The first table below looks at the demand 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 9 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 81 108 94
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -14
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 37 13 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.51% 0.54% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 0.78% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £420 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £362 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £448 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £43.25
% change year-on-year
- -47.97%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1791 1676 2035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.01% 69.03% 65.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 847 731 784
Average daily rate £375 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 29 54
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% -17.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £14.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £49.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%
Load Balancing
South East

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 9 July 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 9 July 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 +15 21 £390 -8.23% 1
Bracknell - 2 £325 - 1
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Slough - - - -
Load Balancing
South East

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 21 (45.65%) Cisco Certification
1 21 (45.65%) MPLS
1 21 (45.65%) Firewall
1 21 (45.65%) IPsec
2 18 (39.13%) VPN
3 17 (36.96%) WAN
3 17 (36.96%) Cisco
4 14 (30.43%) CheckPoint
5 12 (26.09%) OSPF
5 12 (26.09%) Security Cleared
6 11 (23.91%) Network Management
6 11 (23.91%) Active Directory
6 11 (23.91%) DNS
6 11 (23.91%) SNMP
7 10 (21.74%) VoIP
7 10 (21.74%) LAN
7 10 (21.74%) CCNP
7 10 (21.74%) BGP
7 10 (21.74%) Juniper
7 10 (21.74%) Nokia
7 10 (21.74%) Wireless
7 10 (21.74%) SC Cleared
8 9 (19.57%) Network Architecture
9 8 (17.39%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (17.39%) Telecoms
9 8 (17.39%) Network Design
9 8 (17.39%) Network Security
9 8 (17.39%) CCIE
9 8 (17.39%) DHCP
9 8 (17.39%) WLAN

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
1 2 (4.35%) WebLogic
1 2 (4.35%) IIS
2 1 (2.17%) Apache
2 1 (2.17%) nginx
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (45.65%) MPLS
1 21 (45.65%) Firewall
1 21 (45.65%) IPsec
2 18 (39.13%) VPN
3 17 (36.96%) WAN
4 12 (26.09%) OSPF
5 11 (23.91%) DNS
5 11 (23.91%) SNMP
6 10 (21.74%) VoIP
6 10 (21.74%) LAN
6 10 (21.74%) BGP
6 10 (21.74%) Wireless
7 8 (17.39%) Network Security
7 8 (17.39%) DHCP
7 8 (17.39%) WLAN
8 7 (15.22%) SSL
8 7 (15.22%) Cisco PIX
8 7 (15.22%) FWSM
8 7 (15.22%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (13.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (6.52%) EDRMS
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (4.35%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.35%) DataStage
4 1 (2.17%) MySQL
4 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (17.39%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Network Engineer
2 8 (17.39%) IP Engineer
2 8 (17.39%) Design Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Consultant
4 4 (8.70%) Network Support
5 3 (6.52%) Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Technical Leader
6 2 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Security Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Systems Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Security Specialist
7 1 (2.17%) Network Consultant
7 1 (2.17%) Support Consultant
7 1 (2.17%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.17%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle ADF
2 2 (4.35%) JNDI
2 2 (4.35%) Web Services
2 2 (4.35%) CSS
3 1 (2.17%) XML Schema
3 1 (2.17%) JSP
3 1 (2.17%) XML
3 1 (2.17%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Clustering
2 2 (4.35%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.17%) CESG
3 1 (2.17%) PKI
3 1 (2.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Linux
3 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (6.52%) UNIX
4 1 (2.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) Network Management
2 9 (19.57%) Network Architecture
3 8 (17.39%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (17.39%) Network Design
4 6 (13.04%) ITIL
5 5 (10.87%) Change Management
5 5 (10.87%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (6.52%) Workflow
6 3 (6.52%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.35%) Performance Management
7 2 (4.35%) Load Testing
7 2 (4.35%) Identity Management
7 2 (4.35%) Data Modelling
7 2 (4.35%) ETL
8 1 (2.17%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.17%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.17%) Data Security
8 1 (2.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) Python
2 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.17%) Java
3 1 (2.17%) Perl
3 1 (2.17%) PHP
3 1 (2.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (45.65%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (26.09%) Security Cleared
3 10 (21.74%) CCNP
3 10 (21.74%) SC Cleared
4 8 (17.39%) CCIE
5 6 (13.04%) CISSP
6 5 (10.87%) CCDP
7 4 (8.70%) CCSP
7 4 (8.70%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (6.52%) CCNA
8 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (6.52%) Degree
8 3 (6.52%) MCTS
9 1 (2.17%) CCIP
9 1 (2.17%) CCA
9 1 (2.17%) JNCIP
9 1 (2.17%) JNCIE
9 1 (2.17%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) SLA
2 4 (8.70%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 11 (23.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.87%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Nagios
1 1 (2.17%) Cacti
1 1 (2.17%) Puppet
1 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (36.96%) Cisco
2 14 (30.43%) CheckPoint
3 10 (21.74%) Juniper
3 10 (21.74%) Nokia
4 7 (15.22%) Oracle
5 6 (13.04%) Redback
6 5 (10.87%) Citrix
6 5 (10.87%) Radware
6 5 (10.87%) Blue Coat
7 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.52%) F5
8 2 (4.35%) Talend
8 2 (4.35%) VMware
8 2 (4.35%) KANA
8 2 (4.35%) SAP
8 2 (4.35%) IBM
8 2 (4.35%) Informatica
9 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.17%) BT
9 1 (2.17%) Riverbed