Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 268 191 180
Rank change year-on-year -77 -11 +23
Contract jobs citing High Availability 917 1,189 1,416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.00% 1.42% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.68% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 814 1,022
England median daily rate £495 £474 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.49% +5.28% +5.88%
10th Percentile £324 £290 £313
90th Percentile £666 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £482 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +4.27% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 44
England median hourly rate £42.75 £28.65 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.21% -30.12% +76.50%
10th Percentile £27.25 £16.69 £20.58
90th Percentile £56.25 £40.00 £53.38
UK median hourly rate £42.75 £27.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year +56.14% -31.55% +72.19%

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 79,097 70,803 81,755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.88% 84.81% 84.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,528 46,707 54,484
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,095 1,872 2,103
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.06 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.21% +8.96% +9.52%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.50 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.50 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -80 494 £540 +8.00% 198
North of England -31 149 £423 +0.60% 61
South East -54 146 £430 +27.26% 59
Yorkshire -19 60 £425 +0.59% 24
North West -36 59 £425 +6.25% 33
Midlands -7 54 £392 -2.00% 24
East of England -31 50 £438 +12.90% 17
West Midlands -15 34 £450 +5.88% 17
North East +9 31 £365 +12.31% 4
South West -26 24 £388 +0.65% 14
East Midlands +2 20 £376 +87.75% 7
High Availability
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 319 (34.79%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (33.26%) Linux
3 260 (28.35%) Java
4 237 (25.85%) Windows
5 236 (25.74%) DevOps
6 195 (21.26%) Amazon AWS
7 192 (20.94%) SQL
8 188 (20.50%) Microsoft Azure
9 170 (18.54%) TDD
10 169 (18.43%) Python
11 156 (17.01%) Open Source
12 151 (16.47%) Disaster Recovery
13 141 (15.38%) Jenkins
14 137 (14.94%) Microsoft
15 135 (14.72%) SQL Server
16 131 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
16 131 (14.29%) Data Centre
17 129 (14.07%) BDD
18 125 (13.63%) Docker
19 123 (13.41%) Finance
20 119 (12.98%) Unix
21 118 (12.87%) Configuration Management
22 115 (12.54%) Microservices
23 114 (12.43%) Low Latency
23 114 (12.43%) Clustering
24 111 (12.10%) Firewall
25 109 (11.89%) Ansible
26 105 (11.45%) VMware
26 105 (11.45%) Git (software)
27 104 (11.34%) 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 32 (3.49%) Apache
1 32 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
2 31 (3.38%) IIS
3 27 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 24 (2.62%) MS Exchange
5 20 (2.18%) Cloud Foundry
5 20 (2.18%) OpenStack
6 19 (2.07%) Apache Spark
7 18 (1.96%) Skype for Business
7 18 (1.96%) Tomcat
8 17 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (1.42%) Confluence
9 13 (1.42%) SAS
10 11 (1.20%) WebSphere
11 10 (1.09%) JBoss
11 10 (1.09%) nginx
12 8 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (0.87%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.65%) CMS
13 6 (0.65%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 16 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.98%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.33%) EngageOne
4 3 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.11%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.11%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 195 (21.26%) Amazon AWS
2 188 (20.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (6.87%) Office 365
4 45 (4.91%) PaaS
5 42 (4.58%) IaaS
6 39 (4.25%) GitHub
7 32 (3.49%) SaaS
8 29 (3.16%) Datadog
9 26 (2.84%) AWS CloudFormation
10 25 (2.73%) Serverless
11 19 (2.07%) Google Cloud Platform
12 17 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
13 15 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
14 14 (1.53%) Amazon S3
14 14 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
15 12 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 11 (1.20%) OpenShift
17 10 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
17 10 (1.09%) Azure Data Factory
17 10 (1.09%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 111 (12.10%) Firewall
2 82 (8.94%) DNS
3 66 (7.20%) WAN
4 54 (5.89%) LAN
5 52 (5.67%) TCP/IP
6 48 (5.23%) DHCP
7 47 (5.13%) SAN
8 37 (4.03%) VPN
9 30 (3.27%) VLAN
10 29 (3.16%) MPLS
11 26 (2.84%) Cisco ASA
12 25 (2.73%) Internet
13 24 (2.62%) SSL
14 22 (2.40%) HTTP
14 22 (2.40%) iSCSI
15 21 (2.29%) VoIP
16 20 (2.18%) Network Security
17 19 (2.07%) Cisco Nexus
18 18 (1.96%) Fibre Channel
19 17 (1.85%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (14.72%) SQL Server
2 95 (10.36%) MongoDB
3 72 (7.85%) NoSQL
4 66 (7.20%) Relational Database
5 63 (6.87%) MySQL
6 50 (5.45%) PostgreSQL
7 49 (5.34%) Big Data
8 40 (4.36%) Hadoop
8 40 (4.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 33 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
10 29 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 27 (2.94%) Amazon Redshift
11 27 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
12 25 (2.73%) Apache Cassandra
12 25 (2.73%) Oracle Database
12 25 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
13 24 (2.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 23 (2.51%) Apache Hive
15 22 (2.40%) SQL Server 2016
16 20 (2.18%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 141 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 105 (11.45%) Git (software)
3 43 (4.69%) Cucumber
4 42 (4.58%) JIRA
4 42 (4.58%) TeamCity
5 34 (3.71%) Subversion
6 31 (3.38%) Mockito
7 28 (3.05%) JUnit
7 28 (3.05%) Maven
8 18 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 16 (1.74%) IntelliJ
11 13 (1.42%) Selenium
12 12 (1.31%) Hudson
12 12 (1.31%) JMeter
13 11 (1.20%) Gradle
14 8 (0.87%) Bitbucket
14 8 (0.87%) GitLab
14 8 (0.87%) WebDriver
15 7 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 123 (13.41%) Finance
2 48 (5.23%) Banking
3 30 (3.27%) Retail
3 30 (3.27%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.07%) Marketing
5 15 (1.64%) Back Office
6 14 (1.53%) Legal
7 13 (1.42%) Games
8 12 (1.31%) Front Office
8 12 (1.31%) Law
9 11 (1.20%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.76%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.65%) Local Government
12 4 (0.44%) French Language
12 4 (0.44%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.33%) Advertising
13 3 (0.33%) Billing
13 3 (0.33%) Mandarin Language
13 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 224 (24.43%) Developer
2 96 (10.47%) Architect
3 94 (10.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 88 (9.60%) Java Developer
5 76 (8.29%) DBA
6 60 (6.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 54 (5.89%) Administrator
8 46 (5.02%) SQL DBA
9 44 (4.80%) Network Engineer
10 39 (4.25%) AWS Engineer
11 38 (4.14%) Consultant
12 37 (4.03%) Cloud Engineer
13 36 (3.93%) Senior Developer
14 27 (2.94%) Java Engineer
14 27 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
15 24 (2.62%) AWS DevOps
16 23 (2.51%) Linux Engineer
16 23 (2.51%) Scala Developer
17 22 (2.40%) C# Developer
18 20 (2.18%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (10.80%) RESTful
2 87 (9.49%) Web Services
3 73 (7.96%) .NET
3 73 (7.96%) Spring
4 61 (6.65%) REST
5 59 (6.43%) HTML
6 54 (5.89%) CSS
7 53 (5.78%) AngularJS
7 53 (5.78%) Elastic Stack
8 51 (5.56%) Node.js
9 46 (5.02%) JSON
9 46 (5.02%) Kafka
10 38 (4.14%) React
11 34 (3.71%) Middleware
12 30 (3.27%) ASP.NET
12 30 (3.27%) XML
13 29 (3.16%) HTML5
14 28 (3.05%) Hibernate
15 26 (2.84%) JPA
15 26 (2.84%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 131 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 114 (12.43%) Clustering
3 59 (6.43%) Replication
4 56 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (3.71%) Public Cloud
5 34 (3.71%) User Experience
6 27 (2.94%) Fintech
6 27 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 25 (2.73%) PKI
8 23 (2.51%) Computer Science
9 20 (2.18%) Hybrid Cloud
9 20 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
10 17 (1.85%) Fixed Income
10 17 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
10 17 (1.85%) Management Information System
11 15 (1.64%) Device Driver
12 14 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
13 12 (1.31%) Equities
14 11 (1.20%) Cloud Native
14 11 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 305 (33.26%) Linux
2 237 (25.85%) Windows
3 119 (12.98%) Unix
4 88 (9.60%) Windows Server
5 59 (6.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (4.03%) Ubuntu
7 33 (3.60%) CentOS
7 33 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (2.94%) Solaris
10 24 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 21 (2.29%) Windows 10
12 18 (1.96%) AIX
13 8 (0.87%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.76%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.65%) HPUX
16 5 (0.55%) DC/OS
16 5 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.44%) Debian
17 4 (0.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (34.79%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (25.74%) DevOps
3 170 (18.54%) TDD
4 156 (17.01%) Open Source
5 151 (16.47%) Disaster Recovery
6 131 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 129 (14.07%) BDD
8 118 (12.87%) Configuration Management
9 115 (12.54%) Microservices
10 114 (12.43%) Low Latency
11 104 (11.34%) Scrum
12 95 (10.36%) Migration
13 89 (9.71%) Test Automation
14 85 (9.27%) Load Balancing
15 82 (8.94%) Continuous Delivery
16 81 (8.83%) Kanban
17 76 (8.29%) Performance Tuning
18 74 (8.07%) Continuous Improvement
19 65 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
20 64 (6.98%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 260 (28.35%) Java
2 192 (20.94%) SQL
3 169 (18.43%) Python
4 104 (11.34%) PowerShell
5 88 (9.60%) Bash Shell
6 80 (8.72%) C#
6 80 (8.72%) JavaScript
7 77 (8.40%) Ruby
8 74 (8.07%) Perl
9 63 (6.87%) Scala
10 49 (5.34%) C++
11 44 (4.80%) Java 8
12 42 (4.58%) Shell Script
13 32 (3.49%) C
14 23 (2.51%) Groovy
15 22 (2.40%) Go
16 19 (2.07%) PHP
17 17 (1.85%) T-SQL
18 14 (1.53%) Kotlin
19 10 (1.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (6.54%) Degree
2 49 (5.34%) Security Cleared
3 45 (4.91%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (3.82%) SC Cleared
5 27 (2.94%) CCNP
6 21 (2.29%) CCNA
6 21 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (1.31%) MCSE
9 10 (1.09%) AWS Certification
9 10 (1.09%) CCIE
9 10 (1.09%) RHCE
10 9 (0.98%) CCSP
11 8 (0.87%) CCSE
12 7 (0.76%) CCIP
12 7 (0.76%) CCSA
12 7 (0.76%) CISM
12 7 (0.76%) CISSP
12 7 (0.76%) DBS Check
13 6 (0.65%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.56%) QA
2 19 (2.07%) SLA
3 13 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.87%) MiFID
6 7 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (0.55%) GDPR
9 4 (0.44%) FIPS 140-2
9 4 (0.44%) GCP
9 4 (0.44%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.33%) PSD2
11 2 (0.22%) COBIT
11 2 (0.22%) EMIR
11 2 (0.22%) HAZOP
12 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.11%) RosettaNet
12 1 (0.11%) TickIT
12 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 125 (13.63%) Docker
2 100 (10.91%) Active Directory
3 84 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (3.71%) Hyper-V
5 29 (3.16%) XenApp
6 28 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
7 25 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (2.29%) vSphere
9 18 (1.96%) NFS
10 13 (1.42%) DFS Replication
10 13 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
11 12 (1.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 11 (1.20%) BitLocker
13 10 (1.09%) Xen
13 10 (1.09%) XenDesktop
14 9 (0.98%) KVM
15 8 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
16 7 (0.76%) PowerHA
16 7 (0.76%) Squid
16 7 (0.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 109 (11.89%) Ansible
2 103 (11.23%) Puppet
3 83 (9.05%) Kubernetes
4 69 (7.52%) Opscode Chef
5 57 (6.22%) Terraform
6 52 (5.67%) Nagios
7 43 (4.69%) Grafana
8 39 (4.25%) Salt
9 38 (4.14%) Failover Clustering
10 31 (3.38%) logstash
10 31 (3.38%) Microsoft Clustering
11 30 (3.27%) SCCM
12 28 (3.05%) Kibana
13 22 (2.40%) Packer
14 19 (2.07%) Prometheus
15 16 (1.74%) Microsoft Intune
16 15 (1.64%) Icinga
17 14 (1.53%) Mesos
18 13 (1.42%) vCenter Server
19 12 (1.31%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 137 (14.94%) Microsoft
2 105 (11.45%) VMware
3 91 (9.92%) Red Hat
4 90 (9.81%) Oracle
5 85 (9.27%) Cisco
6 75 (8.18%) Splunk
7 46 (5.02%) Citrix
8 34 (3.71%) Google
8 34 (3.71%) IBM
9 32 (3.49%) F5
10 29 (3.16%) AppDynamics
10 29 (3.16%) New Relic
11 28 (3.05%) Dell
12 27 (2.94%) HP
13 25 (2.73%) Veritas
14 21 (2.29%) CheckPoint
14 21 (2.29%) EMC
15 19 (2.07%) Sun
16 18 (1.96%) Juniper
16 18 (1.96%) SAP