Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 335 299 374
Rank change year-on-year -36 +75 -65
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 709 827 679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.86% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.02% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 537 445
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £319 £305 £283
90th Percentile £675 £588 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 15
UK median hourly rate £14.41 £55.00 £41.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.81% +32.18% +10.96%
10th Percentile £12.89 £46.25 £22.88
90th Percentile £28.28 £55.00 £47.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.95 £55.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -74.63% +22.22% +12.50%

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 84,708 80,985 88,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.85% 82.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,780 53,648 57,331
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,963 2,249 2,692
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.43 £23.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +4.29% +17.13%
10th Percentile £11.45 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.29 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.21% -4.00% +25.00%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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 -42 670 £500 +11.11% 126
UK excluding London 0 399 £425 +6.25% 91
London -98 302 £553 +20.77% 45
South East -3 160 £425 +12.21% 28
North of England +2 106 £500 +25.00% 25
Midlands +46 68 £361 -23.14% 13
West Midlands +42 54 £385 -16.30% 10
Yorkshire +14 49 £535 +18.89% 16
North West +18 41 £535 +2.88% 6
North East +36 30 £535 +65.89% 3
Scotland -30 23 £450 +36.36% 8
South West +4 21 £365 -2.99% 3
East Midlands +12 14 £325 -33.54% 3
East of England -45 12 £490 -6.67% 12
Wales 0 11 £368 -2.00% 1

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 352 (49.65%) Linux
2 318 (44.85%) Firewall
3 288 (40.62%) DevOps
4 229 (32.30%) Amazon AWS
5 200 (28.21%) Unix
6 193 (27.22%) Python
7 188 (26.52%) Java
7 188 (26.52%) Puppet
8 185 (26.09%) Jenkins
9 184 (25.95%) Ansible
10 181 (25.53%) Cisco
11 174 (24.54%) Docker
12 167 (23.55%) DNS
13 161 (22.71%) Agile Software Development
14 160 (22.57%) Continuous Integration
14 160 (22.57%) Windows
15 158 (22.28%) F5
16 153 (21.58%) Configuration Management
17 141 (19.89%) Git (software)
18 137 (19.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 136 (19.18%) Security Cleared
20 127 (17.91%) Bash Shell
20 127 (17.91%) VMware
21 119 (16.78%) Tomcat
22 118 (16.64%) Oracle
23 117 (16.50%) HTTP
24 112 (15.80%) Microservices
25 111 (15.66%) High Availability
26 108 (15.23%) Microsoft
27 107 (15.09%) TCP/IP

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
1 119 (16.78%) Tomcat
2 92 (12.98%) Apache
3 75 (10.58%) nginx
4 73 (10.30%) Confluence
5 51 (7.19%) IIS
6 40 (5.64%) WebLogic
7 37 (5.22%) JBoss
8 35 (4.94%) OpenStack
9 33 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
10 31 (4.37%) SharePoint
11 21 (2.96%) iPlanet
11 21 (2.96%) Oracle Application Server
12 19 (2.68%) Skype for Business
13 18 (2.54%) MS Exchange
14 12 (1.69%) CMS
14 12 (1.69%) WebSphere
15 11 (1.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 11 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
15 11 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
16 10 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.28%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 9 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.99%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 6 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 229 (32.30%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (9.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (7.76%) PaaS
4 46 (6.49%) IaaS
5 45 (6.35%) AWS CloudFormation
6 43 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
7 40 (5.64%) Amazon ELB
8 38 (5.36%) Amazon S3
9 33 (4.65%) Slack
10 31 (4.37%) OpenShift
11 27 (3.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 26 (3.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 25 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
14 24 (3.39%) Office 365
15 18 (2.54%) SaaS
16 15 (2.12%) GitHub
17 9 (1.27%) Heroku
18 8 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
19 7 (0.99%) Fastly
19 7 (0.99%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 318 (44.85%) Firewall
2 167 (23.55%) DNS
3 117 (16.50%) HTTP
4 107 (15.09%) TCP/IP
5 95 (13.40%) VPN
6 94 (13.26%) WAN
7 92 (12.98%) Network Security
8 82 (11.57%) SAN
9 78 (11.00%) LAN
10 74 (10.44%) SSL
11 55 (7.76%) DHCP
12 50 (7.05%) NAS
13 49 (6.91%) Internet
14 45 (6.35%) Cisco ASA
14 45 (6.35%) NetScaler
15 44 (6.21%) BGP
15 44 (6.21%) BIG-IP
16 43 (6.06%) Wireless
17 42 (5.92%) Cisco Nexus
18 38 (5.36%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (9.17%) PostgreSQL
1 65 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 62 (8.74%) MongoDB
3 50 (7.05%) MySQL
4 41 (5.78%) Oracle Database
5 35 (4.94%) NoSQL
6 32 (4.51%) Amazon RDS
7 27 (3.81%) Relational Database
8 21 (2.96%) Redis
9 20 (2.82%) RDBMS
10 18 (2.54%) NuoDB
11 13 (1.83%) Hadoop
12 11 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
13 10 (1.41%) Big Data
14 9 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (0.99%) DB2
15 7 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
16 6 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (0.85%) OLAP
16 6 (0.85%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 185 (26.09%) Jenkins
2 141 (19.89%) Git (software)
3 73 (10.30%) JIRA
4 55 (7.76%) Maven
5 54 (7.62%) SonarQube
6 49 (6.91%) Sonatype Nexus
7 42 (5.92%) Selenium
8 38 (5.36%) Artifactory
9 27 (3.81%) JMeter
10 26 (3.67%) JUnit
11 25 (3.53%) Ant
12 23 (3.24%) Bitbucket
12 23 (3.24%) TeamCity
13 20 (2.82%) Subversion
14 17 (2.40%) Liquibase
15 15 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (2.12%) Visual Studio
16 12 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 11 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 10 (1.41%) GitLab
General
1 97 (13.68%) Finance
2 59 (8.32%) Banking
3 30 (4.23%) Telecoms
4 22 (3.10%) Legal
5 21 (2.96%) Marketing
6 15 (2.12%) Manufacturing
6 15 (2.12%) Retail
7 13 (1.83%) Front Office
8 12 (1.69%) Electronics
9 7 (0.99%) International Banking
10 6 (0.85%) Publishing
11 4 (0.56%) Back Office
11 4 (0.56%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.56%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.56%) Law
12 3 (0.42%) French Language
13 2 (0.28%) Automotive
13 2 (0.28%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 165 (23.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 110 (15.51%) Network Engineer
3 91 (12.83%) Architect
4 57 (8.04%) Linux Engineer
5 55 (7.76%) Senior DevOps
5 55 (7.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 54 (7.62%) Consultant
7 50 (7.05%) AWS DevOps
8 44 (6.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 39 (5.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 37 (5.22%) Administrator
11 35 (4.94%) Developer
12 33 (4.65%) AWS Engineer
13 28 (3.95%) DevOps Consultant
14 27 (3.81%) Infrastructure Architect
15 26 (3.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 26 (3.67%) Systems Administrator
16 24 (3.39%) Unix Engineer
17 23 (3.24%) AWS Consultant
17 23 (3.24%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (11.85%) Web Services
2 71 (10.01%) Elastic Stack
3 44 (6.21%) J2EE
4 31 (4.37%) RabbitMQ
5 26 (3.67%) Sensu
6 25 (3.53%) Middleware
7 24 (3.39%) REST
7 24 (3.39%) RESTful
8 22 (3.10%) .NET
8 22 (3.10%) LEMP Stack
9 21 (2.96%) JSON
10 20 (2.82%) CSS
10 20 (2.82%) Spring
11 18 (2.54%) Node.js
12 17 (2.40%) MCollective
13 15 (2.12%) Ajax
13 15 (2.12%) AngularJS
13 15 (2.12%) HTML
13 15 (2.12%) LAMP
14 14 (1.97%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 106 (14.95%) Data Centre
2 103 (14.53%) Clustering
3 95 (13.40%) Public Cloud
4 27 (3.81%) Enterprise Storage
4 27 (3.81%) Hybrid Cloud
5 26 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (3.67%) PKI
6 17 (2.40%) Linux Command Line
7 14 (1.97%) Replication
7 14 (1.97%) User Experience
8 12 (1.69%) Private Cloud
9 9 (1.27%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.13%) DataPower
11 7 (0.99%) Mainframe
11 7 (0.99%) NHS
11 7 (0.99%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.85%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.85%) EMC VMAX
12 6 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
13 5 (0.71%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 352 (49.65%) Linux
2 200 (28.21%) Unix
3 160 (22.57%) Windows
4 137 (19.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 74 (10.44%) Solaris
6 72 (10.16%) CentOS
7 56 (7.90%) Windows Server
8 40 (5.64%) AIX
9 33 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 31 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (3.39%) HPUX
12 22 (3.10%) SUSE
13 10 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.85%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.85%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.28%) CatOS
15 2 (0.28%) Debian
16 1 (0.14%) Mesosphere
16 1 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (40.62%) DevOps
2 161 (22.71%) Agile Software Development
3 160 (22.57%) Continuous Integration
4 153 (21.58%) Configuration Management
5 112 (15.80%) Microservices
6 111 (15.66%) High Availability
7 98 (13.82%) Migration
8 91 (12.83%) ITIL
9 73 (10.30%) Continuous Delivery
9 73 (10.30%) Mentoring
10 66 (9.31%) Open Source
11 53 (7.48%) Coaching
12 47 (6.63%) Network Design
13 37 (5.22%) Disaster Recovery
14 35 (4.94%) Release Management
14 35 (4.94%) Scrum
15 34 (4.80%) E-Commerce
15 34 (4.80%) Service Delivery
16 32 (4.51%) Change Management
16 32 (4.51%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 193 (27.22%) Python
2 188 (26.52%) Java
3 127 (17.91%) Bash Shell
4 97 (13.68%) Perl
4 97 (13.68%) Ruby
5 86 (12.13%) SQL
6 48 (6.77%) Shell Script
7 44 (6.21%) PowerShell
8 38 (5.36%) Groovy
9 35 (4.94%) JavaScript
10 19 (2.68%) C#
11 16 (2.26%) Go
12 15 (2.12%) Korn
13 14 (1.97%) C-shell
14 12 (1.69%) PHP
15 11 (1.55%) C
16 10 (1.41%) T-SQL
16 10 (1.41%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 5 (0.71%) Scala
18 3 (0.42%) C++
Qualifications
1 136 (19.18%) Security Cleared
2 98 (13.82%) SC Cleared
3 79 (11.14%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (7.62%) CCNP
5 29 (4.09%) CCNA
5 29 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 28 (3.95%) MCSE
7 23 (3.24%) CCIE
8 13 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (1.27%) Degree
10 7 (0.99%) CCDP
10 7 (0.99%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 7 (0.99%) CCSA
10 7 (0.99%) MySQL Certification
11 6 (0.85%) CCSE
11 6 (0.85%) MCSA
12 5 (0.71%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.56%) MCP
14 3 (0.42%) CCDA
14 3 (0.42%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.24%) QA
2 13 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.42%) SLA
7 2 (0.28%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.14%) GCP
8 1 (0.14%) SAS 70
System Software
1 174 (24.54%) Docker
2 65 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (8.46%) Active Directory
4 40 (5.64%) Hyper-V
5 37 (5.22%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (3.53%) NFS
8 22 (3.10%) Squid
8 22 (3.10%) vCloud
8 22 (3.10%) vSphere
9 21 (2.96%) Postfix
10 20 (2.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 19 (2.68%) Veritas File System
12 16 (2.26%) Samba
13 12 (1.69%) VMware NSX
14 11 (1.55%) Xen
15 9 (1.27%) KVM
15 9 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
15 9 (1.27%) XenApp
16 8 (1.13%) iptables
Systems Management
1 188 (26.52%) Puppet
2 184 (25.95%) Ansible
3 98 (13.82%) logstash
4 97 (13.68%) Kubernetes
5 77 (10.86%) Terraform
6 49 (6.91%) Opscode Chef
7 47 (6.63%) Kibana
8 32 (4.51%) NetBackup
9 31 (4.37%) Nagios
9 31 (4.37%) Rancher
10 30 (4.23%) HAProxy
11 29 (4.09%) ZABBIX
12 24 (3.39%) ITRS Geneos
13 20 (2.82%) Grafana
14 18 (2.54%) Docker Swarm
14 18 (2.54%) Tivoli
15 17 (2.40%) Microsoft Clustering
15 17 (2.40%) Rsyslog
15 17 (2.40%) Sysdig
16 15 (2.12%) Mesos
Vendors
1 181 (25.53%) Cisco
2 158 (22.28%) F5
3 127 (17.91%) VMware
4 118 (16.64%) Oracle
5 108 (15.23%) Microsoft
6 107 (15.09%) Red Hat
7 86 (12.13%) Citrix
8 85 (11.99%) CheckPoint
9 53 (7.48%) HP
10 49 (6.91%) IBM
11 43 (6.06%) Juniper
12 42 (5.92%) Splunk
13 40 (5.64%) Palo Alto
14 31 (4.37%) Brocade
14 31 (4.37%) Dell
15 29 (4.09%) NetApp
15 29 (4.09%) Sun
16 27 (3.81%) Fortinet
16 27 (3.81%) Symantec
17 26 (3.67%) Veritas