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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Availability
Rank 413 425 425
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Contract jobs citing High Availability 165 142 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.38% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 87 71
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £323 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £675 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £438
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £155.00 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +260.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £155.00 -

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
39834 37606 32717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.91% 74.82% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25112 22628 19457
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1043 1134 1178
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -4 149 £380 -10.58% 36
London -22 58 £425 +5.78% 18
South East -21 31 £450 +5.88% 4
North West -16 19 £378 -34.91% 1
City of London +8 18 £440 +3.52% 4
Hampshire -6 14 £323 -33.64% 1
Yorkshire -8 10 £403 -5.29% 4
East of England +8 9 £375 - 2
South West -13 9 £356 +9.61%
Berkshire -4 8 £456 +7.35% 1
East Midlands - 8 £350 - 3
Hertfordshire +17 7 £688 +316.66%
West Yorkshire -8 7 £418 -1.54% 3
Reading +3 5 £488 +39.28%
Buckinghamshire -3 4 - -
Leeds -3 4 £425 - 3
Manchester -6 4 £380 -
Surrey +2 3 £500 +53.84%
West Midlands -10 3 £450 +12.50% 2
South Yorkshire - 3 £275 - 1
Bracknell +5 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 £288 - 1
Staines +3 1 £500 +53.84%
Cambridgeshire -4 1 £175 -61.11%
Cambridge - 1 £175 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £475 - 1
Midlands - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 168 (49.70%) Windows
2 116 (34.32%) Microsoft
3 109 (32.25%) Security Cleared
4 103 (30.47%) ITIL
5 101 (29.88%) Oracle
6 95 (28.11%) Linux
7 94 (27.81%) Clustering
8 89 (26.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 87 (25.74%) SC Cleared
10 84 (24.85%) SQL Server
11 81 (23.96%) Active Directory
12 74 (21.89%) SQL
13 68 (20.12%) VMware
14 67 (19.82%) Microsoft Certification
15 61 (18.05%) Finance
15 61 (18.05%) UNIX
16 60 (17.75%) PowerShell
17 57 (16.86%) HP
18 55 (16.27%) Performance Tuning
19 54 (15.98%) Oracle Database
19 54 (15.98%) VMware Infrastructure
19 54 (15.98%) Windows Server 2008
19 54 (15.98%) MCITP
20 48 (14.20%) XML
20 48 (14.20%) HTML
21 47 (13.91%) Replication
22 45 (13.31%) VBScript
23 44 (13.02%) Oracle RAC
24 43 (12.72%) Red Hat
25 39 (11.54%) MCSA

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 30 (8.88%) WebLogic
2 26 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 21 (6.21%) MS Exchange
3 21 (6.21%) NetWeaver
4 18 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (2.96%) Live Communications Server
7 9 (2.66%) Lync
7 9 (2.66%) IIS
7 9 (2.66%) SharePoint
8 7 (2.07%) Apache
8 7 (2.07%) AquaLogic
8 7 (2.07%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.78%) Oracle Application Server
9 6 (1.78%) Tuxedo
10 5 (1.48%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.18%) Apache Spark
11 4 (1.18%) JBoss
Applications
1 39 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.07%) MS Visio
2 7 (2.07%) MS Office
3 2 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.96%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (2.66%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (1.78%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.89%) Exstream
6 2 (0.59%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.59%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.59%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.30%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.55%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.18%) Office 365
5 2 (0.59%) SaaS
6 1 (0.30%) GitHub
6 1 (0.30%) IaaS
6 1 (0.30%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (10.06%) DNS
1 34 (10.06%) SAN
1 34 (10.06%) Firewall
2 33 (9.76%) WAN
3 23 (6.80%) LAN
4 21 (6.21%) OSPF
5 20 (5.92%) BGP
5 20 (5.92%) MPLS
6 19 (5.62%) DHCP
6 19 (5.62%) TCP/IP
7 15 (4.44%) LDAP
7 15 (4.44%) Internet
8 13 (3.85%) HTTP
8 13 (3.85%) VLAN
8 13 (3.85%) NAS
9 11 (3.25%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (3.25%) VPN
10 10 (2.96%) Intrusion Detection
11 9 (2.66%) IPsec
12 8 (2.37%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (24.85%) SQL Server
2 54 (15.98%) Oracle Database
3 28 (8.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (6.21%) Relational Database
5 20 (5.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (5.92%) SAP HANA
6 19 (5.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (5.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 18 (5.33%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (5.03%) RDBMS
8 17 (5.03%) DB2
8 17 (5.03%) Oracle Exadata
9 16 (4.73%) MySQL
10 15 (4.44%) Oracle Reports
10 15 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (3.25%) MongoDB
11 11 (3.25%) Oracle Database 10g
12 10 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (2.66%) SQL Server 2005
14 8 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (2.07%) Ant
1 7 (2.07%) Selenium
1 7 (2.07%) Cucumber
2 6 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.78%) Maven
2 6 (1.78%) JIRA
3 5 (1.48%) Subversion
3 5 (1.48%) Mercurial
3 5 (1.48%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.59%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.59%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.59%) JUnit
5 2 (0.59%) Introscope
5 2 (0.59%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.59%) Psake
5 2 (0.59%) GitLab
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.30%) JMeter
6 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 61 (18.05%) Finance
2 22 (6.51%) Banking
3 9 (2.66%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.37%) Retail
5 7 (2.07%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.48%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.18%) Electronics
7 4 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.18%) Marketing
8 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (17.75%) DBA
2 58 (17.16%) Architect
3 35 (10.36%) SQL DBA
3 35 (10.36%) Wintel Engineer
4 30 (8.88%) Administrator
5 22 (6.51%) Consultant
6 20 (5.92%) Developer
6 20 (5.92%) Analyst
7 19 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (5.62%) SAP Architect
8 18 (5.33%) SQL Server DBA
9 13 (3.85%) Oracle DBA
9 13 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (3.25%) Technical Architect
11 10 (2.96%) Systems Administrator
11 10 (2.96%) Infrastructure Architect
11 10 (2.96%) Linux Engineer
12 9 (2.66%) Network Specialist
12 9 (2.66%) Wintel Analyst
12 9 (2.66%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (14.20%) HTML
1 48 (14.20%) XML
2 29 (8.58%) Middleware
3 21 (6.21%) WebSphere MQ
4 20 (5.92%) Web Services
5 16 (4.73%) .NET
6 10 (2.96%) J2EE
7 9 (2.66%) JDBC
7 9 (2.66%) JNDI
8 8 (2.37%) JMS
9 7 (2.07%) SOAP
9 7 (2.07%) Oracle Fusion
10 6 (1.78%) RESTful
10 6 (1.78%) SAP Basis
11 5 (1.48%) Application Packaging
12 4 (1.18%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 4 (1.18%) JPA
12 4 (1.18%) Akka
12 4 (1.18%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 4 (1.18%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 94 (27.81%) Clustering
2 47 (13.91%) Replication
3 30 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.14%) Computer Science
5 13 (3.85%) Blackberry
6 12 (3.55%) Open Source
7 10 (2.96%) PKI
8 8 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (2.07%) Statistics
9 7 (2.07%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.48%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.18%) DataPower
12 4 (1.18%) DTV
12 4 (1.18%) W3C
12 4 (1.18%) HACMP
13 3 (0.89%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.89%) VSAM
14 2 (0.59%) Data Integration
14 2 (0.59%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 168 (49.70%) Windows
2 95 (28.11%) Linux
3 61 (18.05%) UNIX
4 54 (15.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (8.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (5.92%) AIX
9 11 (3.25%) Windows XP
10 10 (2.96%) Solaris
10 10 (2.96%) Oracle Linux
11 6 (1.78%) Windows 2000
12 5 (1.48%) Windows 7
13 4 (1.18%) Debian
14 3 (0.89%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.59%) HPUX
15 2 (0.59%) zOS
16 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (30.47%) ITIL
2 89 (26.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 55 (16.27%) Performance Tuning
4 35 (10.36%) Migration
5 28 (8.28%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 26 (7.69%) SOA
7 25 (7.40%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (5.62%) DevOps
9 17 (5.03%) ERP
9 17 (5.03%) Project Management
9 17 (5.03%) Service Management
10 16 (4.73%) Problem Management
11 15 (4.44%) Change Management
12 14 (4.14%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (4.14%) Technical Architecture
13 13 (3.85%) Network Load Balancing
13 13 (3.85%) Validation
13 13 (3.85%) ETL
14 12 (3.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 74 (21.89%) SQL
2 60 (17.75%) PowerShell
3 45 (13.31%) VBScript
4 31 (9.17%) Bash Shell
5 29 (8.58%) Python
6 27 (7.99%) Perl
7 24 (7.10%) Java
8 19 (5.62%) Ruby
9 15 (4.44%) T-SQL
10 14 (4.14%) Shell Script
10 14 (4.14%) PL/SQL
11 8 (2.37%) VB
11 8 (2.37%) PHP
12 7 (2.07%) C
12 7 (2.07%) C#
12 7 (2.07%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 6 (1.78%) JavaScript
14 4 (1.18%) ABAP
14 4 (1.18%) Scala
14 4 (1.18%) Korn
Qualifications
1 109 (32.25%) Security Cleared
2 87 (25.74%) SC Cleared
3 67 (19.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 54 (15.98%) MCITP
5 39 (11.54%) MCSA
6 28 (8.28%) DV Cleared
7 17 (5.03%) Degree
7 17 (5.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (3.25%) CCNP
10 10 (2.96%) MCTS
11 9 (2.66%) MCP
11 9 (2.66%) MCSE
11 9 (2.66%) VCP4
12 7 (2.07%) RHCT
12 7 (2.07%) Oracle Certification
13 6 (1.78%) OCP
14 5 (1.48%) MCDBA
14 5 (1.48%) RHCE
15 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.40%) SLA
2 12 (3.55%) QA
3 5 (1.48%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.30%) COBIT
System Software
1 81 (23.96%) Active Directory
2 54 (15.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (13.02%) Oracle RAC
4 21 (6.21%) vSphere
5 19 (5.62%) VMware ESX
6 17 (5.03%) Hyper-V
7 12 (3.55%) Oracle RMAN
8 9 (2.66%) vCloud
9 7 (2.07%) PowerHA
9 7 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (1.78%) Firmware
10 6 (1.78%) DFS Replication
10 6 (1.78%) KVM
11 5 (1.48%) RHEV
12 4 (1.18%) NFS
12 4 (1.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 4 (1.18%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.89%) Samba
13 3 (0.89%) SRDF
13 3 (0.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (6.80%) Puppet
2 15 (4.44%) Data Guard
2 15 (4.44%) SCCM
3 14 (4.14%) SELinux
4 11 (3.25%) SCOM
5 9 (2.66%) Tivoli
6 7 (2.07%) SCVMM
6 7 (2.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 7 (2.07%) OpenView
6 7 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.48%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (1.18%) Ansible
9 3 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.59%) CA Wily
10 2 (0.59%) HP UCMDB
10 2 (0.59%) Salt
11 1 (0.30%) SCSM
11 1 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.30%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 116 (34.32%) Microsoft
2 101 (29.88%) Oracle
3 68 (20.12%) VMware
4 57 (16.86%) HP
5 43 (12.72%) Red Hat
6 39 (11.54%) IBM
7 27 (7.99%) SAP
8 25 (7.40%) Cisco
9 16 (4.73%) Dell
10 13 (3.85%) EMC
11 11 (3.25%) Informatica
12 10 (2.96%) Citrix
13 9 (2.66%) NetApp
14 8 (2.37%) Business Objects
15 7 (2.07%) Mercator
15 7 (2.07%) Remedy
15 7 (2.07%) Blue Coat
16 6 (1.78%) Sybase
16 6 (1.78%) TIBCO
17 4 (1.18%) Splunk
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