Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 224 171 184
Rank change year-on-year -53 +13 +26
Contract jobs citing High Availability 1,111 1,409 1,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.20% 1.58% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.88% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 781 952 880
England median daily rate £503 £473 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.35% +6.48% +4.41%
10th Percentile £336 £313 £310
90th Percentile £663 £613 £594
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 43
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +5.13% +41.82%
10th Percentile £34.36 £12.75 £21.40
90th Percentile £46.12 £41.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +5.13% +41.82%

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 78,316 74,762 82,274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.79% 84.04% 83.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,769 49,838 54,304
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
10th Percentile £295 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £603
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,873 2,056 2,436
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +6.38% +17.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.39 £11.48
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.97 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.23
% change year-on-year -4.00% +3.18% +21.15%

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 17 February 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 17 February 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 17 February 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 -23 722 £529 +5.75% 130
South East -67 148 £375 -6.25% 58
North of England -70 106 £475 +18.75% 62
Midlands +2 57 £350 -6.67% 32
Yorkshire -19 48 £488 +21.88% 32
East of England -66 48 £413 +2.48% 27
North West -63 40 £450 +3.75% 27
East Midlands +10 35 £350 +14.75% 12
South West -17 27 £389 +0.97% 20
West Midlands -9 22 £293 -31.18% 20
North East 0 18 £350 +2.94% 3
High Availability
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 438 (39.42%) Agile Software Development
2 376 (33.84%) Java
3 310 (27.90%) Linux
4 302 (27.18%) TDD
5 256 (23.04%) SQL
6 250 (22.50%) DevOps
7 228 (20.52%) BDD
8 213 (19.17%) Continuous Integration
9 183 (16.47%) Amazon AWS
10 181 (16.29%) RESTful
11 180 (16.20%) Microservices
12 173 (15.57%) Unix
13 167 (15.03%) Windows
14 166 (14.94%) Web Services
15 163 (14.67%) Finance
16 162 (14.58%) Scrum
17 158 (14.22%) Open Source
18 153 (13.77%) Git (software)
19 147 (13.23%) Pair Programming
20 138 (12.42%) SQL Server
21 134 (12.06%) Kanban
22 132 (11.88%) Oracle
22 132 (11.88%) Clustering
22 132 (11.88%) Firewall
22 132 (11.88%) Low Latency
23 130 (11.70%) JavaScript
23 130 (11.70%) Python
24 128 (11.52%) Disaster Recovery
25 121 (10.89%) Jenkins
26 120 (10.80%) Microsoft Azure

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 61 (5.49%) Elasticsearch
2 46 (4.14%) Apache
3 37 (3.33%) Tomcat
4 35 (3.15%) JBoss
4 35 (3.15%) WebSphere
5 28 (2.52%) OpenStack
6 23 (2.07%) Confluence
6 23 (2.07%) IIS
6 23 (2.07%) SharePoint
7 19 (1.71%) WebLogic
8 17 (1.53%) Cloud Foundry
9 14 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
10 12 (1.08%) MS Exchange
11 11 (0.99%) iPlanet
11 11 (0.99%) Oracle Application Server
11 11 (0.99%) Skype for Business
12 9 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.72%) Apache Spark
13 8 (0.72%) SAS
14 6 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 16 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
3 11 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.36%) EngageOne
6 3 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.18%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.090%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.090%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.090%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.090%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.090%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.090%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 183 (16.47%) Amazon AWS
2 120 (10.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (3.60%) Amazon EC2
4 32 (2.88%) GitHub
5 31 (2.79%) SaaS
6 28 (2.52%) Office 365
7 23 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (1.98%) Amazon S3
8 22 (1.98%) PaaS
9 18 (1.62%) IaaS
10 16 (1.44%) Amazon ELB
11 15 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
12 13 (1.17%) Serverless
13 12 (1.08%) OpenShift
14 11 (0.99%) npm
15 10 (0.90%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 10 (0.90%) Heroku
16 9 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 8 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 132 (11.88%) Firewall
2 69 (6.21%) TCP/IP
3 66 (5.94%) WAN
4 64 (5.76%) SAN
5 61 (5.49%) DNS
6 53 (4.77%) Internet
7 50 (4.50%) LAN
8 42 (3.78%) DHCP
8 42 (3.78%) VPN
9 40 (3.60%) Network Security
10 39 (3.51%) HTTP
11 32 (2.88%) SSL
12 30 (2.70%) VLAN
13 28 (2.52%) Cisco ASA
14 21 (1.89%) MPLS
15 20 (1.80%) BGP
15 20 (1.80%) NAS
16 19 (1.71%) VoIP
17 17 (1.53%) BIG-IP
17 17 (1.53%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (12.42%) SQL Server
2 110 (9.90%) NoSQL
3 95 (8.55%) MongoDB
4 82 (7.38%) Relational Database
5 59 (5.31%) MySQL
6 58 (5.22%) Apache Cassandra
7 57 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 53 (4.77%) Big Data
9 43 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
10 41 (3.69%) Oracle Database
11 37 (3.33%) Hadoop
11 37 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
12 35 (3.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 27 (2.43%) SQL Server 2016
14 26 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 24 (2.16%) Amazon RDS
15 24 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
16 23 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
17 21 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
18 15 (1.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 153 (13.77%) Git (software)
2 121 (10.89%) Jenkins
3 52 (4.68%) Mockito
4 45 (4.05%) Cucumber
4 45 (4.05%) JIRA
5 39 (3.51%) Maven
6 34 (3.06%) Subversion
7 23 (2.07%) JUnit
8 19 (1.71%) TeamCity
9 18 (1.62%) Hudson
9 18 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (1.44%) Gradle
11 13 (1.17%) IntelliJ
12 12 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (1.08%) gulp
13 11 (0.99%) Grunt
13 11 (0.99%) Selenium
13 11 (0.99%) webpack
14 10 (0.90%) GitLab
15 8 (0.72%) Bitbucket
General
1 163 (14.67%) Finance
2 100 (9.00%) Banking
3 49 (4.41%) Telecoms
4 41 (3.69%) Front Office
5 38 (3.42%) Retail
6 37 (3.33%) Investment Banking
7 35 (3.15%) Games
8 16 (1.44%) Marketing
9 10 (0.90%) Back Office
9 10 (0.90%) Law
9 10 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.72%) Legal
11 6 (0.54%) Electronics
12 5 (0.45%) Billing
12 5 (0.45%) French Language
12 5 (0.45%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.36%) Automotive
13 4 (0.36%) Local Government
13 4 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 403 (36.27%) Developer
2 179 (16.11%) Java Developer
3 116 (10.44%) Architect
4 99 (8.91%) DBA
5 93 (8.37%) Senior Developer
6 67 (6.03%) DevOps Engineer
7 64 (5.76%) Scala Developer
8 61 (5.49%) Administrator
9 56 (5.04%) SQL DBA
10 53 (4.77%) React Developer
11 49 (4.41%) JavaScript Developer
11 49 (4.41%) Network Engineer
12 45 (4.05%) Consultant
13 44 (3.96%) Agile Developer
14 41 (3.69%) Senior Java Developer
15 34 (3.06%) Analyst
16 32 (2.88%) Agile Java Developer
16 32 (2.88%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 32 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
17 31 (2.79%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (16.29%) RESTful
2 166 (14.94%) Web Services
3 101 (9.09%) HTML
3 101 (9.09%) Node.js
3 101 (9.09%) Spring
4 97 (8.73%) CSS
4 97 (8.73%) REST
5 95 (8.55%) AngularJS
6 78 (7.02%) .NET
7 77 (6.93%) HTML5
8 76 (6.84%) React
9 75 (6.75%) CSS3
10 69 (6.21%) JSON
11 65 (5.85%) XML
12 63 (5.67%) Elastic Stack
13 59 (5.31%) Akka
13 59 (5.31%) Kafka
14 53 (4.77%) Hibernate
15 42 (3.78%) J2EE
15 42 (3.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 132 (11.88%) Clustering
2 109 (9.81%) Data Centre
3 56 (5.04%) Replication
4 50 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (4.50%) Public Cloud
5 39 (3.51%) User Experience
6 36 (3.24%) Greenfield Project
7 35 (3.15%) Blog
8 33 (2.97%) Computer Science
9 26 (2.34%) Data Structures
10 25 (2.25%) Fixed Income
11 24 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 20 (1.80%) Virtual Team
14 19 (1.71%) Fintech
15 16 (1.44%) Video on Demand
16 15 (1.35%) Algorithms
17 13 (1.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 13 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
17 13 (1.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 310 (27.90%) Linux
2 173 (15.57%) Unix
3 167 (15.03%) Windows
4 63 (5.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 62 (5.58%) Windows Server
6 48 (4.32%) Solaris
7 35 (3.15%) Ubuntu
8 28 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (2.43%) AIX
10 24 (2.16%) CentOS
10 24 (2.16%) HPUX
10 24 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (0.90%) SUSE
13 6 (0.54%) Windows 10
14 5 (0.45%) Debian
14 5 (0.45%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.45%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.36%) CoreOS
15 4 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (39.42%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (27.18%) TDD
3 250 (22.50%) DevOps
4 228 (20.52%) BDD
5 213 (19.17%) Continuous Integration
6 180 (16.20%) Microservices
7 162 (14.58%) Scrum
8 158 (14.22%) Open Source
9 147 (13.23%) Pair Programming
10 134 (12.06%) Kanban
11 132 (11.88%) Low Latency
12 128 (11.52%) Disaster Recovery
13 118 (10.62%) Migration
14 112 (10.08%) Continuous Delivery
15 106 (9.54%) Continuous Improvement
16 104 (9.36%) Performance Tuning
17 102 (9.18%) ITIL
18 98 (8.82%) Load Balancing
19 93 (8.37%) Test Automation
20 88 (7.92%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 376 (33.84%) Java
2 256 (23.04%) SQL
3 130 (11.70%) JavaScript
3 130 (11.70%) Python
4 110 (9.90%) Scala
5 95 (8.55%) C#
6 58 (5.22%) Bash Shell
7 50 (4.50%) PowerShell
8 46 (4.14%) Perl
9 40 (3.60%) Shell Script
10 37 (3.33%) Ruby
11 33 (2.97%) PL/SQL
12 31 (2.79%) C++
12 31 (2.79%) T-SQL
13 27 (2.43%) ES6
14 19 (1.71%) Groovy
15 18 (1.62%) PHP
16 17 (1.53%) Go
17 15 (1.35%) Kotlin
18 10 (0.90%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 76 (6.84%) Degree
2 71 (6.39%) Security Cleared
3 40 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
3 40 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 27 (2.43%) MCSE
6 22 (1.98%) CCNP
7 20 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
8 19 (1.71%) DV Cleared
9 18 (1.62%) CCNA
9 18 (1.62%) RHCE
9 18 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (0.90%) CCIE
11 9 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.63%) CCSE
13 6 (0.54%) CISM
13 6 (0.54%) CISSP
13 6 (0.54%) MCITP
13 6 (0.54%) MCSA
14 5 (0.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (6.93%) QA
2 25 (2.25%) Data Quality
3 22 (1.98%) SLA
4 19 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.90%) RosettaNet
6 9 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.45%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.36%) COBIT
8 4 (0.36%) GCP
8 4 (0.36%) GDPR
9 3 (0.27%) AS 2805
9 3 (0.27%) FIPS 140-2
9 3 (0.27%) ISO 8583
9 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.27%) PSD2
10 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.090%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.090%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.090%) PMO
System Software
1 102 (9.18%) Docker
2 85 (7.65%) Active Directory
3 73 (6.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (2.61%) Oracle RAC
5 28 (2.52%) Hyper-V
5 28 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (1.98%) vSphere
6 22 (1.98%) XenApp
7 19 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (1.62%) Oracle Clusterware
9 16 (1.44%) KVM
10 9 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 8 (0.72%) ProxySG
11 8 (0.72%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.63%) NFS
12 7 (0.63%) PowerHA
12 7 (0.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 7 (0.63%) VMware NSX
13 6 (0.54%) HDFS
13 6 (0.54%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 100 (9.00%) Ansible
2 84 (7.56%) Puppet
3 65 (5.85%) Grafana
3 65 (5.85%) logstash
3 65 (5.85%) Opscode Chef
4 61 (5.49%) Kibana
5 48 (4.32%) Kubernetes
6 24 (2.16%) Data Guard
6 24 (2.16%) Microsoft Clustering
7 21 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
8 20 (1.80%) Nagios
8 20 (1.80%) Salt
9 19 (1.71%) Failover Clustering
10 18 (1.62%) Prometheus
11 17 (1.53%) Oracle Flashback
12 15 (1.35%) Terraform
13 13 (1.17%) Icinga
13 13 (1.17%) SCCM
14 11 (0.99%) Galera Cluster
14 11 (0.99%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 132 (11.88%) Oracle
2 111 (9.99%) Microsoft
3 108 (9.72%) VMware
4 102 (9.18%) Cisco
5 99 (8.91%) Red Hat
6 79 (7.11%) Splunk
7 58 (5.22%) AppDynamics
8 52 (4.68%) Citrix
9 48 (4.32%) F5
10 47 (4.23%) IBM
11 37 (3.33%) HP
12 33 (2.97%) CheckPoint
13 28 (2.52%) Sun
14 26 (2.34%) Veritas
15 25 (2.25%) Juniper
16 24 (2.16%) NetApp
17 20 (1.80%) Dell
18 18 (1.62%) EMC
19 16 (1.44%) 3PAR
20 15 (1.35%) TIBCO