Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 278 208 163
Rank change year-on-year -70 -45 +15
Contract jobs citing High Availability 871 1,212 1,629
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.91% 1.28% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.49% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 839 1,162
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £355 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £491 £493 £450
% change year-on-year -0.25% +9.44% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 37
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% +33.33% +12.15%
10th Percentile £12.50 £16.89 £16.85
90th Percentile £50.00 £113.38 £41.50
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year +5.66% +28.00% +16.82%

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 82,271 81,375 84,449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.38% 85.91% 85.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,116 54,618 56,145
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £645 £638 £608
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,111 1,937 2,260
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.38% +2.91% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +2.27%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 15 November 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 -105 431 £525 - 136
South East -12 162 £450 +28.57% 62
North of England -31 125 £425 +1.19% 60
East of England -10 55 £450 +5.88% 20
Yorkshire +2 50 £425 - 29
Midlands -22 49 £413 +17.86% 18
South West -15 48 £525 +25.75% 27
North West -22 41 £388 -13.89% 24
East Midlands +2 35 £338 -3.57% 5
North East -23 34 £384 +16.29% 7
West Midlands -32 13 £575 +48.39% 13
High Availability
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 331 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (27.90%) Linux
3 211 (24.23%) SQL
4 186 (21.35%) Amazon AWS
5 185 (21.24%) Windows
6 184 (21.13%) Java
7 183 (21.01%) DevOps
8 167 (19.17%) Microsoft Azure
9 162 (18.60%) TDD
10 160 (18.37%) Microsoft
11 156 (17.91%) Disaster Recovery
12 155 (17.80%) Docker
13 148 (16.99%) Python
14 143 (16.42%) Jenkins
15 142 (16.30%) Ansible
16 141 (16.19%) SQL Server
17 140 (16.07%) Finance
18 124 (14.24%) Continuous Integration
19 121 (13.89%) Open Source
20 120 (13.78%) Scrum
21 117 (13.43%) Kubernetes
22 114 (13.09%) Git (software)
23 105 (12.06%) Firewall
24 104 (11.94%) Oracle
24 104 (11.94%) BDD
24 104 (11.94%) Microservices
25 101 (11.60%) Continuous Delivery
26 99 (11.37%) Problem-Solving
26 99 (11.37%) RESTful
26 99 (11.37%) VMware

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 31 (3.56%) OpenStack
2 30 (3.44%) Apache
3 26 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
4 24 (2.76%) Cloud Foundry
5 23 (2.64%) Confluence
5 23 (2.64%) IIS
6 22 (2.53%) SharePoint
7 21 (2.41%) WebLogic
8 19 (2.18%) Apache Spark
8 19 (2.18%) JBoss
8 19 (2.18%) Tomcat
9 13 (1.49%) Skype for Business
10 11 (1.26%) nginx
11 10 (1.15%) Apache Solr
11 10 (1.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 10 (1.15%) Site Server
11 10 (1.15%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.92%) MS Exchange
12 8 (0.92%) SAS
12 8 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.69%) Fireworks
2 6 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.69%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (0.92%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.57%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.23%) Summit
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 186 (21.35%) Amazon AWS
2 167 (19.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (8.15%) Google Cloud Platform
4 57 (6.54%) IaaS
5 56 (6.43%) PaaS
6 48 (5.51%) GitHub
7 33 (3.79%) Cloud Computing
8 31 (3.56%) Office 365
9 23 (2.64%) SaaS
10 22 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
11 15 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 13 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
13 12 (1.38%) Akamai
13 12 (1.38%) Datadog
14 11 (1.26%) npm
15 9 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
15 9 (1.03%) Heroku
16 8 (0.92%) Amazon Kinesis
16 8 (0.92%) OpenShift
17 7 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 105 (12.06%) Firewall
2 60 (6.89%) WAN
3 59 (6.77%) DNS
4 57 (6.54%) LAN
5 48 (5.51%) SAN
6 39 (4.48%) HTTP
7 34 (3.90%) VPN
8 33 (3.79%) BGP
9 32 (3.67%) OSPF
10 31 (3.56%) TCP/IP
11 28 (3.21%) Cisco ASA
12 27 (3.10%) Internet
13 26 (2.99%) DHCP
13 26 (2.99%) MPLS
14 25 (2.87%) NAS
15 24 (2.76%) SSL
16 23 (2.64%) VLAN
17 20 (2.30%) Multicast
17 20 (2.30%) Network Security
18 17 (1.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (16.19%) SQL Server
2 72 (8.27%) PostgreSQL
2 72 (8.27%) Relational Database
3 65 (7.46%) MongoDB
4 64 (7.35%) Big Data
5 57 (6.54%) NoSQL
6 47 (5.40%) MySQL
7 37 (4.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 30 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
8 30 (3.44%) Oracle Database
9 29 (3.33%) Hadoop
10 24 (2.76%) Apache Cassandra
10 24 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 23 (2.64%) Amazon RDS
12 22 (2.53%) RDBMS
13 21 (2.41%) Data Lake
14 19 (2.18%) Apache Hive
14 19 (2.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
15 14 (1.61%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 143 (16.42%) Jenkins
2 114 (13.09%) Git (software)
3 50 (5.74%) JIRA
4 31 (3.56%) Selenium
5 29 (3.33%) Subversion
6 28 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (3.21%) TeamCity
7 25 (2.87%) Hudson
8 20 (2.30%) JUnit
9 17 (1.95%) Cucumber
9 17 (1.95%) Maven
10 16 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 16 (1.84%) Gatling
10 16 (1.84%) Visual Studio
11 15 (1.72%) Gradle
11 15 (1.72%) JMeter
12 13 (1.49%) Mockito
13 12 (1.38%) LoadRunner
13 12 (1.38%) WebDriver
14 10 (1.15%) git-flow
General
1 140 (16.07%) Finance
2 44 (5.05%) Retail
3 35 (4.02%) Banking
4 25 (2.87%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.30%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.84%) Advertising
7 14 (1.61%) Marketing
8 12 (1.38%) Games
9 6 (0.69%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.69%) Front Office
10 5 (0.57%) Billing
11 4 (0.46%) Legal
11 4 (0.46%) Publishing
12 3 (0.34%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.34%) Back Office
12 3 (0.34%) Electronics
12 3 (0.34%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.34%) Law
13 2 (0.23%) Local Government
13 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 263 (30.20%) Developer
2 106 (12.17%) DevOps Engineer
3 76 (8.73%) Architect
4 70 (8.04%) Java Developer
5 50 (5.74%) Network Engineer
6 49 (5.63%) DBA
7 40 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 33 (3.79%) AWS Engineer
9 32 (3.67%) Cloud Engineer
10 31 (3.56%) Analyst
10 31 (3.56%) Senior Developer
10 31 (3.56%) SQL DBA
11 30 (3.44%) .NET Developer
11 30 (3.44%) Administrator
11 30 (3.44%) SQL Developer
12 27 (3.10%) Consultant
13 26 (2.99%) Scala Developer
14 23 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
15 22 (2.53%) C# Developer
16 21 (2.41%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (11.37%) RESTful
2 88 (10.10%) Web Services
3 83 (9.53%) .NET
4 78 (8.96%) HTML
5 73 (8.38%) CSS
5 73 (8.38%) Spring
6 64 (7.35%) Node.js
7 55 (6.31%) REST
8 53 (6.08%) Hibernate
9 50 (5.74%) React
10 49 (5.63%) AngularJS
11 44 (5.05%) HTML5
12 42 (4.82%) JSON
12 42 (4.82%) Kafka
13 41 (4.71%) XML
14 38 (4.36%) CSS3
15 33 (3.79%) Middleware
16 30 (3.44%) Spring Boot
17 26 (2.99%) Elastic Stack
17 26 (2.99%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 82 (9.41%) Data Centre
2 67 (7.69%) Clustering
3 60 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (4.48%) Computer Science
5 37 (4.25%) Device Driver
5 37 (4.25%) Replication
6 29 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
7 28 (3.21%) User Experience
8 26 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
9 25 (2.87%) PKI
10 24 (2.76%) Management Information System
11 22 (2.53%) Fintech
12 16 (1.84%) Embedded Systems
13 15 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
14 14 (1.61%) Algorithms
14 14 (1.61%) Biotechnology
14 14 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 13 (1.49%) Mobile App
16 12 (1.38%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 243 (27.90%) Linux
2 185 (21.24%) Windows
3 90 (10.33%) Unix
4 85 (9.76%) Windows Server
5 56 (6.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (4.25%) CentOS
7 33 (3.79%) Ubuntu
8 25 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.92%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.92%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.80%) AIX
12 6 (0.69%) zOS
13 4 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.46%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.46%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.46%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.34%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (21.01%) DevOps
3 162 (18.60%) TDD
4 156 (17.91%) Disaster Recovery
5 124 (14.24%) Continuous Integration
6 121 (13.89%) Open Source
7 120 (13.78%) Scrum
8 104 (11.94%) BDD
8 104 (11.94%) Microservices
9 101 (11.60%) Continuous Delivery
10 99 (11.37%) Problem-Solving
11 92 (10.56%) Low Latency
12 91 (10.45%) ITIL
13 85 (9.76%) Migration
14 81 (9.30%) Test Automation
15 80 (9.18%) Performance Tuning
16 74 (8.50%) Kanban
17 66 (7.58%) Configuration Management
18 61 (7.00%) Software Engineering
19 57 (6.54%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 211 (24.23%) SQL
2 184 (21.13%) Java
3 148 (16.99%) Python
4 97 (11.14%) JavaScript
5 87 (9.99%) PowerShell
6 79 (9.07%) Bash Shell
7 61 (7.00%) Scala
8 57 (6.54%) C#
9 49 (5.63%) Go
10 42 (4.82%) Shell Script
11 39 (4.48%) Ruby
12 31 (3.56%) Perl
13 28 (3.21%) T-SQL
14 25 (2.87%) Java 8
15 20 (2.30%) Groovy
16 18 (2.07%) C
17 17 (1.95%) C++
18 16 (1.84%) PL/SQL
19 14 (1.61%) ES6
20 12 (1.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 72 (8.27%) Degree
2 68 (7.81%) Security Cleared
3 52 (5.97%) SC Cleared
4 48 (5.51%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (3.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 27 (3.10%) CCNP
7 24 (2.76%) CCIE
8 20 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (1.61%) AWS Certification
9 14 (1.61%) DV Cleared
10 12 (1.38%) MCSE
11 11 (1.26%) CCNA
12 8 (0.92%) CCA
12 8 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (0.80%) CCDP
13 7 (0.80%) CISSP
14 6 (0.69%) CCSP
14 6 (0.69%) RHCE
15 5 (0.57%) RHCSA
16 4 (0.46%) RHCVA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.67%) QA
2 27 (3.10%) SLA
3 14 (1.61%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.69%) GDPR
5 3 (0.34%) COBIT
5 3 (0.34%) EMIR
5 3 (0.34%) MiFID
5 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.23%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (0.23%) PMO
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.11%) GPG13
7 1 (0.11%) HAZOP
7 1 (0.11%) HL7
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 155 (17.80%) Docker
2 96 (11.02%) Active Directory
3 71 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
5 24 (2.76%) Hyper-V
6 23 (2.64%) Oracle RAC
7 16 (1.84%) vSphere
8 15 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (1.49%) XenApp
10 10 (1.15%) XenDesktop
11 9 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (0.92%) XenServer
13 7 (0.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 7 (0.80%) DFS Replication
13 7 (0.80%) HDFS
14 6 (0.69%) Samba
15 5 (0.57%) Firmware
15 5 (0.57%) KVM
15 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 142 (16.30%) Ansible
2 117 (13.43%) Kubernetes
3 84 (9.64%) Puppet
4 44 (5.05%) Nagios
5 43 (4.94%) Terraform
6 36 (4.13%) Prometheus
7 33 (3.79%) Grafana
8 32 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
9 22 (2.53%) SCCM
10 21 (2.41%) Icinga
11 20 (2.30%) Microsoft Clustering
12 18 (2.07%) Failover Clustering
13 15 (1.72%) Packer
14 10 (1.15%) Kibana
14 10 (1.15%) logstash
14 10 (1.15%) PowerCLI
15 9 (1.03%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
15 9 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
16 8 (0.92%) Data Guard
16 8 (0.92%) SCOM
Vendors
1 160 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 104 (11.94%) Oracle
3 99 (11.37%) VMware
4 79 (9.07%) Cisco
5 77 (8.84%) Google
6 75 (8.61%) Red Hat
7 41 (4.71%) Citrix
8 39 (4.48%) F5
8 39 (4.48%) Splunk
9 36 (4.13%) HP
10 31 (3.56%) CheckPoint
11 30 (3.44%) IBM
12 28 (3.21%) Dell
13 21 (2.41%) SAP
14 19 (2.18%) Juniper
15 18 (2.07%) AppDynamics
15 18 (2.07%) New Relic
16 17 (1.95%) Atlassian
17 16 (1.84%) EMC
17 16 (1.84%) Palo Alto