The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 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 South East 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 220 213 234
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +21
Contract jobs citing High Availability 26 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.29% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 5
Average daily rate £400 £570 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.82% +137.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £453 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £611 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £525 £360
% change year-on-year
-29.52% +45.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £52.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - £57.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6873 5915 6977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 70.83% 70.58% 65.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3812 3067 3324
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 258 361
Average hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
High Availability
England

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -1 12 £400 -20.00% 2
Hampshire +4 8 - -
Kent +6 3 £530 +17.77%
Middlesex -9 2 £625 +9.26%
Surrey - - - - 1
Home Counties - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 3
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 22 (52.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 17 (40.48%) SQL
3 16 (38.10%) Oracle
3 16 (38.10%) Windows
4 15 (35.71%) Linux
5 13 (30.95%) ITIL
6 12 (28.57%) WebLogic
6 12 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 12 (28.57%) Clustering
7 11 (26.19%) SOA
7 11 (26.19%) Middleware
7 11 (26.19%) Oracle RAC
7 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
8 10 (23.81%) Oracle Fusion
8 10 (23.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
9 9 (21.43%) VMware
9 9 (21.43%) Oracle Applications
9 9 (21.43%) Oracle EBS
9 9 (21.43%) PL/SQL
9 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (21.43%) Oracle BI EE
10 8 (19.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 7 (16.67%) Firewall
11 7 (16.67%) Replication
11 7 (16.67%) SQLPlus
11 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database
12 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (28.57%) WebLogic
2 10 (23.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (7.14%) Live Communications Server
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.38%) MS Project Server
5 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.38%) IIS
5 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (21.43%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (4.76%) SSL
3 1 (2.38%) SAN
3 1 (2.38%) Internet
3 1 (2.38%) VLAN
3 1 (2.38%) WAN
3 1 (2.38%) HTTP
3 1 (2.38%) Kerberos
3 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (21.43%) Oracle BI EE
3 7 (16.67%) SQLPlus
3 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (4.76%) SAP HANA
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (4.76%) DTS
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.38%) Introscope
1 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
1 4 (9.52%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.76%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) DBA
2 10 (23.81%) Consultant
3 7 (16.67%) Oracle DBA
4 5 (11.90%) SQL DBA
5 4 (9.52%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (7.14%) Messaging Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Developer
6 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Messaging Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Server Support
7 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.76%) Support Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) Middleware
2 10 (23.81%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.38%) WebCenter
3 1 (2.38%) JNDI
3 1 (2.38%) .NET
3 1 (2.38%) J2EE
3 1 (2.38%) CSS
3 1 (2.38%) JDBC
3 1 (2.38%) SOAP
3 1 (2.38%) Web Services
3 1 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Clustering
2 7 (16.67%) Replication
3 3 (7.14%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.76%) Thin Client
4 2 (4.76%) HACMP
4 2 (4.76%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.38%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 16 (38.10%) Windows
2 15 (35.71%) Linux
3 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (11.90%) UNIX
5 3 (7.14%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.76%) AIX
6 2 (4.76%) Solaris
7 1 (2.38%) VMS
7 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (52.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (30.95%) ITIL
3 11 (26.19%) SOA
4 6 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (11.90%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
6 3 (7.14%) Release Management
6 3 (7.14%) Service Management
7 2 (4.76%) Data Modelling
7 2 (4.76%) Migration
7 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.76%) ERP
7 2 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.76%) Capacity Management
7 2 (4.76%) Database Security
8 1 (2.38%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (2.38%) Test Strategy
8 1 (2.38%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) SQL
2 9 (21.43%) PL/SQL
3 4 (9.52%) C
4 2 (4.76%) Java
4 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.38%) ABAP
5 1 (2.38%) Python
5 1 (2.38%) Jython
5 1 (2.38%) Korn
5 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) Degree
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.38%) MCTS
5 1 (2.38%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 11 (26.19%) Oracle RAC
2 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
3 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.76%) PowerHA
4 2 (4.76%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (2.38%) Nmap
5 1 (2.38%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (4.76%) Legato
2 2 (4.76%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.38%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Oracle
2 9 (21.43%) VMware
3 4 (9.52%) EMC
4 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.76%) HP
5 2 (4.76%) Citrix
5 2 (4.76%) SAP
5 2 (4.76%) NetApp
5 2 (4.76%) Veritas
6 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.38%) webMethods
6 1 (2.38%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.38%) IBM
6 1 (2.38%) Sybase
6 1 (2.38%) BMC