The table below looks at the statistics for High Availability skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited High Availability over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 378 377 335
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -42
Contract jobs citing High Availability 51 48 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.19% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.25% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 28 49
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£465 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £524 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
19003 19168 19421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.68% 77.47% 75.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13405 13408 13084
Average daily rate £450 £450 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 242 373
Average hourly rate £21.62 £21.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% -33.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £15.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

High Availability
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing High Availability across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

High Availability Jobs Demand Trend in London

High Availability
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing High Availability across the London region.

High Availability Daily Rate Trend in London

High Availability
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing High Availability across the London region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

High Availability Daily Rate Histogram in London

High Availability
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing High Availability across the London region.

High Availability Hourly Rate Trend in London

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 18 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
City of London +21 8 £325 -29.72% 5
Harrow - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 46 (40.35%) UNIX
1 46 (40.35%) Linux
2 45 (39.47%) Performance Tuning
3 42 (36.84%) SQL
4 40 (35.09%) Oracle
5 36 (31.58%) Windows
6 34 (29.82%) Amazon AWS
7 33 (28.95%) Clustering
8 32 (28.07%) Disaster Recovery
9 31 (27.19%) Replication
9 31 (27.19%) VMware
9 31 (27.19%) SQL Server
10 29 (25.44%) Migration
11 28 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
12 26 (22.81%) Oracle RAC
13 24 (21.05%) Microsoft
14 23 (20.18%) IBM
14 23 (20.18%) MySQL
15 22 (19.30%) WebLogic
16 21 (18.42%) VMware ESX
16 21 (18.42%) Oracle Database
17 20 (17.54%) Middleware
18 18 (15.79%) WebSphere
18 18 (15.79%) Bash Shell
19 17 (14.91%) Puppet
19 17 (14.91%) SQL Server 2008
19 17 (14.91%) Percona
19 17 (14.91%) Amazon RDS
19 17 (14.91%) SOA
20 16 (14.04%) Python

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 22 (19.30%) WebLogic
2 18 (15.79%) WebSphere
3 7 (6.14%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.26%) Oracle Coherence
5 4 (3.51%) IIS
5 4 (3.51%) Apache
6 3 (2.63%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.63%) NetWeaver
6 3 (2.63%) WebLogic Portal
6 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.63%) Umbraco
6 3 (2.63%) Liferay
6 3 (2.63%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.63%) Node.js
7 2 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.75%) CMS
7 2 (1.75%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 12 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.63%) MS Office
3 2 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 34 (29.82%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (12.28%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.51%) PaaS
4 2 (1.75%) GitHub
5 1 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.53%) SAN
2 9 (7.89%) WAN
3 6 (5.26%) LDAP
3 6 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.51%) DNS
4 4 (3.51%) Firewall
5 3 (2.63%) IPsec
5 3 (2.63%) MPLS
5 3 (2.63%) OSPF
5 3 (2.63%) BGP
5 3 (2.63%) HTTPS
5 3 (2.63%) VPN
5 3 (2.63%) FTP
5 3 (2.63%) HTTP
5 3 (2.63%) SNMP
5 3 (2.63%) VLAN
5 3 (2.63%) DMVPN
5 3 (2.63%) HSRP
6 2 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.75%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (27.19%) SQL Server
2 23 (20.18%) MySQL
3 21 (18.42%) Oracle Database
4 17 (14.91%) Amazon RDS
4 17 (14.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (13.16%) Oracle Exadata
6 14 (12.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (8.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (7.02%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (7.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (7.02%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (7.02%) Relational Database
10 6 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (4.39%) OLTP
12 4 (3.51%) OLAP
13 3 (2.63%) Data Mining
13 3 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 6 (5.26%) JIRA
2 5 (4.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (3.51%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.63%) SpecFlow
4 3 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.75%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.75%) JUnit
5 2 (1.75%) Maven
5 2 (1.75%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.75%) IntelliJ
5 2 (1.75%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.75%) JMeter
6 1 (0.88%) Subversion
6 1 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.88%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.88%) Selenium
General
1 14 (12.28%) Finance
2 8 (7.02%) Banking
3 6 (5.26%) Retail
4 4 (3.51%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.88%) Legal
6 1 (0.88%) Advertising
6 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (38.60%) DBA
2 18 (15.79%) SQL DBA
3 17 (14.91%) MySQL DBA
4 14 (12.28%) SQL Server DBA
5 12 (10.53%) Architect
6 10 (8.77%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (7.89%) Administrator
7 9 (7.89%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (7.02%) Oracle DBA
9 7 (6.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (6.14%) Tester
10 6 (5.26%) Developer
10 6 (5.26%) Consultant
10 6 (5.26%) Senior Cloud Engineer
11 5 (4.39%) SAP Architect
12 4 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
13 3 (2.63%) Analyst
13 3 (2.63%) Project Manager
13 3 (2.63%) SQL Developer
13 3 (2.63%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.54%) Middleware
2 16 (14.04%) WebSphere MQ
3 12 (10.53%) Web Services
4 8 (7.02%) .NET
5 6 (5.26%) XML
5 6 (5.26%) HTML
6 5 (4.39%) ASP.NET
6 5 (4.39%) CSS
6 5 (4.39%) SOAP
7 4 (3.51%) J2EE
7 4 (3.51%) Spring
8 3 (2.63%) WSDL
8 3 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (2.63%) REST
8 3 (2.63%) Kafka
9 2 (1.75%) LAMP
9 2 (1.75%) XSD
9 2 (1.75%) XSLT
10 1 (0.88%) JMS
10 1 (0.88%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 33 (28.95%) Clustering
2 31 (27.19%) Replication
3 14 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.26%) HACMP
5 4 (3.51%) PKI
5 4 (3.51%) User Experience
6 3 (2.63%) Statistics
7 2 (1.75%) Open Source
7 2 (1.75%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.75%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.88%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.88%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.88%) Derivative
8 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.88%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 46 (40.35%) UNIX
1 46 (40.35%) Linux
2 36 (31.58%) Windows
3 14 (12.28%) Debian
3 14 (12.28%) SELinux
4 12 (10.53%) Oracle Linux
5 8 (7.02%) AIX
6 7 (6.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.75%) Solaris
9 2 (1.75%) Android
9 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.88%) openSUSE
10 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.88%) SUSE
10 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (39.47%) Performance Tuning
2 32 (28.07%) Disaster Recovery
3 29 (25.44%) Migration
4 17 (14.91%) SOA
5 15 (13.16%) ITIL
6 14 (12.28%) DevOps
7 10 (8.77%) Load Balancing
8 9 (7.89%) Network Load Balancing
8 9 (7.89%) WAN Optimisation
9 8 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (7.02%) MVC
9 8 (7.02%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (6.14%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (6.14%) Configuration Management
11 6 (5.26%) Service Management
11 6 (5.26%) Change Management
11 6 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (5.26%) Change Control
12 5 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (3.51%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (36.84%) SQL
2 18 (15.79%) Bash Shell
3 16 (14.04%) Python
3 16 (14.04%) Ruby
4 15 (13.16%) Perl
5 14 (12.28%) Java
6 8 (7.02%) T-SQL
7 7 (6.14%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.51%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.63%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.75%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.75%) C
10 2 (1.75%) C#
11 1 (0.88%) VB
11 1 (0.88%) ABAP
11 1 (0.88%) AWK
11 1 (0.88%) PHP
11 1 (0.88%) XPath
11 1 (0.88%) R
11 1 (0.88%) sed
Qualifications
1 11 (9.65%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.39%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.63%) MCTS
4 3 (2.63%) MCITP
4 3 (2.63%) Degree
5 2 (1.75%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.75%) MCDBA
5 2 (1.75%) ISEB
6 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.02%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (22.81%) Oracle RAC
3 21 (18.42%) VMware ESX
4 14 (12.28%) vCloud
5 13 (11.40%) Active Directory
6 6 (5.26%) PowerHA
7 3 (2.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (2.63%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.88%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.88%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.88%) vSphere
8 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.88%) KVM
8 1 (0.88%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 17 (14.91%) Puppet
2 8 (7.02%) Data Guard
3 7 (6.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (3.51%) SCCM
4 4 (3.51%) SCOM
5 3 (2.63%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.63%) Ionix
5 3 (2.63%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (1.75%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (1.75%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.88%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.88%) WMI
7 1 (0.88%) Hyperic
7 1 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.88%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 40 (35.09%) Oracle
2 31 (27.19%) VMware
3 24 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 23 (20.18%) IBM
5 17 (14.91%) Percona
6 15 (13.16%) Red Hat
7 7 (6.14%) SAP
7 7 (6.14%) Remedy
8 6 (5.26%) EMC
8 6 (5.26%) NetApp
9 3 (2.63%) Citrix
9 3 (2.63%) CA
9 3 (2.63%) Business Objects
9 3 (2.63%) HP
9 3 (2.63%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.75%) SOASTA, Inc
10 2 (1.75%) Symantec
11 1 (0.88%) AppSense
11 1 (0.88%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.88%) JBoss
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