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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 179 196
Rank change year-on-year +2 +17  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 71 90 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.90% 0.96% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.18% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 53 20
Median daily rate £423 £380 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.18% +10.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 9
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +43.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +43.33%  

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 6471 7650 7815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.69% 81.35% 79.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3756 4713 4313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 268 281
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Load Balancing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +26 23 £458 +17.30% 4
Surrey -1 13 £515 +37.33% 3
Hampshire -11 12 £308 -14.58% 2
Buckinghamshire +3 9 £500 +25.39%
West Sussex +11 7 £400 -
Oxfordshire -3 5 £338 +35.00%
Middlesex - 1 £450 -
Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (43.57%) Firewall
2 55 (39.29%) Cisco
3 43 (30.71%) F5
4 40 (28.57%) Linux
5 38 (27.14%) WAN
5 38 (27.14%) Data Centre
6 35 (25.00%) DNS
7 34 (24.29%) Network Security
8 32 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
9 31 (22.14%) SSL
10 30 (21.43%) VPN
11 26 (18.57%) LAN
11 26 (18.57%) CCNP
12 25 (17.86%) Cisco Nexus
13 24 (17.14%) NetScaler
14 23 (16.43%) CCNA
14 23 (16.43%) CheckPoint
15 22 (15.71%) Juniper
16 21 (15.00%) Telecoms
16 21 (15.00%) Brocade
17 20 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
17 20 (14.29%) Finance
18 19 (13.57%) Microsoft
18 19 (13.57%) HTTP
18 19 (13.57%) Windows
18 19 (13.57%) Problem Management
18 19 (13.57%) Security Cleared
18 19 (13.57%) High Availability
18 19 (13.57%) Kalman Filter
18 19 (13.57%) Web Filtering

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 7 (5.00%) JBoss
2 4 (2.86%) Apache
3 3 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.43%) CMS
4 2 (1.43%) Mule
4 2 (1.43%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.71%) Confluence
5 1 (0.71%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.71%) IIS
5 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.71%) nginx
5 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.71%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (5.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.57%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.86%) Office 365
3 7 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.43%) IaaS
4 2 (1.43%) PaaS
5 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (43.57%) Firewall
2 38 (27.14%) WAN
3 35 (25.00%) DNS
4 34 (24.29%) Network Security
5 31 (22.14%) SSL
6 30 (21.43%) VPN
7 26 (18.57%) LAN
8 25 (17.86%) Cisco Nexus
9 24 (17.14%) NetScaler
10 19 (13.57%) HTTP
11 18 (12.86%) BGP
11 18 (12.86%) Wireless
12 17 (12.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 16 (11.43%) MPLS
13 16 (11.43%) OSPF
13 16 (11.43%) SAN
13 16 (11.43%) SSH
14 12 (8.57%) FTP
14 12 (8.57%) SMTP
15 11 (7.86%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.29%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (3.57%) MySQL
4 4 (2.86%) InterSystems Cache
5 3 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.43%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.43%) Redis
7 1 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.71%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (1.43%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (1.43%) TeamCity
1 2 (1.43%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.71%) JIRA
2 1 (0.71%) JMeter
2 1 (0.71%) JUnit
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.71%) Vagrant
General
1 21 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 20 (14.29%) Finance
3 7 (5.00%) Banking
4 2 (1.43%) Back Office
4 2 (1.43%) Law
5 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (30.71%) Network Engineer
2 24 (17.14%) Consultant
3 16 (11.43%) Network Security Engineer
3 16 (11.43%) Security Engineer
4 13 (9.29%) Administrator
5 11 (7.86%) Exchange Consultant
6 10 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
6 10 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 10 (7.14%) Exchange Migration Consultant
6 10 (7.14%) Migration Consultant
6 10 (7.14%) Storage Administrator
6 10 (7.14%) Unix Administrator
7 9 (6.43%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (6.43%) Office 365 Consultant
7 9 (6.43%) SAN Administrator
7 9 (6.43%) SAN Storage Administrator
8 8 (5.71%) Architect
8 8 (5.71%) Developer
9 7 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (5.00%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.86%) Web Services
2 9 (6.43%) SOAP
3 8 (5.71%) Regular Expression
4 6 (4.29%) 802.1X
4 6 (4.29%) REST
5 5 (3.57%) .NET
5 5 (3.57%) Java EE
6 4 (2.86%) CSS
6 4 (2.86%) HTML
6 4 (2.86%) Middleware
7 2 (1.43%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.43%) jQuery
7 2 (1.43%) Sass
7 2 (1.43%) Spring
7 2 (1.43%) YAML
8 1 (0.71%) Google Maps API
8 1 (0.71%) HTML5
8 1 (0.71%) Node.js
8 1 (0.71%) OAuth2
8 1 (0.71%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 38 (27.14%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.57%) Public Cloud
3 11 (7.86%) Enterprise Storage
4 8 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.71%) Replication
5 7 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.57%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.57%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.86%) Clustering
7 4 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (2.86%) EMC VNX
7 4 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (2.14%) CMDB
8 3 (2.14%) DataPower
8 3 (2.14%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.43%) BBC
9 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.43%) PKI
9 2 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.71%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 40 (28.57%) Linux
2 19 (13.57%) Windows
3 18 (12.86%) Unix
4 16 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (9.29%) Solaris
6 11 (7.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (6.43%) Windows Server
8 7 (5.00%) HPUX
9 3 (2.14%) AIX
9 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.43%) CentOS
10 2 (1.43%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.71%) Debian
11 1 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.71%) SUSE
11 1 (0.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.57%) High Availability
1 19 (13.57%) Kalman Filter
1 19 (13.57%) Problem Management
1 19 (13.57%) Web Filtering
2 16 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (10.71%) ITIL
4 14 (10.00%) Migration
5 12 (8.57%) DevOps
6 11 (7.86%) Mentoring
6 11 (7.86%) Project Management
7 10 (7.14%) Capacity Management
7 10 (7.14%) Change Management
7 10 (7.14%) Network Design
7 10 (7.14%) Patch Management
8 9 (6.43%) Customer Requirements
9 8 (5.71%) Email Filtering
10 7 (5.00%) Network Management
10 7 (5.00%) Product Management
10 7 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.86%) Python
2 15 (10.71%) Java
3 12 (8.57%) Perl
4 7 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 7 (5.00%) SQL
5 3 (2.14%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.14%) C#
5 3 (2.14%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.43%) PHP
6 2 (1.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (18.57%) CCNP
3 23 (16.43%) CCNA
4 19 (13.57%) Security Cleared
5 15 (10.71%) SC Cleared
6 8 (5.71%) CISSP
6 8 (5.71%) JNCIA
7 7 (5.00%) JNCIP
7 7 (5.00%) JNCIS
8 6 (4.29%) CCIE
9 4 (2.86%) Degree
10 3 (2.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (2.14%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.43%) CCDP
11 2 (1.43%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.43%) JNCIE
11 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.43%) PMP
11 2 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.71%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.86%) QA
1 11 (7.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (5.71%) HIPAA
2 8 (5.71%) PCI DSS
3 7 (5.00%) SLA
4 2 (1.43%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.43%) GDPR
5 1 (0.71%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (9.29%) NFS
2 11 (7.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 11 (7.86%) Veritas File System
2 11 (7.86%) Virtual Servers
3 8 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.29%) Active Directory
5 4 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (2.14%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.43%) iptables
7 2 (1.43%) KVM
7 2 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.71%) LXC
8 1 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (7.86%) EMC Navisphere
1 11 (7.86%) Nagios
1 11 (7.86%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 10 (7.14%) Ansible
3 7 (5.00%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (2.86%) Puppet
5 3 (2.14%) OPNET
6 2 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.43%) Control-M
6 2 (1.43%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.43%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.43%) OpenView
6 2 (1.43%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (1.43%) Stealthwatch
6 2 (1.43%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.71%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.71%) vRealize
Vendors
1 55 (39.29%) Cisco
2 43 (30.71%) F5
3 23 (16.43%) CheckPoint
4 22 (15.71%) Juniper
5 21 (15.00%) Brocade
6 19 (13.57%) Microsoft
7 17 (12.14%) Oracle
8 16 (11.43%) Citrix
8 16 (11.43%) Palo Alto
9 15 (10.71%) Blue Coat
10 14 (10.00%) Red Hat
11 13 (9.29%) Veritas
12 12 (8.57%) Sun
13 10 (7.14%) Dell
13 10 (7.14%) Extreme Networks
13 10 (7.14%) NetApp
13 10 (7.14%) VMware
14 8 (5.71%) Intel Security
15 6 (4.29%) Symantec
16 5 (3.57%) Mashery
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