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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 90 112 87
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -25
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 31 15 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.30% 0.58% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 0.75% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 9
Median daily rate £388 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £281 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £496 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £39.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-2.53% +62.88%
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
1903 1991 1913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.03% 77.20% 77.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1013 1064 909
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £246 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 73 21
Median hourly rate £19.61 £30.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.63% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £14.50 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.05 £42.20 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Load Balancing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +18 15 £375 -9.36% 2
Maidenhead +6 5 £500 +76.99%
Ascot - 1 £413 -
Bracknell - 1 £388 -
Slough - 1 - - 1
Load Balancing
South East

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 34 (60.71%) Windows
2 31 (55.36%) VPN
2 31 (55.36%) DNS
2 31 (55.36%) Microsoft
3 28 (50.00%) IPsec
4 27 (48.21%) Hyper-V
5 23 (41.07%) Cisco
5 23 (41.07%) DHCP
5 23 (41.07%) TCP/IP
6 22 (39.29%) Firewall
7 21 (37.50%) HTTP
7 21 (37.50%) IPv6
7 21 (37.50%) Software-Defined Networking
7 21 (37.50%) Public Cloud
8 20 (35.71%) CSS
9 19 (33.93%) Linux
9 19 (33.93%) MS Excel
10 18 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (32.14%) Mentoring
11 17 (30.36%) Degree
12 16 (28.57%) Computer Science
12 16 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
12 16 (28.57%) Presales
12 16 (28.57%) BGP
12 16 (28.57%) Workflow
12 16 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (28.57%) MCSE
12 16 (28.57%) .NET
13 15 (26.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 15 (26.79%) Windows Server

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (3.57%) GroupWise
2 1 (1.79%) JBoss
2 1 (1.79%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (33.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.57%) IaaS
3 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (55.36%) DNS
1 31 (55.36%) VPN
2 28 (50.00%) IPsec
3 23 (41.07%) DHCP
3 23 (41.07%) TCP/IP
4 22 (39.29%) Firewall
5 21 (37.50%) HTTP
5 21 (37.50%) IPv6
5 21 (37.50%) Software-Defined Networking
6 16 (28.57%) BGP
7 10 (17.86%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 8 (14.29%) WAN
9 7 (12.50%) MPLS
10 6 (10.71%) Network Security
10 6 (10.71%) SSL
11 5 (8.93%) Cisco PIX
11 5 (8.93%) Internet
11 5 (8.93%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) Relational Database
2 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
General
1 15 (26.79%) Marketing
2 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.36%) French Language
3 3 (5.36%) German Language
3 3 (5.36%) Portuguese Language
3 3 (5.36%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.79%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 18 (32.14%) Network Engineer
3 12 (21.43%) Azure Engineer
4 8 (14.29%) Network Support
4 8 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
5 6 (10.71%) Architect
5 6 (10.71%) Escalation Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Check Point Expert
6 5 (8.93%) IP Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) IP Expert
6 5 (8.93%) IP Security Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Security Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Senior IP Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Senior Security Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Network Architect
9 2 (3.57%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (35.71%) CSS
2 16 (28.57%) .NET
3 11 (19.64%) XML
4 5 (8.93%) ADO.NET
5 2 (3.57%) COM
6 1 (1.79%) 802.1X
6 1 (1.79%) AppFabric
6 1 (1.79%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.79%) JAX-RS
6 1 (1.79%) PostGIS
6 1 (1.79%) RESTful
6 1 (1.79%) Spring
6 1 (1.79%) Web Services
6 1 (1.79%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (37.50%) Public Cloud
2 16 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 6 (10.71%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.36%) PKI
5 2 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.79%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.79%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.79%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 34 (60.71%) Windows
2 19 (33.93%) Linux
3 15 (26.79%) Windows Server
4 11 (19.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (17.86%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.57%) Unix
7 1 (1.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) Mentoring
2 16 (28.57%) Presales
2 16 (28.57%) Workflow
3 15 (26.79%) Process Improvement
4 10 (17.86%) Software Testing
5 5 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (8.93%) Data Modelling
6 4 (7.14%) Capacity Management
6 4 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (7.14%) Network Management
6 4 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (5.36%) Coaching
7 3 (5.36%) High Availability
7 3 (5.36%) ITIL
7 3 (5.36%) Migration
8 2 (3.57%) Change Management
8 2 (3.57%) DDoS Mitigation
8 2 (3.57%) Identity Management
8 2 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.57%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.21%) PowerShell
2 11 (19.64%) C
2 11 (19.64%) C#
2 11 (19.64%) C++
2 11 (19.64%) VB
2 11 (19.64%) VBScript
3 7 (12.50%) SQL
4 3 (5.36%) Python
5 2 (3.57%) Ruby
6 1 (1.79%) Java
6 1 (1.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (30.36%) Degree
3 16 (28.57%) MCSE
3 16 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (23.21%) MCSA
4 13 (23.21%) MCSD
5 12 (21.43%) CCNP
6 7 (12.50%) CCIE
7 5 (8.93%) CCNA
7 5 (8.93%) CCSE
8 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
9 3 (5.36%) MCAD
9 3 (5.36%) MCPD
9 3 (5.36%) MCTS
9 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
10 2 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (3.57%) CISM
10 2 (3.57%) CISSP
10 2 (3.57%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (3.57%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 27 (48.21%) Hyper-V
2 9 (16.07%) Active Directory
3 6 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.36%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.57%) vSphere
5 2 (3.57%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (26.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (8.93%) SCOM
3 2 (3.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (3.57%) Nessus
3 2 (3.57%) SCCM
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.79%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (55.36%) Microsoft
2 23 (41.07%) Cisco
3 15 (26.79%) F5
4 11 (19.64%) Red Hat
5 10 (17.86%) Juniper
6 9 (16.07%) CheckPoint
7 8 (14.29%) VMware
8 6 (10.71%) Citrix
9 4 (7.14%) Fortinet
10 3 (5.36%) Extreme Networks
10 3 (5.36%) HP
10 3 (5.36%) TippingPoint
11 2 (3.57%) Qualys
11 2 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (3.57%) ServiceNow
12 1 (1.79%) Aerohive Networks
12 1 (1.79%) Avaya
12 1 (1.79%) NetScout
12 1 (1.79%) Palo Alto
12 1 (1.79%) SolarWinds