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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Availability
Rank 453 514 473
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -41
Contract jobs citing High Availability 174 103 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.24% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 60 79
Average daily rate
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£450 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £321 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £580 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -

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
45650 42374 39473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.94% 76.20% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29733 26205 24236
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1151 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +57 166 £450 -2.17% 41
South East +20 53 £425 -2.85% 7
London +11 52 £475 +1.06% 18
Buckinghamshire - 23 £425 - 1
East of England +20 20 £333 - 3
Berkshire +13 20 £438 - 2
Milton Keynes - 13 £325 - 1
North West -24 12 £359 +55.97% 3
City of London +6 11 £475 +46.15% 2
South West -3 11 £450 +44.00% 4
West Midlands +6 9 £469 +11.60% 2
Reading -2 9 £450 -
Worcestershire +5 8 £469 +10.29% 1
Malvern 0 7 £469 +10.29%
Hampshire -7 7 £400 +14.61% 3
Hertfordshire - 7 £315 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 6 £315 -
Bristol +1 5 £450 +38.46%
Bedfordshire - 5 £400 - 1
Essex - 5 £294 -
Wales - 5 £325 - 1
Lancashire - 5 - -
West Sussex -11 4 £325 -46.72%
North East -23 4 £263 -
Merseyside - 4 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £263 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £263 -
Blackpool - 4 - -
Bracknell - 4 - -
Brentwood - 4 £294 -

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 103 (33.12%) Windows
2 94 (30.23%) SQL
3 85 (27.33%) Clustering
4 84 (27.01%) Linux
5 72 (23.15%) SQL Server
6 66 (21.22%) Oracle
7 64 (20.58%) Security Cleared
8 63 (20.26%) ITIL
9 56 (18.01%) Disaster Recovery
10 51 (16.40%) Finance
10 51 (16.40%) Agile Software Development
11 50 (16.08%) SC Cleared
11 50 (16.08%) PowerShell
11 50 (16.08%) VMware
11 50 (16.08%) Microsoft
12 42 (13.50%) Active Directory
12 42 (13.50%) UNIX
13 41 (13.18%) Performance Tuning
14 40 (12.86%) Oracle Database
14 40 (12.86%) Java
14 40 (12.86%) XML
14 40 (12.86%) IBM
14 40 (12.86%) Load Balancing
15 39 (12.54%) VMware Infrastructure
16 37 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
17 34 (10.93%) JMS
17 34 (10.93%) WebLogic
17 34 (10.93%) Configuration Management
17 34 (10.93%) Big Data
18 32 (10.29%) J2EE

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (10.93%) WebLogic
2 30 (9.65%) WebSphere
3 18 (5.79%) Apache
4 15 (4.82%) Tomcat
5 12 (3.86%) WebSphere Application Server
5 12 (3.86%) JBoss
6 11 (3.54%) SharePoint
7 9 (2.89%) MS Exchange
7 9 (2.89%) AquaLogic
8 8 (2.57%) SAS
9 7 (2.25%) IIS
9 7 (2.25%) WebLogic Portal
9 7 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.93%) Oracle Application Server
10 6 (1.93%) Lync
11 5 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (1.61%) Node.js
11 5 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.29%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 9 (2.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.96%) MS Office
3 2 (0.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (3.22%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (1.93%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.96%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.32%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.32%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.22%) GitHub
3 8 (2.57%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.96%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.96%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.96%) Office 365
7 2 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.64%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.32%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.32%) SaaS
8 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (9.97%) TCP/IP
1 31 (9.97%) Firewall
2 23 (7.40%) DNS
3 22 (7.07%) SAN
4 16 (5.14%) LDAP
4 16 (5.14%) HTTP
5 12 (3.86%) WAN
6 9 (2.89%) SSL
7 8 (2.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 8 (2.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 7 (2.25%) NAS
8 7 (2.25%) Internet
8 7 (2.25%) LAN
8 7 (2.25%) DHCP
9 6 (1.93%) VPN
9 6 (1.93%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (1.93%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (1.29%) VLAN
10 4 (1.29%) iSCSI
10 4 (1.29%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (23.15%) SQL Server
2 40 (12.86%) Oracle Database
3 34 (10.93%) Big Data
4 22 (7.07%) DB2
5 20 (6.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (6.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (6.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (6.11%) Relational Database
7 17 (5.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 17 (5.47%) MySQL
8 16 (5.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 16 (5.14%) Hadoop
9 15 (4.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (4.82%) Oracle Reports
9 15 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (2.57%) RDBMS
12 7 (2.25%) PowerCenter
13 6 (1.93%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (4.50%) JMeter
2 13 (4.18%) Jenkins
3 11 (3.54%) Eclipse
3 11 (3.54%) IntelliJ
3 11 (3.54%) LoadRunner
4 10 (3.22%) Ant
4 10 (3.22%) Maven
5 7 (2.25%) Subversion
6 6 (1.93%) JIRA
7 4 (1.29%) Selenium
8 3 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.96%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.96%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.96%) JConsole
8 3 (0.96%) VisualVM
8 3 (0.96%) JProfiler
8 3 (0.96%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.96%) YourKit
9 2 (0.64%) Introscope
General
1 51 (16.40%) Finance
2 14 (4.50%) Banking
3 12 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.57%) Retail
5 7 (2.25%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.93%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.29%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.96%) Automotive
10 2 (0.64%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.32%) French Language
11 1 (0.32%) German Language
11 1 (0.32%) Legal
11 1 (0.32%) Games
11 1 (0.32%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 57 (18.33%) DBA
2 43 (13.83%) Administrator
3 40 (12.86%) Developer
3 40 (12.86%) SQL DBA
4 28 (9.00%) Architect
5 26 (8.36%) SQL Server DBA
6 20 (6.43%) Consultant
7 17 (5.47%) Wintel Engineer
8 14 (4.50%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (3.54%) Analyst
9 11 (3.54%) Hadoop Administrator
10 10 (3.22%) Test Manager
11 8 (2.57%) Project Manager
11 8 (2.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (2.57%) Oracle DBA
11 8 (2.57%) Middleware Engineer
12 7 (2.25%) DevOps Engineer
12 7 (2.25%) Oracle Developer
12 7 (2.25%) Security Architect
12 7 (2.25%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (12.86%) XML
2 34 (10.93%) JMS
3 32 (10.29%) J2EE
4 30 (9.65%) HTML
4 30 (9.65%) Middleware
5 29 (9.32%) SOAP
6 28 (9.00%) Web Services
7 19 (6.11%) WebSphere MQ
8 13 (4.18%) JDBC
8 13 (4.18%) WSDL
8 13 (4.18%) .NET
8 13 (4.18%) JNDI
9 10 (3.22%) TIBCO EMS
10 5 (1.61%) WCF
10 5 (1.61%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 5 (1.61%) Spring
10 5 (1.61%) Oracle ADF
10 5 (1.61%) UDDI
10 5 (1.61%) WebCenter
11 4 (1.29%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 85 (27.33%) Clustering
2 28 (9.00%) Replication
3 27 (8.68%) Data Centre
4 26 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (6.75%) DataPower
6 16 (5.14%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.25%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.61%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.29%) Statistics
9 4 (1.29%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.29%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.96%) iSeries
10 3 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.96%) W3C
10 3 (0.96%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.64%) EMC VMAX
11 2 (0.64%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.64%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.64%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 103 (33.12%) Windows
2 84 (27.01%) Linux
3 42 (13.50%) UNIX
4 25 (8.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (7.07%) AIX
5 22 (7.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (6.75%) Solaris
7 12 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (2.57%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.29%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.29%) HPUX
10 4 (1.29%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.96%) CentOS
11 3 (0.96%) SUSE
11 3 (0.96%) Debian
12 2 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.32%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (20.26%) ITIL
2 56 (18.01%) Disaster Recovery
3 51 (16.40%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (13.18%) Performance Tuning
5 40 (12.86%) Load Balancing
6 34 (10.93%) Configuration Management
7 28 (9.00%) Low Latency
8 19 (6.11%) Migration
9 18 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (5.79%) Open Source
10 17 (5.47%) SOA
10 17 (5.47%) Validation
11 16 (5.14%) Service Management
11 16 (5.14%) SIEM
11 16 (5.14%) Root Cause Analysis
12 15 (4.82%) Project Management
12 15 (4.82%) Problem Management
13 14 (4.50%) Data Modelling
13 14 (4.50%) ETL
13 14 (4.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 94 (30.23%) SQL
2 50 (16.08%) PowerShell
3 40 (12.86%) Java
4 31 (9.97%) Bash Shell
5 26 (8.36%) T-SQL
6 22 (7.07%) VBScript
7 17 (5.47%) Shell Script
8 16 (5.14%) Korn
8 16 (5.14%) Perl
8 16 (5.14%) PL/SQL
9 13 (4.18%) Python
10 10 (3.22%) VB
10 10 (3.22%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 9 (2.89%) Ruby
12 5 (1.61%) JavaScript
13 4 (1.29%) PHP
14 3 (0.96%) XPath
14 3 (0.96%) Jython
14 3 (0.96%) C
14 3 (0.96%) C#
Qualifications
1 64 (20.58%) Security Cleared
2 50 (16.08%) SC Cleared
3 37 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (8.36%) MCSA
4 26 (8.36%) MCITP
5 13 (4.18%) Degree
6 10 (3.22%) DV Cleared
7 8 (2.57%) IBM Certification
8 5 (1.61%) MCSE
9 4 (1.29%) MCDBA
9 4 (1.29%) CCNP
9 4 (1.29%) ISEB
9 4 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.29%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.64%) MCTS
11 2 (0.64%) OCP
11 2 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.32%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.04%) SLA
2 13 (4.18%) QA
3 4 (1.29%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.96%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.32%) CDISC
System Software
1 42 (13.50%) Active Directory
2 39 (12.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.47%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.86%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (2.57%) Firmware
5 8 (2.57%) VMware ESX
6 6 (1.93%) vSphere
7 4 (1.29%) Samba
7 4 (1.29%) NFS
8 3 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.96%) Varnish
8 3 (0.96%) FreeRADIUS
8 3 (0.96%) XenApp
8 3 (0.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (0.96%) KVM
8 3 (0.96%) Docker
9 2 (0.64%) GlusterFS
9 2 (0.64%) GFS2
9 2 (0.64%) Oracle Clusterware
9 2 (0.64%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 10 (3.22%) OpenView
1 10 (3.22%) SCOM
2 8 (2.57%) Data Guard
2 8 (2.57%) Puppet
3 6 (1.93%) Oracle RMAN
3 6 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (1.29%) Oracle Flashback
4 4 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.96%) CA Wily
5 3 (0.96%) Cacti
5 3 (0.96%) OVSD
5 3 (0.96%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.96%) Nagios
5 3 (0.96%) logstash
5 3 (0.96%) Salt
5 3 (0.96%) Ansible
5 3 (0.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.64%) SELinux
6 2 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 66 (21.22%) Oracle
2 50 (16.08%) Microsoft
2 50 (16.08%) VMware
3 40 (12.86%) IBM
4 28 (9.00%) Red Hat
5 27 (8.68%) HP
6 18 (5.79%) Informatica
7 15 (4.82%) Cisco
8 13 (4.18%) F5
9 12 (3.86%) SAP
10 11 (3.54%) SOASTA, Inc
11 10 (3.22%) TIBCO
12 9 (2.89%) Brocade
13 7 (2.25%) Cloudera
14 6 (1.93%) LogRhythm
14 6 (1.93%) Juniper
15 5 (1.61%) Intel
15 5 (1.61%) Splunk
16 4 (1.29%) Percona
16 4 (1.29%) Citrix
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