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 3 months to 27 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
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 159 193
Rank change year-on-year -30 +34  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 586 813 642
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.36% 1.64% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.96% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 571 414
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £320 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -2.50% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 2
Median hourly rate £26.19 £28.00 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.46% +4.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.87 £22.50 £20.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.50 £32.55
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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36629 41404 40602
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.70% 83.49% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 24036 27790 26591
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 948 977 1113
Median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.36% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £50.00
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 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
London -6 312 £500 +5.26% 77
South East -48 77 £338 -25.00% 17
East of England -10 39 £375 -1.96% 6
Yorkshire -2 35 £425 +6.25% 15
North West -6 32 £425 -10.52% 6
South West -20 28 £400 -4.24% 6
North East +30 25 £337 +18.24% 4
West Midlands +10 19 £400 +10.34% 7
East Midlands -7 15 £380 -27.61% 5
Midlands +14 4 £363 -27.50% 12
High Availability
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 399 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
2 369 (31.95%) Java
3 330 (28.57%) Linux
4 277 (23.98%) SQL
5 247 (21.39%) SQL Server
6 232 (20.09%) TDD
7 193 (16.71%) Unix
8 192 (16.62%) DevOps
9 188 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
10 183 (15.84%) Windows
10 183 (15.84%) Oracle
11 182 (15.76%) Finance
12 179 (15.50%) Microsoft
13 172 (14.89%) Python
14 170 (14.72%) Web Services
14 170 (14.72%) Scrum
14 170 (14.72%) Open Source
15 150 (12.99%) Microservices
16 147 (12.73%) Firewall
17 145 (12.55%) JavaScript
18 142 (12.29%) Continuous Integration
19 140 (12.12%) Cisco
20 133 (11.52%) Data Centre
21 128 (11.08%) Clustering
22 126 (10.91%) VMware
23 124 (10.74%) Migration
23 124 (10.74%) BDD
23 124 (10.74%) Low Latency
24 121 (10.48%) Ruby
25 120 (10.39%) Active Directory

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 78 (6.75%) Apache
2 53 (4.59%) JBoss
3 52 (4.50%) Tomcat
4 51 (4.42%) WebLogic
5 48 (4.16%) WebSphere
6 39 (3.38%) Elasticsearch
7 37 (3.20%) IIS
8 28 (2.42%) Confluence
9 24 (2.08%) SharePoint
9 24 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
10 23 (1.99%) Cloud Foundry
10 23 (1.99%) Oracle Application Server
11 22 (1.90%) CMS
11 22 (1.90%) iPlanet
12 21 (1.82%) OpenStack
13 15 (1.30%) Apache Spark
13 15 (1.30%) MS Exchange
14 11 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 11 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
14 11 (0.95%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.087%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 11 (0.95%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 7 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.52%) Fredhopper
3 6 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.087%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.087%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.087%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 188 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
2 106 (9.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (3.98%) Amazon EC2
4 44 (3.81%) PaaS
5 34 (2.94%) IaaS
6 28 (2.42%) Office 365
7 27 (2.34%) GitHub
8 23 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (1.30%) Datadog
10 14 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
10 14 (1.21%) SaaS
11 12 (1.04%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
12 8 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (0.52%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.43%) OneDrive
15 5 (0.43%) Yammer
16 3 (0.26%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 147 (12.73%) Firewall
2 104 (9.00%) TCP/IP
3 96 (8.31%) WAN
4 88 (7.62%) LAN
5 79 (6.84%) DNS
6 72 (6.23%) SAN
7 51 (4.42%) HTTP
8 50 (4.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 47 (4.07%) Internet
10 42 (3.64%) NAS
11 41 (3.55%) Cisco ASA
12 40 (3.46%) SSL
13 39 (3.38%) Wireless
14 38 (3.29%) VPN
15 35 (3.03%) DHCP
16 31 (2.68%) MPLS
16 31 (2.68%) Network Security
17 28 (2.42%) Wi-Fi
18 25 (2.16%) BGP
18 25 (2.16%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (21.39%) SQL Server
2 114 (9.87%) NoSQL
3 85 (7.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 82 (7.10%) MongoDB
5 77 (6.67%) Hadoop
6 73 (6.32%) PostgreSQL
7 71 (6.15%) Relational Database
8 61 (5.28%) MySQL
9 44 (3.81%) Big Data
9 44 (3.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 41 (3.55%) RDBMS
10 41 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
10 41 (3.55%) SQL Server 2014
11 40 (3.46%) SQL Server 2012
12 35 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
13 33 (2.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 30 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 25 (2.16%) Oracle Database
16 24 (2.08%) Redis
17 23 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 106 (9.18%) Git (software)
2 86 (7.45%) Jenkins
3 68 (5.89%) JIRA
4 52 (4.50%) Cucumber
5 51 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 48 (4.16%) TeamCity
7 36 (3.12%) Octopus Deploy
8 34 (2.94%) Subversion
9 25 (2.16%) Maven
9 25 (2.16%) WebDriver
10 18 (1.56%) Gradle
11 17 (1.47%) JUnit
11 17 (1.47%) Selenium
12 16 (1.39%) Ant
13 13 (1.13%) git-flow
13 13 (1.13%) Hudson
13 13 (1.13%) Visual Studio
14 12 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 11 (0.95%) Bitbucket
15 11 (0.95%) Mockito
General
1 182 (15.76%) Finance
2 82 (7.10%) Banking
3 40 (3.46%) Telecoms
4 31 (2.68%) Retail
5 28 (2.42%) Games
6 26 (2.25%) Investment Banking
7 25 (2.16%) Front Office
8 20 (1.73%) Legal
9 16 (1.39%) Marketing
10 11 (0.95%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.69%) Back Office
11 8 (0.69%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.61%) Electronics
12 7 (0.61%) Law
13 5 (0.43%) Automotive
13 5 (0.43%) French Language
13 5 (0.43%) Local Government
13 5 (0.43%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.35%) Publishing
15 3 (0.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 330 (28.57%) Developer
2 155 (13.42%) Architect
3 122 (10.56%) Java Developer
4 90 (7.79%) Administrator
5 89 (7.71%) DBA
6 71 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
6 71 (6.15%) SQL DBA
7 58 (5.02%) Senior Developer
8 56 (4.85%) Network Engineer
9 41 (3.55%) Technical Architect
10 37 (3.20%) AWS Engineer
11 36 (3.12%) Solutions Architect
12 35 (3.03%) SQL Server DBA
13 31 (2.68%) Infrastructure Architect
13 31 (2.68%) Systems Administrator
14 30 (2.60%) Unix Administrator
15 29 (2.51%) Agile Developer
15 29 (2.51%) C# Developer
16 28 (2.42%) JavaScript Developer
16 28 (2.42%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (14.72%) Web Services
2 115 (9.96%) .NET
3 108 (9.35%) RESTful
4 91 (7.88%) Node.js
5 84 (7.27%) AngularJS
5 84 (7.27%) J2EE
6 83 (7.19%) HTML
7 78 (6.75%) XML
8 76 (6.58%) REST
9 71 (6.15%) Spring
10 70 (6.06%) CSS
11 65 (5.63%) JSON
12 52 (4.50%) ASP.NET
13 45 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC
14 44 (3.81%) Middleware
15 42 (3.64%) Hibernate
16 40 (3.46%) HTML5
17 39 (3.38%) JMS
18 38 (3.29%) ASP.NET Web API
18 38 (3.29%) React
Miscellaneous
1 133 (11.52%) Data Centre
2 128 (11.08%) Clustering
3 67 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (4.42%) Public Cloud
4 51 (4.42%) User Experience
5 48 (4.16%) Replication
6 44 (3.81%) iPad
7 41 (3.55%) Computer Science
8 35 (3.03%) Algorithms
9 30 (2.60%) Virtual Team
10 29 (2.51%) Greenfield Project
11 27 (2.34%) Blog
12 26 (2.25%) Data Structures
12 26 (2.25%) Fintech
13 25 (2.16%) Management Information System
14 24 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
15 20 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
15 20 (1.73%) NHS
16 19 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 18 (1.56%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 330 (28.57%) Linux
2 193 (16.71%) Unix
3 183 (15.84%) Windows
4 83 (7.19%) Windows Server
5 71 (6.15%) Solaris
6 57 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 50 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 48 (4.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 39 (3.38%) AIX
10 30 (2.60%) CentOS
11 28 (2.42%) HPUX
12 25 (2.16%) SUSE
13 21 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (1.13%) Apple iOS
14 13 (1.13%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
15 8 (0.69%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.52%) Windows 10
16 6 (0.52%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (20.09%) TDD
3 192 (16.62%) DevOps
4 170 (14.72%) Open Source
4 170 (14.72%) Scrum
5 150 (12.99%) Microservices
6 142 (12.29%) Continuous Integration
7 124 (10.74%) BDD
7 124 (10.74%) Low Latency
7 124 (10.74%) Migration
8 118 (10.22%) ITIL
9 117 (10.13%) E-Commerce
10 114 (9.87%) Disaster Recovery
11 111 (9.61%) Test Automation
12 104 (9.00%) Kanban
13 96 (8.31%) Load Balancing
14 92 (7.97%) Performance Tuning
15 90 (7.79%) Configuration Management
16 78 (6.75%) Software Engineering
17 77 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 369 (31.95%) Java
2 277 (23.98%) SQL
3 172 (14.89%) Python
4 145 (12.55%) JavaScript
5 121 (10.48%) Ruby
6 88 (7.62%) C#
7 85 (7.36%) Perl
8 63 (5.45%) Scala
9 62 (5.37%) Bash Shell
9 62 (5.37%) PowerShell
10 42 (3.64%) T-SQL
11 40 (3.46%) C++
12 37 (3.20%) Shell Script
13 31 (2.68%) Go
13 31 (2.68%) Groovy
14 28 (2.42%) PHP
15 23 (1.99%) PL/SQL
16 14 (1.21%) C
17 13 (1.13%) Objective-C
17 13 (1.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 109 (9.44%) Security Cleared
2 84 (7.27%) SC Cleared
3 69 (5.97%) Degree
4 53 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (4.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 36 (3.12%) CCNP
7 25 (2.16%) CCIE
8 22 (1.90%) CCNA
8 22 (1.90%) MCSE
9 18 (1.56%) DV Cleared
9 18 (1.56%) MCSA
10 16 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
11 13 (1.13%) RHCE
12 11 (0.95%) Avaya Certification
13 8 (0.69%) MCDBA
14 7 (0.61%) MCITP
14 7 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (0.52%) HND
16 5 (0.43%) AWS Certification
16 5 (0.43%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (7.71%) QA
2 30 (2.60%) SLA
3 16 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.78%) PMO
5 7 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.52%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.43%) COBIT
8 4 (0.35%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.35%) MiFID
8 4 (0.35%) TickIT
9 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.17%) EMIR
11 1 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.087%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.087%) SEPA
System Software
1 120 (10.39%) Active Directory
2 95 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (4.94%) Docker
4 43 (3.72%) Hyper-V
5 31 (2.68%) Oracle RAC
6 21 (1.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 21 (1.82%) vSphere
7 20 (1.73%) Veritas File System
7 20 (1.73%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 15 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (1.21%) XenApp
10 13 (1.13%) KVM
10 13 (1.13%) NFS
11 10 (0.87%) GFS2
11 10 (0.87%) OCFS2
11 10 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.78%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 95 (8.23%) Puppet
2 89 (7.71%) Ansible
2 89 (7.71%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (3.46%) Salt
4 36 (3.12%) Nagios
4 36 (3.12%) SCCM
5 28 (2.42%) Kubernetes
5 28 (2.42%) SCOM
6 25 (2.16%) NetBackup
7 24 (2.08%) Terraform
8 23 (1.99%) Failover Clustering
9 18 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
10 17 (1.47%) Kibana
10 17 (1.47%) logstash
11 11 (0.95%) OpenView
12 10 (0.87%) Grafana
12 10 (0.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 9 (0.78%) Cisco Prime
13 9 (0.78%) Graphite
13 9 (0.78%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 183 (15.84%) Oracle
2 179 (15.50%) Microsoft
3 140 (12.12%) Cisco
4 126 (10.91%) VMware
5 90 (7.79%) Red Hat
6 77 (6.67%) HP
7 67 (5.80%) Citrix
8 49 (4.24%) F5
9 47 (4.07%) IBM
10 46 (3.98%) Sun
11 45 (3.90%) Veritas
12 31 (2.68%) ATG
13 26 (2.25%) CheckPoint
14 24 (2.08%) Splunk
15 22 (1.90%) Juniper
16 20 (1.73%) Cloudera
16 20 (1.73%) NetApp
17 19 (1.65%) SolarWinds
17 19 (1.65%) Symantec
18 18 (1.56%) Reuters
Telford, Shropshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £590.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
IQUO
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £325 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
Gibbs
Rate: £0 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £27k - 28k per year + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
AMS contingency
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries, 6 months contracts
Posted: 6 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £33,800 to £39,200 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 22 days ago
City, London
EPAM Systems
Rate: From £450 to £451 per day
Posted: 20 days ago