Period
to 23 October 2017

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 6 months to 23 October 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
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 168 185
Rank change year-on-year -41 +17 +41
Contract jobs citing High Availability 1245 1698 1530
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 1.61% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.92% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 1227 972
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% -1.18%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £300
90th Percentile £638 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £380
% change year-on-year -6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 40 15
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% +1.79% +1.82%
10th Percentile £16.49 £12.24 £23.00
90th Percentile £102.13 £41.50 £37.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year +40.35% +2.70% -3.48%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 84677 88405 92997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.53% 83.89% 81.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 56261 58466 60205
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1985 2318 2697
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +6.82% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +12.50%

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing High Availability as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 October 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing High Availability.

Contractor hourly rate trend for High Availability in the UK

High Availability
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing High Availability over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for High Availability in the UK

High Availability
Top 16 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 6 months to 23 October 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
England -42 1155 £478 +6.11% 120
London -17 685 £525 +5.00% 63
UK excluding London -80 545 £375 -6.25% 61
North of England -35 155 £413 +10.00% 21
South East -91 142 £350 -22.22% 19
Midlands +3 70 £350 -17.65% 7
East of England -42 60 £425 +1.49% 6
Scotland +14 58 £400 +27.12% 4
North East +17 55 £330 +3.13% 1
North West -22 52 £450 - 12
Yorkshire -23 48 £425 -5.56% 8
South West -43 42 £395 -12.22% 4
East Midlands +6 40 £340 -35.24% 1
West Midlands +7 27 £388 +3.33% 6
Wales -9 16 £369 -26.20%
Northern Ireland -52 3 £345 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 463 (37.19%) Agile Software Development
2 413 (33.17%) Java
3 384 (30.84%) Linux
4 287 (23.05%) SQL
5 274 (22.01%) TDD
6 254 (20.40%) Unix
7 218 (17.51%) Oracle
8 217 (17.43%) Windows
8 217 (17.43%) Web Services
9 206 (16.55%) Continuous Integration
10 205 (16.47%) RESTful
11 202 (16.22%) SQL Server
12 197 (15.82%) Firewall
13 193 (15.50%) Microservices
14 190 (15.26%) DevOps
15 189 (15.18%) Finance
16 165 (13.25%) JavaScript
17 163 (13.09%) Python
17 163 (13.09%) Cisco
17 163 (13.09%) Clustering
17 163 (13.09%) BDD
18 162 (13.01%) Data Centre
19 158 (12.69%) Amazon AWS
20 156 (12.53%) Microsoft
21 155 (12.45%) Open Source
22 154 (12.37%) Scrum
23 145 (11.65%) ITIL
24 144 (11.57%) VMware
25 141 (11.33%) Banking
25 141 (11.33%) Low Latency

High Availability
Co-occurring 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 (7.79%) JBoss
2 93 (7.47%) Apache
3 89 (7.15%) Tomcat
4 70 (5.62%) WebLogic
5 54 (4.34%) Oracle Application Server
5 54 (4.34%) WebSphere
6 53 (4.26%) iPlanet
7 43 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
8 42 (3.37%) SharePoint
9 35 (2.81%) IIS
10 31 (2.49%) OpenStack
11 27 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
12 24 (1.93%) Confluence
13 22 (1.77%) MS Exchange
14 18 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
15 16 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 14 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
16 14 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
17 13 (1.04%) Skype for Business
18 12 (0.96%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 24 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.080%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.080%) GIMP
7 1 (0.080%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (1.93%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 6 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.16%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.080%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.080%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.080%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.080%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.080%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.080%) RMDS
6 1 (0.080%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 158 (12.69%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (6.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (2.57%) GitHub
4 29 (2.33%) Office 365
5 28 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
6 24 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (1.53%) PaaS
8 16 (1.29%) SaaS
9 15 (1.20%) Amazon S3
10 12 (0.96%) Amazon ELB
11 11 (0.88%) IaaS
12 9 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (0.56%) Serverless
14 6 (0.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 5 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (0.40%) Amazon Kinesis
15 5 (0.40%) Datadog
15 5 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 197 (15.82%) Firewall
2 122 (9.80%) TCP/IP
3 88 (7.07%) SAN
4 80 (6.43%) WAN
5 76 (6.10%) DNS
6 62 (4.98%) LAN
7 54 (4.34%) Internet
8 44 (3.53%) VPN
9 42 (3.37%) NAS
10 41 (3.29%) HTTP
11 39 (3.13%) Wireless
12 38 (3.05%) Cisco ASA
13 36 (2.89%) DHCP
13 36 (2.89%) LDAP
14 34 (2.73%) SSL
15 33 (2.65%) Network Security
16 30 (2.41%) Cisco Nexus
17 26 (2.09%) BGP
18 25 (2.01%) Unified Communications
19 24 (1.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 125 (10.04%) NoSQL
3 75 (6.02%) Relational Database
3 75 (6.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 62 (4.98%) MySQL
5 51 (4.10%) Hadoop
6 50 (4.02%) MongoDB
7 44 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
8 43 (3.45%) Oracle Database
9 40 (3.21%) Apache Cassandra
10 39 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
11 37 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
11 37 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 35 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
13 34 (2.73%) RDBMS
14 33 (2.65%) SQL Server 2014
15 32 (2.57%) Big Data
16 31 (2.49%) Oracle Reports
16 31 (2.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 20 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 138 (11.08%) Git (software)
2 103 (8.27%) Jenkins
3 67 (5.38%) JIRA
4 45 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 42 (3.37%) Mockito
6 39 (3.13%) Cucumber
7 34 (2.73%) Maven
8 32 (2.57%) Subversion
9 26 (2.09%) TeamCity
10 21 (1.69%) Gradle
11 19 (1.53%) Hudson
12 17 (1.37%) gulp
13 16 (1.29%) Ant
13 16 (1.29%) WebDriver
14 15 (1.20%) JUnit
14 15 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
15 14 (1.12%) Bitbucket
16 13 (1.04%) Eclipse
17 12 (0.96%) Grunt
17 12 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 189 (15.18%) Finance
2 141 (11.33%) Banking
3 51 (4.10%) Telecoms
4 50 (4.02%) Investment Banking
5 49 (3.94%) Front Office
6 37 (2.97%) Retail
7 34 (2.73%) Games
8 16 (1.29%) Law
9 14 (1.12%) Legal
10 11 (0.88%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.80%) Automotive
12 9 (0.72%) Publishing
13 7 (0.56%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.56%) Marketing
14 6 (0.48%) Billing
14 6 (0.48%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.32%) Local Government
17 3 (0.24%) Back Office
17 3 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 427 (34.30%) Developer
2 196 (15.74%) Java Developer
3 123 (9.88%) Architect
4 94 (7.55%) Senior Developer
5 87 (6.99%) DBA
6 79 (6.35%) Administrator
7 72 (5.78%) Network Engineer
8 55 (4.42%) JavaScript Developer
9 54 (4.34%) Analyst
10 52 (4.18%) Agile Developer
11 49 (3.94%) Senior Java Developer
12 48 (3.86%) DevOps Engineer
13 44 (3.53%) SQL DBA
14 43 (3.45%) Consultant
15 40 (3.21%) Agile Java Developer
15 40 (3.21%) Scala Developer
16 39 (3.13%) SQL Developer
17 35 (2.81%) Unix Engineer
18 34 (2.73%) Python Developer
19 33 (2.65%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (17.43%) Web Services
2 205 (16.47%) RESTful
3 120 (9.64%) REST
4 117 (9.40%) HTML
5 109 (8.76%) CSS
6 108 (8.67%) J2EE
7 100 (8.03%) .NET
8 98 (7.87%) AngularJS
9 95 (7.63%) Spring
10 93 (7.47%) XML
11 79 (6.35%) HTML5
11 79 (6.35%) Node.js
12 76 (6.10%) JSON
13 74 (5.94%) CSS3
14 63 (5.06%) React
15 50 (4.02%) Hibernate
16 43 (3.45%) JDBC
16 43 (3.45%) SOAP
17 40 (3.21%) Elastic Stack
17 40 (3.21%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 163 (13.09%) Clustering
2 162 (13.01%) Data Centre
3 69 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (5.14%) Replication
5 55 (4.42%) Greenfield Project
6 49 (3.94%) Computer Science
7 46 (3.69%) User Experience
8 40 (3.21%) Data Structures
9 39 (3.13%) Public Cloud
10 31 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
10 31 (2.49%) Management Information System
11 30 (2.41%) iPad
11 30 (2.41%) Virtual Team
12 28 (2.25%) Algorithms
12 28 (2.25%) Blog
13 22 (1.77%) Fixed Income
14 21 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 17 (1.37%) N-Tier
16 15 (1.20%) BYOD
17 13 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 384 (30.84%) Linux
2 254 (20.40%) Unix
3 217 (17.43%) Windows
4 97 (7.79%) Solaris
5 92 (7.39%) Windows Server
6 88 (7.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 80 (6.43%) AIX
8 62 (4.98%) HPUX
9 54 (4.34%) SUSE
10 44 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 33 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (1.45%) Ubuntu
14 15 (1.20%) CentOS
15 13 (1.04%) Mac OS X
16 12 (0.96%) Windows 10
17 8 (0.64%) Windows 7
18 7 (0.56%) Apple iOS
18 7 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
19 4 (0.32%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 463 (37.19%) Agile Software Development
2 274 (22.01%) TDD
3 206 (16.55%) Continuous Integration
4 193 (15.50%) Microservices
5 190 (15.26%) DevOps
6 163 (13.09%) BDD
7 155 (12.45%) Open Source
8 154 (12.37%) Scrum
9 145 (11.65%) ITIL
10 141 (11.33%) Low Latency
11 134 (10.76%) Load Balancing
12 128 (10.28%) Migration
13 125 (10.04%) Pair Programming
14 110 (8.84%) Kanban
15 104 (8.35%) Disaster Recovery
15 104 (8.35%) Performance Tuning
16 93 (7.47%) Continuous Delivery
16 93 (7.47%) Test Automation
17 92 (7.39%) Configuration Management
18 87 (6.99%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 413 (33.17%) Java
2 287 (23.05%) SQL
3 165 (13.25%) JavaScript
4 163 (13.09%) Python
5 96 (7.71%) C#
6 89 (7.15%) Perl
7 84 (6.75%) Scala
8 66 (5.30%) Bash Shell
9 60 (4.82%) PowerShell
10 56 (4.50%) Shell Script
10 56 (4.50%) T-SQL
11 50 (4.02%) Ruby
12 40 (3.21%) C++
13 34 (2.73%) Groovy
14 29 (2.33%) PL/SQL
15 26 (2.09%) Go
16 22 (1.77%) ES6
16 22 (1.77%) Korn
17 19 (1.53%) C
18 17 (1.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 116 (9.32%) Security Cleared
2 97 (7.79%) Degree
3 86 (6.91%) SC Cleared
4 57 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 54 (4.34%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (3.05%) CCNP
7 36 (2.89%) MCSE
8 33 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
9 25 (2.01%) CCIE
10 23 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 19 (1.53%) CCNA
12 17 (1.37%) RHCE
13 12 (0.96%) DV Cleared
14 11 (0.88%) VCAP
15 9 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
16 7 (0.56%) MCITP
17 6 (0.48%) CISM
17 6 (0.48%) CISSP
17 6 (0.48%) MCSA
18 5 (0.40%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (6.75%) QA
2 37 (2.97%) SLA
3 20 (1.61%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (1.04%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.80%) COBIT
7 7 (0.56%) AS 2805
7 7 (0.56%) ISO 8583
8 6 (0.48%) GDPR
8 6 (0.48%) HL7
9 5 (0.40%) PMO
10 4 (0.32%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.24%) RosettaNet
12 2 (0.16%) MiFID
13 1 (0.080%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.080%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.080%) GCP
13 1 (0.080%) TickIT
System Software
1 113 (9.08%) Active Directory
2 92 (7.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (6.18%) Docker
4 44 (3.53%) Hyper-V
5 37 (2.97%) Oracle RAC
6 33 (2.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 29 (2.33%) KVM
8 21 (1.69%) vSphere
9 16 (1.29%) Samba
9 16 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (1.04%) XenApp
10 13 (1.04%) XenDesktop
11 10 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.56%) DFS Replication
13 7 (0.56%) HDFS
13 7 (0.56%) NFS
14 6 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 5 (0.40%) Veritas File System
15 5 (0.40%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 83 (6.67%) Ansible
2 82 (6.59%) Puppet
3 65 (5.22%) Opscode Chef
4 44 (3.53%) Kibana
4 44 (3.53%) logstash
5 42 (3.37%) Kubernetes
6 34 (2.73%) Grafana
7 26 (2.09%) NetBackup
8 24 (1.93%) SCCM
9 21 (1.69%) Data Guard
10 18 (1.45%) Prometheus
10 18 (1.45%) SCOM
11 17 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
11 17 (1.37%) Terraform
12 16 (1.29%) OpenView
13 15 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 14 (1.12%) Nagios
15 13 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
16 12 (0.96%) Failover Clustering
16 12 (0.96%) Salt
Vendors
1 218 (17.51%) Oracle
2 163 (13.09%) Cisco
3 156 (12.53%) Microsoft
4 144 (11.57%) VMware
5 134 (10.76%) Red Hat
6 94 (7.55%) F5
7 86 (6.91%) HP
8 66 (5.30%) Sun
9 62 (4.98%) Citrix
10 57 (4.58%) Splunk
11 50 (4.02%) Veritas
12 46 (3.69%) IBM
13 40 (3.21%) AppDynamics
14 39 (3.13%) NetApp
15 34 (2.73%) CheckPoint
16 24 (1.93%) EMC
16 24 (1.93%) PlateSpin
17 22 (1.77%) ATG
17 22 (1.77%) Juniper
17 22 (1.77%) Palo Alto