Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 80 115
Rank change year-on-year -54 +35 -18
Contract jobs citing High Availability 35 94 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.85% 2.18% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 2.68% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 48 25
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £458 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.64% +14.38% -13.51%
10th Percentile £328 £379 £288
90th Percentile £565 £575 £450
South East median daily rate £350 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -17.65% +13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £29.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.97% +50.00% -
South East median hourly rate £12.00 £41.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year -70.73% +47.75% -26.00%

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 3436 3502 3914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.60% 81.39% 78.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1791 1883 2160
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £227
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 133 179
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -41.67% +74.83%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.30 £13.40
90th Percentile £39.58 £48.50 £44.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.60
% change year-on-year -14.02% +0.56% +52.00%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Bracknell 0 7 £450 -11.11%
Slough +8 6 £450 -
Reading -16 6 £350 -25.53% 4
Newbury -6 1 £450 -
High Availability
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 19 (54.29%) Linux
2 14 (40.00%) Oracle
3 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
3 11 (31.43%) Telecoms
4 10 (28.57%) Windows
5 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
5 9 (25.71%) SQL
5 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (22.86%) Unix
7 7 (20.00%) MySQL
7 7 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 7 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 7 (20.00%) Clustering
7 7 (20.00%) Data Centre
8 6 (17.14%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (17.14%) JIRA
8 6 (17.14%) Change Management
8 6 (17.14%) Shell Script
8 6 (17.14%) Java
9 5 (14.29%) Perl
9 5 (14.29%) Web Services
9 5 (14.29%) Cisco
9 5 (14.29%) TDD
9 5 (14.29%) Degree
9 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
10 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (11.43%) Spring
10 4 (11.43%) SCCM
10 4 (11.43%) SCOM
10 4 (11.43%) RabbitMQ

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 (8.57%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (5.71%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.86%) Apache
3 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.86%) CMS
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.86%) iPlanet
3 1 (2.86%) JBoss
3 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) SaaS
2 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (17.14%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (11.43%) DNS
4 3 (8.57%) 3G
4 3 (8.57%) 4G
4 3 (8.57%) Internet
4 3 (8.57%) Intranet
4 3 (8.57%) LTE
4 3 (8.57%) SIGTRAN
4 3 (8.57%) SS7
5 2 (5.71%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (5.71%) Firewall
5 2 (5.71%) INAP
5 2 (5.71%) ISUP
5 2 (5.71%) Megaco
5 2 (5.71%) MGW
5 2 (5.71%) Unified Communications
5 2 (5.71%) VoLTE
5 2 (5.71%) VPN
5 2 (5.71%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.00%) MySQL
3 4 (11.43%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) JIRA
2 1 (2.86%) Ant
2 1 (2.86%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (2.86%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.86%) eggPlant
2 1 (2.86%) Gatling
2 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.86%) Gradle
2 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.86%) JMeter
2 1 (2.86%) JUnit
2 1 (2.86%) Maven
2 1 (2.86%) NeoLoad
2 1 (2.86%) Selenium
2 1 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.86%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (31.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Back Office
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (17.14%) Architect
2 5 (14.29%) Administrator
3 4 (11.43%) Data Centre Technician
3 4 (11.43%) Data Technician
3 4 (11.43%) DBA
3 4 (11.43%) Network Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (11.43%) SQL DBA
3 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Operations Support Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Administrator
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Data Network Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Linux Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) MySQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) Web Services
2 4 (11.43%) J2EE
2 4 (11.43%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (11.43%) REST
2 4 (11.43%) Spring
2 4 (11.43%) XML
3 3 (8.57%) .NET
3 3 (8.57%) EJB
3 3 (8.57%) Hibernate
3 3 (8.57%) HTML
3 3 (8.57%) JPA
3 3 (8.57%) JSF
3 3 (8.57%) JSP
3 3 (8.57%) Middleware
3 3 (8.57%) MSMQ
3 3 (8.57%) Servlets
3 3 (8.57%) Struts
4 1 (2.86%) JSON
4 1 (2.86%) React
4 1 (2.86%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (20.00%) Clustering
2 7 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.57%) Data Structures
5 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (5.71%) Replication
6 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.86%) IVR
6 1 (2.86%) PKI
6 1 (2.86%) RIA
6 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (54.29%) Linux
2 10 (28.57%) Windows
3 8 (22.86%) Unix
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 4 (11.43%) HPUX
5 4 (11.43%) Solaris
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.71%) AIX
7 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.71%) SUSE
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.86%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Change Management
2 5 (14.29%) TDD
3 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (11.43%) ITIL
3 4 (11.43%) OO
3 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
4 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
4 3 (8.57%) Data Management
4 3 (8.57%) Data Modelling
4 3 (8.57%) Data Protection
4 3 (8.57%) ETL
4 3 (8.57%) Integration Testing
4 3 (8.57%) MSF
4 3 (8.57%) Scrum
4 3 (8.57%) Service Management
4 3 (8.57%) SOA
4 3 (8.57%) TOGAF
4 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
4 3 (8.57%) Workflow
4 3 (8.57%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) SQL
2 6 (17.14%) Java
2 6 (17.14%) Shell Script
3 5 (14.29%) Perl
4 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.71%) C#
5 2 (5.71%) Korn
5 2 (5.71%) PHP
5 2 (5.71%) Python
5 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.86%) C++
6 1 (2.86%) C-shell
6 1 (2.86%) Groovy
6 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) HNC
3 2 (5.71%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) COBIT
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Docker
2 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.86%) Samba
2 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) SCCM
1 4 (11.43%) SCOM
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (8.57%) WSUS
3 2 (5.71%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) Ansible
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.86%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.86%) HP Fortify
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) Oracle
2 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.29%) Cisco
4 4 (11.43%) Sun
5 3 (8.57%) HP
5 3 (8.57%) Nokia
6 2 (5.71%) F5
6 2 (5.71%) Nokia Networks
6 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.71%) VMware
7 1 (2.86%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.86%) Acme Packet
7 1 (2.86%) Avaya
7 1 (2.86%) Dell
7 1 (2.86%) Infoblox
7 1 (2.86%) Remedy
7 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.86%) Sitecore
7 1 (2.86%) Sonus
7 1 (2.86%) Splunk