The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 3 months to 27 June 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
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 130 128
Rank change year-on-year -48 -2  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 77 147 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.99% 1.63% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.99% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 85 74
Median daily rate £338 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £350 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £700 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -2.50% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
Median hourly rate £22.52 £26.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.38% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.95 £28.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -10.89% +43.58%  

High Availability is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6434 7379 7520
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.97% 82.05% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3763 4510 4350
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 273 254
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +28.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing High Availability as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for High Availability in the South East

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing High Availability in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for High Availability in the South East

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing High Availability in the South East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for High Availability in the South East

High Availability
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing High Availability in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for High Availability in the South East

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Kent +4 21 £274 -60.92% 3
Hampshire +11 15 £330 -12.00% 8
Berkshire -36 14 £400 -20.00% 3
Buckinghamshire -21 11 £550 +57.14% 1
West Sussex +13 9 £338 -7.53%
East Sussex - 3 £345 -
Surrey +1 2 - -
Oxfordshire -7 1 £420 +61.53% 4
Home Counties - 1 - -
High Availability
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 South East region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 53 (30.64%) Linux
2 45 (26.01%) Change Management
3 39 (22.54%) SQL Server
4 38 (21.97%) ITIL
5 35 (20.23%) Oracle
5 35 (20.23%) Microsoft
6 33 (19.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 32 (18.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 32 (18.50%) SAN
7 32 (18.50%) Red Hat
7 32 (18.50%) Unix
8 30 (17.34%) Web Services
8 30 (17.34%) SQL
8 30 (17.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 29 (16.76%) Service Delivery
9 29 (16.76%) Migration
10 27 (15.61%) Windows
10 27 (15.61%) NAS
11 25 (14.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 25 (14.45%) Solaris
11 25 (14.45%) VMware
11 25 (14.45%) Data Centre
12 24 (13.87%) Active Directory
12 24 (13.87%) Cisco
13 22 (12.72%) Veritas
13 22 (12.72%) Data Warehouse
13 22 (12.72%) .NET
13 22 (12.72%) Finance
13 22 (12.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 21 (12.14%) Enterprise Storage

High Availability
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (2.31%) CMS
1 4 (2.31%) IIS
1 4 (2.31%) OpenStack
1 4 (2.31%) SharePoint
1 4 (2.31%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
1 4 (2.31%) SharePoint Server
1 4 (2.31%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (1.16%) JBoss
2 2 (1.16%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.58%) Apache
3 1 (0.58%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.58%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.89%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.47%) IaaS
2 6 (3.47%) PaaS
3 5 (2.89%) Office 365
4 4 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.58%) AWS OpsWorks
6 1 (0.58%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.58%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.58%) Google Container Engine
6 1 (0.58%) SaaS
6 1 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (18.50%) SAN
2 27 (15.61%) NAS
3 21 (12.14%) Firewall
4 16 (9.25%) LAN
4 16 (9.25%) WAN
5 14 (8.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 14 (8.09%) DNS
6 12 (6.94%) VoIP
7 10 (5.78%) Wireless
8 9 (5.20%) DHCP
8 9 (5.20%) FTP
8 9 (5.20%) iSCSI
8 9 (5.20%) LTE
8 9 (5.20%) MPLS
8 9 (5.20%) SSH
8 9 (5.20%) WLAN
9 8 (4.62%) VPN
10 7 (4.05%) BGP
10 7 (4.05%) IPsec
10 7 (4.05%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (22.54%) SQL Server
2 30 (17.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (12.72%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (5.20%) MongoDB
4 9 (5.20%) Relational Database
4 9 (5.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (5.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (4.05%) DB2
5 7 (4.05%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (3.47%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (3.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (2.89%) Big Data
8 4 (2.31%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.31%) InterSystems Cache
9 3 (1.73%) MS Access
9 3 (1.73%) MySQL
9 3 (1.73%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 33 (19.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (4.05%) Selenium
3 6 (3.47%) Gradle
4 5 (2.89%) Ant
4 5 (2.89%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.89%) JIRA
4 5 (2.89%) WebDriver
5 4 (2.31%) JMeter
5 4 (2.31%) Maven
6 3 (1.73%) Apache Ivy
6 3 (1.73%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.73%) eggPlant
6 3 (1.73%) Gatling
6 3 (1.73%) NeoLoad
6 3 (1.73%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.16%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.16%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.16%) Hudson
7 2 (1.16%) JUnit
8 1 (0.58%) Checkstyle
General
1 22 (12.72%) Finance
2 12 (6.94%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.36%) Legal
4 5 (2.89%) Banking
5 4 (2.31%) Back Office
6 3 (1.73%) Retail
7 1 (0.58%) Games
7 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (19.65%) Administrator
2 30 (17.34%) Developer
3 26 (15.03%) Architect
4 22 (12.72%) Unix Administrator
5 21 (12.14%) Storage Administrator
5 21 (12.14%) Systems Administrator
6 19 (10.98%) SQL Developer
7 15 (8.67%) DBA
7 15 (8.67%) Storage Systems Administrator
7 15 (8.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 12 (6.94%) SQL DBA
9 11 (6.36%) Solaris Administrator
9 11 (6.36%) Solaris Systems Administrator
10 8 (4.62%) SQL Server DBA
10 8 (4.62%) Systems Architect
11 7 (4.05%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 7 (4.05%) SAN Administrator
11 7 (4.05%) SAN Storage Administrator
11 7 (4.05%) Support Engineer
11 7 (4.05%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (17.34%) Web Services
2 22 (12.72%) .NET
3 18 (10.40%) Entity Framework
4 15 (8.67%) .NET Framework
5 11 (6.36%) XML
6 6 (3.47%) CSS
6 6 (3.47%) XSLT
7 5 (2.89%) Middleware
7 5 (2.89%) REST
8 4 (2.31%) jQuery
8 4 (2.31%) JSON
9 3 (1.73%) JMS
9 3 (1.73%) React
10 2 (1.16%) EJB
10 2 (1.16%) HTML
10 2 (1.16%) Java EE
10 2 (1.16%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (1.16%) RESTful
11 1 (0.58%) MDX
11 1 (0.58%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.45%) Data Centre
2 21 (12.14%) Enterprise Storage
3 18 (10.40%) Algorithms
4 17 (9.83%) Clustering
5 12 (6.94%) NHS
5 12 (6.94%) Replication
6 8 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.47%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.89%) CESG
9 4 (2.31%) EMC VNX
10 3 (1.73%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.73%) Thin Client
11 2 (1.16%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.16%) IVR
11 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.58%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.58%) Derivative
12 1 (0.58%) iPad
12 1 (0.58%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.58%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 53 (30.64%) Linux
2 32 (18.50%) Unix
3 27 (15.61%) Windows
4 25 (14.45%) Solaris
5 22 (12.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (9.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (9.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (6.36%) Windows Server
8 10 (5.78%) CentOS
9 5 (2.89%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.31%) HPUX
10 4 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.73%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.58%) AIX
12 1 (0.58%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.58%) SUSE
12 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (26.01%) Change Management
2 38 (21.97%) ITIL
3 32 (18.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 29 (16.76%) Migration
4 29 (16.76%) Service Delivery
5 19 (10.98%) Statistics
6 18 (10.40%) Change Control
6 18 (10.40%) Data Management
7 17 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (9.25%) Load Balancing
9 15 (8.67%) Business Continuity
10 13 (7.51%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (7.51%) Project Management
10 13 (7.51%) Test Automation
11 11 (6.36%) BCP
11 11 (6.36%) Business Continuity Planning
11 11 (6.36%) Capacity Management
11 11 (6.36%) Problem Management
12 10 (5.78%) Programme Management
12 10 (5.78%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 30 (17.34%) SQL
2 14 (8.09%) Java
3 12 (6.94%) Perl
4 11 (6.36%) PowerShell
5 9 (5.20%) T-SQL
6 8 (4.62%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.62%) Python
7 7 (4.05%) C#
8 6 (3.47%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.47%) VB
9 5 (2.89%) Korn
9 5 (2.89%) Ruby
10 4 (2.31%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.73%) Groovy
12 2 (1.16%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.58%) PHP
13 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (14.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (9.83%) Security Cleared
3 15 (8.67%) Degree
4 13 (7.51%) SC Cleared
5 12 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (6.94%) MCSA
6 11 (6.36%) Avaya Certification
7 9 (5.20%) CCNA
8 8 (4.62%) MCSE
9 6 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (3.47%) HND
9 6 (3.47%) MCDBA
10 5 (2.89%) CCNP
10 5 (2.89%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.31%) HNC
12 2 (1.16%) CCIE
12 2 (1.16%) Numerate Degree
13 1 (0.58%) CCDA
13 1 (0.58%) CCIP
13 1 (0.58%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.20%) PMO
2 5 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.89%) QA
3 2 (1.16%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.16%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (13.87%) Active Directory
2 20 (11.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 20 (11.56%) Veritas File System
3 19 (10.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (5.20%) Virtual Servers
5 8 (4.62%) NFS
6 5 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (2.31%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.73%) Docker
8 3 (1.73%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (1.73%) vSphere
9 2 (1.16%) GFS2
9 2 (1.16%) OCFS2
9 2 (1.16%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.16%) XenServer
10 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.58%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.58%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.58%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (11.56%) NetBackup
2 13 (7.51%) Nagios
3 9 (5.20%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 8 (4.62%) EMC Navisphere
5 6 (3.47%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (2.89%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (2.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (2.89%) Puppet
7 4 (2.31%) Ansible
7 4 (2.31%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (2.31%) Cisco UCCE
7 4 (2.31%) OVSD
7 4 (2.31%) SCCM
7 4 (2.31%) SCOM
8 3 (1.73%) HP Fortify
8 3 (1.73%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.16%) vRealize
9 2 (1.16%) WSUS
10 1 (0.58%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 35 (20.23%) Microsoft
1 35 (20.23%) Oracle
2 32 (18.50%) Red Hat
3 25 (14.45%) VMware
4 24 (13.87%) Cisco
5 22 (12.72%) Veritas
6 20 (11.56%) Sun
7 18 (10.40%) HP
8 16 (9.25%) Symantec
9 15 (8.67%) Brocade
10 12 (6.94%) Avaya
11 10 (5.78%) NetApp
12 6 (3.47%) F5
13 5 (2.89%) Fortinet
13 5 (2.89%) Mashery
13 5 (2.89%) TIBCO
14 4 (2.31%) EMC
14 4 (2.31%) Nokia
14 4 (2.31%) Nokia Networks
14 4 (2.31%) Sitecore
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