The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Reading region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 51 69 66
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -3
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 20 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.27% 0.62% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.32% 0.91% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 3
Average daily rate
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£390 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.23% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £365 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £463 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £328 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.68% -0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £15.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+67.74% -51.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
602 662 817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 68.33% 67.97% 67.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 283 306
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £244 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 12
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% +110.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £36.85 £32.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Load Balancing
Berkshire

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 July 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 12 (42.86%) WAN
1 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 11 (39.29%) IPsec
2 11 (39.29%) VPN
2 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
2 11 (39.29%) MPLS
3 10 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (35.71%) CCNP
4 9 (32.14%) Firewall
4 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
5 8 (28.57%) Network Architecture
5 8 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (28.57%) Wireless
5 8 (28.57%) WLAN
5 8 (28.57%) DNS
5 8 (28.57%) DHCP
5 8 (28.57%) LAN
6 7 (25.00%) SSL
7 6 (21.43%) Nokia
7 6 (21.43%) CheckPoint
8 5 (17.86%) Citrix
8 5 (17.86%) SLA
8 5 (17.86%) Windows
8 5 (17.86%) SQL
8 5 (17.86%) Network Design
8 5 (17.86%) Network Security
8 5 (17.86%) Blue Coat
8 5 (17.86%) ProxySG
8 5 (17.86%) NetScaler
9 4 (14.29%) Finance

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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%) nginx
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) WAN
2 11 (39.29%) IPsec
2 11 (39.29%) VPN
2 11 (39.29%) MPLS
3 9 (32.14%) Firewall
4 8 (28.57%) Wireless
4 8 (28.57%) WLAN
4 8 (28.57%) DNS
4 8 (28.57%) DHCP
4 8 (28.57%) LAN
5 7 (25.00%) SSL
6 5 (17.86%) Network Security
6 5 (17.86%) NetScaler
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 2 (7.14%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (7.14%) DataStage
2 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Consultant
2 3 (10.71%) Architect
2 3 (10.71%) Network Support
3 2 (7.14%) Technical Leader
3 2 (7.14%) Security Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) Talend Developer
4 1 (3.57%) ETL Designer
4 1 (3.57%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (3.57%) Support Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Network Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) Network Security Specialist
4 1 (3.57%) ETL Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) Firewall Specialist
4 1 (3.57%) Security Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) JNDI
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle ADF
1 2 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) XML Schema
2 1 (3.57%) JSP
2 1 (3.57%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Clustering
2 2 (7.14%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.57%) CESG
3 1 (3.57%) PKI
3 1 (3.57%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) UNIX
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Network Architecture
1 8 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (17.86%) Network Design
3 3 (10.71%) ITIL
3 3 (10.71%) Workflow
3 3 (10.71%) Change Management
4 2 (7.14%) Network Management
4 2 (7.14%) Load Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Identity Management
4 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
4 2 (7.14%) ETL
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.57%) DevOps
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.57%) Project Management
5 1 (3.57%) Six Sigma
5 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.57%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
2 2 (7.14%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) Perl
3 1 (3.57%) PHP
3 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 10 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (35.71%) CCNP
3 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (10.71%) MCTS
5 1 (3.57%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) JSP 440
System Software
1 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.57%) Nagios
1 1 (3.57%) Cacti
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Nokia
1 6 (21.43%) CheckPoint
2 5 (17.86%) Citrix
2 5 (17.86%) Blue Coat
3 4 (14.29%) Oracle
3 4 (14.29%) Cisco
4 2 (7.14%) F5
4 2 (7.14%) KANA
4 2 (7.14%) Informatica
4 2 (7.14%) Juniper
4 2 (7.14%) SAP
4 2 (7.14%) IBM
4 2 (7.14%) Talend
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.57%) Radware
5 1 (3.57%) Redback
5 1 (3.57%) Percona