The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 / Kent
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 26 43
Rank change year-on-year +6 +17  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 21 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 8.37% 4.64% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.91% 5.91% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 3
Median daily rate £274 £700 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.92% +55.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £445 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £855 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -2.81% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.52 - -
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 Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 212 254 212
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 84.46% 78.64% 77.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 174 120
Median daily rate £350 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £750 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 4
Median hourly rate £22.52 £20.83 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +81.13%  
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 Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for High Availability in Kent

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing High Availability in Kent over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for High Availability in Kent

High Availability
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for High Availability in Kent

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent 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
Maidstone - 7 £343 -
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 Kent region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 22 (57.89%) Change Management
2 16 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 16 (42.11%) SQL
2 16 (42.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (39.47%) Statistics
3 15 (39.47%) .NET Framework
3 15 (39.47%) Data Management
3 15 (39.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (39.47%) Entity Framework
3 15 (39.47%) Algorithms
3 15 (39.47%) .NET
3 15 (39.47%) Web Services
3 15 (39.47%) ITIL
3 15 (39.47%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (39.47%) Migration
4 12 (31.58%) MCSA
4 12 (31.58%) Active Directory
4 12 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (31.58%) NHS
5 10 (26.32%) Programme Management
5 10 (26.32%) LAN
6 9 (23.68%) WLAN
6 9 (23.68%) DHCP
6 9 (23.68%) DNS
6 9 (23.68%) Cisco
6 9 (23.68%) Firewall
6 9 (23.68%) Wireless
6 9 (23.68%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (21.05%) Degree
8 7 (18.42%) Technical Architecture

High Availability
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) LAN
2 9 (23.68%) Cisco Nexus
2 9 (23.68%) DHCP
2 9 (23.68%) DNS
2 9 (23.68%) Firewall
2 9 (23.68%) Wireless
2 9 (23.68%) WLAN
3 7 (18.42%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (42.11%) SQL Server
1 16 (42.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 15 (39.47%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.63%) DTS
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (39.47%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Developer
1 15 (39.47%) SQL Developer
2 9 (23.68%) Architect
3 6 (15.79%) Active Directory Architect
3 6 (15.79%) Systems Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Active Directory Technician
4 4 (10.53%) Database Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Network Technician
4 4 (10.53%) Server Technician
4 4 (10.53%) SQL Database Developer
4 4 (10.53%) SSIS Developer
4 4 (10.53%) T-SQL Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Cisco Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Cisco Network Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Network Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Server Support
6 2 (5.26%) Server Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (39.47%) .NET
1 15 (39.47%) .NET Framework
1 15 (39.47%) Entity Framework
1 15 (39.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (39.47%) Algorithms
2 12 (31.58%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Windows
1 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (57.89%) Change Management
2 15 (39.47%) Data Management
2 15 (39.47%) ITIL
2 15 (39.47%) Migration
2 15 (39.47%) Statistics
3 10 (26.32%) Programme Management
4 7 (18.42%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (13.16%) IT Strategy
5 5 (13.16%) Network Architecture
5 5 (13.16%) Service Delivery
6 4 (10.53%) Health Informatics
6 4 (10.53%) Informatics
7 1 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) MCSA
1 12 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (21.05%) Degree
3 7 (18.42%) CCNA
3 7 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (10.53%) MCSE
System Software
1 12 (31.58%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Cisco
2 7 (18.42%) Microsoft