Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 127 171
Rank change year-on-year -24 +44 -12
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 22 41 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.46% 1.08% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 1.30% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 29 12
Scotland median daily rate £450 £330 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -17.24% -11.39%
10th Percentile £393 £270 £363
90th Percentile £608 £445 £429
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 £14.41 £55.00 £41.61
% change year-on-year -73.81% +32.18% +10.96%

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 4,053 3,148 4,613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.06% 83.26% 81.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,351 1,825 2,464
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £253 £250 £245
90th Percentile £550 £500 £516
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 90 79
Scotland median hourly rate £21.75 £21.25 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.35% -8.99% +3.78%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.61 £12.35
90th Percentile £38.96 £46.01 £47.75
UK median hourly rate £23.44 £24.50 £23.35
% change year-on-year -4.34% +4.93% +16.75%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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
Edinburgh -31 16 £475 +5.56% 4
Glasgow -4 6 £400 +28.00% 2
Load Balancing
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 13 (59.09%) Linux
2 12 (54.55%) Firewall
3 10 (45.45%) DevOps
4 7 (31.82%) Finance
4 7 (31.82%) Banking
4 7 (31.82%) Unix
5 6 (27.27%) Java
5 6 (27.27%) Cisco
5 6 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (22.73%) Ansible
6 5 (22.73%) Public Cloud
6 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
7 4 (18.18%) Law
7 4 (18.18%) LAN
7 4 (18.18%) WAN
7 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
7 4 (18.18%) HTTP
7 4 (18.18%) Windows
7 4 (18.18%) Graphite
7 4 (18.18%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (18.18%) GoCD
7 4 (18.18%) HAProxy
7 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
7 4 (18.18%) Icinga
7 4 (18.18%) MongoDB
7 4 (18.18%) RabbitMQ

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 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.64%) JBoss
2 3 (13.64%) Tomcat
2 3 (13.64%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Apache
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Pig
3 1 (4.55%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) Firewall
2 4 (18.18%) HTTP
2 4 (18.18%) LAN
2 4 (18.18%) WAN
3 3 (13.64%) BGP
3 3 (13.64%) BIG-IP
3 3 (13.64%) DNS
3 3 (13.64%) EIGRP
3 3 (13.64%) Ethernet
3 3 (13.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (13.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (13.64%) LDAP
3 3 (13.64%) NetScaler
3 3 (13.64%) Network Security
3 3 (13.64%) SSL
3 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
3 3 (13.64%) VoIP
4 2 (9.09%) Internet
4 2 (9.09%) Intranet
5 1 (4.55%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) MongoDB
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 4 (18.18%) GoCD
1 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
1 4 (18.18%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (31.82%) Banking
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Law
3 3 (13.64%) Back Office
4 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) DevOps Engineer
1 5 (22.73%) Network Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Platform Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) SharePoint Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.55%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Elastic Stack
1 4 (18.18%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (13.64%) AngularJS
2 3 (13.64%) HTML
2 3 (13.64%) HTML5
2 3 (13.64%) Java EE
2 3 (13.64%) React
2 3 (13.64%) SOAP
2 3 (13.64%) Web Services
2 3 (13.64%) XML
2 3 (13.64%) XSLT
3 1 (4.55%) Kafka
3 1 (4.55%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Public Cloud
2 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (13.64%) PKI
3 2 (9.09%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.55%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Linux
2 7 (31.82%) Unix
3 6 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (18.18%) Windows
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) DevOps
2 5 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
2 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
3 3 (13.64%) High Availability
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.09%) Change Control
4 2 (9.09%) Information Security
4 2 (9.09%) Microservices
4 2 (9.09%) Migration
4 2 (9.09%) Runbook
4 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Document Management
5 1 (4.55%) Identity Management
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL
5 1 (4.55%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.55%) Perl
3 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) CCNA
1 3 (13.64%) CCNP
1 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Ansible
2 4 (18.18%) Graphite
2 4 (18.18%) HAProxy
2 4 (18.18%) Icinga
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Cisco
2 4 (18.18%) F5
3 3 (13.64%) Blue Coat
3 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
3 3 (13.64%) Citrix
3 3 (13.64%) Fortinet
3 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
3 3 (13.64%) VMware
4 2 (9.09%) Remedy
5 1 (4.55%) Adobe
5 1 (4.55%) IBM
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.55%) NetApp
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle
5 1 (4.55%) Splunk