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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 220 218 242
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +24
Contract jobs citing High Availability 35 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.37% 0.26% 0.073%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.37% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 6
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£348 £425 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.11% +7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £366 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £486 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £390
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
7009 6206 6826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.11% 71.42% 71.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3989 3480 3291
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 245 340
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 10 £269 -38.16% 3
Surrey -6 3 £575 +43.75%
Buckinghamshire -7 2 £450 - 2
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High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 40 (70.18%) Windows
2 30 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 29 (50.88%) Security Cleared
4 26 (45.61%) ITIL
5 23 (40.35%) Active Directory
5 23 (40.35%) PowerShell
6 22 (38.60%) Clustering
7 20 (35.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (35.09%) XML
7 20 (35.09%) HTML
7 20 (35.09%) VBScript
8 19 (33.33%) MCITP
9 18 (31.58%) MCSA
9 18 (31.58%) SC Cleared
10 12 (21.05%) IBM
10 12 (21.05%) WebSphere
11 11 (19.30%) Linux
12 10 (17.54%) WebSphere MQ
12 10 (17.54%) DV Cleared
13 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
13 8 (14.04%) Windows XP
13 8 (14.04%) MS Exchange
13 8 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (14.04%) Degree
14 7 (12.28%) Live Communications Server
14 7 (12.28%) Management Information System
14 7 (12.28%) Validation
14 7 (12.28%) Web Services
14 7 (12.28%) AIX
14 7 (12.28%) Solaris

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (21.05%) WebSphere
2 8 (14.04%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (12.28%) Live Communications Server
3 7 (12.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (5.26%) WebLogic
5 3 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (3.51%) IIS
7 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) SaaS
2 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) HTTP
1 6 (10.53%) SSL
2 3 (5.26%) DNS
2 3 (5.26%) WAN
2 3 (5.26%) ATM
2 3 (5.26%) LAN
3 2 (3.51%) DHCP
3 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.51%) VLAN
3 2 (3.51%) IPv4
3 2 (3.51%) SAN
3 2 (3.51%) Internet
4 1 (1.75%) MPLS
4 1 (1.75%) Firewall
4 1 (1.75%) Wireless
4 1 (1.75%) SMS
4 1 (1.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) DB2
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (3.51%) SQLPlus
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.75%) MySQL
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Introscope
2 1 (1.75%) MSI
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.51%) Retail
2 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Wintel Engineer
2 13 (22.81%) Consultant
3 6 (10.53%) Administrator
3 6 (10.53%) WebSphere Administrator
4 5 (8.77%) Messaging Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (7.02%) Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Programme Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Test Manager
6 3 (5.26%) DBA
6 3 (5.26%) Programme Test Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.51%) Wintel Consultant
7 2 (3.51%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 2 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Development Manager
7 2 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.51%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (35.09%) HTML
1 20 (35.09%) XML
2 10 (17.54%) WebSphere MQ
3 7 (12.28%) Web Services
4 6 (10.53%) J2EE
4 6 (10.53%) JDBC
5 5 (8.77%) SOAP
5 5 (8.77%) JNDI
6 4 (7.02%) .NET
7 3 (5.26%) Middleware
7 3 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (1.75%) Java EE
8 1 (1.75%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (38.60%) Clustering
2 7 (12.28%) Blackberry
2 7 (12.28%) Management Information System
3 6 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.77%) Computer Science
5 4 (7.02%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 40 (70.18%) Windows
2 11 (19.30%) Linux
3 8 (14.04%) Windows XP
4 7 (12.28%) AIX
4 7 (12.28%) Solaris
5 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
5 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.51%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (45.61%) ITIL
2 7 (12.28%) Validation
3 6 (10.53%) Time Management
4 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.77%) Migration
4 5 (8.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (8.77%) Incident Management
5 4 (7.02%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (5.26%) Supplier Management
6 3 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (5.26%) Test Management
6 3 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.26%) SOA
6 3 (5.26%) Service Management
6 3 (5.26%) Programme Management
7 2 (3.51%) ERP
8 1 (1.75%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.75%) BCP
8 1 (1.75%) ITSM
8 1 (1.75%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (40.35%) PowerShell
2 20 (35.09%) VBScript
3 6 (10.53%) Python
3 6 (10.53%) SQL
3 6 (10.53%) Bash Shell
3 6 (10.53%) Jython
3 6 (10.53%) Korn
4 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.75%) C
6 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (50.88%) Security Cleared
2 20 (35.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (33.33%) MCITP
4 18 (31.58%) MCSA
4 18 (31.58%) SC Cleared
5 10 (17.54%) DV Cleared
6 8 (14.04%) Degree
7 4 (7.02%) IBM Certification
8 2 (3.51%) MCTS
9 1 (1.75%) CCIE
9 1 (1.75%) CCNA
9 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.75%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (40.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) CA Wily
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (5.26%) SCCM
3 1 (1.75%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 30 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.05%) IBM
3 6 (10.53%) HP
4 5 (8.77%) Oracle
5 1 (1.75%) Sybase
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco
5 1 (1.75%) VMware
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