The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 486 477 404
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -73
Contract jobs citing High Availability 103 86 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.17% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.23% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 53 108
Average daily rate
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£400 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £307 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £602 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £428 £390
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.29% +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40453 37287 40858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.92% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25028 22615 23509
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1155 1063 1447
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 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
England +2 94 £450 +7.14% 35
London +7 52 £450 +12.50% 12
South East -20 19 £475 +5.55% 5
Reading +13 10 £475 +5.55% 1
Berkshire +4 10 £475 +5.55% 3
South West -30 6 £363 - 3
North West - 6 £230 - 3
City of London +25 5 £450 -17.01% 3
East of England -33 5 £358 -7.74% 2
Yorkshire - 5 £210 - 5
Cheshire - 5 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £210 - 3
Chester - 5 - -
Buckinghamshire -4 3 - -
Cambridgeshire -17 3 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Hampshire -14 2 £267 -40.72%
Bristol -17 2 £363 - 3
Leeds - 2 - - 3
West Midlands - 2 £415 - 4
West Sussex -3 1 £610 +35.55% 1
Hertfordshire -6 1 £400 - 2
Surrey -7 1 £610 +45.23% 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £315 -
Wiltshire - 1 £300 -
Hook - 1 £267 -
Kent - 1 £475 -
Manchester - 1 £230 - 2
Leicester - - - - 2
Liverpool - - - -

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 94 (40.69%) SQL
2 93 (40.26%) Windows
3 78 (33.77%) Linux
4 74 (32.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 73 (31.60%) Clustering
6 66 (28.57%) Oracle
7 62 (26.84%) SQL Server
7 62 (26.84%) UNIX
8 60 (25.97%) Performance Tuning
9 52 (22.51%) ITIL
10 50 (21.65%) VMware
11 45 (19.48%) Migration
12 44 (19.05%) Microsoft
12 44 (19.05%) Oracle Database
13 43 (18.61%) Replication
14 41 (17.75%) Active Directory
15 40 (17.32%) Oracle RAC
16 37 (16.02%) WebLogic
17 34 (14.72%) Finance
18 33 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
19 32 (13.85%) Amazon AWS
20 30 (12.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
21 29 (12.55%) SQL Server 2005
22 28 (12.12%) Oracle Database 11g
22 28 (12.12%) Security Cleared
22 28 (12.12%) Middleware
23 27 (11.69%) IBM
24 26 (11.26%) PL/SQL
24 26 (11.26%) Solaris
24 26 (11.26%) WebSphere

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 37 (16.02%) WebLogic
2 26 (11.26%) WebSphere
3 9 (3.90%) Apache
3 9 (3.90%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.46%) IIS
4 8 (3.46%) Oracle Spatial
4 8 (3.46%) Oracle Coherence
4 8 (3.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (2.60%) Oracle Service Bus
6 6 (2.60%) Node.js
6 6 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (2.60%) Oracle Application Server
7 5 (2.16%) WebLogic Portal
7 5 (2.16%) Liferay
8 4 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.73%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.73%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (7.36%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.60%) MS Office
3 3 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (4.33%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 32 (13.85%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.33%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.30%) SaaS
5 1 (0.43%) PaaS
5 1 (0.43%) IaaS
5 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.79%) SAN
2 15 (6.49%) DNS
3 14 (6.06%) Firewall
4 13 (5.63%) HTTP
5 11 (4.76%) WAN
5 11 (4.76%) DHCP
6 9 (3.90%) LDAP
6 9 (3.90%) TCP/IP
7 8 (3.46%) MPLS
8 7 (3.03%) Internet
8 7 (3.03%) VPN
8 7 (3.03%) SSL
8 7 (3.03%) LAN
8 7 (3.03%) VLAN
9 5 (2.16%) HSRP
9 5 (2.16%) OSPF
9 5 (2.16%) BGP
9 5 (2.16%) SNMP
10 4 (1.73%) IPsec
10 4 (1.73%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (26.84%) SQL Server
2 44 (19.05%) Oracle Database
3 33 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (12.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 28 (12.12%) Oracle Database 11g
6 22 (9.52%) MySQL
6 22 (9.52%) Oracle Database 10g
7 20 (8.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 19 (8.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (7.79%) Amazon RDS
10 15 (6.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (5.63%) Relational Database
12 12 (5.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (4.76%) Oracle BI EE
14 10 (4.33%) Oracle Database 12c
15 9 (3.90%) Oracle Exadata
15 9 (3.90%) SQL Server 2000
16 8 (3.46%) MongoDB
17 7 (3.03%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 12 (5.19%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (2.60%) Introscope
2 6 (2.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (2.16%) JIRA
4 3 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.87%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.87%) Subversion
5 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.43%) JUnit
6 1 (0.43%) MSI
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.43%) Selenium
6 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
General
1 34 (14.72%) Finance
2 11 (4.76%) Banking
3 6 (2.60%) Retail
4 4 (1.73%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.73%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.87%) Automotive
5 2 (0.87%) Legal
5 2 (0.87%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.43%) Advertising
6 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 75 (32.47%) DBA
2 32 (13.85%) SQL DBA
3 25 (10.82%) Oracle DBA
4 24 (10.39%) Analyst
5 23 (9.96%) Consultant
6 21 (9.09%) Administrator
6 21 (9.09%) SQL Server DBA
7 18 (7.79%) Developer
8 17 (7.36%) MySQL DBA
9 16 (6.93%) Architect
10 10 (4.33%) Test Analyst
10 10 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.46%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (3.03%) Tester
13 6 (2.60%) WebSphere Administrator
13 6 (2.60%) UNIX Engineer
13 6 (2.60%) Wintel Engineer
13 6 (2.60%) Wintel Analyst
14 5 (2.16%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.12%) Middleware
2 25 (10.82%) Web Services
3 21 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
4 20 (8.66%) XML
5 15 (6.49%) J2EE
6 10 (4.33%) HTML
6 10 (4.33%) .NET
6 10 (4.33%) SOAP
6 10 (4.33%) Oracle Fusion
7 7 (3.03%) Spring
8 6 (2.60%) WCF
8 6 (2.60%) JDBC
8 6 (2.60%) WSDL
9 5 (2.16%) JNDI
9 5 (2.16%) Kafka
10 4 (1.73%) RESTful
10 4 (1.73%) UDDI
10 4 (1.73%) ASP.NET
11 3 (1.30%) CSS
11 3 (1.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 73 (31.60%) Clustering
2 43 (18.61%) Replication
3 9 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.60%) PKI
4 6 (2.60%) Statistics
5 5 (2.16%) DataPower
6 4 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.87%) Open Source
7 2 (0.87%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.87%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.87%) Grid Computing
7 2 (0.87%) W3C
8 1 (0.43%) Firmware
8 1 (0.43%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.43%) HACMP
8 1 (0.43%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.43%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.43%) iSeries
8 1 (0.43%) LPAR
8 1 (0.43%) DLPAR
Operating Systems
1 93 (40.26%) Windows
2 78 (33.77%) Linux
3 62 (26.84%) UNIX
4 26 (11.26%) Solaris
5 25 (10.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (6.06%) Debian
8 13 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (5.63%) AIX
9 11 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (3.90%) SELinux
11 7 (3.03%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (1.73%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.30%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.30%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.87%) Android
15 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.43%) VMS
15 1 (0.43%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (32.03%) Disaster Recovery
2 60 (25.97%) Performance Tuning
3 52 (22.51%) ITIL
4 45 (19.48%) Migration
5 21 (9.09%) SOA
6 19 (8.23%) Capacity Planning
7 16 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (5.63%) Load Balancing
8 13 (5.63%) DevOps
9 11 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (4.33%) Test Scripting
11 9 (3.90%) MVC
11 9 (3.90%) Configuration Management
11 9 (3.90%) Data Modelling
11 9 (3.90%) Change Control
12 8 (3.46%) Service Management
13 7 (3.03%) Change Management
13 7 (3.03%) ETL
13 7 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
14 6 (2.60%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (40.69%) SQL
2 26 (11.26%) PL/SQL
3 19 (8.23%) Java
4 18 (7.79%) Bash Shell
5 16 (6.93%) PowerShell
6 15 (6.49%) Python
7 10 (4.33%) Shell Script
7 10 (4.33%) Ruby
7 10 (4.33%) T-SQL
8 9 (3.90%) C
8 9 (3.90%) Perl
9 7 (3.03%) C#
10 6 (2.60%) VBScript
10 6 (2.60%) Jython
10 6 (2.60%) Korn
11 3 (1.30%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.87%) XPath
12 2 (0.87%) PHP
13 1 (0.43%) Groovy
13 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (5.19%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.33%) ISTQB
5 8 (3.46%) MCTS
5 8 (3.46%) DV Cleared
6 7 (3.03%) MCITP
7 6 (2.60%) IBM Certification
8 4 (1.73%) MCSA
8 4 (1.73%) MCP
8 4 (1.73%) Degree
9 3 (1.30%) MCSE
9 3 (1.30%) MCDBA
9 3 (1.30%) OCP
9 3 (1.30%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.87%) CCIE
10 2 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.43%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.76%) QA
2 3 (1.30%) SLA
3 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (17.75%) Active Directory
2 40 (17.32%) Oracle RAC
3 24 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (7.79%) Oracle RMAN
5 10 (4.33%) VMware ESX
6 9 (3.90%) vCloud
7 8 (3.46%) Hyper-V
8 5 (2.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (2.16%) RHEV
9 4 (1.73%) KVM
9 4 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.73%) DFS Replication
10 3 (1.30%) vSphere
10 3 (1.30%) XenApp
10 3 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.43%) Nmap
11 1 (0.43%) LiteSpeed
11 1 (0.43%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.43%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 30 (12.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 24 (10.39%) Data Guard
3 17 (7.36%) SCCM
4 15 (6.49%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (4.76%) Puppet
6 10 (4.33%) SCOM
7 6 (2.60%) CA Wily
8 5 (2.16%) Tivoli
9 4 (1.73%) Legato
10 3 (1.30%) Ionix
10 3 (1.30%) Oracle Identity Management
10 3 (1.30%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.87%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.87%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.43%) WMI
12 1 (0.43%) WSUS
12 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 1 (0.43%) Nagios
12 1 (0.43%) Foglight
Vendors
1 66 (28.57%) Oracle
2 50 (21.65%) VMware
3 44 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 27 (11.69%) IBM
5 25 (10.82%) HP
6 19 (8.23%) Red Hat
7 18 (7.79%) Percona
8 14 (6.06%) Citrix
9 9 (3.90%) Veritas
10 8 (3.46%) EMC
11 7 (3.03%) Cisco
12 6 (2.60%) Remedy
13 4 (1.73%) Blue Coat
14 3 (1.30%) NetApp
14 3 (1.30%) Altiris
15 2 (0.87%) Symantec
15 2 (0.87%) F5
15 2 (0.87%) Nimsoft
15 2 (0.87%) ServiceNow
15 2 (0.87%) Sybase
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