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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 196 207
Rank change year-on-year +11 +11  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 58 73 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.75% 0.81% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.99% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 42 24
Median daily rate £450 £375 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -0.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £263 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £488 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +71.05% -5.00%  

Load Balancing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6409 7357 7524
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.94% 81.95% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14363 16339 15225
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 753 804 610
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +25.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £55.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +14 23 £450 +20.00%
Surrey +21 20 £519 +23.88% 2
West Sussex +18 7 £395 +12.85%
Hampshire +6 5 £381 +13.04% 7
Buckinghamshire -32 3 £550 +99.81%
Kent - 1 £525 -
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 61 (47.66%) Linux
2 59 (46.09%) Firewall
3 43 (33.59%) Cisco
4 39 (30.47%) DNS
5 33 (25.78%) F5
6 30 (23.44%) CheckPoint
7 28 (21.88%) Python
8 27 (21.09%) VPN
9 26 (20.31%) WAN
10 25 (19.53%) NetScaler
11 24 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
11 24 (18.75%) Microsoft
11 24 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
11 24 (18.75%) Finance
12 23 (17.97%) SSL
12 23 (17.97%) Windows
13 22 (17.19%) Unix
13 22 (17.19%) CCNP
14 21 (16.41%) Perl
14 21 (16.41%) Data Centre
15 20 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 20 (15.63%) SAN
15 20 (15.63%) Telecoms
16 19 (14.84%) Network Design
16 19 (14.84%) Brocade
16 19 (14.84%) HTTP
16 19 (14.84%) Network Security
16 19 (14.84%) Cisco Nexus
17 18 (14.06%) LAN
17 18 (14.06%) CCNA

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 8 (6.25%) Apache
1 8 (6.25%) JBoss
2 6 (4.69%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (3.13%) nginx
4 3 (2.34%) Confluence
4 3 (2.34%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.34%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.34%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.56%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.56%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.78%) CMS
6 1 (0.78%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.78%) IIS
6 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 5 (3.91%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (11.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.69%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (3.13%) IaaS
4 4 (3.13%) PaaS
5 3 (2.34%) Office 365
5 3 (2.34%) OneDrive
5 3 (2.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.78%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.78%) AWS OpsWorks
6 1 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (46.09%) Firewall
2 39 (30.47%) DNS
3 27 (21.09%) VPN
4 26 (20.31%) WAN
5 25 (19.53%) NetScaler
6 23 (17.97%) SSL
7 20 (15.63%) SAN
8 19 (14.84%) Cisco Nexus
8 19 (14.84%) HTTP
8 19 (14.84%) Network Security
9 18 (14.06%) LAN
10 16 (12.50%) NAS
11 15 (11.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 14 (10.94%) BGP
12 14 (10.94%) MPLS
13 12 (9.38%) Wireless
14 11 (8.59%) Fibre Channel
14 11 (8.59%) SSH
15 10 (7.81%) TCP/IP
15 10 (7.81%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.47%) MySQL
3 6 (4.69%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (3.13%) InterSystems Cache
5 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.56%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.56%) Redis
7 1 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.69%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.34%) JIRA
3 2 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.56%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.56%) Subversion
3 2 (1.56%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.78%) Selenium
4 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (18.75%) Finance
2 20 (15.63%) Telecoms
3 13 (10.16%) Banking
4 5 (3.91%) Legal
5 3 (2.34%) Retail
6 2 (1.56%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.56%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.56%) Law
7 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 37 (28.91%) Network Engineer
2 14 (10.94%) Cisco Engineer
2 14 (10.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 13 (10.16%) Administrator
3 13 (10.16%) Consultant
4 11 (8.59%) Architect
5 9 (7.03%) Developer
5 9 (7.03%) NOC Engineer
6 8 (6.25%) Storage Administrator
6 8 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (6.25%) Unix Administrator
7 7 (5.47%) Citrix Engineer
7 7 (5.47%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (5.47%) SAN Administrator
7 7 (5.47%) SAN Storage Administrator
8 6 (4.69%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (4.69%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (4.69%) Firewall Engineer
8 6 (4.69%) Linux Administrator
8 6 (4.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.06%) Web Services
2 13 (10.16%) Middleware
2 13 (10.16%) REST
2 13 (10.16%) SOAP
3 8 (6.25%) .NET
3 8 (6.25%) Regular Expression
4 5 (3.91%) Java EE
4 5 (3.91%) JSON
4 5 (3.91%) LAMP
5 4 (3.13%) J2EE
5 4 (3.13%) Node.js
5 4 (3.13%) OAuth2
5 4 (3.13%) SAML
5 4 (3.13%) XML
5 4 (3.13%) XSLT
6 2 (1.56%) Flash
6 2 (1.56%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (1.56%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (1.56%) SAP Basis
6 2 (1.56%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.41%) Data Centre
2 13 (10.16%) Enterprise Storage
3 8 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (5.47%) BBC
4 7 (5.47%) EMC VNX
4 7 (5.47%) Replication
4 7 (5.47%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (4.69%) Public Cloud
6 5 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.34%) Clustering
7 3 (2.34%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.56%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.56%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.78%) AS400
9 1 (0.78%) DataPower
9 1 (0.78%) IVR
9 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 61 (47.66%) Linux
2 23 (17.97%) Windows
3 22 (17.19%) Unix
4 20 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (11.72%) Solaris
6 12 (9.38%) Windows Server
7 8 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.69%) CentOS
9 5 (3.91%) AIX
9 5 (3.91%) Ubuntu
9 5 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.13%) HPUX
11 2 (1.56%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (1.56%) Debian
11 2 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.56%) SUSE
12 1 (0.78%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.84%) Network Design
2 17 (13.28%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (12.50%) High Availability
4 15 (11.72%) Kalman Filter
5 14 (10.94%) Customer Requirements
6 13 (10.16%) DevOps
6 13 (10.16%) Web Filtering
7 11 (8.59%) Configuration Management
8 10 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (7.81%) Migration
8 10 (7.81%) Scrum
9 8 (6.25%) Change Management
9 8 (6.25%) Email Filtering
9 8 (6.25%) ITIL
9 8 (6.25%) OO
9 8 (6.25%) Problem Management
10 7 (5.47%) Task Automation
11 6 (4.69%) Mentoring
11 6 (4.69%) Patch Management
11 6 (4.69%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 28 (21.88%) Python
2 21 (16.41%) Perl
3 18 (14.06%) Java
4 9 (7.03%) PowerShell
5 8 (6.25%) SQL
6 7 (5.47%) Bash Shell
7 6 (4.69%) JavaScript
8 5 (3.91%) PHP
8 5 (3.91%) Ruby
9 3 (2.34%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.56%) C#
11 1 (0.78%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.78%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (0.78%) Korn
11 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (17.19%) CCNP
3 18 (14.06%) CCNA
4 11 (8.59%) Security Cleared
5 10 (7.81%) CCIE
6 9 (7.03%) SC Cleared
7 7 (5.47%) CCDP
8 3 (2.34%) CISSP
8 3 (2.34%) Degree
8 3 (2.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.34%) JNCIA
8 3 (2.34%) JNCIP
8 3 (2.34%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.56%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.78%) CCSA
10 1 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.78%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.91%) QA
1 5 (3.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (3.13%) HIPAA
2 4 (3.13%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.13%) SLA
3 2 (1.56%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (11.72%) NFS
2 13 (10.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 13 (10.16%) Veritas File System
3 12 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (7.03%) Active Directory
5 8 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
5 8 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.13%) iptables
6 4 (3.13%) KVM
6 4 (3.13%) ProxySG
6 4 (3.13%) vSphere
7 2 (1.56%) LXC
7 2 (1.56%) vCloud
7 2 (1.56%) Xen
7 2 (1.56%) XenServer
8 1 (0.78%) Docker
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.78%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 16 (12.50%) Ansible
2 12 (9.38%) Nagios
3 11 (8.59%) NetBackup
4 9 (7.03%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (7.03%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (6.25%) EMC Navisphere
5 8 (6.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 7 (5.47%) Puppet
7 5 (3.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (3.91%) vRealize
8 3 (2.34%) BladeLogic
8 3 (2.34%) vCenter Server
9 2 (1.56%) CFEngine
9 2 (1.56%) Control-M
9 2 (1.56%) FortiGate
9 2 (1.56%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.56%) Netcool
9 2 (1.56%) OpenView
9 2 (1.56%) SELinux
9 2 (1.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 43 (33.59%) Cisco
2 33 (25.78%) F5
3 30 (23.44%) CheckPoint
4 24 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 19 (14.84%) Brocade
6 18 (14.06%) Red Hat
6 18 (14.06%) VMware
7 16 (12.50%) NetApp
7 16 (12.50%) Veritas
8 15 (11.72%) Juniper
9 14 (10.94%) Palo Alto
10 13 (10.16%) EMC
10 13 (10.16%) Oracle
11 11 (8.59%) Citrix
12 10 (7.81%) Dell
13 9 (7.03%) Extreme Networks
13 9 (7.03%) Riverbed
13 9 (7.03%) Sun
13 9 (7.03%) Symantec
14 8 (6.25%) Blue Coat
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