Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 212 278 240
Rank change year-on-year +66 -38 -61
Contract jobs citing High Availability 668 852 1,044
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.18% 0.96% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.10% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 542 734
Median daily rate £475 £484 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.86% -5.56% +7.89%
10th Percentile £313 £350 £350
90th Percentile £650 £638 £675
UK median daily rate £475 £488 £500
% change year-on-year -2.56% -2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 24 13
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.45 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.12% -63.66% +26.08%
10th Percentile £13.75 £12.00 £40.20
90th Percentile £31.05 £45.05 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £24.75 £15.45 £42.50
% change year-on-year +60.25% -63.66% +13.33%

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 48,351 77,380 80,807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.09% 87.55% 86.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,242 51,811 53,856
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
10th Percentile £294 £305 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,654 1,911 2,042
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.09 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.78% +0.90% -4.50%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.85 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.28 £23.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +5.57% -8.00%

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +75 304 £530 +0.95% 77
North of England +72 127 £425 -5.56% 49
South East +59 118 £450 +9.09% 40
North West +47 65 £425 -10.53% 28
Midlands +52 47 £405 -16.92% 34
East of England +22 39 £388 -13.89% 19
Yorkshire +46 32 £425 -5.56% 15
South West -4 32 £475 - 12
North East +40 29 £402 +76.48% 6
West Midlands +58 27 £400 -18.99% 24
East Midlands +23 20 £411 -13.42% 10
High Availability
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 257 (38.47%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (33.83%) SQL
3 211 (31.59%) Azure
4 204 (30.54%) AWS
5 181 (27.10%) SQL Server
6 168 (25.15%) Windows
7 164 (24.55%) DevOps
8 138 (20.66%) Linux
9 127 (19.01%) Migration
10 126 (18.86%) Microsoft
11 124 (18.56%) VMware
12 119 (17.81%) Docker
13 112 (16.77%) Finance
13 112 (16.77%) Java
14 110 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
15 108 (16.17%) Problem-Solving
16 107 (16.02%) Analytical Skills
17 104 (15.57%) Jenkins
18 101 (15.12%) Kubernetes
18 101 (15.12%) ITIL
19 99 (14.82%) Disaster Recovery
20 97 (14.52%) Python
21 95 (14.22%) Security Cleared
22 91 (13.62%) TDD
23 90 (13.47%) Data Centre
23 90 (13.47%) Windows Server
24 89 (13.32%) Ansible
25 86 (12.87%) Oracle
26 83 (12.43%) Microservices
26 83 (12.43%) PowerShell

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 26 (3.89%) IIS
2 24 (3.59%) Confluence
3 19 (2.84%) WebLogic
4 18 (2.69%) Tomcat
5 17 (2.54%) MS Exchange
6 16 (2.40%) Skype for Business
7 14 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (1.65%) Apache Spark
9 10 (1.50%) SharePoint
10 8 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (1.05%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.75%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.60%) Apache
14 4 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
15 3 (0.45%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 8 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.60%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.15%) RMDS
5 1 (0.15%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 211 (31.59%) Azure
2 204 (30.54%) AWS
3 48 (7.19%) GCP
4 45 (6.74%) GitHub
5 43 (6.44%) PaaS
6 31 (4.64%) IaaS
7 28 (4.19%) OpenShift
8 25 (3.74%) Cloud Computing
9 24 (3.59%) SaaS
10 18 (2.69%) Amazon SQS
11 17 (2.54%) Office 365
12 16 (2.40%) AWS CloudFormation
13 15 (2.25%) Serverless
14 14 (2.10%) Amazon S3
15 12 (1.80%) Datadog
15 12 (1.80%) Power Platform
16 9 (1.35%) Amazon EKS
17 8 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
17 8 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
17 8 (1.20%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 70 (10.48%) Firewall
2 67 (10.03%) DNS
3 47 (7.04%) DHCP
4 42 (6.29%) TCP/IP
5 33 (4.94%) WAN
6 28 (4.19%) SAN
7 27 (4.04%) VPN
8 23 (3.44%) LAN
9 21 (3.14%) HTTP
10 20 (2.99%) SSL
11 18 (2.69%) VSAN
12 17 (2.54%) Skype
13 16 (2.40%) VLAN
14 15 (2.25%) BGP
14 15 (2.25%) iSCSI
14 15 (2.25%) OSPF
15 14 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (2.10%) SNMP
16 13 (1.95%) Internet
17 12 (1.80%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (27.10%) SQL Server
2 47 (7.04%) MySQL
3 45 (6.74%) MongoDB
4 43 (6.44%) PostgreSQL
5 41 (6.14%) Oracle Database
6 38 (5.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 34 (5.09%) SQL Server 2012
8 31 (4.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 30 (4.49%) Relational Database
10 28 (4.19%) Big Data
11 27 (4.04%) NoSQL
12 26 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
13 25 (3.74%) Oracle Database 12c
14 24 (3.59%) SQL Server 2014
15 23 (3.44%) SQL Server 2016
16 16 (2.40%) Amazon RDS
16 16 (2.40%) Amazon Redshift
16 16 (2.40%) Oracle Database 10g
17 14 (2.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 13 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 104 (15.57%) Jenkins
2 60 (8.98%) Git (software)
3 46 (6.89%) JIRA
4 33 (4.94%) GitLab
5 27 (4.04%) Artifactory
6 25 (3.74%) Cucumber
7 23 (3.44%) Maven
8 22 (3.29%) Octopus Deploy
9 20 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (2.84%) JUnit
11 12 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (1.50%) Selenium
12 10 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
13 8 (1.20%) TeamCity
14 6 (0.90%) Bitbucket
15 5 (0.75%) Hudson
15 5 (0.75%) SonarQube
16 4 (0.60%) IntelliJ
16 4 (0.60%) Mockito
16 4 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
General
1 112 (16.77%) Finance
2 56 (8.38%) Public Sector
3 39 (5.84%) Banking
3 39 (5.84%) Retail
4 26 (3.89%) Front Office
5 17 (2.54%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.65%) Marketing
6 11 (1.65%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.05%) German Language
7 7 (1.05%) Legal
8 5 (0.75%) Local Government
8 5 (0.75%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.60%) Games
9 4 (0.60%) Italian Language
9 4 (0.60%) Law
10 3 (0.45%) French Language
10 3 (0.45%) Police
11 2 (0.30%) Back Office
11 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 185 (27.69%) Developer
2 76 (11.38%) DBA
3 67 (10.03%) Architect
4 57 (8.53%) Java Developer
5 54 (8.08%) DevOps Engineer
6 44 (6.59%) SQL DBA
7 41 (6.14%) C# Developer
8 32 (4.79%) Administrator
9 27 (4.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 25 (3.74%) .NET Developer
10 25 (3.74%) Cloud Engineer
10 25 (3.74%) WebOps Engineer
11 23 (3.44%) Analyst
11 23 (3.44%) C# .NET Developer
11 23 (3.44%) Network Engineer
11 23 (3.44%) Web Engineer
12 22 (3.29%) Oracle DBA
13 21 (3.14%) JavaScript Developer
13 21 (3.14%) SQL Developer
13 21 (3.14%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (10.18%) .NET
2 54 (8.08%) HTML
3 50 (7.49%) React
4 47 (7.04%) Spring
5 46 (6.89%) Web Services
6 45 (6.74%) CSS
7 44 (6.59%) Middleware
8 37 (5.54%) Node.js
8 37 (5.54%) Spring Boot
9 35 (5.24%) REST
10 27 (4.04%) RESTful
11 25 (3.74%) AngularJS
12 22 (3.29%) ASP.NET
13 20 (2.99%) Kafka
14 17 (2.54%) Apache Camel
14 17 (2.54%) LDAP
15 16 (2.40%) WireMock
16 15 (2.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
17 14 (2.10%) .NET Core
18 13 (1.95%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 107 (16.02%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (13.47%) Data Centre
3 55 (8.23%) Clustering
4 46 (6.89%) Greenfield Project
5 42 (6.29%) Replication
6 38 (5.69%) Public Cloud
7 25 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
8 23 (3.44%) Private Cloud
9 22 (3.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 21 (3.14%) Hybrid Cloud
10 21 (3.14%) Management Information System
11 18 (2.69%) PKI
12 14 (2.10%) CMDB
13 10 (1.50%) Derivative
14 9 (1.35%) Data Structures
14 9 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (1.20%) HP StoreVirtual
15 8 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
15 8 (1.20%) User Experience
16 6 (0.90%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 168 (25.15%) Windows
2 138 (20.66%) Linux
3 90 (13.47%) Windows Server
4 54 (8.08%) Unix
5 30 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (4.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (3.89%) Windows Server 2016
8 25 (3.74%) Solaris
9 20 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (1.95%) Windows 10
12 10 (1.50%) Windows Server 2019
13 8 (1.20%) AIX
13 8 (1.20%) Android
13 8 (1.20%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.90%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.75%) Check Point GAiA
15 5 (0.75%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.75%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (38.47%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (24.55%) DevOps
3 127 (19.01%) Migration
4 110 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
5 108 (16.17%) Problem-Solving
6 101 (15.12%) ITIL
7 99 (14.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 91 (13.62%) TDD
9 83 (12.43%) Microservices
10 76 (11.38%) Test Automation
11 68 (10.18%) BDD
12 65 (9.73%) Continuous Improvement
13 64 (9.58%) Low Latency
14 60 (8.98%) Performance Tuning
15 59 (8.83%) Scrum
16 58 (8.68%) Open Source
17 48 (7.19%) Kanban
18 46 (6.89%) Mentoring
19 45 (6.74%) E-Commerce
20 41 (6.14%) OO
Programming Languages
1 226 (33.83%) SQL
2 112 (16.77%) Java
3 97 (14.52%) Python
4 83 (12.43%) PowerShell
5 76 (11.38%) JavaScript
6 71 (10.63%) C#
7 29 (4.34%) Bash Shell
8 26 (3.89%) Go
9 25 (3.74%) Ruby
10 24 (3.59%) Shell Script
11 23 (3.44%) C
11 23 (3.44%) T-SQL
12 22 (3.29%) Perl
13 19 (2.84%) C++
13 19 (2.84%) PL/SQL
14 15 (2.25%) PHP
15 11 (1.65%) VB
16 10 (1.50%) Java 8
16 10 (1.50%) VBA
17 9 (1.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 95 (14.22%) Security Cleared
2 66 (9.88%) Degree
2 66 (9.88%) SC Cleared
3 30 (4.49%) Computer Science Degree
4 28 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (2.40%) MCSA
7 15 (2.25%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (1.65%) CCNP
10 8 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (1.05%) AWS Certification
12 6 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (0.75%) CCNA
14 4 (0.60%) CCIP
14 4 (0.60%) MCSE
15 3 (0.45%) CCIE
15 3 (0.45%) CISSP
15 3 (0.45%) JNCIA
15 3 (0.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.89%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 19 (2.84%) QA
3 15 (2.25%) SLA
4 7 (1.05%) Government Security Classifications
4 7 (1.05%) NCSC
5 5 (0.75%) GDPR
5 5 (0.75%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.45%) COBIT
6 3 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.30%) HL7
8 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 119 (17.81%) Docker
2 81 (12.13%) Active Directory
3 75 (11.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (5.99%) Virtual Machines
5 35 (5.24%) Hyper-V
6 30 (4.49%) vSphere
7 28 (4.19%) Oracle RAC
8 24 (3.59%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (3.59%) XenApp
9 22 (3.29%) VMware NSX
10 19 (2.84%) NFS
11 16 (2.40%) VMFS
11 16 (2.40%) XenDesktop
12 9 (1.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 8 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
14 7 (1.05%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 5 (0.75%) Oracle Clusterware
16 4 (0.60%) DFS Replication
16 4 (0.60%) Firmware
16 4 (0.60%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 101 (15.12%) Kubernetes
2 89 (13.32%) Ansible
3 66 (9.88%) Terraform
4 49 (7.34%) Puppet
5 43 (6.44%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (4.34%) vRealize
7 27 (4.04%) Microsoft Clustering
8 25 (3.74%) vCenter Server
9 21 (3.14%) Data Guard
9 21 (3.14%) Rancher
10 19 (2.84%) Oracle RMAN
11 18 (2.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 18 (2.69%) SCCM
12 16 (2.40%) vMotion
13 15 (2.25%) Failover Clustering
14 14 (2.10%) Prometheus
15 13 (1.95%) Nagios
16 11 (1.65%) Single Sign-On
17 9 (1.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 9 (1.35%) Packer
Vendors
1 126 (18.86%) Microsoft
2 124 (18.56%) VMware
3 86 (12.87%) Oracle
4 39 (5.84%) Cisco
5 34 (5.09%) Red Hat
6 32 (4.79%) Citrix
7 28 (4.19%) Google
7 28 (4.19%) Splunk
8 25 (3.74%) HP
8 25 (3.74%) IBM
9 18 (2.69%) Dell
10 14 (2.10%) F5
10 14 (2.10%) Juniper
11 13 (1.95%) NetApp
11 13 (1.95%) TIBCO
12 12 (1.80%) CheckPoint
13 10 (1.50%) New Relic
13 10 (1.50%) Palo Alto
13 10 (1.50%) Sybase
14 9 (1.35%) SolarWinds