The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 26 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 54 67
Rank change year-on-year +6 +13  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 6 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.04% 1.87% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 2.34% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 0
Median daily rate £525 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 460 683 656
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.45% 79.98% 77.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 406 323
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 37
Median hourly rate £29.75 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.70% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.61 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £25.00 £40.77
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Balancing in Reading

Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Balancing in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 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 Reading region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (66.67%) Scrum
3 10 (66.67%) DNS
3 10 (66.67%) Windows
3 10 (66.67%) Python
3 10 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 9 (60.00%) Firewall
5 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
5 7 (46.67%) Linux
5 7 (46.67%) Java
5 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 7 (46.67%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (46.67%) Task Automation
6 6 (40.00%) Ansible
6 6 (40.00%) Mentoring
6 6 (40.00%) Public Cloud
6 6 (40.00%) Patch Management
6 6 (40.00%) SMTP
6 6 (40.00%) HTTP
6 6 (40.00%) Web Services
6 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (33.33%) JSON
7 5 (33.33%) Finance
7 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (26.67%) User Stories
8 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (26.67%) OAuth2

Load Balancing
Co-occurring 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 4 (26.67%) nginx
2 3 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (20.00%) JBoss
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (26.67%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (6.67%) IaaS
4 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) DNS
2 9 (60.00%) Firewall
3 6 (40.00%) HTTP
3 6 (40.00%) SMTP
4 3 (20.00%) SSH
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (6.67%) LTE
5 1 (6.67%) MPLS
5 1 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Cloud Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Lead Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Environment Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Environment Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) PowerShell Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) Web Services
2 5 (33.33%) JSON
3 4 (26.67%) .NET
3 4 (26.67%) J2EE
3 4 (26.67%) Node.js
3 4 (26.67%) OAuth2
3 4 (26.67%) REST
3 4 (26.67%) SAML
3 4 (26.67%) SOAP
3 4 (26.67%) XML
3 4 (26.67%) XSLT
4 3 (20.00%) Java EE
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (40.00%) Public Cloud
3 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (6.67%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
1 10 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Scrum
3 7 (46.67%) Task Automation
4 6 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 6 (40.00%) Patch Management
5 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
5 4 (26.67%) SOA
5 4 (26.67%) Use Case
5 4 (26.67%) User Stories
6 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
6 3 (20.00%) Information Management
6 3 (20.00%) ITIL
6 3 (20.00%) Product Management
7 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
7 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
7 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
8 1 (6.67%) API Development
8 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
8 1 (6.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) Python
2 7 (46.67%) Java
2 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (13.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (13.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Apigee
3 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) F5
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper
4 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto
4 1 (6.67%) Temenos