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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 422 504 464
Rank change year-on-year
+82 -40
Contract jobs citing High Availability 176 78 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.20% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 46 61
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£375 £395 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +3.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £316 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £395 £368
% change year-on-year
-12.03% +7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £43.00
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
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +61 167 £380 -2.56% 41
London +26 71 £425 +8.28% 18
South East +30 55 £347 -23.84% 4
City of London +3 17 £425 -6.84% 5
North West +5 14 £315 - 4
Berkshire +14 13 £438 - 2
Yorkshire -2 11 £376 +11.39% 2
South West -17 6 £375 -3.84% 3
West Yorkshire -8 5 £415 -2.35% 2
East of England - 5 £255 - 4
Bracknell - 5 £269 -
Scotland -1 4 £295 -26.25%
Manchester -5 4 £363 - 2
Hull - 3 £275 -
East Yorkshire - 3 £275 -
Glasgow -1 2 £295 -26.25%
Surrey -3 2 £494 +51.92%
Leeds -5 2 £379 -10.88% 2
Watford - 2 £255 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £255 -
Chippenham - 2 £400 - 2
Essex - 2 £400 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £400 - 3
West Midlands - 2 £519 - 1
Wales - 1 £133 -
East Midlands - 1 £448 - 3
Birmingham - 1 £550 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £175 - 2

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 156 (53.98%) Windows
2 111 (38.41%) Microsoft
3 98 (33.91%) ITIL
4 97 (33.56%) Security Cleared
5 88 (30.45%) Clustering
6 83 (28.72%) Linux
7 79 (27.34%) Oracle
8 76 (26.30%) Active Directory
9 74 (25.61%) SC Cleared
10 69 (23.88%) VMware
11 68 (23.53%) SQL
12 63 (21.80%) Disaster Recovery
13 62 (21.45%) PowerShell
14 61 (21.11%) SQL Server
15 59 (20.42%) Microsoft Certification
16 57 (19.72%) VMware Infrastructure
17 53 (18.34%) UNIX
18 52 (17.99%) HTML
19 50 (17.30%) XML
19 50 (17.30%) MCITP
20 48 (16.61%) HP
21 47 (16.26%) Finance
22 44 (15.22%) VBScript
23 43 (14.88%) WAN
23 43 (14.88%) Oracle RAC
23 43 (14.88%) Oracle Database
24 40 (13.84%) Performance Tuning
24 40 (13.84%) DNS
25 39 (13.49%) Red Hat
25 39 (13.49%) IBM

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 36 (12.46%) WebLogic
2 22 (7.61%) WebSphere
3 18 (6.23%) MS Exchange
4 17 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (3.81%) IIS
6 10 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (3.46%) SharePoint
7 9 (3.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (2.77%) Live Communications Server
9 7 (2.42%) OpenStack
10 6 (2.08%) Oracle Application Server
10 6 (2.08%) Apache
10 6 (2.08%) NetWeaver
10 6 (2.08%) Lync
10 6 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.73%) AquaLogic
12 4 (1.38%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (1.04%) Node.js
Applications
1 39 (13.49%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.81%) MS Office
3 10 (3.46%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (3.11%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (2.42%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (1.04%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (1.04%) Exstream
5 2 (0.69%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.69%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.35%) Summit
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (4.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.73%) Office 365
5 3 (1.04%) PaaS
6 2 (0.69%) SaaS
6 2 (0.69%) GitHub
7 1 (0.35%) IaaS
7 1 (0.35%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 43 (14.88%) WAN
2 40 (13.84%) DNS
3 38 (13.15%) SAN
4 36 (12.46%) Firewall
5 25 (8.65%) TCP/IP
5 25 (8.65%) MPLS
5 25 (8.65%) OSPF
6 24 (8.30%) BGP
6 24 (8.30%) DHCP
6 24 (8.30%) LAN
7 19 (6.57%) VLAN
8 18 (6.23%) LDAP
9 15 (5.19%) VPN
10 13 (4.50%) IPsec
10 13 (4.50%) Internet
10 13 (4.50%) HTTP
11 12 (4.15%) NAS
11 12 (4.15%) Intrusion Detection
12 11 (3.81%) DMVPN
12 11 (3.81%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (21.11%) SQL Server
2 43 (14.88%) Oracle Database
3 20 (6.92%) Oracle Exadata
4 16 (5.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (5.19%) MySQL
5 15 (5.19%) Relational Database
6 14 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (4.50%) RDBMS
7 13 (4.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (4.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (4.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (4.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (4.15%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (3.81%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (3.46%) MongoDB
11 7 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (2.42%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 7 (2.42%) Maven
1 7 (2.42%) Cucumber
1 7 (2.42%) Selenium
2 6 (2.08%) Mercurial
2 6 (2.08%) Subversion
3 5 (1.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (1.73%) Ant
3 5 (1.73%) JIRA
4 4 (1.38%) JUnit
4 4 (1.38%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.04%) SpecFlow
5 3 (1.04%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.69%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.69%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.69%) IntelliJ
6 2 (0.69%) JMeter
6 2 (0.69%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.69%) GitLab
General
1 47 (16.26%) Finance
2 13 (4.50%) Manufacturing
3 12 (4.15%) Banking
4 9 (3.11%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.42%) Retail
6 6 (2.08%) Marketing
7 5 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.73%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.38%) Electronics
9 3 (1.04%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Automotive
10 1 (0.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 40 (13.84%) DBA
2 35 (12.11%) Wintel Engineer
3 30 (10.38%) Architect
4 23 (7.96%) Analyst
4 23 (7.96%) SQL DBA
5 21 (7.27%) Developer
6 17 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (5.54%) Administrator
7 16 (5.54%) Consultant
8 14 (4.84%) Cloud Engineer
9 12 (4.15%) SQL Server DBA
10 11 (3.81%) Network Support
10 11 (3.81%) Infrastructure Architect
11 10 (3.46%) Oracle DBA
11 10 (3.46%) Systems Engineer
11 10 (3.46%) Senior Cloud Engineer
12 9 (3.11%) Network Specialist
12 9 (3.11%) Wintel Analyst
13 8 (2.77%) Linux Engineer
13 8 (2.77%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (17.99%) HTML
2 50 (17.30%) XML
3 34 (11.76%) Middleware
4 22 (7.61%) WebSphere MQ
5 17 (5.88%) .NET
6 14 (4.84%) Web Services
7 8 (2.77%) Oracle Fusion
8 7 (2.42%) J2EE
9 6 (2.08%) XSD
9 6 (2.08%) XSLT
10 5 (1.73%) REST
10 5 (1.73%) CSS
10 5 (1.73%) JDBC
10 5 (1.73%) JMS
10 5 (1.73%) XML Schema
10 5 (1.73%) JNDI
10 5 (1.73%) JPA
11 4 (1.38%) WCF
11 4 (1.38%) RESTful
11 4 (1.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 88 (30.45%) Clustering
2 34 (11.76%) Replication
3 32 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.50%) PKI
5 12 (4.15%) Computer Science
6 10 (3.46%) HACMP
6 10 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (3.11%) Blackberry
7 9 (3.11%) Open Source
8 5 (1.73%) W3C
9 4 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.38%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.38%) DTV
10 3 (1.04%) User Experience
10 3 (1.04%) Statistics
11 2 (0.69%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.69%) CMDB
11 2 (0.69%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.35%) DLPAR
Operating Systems
1 156 (53.98%) Windows
2 83 (28.72%) Linux
3 53 (18.34%) UNIX
4 36 (12.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (9.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (7.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (5.88%) Oracle Linux
8 14 (4.84%) AIX
9 13 (4.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (3.11%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.73%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.38%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.38%) Solaris
12 4 (1.38%) Debian
13 2 (0.69%) HPUX
14 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.35%) SUSE
14 1 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (33.91%) ITIL
2 63 (21.80%) Disaster Recovery
3 40 (13.84%) Performance Tuning
4 28 (9.69%) SOA
5 24 (8.30%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (8.30%) DevOps
6 23 (7.96%) Configuration Management
7 20 (6.92%) Network Load Balancing
7 20 (6.92%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (6.92%) Migration
8 19 (6.57%) WAN Optimisation
9 18 (6.23%) Change Management
9 18 (6.23%) Service Management
10 16 (5.54%) Problem Management
11 14 (4.84%) Project Management
12 13 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (4.15%) Requirements Analysis
13 12 (4.15%) Network Monitoring
14 11 (3.81%) ETL
14 11 (3.81%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 68 (23.53%) SQL
2 62 (21.45%) PowerShell
3 44 (15.22%) VBScript
4 30 (10.38%) Bash Shell
5 28 (9.69%) Python
6 26 (9.00%) Perl
7 22 (7.61%) Java
8 21 (7.27%) Ruby
9 13 (4.50%) PL/SQL
10 12 (4.15%) Shell Script
11 8 (2.77%) C#
12 7 (2.42%) JavaScript
12 7 (2.42%) T-SQL
13 6 (2.08%) VB
13 6 (2.08%) C
13 6 (2.08%) PHP
14 5 (1.73%) XPath
14 5 (1.73%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 3 (1.04%) R
15 3 (1.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 97 (33.56%) Security Cleared
2 74 (25.61%) SC Cleared
3 59 (20.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 50 (17.30%) MCITP
5 36 (12.46%) MCSA
6 29 (10.03%) DV Cleared
7 14 (4.84%) Degree
8 13 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (3.81%) MCP
9 11 (3.81%) CCNP
10 10 (3.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (2.77%) MCTS
12 7 (2.42%) RHCT
13 4 (1.38%) MCSE
14 3 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (1.04%) MCDBA
14 3 (1.04%) Oracle Certification
15 2 (0.69%) BC Cleared
15 2 (0.69%) ISTQB
15 2 (0.69%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.19%) SLA
2 14 (4.84%) QA
3 6 (2.08%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.35%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 76 (26.30%) Active Directory
2 57 (19.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (14.88%) Oracle RAC
4 29 (10.03%) VMware ESX
5 16 (5.54%) vCloud
6 15 (5.19%) vSphere
7 14 (4.84%) Hyper-V
8 9 (3.11%) PowerHA
9 8 (2.77%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (2.08%) ISA Server
11 5 (1.73%) Firmware
11 5 (1.73%) DFS Replication
12 4 (1.38%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (1.38%) NFS
12 4 (1.38%) RHEV
12 4 (1.38%) KVM
13 3 (1.04%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 3 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (1.04%) Samba
14 2 (0.69%) UAG
Systems Management
1 27 (9.34%) Puppet
2 19 (6.57%) SELinux
3 16 (5.54%) SCCM
4 13 (4.50%) Data Guard
5 12 (4.15%) SCOM
5 12 (4.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 7 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (2.08%) SCVMM
7 6 (2.08%) OpenView
8 5 (1.73%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (1.38%) Ansible
10 3 (1.04%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.69%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.69%) Salt
11 2 (0.69%) CA Spectrum
11 2 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.69%) HP UCMDB
12 1 (0.35%) SCSM
12 1 (0.35%) SCOrch
12 1 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 111 (38.41%) Microsoft
2 79 (27.34%) Oracle
3 69 (23.88%) VMware
4 48 (16.61%) HP
5 39 (13.49%) Red Hat
5 39 (13.49%) IBM
6 26 (9.00%) Cisco
7 19 (6.57%) SAP
8 14 (4.84%) EMC
9 12 (4.15%) Dell
10 11 (3.81%) Blue Coat
11 10 (3.46%) Citrix
12 8 (2.77%) Business Objects
13 7 (2.42%) Mercator
13 7 (2.42%) NetApp
14 6 (2.08%) Remedy
15 5 (1.73%) Informatica
16 4 (1.38%) Polycom
16 4 (1.38%) Avaya
16 4 (1.38%) Veritas
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