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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 330 298 268
Rank change year-on-year -32 -30  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 294 413 439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.74% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.89% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 257 276
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £310 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 20
Median hourly rate £65.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.05% +8.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +71.05% -5.00%  

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 38874 46289 44591
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.66% 82.81% 79.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 25559 30584 27700
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 £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 1086 1306
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.97 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +17.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

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 27 April 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
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 27 April 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 +2 286 £450 +12.50% 63
London +43 139 £475 +11.76% 29
South East 0 68 £458 +27.08% 8
Berkshire +21 27 £450 +18.42% 2
South West +20 21 £331 -17.18% 4
Yorkshire -1 20 £450 +12.50% 7
North West +22 19 £525 +29.15% 6
City of London 0 17 £550 +46.66% 6
Surrey +8 16 £525 +100.00% 3
Reading +23 15 £469 +20.96%
Wiltshire +7 11 £313 -21.87%
West Yorkshire +1 11 £465 +16.25% 6
West Sussex +21 10 £395 +17.91%
East of England -7 10 £313 -3.84% 4
Buckinghamshire -8 9 £500 +25.00%
Croydon +15 8 £475 +21.01%
Leeds +14 8 £480 +21.98% 5
West Midlands +14 8 £363 -9.03% 4
Manchester +13 8 £433 -38.21% 4
Crawley +12 8 £395 -
Milton Keynes +2 8 £500 -
South Yorkshire 0 8 £325 -20.73% 1
Swindon -1 6 £264 -34.06%
Cheshire +27 5 £456 +13.92% 2
Cambridgeshire +4 5 £300 -7.69%
Hampshire -25 5 £408 +13.19%
Cornwall - 5 £338 -
Gloucestershire +8 4 £250 -37.50% 1
Peterborough - 4 £225 -
Doncaster - 4 £325 -

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 273 (45.35%) Firewall
2 251 (41.69%) Linux
3 222 (36.88%) Cisco
4 186 (30.90%) DNS
5 162 (26.91%) WAN
6 155 (25.75%) Amazon AWS
7 147 (24.42%) DevOps
8 145 (24.09%) Agile Software Development
9 144 (23.92%) F5
10 140 (23.26%) Windows
11 123 (20.43%) VMware
12 122 (20.27%) Security Cleared
13 121 (20.10%) LAN
14 116 (19.27%) Cisco Certification
14 116 (19.27%) Data Centre
15 114 (18.94%) VPN
16 111 (18.44%) Microsoft
16 111 (18.44%) Microsoft Azure
17 104 (17.28%) Puppet
18 102 (16.94%) Ansible
18 102 (16.94%) Jenkins
19 99 (16.45%) Java
20 96 (15.95%) CCNP
21 91 (15.12%) CheckPoint
21 91 (15.12%) Docker
22 89 (14.78%) SC Cleared
22 89 (14.78%) Git (software)
23 86 (14.29%) High Availability
24 84 (13.95%) TCP/IP
25 83 (13.79%) SSL

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 81 (13.46%) Apache
2 59 (9.80%) Tomcat
3 51 (8.47%) IIS
4 43 (7.14%) nginx
5 25 (4.15%) JBoss
6 23 (3.82%) WebSphere
7 22 (3.65%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (2.99%) MS Exchange
9 15 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2010
9 15 (2.49%) WebLogic
10 14 (2.33%) Confluence
11 10 (1.66%) OpenStack
11 10 (1.66%) WebSphere Application Server
12 9 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (1.33%) SharePoint
14 7 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (1.16%) Skype for Business
15 6 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (1.00%) Jetty
15 6 (1.00%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.83%) BusinessWorks
1 5 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 155 (25.75%) Amazon AWS
2 111 (18.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (5.15%) IaaS
4 23 (3.82%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (3.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 16 (2.66%) Office 365
7 15 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (2.49%) PaaS
8 12 (1.99%) Amazon ELB
9 11 (1.83%) Amazon S3
10 10 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (1.50%) SaaS
12 7 (1.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (1.00%) Akamai
14 4 (0.66%) GitHub
15 3 (0.50%) Bluemix
15 3 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
15 3 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
15 3 (0.50%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 273 (45.35%) Firewall
2 186 (30.90%) DNS
3 162 (26.91%) WAN
4 121 (20.10%) LAN
5 114 (18.94%) VPN
6 84 (13.95%) TCP/IP
7 83 (13.79%) SSL
8 80 (13.29%) Cisco Nexus
9 76 (12.62%) Network Security
10 75 (12.46%) Wireless
11 71 (11.79%) NetScaler
12 67 (11.13%) HTTP
13 64 (10.63%) Cisco ASA
14 62 (10.30%) BGP
15 53 (8.80%) OSPF
16 50 (8.31%) MPLS
17 49 (8.14%) DHCP
18 45 (7.48%) SAN
19 37 (6.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 34 (5.65%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (10.80%) PostgreSQL
2 63 (10.47%) SQL Server
3 38 (6.31%) MySQL
4 35 (5.81%) MongoDB
5 30 (4.98%) Relational Database
6 25 (4.15%) Amazon RDS
7 23 (3.82%) Redis
8 11 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (1.66%) NoSQL
10 9 (1.50%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
13 6 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (1.00%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.83%) DB2
14 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 4 (0.66%) InterSystems Cache
15 4 (0.66%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 102 (16.94%) Jenkins
2 89 (14.78%) Git (software)
3 23 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (3.65%) Sonatype Nexus
5 21 (3.49%) JIRA
6 18 (2.99%) Visual Studio
7 14 (2.33%) JUnit
8 13 (2.16%) Maven
9 12 (1.99%) JMeter
9 12 (1.99%) Subversion
10 11 (1.83%) SonarQube
11 10 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (1.33%) Ant
12 8 (1.33%) Bitbucket
12 8 (1.33%) Liquibase
13 7 (1.16%) Artifactory
13 7 (1.16%) Mercurial
13 7 (1.16%) MSBuild
13 7 (1.16%) TeamCity
14 6 (1.00%) Selenium
General
1 77 (12.79%) Finance
2 35 (5.81%) Telecoms
3 34 (5.65%) Banking
4 14 (2.33%) Marketing
5 11 (1.83%) Retail
6 10 (1.66%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.66%) Legal
7 8 (1.33%) Law
8 6 (1.00%) Back Office
8 6 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.83%) Electronics
10 4 (0.66%) Advertising
10 4 (0.66%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.66%) French Language
11 2 (0.33%) Publishing
12 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.17%) Automotive
12 1 (0.17%) Billing
12 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 120 (19.93%) Network Engineer
2 82 (13.62%) DevOps Engineer
3 81 (13.46%) Architect
4 66 (10.96%) Consultant
5 39 (6.48%) Cisco Engineer
6 36 (5.98%) Technical Architect
7 34 (5.65%) AWS DevOps
8 33 (5.48%) Developer
9 32 (5.32%) Administrator
10 30 (4.98%) Security Engineer
11 29 (4.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 28 (4.65%) Infrastructure Architect
12 28 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 26 (4.32%) Analyst
14 24 (3.99%) AWS Engineer
15 22 (3.65%) Network Security Engineer
16 21 (3.49%) Senior DevOps
17 20 (3.32%) DevOps Consultant
18 19 (3.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
18 19 (3.16%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (7.97%) .NET
1 48 (7.97%) Elastic Stack
2 37 (6.15%) Web Services
3 35 (5.81%) REST
4 31 (5.15%) Middleware
5 30 (4.98%) LAPP Stack
6 23 (3.82%) Node.js
7 22 (3.65%) RabbitMQ
8 21 (3.49%) SOAP
9 20 (3.32%) CSS
10 17 (2.82%) LAMP
11 16 (2.66%) HTML
11 16 (2.66%) MSMQ
12 15 (2.49%) 802.1X
13 12 (1.99%) Java EE
14 11 (1.83%) XML
15 10 (1.66%) LEMP Stack
16 9 (1.50%) AngularJS
17 8 (1.33%) Regular Expression
17 8 (1.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 116 (19.27%) Data Centre
2 56 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (7.64%) Clustering
4 37 (6.15%) Public Cloud
5 28 (4.65%) Linux Command Line
6 22 (3.65%) Replication
7 16 (2.66%) Enterprise Storage
8 15 (2.49%) Management Information System
9 13 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
10 11 (1.83%) Computer Science
11 9 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (1.33%) EMC VNX
12 8 (1.33%) Private Cloud
13 7 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 7 (1.16%) NHS
14 6 (1.00%) BBC
14 6 (1.00%) CMDB
15 5 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (0.83%) Fintech
16 4 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 251 (41.69%) Linux
2 140 (23.26%) Windows
3 71 (11.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 68 (11.30%) Unix
4 68 (11.30%) Windows Server
5 53 (8.80%) CentOS
6 37 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (5.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (3.99%) Ubuntu
9 21 (3.49%) Solaris
10 18 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (2.49%) AIX
12 12 (1.99%) HPUX
13 7 (1.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 6 (1.00%) Data ONTAP
14 6 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (1.00%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.83%) SUSE
15 5 (0.83%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (24.42%) DevOps
2 145 (24.09%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (14.29%) High Availability
4 70 (11.63%) Configuration Management
5 66 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
6 60 (9.97%) Migration
7 59 (9.80%) ITIL
8 55 (9.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 47 (7.81%) Continuous Delivery
10 46 (7.64%) Network Design
11 32 (5.32%) Scrum
12 31 (5.15%) Service Management
13 30 (4.98%) Open Source
14 29 (4.82%) Microservices
15 28 (4.65%) Mentoring
16 27 (4.49%) E-Commerce
17 25 (4.15%) Kalman Filter
18 24 (3.99%) Project Management
19 23 (3.82%) Problem Management
20 20 (3.32%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (16.45%) Java
2 82 (13.62%) Python
3 77 (12.79%) PowerShell
4 69 (11.46%) Bash Shell
5 68 (11.30%) SQL
6 54 (8.97%) Perl
6 54 (8.97%) Ruby
7 37 (6.15%) JavaScript
8 23 (3.82%) T-SQL
9 19 (3.16%) C#
9 19 (3.16%) PHP
10 13 (2.16%) C
11 12 (1.99%) Groovy
12 10 (1.66%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.00%) Korn
14 3 (0.50%) AWK
14 3 (0.50%) Go
14 3 (0.50%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.50%) Scala
14 3 (0.50%) sed
Qualifications
1 122 (20.27%) Security Cleared
2 116 (19.27%) Cisco Certification
3 96 (15.95%) CCNP
4 89 (14.78%) SC Cleared
5 62 (10.30%) CCNA
6 31 (5.15%) CCIE
7 13 (2.16%) CCDP
7 13 (2.16%) CISSP
7 13 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (1.99%) Degree
9 11 (1.83%) JNCIA
9 11 (1.83%) JNCIP
9 11 (1.83%) MCSE
10 10 (1.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (1.16%) DV Cleared
11 7 (1.16%) JNCIS
12 6 (1.00%) CCDA
12 6 (1.00%) CTC Cleared
12 6 (1.00%) SANS
13 5 (0.83%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.65%) PCI DSS
2 15 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.99%) QA
3 12 (1.99%) SLA
4 11 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (1.33%) HIPAA
6 5 (0.83%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.50%) GDPR
8 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.33%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.17%) GPG13
System Software
1 91 (15.12%) Docker
2 81 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (10.47%) Active Directory
4 33 (5.48%) Virtual Machines
5 26 (4.32%) vSphere
6 15 (2.49%) Hyper-V
6 15 (2.49%) NFS
6 15 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (2.16%) ProxySG
7 13 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
8 11 (1.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 11 (1.83%) Veritas File System
9 10 (1.66%) vCloud
9 10 (1.66%) XenApp
10 9 (1.50%) Squid
11 7 (1.16%) KVM
11 7 (1.16%) Postfix
11 7 (1.16%) VMware ESX
11 7 (1.16%) Xen
11 7 (1.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 104 (17.28%) Puppet
2 102 (16.94%) Ansible
3 50 (8.31%) Kubernetes
4 39 (6.48%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (5.48%) HAProxy
5 33 (5.48%) logstash
6 31 (5.15%) Kibana
7 29 (4.82%) Nagios
8 26 (4.32%) Terraform
9 16 (2.66%) ZABBIX
10 11 (1.83%) EMC Navisphere
10 11 (1.83%) Microsoft Clustering
10 11 (1.83%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 10 (1.66%) Rancher
12 9 (1.50%) vRealize
13 8 (1.33%) FortiGate
13 8 (1.33%) NetBackup
14 7 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
14 7 (1.16%) Sysdig
14 7 (1.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 222 (36.88%) Cisco
2 144 (23.92%) F5
3 123 (20.43%) VMware
4 111 (18.44%) Microsoft
5 91 (15.12%) CheckPoint
6 64 (10.63%) Juniper
7 63 (10.47%) Citrix
8 58 (9.63%) Oracle
9 56 (9.30%) Red Hat
10 41 (6.81%) Palo Alto
11 32 (5.32%) Brocade
12 29 (4.82%) HP
12 29 (4.82%) IBM
13 26 (4.32%) Intel Security
14 25 (4.15%) EMC
15 24 (3.99%) Blue Coat
15 24 (3.99%) NetApp
15 24 (3.99%) Riverbed
16 23 (3.82%) Splunk
17 19 (3.16%) Veritas
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