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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 27 40
Rank change year-on-year -1 +13  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 9 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.20% 2.91% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 3.32% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 6
Median daily rate £425 £525 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.04% +55.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £468 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £577 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £47.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -37.01% +26.66%  

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 256 271 360
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 91.10% 87.70% 84.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 181 270
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 16
Median hourly rate £16.00 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.31% +18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.39 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing High Availability in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 28 March 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 +8 6 £625 +19.04% 1
Dunstable - 3 £235 -
High Availability
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 16 (61.54%) E-Commerce
1 16 (61.54%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (57.69%) IaaS
3 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (42.31%) Load Balancing
3 11 (42.31%) Linux
3 11 (42.31%) WAN
3 11 (42.31%) DNS
3 11 (42.31%) Relational Database
4 10 (38.46%) Service Management
5 9 (34.62%) Hibernate
5 9 (34.62%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (34.62%) Spring
5 9 (34.62%) JSF
5 9 (34.62%) Java
5 9 (34.62%) PL/SQL
5 9 (34.62%) SQL
5 9 (34.62%) Oracle
5 9 (34.62%) JSP
5 9 (34.62%) Struts
5 9 (34.62%) XML
5 9 (34.62%) XSL
5 9 (34.62%) XSLT
5 9 (34.62%) Oracle Database 10g
5 9 (34.62%) Oracle Database
5 9 (34.62%) Enterprise Architecture
5 9 (34.62%) Java EE
6 8 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (26.92%) Finance
7 7 (26.92%) Windows

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 5 (19.23%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 16 (61.54%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (57.69%) IaaS
3 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) DNS
1 11 (42.31%) WAN
2 7 (26.92%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) BGP
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.85%) EIGRP
3 1 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) NetScaler
3 1 (3.85%) OSPF
3 1 (3.85%) Skype
3 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) Relational Database
2 9 (34.62%) Oracle Database
2 9 (34.62%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (19.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 5 (19.23%) Oracle Reports
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Architect
2 13 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 10 (38.46%) AWS Architect
4 8 (30.77%) Applications Support
5 5 (19.23%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce Architect
7 3 (11.54%) Analyst
7 3 (11.54%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (11.54%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (11.54%) Developer
7 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
8 2 (7.69%) Applications Developer
9 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
9 1 (3.85%) Applications Support Engineer
9 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (3.85%) Lead Architect
9 1 (3.85%) Network Architect
9 1 (3.85%) Server Engineer
9 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
9 1 (3.85%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) Hibernate
1 9 (34.62%) Java EE
1 9 (34.62%) JSF
1 9 (34.62%) JSP
1 9 (34.62%) Spring
1 9 (34.62%) Struts
1 9 (34.62%) XML
1 9 (34.62%) XSL
1 9 (34.62%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Linux
2 7 (26.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) E-Commerce
2 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (42.31%) Load Balancing
3 10 (38.46%) Service Management
4 9 (34.62%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (26.92%) Capacity Management
7 6 (23.08%) Mentoring
8 5 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (19.23%) ITIL
8 5 (19.23%) Technical Analysis
8 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (11.54%) Planning and Forecasting
9 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
10 2 (7.69%) Re-Platforming
11 1 (3.85%) Business Transformation
11 1 (3.85%) Converged Infrastructure
11 1 (3.85%) Security Architecture
11 1 (3.85%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) Java
1 9 (34.62%) PL/SQL
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) CCIE
1 1 (3.85%) CCNP
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.85%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Oracle
2 5 (19.23%) BEA
3 1 (3.85%) Avaya
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
3 1 (3.85%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) Meru Networks
3 1 (3.85%) Trustwave
3 1 (3.85%) Virgin Media
3 1 (3.85%) VMware