The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 23 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 Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 37 42
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.62% 0.69% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.89% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £350 £363 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +27.19%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.28 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.95 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year -10.89% -  

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 Cardiff with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 285 225 274
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 88.79% 77.59% 83.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 169 217
Median daily rate £360 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.09% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £245 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 11
Median hourly rate £16.28 £19.63 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.04% +26.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £35.00 £19.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 Cardiff

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for High Availability in Cardiff

High Availability
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for High Availability in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Sun
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Terminal Server
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) SAP Basis
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (50.00%) Bitbucket

High Availability
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Database Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) ICT Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Database Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Server Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (50.00%) Coaching
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (50.00%) Terminal Server
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) NetApp
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) SAP
1 1 (50.00%) Sun
1 1 (50.00%) VMware