Period
to 22 June 2021

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 22 June 2021 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
22 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 232 204 272
Rank change year-on-year -28 +68 +8
Contract jobs citing High Availability 568 511 851
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.13% 1.35% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.57% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 346 537
10th Percentile £379 £345 £350
25th Percentile £439 £411 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.77% +2.63% -2.06%
75th Percentile £638 £589 £556
90th Percentile £689 £675 £630
UK median daily rate £525 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +9.38% +1.05% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 22
10th Percentile £14.70 £30.76 "
25th Percentile " £45.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate £15.00 £47.83 £15.45
Median % change year-on-year -68.64% +209.68% -63.66%
75th Percentile £18.37 £64.50 £17.51
90th Percentile £43.54 £65.40 £44.03
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £47.83 £15.45
% change year-on-year -68.64% +209.68% -63.66%

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 44,170 32,587 72,748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 88.16% 86.31% 87.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,356 22,113 49,157
10th Percentile £313 £300 £306
25th Percentile £404 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £477 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.75% +0.49% +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,317 871 1,848
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.50 £11.85
25th Percentile £15.03 £15.85 £14.60
Median hourly rate £24.08 £22.50 £22.93
Median % change year-on-year +7.02% -1.88% +9.19%
75th Percentile £46.50 £45.46 £45.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.61 £22.92
% change year-on-year +10.57% -1.33% +14.58%

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 22 June 2021.

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 22 June 2021.

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 22 June 2021. 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 -2 373 £575 +9.52% 79
North of England -1 64 £445 +4.71% 35
South East -21 53 £450 -1.37% 29
Midlands -7 42 £450 +9.42% 32
Yorkshire +33 37 £428 +0.59% 11
West Midlands -9 26 £450 +5.88% 22
North West -25 21 £433 +1.76% 20
East Midlands +9 17 £425 +3.66% 10
East of England -14 11 £450 -25.00% 17
South West +5 10 £425 -10.53% 9
North East +2 6 £490 +38.81% 4
High Availability
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2021, 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.

1 207 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (31.51%) Linux
3 143 (25.18%) SQL
4 136 (23.94%) Azure
5 132 (23.24%) DevOps
5 132 (23.24%) Java
6 124 (21.83%) AWS
7 120 (21.13%) Low Latency
8 114 (20.07%) Python
9 111 (19.54%) Finance
10 110 (19.37%) Windows
10 110 (19.37%) Continuous Integration
11 105 (18.49%) Microservices
12 103 (18.13%) Social Skills
13 86 (15.14%) Oracle
14 85 (14.96%) JavaScript
15 84 (14.79%) Disaster Recovery
15 84 (14.79%) Problem-Solving
16 83 (14.61%) Spring
17 80 (14.08%) HTML
18 79 (13.91%) Jenkins
19 76 (13.38%) Microsoft
19 76 (13.38%) Banking
20 74 (13.03%) Firewall
21 72 (12.68%) SQL Server
22 68 (11.97%) Scrum
23 63 (11.09%) Data Protection
24 62 (10.92%) Electronic Trading
24 62 (10.92%) Open Source
24 62 (10.92%) REST

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 29 (5.11%) Apache
2 18 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.64%) Confluence
4 14 (2.46%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.94%) Red Hat Fuse
6 8 (1.41%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.23%) JBoss
7 7 (1.23%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.06%) CMS
9 5 (0.88%) Anypoint
9 5 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.88%) Mule
9 5 (0.88%) Mule ESB
9 5 (0.88%) nginx
10 4 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.70%) NetWeaver
10 4 (0.70%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.53%) IIS
11 3 (0.53%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.53%) MTS
Applications
1 12 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.18%) GIMP
3 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (3.17%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.35%) HFM
2 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.35%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 136 (23.94%) Azure
2 124 (21.83%) AWS
3 46 (8.10%) PaaS
4 43 (7.57%) GCP
5 40 (7.04%) IaaS
6 34 (5.99%) SaaS
7 24 (4.23%) GitHub
8 23 (4.05%) Microsoft 365
9 20 (3.52%) Amazon ECS
9 20 (3.52%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 19 (3.35%) Cloud Computing
11 18 (3.17%) Serverless
12 17 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
13 15 (2.64%) AWS Lambda
14 14 (2.46%) AWS CloudFormation
14 14 (2.46%) Azure Data Factory
15 12 (2.11%) Azure Storage
16 10 (1.76%) Azure Synapse Analytics
16 10 (1.76%) Power Platform
17 8 (1.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 74 (13.03%) Firewall
2 42 (7.39%) Multicast
3 36 (6.34%) DNS
4 22 (3.87%) DHCP
5 20 (3.52%) TCP/IP
5 20 (3.52%) VPN
6 19 (3.35%) WAN
7 17 (2.99%) Kerberos
8 16 (2.82%) SAN
9 15 (2.64%) SSL
10 14 (2.46%) Wireless
11 13 (2.29%) Network Security
11 13 (2.29%) Wireshark
12 12 (2.11%) LAN
13 11 (1.94%) tcpdump
14 10 (1.76%) Fibre Channel
14 10 (1.76%) VoIP
15 9 (1.58%) IPsec
15 9 (1.58%) MPLS
16 8 (1.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (12.68%) SQL Server
2 41 (7.22%) NoSQL
3 35 (6.16%) Relational Database
4 25 (4.40%) MongoDB
4 25 (4.40%) Oracle Database
5 20 (3.52%) Azure SQL Database
5 20 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (3.17%) Redis
8 16 (2.82%) MySQL
9 15 (2.64%) Data Lake
10 13 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
10 13 (2.29%) Big Data
10 13 (2.29%) RDBMS
11 11 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (1.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 10 (1.76%) Hazelcast
12 10 (1.76%) Power BI
13 9 (1.58%) OLTP
13 9 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 79 (13.91%) Jenkins
2 49 (8.63%) Git (software)
3 34 (5.99%) Maven
4 26 (4.58%) JIRA
5 18 (3.17%) GitLab
6 14 (2.46%) Gatling
7 13 (2.29%) Mockito
7 13 (2.29%) TeamCity
8 11 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (1.76%) GCC
9 10 (1.76%) GDB
9 10 (1.76%) Gradle
9 10 (1.76%) Subversion
10 7 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (1.06%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.88%) Hudson
12 5 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (0.70%) CA Gen
13 4 (0.70%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 111 (19.54%) Finance
2 103 (18.13%) Social Skills
3 76 (13.38%) Banking
4 34 (5.99%) Front Office
5 29 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (4.75%) Investment Banking
7 21 (3.70%) Public Sector
8 17 (2.99%) Telecoms
9 16 (2.82%) Marketing
10 13 (2.29%) Retail
11 9 (1.58%) Law
11 9 (1.58%) Presentation Skills
12 7 (1.23%) Prime Brokerage
13 6 (1.06%) Influencing Skills
14 5 (0.88%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.53%) Documentation Skills
15 3 (0.53%) International Banking
15 3 (0.53%) Legal
16 2 (0.35%) Back Office
16 2 (0.35%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 150 (26.41%) Developer
2 96 (16.90%) Architect
3 53 (9.33%) Java Developer
4 41 (7.22%) Solutions Architect
5 38 (6.69%) DBA
6 35 (6.16%) Administrator
7 28 (4.93%) Applications Support
7 28 (4.93%) Senior Developer
8 26 (4.58%) DevOps Engineer
9 23 (4.05%) Senior Java Developer
10 21 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 20 (3.52%) Consultant
11 20 (3.52%) JavaScript Developer
11 20 (3.52%) Linux Support
12 17 (2.99%) Scala Developer
13 16 (2.82%) AWS Developer
13 16 (2.82%) Electronic Trading Support
13 16 (2.82%) SQL DBA
14 15 (2.64%) Analyst
15 14 (2.46%) Firewall Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (14.61%) Spring
2 80 (14.08%) HTML
3 62 (10.92%) REST
4 55 (9.68%) CSS
5 48 (8.45%) Spring Boot
6 45 (7.92%) Middleware
7 43 (7.57%) Web Services
8 41 (7.22%) HTML5
9 38 (6.69%) RESTful
10 35 (6.16%) React
11 30 (5.28%) AngularJS
11 30 (5.28%) JMS
11 30 (5.28%) Node.js
12 29 (5.11%) .NET
12 29 (5.11%) Hibernate
13 28 (4.93%) Kafka
14 24 (4.23%) FIX Protocol
14 24 (4.23%) Redux
15 23 (4.05%) Rendezvous
16 22 (3.87%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.80%) Clustering
2 48 (8.45%) Enterprise Software
3 37 (6.51%) Management Information System
4 34 (5.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 29 (5.11%) Data Centre
6 26 (4.58%) Public Cloud
7 23 (4.05%) Private Cloud
7 23 (4.05%) Replication
8 21 (3.70%) Algorithms
9 19 (3.35%) Data Structures
10 15 (2.64%) Equities
11 13 (2.29%) Data Protection Act
11 13 (2.29%) PKI
12 11 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
13 10 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
14 9 (1.58%) Derivative
15 8 (1.41%) Equity Derivative
16 7 (1.23%) Fixed Income
17 6 (1.06%) CMDB
18 5 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 179 (31.51%) Linux
2 110 (19.37%) Windows
3 61 (10.74%) Unix
4 42 (7.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (6.51%) Windows Server
6 16 (2.82%) Solaris
7 15 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (2.64%) Windows Server 2016
8 10 (1.76%) CentOS
9 9 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.58%) Windows Server 2019
10 8 (1.41%) Ubuntu
10 8 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (1.23%) AIX
11 7 (1.23%) SUSE
12 5 (0.88%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.88%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.53%) zOS
15 2 (0.35%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (23.24%) DevOps
3 120 (21.13%) Low Latency
4 110 (19.37%) Continuous Integration
5 105 (18.49%) Microservices
6 84 (14.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 84 (14.79%) Problem-Solving
7 68 (11.97%) Scrum
8 63 (11.09%) Data Protection
9 62 (10.92%) Electronic Trading
9 62 (10.92%) Open Source
9 62 (10.92%) Performance Tuning
10 59 (10.39%) Migration
11 56 (9.86%) Change Management
12 55 (9.68%) Capacity Management
12 55 (9.68%) Project Management
13 52 (9.15%) ITIL
13 52 (9.15%) Test Automation
14 50 (8.80%) TDD
15 42 (7.39%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 143 (25.18%) SQL
2 132 (23.24%) Java
3 114 (20.07%) Python
4 85 (14.96%) JavaScript
5 51 (8.98%) PowerShell
6 28 (4.93%) Scala
7 24 (4.23%) C#
8 21 (3.70%) C++
8 21 (3.70%) Java 8
9 20 (3.52%) Bash Shell
9 20 (3.52%) Shell Script
10 16 (2.82%) TypeScript
11 14 (2.46%) T-SQL
12 12 (2.11%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.76%) Go
13 10 (1.76%) Ruby
14 8 (1.41%) C
14 8 (1.41%) Perl
15 6 (1.06%) ES6
15 6 (1.06%) PHP
Qualifications
1 42 (7.39%) Security Cleared
2 41 (7.22%) Degree
3 29 (5.11%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.94%) TOGAF Certification
7 10 (1.76%) MCSE
8 9 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.58%) CISSP
8 9 (1.58%) Master's Degree
9 7 (1.23%) AWS Certification
10 6 (1.06%) CCNA
10 6 (1.06%) JNCIA
11 4 (0.70%) CISM
11 4 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.53%) CCNP
12 3 (0.53%) CCNP Voice
12 3 (0.53%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.39%) QA
2 16 (2.82%) Accessibility
3 12 (2.11%) GDPR
4 11 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (1.76%) PCI DSS
6 9 (1.58%) SLA
7 7 (1.23%) COBIT
8 5 (0.88%) MiFID
9 4 (0.70%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.35%) PMO
11 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.18%) HL7
11 1 (0.18%) IFRS
11 1 (0.18%) NIST
System Software
1 56 (9.86%) Active Directory
2 53 (9.33%) Docker
3 49 (8.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (2.29%) Hyper-V
6 12 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.94%) NFS
8 10 (1.76%) vSphere
9 9 (1.58%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (1.41%) VMware NSX
11 6 (1.06%) XenApp
11 6 (1.06%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.70%) Veritas File System
13 3 (0.53%) Samba
13 3 (0.53%) SRDF
13 3 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.35%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 2 (0.35%) KVM
14 2 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 59 (10.39%) Kubernetes
2 49 (8.63%) Ansible
3 41 (7.22%) Puppet
3 41 (7.22%) Terraform
4 23 (4.05%) Grafana
4 23 (4.05%) Prometheus
5 18 (3.17%) ITRS Geneos
6 15 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (2.46%) Tivoli
8 12 (2.11%) SCCM
9 10 (1.76%) SCOM
9 10 (1.76%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 8 (1.41%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 8 (1.41%) Failover Clustering
11 6 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (1.06%) Red Hat Satellite
11 6 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (1.06%) vRealize
12 5 (0.88%) CloudHub
12 5 (0.88%) QRadar
Vendors
1 86 (15.14%) Oracle
2 76 (13.38%) Microsoft
3 61 (10.74%) VMware
4 58 (10.21%) Red Hat
5 41 (7.22%) Cisco
6 34 (5.99%) Citrix
7 33 (5.81%) IBM
8 27 (4.75%) Splunk
9 25 (4.40%) Google
10 23 (4.05%) TIBCO
11 19 (3.35%) ION Trading
12 17 (2.99%) BMC
13 15 (2.64%) EMC
13 15 (2.64%) NetApp
14 14 (2.46%) Databricks
14 14 (2.46%) HP
15 13 (2.29%) SAP
16 10 (1.76%) F5
16 10 (1.76%) Juniper
16 10 (1.76%) Solace