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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Availability
Rank 125 121 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing High Availability 8 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.28% 0.43% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.58% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Average daily rate
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£456 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £438
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £155.00 -
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
2005 2079 1546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.74% 74.76% 70.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1036 1083 615
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 61 70
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -35.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.86 £11.90 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £160.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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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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 +3 5 £488 +39.28%
Bracknell +5 2 - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
High Availability
South East

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Clustering
3 11 (52.38%) MS Excel
4 10 (47.62%) Windows XP
4 10 (47.62%) MS Exchange
4 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
4 10 (47.62%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
5 9 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (42.86%) Live Communications Server
5 9 (42.86%) Blackberry
5 9 (42.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (33.33%) DV Cleared
7 6 (28.57%) Time Management
7 6 (28.57%) Incident Management
7 6 (28.57%) Degree
8 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
8 4 (19.05%) ITIL
8 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
9 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 3 (14.29%) SAN
9 3 (14.29%) Replication
9 3 (14.29%) Retail
10 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (9.52%) MCTS
10 2 (9.52%) MCITP
10 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
10 2 (9.52%) Service Management
10 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 10 (47.62%) MS Exchange
1 10 (47.62%) Exchange Server 2003
2 9 (42.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (42.86%) Live Communications Server
2 9 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (52.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) SAN
2 2 (9.52%) Internet
3 1 (4.76%) LAN
3 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) DB2
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MSI
General
1 3 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Messaging Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Messaging Support Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) DBA
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
3 3 (14.29%) SQL DBA
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Development Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Field Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Designer
5 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) JMS
1 1 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (57.14%) Clustering
2 9 (42.86%) Blackberry
3 7 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (14.29%) Replication
5 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
5 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
6 1 (4.76%) DataPower
6 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Windows XP
3 2 (9.52%) AIX
3 2 (9.52%) Solaris
3 2 (9.52%) Linux
4 1 (4.76%) HPUX
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Incident Management
1 6 (28.57%) Time Management
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Service Management
3 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.76%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.76%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
1 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
1 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
1 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 6 (28.57%) Degree
4 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (9.52%) MCTS
5 2 (9.52%) MCITP
6 1 (4.76%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) RedPrairie