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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 456 480 472
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -8
Contract jobs citing High Availability 144 91 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.25% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 56 54
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £390
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
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
39260 35774 37216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.92% 74.53% 72.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 25511 22670 22103
Average daily rate £424 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.34% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1122 1033 1389
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +7 65 £450 +5.88% 16
South East -9 36 £348 -18.11% 6
South West -24 17 £375 -7.97% 1
Yorkshire - 6 £379 - 8
North West -10 5 £325 - 3
East of England -21 4 £450 +50.00% 3
West Midlands - 4 £425 - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
High Availability
UK

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 114 (47.11%) Windows
2 86 (35.54%) Linux
3 82 (33.88%) Clustering
4 72 (29.75%) Microsoft
5 67 (27.69%) ITIL
6 65 (26.86%) Oracle
7 62 (25.62%) Security Cleared
8 57 (23.55%) SQL
8 57 (23.55%) UNIX
9 56 (23.14%) VMware
10 48 (19.83%) Disaster Recovery
10 48 (19.83%) Active Directory
11 46 (19.01%) IBM
12 43 (17.77%) VMware Infrastructure
13 42 (17.36%) Oracle RAC
14 41 (16.94%) Finance
14 41 (16.94%) Performance Tuning
15 40 (16.53%) SQL Server
15 40 (16.53%) SC Cleared
16 37 (15.29%) Middleware
17 36 (14.88%) Migration
17 36 (14.88%) WebLogic
18 35 (14.46%) WebSphere
18 35 (14.46%) PowerShell
19 32 (13.22%) Amazon AWS
19 32 (13.22%) WAN
19 32 (13.22%) WebSphere MQ
19 32 (13.22%) Replication
19 32 (13.22%) Oracle Database
20 31 (12.81%) Analytical Skills

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 36 (14.88%) WebLogic
2 35 (14.46%) WebSphere
3 17 (7.02%) MS Exchange
4 16 (6.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (5.79%) SharePoint
6 10 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (3.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (3.31%) Live Communications Server
9 7 (2.89%) IIS
10 6 (2.48%) NetWeaver
11 5 (2.07%) AquaLogic
11 5 (2.07%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (2.07%) Lync
12 4 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.65%) Oracle Coherence
12 4 (1.65%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (1.65%) Apache
13 3 (1.24%) WebLogic Portal
13 3 (1.24%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 25 (10.33%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.72%) MS Office
3 7 (2.89%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.24%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.41%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 32 (13.22%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (7.85%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.07%) Office 365
5 4 (1.65%) PaaS
6 3 (1.24%) SaaS
7 2 (0.83%) GitHub
7 2 (0.83%) IaaS
8 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (13.22%) WAN
2 30 (12.40%) SAN
3 28 (11.57%) Firewall
4 24 (9.92%) DNS
5 22 (9.09%) MPLS
6 21 (8.68%) OSPF
6 21 (8.68%) BGP
7 18 (7.44%) TCP/IP
8 16 (6.61%) HTTP
9 15 (6.20%) DHCP
10 14 (5.79%) LAN
11 13 (5.37%) VLAN
12 12 (4.96%) LDAP
12 12 (4.96%) VPN
13 11 (4.55%) IPsec
13 11 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
13 11 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (4.13%) HSRP
14 10 (4.13%) DMVPN
14 10 (4.13%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (16.53%) SQL Server
2 32 (13.22%) Oracle Database
3 20 (8.26%) Oracle Exadata
4 19 (7.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (6.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (6.61%) MySQL
6 15 (6.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (4.55%) Relational Database
8 10 (4.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (4.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (3.72%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (3.72%) Amazon RDS
9 9 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (2.89%) RDBMS
12 6 (2.48%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (2.48%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (2.48%) OLTP
12 6 (2.48%) SAP HANA
13 5 (2.07%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 7 (2.89%) JIRA
2 5 (2.07%) Introscope
2 5 (2.07%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (2.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (1.65%) Maven
3 4 (1.65%) Ant
4 3 (1.24%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (1.24%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.83%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.83%) JMeter
5 2 (0.83%) Subversion
5 2 (0.83%) Selenium
5 2 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.83%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.83%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.83%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.83%) IntelliJ
5 2 (0.83%) JUnit
5 2 (0.83%) LoadRunner
General
1 41 (16.94%) Finance
2 12 (4.96%) Manufacturing
3 11 (4.55%) Banking
4 10 (4.13%) Retail
5 8 (3.31%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.65%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.65%) Marketing
8 2 (0.83%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.83%) Electronics
8 2 (0.83%) Automotive
8 2 (0.83%) Legal
9 1 (0.41%) German Language
9 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (16.53%) DBA
2 27 (11.16%) Consultant
3 22 (9.09%) Architect
4 18 (7.44%) SQL DBA
5 17 (7.02%) Wintel Engineer
6 15 (6.20%) Analyst
7 14 (5.79%) Infrastructure Architect
7 14 (5.79%) Administrator
7 14 (5.79%) Cloud Engineer
8 13 (5.37%) SQL Server DBA
9 11 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
9 11 (4.55%) Network Support
9 11 (4.55%) Developer
10 10 (4.13%) Senior Cloud Engineer
11 9 (3.72%) MySQL DBA
11 9 (3.72%) Network Specialist
11 9 (3.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (3.31%) Tester
13 7 (2.89%) Test Manager
13 7 (2.89%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (15.29%) Middleware
2 32 (13.22%) WebSphere MQ
3 28 (11.57%) HTML
4 27 (11.16%) XML
5 18 (7.44%) Web Services
6 14 (5.79%) .NET
7 12 (4.96%) J2EE
8 11 (4.55%) SOAP
9 9 (3.72%) JDBC
10 8 (3.31%) JNDI
11 5 (2.07%) Oracle Fusion
11 5 (2.07%) JMS
11 5 (2.07%) ASP.NET
11 5 (2.07%) CSS
12 4 (1.65%) WCF
13 3 (1.24%) Java EE
13 3 (1.24%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (1.24%) REST
13 3 (1.24%) XSD
13 3 (1.24%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 82 (33.88%) Clustering
2 32 (13.22%) Replication
3 31 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.96%) PKI
5 10 (4.13%) HACMP
5 10 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (3.72%) Blackberry
7 8 (3.31%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.48%) Computer Science
9 5 (2.07%) User Experience
10 4 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.65%) DataPower
11 2 (0.83%) W3C
11 2 (0.83%) DTV
11 2 (0.83%) Open Source
11 2 (0.83%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.41%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.41%) Derivative
12 1 (0.41%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 114 (47.11%) Windows
2 86 (35.54%) Linux
3 57 (23.55%) UNIX
4 23 (9.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (9.09%) AIX
6 21 (8.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (7.85%) SELinux
7 19 (7.85%) Oracle Linux
8 12 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (4.13%) Solaris
9 10 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (3.72%) Windows XP
11 8 (3.31%) Debian
12 3 (1.24%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.24%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.83%) Android
14 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.41%) openSUSE
14 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (27.69%) ITIL
2 48 (19.83%) Disaster Recovery
3 41 (16.94%) Performance Tuning
4 36 (14.88%) Migration
5 29 (11.98%) SOA
6 20 (8.26%) DevOps
7 19 (7.85%) Network Load Balancing
8 18 (7.44%) WAN Optimisation
9 16 (6.61%) Service Management
9 16 (6.61%) Change Management
10 13 (5.37%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (4.96%) Requirements Analysis
12 11 (4.55%) Network Design
12 11 (4.55%) Capacity Management
13 10 (4.13%) Network Monitoring
13 10 (4.13%) Incident Management
13 10 (4.13%) Load Balancing
13 10 (4.13%) ISMS
13 10 (4.13%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 57 (23.55%) SQL
2 35 (14.46%) PowerShell
3 31 (12.81%) Bash Shell
4 28 (11.57%) Python
5 23 (9.50%) Perl
6 22 (9.09%) VBScript
7 21 (8.68%) Ruby
8 19 (7.85%) Java
9 12 (4.96%) PL/SQL
9 12 (4.96%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.48%) JavaScript
10 6 (2.48%) C
10 6 (2.48%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.07%) Jython
11 5 (2.07%) Korn
12 4 (1.65%) PHP
12 4 (1.65%) C#
12 4 (1.65%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 2 (0.83%) C++
13 2 (0.83%) XPath
Qualifications
1 62 (25.62%) Security Cleared
2 40 (16.53%) SC Cleared
3 31 (12.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (11.16%) MCITP
5 20 (8.26%) MCSA
6 18 (7.44%) DV Cleared
7 12 (4.96%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (4.55%) CCNP
8 11 (4.55%) Degree
9 5 (2.07%) MCSE
9 5 (2.07%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.65%) IBM Certification
10 4 (1.65%) MCTS
11 2 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.83%) OCP
11 2 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.83%) MCP
11 2 (0.83%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.61%) QA
2 11 (4.55%) SLA
3 2 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 48 (19.83%) Active Directory
2 43 (17.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (17.36%) Oracle RAC
4 29 (11.98%) VMware ESX
5 19 (7.85%) vCloud
6 10 (4.13%) Hyper-V
7 9 (3.72%) PowerHA
8 6 (2.48%) ISA Server
9 5 (2.07%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.65%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (1.65%) RHEV
11 3 (1.24%) KVM
12 2 (0.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.83%) Veritas File System
12 2 (0.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.83%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.83%) vSphere
13 1 (0.41%) UAG
Systems Management
1 23 (9.50%) Puppet
2 18 (7.44%) SCCM
3 14 (5.79%) SCOM
4 10 (4.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 10 (4.13%) Data Guard
5 7 (2.89%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (2.07%) CA Wily
6 5 (2.07%) OpenView
7 3 (1.24%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.24%) Ionix
8 2 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.83%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.83%) HP UCMDB
8 2 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.83%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.41%) Hyperic
9 1 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.41%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.41%) WMI
Vendors
1 72 (29.75%) Microsoft
2 65 (26.86%) Oracle
3 56 (23.14%) VMware
4 46 (19.01%) IBM
5 28 (11.57%) Red Hat
6 25 (10.33%) HP
7 20 (8.26%) Cisco
8 16 (6.61%) SAP
9 10 (4.13%) EMC
9 10 (4.13%) Blue Coat
10 9 (3.72%) Remedy
10 9 (3.72%) NetApp
10 9 (3.72%) Citrix
10 9 (3.72%) Percona
11 6 (2.48%) Business Objects
12 4 (1.65%) Avaya
12 4 (1.65%) CA
12 4 (1.65%) Informatica
12 4 (1.65%) Polycom
13 3 (1.24%) Veritas
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