Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 164 177
Rank change year-on-year -50 +13 +56
Contract jobs citing High Availability 1190 1598 1523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.27% 1.65% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.96% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 826 1136 967
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £299
90th Percentile £638 £613 £550
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 37 21
England median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +18.18% -
10th Percentile £16.89 £16.85 £23.00
90th Percentile £113.38 £41.50 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £33.97 £27.50
% change year-on-year +17.77% +23.51% -

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 79631 81325 85624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.67% 84.17% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 53568 54246 56450
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1862 2110 2524
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

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 20 November 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 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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -18 740 £525 +5.00% 75
South East -76 155 £350 -21.35% 24
North of England -55 130 £420 +11.26% 21
Midlands -2 66 £350 -22.22% 9
East of England -42 56 £425 +3.03% 5
North East +4 47 £340 +6.25%
North West -44 42 £450 +1.12% 10
East Midlands +11 41 £350 -33.33% 2
South West -29 41 £418 -7.22% 3
Yorkshire -30 41 £425 -5.56% 11
West Midlands +2 22 £388 +3.33% 7
High Availability
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 478 (40.17%) Agile Software Development
2 415 (34.87%) Java
3 336 (28.24%) Linux
4 307 (25.80%) TDD
5 287 (24.12%) SQL
6 232 (19.50%) Unix
6 232 (19.50%) DevOps
7 223 (18.74%) Continuous Integration
8 213 (17.90%) RESTful
9 207 (17.39%) BDD
10 204 (17.14%) Microservices
11 197 (16.55%) Web Services
12 191 (16.05%) Oracle
13 185 (15.55%) Windows
14 172 (14.45%) Finance
15 169 (14.20%) Amazon AWS
16 165 (13.87%) Firewall
17 164 (13.78%) JavaScript
18 161 (13.53%) Scrum
19 155 (13.03%) SQL Server
20 154 (12.94%) Pair Programming
21 150 (12.61%) Open Source
22 148 (12.44%) Git (software)
22 148 (12.44%) Clustering
22 148 (12.44%) Python
23 145 (12.18%) Cisco
24 141 (11.85%) VMware
25 138 (11.60%) Data Centre
26 137 (11.51%) NoSQL
26 137 (11.51%) Kanban

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 85 (7.14%) JBoss
2 79 (6.64%) Apache
3 74 (6.22%) Tomcat
4 59 (4.96%) Elasticsearch
5 55 (4.62%) WebLogic
6 53 (4.45%) WebSphere
7 45 (3.78%) Oracle Application Server
8 44 (3.70%) iPlanet
9 34 (2.86%) OpenStack
10 33 (2.77%) SharePoint
11 26 (2.18%) WebSphere Application Server
12 24 (2.02%) Confluence
13 20 (1.68%) IIS
14 18 (1.51%) MS Exchange
15 14 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
16 13 (1.09%) Skype for Business
17 12 (1.01%) MQSeries
17 12 (1.01%) WebLogic Portal
18 9 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
18 9 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 22 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.084%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.084%) GIMP
6 1 (0.084%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (1.93%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.17%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.084%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.084%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.084%) RMDS
5 1 (0.084%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 169 (14.20%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
4 32 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
5 30 (2.52%) GitHub
6 18 (1.51%) PaaS
7 17 (1.43%) Office 365
7 17 (1.43%) SaaS
8 16 (1.34%) Amazon S3
9 14 (1.18%) IaaS
10 12 (1.01%) npm
11 11 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
12 7 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (0.59%) Serverless
12 7 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.50%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 5 (0.42%) Bluemix
14 5 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 165 (13.87%) Firewall
2 111 (9.33%) TCP/IP
3 90 (7.56%) SAN
4 70 (5.88%) WAN
5 63 (5.29%) DNS
6 56 (4.71%) Internet
7 53 (4.45%) HTTP
8 49 (4.12%) LAN
9 45 (3.78%) Network Security
10 43 (3.61%) VPN
11 39 (3.28%) NAS
12 36 (3.03%) SSL
13 32 (2.69%) LDAP
14 29 (2.44%) DHCP
15 27 (2.27%) Wireless
16 26 (2.18%) BGP
17 25 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
17 25 (2.10%) Unified Communications
18 23 (1.93%) VoIP
19 22 (1.85%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (13.03%) SQL Server
2 137 (11.51%) NoSQL
3 78 (6.55%) Relational Database
4 64 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 55 (4.62%) MySQL
6 54 (4.54%) Apache Cassandra
7 51 (4.29%) Oracle Database
8 48 (4.03%) MongoDB
9 42 (3.53%) Hadoop
10 38 (3.19%) Big Data
11 37 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
12 36 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
13 33 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 29 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
14 29 (2.44%) RDBMS
14 29 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
15 27 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
15 27 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 24 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
17 19 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 148 (12.44%) Git (software)
2 107 (8.99%) Jenkins
3 59 (4.96%) JIRA
4 48 (4.03%) Mockito
5 34 (2.86%) Maven
6 33 (2.77%) Cucumber
7 30 (2.52%) Subversion
8 26 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (1.93%) gulp
10 22 (1.85%) TeamCity
11 19 (1.60%) Gradle
12 18 (1.51%) Grunt
12 18 (1.51%) JUnit
13 17 (1.43%) Hudson
14 14 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
14 14 (1.18%) webpack
15 11 (0.92%) Ant
16 10 (0.84%) WebDriver
17 9 (0.76%) Eclipse
17 9 (0.76%) Selenium
General
1 172 (14.45%) Finance
2 129 (10.84%) Banking
3 54 (4.54%) Front Office
4 52 (4.37%) Investment Banking
4 52 (4.37%) Telecoms
5 44 (3.70%) Retail
6 42 (3.53%) Games
7 12 (1.01%) Legal
8 11 (0.92%) Financial Institution
8 11 (0.92%) Law
9 10 (0.84%) Automotive
9 10 (0.84%) Publishing
10 8 (0.67%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.59%) Marketing
12 6 (0.50%) Billing
12 6 (0.50%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.34%) Electronics
14 4 (0.34%) Local Government
15 3 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 454 (38.15%) Developer
2 204 (17.14%) Java Developer
3 116 (9.75%) Architect
4 114 (9.58%) Senior Developer
5 87 (7.31%) DBA
6 65 (5.46%) Administrator
7 63 (5.29%) JavaScript Developer
8 61 (5.13%) Agile Developer
9 57 (4.79%) DevOps Engineer
9 57 (4.79%) Network Engineer
9 57 (4.79%) Scala Developer
10 56 (4.71%) Senior Java Developer
11 49 (4.12%) Analyst
12 46 (3.87%) Agile Java Developer
13 43 (3.61%) Consultant
14 42 (3.53%) SQL DBA
15 36 (3.03%) Python Developer
16 35 (2.94%) Electronic Trading Developer
17 34 (2.86%) SQL Developer
18 33 (2.77%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (17.90%) RESTful
2 197 (16.55%) Web Services
3 118 (9.92%) HTML
4 108 (9.08%) AngularJS
5 107 (8.99%) Node.js
6 105 (8.82%) CSS
6 105 (8.82%) REST
7 94 (7.90%) J2EE
8 91 (7.65%) HTML5
8 91 (7.65%) Spring
9 88 (7.39%) CSS3
10 87 (7.31%) XML
11 84 (7.06%) .NET
12 74 (6.22%) JSON
13 69 (5.80%) React
14 55 (4.62%) Elastic Stack
15 51 (4.29%) Hibernate
16 47 (3.95%) Akka
17 45 (3.78%) Kafka
18 43 (3.61%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 148 (12.44%) Clustering
2 138 (11.60%) Data Centre
3 59 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (4.71%) Replication
5 55 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
6 45 (3.78%) Data Structures
6 45 (3.78%) Public Cloud
7 43 (3.61%) User Experience
8 41 (3.45%) Blog
9 35 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
10 31 (2.61%) Computer Science
11 29 (2.44%) iPad
11 29 (2.44%) Virtual Team
12 23 (1.93%) Algorithms
12 23 (1.93%) Fixed Income
13 19 (1.60%) Management Information System
14 18 (1.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 14 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 13 (1.09%) Device Driver
16 13 (1.09%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 336 (28.24%) Linux
2 232 (19.50%) Unix
3 185 (15.55%) Windows
4 84 (7.06%) Solaris
5 70 (5.88%) Windows Server
6 62 (5.21%) AIX
7 58 (4.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 53 (4.45%) HPUX
9 43 (3.61%) SUSE
10 32 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (1.76%) Ubuntu
12 19 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (1.51%) CentOS
14 14 (1.18%) Mac OS X
15 11 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (0.84%) Windows 10
17 7 (0.59%) Apple iOS
17 7 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (0.59%) Windows 7
18 4 (0.34%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (40.17%) Agile Software Development
2 307 (25.80%) TDD
3 232 (19.50%) DevOps
4 223 (18.74%) Continuous Integration
5 207 (17.39%) BDD
6 204 (17.14%) Microservices
7 161 (13.53%) Scrum
8 154 (12.94%) Pair Programming
9 150 (12.61%) Open Source
10 137 (11.51%) Kanban
11 131 (11.01%) Low Latency
12 127 (10.67%) ITIL
13 120 (10.08%) Migration
14 117 (9.83%) Load Balancing
15 109 (9.16%) Disaster Recovery
16 107 (8.99%) Performance Tuning
17 105 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
18 99 (8.32%) Continuous Improvement
19 96 (8.07%) Test Automation
20 90 (7.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 415 (34.87%) Java
2 287 (24.12%) SQL
3 164 (13.78%) JavaScript
4 148 (12.44%) Python
5 109 (9.16%) Scala
6 86 (7.23%) C#
7 75 (6.30%) Perl
8 70 (5.88%) Bash Shell
9 51 (4.29%) Shell Script
10 49 (4.12%) PowerShell
11 44 (3.70%) T-SQL
12 42 (3.53%) PL/SQL
13 40 (3.36%) Ruby
14 38 (3.19%) C++
15 33 (2.77%) Groovy
16 29 (2.44%) Go
17 25 (2.10%) ES6
18 22 (1.85%) Korn
19 14 (1.18%) C-shell
20 12 (1.01%) C
Qualifications
1 100 (8.40%) Security Cleared
2 73 (6.13%) Degree
3 68 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 47 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (3.87%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (2.94%) MCSE
7 27 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 25 (2.10%) CCNP
9 20 (1.68%) CCIE
9 20 (1.68%) CCNA
10 19 (1.60%) DV Cleared
11 18 (1.51%) RHCE
12 16 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
13 11 (0.92%) VCAP
14 9 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
14 9 (0.76%) MCSA
15 7 (0.59%) MCITP
16 6 (0.50%) AWS Certification
16 6 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
16 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (7.65%) QA
2 34 (2.86%) SLA
3 22 (1.85%) Data Quality
4 19 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.18%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.76%) RosettaNet
7 8 (0.67%) COBIT
8 7 (0.59%) AS 2805
8 7 (0.59%) ISO 8583
9 4 (0.34%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.34%) PMO
10 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.17%) MiFID
11 1 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.084%) GCP
11 1 (0.084%) GDPR
11 1 (0.084%) PSD2
11 1 (0.084%) TickIT
System Software
1 100 (8.40%) Active Directory
2 94 (7.90%) Docker
3 90 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 47 (3.95%) Oracle RAC
5 42 (3.53%) Hyper-V
6 30 (2.52%) KVM
7 24 (2.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 23 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (1.85%) vSphere
10 17 (1.43%) Oracle Clusterware
11 16 (1.34%) Samba
12 15 (1.26%) XenDesktop
13 13 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
13 13 (1.09%) XenApp
14 10 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (0.67%) VMware NSX
16 7 (0.59%) NFS
16 7 (0.59%) ProxySG
16 7 (0.59%) vCloud
17 6 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 92 (7.73%) Ansible
2 71 (5.97%) Puppet
3 62 (5.21%) Opscode Chef
4 60 (5.04%) Kibana
4 60 (5.04%) logstash
5 56 (4.71%) Grafana
6 45 (3.78%) Kubernetes
7 33 (2.77%) Data Guard
8 25 (2.10%) Oracle RMAN
9 24 (2.02%) Prometheus
10 23 (1.93%) NetBackup
11 18 (1.51%) SCCM
12 17 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
12 17 (1.43%) Nagios
12 17 (1.43%) Oracle Flashback
13 15 (1.26%) Icinga
14 14 (1.18%) OpenView
14 14 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 14 (1.18%) Terraform
15 13 (1.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 191 (16.05%) Oracle
2 145 (12.18%) Cisco
3 141 (11.85%) VMware
4 122 (10.25%) Microsoft
5 118 (9.92%) Red Hat
6 79 (6.64%) F5
7 74 (6.22%) HP
8 70 (5.88%) Splunk
9 60 (5.04%) Citrix
10 57 (4.79%) AppDynamics
10 57 (4.79%) Sun
11 39 (3.28%) IBM
12 38 (3.19%) Veritas
13 36 (3.03%) NetApp
14 33 (2.77%) CheckPoint
15 23 (1.93%) ATG
15 23 (1.93%) Juniper
15 23 (1.93%) PlateSpin
16 20 (1.68%) EMC
17 19 (1.60%) 3PAR