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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Balancing
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 47 75 66
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -9
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 17 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.39% 0.50% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.96% 0.63% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 1
Median daily rate £350 £425 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -19.04%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.75 £42.25 £46.75
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -9.62%

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
575 800 669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 80.87% 79.37% 72.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 470 376
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 8
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading 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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Balancing across the Reading region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 February 2017, 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 Reading region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 12 (37.50%) Firewall
2 11 (34.38%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
3 10 (31.25%) Migration
3 10 (31.25%) Office 365
4 9 (28.13%) DNS
4 9 (28.13%) SMTP
4 9 (28.13%) HTTP
4 9 (28.13%) Public Cloud
5 8 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 8 (25.00%) Cisco
5 8 (25.00%) Project Management
5 8 (25.00%) Problem Management
5 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (21.88%) Service Management
6 7 (21.88%) Skype
6 7 (21.88%) Patch Management
7 6 (18.75%) Data Centre
7 6 (18.75%) Windows Server
7 6 (18.75%) VPN
7 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
7 6 (18.75%) ITIL
7 6 (18.75%) Product Management
7 6 (18.75%) QA
8 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (15.63%) Client/Server
8 5 (15.63%) WAN
8 5 (15.63%) Wireless
8 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 3 (9.38%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (9.38%) JBoss
2 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (31.25%) Office 365
2 8 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (37.50%) Firewall
2 9 (28.13%) DNS
2 9 (28.13%) HTTP
2 9 (28.13%) SMTP
3 7 (21.88%) Skype
4 6 (18.75%) VPN
5 5 (15.63%) WAN
5 5 (15.63%) Wireless
6 4 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (12.50%) LAN
6 4 (12.50%) Network Security
7 3 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (9.38%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (9.38%) NetScaler
7 3 (9.38%) SNMP
8 2 (6.25%) BGP
8 2 (6.25%) MPLS
8 2 (6.25%) OSPF
8 2 (6.25%) SSH
9 1 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Consultant
2 10 (31.25%) Exchange Consultant
3 9 (28.13%) Exchange Migration Consultant
3 9 (28.13%) Migration Consultant
4 8 (25.00%) Network Engineer
4 8 (25.00%) Office 365 Consultant
5 6 (18.75%) Cloud Engineer
6 5 (15.63%) AWS Engineer
6 5 (15.63%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Platform Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Security Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Test Environment Manager
8 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
8 2 (6.25%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) Web Services
2 3 (9.38%) Java EE
3 1 (3.13%) 802.1X
3 1 (3.13%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Public Cloud
2 6 (18.75%) Data Centre
3 5 (15.63%) Client/Server
4 3 (9.38%) CMDB
5 2 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (3.13%) AS400
6 1 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (3.13%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 3 (9.38%) Linux
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Migration
2 8 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 8 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 8 (25.00%) Project Management
3 7 (21.88%) Patch Management
3 7 (21.88%) Service Management
4 6 (18.75%) ITIL
4 6 (18.75%) Product Management
5 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.50%) Change Management
6 4 (12.50%) Network Management
7 3 (9.38%) Defect Management
7 3 (9.38%) DevOps
7 3 (9.38%) Process Improvement
7 3 (9.38%) Scrum
8 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis
8 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
8 2 (6.25%) Software Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
9 1 (3.13%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 4 (12.50%) Python
2 3 (9.38%) Java
3 2 (6.25%) SQL
4 1 (3.13%) Perl
4 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.38%) CCNA
2 3 (9.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (6.25%) CCIE
3 2 (6.25%) CCNP
4 1 (3.13%) CCDA
4 1 (3.13%) CCVP
4 1 (3.13%) JNCIA
4 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
1 3 (9.38%) ProxySG
2 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Ansible
1 3 (9.38%) OPNET
2 1 (3.13%) Netcool
2 1 (3.13%) Stealthwatch
2 1 (3.13%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.00%) Cisco
3 4 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 4 (12.50%) Citrix
3 4 (12.50%) Juniper
4 3 (9.38%) Arista
4 3 (9.38%) Blue Coat
4 3 (9.38%) Palo Alto
4 3 (9.38%) Riverbed
4 3 (9.38%) SolarWinds
4 3 (9.38%) VMware
5 2 (6.25%) F5
6 1 (3.13%) EMC
6 1 (3.13%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (3.13%) Lancope
6 1 (3.13%) Mercator
6 1 (3.13%) Mitel
6 1 (3.13%) Sourcefire
6 1 (3.13%) Splunk
6 1 (3.13%) Temenos