Period
to 9 July 2020

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 9 July 2020 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
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 196 264 266
Rank change year-on-year +68 +2 -67
Contract jobs citing High Availability 504 890 943
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.37% 1.04% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.19% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 572 616
Median daily rate £475 £484 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.81% -0.77% +8.33%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £325
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 22
Median hourly rate £46.50 £15.45 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +201.07% -63.66% +55.22%
10th Percentile £29.31 £12.00 £13.75
90th Percentile £65.10 £56.40 £55.50
UK median hourly rate £46.50 £15.45 £42.50
% change year-on-year +201.07% -63.66% +55.22%

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 31,711 74,930 82,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.20% 87.47% 87.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,316 49,882 54,854
Median daily rate £480 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £305 £306 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,049 2,029 2,261
Median hourly rate £32.29 £24.70 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.76% +12.25% -12.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £31.61 £24.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +29.02% +13.95% -14.00%

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 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 2020. 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 +111 261 £514 -2.19% 30
North of England +84 81 £425 -2.86% 21
South East +50 75 £450 +5.88% 15
North West +46 52 £425 -5.03% 11
Midlands +53 32 £425 - 10
East of England +47 28 £600 +33.33% 4
West Midlands +64 20 £450 +5.88% 7
South West +42 17 £475 +1.06% 6
Yorkshire +58 15 £425 -5.56% 6
North East +37 13 £339 +49.01% 4
East Midlands +40 12 £411 +9.67% 3
High Availability
UK

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, 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.

1 195 (38.69%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (30.95%) SQL
3 153 (30.36%) Azure
4 147 (29.17%) AWS
5 136 (26.98%) Windows
6 134 (26.59%) DevOps
7 128 (25.40%) SQL Server
8 107 (21.23%) Microsoft
9 105 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
10 103 (20.44%) Linux
11 95 (18.85%) Disaster Recovery
12 93 (18.45%) VMware
12 93 (18.45%) Jenkins
12 93 (18.45%) Analytical Skills
13 89 (17.66%) Python
14 87 (17.26%) Continuous Integration
15 84 (16.67%) Windows Server
16 83 (16.47%) Java
17 82 (16.27%) Docker
18 81 (16.07%) Migration
19 80 (15.87%) Security Cleared
20 78 (15.48%) Finance
21 76 (15.08%) ITIL
22 70 (13.89%) Kubernetes
23 69 (13.69%) Active Directory
24 68 (13.49%) Data Centre
25 67 (13.29%) DNS
26 64 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
26 64 (12.70%) TDD
27 63 (12.50%) Microservices

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 24 (4.76%) Tomcat
2 21 (4.17%) IIS
3 20 (3.97%) Confluence
4 18 (3.57%) Apache Spark
5 17 (3.37%) MS Exchange
5 17 (3.37%) Skype for Business
5 17 (3.37%) WebLogic
6 12 (2.38%) WebSphere
7 11 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (2.18%) WebSphere Application Server
8 10 (1.98%) SharePoint
9 8 (1.59%) Apache
10 6 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (1.19%) IBM HTTP Server
11 5 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.79%) Jupyter
12 4 (0.79%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.60%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.20%) RMDS
4 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 153 (30.36%) Azure
2 147 (29.17%) AWS
3 36 (7.14%) PaaS
4 33 (6.55%) GCP
5 32 (6.35%) GitHub
6 30 (5.95%) SaaS
7 25 (4.96%) Office 365
8 23 (4.56%) IaaS
9 22 (4.37%) Amazon SQS
10 21 (4.17%) Power Platform
11 19 (3.77%) Amazon S3
12 16 (3.17%) OpenShift
13 14 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
14 11 (2.18%) Serverless
15 10 (1.98%) Amazon EKS
16 8 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
16 8 (1.59%) Route 53
17 7 (1.39%) PowerApps
17 7 (1.39%) Stackdriver
18 6 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 67 (13.29%) DNS
2 50 (9.92%) Firewall
3 49 (9.72%) DHCP
4 31 (6.15%) TCP/IP
5 27 (5.36%) WAN
6 18 (3.57%) Skype
6 18 (3.57%) SSL
7 17 (3.37%) SAN
8 14 (2.78%) HTTP
8 14 (2.78%) VPN
9 12 (2.38%) Kerberos
9 12 (2.38%) LAN
9 12 (2.38%) PBX
10 11 (2.18%) Internet
11 10 (1.98%) IPsec
11 10 (1.98%) Network Security
11 10 (1.98%) VLAN
12 9 (1.79%) SMTP
12 9 (1.79%) SNMP
13 6 (1.19%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (25.40%) SQL Server
2 38 (7.54%) MySQL
3 34 (6.75%) MongoDB
3 34 (6.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (6.55%) Big Data
5 29 (5.75%) Oracle Database
6 27 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (4.96%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (4.37%) Relational Database
9 21 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
9 21 (4.17%) Power BI
10 20 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (3.37%) Data Lake
11 17 (3.37%) NoSQL
11 17 (3.37%) Oracle Database 11g
12 16 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (2.98%) Amazon RDS
13 15 (2.98%) Amazon Redshift
13 15 (2.98%) Apache Hive
14 12 (2.38%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 93 (18.45%) Jenkins
2 63 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 33 (6.55%) JIRA
4 32 (6.35%) GitLab
5 30 (5.95%) Artifactory
6 22 (4.37%) Maven
6 22 (4.37%) Octopus Deploy
7 18 (3.57%) Cucumber
8 15 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (2.78%) JUnit
10 12 (2.38%) Sonatype Nexus
11 10 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (1.98%) Bitbucket
12 6 (1.19%) SoapUI
13 5 (0.99%) Hudson
13 5 (0.99%) Selenium
13 5 (0.99%) SonarQube
14 4 (0.79%) TeamCity
15 3 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
15 3 (0.60%) Subversion
General
1 78 (15.48%) Finance
2 54 (10.71%) Banking
3 45 (8.93%) Public Sector
4 24 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 22 (4.37%) Front Office
5 22 (4.37%) Retail
6 9 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.59%) Police
8 6 (1.19%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.99%) Legal
10 4 (0.79%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.79%) Local Government
11 3 (0.60%) Games
11 3 (0.60%) Law
11 3 (0.60%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.40%) Marketing
13 1 (0.20%) Back Office
13 1 (0.20%) German Language
13 1 (0.20%) International Banking
13 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 123 (24.40%) Developer
2 50 (9.92%) DBA
3 44 (8.73%) Architect
4 34 (6.75%) Java Developer
5 33 (6.55%) Consultant
5 33 (6.55%) DevOps Engineer
6 32 (6.35%) Administrator
7 26 (5.16%) C# Developer
7 26 (5.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 24 (4.76%) Python Developer
9 23 (4.56%) SQL DBA
9 23 (4.56%) WebOps Engineer
10 22 (4.37%) Cloud Engineer
10 22 (4.37%) Platform Engineer
11 21 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
12 18 (3.57%) Azure Engineer
13 17 (3.37%) Data Engineer
13 17 (3.37%) Senior Developer
13 17 (3.37%) Web Engineer
14 14 (2.78%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (8.93%) .NET
2 41 (8.13%) Web Services
3 39 (7.74%) Middleware
4 33 (6.55%) REST
5 29 (5.75%) Spring
6 27 (5.36%) HTML
7 26 (5.16%) CSS
8 23 (4.56%) React
9 20 (3.97%) Node.js
9 20 (3.97%) Spring Boot
10 18 (3.57%) LDAP
10 18 (3.57%) RESTful
11 17 (3.37%) Apache Camel
12 16 (3.17%) WireMock
13 12 (2.38%) AngularJS
13 12 (2.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 12 (2.38%) Redux
14 11 (2.18%) Kafka
15 10 (1.98%) jQuery
16 9 (1.79%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 93 (18.45%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (13.49%) Data Centre
3 41 (8.13%) Clustering
4 35 (6.94%) Greenfield Project
5 28 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (4.37%) Replication
7 21 (4.17%) PKI
8 19 (3.77%) Private Cloud
9 18 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (3.57%) Public Cloud
10 17 (3.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 14 (2.78%) Management Information System
12 12 (2.38%) PMI
13 11 (2.18%) Blackberry
14 10 (1.98%) Data Structures
14 10 (1.98%) Derivative
14 10 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (1.39%) User Experience
16 6 (1.19%) Algorithms
16 6 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 136 (26.98%) Windows
2 103 (20.44%) Linux
3 84 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 51 (10.12%) Unix
5 26 (5.16%) Windows Server 2016
6 23 (4.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (4.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (3.77%) Solaris
9 16 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (1.79%) Windows Server 2019
12 8 (1.59%) Ubuntu
13 7 (1.39%) Windows 10
14 6 (1.19%) AIX
14 6 (1.19%) CentOS
15 5 (0.99%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.99%) VMS
16 3 (0.60%) Android
16 3 (0.60%) HPUX
17 2 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (38.69%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (26.59%) DevOps
3 105 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
4 95 (18.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 87 (17.26%) Continuous Integration
6 81 (16.07%) Migration
7 76 (15.08%) ITIL
8 64 (12.70%) TDD
9 63 (12.50%) Microservices
9 63 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 54 (10.71%) Scrum
11 49 (9.72%) Performance Tuning
12 48 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
12 48 (9.52%) Low Latency
13 45 (8.93%) Open Source
14 42 (8.33%) OO
15 40 (7.94%) Analytics
16 37 (7.34%) BDD
16 37 (7.34%) ETL
17 36 (7.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 156 (30.95%) SQL
2 89 (17.66%) Python
3 83 (16.47%) Java
4 61 (12.10%) PowerShell
5 51 (10.12%) JavaScript
6 45 (8.93%) C#
7 22 (4.37%) Shell Script
8 19 (3.77%) Go
8 19 (3.77%) T-SQL
9 17 (3.37%) Bash Shell
10 16 (3.17%) Ruby
11 15 (2.98%) C
12 10 (1.98%) C++
12 10 (1.98%) Perl
12 10 (1.98%) Scala
13 7 (1.39%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.39%) VB
14 5 (0.99%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.79%) VBA
16 3 (0.60%) XPath
Qualifications
1 80 (15.87%) Security Cleared
2 56 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 53 (10.52%) Degree
4 33 (6.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 28 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (2.38%) DV Cleared
6 12 (2.38%) PMI Certification
7 9 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.59%) MCSA
9 6 (1.19%) AWS Certification
9 6 (1.19%) JNCIA
10 5 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.99%) CISSP
11 4 (0.79%) MCSE
11 4 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.60%) CCNA
12 3 (0.60%) CCNP
12 3 (0.60%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (0.40%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 13 (2.58%) QA
3 11 (2.18%) SLA
4 8 (1.59%) Government Security Classifications
5 6 (1.19%) GDPR
6 5 (0.99%) NCSC
7 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.40%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.40%) HL7
8 2 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 82 (16.27%) Docker
2 69 (13.69%) Active Directory
3 64 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (5.75%) Hyper-V
5 26 (5.16%) Oracle RAC
6 14 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (2.38%) vSphere
9 10 (1.98%) VMware NSX
10 9 (1.79%) XenApp
11 8 (1.59%) Oracle Clusterware
12 5 (0.99%) HDFS
12 5 (0.99%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.60%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 3 (0.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 3 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.60%) NFS
14 3 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 2 (0.40%) Samba
Systems Management
1 70 (13.89%) Kubernetes
2 60 (11.90%) Ansible
3 50 (9.92%) Terraform
4 28 (5.56%) Puppet
5 25 (4.96%) Failover Clustering
6 22 (4.37%) Microsoft Clustering
6 22 (4.37%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (4.17%) Data Guard
7 21 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
7 21 (4.17%) Rancher
8 15 (2.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 14 (2.78%) Prometheus
10 13 (2.58%) SCOM
10 13 (2.58%) vCenter Server
10 13 (2.58%) vRealize
11 12 (2.38%) Nagios
12 8 (1.59%) SCCM
12 8 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 7 (1.39%) Salt
13 7 (1.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 107 (21.23%) Microsoft
2 93 (18.45%) VMware
3 61 (12.10%) Oracle
4 28 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 24 (4.76%) Splunk
6 23 (4.56%) Cisco
6 23 (4.56%) HP
6 23 (4.56%) IBM
7 16 (3.17%) Google
8 15 (2.98%) EMC
9 14 (2.78%) Juniper
10 12 (2.38%) Citrix
10 12 (2.38%) Sonus
11 11 (2.18%) Dell
11 11 (2.18%) Talend
12 10 (1.98%) Sybase
13 9 (1.79%) CommVault
13 9 (1.79%) Informatica
13 9 (1.79%) NetApp
13 9 (1.79%) ServiceNow