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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Availability
Rank 459 489 504
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +15
Contract jobs citing High Availability 154 104 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.25% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 55 50
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £305 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £430
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -12.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50

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
44318 41702 38141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.68% 76.22% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28766 25845 23099
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1167 1177 1114
Average hourly rate £28.85 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
England +29 150 £407 -12.00% 37
South East +21 56 £350 -26.31% 6
London -9 45 £450 -5.26% 21
Buckinghamshire +21 25 £399 -
Milton Keynes +16 21 £390 -
City of London +3 18 £450 +16.12% 5
East of England +10 17 £360 +0.69% 4
Berkshire +11 16 £363 -23.68%
Hampshire +9 11 £349 +30.65% 5
Hertfordshire 0 11 £350 -12.50%
North West -16 10 £413 +79.34%
West Midlands +7 9 £450 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 9 £355 -
Reading -4 8 £450 -5.26%
Malvern - 8 £450 - 1
Worcestershire - 8 £450 - 1
South West +2 6 £450 +12.50% 2
Tyne and Wear - 5 £263 -
North East - 5 £263 -
Lancashire - 5 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £263 -
Bedfordshire +8 4 £425 +34.92% 2
Hook -2 4 £323 +20.90%
Bristol -4 4 £450 +12.50% 2
Blackpool - 4 - -
Bracknell - 4 - -
Crawley -3 3 £325 -46.72%
West Sussex -9 3 £325 -46.72%
Merseyside - 3 - -
Farnborough - 3 £450 -

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 117 (37.14%) Windows
2 98 (31.11%) Linux
3 93 (29.52%) SQL
4 81 (25.71%) Oracle
4 81 (25.71%) Clustering
4 81 (25.71%) Security Cleared
5 77 (24.44%) SQL Server
5 77 (24.44%) ITIL
6 66 (20.95%) Disaster Recovery
6 66 (20.95%) SC Cleared
7 57 (18.10%) Microsoft
8 55 (17.46%) Active Directory
8 55 (17.46%) Finance
9 48 (15.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 48 (15.24%) XML
10 46 (14.60%) PowerShell
10 46 (14.60%) Agile Software Development
10 46 (14.60%) Oracle Database
11 43 (13.65%) VMware
12 41 (13.02%) UNIX
13 39 (12.38%) IBM
14 38 (12.06%) HTML
14 38 (12.06%) Java
15 37 (11.75%) Performance Tuning
16 36 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
17 35 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
17 35 (11.11%) MCITP
18 34 (10.79%) Bash Shell
18 34 (10.79%) HP
19 33 (10.48%) MCSA

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 32 (10.16%) WebLogic
2 30 (9.52%) WebSphere
3 14 (4.44%) NetWeaver
4 13 (4.13%) Apache
5 12 (3.81%) WebSphere Application Server
5 12 (3.81%) SharePoint
5 12 (3.81%) MS Exchange
6 11 (3.49%) JBoss
6 11 (3.49%) Tomcat
6 11 (3.49%) AquaLogic
7 9 (2.86%) Lync
7 9 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (2.54%) SAS
8 8 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (2.22%) WebLogic Portal
9 7 (2.22%) Oracle Application Server
10 6 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (1.59%) Live Communications Server
12 4 (1.27%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (3.49%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.95%) MS Office
3 2 (0.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (3.17%) BusinessWorks
2 7 (2.22%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.95%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.32%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.32%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.59%) GitHub
2 5 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.95%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (0.95%) Office 365
4 3 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.63%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.32%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (10.16%) TCP/IP
2 23 (7.30%) Firewall
3 19 (6.03%) SAN
3 19 (6.03%) DNS
4 18 (5.71%) LDAP
5 16 (5.08%) HTTP
6 8 (2.54%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (2.54%) NAS
6 8 (2.54%) Internet
7 7 (2.22%) WAN
8 6 (1.90%) SSL
9 5 (1.59%) DHCP
9 5 (1.59%) LAN
10 4 (1.27%) Ethernet
10 4 (1.27%) IP Telephony
10 4 (1.27%) VLAN
11 3 (0.95%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.95%) FCoE
11 3 (0.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (0.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 46 (14.60%) Oracle Database
3 35 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 33 (10.48%) Big Data
5 26 (8.25%) DB2
6 19 (6.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
8 17 (5.40%) Oracle Database 11g
8 17 (5.40%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (4.76%) Hadoop
11 14 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 14 (4.44%) SAP HANA
12 11 (3.49%) Relational Database
13 10 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (2.54%) MySQL
16 7 (2.22%) PowerCenter
17 6 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
17 6 (1.90%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 12 (3.81%) Ant
2 5 (1.59%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.59%) Eclipse
2 5 (1.59%) IntelliJ
2 5 (1.59%) LoadRunner
2 5 (1.59%) JMeter
2 5 (1.59%) Subversion
2 5 (1.59%) Maven
3 4 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.27%) Mercurial
3 4 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (1.27%) Introscope
4 2 (0.63%) JIRA
5 1 (0.32%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.32%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.32%) ClearQuest
General
1 55 (17.46%) Finance
2 17 (5.40%) Banking
3 10 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.54%) Retail
5 6 (1.90%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.32%) French Language
8 1 (0.32%) German Language
8 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.32%) Front Office
8 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 57 (18.10%) DBA
2 48 (15.24%) Administrator
3 47 (14.92%) Architect
4 41 (13.02%) SQL DBA
5 40 (12.70%) Developer
6 23 (7.30%) Wintel Engineer
7 22 (6.98%) SQL Server DBA
8 21 (6.67%) Consultant
9 15 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
10 14 (4.44%) SAP Architect
11 13 (4.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (3.49%) Hadoop Administrator
13 10 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
14 9 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
14 9 (2.86%) Analyst
15 8 (2.54%) Technical Architect
15 8 (2.54%) Oracle DBA
15 8 (2.54%) Oracle Developer
15 8 (2.54%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
16 7 (2.22%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (15.24%) XML
2 38 (12.06%) HTML
3 32 (10.16%) JMS
4 31 (9.84%) SOAP
5 29 (9.21%) Web Services
5 29 (9.21%) J2EE
5 29 (9.21%) Middleware
6 20 (6.35%) WebSphere MQ
7 16 (5.08%) JDBC
7 16 (5.08%) JNDI
8 14 (4.44%) .NET
9 12 (3.81%) WSDL
10 10 (3.17%) TIBCO EMS
11 6 (1.90%) SAP Basis
12 5 (1.59%) Spring
12 5 (1.59%) Oracle ADF
12 5 (1.59%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 5 (1.59%) Oracle Fusion
12 5 (1.59%) RESTful
12 5 (1.59%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 81 (25.71%) Clustering
2 26 (8.25%) Replication
2 26 (8.25%) Data Centre
3 24 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (6.67%) DataPower
5 15 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.86%) Blackberry
6 9 (2.86%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.54%) Statistics
8 4 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.27%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.27%) W3C
9 3 (0.95%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.95%) Device Driver
9 3 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.95%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (0.95%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.63%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.63%) iSeries
10 2 (0.63%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 117 (37.14%) Windows
2 98 (31.11%) Linux
3 41 (13.02%) UNIX
4 36 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (7.62%) AIX
7 23 (7.30%) Solaris
7 23 (7.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (3.81%) Windows 7
8 12 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.59%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.27%) HPUX
11 3 (0.95%) SUSE
12 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.32%) Android
12 1 (0.32%) Tru64
12 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.32%) OS/400
12 1 (0.32%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (24.44%) ITIL
2 66 (20.95%) Disaster Recovery
3 46 (14.60%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (11.75%) Performance Tuning
5 33 (10.48%) Migration
6 29 (9.21%) Configuration Management
7 26 (8.25%) Load Balancing
8 23 (7.30%) Low Latency
9 22 (6.98%) SOA
10 17 (5.40%) ERP
10 17 (5.40%) SIEM
11 16 (5.08%) Root Cause Analysis
11 16 (5.08%) Service Management
12 15 (4.76%) Data Modelling
12 15 (4.76%) ETL
12 15 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
13 14 (4.44%) Problem Management
13 14 (4.44%) Project Management
13 14 (4.44%) Validation
13 14 (4.44%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 93 (29.52%) SQL
2 46 (14.60%) PowerShell
3 38 (12.06%) Java
4 34 (10.79%) Bash Shell
5 29 (9.21%) VBScript
6 26 (8.25%) T-SQL
7 22 (6.98%) Shell Script
8 18 (5.71%) PL/SQL
9 17 (5.40%) Korn
10 13 (4.13%) Perl
11 12 (3.81%) Python
11 12 (3.81%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 11 (3.49%) VB
13 8 (2.54%) Ruby
14 5 (1.59%) JavaScript
15 4 (1.27%) C
15 4 (1.27%) C#
15 4 (1.27%) Jython
15 4 (1.27%) XPath
16 3 (0.95%) Scala
Qualifications
1 81 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 66 (20.95%) SC Cleared
3 48 (15.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (11.11%) MCITP
5 33 (10.48%) MCSA
6 13 (4.13%) Degree
7 12 (3.81%) DV Cleared
8 9 (2.86%) IBM Certification
8 9 (2.86%) MCSE
9 7 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (1.90%) MCTS
11 4 (1.27%) RHCE
11 4 (1.27%) MCDBA
11 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 3 (0.95%) OCP
12 3 (0.95%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.63%) CCNP
13 2 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.21%) SLA
2 13 (4.13%) QA
3 4 (1.27%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.32%) CDISC
4 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 55 (17.46%) Active Directory
2 32 (10.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (7.62%) Hyper-V
4 16 (5.08%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (2.86%) vSphere
5 9 (2.86%) Firmware
6 4 (1.27%) Samba
7 3 (0.95%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.95%) XenApp
7 3 (0.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (0.95%) KVM
7 3 (0.95%) Oracle Clusterware
8 2 (0.63%) GlusterFS
8 2 (0.63%) GFS2
8 2 (0.63%) OCFS2
9 1 (0.32%) NFS
9 1 (0.32%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 11 (3.49%) OpenView
2 10 (3.17%) Data Guard
3 7 (2.22%) Oracle RMAN
3 7 (2.22%) SCOM
4 5 (1.59%) Tivoli
4 5 (1.59%) Puppet
4 5 (1.59%) Red Hat Satellite
4 5 (1.59%) Oracle Flashback
5 4 (1.27%) AirWatch
5 4 (1.27%) CA Wily
5 4 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.95%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.95%) OVSD
6 3 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.63%) SELinux
7 2 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.63%) SCCM
8 1 (0.32%) WSUS
8 1 (0.32%) Salt
Vendors
1 81 (25.71%) Oracle
2 57 (18.10%) Microsoft
3 43 (13.65%) VMware
4 39 (12.38%) IBM
5 34 (10.79%) HP
6 26 (8.25%) Red Hat
7 22 (6.98%) SAP
8 21 (6.67%) Informatica
9 12 (3.81%) Cisco
10 10 (3.17%) TIBCO
11 9 (2.86%) Brocade
12 8 (2.54%) F5
13 7 (2.22%) Cloudera
13 7 (2.22%) LogRhythm
14 5 (1.59%) SOASTA, Inc
14 5 (1.59%) Splunk
15 4 (1.27%) Dell
15 4 (1.27%) Intel
15 4 (1.27%) Juniper
16 3 (0.95%) Citrix
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