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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 93 106
Rank change year-on-year +19 +13  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 24 29 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.31% 1.22% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.52% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 5
Median daily rate £450 £375 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +29.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £325 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £456 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +71.05% -5.00%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1497 1907 1910
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 81.45% 80.13% 79.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 716 1051 940
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 75 75
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Load Balancing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +10 6 £525 +40.00%
Bracknell - 5 - -
Slough +7 3 £390 -
Maidenhead -2 2 £350 -
Load Balancing
South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 22 (48.89%) Linux
2 20 (44.44%) Python
3 16 (35.56%) Java
4 15 (33.33%) Web Services
4 15 (33.33%) HTTP
4 15 (33.33%) DNS
4 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (28.89%) Firewall
6 13 (28.89%) Telecoms
6 13 (28.89%) Amazon AWS
7 12 (26.67%) REST
7 12 (26.67%) SOAP
8 10 (22.22%) Windows
8 10 (22.22%) Perl
8 10 (22.22%) Middleware
8 10 (22.22%) Scrum
8 10 (22.22%) Network Design
8 10 (22.22%) Ansible
8 10 (22.22%) Windows Server
9 8 (17.78%) Intelligent Network
9 8 (17.78%) Diameter Protocol
9 8 (17.78%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (17.78%) Customer Requirements
9 8 (17.78%) MVNO
9 8 (17.78%) VMware
9 8 (17.78%) SS7
9 8 (17.78%) INAP
9 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
9 8 (17.78%) SNMP

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 4 (8.89%) nginx
2 3 (6.67%) Apache
2 3 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (6.67%) JBoss
3 2 (4.44%) Confluence
3 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.22%) IIS
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 5 (11.11%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (28.89%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (6.67%) Office 365
4 3 (6.67%) OneDrive
5 2 (4.44%) IaaS
5 2 (4.44%) PaaS
6 1 (2.22%) Amazon S3
6 1 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (33.33%) DNS
1 15 (33.33%) HTTP
2 13 (28.89%) Firewall
3 8 (17.78%) Diameter Protocol
3 8 (17.78%) INAP
3 8 (17.78%) Intelligent Network
3 8 (17.78%) MVNO
3 8 (17.78%) SNMP
3 8 (17.78%) SS7
4 6 (13.33%) SMTP
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (6.67%) NetScaler
5 3 (6.67%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (6.67%) SSH
5 3 (6.67%) SSL
6 2 (4.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (4.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (4.44%) Network Security
7 1 (2.22%) BIG-IP
7 1 (2.22%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (6.67%) MySQL
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.44%) JIRA
2 2 (4.44%) Subversion
3 1 (2.22%) Selenium
3 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (28.89%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (15.56%) Architect
2 6 (13.33%) Developer
3 5 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Consultant
4 3 (6.67%) Designer
4 3 (6.67%) Ericsson Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Integration Architect
4 3 (6.67%) Lead Developer
4 3 (6.67%) Office 365 Architect
4 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Environment Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Lead Designer
5 2 (4.44%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Network Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) Senior NOC Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Test Manager
5 2 (4.44%) TIBCO Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (33.33%) Web Services
2 12 (26.67%) REST
2 12 (26.67%) SOAP
3 10 (22.22%) Middleware
4 5 (11.11%) .NET
4 5 (11.11%) JSON
5 4 (8.89%) J2EE
5 4 (8.89%) Node.js
5 4 (8.89%) OAuth2
5 4 (8.89%) SAML
5 4 (8.89%) XML
5 4 (8.89%) XSLT
6 3 (6.67%) Java EE
6 3 (6.67%) LAMP
7 2 (4.44%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (4.44%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.22%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (13.33%) Public Cloud
3 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.44%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.22%) AS400
5 1 (2.22%) DataPower
5 1 (2.22%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 22 (48.89%) Linux
2 10 (22.22%) Windows
2 10 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.67%) Ubuntu
5 3 (6.67%) Unix
6 2 (4.44%) AIX
6 2 (4.44%) CentOS
6 2 (4.44%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (4.44%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (4.44%) SUSE
7 1 (2.22%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.22%) Network Design
2 10 (22.22%) Scrum
3 8 (17.78%) Customer Requirements
3 8 (17.78%) OO
4 7 (15.56%) Task Automation
5 6 (13.33%) High Availability
5 6 (13.33%) Mentoring
5 6 (13.33%) Patch Management
6 5 (11.11%) ITIL
6 5 (11.11%) Use Case
7 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (8.89%) Problem Management
7 4 (8.89%) SOA
7 4 (8.89%) User Stories
8 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.67%) Defect Management
8 3 (6.67%) DevOps
8 3 (6.67%) Information Management
8 3 (6.67%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (44.44%) Python
2 16 (35.56%) Java
3 10 (22.22%) Perl
4 7 (15.56%) PowerShell
5 5 (11.11%) SQL
6 4 (8.89%) Bash Shell
6 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.67%) PHP
7 3 (6.67%) Shell Script
8 2 (4.44%) Ruby
9 1 (2.22%) Korn
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (4.44%) CCIE
3 2 (4.44%) CCNA
3 2 (4.44%) CCNP
3 2 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.44%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.44%) KVM
4 2 (4.44%) vCloud
4 2 (4.44%) Xen
4 2 (4.44%) XenServer
5 1 (2.22%) Docker
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (22.22%) Ansible
2 2 (4.44%) Nagios
2 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.44%) vRealize
2 2 (4.44%) ZABBIX
3 1 (2.22%) Cobbler
3 1 (2.22%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.22%) Puppet
3 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.78%) VMware
3 7 (15.56%) Ericsson
4 5 (11.11%) Huawei
4 5 (11.11%) Mashery
4 5 (11.11%) TIBCO
5 4 (8.89%) Apigee
6 3 (6.67%) Cisco
6 3 (6.67%) F5
7 2 (4.44%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.44%) NetApp
7 2 (4.44%) Oracle
8 1 (2.22%) Citrix
8 1 (2.22%) EMC
8 1 (2.22%) IBM
8 1 (2.22%) Juniper
8 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.22%) Software AG
8 1 (2.22%) Temenos
8 1 (2.22%) webMethods