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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 56 59 55
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 9 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.21% 1.84% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 2.44% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 3
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £380 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £440 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £349
% change year-on-year
+6.58% +7.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.25% +4.00%
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
572 737 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.99% 75.36% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 471 317
Median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £277 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £558 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 10
Median hourly rate £22.35 £37.09 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.74% +95.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.61 £16.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £37.09 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 21 (72.41%) VPN
2 18 (62.07%) DNS
2 18 (62.07%) Windows
3 17 (58.62%) IPsec
4 16 (55.17%) Hyper-V
4 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
5 14 (48.28%) .NET
6 13 (44.83%) TCP/IP
6 13 (44.83%) DHCP
6 13 (44.83%) BGP
7 12 (41.38%) IPv6
7 12 (41.38%) Cisco
7 12 (41.38%) HTTP
7 12 (41.38%) Linux
7 12 (41.38%) PowerShell
7 12 (41.38%) Software-Defined Networking
7 12 (41.38%) Mentoring
7 12 (41.38%) Public Cloud
8 11 (37.93%) Presales
8 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
8 11 (37.93%) CSS
9 10 (34.48%) XML
9 10 (34.48%) MCSE
9 10 (34.48%) VBScript
9 10 (34.48%) VB
9 10 (34.48%) C
9 10 (34.48%) C#
9 10 (34.48%) C++
9 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (34.48%) Microsoft 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 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
1 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (34.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.90%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (72.41%) VPN
2 18 (62.07%) DNS
3 17 (58.62%) IPsec
4 13 (44.83%) BGP
4 13 (44.83%) DHCP
4 13 (44.83%) TCP/IP
5 12 (41.38%) HTTP
5 12 (41.38%) IPv6
5 12 (41.38%) Software-Defined Networking
6 10 (34.48%) Firewall
7 6 (20.69%) WAN
8 5 (17.24%) Internet
8 5 (17.24%) MPLS
8 5 (17.24%) Network Security
8 5 (17.24%) SSL
9 4 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (13.79%) OSPF
10 3 (10.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (10.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (10.34%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 10 (34.48%) Marketing
2 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.90%) French Language
3 2 (6.90%) German Language
3 2 (6.90%) Portuguese Language
3 2 (6.90%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Support Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Network Engineer
3 8 (27.59%) Azure Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Escalation Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Azure Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Network Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Network Support
6 2 (6.90%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Support
7 1 (3.45%) Active Directory Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (48.28%) .NET
2 11 (37.93%) CSS
3 10 (34.48%) XML
4 4 (13.79%) ADO.NET
5 1 (3.45%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (41.38%) Public Cloud
2 10 (34.48%) Computer Science
3 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (6.90%) PKI
5 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (62.07%) Windows
2 12 (41.38%) Linux
3 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
4 9 (31.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (31.03%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Mentoring
2 11 (37.93%) Presales
3 10 (34.48%) Process Improvement
3 10 (34.48%) Workflow
4 9 (31.03%) Software Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (13.79%) Data Modelling
6 3 (10.34%) Capacity Management
6 3 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (10.34%) Network Management
6 3 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) Budget Control
7 2 (6.90%) Coaching
7 2 (6.90%) DDoS Mitigation
7 2 (6.90%) High Availability
7 2 (6.90%) Migration
7 2 (6.90%) Performance Management
7 2 (6.90%) SIEM
8 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
8 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) PowerShell
2 10 (34.48%) C
2 10 (34.48%) C#
2 10 (34.48%) C++
2 10 (34.48%) VB
2 10 (34.48%) VBScript
3 4 (13.79%) SQL
4 3 (10.34%) Python
5 2 (6.90%) Ruby
6 1 (3.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) CCNP
1 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (34.48%) Degree
1 10 (34.48%) MCSE
1 10 (34.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (27.59%) MCSA
2 8 (27.59%) MCSD
3 4 (13.79%) CCNA
4 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.90%) CCIE
5 2 (6.90%) CISM
5 2 (6.90%) CISSP
5 2 (6.90%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (6.90%) CRISC
5 2 (6.90%) MCAD
5 2 (6.90%) MCPD
5 2 (6.90%) MCTS
5 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.90%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 16 (55.17%) Hyper-V
2 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (34.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (13.79%) SCOM
3 2 (6.90%) Nessus
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
2 12 (41.38%) Cisco
3 9 (31.03%) Red Hat
4 8 (27.59%) Juniper
5 5 (17.24%) F5
6 4 (13.79%) Citrix
6 4 (13.79%) Fortinet
6 4 (13.79%) VMware
7 3 (10.34%) CheckPoint
7 3 (10.34%) Extreme Networks
7 3 (10.34%) HP
7 3 (10.34%) TippingPoint
8 2 (6.90%) Qualys
9 1 (3.45%) Avaya
9 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
9 1 (3.45%) Mitel
9 1 (3.45%) NetScout
9 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds