Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 390 368 361
Rank change year-on-year -22 -7 -49
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 551 690 633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.67% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.77% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 429 437
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +9.09%
10th Percentile £319 £335 £313
90th Percentile £625 £650 £602
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £450 £410
% change year-on-year -1.39% +9.76% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 6
UK median hourly rate £43.84 £42.50 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.15% -32.00% +60.26%
10th Percentile £22.10 £16.40 £34.75
90th Percentile £47.08 £47.00 £66.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £42.50 £65.00
% change year-on-year -51.76% -34.62% +71.05%

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 80,678 89,827 81,384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.91% 86.67% 85.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,142 59,253 53,249
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,292 2,450 2,154
UK median hourly rate £24.68 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.78% -14.00% +2.88%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.98 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +19.89% -20.00% -

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Load Balancing in the UK

Load Balancing
Top 17 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 17 July 2019. 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 -20 506 £475 -5.00% 144
UK excluding London +35 366 £444 -1.39% 100
London -83 171 £525 -5.41% 49
South East +68 149 £450 -0.99% 32
North of England +31 68 £495 -5.71% 23
South West -8 49 £425 +13.33% 14
Midlands +33 48 £388 +6.16% 18
West Midlands +36 37 £395 -4.24% 12
North West +13 28 £448 -22.17% 7
Scotland +20 25 £488 +11.43% 2
Yorkshire +24 23 £475 +11.76% 12
East of England -29 18 £400 -4.48% 8
North East +31 17 £495 -20.80% 4
East Midlands +25 11 £260 -25.71% 6
Wales +3 6 £413 -15.82% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £465 -
Channel Islands - 1 £513 - 2

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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.

1 276 (50.09%) Firewall
2 251 (45.55%) Cisco
3 162 (29.40%) Linux
4 160 (29.04%) Data Centre
5 159 (28.86%) Cisco Certification
6 156 (28.31%) F5
7 147 (26.68%) WAN
8 145 (26.32%) LAN
9 139 (25.23%) Microsoft Azure
10 128 (23.23%) Microsoft
10 128 (23.23%) Windows
11 127 (23.05%) CCNP
12 125 (22.69%) Amazon AWS
13 119 (21.60%) DevOps
14 112 (20.33%) CheckPoint
14 112 (20.33%) DNS
15 107 (19.42%) Active Directory
16 105 (19.06%) SQL
17 104 (18.87%) VMware
18 97 (17.60%) Finance
19 94 (17.06%) Network Security
20 87 (15.79%) Citrix
21 86 (15.61%) VPN
21 86 (15.61%) Python
22 84 (15.25%) Migration
22 84 (15.25%) Security Cleared
23 82 (14.88%) Cisco Nexus
24 76 (13.79%) Unix
25 73 (13.25%) ITIL
26 72 (13.07%) Agile Software Development

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 37 (6.72%) IIS
2 24 (4.36%) JBoss
3 23 (4.17%) OpenStack
4 21 (3.81%) Skype for Business
5 20 (3.63%) Apache
6 18 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (3.09%) WebLogic
8 14 (2.54%) Tomcat
8 14 (2.54%) WebSphere
9 13 (2.36%) Confluence
9 13 (2.36%) MS Exchange
9 13 (2.36%) nginx
10 8 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (1.45%) SharePoint
11 6 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.73%) IBM HTTP Server
12 4 (0.73%) Mule
12 4 (0.73%) SAS
13 3 (0.54%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 17 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.73%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (2.90%) Oracle Applications
1 16 (2.90%) Oracle EBS
1 16 (2.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 139 (25.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 125 (22.69%) Amazon AWS
3 64 (11.62%) IaaS
3 64 (11.62%) PaaS
4 53 (9.62%) Office 365
5 31 (5.63%) Google Cloud Platform
6 25 (4.54%) SaaS
6 25 (4.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 24 (4.36%) OpenShift
8 22 (3.99%) Amazon S3
9 20 (3.63%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
11 18 (3.27%) Amazon ELB
12 16 (2.90%) GitHub
13 15 (2.72%) Route 53
14 13 (2.36%) Azure Stack
15 10 (1.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 8 (1.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 8 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
17 5 (0.91%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 276 (50.09%) Firewall
2 147 (26.68%) WAN
3 145 (26.32%) LAN
4 112 (20.33%) DNS
5 94 (17.06%) Network Security
6 86 (15.61%) VPN
7 82 (14.88%) Cisco Nexus
8 64 (11.62%) Wireless
9 63 (11.43%) SAN
10 62 (11.25%) Cisco ASA
11 61 (11.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 61 (11.07%) TCP/IP
12 59 (10.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 59 (10.71%) OSPF
13 57 (10.34%) BGP
14 55 (9.98%) DHCP
15 46 (8.35%) MPLS
16 42 (7.62%) NetScaler
17 40 (7.26%) Internet
18 36 (6.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.63%) Relational Database
3 25 (4.54%) Oracle Database
4 24 (4.36%) RDBMS
5 19 (3.45%) MySQL
6 18 (3.27%) Big Data
7 17 (3.09%) MongoDB
8 16 (2.90%) Oracle BI EE
9 15 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (2.54%) Oracle Exadata
11 13 (2.36%) Apache Cassandra
11 13 (2.36%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (2.18%) NoSQL
13 11 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
14 8 (1.45%) InterSystems Cache
14 8 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
15 7 (1.27%) Hadoop
16 5 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
17 4 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 4 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 49 (8.89%) Jenkins
2 42 (7.62%) Git (software)
3 21 (3.81%) JIRA
4 20 (3.63%) MSI
5 17 (3.09%) SonarQube
6 14 (2.54%) WiX
7 12 (2.18%) GitLab
8 11 (2.00%) Maven
9 9 (1.63%) Bitbucket
9 9 (1.63%) Selenium
10 8 (1.45%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.27%) JUnit
12 6 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (1.09%) Subversion
13 5 (0.91%) GoCD
13 5 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.91%) Travis CI
13 5 (0.91%) WebDriver
14 4 (0.73%) JMeter
14 4 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 97 (17.60%) Finance
2 34 (6.17%) Banking
3 26 (4.72%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.36%) Legal
5 7 (1.27%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.27%) Retail
6 6 (1.09%) Games
7 5 (0.91%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.73%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.73%) Law
9 2 (0.36%) Advertising
9 2 (0.36%) Military
9 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Automotive
10 1 (0.18%) Electronics
10 1 (0.18%) Front Office
10 1 (0.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 159 (28.86%) Network Engineer
2 115 (20.87%) Architect
3 48 (8.71%) DevOps Engineer
4 35 (6.35%) Network Architect
5 30 (5.44%) Infrastructure Architect
6 29 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
6 29 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 29 (5.26%) Developer
7 28 (5.08%) Senior Network Engineer
8 26 (4.72%) Administrator
8 26 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 24 (4.36%) Technical Architect
10 23 (4.17%) Analyst
10 23 (4.17%) Consultant
11 22 (3.99%) Security Engineer
12 18 (3.27%) Network Security Engineer
13 17 (3.09%) Systems Engineer
14 16 (2.90%) Cloud Architect
14 16 (2.90%) DBA
15 15 (2.72%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (10.53%) Middleware
2 39 (7.08%) .NET
3 28 (5.08%) J2EE
4 25 (4.54%) REST
5 24 (4.36%) Oracle Fusion
6 21 (3.81%) Web Services
7 16 (2.90%) SOAP
8 14 (2.54%) Node.js
9 12 (2.18%) Software Packaging
10 11 (2.00%) LEMP Stack
11 10 (1.81%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (1.63%) LDAP
12 9 (1.63%) XML
13 8 (1.45%) Spring
14 7 (1.27%) .NET Framework
14 7 (1.27%) 802.1X
14 7 (1.27%) AngularJS
14 7 (1.27%) HTML
14 7 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
14 7 (1.27%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 160 (29.04%) Data Centre
2 49 (8.89%) Clustering
3 48 (8.71%) Public Cloud
4 39 (7.08%) Management Information System
5 30 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (3.99%) Replication
7 15 (2.72%) Private Cloud
8 13 (2.36%) PKI
8 13 (2.36%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (2.00%) Cyberthreat
9 11 (2.00%) DataPower
10 10 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (1.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 8 (1.45%) Mobile App
13 7 (1.27%) Blackberry
14 6 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
15 5 (0.91%) Enterprise Cloud
16 4 (0.73%) BBC
16 4 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 162 (29.40%) Linux
2 128 (23.23%) Windows
3 76 (13.79%) Unix
4 72 (13.07%) Windows Server
5 51 (9.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (6.72%) AIX
7 26 (4.72%) CentOS
8 25 (4.54%) Solaris
9 23 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (3.09%) Oracle Linux
10 17 (3.09%) Windows 10
11 15 (2.72%) Android
11 15 (2.72%) Apple iOS
12 10 (1.81%) Windows 7
13 8 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.73%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.54%) Check Point GAiA
15 3 (0.54%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.36%) HPUX
17 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (21.60%) DevOps
2 84 (15.25%) Migration
3 73 (13.25%) ITIL
4 72 (13.07%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (9.98%) Disaster Recovery
6 53 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
7 50 (9.07%) High Availability
8 49 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
9 45 (8.17%) Configuration Management
9 45 (8.17%) Network Design
10 37 (6.72%) Service Management
11 32 (5.81%) Network Management
12 31 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 30 (5.44%) Performance Tuning
14 29 (5.26%) Computer Science
15 28 (5.08%) Technical Leadership
16 27 (4.90%) Change Management
16 27 (4.90%) Data Protection
17 26 (4.72%) Release Management
18 24 (4.36%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 105 (19.06%) SQL
2 86 (15.61%) Python
3 71 (12.89%) PowerShell
4 53 (9.62%) Java
5 35 (6.35%) Shell Script
6 26 (4.72%) Bash Shell
7 23 (4.17%) VB
8 20 (3.63%) C#
8 20 (3.63%) Perl
9 17 (3.09%) C
10 16 (2.90%) JavaScript
10 16 (2.90%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.91%) C++
11 5 (0.91%) ES6
11 5 (0.91%) PHP
12 4 (0.73%) Go
13 3 (0.54%) Ruby
14 2 (0.36%) Groovy
14 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 159 (28.86%) Cisco Certification
2 127 (23.05%) CCNP
3 84 (15.25%) Security Cleared
4 60 (10.89%) CCIE
5 49 (8.89%) SC Cleared
6 48 (8.71%) CCNA
7 40 (7.26%) DV Cleared
8 31 (5.63%) Degree
9 15 (2.72%) CCDP
10 14 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (2.36%) CISSP
12 12 (2.18%) CCSE
12 12 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (2.18%) MCSE
13 11 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (1.81%) CCSA
15 9 (1.63%) CISM
16 6 (1.09%) CCDA
17 5 (0.91%) ISEB
17 5 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (1.63%) GDPR
3 7 (1.27%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.09%) SLA
5 5 (0.91%) NIST
6 4 (0.73%) QA
7 3 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.36%) PMO
9 1 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 107 (19.42%) Active Directory
2 65 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (11.25%) Docker
4 35 (6.35%) Hyper-V
5 30 (5.44%) VMware NSX
5 30 (5.44%) XenApp
6 25 (4.54%) Oracle RAC
7 20 (3.63%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (2.36%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (1.63%) vSphere
11 7 (1.27%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.73%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 4 (0.73%) KVM
13 4 (0.73%) ProxySG
14 3 (0.54%) Ceph
14 3 (0.54%) HDFS
15 2 (0.36%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 71 (12.89%) Ansible
2 48 (8.71%) Kubernetes
3 43 (7.80%) Puppet
4 35 (6.35%) Terraform
5 29 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (3.99%) SCCM
7 20 (3.63%) Microsoft Intune
8 18 (3.27%) vRealize
9 17 (3.09%) Microsoft Clustering
10 16 (2.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 16 (2.90%) Oracle RMAN
10 16 (2.90%) SCOM
11 12 (2.18%) Cisco CUCM
11 12 (2.18%) Nessus
11 12 (2.18%) QRadar
11 12 (2.18%) SCOrch
12 11 (2.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 11 (2.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 11 (2.00%) vCenter Server
13 9 (1.63%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 251 (45.55%) Cisco
2 156 (28.31%) F5
3 128 (23.23%) Microsoft
4 112 (20.33%) CheckPoint
5 104 (18.87%) VMware
6 87 (15.79%) Citrix
7 71 (12.89%) Palo Alto
8 52 (9.44%) Red Hat
9 42 (7.62%) IBM
10 38 (6.90%) Oracle
11 37 (6.72%) Juniper
12 35 (6.35%) Google
13 24 (4.36%) Fortinet
14 23 (4.17%) SolarWinds
15 22 (3.99%) Dell
15 22 (3.99%) McAfee
16 19 (3.45%) Aruba
17 18 (3.27%) NetApp
17 18 (3.27%) Splunk
18 15 (2.72%) ServiceNow