Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 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
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 334 272 357
Rank change year-on-year -62 +85 -7
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 736 986 752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.93% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 1.11% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 639 499
UK median daily rate £475 £443 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.34% +7.27% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £283
90th Percentile £638 £588 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +4.52% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 12
UK median hourly rate £16.41 £55.00 £40.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.17% +36.46% +7.48%
10th Percentile £12.96 £32.80 £33.75
90th Percentile £52.20 £55.00 £47.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.41 £43.00 £43.31
% change year-on-year -66.50% -0.70% +8.26%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86890 88941 94016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.93% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 57867 58786 60918
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £626 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2052 2351 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.37 £23.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +4.35% +16.75%

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Load Balancing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Load Balancing in the UK

Load Balancing
Top 15 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 6 months to 17 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
England -53 692 £475 +5.56% 45
UK excluding London -7 425 £405 +4.52% 26
London -110 298 £550 +15.79% 21
South East +22 158 £413 +3.13% 6
North of England +21 131 £475 +33.80% 3
Midlands +33 62 £350 -12.50% 7
North West +42 60 £535 +2.88%
Yorkshire +14 43 £535 +30.49% 3
North East +35 42 £410 +24.24%
West Midlands +15 42 £368 -6.67% 4
South West +11 28 £370 -11.38% 3
Scotland -39 24 £425 +30.77% 1
East Midlands +15 17 £325 +8.33% 3
Wales +14 14 £295 -45.12% 1
East of England -60 13 £520 +4.05% 5

For the 6 months to 17 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 with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 396 (53.80%) Linux
2 333 (45.24%) Firewall
3 250 (33.97%) DevOps
4 216 (29.35%) Unix
5 202 (27.45%) Python
6 201 (27.31%) Amazon AWS
7 198 (26.90%) Cisco
8 194 (26.36%) DNS
9 178 (24.18%) Windows
10 174 (23.64%) F5
11 163 (22.15%) Puppet
12 161 (21.88%) Ansible
12 161 (21.88%) Java
13 158 (21.47%) Configuration Management
14 157 (21.33%) TCP/IP
15 154 (20.92%) Bash Shell
16 151 (20.52%) Jenkins
17 150 (20.38%) Docker
17 150 (20.38%) VMware
18 148 (20.11%) Security Cleared
19 146 (19.84%) Continuous Integration
20 139 (18.89%) Agile Software Development
21 131 (17.80%) Oracle
22 129 (17.53%) Git (software)
23 126 (17.12%) Data Centre
24 124 (16.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 123 (16.71%) HTTP
25 123 (16.71%) Red Hat
26 121 (16.44%) High Availability
27 116 (15.76%) SC Cleared

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
1 116 (15.76%) Tomcat
2 111 (15.08%) Apache
3 83 (11.28%) nginx
4 64 (8.70%) WebLogic
5 59 (8.02%) Confluence
6 52 (7.07%) JBoss
7 49 (6.66%) IIS
8 43 (5.84%) iPlanet
8 43 (5.84%) Oracle Application Server
9 38 (5.16%) SharePoint
10 29 (3.94%) Elasticsearch
11 28 (3.80%) OpenStack
12 17 (2.31%) Skype for Business
13 16 (2.17%) MS Exchange
14 15 (2.04%) MQSeries
15 14 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
15 14 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
15 14 (1.90%) WebSphere
16 13 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
17 11 (1.49%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 14 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (2.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 8 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 201 (27.31%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (7.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (4.62%) Cloud Computing
3 34 (4.62%) PaaS
4 32 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
5 30 (4.08%) Amazon S3
5 30 (4.08%) Slack
6 29 (3.94%) IaaS
7 28 (3.80%) Amazon ELB
7 28 (3.80%) Office 365
8 25 (3.40%) AWS CloudFormation
9 23 (3.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 23 (3.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 18 (2.45%) OpenShift
11 17 (2.31%) GitHub
11 17 (2.31%) SaaS
12 7 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (0.95%) Fastly
13 6 (0.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 6 (0.82%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 333 (45.24%) Firewall
2 194 (26.36%) DNS
3 157 (21.33%) TCP/IP
4 123 (16.71%) HTTP
5 104 (14.13%) WAN
6 99 (13.45%) VPN
7 98 (13.32%) SAN
8 94 (12.77%) SSL
9 90 (12.23%) Network Security
10 78 (10.60%) LAN
11 61 (8.29%) NAS
12 58 (7.88%) Internet
13 50 (6.79%) BGP
13 50 (6.79%) Cisco Nexus
14 45 (6.11%) NetScaler
15 44 (5.98%) MPLS
15 44 (5.98%) Wireless
16 42 (5.71%) IPsec
17 41 (5.57%) DHCP
17 41 (5.57%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (9.78%) MongoDB
2 68 (9.24%) MySQL
2 68 (9.24%) PostgreSQL
3 65 (8.83%) SQL Server
4 37 (5.03%) Oracle Database
5 35 (4.76%) NoSQL
6 29 (3.94%) Amazon RDS
7 16 (2.17%) Relational Database
8 15 (2.04%) Big Data
9 14 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
10 13 (1.77%) RDBMS
11 12 (1.63%) Hadoop
12 11 (1.49%) Redis
13 10 (1.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 10 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (0.95%) NuoDB
15 7 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
16 6 (0.82%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 151 (20.52%) Jenkins
2 129 (17.53%) Git (software)
3 59 (8.02%) JIRA
4 55 (7.47%) Sonatype Nexus
5 51 (6.93%) Artifactory
6 48 (6.52%) SonarQube
7 40 (5.43%) Maven
8 23 (3.13%) Bitbucket
9 22 (2.99%) JUnit
10 21 (2.85%) Ant
11 20 (2.72%) Selenium
12 16 (2.17%) TeamCity
13 15 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (1.90%) Liquibase
15 13 (1.77%) JMeter
15 13 (1.77%) Visual Studio
15 13 (1.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 11 (1.49%) Subversion
17 10 (1.36%) Hudson
18 7 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 112 (15.22%) Finance
2 62 (8.42%) Banking
3 36 (4.89%) Telecoms
4 32 (4.35%) Legal
5 21 (2.85%) Marketing
6 20 (2.72%) Retail
7 17 (2.31%) Manufacturing
8 16 (2.17%) Front Office
9 15 (2.04%) Electronics
10 8 (1.09%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.82%) Publishing
12 4 (0.54%) Back Office
12 4 (0.54%) Law
13 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.41%) French Language
13 3 (0.41%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.14%) Advertising
15 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 140 (19.02%) DevOps Engineer
2 110 (14.95%) Network Engineer
3 98 (13.32%) Architect
4 61 (8.29%) Consultant
5 58 (7.88%) Linux Engineer
6 48 (6.52%) Developer
7 43 (5.84%) Administrator
8 40 (5.43%) AWS DevOps
8 40 (5.43%) Unix Engineer
9 38 (5.16%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 34 (4.62%) Senior DevOps
10 34 (4.62%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 33 (4.48%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 31 (4.21%) AWS Engineer
12 31 (4.21%) Systems Administrator
13 28 (3.80%) Infrastructure Architect
13 28 (3.80%) Solaris Engineer
14 27 (3.67%) Cloud Engineer
14 27 (3.67%) Java Developer
15 24 (3.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (11.01%) Elastic Stack
2 73 (9.92%) Web Services
3 66 (8.97%) J2EE
4 32 (4.35%) REST
5 28 (3.80%) LEMP Stack
6 26 (3.53%) RESTful
7 25 (3.40%) Middleware
8 24 (3.26%) .NET
9 23 (3.13%) CSS
9 23 (3.13%) Sensu
10 21 (2.85%) LAMP
10 21 (2.85%) Node.js
10 21 (2.85%) RabbitMQ
11 19 (2.58%) HTML
12 18 (2.45%) XML
13 16 (2.17%) Ajax
13 16 (2.17%) AngularJS
13 16 (2.17%) Kafka
13 16 (2.17%) Spring
14 15 (2.04%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 126 (17.12%) Data Centre
2 109 (14.81%) Clustering
3 70 (9.51%) Public Cloud
4 34 (4.62%) Enterprise Storage
5 25 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (2.31%) Replication
7 16 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
8 15 (2.04%) User Experience
9 14 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
10 13 (1.77%) Mainframe
11 12 (1.63%) Management Information System
12 11 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
12 11 (1.49%) PKI
13 9 (1.22%) Computer Science
13 9 (1.22%) NHS
14 8 (1.09%) Virtual Team
15 7 (0.95%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.95%) N-Tier
16 6 (0.82%) Grid Computing
16 6 (0.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 396 (53.80%) Linux
2 216 (29.35%) Unix
3 178 (24.18%) Windows
4 124 (16.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 97 (13.18%) Solaris
6 62 (8.42%) Windows Server
7 59 (8.02%) AIX
8 57 (7.74%) CentOS
9 45 (6.11%) SUSE
10 44 (5.98%) HPUX
11 34 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
12 29 (3.94%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (1.63%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.82%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.41%) Amazon Linux
16 3 (0.41%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 2 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (33.97%) DevOps
2 158 (21.47%) Configuration Management
3 146 (19.84%) Continuous Integration
4 139 (18.89%) Agile Software Development
5 121 (16.44%) High Availability
6 116 (15.76%) Microservices
7 109 (14.81%) Migration
8 102 (13.86%) ITIL
9 77 (10.46%) Open Source
10 70 (9.51%) Continuous Delivery
11 60 (8.15%) Mentoring
12 49 (6.66%) Coaching
13 47 (6.39%) Network Design
14 37 (5.03%) Change Management
14 37 (5.03%) E-Commerce
15 36 (4.89%) Scrum
16 35 (4.76%) Software Engineering
17 33 (4.48%) Performance Monitoring
18 31 (4.21%) Task Automation
19 29 (3.94%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 202 (27.45%) Python
2 161 (21.88%) Java
3 154 (20.92%) Bash Shell
4 102 (13.86%) Ruby
5 97 (13.18%) Perl
6 78 (10.60%) SQL
7 55 (7.47%) Shell Script
8 42 (5.71%) PowerShell
9 39 (5.30%) JavaScript
10 28 (3.80%) Korn
11 24 (3.26%) C-shell
12 23 (3.13%) Go
13 22 (2.99%) C#
14 20 (2.72%) C
15 18 (2.45%) Groovy
16 13 (1.77%) PHP
17 11 (1.49%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
18 9 (1.22%) T-SQL
19 8 (1.09%) C++
20 4 (0.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 148 (20.11%) Security Cleared
2 116 (15.76%) SC Cleared
3 80 (10.87%) Cisco Certification
4 59 (8.02%) CCNP
5 28 (3.80%) CCNA
6 23 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (2.99%) CCIE
7 22 (2.99%) MCSE
8 14 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
8 14 (1.90%) Degree
9 8 (1.09%) CCDP
10 7 (0.95%) MySQL Certification
11 6 (0.82%) CCSA
11 6 (0.82%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.68%) CCDA
12 5 (0.68%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 5 (0.68%) CCSE
12 5 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (0.54%) CCAA
13 4 (0.54%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.26%) QA
2 11 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.41%) COBIT
4 3 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (0.41%) SLA
5 2 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.27%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.14%) GCP
System Software
1 150 (20.38%) Docker
2 84 (11.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (8.29%) Active Directory
4 54 (7.34%) Hyper-V
5 37 (5.03%) NFS
5 37 (5.03%) VMware ESXi
6 32 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
7 27 (3.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 27 (3.67%) Veritas File System
8 25 (3.40%) KVM
9 23 (3.13%) Samba
9 23 (3.13%) vSphere
10 21 (2.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 19 (2.58%) Squid
12 18 (2.45%) Postfix
12 18 (2.45%) vCloud
13 17 (2.31%) Oracle RAC
13 17 (2.31%) Xen
14 13 (1.77%) XenApp
14 13 (1.77%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 163 (22.15%) Puppet
2 161 (21.88%) Ansible
3 89 (12.09%) Kubernetes
4 88 (11.96%) logstash
5 63 (8.56%) Kibana
6 62 (8.42%) Opscode Chef
7 56 (7.61%) Terraform
8 39 (5.30%) NetBackup
9 32 (4.35%) HAProxy
9 32 (4.35%) Rancher
10 22 (2.99%) Grafana
10 22 (2.99%) Nagios
11 19 (2.58%) ZABBIX
12 16 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
13 15 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
14 14 (1.90%) Docker Swarm
14 14 (1.90%) ITRS Geneos
14 14 (1.90%) Rsyslog
14 14 (1.90%) Sysdig
15 13 (1.77%) Mesos
Vendors
1 198 (26.90%) Cisco
2 174 (23.64%) F5
3 150 (20.38%) VMware
4 131 (17.80%) Oracle
5 123 (16.71%) Red Hat
6 116 (15.76%) Microsoft
7 92 (12.50%) Citrix
8 80 (10.87%) CheckPoint
9 62 (8.42%) HP
10 51 (6.93%) Sun
11 49 (6.66%) Juniper
12 48 (6.52%) Veritas
13 43 (5.84%) Brocade
13 43 (5.84%) Palo Alto
14 40 (5.43%) NetApp
15 38 (5.16%) EMC
16 35 (4.76%) Splunk
17 33 (4.48%) Fortinet
18 32 (4.35%) Symantec
19 31 (4.21%) IBM