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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 109 99 113
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +14
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 11 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.43% 0.83% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 1.17% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 5
Average daily rate
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£283 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.06% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £293 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £410 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £22.75
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
1845 1796 1652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.01% 71.24% 68.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 878 677
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 35 41
Average hourly rate £21.55 £18.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.08% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £11.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £34.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 2015. 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
Maidenhead +5 3 £283 -
Reading -16 2 - - 5
Newbury - 1 - -
Load Balancing
South East

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 17 (80.95%) Cisco
1 17 (80.95%) Firewall
2 16 (76.19%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (71.43%) OSPF
3 15 (71.43%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (61.90%) CheckPoint
5 12 (57.14%) Data Centre
6 11 (52.38%) MPLS
6 11 (52.38%) BGP
7 10 (47.62%) CCIE
8 9 (42.86%) IPsec
8 9 (42.86%) VPN
8 9 (42.86%) F5
9 8 (38.10%) VoIP
9 8 (38.10%) Juniper
9 8 (38.10%) Network Design
10 7 (33.33%) CCNP
11 6 (28.57%) CCDP
11 6 (28.57%) SNMP
11 6 (28.57%) VLAN
11 6 (28.57%) Network Security
11 6 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
12 5 (23.81%) Cisco PIX
12 5 (23.81%) FWSM
12 5 (23.81%) PCI DSS
12 5 (23.81%) Network Management
12 5 (23.81%) Redback
12 5 (23.81%) Risk Assessment
12 5 (23.81%) Radware
12 5 (23.81%) RIP

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 17 (80.95%) Firewall
2 15 (71.43%) Cisco ASA
2 15 (71.43%) OSPF
3 11 (52.38%) BGP
3 11 (52.38%) MPLS
4 9 (42.86%) VPN
4 9 (42.86%) IPsec
5 8 (38.10%) VoIP
6 6 (28.57%) SNMP
6 6 (28.57%) VLAN
6 6 (28.57%) Network Security
7 5 (23.81%) FWSM
7 5 (23.81%) Cisco PIX
7 5 (23.81%) RIP
8 4 (19.05%) TACACS
8 4 (19.05%) Wireless
8 4 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
General
1 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Network Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) IP Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Design Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Network Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Network Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) IP Network Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Voice Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) AWS Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) SOAP
1 2 (9.52%) REST
2 1 (4.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Network Design
2 6 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (23.81%) Network Management
3 5 (23.81%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (19.05%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (9.52%) DDoS Mitigation
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.52%) TDD
6 1 (4.76%) OO
6 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.76%) Network Planning
6 1 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (76.19%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (47.62%) CCIE
3 7 (33.33%) CCNP
4 6 (28.57%) CCDP
5 5 (23.81%) Check Point Certification
5 5 (23.81%) CCSP
5 5 (23.81%) CISSP
6 3 (14.29%) Degree
7 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
7 1 (4.76%) CCA
7 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (4.76%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Cisco
2 13 (61.90%) CheckPoint
3 9 (42.86%) F5
4 8 (38.10%) Juniper
5 5 (23.81%) Nokia
5 5 (23.81%) Redback
5 5 (23.81%) Radware
6 4 (19.05%) Citrix
7 3 (14.29%) VMware
8 2 (9.52%) EMC
9 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
9 1 (4.76%) Brocade
9 1 (4.76%) Riverbed