Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Load Balancing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Load Balancing over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Load Balancing
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 131 133
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 +1
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 38 38 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.93% 0.90% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.11% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 31
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £406 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -4.41% +5.59%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £365
90th Percentile £438 £508 £469
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Berkshire median hourly rate - £55.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.22% -23.73%
South East median hourly rate - £55.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - +22.22% +5.88%

Load Balancing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3419 3438 3919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.59% 81.35% 78.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1781 1853 2162
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 130 176
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £30.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.31% -41.71% +78.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £39.05 £48.83 £44.38
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.13 £26.50
% change year-on-year -15.21% +2.36% +51.43%

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Load Balancing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Load Balancing in Berkshire

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Load Balancing in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in Berkshire

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in Berkshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in Berkshire

Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Balancing in Berkshire

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +19 16 £325 -16.13% 2
Reading 0 8 £343 -14.38% 1
Slough +7 3 £325 -
Newbury - 2 £300 -
Maidenhead -13 1 £400 -20.00%
Load Balancing
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 29 (76.32%) Firewall
2 20 (52.63%) Linux
3 18 (47.37%) Cisco
4 15 (39.47%) VMware
5 12 (31.58%) Python
5 12 (31.58%) F5
6 11 (28.95%) HTTP
6 11 (28.95%) DNS
7 10 (26.32%) CheckPoint
7 10 (26.32%) Perl
7 10 (26.32%) Windows
7 10 (26.32%) Bash Shell
7 10 (26.32%) Data Centre
8 9 (23.68%) Palo Alto
8 9 (23.68%) Unix
9 8 (21.05%) MySQL
9 8 (21.05%) Oracle
9 8 (21.05%) WAN
9 8 (21.05%) VPN
9 8 (21.05%) IPsec
9 8 (21.05%) Open Source
9 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (18.42%) Ansible
10 7 (18.42%) Citrix
10 7 (18.42%) Ethernet
10 7 (18.42%) SQL
10 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
11 6 (15.79%) SQL Server

Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 5 (13.16%) WebLogic
2 4 (10.53%) Apache
3 2 (5.26%) Confluence
3 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.63%) IBM Domino
4 1 (2.63%) IIS
4 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) IaaS
1 5 (13.16%) PaaS
2 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.63%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.63%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (76.32%) Firewall
2 11 (28.95%) DNS
2 11 (28.95%) HTTP
3 8 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (21.05%) IPsec
3 8 (21.05%) VPN
3 8 (21.05%) WAN
4 7 (18.42%) Ethernet
5 5 (13.16%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (13.16%) DHCP
5 5 (13.16%) NetScaler
5 5 (13.16%) Network Security
5 5 (13.16%) SAN
6 4 (10.53%) BGP
6 4 (10.53%) SSL
6 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
7 3 (7.89%) LDAP
7 3 (7.89%) MPLS
7 3 (7.89%) Unified Communications
7 3 (7.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) MySQL
2 6 (15.79%) Oracle Database
2 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 4 (10.53%) RDBMS
3 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
2 4 (10.53%) Selenium
3 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.26%) Artifactory
4 2 (5.26%) Hudson
4 2 (5.26%) JIRA
4 2 (5.26%) Subversion
5 1 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.53%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Network Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) Administrator
2 7 (18.42%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (15.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Architect
4 5 (13.16%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (13.16%) Linux Administrator
4 5 (13.16%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 5 (13.16%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Network Architect
5 4 (10.53%) Project Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Technical Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Telephony Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) LAMP
1 4 (10.53%) Middleware
1 4 (10.53%) Web Services
1 4 (10.53%) X-Windows
2 3 (7.89%) REST
3 2 (5.26%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (5.26%) SOAP
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.89%) EMC VNX
3 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (5.26%) N-Tier
3 2 (5.26%) Private Cloud
3 2 (5.26%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.26%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 1 (2.63%) DataPower
4 1 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Exalogic
4 1 (2.63%) Replication
4 1 (2.63%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (52.63%) Linux
2 10 (26.32%) Windows
3 9 (23.68%) Unix
4 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
5 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (10.53%) CentOS
8 3 (7.89%) AIX
8 3 (7.89%) SUSE
8 3 (7.89%) Ubuntu
9 2 (5.26%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (5.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (2.63%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (2.63%) Solaris
10 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Open Source
2 6 (15.79%) Change Management
2 6 (15.79%) Network Design
3 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (13.16%) Security Architecture
4 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
4 3 (7.89%) DevOps
4 3 (7.89%) ITIL
4 3 (7.89%) Network Segmentation
4 3 (7.89%) Service Management
5 2 (5.26%) API Integration
5 2 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.26%) Migration
5 2 (5.26%) OO
5 2 (5.26%) Release Management
5 2 (5.26%) Server Building
5 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.26%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) Python
2 10 (26.32%) Bash Shell
2 10 (26.32%) Perl
3 7 (18.42%) SQL
4 5 (13.16%) Korn
4 5 (13.16%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 4 (10.53%) C-shell
5 4 (10.53%) PHP
6 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
6 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.26%) Java
7 2 (5.26%) Ruby
8 1 (2.63%) C
8 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) CCIE
1 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
1 2 (5.26%) MySQL Certification
2 1 (2.63%) CCNP
2 1 (2.63%) CCSA
2 1 (2.63%) CCSE
2 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (15.79%) vSphere
2 5 (13.16%) VMware NSX
2 5 (13.16%) XenServer
3 3 (7.89%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.89%) NFS
4 2 (5.26%) Docker
4 2 (5.26%) KVM
4 2 (5.26%) Openswan
4 2 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.26%) Xen
5 1 (2.63%) Firmware
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.63%) pfSense
5 1 (2.63%) vCloud
5 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) Ansible
2 4 (10.53%) Nagios
3 3 (7.89%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (7.89%) Puppet
3 3 (7.89%) Stealthwatch
4 2 (5.26%) Cacti
4 2 (5.26%) Cobbler
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (5.26%) vRealize
4 2 (5.26%) ZABBIX
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (2.63%) Data Guard
5 1 (2.63%) SCCM
5 1 (2.63%) SCOM
5 1 (2.63%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 18 (47.37%) Cisco
2 15 (39.47%) VMware
3 12 (31.58%) F5
4 10 (26.32%) CheckPoint
5 9 (23.68%) Palo Alto
6 8 (21.05%) Oracle
7 7 (18.42%) Citrix
8 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
9 4 (10.53%) CA
9 4 (10.53%) EMC
9 4 (10.53%) Fortinet
9 4 (10.53%) Juniper
10 3 (7.89%) Extreme Networks
10 3 (7.89%) IBM
10 3 (7.89%) Lancope
10 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
10 3 (7.89%) SonicWALL
11 2 (5.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 2 (5.26%) Arista
11 2 (5.26%) Vyatta