The table below looks at the statistics for Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 122 119 102
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -17
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 11 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.39% 0.33% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.44% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 3
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£525 £475 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +72.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £155.00 -
% change year-on-year
-80.64% -
Load Balancing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2008 2061 1518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.33% 74.54% 70.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1036 1084 617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 56 64
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.90 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £164.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Load Balancing across the Berkshire region.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Balancing across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Load Balancing
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the Berkshire region.

Load Balancing Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +1 5 £525 +27.27% 2
Slough +1 2 £307 -23.25%
Bracknell - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - - 2
Newbury - - - -
Load Balancing
South East

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Load Balancing.

1 20 (71.43%) Firewall
2 15 (53.57%) Cisco
3 14 (50.00%) VPN
3 14 (50.00%) IPsec
3 14 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (42.86%) Linux
4 12 (42.86%) CheckPoint
5 10 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (35.71%) OSPF
5 10 (35.71%) Windows
5 10 (35.71%) CCIE
6 9 (32.14%) DNS
6 9 (32.14%) VoIP
6 9 (32.14%) SQL
6 9 (32.14%) BGP
6 9 (32.14%) VLAN
7 8 (28.57%) Juniper
7 8 (28.57%) IIS
7 8 (28.57%) Citrix
8 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 7 (25.00%) SAN
8 7 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
8 7 (25.00%) Network Security
8 7 (25.00%) FWSM
9 6 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (21.43%) Network Management
9 6 (21.43%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (21.43%) VMware
9 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
9 6 (21.43%) Redback

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Load Balancing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (28.57%) IIS
2 4 (14.29%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.57%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (71.43%) Firewall
2 14 (50.00%) VPN
2 14 (50.00%) IPsec
2 14 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (35.71%) OSPF
4 9 (32.14%) DNS
4 9 (32.14%) VoIP
4 9 (32.14%) BGP
4 9 (32.14%) VLAN
5 7 (25.00%) SAN
5 7 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
5 7 (25.00%) Network Security
5 7 (25.00%) FWSM
6 6 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (21.43%) Internet
6 6 (21.43%) SNMP
7 5 (17.86%) RIP
7 5 (17.86%) MPLS
8 4 (14.29%) NetScaler
8 4 (14.29%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) DB2
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (10.71%) EDRMS
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 7 (25.00%) Design Engineer
1 7 (25.00%) IP Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Web Hosting Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Web Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Network Architect
5 2 (7.14%) IP Network Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Web Hosting Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Development Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Regular Expression
2 2 (7.14%) REST
2 2 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) J2EE
3 1 (3.57%) LAMP
3 1 (3.57%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Clustering
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Linux
2 10 (35.71%) Windows
3 4 (14.29%) Oracle Linux
3 4 (14.29%) SUSE
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (14.29%) AIX
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Network Management
1 6 (21.43%) Risk Assessment
1 6 (21.43%) Change Management
2 5 (17.86%) Reverse Engineering
3 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
3 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.14%) TDD
3 2 (7.14%) Network Design
3 2 (7.14%) Workflow
3 2 (7.14%) Service Management
3 2 (7.14%) Line Management
4 1 (3.57%) CRM
4 1 (3.57%) OO
4 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.57%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (35.71%) CCIE
2 5 (17.86%) CISSP
2 5 (17.86%) CCSP
2 5 (17.86%) CCDP
2 5 (17.86%) Check Point Certification
3 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (10.71%) MCTS
5 2 (7.14%) Degree
6 1 (3.57%) VCP4
6 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) PCI DSS
2 3 (10.71%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) FreeRADIUS
1 4 (14.29%) vSphere
2 3 (10.71%) Firmware
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (3.57%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Cisco
2 12 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 8 (28.57%) Juniper
3 8 (28.57%) Citrix
4 6 (21.43%) VMware
4 6 (21.43%) Redback
4 6 (21.43%) Radware
4 6 (21.43%) Nokia
5 5 (17.86%) Oracle
5 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
6 4 (14.29%) F5
6 4 (14.29%) Splunk
6 4 (14.29%) CA
6 4 (14.29%) IBM
7 1 (3.57%) EMC
7 1 (3.57%) Novell
7 1 (3.57%) Lotus
7 1 (3.57%) Symantec
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