Period
to 20 August 2018

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 20 August 2018 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 265 210 175
Rank change year-on-year -55 -35 +11
Contract jobs citing High Availability 902 1,133 1,599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.97% 1.28% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.50% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 779 1,175
England median daily rate £480 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.13% +4.44% +8.43%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £311
90th Percentile £625 £633 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 34
England median hourly rate £42.27 £27.38 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.36% -3.08% -16.91%
10th Percentile £12.50 £15.60 £12.40
90th Percentile £56.25 £45.60 £47.25
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £27.38 £28.00
% change year-on-year +54.36% -2.21% -17.65%

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 80,554 75,652 85,355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.30% 85.77% 85.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,592 49,896 56,961
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £264
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,170 1,871 2,069
England median hourly rate £21.37 £23.75 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.03% +1.06% +9.05%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.70
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.86 £23.50
% change year-on-year -15.53% +5.79% +8.82%

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 20 August 2018.

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 20 August 2018.

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 20 August 2018. 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 -91 435 £525 +5.00% 133
North of England -10 184 £420 - 52
South East -15 153 £437 +29.56% 29
Yorkshire 0 66 £425 - 20
North West -8 64 £425 +9.68% 29
North East +4 55 £375 +13.64% 3
Midlands -25 54 £383 +5.59% 32
East of England -20 51 £468 +16.88% 20
West Midlands -15 30 £419 -1.47% 20
South West -36 25 £415 +1.22% 16
East Midlands -11 23 £338 - 12
High Availability
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, 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.

1 338 (37.47%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (30.04%) Linux
3 241 (26.72%) Windows
4 238 (26.39%) Java
5 207 (22.95%) DevOps
6 196 (21.73%) SQL
7 189 (20.95%) Amazon AWS
8 181 (20.07%) Microsoft Azure
9 179 (19.84%) Python
10 167 (18.51%) TDD
11 159 (17.63%) Disaster Recovery
12 158 (17.52%) Open Source
13 153 (16.96%) Jenkins
14 145 (16.08%) Docker
15 142 (15.74%) Microsoft
16 141 (15.63%) Finance
17 138 (15.30%) SQL Server
18 124 (13.75%) Ansible
19 122 (13.53%) PowerShell
20 116 (12.86%) BDD
20 116 (12.86%) Low Latency
21 114 (12.64%) VMware
22 112 (12.42%) Continuous Integration
22 112 (12.42%) Data Centre
23 109 (12.08%) Configuration Management
24 108 (11.97%) Scrum
25 106 (11.75%) Active Directory
26 102 (11.31%) Firewall
26 102 (11.31%) Bash Shell
26 102 (11.31%) Kubernetes

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 32 (3.55%) SharePoint
2 29 (3.22%) Apache
3 27 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
3 27 (2.99%) IIS
3 27 (2.99%) OpenStack
4 25 (2.77%) Tomcat
5 23 (2.55%) Apache Spark
5 23 (2.55%) MS Exchange
6 22 (2.44%) Skype for Business
7 16 (1.77%) Confluence
8 15 (1.66%) Cloud Foundry
8 15 (1.66%) SAS
9 14 (1.55%) JBoss
10 13 (1.44%) Site Server
10 13 (1.44%) WebSphere
11 12 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (1.11%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.78%) nginx
13 7 (0.78%) NServiceBus
13 7 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.67%) Fireworks
4 6 (0.67%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.55%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.22%) Summit
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.11%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 189 (20.95%) Amazon AWS
2 181 (20.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (6.43%) Office 365
4 47 (5.21%) PaaS
5 46 (5.10%) IaaS
6 44 (4.88%) GitHub
7 35 (3.88%) Datadog
8 31 (3.44%) Google Cloud Platform
9 22 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
10 21 (2.33%) SaaS
11 19 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
11 19 (2.11%) Serverless
12 16 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (1.55%) Akamai
14 12 (1.33%) Yammer
15 11 (1.22%) npm
15 11 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 10 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
17 9 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
18 8 (0.89%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 102 (11.31%) Firewall
2 82 (9.09%) DNS
3 72 (7.98%) WAN
4 62 (6.87%) LAN
5 58 (6.43%) SAN
6 48 (5.32%) TCP/IP
7 40 (4.43%) DHCP
8 38 (4.21%) VPN
9 29 (3.22%) MPLS
10 28 (3.10%) HTTP
10 28 (3.10%) NAS
11 24 (2.66%) VLAN
12 23 (2.55%) SSL
13 22 (2.44%) BGP
13 22 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
13 22 (2.44%) Internet
13 22 (2.44%) iSCSI
13 22 (2.44%) Network Security
13 22 (2.44%) OSPF
14 18 (2.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (15.30%) SQL Server
2 74 (8.20%) Relational Database
3 63 (6.98%) MongoDB
4 61 (6.76%) NoSQL
5 60 (6.65%) PostgreSQL
6 59 (6.54%) MySQL
7 49 (5.43%) Big Data
8 40 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
9 39 (4.32%) Hadoop
10 38 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 29 (3.22%) Amazon Redshift
11 29 (3.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 26 (2.88%) Data Lake
12 26 (2.88%) Oracle Database
13 23 (2.55%) Apache Hive
14 21 (2.33%) RDBMS
14 21 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 18 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
16 17 (1.88%) Power BI
16 17 (1.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 153 (16.96%) Jenkins
2 100 (11.09%) Git (software)
3 51 (5.65%) JIRA
4 49 (5.43%) TeamCity
5 31 (3.44%) Cucumber
6 28 (3.10%) Subversion
7 26 (2.88%) JUnit
8 23 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
9 22 (2.44%) Maven
9 22 (2.44%) Mockito
10 21 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 21 (2.33%) Hudson
11 14 (1.55%) Selenium
12 13 (1.44%) JMeter
12 13 (1.44%) WebDriver
13 12 (1.33%) Gatling
14 11 (1.22%) Gradle
15 10 (1.11%) IntelliJ
16 9 (1.00%) Visual Studio
17 8 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 141 (15.63%) Finance
2 46 (5.10%) Banking
3 45 (4.99%) Retail
4 30 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 17 (1.88%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.66%) Legal
7 14 (1.55%) Marketing
8 13 (1.44%) Advertising
9 12 (1.33%) Front Office
10 10 (1.11%) Investment Banking
10 10 (1.11%) Law
11 9 (1.00%) Back Office
12 8 (0.89%) Games
13 6 (0.67%) Billing
14 5 (0.55%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.55%) Local Government
14 5 (0.55%) Mandarin Language
15 4 (0.44%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 242 (26.83%) Developer
2 113 (12.53%) DevOps Engineer
3 79 (8.76%) Java Developer
4 71 (7.87%) Architect
5 68 (7.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 57 (6.32%) DBA
7 44 (4.88%) AWS Engineer
7 44 (4.88%) Network Engineer
8 42 (4.66%) Cloud Engineer
9 38 (4.21%) SQL DBA
10 37 (4.10%) Administrator
11 36 (3.99%) Analyst
12 34 (3.77%) Consultant
13 29 (3.22%) Senior Developer
14 25 (2.77%) Linux Engineer
15 22 (2.44%) AWS DevOps
15 22 (2.44%) Scala Developer
15 22 (2.44%) Solutions Architect
16 19 (2.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 18 (2.00%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (10.75%) RESTful
2 76 (8.43%) .NET
3 75 (8.31%) HTML
4 74 (8.20%) Web Services
5 68 (7.54%) CSS
6 65 (7.21%) Spring
7 55 (6.10%) Node.js
7 55 (6.10%) REST
8 50 (5.54%) AngularJS
9 48 (5.32%) Elastic Stack
10 46 (5.10%) JSON
11 44 (4.88%) XML
12 42 (4.66%) Kafka
13 38 (4.21%) React
14 37 (4.10%) Hibernate
15 35 (3.88%) HTML5
16 29 (3.22%) CSS3
17 28 (3.10%) Middleware
17 28 (3.10%) Spring Boot
18 24 (2.66%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 112 (12.42%) Data Centre
2 80 (8.87%) Clustering
3 58 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (4.66%) Replication
5 35 (3.88%) User Experience
6 31 (3.44%) Self-Motivation
7 30 (3.33%) Device Driver
8 27 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 25 (2.77%) Fintech
10 23 (2.55%) PKI
11 22 (2.44%) Computer Science
12 21 (2.33%) Management Information System
13 19 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
14 17 (1.88%) Public Cloud
15 15 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
16 14 (1.55%) Fixed Income
17 11 (1.22%) Fat Client
17 11 (1.22%) Thin Client
18 10 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
18 10 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 271 (30.04%) Linux
2 241 (26.72%) Windows
3 95 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 87 (9.65%) Unix
5 58 (6.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 36 (3.99%) CentOS
7 31 (3.44%) Ubuntu
8 28 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (2.44%) Windows 10
11 18 (2.00%) AIX
12 12 (1.33%) Solaris
13 8 (0.89%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
14 7 (0.78%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.78%) Windows 7
15 6 (0.67%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.67%) zOS
16 4 (0.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (37.47%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (22.95%) DevOps
3 167 (18.51%) TDD
4 159 (17.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 158 (17.52%) Open Source
6 116 (12.86%) BDD
6 116 (12.86%) Low Latency
7 112 (12.42%) Continuous Integration
8 109 (12.08%) Configuration Management
9 108 (11.97%) Scrum
10 99 (10.98%) Microservices
11 94 (10.42%) Migration
12 91 (10.09%) Test Automation
13 88 (9.76%) ITIL
14 86 (9.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 85 (9.42%) Continuous Delivery
16 78 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
17 67 (7.43%) Performance Tuning
18 65 (7.21%) Kanban
19 62 (6.87%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 238 (26.39%) Java
2 196 (21.73%) SQL
3 179 (19.84%) Python
4 122 (13.53%) PowerShell
5 102 (11.31%) Bash Shell
6 98 (10.86%) JavaScript
7 80 (8.87%) Ruby
8 69 (7.65%) Perl
9 63 (6.98%) C#
10 56 (6.21%) Scala
11 49 (5.43%) C++
12 43 (4.77%) Shell Script
13 38 (4.21%) C
14 36 (3.99%) Go
15 30 (3.33%) Java 8
16 23 (2.55%) T-SQL
17 22 (2.44%) Groovy
18 13 (1.44%) PL/SQL
19 12 (1.33%) ES6
20 10 (1.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 63 (6.98%) Degree
2 49 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (5.43%) Security Cleared
3 41 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 26 (2.88%) CCNP
5 21 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (2.22%) CCNA
7 15 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (1.44%) CCA
8 13 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
8 13 (1.44%) RHCE
9 12 (1.33%) AWS Certification
9 12 (1.33%) CCIE
9 12 (1.33%) MCSE
10 11 (1.22%) CCSP
11 7 (0.78%) CCDP
11 7 (0.78%) CCIP
11 7 (0.78%) CCSE
11 7 (0.78%) Chartered Engineer
11 7 (0.78%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.99%) QA
2 28 (3.10%) SLA
3 17 (1.88%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.11%) MiFID
5 8 (0.89%) GDPR
6 6 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (0.67%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.44%) COBIT
7 4 (0.44%) EMIR
8 3 (0.33%) GCP
8 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.22%) HAZOP
10 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.11%) FIPS 140-2
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.11%) PMO
10 1 (0.11%) PSD2
10 1 (0.11%) TickIT
10 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 145 (16.08%) Docker
2 106 (11.75%) Active Directory
3 97 (10.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (4.10%) Hyper-V
5 32 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (2.33%) XenApp
7 18 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
9 16 (1.77%) vSphere
10 14 (1.55%) XenDesktop
11 13 (1.44%) XenServer
12 12 (1.33%) DFS Replication
12 12 (1.33%) NFS
12 12 (1.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 10 (1.11%) Veritas File System
14 9 (1.00%) BitLocker
14 9 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
15 7 (0.78%) KVM
15 7 (0.78%) Varnish
16 6 (0.67%) Samba
Systems Management
1 124 (13.75%) Ansible
2 102 (11.31%) Kubernetes
3 95 (10.53%) Puppet
4 76 (8.43%) Terraform
5 68 (7.54%) Nagios
6 56 (6.21%) Opscode Chef
7 41 (4.55%) Grafana
8 36 (3.99%) Prometheus
9 35 (3.88%) SCCM
10 31 (3.44%) Packer
11 28 (3.10%) Failover Clustering
12 27 (2.99%) Microsoft Clustering
13 26 (2.88%) Icinga
14 24 (2.66%) Salt
15 19 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
16 13 (1.44%) Kibana
17 12 (1.33%) logstash
18 11 (1.22%) Data Guard
18 11 (1.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
19 10 (1.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 142 (15.74%) Microsoft
2 114 (12.64%) VMware
3 101 (11.20%) Red Hat
4 90 (9.98%) Cisco
5 83 (9.20%) Oracle
6 58 (6.43%) Splunk
7 55 (6.10%) Google
8 43 (4.77%) Citrix
9 41 (4.55%) New Relic
10 35 (3.88%) Dell
11 31 (3.44%) F5
12 29 (3.22%) IBM
13 25 (2.77%) HP
14 23 (2.55%) TIBCO
15 22 (2.44%) CheckPoint
15 22 (2.44%) Veritas
16 21 (2.33%) Juniper
17 18 (2.00%) AppDynamics
18 17 (1.88%) SAP
19 16 (1.77%) EMC