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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 501 464 437
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -27
Contract jobs citing High Availability 105 115 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.22% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.30% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 79 97
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £330 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £390
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00

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
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 August 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 August 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 -29 97 £460 +8.23% 17
London +29 61 £475 +11.76% 6
South East -48 14 £438 -2.77% 3
City of London +20 9 £325 -31.57% 2
Hampshire -21 6 £349 -24.54%
Hook - 6 £349 -
Yorkshire - 5 - - 3
North West - 5 £230 - 2
South West -36 4 £313 -26.47%
West Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
Chester - 4 - -
Cheshire - 4 - -
Reading +1 3 - -
Berkshire -5 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -5 3 - - 1
East of England -29 3 - - 4
West Midlands - 3 £420 -
Surrey -13 2 £610 +45.23%
North East -20 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - - 1
Bristol -19 1 £325 -
Manchester - 1 £230 - 2
Swindon - 1 £300 -
Kent - 1 £475 -
Wiltshire - 1 £300 -
Warwickshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
South Wales - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 101 (45.09%) Windows
2 83 (37.05%) SQL
3 77 (34.38%) Linux
4 62 (27.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 60 (26.79%) Clustering
6 58 (25.89%) Performance Tuning
7 56 (25.00%) Oracle
8 54 (24.11%) UNIX
8 54 (24.11%) VMware
9 53 (23.66%) SQL Server
10 49 (21.88%) Microsoft
11 47 (20.98%) ITIL
12 46 (20.54%) Active Directory
13 40 (17.86%) Migration
14 36 (16.07%) Oracle RAC
15 35 (15.63%) IBM
16 34 (15.18%) WebLogic
16 34 (15.18%) Amazon AWS
17 33 (14.73%) Replication
18 32 (14.29%) Security Cleared
19 31 (13.84%) VMware Infrastructure
19 31 (13.84%) Oracle Database
20 29 (12.95%) WebSphere
20 29 (12.95%) Middleware
21 28 (12.50%) Finance
22 26 (11.61%) XML
23 25 (11.16%) PowerShell
24 24 (10.71%) Web Services
24 24 (10.71%) WebSphere MQ
25 23 (10.27%) MySQL

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 34 (15.18%) WebLogic
2 29 (12.95%) WebSphere
3 10 (4.46%) IIS
3 10 (4.46%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.57%) Oracle Coherence
5 7 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (3.13%) Apache
5 7 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (2.68%) Oracle Application Server
6 6 (2.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (2.23%) Node.js
7 5 (2.23%) Liferay
7 5 (2.23%) Oracle Service Bus
7 5 (2.23%) WebLogic Portal
8 4 (1.79%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.79%) Oracle Spatial
8 4 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.34%) Umbraco
9 3 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.68%) MS Office
3 3 (1.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (2.68%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 34 (15.18%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.80%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.79%) PaaS
5 1 (0.45%) Office 365
5 1 (0.45%) GitHub
5 1 (0.45%) IaaS
5 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.27%) SAN
2 19 (8.48%) DNS
3 16 (7.14%) WAN
3 16 (7.14%) DHCP
4 12 (5.36%) LDAP
4 12 (5.36%) TCP/IP
4 12 (5.36%) HTTP
4 12 (5.36%) Firewall
5 8 (3.57%) MPLS
5 8 (3.57%) LAN
5 8 (3.57%) VLAN
6 7 (3.13%) VPN
6 7 (3.13%) SSL
7 6 (2.68%) SNMP
8 5 (2.23%) OSPF
8 5 (2.23%) BGP
8 5 (2.23%) HSRP
9 4 (1.79%) DMVPN
9 4 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (1.79%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (23.66%) SQL Server
2 31 (13.84%) Oracle Database
3 23 (10.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 23 (10.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (10.27%) MySQL
4 18 (8.04%) Amazon RDS
5 16 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
6 15 (6.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (5.80%) Oracle Exadata
7 13 (5.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (4.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (4.91%) Oracle Database 10g
9 10 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (4.46%) Relational Database
10 9 (4.02%) Oracle BI EE
11 8 (3.57%) MongoDB
11 8 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (2.68%) OLTP
12 6 (2.68%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (4.46%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (2.68%) Introscope
2 6 (2.68%) JIRA
2 6 (2.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.79%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (1.34%) JUnit
4 3 (1.34%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.89%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.89%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.89%) Subversion
6 1 (0.45%) Maven
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.45%) Selenium
6 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.45%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.45%) JMeter
6 1 (0.45%) LoadRunner
General
1 28 (12.50%) Finance
2 10 (4.46%) Banking
3 7 (3.13%) Retail
4 6 (2.68%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.79%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.34%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.89%) Marketing
7 2 (0.89%) Automotive
7 2 (0.89%) Legal
7 2 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.89%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.45%) German Language
8 1 (0.45%) Advertising
8 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (26.79%) DBA
2 24 (10.71%) Consultant
2 24 (10.71%) SQL DBA
3 21 (9.38%) Analyst
4 20 (8.93%) Administrator
5 19 (8.48%) Developer
5 19 (8.48%) Architect
6 17 (7.59%) Oracle DBA
6 17 (7.59%) SQL Server DBA
6 17 (7.59%) MySQL DBA
7 12 (5.36%) Wintel Engineer
8 11 (4.91%) Infrastructure Architect
9 10 (4.46%) Tester
10 8 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
11 7 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (3.13%) Test Analyst
12 6 (2.68%) Project Manager
12 6 (2.68%) WebSphere Administrator
12 6 (2.68%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (12.95%) Middleware
2 26 (11.61%) XML
3 24 (10.71%) Web Services
3 24 (10.71%) WebSphere MQ
4 19 (8.48%) HTML
5 13 (5.80%) .NET
5 13 (5.80%) J2EE
6 10 (4.46%) SOAP
7 8 (3.57%) ASP.NET
7 8 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
8 7 (3.13%) WCF
8 7 (3.13%) Spring
9 6 (2.68%) JDBC
10 5 (2.23%) CSS
10 5 (2.23%) WSDL
10 5 (2.23%) JNDI
10 5 (2.23%) Kafka
11 4 (1.79%) RESTful
11 4 (1.79%) UDDI
11 4 (1.79%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 60 (26.79%) Clustering
2 33 (14.73%) Replication
3 8 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.68%) HACMP
5 5 (2.23%) PKI
5 5 (2.23%) DataPower
6 4 (1.79%) Statistics
6 4 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.34%) Open Source
8 2 (0.89%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.89%) W3C
8 2 (0.89%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.89%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.45%) Firmware
9 1 (0.45%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.45%) Derivative
9 1 (0.45%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.45%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.45%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 101 (45.09%) Windows
2 77 (34.38%) Linux
3 54 (24.11%) UNIX
4 22 (9.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (8.93%) Solaris
6 19 (8.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (8.04%) AIX
8 14 (6.25%) Debian
9 12 (5.36%) SELinux
10 11 (4.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (4.46%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (1.34%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.34%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.34%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.89%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.89%) Android
14 1 (0.45%) openSUSE
14 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (27.68%) Disaster Recovery
2 58 (25.89%) Performance Tuning
3 47 (20.98%) ITIL
4 40 (17.86%) Migration
5 22 (9.82%) SOA
6 15 (6.70%) DevOps
7 14 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
7 14 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (5.36%) MVC
9 11 (4.91%) Service Management
9 11 (4.91%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (4.91%) Change Control
10 9 (4.02%) WAN Optimisation
10 9 (4.02%) Load Balancing
10 9 (4.02%) Network Load Balancing
11 8 (3.57%) Requirements Analysis
11 8 (3.57%) Test Scripting
11 8 (3.57%) Change Management
11 8 (3.57%) Configuration Management
12 6 (2.68%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (37.05%) SQL
2 25 (11.16%) PowerShell
3 22 (9.82%) Bash Shell
4 19 (8.48%) PL/SQL
4 19 (8.48%) Java
4 19 (8.48%) Python
5 13 (5.80%) Ruby
6 12 (5.36%) VBScript
7 11 (4.91%) Perl
7 11 (4.91%) T-SQL
8 10 (4.46%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.68%) Jython
9 6 (2.68%) Korn
9 6 (2.68%) C
9 6 (2.68%) C#
10 2 (0.89%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.89%) XPath
11 1 (0.45%) Groovy
11 1 (0.45%) VB
11 1 (0.45%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 32 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 22 (9.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 13 (5.80%) MCITP
5 11 (4.91%) DV Cleared
6 10 (4.46%) ISTQB
7 9 (4.02%) MCSA
8 8 (3.57%) MCTS
9 6 (2.68%) IBM Certification
9 6 (2.68%) Degree
10 5 (2.23%) MCP
11 4 (1.79%) MCSE
12 3 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (1.34%) OCP
12 3 (1.34%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.89%) ISEB
13 2 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.89%) MCDBA
13 2 (0.89%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.70%) QA
2 2 (0.89%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.89%) SLA
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (20.54%) Active Directory
2 36 (16.07%) Oracle RAC
3 31 (13.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (8.04%) VMware ESX
5 12 (5.36%) vCloud
6 10 (4.46%) Hyper-V
7 9 (4.02%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (2.23%) PowerHA
8 5 (2.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (1.79%) DFS Replication
10 3 (1.34%) vSphere
10 3 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.89%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.89%) Veritas File System
11 2 (0.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.45%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.45%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 19 (8.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 18 (8.04%) SCCM
3 15 (6.70%) Puppet
4 14 (6.25%) Data Guard
5 13 (5.80%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (5.36%) SCOM
7 6 (2.68%) CA Wily
8 5 (2.23%) Tivoli
9 4 (1.79%) Legato
10 3 (1.34%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.34%) Ionix
10 3 (1.34%) Oracle Identity Management
11 2 (0.89%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.89%) CA Spectrum
11 2 (0.89%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.45%) Hyperic
12 1 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 1 (0.45%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.45%) WMI
12 1 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (25.00%) Oracle
2 54 (24.11%) VMware
3 49 (21.88%) Microsoft
4 35 (15.63%) IBM
5 23 (10.27%) HP
6 17 (7.59%) Percona
7 12 (5.36%) Red Hat
8 11 (4.91%) SAP
9 10 (4.46%) EMC
9 10 (4.46%) Citrix
10 7 (3.13%) Remedy
11 6 (2.68%) NetApp
11 6 (2.68%) Cisco
12 5 (2.23%) Veritas
13 4 (1.79%) Blue Coat
13 4 (1.79%) CA
14 3 (1.34%) Altiris
15 2 (0.89%) ServiceNow
15 2 (0.89%) Nimsoft
15 2 (0.89%) Avaya