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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 93 106 106
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 34 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.40% 0.43% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 0.57% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 3 8
Median daily rate £375 £283 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.74% -22.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £277 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £289 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
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
1917 1941 1934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.05% 76.75% 74.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1055 995 948
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 59 40
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £14.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £39.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 +8 20 £375 - 3
Newbury +5 1 - -
Maidenhead -2 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 £340 - 1
Load Balancing
South East

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 29 (64.44%) DNS
2 28 (62.22%) Windows
3 27 (60.00%) VPN
4 26 (57.78%) Microsoft
5 24 (53.33%) Hyper-V
6 22 (48.89%) IPsec
7 21 (46.67%) TCP/IP
7 21 (46.67%) DHCP
8 19 (42.22%) CSS
8 19 (42.22%) HTTP
8 19 (42.22%) IPv6
8 19 (42.22%) Software-Defined Networking
8 19 (42.22%) Public Cloud
9 18 (40.00%) Linux
10 17 (37.78%) MS Excel
10 17 (37.78%) Cisco
10 17 (37.78%) Firewall
10 17 (37.78%) Mentoring
11 15 (33.33%) Presales
11 15 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
11 15 (33.33%) Workflow
11 15 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (33.33%) BGP
11 15 (33.33%) MCSE
11 15 (33.33%) .NET
12 14 (31.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 14 (31.11%) Marketing
12 14 (31.11%) Computer Science
12 14 (31.11%) Degree
12 14 (31.11%) Process Improvement

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 (4.44%) Apache
1 2 (4.44%) GroupWise
2 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (37.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) IaaS
2 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (64.44%) DNS
2 27 (60.00%) VPN
3 22 (48.89%) IPsec
4 21 (46.67%) DHCP
4 21 (46.67%) TCP/IP
5 19 (42.22%) HTTP
5 19 (42.22%) IPv6
5 19 (42.22%) Software-Defined Networking
6 17 (37.78%) Firewall
7 15 (33.33%) BGP
8 10 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (17.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (15.56%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (13.33%) WAN
12 5 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
12 5 (11.11%) LAN
12 5 (11.11%) MPLS
13 4 (8.89%) Internet
14 3 (6.67%) Network Security
14 3 (6.67%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) Relational Database
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
General
1 14 (31.11%) Marketing
2 3 (6.67%) French Language
2 3 (6.67%) German Language
2 3 (6.67%) Portuguese Language
2 3 (6.67%) Spanish Language
3 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (44.44%) Support Engineer
2 14 (31.11%) Network Engineer
3 11 (24.44%) Azure Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) Network Support
4 7 (15.56%) Network Support Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Escalation Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Check Point Expert
6 5 (11.11%) IP Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) IP Expert
6 5 (11.11%) IP Security Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Security Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Senior IP Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Senior Security Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) Consultant
7 4 (8.89%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Azure Consultant
9 2 (4.44%) Linux Consultant
9 2 (4.44%) Technical Support
9 2 (4.44%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (42.22%) CSS
2 15 (33.33%) .NET
3 10 (22.22%) XML
4 5 (11.11%) ADO.NET
5 2 (4.44%) COM
6 1 (2.22%) 802.1X
6 1 (2.22%) AppFabric
6 1 (2.22%) PostGIS
6 1 (2.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (42.22%) Public Cloud
2 14 (31.11%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 28 (62.22%) Windows
2 18 (40.00%) Linux
3 14 (31.11%) Windows Server
4 11 (24.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (22.22%) Ubuntu
6 2 (4.44%) CentOS
6 2 (4.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) Mentoring
2 15 (33.33%) Presales
2 15 (33.33%) Workflow
3 14 (31.11%) Process Improvement
4 10 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (11.11%) Data Modelling
6 3 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (6.67%) Coaching
6 3 (6.67%) Network Management
7 2 (4.44%) Identity Management
7 2 (4.44%) ITIL
7 2 (4.44%) Network Design
7 2 (4.44%) Test Scripting
7 2 (4.44%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.22%) Information Security
8 1 (2.22%) Open Source
8 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.22%) Security Patching
8 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) C
1 10 (22.22%) C#
1 10 (22.22%) C++
1 10 (22.22%) PowerShell
1 10 (22.22%) VB
1 10 (22.22%) VBScript
2 7 (15.56%) SQL
3 1 (2.22%) Perl
3 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (33.33%) MCSE
1 15 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (31.11%) Degree
3 13 (28.89%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (26.67%) MCSA
4 12 (26.67%) MCSD
5 7 (15.56%) CCIE
5 7 (15.56%) CCNP
6 5 (11.11%) CCSE
7 4 (8.89%) CCNA
7 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
8 3 (6.67%) MCAD
8 3 (6.67%) MCPD
8 3 (6.67%) MCTS
8 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (2.22%) CCENT
9 1 (2.22%) CCNP Voice
9 1 (2.22%) JNCIS
9 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 24 (53.33%) Hyper-V
2 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (31.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (11.11%) SCOM
3 2 (4.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (4.44%) SCCM
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (57.78%) Microsoft
2 17 (37.78%) Cisco
3 13 (28.89%) Red Hat
4 11 (24.44%) F5
5 8 (17.78%) CheckPoint
6 4 (8.89%) Juniper
6 4 (8.89%) VMware
7 2 (4.44%) Citrix
7 2 (4.44%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.44%) HP
7 2 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (4.44%) ServiceNow
7 2 (4.44%) TippingPoint
8 1 (2.22%) Avaya
8 1 (2.22%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.22%) Extreme Networks
8 1 (2.22%) Mitel
8 1 (2.22%) NetScout
8 1 (2.22%) Oracle
8 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds