Period
to 22 June 2018

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 6 months to 22 June 2018 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
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 70 88
Rank change year-on-year -15 +18 +14
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 4 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.29% 1.20% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 1.48% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 20
Reading median daily rate £425 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +16.13% -
10th Percentile £413 £275 £313
90th Percentile £438 £538 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £450 £378
% change year-on-year +11.11% +19.21% +26.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,162 1,014 1,496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 85.38% 81.38% 79.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 513 854
Reading median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £232 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 46 41
Reading median hourly rate £21.75 £17.84 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.92% -16.36% -1.02%
10th Percentile £12.31 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.38 £57.50 £63.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.50 £15.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year +34.43% -10.29% -21.11%

Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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 22 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) WLAN
3 2 (50.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (50.00%) Use Case
3 2 (50.00%) Network Architecture
3 2 (50.00%) WAAS
3 2 (50.00%) NetScreen
3 2 (50.00%) User Experience
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) CCDA
3 2 (50.00%) Nortel
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Avaya
3 2 (50.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) OSPF
3 2 (50.00%) BGP
3 2 (50.00%) SMTP
3 2 (50.00%) FTP
3 2 (50.00%) HTTP
3 2 (50.00%) SNMP
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) PBX

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 2 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) WLAN
3 2 (50.00%) DECT
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) FTP
3 2 (50.00%) HTTP
3 2 (50.00%) HTTPS
3 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) NetScreen
3 2 (50.00%) OSPF
3 2 (50.00%) PBX
3 2 (50.00%) SMTP
3 2 (50.00%) SNMP
3 2 (50.00%) SSL
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Project Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (50.00%) Network Architecture
1 2 (50.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) Line Management
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCDA
1 2 (50.00%) CCNA
1 2 (50.00%) CCVP
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Avaya
2 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Juniper
2 2 (50.00%) Nortel
3 1 (25.00%) F5