The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
High Availability
UK
Rank 196 181 183
Rank change year-on-year -15 +2  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 594 723 670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.31% 1.36% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.65% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 514 428
Median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £320 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 7
Median hourly rate £29.92 £47.50 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.01% +132.33%  
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37647 43912 41983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.85% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24815 28793 26009
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1109 1205
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for High Availability in the UK

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing High Availability over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for High Availability in the UK

High Availability
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for High Availability in the UK

High Availability
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England -9 578 £450 - 158
London +6 315 £500 +4.16% 78
South East -11 96 £363 -4.60% 18
City of London +11 51 £488 +2.63% 19
East of England +6 45 £375 -29.45% 19
North West +2 41 £375 -11.76% 9
Yorkshire +15 30 £410 +9.33% 11
Berkshire +12 30 £363 -4.60% 4
South West +15 27 £393 +9.02% 6
Manchester -1 27 £350 -17.64% 5
Surrey +9 23 £438 +7.36% 1
Hertfordshire +14 18 £375 -33.33% 8
West Yorkshire +6 18 £423 +12.66% 9
Leeds +4 18 £423 +12.66% 9
West Midlands -3 18 £425 +21.42% 8
Kent +23 17 £338 - 1
Hampshire +7 15 £450 +28.57% 6
Epsom - 13 £400 -
Bracknell +10 12 £263 -41.63%
Suffolk +5 11 £288 -47.72% 3
Hatfield 0 11 £405 - 1
Telford - 11 £425 -
Shropshire - 11 £425 -
Cheshire +12 10 £438 +34.61%
South Yorkshire +5 10 £350 -16.66% 1
Scotland +12 9 £355 -12.34% 4
Ipswich +2 9 £413 -25.00% 2
Sheffield +9 8 £375 -10.71% 1
Reading -1 8 £438 +15.89%
Bedfordshire -3 8 £438 -16.66% 1

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for High Availability.

1 485 (35.27%) Agile Software Development
2 442 (32.15%) Linux
3 401 (29.16%) Java
4 314 (22.84%) SQL
5 291 (21.16%) Amazon AWS
6 274 (19.93%) TDD
7 273 (19.85%) DevOps
8 265 (19.27%) SQL Server
9 242 (17.60%) Oracle
10 241 (17.53%) Finance
11 224 (16.29%) Windows
12 222 (16.15%) Unix
13 216 (15.71%) Python
14 215 (15.64%) Scrum
15 211 (15.35%) Open Source
16 205 (14.91%) Web Services
17 203 (14.76%) Microsoft
18 178 (12.95%) Continuous Integration
19 166 (12.07%) BDD
20 164 (11.93%) Disaster Recovery
21 163 (11.85%) Migration
22 162 (11.78%) ITIL
23 161 (11.71%) JavaScript
24 154 (11.20%) VMware
24 154 (11.20%) Microsoft Azure
25 153 (11.13%) Puppet
26 151 (10.98%) RESTful
27 148 (10.76%) Cisco
28 143 (10.40%) Clustering
29 142 (10.33%) Jenkins

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills 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 97 (7.05%) Apache
2 67 (4.87%) WebLogic
3 66 (4.80%) Tomcat
4 60 (4.36%) Confluence
5 48 (3.49%) WebSphere
6 46 (3.35%) Oracle Application Server
7 43 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
7 43 (3.13%) IIS
7 43 (3.13%) JBoss
8 39 (2.84%) MS Exchange
9 22 (1.60%) CMS
10 20 (1.45%) iPlanet
11 19 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
12 18 (1.31%) Apache Spark
13 17 (1.24%) Cloud Foundry
13 17 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
13 17 (1.24%) SharePoint
14 14 (1.02%) Apache Pig
14 14 (1.02%) OpenStack
15 13 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 79 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (0.87%) MS Office
4 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.073%) MS Project
5 1 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (1.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.58%) BusinessWorks
4 8 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.29%) Fredhopper
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.073%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.073%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.073%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.073%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.073%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 291 (21.16%) Amazon AWS
2 154 (11.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 97 (7.05%) IaaS
4 86 (6.25%) PaaS
5 62 (4.51%) Amazon EC2
6 51 (3.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 51 (3.71%) SaaS
7 31 (2.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 24 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
9 22 (1.60%) Office 365
10 19 (1.38%) GitHub
11 16 (1.16%) Amazon S3
12 13 (0.95%) Datadog
13 12 (0.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 10 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
15 9 (0.65%) Slack
16 8 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
17 7 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
18 6 (0.44%) OpenShift
18 6 (0.44%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 126 (9.16%) Firewall
2 104 (7.56%) TCP/IP
3 95 (6.91%) SAN
4 93 (6.76%) HTTP
5 82 (5.96%) DNS
6 77 (5.60%) WAN
7 60 (4.36%) LAN
8 55 (4.00%) Internet
9 51 (3.71%) SSL
10 48 (3.49%) VPN
11 42 (3.05%) NAS
12 36 (2.62%) Network Security
13 31 (2.25%) VoIP
14 30 (2.18%) VLAN
15 29 (2.11%) DHCP
16 28 (2.04%) Unified Communications
17 27 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
17 27 (1.96%) MPLS
18 25 (1.82%) FTP
19 23 (1.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (19.27%) SQL Server
2 112 (8.15%) NoSQL
3 105 (7.64%) PostgreSQL
4 104 (7.56%) MongoDB
5 82 (5.96%) MySQL
6 81 (5.89%) Hadoop
7 80 (5.82%) Relational Database
8 79 (5.75%) Oracle Database
9 75 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 70 (5.09%) Big Data
11 52 (3.78%) SQL Server 2008
12 45 (3.27%) SQL Server 2014
12 45 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 42 (3.05%) Amazon RDS
14 41 (2.98%) SQL Server 2012
15 40 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
15 40 (2.91%) Oracle Database 12c
16 36 (2.62%) RDBMS
17 31 (2.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 28 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 142 (10.33%) Jenkins
2 127 (9.24%) Git (software)
3 94 (6.84%) JIRA
4 67 (4.87%) Cucumber
5 52 (3.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 50 (3.64%) Subversion
7 44 (3.20%) JUnit
8 35 (2.55%) TeamCity
9 31 (2.25%) Octopus Deploy
10 28 (2.04%) Selenium
11 23 (1.67%) Maven
11 23 (1.67%) WebDriver
12 18 (1.31%) Mockito
13 16 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
13 16 (1.16%) Visual Studio
14 15 (1.09%) Mercurial
15 14 (1.02%) Ant
15 14 (1.02%) Gradle
15 14 (1.02%) Hudson
16 13 (0.95%) Bazaar
General
1 241 (17.53%) Finance
2 72 (5.24%) Banking
3 66 (4.80%) Telecoms
4 31 (2.25%) Retail
5 27 (1.96%) Marketing
6 25 (1.82%) Financial Institution
6 25 (1.82%) Front Office
7 24 (1.75%) Legal
8 20 (1.45%) Games
9 18 (1.31%) Investment Banking
9 18 (1.31%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.02%) Electronics
11 9 (0.65%) Law
12 7 (0.51%) Back Office
12 7 (0.51%) Publishing
13 5 (0.36%) Advertising
14 4 (0.29%) Billing
14 4 (0.29%) French Language
14 4 (0.29%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 337 (24.51%) Developer
2 159 (11.56%) Architect
3 141 (10.25%) DBA
4 120 (8.73%) Java Developer
5 115 (8.36%) Administrator
5 115 (8.36%) DevOps Engineer
6 95 (6.91%) SQL DBA
7 71 (5.16%) Senior Developer
8 67 (4.87%) AWS Engineer
9 60 (4.36%) Software Engineer
10 55 (4.00%) AWS DevOps
11 53 (3.85%) Consultant
12 47 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 46 (3.35%) Network Engineer
13 46 (3.35%) Technical Architect
14 44 (3.20%) Linux Engineer
15 42 (3.05%) SQL Server DBA
16 40 (2.91%) Analyst
17 35 (2.55%) Infrastructure Architect
17 35 (2.55%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (14.91%) Web Services
2 151 (10.98%) RESTful
3 122 (8.87%) .NET
4 106 (7.71%) REST
5 104 (7.56%) HTML
6 102 (7.42%) Node.js
7 85 (6.18%) XML
8 81 (5.89%) J2EE
9 79 (5.75%) AngularJS
9 79 (5.75%) CSS
10 74 (5.38%) Middleware
11 71 (5.16%) Spring
12 55 (4.00%) JSON
13 53 (3.85%) ASP.NET
14 44 (3.20%) Hibernate
15 43 (3.13%) XSLT
16 40 (2.91%) ASP.NET MVC
16 40 (2.91%) JMS
17 35 (2.55%) Java EE
18 33 (2.40%) React
Miscellaneous
1 143 (10.40%) Clustering
2 118 (8.58%) Data Centre
3 66 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (4.44%) Replication
5 55 (4.00%) Public Cloud
6 46 (3.35%) Computer Science
7 44 (3.20%) User Experience
8 41 (2.98%) iPad
9 40 (2.91%) Enterprise Storage
10 38 (2.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 36 (2.62%) Algorithms
12 26 (1.89%) Management Information System
13 22 (1.60%) Virtual Team
14 20 (1.45%) N-Tier
15 17 (1.24%) Mobile App
16 16 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
17 15 (1.09%) Fixed Income
18 14 (1.02%) Blog
18 14 (1.02%) iPhone
18 14 (1.02%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 442 (32.15%) Linux
2 224 (16.29%) Windows
3 222 (16.15%) Unix
4 92 (6.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 90 (6.55%) Windows Server
6 71 (5.16%) Solaris
7 58 (4.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 45 (3.27%) AIX
9 44 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (1.53%) CentOS
10 21 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (1.38%) Apple iOS
12 16 (1.16%) Windows 7
13 12 (0.87%) HPUX
14 7 (0.51%) Android
14 7 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
14 7 (0.51%) VME
15 6 (0.44%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.44%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.36%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 485 (35.27%) Agile Software Development
2 274 (19.93%) TDD
3 273 (19.85%) DevOps
4 215 (15.64%) Scrum
5 211 (15.35%) Open Source
6 178 (12.95%) Continuous Integration
7 166 (12.07%) BDD
8 164 (11.93%) Disaster Recovery
9 163 (11.85%) Migration
10 162 (11.78%) ITIL
11 141 (10.25%) Software Engineering
12 140 (10.18%) Low Latency
13 132 (9.60%) Microservices
14 130 (9.45%) E-Commerce
14 130 (9.45%) Performance Tuning
15 116 (8.44%) Configuration Management
16 109 (7.93%) Load Balancing
17 105 (7.64%) Kanban
18 102 (7.42%) Continuous Delivery
19 89 (6.47%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 401 (29.16%) Java
2 314 (22.84%) SQL
3 216 (15.71%) Python
4 161 (11.71%) JavaScript
5 115 (8.36%) Ruby
6 110 (8.00%) Perl
7 93 (6.76%) C#
8 71 (5.16%) PowerShell
9 70 (5.09%) Bash Shell
9 70 (5.09%) Scala
10 54 (3.93%) C++
11 48 (3.49%) T-SQL
12 38 (2.76%) C
13 36 (2.62%) PL/SQL
14 33 (2.40%) Shell Script
15 29 (2.11%) Go
15 29 (2.11%) PHP
16 16 (1.16%) Apple Swift
16 16 (1.16%) Objective-C
17 12 (0.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 121 (8.80%) Security Cleared
2 83 (6.04%) SC Cleared
3 67 (4.87%) Degree
4 38 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (2.04%) CCNP
6 22 (1.60%) CCNA
6 22 (1.60%) MCITP
7 16 (1.16%) CCIE
8 15 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
9 14 (1.02%) DV Cleared
10 13 (0.95%) MCSE
11 12 (0.87%) MCSA
11 12 (0.87%) RHCE
12 11 (0.80%) Avaya Certification
13 7 (0.51%) MCDBA
14 6 (0.44%) AWS Certification
15 5 (0.36%) HND
15 5 (0.36%) MCP
16 4 (0.29%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (6.18%) QA
2 54 (3.93%) SLA
3 25 (1.82%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (0.80%) MiFID
5 7 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.36%) PMO
7 4 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.29%) TickIT
8 3 (0.22%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.22%) SDET
9 2 (0.15%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.073%) EMIR
10 1 (0.073%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.073%) SEPA
10 1 (0.073%) WCAG
System Software
1 121 (8.80%) Active Directory
2 110 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (6.84%) Docker
4 41 (2.98%) Hyper-V
5 34 (2.47%) Oracle RAC
6 33 (2.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 31 (2.25%) Veritas File System
8 26 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
9 23 (1.67%) vSphere
10 22 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
11 21 (1.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 20 (1.45%) NFS
13 16 (1.16%) HDFS
13 16 (1.16%) VMware ESX
14 12 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
15 11 (0.80%) GPFS
16 10 (0.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 8 (0.58%) GFS2
17 8 (0.58%) OCFS2
17 8 (0.58%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 153 (11.13%) Puppet
2 131 (9.53%) Ansible
3 110 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
4 49 (3.56%) Salt
5 35 (2.55%) SCCM
6 33 (2.40%) Nagios
7 30 (2.18%) NetBackup
8 23 (1.67%) Kubernetes
9 22 (1.60%) Kibana
9 22 (1.60%) logstash
10 21 (1.53%) Microsoft Clustering
11 19 (1.38%) Failover Clustering
11 19 (1.38%) Oracle RMAN
11 19 (1.38%) Terraform
12 18 (1.31%) Data Guard
13 15 (1.09%) SCOM
14 14 (1.02%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 13 (0.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 11 (0.80%) Tivoli
16 11 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 242 (17.60%) Oracle
2 203 (14.76%) Microsoft
3 154 (11.20%) VMware
4 148 (10.76%) Cisco
5 133 (9.67%) Red Hat
6 58 (4.22%) IBM
7 57 (4.15%) F5
7 57 (4.15%) HP
7 57 (4.15%) Veritas
8 52 (3.78%) Sun
9 45 (3.27%) Citrix
10 32 (2.33%) Symantec
11 31 (2.25%) CheckPoint
12 29 (2.11%) EMC
13 25 (1.82%) Atlassian
14 24 (1.75%) NetApp
15 22 (1.60%) ATG
15 22 (1.60%) Brocade
15 22 (1.60%) Juniper
15 22 (1.60%) Reuters
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £375 - £440 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum +
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £550.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 6 months contract + likely extensions
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £625 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £401 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Reed Technology
Rate: £24.84 - £29.92 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6-12 months initial contract, long term program
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
IntaPeople
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Rate: From £80,000 to £101,000 per annum Includes Bonus & Benefit
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £650.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago