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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 110 112 129
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +17
Contract jobs citing High Availability 10 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.40% 0.45% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.66% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 9
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £430 £390
% change year-on-year
-12.79% +10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1844 1657 2077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.32% 68.30% 65.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 720 811
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 31 45
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £14.50 £14.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 24 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +11 10 £475 +5.55% 1
Slough - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
High Availability
South East

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
3 10 (50.00%) Clustering
4 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (40.00%) Linux
6 7 (35.00%) AIX
6 7 (35.00%) Solaris
6 7 (35.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (35.00%) Management Information System
7 6 (30.00%) IBM
7 6 (30.00%) VMware
7 6 (30.00%) WebSphere
7 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 5 (25.00%) Firewall
9 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (20.00%) DB2
9 4 (20.00%) IBM Certification
9 4 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (20.00%) DataPower
9 4 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
10 3 (15.00%) SCCM
10 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
10 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
10 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
10 3 (15.00%) ATM
10 3 (15.00%) Microsoft App-V

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 6 (30.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Live Communications Server
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) ATM
3 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) DB2
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Messaging Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) DBA
4 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Support Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Clustering
2 7 (35.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (20.00%) DataPower
4 3 (15.00%) Replication
5 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
5 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
5 1 (5.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (40.00%) Linux
4 7 (35.00%) AIX
4 7 (35.00%) Solaris
5 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.00%) UNIX
6 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
6 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.00%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.00%) ETL
6 1 (5.00%) Service Management
6 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) IBM Certification
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) MCTS
2 1 (5.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.00%) KVM
4 1 (5.00%) RHEV
4 1 (5.00%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) IBM
1 6 (30.00%) VMware
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) BMC
4 1 (5.00%) Veritas
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) LANDesk