The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 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
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 321 269 315
Rank change year-on-year -52 +46  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 306 469 382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.87% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 1.05% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 278 237
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £310 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 13
Median hourly rate £62.50 £39.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.25% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £35.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.50 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +66.66% -2.50%  

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39081 44816 45249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.35% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25486 29721 28985
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1082 1268
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.00 £50.00
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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in the UK

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in the UK

Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Balancing in the UK

Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Load Balancing in the UK

Load Balancing
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England -26 289 £450 +10.76% 92
London -11 133 £536 +20.50% 27
South East +16 58 £450 +20.00% 14
North West +29 32 £450 - 12
City of London +7 28 £585 +29.88% 7
Berkshire +17 23 £450 +20.00% 1
Surrey +15 19 £519 +33.87% 3
South West +14 18 £365 -7.00% 3
Cheshire +31 14 £450 -23.40% 6
Yorkshire 0 13 £395 -7.05% 13
Manchester +18 12 £463 +28.47% 4
West Midlands +12 12 £320 -17.41% 6
Tyne and Wear +65 10 £320 -3.03% 3
North East +46 10 £320 -3.03% 3
Croydon +5 10 £463 +17.83%
Newcastle upon Tyne +68 9 £323 -2.27% 2
West Sussex +22 9 £395 +12.85% 1
Leeds +9 9 £430 +1.17% 2
West Yorkshire +2 9 £430 +1.17% 11
Warrington +26 7 £550 -21.42% 3
Wiltshire +10 7 £350 -12.50% 1
Crawley +7 7 £395 - 1
Lancashire +10 6 £488 +18.18%
Cardiff +5 6 £280 -25.33%
Reading +5 6 £525 +40.00%
Wales +2 6 £280 -25.33%
South Wales 0 6 £280 -25.33%
Bristol - 6 £410 - 1
Bracknell - 5 - -
Epsom - 5 - - 1

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 278 (45.72%) Linux
2 260 (42.76%) Firewall
3 202 (33.22%) DNS
4 185 (30.43%) Cisco
5 160 (26.32%) DevOps
6 151 (24.84%) Amazon AWS
7 142 (23.36%) F5
8 136 (22.37%) WAN
9 131 (21.55%) Agile Software Development
10 126 (20.72%) Windows
11 119 (19.57%) Java
12 118 (19.41%) VMware
13 113 (18.59%) TCP/IP
14 111 (18.26%) Ansible
15 108 (17.76%) Security Cleared
16 106 (17.43%) Microsoft Azure
17 105 (17.27%) Data Centre
17 105 (17.27%) LAN
17 105 (17.27%) Unix
18 104 (17.11%) Microsoft
19 103 (16.94%) Jenkins
20 100 (16.45%) Puppet
21 99 (16.28%) Git (software)
21 99 (16.28%) Python
22 98 (16.12%) Cisco Certification
23 94 (15.46%) Apache
23 94 (15.46%) VPN
24 93 (15.30%) Configuration Management
25 90 (14.80%) HTTP
25 90 (14.80%) Docker

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 94 (15.46%) Apache
2 72 (11.84%) Tomcat
3 58 (9.54%) IIS
4 50 (8.22%) nginx
5 37 (6.09%) JBoss
6 31 (5.10%) WebLogic
7 24 (3.95%) WebSphere
8 23 (3.78%) Confluence
8 23 (3.78%) Elasticsearch
9 17 (2.80%) iPlanet
9 17 (2.80%) Oracle Application Server
10 13 (2.14%) SharePoint
11 11 (1.81%) OpenStack
12 10 (1.64%) MS Exchange
13 8 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
14 7 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
14 7 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (1.15%) Jetty
14 7 (1.15%) WildFly
15 6 (0.99%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (0.82%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 151 (24.84%) Amazon AWS
2 106 (17.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (3.78%) Amazon EC2
4 22 (3.62%) IaaS
5 21 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (3.13%) Amazon S3
6 19 (3.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 17 (2.80%) PaaS
8 15 (2.47%) Office 365
9 14 (2.30%) Amazon ELB
10 12 (1.97%) Azure Active Directory
10 12 (1.97%) SaaS
11 10 (1.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 8 (1.32%) OneDrive
13 7 (1.15%) Akamai
13 7 (1.15%) Slack
14 5 (0.82%) Yammer
15 4 (0.66%) GitHub
16 3 (0.49%) Mimecast
16 3 (0.49%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 260 (42.76%) Firewall
2 202 (33.22%) DNS
3 136 (22.37%) WAN
4 113 (18.59%) TCP/IP
5 105 (17.27%) LAN
6 94 (15.46%) VPN
7 90 (14.80%) HTTP
8 80 (13.16%) SSL
9 68 (11.18%) Cisco Nexus
10 64 (10.53%) Wireless
11 62 (10.20%) Network Security
12 59 (9.70%) BGP
13 57 (9.38%) NetScaler
14 52 (8.55%) MPLS
15 48 (7.89%) OSPF
16 47 (7.73%) DHCP
17 44 (7.24%) SAN
18 42 (6.91%) Cisco ASA
19 34 (5.59%) EIGRP
20 33 (5.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (11.18%) SQL Server
2 54 (8.88%) PostgreSQL
3 50 (8.22%) MySQL
4 41 (6.74%) MongoDB
5 20 (3.29%) Amazon RDS
6 15 (2.47%) Relational Database
7 14 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
7 14 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (1.97%) NoSQL
8 12 (1.97%) Redis
8 12 (1.97%) SQL Server 2014
9 10 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
9 10 (1.64%) Hadoop
9 10 (1.64%) Oracle Database
10 9 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 5 (0.82%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 103 (16.94%) Jenkins
2 99 (16.28%) Git (software)
3 25 (4.11%) Sonatype Nexus
4 24 (3.95%) JIRA
5 21 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (2.96%) SonarQube
6 18 (2.96%) Visual Studio
7 16 (2.63%) Bitbucket
7 16 (2.63%) Maven
8 15 (2.47%) JUnit
9 14 (2.30%) Subversion
10 12 (1.97%) Artifactory
11 11 (1.81%) Ant
11 11 (1.81%) Liquibase
11 11 (1.81%) TeamCity
12 10 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (0.82%) Hudson
13 5 (0.82%) JMeter
13 5 (0.82%) MSBuild
13 5 (0.82%) Selenium
General
1 80 (13.16%) Finance
2 37 (6.09%) Banking
3 24 (3.95%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.96%) Retail
5 17 (2.80%) Legal
6 13 (2.14%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.81%) Law
8 9 (1.48%) Marketing
9 7 (1.15%) Back Office
10 5 (0.82%) French Language
10 5 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.66%) Electronics
11 4 (0.66%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.49%) Advertising
12 3 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.33%) Billing
13 2 (0.33%) Publishing
14 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 107 (17.60%) Network Engineer
2 103 (16.94%) DevOps Engineer
3 75 (12.34%) Architect
4 47 (7.73%) Consultant
5 45 (7.40%) Developer
6 35 (5.76%) Administrator
6 35 (5.76%) AWS DevOps
6 35 (5.76%) AWS Engineer
7 34 (5.59%) Linux Engineer
8 29 (4.77%) Cisco Engineer
9 28 (4.61%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 26 (4.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 25 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 25 (4.11%) Technical Architect
12 22 (3.62%) Security Engineer
13 21 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
14 19 (3.13%) Analyst
14 19 (3.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 18 (2.96%) Infrastructure Architect
15 18 (2.96%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (9.38%) Elastic Stack
2 55 (9.05%) .NET
3 48 (7.89%) Web Services
4 45 (7.40%) REST
5 36 (5.92%) Middleware
6 29 (4.77%) Node.js
7 27 (4.44%) SOAP
8 24 (3.95%) CSS
9 22 (3.62%) LAMP
9 22 (3.62%) LAPP Stack
10 20 (3.29%) J2EE
11 18 (2.96%) HTML
11 18 (2.96%) XML
12 17 (2.80%) RabbitMQ
13 15 (2.47%) LEMP Stack
14 14 (2.30%) 802.1X
14 14 (2.30%) RESTful
15 13 (2.14%) AngularJS
16 12 (1.97%) HTML5
16 12 (1.97%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 105 (17.27%) Data Centre
2 57 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (9.21%) Clustering
4 28 (4.61%) Public Cloud
5 27 (4.44%) Linux Command Line
6 16 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.30%) Replication
8 13 (2.14%) Enterprise Storage
9 12 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
9 12 (1.97%) Private Cloud
9 12 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
10 11 (1.81%) Computer Science
11 9 (1.48%) EMC VNX
11 9 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.32%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 8 (1.32%) PKI
13 7 (1.15%) BBC
14 5 (0.82%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 278 (45.72%) Linux
2 126 (20.72%) Windows
3 105 (17.27%) Unix
4 56 (9.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 50 (8.22%) Windows Server
6 43 (7.07%) CentOS
7 39 (6.41%) Solaris
8 31 (5.10%) AIX
9 30 (4.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (4.77%) Ubuntu
11 24 (3.95%) HPUX
12 23 (3.78%) SUSE
12 23 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (1.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 8 (1.32%) Data ONTAP
16 7 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.66%) VMS
18 3 (0.49%) Windows 7
18 3 (0.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (26.32%) DevOps
2 131 (21.55%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (15.30%) Configuration Management
4 87 (14.31%) High Availability
5 86 (14.14%) ITIL
6 69 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
7 55 (9.05%) Continuous Delivery
8 54 (8.88%) Migration
9 52 (8.55%) Network Design
10 42 (6.91%) Microservices
11 38 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
12 35 (5.76%) Open Source
13 34 (5.59%) Scrum
14 30 (4.93%) Change Management
15 29 (4.77%) E-Commerce
16 27 (4.44%) Service Management
16 27 (4.44%) Task Automation
17 26 (4.28%) Stakeholder Management
18 25 (4.11%) Software Engineering
19 21 (3.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 119 (19.57%) Java
2 99 (16.28%) Python
3 72 (11.84%) PowerShell
4 69 (11.35%) Bash Shell
4 69 (11.35%) SQL
5 59 (9.70%) Perl
6 54 (8.88%) Ruby
7 39 (6.41%) JavaScript
8 24 (3.95%) Shell Script
9 23 (3.78%) T-SQL
10 22 (3.62%) C#
11 21 (3.45%) C
12 18 (2.96%) Groovy
13 16 (2.63%) PHP
14 7 (1.15%) Korn
15 6 (0.99%) C++
15 6 (0.99%) Scala
16 5 (0.82%) Go
17 3 (0.49%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.49%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 108 (17.76%) Security Cleared
2 98 (16.12%) Cisco Certification
3 89 (14.64%) SC Cleared
4 82 (13.49%) CCNP
5 49 (8.06%) CCNA
6 26 (4.28%) CCIE
7 20 (3.29%) Degree
8 12 (1.97%) CCDP
8 12 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (1.81%) CISSP
10 10 (1.64%) JNCIA
11 9 (1.48%) MCSE
12 8 (1.32%) DV Cleared
12 8 (1.32%) JNCIS
13 7 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (0.99%) JNCIP
14 6 (0.99%) SANS
15 5 (0.82%) CISA
15 5 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.80%) PCI DSS
2 16 (2.63%) QA
3 13 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.48%) SLA
5 5 (0.82%) COBIT
5 5 (0.82%) FedRAMP
5 5 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.66%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.49%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.49%) GDPR
8 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 90 (14.80%) Docker
2 77 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (10.03%) Active Directory
4 39 (6.41%) Virtual Machines
5 30 (4.93%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (4.44%) vSphere
7 23 (3.78%) Hyper-V
8 18 (2.96%) KVM
9 17 (2.80%) XenApp
10 16 (2.63%) NFS
10 16 (2.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 14 (2.30%) Xen
12 13 (2.14%) vCloud
12 13 (2.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 13 (2.14%) Veritas File System
13 12 (1.97%) Squid
14 11 (1.81%) ProxySG
14 11 (1.81%) Virtual Servers
15 10 (1.64%) Postfix
15 10 (1.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 111 (18.26%) Ansible
2 100 (16.45%) Puppet
3 56 (9.21%) Kubernetes
3 56 (9.21%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (6.25%) logstash
5 36 (5.92%) HAProxy
5 36 (5.92%) Kibana
6 24 (3.95%) Terraform
7 20 (3.29%) Rancher
8 18 (2.96%) Nagios
9 15 (2.47%) ZABBIX
10 12 (1.97%) Grafana
10 12 (1.97%) NetBackup
11 11 (1.81%) vRealize
12 10 (1.64%) Docker Swarm
12 10 (1.64%) Microsoft Clustering
12 10 (1.64%) Rsyslog
12 10 (1.64%) Sysdig
13 9 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
14 8 (1.32%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 185 (30.43%) Cisco
2 142 (23.36%) F5
3 118 (19.41%) VMware
4 104 (17.11%) Microsoft
5 69 (11.35%) CheckPoint
5 69 (11.35%) Oracle
6 63 (10.36%) Red Hat
7 62 (10.20%) Citrix
8 52 (8.55%) Juniper
9 38 (6.25%) Palo Alto
10 37 (6.09%) HP
11 33 (5.43%) IBM
11 33 (5.43%) Veritas
12 30 (4.93%) NetApp
13 29 (4.77%) Sun
14 25 (4.11%) EMC
15 22 (3.62%) Brocade
16 19 (3.13%) Dell
17 17 (2.80%) Fortinet
17 17 (2.80%) Splunk
City, London
PBIT Consultants
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
CPS Group UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Green Park Interim & Executive Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £520 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 days ago