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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 71 63 75
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 9 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.91% 0.58% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.83% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate £430 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.09% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.15 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -80.64%
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
758 600 724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.80% 69.93% 73.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 334 364
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 20
Average hourly rate £45.00 £55.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.13% +247.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016, 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 20 (71.43%) Cisco
2 18 (64.29%) Data Centre
3 17 (60.71%) VPN
4 16 (57.14%) OSPF
4 16 (57.14%) BGP
4 16 (57.14%) Juniper
4 16 (57.14%) CheckPoint
4 16 (57.14%) VLAN
4 16 (57.14%) F5
5 15 (53.57%) Firewall
6 14 (50.00%) TCP/IP
6 14 (50.00%) Linux
7 13 (46.43%) LAN
8 10 (35.71%) WebEx
9 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
9 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
10 8 (28.57%) DNS
10 8 (28.57%) HTTP
11 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (25.00%) Project Management
12 6 (21.43%) MPLS
12 6 (21.43%) CCNP
12 6 (21.43%) SSL
12 6 (21.43%) Client/Server
12 6 (21.43%) SMTP
12 6 (21.43%) Service Management
12 6 (21.43%) Network Design
13 5 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (14.29%) HSRP
14 4 (14.29%) SaaS

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (10.71%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) SaaS
2 1 (3.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (60.71%) VPN
2 16 (57.14%) BGP
2 16 (57.14%) OSPF
2 16 (57.14%) VLAN
3 15 (53.57%) Firewall
4 14 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 13 (46.43%) LAN
6 10 (35.71%) WebEx
7 8 (28.57%) DNS
7 8 (28.57%) HTTP
8 6 (21.43%) MPLS
8 6 (21.43%) SMTP
8 6 (21.43%) SSL
9 5 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (14.29%) HSRP
10 4 (14.29%) VRRP
11 3 (10.71%) IPsec
12 2 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (7.14%) IPv4
12 2 (7.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Network Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Platform Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Network Operations Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Security Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) IT Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) IT Security Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Firewall Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Linux Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Security Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) CSS
1 1 (3.57%) WAP
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
1 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (64.29%) Data Centre
2 6 (21.43%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) Windows
3 2 (7.14%) CentOS
3 2 (7.14%) Unix
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Project Management
2 6 (21.43%) Network Design
2 6 (21.43%) Service Management
3 3 (10.71%) ITIL
3 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.14%) Capacity Management
4 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.14%) Product Management
4 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.57%) High Availability
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.57%) Network Management
5 1 (3.57%) Process Improvement
5 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) Perl
2 1 (3.57%) C
2 1 (3.57%) C#
2 1 (3.57%) C++
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.57%) VB
2 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
1 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (21.43%) CCNP
4 2 (7.14%) CCIE
5 1 (3.57%) CCIP
5 1 (3.57%) CCNA
5 1 (3.57%) CCSP
5 1 (3.57%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (3.57%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) JNCIA
5 1 (3.57%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Firmware
1 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (71.43%) Cisco
2 16 (57.14%) CheckPoint
2 16 (57.14%) F5
2 16 (57.14%) Juniper
3 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) VMware