The table below looks at the statistics for High Availability skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited High Availability over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Availability
Rank 178 184 183
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing High Availability 18 24 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.41% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.52% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 6
Average daily rate
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£428 £461 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.16% +19.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £345 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £680 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £525 £388
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +35.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £155.00 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4006 4577 4299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.90% 77.39% 76.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3133 3335 3287
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 48 74
Average hourly rate £22.25 £24.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.29% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

High Availability
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing High Availability across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

High Availability Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

High Availability
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing High Availability across the City of London region.

High Availability Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

High Availability
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing High Availability across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

High Availability Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

High Availability
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing High Availability across the City of London region.

High Availability Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing High Availability also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited High Availability.

1 18 (54.55%) Finance
2 17 (51.52%) Oracle
3 16 (48.48%) Clustering
4 15 (45.45%) Linux
4 15 (45.45%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (33.33%) UNIX
6 10 (30.30%) Python
6 10 (30.30%) IBM
6 10 (30.30%) WebSphere
6 10 (30.30%) Oracle Database
7 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (27.27%) Puppet
7 9 (27.27%) Oracle Exadata
7 9 (27.27%) Replication
7 9 (27.27%) VMware
7 9 (27.27%) WebSphere MQ
7 9 (27.27%) Configuration Management
8 8 (24.24%) Bash Shell
9 7 (21.21%) JIRA
9 7 (21.21%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (21.21%) Remedy
9 7 (21.21%) Banking
9 7 (21.21%) Ruby
9 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
9 7 (21.21%) SOA
9 7 (21.21%) DNS
9 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
9 7 (21.21%) WebLogic
10 6 (18.18%) SQL

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing High Availability also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited High Availability. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (30.30%) WebSphere
2 7 (21.21%) WebLogic
3 3 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (9.09%) IIS
3 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.06%) Apache
4 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (3.03%) Apache Spark
5 1 (3.03%) GlassFish
5 1 (3.03%) Jetty
5 1 (3.03%) MS Project Server
5 1 (3.03%) nginx
5 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
5 1 (3.03%) NetWeaver
5 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
3 1 (3.03%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) DNS
2 4 (12.12%) VPN
2 4 (12.12%) IPsec
3 3 (9.09%) Firewall
3 3 (9.09%) BGP
3 3 (9.09%) HTTP
4 2 (6.06%) WAN
4 2 (6.06%) HTTPS
4 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.06%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (6.06%) Internet
4 2 (6.06%) SAN
4 2 (6.06%) MPLS
4 2 (6.06%) OSPF
4 2 (6.06%) VLAN
4 2 (6.06%) DMVPN
4 2 (6.06%) HSRP
5 1 (3.03%) Network Security
5 1 (3.03%) IMAP
5 1 (3.03%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) Oracle Database
2 9 (27.27%) Oracle Exadata
3 7 (21.21%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
4 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
5 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (9.09%) RDBMS
6 2 (6.06%) Data Mining
6 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (3.03%) Big Data
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
7 1 (3.03%) SAP HANA
7 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
7 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) JIRA
2 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.03%) Mercurial
3 1 (3.03%) Subversion
3 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (54.55%) Finance
2 7 (21.21%) Banking
3 6 (18.18%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) DBA
2 6 (18.18%) Administrator
3 5 (15.15%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Oracle DBA
4 4 (12.12%) Development Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) SQL DBA
5 3 (9.09%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (6.06%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) UNIX Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Network Support
6 2 (6.06%) Server Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Build Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Platform Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (9.09%) Middleware
3 2 (6.06%) .NET
3 2 (6.06%) Web Services
3 2 (6.06%) OLE
4 1 (3.03%) Akka
4 1 (3.03%) WCF
4 1 (3.03%) Silverlight
4 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (3.03%) jQuery
4 1 (3.03%) Java EE
4 1 (3.03%) RESTful
4 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.03%) CSS
4 1 (3.03%) XML
4 1 (3.03%) XSD
4 1 (3.03%) XSLT
4 1 (3.03%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 16 (48.48%) Clustering
2 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (27.27%) Replication
3 6 (18.18%) Hedge funds
4 2 (6.06%) Open Source
4 2 (6.06%) PKI
5 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) Linux
2 11 (33.33%) UNIX
3 6 (18.18%) Windows
4 4 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.06%) AIX
5 2 (6.06%) Solaris
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (3.03%) CentOS
6 1 (3.03%) Debian
6 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Configuration Management
2 7 (21.21%) SOA
3 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (12.12%) ITIL
4 4 (12.12%) Migration
4 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (12.12%) Database Security
5 3 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (9.09%) Change Management
6 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.06%) Information Management
6 2 (6.06%) BCP
6 2 (6.06%) Benchmarking
6 2 (6.06%) Information Assurance
6 2 (6.06%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (6.06%) Resource Management
6 2 (6.06%) ISMS
6 2 (6.06%) DevOps
6 2 (6.06%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (6.06%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) Python
2 8 (24.24%) Bash Shell
3 7 (21.21%) Ruby
4 6 (18.18%) SQL
5 4 (12.12%) Perl
6 3 (9.09%) R
6 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 3 (9.09%) C
7 2 (6.06%) C#
7 2 (6.06%) PHP
8 1 (3.03%) Clojure
8 1 (3.03%) OCaml
8 1 (3.03%) Haskell
8 1 (3.03%) Scala
8 1 (3.03%) ABAP
8 1 (3.03%) Java
8 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) OCP
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) BC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) ISEB
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (45.45%) Oracle RAC
2 9 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.12%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (12.12%) KVM
4 3 (9.09%) RHEV
5 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.03%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (3.03%) vCloud
5 1 (3.03%) ISA Server
5 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.03%) NFS
5 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) Puppet
2 5 (15.15%) SELinux
3 4 (12.12%) Data Guard
4 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (3.03%) ZABBIX
4 1 (3.03%) Cacti
4 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.03%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) Oracle
2 10 (30.30%) IBM
3 9 (27.27%) VMware
4 7 (21.21%) Remedy
4 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
5 5 (15.15%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.06%) HP
6 2 (6.06%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.03%) F5
7 1 (3.03%) Informatica
7 1 (3.03%) Veritas
7 1 (3.03%) SAP
7 1 (3.03%) Sybase
7 1 (3.03%) Juniper
7 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco
7 1 (3.03%) Sun