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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited High Availability over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
High Availability
Rank 66 96 97
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +1
Contract jobs citing High Availability 59 36 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.36% 1.28% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.99% 1.72% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 19 13
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £341 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £355
% change year-on-year
- +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -11.76%
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
1976 2090 2023
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 78.98% 74.54% 74.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1057 1102 1028
Median daily rate £408 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 62 45
Median hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.81% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £42.50 £32.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

High Availability
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing High Availability as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing High Availability within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +6 33 £425 -5.55% 4
Bracknell +2 4 £450 +28.57% 3
Newbury - 1 - - 1
Wokingham - 1 - -
High Availability
South East

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing High Availability 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 28 (29.79%) Linux
1 28 (29.79%) DNS
2 27 (28.72%) LDAP
3 22 (23.40%) SMTP
3 22 (23.40%) HTTP
4 21 (22.34%) Windows
4 21 (22.34%) VMware
5 20 (21.28%) Cisco
6 19 (20.21%) Python
6 19 (20.21%) 3G
7 17 (18.09%) Telecoms
7 17 (18.09%) Degree
8 16 (17.02%) Nagios
8 16 (17.02%) SSL
8 16 (17.02%) Web Services
8 16 (17.02%) Splunk
9 15 (15.96%) 4G
9 15 (15.96%) OpenStack
9 15 (15.96%) Amazon AWS
9 15 (15.96%) Project Management
10 14 (14.89%) ITIL
10 14 (14.89%) Apache
10 14 (14.89%) Perl
10 14 (14.89%) Computer Science
10 14 (14.89%) Firewall
10 14 (14.89%) Puppet
10 14 (14.89%) Windows Server
11 13 (13.83%) LEMP Stack
11 13 (13.83%) collectd
11 13 (13.83%) logstash

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 15 (15.96%) OpenStack
2 14 (14.89%) Apache
3 13 (13.83%) JBoss
3 13 (13.83%) nginx
3 13 (13.83%) Tomcat
3 13 (13.83%) WebLogic
4 9 (9.57%) MS Exchange
5 8 (8.51%) Live Communications Server
6 6 (6.38%) Skype for Business
7 5 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (5.32%) WebSphere
8 4 (4.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (4.26%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
10 2 (2.13%) IIS
10 2 (2.13%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (1.06%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.06%) MS Office
2 1 (1.06%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.96%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.26%) Office 365
4 2 (2.13%) PaaS
5 1 (1.06%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (29.79%) DNS
2 27 (28.72%) LDAP
3 22 (23.40%) HTTP
3 22 (23.40%) SMTP
4 19 (20.21%) 3G
5 16 (17.02%) SSL
6 15 (15.96%) 4G
7 14 (14.89%) Firewall
8 13 (13.83%) Diameter Protocol
9 12 (12.77%) Internet
10 11 (11.70%) INAP
10 11 (11.70%) SIGTRAN
10 11 (11.70%) TCP/IP
11 10 (10.64%) BGP
11 10 (10.64%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (10.64%) LTE
11 10 (10.64%) MGW
11 10 (10.64%) OSPF
11 10 (10.64%) SNMP
12 7 (7.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.83%) MySQL
2 11 (11.70%) SQL Server
3 8 (8.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (8.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (7.45%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (6.38%) Power BI
6 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 5 (5.32%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.19%) Big Data
7 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.13%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.13%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.06%) DB2
9 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.19%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.19%) Sonatype Nexus
1 3 (3.19%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (18.09%) Telecoms
2 11 (11.70%) Back Office
3 8 (8.51%) Billing
4 7 (7.45%) Front Office
5 3 (3.19%) Retail
6 1 (1.06%) Advertising
6 1 (1.06%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (25.53%) Support Engineer
2 13 (13.83%) VMware Engineer
2 13 (13.83%) VMware Support Engineer
3 12 (12.77%) AWS Engineer
4 11 (11.70%) Consultant
4 11 (11.70%) Field Engineer
5 9 (9.57%) Architect
6 8 (8.51%) Applications Support
6 8 (8.51%) Linux Engineer
6 8 (8.51%) Linux Support
6 8 (8.51%) Linux Support Engineer
6 8 (8.51%) Network Engineer
7 7 (7.45%) Applications Engineer
7 7 (7.45%) Applications Support Engineer
8 6 (6.38%) Administrator
8 6 (6.38%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (6.38%) Mobile Engineer
9 5 (5.32%) Automation Engineer
9 5 (5.32%) Cloud Automation Engineer
9 5 (5.32%) IP Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.02%) Web Services
2 13 (13.83%) LAMP
2 13 (13.83%) LEMP Stack
2 13 (13.83%) MCollective
3 11 (11.70%) SOAP
3 11 (11.70%) SPML
4 8 (8.51%) .NET
5 5 (5.32%) 802.1X
6 4 (4.26%) Middleware
6 4 (4.26%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (1.06%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.06%) WAP
7 1 (1.06%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.06%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.89%) Computer Science
2 12 (12.77%) Clustering
3 10 (10.64%) Data Centre
4 7 (7.45%) Replication
5 5 (5.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (4.26%) Blackberry
7 3 (3.19%) Client/Server
7 3 (3.19%) N-Tier
7 3 (3.19%) Private Cloud
8 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.13%) User Experience
9 1 (1.06%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (1.06%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (29.79%) Linux
2 21 (22.34%) Windows
3 14 (14.89%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (5.32%) Unix
4 5 (5.32%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.06%) AIX
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.96%) Project Management
2 14 (14.89%) ITIL
3 13 (13.83%) Configuration Management
4 11 (11.70%) Change Management
5 10 (10.64%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (9.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (9.57%) Integration Testing
6 9 (9.57%) Service Delivery
7 8 (8.51%) Incident Management
8 7 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (7.45%) Customer Engagement
8 7 (7.45%) Network Design
8 7 (7.45%) Performance Optimisation
8 7 (7.45%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (7.45%) Service Management
9 5 (5.32%) CRM
9 5 (5.32%) DDoS Mitigation
9 5 (5.32%) Deep Packet Inspection
9 5 (5.32%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.21%) Python
2 14 (14.89%) Perl
3 12 (12.77%) SQL
4 7 (7.45%) PowerShell
4 7 (7.45%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.32%) Ruby
6 3 (3.19%) C#
6 3 (3.19%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.13%) Korn
8 1 (1.06%) AWK
8 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.06%) C
8 1 (1.06%) PHP
8 1 (1.06%) sed
Qualifications
1 17 (18.09%) Degree
2 9 (9.57%) HNC
2 9 (9.57%) HND
3 6 (6.38%) CCNP
3 6 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (6.38%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.32%) CCSA
4 5 (5.32%) CCSE
4 5 (5.32%) CISSP
4 5 (5.32%) MCITP
5 4 (4.26%) MCTS
6 3 (3.19%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.06%) OCP
7 1 (1.06%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 13 (13.83%) qmail
1 13 (13.83%) Squid
2 11 (11.70%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.32%) ProxySG
3 5 (5.32%) vSphere
4 2 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.06%) KVM
5 1 (1.06%) RHEV
5 1 (1.06%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 16 (17.02%) Nagios
2 14 (14.89%) Puppet
3 13 (13.83%) Cacti
3 13 (13.83%) collectd
3 13 (13.83%) Ganglia
3 13 (13.83%) Graphite
3 13 (13.83%) logstash
3 13 (13.83%) ZABBIX
4 5 (5.32%) FortiGate
5 3 (3.19%) Ansible
5 3 (3.19%) Data Guard
6 2 (2.13%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.06%) Control-M
7 1 (1.06%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.06%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (22.34%) VMware
2 20 (21.28%) Cisco
3 16 (17.02%) Splunk
4 13 (13.83%) F5
5 12 (12.77%) Microsoft
6 11 (11.70%) Nokia
7 6 (6.38%) Brocade
7 6 (6.38%) HP
7 6 (6.38%) IBM
7 6 (6.38%) Juniper
7 6 (6.38%) Oracle
8 5 (5.32%) Aruba
8 5 (5.32%) Avaya
8 5 (5.32%) Blue Coat
8 5 (5.32%) CheckPoint
8 5 (5.32%) NetApp
8 5 (5.32%) NetScout
8 5 (5.32%) Palo Alto
9 3 (3.19%) Dell
9 3 (3.19%) Red Hat
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