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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Availability
Rank 428 411 423
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +12
Contract jobs citing High Availability 129 128 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.38% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 75 67
Average daily rate
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£384 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.72% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £316 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £687 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £525 £350
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £155.00 £45.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +243.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £155.00 -
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
34421 33336 29989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.52% 74.76% 72.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 22421 20614 18160
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 921 1049 1240
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £46.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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 +13 66 £425 +10.82% 23
South East -1 32 £425 - 3
North West -8 12 £328 -43.53% 3
East of England +4 6 £175 +6.06% 4
Yorkshire -13 5 £409 -3.82% 3
South West - 5 £375 -
West Midlands -4 1 £550 +37.50% 3
East Midlands - 1 £448 - 4
Midlands - - - -
High Availability
UK

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

1 136 (48.92%) Windows
2 101 (36.33%) Microsoft
3 87 (31.29%) Security Cleared
4 80 (28.78%) Oracle
5 79 (28.42%) ITIL
6 78 (28.06%) Linux
6 78 (28.06%) Clustering
7 67 (24.10%) VMware
8 64 (23.02%) SC Cleared
9 62 (22.30%) SQL
10 61 (21.94%) Active Directory
10 61 (21.94%) Disaster Recovery
11 57 (20.50%) SQL Server
12 56 (20.14%) Finance
12 56 (20.14%) VMware Infrastructure
13 52 (18.71%) PowerShell
13 52 (18.71%) UNIX
14 48 (17.27%) Oracle Database
15 46 (16.55%) Oracle RAC
16 45 (16.19%) Microsoft Certification
16 45 (16.19%) Performance Tuning
17 44 (15.83%) MCITP
18 42 (15.11%) HP
19 41 (14.75%) IBM
20 39 (14.03%) HTML
21 37 (13.31%) Replication
22 36 (12.95%) Red Hat
22 36 (12.95%) XML
23 34 (12.23%) VBScript
24 33 (11.87%) WAN

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 30 (10.79%) WebLogic
2 23 (8.27%) WebSphere
3 17 (6.12%) MS Exchange
4 16 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (3.60%) SharePoint
5 10 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (3.24%) Live Communications Server
6 9 (3.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (3.24%) NetWeaver
7 7 (2.52%) Lync
7 7 (2.52%) OpenStack
8 6 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.80%) AquaLogic
9 5 (1.80%) Oracle Application Server
9 5 (1.80%) IIS
10 4 (1.44%) Tuxedo
10 4 (1.44%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (1.08%) Umbraco
11 3 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.08%) Apache
Applications
1 32 (11.51%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.88%) MS Office
3 7 (2.52%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (3.60%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (2.88%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (1.44%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (1.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (1.08%) Exstream
5 2 (0.72%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.72%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.72%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.36%) Summit
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.83%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.04%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.80%) Office 365
5 3 (1.08%) PaaS
6 2 (0.72%) GitHub
6 2 (0.72%) SaaS
7 1 (0.36%) IaaS
7 1 (0.36%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 33 (11.87%) WAN
2 32 (11.51%) DNS
2 32 (11.51%) SAN
3 28 (10.07%) Firewall
4 21 (7.55%) OSPF
5 20 (7.19%) BGP
5 20 (7.19%) MPLS
6 19 (6.83%) TCP/IP
7 18 (6.47%) LAN
8 17 (6.12%) DHCP
9 15 (5.40%) LDAP
10 12 (4.32%) Internet
11 11 (3.96%) HTTP
11 11 (3.96%) VPN
11 11 (3.96%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (3.60%) VLAN
13 9 (3.24%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (3.24%) IPsec
14 8 (2.88%) NAS
15 7 (2.52%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (20.50%) SQL Server
2 48 (17.27%) Oracle Database
3 20 (7.19%) Oracle Exadata
4 17 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (6.12%) Relational Database
5 16 (5.76%) MySQL
5 16 (5.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 13 (4.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (4.32%) RDBMS
7 12 (4.32%) Oracle Reports
7 12 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (3.96%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (3.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (3.96%) MongoDB
9 10 (3.60%) Oracle Database 10g
10 9 (3.24%) SAP HANA
10 9 (3.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (2.88%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (2.52%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 7 (2.52%) JIRA
2 6 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.80%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (1.80%) Ant
4 4 (1.44%) JUnit
4 4 (1.44%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.44%) Cucumber
4 4 (1.44%) Mercurial
4 4 (1.44%) Subversion
4 4 (1.44%) Maven
4 4 (1.44%) Selenium
5 3 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (1.08%) SpecFlow
5 3 (1.08%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.72%) GitLab
6 2 (0.72%) Psake
6 2 (0.72%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.72%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.72%) IntelliJ
6 2 (0.72%) JMeter
General
1 56 (20.14%) Finance
2 20 (7.19%) Banking
3 13 (4.68%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.24%) Retail
4 9 (3.24%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (2.16%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.16%) Marketing
6 4 (1.44%) Electronics
7 3 (1.08%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.36%) German Language
8 1 (0.36%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 43 (15.47%) DBA
2 40 (14.39%) Architect
3 25 (8.99%) Wintel Engineer
4 23 (8.27%) SQL DBA
5 18 (6.47%) Consultant
6 17 (6.12%) Developer
6 17 (6.12%) Administrator
7 14 (5.04%) Infrastructure Architect
8 13 (4.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (4.68%) Analyst
9 12 (4.32%) SQL Server DBA
9 12 (4.32%) Oracle DBA
10 11 (3.96%) Systems Engineer
11 10 (3.60%) Linux Engineer
12 9 (3.24%) SAP Architect
12 9 (3.24%) Network Support
12 9 (3.24%) Network Specialist
12 9 (3.24%) Cloud Engineer
12 9 (3.24%) Senior Cloud Engineer
13 8 (2.88%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (14.03%) HTML
2 36 (12.95%) XML
3 26 (9.35%) Middleware
4 20 (7.19%) WebSphere MQ
5 16 (5.76%) .NET
6 15 (5.40%) Web Services
7 6 (2.16%) J2EE
7 6 (2.16%) Oracle Fusion
7 6 (2.16%) RESTful
8 5 (1.80%) JNDI
8 5 (1.80%) REST
8 5 (1.80%) JMS
8 5 (1.80%) CSS
8 5 (1.80%) JDBC
9 4 (1.44%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.44%) XSD
9 4 (1.44%) XSLT
9 4 (1.44%) Application Packaging
10 3 (1.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 3 (1.08%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 78 (28.06%) Clustering
2 37 (13.31%) Replication
3 31 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.32%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.60%) Open Source
5 10 (3.60%) PKI
6 9 (3.24%) Blackberry
6 9 (3.24%) HACMP
7 8 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.16%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.44%) DTV
9 4 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.08%) Statistics
10 3 (1.08%) W3C
10 3 (1.08%) User Experience
11 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.72%) DataPower
11 2 (0.72%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.72%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 136 (48.92%) Windows
2 78 (28.06%) Linux
3 52 (18.71%) UNIX
4 30 (10.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (8.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (7.19%) AIX
7 19 (6.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (6.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (4.32%) Oracle Linux
9 10 (3.60%) Windows XP
10 7 (2.52%) Solaris
11 5 (1.80%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.44%) Debian
13 3 (1.08%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.72%) zOS
15 1 (0.36%) CentOS
15 1 (0.36%) Android
15 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.36%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (28.42%) ITIL
2 61 (21.94%) Disaster Recovery
3 45 (16.19%) Performance Tuning
4 24 (8.63%) SOA
4 24 (8.63%) Configuration Management
5 21 (7.55%) DevOps
6 20 (7.19%) Migration
6 20 (7.19%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (5.76%) Network Load Balancing
9 15 (5.40%) Project Management
9 15 (5.40%) WAN Optimisation
10 14 (5.04%) Service Management
10 14 (5.04%) Problem Management
11 13 (4.68%) Change Management
12 12 (4.32%) Requirements Analysis
13 11 (3.96%) Network Design
13 11 (3.96%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (3.60%) ETL
14 10 (3.60%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (22.30%) SQL
2 52 (18.71%) PowerShell
3 34 (12.23%) VBScript
4 26 (9.35%) Python
5 25 (8.99%) Bash Shell
5 25 (8.99%) Perl
6 19 (6.83%) Java
7 18 (6.47%) Ruby
8 12 (4.32%) T-SQL
9 11 (3.96%) Shell Script
9 11 (3.96%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.52%) PHP
10 7 (2.52%) C
10 7 (2.52%) C#
11 6 (2.16%) JavaScript
12 5 (1.80%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 3 (1.08%) XPath
13 3 (1.08%) R
13 3 (1.08%) ABAP
13 3 (1.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 87 (31.29%) Security Cleared
2 64 (23.02%) SC Cleared
3 45 (16.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (15.83%) MCITP
5 30 (10.79%) MCSA
6 29 (10.43%) DV Cleared
7 14 (5.04%) Degree
8 12 (4.32%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (3.96%) CCNP
10 10 (3.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (2.52%) RHCT
12 6 (2.16%) Oracle Certification
12 6 (2.16%) MCP
13 5 (1.80%) OCP
14 4 (1.44%) MCSE
15 3 (1.08%) MCTS
15 3 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 2 (0.72%) ISEB
16 2 (0.72%) BC Cleared
16 2 (0.72%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.68%) QA
1 13 (4.68%) SLA
2 4 (1.44%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.36%) COBIT
3 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.36%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 61 (21.94%) Active Directory
2 56 (20.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (16.55%) Oracle RAC
4 24 (8.63%) VMware ESX
5 14 (5.04%) vSphere
6 12 (4.32%) Hyper-V
6 12 (4.32%) PowerHA
7 11 (3.96%) Oracle RMAN
7 11 (3.96%) vCloud
8 6 (2.16%) KVM
9 5 (1.80%) DFS Replication
9 5 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.80%) Firmware
9 5 (1.80%) ISA Server
9 5 (1.80%) RHEV
10 4 (1.44%) NFS
10 4 (1.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 4 (1.44%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (1.08%) SRDF
11 3 (1.08%) UAG
Systems Management
1 26 (9.35%) Puppet
2 16 (5.76%) SELinux
2 16 (5.76%) SCCM
3 13 (4.68%) Data Guard
4 11 (3.96%) SCOM
5 7 (2.52%) Tivoli
5 7 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 6 (2.16%) OpenView
6 6 (2.16%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.44%) Ansible
8 3 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.72%) Salt
9 2 (0.72%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.72%) HP UCMDB
9 2 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.36%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.36%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.36%) Cacti
10 1 (0.36%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 101 (36.33%) Microsoft
2 80 (28.78%) Oracle
3 67 (24.10%) VMware
4 42 (15.11%) HP
5 41 (14.75%) IBM
6 36 (12.95%) Red Hat
7 24 (8.63%) Cisco
8 22 (7.91%) SAP
9 16 (5.76%) EMC
10 12 (4.32%) Dell
11 10 (3.60%) Business Objects
12 9 (3.24%) NetApp
12 9 (3.24%) Citrix
13 8 (2.88%) Informatica
13 8 (2.88%) Remedy
14 7 (2.52%) Blue Coat
14 7 (2.52%) Mercator
15 5 (1.80%) Sybase
16 4 (1.44%) Lumension
16 4 (1.44%) Avaya
Leicester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
NAK Consulting
Rate: From £225 to £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Rate: £375 - £425 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Cumbria
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £575 - 600 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 10 days ago