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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Availability
Rank 452 457 462
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Contract jobs citing High Availability 157 132 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.32% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 80 47
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£380 £400 £520
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £570
% change year-on-year
+5.35% -38.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £52.50 -

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
42637 40757 35014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.91% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26600 25526 20864
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1237 1168 1069
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.99 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £50.00 £53.00
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 4 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 4 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 +12 148 £380 -5.00% 36
South East +6 46 £425 +6.25% 2
London -22 34 £500 +17.64% 23
Hampshire +9 19 £323 -
Berkshire +3 18 £450 +12.50% 2
Reading +7 15 £450 +12.50% 2
East of England +12 13 £375 -3.22% 2
East Midlands - 13 £350 - 1
North West -20 12 - - 4
City of London +11 11 £550 +34.63% 7
Hertfordshire - 9 £375 - 1
South West +9 8 £330 -7.04% 1
Buckinghamshire +2 8 £375 -
West Midlands -5 8 £450 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 8 £300 - 1
North East - 8 £300 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £300 - 1
Milton Keynes -1 7 £375 -
Yorkshire -11 7 £425 +57.40%
Worcestershire - 7 £450 -
Leicestershire - 6 £313 -
Malvern - 6 £450 -
Cumbria - 6 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 6 £368 - 1
Leicester - 6 £313 -
West Yorkshire -14 5 £425 +57.40%
Scotland -3 4 £347 +6.91% 2
Hook - 4 £343 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £347 - 1
Devon - 4 £313 -

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 129 (42.43%) Windows
2 93 (30.59%) Oracle
3 86 (28.29%) SQL Server
4 85 (27.96%) Microsoft
4 85 (27.96%) Disaster Recovery
5 82 (26.97%) Security Cleared
6 81 (26.64%) Linux
7 80 (26.32%) SQL
8 78 (25.66%) ITIL
9 70 (23.03%) Clustering
10 67 (22.04%) SC Cleared
11 66 (21.71%) Active Directory
12 58 (19.08%) Oracle Database
13 57 (18.75%) VMware
14 53 (17.43%) Finance
14 53 (17.43%) Microsoft Certification
15 52 (17.11%) HP
16 50 (16.45%) Performance Tuning
17 49 (16.12%) XML
18 47 (15.46%) Windows Server 2008
19 46 (15.13%) PowerShell
20 44 (14.47%) UNIX
21 43 (14.14%) HTML
21 43 (14.14%) VMware Infrastructure
22 42 (13.82%) MCITP
22 42 (13.82%) IBM
23 37 (12.17%) Replication
24 35 (11.51%) Red Hat
25 34 (11.18%) TCP/IP
25 34 (11.18%) Oracle RAC

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 32 (10.53%) WebLogic
2 26 (8.55%) WebSphere
3 17 (5.59%) NetWeaver
4 12 (3.95%) Apache
4 12 (3.95%) WebSphere Application Server
5 10 (3.29%) Oracle Application Server
5 10 (3.29%) MS Exchange
6 9 (2.96%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.96%) OpenStack
7 8 (2.63%) AquaLogic
7 8 (2.63%) JBoss
7 8 (2.63%) Tomcat
7 8 (2.63%) WebLogic Portal
8 7 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (1.97%) Lync
9 6 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.97%) Tuxedo
9 6 (1.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.64%) IIS
Applications
1 27 (8.88%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.64%) MS Office
3 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.66%) MS Project
3 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (3.95%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (3.29%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.97%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.99%) Exstream
4 3 (0.99%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.66%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.66%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (0.99%) Office 365
6 2 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.66%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (11.18%) TCP/IP
2 27 (8.88%) SAN
3 26 (8.55%) DNS
4 20 (6.58%) LDAP
5 18 (5.92%) HTTP
5 18 (5.92%) Firewall
6 14 (4.61%) Internet
7 13 (4.28%) WAN
8 12 (3.95%) NAS
9 11 (3.62%) LAN
10 10 (3.29%) DHCP
11 9 (2.96%) SSL
12 8 (2.63%) DMZ
13 5 (1.64%) VLAN
14 4 (1.32%) IP Telephony
14 4 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
14 4 (1.32%) Ethernet
15 3 (0.99%) OSPF
15 3 (0.99%) HTTPS
15 3 (0.99%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (28.29%) SQL Server
2 58 (19.08%) Oracle Database
3 28 (9.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (7.24%) Oracle Reports
5 21 (6.91%) DB2
5 21 (6.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (6.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (6.91%) Big Data
6 20 (6.58%) Oracle Database 11g
7 17 (5.59%) SAP HANA
8 15 (4.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 14 (4.61%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (4.28%) Relational Database
11 12 (3.95%) Oracle Exadata
12 11 (3.62%) MySQL
12 11 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (2.96%) RDBMS
13 9 (2.96%) MongoDB
13 9 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (2.96%) Ant
2 7 (2.30%) Subversion
2 7 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.97%) Mercurial
3 6 (1.97%) JIRA
4 5 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (1.32%) Introscope
6 2 (0.66%) Psake
6 2 (0.66%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.66%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.66%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.66%) Selenium
6 2 (0.66%) JUnit
7 1 (0.33%) MSI
7 1 (0.33%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.33%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.33%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.33%) PHPUnit
General
1 53 (17.43%) Finance
2 19 (6.25%) Banking
3 7 (2.30%) Financial Institution
4 6 (1.97%) Retail
5 5 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.33%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Electronics
8 1 (0.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 60 (19.74%) Architect
2 57 (18.75%) DBA
3 46 (15.13%) Developer
4 36 (11.84%) SQL DBA
5 35 (11.51%) Administrator
6 24 (7.89%) Wintel Engineer
7 22 (7.24%) Consultant
8 20 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 19 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
10 17 (5.59%) SAP Architect
11 13 (4.28%) Systems Engineer
12 12 (3.95%) Technical Architect
12 12 (3.95%) Systems Administrator
12 12 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (3.62%) Oracle DBA
14 10 (3.29%) Oracle Developer
15 9 (2.96%) Analyst
16 8 (2.63%) Infrastructure Architect
17 7 (2.30%) Linux Administrator
17 7 (2.30%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (16.12%) XML
2 43 (14.14%) HTML
3 27 (8.88%) SOAP
3 27 (8.88%) Web Services
3 27 (8.88%) Middleware
4 22 (7.24%) JMS
4 22 (7.24%) J2EE
5 18 (5.92%) WebSphere MQ
6 15 (4.93%) .NET
7 13 (4.28%) JDBC
7 13 (4.28%) JNDI
8 12 (3.95%) WSDL
9 9 (2.96%) RESTful
10 8 (2.63%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 7 (2.30%) Oracle Fusion
12 6 (1.97%) SAP Basis
13 5 (1.64%) Oracle ADF
13 5 (1.64%) XML Schema
13 5 (1.64%) XSD
13 5 (1.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 70 (23.03%) Clustering
2 37 (12.17%) Replication
3 24 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.26%) DataPower
5 12 (3.95%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.96%) Open Source
7 8 (2.63%) Hedge funds
7 8 (2.63%) Statistics
8 7 (2.30%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.30%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.97%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.64%) W3C
11 4 (1.32%) Enterprise Cloud
11 4 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.32%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.99%) PKI
12 3 (0.99%) VSAM
12 3 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.66%) Data Integration
13 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 129 (42.43%) Windows
2 81 (26.64%) Linux
3 47 (15.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (14.47%) UNIX
5 30 (9.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (9.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (5.59%) AIX
8 15 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (4.61%) Solaris
10 12 (3.95%) Windows 7
11 6 (1.97%) HPUX
11 6 (1.97%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.99%) Debian
12 3 (0.99%) SUSE
12 3 (0.99%) zOS
13 2 (0.66%) Android
13 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.66%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.66%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.33%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (27.96%) Disaster Recovery
2 78 (25.66%) ITIL
3 50 (16.45%) Performance Tuning
4 33 (10.86%) Migration
5 30 (9.87%) Configuration Management
6 28 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (7.89%) SOA
8 20 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (5.59%) Low Latency
10 16 (5.26%) Problem Management
10 16 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
10 16 (5.26%) ERP
10 16 (5.26%) Project Management
11 15 (4.93%) ETL
12 12 (3.95%) Analytics
12 12 (3.95%) Root Cause Analysis
12 12 (3.95%) Load Balancing
12 12 (3.95%) Service Management
13 11 (3.62%) Scrum
13 11 (3.62%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 80 (26.32%) SQL
2 46 (15.13%) PowerShell
3 32 (10.53%) VBScript
4 28 (9.21%) Bash Shell
4 28 (9.21%) Java
5 22 (7.24%) Shell Script
6 19 (6.25%) Python
7 17 (5.59%) PL/SQL
8 16 (5.26%) T-SQL
9 15 (4.93%) Perl
10 11 (3.62%) Ruby
11 9 (2.96%) Korn
11 9 (2.96%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 7 (2.30%) JavaScript
12 7 (2.30%) C#
13 6 (1.97%) VB
14 5 (1.64%) XPath
15 4 (1.32%) Scala
15 4 (1.32%) ABAP
15 4 (1.32%) C
Qualifications
1 82 (26.97%) Security Cleared
2 67 (22.04%) SC Cleared
3 53 (17.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (13.82%) MCITP
5 31 (10.20%) MCSA
6 20 (6.58%) DV Cleared
7 14 (4.61%) Degree
7 14 (4.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (2.63%) MCTS
8 8 (2.63%) MCSE
9 6 (1.97%) RHCT
9 6 (1.97%) MCP
9 6 (1.97%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (1.64%) RHCE
10 5 (1.64%) OCP
10 5 (1.64%) MCDBA
11 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 2 (0.66%) IBM Certification
12 2 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.24%) SLA
2 10 (3.29%) QA
3 6 (1.97%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.33%) COBIT
4 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 66 (21.71%) Active Directory
2 43 (14.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (11.18%) Oracle RAC
4 23 (7.57%) Hyper-V
5 19 (6.25%) vSphere
6 8 (2.63%) Oracle Clusterware
6 8 (2.63%) Firmware
6 8 (2.63%) VMware ESX
7 7 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (1.97%) KVM
8 6 (1.97%) OCFS2
8 6 (1.97%) GlusterFS
8 6 (1.97%) GFS2
8 6 (1.97%) DFS Replication
8 6 (1.97%) Samba
9 4 (1.32%) XenApp
9 4 (1.32%) NFS
9 4 (1.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 3 (0.99%) PowerHA
10 3 (0.99%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 18 (5.92%) Data Guard
2 15 (4.93%) Oracle RMAN
3 12 (3.95%) Puppet
4 11 (3.62%) Oracle Flashback
5 10 (3.29%) SCCM
6 9 (2.96%) Tivoli
7 8 (2.63%) SCVMM
8 6 (1.97%) SELinux
8 6 (1.97%) SCOM
8 6 (1.97%) OpenView
9 5 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (1.64%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.32%) AirWatch
10 4 (1.32%) CA Wily
11 3 (0.99%) TeamSite
11 3 (0.99%) Ansible
12 2 (0.66%) Salt
12 2 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 93 (30.59%) Oracle
2 85 (27.96%) Microsoft
3 57 (18.75%) VMware
4 52 (17.11%) HP
5 42 (13.82%) IBM
6 35 (11.51%) Red Hat
7 20 (6.58%) SAP
8 15 (4.93%) Cisco
8 15 (4.93%) Dell
8 15 (4.93%) Informatica
9 9 (2.96%) EMC
10 7 (2.30%) NetApp
11 6 (1.97%) Citrix
11 6 (1.97%) Mercator
11 6 (1.97%) TIBCO
11 6 (1.97%) Remedy
12 5 (1.64%) Infor
13 4 (1.32%) LogRhythm
13 4 (1.32%) Brocade
13 4 (1.32%) Business Objects
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