Period
to 22 November 2017

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 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 74 77
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 +3
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 9 25 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.70% 1.68% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 2.11% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 18
Reading median daily rate £343 £388 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.61% -6.06% +1.85%
10th Percentile £316 £307 £365
90th Percentile £367 £476 £443
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -18.75% -5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Reading median hourly rate - £55.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.22% -23.73%
Berkshire median hourly rate - £55.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - +22.22% -23.73%

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 1061 1186 1481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 82.57% 79.87% 77.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 618 920
Reading median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - -
10th Percentile £272 £228 £237
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 47 82
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.78% -27.18% +81.02%
10th Percentile £10.75 £14.25 £15.03
90th Percentile £35.00 £55.00 £46.62
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £30.45
% change year-on-year -19.44% -40.89% +77.45%

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 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 Reading region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 5 (55.56%) Python
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) Perl
2 4 (44.44%) Unix
2 4 (44.44%) HTTP
2 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (33.33%) Open Source
3 3 (33.33%) PaaS
3 3 (33.33%) C-shell
3 3 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 3 (33.33%) Security Architecture
3 3 (33.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
3 3 (33.33%) F5
3 3 (33.33%) Network Security
3 3 (33.33%) IaaS
3 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (33.33%) WAN
3 3 (33.33%) MySQL
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (33.33%) VPN
3 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
3 3 (33.33%) Juniper
3 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint

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 3 (33.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) IaaS
1 3 (33.33%) PaaS
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) HTTP
3 3 (33.33%) BGP
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 3 (33.33%) IPsec
3 3 (33.33%) Network Security
3 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (33.33%) VPN
3 3 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (22.22%) BIG-IP
4 2 (22.22%) DHCP
4 2 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (22.22%) LDAP
4 2 (22.22%) MPLS
4 2 (22.22%) SSL
5 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
5 1 (11.11%) FTP
5 1 (11.11%) LAN
5 1 (11.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) MySQL
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Artifactory
1 1 (11.11%) Hudson
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Administrator
1 4 (44.44%) Network Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) IP Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Designer
3 1 (11.11%) IP Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IP Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Network Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (11.11%) Public Cloud
3 1 (11.11%) User Experience
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
1 4 (44.44%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Network Design
1 3 (33.33%) Open Source
1 3 (33.33%) Security Architecture
2 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Compliance Management
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Physics
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Release Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (11.11%) Use Case
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Python
2 4 (44.44%) Perl
3 3 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 3 (33.33%) C-shell
3 3 (33.33%) Korn
3 3 (33.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) CCIE
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) CCSA
2 1 (11.11%) CCSE
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (11.11%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) NFS
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) Openswan
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Ansible
1 1 (11.11%) Kibana
1 1 (11.11%) logstash
1 1 (11.11%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 3 (33.33%) F5
2 3 (33.33%) Fortinet
2 3 (33.33%) Juniper
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) Palo Alto
3 2 (22.22%) SonicWALL
4 1 (11.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (11.11%) Arista
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) Radware
4 1 (11.11%) Vyatta