Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 342 345 357
Rank change year-on-year +3 +12 -57
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 719 620 715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.69% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.81% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 421 443
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £326 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £600 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £408 £380
% change year-on-year +13.50% +7.24% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 22
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £47.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.57% +20.51% +11.43%
10th Percentile £16.20 £43.25 £22.13
90th Percentile £47.00 £65.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £65.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year -34.62% +71.05% +1.33%

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 86,421 76,393 88,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.75% 84.67% 84.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,007 50,123 58,267
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,275 2,053 2,316
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.84% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.47 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.12 £26.83
% change year-on-year -20.38% -6.37% +22.71%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -7 655 £545 +21.11% 174
UK excluding London +13 359 £463 +13.50% 105
London -12 334 £575 +21.05% 81
South East -16 138 £470 +10.59% 24
North of England -38 66 £550 +22.22% 22
East of England +27 52 £413 - 16
Midlands +5 38 £355 -10.13% 14
North West -16 36 £600 +33.33% 11
West Midlands -9 29 £400 +1.27% 8
South West +4 28 £413 +24.53% 17
Scotland -23 27 £475 +26.67% 10
Yorkshire -38 26 £505 +12.22% 10
Wales -5 10 £445 +18.67% 1
East Midlands +13 9 £350 -28.43% 6
North East +11 9 £625 +95.31% 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 336 (46.73%) Firewall
2 298 (41.45%) DevOps
3 289 (40.19%) Linux
4 232 (32.27%) Amazon AWS
5 219 (30.46%) DNS
6 217 (30.18%) Jenkins
7 185 (25.73%) Python
8 182 (25.31%) Docker
9 176 (24.48%) Cisco
10 174 (24.20%) Ansible
11 171 (23.78%) Puppet
11 171 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
12 170 (23.64%) Windows
13 155 (21.56%) Git (software)
14 143 (19.89%) Java
15 141 (19.61%) Configuration Management
16 134 (18.64%) Continuous Integration
17 133 (18.50%) F5
17 133 (18.50%) Terraform
18 131 (18.22%) Security Cleared
19 129 (17.94%) TCP/IP
20 127 (17.66%) VMware
21 124 (17.25%) Kubernetes
22 121 (16.83%) Unix
23 120 (16.69%) Data Centre
24 117 (16.27%) SSL
25 114 (15.86%) VPN
25 114 (15.86%) Ruby
26 112 (15.58%) Microservices
27 109 (15.16%) 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 97 (13.49%) nginx
2 51 (7.09%) Apache
3 50 (6.95%) Elasticsearch
4 48 (6.68%) Tomcat
5 47 (6.54%) IIS
6 46 (6.40%) Confluence
7 38 (5.29%) OpenStack
8 19 (2.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 17 (2.36%) SharePoint
10 14 (1.95%) Skype for Business
11 12 (1.67%) MS Exchange
12 11 (1.53%) Apache Spark
13 10 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
14 9 (1.25%) CMS
14 9 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
15 8 (1.11%) JBoss
16 7 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
16 7 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
16 7 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
16 7 (0.97%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.28%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 4 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 232 (32.27%) Amazon AWS
2 98 (13.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (8.90%) PaaS
4 60 (8.34%) IaaS
5 35 (4.87%) Amazon EC2
6 33 (4.59%) Amazon ELB
7 32 (4.45%) OpenShift
8 31 (4.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 29 (4.03%) Amazon S3
9 29 (4.03%) Cloud Computing
10 28 (3.89%) Office 365
11 21 (2.92%) Serverless
12 18 (2.50%) GitHub
13 17 (2.36%) Google Cloud Platform
13 17 (2.36%) SaaS
13 17 (2.36%) Slack
14 11 (1.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 10 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
15 10 (1.39%) Heroku
16 9 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 336 (46.73%) Firewall
2 219 (30.46%) DNS
3 129 (17.94%) TCP/IP
4 117 (16.27%) SSL
5 114 (15.86%) VPN
6 93 (12.93%) WAN
7 89 (12.38%) LAN
8 77 (10.71%) Network Security
9 63 (8.76%) DHCP
10 61 (8.48%) Internet
11 59 (8.21%) HTTP
12 57 (7.93%) MPLS
13 56 (7.79%) NetScaler
14 53 (7.37%) SAN
15 50 (6.95%) BGP
16 47 (6.54%) Wireless
17 44 (6.12%) Cisco ASA
18 39 (5.42%) OSPF
19 35 (4.87%) NAS
20 31 (4.31%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (14.74%) MongoDB
2 94 (13.07%) PostgreSQL
3 85 (11.82%) MySQL
4 67 (9.32%) SQL Server
5 36 (5.01%) Redis
6 31 (4.31%) NoSQL
7 28 (3.89%) Hadoop
8 24 (3.34%) Big Data
9 23 (3.20%) NuoDB
9 23 (3.20%) Relational Database
10 22 (3.06%) Amazon RDS
11 16 (2.23%) Oracle Database
12 14 (1.95%) RDBMS
13 12 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (1.11%) Apache Hive
15 7 (0.97%) DB2
15 7 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (0.83%) InfluxDB
16 6 (0.83%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 217 (30.18%) Jenkins
2 155 (21.56%) Git (software)
3 87 (12.10%) Artifactory
4 53 (7.37%) Sonatype Nexus
5 50 (6.95%) JIRA
6 41 (5.70%) Maven
7 31 (4.31%) Selenium
8 28 (3.89%) SonarQube
9 23 (3.20%) Subversion
10 19 (2.64%) Vagrant
11 18 (2.50%) Bitbucket
12 16 (2.23%) JMeter
13 12 (1.67%) GitLab
14 11 (1.53%) TeamCity
15 7 (0.97%) Rational Team Concert
16 6 (0.83%) Ant
16 6 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 5 (0.70%) Gerrit
17 5 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 4 (0.56%) Liquibase
General
1 86 (11.96%) Finance
2 43 (5.98%) Banking
3 38 (5.29%) Telecoms
4 20 (2.78%) Retail
5 18 (2.50%) Marketing
6 13 (1.81%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.67%) Legal
8 9 (1.25%) Back Office
9 8 (1.11%) Electronics
9 8 (1.11%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.97%) International Banking
11 5 (0.70%) Billing
12 3 (0.42%) Games
13 2 (0.28%) Advertising
13 2 (0.28%) Automotive
13 2 (0.28%) Front Office
13 2 (0.28%) Publishing
13 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.14%) French Language
14 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 178 (24.76%) DevOps Engineer
2 90 (12.52%) Network Engineer
3 77 (10.71%) Architect
4 64 (8.90%) AWS DevOps
5 58 (8.07%) AWS Engineer
6 50 (6.95%) Consultant
7 49 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 44 (6.12%) Linux Engineer
9 41 (5.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 39 (5.42%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 39 (5.42%) Senior DevOps
10 39 (5.42%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 38 (5.29%) Analyst
12 36 (5.01%) Lead DevOps
12 36 (5.01%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 34 (4.73%) Cloud Engineer
13 34 (4.73%) Lead DevOps Engineer
14 31 (4.31%) Technical Leader
15 25 (3.48%) DevOps Consultant
16 22 (3.06%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (12.52%) Elastic Stack
2 65 (9.04%) RabbitMQ
3 52 (7.23%) Web Services
4 50 (6.95%) LEMP Stack
5 39 (5.42%) Sensu
6 36 (5.01%) Kafka
7 33 (4.59%) ActiveMQ
8 29 (4.03%) Spring
9 24 (3.34%) .NET
10 22 (3.06%) Middleware
11 18 (2.50%) 802.1X
12 17 (2.36%) JMS
13 15 (2.09%) LDAP
14 12 (1.67%) LAMP
14 12 (1.67%) REST
14 12 (1.67%) Spring Boot
15 11 (1.53%) JSON
16 10 (1.39%) J2EE
16 10 (1.39%) Node.js
16 10 (1.39%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 120 (16.69%) Data Centre
2 71 (9.87%) Public Cloud
3 67 (9.32%) Clustering
4 41 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (5.29%) Linux Command Line
6 30 (4.17%) PKI
7 28 (3.89%) Hybrid Cloud
8 27 (3.76%) Private Cloud
9 20 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
10 16 (2.23%) Cloud Native
11 13 (1.81%) Computer Science
12 8 (1.11%) Management Information System
13 7 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
13 7 (0.97%) Fintech
13 7 (0.97%) Mainframe
14 6 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
15 5 (0.70%) e-Learning
15 5 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
16 4 (0.56%) Replication
16 4 (0.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 289 (40.19%) Linux
2 170 (23.64%) Windows
3 121 (16.83%) Unix
4 87 (12.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 80 (11.13%) Windows Server
6 47 (6.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (6.26%) CentOS
8 42 (5.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (2.78%) Windows 10
9 20 (2.78%) Windows 7
10 18 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (2.23%) Solaris
12 9 (1.25%) AIX
13 7 (0.97%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.97%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.70%) CoreOS
14 5 (0.70%) Debian
15 3 (0.42%) VMS
16 2 (0.28%) CatOS
16 2 (0.28%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (41.45%) DevOps
2 171 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (19.61%) Configuration Management
4 134 (18.64%) Continuous Integration
5 112 (15.58%) Microservices
6 90 (12.52%) High Availability
7 87 (12.10%) Migration
8 78 (10.85%) ITIL
9 70 (9.74%) Mentoring
10 59 (8.21%) Open Source
11 54 (7.51%) Continuous Delivery
12 51 (7.09%) Disaster Recovery
13 47 (6.54%) Network Design
14 43 (5.98%) Protective Monitoring
15 40 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
15 40 (5.56%) Task Automation
16 37 (5.15%) Performance Tuning
17 35 (4.87%) Service Management
18 33 (4.59%) Performance Measurement
19 31 (4.31%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 185 (25.73%) Python
2 143 (19.89%) Java
3 114 (15.86%) Ruby
4 100 (13.91%) Bash Shell
4 100 (13.91%) Perl
5 86 (11.96%) SQL
6 69 (9.60%) PowerShell
7 22 (3.06%) Groovy
8 19 (2.64%) PHP
9 17 (2.36%) C#
10 14 (1.95%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.67%) Scala
12 10 (1.39%) JavaScript
13 9 (1.25%) Go
14 5 (0.70%) ActionScript
14 5 (0.70%) ActionScript 2.0
14 5 (0.70%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.56%) C
15 4 (0.56%) C++
16 3 (0.42%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 131 (18.22%) Security Cleared
2 109 (15.16%) SC Cleared
3 78 (10.85%) Cisco Certification
4 53 (7.37%) CCNP
5 31 (4.31%) CCIE
6 29 (4.03%) Degree
7 28 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (3.76%) CCNA
9 17 (2.36%) MCSE
10 11 (1.53%) CCDP
10 11 (1.53%) CISSP
11 10 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (1.25%) DV Cleared
13 8 (1.11%) MCSA
14 6 (0.83%) AWS Certification
15 5 (0.70%) Chartered Engineer
15 5 (0.70%) CISM
15 5 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.70%) JNCIP
15 5 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.78%) QA
2 14 (1.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (1.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (0.83%) GCP
4 6 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.70%) SLA
6 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.28%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.14%) GDPR
7 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.14%) SAS 70
System Software
1 182 (25.31%) Docker
2 81 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (11.13%) Active Directory
4 32 (4.45%) Hyper-V
5 24 (3.34%) Squid
5 24 (3.34%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (3.20%) VMware NSX
7 22 (3.06%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (2.92%) vSphere
9 20 (2.78%) XenDesktop
10 19 (2.64%) XenApp
11 17 (2.36%) Virtual Desktop
12 14 (1.95%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (1.53%) Postfix
14 10 (1.39%) etcd
14 10 (1.39%) flannel
15 9 (1.25%) vCloud
16 8 (1.11%) XenServer
17 6 (0.83%) iptables
18 5 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 174 (24.20%) Ansible
2 171 (23.78%) Puppet
3 133 (18.50%) Terraform
4 124 (17.25%) Kubernetes
5 71 (9.87%) logstash
6 62 (8.62%) HAProxy
7 40 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
8 38 (5.29%) Kibana
9 30 (4.17%) Grafana
10 27 (3.76%) ZABBIX
11 22 (3.06%) Consul
12 21 (2.92%) Nagios
13 19 (2.64%) ITRS Geneos
14 18 (2.50%) Mesos
15 16 (2.23%) Marathon
15 16 (2.23%) SCCM
16 15 (2.09%) vCenter Server
17 14 (1.95%) Microsoft Clustering
18 13 (1.81%) Rundeck
19 12 (1.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 176 (24.48%) Cisco
2 133 (18.50%) F5
3 127 (17.66%) VMware
4 103 (14.33%) Microsoft
5 96 (13.35%) Citrix
6 66 (9.18%) Red Hat
7 65 (9.04%) Juniper
8 51 (7.09%) Oracle
9 45 (6.26%) CheckPoint
10 42 (5.84%) IBM
11 34 (4.73%) Fortinet
12 33 (4.59%) Splunk
13 31 (4.31%) Palo Alto
14 22 (3.06%) New Relic
15 21 (2.92%) HP
16 20 (2.78%) Brocade
16 20 (2.78%) Dell
17 19 (2.64%) Adobe
18 18 (2.50%) Google
19 17 (2.36%) SAP