Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 120 60
Rank change year-on-year -23 -60 +47
Contract jobs citing High Availability 27 35 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.68% 0.90% 2.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.09% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 71
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £165 £318 £380
90th Percentile £488 £598 £575
South East median daily rate £437 £338 £435
% change year-on-year +29.56% -22.41% +8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Berkshire median hourly rate - £12.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -37.66% -1.28%
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £27.38 £41.00
% change year-on-year +55.22% -33.22% +72.63%

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 3,370 3,213 3,899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.06% 83.00% 81.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,681 1,556 2,096
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +6.68%
10th Percentile £250 £264 £255
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 127 127
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.67% -9.09% -26.67%
10th Percentile £8.06 £11.25 £11.15
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.15 £35.70
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year +25.00% -12.09% +3.41%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +7 19 £400 -13.56% 2
Newbury -10 2 £307 -31.67%
Slough -6 1 £325 -27.78% 1
Maidenhead -10 1 - -
High Availability
South East

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
1 7 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) Migration
2 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (22.22%) Power BI
2 6 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (18.52%) Low Latency
3 5 (18.52%) Cisco
3 5 (18.52%) Python
3 5 (18.52%) SQL
3 5 (18.52%) VBA
3 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
3 5 (18.52%) Mandarin Language
4 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (14.81%) SOA
4 4 (14.81%) TIBCO
4 4 (14.81%) OpenStack
4 4 (14.81%) Functional Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Analytics
4 4 (14.81%) Robotic Process Automation
5 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (11.11%) Big Data
5 3 (11.11%) Hadoop
5 3 (11.11%) Azure SQL Database

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 4 (14.81%) OpenStack
2 2 (7.41%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.70%) Apache Pig
3 1 (3.70%) Mendix
3 1 (3.70%) SAS
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (7.41%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Firewall
1 3 (11.11%) LAN
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (7.41%) Internet
2 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.41%) Unified Communications
2 2 (7.41%) VLAN
2 2 (7.41%) VoIP
2 2 (7.41%) WAN
2 2 (7.41%) Wireless
2 2 (7.41%) WLAN
3 1 (3.70%) 802.11
3 1 (3.70%) CTI
3 1 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (3.70%) IP Telephony
3 1 (3.70%) IPsec
3 1 (3.70%) LTE
3 1 (3.70%) QSIG
3 1 (3.70%) SCCP
3 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (22.22%) Power BI
3 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (11.11%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (11.11%) Big Data
4 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (11.11%) Hadoop
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (7.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (7.41%) HDInsight
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (3.70%) MySQL
6 1 (3.70%) Pentaho
6 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 5 (18.52%) Mandarin Language
3 2 (7.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) IT Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Architect
2 4 (14.81%) TIBCO Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) DBA
3 3 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (11.11%) SQL DBA
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (3.70%) Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Applications Support
5 1 (3.70%) Applications Support Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Data Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) IT Support Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Junior
5 1 (3.70%) Support Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Wireless Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.70%) COM
1 1 (3.70%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Replication
3 2 (7.41%) PKI
4 1 (3.70%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.70%) Internet of Things
4 1 (3.70%) IVR
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Unix
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) Migration
2 6 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (18.52%) Low Latency
4 4 (14.81%) Analytics
4 4 (14.81%) Functional Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Robotic Process Automation
4 4 (14.81%) SOA
5 3 (11.11%) Critical Thinking
5 3 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (11.11%) Customer-Centricity
5 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (7.41%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.41%) Data Science
6 2 (7.41%) ITIL
6 2 (7.41%) Machine Learning
6 2 (7.41%) Microservices
6 2 (7.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) Python
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
1 5 (18.52%) VBA
2 3 (11.11%) R
3 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.70%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) C++
4 1 (3.70%) F#
4 1 (3.70%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) CCDE
3 1 (3.70%) CCIE
3 1 (3.70%) CCNA
3 1 (3.70%) CCNP
3 1 (3.70%) CWDP
3 1 (3.70%) CWSP
3 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) MCSA
3 1 (3.70%) MCSE
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.70%) Apache Flume
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.70%) Data Guard
2 1 (3.70%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 6 (22.22%) Oracle
2 5 (18.52%) Cisco
3 4 (14.81%) TIBCO
4 2 (7.41%) Brocade
4 2 (7.41%) HP
4 2 (7.41%) Juniper
4 2 (7.41%) Palo Alto
4 2 (7.41%) Teradata
5 1 (3.70%) Aruba
5 1 (3.70%) Avaya
5 1 (3.70%) Dell
5 1 (3.70%) Informatica
5 1 (3.70%) Micro Focus
5 1 (3.70%) Nortel
5 1 (3.70%) SAP
5 1 (3.70%) SonicWALL
5 1 (3.70%) Talend
5 1 (3.70%) Vertica
5 1 (3.70%) VMware