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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Availability
Rank 468 468 467
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing High Availability 139 115 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.29% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 66 42
Average daily rate
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£380 £400 £483
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -17.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £210 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £523 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £570
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -38.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Average hourly rate - £52.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £52.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.52%

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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +3 136 £380 -5.00% 47
South East +8 49 £383 -4.37% 9
London -15 40 £430 -8.02% 24
Hampshire +12 22 £323 - 1
City of London +18 17 £450 +12.71% 4
Berkshire -5 14 £450 +12.50% 4
Reading +10 13 £450 +12.50% 4
East of England +15 12 £360 -10.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +11 12 £383 - 2
Milton Keynes +11 11 £383 - 1
West Midlands 0 10 £450 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 8 £300 -
Worcestershire - 8 £450 - 1
North East - 8 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £300 -
Malvern - 8 £450 - 1
Hertfordshire +5 6 £360 -10.00% 1
Cambridgeshire - 6 £359 -
East Midlands - 6 £374 -
Hook - 6 £336 -
South West +7 5 £343 -14.37% 3
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £360 -
West Yorkshire -14 4 £425 +57.40%
Yorkshire -19 4 £425 +57.40%
Nottinghamshire - 4 £347 -
Nottingham - 3 £347 -
Halifax - 3 £438 -
North West -28 2 - - 4
Bournemouth - 2 £500 -
Surrey - 2 £263 -

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 116 (37.91%) Windows
2 91 (29.74%) Oracle
3 83 (27.12%) SQL
3 83 (27.12%) Security Cleared
4 82 (26.80%) Linux
5 80 (26.14%) SQL Server
5 80 (26.14%) Microsoft
6 77 (25.16%) ITIL
7 72 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
7 72 (23.53%) SC Cleared
8 64 (20.92%) Clustering
9 60 (19.61%) Active Directory
10 56 (18.30%) VMware
10 56 (18.30%) Finance
10 56 (18.30%) Oracle Database
11 55 (17.97%) Microsoft Certification
12 53 (17.32%) XML
13 50 (16.34%) PowerShell
14 47 (15.36%) HTML
15 45 (14.71%) UNIX
15 45 (14.71%) HP
16 44 (14.38%) MCITP
17 42 (13.73%) IBM
17 42 (13.73%) Performance Tuning
18 41 (13.40%) VMware Infrastructure
19 39 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008
20 38 (12.42%) Agile Software Development
21 37 (12.09%) MCSA
22 35 (11.44%) VBScript
23 34 (11.11%) Java

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 31 (10.13%) WebLogic
2 28 (9.15%) WebSphere
3 17 (5.56%) NetWeaver
4 13 (4.25%) SharePoint
5 12 (3.92%) Apache
5 12 (3.92%) WebSphere Application Server
6 10 (3.27%) Oracle Application Server
6 10 (3.27%) MS Exchange
7 9 (2.94%) Lync
8 8 (2.61%) AquaLogic
8 8 (2.61%) WebLogic Portal
8 8 (2.61%) JBoss
8 8 (2.61%) Tomcat
9 7 (2.29%) OpenStack
10 6 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.96%) Tuxedo
11 5 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (1.31%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 19 (6.21%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.98%) MS Office
3 2 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (3.59%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (3.27%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (3.27%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.98%) Exstream
4 3 (0.98%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.65%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.65%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.33%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.33%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (0.98%) Office 365
4 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.65%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.80%) TCP/IP
2 19 (6.21%) Firewall
2 19 (6.21%) LDAP
2 19 (6.21%) DNS
2 19 (6.21%) SAN
3 17 (5.56%) HTTP
4 14 (4.58%) Internet
5 11 (3.59%) WAN
6 9 (2.94%) LAN
6 9 (2.94%) NAS
7 8 (2.61%) SSL
8 6 (1.96%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (1.31%) IP Telephony
9 4 (1.31%) VLAN
9 4 (1.31%) DHCP
9 4 (1.31%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.98%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.98%) DMZ
10 3 (0.98%) Network Security
10 3 (0.98%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (26.14%) SQL Server
2 56 (18.30%) Oracle Database
3 34 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (7.52%) Big Data
5 22 (7.19%) DB2
5 22 (7.19%) Oracle Reports
6 20 (6.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (6.54%) Oracle Database 11g
7 17 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (5.56%) SAP HANA
8 13 (4.25%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (3.92%) Oracle Exadata
9 12 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (3.92%) MySQL
10 11 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (3.59%) Relational Database
10 11 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (2.61%) Hadoop
12 8 (2.61%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (2.94%) Ant
2 7 (2.29%) Subversion
2 7 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.96%) Mercurial
3 6 (1.96%) JIRA
4 5 (1.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (1.63%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (1.31%) Introscope
6 2 (0.65%) Psake
6 2 (0.65%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.65%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.65%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.65%) Selenium
6 2 (0.65%) JUnit
7 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.33%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.33%) MSI
7 1 (0.33%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.33%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.33%) PHPUnit
General
1 56 (18.30%) Finance
2 22 (7.19%) Banking
3 7 (2.29%) Financial Institution
3 7 (2.29%) Retail
4 6 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.33%) Legal
7 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.33%) French Language
7 1 (0.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 56 (18.30%) Architect
2 55 (17.97%) DBA
3 46 (15.03%) Developer
4 40 (13.07%) Administrator
5 35 (11.44%) SQL DBA
6 28 (9.15%) Wintel Engineer
7 22 (7.19%) Consultant
8 18 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
9 17 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (5.56%) SAP Architect
10 13 (4.25%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (3.92%) Technical Architect
11 12 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
12 11 (3.59%) Systems Engineer
13 10 (3.27%) Oracle DBA
13 10 (3.27%) Oracle Developer
14 9 (2.94%) Analyst
15 8 (2.61%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
16 7 (2.29%) Infrastructure Architect
16 7 (2.29%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (17.32%) XML
2 47 (15.36%) HTML
3 27 (8.82%) SOAP
3 27 (8.82%) Web Services
4 25 (8.17%) Middleware
5 24 (7.84%) J2EE
6 22 (7.19%) JMS
7 18 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
8 14 (4.58%) .NET
9 13 (4.25%) JDBC
9 13 (4.25%) JNDI
10 12 (3.92%) WSDL
11 9 (2.94%) RESTful
12 8 (2.61%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 6 (1.96%) Oracle Fusion
13 6 (1.96%) TIBCO EMS
13 6 (1.96%) SAP Basis
14 5 (1.63%) XSD
14 5 (1.63%) XSLT
14 5 (1.63%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 64 (20.92%) Clustering
2 32 (10.46%) Replication
3 24 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.23%) DataPower
5 9 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.61%) Open Source
6 8 (2.61%) Hedge funds
7 7 (2.29%) Statistics
8 6 (1.96%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.96%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.63%) W3C
10 4 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.31%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.98%) Device Driver
11 3 (0.98%) VSAM
11 3 (0.98%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Cloud
12 2 (0.65%) iSeries
12 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 116 (37.91%) Windows
2 82 (26.80%) Linux
3 45 (14.71%) UNIX
4 39 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (10.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (7.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (6.54%) AIX
8 17 (5.56%) Solaris
9 14 (4.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (4.25%) Windows 7
11 5 (1.63%) HPUX
12 3 (0.98%) SUSE
12 3 (0.98%) zOS
13 2 (0.65%) Android
13 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.65%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.65%) Debian
13 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.33%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (25.16%) ITIL
2 72 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 42 (13.73%) Performance Tuning
4 38 (12.42%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (10.78%) Migration
6 25 (8.17%) Configuration Management
7 23 (7.52%) SOA
8 18 (5.88%) ERP
8 18 (5.88%) Low Latency
9 15 (4.90%) Technical Architecture
9 15 (4.90%) Validation
9 15 (4.90%) Project Management
9 15 (4.90%) Analytics
10 14 (4.58%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (4.58%) ETL
11 13 (4.25%) Capacity Planning
12 12 (3.92%) Root Cause Analysis
12 12 (3.92%) Problem Management
12 12 (3.92%) Load Balancing
12 12 (3.92%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 83 (27.12%) SQL
2 50 (16.34%) PowerShell
3 35 (11.44%) VBScript
4 34 (11.11%) Java
5 32 (10.46%) Bash Shell
6 21 (6.86%) T-SQL
7 20 (6.54%) Shell Script
8 18 (5.88%) PL/SQL
9 17 (5.56%) Python
10 14 (4.58%) Perl
11 13 (4.25%) Korn
12 11 (3.59%) Ruby
13 9 (2.94%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 8 (2.61%) VB
15 7 (2.29%) JavaScript
15 7 (2.29%) C#
16 5 (1.63%) XPath
16 5 (1.63%) Scala
17 4 (1.31%) Jython
17 4 (1.31%) C
Qualifications
1 83 (27.12%) Security Cleared
2 72 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 55 (17.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (14.38%) MCITP
5 37 (12.09%) MCSA
6 16 (5.23%) DV Cleared
7 12 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (3.59%) Degree
9 9 (2.94%) MCSE
10 7 (2.29%) MCTS
11 6 (1.96%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (1.63%) OCP
13 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Certified Master
13 4 (1.31%) RHCE
13 4 (1.31%) MCP
13 4 (1.31%) MCDBA
14 3 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.98%) RHCT
15 2 (0.65%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.84%) SLA
2 13 (4.25%) QA
3 6 (1.96%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.33%) CDISC
4 1 (0.33%) COBIT
4 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (19.61%) Active Directory
2 41 (13.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (10.78%) Oracle RAC
4 22 (7.19%) Hyper-V
5 16 (5.23%) vSphere
6 7 (2.29%) VMware ESX
6 7 (2.29%) Oracle Clusterware
7 6 (1.96%) GlusterFS
7 6 (1.96%) GFS2
7 6 (1.96%) OCFS2
7 6 (1.96%) KVM
7 6 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.63%) Samba
9 4 (1.31%) Firmware
9 4 (1.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 3 (0.98%) NFS
10 3 (0.98%) PowerHA
10 3 (0.98%) SRDF
10 3 (0.98%) XenApp
10 3 (0.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 17 (5.56%) Data Guard
2 14 (4.58%) Oracle RMAN
3 11 (3.59%) Puppet
4 10 (3.27%) Oracle Flashback
5 9 (2.94%) Tivoli
6 8 (2.61%) SCOM
6 8 (2.61%) OpenView
7 5 (1.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (1.63%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (1.63%) SELinux
8 4 (1.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (1.31%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.31%) CA Wily
8 4 (1.31%) SCCM
9 3 (0.98%) TeamSite
9 3 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.65%) Ansible
10 2 (0.65%) Salt
10 2 (0.65%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.65%) OVSD
Vendors
1 91 (29.74%) Oracle
2 80 (26.14%) Microsoft
3 56 (18.30%) VMware
4 45 (14.71%) HP
5 42 (13.73%) IBM
6 32 (10.46%) Red Hat
7 20 (6.54%) SAP
8 15 (4.90%) Informatica
9 13 (4.25%) Cisco
10 10 (3.27%) TIBCO
11 8 (2.61%) Dell
12 7 (2.29%) EMC
12 7 (2.29%) Remedy
13 6 (1.96%) NetApp
14 5 (1.63%) Brocade
14 5 (1.63%) Infor
14 5 (1.63%) LogRhythm
15 4 (1.31%) Intel
15 4 (1.31%) Business Objects
15 4 (1.31%) Sybase
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