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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Availability
Rank 104 116 115
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs citing High Availability 16 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.62% 0.40% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.54% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 8
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£363 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.68% +5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £428
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50
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
1895 1866 1715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.85% 74.49% 70.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1022 888 755
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 20 32
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.04 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.34% -39.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.60 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £44.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 July 2015. 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
Vacancies
Reading -4 8 £450 -5.26%
Bracknell - 4 - -
Slough - 2 £363 -
High Availability
South East

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 20 (58.82%) IBM
2 19 (55.88%) JMS
2 19 (55.88%) DataPower
3 15 (44.12%) Configuration Management
3 15 (44.12%) Clustering
3 15 (44.12%) WebSphere
4 14 (41.18%) Windows
5 13 (38.24%) DB2
5 13 (38.24%) WebSphere MQ
5 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (32.35%) SOAP
6 11 (32.35%) XML
6 11 (32.35%) Linux
6 11 (32.35%) HTTP
6 11 (32.35%) TCP/IP
6 11 (32.35%) WSDL
6 11 (32.35%) Big Data
6 11 (32.35%) Low Latency
7 9 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (26.47%) AIX
7 9 (26.47%) Solaris
7 9 (26.47%) ITIL
7 9 (26.47%) Management Information System
8 8 (23.53%) IBM Certification
9 6 (17.65%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (17.65%) Replication
10 5 (14.71%) Live Communications Server
10 5 (14.71%) MS Exchange
10 5 (14.71%) Middleware
10 5 (14.71%) Blackberry

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 15 (44.12%) WebSphere
2 6 (17.65%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (14.71%) MS Exchange
3 5 (14.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (14.71%) Live Communications Server
3 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 11 (32.35%) HTTP
1 11 (32.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (38.24%) DB2
2 11 (32.35%) Big Data
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (11.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Developer
2 4 (11.76%) Consultant
2 4 (11.76%) WebSphere Developer
2 4 (11.76%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Architect
3 3 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.88%) SQL DBA
4 2 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (5.88%) DBA
4 2 (5.88%) Security Consultant
5 1 (2.94%) Administrator
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (2.94%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (2.94%) IT Consultant
5 1 (2.94%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (2.94%) Server Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Designer
5 1 (2.94%) Messaging Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (55.88%) JMS
2 13 (38.24%) WebSphere MQ
3 11 (32.35%) WSDL
3 11 (32.35%) SOAP
3 11 (32.35%) XML
4 5 (14.71%) Middleware
5 3 (8.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 19 (55.88%) DataPower
2 15 (44.12%) Clustering
3 9 (26.47%) Management Information System
3 9 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (17.65%) Replication
5 5 (14.71%) Blackberry
6 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.94%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 14 (41.18%) Windows
2 11 (32.35%) Linux
3 9 (26.47%) AIX
3 9 (26.47%) Solaris
4 5 (14.71%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Configuration Management
2 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (32.35%) Low Latency
4 9 (26.47%) ITIL
5 4 (11.76%) Release Management
6 3 (8.82%) TOGAF
7 2 (5.88%) SIEM
7 2 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (2.94%) ETL
8 1 (2.94%) Service Management
8 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) SQL
1 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) IBM Certification
2 4 (11.76%) Degree
2 4 (11.76%) DV Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) MCTS
3 2 (5.88%) MCITP
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.94%) MCP
4 1 (2.94%) MCDBA
4 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 20 (58.82%) IBM
2 3 (8.82%) RedPrairie
3 2 (5.88%) Splunk
3 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.94%) VMware
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft