The table below looks at the statistics for Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 7 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 71 71 67
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 2 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.21% 0.86% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 1.17% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate
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- £300 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -24.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £293
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +36.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £22.75
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
640 770 597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.09% 73.54% 71.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 385 262
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 16
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.65% +4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £15.55 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Load Balancing across the Reading region.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Load Balancing
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the Reading region.

Load Balancing Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 6 (85.71%) Cisco
1 6 (85.71%) CheckPoint
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (71.43%) IPsec
2 5 (71.43%) CCIE
2 5 (71.43%) VPN
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (57.14%) Check Point Certification
3 4 (57.14%) Juniper
3 4 (57.14%) CISSP
3 4 (57.14%) CCSP
3 4 (57.14%) CCDP
3 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 4 (57.14%) VoIP
3 4 (57.14%) RIP
3 4 (57.14%) SNMP
3 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
3 4 (57.14%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (57.14%) Redback
3 4 (57.14%) Radware
3 4 (57.14%) Reverse Engineering
3 4 (57.14%) Network Management
3 4 (57.14%) OSPF
3 4 (57.14%) VLAN
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco PIX
3 4 (57.14%) PCI DSS
3 4 (57.14%) FWSM
3 4 (57.14%) Nokia
4 2 (28.57%) Network Security

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (71.43%) IPsec
2 5 (71.43%) VPN
3 4 (57.14%) VoIP
3 4 (57.14%) RIP
3 4 (57.14%) SNMP
3 4 (57.14%) OSPF
3 4 (57.14%) VLAN
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco PIX
3 4 (57.14%) FWSM
4 2 (28.57%) Network Security
5 1 (14.29%) SAN
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (14.29%) TACACS
5 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (14.29%) EDRMS
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Design Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) IP Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Network Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Risk Assessment
1 4 (57.14%) Reverse Engineering
1 4 (57.14%) Network Management
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) CCIE
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (57.14%) Check Point Certification
2 4 (57.14%) CISSP
2 4 (57.14%) CCSP
2 4 (57.14%) CCDP
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) CCA
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (14.29%) MCTS
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
1 6 (85.71%) CheckPoint
2 4 (57.14%) Juniper
2 4 (57.14%) Redback
2 4 (57.14%) Radware
2 4 (57.14%) Nokia
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) F5