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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 482 446 403
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -43
Contract jobs citing High Availability 97 106 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.22% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.30% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 69 103
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £343 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £385
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +10.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.29% +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
37309 35800 38541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.52% 73.75% 71.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 23546 22412 22771
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
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 1058 970 1387
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +27 61 £460 +8.23% 14
South East -30 14 £438 -2.77% 5
Yorkshire - 5 - - 4
North West - 5 £230 - 1
South West -32 4 £313 -26.47%
East of England -21 3 - - 2
West Midlands - 3 £420 -
North East -22 2 - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
South Coast - - - -
High Availability
UK

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (43.90%) Windows
2 81 (39.51%) SQL
3 68 (33.17%) Linux
4 64 (31.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 59 (28.78%) Clustering
6 56 (27.32%) Performance Tuning
7 53 (25.85%) UNIX
7 53 (25.85%) SQL Server
8 52 (25.37%) Oracle
9 49 (23.90%) VMware
10 43 (20.98%) ITIL
11 39 (19.02%) Microsoft
12 38 (18.54%) Active Directory
12 38 (18.54%) Migration
13 34 (16.59%) Replication
13 34 (16.59%) Oracle RAC
14 33 (16.10%) Amazon AWS
14 33 (16.10%) WebLogic
15 31 (15.12%) IBM
16 29 (14.15%) Oracle Database
17 28 (13.66%) VMware Infrastructure
17 28 (13.66%) Finance
18 27 (13.17%) Middleware
19 26 (12.68%) SQL Server 2008
19 26 (12.68%) WebSphere
20 25 (12.20%) SQL Server 2005
21 24 (11.71%) Web Services
22 23 (11.22%) Security Cleared
23 22 (10.73%) MySQL
24 21 (10.24%) SAN

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 33 (16.10%) WebLogic
2 26 (12.68%) WebSphere
3 10 (4.88%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.90%) Oracle Coherence
5 7 (3.41%) IIS
5 7 (3.41%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (3.41%) Apache
6 6 (2.93%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (2.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (2.93%) Oracle Application Server
7 5 (2.44%) Oracle Spatial
7 5 (2.44%) Liferay
7 5 (2.44%) Node.js
7 5 (2.44%) Oracle Service Bus
7 5 (2.44%) WebLogic Portal
8 4 (1.95%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (7.80%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.44%) MS Office
3 2 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.41%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (2.93%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 33 (16.10%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.85%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.98%) PaaS
5 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.49%) SaaS
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.49%) Office 365
5 1 (0.49%) IaaS
5 1 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.24%) SAN
2 15 (7.32%) DNS
3 13 (6.34%) DHCP
4 12 (5.85%) LDAP
5 11 (5.37%) Firewall
6 9 (4.39%) WAN
6 9 (4.39%) HTTP
6 9 (4.39%) TCP/IP
7 7 (3.41%) SSL
8 5 (2.44%) MPLS
9 4 (1.95%) VPN
9 4 (1.95%) OSPF
9 4 (1.95%) BGP
9 4 (1.95%) HSRP
9 4 (1.95%) VLAN
10 3 (1.46%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (1.46%) NAS
10 3 (1.46%) DMVPN
10 3 (1.46%) IPsec
10 3 (1.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (25.85%) SQL Server
2 29 (14.15%) Oracle Database
3 26 (12.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (12.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 22 (10.73%) MySQL
6 18 (8.78%) Amazon RDS
7 17 (8.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (7.80%) Oracle Database 11g
9 15 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (6.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (5.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (5.37%) Oracle Exadata
13 10 (4.88%) Relational Database
13 10 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (4.39%) Oracle BI EE
14 9 (4.39%) Oracle Database 10g
15 8 (3.90%) MongoDB
16 7 (3.41%) SQL Server 2000
17 6 (2.93%) OLTP
18 5 (2.44%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 11 (5.37%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (2.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (2.93%) Introscope
3 5 (2.44%) JIRA
4 4 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.46%) JUnit
5 3 (1.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.98%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.98%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.98%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.98%) Subversion
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.49%) Selenium
7 1 (0.49%) Maven
7 1 (0.49%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.49%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.49%) JMeter
7 1 (0.49%) MSI
7 1 (0.49%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
General
1 28 (13.66%) Finance
2 11 (5.37%) Banking
3 6 (2.93%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.44%) Retail
5 4 (1.95%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.46%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.98%) Automotive
7 2 (0.98%) Legal
7 2 (0.98%) Marketing
8 1 (0.49%) German Language
8 1 (0.49%) Advertising
8 1 (0.49%) Publishing
8 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 60 (29.27%) DBA
2 26 (12.68%) SQL DBA
3 23 (11.22%) Consultant
4 21 (10.24%) Analyst
5 18 (8.78%) Architect
5 18 (8.78%) Administrator
6 17 (8.29%) MySQL DBA
6 17 (8.29%) SQL Server DBA
7 16 (7.80%) Oracle DBA
7 16 (7.80%) Developer
8 10 (4.88%) Tester
8 10 (4.88%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (3.90%) Test Analyst
9 8 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.41%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (2.93%) Project Manager
11 6 (2.93%) WebSphere Administrator
11 6 (2.93%) Wintel Analyst
12 5 (2.44%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.17%) Middleware
2 24 (11.71%) Web Services
3 21 (10.24%) WebSphere MQ
4 17 (8.29%) XML
5 13 (6.34%) J2EE
6 10 (4.88%) .NET
6 10 (4.88%) HTML
6 10 (4.88%) SOAP
7 8 (3.90%) Oracle Fusion
8 7 (3.41%) Spring
9 6 (2.93%) JDBC
9 6 (2.93%) ASP.NET
9 6 (2.93%) WCF
10 5 (2.44%) JNDI
10 5 (2.44%) Kafka
10 5 (2.44%) WSDL
11 4 (1.95%) XSLT
11 4 (1.95%) XSD
11 4 (1.95%) RESTful
12 3 (1.46%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 59 (28.78%) Clustering
2 34 (16.59%) Replication
3 7 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.44%) Statistics
4 5 (2.44%) HACMP
5 4 (1.95%) DataPower
5 4 (1.95%) PKI
6 3 (1.46%) Open Source
6 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.98%) W3C
7 2 (0.98%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.98%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.49%) Derivative
8 1 (0.49%) LPAR
8 1 (0.49%) DLPAR
8 1 (0.49%) iSeries
8 1 (0.49%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.49%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 90 (43.90%) Windows
2 68 (33.17%) Linux
3 53 (25.85%) UNIX
4 21 (10.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (8.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (7.80%) AIX
6 16 (7.80%) Solaris
7 14 (6.83%) Debian
8 11 (5.37%) SELinux
9 10 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (4.39%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.46%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.46%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.46%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.98%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.98%) Android
13 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.49%) CentOS
13 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (31.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 56 (27.32%) Performance Tuning
3 43 (20.98%) ITIL
4 38 (18.54%) Migration
5 20 (9.76%) SOA
6 14 (6.83%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (6.83%) DevOps
7 13 (6.34%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (4.88%) Service Management
8 10 (4.88%) MVC
8 10 (4.88%) Change Control
8 10 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (4.39%) Load Balancing
10 8 (3.90%) Test Scripting
11 7 (3.41%) Network Load Balancing
11 7 (3.41%) Requirements Analysis
11 7 (3.41%) WAN Optimisation
11 7 (3.41%) Change Management
11 7 (3.41%) Configuration Management
12 6 (2.93%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 81 (39.51%) SQL
2 20 (9.76%) Bash Shell
2 20 (9.76%) PL/SQL
3 19 (9.27%) Java
4 17 (8.29%) PowerShell
4 17 (8.29%) Python
5 11 (5.37%) Ruby
5 11 (5.37%) T-SQL
6 9 (4.39%) Perl
6 9 (4.39%) Shell Script
7 7 (3.41%) C
8 6 (2.93%) C#
8 6 (2.93%) Jython
8 6 (2.93%) Korn
9 5 (2.44%) VBScript
10 2 (0.98%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.98%) XPath
11 1 (0.49%) Groovy
11 1 (0.49%) VB
11 1 (0.49%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 23 (11.22%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (4.88%) DV Cleared
3 10 (4.88%) ISTQB
4 9 (4.39%) MCITP
5 8 (3.90%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.44%) Degree
6 5 (2.44%) MCTS
6 5 (2.44%) MCSA
6 5 (2.44%) IBM Certification
7 4 (1.95%) MCSE
8 3 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.46%) OCP
8 3 (1.46%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.98%) CCIE
9 2 (0.98%) MCP
9 2 (0.98%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.49%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.34%) QA
2 2 (0.98%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (18.54%) Active Directory
2 34 (16.59%) Oracle RAC
3 28 (13.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (7.80%) VMware ESX
5 11 (5.37%) vCloud
6 10 (4.88%) Oracle RMAN
6 10 (4.88%) Hyper-V
7 5 (2.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (1.95%) PowerHA
8 4 (1.95%) DFS Replication
9 3 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.98%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.98%) Veritas File System
10 2 (0.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.49%) LiteSpeed
11 1 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.49%) vSphere
11 1 (0.49%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (9.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 18 (8.78%) SCCM
3 14 (6.83%) Data Guard
4 13 (6.34%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (6.34%) Puppet
5 12 (5.85%) SCOM
6 6 (2.93%) CA Wily
7 5 (2.44%) Tivoli
8 4 (1.95%) Legato
9 3 (1.46%) Ionix
9 3 (1.46%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (1.46%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.98%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.98%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.49%) WSUS
11 1 (0.49%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.49%) WMI
11 1 (0.49%) Hyperic
11 1 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.49%) Foglight
Vendors
1 52 (25.37%) Oracle
2 49 (23.90%) VMware
3 39 (19.02%) Microsoft
4 31 (15.12%) IBM
5 20 (9.76%) HP
6 17 (8.29%) Percona
7 12 (5.85%) Red Hat
8 10 (4.88%) SAP
8 10 (4.88%) Citrix
9 9 (4.39%) EMC
10 6 (2.93%) NetApp
10 6 (2.93%) Remedy
11 4 (1.95%) Cisco
12 3 (1.46%) Altiris
12 3 (1.46%) Blue Coat
12 3 (1.46%) Veritas
13 2 (0.98%) Sun
13 2 (0.98%) CA
13 2 (0.98%) Business Objects
13 2 (0.98%) Symantec
London
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Surrey
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £470 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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LA International
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