90th Percentile £463 £448 £418
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +11.11% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £16.41 £55.00 £40.31
% change year-on-year -70.17% +36.46% +7.48%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4235 3498 4957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.63% 83.66% 82.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2431 2033 2608
Scotland median daily rate £390 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.85% -2.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 83 99
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -10.06% +3.78%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.56 £12.35
90th Percentile £43.98 £44.35 £47.92
UK median hourly rate £24.99 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.13% +6.67% +15.38%

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Load Balancing in Scotland

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in Scotland

Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Balancing in Scotland

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 12 December 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
Edinburgh -10 19 £450 -5.26% 3
Glasgow -11 6 £400 - 2
Load Balancing
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 15 (60.00%) Linux
2 13 (52.00%) Firewall
3 12 (48.00%) Banking
3 12 (48.00%) DevOps
4 9 (36.00%) Unix
5 7 (28.00%) Windows
5 7 (28.00%) Finance
6 6 (24.00%) Java
6 6 (24.00%) Ansible
6 6 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Public Cloud
7 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 5 (20.00%) Mainframe
8 4 (16.00%) Law
8 4 (16.00%) LAN
8 4 (16.00%) Python
8 4 (16.00%) WAN
8 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
8 4 (16.00%) SNMP
8 4 (16.00%) Cisco
8 4 (16.00%) Web Services
8 4 (16.00%) Apache Pig
8 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
8 4 (16.00%) Icinga
8 4 (16.00%) HAProxy

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 4 (16.00%) Apache Pig
1 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.00%) JBoss
2 3 (12.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (12.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (52.00%) Firewall
2 4 (16.00%) LAN
2 4 (16.00%) SNMP
2 4 (16.00%) SSH
2 4 (16.00%) WAN
3 3 (12.00%) BIG-IP
3 3 (12.00%) DNS
3 3 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (12.00%) HTTP
3 3 (12.00%) LDAP
3 3 (12.00%) NetScaler
3 3 (12.00%) SSL
4 2 (8.00%) Internet
4 2 (8.00%) Intranet
4 2 (8.00%) Network Security
5 1 (4.00%) BGP
5 1 (4.00%) EIGRP
5 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (4.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Big Data
1 4 (16.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (16.00%) GoCD
1 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (16.00%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (48.00%) Banking
2 7 (28.00%) Finance
3 4 (16.00%) Law
4 2 (8.00%) Legal
4 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Splunk Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Architect
3 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Platform Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) SharePoint Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Technical Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Network Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Architect
5 1 (4.00%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Elastic Stack
1 4 (16.00%) Kafka
1 4 (16.00%) RabbitMQ
1 4 (16.00%) Web Services
2 3 (12.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (12.00%) HTML
2 3 (12.00%) HTML5
2 3 (12.00%) Java EE
2 3 (12.00%) React
2 3 (12.00%) SOAP
2 3 (12.00%) XML
2 3 (12.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 5 (20.00%) Public Cloud
2 3 (12.00%) PKI
3 2 (8.00%) User Experience
3 2 (8.00%) Wiki
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) DataPower
4 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Linux
2 9 (36.00%) Unix
3 7 (28.00%) Windows
4 6 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) DevOps
2 6 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.00%) High Availability
4 3 (12.00%) Migration
4 3 (12.00%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (8.00%) Benchmarking
5 2 (8.00%) Change Control
5 2 (8.00%) Customer-Centricity
5 2 (8.00%) Information Security
5 2 (8.00%) Microservices
5 2 (8.00%) Runbook
5 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) Java
2 4 (16.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (16.00%) Python
3 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.00%) Perl
4 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) CCNA
1 1 (4.00%) CCNP
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) Ansible
2 4 (16.00%) Graphite
2 4 (16.00%) HAProxy
2 4 (16.00%) Icinga
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Cisco
1 4 (16.00%) Splunk
2 3 (12.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (12.00%) Citrix
2 3 (12.00%) F5
2 3 (12.00%) Fortinet
2 3 (12.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (12.00%) VMware
3 2 (8.00%) Remedy
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) NetApp
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle