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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 499 472 455
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -17
Contract jobs citing High Availability 113 114 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.29% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 76 93
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.29% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £263 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £514 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
-10.93% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -11 98 £420 -1.17% 32
London +17 51 £463 +8.82% 11
South East -16 15 £380 -10.58% 6
South West -34 15 £369 -13.23% 1
Scotland -8 9 £335 -19.27% 1
City of London +25 8 £325 -29.72% 4
Hampshire -14 8 £349 -22.44% 1
North East - 6 £265 -
North West - 4 £230 - 5
East of England -26 3 £450 +24.13% 3
West Midlands - 3 £420 - 1
Cheshire - 3 - - 1
Chester - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +3 2 - - 1
Berkshire 0 2 - - 1
Surrey -13 2 £588 +46.87% 1
Bracknell - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -6 1 £450 +12.50%
Milton Keynes -7 1 £450 -
Glasgow -13 1 £325 -18.75% 1
Hertfordshire -23 1 £450 +12.50% 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £450 - 1
Bedford - 1 £450 - 1
Swindon - 1 £300 -
Watford - 1 £450 -
Luton - 1 £450 -
Manchester - 1 £230 - 4
Wiltshire - 1 £300 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
East Yorkshire - - - - 1

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 104 (42.98%) Windows
2 73 (30.17%) Linux
2 73 (30.17%) SQL
3 67 (27.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 66 (27.27%) Clustering
5 60 (24.79%) ITIL
6 59 (24.38%) Performance Tuning
7 55 (22.73%) VMware
8 54 (22.31%) UNIX
8 54 (22.31%) Oracle
8 54 (22.31%) Microsoft
9 51 (21.07%) Security Cleared
10 50 (20.66%) Active Directory
10 50 (20.66%) SQL Server
11 42 (17.36%) Migration
12 39 (16.12%) IBM
13 36 (14.88%) Amazon AWS
14 35 (14.46%) VMware Infrastructure
14 35 (14.46%) Replication
15 34 (14.05%) SC Cleared
16 33 (13.64%) Oracle RAC
16 33 (13.64%) Finance
17 32 (13.22%) WebSphere
18 31 (12.81%) PowerShell
18 31 (12.81%) WebLogic
19 30 (12.40%) HP
19 30 (12.40%) Middleware
20 28 (11.57%) Oracle Database
21 27 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
21 27 (11.16%) WebSphere MQ

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 32 (13.22%) WebSphere
2 31 (12.81%) WebLogic
3 11 (4.55%) IIS
4 10 (4.13%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.89%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (2.89%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (2.48%) Oracle Coherence
6 6 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.48%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (1.65%) Apache
8 3 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.24%) WebLogic Portal
8 3 (1.24%) NetWeaver
8 3 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.24%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (1.24%) Liferay
8 3 (1.24%) Node.js
8 3 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.24%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 17 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.48%) MS Office
3 3 (1.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.07%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.65%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.41%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 36 (14.88%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.79%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.65%) PaaS
5 2 (0.83%) GitHub
5 2 (0.83%) SaaS
6 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.41%) Office 365
6 1 (0.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (11.16%) Firewall
1 27 (11.16%) WAN
2 26 (10.74%) SAN
3 20 (8.26%) DNS
4 18 (7.44%) LAN
4 18 (7.44%) DHCP
5 17 (7.02%) MPLS
6 16 (6.61%) OSPF
7 15 (6.20%) BGP
8 12 (4.96%) TCP/IP
8 12 (4.96%) LDAP
9 11 (4.55%) HTTP
9 11 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (4.13%) VLAN
11 7 (2.89%) SSL
12 6 (2.48%) IPv4
13 5 (2.07%) Internet
13 5 (2.07%) VPN
13 5 (2.07%) HSRP
14 4 (1.65%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (20.66%) SQL Server
2 28 (11.57%) Oracle Database
3 25 (10.33%) MySQL
4 21 (8.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (8.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (7.02%) Amazon RDS
7 15 (6.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (6.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (6.20%) Oracle Exadata
8 13 (5.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (4.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (4.13%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (3.31%) Relational Database
11 7 (2.89%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (2.89%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (2.48%) OLTP
12 6 (2.48%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (2.48%) DB2
13 4 (1.65%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (3.72%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (2.48%) JIRA
2 6 (2.48%) Maven
2 6 (2.48%) Introscope
2 6 (2.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (2.07%) Selenium
4 4 (1.65%) Cucumber
4 4 (1.65%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.24%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.83%) Subversion
6 2 (0.83%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.83%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.83%) IntelliJ
6 2 (0.83%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.83%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.83%) Ant
6 2 (0.83%) JUnit
6 2 (0.83%) JMeter
General
1 33 (13.64%) Finance
2 10 (4.13%) Banking
3 7 (2.89%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.48%) Retail
5 4 (1.65%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.83%) Marketing
7 2 (0.83%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.83%) Automotive
7 2 (0.83%) Legal
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
8 1 (0.41%) Publishing
8 1 (0.41%) German Language
Job Titles
1 53 (21.90%) DBA
2 27 (11.16%) Consultant
3 24 (9.92%) Analyst
4 23 (9.50%) SQL DBA
5 20 (8.26%) Architect
5 20 (8.26%) Administrator
6 18 (7.44%) Wintel Engineer
7 17 (7.02%) Developer
7 17 (7.02%) SQL Server DBA
7 17 (7.02%) MySQL DBA
8 12 (4.96%) Test Analyst
8 12 (4.96%) Infrastructure Architect
9 11 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
9 11 (4.55%) Tester
10 10 (4.13%) Cloud Engineer
11 9 (3.72%) Network Specialist
12 8 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (2.89%) Solutions Architect
14 6 (2.48%) Wintel Analyst
14 6 (2.48%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.40%) Middleware
2 27 (11.16%) WebSphere MQ
3 26 (10.74%) XML
4 25 (10.33%) HTML
5 21 (8.68%) Web Services
6 14 (5.79%) .NET
7 13 (5.37%) J2EE
8 11 (4.55%) SOAP
9 8 (3.31%) JDBC
10 7 (2.89%) JNDI
11 6 (2.48%) WCF
11 6 (2.48%) Oracle Fusion
11 6 (2.48%) ASP.NET
12 5 (2.07%) CSS
13 4 (1.65%) Spring
13 4 (1.65%) UDDI
13 4 (1.65%) JMS
13 4 (1.65%) XSD
13 4 (1.65%) XSLT
14 3 (1.24%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 66 (27.27%) Clustering
2 35 (14.46%) Replication
3 27 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.89%) HACMP
6 6 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.07%) User Experience
7 5 (2.07%) DataPower
7 5 (2.07%) PKI
8 4 (1.65%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.65%) Statistics
8 4 (1.65%) Open Source
9 3 (1.24%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.83%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.83%) W3C
11 1 (0.41%) Firmware
11 1 (0.41%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.41%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.41%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 104 (42.98%) Windows
2 73 (30.17%) Linux
3 54 (22.31%) UNIX
4 22 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (8.26%) AIX
6 19 (7.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (5.79%) Oracle Linux
7 14 (5.79%) Solaris
7 14 (5.79%) Debian
7 14 (5.79%) SELinux
8 11 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.24%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.24%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.24%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.83%) Android
11 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.83%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.41%) SUSE
12 1 (0.41%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (27.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 60 (24.79%) ITIL
3 59 (24.38%) Performance Tuning
4 42 (17.36%) Migration
5 24 (9.92%) SOA
6 19 (7.85%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (5.79%) Load Balancing
7 14 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (5.79%) DevOps
8 13 (5.37%) Service Management
8 13 (5.37%) Test Scripting
9 11 (4.55%) Network Design
10 10 (4.13%) WAN Optimisation
10 10 (4.13%) Change Control
10 10 (4.13%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (4.13%) Network Load Balancing
10 10 (4.13%) Change Management
11 9 (3.72%) Problem Management
11 9 (3.72%) Requirements Analysis
12 8 (3.31%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 73 (30.17%) SQL
2 31 (12.81%) PowerShell
3 25 (10.33%) Bash Shell
4 22 (9.09%) Python
5 20 (8.26%) Java
6 18 (7.44%) VBScript
7 16 (6.61%) Ruby
8 15 (6.20%) Perl
9 12 (4.96%) PL/SQL
10 11 (4.55%) T-SQL
11 10 (4.13%) Shell Script
12 6 (2.48%) Korn
12 6 (2.48%) Jython
13 5 (2.07%) C
13 5 (2.07%) C#
14 2 (0.83%) XPath
14 2 (0.83%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 2 (0.83%) JavaScript
15 1 (0.41%) AWK
15 1 (0.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 51 (21.07%) Security Cleared
2 34 (14.05%) SC Cleared
3 27 (11.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (7.02%) MCITP
5 14 (5.79%) DV Cleared
6 13 (5.37%) MCSA
6 13 (5.37%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (4.96%) CCNP
8 10 (4.13%) MCTS
9 9 (3.72%) ISTQB
10 7 (2.89%) MCP
10 7 (2.89%) Degree
11 6 (2.48%) IBM Certification
12 3 (1.24%) MCSE
12 3 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.83%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.83%) CCIE
13 2 (0.83%) ISEB
13 2 (0.83%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.61%) QA
2 4 (1.65%) SLA
3 2 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (20.66%) Active Directory
2 35 (14.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (13.64%) Oracle RAC
4 21 (8.68%) VMware ESX
5 14 (5.79%) vCloud
6 9 (3.72%) Hyper-V
7 6 (2.48%) PowerHA
8 4 (1.65%) DFS Replication
8 4 (1.65%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.83%) Veritas File System
10 2 (0.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.83%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.83%) RHEV
11 1 (0.41%) KVM
11 1 (0.41%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.41%) vSphere
11 1 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 18 (7.44%) SCCM
2 17 (7.02%) Puppet
3 14 (5.79%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (4.96%) SCOM
4 12 (4.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 11 (4.55%) Data Guard
6 6 (2.48%) CA Wily
7 3 (1.24%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.24%) OpenView
7 3 (1.24%) Oracle Identity Management
7 3 (1.24%) Ionix
8 2 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.83%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.41%) Hyperic
9 1 (0.41%) Foglight
9 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.41%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 55 (22.73%) VMware
2 54 (22.31%) Oracle
2 54 (22.31%) Microsoft
3 39 (16.12%) IBM
4 30 (12.40%) HP
5 18 (7.44%) Red Hat
6 17 (7.02%) Percona
7 15 (6.20%) Cisco
8 12 (4.96%) SAP
9 10 (4.13%) Citrix
10 7 (2.89%) Remedy
10 7 (2.89%) NetApp
10 7 (2.89%) EMC
11 4 (1.65%) Blue Coat
11 4 (1.65%) CA
12 3 (1.24%) Business Objects
12 3 (1.24%) Veritas
12 3 (1.24%) Splunk
12 3 (1.24%) Altiris
13 2 (0.83%) Sun
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