Period
to 20 May 2018

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 20 May 2018 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 258 195 182
Rank change year-on-year -63 -13 +32
Contract jobs citing High Availability 1,044 1,262 1,486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.39% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.64% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 854 1,042
UK median daily rate £485 £471 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.92% +4.72% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £310
90th Percentile £654 £638 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +7.10% -3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 44
UK median hourly rate £42.75 £27.38 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.14% -33.22% +76.50%
10th Percentile £27.25 £15.53 £20.15
90th Percentile £56.25 £41.05 £53.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £27.38 £42.00
% change year-on-year +55.22% -34.81% +29.23%

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 86,330 76,829 88,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.71% 84.61% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,972 50,371 58,252
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.75% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,261 2,090 2,318
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.47 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £26.83
% change year-on-year -18.00% -6.82% +22.96%

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 20 May 2018.

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 20 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for High Availability in the UK

High Availability
Top 15 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 20 May 2018. 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 -86 922 £495 +4.21% 366
UK excluding London -46 530 £415 +7.10% 214
London -81 503 £540 +8.00% 179
South East -54 147 £431 +27.70% 55
North of England -28 145 £425 +1.19% 69
Scotland +16 80 £420 +19.15% 21
North West -41 59 £425 +6.25% 33
Yorkshire -20 58 £450 +6.51% 29
Midlands -12 55 £383 -4.31% 26
East of England -37 47 £425 +13.33% 19
West Midlands -13 34 £408 -4.12% 16
Wales +21 31 £400 -15.79% 2
North East +8 29 £365 +10.61% 7
South West -30 25 £389 +0.65% 18
East Midlands -2 21 £376 +25.17% 10

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing High Availability also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for High Availability.

1 348 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 330 (31.61%) Linux
3 289 (27.68%) Windows
4 279 (26.72%) Java
5 253 (24.23%) DevOps
6 235 (22.51%) SQL
7 207 (19.83%) Amazon AWS
8 205 (19.64%) SQL Server
9 193 (18.49%) Microsoft Azure
10 184 (17.62%) Python
10 184 (17.62%) Microsoft
11 176 (16.86%) TDD
12 173 (16.57%) Disaster Recovery
13 158 (15.13%) Open Source
14 153 (14.66%) Jenkins
15 146 (13.98%) PowerShell
16 143 (13.70%) Continuous Integration
17 140 (13.41%) Migration
18 138 (13.22%) Data Centre
19 136 (13.03%) Windows Server
20 130 (12.45%) Finance
20 130 (12.45%) BDD
21 129 (12.36%) Unix
21 129 (12.36%) Docker
22 128 (12.26%) Configuration Management
23 125 (11.97%) Clustering
24 124 (11.88%) Firewall
25 123 (11.78%) Active Directory
26 119 (11.40%) VMware
26 119 (11.40%) Microservices

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 59 (5.65%) IIS
2 54 (5.17%) SharePoint
3 36 (3.45%) Apache
4 33 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
5 30 (2.87%) MS Exchange
5 30 (2.87%) SharePoint 2013
6 27 (2.59%) SharePoint 2010
6 27 (2.59%) SharePoint Server
7 25 (2.39%) OpenStack
8 24 (2.30%) Tomcat
9 21 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
10 19 (1.82%) Apache Spark
10 19 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
10 19 (1.82%) Skype for Business
11 15 (1.44%) Confluence
11 15 (1.44%) JBoss
12 13 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
12 13 (1.25%) SAS
13 12 (1.15%) WebLogic
13 12 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (2.59%) InfoPath
2 16 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.38%) EngageOne
6 3 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.096%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.096%) Maximo
6 1 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.096%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.096%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.096%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.096%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.096%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.096%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.096%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.096%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 207 (19.83%) Amazon AWS
2 193 (18.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 90 (8.62%) Office 365
4 49 (4.69%) GitHub
5 44 (4.21%) PaaS
6 40 (3.83%) IaaS
7 35 (3.35%) SaaS
8 31 (2.97%) AWS CloudFormation
9 26 (2.49%) Datadog
9 26 (2.49%) Serverless
10 23 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
11 21 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
12 18 (1.72%) Amazon S3
13 13 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
13 13 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 11 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
15 11 (1.05%) OpenShift
16 10 (0.96%) Azure Data Factory
16 10 (0.96%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 124 (11.88%) Firewall
2 95 (9.10%) DNS
3 68 (6.51%) WAN
4 58 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 56 (5.36%) DHCP
5 56 (5.36%) LAN
6 52 (4.98%) SAN
7 40 (3.83%) VPN
8 31 (2.97%) VLAN
9 29 (2.78%) Internet
10 27 (2.59%) MPLS
11 25 (2.39%) Cisco ASA
12 24 (2.30%) iSCSI
12 24 (2.30%) SSL
13 23 (2.20%) HTTP
13 23 (2.20%) Network Security
14 21 (2.01%) VoIP
15 19 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
16 18 (1.72%) Cisco Nexus
16 18 (1.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (19.64%) SQL Server
2 102 (9.77%) MongoDB
3 87 (8.33%) MySQL
4 83 (7.95%) Relational Database
5 77 (7.38%) NoSQL
6 70 (6.70%) PostgreSQL
7 49 (4.69%) Big Data
8 48 (4.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 45 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
10 40 (3.83%) Hadoop
11 37 (3.54%) Oracle Database
11 37 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
11 37 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 30 (2.87%) SQL Server 2012
12 30 (2.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 27 (2.59%) Apache Cassandra
14 26 (2.49%) SQL Server 2016
15 25 (2.39%) RDBMS
16 24 (2.30%) Amazon Redshift
16 24 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 153 (14.66%) Jenkins
2 118 (11.30%) Git (software)
3 52 (4.98%) Cucumber
4 46 (4.41%) JIRA
4 46 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 41 (3.93%) TeamCity
6 39 (3.74%) Mockito
7 38 (3.64%) Subversion
8 33 (3.16%) Maven
9 29 (2.78%) JUnit
10 26 (2.49%) Visual Studio
11 19 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 18 (1.72%) GitLab
13 16 (1.53%) IntelliJ
14 13 (1.25%) Hudson
14 13 (1.25%) Selenium
15 12 (1.15%) JMeter
16 11 (1.05%) Gradle
17 9 (0.86%) Bitbucket
18 8 (0.77%) WebDriver
General
1 130 (12.45%) Finance
2 53 (5.08%) Banking
3 31 (2.97%) Telecoms
4 29 (2.78%) Retail
5 20 (1.92%) Marketing
6 17 (1.63%) Front Office
7 16 (1.53%) Legal
8 15 (1.44%) Back Office
9 13 (1.25%) Games
9 13 (1.25%) Investment Banking
10 12 (1.15%) Law
11 7 (0.67%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.57%) French Language
12 6 (0.57%) Local Government
13 4 (0.38%) Billing
13 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.38%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.29%) Advertising
14 3 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
14 3 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 242 (23.18%) Developer
2 110 (10.54%) Architect
3 104 (9.96%) DBA
4 100 (9.58%) DevOps Engineer
5 98 (9.39%) Java Developer
6 69 (6.61%) SQL DBA
7 68 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 66 (6.32%) Administrator
9 44 (4.21%) Consultant
9 44 (4.21%) Network Engineer
10 39 (3.74%) Senior Developer
11 38 (3.64%) AWS Engineer
12 37 (3.54%) Cloud Engineer
13 34 (3.26%) Java Engineer
14 29 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
15 25 (2.39%) Analyst
15 25 (2.39%) AWS DevOps
15 25 (2.39%) SQL Server DBA
16 24 (2.30%) Scala Developer
17 22 (2.11%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (10.15%) RESTful
2 96 (9.20%) Web Services
3 91 (8.72%) .NET
4 85 (8.14%) Spring
5 79 (7.57%) CSS
6 60 (5.75%) REST
7 58 (5.56%) HTML
8 57 (5.46%) XML
9 55 (5.27%) JSON
10 53 (5.08%) AngularJS
10 53 (5.08%) Node.js
11 51 (4.89%) Elastic Stack
12 46 (4.41%) Kafka
13 43 (4.12%) jQuery
14 41 (3.93%) React
15 38 (3.64%) Middleware
16 32 (3.07%) XSLT
17 31 (2.97%) ASP.NET
18 28 (2.68%) HTML5
19 27 (2.59%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 138 (13.22%) Data Centre
2 125 (11.97%) Clustering
3 65 (6.23%) Replication
4 58 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 36 (3.45%) Public Cloud
6 33 (3.16%) User Experience
7 30 (2.87%) PKI
8 27 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 26 (2.49%) Fintech
10 22 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
10 22 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
11 20 (1.92%) Fixed Income
11 20 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
12 19 (1.82%) Management Information System
13 17 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
14 15 (1.44%) Device Driver
14 15 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
15 12 (1.15%) Blog
15 12 (1.15%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 330 (31.61%) Linux
2 289 (27.68%) Windows
3 136 (13.03%) Windows Server
4 129 (12.36%) Unix
5 70 (6.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 61 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 58 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 51 (4.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 37 (3.54%) Ubuntu
10 35 (3.35%) CentOS
11 32 (3.07%) Solaris
12 30 (2.87%) Windows 10
13 22 (2.11%) AIX
14 16 (1.53%) Windows 7
15 8 (0.77%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.67%) HPUX
17 6 (0.57%) Mac OS
18 5 (0.48%) DC/OS
18 5 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
19 4 (0.38%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (24.23%) DevOps
3 176 (16.86%) TDD
4 173 (16.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 158 (15.13%) Open Source
6 143 (13.70%) Continuous Integration
7 140 (13.41%) Migration
8 130 (12.45%) BDD
9 128 (12.26%) Configuration Management
10 119 (11.40%) Microservices
11 118 (11.30%) Low Latency
12 112 (10.73%) Scrum
13 98 (9.39%) Performance Tuning
14 93 (8.91%) Test Automation
15 92 (8.81%) Load Balancing
16 85 (8.14%) Continuous Delivery
16 85 (8.14%) Kanban
17 78 (7.47%) ITIL
18 76 (7.28%) Continuous Improvement
19 73 (6.99%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 279 (26.72%) Java
2 235 (22.51%) SQL
3 184 (17.62%) Python
4 146 (13.98%) PowerShell
5 108 (10.34%) C#
6 105 (10.06%) JavaScript
7 91 (8.72%) Bash Shell
8 83 (7.95%) Ruby
9 78 (7.47%) Perl
10 64 (6.13%) Scala
11 55 (5.27%) C++
12 52 (4.98%) Java 8
13 46 (4.41%) Shell Script
14 30 (2.87%) C
15 23 (2.20%) Groovy
16 22 (2.11%) Go
16 22 (2.11%) T-SQL
17 20 (1.92%) PHP
17 20 (1.92%) PL/SQL
18 14 (1.34%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 104 (9.96%) Degree
2 85 (8.14%) Security Cleared
3 69 (6.61%) SC Cleared
4 63 (6.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 44 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (3.64%) MCSE
8 27 (2.59%) CCNP
9 20 (1.92%) CCNA
10 14 (1.34%) AWS Certification
11 13 (1.25%) MCTS
12 11 (1.05%) RHCE
13 10 (0.96%) CCIE
13 10 (0.96%) MCSA
14 9 (0.86%) MCITP
15 8 (0.77%) CCSA
15 8 (0.77%) CCSE
15 8 (0.77%) DBS Check
16 7 (0.67%) CCSP
16 7 (0.67%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (5.75%) QA
2 23 (2.20%) Data Quality
3 21 (2.01%) SLA
4 13 (1.25%) GDPR
5 9 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.77%) GCP
6 8 (0.77%) MiFID
7 7 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.38%) FIPS 140-2
8 4 (0.38%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.29%) PSD2
10 2 (0.19%) EMIR
10 2 (0.19%) HAZOP
11 1 (0.096%) COBIT
11 1 (0.096%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.096%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.096%) RosettaNet
11 1 (0.096%) WCAG
System Software
1 129 (12.36%) Docker
2 123 (11.78%) Active Directory
3 94 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (3.45%) Hyper-V
5 32 (3.07%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (2.68%) XenApp
7 27 (2.59%) vSphere
8 25 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (1.72%) NFS
10 16 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
11 13 (1.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 12 (1.15%) DFS Replication
13 11 (1.05%) BitLocker
14 10 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
14 10 (0.96%) Xen
14 10 (0.96%) XenDesktop
15 9 (0.86%) KVM
16 7 (0.67%) HDFS
16 7 (0.67%) Squid
16 7 (0.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 118 (11.30%) Puppet
2 115 (11.02%) Ansible
3 84 (8.05%) Kubernetes
4 76 (7.28%) Opscode Chef
5 58 (5.56%) Terraform
6 49 (4.69%) Nagios
7 44 (4.21%) Grafana
8 39 (3.74%) Failover Clustering
8 39 (3.74%) Salt
9 35 (3.35%) SCCM
10 32 (3.07%) logstash
11 31 (2.97%) Microsoft Clustering
12 29 (2.78%) Kibana
13 21 (2.01%) Packer
14 19 (1.82%) Prometheus
15 16 (1.53%) vCenter Server
16 15 (1.44%) Icinga
17 14 (1.34%) Mesos
17 14 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
17 14 (1.34%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 184 (17.62%) Microsoft
2 119 (11.40%) VMware
3 117 (11.21%) Oracle
4 96 (9.20%) Red Hat
5 86 (8.24%) Cisco
6 73 (6.99%) Splunk
7 48 (4.60%) Citrix
8 37 (3.54%) Google
9 36 (3.45%) IBM
10 33 (3.16%) F5
11 30 (2.87%) AppDynamics
11 30 (2.87%) Dell
11 30 (2.87%) HP
12 28 (2.68%) Veritas
13 26 (2.49%) New Relic
14 23 (2.20%) EMC
14 23 (2.20%) Nintex
15 21 (2.01%) CheckPoint
15 21 (2.01%) Sun
16 19 (1.82%) Brocade