Period
to 17 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 6 months to 17 February 2018 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 90 120
Rank change year-on-year -59 +30 -17
Contract jobs citing High Availability 20 73 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.50% 1.83% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 2.24% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 40 36
Berkshire median daily rate £363 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.71% +21.43% -22.22%
10th Percentile £291 £260 £306
90th Percentile £576 £489 £416
South East median daily rate £375 £400 £370
% change year-on-year -6.25% +8.11% -12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £32.50 -
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +3.66% -13.68% +26.67%

High Availability is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,334 3,254 3,985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.66% 81.66% 80.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,728 1,669 2,125
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.63%
10th Percentile £275 £235 £238
90th Percentile £588 £564 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 122 160
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £18.12 £25.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.72% -28.31% +22.51%
10th Percentile £10.65 £11.33 £10.68
90th Percentile £47.00 £54.50 £48.00
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £30.58
% change year-on-year - -18.23% +52.88%

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing High Availability as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for High Availability in Berkshire

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for High Availability in Berkshire

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing High Availability in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for High Availability in Berkshire

High Availability
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing High Availability in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for High Availability 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 6 months to 17 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -3 8 £350 -17.65% 6
Slough +7 3 - - 1
Bracknell -18 2 £550 +100.18% 1
High Availability
South East

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing High Availability also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) Oracle
3 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (35.00%) MySQL
4 7 (35.00%) Linux
4 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (35.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (30.00%) Cisco
5 6 (30.00%) Unix
5 6 (30.00%) Java
6 5 (25.00%) C#
6 5 (25.00%) Data Modelling
6 5 (25.00%) ETL
6 5 (25.00%) Clustering
6 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (20.00%) Degree
7 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 4 (20.00%) J2EE
7 4 (20.00%) HPUX
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (15.00%) Data Structures
8 3 (15.00%) Logical Data Model
8 3 (15.00%) Analytics
8 3 (15.00%) MSF
8 3 (15.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (15.00%) SaaS
8 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services

High Availability
Co-occurring 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 3 (15.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (10.00%) Apache Pig
2 2 (10.00%) SAS
2 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.00%) Apache
3 1 (5.00%) iPlanet
3 1 (5.00%) JBoss
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.00%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (15.00%) SaaS
3 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) DNS
1 3 (15.00%) Internet
1 3 (15.00%) Intranet
1 3 (15.00%) VPN
2 2 (10.00%) 3G
2 2 (10.00%) 4G
2 2 (10.00%) BGP
2 2 (10.00%) DHCP
2 2 (10.00%) FCAPS
2 2 (10.00%) IKE
2 2 (10.00%) IPsec
2 2 (10.00%) LTE
2 2 (10.00%) MPLS
2 2 (10.00%) OSPF
2 2 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (10.00%) SAN
2 2 (10.00%) SNMP
2 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (10.00%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (35.00%) MySQL
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (10.00%) Apache Hive
5 2 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (10.00%) Big Data
5 2 (10.00%) Hadoop
5 2 (10.00%) HBase
5 2 (10.00%) Mahout
5 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
5 2 (10.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (10.00%) Pentaho
5 2 (10.00%) Redis
5 2 (10.00%) SAP HANA
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Back Office
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Architect
1 5 (25.00%) DBA
2 4 (20.00%) SQL DBA
3 3 (15.00%) Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Data Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Insight Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) MySQL DBA
4 2 (10.00%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Azure Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Data Technician
5 1 (5.00%) Head of Design
5 1 (5.00%) IP Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Linux Technician
5 1 (5.00%) Mobile Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Radio Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Solaris Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) J2EE
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) EJB
2 3 (15.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (15.00%) JPA
2 3 (15.00%) JSF
2 3 (15.00%) JSP
2 3 (15.00%) MSMQ
2 3 (15.00%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (15.00%) REST
2 3 (15.00%) Servlets
2 3 (15.00%) Spring
2 3 (15.00%) Struts
2 3 (15.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) LINQ
3 1 (5.00%) NHibernate
3 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Clustering
2 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (15.00%) Data Structures
3 3 (15.00%) Replication
4 2 (10.00%) PKI
5 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (5.00%) IVR
5 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.00%) RIA
5 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Unix
3 4 (20.00%) HPUX
4 3 (15.00%) Windows
5 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (10.00%) Solaris
6 1 (5.00%) AIX
6 1 (5.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (25.00%) Data Modelling
1 5 (25.00%) ETL
2 3 (15.00%) Analytics
2 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (15.00%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (15.00%) Deployment Diagram
2 3 (15.00%) Logical Data Model
2 3 (15.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) MSF
2 3 (15.00%) OO
2 3 (15.00%) Project Management
2 3 (15.00%) Scrum
2 3 (15.00%) SOA
2 3 (15.00%) TDD
2 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (15.00%) TOGAF
2 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (15.00%) Workflow
2 3 (15.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) Java
3 5 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (10.00%) F#
5 2 (10.00%) Perl
5 2 (10.00%) PHP
5 2 (10.00%) Python
5 2 (10.00%) R
6 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.00%) C-shell
6 1 (5.00%) Korn
6 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.00%) Apache Flume
2 1 (5.00%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Oracle
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (30.00%) Cisco
4 3 (15.00%) HP
4 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (10.00%) 3PAR
5 2 (10.00%) Dell
5 2 (10.00%) Infoblox
5 2 (10.00%) Informatica
5 2 (10.00%) Remedy
5 2 (10.00%) SAP
5 2 (10.00%) Sun
5 2 (10.00%) Talend
5 2 (10.00%) Teradata
5 2 (10.00%) Vertica
6 1 (5.00%) Acme Packet
6 1 (5.00%) Avaya
6 1 (5.00%) F5
6 1 (5.00%) Netezza
6 1 (5.00%) Sonus