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 3 months to 29 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
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 80 87
Rank change year-on-year +8 +7  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 27 47 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.48% 1.89% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 2.35% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 33 22
Median daily rate £321 £380 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.46% -16.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £350 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £525
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 Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1469 1996 2209
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.32% 80.32% 74.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 1032 1155
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £285 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 48 55
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.15% -30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire 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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 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
Bracknell +11 12 £263 -41.63%
Reading -13 5 £507 +33.28%
Maidenhead - 5 £500 - 2
Slough +8 2 £394 +5.00% 2
Newbury - 1 - -
High Availability
South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 21 (35.00%) Telecoms
2 15 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (23.33%) VMware
4 13 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (18.33%) Business Continuity
5 11 (18.33%) BCP
5 11 (18.33%) Avaya
5 11 (18.33%) Avaya Certification
5 11 (18.33%) Business Continuity Planning
5 11 (18.33%) Data Centre
6 10 (16.67%) Workforce Optimisation
6 10 (16.67%) Cisco
6 10 (16.67%) WFM
7 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 9 (15.00%) Oracle
7 9 (15.00%) Windows
8 8 (13.33%) VoIP
8 8 (13.33%) Migration
8 8 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
8 8 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (11.67%) Windows Server
9 7 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (11.67%) IVR
9 7 (11.67%) CTI
9 7 (11.67%) CCNP
9 7 (11.67%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (10.00%) DNS
10 6 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (10.00%) ITIL
10 6 (10.00%) Linux

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 5 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 3 (5.00%) Confluence
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.67%) Apache
4 1 (1.67%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.67%) CMS
4 1 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.33%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.33%) Office 365
3 3 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.33%) Amazon Kinesis
4 2 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.33%) VoIP
2 7 (11.67%) CTI
3 6 (10.00%) DNS
3 6 (10.00%) Unified Communications
4 5 (8.33%) PBX
4 5 (8.33%) PSTN
5 4 (6.67%) HTTP
5 4 (6.67%) LAN
6 3 (5.00%) Firewall
6 3 (5.00%) MPLS
6 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (5.00%) WAN
7 2 (3.33%) BGP
7 2 (3.33%) HSRP
7 2 (3.33%) HTTPS
7 2 (3.33%) ICMP
7 2 (3.33%) Internet
7 2 (3.33%) OSPF
7 2 (3.33%) Telnet
7 2 (3.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (3.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (3.33%) Big Data
4 2 (3.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.67%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.67%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.67%) HBase
5 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.67%) MySQL
5 1 (1.67%) OLAP
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) JIRA
2 3 (5.00%) Gatling
2 3 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.33%) JMeter
4 1 (1.67%) Ant
4 1 (1.67%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (1.67%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.67%) eggPlant
4 1 (1.67%) Gradle
4 1 (1.67%) Grunt
4 1 (1.67%) Maven
4 1 (1.67%) NeoLoad
4 1 (1.67%) Selenium
4 1 (1.67%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (35.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.33%) Back Office
2 2 (3.33%) Billing
2 2 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (1.67%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (16.67%) Consultant
2 8 (13.33%) Architect
2 8 (13.33%) Technical Leader
3 7 (11.67%) Developer
3 7 (11.67%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Exchange Consultant
4 5 (8.33%) Office 365 Consultant
5 4 (6.67%) Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) DBA
5 4 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) SQL DBA
6 3 (5.00%) Design Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Designer
6 3 (5.00%) Oracle Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) Oracle Middleware Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) SQL Developer
6 3 (5.00%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Developer
6 3 (5.00%) TIBCO Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) Web Services
2 4 (6.67%) Middleware
3 3 (5.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (5.00%) HTML
4 2 (3.33%) CSS
4 2 (3.33%) CSS3
4 2 (3.33%) HTML5
4 2 (3.33%) LESS
4 2 (3.33%) Node.js
4 2 (3.33%) React
4 2 (3.33%) REST
4 2 (3.33%) RESTful
4 2 (3.33%) Sass
5 1 (1.67%) .NET
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET Core
5 1 (1.67%) Aurelia
5 1 (1.67%) JSON
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.67%) IVR
3 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.67%) Replication
5 2 (3.33%) Clustering
5 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.67%) RIA
6 1 (1.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.00%) Windows
2 7 (11.67%) Windows Server
3 6 (10.00%) Linux
4 5 (8.33%) Unix
5 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.67%) Android
7 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (18.33%) BCP
2 11 (18.33%) Business Continuity
2 11 (18.33%) Business Continuity Planning
3 10 (16.67%) WFM
3 10 (16.67%) Workforce Optimisation
4 8 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
4 8 (13.33%) Migration
4 8 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (10.00%) ITIL
6 6 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 6 (10.00%) Project Management
6 6 (10.00%) Scrum
7 5 (8.33%) Incident Management
7 5 (8.33%) TDD
8 4 (6.67%) CRM
8 4 (6.67%) Identity Management
8 4 (6.67%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.67%) Java
1 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (6.67%) SQL
2 3 (5.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (5.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.33%) PHP
3 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.33%) Python
3 2 (3.33%) Ruby
4 1 (1.67%) Groovy
4 1 (1.67%) Perl
4 1 (1.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) Avaya Certification
2 7 (11.67%) CCNP
2 7 (11.67%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (8.33%) CCIE
3 5 (8.33%) Degree
4 3 (5.00%) CCNA
4 3 (5.00%) MCITP
4 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.67%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) CCIP
5 1 (1.67%) HNC
5 1 (1.67%) HND
5 1 (1.67%) MBA
5 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) PMO
2 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 13 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.67%) VMware ESX
2 4 (6.67%) vSphere
3 2 (3.33%) Docker
3 2 (3.33%) XenApp
4 1 (1.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (5.00%) Cisco UCCE
1 3 (5.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (3.33%) WSUS
3 1 (1.67%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.67%) HP Fortify
3 1 (1.67%) Marathon
3 1 (1.67%) Mesos
3 1 (1.67%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (1.67%) OpenView
3 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (23.33%) VMware
2 11 (18.33%) Avaya
3 10 (16.67%) Cisco
4 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (15.00%) Oracle
5 6 (10.00%) TIBCO
6 5 (8.33%) Mashery
7 3 (5.00%) F5
8 2 (3.33%) Citrix
8 2 (3.33%) HP
8 2 (3.33%) Juniper
8 2 (3.33%) Siebel
9 1 (1.67%) Amdocs
9 1 (1.67%) Huawei
9 1 (1.67%) IBM
9 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.67%) SevOne
9 1 (1.67%) Splunk
9 1 (1.67%) Teradata
9 1 (1.67%) Veritas