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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 57 73 73
Rank change year-on-year
+16 0
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 10 10 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.15% 0.98% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.36% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £445 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +5.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £59.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £98.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-61.73% +206.25%
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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
580 734 940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 66.97% 72.17% 67.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 376 282
Average daily rate £425 £365 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £475 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £38.50 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 2014, 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 15 (53.57%) WAN
2 12 (42.86%) IPsec
2 12 (42.86%) MPLS
2 12 (42.86%) VPN
2 12 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 11 (39.29%) CCNP
3 11 (39.29%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (39.29%) Firewall
4 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
5 9 (32.14%) Network Architecture
5 9 (32.14%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (32.14%) Wireless
5 9 (32.14%) DNS
5 9 (32.14%) SSL
5 9 (32.14%) DHCP
5 9 (32.14%) LAN
5 9 (32.14%) WLAN
6 8 (28.57%) Nokia
6 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
7 7 (25.00%) Citrix
7 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 7 (25.00%) NetScaler
7 7 (25.00%) Blue Coat
7 7 (25.00%) ProxySG
8 6 (21.43%) Finance
8 6 (21.43%) Network Design
9 5 (17.86%) Network Security
9 5 (17.86%) SLA
9 5 (17.86%) Windows
10 4 (14.29%) SQL

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.57%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.57%) nginx
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.57%) Lync
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (53.57%) WAN
2 12 (42.86%) VPN
2 12 (42.86%) MPLS
2 12 (42.86%) IPsec
3 11 (39.29%) Firewall
4 9 (32.14%) Wireless
4 9 (32.14%) DNS
4 9 (32.14%) SSL
4 9 (32.14%) DHCP
4 9 (32.14%) LAN
4 9 (32.14%) WLAN
5 7 (25.00%) NetScaler
6 5 (17.86%) Network Security
7 3 (10.71%) SAN
7 3 (10.71%) OSPF
7 3 (10.71%) BGP
8 2 (7.14%) DSL
8 2 (7.14%) L2TP
8 2 (7.14%) Internet
8 2 (7.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2000
1 3 (10.71%) EDRMS
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Network Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Leader
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Network Support
5 1 (3.57%) Firewall Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Architect
5 1 (3.57%) IP Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Network Security Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Network Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) NOC Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.57%) Design Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle ADF
1 2 (7.14%) JNDI
2 1 (3.57%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) JSP
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Clustering
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) CESG
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (10.71%) UNIX
3 1 (3.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Network Architecture
1 9 (32.14%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (21.43%) Network Design
3 3 (10.71%) ITIL
3 3 (10.71%) Change Management
3 3 (10.71%) Workflow
4 2 (7.14%) Load Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Network Management
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (7.14%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.57%) DevOps
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.57%) Stress Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.57%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.57%) CRM
5 1 (3.57%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.57%) Ruby
3 1 (3.57%) Perl
3 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (39.29%) CCNP
2 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (10.71%) MCTS
5 1 (3.57%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) JSP 440
System Software
1 12 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.00%) ProxySG
3 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Nagios
1 1 (3.57%) Cacti
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
1 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Nokia
1 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
2 7 (25.00%) Citrix
2 7 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco
4 2 (7.14%) Juniper
4 2 (7.14%) KANA
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle
5 1 (3.57%) Redback
5 1 (3.57%) F5
5 1 (3.57%) Percona
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.57%) Radware
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat