The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for High Availability skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited High Availability over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

High Availability
England / East of England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 85 105
Rank change year-on-year -11 +20  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 39 45 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.68% 1.80% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 2.25% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 38 23
Median daily rate £388 £383 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.30% +9.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £321 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £575 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -2.50% +2.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.95 £28.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -10.89% +43.58%  

High Availability is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1961 2001 2447
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 84.27% 80.07% 79.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1135 1153 1457
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 153 180
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.62 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.71% -16.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £47.50 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing High Availability as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for High Availability in the East of England

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing High Availability in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for High Availability in the East of England

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing High Availability in the East of England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for High Availability in the East of England

High Availability
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing High Availability in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for High Availability in the East of England

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing High Availability within the East of England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire +5 13 £400 -33.33% 2
Norfolk - 13 - -
Cambridgeshire -6 5 £300 -11.76%
Hertfordshire -6 4 £315 -21.25% 3
Essex -25 4 £413 +17.85%
High Availability
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing High Availability also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 37 (44.58%) Java
2 34 (40.96%) Linux
3 28 (33.73%) SQL
4 23 (27.71%) Clustering
5 21 (25.30%) Firewall
6 19 (22.89%) Finance
6 19 (22.89%) Active Directory
7 17 (20.48%) SQL Server
7 17 (20.48%) Windows
8 16 (19.28%) Apache
9 15 (18.07%) Unix
9 15 (18.07%) Migration
10 14 (16.87%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (16.87%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (16.87%) Tomcat
10 14 (16.87%) WAN
10 14 (16.87%) TCP/IP
10 14 (16.87%) SSL
10 14 (16.87%) Data Centre
11 13 (15.66%) Puppet
11 13 (15.66%) Microsoft
11 13 (15.66%) Python
11 13 (15.66%) Configuration Management
11 13 (15.66%) Computer Science
12 12 (14.46%) Hadoop
12 12 (14.46%) Bash Shell
12 12 (14.46%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (14.46%) Ruby
12 12 (14.46%) RHCE
12 12 (14.46%) Kerberos

High Availability
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (19.28%) Apache
2 14 (16.87%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.02%) IIS
3 5 (6.02%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.82%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.41%) Confluence
5 2 (2.41%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.20%) JBoss
6 1 (1.20%) Mule
6 1 (1.20%) NetWeaver
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 7 (8.43%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.25%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.43%) IaaS
3 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.41%) PaaS
4 2 (2.41%) SaaS
5 1 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 21 (25.30%) Firewall
2 14 (16.87%) SSL
2 14 (16.87%) TCP/IP
2 14 (16.87%) WAN
3 12 (14.46%) Kerberos
4 11 (13.25%) LAN
5 7 (8.43%) SAN
6 6 (7.23%) DNS
7 5 (6.02%) NAS
7 5 (6.02%) NetScaler
8 4 (4.82%) BGP
8 4 (4.82%) OSPF
8 4 (4.82%) Skype
9 3 (3.61%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (3.61%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (3.61%) EIGRP
10 2 (2.41%) 4G
10 2 (2.41%) HSPA
10 2 (2.41%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (2.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.48%) SQL Server
2 14 (16.87%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (14.46%) Hadoop
4 10 (12.05%) Relational Database
5 9 (10.84%) MySQL
5 9 (10.84%) Oracle Database
5 9 (10.84%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (8.43%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (8.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (7.23%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (6.02%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (6.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (4.82%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 4 (4.82%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (4.82%) RDBMS
9 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (3.61%) DTS
10 3 (3.61%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.61%) Maven
2 2 (2.41%) Cucumber
2 2 (2.41%) JBehave
2 2 (2.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.41%) JIRA
2 2 (2.41%) JUnit
2 2 (2.41%) Selenium
2 2 (2.41%) SoapUI
2 2 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.41%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.20%) Mockito
3 1 (1.20%) Moq
3 1 (1.20%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (22.89%) Finance
2 8 (9.64%) Banking
3 4 (4.82%) French Language
4 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.20%) Legal
5 1 (1.20%) Retail
5 1 (1.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (21.69%) Architect
2 15 (18.07%) Administrator
3 12 (14.46%) Cloud Administrator
4 9 (10.84%) DBA
4 9 (10.84%) Developer
4 9 (10.84%) Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (9.64%) SQL DBA
5 8 (9.64%) Technical Architect
6 6 (7.23%) Software Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (6.02%) Applications Support
8 4 (4.82%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.61%) Applications Specialist
9 3 (3.61%) AWS Architect
9 3 (3.61%) Oracle Specialist
9 3 (3.61%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.61%) Support Specialist
9 3 (3.61%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.46%) LAPP Stack
2 9 (10.84%) Spring
3 8 (9.64%) Hibernate
4 7 (8.43%) Java EE
4 7 (8.43%) LAMP
4 7 (8.43%) XML
4 7 (8.43%) XSLT
5 6 (7.23%) .NET
5 6 (7.23%) JSF
5 6 (7.23%) JSP
5 6 (7.23%) Middleware
5 6 (7.23%) Struts
5 6 (7.23%) XSL
6 5 (6.02%) JSON
6 5 (6.02%) REST
7 2 (2.41%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.41%) J2EE
7 2 (2.41%) RESTful
7 2 (2.41%) Web Services
8 1 (1.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (27.71%) Clustering
2 14 (16.87%) Data Centre
3 13 (15.66%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.61%) AS400
4 3 (3.61%) LPAR
5 1 (1.20%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.20%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.20%) Replication
5 1 (1.20%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 34 (40.96%) Linux
2 17 (20.48%) Windows
3 15 (18.07%) Unix
4 8 (9.64%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.41%) Solaris
6 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.20%) AIX
7 1 (1.20%) HPUX
7 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.07%) Migration
2 14 (16.87%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (15.66%) Configuration Management
4 12 (14.46%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (13.25%) Load Balancing
5 11 (13.25%) Software Engineering
6 10 (12.05%) DevOps
7 8 (9.64%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (8.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (7.23%) ITIL
9 6 (7.23%) Mentoring
9 6 (7.23%) TDD
10 5 (6.02%) BDD
10 5 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (6.02%) Business Transformation
10 5 (6.02%) E-Commerce
10 5 (6.02%) Network Optimisation
10 5 (6.02%) Secure Coding
10 5 (6.02%) Service Delivery
10 5 (6.02%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (44.58%) Java
2 28 (33.73%) SQL
3 13 (15.66%) Python
4 12 (14.46%) Bash Shell
4 12 (14.46%) Perl
4 12 (14.46%) Ruby
5 8 (9.64%) C#
6 7 (8.43%) PL/SQL
6 7 (8.43%) T-SQL
7 5 (6.02%) PowerShell
7 5 (6.02%) VB
8 3 (3.61%) C
9 1 (1.20%) Groovy
9 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.20%) PHP
9 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.20%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (14.46%) RHCE
2 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (7.23%) MCSE
4 3 (3.61%) CCIE
4 3 (3.61%) CCNP
4 3 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.61%) Degree
4 3 (3.61%) MCSA
5 2 (2.41%) CCA
5 2 (2.41%) CCIE Security
5 2 (2.41%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.41%) HP APS
5 2 (2.41%) MCDBA
5 2 (2.41%) MCITP
5 2 (2.41%) OCP
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (2.41%) VCAP
5 2 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.20%) SAP Certification
6 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.05%) SLA
2 5 (6.02%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.61%) QA
System Software
1 19 (22.89%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.23%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (2.41%) Docker
4 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.41%) XenApp
5 1 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (15.66%) Puppet
2 12 (14.46%) Salt
3 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (4.82%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (3.61%) Data Guard
5 3 (3.61%) FortiGate
5 3 (3.61%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (3.61%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.20%) Ansible
7 1 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.20%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (1.20%) Nagios
7 1 (1.20%) OpenView
7 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.20%) Terraform
7 1 (1.20%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (15.66%) Microsoft
2 12 (14.46%) Cloudera
2 12 (14.46%) Oracle
3 10 (12.05%) Cisco
3 10 (12.05%) VMware
4 7 (8.43%) Citrix
5 4 (4.82%) BEA
5 4 (4.82%) HP
6 3 (3.61%) IBM
7 2 (2.41%) Actix
7 2 (2.41%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.41%) Avaya
7 2 (2.41%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.41%) Meru Networks
7 2 (2.41%) Trustwave
7 2 (2.41%) Virgin Media
8 1 (1.20%) CyberArk
8 1 (1.20%) Splunk
8 1 (1.20%) Verint
8 1 (1.20%) WSO2
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