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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 191 169 179
Rank change year-on-year -22 +10  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 579 718 640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.39% 1.45% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.75% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 515 413
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 7
Median hourly rate £29.92 £47.50 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.01% +132.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £47.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -37.01% +26.66%  

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 34656 40979 39244
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.30% 82.95% 79.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 23008 27240 24713
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 862 1004 1153
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.36% +32.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £48.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing High Availability in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 28 March 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 -3 316 £500 +4.16% 77
South East -32 96 £363 -4.60% 25
East of England +7 44 £405 -22.85% 13
North West -1 41 £375 -10.44% 9
Yorkshire +15 28 £420 +12.00% 13
South West +14 27 £393 +9.02% 4
West Midlands +5 20 £425 +21.42% 8
East Midlands -25 6 £250 -39.39% 5
North East -24 1 £550 +94.69% 4
High Availability
UK

High Availability
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 463 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (31.03%) Linux
3 389 (29.88%) Java
4 305 (23.43%) SQL
5 281 (21.58%) Amazon AWS
6 264 (20.28%) TDD
6 264 (20.28%) DevOps
7 248 (19.05%) SQL Server
8 236 (18.13%) Finance
9 217 (16.67%) Windows
10 210 (16.13%) Scrum
11 208 (15.98%) Oracle
12 201 (15.44%) Python
13 193 (14.82%) Web Services
13 193 (14.82%) Open Source
14 190 (14.59%) Unix
15 187 (14.36%) Microsoft
16 179 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
17 163 (12.52%) Disaster Recovery
18 159 (12.21%) JavaScript
19 157 (12.06%) Migration
19 157 (12.06%) BDD
20 153 (11.75%) Microsoft Azure
21 145 (11.14%) Puppet
21 145 (11.14%) VMware
22 139 (10.68%) ITIL
22 139 (10.68%) RESTful
23 136 (10.45%) Low Latency
24 132 (10.14%) E-Commerce
25 130 (9.98%) Software Engineering

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 69 (5.30%) Apache
2 53 (4.07%) Confluence
3 46 (3.53%) WebSphere
4 44 (3.38%) Tomcat
4 44 (3.38%) WebLogic
5 43 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
6 40 (3.07%) IIS
7 31 (2.38%) MS Exchange
8 26 (2.00%) Oracle Application Server
9 25 (1.92%) JBoss
10 22 (1.69%) CMS
11 18 (1.38%) Apache Spark
11 18 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
12 17 (1.31%) SharePoint
13 16 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
14 15 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
15 14 (1.08%) OpenStack
16 13 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
17 12 (0.92%) Apache Pig
18 11 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 75 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.92%) MS Office
2 12 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.077%) MS Project
4 1 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (1.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.61%) BusinessWorks
4 8 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
6 6 (0.46%) Fredhopper
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.077%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.077%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.077%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.077%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.077%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.077%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 281 (21.58%) Amazon AWS
2 153 (11.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 89 (6.84%) IaaS
4 78 (5.99%) PaaS
5 60 (4.61%) Amazon EC2
6 50 (3.84%) AWS CloudFormation
7 44 (3.38%) SaaS
8 30 (2.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 23 (1.77%) Office 365
10 19 (1.46%) GitHub
11 16 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
12 14 (1.08%) Amazon S3
13 13 (1.00%) Datadog
14 12 (0.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 10 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
16 9 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
16 9 (0.69%) Slack
17 7 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
18 6 (0.46%) OpenShift
19 5 (0.38%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 109 (8.37%) Firewall
2 93 (7.14%) SAN
3 88 (6.76%) HTTP
3 88 (6.76%) TCP/IP
4 81 (6.22%) DNS
5 76 (5.84%) WAN
6 59 (4.53%) LAN
7 53 (4.07%) Internet
8 51 (3.92%) SSL
9 47 (3.61%) VPN
10 42 (3.23%) NAS
11 37 (2.84%) Network Security
12 30 (2.30%) VLAN
13 29 (2.23%) VoIP
14 28 (2.15%) Cisco Nexus
14 28 (2.15%) DHCP
14 28 (2.15%) Unified Communications
15 27 (2.07%) MPLS
16 25 (1.92%) FTP
17 24 (1.84%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 104 (7.99%) NoSQL
3 100 (7.68%) PostgreSQL
4 90 (6.91%) MongoDB
5 79 (6.07%) Hadoop
6 77 (5.91%) MySQL
6 77 (5.91%) Relational Database
7 72 (5.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 70 (5.38%) Oracle Database
9 68 (5.22%) Big Data
10 51 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
11 45 (3.46%) SQL Server 2014
12 41 (3.15%) Amazon RDS
12 41 (3.15%) SQL Server 2012
13 40 (3.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 36 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
15 35 (2.69%) RDBMS
16 34 (2.61%) Oracle Database 12c
17 31 (2.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 24 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 126 (9.68%) Git (software)
1 126 (9.68%) Jenkins
2 88 (6.76%) JIRA
3 67 (5.15%) Cucumber
4 52 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 47 (3.61%) Subversion
6 45 (3.46%) JUnit
7 35 (2.69%) TeamCity
8 32 (2.46%) Octopus Deploy
9 29 (2.23%) Selenium
10 23 (1.77%) Maven
10 23 (1.77%) WebDriver
11 18 (1.38%) Mockito
12 15 (1.15%) Gradle
12 15 (1.15%) Mercurial
13 14 (1.08%) Hudson
13 14 (1.08%) Visual Studio
14 13 (1.00%) Bazaar
14 13 (1.00%) Zephyr
15 12 (0.92%) Ant
General
1 236 (18.13%) Finance
2 72 (5.53%) Banking
3 62 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 31 (2.38%) Retail
5 25 (1.92%) Financial Institution
5 25 (1.92%) Front Office
6 24 (1.84%) Legal
6 24 (1.84%) Marketing
7 21 (1.61%) Games
8 19 (1.46%) Investment Banking
9 16 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.92%) Electronics
11 8 (0.61%) Law
12 7 (0.54%) Back Office
13 6 (0.46%) Publishing
14 5 (0.38%) Advertising
15 4 (0.31%) Billing
15 4 (0.31%) French Language
15 4 (0.31%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 324 (24.88%) Developer
2 155 (11.90%) Architect
3 133 (10.22%) DBA
4 113 (8.68%) Java Developer
5 112 (8.60%) DevOps Engineer
6 107 (8.22%) Administrator
7 90 (6.91%) SQL DBA
8 68 (5.22%) Senior Developer
9 65 (4.99%) AWS Engineer
10 54 (4.15%) AWS DevOps
10 54 (4.15%) Software Engineer
11 50 (3.84%) Consultant
12 46 (3.53%) Network Engineer
13 44 (3.38%) Technical Architect
14 42 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 42 (3.23%) SQL Server DBA
15 39 (3.00%) Analyst
16 37 (2.84%) Linux Engineer
17 35 (2.69%) Technical Leader
17 35 (2.69%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (14.82%) Web Services
2 139 (10.68%) RESTful
3 118 (9.06%) .NET
4 102 (7.83%) HTML
4 102 (7.83%) Node.js
5 95 (7.30%) REST
6 85 (6.53%) XML
7 80 (6.14%) AngularJS
8 79 (6.07%) CSS
9 68 (5.22%) Spring
10 66 (5.07%) Middleware
11 64 (4.92%) J2EE
12 55 (4.22%) JSON
13 54 (4.15%) ASP.NET
14 44 (3.38%) Hibernate
15 42 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
16 40 (3.07%) XSLT
17 38 (2.92%) JMS
18 35 (2.69%) Java EE
19 33 (2.53%) React
Miscellaneous
1 119 (9.14%) Clustering
1 119 (9.14%) Data Centre
2 65 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (4.61%) Replication
4 55 (4.22%) Public Cloud
5 47 (3.61%) Computer Science
6 44 (3.38%) User Experience
7 42 (3.23%) iPad
8 41 (3.15%) Enterprise Storage
9 37 (2.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 36 (2.76%) Algorithms
11 26 (2.00%) Management Information System
12 21 (1.61%) Virtual Team
13 19 (1.46%) N-Tier
14 17 (1.31%) Mobile App
15 16 (1.23%) Fixed Income
16 15 (1.15%) iPhone
17 14 (1.08%) Blog
17 14 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
17 14 (1.08%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 404 (31.03%) Linux
2 217 (16.67%) Windows
3 190 (14.59%) Unix
4 90 (6.91%) Windows Server
5 73 (5.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 60 (4.61%) Solaris
7 48 (3.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (2.61%) AIX
8 34 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (1.61%) CentOS
9 21 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (1.46%) Apple iOS
11 16 (1.23%) Windows 7
12 11 (0.84%) HPUX
13 8 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
14 7 (0.54%) Android
14 7 (0.54%) VME
15 6 (0.46%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.46%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.38%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 463 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (20.28%) DevOps
2 264 (20.28%) TDD
3 210 (16.13%) Scrum
4 193 (14.82%) Open Source
5 179 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
6 163 (12.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 157 (12.06%) BDD
7 157 (12.06%) Migration
8 139 (10.68%) ITIL
9 136 (10.45%) Low Latency
10 132 (10.14%) E-Commerce
11 130 (9.98%) Software Engineering
12 127 (9.75%) Microservices
13 119 (9.14%) Performance Tuning
14 114 (8.76%) Configuration Management
15 101 (7.76%) Continuous Delivery
16 98 (7.53%) Kanban
17 93 (7.14%) Load Balancing
18 83 (6.37%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 389 (29.88%) Java
2 305 (23.43%) SQL
3 201 (15.44%) Python
4 159 (12.21%) JavaScript
5 113 (8.68%) Ruby
6 103 (7.91%) Perl
7 90 (6.91%) C#
8 69 (5.30%) Scala
9 67 (5.15%) Bash Shell
9 67 (5.15%) PowerShell
10 53 (4.07%) C++
11 46 (3.53%) T-SQL
12 37 (2.84%) PL/SQL
13 34 (2.61%) C
14 30 (2.30%) Shell Script
15 29 (2.23%) Go
16 26 (2.00%) PHP
17 16 (1.23%) Apple Swift
17 16 (1.23%) Objective-C
18 13 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 110 (8.45%) Security Cleared
2 74 (5.68%) SC Cleared
3 68 (5.22%) Degree
4 39 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (2.23%) CCNP
7 22 (1.69%) CCNA
8 20 (1.54%) MCITP
9 17 (1.31%) CCIE
10 14 (1.08%) DV Cleared
10 14 (1.08%) MCSE
10 14 (1.08%) RHCE
11 12 (0.92%) MCSA
12 11 (0.84%) Avaya Certification
12 11 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.46%) AWS Certification
14 5 (0.38%) HND
14 5 (0.38%) MCDBA
14 5 (0.38%) MCP
15 4 (0.31%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (6.37%) QA
2 50 (3.84%) SLA
3 24 (1.84%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.77%) MiFID
5 8 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.46%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.46%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.38%) PMO
9 4 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.31%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.31%) SDET
10 3 (0.23%) TickIT
11 2 (0.15%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.077%) EMIR
12 1 (0.077%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (0.077%) SEPA
12 1 (0.077%) WCAG
System Software
1 112 (8.60%) Active Directory
2 109 (8.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (7.14%) Docker
4 33 (2.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 32 (2.46%) Hyper-V
5 32 (2.46%) Oracle RAC
6 31 (2.38%) Veritas File System
7 24 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
8 22 (1.69%) vSphere
9 21 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
10 20 (1.54%) NFS
11 16 (1.23%) VMware ESX
12 14 (1.08%) HDFS
13 10 (0.77%) GPFS
14 9 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 9 (0.69%) GFS2
14 9 (0.69%) OCFS2
15 8 (0.61%) XenApp
16 7 (0.54%) Terminal Services
16 7 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 145 (11.14%) Puppet
2 122 (9.37%) Ansible
3 110 (8.45%) Opscode Chef
4 51 (3.92%) Salt
5 33 (2.53%) Nagios
6 31 (2.38%) SCCM
7 29 (2.23%) NetBackup
8 23 (1.77%) Kubernetes
9 22 (1.69%) Kibana
9 22 (1.69%) logstash
9 22 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
10 20 (1.54%) Failover Clustering
11 19 (1.46%) Terraform
12 17 (1.31%) Oracle RMAN
12 17 (1.31%) SCOM
13 16 (1.23%) Data Guard
14 14 (1.08%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 11 (0.84%) EMC Navisphere
15 11 (0.84%) Grafana
15 11 (0.84%) rkt
Vendors
1 208 (15.98%) Oracle
2 187 (14.36%) Microsoft
3 145 (11.14%) VMware
4 129 (9.91%) Cisco
5 114 (8.76%) Red Hat
6 55 (4.22%) HP
7 47 (3.61%) Citrix
8 46 (3.53%) IBM
9 41 (3.15%) F5
10 40 (3.07%) Veritas
11 36 (2.76%) Sun
12 31 (2.38%) CheckPoint
13 28 (2.15%) EMC
14 24 (1.84%) ATG
14 24 (1.84%) Atlassian
14 24 (1.84%) NetApp
14 24 (1.84%) Symantec
15 22 (1.69%) Reuters
15 22 (1.69%) Splunk
16 21 (1.61%) Juniper
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Lewis Paige
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6-12 months initial contract, long term program
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
FT Select
Rate: Unspecified Market rates
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: 6 months contract + likely extensions
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Computer People
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £375 - £440 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum +
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Meadows Consulting Limited
Rate: Up to £250 per day £250 a day initial 3 month contract
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £625 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Dublin, Ireland, London, UK
E-Com Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £550.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Reed Technology
Rate: £24.84 - £29.92 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Posted: 3 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago