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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
High Availability
Rank 189 200 184
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -16
Contract jobs citing High Availability 667 599 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.30% 1.16% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.49% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 368 354
Average daily rate £443 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
-12.35% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 8 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.02% +18.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £27.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+49.09% -4.34%

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
41848 40077 37882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.28% 77.58% 76.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27401 25574 22963
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1200 1065 1153
Average hourly rate £39.34 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.30% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing High Availability within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

High Availability Hourly Rate Histogram 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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +8 631 £450 +5.88% 187
London +18 281 £500 +17.64% 74
South East -58 98 £350 -17.64% 28
East of England +28 51 £550 +18.91% 8
North West +8 51 £425 +11.84% 25
Yorkshire +17 47 £375 -11.76% 25
City of London +3 38 £493 +15.88% 17
West Yorkshire +15 37 £371 -12.64% 18
Manchester +4 36 £425 +10.74% 21
East Midlands +20 35 £326 -1.58% 2
Berkshire -4 33 £350 -21.78% 7
West Midlands +10 29 £335 -4.28% 15
South West -21 26 £375 -8.53% 9
Leeds +8 24 £375 -11.76% 16
Leicestershire +10 23 £293 -
Reading -5 23 £350 -17.64% 5
Leicester +13 21 £293 -
Scotland -9 18 £368 +5.60% 6
Bristol +2 17 £338 -20.58% 4
Staffordshire +7 16 £350 - 5
Hampshire -30 16 £350 -17.64% 3
Buckinghamshire +5 14 £575 +35.69% 5
Surrey -6 14 £383 -7.27% 9
Norwich - 14 - -
Norfolk - 14 - -
Essex +10 13 £300 - 2
Milton Keynes +1 13 £575 +35.29% 2
Cheshire 0 13 £325 -14.47% 2
Edinburgh -7 13 £413 -8.33% 4
Bedfordshire +5 12 £575 +53.33% 2

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 432 (29.85%) Linux
2 418 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
3 400 (27.64%) SQL
4 309 (21.35%) Java
5 294 (20.32%) SQL Server
6 288 (19.90%) Oracle
7 287 (19.83%) Web Services
8 251 (17.35%) Windows
9 248 (17.14%) Finance
10 225 (15.55%) Unix
11 215 (14.86%) JavaScript
12 201 (13.89%) TDD
13 194 (13.41%) HTML
13 194 (13.41%) VMware
14 193 (13.34%) Microsoft
15 171 (11.82%) ITIL
16 168 (11.61%) Scrum
17 167 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
18 165 (11.40%) Red Hat
19 161 (11.13%) Python
20 158 (10.92%) C#
21 157 (10.85%) CSS
22 156 (10.78%) Amazon AWS
23 146 (10.09%) TCP/IP
24 143 (9.88%) Degree
25 142 (9.81%) DevOps
26 141 (9.74%) Clustering
26 141 (9.74%) Perl
27 139 (9.61%) VMware Infrastructure
28 138 (9.54%) .NET

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 88 (6.08%) Apache
2 77 (5.32%) Node.js
3 68 (4.70%) JBoss
4 66 (4.56%) WebLogic
5 63 (4.35%) WebSphere
6 44 (3.04%) IIS
6 44 (3.04%) Tomcat
7 42 (2.90%) WebSphere Application Server
8 40 (2.76%) SharePoint
9 35 (2.42%) MS Exchange
10 32 (2.21%) nginx
11 30 (2.07%) OpenStack
12 18 (1.24%) CMS
13 16 (1.11%) Confluence
14 15 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
15 14 (0.97%) Apache Spark
15 14 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
16 12 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
17 11 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 10 (0.69%) CICS
Applications
1 82 (5.67%) MS Excel
2 52 (3.59%) MS Office
3 42 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.41%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.069%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.55%) assyst
3 8 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
4 7 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.28%) Magento
6 4 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.28%) Teamcenter
7 3 (0.21%) BASE24
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.069%) CA PPM
9 1 (0.069%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
9 1 (0.069%) Oracle Utilities
9 1 (0.069%) RMDS
9 1 (0.069%) Sage 1000
9 1 (0.069%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 156 (10.78%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (2.07%) IaaS
4 22 (1.52%) GitHub
5 19 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
6 17 (1.17%) SaaS
7 14 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 11 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.76%) PaaS
9 10 (0.69%) Force.com
10 7 (0.48%) Mimecast
10 7 (0.48%) Route 53
11 6 (0.41%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.41%) Office 365
12 5 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.28%) IBM PureFlex
14 3 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
15 2 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 146 (10.09%) TCP/IP
2 131 (9.05%) HTTP
3 130 (8.98%) Firewall
4 123 (8.50%) SAN
5 99 (6.84%) DNS
6 73 (5.04%) Internet
6 73 (5.04%) LAN
7 70 (4.84%) WAN
8 67 (4.63%) SSL
9 56 (3.87%) VPN
10 51 (3.52%) LDAP
11 47 (3.25%) BGP
12 40 (2.76%) OSPF
13 38 (2.63%) MPLS
14 37 (2.56%) Network Security
15 33 (2.28%) Wireless
16 31 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
17 28 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
18 27 (1.87%) VLAN
19 26 (1.80%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 294 (20.32%) SQL Server
2 117 (8.09%) MySQL
3 115 (7.95%) Relational Database
4 83 (5.74%) Oracle Database
5 71 (4.91%) NoSQL
6 70 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 66 (4.56%) PostgreSQL
8 65 (4.49%) SQL Server 2012
9 61 (4.22%) SQL Server 2008
10 59 (4.08%) MongoDB
11 50 (3.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 40 (2.76%) Oracle Database 11g
13 39 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
13 39 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 31 (2.14%) Big Data
15 30 (2.07%) SQL Server 2014
16 29 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
16 29 (2.00%) Hadoop
17 28 (1.94%) DB2
18 27 (1.87%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 98 (6.77%) Jenkins
2 95 (6.57%) Git (software)
3 63 (4.35%) JIRA
4 62 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 54 (3.73%) Visual Studio
6 48 (3.32%) Maven
7 40 (2.76%) Subversion
8 31 (2.14%) Gradle
8 31 (2.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 22 (1.52%) Selenium
10 21 (1.45%) Cucumber
10 21 (1.45%) Eclipse
11 20 (1.38%) Hudson
12 17 (1.17%) IntelliJ
12 17 (1.17%) JUnit
13 14 (0.97%) GitLab
13 14 (0.97%) JMeter
14 11 (0.76%) Gatling
14 11 (0.76%) LoadRunner
15 9 (0.62%) Introscope
General
1 248 (17.14%) Finance
2 94 (6.50%) Banking
3 50 (3.46%) Telecoms
4 43 (2.97%) Retail
5 34 (2.35%) Manufacturing
6 28 (1.94%) Games
7 23 (1.59%) Financial Institution
7 23 (1.59%) Front Office
8 22 (1.52%) Marketing
9 21 (1.45%) Legal
10 19 (1.31%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.83%) Retail Banking
12 10 (0.69%) Back Office
12 10 (0.69%) Billing
13 8 (0.55%) Multimedia
13 8 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.48%) Automotive
14 7 (0.48%) Electronics
15 6 (0.41%) Publishing
16 5 (0.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 419 (28.96%) Developer
2 175 (12.09%) Architect
3 144 (9.95%) DBA
4 140 (9.68%) Administrator
5 101 (6.98%) Java Developer
6 94 (6.50%) SQL DBA
7 87 (6.01%) DevOps Engineer
8 75 (5.18%) JavaScript Developer
9 70 (4.84%) .NET Developer
9 70 (4.84%) C# Developer
10 59 (4.08%) Analyst
11 56 (3.87%) Consultant
12 55 (3.80%) C# .NET Developer
12 55 (3.80%) Network Engineer
13 54 (3.73%) Solutions Architect
14 49 (3.39%) SQL Server DBA
15 47 (3.25%) AWS Engineer
15 47 (3.25%) Oracle DBA
16 45 (3.11%) SQL Developer
17 40 (2.76%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (19.83%) Web Services
2 194 (13.41%) HTML
3 157 (10.85%) CSS
4 138 (9.54%) .NET
5 135 (9.33%) XML
6 116 (8.02%) REST
7 107 (7.39%) Middleware
8 98 (6.77%) RESTful
9 92 (6.36%) AngularJS
10 88 (6.08%) HTML5
11 79 (5.46%) SOAP
12 78 (5.39%) JSON
13 70 (4.84%) Spring
14 68 (4.70%) CSS3
15 61 (4.22%) J2EE
16 57 (3.94%) LAMP
17 52 (3.59%) ASP.NET
18 51 (3.52%) Ajax
19 49 (3.39%) .NET Framework
20 43 (2.97%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 141 (9.74%) Clustering
2 114 (7.88%) Data Centre
3 88 (6.08%) Computer Science
4 74 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (4.49%) Replication
6 42 (2.90%) Management Information System
7 39 (2.70%) N-Tier
8 38 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
9 22 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 19 (1.31%) HACMP
10 19 (1.31%) User Experience
11 17 (1.17%) Data Integration
11 17 (1.17%) Private Cloud
12 16 (1.11%) AS400
13 15 (1.04%) Visualisation
14 14 (0.97%) Hedge funds
14 14 (0.97%) PKI
15 13 (0.90%) Life Science
16 12 (0.83%) Blackberry
16 12 (0.83%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 432 (29.85%) Linux
2 251 (17.35%) Windows
3 225 (15.55%) Unix
4 122 (8.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 96 (6.63%) Windows Server
6 93 (6.43%) Solaris
7 58 (4.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 47 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 34 (2.35%) AIX
10 31 (2.14%) CentOS
11 27 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
12 26 (1.80%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 24 (1.66%) Windows 7
14 19 (1.31%) Ubuntu
14 19 (1.31%) Windows XP
15 12 (0.83%) zOS
16 10 (0.69%) Android
16 10 (0.69%) Apple iOS
17 8 (0.55%) MVS
18 7 (0.48%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (13.89%) TDD
3 171 (11.82%) ITIL
4 168 (11.61%) Scrum
5 167 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
6 142 (9.81%) DevOps
7 138 (9.54%) Performance Tuning
8 133 (9.19%) Continuous Integration
9 132 (9.12%) E-Commerce
10 109 (7.53%) Open Source
11 104 (7.19%) BDD
12 90 (6.22%) Configuration Management
13 89 (6.15%) Migration
14 87 (6.01%) Low Latency
15 86 (5.94%) Pair Programming
15 86 (5.94%) Software Engineering
16 82 (5.67%) OO
17 78 (5.39%) Continuous Delivery
18 76 (5.25%) Load Balancing
19 68 (4.70%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 400 (27.64%) SQL
2 309 (21.35%) Java
3 215 (14.86%) JavaScript
4 161 (11.13%) Python
5 158 (10.92%) C#
6 141 (9.74%) Perl
7 103 (7.12%) Bash Shell
8 100 (6.91%) Shell Script
9 77 (5.32%) T-SQL
10 74 (5.11%) Ruby
11 70 (4.84%) Scala
12 57 (3.94%) PowerShell
13 54 (3.73%) C++
14 44 (3.04%) Korn
15 41 (2.83%) PHP
16 35 (2.42%) PL/SQL
17 31 (2.14%) ES6
18 30 (2.07%) C
19 17 (1.17%) Groovy
19 17 (1.17%) Jython
Qualifications
1 143 (9.88%) Degree
2 114 (7.88%) Security Cleared
3 75 (5.18%) SC Cleared
4 54 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (2.56%) CCNP
6 26 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (1.66%) CCNA
8 17 (1.17%) CCIE
8 17 (1.17%) MCSE
9 16 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (0.76%) CISSP
10 11 (0.76%) HND
11 10 (0.69%) DV Cleared
12 9 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
13 8 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (0.55%) OCP
13 8 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (0.41%) IBM AIX Certification
14 6 (0.41%) ISACA
14 6 (0.41%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (4.63%) QA
2 44 (3.04%) SLA
3 39 (2.70%) ISO 9001
3 39 (2.70%) TickIT
4 15 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.28%) ISO 8583
8 3 (0.21%) ISO20022
9 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.069%) COBIT
10 1 (0.069%) RMADS
System Software
1 139 (9.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 127 (8.78%) Active Directory
3 41 (2.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 38 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
5 36 (2.49%) VMware ESX
6 29 (2.00%) Docker
7 28 (1.94%) Veritas File System
8 26 (1.80%) Hyper-V
9 25 (1.73%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 23 (1.59%) vSphere
11 22 (1.52%) NFS
12 16 (1.11%) Squid
13 13 (0.90%) qmail
13 13 (0.90%) vCloud
13 13 (0.90%) XenApp
14 12 (0.83%) XenDesktop
15 11 (0.76%) GlusterFS
16 10 (0.69%) RHEV
17 9 (0.62%) Job Entry Subsystem
18 8 (0.55%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 124 (8.57%) Puppet
2 61 (4.22%) Nagios
3 53 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
4 39 (2.70%) Graphite
5 29 (2.00%) Data Guard
6 27 (1.87%) Ansible
7 26 (1.80%) ZABBIX
8 25 (1.73%) SCCM
9 23 (1.59%) Cacti
9 23 (1.59%) Oracle RMAN
10 21 (1.45%) logstash
11 20 (1.38%) NetBackup
12 18 (1.24%) SCOM
13 15 (1.04%) Ganglia
13 15 (1.04%) Oracle ZFS
13 15 (1.04%) Salt
13 15 (1.04%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 14 (0.97%) collectd
14 14 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 11 (0.76%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 288 (19.90%) Oracle
2 194 (13.41%) VMware
3 193 (13.34%) Microsoft
4 165 (11.40%) Red Hat
5 111 (7.67%) Cisco
6 98 (6.77%) HP
7 86 (5.94%) IBM
8 57 (3.94%) EMC
9 52 (3.59%) Sun
10 48 (3.32%) Citrix
11 46 (3.18%) Veritas
12 41 (2.83%) F5
13 35 (2.42%) Juniper
14 33 (2.28%) Brocade
15 31 (2.14%) SAP
16 30 (2.07%) Siemens
17 25 (1.73%) Splunk
18 23 (1.59%) CheckPoint
19 19 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
20 17 (1.17%) Opsware
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum Weekly Pay
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £520 - £560 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + free parking
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £535.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day + expenses
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £450 per day £450.00 Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £440 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
AAP3
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £535.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford
Spectrum IT
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
caspian one
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Solihull
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 25 days ago