Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 327 280 304
Rank change year-on-year -47 +24 +73
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 714 968 860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.89% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 1.07% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 617 571
UK median daily rate £450 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% -
10th Percentile £313 £305 £269
90th Percentile £606 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £386 £363
% change year-on-year +6.87% +6.48% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 20
UK median hourly rate £53.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.79% +8.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £13.46 £31.50 £25.00
90th Percentile £65.90 £43.00 £40.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 £37.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year +65.56% +2.03% +42.31%

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 80882 90429 91778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.36% 83.50% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 53087 59721 58563
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 2206 2633
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +8.96%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.23 £48.38 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -25 682 £450 +5.94% 72
UK excluding London -39 375 £413 +6.87% 52
London -25 319 £525 +16.67% 26
South East +5 151 £430 +14.67% 9
North of England +7 117 £448 +11.96% 18
North West +46 59 £535 +25.88% 8
Midlands -4 40 £325 -18.75% 6
South West +24 39 £350 -10.83% 7
Yorkshire -16 34 £535 +25.88% 10
North East +48 32 £356 +7.95%
West Midlands +2 24 £335 -14.60% 4
East of England -43 15 £300 -29.41% 6
Scotland -52 14 £375 +9.49% 6
East Midlands -4 12 £325 - 2
Wales +1 6 £280 -25.33%

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 373 (52.24%) Linux
2 332 (46.50%) Firewall
3 226 (31.65%) DNS
3 226 (31.65%) DevOps
4 214 (29.97%) Amazon AWS
5 200 (28.01%) Cisco
6 182 (25.49%) Unix
7 178 (24.93%) F5
8 166 (23.25%) Python
8 166 (23.25%) Java
9 161 (22.55%) TCP/IP
10 157 (21.99%) Windows
11 156 (21.85%) VMware
12 149 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
12 149 (20.87%) Ansible
12 149 (20.87%) Puppet
13 146 (20.45%) Security Cleared
14 140 (19.61%) HTTP
15 139 (19.47%) Apache
16 138 (19.33%) Configuration Management
17 136 (19.05%) Jenkins
17 136 (19.05%) Bash Shell
18 134 (18.77%) Data Centre
19 130 (18.21%) Docker
20 126 (17.65%) Git (software)
21 124 (17.37%) Continuous Integration
22 121 (16.95%) WAN
23 119 (16.67%) Finance
23 119 (16.67%) SC Cleared
24 112 (15.69%) VPN

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
1 139 (19.47%) Apache
2 108 (15.13%) Tomcat
3 86 (12.04%) nginx
4 69 (9.66%) WebLogic
5 62 (8.68%) JBoss
6 48 (6.72%) IIS
7 41 (5.74%) iPlanet
7 41 (5.74%) Oracle Application Server
8 36 (5.04%) Elasticsearch
9 35 (4.90%) Confluence
10 22 (3.08%) SharePoint
10 22 (3.08%) WebSphere
11 16 (2.24%) OpenStack
12 13 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (1.68%) MQSeries
14 10 (1.40%) Skype for Business
15 9 (1.26%) WebLogic Portal
16 8 (1.12%) Apache Pig
17 7 (0.98%) MS Exchange
17 7 (0.98%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (2.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 214 (29.97%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (4.90%) Amazon EC2
4 31 (4.34%) Amazon S3
5 27 (3.78%) Amazon ELB
5 27 (3.78%) Cloud Computing
5 27 (3.78%) PaaS
5 27 (3.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 23 (3.22%) IaaS
7 22 (3.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 20 (2.80%) Office 365
9 16 (2.24%) SaaS
10 13 (1.82%) Slack
11 11 (1.54%) Akamai
12 10 (1.40%) GitHub
13 8 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (1.12%) OneDrive
14 7 (0.98%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 5 (0.70%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 332 (46.50%) Firewall
2 226 (31.65%) DNS
3 161 (22.55%) TCP/IP
4 140 (19.61%) HTTP
5 121 (16.95%) WAN
6 112 (15.69%) VPN
7 94 (13.17%) SSL
8 84 (11.76%) LAN
9 69 (9.66%) BGP
10 68 (9.52%) Network Security
11 67 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
12 65 (9.10%) SAN
13 58 (8.12%) MPLS
14 55 (7.70%) Cisco ASA
15 52 (7.28%) Wireless
16 51 (7.14%) LDAP
17 49 (6.86%) IPsec
17 49 (6.86%) OSPF
18 48 (6.72%) DHCP
19 46 (6.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (11.90%) PostgreSQL
2 81 (11.34%) MySQL
3 77 (10.78%) MongoDB
4 68 (9.52%) SQL Server
5 27 (3.78%) Amazon RDS
6 25 (3.50%) NoSQL
7 18 (2.52%) Apache Cassandra
7 18 (2.52%) Relational Database
8 17 (2.38%) Oracle Database
9 12 (1.68%) Hadoop
9 12 (1.68%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (1.40%) Big Data
11 10 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (1.40%) Redis
12 9 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 8 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
14 7 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (0.84%) OLTP
15 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 136 (19.05%) Jenkins
2 126 (17.65%) Git (software)
3 54 (7.56%) Sonatype Nexus
4 42 (5.88%) Artifactory
5 36 (5.04%) JIRA
6 31 (4.34%) SonarQube
7 27 (3.78%) Bitbucket
8 26 (3.64%) Maven
9 21 (2.94%) JUnit
10 18 (2.52%) Ant
10 18 (2.52%) Liquibase
11 13 (1.82%) Hudson
11 13 (1.82%) Subversion
11 13 (1.82%) TeamCity
12 12 (1.68%) Selenium
13 11 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 10 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (1.12%) Visual Studio
16 6 (0.84%) JMeter
17 4 (0.56%) Eclipse
General
1 119 (16.67%) Finance
2 68 (9.52%) Banking
3 36 (5.04%) Telecoms
4 23 (3.22%) Legal
5 22 (3.08%) Marketing
6 17 (2.38%) Retail
7 16 (2.24%) Manufacturing
8 15 (2.10%) Electronics
8 15 (2.10%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.68%) Front Office
10 8 (1.12%) Back Office
10 8 (1.12%) Law
11 6 (0.84%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.56%) Publishing
13 3 (0.42%) Advertising
13 3 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.28%) Billing
14 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 139 (19.47%) DevOps Engineer
2 104 (14.57%) Network Engineer
3 93 (13.03%) Architect
4 56 (7.84%) Consultant
5 52 (7.28%) AWS DevOps
5 52 (7.28%) Developer
6 50 (7.00%) Linux Engineer
7 46 (6.44%) Administrator
7 46 (6.44%) AWS Engineer
8 41 (5.74%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 36 (5.04%) Systems Administrator
10 34 (4.76%) Unix Engineer
11 30 (4.20%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 28 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 26 (3.64%) Infrastructure Architect
14 25 (3.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 24 (3.36%) Java Developer
16 23 (3.22%) Cisco Engineer
16 23 (3.22%) Cloud Engineer
16 23 (3.22%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (11.48%) Elastic Stack
2 66 (9.24%) Web Services
3 60 (8.40%) J2EE
4 56 (7.84%) REST
5 44 (6.16%) Node.js
6 36 (5.04%) .NET
7 34 (4.76%) Middleware
8 31 (4.34%) SOAP
9 28 (3.92%) CSS
9 28 (3.92%) LAMP
9 28 (3.92%) LEMP Stack
10 26 (3.64%) LAPP Stack
11 24 (3.36%) RabbitMQ
12 22 (3.08%) Sensu
13 21 (2.94%) XML
14 19 (2.66%) RESTful
15 18 (2.52%) JSON
16 17 (2.38%) AngularJS
16 17 (2.38%) HTML
16 17 (2.38%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 134 (18.77%) Data Centre
2 78 (10.92%) Clustering
3 44 (6.16%) Public Cloud
4 39 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (3.64%) Linux Command Line
6 19 (2.66%) Enterprise Storage
6 19 (2.66%) Replication
7 18 (2.52%) Management Information System
8 17 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (2.24%) PKI
9 16 (2.24%) User Experience
10 14 (1.96%) Computer Science
10 14 (1.96%) Mainframe
11 12 (1.68%) Private Cloud
12 11 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 11 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
13 10 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (1.40%) Virtual Team
14 9 (1.26%) Client/Server
14 9 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 373 (52.24%) Linux
2 182 (25.49%) Unix
3 157 (21.99%) Windows
4 79 (11.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 69 (9.66%) Solaris
6 55 (7.70%) CentOS
7 51 (7.14%) AIX
7 51 (7.14%) Windows Server
8 48 (6.72%) SUSE
9 44 (6.16%) HPUX
10 31 (4.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 26 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (2.80%) Ubuntu
13 8 (1.12%) Data ONTAP
14 7 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.56%) VMS
15 4 (0.56%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (31.65%) DevOps
2 149 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (19.33%) Configuration Management
4 124 (17.37%) Continuous Integration
5 108 (15.13%) ITIL
6 105 (14.71%) High Availability
7 94 (13.17%) Microservices
8 81 (11.34%) Migration
9 68 (9.52%) Open Source
10 66 (9.24%) Network Design
11 58 (8.12%) Continuous Delivery
12 43 (6.02%) Scrum
13 42 (5.88%) Change Management
13 42 (5.88%) Task Automation
14 36 (5.04%) Software Engineering
15 35 (4.90%) E-Commerce
16 34 (4.76%) Coaching
17 33 (4.62%) Service Management
18 32 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
19 26 (3.64%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 166 (23.25%) Java
1 166 (23.25%) Python
2 136 (19.05%) Bash Shell
3 99 (13.87%) Ruby
4 86 (12.04%) Perl
5 69 (9.66%) SQL
6 52 (7.28%) PowerShell
7 50 (7.00%) Shell Script
8 41 (5.74%) JavaScript
9 28 (3.92%) C
10 26 (3.64%) Korn
11 22 (3.08%) C-shell
12 21 (2.94%) Groovy
13 16 (2.24%) PHP
14 14 (1.96%) C#
14 14 (1.96%) Go
15 11 (1.54%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 10 (1.40%) Scala
16 10 (1.40%) T-SQL
17 8 (1.12%) C++
Qualifications
1 146 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 119 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 92 (12.89%) Cisco Certification
4 74 (10.36%) CCNP
5 36 (5.04%) CCNA
6 28 (3.92%) CCIE
7 21 (2.94%) Degree
8 11 (1.54%) CCDP
9 10 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (1.26%) CISSP
10 9 (1.26%) MCSE
11 8 (1.12%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (0.98%) MySQL Certification
13 6 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (0.70%) CISA
14 5 (0.70%) EMC Certification
14 5 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.70%) JNCIA
14 5 (0.70%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.50%) QA
2 10 (1.40%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.70%) COBIT
4 5 (0.70%) FedRAMP
5 4 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.42%) GDPR
6 3 (0.42%) SLA
7 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.14%) GCP
System Software
1 130 (18.21%) Docker
2 91 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (7.42%) Active Directory
4 39 (5.46%) Virtual Machines
5 37 (5.18%) Hyper-V
6 32 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (3.92%) KVM
8 27 (3.78%) NFS
8 27 (3.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 24 (3.36%) vSphere
10 20 (2.80%) Squid
11 19 (2.66%) Postfix
11 19 (2.66%) Samba
11 19 (2.66%) vCloud
11 19 (2.66%) Xen
12 17 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
12 17 (2.38%) XenApp
13 16 (2.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 16 (2.24%) Veritas File System
14 14 (1.96%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 149 (20.87%) Ansible
1 149 (20.87%) Puppet
2 91 (12.75%) Kubernetes
3 84 (11.76%) logstash
4 71 (9.94%) Kibana
5 67 (9.38%) Opscode Chef
6 52 (7.28%) HAProxy
7 38 (5.32%) Terraform
8 32 (4.48%) Rancher
9 23 (3.22%) Grafana
10 22 (3.08%) ZABBIX
11 19 (2.66%) Nagios
12 17 (2.38%) Docker Swarm
12 17 (2.38%) NetBackup
12 17 (2.38%) Rsyslog
12 17 (2.38%) Sysdig
13 14 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
14 12 (1.68%) vCenter Server
15 11 (1.54%) OpenView
15 11 (1.54%) vRealize
Vendors
1 200 (28.01%) Cisco
2 178 (24.93%) F5
3 156 (21.85%) VMware
4 104 (14.57%) Oracle
5 103 (14.43%) Red Hat
6 98 (13.73%) Microsoft
7 71 (9.94%) CheckPoint
8 65 (9.10%) Citrix
9 55 (7.70%) HP
10 48 (6.72%) Palo Alto
10 48 (6.72%) Sun
11 47 (6.58%) Veritas
12 44 (6.16%) Juniper
13 40 (5.60%) EMC
14 39 (5.46%) NetApp
15 36 (5.04%) Fortinet
16 29 (4.06%) Brocade
16 29 (4.06%) IBM
17 25 (3.50%) SAP
18 20 (2.80%) Splunk