Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 78 73
Rank change year-on-year -10 -5 +7
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 10 8 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.67% 0.64% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.77% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 13
Reading median daily rate £500 £343 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.99% -14.38% -3.03%
10th Percentile £401 £316 £313
90th Percentile £600 £367 £480
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £325 £406
% change year-on-year +53.85% -20.00% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Reading median hourly rate - - £55.00
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £55.00

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 1,301 1,040 1,193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.62% 83.13% 80.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 605 625
Reading median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £213 £275 £228
90th Percentile £577 £575 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 43 47
Reading median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -33.33% -27.18%
10th Percentile £17.40 £10.75 £14.25
90th Percentile £63.15 £45.95 £50.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -14.29% -39.66%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in Reading over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 13 November 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 8 (80.00%) Firewall
2 7 (70.00%) LAN
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Juniper
3 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (30.00%) Private Cloud
4 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (30.00%) WAAS
4 3 (30.00%) User Experience
4 3 (30.00%) Skype for Business
4 3 (30.00%) Unified Communications
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (30.00%) Security Architecture
4 3 (30.00%) CCVP
4 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity
4 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (30.00%) Migration
4 3 (30.00%) Use Case
4 3 (30.00%) Internet
4 3 (30.00%) MPLS
4 3 (30.00%) OSPF
4 3 (30.00%) BGP

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 (30.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (10.00%) IaaS
3 1 (10.00%) npm
3 1 (10.00%) PaaS
3 1 (10.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) Firewall
2 7 (70.00%) LAN
3 3 (30.00%) BGP
3 3 (30.00%) DECT
3 3 (30.00%) DNS
3 3 (30.00%) FTP
3 3 (30.00%) HTTP
3 3 (30.00%) HTTPS
3 3 (30.00%) Internet
3 3 (30.00%) MPLS
3 3 (30.00%) NetScreen
3 3 (30.00%) OSPF
3 3 (30.00%) PBX
3 3 (30.00%) SMTP
3 3 (30.00%) SNMP
3 3 (30.00%) SSL
3 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (30.00%) VPN
3 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (10.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Ant
1 1 (10.00%) Gatling
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) JMeter
1 1 (10.00%) JUnit
1 1 (10.00%) Maven
1 1 (10.00%) Mockito
1 1 (10.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (10.00%) NUnit
1 1 (10.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (10.00%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Technical Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Azure Architect
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps Architect
5 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
5 1 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Network Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Packet Switch Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Project Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Switch Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Node.js
1 1 (10.00%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Private Cloud
1 3 (30.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity
1 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
1 3 (30.00%) Security Architecture
1 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (30.00%) Use Case
2 2 (20.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Presales
3 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) Tech Ops
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) CCDA
2 3 (30.00%) CCNA
2 3 (30.00%) CCVP
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (10.00%) PMP
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
1 1 (10.00%) KVM
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Ansible
1 1 (10.00%) Grafana
1 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (10.00%) Prometheus
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
1 1 (10.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Juniper
3 3 (30.00%) Avaya
3 3 (30.00%) Nortel
4 1 (10.00%) F5
4 1 (10.00%) Google
4 1 (10.00%) VMware