The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 33 51
Rank change year-on-year -6 +18  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 1 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.34% 2.85% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 3.42% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 3
Median daily rate £400 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% -2.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -2.81% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Cambridge with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 232 292 367
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 78.38% 83.19% 79.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 178 272
Median daily rate £381 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.68% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 20 18
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £20.65 £27.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £57.50
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 Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for High Availability in Cambridge

High Availability
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for High Availability in Cambridge

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 Cambridge region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) DTS
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Data Guard
2 2 (40.00%) Database Security
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) Clustering
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) OCP
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) MCSE
2 2 (40.00%) MCDBA
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (40.00%) .NET

High Availability
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 2 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) DTS
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (20.00%) GIS
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) DBA
1 3 (60.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) GIS Graduate
3 1 (20.00%) GIS Support
3 1 (20.00%) Graduate
3 1 (20.00%) Graduate Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
3 1 (20.00%) Software Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Database Security
1 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCDBA
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (40.00%) OCP
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Data Guard
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft