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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 92 114 95
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -19
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 27 15 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.08% 0.59% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 0.84% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 11
Average daily rate
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£375 £420 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £362 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £448 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £59.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -29.68%
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
1818 1782 2047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.04% 69.61% 67.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 799 766
Average daily rate £390 £385 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 38 35
Average hourly rate £17.07 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.72% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £39.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +21 13 £369 -13.23%
Slough - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Load Balancing
South East

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 26 (54.17%) Firewall
2 25 (52.08%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (47.92%) VPN
4 22 (45.83%) MPLS
4 22 (45.83%) IPsec
5 21 (43.75%) Cisco
6 18 (37.50%) CheckPoint
7 16 (33.33%) OSPF
8 15 (31.25%) WAN
9 14 (29.17%) VoIP
9 14 (29.17%) Juniper
9 14 (29.17%) SNMP
9 14 (29.17%) Network Management
10 13 (27.08%) Security Cleared
10 13 (27.08%) BGP
11 12 (25.00%) Nokia
12 11 (22.92%) Active Directory
12 11 (22.92%) CCIE
12 11 (22.92%) CCNP
12 11 (22.92%) LAN
12 11 (22.92%) Wireless
13 10 (20.83%) Network Design
13 10 (20.83%) Cisco PIX
13 10 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (20.83%) SC Cleared
13 10 (20.83%) Network Architecture
13 10 (20.83%) FWSM
14 9 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
14 9 (18.75%) WLAN
14 9 (18.75%) DHCP

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (4.17%) WebLogic
1 2 (4.17%) IIS
1 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.08%) nginx
2 1 (2.08%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (54.17%) Firewall
2 23 (47.92%) VPN
3 22 (45.83%) MPLS
3 22 (45.83%) IPsec
4 16 (33.33%) OSPF
5 15 (31.25%) WAN
6 14 (29.17%) VoIP
6 14 (29.17%) SNMP
7 13 (27.08%) BGP
8 11 (22.92%) LAN
8 11 (22.92%) Wireless
9 10 (20.83%) Cisco PIX
9 10 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (20.83%) FWSM
10 9 (18.75%) WLAN
10 9 (18.75%) DHCP
10 9 (18.75%) DNS
11 8 (16.67%) Network Security
12 7 (14.58%) SSL
13 6 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (8.33%) EDRMS
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.17%) DataStage
3 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.17%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Network Engineer
2 9 (18.75%) IP Engineer
2 9 (18.75%) Design Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Network Support
4 3 (6.25%) Consultant
4 3 (6.25%) Architect
5 2 (4.17%) Developer
5 2 (4.17%) Network Consultant
5 2 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Security Consultant
5 2 (4.17%) Network Security Consultant
5 2 (4.17%) Security Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.08%) Talend Developer
6 1 (2.08%) ETL Designer
6 1 (2.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Architect
6 1 (2.08%) Designer
6 1 (2.08%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) Web Services
1 2 (4.17%) CSS
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle ADF
1 2 (4.17%) JNDI
2 1 (2.08%) LAMP
2 1 (2.08%) XML Schema
2 1 (2.08%) JSP
2 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Clustering
2 2 (4.17%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.08%) Open Source
3 1 (2.08%) CESG
3 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) Linux
3 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.25%) UNIX
5 1 (2.08%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) Network Management
2 10 (20.83%) Network Design
2 10 (20.83%) Network Architecture
3 9 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (14.58%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (10.42%) Change Management
6 4 (8.33%) Workflow
7 3 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (6.25%) ITIL
8 2 (4.17%) Data Modelling
8 2 (4.17%) ETL
8 2 (4.17%) Project Management
8 2 (4.17%) Identity Management
8 2 (4.17%) Performance Management
8 2 (4.17%) Load Testing
8 2 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (2.08%) ITIL V3
9 1 (2.08%) SIEM
9 1 (2.08%) DevOps
9 1 (2.08%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) PL/SQL
2 2 (4.17%) Python
3 1 (2.08%) Ruby
3 1 (2.08%) Java
3 1 (2.08%) Perl
3 1 (2.08%) PHP
3 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (52.08%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (27.08%) Security Cleared
3 11 (22.92%) CCIE
3 11 (22.92%) CCNP
4 10 (20.83%) SC Cleared
5 9 (18.75%) CISSP
6 7 (14.58%) CCDP
7 6 (12.50%) CCSP
7 6 (12.50%) Check Point Certification
8 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (8.33%) MCTS
9 3 (6.25%) CCNA
10 1 (2.08%) JNCIP
10 1 (2.08%) JNCIE
10 1 (2.08%) CCDE
10 1 (2.08%) Degree
10 1 (2.08%) CCIP
10 1 (2.08%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) SLA
1 6 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.08%) JSP 440
System Software
1 11 (22.92%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.42%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.08%) Puppet
1 1 (2.08%) Cacti
1 1 (2.08%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (43.75%) Cisco
2 18 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 14 (29.17%) Juniper
4 12 (25.00%) Nokia
5 8 (16.67%) Redback
6 7 (14.58%) Radware
7 5 (10.42%) Blue Coat
7 5 (10.42%) Citrix
8 4 (8.33%) Oracle
8 4 (8.33%) F5
9 2 (4.17%) IBM
9 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
9 2 (4.17%) Informatica
9 2 (4.17%) SAP
9 2 (4.17%) KANA
9 2 (4.17%) VMware
9 2 (4.17%) Talend
10 1 (2.08%) Percona
10 1 (2.08%) Riverbed
10 1 (2.08%) BT
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