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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 110 114 91
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -23
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 17 10 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.65% 0.39% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.54% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 13
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£400 £420 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +15.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £415 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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
1813 1840 1664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 68.94% 71.18% 69.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 936 683
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £509 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 56 78
Average hourly rate £20.63 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 6 £400 - 5
Slough 0 4 £425 -
Bracknell - 3 £300 -
Wokingham - - - -
Load Balancing
South East

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 30 (71.43%) Firewall
2 20 (47.62%) VPN
2 20 (47.62%) Cisco
3 19 (45.24%) CheckPoint
3 19 (45.24%) IPsec
4 17 (40.48%) Windows
5 16 (38.10%) SQL
5 16 (38.10%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (35.71%) DNS
6 15 (35.71%) BGP
6 15 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (30.95%) MPLS
7 13 (30.95%) OSPF
8 12 (28.57%) Juniper
8 12 (28.57%) SAN
8 12 (28.57%) SQL Server
9 11 (26.19%) IIS
9 11 (26.19%) VoIP
9 11 (26.19%) CCIE
9 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
10 10 (23.81%) Network Management
10 10 (23.81%) Citrix
10 10 (23.81%) SNMP
10 10 (23.81%) Change Management
10 10 (23.81%) Network Security
11 9 (21.43%) Cisco PIX
11 9 (21.43%) SLA
11 9 (21.43%) Linux
11 9 (21.43%) FWSM
12 8 (19.05%) Nokia

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (26.19%) IIS
2 5 (11.90%) Apache
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.38%) Lync
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.38%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (71.43%) Firewall
2 20 (47.62%) VPN
3 19 (45.24%) IPsec
4 16 (38.10%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (35.71%) DNS
5 15 (35.71%) BGP
6 13 (30.95%) MPLS
6 13 (30.95%) OSPF
7 12 (28.57%) SAN
8 11 (26.19%) VoIP
9 10 (23.81%) SNMP
9 10 (23.81%) Network Security
10 9 (21.43%) Cisco PIX
10 9 (21.43%) FWSM
11 8 (19.05%) Internet
12 7 (16.67%) NetScaler
13 6 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (14.29%) VLAN
13 6 (14.29%) Ethernet
13 6 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 7 (16.67%) EDRMS
2 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (11.90%) DB2
General
1 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Design Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) IP Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Web Hosting Specialist
6 2 (4.76%) Web Hosting Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Web Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) IP Network Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) Regular Expression
2 3 (7.14%) LAMP
3 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.38%) .NET
3 1 (2.38%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Clustering
2 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) CLARiiON
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (40.48%) Windows
2 9 (21.43%) Linux
3 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (11.90%) SUSE
4 5 (11.90%) AIX
4 5 (11.90%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Change Management
1 10 (23.81%) Network Management
2 7 (16.67%) Network Design
3 6 (14.29%) Workflow
3 6 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (9.52%) Performance Management
5 3 (7.14%) Service Management
5 3 (7.14%) Network Architecture
5 3 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (7.14%) Line Management
6 2 (4.76%) Project Management
7 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.38%) ITIL
7 1 (2.38%) CRM
7 1 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.38%) Data Security
7 1 (2.38%) Reverse Engineering
7 1 (2.38%) Stress Testing
7 1 (2.38%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 16 (38.10%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) Python
2 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (26.19%) CCIE
2 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
3 7 (16.67%) CISSP
3 7 (16.67%) MCTS
3 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (11.90%) Check Point Certification
4 5 (11.90%) CCSP
4 5 (11.90%) CCDP
4 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
5 4 (9.52%) CCNP
6 2 (4.76%) Degree
7 1 (2.38%) CCNA
7 1 (2.38%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.38%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.43%) SLA
2 5 (11.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
1 5 (11.90%) vSphere
1 5 (11.90%) FreeRADIUS
2 4 (9.52%) Firmware
3 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.76%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 20 (47.62%) Cisco
2 19 (45.24%) CheckPoint
3 12 (28.57%) Juniper
4 10 (23.81%) Citrix
5 8 (19.05%) Nokia
6 7 (16.67%) VMware
6 7 (16.67%) Redback
6 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 6 (14.29%) Oracle
7 6 (14.29%) Radware
8 5 (11.90%) CA
8 5 (11.90%) IBM
8 5 (11.90%) Splunk
9 4 (9.52%) F5
10 2 (4.76%) Blue Coat
11 1 (2.38%) Novell
11 1 (2.38%) Lotus
11 1 (2.38%) Symantec
11 1 (2.38%) EMC
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