The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 30 April 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 51 47
Rank change year-on-year -11 -4  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 10 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.33% 2.51% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 2.98% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 8
Median daily rate £310 £400 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% -12.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £343 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.65 £47.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -39.68% +26.66%  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 643 638 724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 85.39% 84.28% 80.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 372 374
Median daily rate £420 £410 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +11.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 9
Median hourly rate £15.25 £60.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.58% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for High Availability in Milton Keynes

High Availability
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for High Availability in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 11 (73.33%) Linux
2 8 (53.33%) CentOS
3 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
3 7 (46.67%) MongoDB
4 6 (40.00%) ITIL
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
5 5 (33.33%) HP
5 5 (33.33%) Ubuntu
5 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
5 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (33.33%) Capacity Management
5 5 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
6 4 (26.67%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (26.67%) ITSM
6 4 (26.67%) OVSD
6 4 (26.67%) Nagios
6 4 (26.67%) Service Management
6 4 (26.67%) Clustering
6 4 (26.67%) Java
7 3 (20.00%) XML
7 3 (20.00%) Windows
7 3 (20.00%) Migration
7 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
8 2 (13.33%) MapReduce
8 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Satellite

High Availability
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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:

Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Kerberos
1 2 (13.33%) LDAP
1 2 (13.33%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) ATM
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) MPLS
2 1 (6.67%) PBX
2 1 (6.67%) VoIP
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (13.33%) Big Data
2 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (6.67%) DB2
3 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Ant
1 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
1 2 (13.33%) Gradle
2 1 (6.67%) Hudson
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Games
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Linux Specialist
2 2 (13.33%) Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Architect
3 1 (6.67%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Coordinator
3 1 (6.67%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (6.67%) DBA
3 1 (6.67%) Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) XML
2 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) CSS
2 2 (13.33%) EJB
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) Java EE
2 2 (13.33%) JMS
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) iPad
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Linux
2 8 (53.33%) CentOS
3 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (33.33%) Ubuntu
4 3 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (13.33%) Unix
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 5 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
3 4 (26.67%) ITSM
3 4 (26.67%) Service Management
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 3 (20.00%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) MapReduce
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) Security Hardening
5 2 (13.33%) Server Building
5 2 (13.33%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) UML
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Line Management
6 1 (6.67%) OO
6 1 (6.67%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) CCNP
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.67%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Nagios
1 4 (26.67%) OVSD
2 2 (13.33%) Puppet
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) Avaya
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper
4 1 (6.67%) NCR
4 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow