The table below looks at the statistics for High Availability skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited High Availability over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Availability
Rank 439 421 433
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +12
Contract jobs citing High Availability 145 132 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.37% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 77 69
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £319 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £683 £554
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £525 £388
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +35.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £155.00 £45.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +243.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £155.00 -

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

High Availability
Jobs Demand Trend

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

High Availability Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

High Availability
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing High Availability within the UK.

High Availability Daily Rate Trend in the UK

High Availability
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing High Availability within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

High Availability Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

High Availability
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing High Availability within the UK.

High Availability Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

High Availability
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
England -15 130 £388 -13.88% 40
London -6 67 £425 +10.82% 20
South East +9 32 £425 - 3
City of London +6 18 £428 -7.16% 6
Hampshire -8 18 £335 -31.07%
North West -19 12 £328 -43.53% 3
East of England +4 6 £175 +6.06% 5
Berkshire -1 6 £450 +5.88% 3
Yorkshire -10 5 £409 -3.82% 3
South West - 5 £375 -
Manchester - 5 £378 -
Surrey -1 4 £500 +53.84%
West Yorkshire -4 4 £415 -2.35% 2
Hertfordshire +3 3 - - 1
Bracknell +2 1 - - 1
Staines +1 1 £500 +53.84%
Birmingham -3 1 £550 +37.50%
West Midlands -3 1 £550 +37.50% 3
Leeds -12 1 - - 2
Sheffield - 1 £340 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £175 - 1
Essex - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £340 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 3
East Midlands - 1 £448 - 3
Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Suffolk - - - -

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 149 (49.17%) Windows
2 110 (36.30%) Microsoft
3 94 (31.02%) ITIL
4 93 (30.69%) Security Cleared
5 86 (28.38%) Oracle
6 83 (27.39%) Clustering
7 78 (25.74%) Linux
8 71 (23.43%) Disaster Recovery
9 70 (23.10%) SC Cleared
10 69 (22.77%) Active Directory
11 67 (22.11%) VMware
12 66 (21.78%) SQL
13 64 (21.12%) SQL Server
14 60 (19.80%) PowerShell
15 59 (19.47%) Microsoft Certification
16 58 (19.14%) Finance
17 56 (18.48%) VMware Infrastructure
18 52 (17.16%) UNIX
19 50 (16.50%) HP
19 50 (16.50%) MCITP
19 50 (16.50%) Oracle Database
20 48 (15.84%) HTML
21 46 (15.18%) Oracle RAC
22 45 (14.85%) XML
22 45 (14.85%) Performance Tuning
23 43 (14.19%) VBScript
23 43 (14.19%) Replication
24 41 (13.53%) IBM
25 37 (12.21%) SAN
25 37 (12.21%) MS Excel

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 30 (9.90%) WebLogic
2 23 (7.59%) WebSphere
3 17 (5.61%) MS Exchange
4 16 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (3.30%) SharePoint
5 10 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (2.97%) Live Communications Server
6 9 (2.97%) NetWeaver
6 9 (2.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (2.64%) IIS
8 7 (2.31%) Lync
8 7 (2.31%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.65%) AquaLogic
10 5 (1.65%) Oracle Application Server
11 4 (1.32%) CICS
11 4 (1.32%) Tuxedo
11 4 (1.32%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.99%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 37 (12.21%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.64%) MS Office
3 7 (2.31%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (3.30%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (2.64%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (1.32%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.99%) Exstream
5 2 (0.66%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.66%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.66%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.33%) Summit
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.27%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (4.62%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.65%) Office 365
5 3 (0.99%) PaaS
6 2 (0.66%) GitHub
6 2 (0.66%) SaaS
7 1 (0.33%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (12.21%) SAN
2 36 (11.88%) WAN
3 34 (11.22%) DNS
4 31 (10.23%) Firewall
5 21 (6.93%) LAN
5 21 (6.93%) OSPF
6 20 (6.60%) MPLS
6 20 (6.60%) BGP
7 19 (6.27%) DHCP
8 18 (5.94%) TCP/IP
9 15 (4.95%) LDAP
10 14 (4.62%) NAS
11 13 (4.29%) VLAN
12 12 (3.96%) Internet
13 11 (3.63%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (3.63%) VPN
13 11 (3.63%) HTTP
14 9 (2.97%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (2.97%) IPsec
15 7 (2.31%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (21.12%) SQL Server
2 50 (16.50%) Oracle Database
3 22 (7.26%) Relational Database
4 20 (6.60%) Oracle Exadata
5 18 (5.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (5.61%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (5.61%) RDBMS
7 16 (5.28%) MySQL
7 16 (5.28%) Oracle Database 11g
7 16 (5.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (4.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (3.96%) Oracle Reports
9 12 (3.96%) DB2
9 12 (3.96%) Oracle Database 10g
9 12 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (3.63%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (3.63%) MongoDB
11 9 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (2.97%) SAP HANA
12 8 (2.64%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 7 (2.31%) Selenium
1 7 (2.31%) JIRA
1 7 (2.31%) Maven
1 7 (2.31%) Cucumber
2 6 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.65%) Ant
3 5 (1.65%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (1.32%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.32%) Mercurial
4 4 (1.32%) Subversion
5 3 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.99%) JUnit
5 3 (0.99%) SpecFlow
5 3 (0.99%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.66%) Psake
6 2 (0.66%) GitLab
6 2 (0.66%) JMeter
6 2 (0.66%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.66%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.66%) IntelliJ
General
1 58 (19.14%) Finance
2 19 (6.27%) Banking
3 13 (4.29%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.97%) Retail
4 9 (2.97%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.98%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (1.98%) Marketing
6 4 (1.32%) Electronics
7 2 (0.66%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.33%) German Language
8 1 (0.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 50 (16.50%) DBA
2 40 (13.20%) Architect
3 32 (10.56%) Wintel Engineer
4 28 (9.24%) SQL DBA
5 24 (7.92%) Administrator
6 21 (6.93%) Consultant
7 18 (5.94%) Analyst
8 17 (5.61%) Developer
8 17 (5.61%) SQL Server DBA
9 14 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (4.62%) Infrastructure Architect
10 12 (3.96%) Oracle DBA
10 12 (3.96%) Systems Engineer
11 10 (3.30%) Linux Engineer
12 9 (2.97%) SAP Architect
12 9 (2.97%) Network Specialist
12 9 (2.97%) Network Support
12 9 (2.97%) Cloud Engineer
12 9 (2.97%) Senior Cloud Engineer
13 8 (2.64%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (15.84%) HTML
2 45 (14.85%) XML
3 27 (8.91%) Middleware
4 20 (6.60%) WebSphere MQ
5 16 (5.28%) .NET
6 15 (4.95%) Web Services
7 6 (1.98%) J2EE
7 6 (1.98%) Oracle Fusion
7 6 (1.98%) RESTful
8 5 (1.65%) JNDI
8 5 (1.65%) CSS
8 5 (1.65%) JDBC
8 5 (1.65%) JMS
8 5 (1.65%) REST
9 4 (1.32%) XSD
9 4 (1.32%) XSLT
9 4 (1.32%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.32%) Application Packaging
10 3 (0.99%) Java EE
10 3 (0.99%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 83 (27.39%) Clustering
2 43 (14.19%) Replication
3 32 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.62%) Computer Science
5 12 (3.96%) Open Source
6 10 (3.30%) PKI
7 9 (2.97%) Blackberry
7 9 (2.97%) HACMP
8 8 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.98%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.32%) DTV
10 4 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.99%) Statistics
11 3 (0.99%) VSAM
11 3 (0.99%) W3C
11 3 (0.99%) User Experience
12 2 (0.66%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (0.66%) DataPower
12 2 (0.66%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 149 (49.17%) Windows
2 78 (25.74%) Linux
3 52 (17.16%) UNIX
4 35 (11.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (7.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (7.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (6.60%) AIX
7 19 (6.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (3.96%) Oracle Linux
9 10 (3.30%) Windows XP
10 7 (2.31%) Solaris
11 5 (1.65%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.32%) Debian
13 3 (0.99%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.66%) zOS
14 2 (0.66%) HPUX
15 1 (0.33%) CentOS
15 1 (0.33%) Android
15 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (31.02%) ITIL
2 71 (23.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 45 (14.85%) Performance Tuning
4 27 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (7.92%) SOA
5 24 (7.92%) Configuration Management
6 22 (7.26%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (6.93%) DevOps
8 20 (6.60%) Migration
9 17 (5.61%) Service Management
10 16 (5.28%) Network Load Balancing
11 15 (4.95%) WAN Optimisation
11 15 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (4.95%) Project Management
12 14 (4.62%) Problem Management
13 13 (4.29%) Change Management
14 12 (3.96%) Validation
14 12 (3.96%) ETL
14 12 (3.96%) Requirements Analysis
15 11 (3.63%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 66 (21.78%) SQL
2 60 (19.80%) PowerShell
3 43 (14.19%) VBScript
4 26 (8.58%) Python
5 25 (8.25%) Bash Shell
5 25 (8.25%) Perl
6 18 (5.94%) Java
6 18 (5.94%) Ruby
7 12 (3.96%) T-SQL
8 11 (3.63%) PL/SQL
8 11 (3.63%) Shell Script
9 7 (2.31%) VB
9 7 (2.31%) PHP
9 7 (2.31%) C
9 7 (2.31%) C#
10 6 (1.98%) JavaScript
11 5 (1.65%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 3 (0.99%) XPath
12 3 (0.99%) R
12 3 (0.99%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 93 (30.69%) Security Cleared
2 70 (23.10%) SC Cleared
3 59 (19.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 50 (16.50%) MCITP
5 36 (11.88%) MCSA
6 29 (9.57%) DV Cleared
7 16 (5.28%) Degree
8 12 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (3.63%) CCNP
10 10 (3.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (2.97%) MCP
12 7 (2.31%) RHCT
13 6 (1.98%) Oracle Certification
13 6 (1.98%) MCTS
14 5 (1.65%) MCDBA
14 5 (1.65%) OCP
15 4 (1.32%) MCSE
16 3 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 2 (0.66%) ISEB
17 2 (0.66%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.94%) SLA
2 14 (4.62%) QA
3 4 (1.32%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.33%) COBIT
4 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 69 (22.77%) Active Directory
2 56 (18.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (15.18%) Oracle RAC
4 24 (7.92%) VMware ESX
5 14 (4.62%) vSphere
6 12 (3.96%) PowerHA
7 11 (3.63%) vCloud
7 11 (3.63%) Hyper-V
7 11 (3.63%) Oracle RMAN
8 6 (1.98%) KVM
9 5 (1.65%) DFS Replication
9 5 (1.65%) Firmware
9 5 (1.65%) ISA Server
9 5 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.65%) RHEV
10 4 (1.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 4 (1.32%) NFS
10 4 (1.32%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.99%) UAG
11 3 (0.99%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 26 (8.58%) Puppet
2 16 (5.28%) SELinux
3 15 (4.95%) SCCM
4 13 (4.29%) Data Guard
5 10 (3.30%) SCOM
6 7 (2.31%) Tivoli
6 7 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 6 (1.98%) OpenView
7 6 (1.98%) SCVMM
8 5 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (1.32%) Ansible
10 3 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.66%) HP UCMDB
11 2 (0.66%) CA Spectrum
11 2 (0.66%) Salt
11 2 (0.66%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
12 1 (0.33%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.33%) Cacti
Vendors
1 110 (36.30%) Microsoft
2 86 (28.38%) Oracle
3 67 (22.11%) VMware
4 50 (16.50%) HP
5 41 (13.53%) IBM
6 36 (11.88%) Red Hat
7 24 (7.92%) Cisco
8 22 (7.26%) SAP
9 16 (5.28%) EMC
10 12 (3.96%) Dell
11 10 (3.30%) NetApp
11 10 (3.30%) Business Objects
12 9 (2.97%) Citrix
13 8 (2.64%) Remedy
13 8 (2.64%) Informatica
14 7 (2.31%) Blue Coat
14 7 (2.31%) Mercator
15 5 (1.65%) Sybase
16 4 (1.32%) Splunk
16 4 (1.32%) Lumension
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
NAK Consulting
Rate: From £225 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Rate: £375 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Cumbria
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £575 - 600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 12 days ago