The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 23 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 West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 92 122
Rank change year-on-year -18 +30  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 28 51 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.03% 1.70% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 2.16% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 29 20
Median daily rate £410 £418 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.85% +25.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £326 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £900 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.95 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year -10.89% -  

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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2229 2361 2453
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.04% 78.91% 78.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1424 1557 1643
Median daily rate £400 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 108 112
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.25 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.40% -3.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for High Availability in the South West

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing High Availability in the South West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for High Availability in the South West

High Availability
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for High Availability in the South West

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Bristol +3 21 £400 -1.35% 2
Gloucestershire +11 3 £425 +41.66%
Dorset +6 1 - - 1
Devon -12 1 £350 -
High Availability
England

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

1 24 (45.28%) Oracle
2 20 (37.74%) Apache
3 18 (33.96%) JBoss
3 18 (33.96%) J2EE
3 18 (33.96%) WebLogic
4 17 (32.08%) Web Services
4 17 (32.08%) E-Commerce
5 16 (30.19%) Cisco
6 15 (28.30%) SQL Server
6 15 (28.30%) Java
6 15 (28.30%) F5
7 14 (26.42%) QA
7 14 (26.42%) XML
7 14 (26.42%) XSLT
7 14 (26.42%) JMS
8 13 (24.53%) .NET
8 13 (24.53%) Performance Tuning
9 12 (22.64%) Software Architecture
9 12 (22.64%) Capacity Planning
9 12 (22.64%) iPad
9 12 (22.64%) Load Testing
9 12 (22.64%) Content Management
9 12 (22.64%) Spring
9 12 (22.64%) Endeca
9 12 (22.64%) WebSphere
9 12 (22.64%) C#
9 12 (22.64%) JDBC
9 12 (22.64%) JSP
9 12 (22.64%) Servlets
9 12 (22.64%) SOAP

High Availability
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 20 (37.74%) Apache
2 18 (33.96%) JBoss
2 18 (33.96%) WebLogic
3 12 (22.64%) CMS
3 12 (22.64%) WebSphere
3 12 (22.64%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (13.21%) Tomcat
5 6 (11.32%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (11.32%) iPlanet
5 6 (11.32%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (3.77%) IIS
7 1 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.89%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.89%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.89%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.98%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (11.32%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (11.32%) GitHub
4 1 (1.89%) Amazon Glacier
4 1 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.64%) Internet
2 9 (16.98%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (15.09%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (15.09%) Unified Communications
4 7 (13.21%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (13.21%) Firewall
4 7 (13.21%) FWSM
4 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.66%) LDAP
6 2 (3.77%) DNS
6 2 (3.77%) IPsec
6 2 (3.77%) Network Security
6 2 (3.77%) SSL
6 2 (3.77%) WAN
7 1 (1.89%) HSPA
7 1 (1.89%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.89%) LTE
7 1 (1.89%) NAS
7 1 (1.89%) VLAN
7 1 (1.89%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.30%) SQL Server
2 12 (22.64%) Endeca
3 8 (15.09%) NoSQL
4 7 (13.21%) Hadoop
5 6 (11.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (9.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (9.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (7.55%) MS Access
7 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (3.77%) Big Data
8 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (3.77%) DB2
8 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
8 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.89%) MySQL
9 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Octopus Deploy
1 6 (11.32%) TeamCity
2 4 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.77%) Ant
3 2 (3.77%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.77%) Gradle
3 2 (3.77%) Hudson
3 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (13.21%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Electronics
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Architect
2 11 (20.75%) Developer
3 8 (15.09%) Network Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) .NET Developer
5 5 (9.43%) DBA
5 5 (9.43%) Senior .NET Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Senior Developer
6 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (7.55%) AWS Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Azure Developer
6 4 (7.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (7.55%) C# Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Data Centre Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Data Network Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Senior C# Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Solaris Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (33.96%) J2EE
2 17 (32.08%) Web Services
3 14 (26.42%) JMS
3 14 (26.42%) XML
3 14 (26.42%) XSLT
4 13 (24.53%) .NET
5 12 (22.64%) Hibernate
5 12 (22.64%) JDBC
5 12 (22.64%) JMX
5 12 (22.64%) JSP
5 12 (22.64%) Servlets
5 12 (22.64%) SOAP
5 12 (22.64%) Spring
5 12 (22.64%) Struts
6 6 (11.32%) AngularJS
6 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET
6 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (11.32%) Ember.js
6 6 (11.32%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) iPad
1 12 (22.64%) Virtual Team
2 11 (20.75%) Data Centre
3 9 (16.98%) Clustering
4 8 (15.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (11.32%) Blog
5 6 (11.32%) Public Cloud
6 2 (3.77%) Fat Client
6 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.77%) Thin Client
6 2 (3.77%) User Experience
7 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.89%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.89%) PMI
7 1 (1.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.75%) Linux
2 9 (16.98%) Windows
3 8 (15.09%) Unix
4 6 (11.32%) AIX
4 6 (11.32%) HPUX
4 6 (11.32%) Solaris
5 5 (9.43%) SUSE
5 5 (9.43%) Windows Server
6 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.89%) CentOS
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.08%) E-Commerce
2 13 (24.53%) Performance Tuning
3 12 (22.64%) B2B
3 12 (22.64%) B2C
3 12 (22.64%) Capacity Planning
3 12 (22.64%) Content Management
3 12 (22.64%) Load Testing
3 12 (22.64%) Software Architecture
4 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (15.09%) DevOps
5 8 (15.09%) Scrum
5 8 (15.09%) TDD
6 7 (13.21%) Migration
7 6 (11.32%) BDD
7 6 (11.32%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (11.32%) Data Migration
7 6 (11.32%) Kanban
7 6 (11.32%) Load Balancing
7 6 (11.32%) Microservices
7 6 (11.32%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.30%) Java
2 12 (22.64%) C#
3 7 (13.21%) SQL
4 6 (11.32%) JavaScript
5 5 (9.43%) Ruby
5 5 (9.43%) Scala
5 5 (9.43%) T-SQL
6 4 (7.55%) PHP
7 3 (5.66%) Perl
7 3 (5.66%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.77%) Python
8 2 (3.77%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.89%) C
9 1 (1.89%) C++
9 1 (1.89%) C-shell
9 1 (1.89%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.32%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) AWS Certification
3 2 (3.77%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.89%) PMP
4 1 (1.89%) RHCE
4 1 (1.89%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.42%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
3 5 (9.43%) KVM
3 5 (9.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (5.66%) Active Directory
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (3.77%) GFS2
5 2 (3.77%) OCFS2
5 2 (3.77%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.77%) Ansible
2 2 (3.77%) vRealize
3 1 (1.89%) OpenView
3 1 (1.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (45.28%) Oracle
2 16 (30.19%) Cisco
3 15 (28.30%) F5
4 12 (22.64%) ATG
5 9 (16.98%) CheckPoint
5 9 (16.98%) Red Hat
5 9 (16.98%) SolarWinds
5 9 (16.98%) VMware
6 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
7 6 (11.32%) Sun
8 5 (9.43%) PlateSpin
8 5 (9.43%) Veritas
9 3 (5.66%) HP
10 2 (3.77%) Informatica
10 2 (3.77%) Teradata
11 1 (1.89%) Actix
11 1 (1.89%) Aruba
11 1 (1.89%) Juniper
11 1 (1.89%) Opsware
11 1 (1.89%) SAP