The table below looks at the statistics for High Availability skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited High Availability over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 231 208 237
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +29
Contract jobs citing High Availability 15 36 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.41% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.57% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 14
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£380 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £375 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
High Availability
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6709 6275 7158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.34% 71.58% 71.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3792 3477 3405
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £260 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 252 321
Average hourly rate £21.00 £29.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.58% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

High Availability
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

High Availability Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

High Availability
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

High Availability Daily Rate Trend in the South East

High Availability
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing High Availability across the South East region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

High Availability Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

High Availability
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

High Availability Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 17 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
Hampshire -9 8 £349 -22.44%
Berkshire +2 2 - - 2
Surrey -10 2 £588 +46.87%
Buckinghamshire -4 1 £450 +12.50%
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 28 (62.22%) Windows
2 17 (37.78%) Active Directory
2 17 (37.78%) Clustering
3 15 (33.33%) ITIL
4 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
5 12 (26.67%) IBM
5 12 (26.67%) Linux
5 12 (26.67%) WebSphere
5 12 (26.67%) Security Cleared
5 12 (26.67%) PowerShell
6 11 (24.44%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
7 10 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (20.00%) XML
8 9 (20.00%) HTML
8 9 (20.00%) SQL
8 9 (20.00%) VBScript
8 9 (20.00%) MCITP
9 8 (17.78%) MCSA
9 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
10 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (15.56%) AIX
10 7 (15.56%) Solaris
10 7 (15.56%) SSL
10 7 (15.56%) Management Information System
11 6 (13.33%) Introscope
11 6 (13.33%) Jython
11 6 (13.33%) Korn

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 12 (26.67%) WebSphere
2 6 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (8.89%) WebLogic
3 4 (8.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (4.44%) Live Communications Server
4 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.22%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) SSL
2 6 (13.33%) HTTP
3 5 (11.11%) Firewall
4 3 (6.67%) SAN
4 3 (6.67%) ATM
5 2 (4.44%) LAN
5 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.44%) DNS
5 2 (4.44%) WAN
5 2 (4.44%) Internet
6 1 (2.22%) MPLS
6 1 (2.22%) DHCP
6 1 (2.22%) VoIP
6 1 (2.22%) IPv4
6 1 (2.22%) VLAN
6 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) DB2
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (6.67%) SQLPlus
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.22%) DTS
5 1 (2.22%) MySQL
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Introscope
2 1 (2.22%) MSI
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Consultant
2 7 (15.56%) Wintel Engineer
2 7 (15.56%) Administrator
3 6 (13.33%) WebSphere Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) DBA
6 2 (4.44%) Tester
6 2 (4.44%) Programme Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Tester
6 2 (4.44%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Wintel Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
2 9 (20.00%) XML
2 9 (20.00%) HTML
3 6 (13.33%) Web Services
3 6 (13.33%) J2EE
3 6 (13.33%) JDBC
4 5 (11.11%) SOAP
4 5 (11.11%) JNDI
5 4 (8.89%) Middleware
5 4 (8.89%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (6.67%) .NET
7 1 (2.22%) Java EE
7 1 (2.22%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (37.78%) Clustering
2 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.56%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.89%) DataPower
4 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.44%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.22%) Statistics
6 1 (2.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (62.22%) Windows
2 12 (26.67%) Linux
3 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (15.56%) AIX
3 7 (15.56%) Solaris
4 3 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.67%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.44%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) ITIL
2 11 (24.44%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (8.89%) Migration
4 4 (8.89%) SOA
4 4 (8.89%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (8.89%) Test Scripting
5 3 (6.67%) Validation
6 2 (4.44%) Service Management
6 2 (4.44%) Programme Management
6 2 (4.44%) Supplier Management
6 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.44%) Test Management
6 2 (4.44%) Time Management
7 1 (2.22%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.22%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (2.22%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 9 (20.00%) SQL
2 9 (20.00%) VBScript
3 6 (13.33%) Jython
3 6 (13.33%) Korn
3 6 (13.33%) Python
3 6 (13.33%) Bash Shell
4 3 (6.67%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.67%) C
4 3 (6.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (20.00%) MCITP
4 8 (17.78%) MCSA
4 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
5 5 (11.11%) DV Cleared
6 4 (8.89%) Degree
6 4 (8.89%) IBM Certification
7 2 (4.44%) MCTS
8 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.22%) CCIE
8 1 (2.22%) CCNA
8 1 (2.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 17 (37.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.89%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) CA Wily
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (6.67%) SCCM
4 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
2 12 (26.67%) IBM
3 5 (11.11%) Oracle
3 5 (11.11%) VMware
4 4 (8.89%) HP
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco
5 1 (2.22%) Sybase