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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 451 472 483
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +11
Contract jobs citing High Availability 163 105 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.27% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 70 58
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£400 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £263 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £383 £390
% change year-on-year
-8.49% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
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
42997 38902 39217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.17% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 24141 22845
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 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1190 1157 1447
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 October 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 October 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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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 +32 151 £415 -2.35% 42
London +10 65 £450 +5.88% 15
South East 0 40 £348 -18.11% 8
South West -23 16 £375 -7.97% 1
City of London +14 15 £413 -5.71% 2
Berkshire +13 10 £269 -38.16% 2
Yorkshire - 9 £275 - 12
Scotland -2 7 £290 -29.69% 2
Bracknell - 7 £269 -
North West -3 6 £325 - 3
East of England -19 4 £450 +50.00% 3
West Midlands - 4 £425 -
Surrey -11 3 £575 +43.75% 1
Merseyside - 3 - -
East Yorkshire - 3 £275 - 6
Hull - 3 £275 - 6
Hertfordshire - 3 £353 - 1
Watford - 3 £353 - 1
Wirral - 3 - -
Reading +6 2 - - 1
Milton Keynes -3 2 £450 -
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £450 - 2
Glasgow -7 2 £308 -23.12% 1
Leeds - 2 £379 - 1
Chester - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £379 - 5
Manchester -2 1 £325 - 2
Wiltshire - 1 £438 - 1
Essex - 1 £400 -

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 133 (49.63%) Windows
2 88 (32.84%) Linux
3 87 (32.46%) Microsoft
3 87 (32.46%) Clustering
4 81 (30.22%) ITIL
5 76 (28.36%) Security Cleared
6 67 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 65 (24.25%) Oracle
8 59 (22.01%) SQL
8 59 (22.01%) VMware
9 56 (20.90%) UNIX
10 55 (20.52%) Disaster Recovery
11 53 (19.78%) SC Cleared
12 50 (18.66%) PowerShell
13 46 (17.16%) IBM
13 46 (17.16%) Microsoft Certification
14 45 (16.79%) SQL Server
15 44 (16.42%) Finance
15 44 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
16 43 (16.04%) Performance Tuning
17 42 (15.67%) HTML
18 41 (15.30%) XML
18 41 (15.30%) Oracle RAC
19 39 (14.55%) WAN
20 37 (13.81%) Migration
21 36 (13.43%) Middleware
21 36 (13.43%) VBScript
21 36 (13.43%) MCITP
22 35 (13.06%) WebSphere
22 35 (13.06%) WebLogic

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 35 (13.06%) WebLogic
1 35 (13.06%) WebSphere
2 17 (6.34%) MS Exchange
3 16 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (5.22%) SharePoint
5 13 (4.85%) IIS
6 10 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (3.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (2.99%) Live Communications Server
9 6 (2.24%) NetWeaver
10 5 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.87%) AquaLogic
10 5 (1.87%) Lync
11 4 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.49%) Oracle Coherence
11 4 (1.49%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (1.49%) Apache
12 3 (1.12%) WebLogic Portal
12 3 (1.12%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 26 (9.70%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.73%) MS Office
3 8 (2.99%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.37%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 31 (11.57%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (7.09%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.87%) Office 365
5 4 (1.49%) PaaS
6 3 (1.12%) SaaS
7 2 (0.75%) GitHub
7 2 (0.75%) IaaS
8 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 39 (14.55%) WAN
2 32 (11.94%) DNS
2 32 (11.94%) Firewall
3 31 (11.57%) SAN
4 23 (8.58%) MPLS
4 23 (8.58%) DHCP
5 22 (8.21%) OSPF
5 22 (8.21%) BGP
6 20 (7.46%) VLAN
6 20 (7.46%) LAN
7 19 (7.09%) TCP/IP
8 16 (5.97%) HTTP
9 13 (4.85%) VPN
9 13 (4.85%) LDAP
10 12 (4.48%) IPsec
10 12 (4.48%) Intrusion Detection
11 11 (4.10%) HTTPS
11 11 (4.10%) DMVPN
11 11 (4.10%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (4.10%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (16.79%) SQL Server
2 33 (12.31%) Oracle Database
3 20 (7.46%) SQL Server 2005
3 20 (7.46%) Oracle Exadata
4 16 (5.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (5.60%) MySQL
6 13 (4.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (4.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (4.10%) Relational Database
8 10 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (3.36%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (2.99%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (2.61%) RDBMS
11 7 (2.61%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (2.24%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (2.24%) OLTP
12 6 (2.24%) DB2
12 6 (2.24%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (2.61%) Maven
1 7 (2.61%) JIRA
2 5 (1.87%) Selenium
2 5 (1.87%) Cucumber
2 5 (1.87%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (1.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (1.49%) Ant
3 4 (1.49%) Introscope
4 3 (1.12%) SpecFlow
4 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.75%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.75%) IntelliJ
5 2 (0.75%) JUnit
5 2 (0.75%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.75%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.75%) JMeter
5 2 (0.75%) Subversion
5 2 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.75%) Mercurial
General
1 44 (16.42%) Finance
2 12 (4.48%) Manufacturing
3 11 (4.10%) Banking
4 10 (3.73%) Retail
5 8 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.49%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.49%) Marketing
8 2 (0.75%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.75%) Electronics
8 2 (0.75%) Automotive
8 2 (0.75%) Legal
9 1 (0.37%) German Language
9 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (16.04%) DBA
2 29 (10.82%) Wintel Engineer
3 28 (10.45%) Consultant
4 22 (8.21%) Architect
4 22 (8.21%) Analyst
5 20 (7.46%) SQL DBA
6 15 (5.60%) Administrator
7 14 (5.22%) Infrastructure Architect
7 14 (5.22%) Cloud Engineer
8 13 (4.85%) SQL Server DBA
9 12 (4.48%) Developer
10 11 (4.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (4.10%) Oracle DBA
10 11 (4.10%) Network Support
11 10 (3.73%) Test Analyst
11 10 (3.73%) Senior Cloud Engineer
12 9 (3.36%) Network Specialist
13 8 (2.99%) MySQL DBA
13 8 (2.99%) Wintel Analyst
13 8 (2.99%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (15.67%) HTML
2 41 (15.30%) XML
3 36 (13.43%) Middleware
4 32 (11.94%) WebSphere MQ
5 17 (6.34%) Web Services
6 14 (5.22%) .NET
7 11 (4.10%) J2EE
8 10 (3.73%) SOAP
9 8 (2.99%) JDBC
10 7 (2.61%) JNDI
11 5 (1.87%) WCF
11 5 (1.87%) JMS
11 5 (1.87%) ASP.NET
11 5 (1.87%) CSS
12 4 (1.49%) UDDI
12 4 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
13 3 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (1.12%) REST
13 3 (1.12%) Java EE
13 3 (1.12%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 87 (32.46%) Clustering
2 32 (11.94%) Replication
2 32 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.85%) PKI
4 11 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (3.73%) HACMP
6 9 (3.36%) Blackberry
6 9 (3.36%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.24%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.87%) DataPower
8 5 (1.87%) User Experience
9 4 (1.49%) Open Source
9 4 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.75%) W3C
10 2 (0.75%) DTV
10 2 (0.75%) Statistics
10 2 (0.75%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.75%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.37%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.37%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 133 (49.63%) Windows
2 88 (32.84%) Linux
3 56 (20.90%) UNIX
4 27 (10.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (8.58%) AIX
5 23 (8.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (7.46%) SELinux
7 19 (7.09%) Oracle Linux
8 16 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (4.10%) Solaris
10 10 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (3.36%) Windows XP
12 8 (2.99%) Debian
13 3 (1.12%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.12%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.75%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.75%) Android
15 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.37%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (30.22%) ITIL
2 55 (20.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 43 (16.04%) Performance Tuning
4 37 (13.81%) Migration
5 28 (10.45%) SOA
6 21 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (7.46%) Network Load Balancing
7 20 (7.46%) DevOps
8 19 (7.09%) WAN Optimisation
8 19 (7.09%) Service Management
9 17 (6.34%) Change Management
10 13 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (4.85%) Load Balancing
11 12 (4.48%) Requirements Analysis
12 11 (4.10%) Network Design
12 11 (4.10%) Test Scripting
12 11 (4.10%) ISMS
12 11 (4.10%) Information Assurance
12 11 (4.10%) Capacity Management
12 11 (4.10%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 59 (22.01%) SQL
2 50 (18.66%) PowerShell
3 36 (13.43%) VBScript
4 30 (11.19%) Bash Shell
5 28 (10.45%) Python
6 24 (8.96%) Perl
7 21 (7.84%) Ruby
8 19 (7.09%) Java
9 13 (4.85%) Shell Script
10 11 (4.10%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.24%) JavaScript
11 6 (2.24%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.87%) C
13 4 (1.49%) C#
13 4 (1.49%) PHP
13 4 (1.49%) Jython
13 4 (1.49%) Korn
13 4 (1.49%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 3 (1.12%) VB
15 2 (0.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 76 (28.36%) Security Cleared
2 53 (19.78%) SC Cleared
3 46 (17.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 36 (13.43%) MCITP
5 28 (10.45%) MCSA
6 18 (6.72%) DV Cleared
7 12 (4.48%) Degree
7 12 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (4.10%) CCNP
8 11 (4.10%) MCTS
9 8 (2.99%) MCP
10 5 (1.87%) MCSE
10 5 (1.87%) IBM Certification
10 5 (1.87%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.75%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.75%) OCP
11 2 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.34%) QA
2 11 (4.10%) SLA
3 2 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.37%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 67 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 44 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (15.30%) Oracle RAC
4 29 (10.82%) VMware ESX
5 19 (7.09%) vCloud
6 11 (4.10%) Hyper-V
7 9 (3.36%) PowerHA
8 6 (2.24%) ISA Server
9 5 (1.87%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.49%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (1.49%) RHEV
11 3 (1.12%) vSphere
11 3 (1.12%) KVM
12 2 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.75%) Veritas File System
12 2 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.75%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.37%) UAG
Systems Management
1 23 (8.58%) Puppet
2 19 (7.09%) SCCM
3 15 (5.60%) SCOM
4 10 (3.73%) Data Guard
4 10 (3.73%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (3.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (1.87%) OpenView
7 4 (1.49%) CA Wily
8 3 (1.12%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.12%) Ionix
9 2 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.75%) HP UCMDB
9 2 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.75%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (0.37%) Hyperic
10 1 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.37%) Ansible
10 1 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.37%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 87 (32.46%) Microsoft
2 65 (24.25%) Oracle
3 59 (22.01%) VMware
4 46 (17.16%) IBM
5 33 (12.31%) HP
6 28 (10.45%) Red Hat
7 20 (7.46%) Cisco
8 18 (6.72%) SAP
9 11 (4.10%) Blue Coat
10 10 (3.73%) EMC
10 10 (3.73%) Citrix
11 9 (3.36%) Remedy
11 9 (3.36%) NetApp
12 8 (2.99%) Percona
13 6 (2.24%) Business Objects
14 5 (1.87%) Avaya
15 4 (1.49%) CA
15 4 (1.49%) Veritas
15 4 (1.49%) Informatica
15 4 (1.49%) Polycom
East London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingston Upon Hull
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingston Upon Hull
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East England
DP Connect
Rate: £450 per month
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing - Vertical IT
Rate: £0 per day
Posted: 22 days ago