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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 183 186 191
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing High Availability 17 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.30% 0.32% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.42% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £456 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.84% +18.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £325 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £395 £368
% change year-on-year
-12.03% +7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
4402 5249 4652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.02% 77.21% 75.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3470 3862 3529
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 57 88
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.27% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £52.82 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 14 (56.00%) Clustering
2 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 11 (44.00%) Linux
3 10 (40.00%) Oracle
4 9 (36.00%) UNIX
5 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (32.00%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (28.00%) Python
6 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
6 7 (28.00%) SQL
7 6 (24.00%) WebLogic
7 6 (24.00%) Windows
7 6 (24.00%) IBM
7 6 (24.00%) DNS
7 6 (24.00%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (24.00%) Configuration Management
7 6 (24.00%) VMware
7 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (24.00%) WebSphere
7 6 (24.00%) Bash Shell
7 6 (24.00%) Puppet
7 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
8 5 (20.00%) Oracle Exadata
8 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (20.00%) JIRA
8 5 (20.00%) Replication
8 5 (20.00%) Ruby
8 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (20.00%) Remedy

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (24.00%) WebLogic
1 6 (24.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (16.00%) Apache
2 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (16.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (16.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (12.00%) IIS
4 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (4.00%) Node.js
5 1 (4.00%) Apache Spark
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (4.00%) nginx
5 1 (4.00%) Liferay
5 1 (4.00%) MS Project Server
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (4.00%) GlassFish
5 1 (4.00%) Jetty
5 1 (4.00%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
3 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) DNS
2 4 (16.00%) VPN
2 4 (16.00%) IPsec
3 3 (12.00%) Firewall
3 3 (12.00%) BGP
3 3 (12.00%) HTTP
4 2 (8.00%) WAN
4 2 (8.00%) DHCP
4 2 (8.00%) HTTPS
4 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (8.00%) VLAN
4 2 (8.00%) MPLS
4 2 (8.00%) OSPF
4 2 (8.00%) Internet
4 2 (8.00%) DMVPN
4 2 (8.00%) HSRP
5 1 (4.00%) OpenVPN
5 1 (4.00%) IMAP
5 1 (4.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle Exadata
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (8.00%) Data Mining
5 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
5 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
6 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) JIRA
2 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.00%) Mercurial
3 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.00%) Subversion
3 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (8.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) DBA
2 4 (16.00%) Administrator
3 3 (12.00%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 3 (12.00%) SQL DBA
4 2 (8.00%) Network Support
4 2 (8.00%) Server Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Development Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Build Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Scala Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (12.00%) Middleware
3 2 (8.00%) .NET
3 2 (8.00%) Web Services
3 2 (8.00%) OLE
4 1 (4.00%) Akka
4 1 (4.00%) Kafka
4 1 (4.00%) Java EE
4 1 (4.00%) jQuery
4 1 (4.00%) WCF
4 1 (4.00%) Silverlight
4 1 (4.00%) Spring
4 1 (4.00%) WSDL
4 1 (4.00%) XML
4 1 (4.00%) XSD
4 1 (4.00%) XSLT
4 1 (4.00%) Flash
4 1 (4.00%) J2EE
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (56.00%) Clustering
2 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (20.00%) Replication
4 4 (16.00%) Hedge funds
5 2 (8.00%) PKI
5 2 (8.00%) Open Source
6 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Linux
2 9 (36.00%) UNIX
3 6 (24.00%) Windows
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (4.00%) CentOS
5 1 (4.00%) Debian
5 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.00%) AIX
5 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Configuration Management
2 5 (20.00%) SOA
2 5 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (12.00%) Database Security
3 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (12.00%) Change Management
4 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.00%) Information Management
4 2 (8.00%) BCP
4 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) ISMS
4 2 (8.00%) Information Assurance
4 2 (8.00%) Database Tuning
4 2 (8.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (8.00%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (8.00%) DevOps
4 2 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.00%) Functional Programming
5 1 (4.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) Python
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) Bash Shell
3 5 (20.00%) Ruby
4 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (12.00%) R
5 3 (12.00%) Perl
6 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (8.00%) C
6 2 (8.00%) C#
6 2 (8.00%) Java
7 1 (4.00%) Clojure
7 1 (4.00%) Scala
7 1 (4.00%) Haskell
7 1 (4.00%) OCaml
7 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.00%) PHP
7 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) OCP
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) BC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.00%) KVM
4 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (8.00%) ISA Server
4 2 (8.00%) RHEV
5 1 (4.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (4.00%) vCloud
5 1 (4.00%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) Puppet
2 3 (12.00%) SELinux
3 2 (8.00%) Data Guard
4 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (4.00%) ZABBIX
4 1 (4.00%) Cacti
4 1 (4.00%) Nagios
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Oracle
2 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (24.00%) IBM
3 6 (24.00%) VMware
4 5 (20.00%) Remedy
5 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (8.00%) Blue Coat
6 2 (8.00%) F5
7 1 (4.00%) AppDynamics
7 1 (4.00%) HP
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco
7 1 (4.00%) Juniper
7 1 (4.00%) Veritas
7 1 (4.00%) Sun
7 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint