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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 485 489 416
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -73
Contract jobs citing High Availability 105 81 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.22% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 50 108
Average daily rate
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£450 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £289 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £519 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £430 £390
% change year-on-year
-12.79% +10.25%
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
40540 37166 40747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.11% 72.91% 70.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25134 22527 23434
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 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1157 1072 1446
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £46.90
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 24 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 24 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 0 96 £475 +13.09% 36
London +22 56 £475 +18.75% 11
South East -19 19 £475 +5.55% 6
Reading +11 10 £475 +5.55% 1
Berkshire +2 10 £475 +5.55% 2
City of London +25 6 £388 -23.94% 4
North West - 6 £230 - 4
South West -23 5 £400 - 4
East of England -27 5 £358 -7.74% 1
Yorkshire - 5 £210 - 6
Cheshire - 5 - - 2
West Yorkshire - 5 £210 - 6
Chester - 5 - - 2
Buckinghamshire -4 3 - -
Cambridgeshire -6 3 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Hampshire -15 2 £267 -40.72%
Leeds - 2 - - 6
West Sussex -2 1 £610 +35.55% 2
Hertfordshire -3 1 £400 - 1
Surrey -16 1 £610 +45.23% 2
Bristol -21 1 £400 - 3
Kent - 1 £475 -
Manchester - 1 £230 - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 £315 -
Wiltshire - 1 £300 - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 5
Hook - 1 £267 -
Northern Ireland - - - - 1
South Coast - - - -

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 97 (40.76%) SQL
2 94 (39.50%) Windows
3 79 (33.19%) Linux
4 76 (31.93%) Disaster Recovery
5 75 (31.51%) Clustering
6 68 (28.57%) Oracle
7 66 (27.73%) SQL Server
8 64 (26.89%) UNIX
9 60 (25.21%) Performance Tuning
10 55 (23.11%) ITIL
11 49 (20.59%) VMware
12 46 (19.33%) Oracle Database
13 45 (18.91%) Microsoft
14 44 (18.49%) Migration
15 43 (18.07%) Replication
15 43 (18.07%) Active Directory
16 38 (15.97%) WebLogic
16 38 (15.97%) Oracle RAC
17 34 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
17 34 (14.29%) Finance
18 31 (13.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 31 (13.03%) Amazon AWS
19 30 (12.61%) Security Cleared
20 29 (12.18%) Oracle Database 11g
20 29 (12.18%) SQL Server 2005
21 28 (11.76%) PL/SQL
22 27 (11.34%) Web Services
22 27 (11.34%) Solaris
22 27 (11.34%) HP
23 26 (10.92%) Middleware

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 38 (15.97%) WebLogic
2 26 (10.92%) WebSphere
3 11 (4.62%) Apache
4 9 (3.78%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.78%) Oracle Coherence
5 8 (3.36%) Oracle Spatial
5 8 (3.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (3.36%) Oracle Service Bus
5 8 (3.36%) IIS
5 8 (3.36%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (2.94%) Node.js
7 6 (2.52%) Oracle Application Server
7 6 (2.52%) Liferay
7 6 (2.52%) WebLogic Portal
7 6 (2.52%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (2.10%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.68%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (7.56%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.52%) MS Office
3 3 (1.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.62%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (4.20%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 31 (13.03%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.78%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.26%) SaaS
5 1 (0.42%) IaaS
5 1 (0.42%) PaaS
5 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.98%) SAN
2 16 (6.72%) DNS
3 13 (5.46%) Firewall
3 13 (5.46%) HTTP
4 11 (4.62%) DHCP
4 11 (4.62%) WAN
5 10 (4.20%) LDAP
6 9 (3.78%) TCP/IP
7 8 (3.36%) MPLS
8 7 (2.94%) SSL
8 7 (2.94%) LAN
8 7 (2.94%) VPN
8 7 (2.94%) Internet
8 7 (2.94%) VLAN
9 5 (2.10%) HSRP
9 5 (2.10%) SNMP
9 5 (2.10%) OSPF
9 5 (2.10%) BGP
10 4 (1.68%) DMVPN
10 4 (1.68%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (27.73%) SQL Server
2 46 (19.33%) Oracle Database
3 34 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (12.18%) Oracle Database 11g
4 29 (12.18%) SQL Server 2005
5 23 (9.66%) MySQL
6 22 (9.24%) Oracle Database 10g
7 20 (8.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 19 (7.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (7.56%) Amazon RDS
10 17 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (5.46%) Relational Database
12 12 (5.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (4.62%) Oracle BI EE
14 10 (4.20%) MongoDB
14 10 (4.20%) Oracle Database 12c
15 9 (3.78%) OLTP
15 9 (3.78%) SQL Server 2000
16 8 (3.36%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 12 (5.04%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (2.52%) Introscope
2 6 (2.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (2.10%) JIRA
4 3 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.84%) Subversion
5 2 (0.84%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.42%) JUnit
6 1 (0.42%) MSI
6 1 (0.42%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.42%) Selenium
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
General
1 34 (14.29%) Finance
2 10 (4.20%) Banking
3 6 (2.52%) Retail
4 4 (1.68%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.68%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.84%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.84%) Automotive
5 2 (0.84%) Legal
6 1 (0.42%) Advertising
6 1 (0.42%) Publishing
6 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (31.51%) DBA
2 33 (13.87%) SQL DBA
3 27 (11.34%) Analyst
4 24 (10.08%) Oracle DBA
5 23 (9.66%) Consultant
6 22 (9.24%) SQL Server DBA
7 21 (8.82%) Administrator
7 21 (8.82%) Developer
8 17 (7.14%) MySQL DBA
9 16 (6.72%) Architect
10 11 (4.62%) Test Analyst
11 10 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (3.36%) Infrastructure Architect
13 7 (2.94%) Tester
13 7 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
13 7 (2.94%) SQL Developer
14 6 (2.52%) UNIX Engineer
14 6 (2.52%) Wintel Engineer
14 6 (2.52%) Wintel Analyst
14 6 (2.52%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.34%) Web Services
2 26 (10.92%) Middleware
3 22 (9.24%) XML
4 20 (8.40%) WebSphere MQ
5 18 (7.56%) J2EE
6 10 (4.20%) Oracle Fusion
6 10 (4.20%) .NET
6 10 (4.20%) HTML
6 10 (4.20%) SOAP
7 8 (3.36%) Spring
7 8 (3.36%) WSDL
8 6 (2.52%) WCF
8 6 (2.52%) Kafka
8 6 (2.52%) JDBC
9 5 (2.10%) JNDI
10 4 (1.68%) RESTful
10 4 (1.68%) UDDI
10 4 (1.68%) ASP.NET
11 3 (1.26%) CSS
11 3 (1.26%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 75 (31.51%) Clustering
2 43 (18.07%) Replication
3 9 (3.78%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.52%) Statistics
4 6 (2.52%) PKI
5 5 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.10%) DataPower
6 2 (0.84%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.84%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.84%) Open Source
6 2 (0.84%) Grid Computing
6 2 (0.84%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.84%) HACMP
6 2 (0.84%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.84%) W3C
6 2 (0.84%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.42%) Firmware
7 1 (0.42%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.42%) iSeries
7 1 (0.42%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 94 (39.50%) Windows
2 79 (33.19%) Linux
3 64 (26.89%) UNIX
4 27 (11.34%) Solaris
5 26 (10.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (6.30%) AIX
8 14 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (5.88%) Debian
9 11 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (3.36%) SELinux
11 6 (2.52%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (1.68%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.26%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.26%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.84%) Android
14 2 (0.84%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.84%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.42%) VMS
15 1 (0.42%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (31.93%) Disaster Recovery
2 60 (25.21%) Performance Tuning
3 55 (23.11%) ITIL
4 44 (18.49%) Migration
5 22 (9.24%) SOA
6 19 (7.98%) Capacity Planning
7 16 (6.72%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (6.30%) Load Balancing
9 13 (5.46%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (5.04%) DevOps
10 12 (5.04%) Test Scripting
11 10 (4.20%) Configuration Management
11 10 (4.20%) MVC
12 9 (3.78%) Data Modelling
12 9 (3.78%) Service Management
12 9 (3.78%) Change Control
13 8 (3.36%) ETL
14 7 (2.94%) Change Management
14 7 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
15 6 (2.52%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (40.76%) SQL
2 28 (11.76%) PL/SQL
3 22 (9.24%) Java
4 17 (7.14%) Bash Shell
5 16 (6.72%) PowerShell
6 14 (5.88%) Python
7 11 (4.62%) T-SQL
8 10 (4.20%) Shell Script
9 9 (3.78%) C
9 9 (3.78%) Ruby
10 8 (3.36%) Perl
11 7 (2.94%) C#
12 6 (2.52%) Korn
12 6 (2.52%) Jython
12 6 (2.52%) VBScript
13 3 (1.26%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.84%) XPath
14 2 (0.84%) PHP
15 1 (0.42%) VB
15 1 (0.42%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 30 (12.61%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (5.46%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.20%) ISTQB
5 9 (3.78%) DV Cleared
6 8 (3.36%) MCTS
7 7 (2.94%) MCITP
8 6 (2.52%) IBM Certification
9 4 (1.68%) Degree
9 4 (1.68%) MCP
9 4 (1.68%) MCSA
10 3 (1.26%) MCDBA
10 3 (1.26%) MCSE
10 3 (1.26%) OCP
10 3 (1.26%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.84%) CCIE
12 1 (0.42%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.62%) QA
2 3 (1.26%) SLA
3 2 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (18.07%) Active Directory
2 38 (15.97%) Oracle RAC
3 22 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (7.56%) Oracle RMAN
5 10 (4.20%) VMware ESX
6 8 (3.36%) vCloud
7 7 (2.94%) Hyper-V
8 6 (2.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (1.68%) DFS Replication
9 4 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.68%) KVM
9 4 (1.68%) RHEV
10 3 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.26%) vSphere
10 3 (1.26%) XenApp
11 2 (0.84%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.42%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.42%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.42%) Nmap
12 1 (0.42%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 31 (13.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 23 (9.66%) Data Guard
3 17 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (7.14%) SCCM
4 10 (4.20%) SCOM
4 10 (4.20%) Puppet
5 6 (2.52%) CA Wily
6 5 (2.10%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.68%) Legato
8 3 (1.26%) Ionix
8 3 (1.26%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (1.26%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.84%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.84%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.42%) Opsview
10 1 (0.42%) collectd
10 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.42%) Hyperic
10 1 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 68 (28.57%) Oracle
2 49 (20.59%) VMware
3 45 (18.91%) Microsoft
4 27 (11.34%) HP
5 26 (10.92%) IBM
6 19 (7.98%) Red Hat
7 18 (7.56%) Percona
8 15 (6.30%) Citrix
9 10 (4.20%) Veritas
10 8 (3.36%) EMC
11 6 (2.52%) Remedy
11 6 (2.52%) Cisco
12 4 (1.68%) Blue Coat
13 3 (1.26%) SAP
13 3 (1.26%) NetApp
13 3 (1.26%) F5
13 3 (1.26%) Altiris
14 2 (0.84%) Nimsoft
14 2 (0.84%) Symantec
14 2 (0.84%) CA
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