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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Balancing
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 54 72 73
Rank change year-on-year +18 +1  
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 9 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.35% 1.09% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.41% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 0
Median daily rate £410 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +43.33%  

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 537 778 708
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 80.27% 77.18% 72.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 418 401
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 11
Median hourly rate £17.59 £38.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.60% +72.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.35 £18.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.33 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Balancing in Reading over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Balancing in Reading

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 (42.42%) Windows
1 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 12 (36.36%) HTTP
2 12 (36.36%) DNS
2 12 (36.36%) SMTP
2 12 (36.36%) Public Cloud
3 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 10 (30.30%) Office 365
4 10 (30.30%) Firewall
4 10 (30.30%) Migration
4 10 (30.30%) Patch Management
5 9 (27.27%) Windows Server
5 9 (27.27%) Problem Management
6 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (24.24%) Project Management
7 7 (21.21%) Service Management
7 7 (21.21%) Python
7 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
7 7 (21.21%) Web Services
7 7 (21.21%) Cisco
7 7 (21.21%) QA
7 7 (21.21%) Product Management
7 7 (21.21%) Skype
8 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
8 6 (18.18%) Ansible
8 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
8 6 (18.18%) ITIL
8 6 (18.18%) Scrum

Load Balancing
Top Related 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 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (9.09%) JBoss
2 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (30.30%) Office 365
3 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (36.36%) DNS
1 12 (36.36%) HTTP
1 12 (36.36%) SMTP
2 10 (30.30%) Firewall
3 7 (21.21%) Skype
4 5 (15.15%) VPN
4 5 (15.15%) WAN
4 5 (15.15%) Wireless
5 4 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (12.12%) LAN
6 3 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (9.09%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (9.09%) NetScaler
6 3 (9.09%) SNMP
6 3 (9.09%) SSH
7 2 (6.06%) BGP
7 2 (6.06%) MPLS
7 2 (6.06%) Network Security
7 2 (6.06%) OSPF
8 1 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Consultant
1 10 (30.30%) Exchange Consultant
2 9 (27.27%) Cloud Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Exchange Migration Consultant
2 9 (27.27%) Migration Consultant
3 8 (24.24%) Office 365 Consultant
4 7 (21.21%) Network Engineer
5 6 (18.18%) AWS Engineer
6 5 (15.15%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Platform Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Environment Manager
8 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Test Environment Manager
8 2 (6.06%) Test Manager
8 2 (6.06%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) Web Services
2 3 (9.09%) Java EE
3 1 (3.03%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) Public Cloud
2 5 (15.15%) Client/Server
2 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.09%) CMDB
3 3 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.03%) AS400
4 1 (3.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.03%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 14 (42.42%) Windows
2 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (27.27%) Windows Server
4 3 (9.09%) Linux
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 10 (30.30%) Migration
2 10 (30.30%) Patch Management
3 9 (27.27%) Problem Management
4 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (24.24%) Project Management
5 7 (21.21%) Product Management
5 7 (21.21%) Service Management
6 6 (18.18%) ITIL
6 6 (18.18%) Scrum
7 4 (12.12%) Change Management
7 4 (12.12%) Network Management
8 3 (9.09%) Defect Management
8 3 (9.09%) DevOps
8 3 (9.09%) Information Management
8 3 (9.09%) Process Improvement
9 2 (6.06%) Data Analysis
9 2 (6.06%) Data Protection
9 2 (6.06%) Software Testing
9 2 (6.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) Python
2 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.09%) Java
4 2 (6.06%) SQL
5 1 (3.03%) Perl
5 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.09%) CCNA
2 3 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (6.06%) CCIE
3 2 (6.06%) CCNP
4 1 (3.03%) CCDA
4 1 (3.03%) CCVP
4 1 (3.03%) JNCIA
4 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.06%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) ProxySG
3 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) Ansible
2 3 (9.09%) OPNET
3 1 (3.03%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (3.03%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) Cisco
3 4 (12.12%) CheckPoint
3 4 (12.12%) Citrix
3 4 (12.12%) Juniper
4 3 (9.09%) Arista
4 3 (9.09%) Blue Coat
4 3 (9.09%) Palo Alto
4 3 (9.09%) Riverbed
4 3 (9.09%) SolarWinds
4 3 (9.09%) VMware
5 2 (6.06%) F5
6 1 (3.03%) EMC
6 1 (3.03%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (3.03%) Lancope
6 1 (3.03%) Mitel
6 1 (3.03%) Sourcefire
6 1 (3.03%) Splunk
6 1 (3.03%) Temenos