Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 165 123
Rank change year-on-year -12 -42 +54
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 34 9 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.61% 0.22% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.26% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 49
Scotland median daily rate £440 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.33% - +9.89%
10th Percentile £352 £337 £273
90th Percentile £553 £498 £455
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +11.11% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 14
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 - £39.00
10th Percentile £31.25 - £35.50
90th Percentile £33.75 - £42.70
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £62.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -32.00% +60.26% +5.41%

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 4,832 3,515 4,769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 86.15% 84.35% 85.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,868 2,048 2,701
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £260 £251 £233
90th Percentile £550 £525 £513
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 80 88
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% -23.61% +31.05%
10th Percentile £10.57 £12.95 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £46.00 £43.23
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.00% - +16.28%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -5 13 £368 -8.13% 2
Edinburgh -16 12 £500 +33.33% 3
Renfrewshire - 7 £410 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
Load Balancing
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 16 (47.06%) Firewall
2 15 (44.12%) Linux
3 14 (41.18%) DevOps
4 12 (35.29%) Ansible
4 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 12 (35.29%) PowerShell
5 11 (32.35%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (32.35%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (32.35%) Windows
5 11 (32.35%) Docker
6 10 (29.41%) HAProxy
6 10 (29.41%) Finance
6 10 (29.41%) Migration
6 10 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (29.41%) Git (software)
7 9 (26.47%) VMware
7 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (26.47%) Active Directory
7 9 (26.47%) DNS
7 9 (26.47%) Python
7 9 (26.47%) Elastic Stack
8 8 (23.53%) Windows Server
8 8 (23.53%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (23.53%) Jenkins
8 8 (23.53%) Puppet
8 8 (23.53%) Office 365
8 8 (23.53%) TeamCity
9 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2007

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 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2003
1 7 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2007
1 7 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2013
1 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
1 7 (20.59%) SharePoint
1 7 (20.59%) Skype for Business
2 6 (17.65%) Office Communications Server
3 5 (14.71%) Apache
4 4 (11.76%) nginx
5 3 (8.82%) OpenStack
6 2 (5.88%) CMS
6 2 (5.88%) Drupal
6 2 (5.88%) MODX
6 2 (5.88%) WordPress
7 1 (2.94%) Confluence
7 1 (2.94%) IIS
7 1 (2.94%) JBoss
7 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
7 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 11 (32.35%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (23.53%) Office 365
3 4 (11.76%) Amazon S3
4 3 (8.82%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (8.82%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (8.82%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (8.82%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (5.88%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (5.88%) Akamai
5 2 (5.88%) Datadog
5 2 (5.88%) Google Analytics
5 2 (5.88%) Google Tag Manager
5 2 (5.88%) IaaS
5 2 (5.88%) Mailgun
5 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (5.88%) npm
5 2 (5.88%) OpenShift
5 2 (5.88%) PaaS
6 1 (2.94%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (47.06%) Firewall
2 9 (26.47%) DNS
3 7 (20.59%) Skype
4 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 3 (8.82%) BGP
5 3 (8.82%) EIGRP
5 3 (8.82%) Ethernet
5 3 (8.82%) Network Security
5 3 (8.82%) VoIP
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (2.94%) Internet
6 1 (2.94%) LAN
6 1 (2.94%) SAN
6 1 (2.94%) VLAN
6 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) MongoDB
2 5 (14.71%) NoSQL
3 4 (11.76%) MySQL
4 3 (8.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 8 (23.53%) Jenkins
2 8 (23.53%) TeamCity
3 7 (20.59%) Artifactory
3 7 (20.59%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (17.65%) GoCD
5 5 (14.71%) GitLab
5 5 (14.71%) Maven
5 5 (14.71%) Subversion
5 5 (14.71%) Vagrant
6 3 (8.82%) Bitbucket
7 2 (5.88%) IBM UrbanCode
7 2 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (2.94%) Hudson
8 1 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 10 (29.41%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Back Office
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Network Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Messaging Specialist
4 2 (5.88%) Lync Specialist
4 2 (5.88%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) AWS Architect
5 1 (2.94%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (2.94%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) DBA
5 1 (2.94%) Designer
5 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Designer
5 1 (2.94%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Network Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Network Operations Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) SQL DBA
5 1 (2.94%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (2.94%) Windows DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (17.65%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (8.82%) HTML
3 3 (8.82%) Web Services
4 2 (5.88%) CSS
4 2 (5.88%) LAMP
4 2 (5.88%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (5.88%) Node.js
5 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.94%) COM
5 1 (2.94%) Ext JS
5 1 (2.94%) HTML5
5 1 (2.94%) JSON
5 1 (2.94%) LDAP
5 1 (2.94%) OAuth
5 1 (2.94%) REST
5 1 (2.94%) RESTful
5 1 (2.94%) SAML
5 1 (2.94%) SOAP
5 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.94%) Clustering
4 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) PKI
4 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) Linux
2 11 (32.35%) Windows
3 10 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (23.53%) Windows Server
4 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (14.71%) Unix
7 2 (5.88%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) DevOps
2 11 (32.35%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (29.41%) Migration
4 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (23.53%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (20.59%) High Availability
7 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
8 4 (11.76%) Analytics
9 3 (8.82%) Microservices
9 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
9 3 (8.82%) Web Application Development
10 2 (5.88%) Change Control
10 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (5.88%) Kanban
10 2 (5.88%) Performance Testing
10 2 (5.88%) Software Testing
10 2 (5.88%) TDD
10 2 (5.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
10 2 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) PowerShell
2 9 (26.47%) Python
3 6 (17.65%) SQL
4 4 (11.76%) Bash Shell
5 3 (8.82%) Java
5 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.88%) PHP
7 1 (2.94%) LINC
7 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) MCSE
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (17.65%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (17.65%) Degree
3 4 (11.76%) CCNA
3 4 (11.76%) CCNP
3 4 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.82%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) GCP
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) Docker
2 9 (26.47%) Active Directory
3 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.88%) iptables
4 2 (5.88%) Postfix
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.94%) NFS
5 1 (2.94%) vCloud
5 1 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.94%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (35.29%) Ansible
2 10 (29.41%) HAProxy
3 8 (23.53%) Puppet
4 6 (17.65%) Graphite
4 6 (17.65%) Icinga
4 6 (17.65%) Kubernetes
4 6 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (14.71%) Packer
5 5 (14.71%) Terraform
6 2 (5.88%) Fail2ban
6 2 (5.88%) Nagios
7 1 (2.94%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (2.94%) PingFederate
7 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (26.47%) VMware
3 7 (20.59%) F5
4 5 (14.71%) Google
5 4 (11.76%) Cisco
6 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
6 3 (8.82%) Splunk
7 2 (5.88%) Adobe
7 2 (5.88%) AppDynamics
7 2 (5.88%) Citrix
7 2 (5.88%) Lets Encrypt
7 2 (5.88%) New Relic
7 2 (5.88%) Oracle
8 1 (2.94%) Apigee
8 1 (2.94%) CA
8 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.94%) IBM
8 1 (2.94%) Juniper
8 1 (2.94%) MuleSoft
8 1 (2.94%) Veritas