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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 97 113 109
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -4
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 28 16 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.15% 0.63% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 0.93% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 10
Average daily rate
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£450 £430 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £376 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £500 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-3.46% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £59.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £98.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-61.73% +206.25%
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
1806 1727 2114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.87% 68.29% 67.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 823 763
Average daily rate £390 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 36 41
Average hourly rate £17.07 £22.85 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.29% -25.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.10 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £44.40 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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 +14 11 £450 +1.12% 1
Bracknell +1 2 - -
Slough -8 2 £300 -25.23%
Maidenhead - - - -
Load Balancing
South East

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 31 (59.62%) Firewall
2 25 (48.08%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (46.15%) VPN
4 23 (44.23%) IPsec
5 22 (42.31%) MPLS
6 21 (40.38%) Cisco
6 21 (40.38%) CheckPoint
7 17 (32.69%) WAN
8 16 (30.77%) OSPF
9 14 (26.92%) BGP
9 14 (26.92%) VoIP
9 14 (26.92%) SNMP
9 14 (26.92%) Juniper
9 14 (26.92%) Nokia
9 14 (26.92%) Network Management
10 13 (25.00%) DNS
11 12 (23.08%) Active Directory
11 12 (23.08%) Windows
12 11 (21.15%) LAN
12 11 (21.15%) CCNP
12 11 (21.15%) SSL
12 11 (21.15%) CCIE
12 11 (21.15%) Wireless
12 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
12 11 (21.15%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (19.23%) Cisco PIX
13 10 (19.23%) Network Security
13 10 (19.23%) Network Architecture
13 10 (19.23%) FWSM
13 10 (19.23%) Network Design

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 5 (9.62%) IIS
2 2 (3.85%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.85%) Apache
2 2 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.92%) nginx
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.92%) Lync
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.92%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (59.62%) Firewall
2 24 (46.15%) VPN
3 23 (44.23%) IPsec
4 22 (42.31%) MPLS
5 17 (32.69%) WAN
6 16 (30.77%) OSPF
7 14 (26.92%) BGP
7 14 (26.92%) VoIP
7 14 (26.92%) SNMP
8 13 (25.00%) DNS
9 11 (21.15%) SSL
9 11 (21.15%) LAN
9 11 (21.15%) Wireless
9 11 (21.15%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (19.23%) Cisco PIX
10 10 (19.23%) Network Security
10 10 (19.23%) FWSM
11 9 (17.31%) WLAN
11 9 (17.31%) DHCP
12 8 (15.38%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (7.69%) EDRMS
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.92%) DB2
3 1 (1.92%) MySQL
General
1 6 (11.54%) Telecoms
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.92%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 9 (17.31%) Design Engineer
2 9 (17.31%) IP Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Security Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Architect
5 3 (5.77%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Network Support
6 2 (3.85%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Technical Leader
6 2 (3.85%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Analyst
7 1 (1.92%) Network Consultant
7 1 (1.92%) Technical Architect
7 1 (1.92%) Consultant
7 1 (1.92%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) LAMP
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle ADF
2 2 (3.85%) JNDI
2 2 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (1.92%) JSP
3 1 (1.92%) Web Services
3 1 (1.92%) .NET
3 1 (1.92%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.92%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Clustering
2 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) Firmware
3 1 (1.92%) CLARiiON
3 1 (1.92%) CESG
3 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.92%) Open Source
3 1 (1.92%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.08%) Windows
2 6 (11.54%) Linux
3 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.77%) UNIX
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.92%) CentOS
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.92%) SUSE
6 1 (1.92%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.92%) Network Management
2 10 (19.23%) Network Design
2 10 (19.23%) Network Architecture
3 9 (17.31%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (13.46%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (11.54%) Change Management
6 4 (7.69%) Workflow
7 3 (5.77%) ITIL
7 3 (5.77%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (3.85%) Performance Management
8 2 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.85%) Project Management
8 2 (3.85%) Identity Management
8 2 (3.85%) Load Testing
9 1 (1.92%) Stress Testing
9 1 (1.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (1.92%) Service Management
9 1 (1.92%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (1.92%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (3.85%) Python
3 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.92%) Ruby
3 1 (1.92%) Perl
3 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (48.08%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
2 11 (21.15%) CCIE
2 11 (21.15%) CCNP
3 9 (17.31%) CISSP
4 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 7 (13.46%) CCDP
6 6 (11.54%) CCSP
6 6 (11.54%) Check Point Certification
7 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (7.69%) MCTS
8 3 (5.77%) CCNA
9 1 (1.92%) CCA
9 1 (1.92%) CCIP
9 1 (1.92%) Degree
9 1 (1.92%) CCDE
9 1 (1.92%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.92%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) SLA
2 6 (11.54%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.92%) JSP 440
System Software
1 12 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.46%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.92%) vSphere
3 1 (1.92%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Nagios
1 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.92%) Cacti
1 1 (1.92%) Puppet
1 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.92%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 21 (40.38%) Cisco
1 21 (40.38%) CheckPoint
2 14 (26.92%) Nokia
2 14 (26.92%) Juniper
3 8 (15.38%) Citrix
3 8 (15.38%) Redback
4 7 (13.46%) Blue Coat
4 7 (13.46%) Radware
5 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
6 3 (5.77%) Oracle
6 3 (5.77%) VMware
6 3 (5.77%) F5
7 2 (3.85%) KANA
8 1 (1.92%) BT
8 1 (1.92%) Lotus
8 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.92%) Symantec
8 1 (1.92%) CA
8 1 (1.92%) EMC
8 1 (1.92%) IBM