Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 210 166 172
Rank change year-on-year -44 +6 +48
Contract jobs citing High Availability 1201 1619 1519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.27% 1.66% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.97% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 832 1134 960
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £331 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £600 £550
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 38 21
England median hourly rate £40.00 £33.97 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.77% +23.51% -
10th Percentile £15.92 £12.13 £23.00
90th Percentile £127.05 £41.50 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £35.43 £27.50
% change year-on-year +12.90% +28.84% -

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 80234 82084 85790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.63% 84.15% 81.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 53987 54693 56513
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 2155 2533
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for High Availability in England

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for High Availability in England

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing High Availability in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for High Availability in England

High Availability
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for High Availability in England

High Availability
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing High Availability in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor 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 24 November 2017. 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 -13 755 £525 +5.00% 74
South East -82 152 £350 -17.65% 19
North of England -54 128 £423 +12.67% 28
Midlands +12 68 £350 -6.67% 15
East of England -32 54 £425 +3.03% 10
North East +6 47 £350 +9.38% 2
North West -35 43 £450 +5.88% 9
South West -36 42 £425 - 2
East Midlands +10 41 £350 -1.75% 5
Yorkshire -21 38 £438 +9.38% 17
West Midlands -1 24 £388 +3.33% 10
High Availability
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 England region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 479 (39.88%) Agile Software Development
2 419 (34.89%) Java
3 343 (28.56%) Linux
4 311 (25.90%) TDD
5 282 (23.48%) SQL
6 239 (19.90%) DevOps
7 231 (19.23%) Unix
8 225 (18.73%) Continuous Integration
9 212 (17.65%) RESTful
9 212 (17.65%) BDD
10 206 (17.15%) Microservices
11 196 (16.32%) Web Services
12 194 (16.15%) Oracle
13 186 (15.49%) Windows
14 179 (14.90%) Finance
15 169 (14.07%) Amazon AWS
16 166 (13.82%) Firewall
17 164 (13.66%) JavaScript
18 162 (13.49%) Scrum
19 156 (12.99%) SQL Server
20 152 (12.66%) Pair Programming
21 151 (12.57%) Clustering
22 149 (12.41%) Git (software)
22 149 (12.41%) Open Source
23 147 (12.24%) Cisco
24 146 (12.16%) Python
25 144 (11.99%) VMware
26 140 (11.66%) Data Centre
27 138 (11.49%) Kanban
28 137 (11.41%) Low Latency

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 85 (7.08%) JBoss
2 78 (6.49%) Apache
3 72 (6.00%) Tomcat
4 59 (4.91%) Elasticsearch
5 57 (4.75%) WebLogic
6 52 (4.33%) WebSphere
7 45 (3.75%) Oracle Application Server
8 44 (3.66%) iPlanet
9 35 (2.91%) OpenStack
10 33 (2.75%) SharePoint
11 26 (2.16%) WebSphere Application Server
12 24 (2.00%) Confluence
13 21 (1.75%) IIS
14 19 (1.58%) MS Exchange
15 14 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
16 13 (1.08%) Skype for Business
17 12 (1.00%) MQSeries
17 12 (1.00%) WebLogic Portal
18 10 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
19 8 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.083%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.083%) GIMP
7 1 (0.083%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (1.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.17%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.083%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.083%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.083%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.083%) RMDS
5 1 (0.083%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 169 (14.07%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (7.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (3.41%) Amazon EC2
4 32 (2.66%) GitHub
5 31 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (1.42%) Amazon S3
6 17 (1.42%) Office 365
6 17 (1.42%) PaaS
6 17 (1.42%) SaaS
7 15 (1.25%) IaaS
8 12 (1.00%) npm
9 11 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
10 8 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (0.67%) Serverless
11 7 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.50%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.42%) Akamai
13 5 (0.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 166 (13.82%) Firewall
2 109 (9.08%) TCP/IP
3 94 (7.83%) SAN
4 72 (6.00%) WAN
5 66 (5.50%) DNS
6 57 (4.75%) Internet
7 50 (4.16%) HTTP
7 50 (4.16%) LAN
8 48 (4.00%) Network Security
9 45 (3.75%) VPN
10 41 (3.41%) NAS
11 35 (2.91%) SSL
12 32 (2.66%) LDAP
13 31 (2.58%) DHCP
14 27 (2.25%) Wireless
15 26 (2.16%) BGP
15 26 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
16 25 (2.08%) Unified Communications
17 24 (2.00%) VoIP
18 22 (1.83%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 133 (11.07%) NoSQL
3 77 (6.41%) Relational Database
4 61 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 56 (4.66%) Apache Cassandra
6 54 (4.50%) MySQL
6 54 (4.50%) Oracle Database
7 52 (4.33%) MongoDB
8 41 (3.41%) Hadoop
9 39 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
10 38 (3.16%) Big Data
11 36 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
12 33 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 28 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
14 27 (2.25%) RDBMS
14 27 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
14 27 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 26 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
16 24 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
17 20 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 149 (12.41%) Git (software)
2 113 (9.41%) Jenkins
3 56 (4.66%) JIRA
4 48 (4.00%) Mockito
5 35 (2.91%) Maven
6 34 (2.83%) Cucumber
7 30 (2.50%) Subversion
8 23 (1.92%) gulp
8 23 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 22 (1.83%) TeamCity
10 19 (1.58%) Gradle
11 18 (1.50%) Grunt
12 17 (1.42%) Hudson
12 17 (1.42%) JUnit
13 14 (1.17%) webpack
14 13 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
15 10 (0.83%) WebDriver
16 9 (0.75%) Ant
16 9 (0.75%) Selenium
17 8 (0.67%) Eclipse
General
1 179 (14.90%) Finance
2 133 (11.07%) Banking
3 59 (4.91%) Front Office
4 54 (4.50%) Investment Banking
5 53 (4.41%) Telecoms
6 43 (3.58%) Retail
7 41 (3.41%) Games
8 12 (1.00%) Legal
9 11 (0.92%) Financial Institution
9 11 (0.92%) Law
10 10 (0.83%) Automotive
10 10 (0.83%) Publishing
11 8 (0.67%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.58%) Billing
13 6 (0.50%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.42%) Marketing
14 5 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.33%) Electronics
15 4 (0.33%) Local Government
16 3 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 458 (38.13%) Developer
2 208 (17.32%) Java Developer
3 117 (9.74%) Senior Developer
4 116 (9.66%) Architect
5 91 (7.58%) DBA
6 65 (5.41%) Administrator
7 63 (5.25%) JavaScript Developer
8 60 (5.00%) Agile Developer
9 59 (4.91%) DevOps Engineer
10 58 (4.83%) Network Engineer
10 58 (4.83%) Scala Developer
11 57 (4.75%) Senior Java Developer
12 47 (3.91%) Analyst
13 46 (3.83%) Agile Java Developer
14 44 (3.66%) SQL DBA
15 43 (3.58%) Consultant
16 38 (3.16%) Electronic Trading Developer
17 37 (3.08%) Python Developer
18 35 (2.91%) Oracle DBA
19 34 (2.83%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (17.65%) RESTful
2 196 (16.32%) Web Services
3 117 (9.74%) HTML
4 109 (9.08%) Node.js
5 107 (8.91%) AngularJS
6 106 (8.83%) REST
7 105 (8.74%) CSS
8 96 (7.99%) J2EE
9 91 (7.58%) Spring
10 90 (7.49%) HTML5
11 87 (7.24%) CSS3
12 85 (7.08%) XML
13 82 (6.83%) .NET
14 71 (5.91%) JSON
14 71 (5.91%) React
15 56 (4.66%) Elastic Stack
16 49 (4.08%) Akka
17 48 (4.00%) Hibernate
18 46 (3.83%) Kafka
19 43 (3.58%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 151 (12.57%) Clustering
2 140 (11.66%) Data Centre
3 58 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (4.75%) Greenfield Project
4 57 (4.75%) Replication
5 46 (3.83%) Public Cloud
6 43 (3.58%) Data Structures
7 42 (3.50%) Blog
8 41 (3.41%) User Experience
9 35 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
10 30 (2.50%) Computer Science
11 29 (2.41%) iPad
11 29 (2.41%) Virtual Team
12 26 (2.16%) Fixed Income
13 19 (1.58%) Algorithms
13 19 (1.58%) Management Information System
14 18 (1.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 15 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 14 (1.17%) Device Driver
17 13 (1.08%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 343 (28.56%) Linux
2 231 (19.23%) Unix
3 186 (15.49%) Windows
4 84 (6.99%) Solaris
5 71 (5.91%) Windows Server
6 62 (5.16%) AIX
7 61 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 53 (4.41%) HPUX
9 43 (3.58%) SUSE
10 33 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (1.83%) Ubuntu
12 20 (1.67%) CentOS
12 20 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (1.17%) Mac OS X
14 12 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (0.92%) Windows 10
16 8 (0.67%) Windows 7
17 7 (0.58%) Apple iOS
17 7 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
18 4 (0.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 479 (39.88%) Agile Software Development
2 311 (25.90%) TDD
3 239 (19.90%) DevOps
4 225 (18.73%) Continuous Integration
5 212 (17.65%) BDD
6 206 (17.15%) Microservices
7 162 (13.49%) Scrum
8 152 (12.66%) Pair Programming
9 149 (12.41%) Open Source
10 138 (11.49%) Kanban
11 137 (11.41%) Low Latency
12 133 (11.07%) ITIL
13 121 (10.07%) Migration
14 118 (9.83%) Load Balancing
15 113 (9.41%) Disaster Recovery
16 109 (9.08%) Performance Tuning
17 102 (8.49%) Continuous Delivery
18 100 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
19 97 (8.08%) Test Automation
20 90 (7.49%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 419 (34.89%) Java
2 282 (23.48%) SQL
3 164 (13.66%) JavaScript
4 146 (12.16%) Python
5 108 (8.99%) Scala
6 88 (7.33%) C#
7 73 (6.08%) Bash Shell
7 73 (6.08%) Perl
8 52 (4.33%) Shell Script
9 48 (4.00%) PowerShell
10 43 (3.58%) PL/SQL
11 42 (3.50%) T-SQL
12 38 (3.16%) Ruby
13 37 (3.08%) C++
14 29 (2.41%) Go
14 29 (2.41%) Groovy
15 25 (2.08%) ES6
16 22 (1.83%) Korn
17 15 (1.25%) C-shell
18 11 (0.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 99 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 71 (5.91%) Degree
3 69 (5.75%) SC Cleared
4 47 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (2.91%) MCSE
6 27 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 26 (2.16%) CCNP
8 20 (1.67%) CCIE
8 20 (1.67%) CCNA
8 20 (1.67%) DV Cleared
9 19 (1.58%) RHCE
10 16 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (0.92%) VCAP
12 10 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (0.83%) MCSA
13 7 (0.58%) MCITP
14 6 (0.50%) AWS Certification
14 6 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (7.16%) QA
2 34 (2.83%) SLA
3 22 (1.83%) Data Quality
4 18 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (1.08%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.75%) RosettaNet
7 8 (0.67%) COBIT
8 7 (0.58%) AS 2805
8 7 (0.58%) ISO 8583
9 4 (0.33%) PMO
10 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.17%) GCP
11 2 (0.17%) MiFID
12 1 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.083%) GDPR
12 1 (0.083%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.083%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.083%) PSD2
System Software
1 102 (8.49%) Active Directory
2 97 (8.08%) Docker
3 93 (7.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 48 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
5 43 (3.58%) Hyper-V
6 30 (2.50%) KVM
7 23 (1.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 23 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (1.92%) vSphere
8 17 (1.42%) Oracle Clusterware
8 17 (1.42%) Samba
9 15 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (1.25%) XenDesktop
10 13 (1.08%) XenApp
11 10 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (0.67%) VMware NSX
13 7 (0.58%) NFS
13 7 (0.58%) ProxySG
13 7 (0.58%) vCloud
13 7 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 94 (7.83%) Ansible
2 72 (6.00%) Puppet
3 62 (5.16%) Opscode Chef
4 61 (5.08%) Kibana
4 61 (5.08%) logstash
5 58 (4.83%) Grafana
6 46 (3.83%) Kubernetes
7 34 (2.83%) Data Guard
8 25 (2.08%) Oracle RMAN
8 25 (2.08%) Prometheus
9 22 (1.83%) NetBackup
10 18 (1.50%) Nagios
11 17 (1.42%) Microsoft Clustering
11 17 (1.42%) Oracle Flashback
11 17 (1.42%) SCCM
12 16 (1.33%) Icinga
13 15 (1.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 14 (1.17%) Galera Cluster
14 14 (1.17%) OpenView
15 13 (1.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 194 (16.15%) Oracle
2 147 (12.24%) Cisco
3 144 (11.99%) VMware
4 123 (10.24%) Red Hat
5 120 (9.99%) Microsoft
6 79 (6.58%) F5
7 73 (6.08%) HP
8 70 (5.83%) Splunk
9 61 (5.08%) Citrix
10 58 (4.83%) AppDynamics
11 56 (4.66%) Sun
12 38 (3.16%) IBM
13 37 (3.08%) Veritas
14 36 (3.00%) NetApp
15 35 (2.91%) CheckPoint
16 24 (2.00%) Juniper
17 23 (1.92%) ATG
17 23 (1.92%) PlateSpin
18 21 (1.75%) EMC
19 19 (1.58%) 3PAR