Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 83 68
Rank change year-on-year -3 -15 +7
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 11 8 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.74% 0.64% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.76% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 17
Reading median daily rate £544 £343 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.76% -8.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £458 £316 £243
90th Percentile £603 £367 £450
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £343 £388
% change year-on-year +45.99% -11.61% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
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 1,290 1,051 1,146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.35% 83.75% 81.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 648 577
Reading median daily rate £450 £400 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.43% -0.56% +0.63%
10th Percentile £230 £263 £235
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 40
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £14.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +210.34% -36.96% -25.57%
10th Percentile £20.00 £11.10 £12.83
90th Percentile £63.75 £39.75 £55.07
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.75 £14.50 £18.28
% change year-on-year +43.10% -20.66% -27.67%

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

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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 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Balancing in Reading

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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 16 January 2019, 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 9 (81.82%) Firewall
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) Windows
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
4 5 (45.45%) Data Protection
4 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
4 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
4 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (45.45%) LAN
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 4 (36.36%) PaaS
5 4 (36.36%) IaaS
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (27.27%) Private Cloud
6 3 (27.27%) Security Architecture
6 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
6 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (27.27%) SaaS
6 3 (27.27%) Migration
7 2 (18.18%) Cisco
7 2 (18.18%) IBM
7 2 (18.18%) Middleware
7 2 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (18.18%) Google
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle
7 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
7 2 (18.18%) Unix
7 2 (18.18%) AIX

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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 (18.18%) WebLogic
2 1 (9.09%) OpenStack
2 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (36.36%) IaaS
2 4 (36.36%) PaaS
3 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (27.27%) SaaS
4 1 (9.09%) npm
4 1 (9.09%) Serverless
4 1 (9.09%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) Firewall
2 5 (45.45%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) DECT
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) FTP
3 1 (9.09%) HTTP
3 1 (9.09%) HTTPS
3 1 (9.09%) Internet
3 1 (9.09%) MPLS
3 1 (9.09%) NetScreen
3 1 (9.09%) OSPF
3 1 (9.09%) PBX
3 1 (9.09%) SMTP
3 1 (9.09%) SNMP
3 1 (9.09%) SSL
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) VPN
3 1 (9.09%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
3 1 (9.09%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (9.09%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) Ant
2 1 (9.09%) Artifactory
2 1 (9.09%) Gatling
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) JMeter
2 1 (9.09%) JUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Maven
2 1 (9.09%) Mockito
2 1 (9.09%) MSBuild
2 1 (9.09%) NUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (9.09%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) SonarQube
2 1 (9.09%) Subversion
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) Vagrant
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Technical Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Manager
4 1 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Middleware Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Middleware Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Packet Switch Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Middleware
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (9.09%) Node.js
2 1 (9.09%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Private Cloud
2 2 (18.18%) DataPower
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (9.09%) Public Cloud
3 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
1 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
2 2 (18.18%) AIX
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Unix
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Data Protection
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Security Architecture
2 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 2 (18.18%) Network Design
4 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) High Availability
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
4 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
4 1 (9.09%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) CCDA
2 1 (9.09%) CCNA
2 1 (9.09%) CCVP
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
2 1 (9.09%) PMP
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Docker
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (18.18%) XenApp
2 1 (9.09%) KVM
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Ansible
1 2 (18.18%) Data Guard
2 1 (9.09%) Grafana
2 1 (9.09%) Kubernetes
2 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (9.09%) Prometheus
2 1 (9.09%) Puppet
2 1 (9.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) Google
2 2 (18.18%) IBM
2 2 (18.18%) Juniper
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) Avaya
3 1 (9.09%) F5
3 1 (9.09%) Nortel
3 1 (9.09%) VMware