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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 211 229 235
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +6
Contract jobs citing High Availability 46 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.47% 0.047% 0.056%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.067% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 2 3
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£348 £494 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.51% +41.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £295 £378
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -21.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
7148 5970 6240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.09% 70.45% 70.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4036 3240 3033
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 234 350
Average hourly rate £21.58 £31.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.38% +37.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.40 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-14.96% +1.37%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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
Berkshire +14 13 £450 +12.50% 1
Surrey - 3 £575 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £450 - 1
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 45 (75.00%) Windows
2 39 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 39 (65.00%) Security Cleared
3 29 (48.33%) Active Directory
3 29 (48.33%) ITIL
4 28 (46.67%) SC Cleared
5 26 (43.33%) PowerShell
5 26 (43.33%) VBScript
6 25 (41.67%) HTML
6 25 (41.67%) XML
7 24 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (38.33%) MCSA
8 23 (38.33%) MCITP
9 15 (25.00%) Clustering
10 14 (23.33%) DV Cleared
11 11 (18.33%) MS Excel
12 9 (15.00%) SQL
12 9 (15.00%) MS Exchange
12 9 (15.00%) Degree
13 8 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (13.33%) Windows XP
14 7 (11.67%) HP
14 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
14 7 (11.67%) Linux
14 7 (11.67%) Live Communications Server
14 7 (11.67%) Blackberry
14 7 (11.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 7 (11.67%) Disaster Recovery
14 7 (11.67%) Validation

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 9 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (11.67%) Live Communications Server
3 7 (11.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (8.33%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.33%) OpenStack
5 2 (3.33%) IIS
5 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.67%) Lync
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (18.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) SaaS
1 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) SAN
2 5 (8.33%) DNS
3 4 (6.67%) LAN
3 4 (6.67%) WAN
4 3 (5.00%) DHCP
4 3 (5.00%) ATM
5 2 (3.33%) VLAN
5 2 (3.33%) IPv4
5 2 (3.33%) Internet
5 2 (3.33%) SSL
5 2 (3.33%) HTTP
5 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.67%) LDAP
6 1 (1.67%) SMS
6 1 (1.67%) VoIP
6 1 (1.67%) MPLS
6 1 (1.67%) Firewall
6 1 (1.67%) Wireless
6 1 (1.67%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) DB2
3 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.33%) MySQL
4 1 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.67%) SQLPlus
4 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Introscope
General
1 5 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Wintel Engineer
2 9 (15.00%) Architect
3 7 (11.67%) Consultant
4 5 (8.33%) Messaging Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) DBA
5 4 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (5.00%) SQL DBA
6 3 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) Programme Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Test Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Programme Test Manager
7 2 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Wintel Consultant
7 2 (3.33%) Development Manager
7 2 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.33%) Administrator
7 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (41.67%) HTML
1 25 (41.67%) XML
2 5 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (6.67%) .NET
4 3 (5.00%) Web Services
5 2 (3.33%) JDBC
5 2 (3.33%) J2EE
6 1 (1.67%) SOAP
6 1 (1.67%) Middleware
6 1 (1.67%) JNDI
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.67%) Java EE
6 1 (1.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.00%) Clustering
2 7 (11.67%) Blackberry
2 7 (11.67%) Computer Science
3 6 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.00%) Replication
5 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.00%) DataPower
6 1 (1.67%) PKI
6 1 (1.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 45 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (13.33%) Windows XP
3 7 (11.67%) Linux
4 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.00%) AIX
5 3 (5.00%) Solaris
5 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.33%) UNIX
7 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.67%) Debian
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.67%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (48.33%) ITIL
2 7 (11.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (11.67%) Validation
3 6 (10.00%) Time Management
4 5 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 4 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.00%) Programme Management
6 3 (5.00%) Supplier Management
6 3 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (5.00%) Test Management
7 2 (3.33%) Migration
7 2 (3.33%) Service Management
7 2 (3.33%) Business Continuity
8 1 (1.67%) ERP
8 1 (1.67%) SOA
8 1 (1.67%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.67%) TDD
8 1 (1.67%) BCP
8 1 (1.67%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.67%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 26 (43.33%) PowerShell
1 26 (43.33%) VBScript
2 9 (15.00%) SQL
3 3 (5.00%) Python
4 2 (3.33%) Korn
4 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.33%) Jython
4 2 (3.33%) VB
5 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.67%) Perl
5 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (65.00%) Security Cleared
2 28 (46.67%) SC Cleared
3 24 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (38.33%) MCSA
4 23 (38.33%) MCITP
5 14 (23.33%) DV Cleared
6 9 (15.00%) Degree
7 3 (5.00%) IBM Certification
8 2 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.67%) MCP
9 1 (1.67%) CCIE
9 1 (1.67%) CCNA
9 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.67%) MCTS
9 1 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.67%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (48.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (3.33%) vSphere
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.67%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.67%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (1.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.67%) Ansible
2 1 (1.67%) SCCM
2 1 (1.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.67%) HP
3 6 (10.00%) VMware
4 5 (8.33%) IBM
5 4 (6.67%) Oracle
6 3 (5.00%) McAfee
6 3 (5.00%) Lumension
7 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.67%) Sybase
8 1 (1.67%) Cisco
8 1 (1.67%) Splunk
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