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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Balancing
South East / Berkshire
Rank 77 107 107
Rank change year-on-year
+30 0
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 30 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.55% 0.57% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 0.72% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 8
Median daily rate £375 £433 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.29% +31.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+12.16% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.15 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.80% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +20.00%

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
1565 1932 1914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.75% 78.47% 74.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 782 1002 1013
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 77 23
Median hourly rate £23.34 £18.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.66% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.42 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.53 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +19 23 £363 -16.18%
Maidenhead - 3 - -
Load Balancing
South East

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 17 (42.50%) Firewall
2 12 (30.00%) Migration
3 11 (27.50%) Cisco
3 11 (27.50%) Office 365
4 9 (22.50%) VPN
4 9 (22.50%) Windows
5 8 (20.00%) Skype
5 8 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 8 (20.00%) F5
5 8 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (20.00%) DNS
5 8 (20.00%) Project Management
5 8 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (20.00%) Service Management
6 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
7 6 (15.00%) HTTP
7 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (15.00%) WAN
7 6 (15.00%) SMTP
7 6 (15.00%) Juniper
7 6 (15.00%) Citrix
7 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
7 6 (15.00%) VMware
7 6 (15.00%) Network Security
7 6 (15.00%) Mentoring
7 6 (15.00%) Public Cloud
8 5 (12.50%) High Availability
8 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (12.50%) Change Management
8 5 (12.50%) Wireless

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 1 (2.50%) nginx
1 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 11 (27.50%) Office 365
2 8 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.50%) IaaS
4 1 (2.50%) PaaS
4 1 (2.50%) SaaS
4 1 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (42.50%) Firewall
2 9 (22.50%) VPN
3 8 (20.00%) DNS
3 8 (20.00%) Skype
4 6 (15.00%) HTTP
4 6 (15.00%) Network Security
4 6 (15.00%) SMTP
4 6 (15.00%) WAN
5 5 (12.50%) LAN
5 5 (12.50%) Wireless
6 4 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (10.00%) SSL
7 3 (7.50%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (7.50%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (7.50%) IPsec
7 3 (7.50%) MPLS
7 3 (7.50%) NetScaler
7 3 (7.50%) SNMP
8 2 (5.00%) BGP
8 2 (5.00%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (2.50%) Pentaho
1 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.50%) Billing
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Consultant
2 11 (27.50%) Exchange Consultant
3 10 (25.00%) Exchange Migration Consultant
3 10 (25.00%) Migration Consultant
3 10 (25.00%) Network Engineer
4 9 (22.50%) Office 365 Consultant
5 6 (15.00%) AWS Engineer
6 5 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
6 5 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (10.00%) Architect
8 3 (7.50%) AWS DevOps
8 3 (7.50%) Designer
8 3 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) Platform Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Lead Designer
9 2 (5.00%) Security Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.50%) Django
1 1 (2.50%) JSON
1 1 (2.50%) Kafka
1 1 (2.50%) Middleware
1 1 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.00%) Public Cloud
3 5 (12.50%) Client/Server
4 3 (7.50%) CMDB
4 3 (7.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (5.00%) PKI
6 1 (2.50%) Clustering
6 1 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.50%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.50%) Linux
3 3 (7.50%) Unix
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Migration
2 8 (20.00%) Project Management
2 8 (20.00%) Service Management
3 6 (15.00%) Mentoring
4 5 (12.50%) Change Management
4 5 (12.50%) High Availability
4 5 (12.50%) ITIL
4 5 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 4 (10.00%) Network Management
5 4 (10.00%) Patch Management
5 4 (10.00%) Product Management
6 3 (7.50%) DDoS Mitigation
6 3 (7.50%) DevOps
6 3 (7.50%) Process Improvement
7 2 (5.00%) Budget Control
7 2 (5.00%) Build Automation
7 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.00%) Performance Management
7 2 (5.00%) SIEM
7 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) Perl
1 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.00%) Python
3 1 (2.50%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) PHP
3 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (12.50%) CCNP
3 3 (7.50%) CCNA
4 2 (5.00%) CCIE
4 2 (5.00%) CISM
4 2 (5.00%) CISSP
4 2 (5.00%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (5.00%) CRISC
4 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (2.50%) CCDA
5 1 (2.50%) CCVP
5 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.50%) JNCIA
5 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.50%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) ProxySG
1 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.00%) KVM
3 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.50%) vCloud
3 1 (2.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (2.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.50%) vSphere
3 1 (2.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) OPNET
2 2 (5.00%) Ansible
2 2 (5.00%) Nessus
2 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.00%) Puppet
3 1 (2.50%) BladeLogic
3 1 (2.50%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.50%) Netcool
3 1 (2.50%) PowerCLI
3 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (2.50%) TrustSec
3 1 (2.50%) vMotion
3 1 (2.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Cisco
2 8 (20.00%) F5
3 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
4 6 (15.00%) Citrix
4 6 (15.00%) Juniper
4 6 (15.00%) VMware
5 4 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (7.50%) Blue Coat
6 3 (7.50%) Mashery
6 3 (7.50%) Palo Alto
6 3 (7.50%) Riverbed
6 3 (7.50%) SolarWinds
6 3 (7.50%) TIBCO
7 2 (5.00%) Qualys
8 1 (2.50%) Extreme Networks
8 1 (2.50%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.50%) Lancope
8 1 (2.50%) Mercator
8 1 (2.50%) Sourcefire
8 1 (2.50%) Splunk