Period
to 19 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 19 October 2021 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
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 278 215 265
Rank change year-on-year -63 +50 +21
Contract jobs citing High Availability 681 337 783
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.01% 1.26% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.44% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 210 463
10th Percentile £398 £313 £319
25th Percentile £463 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £474 £488
Median % change year-on-year +16.09% -2.82% -2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £573 £575
90th Percentile £725 £650 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £475 £488
% change year-on-year +15.79% -2.56% +0.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 13
10th Percentile £43.73 £42.63 £12.00
25th Percentile £53.44 £61.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate £60.75 £63.00 £47.00
Median % change year-on-year -3.57% +34.04% +30.56%
75th Percentile £62.81 £65.63 £73.75
90th Percentile £77.50 £66.00 "
UK median hourly rate £60.75 £63.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year -3.57% +34.04% +30.56%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 60,212 23,463 67,527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.36% 87.46% 87.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 42,312 16,157 45,749
10th Percentile £319 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £381 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.47% - +1.60%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £510 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.37% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,483 661 1,901
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.36
25th Percentile £14.48 £15.50 £14.38
Median hourly rate £24.36 £25.33 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.83% +12.58% +12.50%
75th Percentile £49.38 £45.00 £46.00
90th Percentile £63.00 £55.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +15.38%

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing High Availability as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for High Availability in England

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing High Availability in England.

Daily rate trend for High Availability in England

High Availability
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing High Availability in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for High Availability in England

High Availability
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing High Availability in England.

Hourly rate trend for High Availability in England

High Availability
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing High Availability in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for High Availability in England

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 19 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -63 392 £600 +20.00% 69
North of England -11 109 £475 +26.67% 46
South East -76 71 £545 +21.38% 24
Yorkshire 0 55 £525 +15.07% 13
North West -37 50 £475 +46.15% 30
Midlands -55 39 £513 +22.02% 19
South West -34 26 £550 -12.00% 12
East Midlands -23 18 £495 +52.31% 9
West Midlands -51 18 £525 +22.45% 9
East of England -54 15 £500 -14.89% 14
North East -8 4 £313 - 3
High Availability
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing High Availability also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 237 (34.80%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (30.10%) Linux
3 178 (26.14%) DevOps
4 173 (25.40%) AWS
5 148 (21.73%) Windows
6 142 (20.85%) SQL
6 142 (20.85%) Azure
7 141 (20.70%) Java
7 141 (20.70%) Social Skills
8 139 (20.41%) Python
9 130 (19.09%) Finance
9 130 (19.09%) Low Latency
10 125 (18.36%) Kubernetes
11 117 (17.18%) Docker
12 115 (16.89%) Continuous Integration
13 113 (16.59%) Oracle
14 112 (16.45%) Microservices
15 111 (16.30%) Disaster Recovery
16 106 (15.57%) Migration
17 95 (13.95%) Banking
18 82 (12.04%) ITIL
19 81 (11.89%) SQL Server
19 81 (11.89%) Microsoft
20 80 (11.75%) Unix
21 78 (11.45%) JavaScript
21 78 (11.45%) TDD
21 78 (11.45%) Terraform
22 73 (10.72%) Jenkins
23 72 (10.57%) Project Management
24 71 (10.43%) Firewall

High Availability
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 28 (4.11%) Apache
2 17 (2.50%) Confluence
3 14 (2.06%) WebLogic
4 13 (1.91%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.91%) Tomcat
4 13 (1.91%) WebSphere
5 10 (1.47%) Apache Spark
6 9 (1.32%) IIS
7 8 (1.17%) OpenStack
8 6 (0.88%) CICS
8 6 (0.88%) JBoss
9 5 (0.73%) NetWeaver
9 5 (0.73%) nginx
10 4 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.59%) CMS
10 4 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.59%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.59%) SAS
11 3 (0.44%) Drupal
11 3 (0.44%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 6 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.44%) GIMP
2 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.44%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (1.91%) ION MarketView
2 10 (1.47%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 173 (25.40%) AWS
2 142 (20.85%) Azure
3 64 (9.40%) PaaS
4 51 (7.49%) IaaS
5 45 (6.61%) GCP
6 42 (6.17%) SaaS
7 38 (5.58%) GitHub
8 26 (3.82%) Serverless
9 25 (3.67%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 24 (3.52%) Azure Active Directory
11 23 (3.38%) Microsoft 365
12 20 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
13 19 (2.79%) Amazon ECS
14 16 (2.35%) AWS Lambda
14 16 (2.35%) Azure Storage
15 14 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
16 13 (1.91%) Amazon EKS
16 13 (1.91%) Azure Data Factory
17 11 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
17 11 (1.62%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 71 (10.43%) Firewall
2 48 (7.05%) DNS
3 40 (5.87%) TCP/IP
4 29 (4.26%) Multicast
5 27 (3.96%) HTTP
6 25 (3.67%) SAN
7 24 (3.52%) SSL
8 23 (3.38%) DHCP
9 21 (3.08%) Kerberos
10 20 (2.94%) VPN
11 13 (1.91%) WAN
12 11 (1.62%) LAN
12 11 (1.62%) MPLS
12 11 (1.62%) Wireless
13 10 (1.47%) Network Security
14 9 (1.32%) OSPF
14 9 (1.32%) Wireshark
15 8 (1.17%) IPsec
15 8 (1.17%) Skype
16 7 (1.03%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 48 (7.05%) MongoDB
2 48 (7.05%) MySQL
3 46 (6.75%) Oracle Database
4 41 (6.02%) NoSQL
5 39 (5.73%) Relational Database
6 31 (4.55%) Azure SQL Database
7 27 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
8 25 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
9 23 (3.38%) Data Lake
9 23 (3.38%) RDBMS
10 22 (3.23%) Big Data
11 19 (2.79%) Hazelcast
12 18 (2.64%) Redis
13 16 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
13 16 (2.35%) Hadoop
13 16 (2.35%) RavenDB
13 16 (2.35%) SAP HANA
14 12 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (1.62%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 73 (10.72%) Jenkins
2 56 (8.22%) Git (software)
3 32 (4.70%) JIRA
4 28 (4.11%) Gatling
5 27 (3.96%) Maven
6 21 (3.08%) Subversion
7 13 (1.91%) Mockito
7 13 (1.91%) Sonatype Nexus
8 12 (1.76%) TeamCity
9 9 (1.32%) Artifactory
9 9 (1.32%) Gradle
10 8 (1.17%) GitLab
11 6 (0.88%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.88%) gulp
11 6 (0.88%) webpack
12 5 (0.73%) Mercurial
12 5 (0.73%) Toad
13 4 (0.59%) Hudson
13 4 (0.59%) JUnit
13 4 (0.59%) Serena SBM
General
1 141 (20.70%) Social Skills
2 130 (19.09%) Finance
3 95 (13.95%) Banking
4 47 (6.90%) Front Office
5 34 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (4.85%) Investment Banking
7 22 (3.23%) Public Sector
8 17 (2.50%) Telecoms
9 16 (2.35%) Retail
10 12 (1.76%) Marketing
11 9 (1.32%) Documentation Skills
11 9 (1.32%) Prime Brokerage
12 7 (1.03%) Games
13 6 (0.88%) Influencing Skills
14 5 (0.73%) Back Office
14 5 (0.73%) International Banking
14 5 (0.73%) Law
15 4 (0.59%) Presentation Skills
15 4 (0.59%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 170 (24.96%) Developer
2 129 (18.94%) Architect
3 75 (11.01%) Solutions Architect
4 64 (9.40%) Java Developer
5 39 (5.73%) Senior Developer
6 37 (5.43%) DevOps Engineer
7 33 (4.85%) Administrator
8 32 (4.70%) Applications Support
9 29 (4.26%) DBA
10 28 (4.11%) Analyst
11 27 (3.96%) Consultant
12 26 (3.82%) Scala Developer
13 22 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
14 19 (2.79%) AWS Engineer
14 19 (2.79%) Site Engineer
14 19 (2.79%) Site Reliability Engineer
15 18 (2.64%) Data Engineer
15 18 (2.64%) Infrastructure Architect
15 18 (2.64%) Technical Architect
16 17 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (10.13%) Middleware
2 68 (9.99%) Spring
3 66 (9.69%) React
4 65 (9.54%) HTML
5 64 (9.40%) Web Services
6 60 (8.81%) CSS
7 59 (8.66%) RESTful
8 51 (7.49%) Spring Boot
9 50 (7.34%) REST
10 35 (5.14%) HTML5
11 33 (4.85%) Node.js
12 31 (4.55%) Kafka
13 30 (4.41%) .NET
13 30 (4.41%) JSON
13 30 (4.41%) LDAP
14 27 (3.96%) Akka
15 26 (3.82%) CSS3
16 25 (3.67%) Redux
17 24 (3.52%) FIX Protocol
18 23 (3.38%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 40 (5.87%) Clustering
3 37 (5.43%) Data Centre
4 33 (4.85%) Replication
5 28 (4.11%) Data Structures
6 26 (3.82%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (3.82%) Equities
7 25 (3.67%) Algorithms
8 24 (3.52%) Data Protection Act
9 22 (3.23%) Management Information System
10 18 (2.64%) Fixed Income
10 18 (2.64%) User Experience
11 17 (2.50%) Derivative
12 13 (1.91%) Cloud Native
12 13 (1.91%) Public Cloud
13 12 (1.76%) Mainframe
13 12 (1.76%) PKI
14 7 (1.03%) Private Cloud
14 7 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
14 7 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 205 (30.10%) Linux
2 148 (21.73%) Windows
3 80 (11.75%) Unix
4 69 (10.13%) Windows Server
5 49 (7.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (2.35%) Solaris
7 15 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (1.76%) Windows Server 2019
10 11 (1.62%) Windows 10
10 11 (1.62%) Windows Server 2016
11 10 (1.47%) zOS
12 9 (1.32%) CentOS
13 6 (0.88%) AIX
13 6 (0.88%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.88%) VMS
13 6 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.73%) Android
14 5 (0.73%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (34.80%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (26.14%) DevOps
3 130 (19.09%) Low Latency
4 115 (16.89%) Continuous Integration
5 112 (16.45%) Microservices
6 111 (16.30%) Disaster Recovery
7 106 (15.57%) Migration
8 82 (12.04%) ITIL
9 78 (11.45%) TDD
10 72 (10.57%) Project Management
11 67 (9.84%) Configuration Management
12 66 (9.69%) Open Source
12 66 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
13 65 (9.54%) Data Protection
14 63 (9.25%) Scrum
15 59 (8.66%) Load Balancing
16 53 (7.78%) Electronic Trading
17 52 (7.64%) Capacity Management
17 52 (7.64%) Pair Programming
18 51 (7.49%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 142 (20.85%) SQL
2 141 (20.70%) Java
3 139 (20.41%) Python
4 78 (11.45%) JavaScript
5 53 (7.78%) Scala
6 47 (6.90%) PowerShell
7 23 (3.38%) Shell Script
8 18 (2.64%) Java 8
9 16 (2.35%) Bash Shell
10 15 (2.20%) C#
10 15 (2.20%) Perl
10 15 (2.20%) PHP
11 14 (2.06%) C++
11 14 (2.06%) Ruby
11 14 (2.06%) T-SQL
11 14 (2.06%) TypeScript
12 12 (1.76%) Go
13 9 (1.32%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.03%) Groovy
15 5 (0.73%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 57 (8.37%) Security Cleared
2 42 (6.17%) SC Cleared
3 41 (6.02%) Degree
4 26 (3.82%) TOGAF Certification
5 20 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (2.06%) MCSE
7 13 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (1.17%) CCNA
10 7 (1.03%) CCNP
10 7 (1.03%) MCSA
11 6 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.88%) CISSP
11 6 (0.88%) MCITP
12 5 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.44%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.44%) CCDP
14 3 (0.44%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.44%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.23%) QA
2 21 (3.08%) GDPR
3 19 (2.79%) Accessibility
4 14 (2.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (1.62%) PCI DSS
6 7 (1.03%) COBIT
7 6 (0.88%) SLA
8 5 (0.73%) PMO
9 4 (0.59%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.44%) FedRAMP
10 3 (0.44%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.29%) HL7
11 2 (0.29%) SOC 1
11 2 (0.29%) SOC 2
System Software
1 117 (17.18%) Docker
2 70 (10.28%) Active Directory
3 57 (8.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
7 11 (1.62%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (1.47%) NFS
9 7 (1.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.73%) HDFS
10 5 (0.73%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.73%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.59%) Oracle Clusterware
11 4 (0.59%) SRDF
11 4 (0.59%) Time Sharing Option
11 4 (0.59%) XenApp
11 4 (0.59%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.44%) Veritas File System
12 3 (0.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 3 (0.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 125 (18.36%) Kubernetes
2 78 (11.45%) Terraform
3 62 (9.10%) Ansible
4 47 (6.90%) Grafana
5 43 (6.31%) Puppet
6 41 (6.02%) Prometheus
7 22 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (2.79%) ITRS Geneos
9 15 (2.20%) SCCM
10 11 (1.62%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 11 (1.62%) Control-M
10 11 (1.62%) EMC NetWorker
11 10 (1.47%) Data Guard
12 9 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
12 9 (1.32%) QRadar
12 9 (1.32%) Tivoli
12 9 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 8 (1.17%) Failover Clustering
13 8 (1.17%) Nagios
13 8 (1.17%) Rancher
Vendors
1 113 (16.59%) Oracle
2 81 (11.89%) Microsoft
3 66 (9.69%) Red Hat
3 66 (9.69%) VMware
4 47 (6.90%) Cisco
5 43 (6.31%) IBM
6 37 (5.43%) Splunk
7 30 (4.41%) Citrix
7 30 (4.41%) Google
8 27 (3.96%) EMC
9 24 (3.52%) SAP
10 18 (2.64%) ServiceNow
10 18 (2.64%) Solace
11 15 (2.20%) TIBCO
12 14 (2.06%) BMC
12 14 (2.06%) Databricks
12 14 (2.06%) F5
13 13 (1.91%) ION Trading
14 12 (1.76%) Informatica
14 12 (1.76%) NetApp