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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Availability
Rank 416 412 415
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing High Availability 149 135 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.30% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.39% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 83 66
Average daily rate
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£380 £425 £461
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% -7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £675 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £438
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £155.00 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +260.46%
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
36276 34482 29909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.17% 75.38% 73.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 23210 21106 18166
Average daily rate £425 £408 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 964 1079 1107
Average hourly rate £28.19 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.33 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 -22 58 £425 +5.78% 13
South East -21 31 £450 +5.88% 4
North West -16 19 £378 -34.91% 1
Yorkshire -8 10 £403 -5.29% 6
East of England +8 9 £375 - 1
South West -13 9 £356 +9.61%
East Midlands - 8 £350 - 3
West Midlands -10 3 £450 +12.50% 2
Midlands - - - -
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High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 149 (48.53%) Windows
2 104 (33.88%) Microsoft
3 102 (33.22%) Security Cleared
4 95 (30.94%) Oracle
5 93 (30.29%) Linux
6 87 (28.34%) Clustering
7 85 (27.69%) ITIL
8 80 (26.06%) SC Cleared
9 79 (25.73%) Disaster Recovery
10 78 (25.41%) SQL Server
11 70 (22.80%) SQL
12 69 (22.48%) Active Directory
13 67 (21.82%) VMware
14 61 (19.87%) UNIX
15 59 (19.22%) Finance
16 55 (17.92%) Performance Tuning
17 53 (17.26%) VMware Infrastructure
17 53 (17.26%) Oracle Database
18 50 (16.29%) Microsoft Certification
19 49 (15.96%) Windows Server 2008
20 48 (15.64%) PowerShell
21 47 (15.31%) HP
22 45 (14.66%) MCITP
23 44 (14.33%) Oracle RAC
24 43 (14.01%) Red Hat
25 41 (13.36%) Replication
26 39 (12.70%) Windows Server 2012
27 38 (12.38%) IBM
28 36 (11.73%) XML
28 36 (11.73%) HTML

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (9.77%) WebLogic
2 25 (8.14%) WebSphere
3 21 (6.84%) MS Exchange
3 21 (6.84%) NetWeaver
4 18 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (4.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (3.26%) Live Communications Server
7 9 (2.93%) Lync
7 9 (2.93%) SharePoint
8 7 (2.28%) Apache
8 7 (2.28%) AquaLogic
8 7 (2.28%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.95%) Oracle Application Server
9 6 (1.95%) IIS
10 5 (1.63%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.30%) Apache Spark
11 4 (1.30%) Tuxedo
11 4 (1.30%) JBoss
Applications
1 34 (11.07%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.28%) MS Visio
2 7 (2.28%) MS Office
3 2 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (3.26%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (2.93%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (1.95%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.98%) Exstream
6 2 (0.65%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.65%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.65%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.33%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.54%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.91%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.30%) Office 365
5 2 (0.65%) SaaS
6 1 (0.33%) GitHub
6 1 (0.33%) IaaS
6 1 (0.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (10.10%) DNS
1 31 (10.10%) Firewall
2 30 (9.77%) WAN
3 28 (9.12%) SAN
4 21 (6.84%) OSPF
5 20 (6.51%) BGP
5 20 (6.51%) MPLS
5 20 (6.51%) LAN
6 19 (6.19%) TCP/IP
7 16 (5.21%) DHCP
8 15 (4.89%) LDAP
8 15 (4.89%) Internet
9 13 (4.23%) HTTP
10 11 (3.58%) VPN
10 11 (3.58%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (3.26%) Intrusion Detection
11 10 (3.26%) VLAN
12 9 (2.93%) IPsec
13 8 (2.61%) DMZ
13 8 (2.61%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (25.41%) SQL Server
2 53 (17.26%) Oracle Database
3 28 (9.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (6.51%) SAP HANA
5 18 (5.86%) Oracle Database 11g
5 18 (5.86%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (5.54%) Oracle Exadata
7 16 (5.21%) Relational Database
7 16 (5.21%) MySQL
8 15 (4.89%) Oracle Reports
8 15 (4.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (4.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (3.91%) RDBMS
11 11 (3.58%) MongoDB
12 10 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (3.26%) Oracle Database 10g
12 10 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (2.93%) SQL Server 2005
14 8 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (2.28%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 7 (2.28%) Ant
2 6 (1.95%) JIRA
2 6 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.63%) Mercurial
3 5 (1.63%) Subversion
3 5 (1.63%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (1.30%) Selenium
4 4 (1.30%) Cucumber
4 4 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.98%) Maven
6 2 (0.65%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.65%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.65%) JUnit
6 2 (0.65%) Introscope
6 2 (0.65%) GitLab
6 2 (0.65%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.65%) Psake
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.33%) JMeter
7 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 59 (19.22%) Finance
2 21 (6.84%) Banking
3 9 (2.93%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.61%) Retail
5 7 (2.28%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.63%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.30%) Electronics
7 4 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.30%) Marketing
8 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (17.92%) Architect
2 54 (17.59%) DBA
3 30 (9.77%) SQL DBA
4 24 (7.82%) Administrator
4 24 (7.82%) Wintel Engineer
5 20 (6.51%) Developer
6 19 (6.19%) Consultant
6 19 (6.19%) SAP Architect
7 18 (5.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (4.89%) Analyst
9 13 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
9 13 (4.23%) SQL Server DBA
9 13 (4.23%) Oracle DBA
10 11 (3.58%) Technical Architect
11 10 (3.26%) Systems Administrator
11 10 (3.26%) Infrastructure Architect
11 10 (3.26%) Linux Engineer
12 9 (2.93%) Wintel Analyst
12 9 (2.93%) Network Support
12 9 (2.93%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (11.73%) HTML
1 36 (11.73%) XML
2 28 (9.12%) Middleware
3 20 (6.51%) Web Services
3 20 (6.51%) WebSphere MQ
4 16 (5.21%) .NET
5 10 (3.26%) J2EE
6 9 (2.93%) JDBC
6 9 (2.93%) JNDI
7 8 (2.61%) JMS
8 7 (2.28%) SOAP
8 7 (2.28%) Oracle Fusion
9 6 (1.95%) RESTful
9 6 (1.95%) SAP Basis
10 5 (1.63%) Application Packaging
11 4 (1.30%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 4 (1.30%) JPA
11 4 (1.30%) Akka
11 4 (1.30%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 4 (1.30%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 87 (28.34%) Clustering
2 41 (13.36%) Replication
3 29 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.23%) Blackberry
5 10 (3.26%) PKI
5 10 (3.26%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.26%) Open Source
6 8 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.28%) Statistics
8 6 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.95%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.63%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.30%) DTV
10 4 (1.30%) W3C
10 4 (1.30%) HACMP
11 3 (0.98%) DataPower
12 2 (0.65%) Data Integration
12 2 (0.65%) CMDB
12 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
13 1 (0.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 149 (48.53%) Windows
2 93 (30.29%) Linux
3 61 (19.87%) UNIX
4 49 (15.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (12.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (9.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (6.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (6.19%) AIX
9 11 (3.58%) Windows XP
10 10 (3.26%) Oracle Linux
11 9 (2.93%) Solaris
12 6 (1.95%) Windows 2000
13 5 (1.63%) Windows 7
14 4 (1.30%) Debian
15 3 (0.98%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.65%) zOS
17 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 1 (0.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (27.69%) ITIL
2 79 (25.73%) Disaster Recovery
3 55 (17.92%) Performance Tuning
4 35 (11.40%) Migration
5 26 (8.47%) Configuration Management
5 26 (8.47%) SOA
6 23 (7.49%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (6.19%) DevOps
8 17 (5.54%) ERP
8 17 (5.54%) Project Management
9 16 (5.21%) Problem Management
10 15 (4.89%) Change Management
11 14 (4.56%) Service Management
11 14 (4.56%) Technical Architecture
12 13 (4.23%) Network Load Balancing
13 12 (3.91%) ETL
14 11 (3.58%) Network Design
15 10 (3.26%) TDD
15 10 (3.26%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (22.80%) SQL
2 48 (15.64%) PowerShell
3 33 (10.75%) VBScript
4 31 (10.10%) Bash Shell
5 29 (9.45%) Python
6 27 (8.79%) Perl
7 24 (7.82%) Java
8 19 (6.19%) Ruby
9 15 (4.89%) T-SQL
10 14 (4.56%) Shell Script
10 14 (4.56%) PL/SQL
11 8 (2.61%) PHP
12 7 (2.28%) C
12 7 (2.28%) C#
12 7 (2.28%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 6 (1.95%) JavaScript
14 4 (1.30%) ABAP
14 4 (1.30%) Scala
14 4 (1.30%) Korn
14 4 (1.30%) XPath
Qualifications
1 102 (33.22%) Security Cleared
2 80 (26.06%) SC Cleared
3 50 (16.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (14.66%) MCITP
5 30 (9.77%) MCSA
6 28 (9.12%) DV Cleared
7 17 (5.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (4.23%) Degree
9 12 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (3.58%) CCNP
11 9 (2.93%) MCSE
11 9 (2.93%) VCP4
12 7 (2.28%) Oracle Certification
12 7 (2.28%) RHCT
12 7 (2.28%) MCTS
13 6 (1.95%) OCP
13 6 (1.95%) MCP
14 5 (1.63%) RHCE
15 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Certified Master
15 3 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.51%) SLA
2 11 (3.58%) QA
3 5 (1.63%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 69 (22.48%) Active Directory
2 53 (17.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (14.33%) Oracle RAC
4 21 (6.84%) vSphere
5 19 (6.19%) VMware ESX
6 17 (5.54%) Hyper-V
7 12 (3.91%) Oracle RMAN
8 9 (2.93%) vCloud
9 7 (2.28%) PowerHA
9 7 (2.28%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (1.95%) Firmware
10 6 (1.95%) DFS Replication
10 6 (1.95%) KVM
11 5 (1.63%) RHEV
12 4 (1.30%) NFS
12 4 (1.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 4 (1.30%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.98%) Samba
13 3 (0.98%) SRDF
13 3 (0.98%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (7.49%) Puppet
2 15 (4.89%) Data Guard
2 15 (4.89%) SCCM
3 14 (4.56%) SELinux
4 11 (3.58%) SCOM
5 9 (2.93%) Tivoli
6 7 (2.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 7 (2.28%) OpenView
6 7 (2.28%) SCVMM
6 7 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.63%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (1.30%) Ansible
9 3 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.65%) Salt
10 2 (0.65%) HP UCMDB
10 2 (0.65%) CA Wily
11 1 (0.33%) Capistrano
11 1 (0.33%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.33%) Cacti
11 1 (0.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 104 (33.88%) Microsoft
2 95 (30.94%) Oracle
3 67 (21.82%) VMware
4 47 (15.31%) HP
5 43 (14.01%) Red Hat
6 38 (12.38%) IBM
7 27 (8.79%) SAP
8 25 (8.14%) Cisco
9 16 (5.21%) Dell
10 13 (4.23%) EMC
11 11 (3.58%) Informatica
12 10 (3.26%) Citrix
13 8 (2.61%) NetApp
13 8 (2.61%) Business Objects
14 7 (2.28%) Mercator
14 7 (2.28%) Blue Coat
14 7 (2.28%) Remedy
15 6 (1.95%) Sybase
15 6 (1.95%) TIBCO
16 4 (1.30%) Splunk
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