Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 November 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
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 220 248 240
Rank change year-on-year +28 -8 +11
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 160 133 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.95% 0.80% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.97% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 88 103
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £321 £263 £296
90th Percentile £593 £538 £475
England median daily rate £500 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +11.11% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
South East median hourly rate - £55.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.22% +5.88%
England median hourly rate £15.41 £55.00 £41.61
% change year-on-year -71.99% +32.18% +25.14%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13922 13735 15731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.74% 82.52% 80.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8340 8261 9392
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 456 557 611
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% -2.26% +52.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.53 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Load Balancing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Load Balancing in the South East

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in the South East

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in the South East over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in the South East

Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Balancing in the South East

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 24 November 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
Thames Valley -8 60 £355 -15.22% 2
Surrey +20 54 £475 -
Berkshire +12 40 £325 -18.75% 2
Hampshire +20 28 £405 +22.73% 3
West Sussex +7 20 £406 +3.83%
Buckinghamshire -28 15 £400 -21.95%
Oxfordshire +10 5 £525 +75.00%
Kent -8 2 £340 +23.64%
Sussex - 1 - -
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 South East region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 88 (55.00%) Linux
2 70 (43.75%) Firewall
3 57 (35.63%) Windows
4 47 (29.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 45 (28.13%) SAN
6 44 (27.50%) Cisco
7 43 (26.88%) Red Hat
8 42 (26.25%) Unix
9 41 (25.63%) Microsoft
10 39 (24.38%) DNS
11 35 (21.88%) F5
12 33 (20.63%) Brocade
13 32 (20.00%) VMware
14 31 (19.38%) Oracle
14 31 (19.38%) Solaris
15 30 (18.75%) Python
16 29 (18.13%) NFS
16 29 (18.13%) CheckPoint
16 29 (18.13%) Fibre Channel
16 29 (18.13%) Amazon AWS
17 28 (17.50%) VMware ESXi
17 28 (17.50%) DevOps
17 28 (17.50%) Finance
18 27 (16.88%) NetApp
18 27 (16.88%) Performance Monitoring
19 26 (16.25%) NAS
19 26 (16.25%) EMC
20 25 (15.63%) SQL
20 25 (15.63%) Migration
20 25 (15.63%) Enterprise Storage

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (6.88%) Apache
1 11 (6.88%) Confluence
1 11 (6.88%) OpenStack
2 8 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 7 (4.38%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.38%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.50%) IIS
5 3 (1.88%) SAS
6 2 (1.25%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.25%) JBoss
6 2 (1.25%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.63%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.63%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.63%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (18.13%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (8.75%) IaaS
2 14 (8.75%) PaaS
3 9 (5.63%) OpenShift
4 6 (3.75%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (3.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.88%) SaaS
7 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.63%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 70 (43.75%) Firewall
2 45 (28.13%) SAN
3 39 (24.38%) DNS
4 29 (18.13%) Fibre Channel
5 26 (16.25%) NAS
6 24 (15.00%) Network Security
7 19 (11.88%) NetScaler
7 19 (11.88%) SSL
8 18 (11.25%) DHCP
9 17 (10.63%) Internet
9 17 (10.63%) VPN
10 16 (10.00%) WAN
11 15 (9.38%) Wireless
12 14 (8.75%) HTTP
13 13 (8.13%) IPsec
14 11 (6.88%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (6.25%) TCP/IP
16 9 (5.63%) BGP
16 9 (5.63%) MPLS
16 9 (5.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.63%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.13%) MongoDB
2 13 (8.13%) Oracle Database
3 12 (7.50%) MySQL
4 11 (6.88%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (5.63%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (5.63%) NuoDB
5 9 (5.63%) Redis
6 4 (2.50%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.50%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.88%) DB2
7 3 (1.88%) MS Access
7 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (10.63%) Selenium
2 14 (8.75%) Jenkins
3 12 (7.50%) Git (software)
4 11 (6.88%) JIRA
5 4 (2.50%) Ant
5 4 (2.50%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.50%) JMeter
5 4 (2.50%) JUnit
5 4 (2.50%) Maven
5 4 (2.50%) PyCharm
5 4 (2.50%) Visual Studio
5 4 (2.50%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.25%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.25%) Hudson
6 2 (1.25%) MSI
6 2 (1.25%) Subversion
7 1 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.63%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.63%) Vagrant
General
1 28 (17.50%) Finance
2 21 (13.13%) Legal
3 11 (6.88%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.38%) Banking
5 6 (3.75%) Retail
6 2 (1.25%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.25%) International Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 35 (21.88%) Network Engineer
2 22 (13.75%) Administrator
3 21 (13.13%) NetApp Engineer
4 19 (11.88%) Architect
5 15 (9.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 14 (8.75%) Systems Administrator
7 13 (8.13%) Support Engineer
8 11 (6.88%) Developer
8 11 (6.88%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (6.88%) Linux Engineer
8 11 (6.88%) Storage Administrator
9 10 (6.25%) Technical Architect
10 8 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (5.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 8 (5.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 8 (5.00%) Solaris Engineer
11 7 (4.38%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
11 7 (4.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (4.38%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.88%) Regular Expression
1 11 (6.88%) REST
2 9 (5.63%) LAMP
2 9 (5.63%) RabbitMQ
2 9 (5.63%) RESTful
3 8 (5.00%) Ajax
3 8 (5.00%) JMS
3 8 (5.00%) Web Services
4 7 (4.38%) Hystrix
4 7 (4.38%) OAuth
4 7 (4.38%) OAuth2
4 7 (4.38%) Spring
4 7 (4.38%) X-Windows
5 6 (3.75%) CSS
5 6 (3.75%) Middleware
6 4 (2.50%) HTML
6 4 (2.50%) JSF
6 4 (2.50%) JSP
6 4 (2.50%) Oracle ADF
6 4 (2.50%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.63%) Enterprise Storage
2 24 (15.00%) Data Centre
3 14 (8.75%) Clustering
4 4 (2.50%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.88%) EMC VNX
5 3 (1.88%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (1.88%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.25%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.25%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.25%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.25%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.25%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (0.63%) BBC
7 1 (0.63%) DataPower
7 1 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Exalogic
7 1 (0.63%) Replication
7 1 (0.63%) User Experience
7 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 88 (55.00%) Linux
2 57 (35.63%) Windows
3 47 (29.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 42 (26.25%) Unix
5 31 (19.38%) Solaris
6 18 (11.25%) CentOS
6 18 (11.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (10.00%) Windows Server
8 14 (8.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (3.75%) AIX
9 6 (3.75%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.50%) SUSE
11 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.25%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (1.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (1.25%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.63%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.63%) Debian
13 1 (0.63%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.50%) DevOps
2 27 (16.88%) Performance Monitoring
3 25 (15.63%) Migration
4 20 (12.50%) Microservices
5 19 (11.88%) Configuration Management
6 18 (11.25%) High Availability
7 16 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (9.38%) Customer Requirements
9 14 (8.75%) Change Management
10 12 (7.50%) Mentoring
11 11 (6.88%) Email Filtering
11 11 (6.88%) ITIL
11 11 (6.88%) Kalman Filter
12 10 (6.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 9 (5.63%) Network Design
14 8 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
14 8 (5.00%) Fault Analysis
14 8 (5.00%) Integration Testing
14 8 (5.00%) Open Source
15 7 (4.38%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 30 (18.75%) Python
2 25 (15.63%) SQL
3 24 (15.00%) Java
4 20 (12.50%) Perl
5 13 (8.13%) Bash Shell
6 11 (6.88%) JavaScript
7 10 (6.25%) Shell Script
8 7 (4.38%) Korn
8 7 (4.38%) Ruby
9 6 (3.75%) C-shell
10 5 (3.13%) C#
10 5 (3.13%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 4 (2.50%) PHP
11 4 (2.50%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.88%) C
12 3 (1.88%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.25%) C++
13 2 (1.25%) JCL
13 2 (1.25%) REXX
14 1 (0.63%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 17 (10.63%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (6.88%) CCNA
3 9 (5.63%) CCNP
4 8 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (4.38%) MCSE
6 5 (3.13%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.50%) CCIE
8 3 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.88%) CCDP
8 3 (1.88%) CCSA
9 2 (1.25%) CCDA
9 2 (1.25%) CCDE
9 2 (1.25%) CCSE
9 2 (1.25%) Degree
9 2 (1.25%) MySQL Certification
10 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.25%) QA
3 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (18.13%) NFS
2 28 (17.50%) VMware ESXi
3 24 (15.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 24 (15.00%) Veritas File System
4 12 (7.50%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (6.88%) Hyper-V
5 11 (6.88%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (5.63%) vSphere
7 8 (5.00%) Active Directory
8 7 (4.38%) Docker
9 6 (3.75%) VMware NSX
10 5 (3.13%) XenServer
11 3 (1.88%) KVM
11 3 (1.88%) Openswan
12 2 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (1.25%) pfSense
12 2 (1.25%) Samba
12 2 (1.25%) Time Sharing Option
12 2 (1.25%) Xen
13 1 (0.63%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 24 (15.00%) NetBackup
2 15 (9.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 12 (7.50%) Ansible
3 12 (7.50%) Puppet
4 11 (6.88%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (5.00%) Nagios
6 7 (4.38%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (3.13%) CFEngine
7 5 (3.13%) logstash
8 4 (2.50%) Cacti
8 4 (2.50%) Netcool
9 3 (1.88%) CA Spectrum
9 3 (1.88%) SnapMirror
9 3 (1.88%) SnapVault
9 3 (1.88%) Stealthwatch
9 3 (1.88%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 2 (1.25%) AirWatch
10 2 (1.25%) Cobbler
10 2 (1.25%) FortiGate
10 2 (1.25%) vRealize
Vendors
1 44 (27.50%) Cisco
2 43 (26.88%) Red Hat
3 41 (25.63%) Microsoft
4 35 (21.88%) F5
5 33 (20.63%) Brocade
6 32 (20.00%) VMware
7 31 (19.38%) Oracle
8 29 (18.13%) CheckPoint
9 27 (16.88%) NetApp
10 26 (16.25%) EMC
11 24 (15.00%) Citrix
11 24 (15.00%) Veritas
12 23 (14.38%) Symantec
13 17 (10.63%) Extreme Networks
14 15 (9.38%) IBM
15 14 (8.75%) Dell
16 13 (8.13%) Fortinet
17 12 (7.50%) HP
17 12 (7.50%) Palo Alto
18 9 (5.63%) Juniper