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 8 July 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
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Availability
Rank 488 480 474
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing High Availability 132 113 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.28% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 60 51
Average daily rate
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£369 £475 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.36% +13.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £269 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
-11.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
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
42484 40290 37273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.13% 74.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 27393 25071 22420
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1145 1195 1116
Average hourly rate £28.75 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 8 July 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 8 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 129 £378 -20.52% 51
South East +8 46 £363 -23.68% 5
London -27 38 £441 -11.30% 25
Buckinghamshire +19 22 £390 - 3
Milton Keynes +13 21 £390 - 2
City of London +2 15 £450 - 8
East of England -1 15 £355 -0.69% 9
Hampshire +8 12 £349 +30.83%
West Midlands +9 11 £450 - 1
Berkshire +3 11 £450 +12.50% 1
Hertfordshire -4 11 £350 -12.50% 1
Reading +2 9 £450 +12.50%
Welwyn Garden City - 9 £355 -
Malvern - 9 £450 -
Worcestershire - 9 £450 -
North West -19 6 £413 +79.34% 3
North East - 6 £256 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 6 £256 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £256 - 1
Hook 0 4 £323 +20.90%
South West -3 3 £310 -33.86% 2
Cambridgeshire -3 3 £363 -
Lancashire - 3 - - 2
Farnborough - 3 £450 -
Cheshire -11 2 £413 -
Yorkshire -25 2 £425 +102.38% 5
West Yorkshire -27 2 £425 +102.38% 2
East Midlands - 2 - -
Wales - 2 £350 -
West Wales - 2 £350 -

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 July 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.

1 109 (34.28%) Windows
2 101 (31.76%) Linux
3 94 (29.56%) Oracle
4 89 (27.99%) SQL
5 80 (25.16%) Security Cleared
6 75 (23.58%) SQL Server
7 74 (23.27%) ITIL
7 74 (23.27%) Clustering
8 68 (21.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 68 (21.38%) SC Cleared
9 61 (19.18%) Microsoft
10 58 (18.24%) Finance
11 56 (17.61%) Oracle Database
12 52 (16.35%) Active Directory
13 49 (15.41%) XML
14 47 (14.78%) Microsoft Certification
14 47 (14.78%) Agile Software Development
15 45 (14.15%) PowerShell
15 45 (14.15%) IBM
15 45 (14.15%) UNIX
16 44 (13.84%) VMware
17 42 (13.21%) Performance Tuning
18 39 (12.26%) HTML
19 38 (11.95%) Java
19 38 (11.95%) HP
20 37 (11.64%) SQL Server 2008
21 36 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
21 36 (11.32%) MCITP
22 35 (11.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 35 (11.01%) Bash Shell

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 33 (10.38%) WebSphere
2 31 (9.75%) WebLogic
3 17 (5.35%) NetWeaver
4 13 (4.09%) SharePoint
5 12 (3.77%) WebSphere Application Server
6 11 (3.46%) AquaLogic
7 10 (3.14%) Lync
7 10 (3.14%) Apache
7 10 (3.14%) MS Exchange
8 8 (2.52%) SAS
8 8 (2.52%) WebLogic Portal
8 8 (2.52%) Tomcat
8 8 (2.52%) JBoss
8 8 (2.52%) Oracle Application Server
9 6 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.57%) IIS
10 5 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.26%) Node.js
Applications
1 12 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.94%) MS Office
3 2 (0.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (3.46%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (2.52%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.31%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.31%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (0.94%) Office 365
4 3 (0.94%) GitHub
5 2 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.63%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.63%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.31%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 32 (10.06%) TCP/IP
2 21 (6.60%) Firewall
3 20 (6.29%) DNS
4 19 (5.97%) LDAP
4 19 (5.97%) SAN
5 17 (5.35%) HTTP
6 9 (2.83%) Internet
7 8 (2.52%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (2.52%) NAS
8 7 (2.20%) WAN
9 6 (1.89%) SSL
10 5 (1.57%) LAN
11 4 (1.26%) DHCP
11 4 (1.26%) Ethernet
11 4 (1.26%) IP Telephony
11 4 (1.26%) VLAN
12 3 (0.94%) iSCSI
12 3 (0.94%) FCoE
12 3 (0.94%) HTTPS
13 1 (0.31%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (23.58%) SQL Server
2 56 (17.61%) Oracle Database
3 37 (11.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 32 (10.06%) Big Data
5 31 (9.75%) DB2
6 25 (7.86%) Oracle Database 11g
7 22 (6.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (6.29%) Oracle Reports
9 19 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (5.35%) SAP HANA
11 16 (5.03%) Hadoop
12 14 (4.40%) Relational Database
13 13 (4.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
15 10 (3.14%) Oracle Database 10g
16 9 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
17 8 (2.52%) Oracle Exadata
17 8 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
18 7 (2.20%) RDBMS
18 7 (2.20%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 12 (3.77%) Ant
2 7 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.57%) Subversion
4 4 (1.26%) Introscope
4 4 (1.26%) Mercurial
4 4 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.94%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.94%) IntelliJ
5 3 (0.94%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.94%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.94%) JMeter
5 3 (0.94%) Maven
5 3 (0.94%) JIRA
6 2 (0.63%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.63%) Psake
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.31%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.31%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.31%) StarTeam
General
1 58 (18.24%) Finance
2 23 (7.23%) Banking
3 10 (3.14%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.52%) Retail
5 6 (1.89%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.31%) Legal
8 1 (0.31%) Front Office
8 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.31%) French Language
8 1 (0.31%) German Language
8 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 55 (17.30%) DBA
2 54 (16.98%) Administrator
3 52 (16.35%) Architect
4 41 (12.89%) Developer
5 36 (11.32%) SQL DBA
6 25 (7.86%) Wintel Engineer
7 22 (6.92%) Consultant
8 18 (5.66%) SQL Server DBA
9 17 (5.35%) SAP Architect
10 16 (5.03%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (4.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
13 11 (3.46%) Technical Architect
13 11 (3.46%) Oracle DBA
13 11 (3.46%) Hadoop Administrator
14 10 (3.14%) Systems Engineer
15 9 (2.83%) Infrastructure Architect
16 8 (2.52%) Oracle Developer
16 8 (2.52%) Analyst
16 8 (2.52%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (15.41%) XML
2 39 (12.26%) HTML
3 31 (9.75%) SOAP
3 31 (9.75%) JMS
4 30 (9.43%) Web Services
5 27 (8.49%) J2EE
5 27 (8.49%) Middleware
6 21 (6.60%) WebSphere MQ
7 16 (5.03%) JDBC
7 16 (5.03%) JNDI
8 14 (4.40%) .NET
9 12 (3.77%) WSDL
10 10 (3.14%) TIBCO EMS
11 8 (2.52%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 6 (1.89%) SAP Basis
13 5 (1.57%) Spring
13 5 (1.57%) Oracle ADF
13 5 (1.57%) Oracle Fusion
13 5 (1.57%) RESTful
13 5 (1.57%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 74 (23.27%) Clustering
2 28 (8.81%) Replication
3 25 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (6.92%) DataPower
4 22 (6.92%) Data Centre
5 14 (4.40%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.14%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.52%) Statistics
8 6 (1.89%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.57%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.26%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.26%) W3C
10 4 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.94%) Device Driver
11 3 (0.94%) VSAM
11 3 (0.94%) EMC VMAX
12 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Cloud
12 2 (0.63%) PKI
12 2 (0.63%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 109 (34.28%) Windows
2 101 (31.76%) Linux
3 45 (14.15%) UNIX
4 36 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (11.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (9.43%) AIX
7 25 (7.86%) Solaris
8 18 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (4.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (3.77%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.26%) HPUX
12 3 (0.94%) SUSE
12 3 (0.94%) zOS
13 2 (0.63%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.31%) OS/400
14 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.31%) Android
14 1 (0.31%) Tru64
14 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (23.27%) ITIL
2 68 (21.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 47 (14.78%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (13.21%) Performance Tuning
5 33 (10.38%) Migration
6 28 (8.81%) Configuration Management
7 23 (7.23%) SOA
8 21 (6.60%) Load Balancing
8 21 (6.60%) Low Latency
9 19 (5.97%) ERP
10 18 (5.66%) ETL
11 17 (5.35%) Validation
12 16 (5.03%) Service Management
13 15 (4.72%) Technical Architecture
13 15 (4.72%) Analytics
13 15 (4.72%) Root Cause Analysis
14 14 (4.40%) Capacity Planning
14 14 (4.40%) Problem Management
14 14 (4.40%) Data Modelling
15 13 (4.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (27.99%) SQL
2 45 (14.15%) PowerShell
3 38 (11.95%) Java
4 35 (11.01%) Bash Shell
5 31 (9.75%) VBScript
6 27 (8.49%) T-SQL
7 23 (7.23%) Shell Script
8 20 (6.29%) PL/SQL
9 17 (5.35%) Korn
10 14 (4.40%) Perl
11 13 (4.09%) Python
12 12 (3.77%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 10 (3.14%) VB
14 8 (2.52%) Ruby
15 5 (1.57%) JavaScript
15 5 (1.57%) C
15 5 (1.57%) C#
16 4 (1.26%) ABAP
16 4 (1.26%) Jython
16 4 (1.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 80 (25.16%) Security Cleared
2 68 (21.38%) SC Cleared
3 47 (14.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 36 (11.32%) MCITP
5 34 (10.69%) MCSA
6 13 (4.09%) Degree
7 10 (3.14%) DV Cleared
8 9 (2.83%) MCSE
9 8 (2.52%) IBM Certification
10 7 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (1.89%) MCTS
12 5 (1.57%) OCP
12 5 (1.57%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (1.26%) RHCE
13 4 (1.26%) MCDBA
13 4 (1.26%) Microsoft Certified Master
14 3 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.31%) MCP
15 1 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (10.06%) SLA
2 14 (4.40%) QA
3 4 (1.26%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.31%) CDISC
4 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.31%) COBIT
System Software
1 52 (16.35%) Active Directory
2 32 (10.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (8.49%) Oracle RAC
4 23 (7.23%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.52%) Firmware
5 8 (2.52%) vSphere
6 6 (1.89%) VMware ESX
7 5 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (1.57%) KVM
8 4 (1.26%) Samba
8 4 (1.26%) Oracle Clusterware
9 3 (0.94%) GlusterFS
9 3 (0.94%) GFS2
9 3 (0.94%) XenApp
9 3 (0.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (0.94%) SRDF
9 3 (0.94%) PowerHA
9 3 (0.94%) OCFS2
10 2 (0.63%) RHEV
11 1 (0.31%) UAG
Systems Management
1 15 (4.72%) Data Guard
2 12 (3.77%) Oracle RMAN
3 11 (3.46%) OpenView
4 8 (2.52%) Tivoli
4 8 (2.52%) SCOM
4 8 (2.52%) Oracle Flashback
5 7 (2.20%) Puppet
6 6 (1.89%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (1.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (1.26%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.26%) CA Wily
8 4 (1.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.94%) SCCM
9 3 (0.94%) OVSD
9 3 (0.94%) SELinux
10 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.63%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 94 (29.56%) Oracle
2 61 (19.18%) Microsoft
3 45 (14.15%) IBM
4 44 (13.84%) VMware
5 38 (11.95%) HP
6 26 (8.18%) Red Hat
7 25 (7.86%) SAP
8 24 (7.55%) Informatica
9 11 (3.46%) TIBCO
10 10 (3.14%) Cisco
11 9 (2.83%) Brocade
12 7 (2.20%) Cloudera
12 7 (2.20%) LogRhythm
13 6 (1.89%) NetApp
14 5 (1.57%) EMC
15 4 (1.26%) Intel
15 4 (1.26%) Sybase
15 4 (1.26%) Dell
15 4 (1.26%) Remedy
16 3 (0.94%) PlateSpin
Uxbridge, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 15 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 15 hours ago
South East
Ballintrae Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Computer People
Rate: £220.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago