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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Availability
Rank 227 212 205
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -7
Contract jobs citing High Availability 31 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.29% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.40% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 10
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £560
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -24.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £579
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £461
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £155.00 -
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
7304 6451 5356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.64% 72.97% 71.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4013 3471 2635
Average daily rate £396 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.19% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 254 300
Average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £49.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 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
Hampshire -6 14 £323 -33.64% 3
Berkshire -10 7 £456 +7.35% 4
Buckinghamshire +3 6 £375 -
Surrey +6 3 £500 +53.84%
Oxfordshire - 1 £475 - 1
East Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 62 (78.48%) Windows
2 52 (65.82%) Microsoft
3 51 (64.56%) Security Cleared
4 39 (49.37%) SC Cleared
5 38 (48.10%) ITIL
6 37 (46.84%) Active Directory
7 33 (41.77%) PowerShell
8 32 (40.51%) VBScript
9 31 (39.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (39.24%) MCITP
10 30 (37.97%) HTML
10 30 (37.97%) XML
11 29 (36.71%) MCSA
12 18 (22.78%) Clustering
13 17 (21.52%) DV Cleared
14 16 (20.25%) SQL
15 13 (16.46%) SQL Server
15 13 (16.46%) MS Excel
16 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2008
17 11 (13.92%) Linux
17 11 (13.92%) MS Exchange
18 10 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2010
19 9 (11.39%) Exchange Server 2003
19 9 (11.39%) Degree
19 9 (11.39%) Windows XP
19 9 (11.39%) Oracle
20 8 (10.13%) UNIX
20 8 (10.13%) HP
20 8 (10.13%) Blackberry
20 8 (10.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 11 (13.92%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (11.39%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (10.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (10.13%) Live Communications Server
5 6 (7.59%) WebSphere
5 6 (7.59%) OpenStack
6 4 (5.06%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (2.53%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.53%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.53%) Lync
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (1.27%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (1.27%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (16.46%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.53%) MS Office
2 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.33%) HTTP
2 4 (5.06%) DNS
2 4 (5.06%) SSL
2 4 (5.06%) SAN
2 4 (5.06%) Firewall
3 3 (3.80%) HTTPS
3 3 (3.80%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.80%) LAN
3 3 (3.80%) WAN
4 2 (2.53%) DHCP
4 2 (2.53%) Internet
5 1 (1.27%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (1.27%) VLAN
5 1 (1.27%) BGP
5 1 (1.27%) MPLS
5 1 (1.27%) OSPF
5 1 (1.27%) DMZ
5 1 (1.27%) IPv4
5 1 (1.27%) SMS
5 1 (1.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.59%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (7.59%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.06%) MySQL
3 4 (5.06%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.06%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (3.80%) DB2
5 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.27%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.27%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.27%) SQLPlus
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Introscope
2 1 (1.27%) GitLab
2 1 (1.27%) MSI
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (5.06%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Retail
3 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (29.11%) Wintel Engineer
2 10 (12.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (12.66%) Architect
3 7 (8.86%) Messaging Engineer
3 7 (8.86%) Consultant
4 6 (7.59%) Support Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) Administrator
4 6 (7.59%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) DBA
6 3 (3.80%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (3.80%) SQL DBA
7 2 (2.53%) Development Manager
7 2 (2.53%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (2.53%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (2.53%) Programme Manager
7 2 (2.53%) Test Manager
7 2 (2.53%) Technical Architect
7 2 (2.53%) WebSphere Administrator
7 2 (2.53%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (37.97%) HTML
1 30 (37.97%) XML
2 5 (6.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (6.33%) Web Services
2 5 (6.33%) J2EE
3 4 (5.06%) JDBC
3 4 (5.06%) SOAP
3 4 (5.06%) JNDI
4 3 (3.80%) Application Packaging
5 2 (2.53%) .NET
5 2 (2.53%) Middleware
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.27%) OC4J
6 1 (1.27%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.78%) Clustering
2 8 (10.13%) Blackberry
3 6 (7.59%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (6.33%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.06%) Replication
6 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.53%) PKI
7 2 (2.53%) Open Source
8 1 (1.27%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 62 (78.48%) Windows
2 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (13.92%) Linux
4 9 (11.39%) Windows XP
5 8 (10.13%) UNIX
6 6 (7.59%) Windows 7
7 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (6.33%) Solaris
8 4 (5.06%) AIX
9 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.27%) Debian
10 1 (1.27%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (48.10%) ITIL
2 6 (7.59%) Validation
3 5 (6.33%) Time Management
3 5 (6.33%) Incident Management
3 5 (6.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (3.80%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (3.80%) Migration
4 3 (3.80%) Configuration Management
4 3 (3.80%) Service Management
5 2 (2.53%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (2.53%) Programme Management
5 2 (2.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (2.53%) Test Management
5 2 (2.53%) Supplier Management
5 2 (2.53%) Performance Management
6 1 (1.27%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.27%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (1.27%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (1.27%) Release Management
6 1 (1.27%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 33 (41.77%) PowerShell
2 32 (40.51%) VBScript
3 16 (20.25%) SQL
4 6 (7.59%) Korn
4 6 (7.59%) Bash Shell
5 5 (6.33%) Python
6 4 (5.06%) Jython
7 3 (3.80%) VB
8 2 (2.53%) Java
8 2 (2.53%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.53%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.27%) Ruby
9 1 (1.27%) Uniface
9 1 (1.27%) Perl
9 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (64.56%) Security Cleared
2 39 (49.37%) SC Cleared
3 31 (39.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (39.24%) MCITP
4 29 (36.71%) MCSA
5 17 (21.52%) DV Cleared
6 9 (11.39%) Degree
7 3 (3.80%) VCP4
7 3 (3.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.53%) MCTS
9 1 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.27%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.27%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) COBIT
2 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (46.84%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.33%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.80%) vSphere
4 3 (3.80%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (3.80%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.53%) UAG
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) CA Wily
2 3 (3.80%) SCCM
3 2 (2.53%) SCOM
3 2 (2.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.27%) Ansible
4 1 (1.27%) SELinux
4 1 (1.27%) HP UCMDB
4 1 (1.27%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 52 (65.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.39%) Oracle
3 8 (10.13%) HP
4 7 (8.86%) VMware
4 7 (8.86%) Red Hat
5 6 (7.59%) IBM
6 4 (5.06%) McAfee
6 4 (5.06%) Lumension
7 2 (2.53%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.27%) Splunk
8 1 (1.27%) RedPrairie
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