The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 346 364 319
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -45
Contract jobs citing High Availability 56 40 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.24% 0.16% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.22% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 26 62
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £430 £390
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17871 18539 19491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.96% 76.45% 73.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 12505 12880 12937
Average daily rate £443 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.50% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 264 370
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
High Availability
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
City of London +30 6 £388 -23.94% 4
Westminster - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Wembley - - - -
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 50 (43.10%) SQL
1 50 (43.10%) UNIX
1 50 (43.10%) Linux
2 45 (38.79%) Oracle
3 40 (34.48%) Performance Tuning
4 37 (31.90%) Clustering
5 35 (30.17%) Replication
5 35 (30.17%) Windows
6 34 (29.31%) Oracle Database
7 33 (28.45%) SQL Server
8 29 (25.00%) Migration
9 28 (24.14%) WebLogic
9 28 (24.14%) ITIL
9 28 (24.14%) Amazon AWS
10 26 (22.41%) Disaster Recovery
11 24 (20.69%) Oracle RAC
12 23 (19.83%) Oracle Database 11g
12 23 (19.83%) Microsoft
13 21 (18.10%) SQL Server 2008
14 20 (17.24%) MySQL
14 20 (17.24%) PL/SQL
15 19 (16.38%) Java
15 19 (16.38%) Web Services
15 19 (16.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 18 (15.52%) VMware
17 17 (14.66%) SQL Server 2005
17 17 (14.66%) Percona
17 17 (14.66%) Amazon RDS
18 16 (13.79%) Finance
18 16 (13.79%) Red Hat

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 28 (24.14%) WebLogic
2 11 (9.48%) WebSphere
3 10 (8.62%) Apache
4 9 (7.76%) Oracle Coherence
5 8 (6.90%) Oracle Spatial
5 8 (6.90%) Oracle Service Bus
6 6 (5.17%) Liferay
6 6 (5.17%) Node.js
6 6 (5.17%) SharePoint
6 6 (5.17%) WebLogic Portal
7 5 (4.31%) Oracle Application Server
8 4 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (3.45%) MS Exchange
9 3 (2.59%) Tomcat
9 3 (2.59%) IIS
9 3 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.72%) CMS
10 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 11 (9.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.72%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 28 (24.14%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.90%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.86%) PaaS
3 1 (0.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.90%) LDAP
1 8 (6.90%) SAN
2 6 (5.17%) DNS
3 5 (4.31%) Firewall
3 5 (4.31%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.45%) WAN
5 3 (2.59%) VPN
5 3 (2.59%) HTTP
5 3 (2.59%) IPsec
5 3 (2.59%) HTTPS
5 3 (2.59%) Internet
5 3 (2.59%) MPLS
5 3 (2.59%) OSPF
5 3 (2.59%) BGP
5 3 (2.59%) VLAN
5 3 (2.59%) DMVPN
5 3 (2.59%) NetScaler
5 3 (2.59%) HSRP
6 2 (1.72%) NAS
6 2 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (29.31%) Oracle Database
2 33 (28.45%) SQL Server
3 23 (19.83%) Oracle Database 11g
4 21 (18.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (17.24%) MySQL
6 17 (14.66%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (14.66%) Amazon RDS
7 14 (12.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (12.07%) Oracle Database 10g
8 13 (11.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (7.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (7.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (7.76%) Relational Database
11 8 (6.90%) MongoDB
11 8 (6.90%) Oracle Exadata
11 8 (6.90%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (6.03%) OLTP
13 6 (5.17%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (5.17%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 5 (4.31%) JIRA
1 5 (4.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.86%) Selenium
2 1 (0.86%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.86%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.86%) JUnit
2 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.86%) Subversion
General
1 16 (13.79%) Finance
2 5 (4.31%) Banking
3 4 (3.45%) Retail
4 2 (1.72%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.86%) Legal
5 1 (0.86%) Advertising
5 1 (0.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 49 (42.24%) DBA
2 20 (17.24%) SQL DBA
3 17 (14.66%) MySQL DBA
4 14 (12.07%) SQL Server DBA
5 12 (10.34%) Oracle DBA
6 9 (7.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (6.90%) Administrator
7 8 (6.90%) Architect
8 6 (5.17%) Developer
8 6 (5.17%) Consultant
8 6 (5.17%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (5.17%) UNIX Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) Applications Specialist
9 5 (4.31%) SQL Developer
10 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Developer
10 4 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.45%) Analyst
10 4 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
11 3 (2.59%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.38%) Web Services
2 15 (12.93%) Middleware
3 10 (8.62%) XML
3 10 (8.62%) J2EE
4 9 (7.76%) WebSphere MQ
5 8 (6.90%) WSDL
5 8 (6.90%) Spring
6 6 (5.17%) Kafka
7 5 (4.31%) SOAP
8 4 (3.45%) .NET
8 4 (3.45%) RESTful
9 3 (2.59%) HTML
10 2 (1.72%) CSS
10 2 (1.72%) LAMP
11 1 (0.86%) Hibernate
11 1 (0.86%) XML Schema
11 1 (0.86%) Java EE
11 1 (0.86%) Grails
11 1 (0.86%) JPA
11 1 (0.86%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 37 (31.90%) Clustering
2 35 (30.17%) Replication
3 5 (4.31%) PKI
4 3 (2.59%) Statistics
5 2 (1.72%) Open Source
5 2 (1.72%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.72%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.86%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.86%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.86%) Derivative
6 1 (0.86%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.86%) W3C
6 1 (0.86%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.86%) HACMP
6 1 (0.86%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 50 (43.10%) UNIX
1 50 (43.10%) Linux
2 35 (30.17%) Windows
3 14 (12.07%) Debian
4 11 (9.48%) Solaris
4 11 (9.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (7.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (6.90%) SELinux
7 6 (5.17%) Oracle Linux
7 6 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.59%) AIX
10 2 (1.72%) Android
10 2 (1.72%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.86%) CentOS
11 1 (0.86%) openSUSE
11 1 (0.86%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.86%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.86%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (34.48%) Performance Tuning
2 29 (25.00%) Migration
3 28 (24.14%) ITIL
4 26 (22.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (12.93%) Capacity Planning
6 14 (12.07%) SOA
7 12 (10.34%) Load Balancing
8 11 (9.48%) DevOps
9 8 (6.90%) Data Modelling
9 8 (6.90%) MVC
9 8 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (6.90%) Configuration Management
10 6 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (5.17%) Dependency Injection
11 5 (4.31%) Change Control
11 5 (4.31%) Change Management
11 5 (4.31%) Service Management
12 4 (3.45%) Service Delivery
12 4 (3.45%) PRINCE2
12 4 (3.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 50 (43.10%) SQL
2 20 (17.24%) PL/SQL
3 19 (16.38%) Java
4 10 (8.62%) Bash Shell
5 8 (6.90%) Ruby
5 8 (6.90%) Perl
5 8 (6.90%) Python
6 7 (6.03%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.72%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.72%) C
7 2 (1.72%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.72%) PHP
7 2 (1.72%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.86%) XPath
8 1 (0.86%) Groovy
8 1 (0.86%) C#
8 1 (0.86%) VB
8 1 (0.86%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 9 (7.76%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.45%) MCTS
3 4 (3.45%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.59%) MCITP
4 3 (2.59%) OCP
4 3 (2.59%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.72%) Degree
5 2 (1.72%) MCDBA
5 2 (1.72%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.86%) MCSE
6 1 (0.86%) CCA
6 1 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.86%) CCEE
6 1 (0.86%) CCAA
6 1 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.90%) QA
2 2 (1.72%) SLA
3 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 24 (20.69%) Oracle RAC
2 14 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (12.07%) Active Directory
2 14 (12.07%) Oracle RMAN
3 10 (8.62%) VMware ESX
4 8 (6.90%) vCloud
5 6 (5.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (2.59%) KVM
6 3 (2.59%) RHEV
6 3 (2.59%) XenApp
7 2 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.86%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.86%) vSphere
8 1 (0.86%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.86%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 19 (16.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 15 (12.93%) Data Guard
3 10 (8.62%) Puppet
4 5 (4.31%) SCCM
5 4 (3.45%) SCOM
5 4 (3.45%) Legato
5 4 (3.45%) Tivoli
6 3 (2.59%) Ionix
6 3 (2.59%) Oracle Identity Management
6 3 (2.59%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (1.72%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.72%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.86%) WMI
8 1 (0.86%) Hyperic
8 1 (0.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 45 (38.79%) Oracle
2 23 (19.83%) Microsoft
3 18 (15.52%) VMware
4 17 (14.66%) Percona
5 16 (13.79%) Red Hat
6 10 (8.62%) IBM
7 7 (6.03%) EMC
7 7 (6.03%) Citrix
8 6 (5.17%) Remedy
9 5 (4.31%) Veritas
10 4 (3.45%) HP
11 3 (2.59%) Blue Coat
11 3 (2.59%) F5
12 2 (1.72%) Symantec
12 2 (1.72%) Cisco
12 2 (1.72%) SAP
12 2 (1.72%) NetApp
13 1 (0.86%) TIBCO
13 1 (0.86%) CA
13 1 (0.86%) CommVault
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