The first table below looks at the demand for High Availability skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited High Availability over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 118 120 123
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing High Availability 11 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.39% 0.041% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.060% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 4
Average daily rate £400 £500 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +124.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £525 £360
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +45.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - £57.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2022 1680 1977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.85% 68.35% 63.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1047 675 757
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
High Availability
South East

High Availability
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing High Availability across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

High Availability Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

High Availability
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing High Availability across the Berkshire region.

High Availability Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

High Availability
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing High Availability across the Berkshire region.

High Availability Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing High Availability within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 8 £400 - 2
Bracknell - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Slough - - - -
High Availability
South East

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing High Availability also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited High Availability.

1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
3 8 (42.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (36.84%) VMware
4 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (31.58%) Replication
5 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
5 6 (31.58%) Firewall
5 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
5 6 (31.58%) ITIL
6 5 (26.32%) Clustering
6 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
7 4 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (21.05%) SQL
8 3 (15.79%) Oracle
8 3 (15.79%) WebLogic
8 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
8 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
8 3 (15.79%) Linux
8 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
8 3 (15.79%) UNIX
8 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
8 3 (15.79%) Service Management
8 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
8 3 (15.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
8 3 (15.79%) DV Cleared

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing High Availability also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited High Availability. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.79%) WebLogic
1 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
1 3 (15.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (15.79%) Live Communications Server
1 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Spatial
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (5.26%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
2 1 (5.26%) Kerberos
2 1 (5.26%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) DBA
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Messaging Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Messaging Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Server Support
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) Support Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Replication
2 5 (26.32%) Clustering
3 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
4 2 (10.53%) Fat Client
4 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (10.53%) Thin Client
5 1 (5.26%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
3 3 (15.79%) Linux
3 3 (15.79%) UNIX
4 2 (10.53%) Solaris
5 1 (5.26%) VMS
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (31.58%) ITIL
3 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (15.79%) Service Management
6 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
6 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
6 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.26%) SOA
7 1 (5.26%) ETL
7 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.26%) CRM
7 1 (5.26%) Migration
7 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.26%) Release Management
7 1 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) MCTS
3 1 (5.26%) MCITP
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (5.26%) KVM
4 1 (5.26%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (10.53%) Legato
1 2 (10.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) VMware
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) Veritas
3 2 (10.53%) HP
3 2 (10.53%) EMC
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) BMC
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.26%) LANDesk