The table below looks at the statistics 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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 114 129 120
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -9
Contract jobs citing High Availability 13 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.49% 0.038% 0.041%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.055% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£438 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £395 £368
% change year-on-year
-12.03% +7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
High Availability
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1844 1830 1690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.06% 70.41% 68.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 999 913 681
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £241 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 55 75
Average hourly rate £27.83 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.02% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing High Availability across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

High Availability Daily Rate Histogram 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 December 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
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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
Live
Job
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Bracknell - 5 £269 -
High Availability
South East

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
4 8 (53.33%) Windows XP
4 8 (53.33%) Clustering
4 8 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
5 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (46.67%) Live Communications Server
5 7 (46.67%) Blackberry
5 7 (46.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (40.00%) Time Management
6 6 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
7 5 (33.33%) Degree
7 5 (33.33%) Incident Management
8 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
9 3 (20.00%) SAN
9 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
10 2 (13.33%) Internet
10 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
10 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
10 2 (13.33%) MS Office
10 2 (13.33%) Replication
10 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (13.33%) Retail
10 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
11 1 (6.67%) SCCM

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
1 8 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (46.67%) Live Communications Server
2 7 (46.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) SAN
2 2 (13.33%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MSI
General
1 2 (13.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Messaging Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Messaging Support Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) DBA
3 2 (13.33%) Development Manager
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (13.33%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Field Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Clustering
2 7 (46.67%) Blackberry
3 6 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (13.33%) Replication
4 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX
3 1 (6.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Time Management
2 5 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) Degree
3 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) MCTS
4 1 (6.67%) MCITP
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) HP