Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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
England > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 226 147 151
Rank change year-on-year -79 +4 +13
Contract jobs citing High Availability 157 278 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.93% 1.67% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 2.02% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 129 158
South East median daily rate £350 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £303 £285
90th Percentile £563 £575 £453
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 16 6
South East median hourly rate £12.00 £41.00 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.73% +47.75% -26.00%
England 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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13930 13767 15584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.73% 82.56% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8344 8295 9308
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £536
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 556 610
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.02% +0.56% +52.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.80 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.13 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing High Availability as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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
Thames Valley -63 65 £350 -22.22% 7
Berkshire -54 35 £450 -1.64% 2
Hampshire +22 31 £363 -21.62% 2
Surrey -50 24 £450 - 4
Buckinghamshire -28 23 £325 -7.14%
Kent -6 18 £350 -10.83% 1
West Sussex -37 9 £338 -7.53% 3
Oxfordshire +1 7 £300 +15.38% 5
East Sussex +6 6 £345 -34.29% 3
Middlesex +8 3 £460 +53.33%
Home Counties - 2 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 £300 -
Sussex - 1 - -
High Availability
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 64 (40.76%) SQL
2 54 (34.39%) SQL Server
3 49 (31.21%) Linux
4 41 (26.11%) Microsoft
5 40 (25.48%) Web Services
6 34 (21.66%) Windows
7 32 (20.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 31 (19.75%) Oracle
8 31 (19.75%) Java
8 31 (19.75%) Data Management
9 26 (16.56%) .NET
10 25 (15.92%) Statistics
11 24 (15.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (15.29%) Unix
12 23 (14.65%) T-SQL
12 23 (14.65%) Active Directory
12 23 (14.65%) SAN
12 23 (14.65%) Firewall
12 23 (14.65%) Migration
13 22 (14.01%) Clustering
13 22 (14.01%) Data Warehouse
14 21 (13.38%) Perl
14 21 (13.38%) Disaster Recovery
15 20 (12.74%) Red Hat
15 20 (12.74%) Data Centre
16 19 (12.10%) Algorithms
16 19 (12.10%) Entity Framework
16 19 (12.10%) XML
16 19 (12.10%) ITIL
16 19 (12.10%) Finance

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 10 (6.37%) Apache
1 10 (6.37%) SharePoint
1 10 (6.37%) WebSphere
2 9 (5.73%) JBoss
3 6 (3.82%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.18%) SAS
5 4 (2.55%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.91%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.27%) CMS
7 2 (1.27%) Confluence
7 2 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.27%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.27%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.64%) IIS
8 1 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (4.46%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.64%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.92%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.10%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (3.82%) SaaS
5 3 (1.91%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.64%) IaaS
6 1 (0.64%) Office 365
6 1 (0.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.65%) Firewall
1 23 (14.65%) SAN
2 16 (10.19%) Internet
3 14 (8.92%) FTP
3 14 (8.92%) VoIP
3 14 (8.92%) WAN
4 12 (7.64%) TCP/IP
5 11 (7.01%) SSL
5 11 (7.01%) VPN
6 10 (6.37%) Fibre Channel
6 10 (6.37%) HTTP
6 10 (6.37%) LTE
7 9 (5.73%) LAN
7 9 (5.73%) SMTP
8 8 (5.10%) DNS
8 8 (5.10%) MPLS
8 8 (5.10%) MVNO
8 8 (5.10%) Network Security
9 7 (4.46%) BGP
9 7 (4.46%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (34.39%) SQL Server
2 32 (20.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (14.01%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (8.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (7.01%) SQL Server 2014
6 10 (6.37%) MySQL
6 10 (6.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (6.37%) SQL Server 2016
7 9 (5.73%) Hadoop
8 7 (4.46%) Data Lake
8 7 (4.46%) NoSQL
8 7 (4.46%) Relational Database
9 6 (3.82%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (3.18%) Big Data
10 5 (3.18%) MongoDB
10 5 (3.18%) MS Access
10 5 (3.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (1.91%) OLAP Cube
12 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 24 (15.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (8.28%) Jenkins
3 12 (7.64%) Git (software)
4 10 (6.37%) JIRA
5 4 (2.55%) Gradle
6 3 (1.91%) Ant
6 3 (1.91%) Hudson
7 2 (1.27%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.27%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.27%) MSI
8 1 (0.64%) Apache Ivy
8 1 (0.64%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.64%) eggPlant
8 1 (0.64%) JMeter
8 1 (0.64%) Maven
8 1 (0.64%) NeoLoad
8 1 (0.64%) Selenium
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.64%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.64%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (12.10%) Finance
2 14 (8.92%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.46%) Banking
4 5 (3.18%) Retail
5 2 (1.27%) Back Office
6 1 (0.64%) Electronics
6 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.64%) Marketing
6 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (22.93%) Developer
2 25 (15.92%) SQL Developer
3 22 (14.01%) Architect
4 20 (12.74%) SSIS Developer
5 19 (12.10%) Administrator
6 18 (11.46%) Consultant
6 18 (11.46%) T-SQL Developer
7 16 (10.19%) Database Developer
7 16 (10.19%) SQL Database Developer
8 12 (7.64%) DBA
9 11 (7.01%) Network Engineer
9 11 (7.01%) SQL DBA
10 10 (6.37%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (5.73%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (4.46%) Analyst
12 7 (4.46%) Technical Architect
12 7 (4.46%) Unix Administrator
13 6 (3.82%) Data Centre Technician
13 6 (3.82%) Data Technician
13 6 (3.82%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (25.48%) Web Services
2 26 (16.56%) .NET
3 19 (12.10%) Entity Framework
3 19 (12.10%) XML
4 18 (11.46%) .NET Framework
5 10 (6.37%) EDI
5 10 (6.37%) HTML
6 9 (5.73%) cXML
6 9 (5.73%) ebXML
6 9 (5.73%) WebSphere MQ
6 9 (5.73%) XML Schema
7 7 (4.46%) REST
7 7 (4.46%) Spring
8 6 (3.82%) EJB
8 6 (3.82%) OAuth
8 6 (3.82%) RESTful
9 5 (3.18%) J2EE
10 4 (2.55%) CSS
10 4 (2.55%) Hibernate
10 4 (2.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.01%) Clustering
2 20 (12.74%) Data Centre
3 19 (12.10%) Algorithms
4 12 (7.64%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (5.73%) DataPower
7 6 (3.82%) Computer Science
8 5 (3.18%) CESG
8 5 (3.18%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (2.55%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.55%) Replication
10 3 (1.91%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.91%) Public Cloud
11 2 (1.27%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.64%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.64%) IVR
12 1 (0.64%) PKI
12 1 (0.64%) RIA
12 1 (0.64%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 49 (31.21%) Linux
2 34 (21.66%) Windows
3 24 (15.29%) Unix
4 16 (10.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (10.19%) Solaris
5 9 (5.73%) Windows Server
6 5 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.55%) HPUX
7 4 (2.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.91%) AIX
8 3 (1.91%) CentOS
8 3 (1.91%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.27%) SUSE
10 1 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.75%) Data Management
2 25 (15.92%) Statistics
3 23 (14.65%) Migration
4 21 (13.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (12.10%) ITIL
6 18 (11.46%) Load Balancing
7 16 (10.19%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (10.19%) Configuration Management
8 13 (8.28%) Change Management
8 13 (8.28%) TDD
9 12 (7.64%) DevOps
9 12 (7.64%) TOGAF
10 11 (7.01%) ETL
10 11 (7.01%) Mentoring
11 10 (6.37%) OO
11 10 (6.37%) Scrum
12 9 (5.73%) B2B
12 9 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (5.73%) Data Security
12 9 (5.73%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 64 (40.76%) SQL
2 31 (19.75%) Java
3 23 (14.65%) T-SQL
4 21 (13.38%) Perl
5 10 (6.37%) Bash Shell
5 10 (6.37%) Python
6 9 (5.73%) ActionScript
6 9 (5.73%) ActionScript 2.0
6 9 (5.73%) ActionScript 3.0
7 8 (5.10%) PowerShell
8 7 (4.46%) C++
8 7 (4.46%) Shell Script
9 6 (3.82%) C#
9 6 (3.82%) JavaScript
10 5 (3.18%) C
10 5 (3.18%) Korn
11 4 (2.55%) Scala
12 2 (1.27%) Groovy
12 2 (1.27%) PHP
12 2 (1.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (10.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (8.92%) Degree
3 11 (7.01%) MCSE
4 8 (5.10%) CCNA
4 8 (5.10%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.18%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.55%) MCITP
6 4 (2.55%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.91%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.27%) HNC
8 2 (1.27%) HND
8 2 (1.27%) RHCE
9 1 (0.64%) Avaya Certification
9 1 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.64%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.37%) SLA
2 9 (5.73%) RosettaNet
3 8 (5.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.91%) PMO
5 2 (1.27%) COBIT
6 1 (0.64%) AS 2805
6 1 (0.64%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 23 (14.65%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.64%) Hyper-V
3 10 (6.37%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (3.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (3.18%) Veritas File System
6 5 (3.18%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.55%) XenApp
7 4 (2.55%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.91%) Docker
8 3 (1.91%) NFS
8 3 (1.91%) vSphere
8 3 (1.91%) XenServer
9 2 (1.27%) Gluster
10 1 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.64%) Samba
Systems Management
1 13 (8.28%) Ansible
2 11 (7.01%) Puppet
3 9 (5.73%) NetBackup
4 7 (4.46%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (4.46%) SCCM
4 7 (4.46%) SCOM
5 6 (3.82%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (3.18%) SnapMirror
6 5 (3.18%) SnapVault
6 5 (3.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (1.91%) Nagios
7 3 (1.91%) WSUS
8 2 (1.27%) Cacti
8 2 (1.27%) CFEngine
8 2 (1.27%) Icinga
8 2 (1.27%) Kibana
8 2 (1.27%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.27%) logstash
8 2 (1.27%) Netcool
Vendors
1 41 (26.11%) Microsoft
2 31 (19.75%) Oracle
3 20 (12.74%) Red Hat
4 15 (9.55%) HP
5 12 (7.64%) Cisco
5 12 (7.64%) VMware
6 11 (7.01%) Sun
7 10 (6.37%) F5
7 10 (6.37%) IBM
8 9 (5.73%) 3PAR
8 9 (5.73%) Brocade
8 9 (5.73%) webMethods
9 8 (5.10%) NetApp
10 7 (4.46%) Veritas
11 6 (3.82%) Fortinet
11 6 (3.82%) Splunk
12 5 (3.18%) Citrix
12 5 (3.18%) Hortonworks
12 5 (3.18%) Motorola
13 4 (2.55%) Juniper