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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 47 88
Rank change year-on-year -39 +41  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 14 79 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.77% 3.40% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 4.25% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 37 9
Median daily rate £400 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £440 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £555 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -2.81% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £19.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.95 £28.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -10.89% +43.58%  

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 1860 1942
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 81.12% 80.00% 78.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 1024 966
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 71 75
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £39.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -5 3 - -
Newbury +3 1 £450 - 1
Maidenhead 0 1 £525 -8.69%
Reading -14 1 £350 -22.22%
High Availability
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 13 (29.55%) VMware
2 12 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 12 (27.27%) Business Continuity
3 11 (25.00%) Avaya
3 11 (25.00%) Avaya Certification
3 11 (25.00%) BCP
3 11 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
4 10 (22.73%) Workforce Optimisation
4 10 (22.73%) WFM
5 9 (20.45%) Data Centre
6 7 (15.91%) Linux
6 7 (15.91%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (13.64%) Load Balancing
7 6 (13.64%) Change Management
7 6 (13.64%) Web Services
7 6 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (11.36%) Cisco
8 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
8 5 (11.36%) DNS
8 5 (11.36%) TIBCO
8 5 (11.36%) BusinessWorks
8 5 (11.36%) Unix
8 5 (11.36%) Java
8 5 (11.36%) SQL
8 5 (11.36%) Python
8 5 (11.36%) HTTP
8 5 (11.36%) Back Office
8 5 (11.36%) TDD
8 5 (11.36%) Mashery

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 (6.82%) CMS
1 3 (6.82%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.27%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 5 (11.36%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.91%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) DNS
1 5 (11.36%) HTTP
2 4 (9.09%) 3G
2 4 (9.09%) 4G
2 4 (9.09%) Diameter Protocol
2 4 (9.09%) ISUP
2 4 (9.09%) LTE
2 4 (9.09%) Megaco
2 4 (9.09%) MGW
3 3 (6.82%) MPLS
4 2 (4.55%) BGP
4 2 (4.55%) CTI
4 2 (4.55%) HTTPS
4 2 (4.55%) ICMP
4 2 (4.55%) OSPF
4 2 (4.55%) SNMP
4 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.55%) Telnet
4 2 (4.55%) VoIP
4 2 (4.55%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (4.55%) Big Data
3 2 (4.55%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.27%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.27%) HBase
4 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.27%) MySQL
4 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.27%) OLAP
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) JMeter
2 3 (6.82%) Ant
2 3 (6.82%) Apache Ivy
2 3 (6.82%) Bitbucket
2 3 (6.82%) eggPlant
2 3 (6.82%) Gatling
2 3 (6.82%) Gradle
2 3 (6.82%) Maven
2 3 (6.82%) NeoLoad
2 3 (6.82%) Selenium
2 3 (6.82%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.27%) JIRA
3 1 (2.27%) JUnit
General
1 12 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.36%) Back Office
3 2 (4.55%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Finance
3 2 (4.55%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Billing
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (18.18%) Architect
2 7 (15.91%) Technical Leader
3 6 (13.64%) Support Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) DBA
4 4 (9.09%) Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Operations Support Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) SQL DBA
5 3 (6.82%) Designer
5 3 (6.82%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Administrator
6 2 (4.55%) IP Network Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Lead Designer
6 2 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Linux Support
6 2 (4.55%) Performance Tester
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Performance Tester
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Tester
6 2 (4.55%) Siebel Architect
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) Web Services
2 3 (6.82%) JSON
2 3 (6.82%) React
2 3 (6.82%) REST
2 3 (6.82%) XML
3 2 (4.55%) Middleware
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.27%) RESTful
4 1 (2.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) IVR
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Linux
2 5 (11.36%) Unix
3 3 (6.82%) Windows
3 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) AIX
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (2.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Business Continuity
2 11 (25.00%) BCP
2 11 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 10 (22.73%) WFM
3 10 (22.73%) Workforce Optimisation
4 6 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (13.64%) Change Management
4 6 (13.64%) Load Balancing
5 5 (11.36%) TDD
6 4 (9.09%) BDD
6 4 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 4 (9.09%) ITIL
6 4 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.82%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (6.82%) OO
7 3 (6.82%) OOP
7 3 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (6.82%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.82%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) Java
1 5 (11.36%) Python
1 5 (11.36%) SQL
2 4 (9.09%) Ruby
3 3 (6.82%) Groovy
3 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.27%) Korn
4 1 (2.27%) Perl
4 1 (2.27%) PHP
4 1 (2.27%) Scala
4 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) Avaya Certification
2 4 (9.09%) HNC
2 4 (9.09%) HND
2 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) CCNP
3 3 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.55%) CCIE
5 1 (2.27%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) CCIP
5 1 (2.27%) CCNA
5 1 (2.27%) Degree
5 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.82%) Docker
2 3 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.55%) vSphere
4 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) HP Fortify
2 2 (4.55%) WSUS
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.27%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.27%) SCCM
3 1 (2.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (29.55%) VMware
2 11 (25.00%) Avaya
3 5 (11.36%) Cisco
3 5 (11.36%) Mashery
3 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.36%) TIBCO
4 4 (9.09%) Nokia
4 4 (9.09%) Nokia Networks
5 3 (6.82%) HP
5 3 (6.82%) Sitecore
5 3 (6.82%) Splunk
6 2 (4.55%) F5
6 2 (4.55%) Juniper
6 2 (4.55%) Oracle
6 2 (4.55%) Siebel
7 1 (2.27%) Aruba
7 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.27%) Teradata
7 1 (2.27%) Varonis