The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for High Availability skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited High Availability over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

High Availability
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 34 43
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 13 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.62% 0.62% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.99% 0.76% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
Median daily rate £400 £600 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.95 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year -10.89% -  

High Availability is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 326 262 317
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.81% 81.62% 86.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 179 224
Median daily rate £450 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 14
Median hourly rate £14.50 £50.78 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.44% +26.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £45.64 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £50.78 £50.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing High Availability as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for High Availability in Bedfordshire

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing High Availability in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for High Availability in Bedfordshire

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 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
Luton +3 10 £375 -37.50%
High Availability
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 9 (42.86%) SQL
2 8 (38.10%) Java
2 8 (38.10%) Oracle
2 8 (38.10%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (38.10%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 7 (33.33%) Finance
3 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (28.57%) Spring
4 6 (28.57%) JSF
4 6 (28.57%) Banking
4 6 (28.57%) Hibernate
4 6 (28.57%) PL/SQL
4 6 (28.57%) JSP
4 6 (28.57%) Struts
4 6 (28.57%) XML
4 6 (28.57%) XSL
4 6 (28.57%) XSLT
4 6 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (28.57%) SLA
4 6 (28.57%) Java EE
4 6 (28.57%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (28.57%) Oracle Database
5 5 (23.81%) Technical Analysis
5 5 (23.81%) NetScaler
5 5 (23.81%) Business Transformation
5 5 (23.81%) IaaS
5 5 (23.81%) Load Balancing
5 5 (23.81%) PCI DSS
5 5 (23.81%) Relational Database

High Availability
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 4 (19.05%) Skype for Business
1 4 (19.05%) WebLogic
2 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 8 (38.10%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (23.81%) IaaS
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) DNS
1 5 (23.81%) NetScaler
1 5 (23.81%) WAN
2 4 (19.05%) Skype
3 3 (14.29%) BGP
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (14.29%) EIGRP
3 3 (14.29%) Firewall
3 3 (14.29%) OSPF
4 2 (9.52%) LAN
4 2 (9.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle Database
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (23.81%) Relational Database
3 4 (19.05%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 4 (19.05%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Architect
2 7 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (28.57%) Developer
4 5 (23.81%) Applications Support
5 3 (14.29%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (14.29%) Applications Support Specialist
5 3 (14.29%) AWS Architect
5 3 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle Specialist
5 3 (14.29%) Support Specialist
6 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Agile Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Agile Java Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Network Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) Hibernate
1 6 (28.57%) Java EE
1 6 (28.57%) JSF
1 6 (28.57%) JSP
1 6 (28.57%) Spring
1 6 (28.57%) Struts
1 6 (28.57%) XML
1 6 (28.57%) XSL
1 6 (28.57%) XSLT
2 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) JSON
2 3 (14.29%) REST
3 2 (9.52%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (23.81%) Business Continuity
3 5 (23.81%) Business Transformation
3 5 (23.81%) CMMI
3 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
3 5 (23.81%) Load Balancing
3 5 (23.81%) Mentoring
3 5 (23.81%) Migration
3 5 (23.81%) Technical Analysis
4 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (19.05%) Service Management
5 3 (14.29%) Capacity Management
5 3 (14.29%) Microservices
6 2 (9.52%) Converged Infrastructure
6 2 (9.52%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (9.52%) Planning and Forecasting
6 2 (9.52%) SDLC
6 2 (9.52%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) SQL
2 8 (38.10%) Java
3 6 (28.57%) PL/SQL
4 3 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) CCIE
1 3 (14.29%) CCNP
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.52%) CCA
2 2 (9.52%) CCIE Security
2 2 (9.52%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (9.52%) HP APS
2 2 (9.52%) MCSA
2 2 (9.52%) MCSE
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) VCAP
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) SLA
2 5 (23.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (9.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Oracle
2 4 (19.05%) BEA
2 4 (19.05%) VMware
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco
4 2 (9.52%) Avaya
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix
4 2 (9.52%) Fortinet
4 2 (9.52%) HP
4 2 (9.52%) Meru Networks
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.52%) Trustwave
4 2 (9.52%) Virgin Media