Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 161 127
Rank change year-on-year -16 -34 +49
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 27 21 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.50% 0.44% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.51% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 42
Scotland median daily rate £395 £450 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.22% +37.40% -6.76%
10th Percentile £364 £368 £263
90th Percentile £496 £465 £445
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £430
% change year-on-year - +10.47% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 - £40.00
10th Percentile £31.25 - £35.50
90th Percentile £33.75 - £42.40
UK median hourly rate £44.47 £36.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +23.51% -5.26% -2.56%

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 4,709 4,101 3,971
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.82% 85.31% 85.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,528 2,312 2,341
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +10.48% -5.87%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £230
90th Percentile £550 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £454 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 111 101
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +22.09% +7.50%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.00 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.97%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 22 October 2018. 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
Glasgow -8 11 £388 -3.00% 2
Edinburgh -15 8 £500 +11.11%
Renfrewshire - 7 £410 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Load Balancing
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 14 (51.85%) Linux
2 11 (40.74%) Ansible
2 11 (40.74%) DevOps
3 10 (37.04%) HAProxy
3 10 (37.04%) Windows
3 10 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (37.04%) Git (software)
4 9 (33.33%) Migration
4 9 (33.33%) Firewall
5 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
5 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
5 8 (29.63%) PowerShell
5 8 (29.63%) TeamCity
5 8 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (29.63%) F5
5 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (29.63%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
6 7 (25.93%) Skype
6 7 (25.93%) Office 365
6 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (25.93%) Skype for Business
6 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (25.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (25.93%) SharePoint
6 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange

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 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2003
1 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2007
1 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2013
1 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
1 7 (25.93%) SharePoint
1 7 (25.93%) Skype for Business
2 6 (22.22%) Office Communications Server
3 5 (18.52%) Apache
4 4 (14.81%) nginx
5 3 (11.11%) OpenStack
6 2 (7.41%) CMS
6 2 (7.41%) Drupal
6 2 (7.41%) MODX
6 2 (7.41%) WordPress
7 1 (3.70%) Apache Spark
7 1 (3.70%) JBoss
7 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
7 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 8 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (25.93%) Office 365
3 3 (11.11%) IaaS
3 3 (11.11%) PaaS
4 2 (7.41%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (7.41%) Akamai
4 2 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (7.41%) Datadog
4 2 (7.41%) Google Analytics
4 2 (7.41%) Google Tag Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Mailgun
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (7.41%) npm
4 2 (7.41%) OpenShift
5 1 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (3.70%) Amazon Glacier
5 1 (3.70%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) Firewall
2 7 (25.93%) Skype
3 6 (22.22%) DNS
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.70%) HTTP
4 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
4 1 (3.70%) Internet
4 1 (3.70%) Kerberos
4 1 (3.70%) LAN
4 1 (3.70%) SAN
4 1 (3.70%) SSL
4 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.70%) VLAN
4 1 (3.70%) VPN
4 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 4 (14.81%) MySQL
3 2 (7.41%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.70%) Apache Hive
4 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.70%) HBase
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.70%) Pentaho
4 1 (3.70%) QlikView
4 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.70%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Git (software)
2 8 (29.63%) TeamCity
3 6 (22.22%) GoCD
3 6 (22.22%) Jenkins
4 4 (14.81%) Artifactory
4 4 (14.81%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (7.41%) Bitbucket
5 2 (7.41%) GitLab
5 2 (7.41%) IBM UrbanCode
5 2 (7.41%) Maven
5 2 (7.41%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (7.41%) Subversion
5 2 (7.41%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Network Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Messaging Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Lync Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Architect
5 1 (3.70%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (3.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Azure DevOps
5 1 (3.70%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Designer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Non-Functional Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (22.22%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (7.41%) CSS
3 2 (7.41%) HTML
3 2 (7.41%) LAMP
3 2 (7.41%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (7.41%) Node.js
3 2 (7.41%) Web Services
4 1 (3.70%) LDAP
4 1 (3.70%) OAuth
4 1 (3.70%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 3 (11.11%) Public Cloud
3 2 (7.41%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.70%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Linux
2 10 (37.04%) Windows
3 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
3 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (25.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (18.52%) Unix
6 2 (7.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) DevOps
2 10 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (33.33%) Migration
4 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (18.52%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (14.81%) Analytics
6 4 (14.81%) High Availability
7 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (7.41%) Change Control
8 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
8 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (7.41%) Information Security
8 2 (7.41%) Kanban
8 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
8 2 (7.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
8 2 (7.41%) Web Application Development
8 2 (7.41%) Web Development
9 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.41%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.41%) PHP
2 2 (7.41%) Python
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) LINC
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) MCSE
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (22.22%) Degree
3 3 (11.11%) CCNP
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.70%) GDPR
2 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) Docker
3 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.41%) iptables
4 2 (7.41%) Postfix
5 1 (3.70%) HDFS
5 1 (3.70%) NFS
5 1 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (40.74%) Ansible
2 10 (37.04%) HAProxy
3 6 (22.22%) Graphite
3 6 (22.22%) Icinga
4 4 (14.81%) Puppet
5 3 (11.11%) Terraform
6 2 (7.41%) Fail2ban
6 2 (7.41%) Kubernetes
6 2 (7.41%) Nagios
6 2 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (7.41%) Packer
7 1 (3.70%) Ambari
7 1 (3.70%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (3.70%) Oozie
7 1 (3.70%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) F5
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) VMware
3 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco
3 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 2 (7.41%) Adobe
4 2 (7.41%) AppDynamics
4 2 (7.41%) Fortinet
4 2 (7.41%) Google
4 2 (7.41%) Lets Encrypt
4 2 (7.41%) New Relic
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle
4 2 (7.41%) Splunk
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix
5 1 (3.70%) Cloudera
5 1 (3.70%) Hortonworks
5 1 (3.70%) Juniper
5 1 (3.70%) Tableau
5 1 (3.70%) Veritas