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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 129 106
Rank change year-on-year -32 -23  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 96 145 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.23% 1.56% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.92% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 86 108
Median daily rate £363 £380 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.60% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £315 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 1
Median hourly rate £29.92 £47.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.34% +27.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £47.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -37.01% +26.66%  

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 6397 7548 7900
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.64% 81.37% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3717 4640 4336
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 272 286
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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
Berkshire +8 27 £321 -15.46% 4
Surrey +10 23 £438 +7.36% 2
Hampshire +8 18 £450 +28.57% 8
Kent +30 17 £338 - 2
Buckinghamshire -25 7 £261 -39.24% 1
Oxfordshire -1 2 £375 -21.05% 5
West Sussex -3 2 £250 -31.74%
High Availability
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 75 (35.89%) Linux
2 60 (28.71%) Oracle
3 49 (23.44%) Unix
4 48 (22.97%) Cisco
5 47 (22.49%) Red Hat
6 42 (20.10%) ITIL
6 42 (20.10%) Disaster Recovery
7 38 (18.18%) Solaris
7 38 (18.18%) SAN
8 35 (16.75%) Telecoms
9 34 (16.27%) Finance
9 34 (16.27%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (16.27%) NAS
10 33 (15.79%) Enterprise Storage
10 33 (15.79%) Veritas
11 32 (15.31%) Sun
11 32 (15.31%) SQL Server
11 32 (15.31%) Change Management
11 32 (15.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 31 (14.83%) Veritas File System
12 31 (14.83%) Windows
13 29 (13.88%) SQL
13 29 (13.88%) Service Delivery
14 28 (13.40%) VMware
14 28 (13.40%) Team Foundation Server
15 27 (12.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 25 (11.96%) Migration
16 25 (11.96%) Web Services
16 25 (11.96%) Microsoft
16 25 (11.96%) VoIP

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 14 (6.70%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.78%) WebLogic
3 7 (3.35%) Apache
3 7 (3.35%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (2.39%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.91%) Confluence
5 4 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.96%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.96%) CMS
6 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.96%) JBoss
6 2 (0.96%) SAS
6 2 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.48%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.48%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (4.31%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.39%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.48%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.48%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.66%) IaaS
2 15 (7.18%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (7.18%) PaaS
3 12 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (4.78%) Office 365
5 4 (1.91%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.44%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (1.44%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.48%) SaaS
7 1 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (18.18%) SAN
2 34 (16.27%) NAS
3 25 (11.96%) VoIP
4 20 (9.57%) PBX
5 15 (7.18%) Firewall
5 15 (7.18%) FTP
5 15 (7.18%) SSH
6 14 (6.70%) LTE
6 14 (6.70%) Unified Communications
6 14 (6.70%) WAN
7 13 (6.22%) DNS
7 13 (6.22%) GSM
7 13 (6.22%) UMTS
8 11 (5.26%) iSCSI
8 11 (5.26%) LAN
9 9 (4.31%) Asterisk PBX
9 9 (4.31%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (4.31%) Diameter Protocol
9 9 (4.31%) RANAP
9 9 (4.31%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (15.31%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (7.18%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (4.78%) Big Data
4 10 (4.78%) Oracle Database
4 10 (4.78%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.31%) Hadoop
6 8 (3.83%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (2.87%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.39%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.39%) MySQL
8 5 (2.39%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.91%) DB2
9 4 (1.91%) InterSystems Cache
9 4 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (13.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (6.22%) Jenkins
2 13 (6.22%) JIRA
3 9 (4.31%) GCC
3 9 (4.31%) GDB
3 9 (4.31%) Git (software)
3 9 (4.31%) Subversion
3 9 (4.31%) Trac
4 7 (3.35%) Gradle
5 6 (2.87%) Ant
5 6 (2.87%) Selenium
6 5 (2.39%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.91%) Gatling
7 4 (1.91%) Hudson
8 3 (1.44%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.96%) JMeter
9 2 (0.96%) Maven
10 1 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.48%) Checkstyle
10 1 (0.48%) JUnit
General
1 35 (16.75%) Telecoms
2 34 (16.27%) Finance
3 17 (8.13%) Legal
4 3 (1.44%) Back Office
4 3 (1.44%) Retail
5 2 (0.96%) Billing
5 2 (0.96%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.96%) Marketing
6 1 (0.48%) Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (18.18%) Administrator
2 31 (14.83%) Storage Administrator
2 31 (14.83%) Unix Administrator
3 28 (13.40%) Developer
4 24 (11.48%) Architect
5 22 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
6 21 (10.05%) Storage Systems Administrator
6 21 (10.05%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 20 (9.57%) Consultant
8 15 (7.18%) Solaris Administrator
8 15 (7.18%) SQL Developer
9 14 (6.70%) DBA
10 11 (5.26%) SQL DBA
11 10 (4.78%) C++ Software Engineer
11 10 (4.78%) Software Engineer
11 10 (4.78%) Unified Communications Engineer
12 9 (4.31%) Network Engineer
12 9 (4.31%) SAN Administrator
12 9 (4.31%) SAN Storage Administrator
13 8 (3.83%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.96%) Web Services
2 21 (10.05%) .NET
3 17 (8.13%) Middleware
4 14 (6.70%) HTML
4 14 (6.70%) XML
5 12 (5.74%) .NET Framework
5 12 (5.74%) Entity Framework
6 9 (4.31%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 9 (4.31%) STL
7 8 (3.83%) CSS
8 6 (2.87%) JMS
8 6 (2.87%) WebCenter
9 5 (2.39%) EJB
9 5 (2.39%) Java EE
9 5 (2.39%) XSLT
10 4 (1.91%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.91%) J2EE
10 4 (1.91%) RESTful
11 3 (1.44%) LESS
11 3 (1.44%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.79%) Enterprise Storage
2 25 (11.96%) Data Centre
3 16 (7.66%) Replication
4 14 (6.70%) Clustering
5 9 (4.31%) Algorithms
6 7 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.35%) IVR
7 6 (2.87%) NHS
8 4 (1.91%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.91%) EMC VNX
8 4 (1.91%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.91%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.44%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.44%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.96%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.96%) Grid Computing
11 1 (0.48%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.48%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.48%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 75 (35.89%) Linux
2 49 (23.44%) Unix
3 38 (18.18%) Solaris
4 31 (14.83%) Windows
5 27 (12.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (7.66%) Windows Server
7 10 (4.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (3.35%) HPUX
10 5 (2.39%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.44%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.96%) CentOS
12 2 (0.96%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.48%) Android
13 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (20.10%) Disaster Recovery
1 42 (20.10%) ITIL
2 34 (16.27%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (15.31%) Change Management
4 29 (13.88%) Service Delivery
5 25 (11.96%) Migration
6 23 (11.00%) Scrum
7 20 (9.57%) Change Control
8 19 (9.09%) Load Balancing
8 19 (9.09%) Problem Management
8 19 (9.09%) Service Management
8 19 (9.09%) Software Engineering
9 16 (7.66%) Business Continuity
10 15 (7.18%) Service Design
11 14 (6.70%) OO
11 14 (6.70%) TDD
12 13 (6.22%) Data Modelling
12 13 (6.22%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (5.74%) Analytics
13 12 (5.74%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 29 (13.88%) SQL
2 20 (9.57%) Java
3 17 (8.13%) Perl
4 13 (6.22%) C++
5 12 (5.74%) JavaScript
6 9 (4.31%) PowerShell
7 8 (3.83%) C#
7 8 (3.83%) Python
8 6 (2.87%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.39%) C
9 5 (2.39%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.39%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.39%) VBScript
10 3 (1.44%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.96%) PHP
11 2 (0.96%) Ruby
11 2 (0.96%) Scala
11 2 (0.96%) VB
12 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.48%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 17 (8.13%) Microsoft Certification
1 17 (8.13%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.18%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (5.74%) CCNP
3 12 (5.74%) SC Cleared
4 11 (5.26%) Avaya Certification
4 11 (5.26%) Degree
5 10 (4.78%) MCSA
6 9 (4.31%) CCNA
6 9 (4.31%) MCITP
7 5 (2.39%) CCIE
8 4 (1.91%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.44%) HND
10 2 (0.96%) CCIP
10 2 (0.96%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.48%) CCDA
11 1 (0.48%) CCSP
11 1 (0.48%) HNC
11 1 (0.48%) RHCE
11 1 (0.48%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.66%) SLA
2 7 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.87%) QA
4 5 (2.39%) PMO
5 2 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.96%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (15.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 31 (14.83%) Veritas File System
3 24 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (9.57%) Active Directory
5 12 (5.74%) NFS
5 12 (5.74%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (2.87%) vSphere
7 5 (2.39%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.91%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (1.44%) XenApp
10 2 (0.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.96%) Docker
10 2 (0.96%) GFS2
10 2 (0.96%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.96%) OCFS2
10 2 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.96%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.96%) XenServer
11 1 (0.48%) iptables
Systems Management
1 22 (10.53%) NetBackup
2 14 (6.70%) Nagios
2 14 (6.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 11 (5.26%) EMC Navisphere
4 6 (2.87%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (2.87%) Cisco UCCE
5 5 (2.39%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.91%) Ansible
6 4 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (1.44%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.44%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.96%) Puppet
8 2 (0.96%) SCCM
8 2 (0.96%) vRealize
8 2 (0.96%) WSUS
9 1 (0.48%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.48%) SCOM
Vendors
1 60 (28.71%) Oracle
2 48 (22.97%) Cisco
3 47 (22.49%) Red Hat
4 33 (15.79%) Veritas
5 32 (15.31%) Sun
6 28 (13.40%) VMware
7 25 (11.96%) Microsoft
8 22 (10.53%) Symantec
9 17 (8.13%) NetApp
10 16 (7.66%) Brocade
11 12 (5.74%) Avaya
12 9 (4.31%) F5
13 8 (3.83%) HP
14 6 (2.87%) TIBCO
15 5 (2.39%) Citrix
15 5 (2.39%) EMC
15 5 (2.39%) Mashery
16 3 (1.44%) Juniper
16 3 (1.44%) Nimble Storage
16 3 (1.44%) ServiceNow
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Reed Technology
Rate: £24.84 - £29.92 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Posted: 4 days ago