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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 483 450 429
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -21
Contract jobs citing High Availability 92 111 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.23% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.31% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 74 95
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£460 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £390
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
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
38146 35947 38014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.57% 73.71% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24140 22555 22504
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 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1087 990 1367
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -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 1 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 1 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 +8 59 £475 +11.76% 10
South East -41 13 £438 -2.77% 3
North West - 5 £230 - 2
South West -41 4 £313 -26.47%
East of England -28 3 - - 4
West Midlands - 3 £420 -
Yorkshire - 3 - - 3
North East -18 2 - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
South Coast - - - -
High Availability
UK

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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 (43.27%) Windows
2 79 (37.98%) SQL
3 71 (34.13%) Linux
4 61 (29.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 58 (27.88%) Clustering
6 56 (26.92%) Performance Tuning
7 54 (25.96%) UNIX
8 53 (25.48%) Oracle
9 51 (24.52%) SQL Server
10 50 (24.04%) VMware
11 41 (19.71%) ITIL
12 40 (19.23%) Microsoft
13 39 (18.75%) Active Directory
14 37 (17.79%) Migration
15 34 (16.35%) IBM
15 34 (16.35%) WebLogic
15 34 (16.35%) Oracle RAC
15 34 (16.35%) Amazon AWS
16 33 (15.87%) Replication
17 31 (14.90%) VMware Infrastructure
18 29 (13.94%) Middleware
19 28 (13.46%) WebSphere
19 28 (13.46%) Oracle Database
20 27 (12.98%) Finance
21 25 (12.02%) Security Cleared
22 24 (11.54%) Web Services
23 23 (11.06%) MySQL
23 23 (11.06%) WebSphere MQ
23 23 (11.06%) SQL Server 2008
24 22 (10.58%) Bash Shell

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 34 (16.35%) WebLogic
2 28 (13.46%) WebSphere
3 10 (4.81%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.85%) Oracle Coherence
5 7 (3.37%) IIS
5 7 (3.37%) Apache
5 7 (3.37%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (2.88%) Oracle Application Server
6 6 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (2.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (2.40%) Node.js
7 5 (2.40%) Liferay
7 5 (2.40%) Oracle Service Bus
7 5 (2.40%) WebLogic Portal
8 4 (1.92%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.92%) Oracle Spatial
8 4 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.44%) Umbraco
9 3 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (7.21%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.40%) MS Office
3 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.37%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (2.88%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 34 (16.35%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.92%) PaaS
5 1 (0.48%) Office 365
5 1 (0.48%) GitHub
5 1 (0.48%) IaaS
5 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.58%) SAN
2 15 (7.21%) DNS
3 13 (6.25%) DHCP
4 12 (5.77%) LDAP
5 11 (5.29%) TCP/IP
5 11 (5.29%) Firewall
6 10 (4.81%) WAN
7 9 (4.33%) HTTP
8 7 (3.37%) SSL
9 5 (2.40%) MPLS
10 4 (1.92%) OSPF
10 4 (1.92%) BGP
10 4 (1.92%) VLAN
10 4 (1.92%) VPN
10 4 (1.92%) SNMP
10 4 (1.92%) HSRP
11 3 (1.44%) DMVPN
11 3 (1.44%) HTTPS
11 3 (1.44%) ATM
11 3 (1.44%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (24.52%) SQL Server
2 28 (13.46%) Oracle Database
3 23 (11.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (11.06%) MySQL
4 22 (10.58%) SQL Server 2005
5 18 (8.65%) Amazon RDS
6 16 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (6.73%) Oracle Database 11g
7 14 (6.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (6.25%) Oracle Exadata
8 13 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (5.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (4.81%) Relational Database
11 9 (4.33%) Oracle BI EE
12 8 (3.85%) MongoDB
12 8 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (2.88%) OLTP
14 5 (2.40%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (4.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (2.88%) Introscope
2 6 (2.88%) JIRA
2 6 (2.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.92%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (1.44%) JUnit
4 3 (1.44%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.96%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.96%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.96%) Subversion
6 1 (0.48%) Maven
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.48%) Selenium
6 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.48%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.48%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.48%) JMeter
6 1 (0.48%) LoadRunner
General
1 27 (12.98%) Finance
2 10 (4.81%) Banking
3 7 (3.37%) Retail
4 6 (2.88%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.92%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.44%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.96%) Marketing
7 2 (0.96%) Automotive
7 2 (0.96%) Legal
7 2 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.96%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.48%) German Language
8 1 (0.48%) Advertising
8 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (27.40%) DBA
2 24 (11.54%) SQL DBA
3 23 (11.06%) Consultant
4 19 (9.13%) Architect
4 19 (9.13%) Analyst
5 18 (8.65%) Developer
5 18 (8.65%) Administrator
6 17 (8.17%) SQL Server DBA
6 17 (8.17%) MySQL DBA
7 15 (7.21%) Oracle DBA
8 11 (5.29%) Infrastructure Architect
9 10 (4.81%) Tester
10 8 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (3.85%) Cloud Engineer
11 7 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (2.88%) Project Manager
12 6 (2.88%) Test Analyst
12 6 (2.88%) WebSphere Administrator
12 6 (2.88%) Server Administrator
12 6 (2.88%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (13.94%) Middleware
2 24 (11.54%) Web Services
3 23 (11.06%) WebSphere MQ
4 18 (8.65%) XML
5 13 (6.25%) HTML
5 13 (6.25%) .NET
5 13 (6.25%) J2EE
6 10 (4.81%) SOAP
7 8 (3.85%) ASP.NET
7 8 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
8 7 (3.37%) Spring
9 6 (2.88%) WCF
9 6 (2.88%) JDBC
10 5 (2.40%) CSS
10 5 (2.40%) WSDL
10 5 (2.40%) JNDI
10 5 (2.40%) Kafka
11 4 (1.92%) RESTful
11 4 (1.92%) XSLT
11 4 (1.92%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 58 (27.88%) Clustering
2 33 (15.87%) Replication
3 7 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.88%) HACMP
5 4 (1.92%) PKI
5 4 (1.92%) DataPower
5 4 (1.92%) Statistics
6 3 (1.44%) Open Source
6 3 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.96%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.96%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.96%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.96%) W3C
8 1 (0.48%) Firmware
8 1 (0.48%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.48%) Derivative
8 1 (0.48%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.48%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.48%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 90 (43.27%) Windows
2 71 (34.13%) Linux
3 54 (25.96%) UNIX
4 21 (10.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (8.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (8.17%) AIX
7 15 (7.21%) Solaris
8 14 (6.73%) Debian
9 12 (5.77%) SELinux
10 10 (4.81%) Oracle Linux
10 10 (4.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.44%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.44%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.44%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.96%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.96%) Android
13 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.48%) CentOS
13 1 (0.48%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (29.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 56 (26.92%) Performance Tuning
3 41 (19.71%) ITIL
4 37 (17.79%) Migration
5 22 (10.58%) SOA
6 15 (7.21%) DevOps
7 13 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (5.77%) MVC
8 12 (5.77%) Capacity Planning
9 11 (5.29%) Change Control
9 11 (5.29%) Service Management
10 10 (4.81%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (4.33%) Load Balancing
12 8 (3.85%) Network Load Balancing
12 8 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
12 8 (3.85%) Test Scripting
12 8 (3.85%) Configuration Management
12 8 (3.85%) WAN Optimisation
13 7 (3.37%) Change Management
14 6 (2.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (37.98%) SQL
2 22 (10.58%) Bash Shell
3 19 (9.13%) PowerShell
3 19 (9.13%) Java
3 19 (9.13%) PL/SQL
3 19 (9.13%) Python
4 13 (6.25%) Ruby
5 11 (5.29%) Perl
5 11 (5.29%) T-SQL
6 10 (4.81%) Shell Script
7 6 (2.88%) Jython
7 6 (2.88%) Korn
7 6 (2.88%) VBScript
7 6 (2.88%) C
7 6 (2.88%) C#
8 2 (0.96%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.96%) XPath
9 1 (0.48%) Groovy
9 1 (0.48%) VB
9 1 (0.48%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 25 (12.02%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (5.29%) DV Cleared
4 10 (4.81%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.81%) MCITP
5 9 (4.33%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.88%) Degree
6 6 (2.88%) MCSA
7 5 (2.40%) IBM Certification
7 5 (2.40%) MCTS
8 4 (1.92%) MCSE
9 3 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.44%) OCP
9 3 (1.44%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.96%) MCP
10 2 (0.96%) ISEB
10 2 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.96%) MCDBA
10 2 (0.96%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.21%) QA
2 2 (0.96%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.48%) SLA
3 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 34 (16.35%) Oracle RAC
3 31 (14.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (8.65%) VMware ESX
5 12 (5.77%) vCloud
6 10 (4.81%) Hyper-V
7 9 (4.33%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (2.40%) PowerHA
8 5 (2.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (1.92%) DFS Replication
10 3 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.96%) Veritas File System
11 2 (0.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.96%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.48%) RHEV
12 1 (0.48%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.48%) vSphere
12 1 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (9.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 18 (8.65%) SCCM
3 15 (7.21%) Puppet
4 12 (5.77%) SCOM
4 12 (5.77%) Data Guard
4 12 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (2.88%) CA Wily
6 5 (2.40%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.92%) Legato
8 3 (1.44%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.44%) Ionix
8 3 (1.44%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.96%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.96%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.96%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.48%) Hyperic
10 1 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.48%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.48%) WMI
10 1 (0.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (25.48%) Oracle
2 50 (24.04%) VMware
3 40 (19.23%) Microsoft
4 34 (16.35%) IBM
5 18 (8.65%) HP
6 17 (8.17%) Percona
7 12 (5.77%) Red Hat
8 11 (5.29%) SAP
9 10 (4.81%) EMC
9 10 (4.81%) Citrix
10 7 (3.37%) Remedy
11 6 (2.88%) NetApp
12 4 (1.92%) CA
12 4 (1.92%) Cisco
13 3 (1.44%) Altiris
13 3 (1.44%) Blue Coat
14 2 (0.96%) Veritas
14 2 (0.96%) Symantec
14 2 (0.96%) Business Objects
14 2 (0.96%) Sun
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