Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 332 271 353
Rank change year-on-year -61 +82 -10
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 733 989 774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.93% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 1.11% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 645 506
UK median daily rate £475 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £320 £308 £285
90th Percentile £638 £588 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.67% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 10
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £38.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £13.07 £28.38 £33.39
90th Percentile £65.30 £42.25 £44.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.20 £38.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +0.53% -2.56% -2.50%

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 83949 89067 93073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.87% 81.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 55749 58891 60306
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 £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2340 2707
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.89 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.66% +8.58% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.59 £11.50 £11.45
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +12.50%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -38 696 £475 +8.26% 52
UK excluding London -3 415 £413 +7.14% 41
London -86 302 £550 +18.92% 14
North of England +47 148 £450 +20.00% 18
South East +35 145 £425 +13.33% 8
North West +44 71 £535 +12.63% 7
Midlands +37 59 £350 -15.66% 1
North East +42 48 £363 +9.85%
Yorkshire +18 42 £535 +25.88% 11
West Midlands +16 39 £360 -10.00%
South West +27 29 £365 -8.75% 4
Scotland -30 21 £450 +36.36% 3
East Midlands +13 16 £325 +8.33% 1
East of England -66 11 £490 -6.67% 7
Wales +10 7 £280 -47.91%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (54.02%) Linux
2 334 (45.57%) Firewall
3 234 (31.92%) DevOps
4 213 (29.06%) Unix
5 203 (27.69%) Cisco
6 202 (27.56%) Amazon AWS
7 201 (27.42%) DNS
8 191 (26.06%) F5
9 187 (25.51%) Python
10 180 (24.56%) Windows
11 166 (22.65%) TCP/IP
12 159 (21.69%) Java
13 156 (21.28%) Puppet
14 152 (20.74%) Security Cleared
15 151 (20.60%) Configuration Management
16 148 (20.19%) VMware
16 148 (20.19%) Bash Shell
17 143 (19.51%) Ansible
18 138 (18.83%) Data Centre
19 134 (18.28%) Jenkins
19 134 (18.28%) Oracle
20 133 (18.14%) Docker
20 133 (18.14%) High Availability
21 132 (18.01%) HTTP
22 131 (17.87%) Continuous Integration
23 130 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
24 129 (17.60%) Apache
25 125 (17.05%) Red Hat
26 124 (16.92%) SC Cleared
27 122 (16.64%) Git (software)

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
1 129 (17.60%) Apache
2 120 (16.37%) Tomcat
3 78 (10.64%) nginx
4 75 (10.23%) WebLogic
5 60 (8.19%) JBoss
6 52 (7.09%) IIS
7 51 (6.96%) Confluence
8 50 (6.82%) iPlanet
8 50 (6.82%) Oracle Application Server
9 36 (4.91%) SharePoint
10 29 (3.96%) Elasticsearch
11 24 (3.27%) OpenStack
12 16 (2.18%) MS Exchange
12 16 (2.18%) SharePoint 2010
12 16 (2.18%) SharePoint 2013
12 16 (2.18%) Skype for Business
13 15 (2.05%) WebSphere
14 14 (1.91%) MQSeries
15 13 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
16 11 (1.50%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 14 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (2.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 202 (27.56%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (8.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (4.09%) PaaS
4 29 (3.96%) Amazon EC2
5 28 (3.82%) Office 365
6 27 (3.68%) Amazon ELB
6 27 (3.68%) Amazon S3
6 27 (3.68%) Cloud Computing
6 27 (3.68%) Slack
7 26 (3.55%) IaaS
8 23 (3.14%) AWS CloudFormation
9 22 (3.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 22 (3.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 19 (2.59%) SaaS
11 12 (1.64%) GitHub
12 8 (1.09%) OneDrive
13 7 (0.95%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 7 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.95%) Fastly
14 6 (0.82%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 334 (45.57%) Firewall
2 201 (27.42%) DNS
3 166 (22.65%) TCP/IP
4 132 (18.01%) HTTP
5 110 (15.01%) WAN
6 96 (13.10%) VPN
7 92 (12.55%) SAN
7 92 (12.55%) SSL
8 83 (11.32%) Network Security
9 79 (10.78%) LAN
10 60 (8.19%) NAS
11 54 (7.37%) Cisco Nexus
12 53 (7.23%) BGP
13 52 (7.09%) Internet
14 49 (6.68%) IPsec
14 49 (6.68%) MPLS
15 48 (6.55%) LDAP
16 44 (6.00%) Wireless
17 42 (5.73%) Cisco ASA
17 42 (5.73%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (9.69%) SQL Server
2 67 (9.14%) MongoDB
3 64 (8.73%) MySQL
4 62 (8.46%) PostgreSQL
5 32 (4.37%) Oracle Database
6 30 (4.09%) NoSQL
7 25 (3.41%) Amazon RDS
8 16 (2.18%) Relational Database
9 15 (2.05%) Big Data
10 13 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
10 13 (1.77%) RDBMS
11 12 (1.64%) Hadoop
11 12 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 9 (1.23%) Redis
13 9 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
14 8 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 134 (18.28%) Jenkins
2 122 (16.64%) Git (software)
3 51 (6.96%) JIRA
4 50 (6.82%) Sonatype Nexus
5 47 (6.41%) Artifactory
6 44 (6.00%) SonarQube
7 34 (4.64%) Maven
8 24 (3.27%) Bitbucket
9 21 (2.86%) JUnit
10 20 (2.73%) Ant
11 17 (2.32%) TeamCity
12 15 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (1.91%) Selenium
14 13 (1.77%) Liquibase
15 12 (1.64%) Subversion
16 11 (1.50%) Hudson
16 11 (1.50%) JMeter
16 11 (1.50%) Visual Studio
17 9 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 4 (0.55%) Eclipse
General
1 115 (15.69%) Finance
2 64 (8.73%) Banking
3 36 (4.91%) Telecoms
4 33 (4.50%) Legal
5 22 (3.00%) Marketing
5 22 (3.00%) Retail
6 17 (2.32%) Manufacturing
7 16 (2.18%) Front Office
8 15 (2.05%) Electronics
9 11 (1.50%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.82%) Publishing
11 5 (0.68%) Back Office
11 5 (0.68%) Law
11 5 (0.68%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.41%) French Language
13 2 (0.27%) Advertising
13 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 136 (18.55%) DevOps Engineer
2 106 (14.46%) Network Engineer
3 103 (14.05%) Architect
4 62 (8.46%) Linux Engineer
5 61 (8.32%) Consultant
6 52 (7.09%) Developer
7 48 (6.55%) Administrator
8 46 (6.28%) Unix Engineer
9 41 (5.59%) AWS DevOps
10 39 (5.32%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 35 (4.77%) Systems Administrator
12 34 (4.64%) AWS Engineer
12 34 (4.64%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 30 (4.09%) Infrastructure Architect
14 29 (3.96%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 29 (3.96%) Java Developer
14 29 (3.96%) Senior DevOps
14 29 (3.96%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 27 (3.68%) Solaris Engineer
16 24 (3.27%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (10.50%) Elastic Stack
2 74 (10.10%) Web Services
3 73 (9.96%) J2EE
4 34 (4.64%) Node.js
4 34 (4.64%) REST
5 29 (3.96%) .NET
5 29 (3.96%) Middleware
6 28 (3.82%) LAMP
7 26 (3.55%) CSS
7 26 (3.55%) LEMP Stack
8 25 (3.41%) RabbitMQ
9 23 (3.14%) RESTful
10 22 (3.00%) XML
11 21 (2.86%) HTML
12 20 (2.73%) LAPP Stack
12 20 (2.73%) Sensu
13 17 (2.32%) Ajax
14 16 (2.18%) Kafka
14 16 (2.18%) SOAP
15 15 (2.05%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 138 (18.83%) Data Centre
2 111 (15.14%) Clustering
3 60 (8.19%) Public Cloud
4 33 (4.50%) Enterprise Storage
5 28 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (2.32%) PKI
6 17 (2.32%) Replication
7 15 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
7 15 (2.05%) User Experience
8 14 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
8 14 (1.91%) Mainframe
9 12 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
9 12 (1.64%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.50%) Computer Science
11 10 (1.36%) Virtual Team
12 9 (1.23%) Client/Server
13 8 (1.09%) Private Cloud
14 7 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 7 (0.95%) N-Tier
14 7 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 396 (54.02%) Linux
2 213 (29.06%) Unix
3 180 (24.56%) Windows
4 111 (15.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 103 (14.05%) Solaris
6 66 (9.00%) AIX
7 62 (8.46%) Windows Server
8 54 (7.37%) SUSE
9 52 (7.09%) HPUX
10 50 (6.82%) CentOS
11 33 (4.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 27 (3.68%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (1.91%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.68%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.55%) Data ONTAP
15 4 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.55%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.41%) Amazon Linux
16 3 (0.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (31.92%) DevOps
2 151 (20.60%) Configuration Management
3 133 (18.14%) High Availability
4 131 (17.87%) Continuous Integration
5 130 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
6 113 (15.42%) ITIL
7 107 (14.60%) Migration
8 103 (14.05%) Microservices
9 72 (9.82%) Open Source
10 63 (8.59%) Continuous Delivery
11 61 (8.32%) Network Design
12 50 (6.82%) Change Management
13 49 (6.68%) Mentoring
14 46 (6.28%) Coaching
15 40 (5.46%) E-Commerce
16 35 (4.77%) Software Engineering
17 32 (4.37%) Performance Monitoring
18 30 (4.09%) Scrum
18 30 (4.09%) Task Automation
19 26 (3.55%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 187 (25.51%) Python
2 159 (21.69%) Java
3 148 (20.19%) Bash Shell
4 96 (13.10%) Perl
5 95 (12.96%) Ruby
6 78 (10.64%) SQL
7 63 (8.59%) Shell Script
8 45 (6.14%) JavaScript
9 42 (5.73%) PowerShell
10 27 (3.68%) Korn
11 23 (3.14%) C-shell
12 22 (3.00%) C
13 21 (2.86%) C#
14 20 (2.73%) Go
15 17 (2.32%) Groovy
16 15 (2.05%) PHP
17 11 (1.50%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
18 9 (1.23%) Scala
19 8 (1.09%) C++
19 8 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 152 (20.74%) Security Cleared
2 124 (16.92%) SC Cleared
3 75 (10.23%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (7.37%) CCNP
5 24 (3.27%) CCIE
5 24 (3.27%) CCNA
6 21 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (2.73%) MCSE
8 16 (2.18%) Degree
9 11 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (1.09%) CCDP
11 7 (0.95%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.95%) JNCIA
11 7 (0.95%) MySQL Certification
12 5 (0.68%) CCDA
12 5 (0.68%) CCSA
12 5 (0.68%) CISSP
12 5 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (0.68%) EMC Certification
12 5 (0.68%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.27%) QA
2 6 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (0.82%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.68%) COBIT
4 3 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.41%) FedRAMP
4 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.27%) SLA
6 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.14%) GCP
System Software
1 133 (18.14%) Docker
2 83 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (8.19%) Active Directory
4 44 (6.00%) Hyper-V
5 39 (5.32%) VMware ESXi
6 36 (4.91%) NFS
7 31 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
8 29 (3.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 28 (3.82%) KVM
10 26 (3.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 26 (3.55%) Veritas File System
11 23 (3.14%) vSphere
12 21 (2.86%) Samba
13 20 (2.73%) Oracle RAC
14 18 (2.46%) Squid
14 18 (2.46%) vCloud
14 18 (2.46%) Xen
15 17 (2.32%) Postfix
16 14 (1.91%) iptables
17 13 (1.77%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 156 (21.28%) Puppet
2 143 (19.51%) Ansible
3 81 (11.05%) logstash
4 74 (10.10%) Kubernetes
5 65 (8.87%) Opscode Chef
6 62 (8.46%) Kibana
7 46 (6.28%) Terraform
8 38 (5.18%) NetBackup
9 37 (5.05%) HAProxy
10 29 (3.96%) Rancher
11 20 (2.73%) Grafana
12 18 (2.46%) Nagios
13 17 (2.32%) ZABBIX
14 15 (2.05%) Norton AntiVirus
15 13 (1.77%) Docker Swarm
15 13 (1.77%) Rsyslog
15 13 (1.77%) Sysdig
16 11 (1.50%) ITRS Geneos
16 11 (1.50%) Microsoft Clustering
16 11 (1.50%) OpenView
Vendors
1 203 (27.69%) Cisco
2 191 (26.06%) F5
3 148 (20.19%) VMware
4 134 (18.28%) Oracle
5 125 (17.05%) Red Hat
6 107 (14.60%) Microsoft
7 76 (10.37%) CheckPoint
7 76 (10.37%) Citrix
8 58 (7.91%) HP
8 58 (7.91%) Juniper
9 57 (7.78%) Sun
10 55 (7.50%) Veritas
11 52 (7.09%) Palo Alto
12 43 (5.87%) NetApp
13 42 (5.73%) EMC
14 40 (5.46%) Brocade
15 34 (4.64%) Fortinet
16 33 (4.50%) IBM
17 31 (4.23%) Splunk
18 30 (4.09%) Symantec