The table below looks at the statistics for High Availability skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 476 452 438
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -14
Contract jobs citing High Availability 96 101 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.28% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 64 91
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£429 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £516 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
High Availability
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38289 35908 38956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.49% 74.49% 72.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24309 22565 22981
Average daily rate £413 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1079 1022 1423
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

High Availability
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

High Availability Jobs Demand Trend in England

High Availability
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

High Availability Daily Rate Trend in England

High Availability
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing High Availability across the England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

High Availability Daily Rate Histogram in England

High Availability
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

High Availability Hourly Rate Trend in England

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing High Availability within the England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +15 50 £465 +9.41% 14
South West -12 15 £369 -13.23% 1
South East -23 15 £380 -10.58% 4
North East -27 5 £308 -5.38%
North West - 4 £230 - 5
East of England -26 3 £450 +24.13% 3
West Midlands - 3 £420 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 4
East Midlands - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
High Availability
UK

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 90 (40.36%) Windows
2 74 (33.18%) SQL
3 69 (30.94%) Linux
4 63 (28.25%) Clustering
5 61 (27.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 57 (25.56%) Performance Tuning
7 54 (24.22%) UNIX
8 53 (23.77%) VMware
9 51 (22.87%) ITIL
9 51 (22.87%) Oracle
9 51 (22.87%) SQL Server
10 45 (20.18%) Microsoft
11 41 (18.39%) Active Directory
11 41 (18.39%) Security Cleared
12 39 (17.49%) Migration
13 37 (16.59%) IBM
14 36 (16.14%) Amazon AWS
15 35 (15.70%) VMware Infrastructure
16 34 (15.25%) Replication
17 32 (14.35%) Finance
17 32 (14.35%) WebLogic
18 31 (13.90%) Oracle RAC
19 30 (13.45%) WebSphere
20 29 (13.00%) Middleware
21 25 (11.21%) WebSphere MQ
21 25 (11.21%) MySQL
21 25 (11.21%) SC Cleared
21 25 (11.21%) Bash Shell
21 25 (11.21%) Oracle Database
22 24 (10.76%) SOA

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 32 (14.35%) WebLogic
2 30 (13.45%) WebSphere
3 10 (4.48%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.59%) Oracle Coherence
5 7 (3.14%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (3.14%) IIS
6 6 (2.69%) Apache
6 6 (2.69%) MS Exchange
6 6 (2.69%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.24%) Node.js
7 5 (2.24%) Liferay
7 5 (2.24%) Oracle Service Bus
7 5 (2.24%) WebLogic Portal
8 4 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (7.17%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.24%) MS Office
3 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.24%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.79%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.45%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 36 (16.14%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (6.28%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.79%) PaaS
5 2 (0.90%) SaaS
5 2 (0.90%) GitHub
6 1 (0.45%) Office 365
6 1 (0.45%) IaaS
6 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.31%) SAN
2 22 (9.87%) Firewall
3 21 (9.42%) WAN
4 16 (7.17%) MPLS
5 15 (6.73%) OSPF
6 14 (6.28%) BGP
6 14 (6.28%) LDAP
6 14 (6.28%) DNS
7 13 (5.83%) DHCP
7 13 (5.83%) LAN
8 11 (4.93%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (4.93%) TCP/IP
9 10 (4.48%) HTTP
10 7 (3.14%) SSL
11 5 (2.24%) Internet
12 4 (1.79%) VPN
12 4 (1.79%) SNMP
12 4 (1.79%) VLAN
12 4 (1.79%) HSRP
13 3 (1.35%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (22.87%) SQL Server
2 25 (11.21%) MySQL
2 25 (11.21%) Oracle Database
3 23 (10.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (10.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (7.62%) Amazon RDS
5 16 (7.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (6.73%) Oracle Exadata
7 14 (6.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (5.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (4.48%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (3.59%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (3.14%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (3.14%) Relational Database
12 6 (2.69%) OLTP
12 6 (2.69%) MongoDB
13 5 (2.24%) DB2
13 5 (2.24%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 8 (3.59%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (2.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (2.69%) Introscope
2 6 (2.69%) JIRA
3 4 (1.79%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.35%) SpecFlow
4 3 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.90%) Ant
5 2 (0.90%) JUnit
5 2 (0.90%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.90%) IntelliJ
5 2 (0.90%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.90%) JMeter
5 2 (0.90%) Subversion
5 2 (0.90%) Maven
5 2 (0.90%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.90%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.45%) Selenium
6 1 (0.45%) MSI
General
1 32 (14.35%) Finance
2 10 (4.48%) Banking
3 7 (3.14%) Retail
3 7 (3.14%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.79%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.79%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.90%) Automotive
6 2 (0.90%) Legal
6 2 (0.90%) Marketing
7 1 (0.45%) German Language
7 1 (0.45%) Advertising
7 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (22.42%) DBA
2 25 (11.21%) Consultant
3 23 (10.31%) SQL DBA
4 20 (8.97%) Architect
5 18 (8.07%) Developer
5 18 (8.07%) Analyst
6 17 (7.62%) MySQL DBA
6 17 (7.62%) Administrator
6 17 (7.62%) SQL Server DBA
7 12 (5.38%) Infrastructure Architect
8 11 (4.93%) Tester
9 10 (4.48%) Cloud Engineer
10 9 (4.04%) Wintel Engineer
10 9 (4.04%) Network Specialist
10 9 (4.04%) Oracle DBA
11 8 (3.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
13 6 (2.69%) Senior Cloud Engineer
13 6 (2.69%) WebSphere Administrator
13 6 (2.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (13.00%) Middleware
2 25 (11.21%) WebSphere MQ
3 23 (10.31%) Web Services
4 21 (9.42%) XML
5 16 (7.17%) HTML
5 16 (7.17%) .NET
6 15 (6.73%) J2EE
7 11 (4.93%) SOAP
8 8 (3.59%) JDBC
8 8 (3.59%) ASP.NET
9 7 (3.14%) JNDI
10 6 (2.69%) Spring
10 6 (2.69%) WCF
10 6 (2.69%) Oracle Fusion
11 5 (2.24%) Kafka
11 5 (2.24%) WSDL
11 5 (2.24%) CSS
12 4 (1.79%) JMS
12 4 (1.79%) XSD
12 4 (1.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 63 (28.25%) Clustering
2 34 (15.25%) Replication
3 23 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.14%) HACMP
4 7 (3.14%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.24%) User Experience
6 4 (1.79%) PKI
6 4 (1.79%) Statistics
6 4 (1.79%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.79%) DataPower
7 3 (1.35%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.90%) W3C
8 2 (0.90%) Open Source
8 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.90%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.45%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.45%) LPAR
9 1 (0.45%) DLPAR
9 1 (0.45%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 90 (40.36%) Windows
2 69 (30.94%) Linux
3 54 (24.22%) UNIX
4 21 (9.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (8.07%) AIX
5 18 (8.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (6.28%) Debian
6 14 (6.28%) SELinux
7 13 (5.83%) Oracle Linux
8 10 (4.48%) Solaris
8 10 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.35%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.35%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.35%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.90%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.90%) Android
11 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.45%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (27.35%) Disaster Recovery
2 57 (25.56%) Performance Tuning
3 51 (22.87%) ITIL
4 39 (17.49%) Migration
5 24 (10.76%) SOA
6 14 (6.28%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (6.28%) DevOps
7 13 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (5.38%) MVC
9 11 (4.93%) Network Design
9 11 (4.93%) Service Management
10 10 (4.48%) Change Control
10 10 (4.48%) Load Balancing
11 9 (4.04%) Network Load Balancing
11 9 (4.04%) Requirements Analysis
11 9 (4.04%) WAN Optimisation
12 8 (3.59%) Change Management
12 8 (3.59%) Configuration Management
12 8 (3.59%) Capacity Planning
12 8 (3.59%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 74 (33.18%) SQL
2 25 (11.21%) Bash Shell
3 22 (9.87%) PowerShell
3 22 (9.87%) Python
4 21 (9.42%) Java
5 16 (7.17%) Ruby
6 14 (6.28%) Perl
6 14 (6.28%) PL/SQL
7 12 (5.38%) T-SQL
8 10 (4.48%) Shell Script
9 9 (4.04%) VBScript
10 7 (3.14%) C#
11 6 (2.69%) Jython
11 6 (2.69%) Korn
12 4 (1.79%) C
13 2 (0.90%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.90%) XPath
13 2 (0.90%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 1 (0.45%) sed
14 1 (0.45%) R
Qualifications
1 41 (18.39%) Security Cleared
2 25 (11.21%) SC Cleared
3 18 (8.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (6.28%) DV Cleared
5 13 (5.83%) MCITP
5 13 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (5.38%) CCNP
7 9 (4.04%) MCSA
8 8 (3.59%) ISTQB
9 7 (3.14%) Degree
10 5 (2.24%) MCTS
10 5 (2.24%) IBM Certification
11 3 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.35%) MCSE
12 2 (0.90%) MCDBA
12 2 (0.90%) MCP
12 2 (0.90%) ISEB
12 2 (0.90%) CCIE
13 1 (0.45%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.73%) QA
2 3 (1.35%) SLA
3 2 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.45%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 41 (18.39%) Active Directory
2 35 (15.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (13.90%) Oracle RAC
4 21 (9.42%) VMware ESX
5 14 (6.28%) vCloud
6 9 (4.04%) Hyper-V
7 6 (2.69%) PowerHA
8 5 (2.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (1.79%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (1.79%) DFS Replication
10 3 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.90%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.90%) Veritas File System
11 2 (0.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.45%) vSphere
12 1 (0.45%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 18 (8.07%) SCCM
2 17 (7.62%) Puppet
3 14 (6.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 12 (5.38%) SCOM
5 11 (4.93%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (4.04%) Data Guard
7 6 (2.69%) CA Wily
8 3 (1.35%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (1.35%) Ionix
8 3 (1.35%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.90%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.90%) OpenView
9 2 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.45%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.45%) WSUS
10 1 (0.45%) WMI
10 1 (0.45%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.45%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 53 (23.77%) VMware
2 51 (22.87%) Oracle
3 45 (20.18%) Microsoft
4 37 (16.59%) IBM
5 18 (8.07%) HP
6 17 (7.62%) Percona
7 16 (7.17%) Red Hat
8 15 (6.73%) Cisco
9 12 (5.38%) SAP
10 10 (4.48%) Citrix
11 7 (3.14%) Remedy
11 7 (3.14%) NetApp
11 7 (3.14%) EMC
12 4 (1.79%) CA
13 3 (1.35%) Blue Coat
13 3 (1.35%) Altiris
13 3 (1.35%) Business Objects
14 2 (0.90%) SOASTA, Inc
14 2 (0.90%) ServiceNow
14 2 (0.90%) Sun
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