Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 294 213 175
Rank change year-on-year -81 -38 +3
Contract jobs citing High Availability 923 1,287 1,694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 1.27% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.48% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 871 1,210
UK median daily rate £480 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +11.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £350 £320 £310
90th Percentile £650 £635 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 38
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £33.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% +17.77% +26.97%
10th Percentile £12.50 £16.89 £17.64
90th Percentile £50.00 £113.38 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £35.43
% change year-on-year +5.00% +12.90% +36.27%

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 89,184 86,972 89,322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.36% 85.75% 85.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,020 57,836 58,961
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,306 2,085 2,467
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +2.22% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.75 £49.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.20 £23.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.79% +4.44% -

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 19 November 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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 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 -68 863 £500 - 338
UK excluding London -25 489 £425 +9.68% 221
London -110 423 £525 - 144
South East -19 164 £450 +28.57% 59
North of England -20 124 £425 +1.19% 66
East of England 0 56 £450 +5.88% 28
Yorkshire -1 51 £425 - 26
South West -18 48 £525 +25.75% 26
Midlands -34 47 £400 +14.29% 16
North West -18 40 £381 -15.28% 32
East Midlands 0 35 £338 -3.57% 5
North East -20 33 £378 +14.39% 8
Scotland -31 31 £411 +7.52% 18
Wales -29 19 £450 +17.04% 6
West Midlands -32 11 £575 +48.39% 11
Northern Ireland +34 1 £575 - 3

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 331 (35.86%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (27.95%) Linux
3 229 (24.81%) SQL
4 210 (22.75%) Windows
5 202 (21.89%) Amazon AWS
6 192 (20.80%) DevOps
7 191 (20.69%) Java
8 184 (19.93%) Microsoft
9 178 (19.28%) Microsoft Azure
10 164 (17.77%) SQL Server
11 160 (17.33%) Disaster Recovery
12 158 (17.12%) Docker
13 156 (16.90%) TDD
13 156 (16.90%) Python
14 150 (16.25%) Finance
15 148 (16.03%) Ansible
16 144 (15.60%) Jenkins
17 126 (13.65%) Continuous Integration
18 122 (13.22%) Open Source
19 120 (13.00%) Kubernetes
20 116 (12.57%) Scrum
21 115 (12.46%) Oracle
21 115 (12.46%) Git (software)
22 114 (12.35%) Firewall
23 111 (12.03%) VMware
24 109 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
25 106 (11.48%) JavaScript
25 106 (11.48%) Active Directory
26 105 (11.38%) PowerShell
26 105 (11.38%) Continuous Delivery

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 37 (4.01%) IIS
2 36 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 34 (3.68%) OpenStack
4 32 (3.47%) Apache
5 28 (3.03%) Confluence
6 26 (2.82%) Cloud Foundry
7 24 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
8 21 (2.28%) WebLogic
9 20 (2.17%) Apache Spark
10 19 (2.06%) JBoss
11 18 (1.95%) Tomcat
12 14 (1.52%) MS Exchange
12 14 (1.52%) nginx
12 14 (1.52%) Skype for Business
13 12 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
13 12 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
14 11 (1.19%) Apache Solr
14 11 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
14 11 (1.19%) Site Server
15 10 (1.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.98%) InfoPath
3 7 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.65%) Fireworks
4 6 (0.65%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.54%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.54%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.22%) Summit
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 202 (21.89%) Amazon AWS
2 178 (19.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (8.13%) Google Cloud Platform
4 60 (6.50%) IaaS
5 59 (6.39%) PaaS
6 46 (4.98%) GitHub
7 40 (4.33%) Office 365
8 33 (3.58%) Cloud Computing
9 24 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
10 23 (2.49%) SaaS
11 15 (1.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 14 (1.52%) Datadog
13 13 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
14 12 (1.30%) Akamai
15 11 (1.19%) Heroku
15 11 (1.19%) npm
16 9 (0.98%) Amazon SQS
16 9 (0.98%) OpenShift
17 8 (0.87%) Amazon Kinesis
18 7 (0.76%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 114 (12.35%) Firewall
2 64 (6.93%) WAN
3 63 (6.83%) DNS
4 61 (6.61%) LAN
5 52 (5.63%) SAN
6 39 (4.23%) HTTP
7 35 (3.79%) TCP/IP
7 35 (3.79%) VPN
8 33 (3.58%) BGP
9 32 (3.47%) Internet
9 32 (3.47%) OSPF
10 30 (3.25%) VLAN
11 29 (3.14%) Cisco ASA
12 28 (3.03%) DHCP
13 27 (2.93%) NAS
14 26 (2.82%) MPLS
15 24 (2.60%) SSL
16 23 (2.49%) Network Security
17 20 (2.17%) Multicast
18 17 (1.84%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (17.77%) SQL Server
2 80 (8.67%) Relational Database
3 77 (8.34%) PostgreSQL
4 65 (7.04%) Big Data
5 63 (6.83%) MongoDB
6 54 (5.85%) NoSQL
7 50 (5.42%) MySQL
8 38 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 33 (3.58%) Oracle Database
10 30 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
10 30 (3.25%) RDBMS
11 29 (3.14%) Hadoop
12 24 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
12 24 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 23 (2.49%) Amazon RDS
14 21 (2.28%) Data Lake
15 20 (2.17%) Apache Hive
16 19 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
16 19 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 14 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 144 (15.60%) Jenkins
2 115 (12.46%) Git (software)
3 57 (6.18%) JIRA
4 35 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 31 (3.36%) Selenium
6 29 (3.14%) TeamCity
7 28 (3.03%) Subversion
8 24 (2.60%) Hudson
8 24 (2.60%) Visual Studio
9 18 (1.95%) JUnit
10 17 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 17 (1.84%) Maven
11 16 (1.73%) Gatling
12 15 (1.63%) Cucumber
12 15 (1.63%) JMeter
13 14 (1.52%) Gradle
14 12 (1.30%) Bitbucket
14 12 (1.30%) LoadRunner
14 12 (1.30%) Mockito
14 12 (1.30%) WebDriver
General
1 150 (16.25%) Finance
2 45 (4.88%) Retail
3 42 (4.55%) Banking
4 26 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.73%) Advertising
7 15 (1.63%) Marketing
8 13 (1.41%) Games
9 7 (0.76%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.76%) Front Office
10 5 (0.54%) Billing
11 4 (0.43%) Legal
11 4 (0.43%) Publishing
11 4 (0.43%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.33%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.33%) Back Office
12 3 (0.33%) Electronics
12 3 (0.33%) Law
13 2 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
13 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 264 (28.60%) Developer
2 109 (11.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 89 (9.64%) Architect
4 71 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 53 (5.74%) Network Engineer
6 50 (5.42%) DBA
7 46 (4.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 32 (3.47%) Analyst
8 32 (3.47%) AWS Engineer
8 32 (3.47%) Cloud Engineer
8 32 (3.47%) SQL DBA
9 31 (3.36%) Administrator
10 30 (3.25%) Consultant
10 30 (3.25%) Senior Developer
11 29 (3.14%) .NET Developer
11 29 (3.14%) SQL Developer
12 25 (2.71%) Scala Developer
13 24 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
14 21 (2.28%) C# Developer
14 21 (2.28%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (10.51%) RESTful
2 94 (10.18%) .NET
3 88 (9.53%) Web Services
4 82 (8.88%) CSS
5 79 (8.56%) HTML
6 76 (8.23%) Spring
7 63 (6.83%) Node.js
8 53 (5.74%) REST
9 51 (5.53%) XML
10 50 (5.42%) Hibernate
10 50 (5.42%) React
11 49 (5.31%) AngularJS
12 45 (4.88%) Kafka
13 44 (4.77%) HTML5
14 42 (4.55%) JSON
15 37 (4.01%) CSS3
16 35 (3.79%) Middleware
17 31 (3.36%) Spring Boot
18 25 (2.71%) Elastic Stack
19 24 (2.60%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 87 (9.43%) Data Centre
2 70 (7.58%) Clustering
3 63 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (4.88%) Computer Science
5 37 (4.01%) Replication
6 36 (3.90%) Device Driver
7 31 (3.36%) PKI
8 30 (3.25%) Management Information System
8 30 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
9 26 (2.82%) User Experience
10 24 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
11 21 (2.28%) Fintech
12 16 (1.73%) Embedded Systems
13 15 (1.63%) Algorithms
13 15 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
14 14 (1.52%) Biotechnology
14 14 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (1.41%) Data Structures
15 13 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 13 (1.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 258 (27.95%) Linux
2 210 (22.75%) Windows
3 103 (11.16%) Windows Server
4 92 (9.97%) Unix
5 65 (7.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 38 (4.12%) CentOS
7 37 (4.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (3.79%) Ubuntu
8 35 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (0.98%) Windows 10
11 8 (0.87%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.76%) AIX
13 6 (0.65%) zOS
14 4 (0.43%) Debian
14 4 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.43%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.43%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (35.86%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (20.80%) DevOps
3 160 (17.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 156 (16.90%) TDD
5 126 (13.65%) Continuous Integration
6 122 (13.22%) Open Source
7 116 (12.57%) Scrum
8 109 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
9 105 (11.38%) Continuous Delivery
10 104 (11.27%) Microservices
11 102 (11.05%) BDD
12 98 (10.62%) Migration
13 95 (10.29%) ITIL
14 92 (9.97%) Low Latency
15 88 (9.53%) Test Automation
16 83 (8.99%) Performance Tuning
17 73 (7.91%) Kanban
18 65 (7.04%) Configuration Management
19 64 (6.93%) Software Engineering
20 61 (6.61%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 229 (24.81%) SQL
2 191 (20.69%) Java
3 156 (16.90%) Python
4 106 (11.48%) JavaScript
5 105 (11.38%) PowerShell
6 77 (8.34%) Bash Shell
7 68 (7.37%) C#
8 58 (6.28%) Scala
9 49 (5.31%) Go
10 43 (4.66%) Ruby
11 42 (4.55%) Shell Script
12 32 (3.47%) Perl
13 29 (3.14%) T-SQL
14 25 (2.71%) Java 8
15 22 (2.38%) C++
16 21 (2.28%) PL/SQL
17 19 (2.06%) C
18 17 (1.84%) Groovy
19 14 (1.52%) ES6
20 12 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 81 (8.78%) Degree
1 81 (8.78%) Security Cleared
2 61 (6.61%) SC Cleared
3 47 (5.09%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 34 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (2.82%) CCNP
6 26 (2.82%) MCSE
7 24 (2.60%) CCIE
8 14 (1.52%) AWS Certification
8 14 (1.52%) DV Cleared
9 11 (1.19%) CCNA
10 9 (0.98%) CCA
10 9 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (0.65%) CCDP
11 6 (0.65%) CCSP
11 6 (0.65%) CISSP
11 6 (0.65%) MCITP
11 6 (0.65%) RHCE
12 5 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.47%) QA
2 27 (2.93%) SLA
3 18 (1.95%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.08%) GDPR
5 3 (0.33%) COBIT
5 3 (0.33%) EMIR
5 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.33%) MiFID
5 3 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.22%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (0.22%) PMO
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.11%) GPG13
7 1 (0.11%) HL7
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 158 (17.12%) Docker
2 106 (11.48%) Active Directory
3 81 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (2.93%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (2.82%) Hyper-V
6 24 (2.60%) Oracle RAC
7 20 (2.17%) vSphere
8 15 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (1.63%) XenApp
9 11 (1.19%) XenDesktop
10 9 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (0.98%) XenServer
11 8 (0.87%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 8 (0.87%) DFS Replication
12 7 (0.76%) Firmware
12 7 (0.76%) HDFS
13 6 (0.65%) Samba
14 5 (0.54%) KVM
14 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 148 (16.03%) Ansible
2 120 (13.00%) Kubernetes
3 93 (10.08%) Puppet
4 49 (5.31%) Terraform
5 44 (4.77%) Nagios
6 35 (3.79%) Prometheus
7 32 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
8 31 (3.36%) SCCM
9 30 (3.25%) Grafana
10 20 (2.17%) Icinga
10 20 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
11 18 (1.95%) Packer
12 17 (1.84%) Failover Clustering
13 12 (1.30%) SCOM
13 12 (1.30%) vCenter Server
14 10 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
14 10 (1.08%) PowerCLI
15 9 (0.98%) Data Guard
15 9 (0.98%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
15 9 (0.98%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 184 (19.93%) Microsoft
2 115 (12.46%) Oracle
3 111 (12.03%) VMware
4 82 (8.88%) Red Hat
5 80 (8.67%) Cisco
6 78 (8.45%) Google
7 44 (4.77%) F5
8 42 (4.55%) Citrix
9 38 (4.12%) Splunk
10 36 (3.90%) HP
11 31 (3.36%) CheckPoint
12 29 (3.14%) Dell
12 29 (3.14%) IBM
13 20 (2.17%) SAP
14 19 (2.06%) Juniper
14 19 (2.06%) New Relic
15 17 (1.84%) AppDynamics
15 17 (1.84%) Atlassian
15 17 (1.84%) ServiceNow
16 16 (1.73%) EMC