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 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 49 56 56
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 6 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.85% 2.05% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 2.78% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 3
Median daily rate £325 £394 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% -12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £394 £360
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
Load Balancing
Berkshire

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
529 755 597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 74.93% 73.59% 70.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 506 330
Median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £558 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 12
Median hourly rate £20.00 £37.09 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.07% +95.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £30.90 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.46 £37.09 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 2016.

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 29 September 2016, 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 14 (63.64%) VPN
2 12 (54.55%) Cisco
3 11 (50.00%) Firewall
3 11 (50.00%) IPsec
4 10 (45.45%) Windows
5 9 (40.91%) DNS
5 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
5 9 (40.91%) CCNP
5 9 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (36.36%) Juniper
6 8 (36.36%) Hyper-V
7 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
7 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (31.82%) Network Security
7 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
7 7 (31.82%) DHCP
7 7 (31.82%) Linux
8 6 (27.27%) .NET
8 6 (27.27%) HTTP
8 6 (27.27%) WAN
8 6 (27.27%) BGP
8 6 (27.27%) IPv6
8 6 (27.27%) Software-Defined Networking
8 6 (27.27%) Public Cloud
9 5 (22.73%) Presales
9 5 (22.73%) F5
9 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
9 5 (22.73%) Degree
9 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
9 5 (22.73%) SSL

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 1 (4.55%) OpenStack
1 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (63.64%) VPN
2 11 (50.00%) Firewall
2 11 (50.00%) IPsec
3 9 (40.91%) DNS
4 7 (31.82%) DHCP
4 7 (31.82%) Network Security
4 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
5 6 (27.27%) BGP
5 6 (27.27%) HTTP
5 6 (27.27%) IPv6
5 6 (27.27%) Software-Defined Networking
5 6 (27.27%) WAN
6 5 (22.73%) SSL
7 4 (18.18%) Internet
7 4 (18.18%) MPLS
8 3 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (13.64%) EIGRP
8 3 (13.64%) L2TP
8 3 (13.64%) OSPF
8 3 (13.64%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (18.18%) Marketing
2 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Billing
3 1 (4.55%) French Language
3 1 (4.55%) German Language
3 1 (4.55%) Portuguese Language
3 1 (4.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Azure Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Escalation Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Network Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Network Support
6 1 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Security Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) .NET
2 5 (22.73%) CSS
3 4 (18.18%) XML
4 2 (9.09%) ADO.NET
5 1 (4.55%) JSON
5 1 (4.55%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Public Cloud
2 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
3 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
4 2 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (9.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Linux
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
4 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (13.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Presales
2 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
2 4 (18.18%) Process Improvement
2 4 (18.18%) Workflow
3 3 (13.64%) Capacity Management
3 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (13.64%) Network Management
3 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Budget Control
4 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 2 (9.09%) DDoS Mitigation
4 2 (9.09%) High Availability
4 2 (9.09%) Migration
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
4 2 (9.09%) SIEM
5 1 (4.55%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
2 4 (18.18%) C
2 4 (18.18%) C#
2 4 (18.18%) C++
2 4 (18.18%) VB
2 4 (18.18%) VBScript
3 2 (9.09%) Python
3 2 (9.09%) Ruby
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) CCNP
1 9 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (22.73%) Degree
3 4 (18.18%) CCNA
3 4 (18.18%) MCSE
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (13.64%) MCSA
4 3 (13.64%) MCSD
5 2 (9.09%) CCIE
5 2 (9.09%) CISM
5 2 (9.09%) CISSP
5 2 (9.09%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (9.09%) CRISC
5 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 2 (9.09%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (4.55%) CCNP Voice
6 1 (4.55%) MCAD
6 1 (4.55%) MCTS
6 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Hyper-V
2 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (9.09%) vSphere
5 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (9.09%) Nessus
2 2 (9.09%) SCOM
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (4.55%) Netcool
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Cisco
2 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
3 8 (36.36%) Juniper
4 5 (22.73%) F5
5 4 (18.18%) Citrix
5 4 (18.18%) Fortinet
6 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
6 3 (13.64%) Extreme Networks
6 3 (13.64%) HP
6 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
6 3 (13.64%) TippingPoint
6 3 (13.64%) VMware
7 2 (9.09%) Qualys
8 1 (4.55%) Avaya
8 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
8 1 (4.55%) Mercator
8 1 (4.55%) Mitel