The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 194 183 213
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +30
Contract jobs citing High Availability 16 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.25% 0.27% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.37% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 5
Average daily rate £404 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.16% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £363 £441
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £555 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £525 £360
% change year-on-year
-29.52% +45.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - £57.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4907 4653 5878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.91% 74.92% 72.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3585 3559 4141
Average daily rate £450 £450 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 51 92
Average hourly rate £24.00 £135.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.22% +440.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £17.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £135.00 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
High Availability
London

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014, 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 17 (39.53%) Linux
2 14 (32.56%) UNIX
2 14 (32.56%) Oracle
2 14 (32.56%) Oracle Database
3 13 (30.23%) SQL
4 12 (27.91%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (25.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (25.58%) Windows
5 11 (25.58%) ITIL
5 11 (25.58%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (23.26%) DNS
7 9 (20.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 9 (20.93%) PL/SQL
7 9 (20.93%) Finance
7 9 (20.93%) Clustering
7 9 (20.93%) Load Balancing
8 8 (18.60%) Replication
8 8 (18.60%) Firewall
8 8 (18.60%) Active Directory
8 8 (18.60%) WebLogic
8 8 (18.60%) Citrix
9 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
9 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
9 7 (16.28%) Red Hat
9 7 (16.28%) VMware
9 7 (16.28%) Computer Science
9 7 (16.28%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (13.95%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 8 (18.60%) WebLogic
2 6 (13.95%) Apache
3 4 (9.30%) Oracle Spatial
3 4 (9.30%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (6.98%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (4.65%) nginx
5 2 (4.65%) IIS
6 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.33%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.33%) MS Project Server
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (2.33%) Liferay
6 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) DNS
2 8 (18.60%) Firewall
3 6 (13.95%) NetScaler
4 5 (11.63%) VPN
4 5 (11.63%) HTTP
5 4 (9.30%) LDAP
5 4 (9.30%) SMTP
5 4 (9.30%) Internet
6 3 (6.98%) DMZ
6 3 (6.98%) BIG-IP
6 3 (6.98%) LAN
6 3 (6.98%) WAN
6 3 (6.98%) Kerberos
6 3 (6.98%) SSL
6 3 (6.98%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (6.98%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (6.98%) FWSM
7 2 (4.65%) Network Security
7 2 (4.65%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (32.56%) Oracle Database
2 12 (27.91%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
4 5 (11.63%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (9.30%) RDBMS
5 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
6 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (6.98%) MongoDB
6 3 (6.98%) MySQL
6 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (2.33%) Star Schema
8 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (2.33%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Front Office
3 3 (6.98%) Banking
4 2 (4.65%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (16.28%) DBA
2 4 (9.30%) Software Engineer
2 4 (9.30%) C# Software Engineer
2 4 (9.30%) Electronics Engineer
2 4 (9.30%) Linux Administrator
2 4 (9.30%) Designer
3 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Designer
3 3 (6.98%) Security Designer
3 3 (6.98%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (6.98%) Senior Citrix Engineer
3 3 (6.98%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (6.98%) SQL DBA
3 3 (6.98%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (6.98%) Tester
3 3 (6.98%) Administrator
3 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Tester
4 2 (4.65%) Design Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) Web Services
1 6 (13.95%) XML
1 6 (13.95%) Middleware
2 5 (11.63%) .NET
3 4 (9.30%) J2EE
3 4 (9.30%) WSDL
4 3 (6.98%) SAML
4 3 (6.98%) OAuth
5 2 (4.65%) HTML
5 2 (4.65%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (2.33%) CSS
6 1 (2.33%) XSD
6 1 (2.33%) XSLT
6 1 (2.33%) Kafka
6 1 (2.33%) Spring
6 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Clustering
2 8 (18.60%) Replication
3 7 (16.28%) Computer Science
4 5 (11.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (9.30%) Derivative
5 4 (9.30%) Mathematics
5 4 (9.30%) Physics
6 3 (6.98%) Thin Client
6 3 (6.98%) PKI
6 3 (6.98%) Fat Client
7 1 (2.33%) Mainframe
7 1 (2.33%) Contract for Difference
7 1 (2.33%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 17 (39.53%) Linux
2 14 (32.56%) UNIX
3 11 (25.58%) Windows
3 11 (25.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (11.63%) Solaris
5 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.65%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (4.65%) CentOS
7 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.33%) Debian
8 1 (2.33%) AIX
8 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) ITIL
1 11 (25.58%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (20.93%) Load Balancing
3 5 (11.63%) Network Design
3 5 (11.63%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (11.63%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (9.30%) Low Latency
4 4 (9.30%) Multithreading
4 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering
4 4 (9.30%) Risk Management
4 4 (9.30%) OO
4 4 (9.30%) Data Modelling
4 4 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (6.98%) SOA
5 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.65%) Migration
6 2 (4.65%) Identity Management
6 2 (4.65%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.65%) Change Management
7 1 (2.33%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.23%) SQL
2 9 (20.93%) PL/SQL
3 6 (13.95%) C#
3 6 (13.95%) Java
3 6 (13.95%) PowerShell
4 4 (9.30%) Perl
5 3 (6.98%) VBScript
5 3 (6.98%) VB
6 2 (4.65%) Ruby
6 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.65%) PHP
6 2 (4.65%) C
7 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.33%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) DV Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) CCIE
2 3 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.33%) OCP
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.33%) MCDBA
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.95%) XenApp
3 6 (13.95%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (11.63%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (6.98%) KVM
6 1 (2.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (11.63%) Data Guard
3 3 (6.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (4.65%) Puppet
4 2 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.65%) HAProxy
5 1 (2.33%) Legato
5 1 (2.33%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) Oracle
2 8 (18.60%) Citrix
3 7 (16.28%) Red Hat
3 7 (16.28%) VMware
3 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.63%) F5
5 3 (6.98%) Infoblox
5 3 (6.98%) HP
5 3 (6.98%) Cisco
6 2 (4.65%) IBM
6 2 (4.65%) BMC
6 2 (4.65%) Remedy
7 1 (2.33%) Juniper
7 1 (2.33%) Percona
7 1 (2.33%) Informatica
7 1 (2.33%) NetApp
7 1 (2.33%) Veritas
7 1 (2.33%) EMC