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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Availability
Rank 175 187 181
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing High Availability 16 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.39% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.50% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 4
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£435 £404 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.60% -17.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £324 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £588 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £375 £500
% change year-on-year
-5.33% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £103.75 -
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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
4071 4772 4486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.48% 77.75% 76.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3159 3443 3459
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 50 45
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -81.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 March 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 March 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 16 (53.33%) Oracle
1 16 (53.33%) Finance
2 14 (46.67%) Oracle RAC
3 13 (43.33%) Linux
4 11 (36.67%) Clustering
5 9 (30.00%) WebSphere
5 9 (30.00%) Python
5 9 (30.00%) UNIX
5 9 (30.00%) IBM
5 9 (30.00%) Oracle Exadata
5 9 (30.00%) Oracle Database
6 8 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (26.67%) Puppet
6 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (26.67%) VMware
7 7 (23.33%) Configuration Management
7 7 (23.33%) Banking
7 7 (23.33%) WebSphere MQ
7 7 (23.33%) SOA
7 7 (23.33%) Bash Shell
8 6 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (20.00%) OCFS2
8 6 (20.00%) GlusterFS
8 6 (20.00%) GFS2
8 6 (20.00%) DNS
8 6 (20.00%) Windows
8 6 (20.00%) WebLogic
8 6 (20.00%) JIRA
8 6 (20.00%) Ruby

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 9 (30.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (20.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (10.00%) Apache Spark
4 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.67%) NetWeaver
4 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (6.67%) IIS
4 2 (6.67%) Apache
5 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
5 1 (3.33%) MS Project Server
5 1 (3.33%) GlassFish
5 1 (3.33%) Jetty
5 1 (3.33%) nginx
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) DNS
2 4 (13.33%) VPN
2 4 (13.33%) IPsec
3 3 (10.00%) BGP
3 3 (10.00%) Firewall
4 2 (6.67%) DMVPN
4 2 (6.67%) HSRP
4 2 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (6.67%) VLAN
4 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.67%) MPLS
4 2 (6.67%) OSPF
4 2 (6.67%) HTTPS
4 2 (6.67%) WAN
4 2 (6.67%) HTTP
5 1 (3.33%) SNMP
5 1 (3.33%) DHCP
5 1 (3.33%) SSL
5 1 (3.33%) SAN
5 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) Oracle Exadata
1 9 (30.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (13.33%) Hadoop
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (13.33%) Big Data
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (6.67%) MongoDB
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (6.67%) SAP HANA
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.33%) MySQL
6 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) Mercurial
2 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 16 (53.33%) Finance
2 7 (23.33%) Banking
3 5 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Development Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Developer
2 4 (13.33%) Consultant
2 4 (13.33%) Architect
2 4 (13.33%) DBA
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (10.00%) Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) Scala Developer
4 2 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
4 2 (6.67%) SAP Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Network Support
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Integration Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (10.00%) Middleware
2 3 (10.00%) Akka
3 2 (6.67%) Web Services
3 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (3.33%) RESTful
4 1 (3.33%) .NET
4 1 (3.33%) CSS
4 1 (3.33%) OLE
4 1 (3.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Clustering
2 8 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (16.67%) Replication
3 5 (16.67%) Hedge funds
4 2 (6.67%) PKI
4 2 (6.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Linux
2 9 (30.00%) UNIX
3 6 (20.00%) Windows
4 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.33%) CentOS
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.33%) AIX
6 1 (3.33%) Solaris
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.33%) Debian
6 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) SOA
1 7 (23.33%) Configuration Management
2 5 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (13.33%) Migration
3 4 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (13.33%) Database Security
4 3 (10.00%) Benchmarking
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (10.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (10.00%) Resource Management
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) TDD
4 3 (10.00%) ETL
5 2 (6.67%) BCP
5 2 (6.67%) ISMS
5 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (6.67%) Scrum
5 2 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (6.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) Python
2 7 (23.33%) Bash Shell
3 6 (20.00%) Ruby
4 4 (13.33%) SQL
5 3 (10.00%) Perl
5 3 (10.00%) Java
5 3 (10.00%) Scala
6 2 (6.67%) R
6 2 (6.67%) ABAP
6 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.33%) Clojure
7 1 (3.33%) Haskell
7 1 (3.33%) OCaml
7 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.33%) C
7 1 (3.33%) C#
7 1 (3.33%) PHP
7 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) OCP
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (46.67%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (20.00%) OCFS2
3 6 (20.00%) GlusterFS
3 6 (20.00%) GFS2
4 2 (6.67%) KVM
5 1 (3.33%) RHEV
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.33%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (3.33%) vCloud
5 1 (3.33%) NFS
5 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
5 1 (3.33%) ISA Server
5 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) Puppet
2 5 (16.67%) SELinux
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle Flashback
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (13.33%) Data Guard
4 2 (6.67%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.33%) Nagios
5 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.33%) ZABBIX
5 1 (3.33%) Cacti
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Oracle
2 9 (30.00%) IBM
3 8 (26.67%) VMware
4 6 (20.00%) Remedy
5 3 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.67%) Sybase
6 2 (6.67%) SAP
6 2 (6.67%) Informatica
6 2 (6.67%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.33%) Tumbleweed
7 1 (3.33%) F5
7 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco
7 1 (3.33%) HP
7 1 (3.33%) Intel
7 1 (3.33%) Juniper
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