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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 110 112 125
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +13
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 13 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.51% 0.53% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.72% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 7
Average daily rate £430 £307 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.06% -26.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £409
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.15 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -80.64%
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
1992 1941 1978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 78.39% 73.33% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1061 988 1018
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 36 58
Average hourly rate £16.09 £27.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.49% +71.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £13.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £127.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 9 £430 -18.09% 2
Maidenhead - 2 - - 2
Newbury - 1 - -
Load Balancing
South East

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 25 (59.52%) Cisco
1 25 (59.52%) Firewall
2 22 (52.38%) Linux
3 21 (50.00%) F5
4 20 (47.62%) Data Centre
4 20 (47.62%) VPN
5 19 (45.24%) TCP/IP
5 19 (45.24%) CheckPoint
6 17 (40.48%) BGP
6 17 (40.48%) OSPF
7 16 (38.10%) Juniper
7 16 (38.10%) LAN
7 16 (38.10%) VLAN
8 12 (28.57%) HTTP
9 11 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (26.19%) Project Management
10 10 (23.81%) SSL
10 10 (23.81%) Windows
10 10 (23.81%) WebEx
11 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
11 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
11 9 (21.43%) DNS
12 8 (19.05%) Telecoms
12 8 (19.05%) Apache
12 8 (19.05%) Unix
12 8 (19.05%) ITIL
12 8 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (16.67%) Red Hat
13 7 (16.67%) MPLS
13 7 (16.67%) Network Design

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (19.05%) Apache
2 3 (7.14%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.38%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) SaaS
2 1 (2.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (59.52%) Firewall
2 20 (47.62%) VPN
3 19 (45.24%) TCP/IP
4 17 (40.48%) BGP
4 17 (40.48%) OSPF
5 16 (38.10%) LAN
5 16 (38.10%) VLAN
6 12 (28.57%) HTTP
7 10 (23.81%) SSL
7 10 (23.81%) WebEx
8 9 (21.43%) DNS
9 8 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (16.67%) MPLS
11 6 (14.29%) SMTP
12 5 (11.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 5 (11.90%) FTP
12 5 (11.90%) HTTPS
12 5 (11.90%) LDAP
12 5 (11.90%) SSH
13 4 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 6 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 9 (21.43%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Deployment Manager
4 5 (11.90%) Platform Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Network Operations Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Operations Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.14%) IP Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) IT Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) IT Security Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Firewall Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Check Point Expert
7 2 (4.76%) Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (4.76%) IP Expert
7 2 (4.76%) IP Security Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) Web Services
2 2 (4.76%) Middleware
2 2 (4.76%) WAP
3 1 (2.38%) .NET
3 1 (2.38%) CSS
3 1 (2.38%) J2EE
3 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (47.62%) Data Centre
2 6 (14.29%) Client/Server
3 4 (9.52%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (4.76%) Clustering
4 2 (4.76%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.38%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 22 (52.38%) Linux
2 10 (23.81%) Windows
3 8 (19.05%) Unix
4 5 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.76%) CentOS
6 1 (2.38%) Solaris
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Project Management
2 8 (19.05%) ITIL
3 7 (16.67%) Network Design
4 6 (14.29%) High Availability
4 6 (14.29%) Service Management
5 5 (11.90%) ITIL V3
6 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.14%) Problem Management
6 3 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (7.14%) Transition Management
7 2 (4.76%) BCP
7 2 (4.76%) Capacity Management
7 2 (4.76%) Product Management
7 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.76%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.38%) Network Management
8 1 (2.38%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (2.38%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) Perl
2 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.38%) C
3 1 (2.38%) C#
3 1 (2.38%) C++
3 1 (2.38%) Java
3 1 (2.38%) Python
3 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.38%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) VB
3 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
2 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 6 (14.29%) CCNP
4 5 (11.90%) CCIE
5 3 (7.14%) MBA
6 2 (4.76%) CCSE
7 1 (2.38%) CCIP
7 1 (2.38%) CCNA
7 1 (2.38%) CCSP
7 1 (2.38%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.38%) Degree
7 1 (2.38%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.38%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.38%) MCP
7 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.38%) Firmware
4 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (59.52%) Cisco
2 21 (50.00%) F5
3 19 (45.24%) CheckPoint
4 16 (38.10%) Juniper
5 7 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 5 (11.90%) Oracle
7 3 (7.14%) VMware
8 1 (2.38%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.38%) Citrix
8 1 (2.38%) Dell
8 1 (2.38%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.38%) HP
8 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.38%) NetApp