Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 April 2020 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 227 278 242
Rank change year-on-year +51 -36 -51
Contract jobs citing High Availability 688 929 1,137
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 0.96% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.10% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 597 782
Median daily rate £475 £483 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.66% -3.40% +6.38%
10th Percentile £313 £350 £325
90th Percentile £650 £630 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 25 14
Median hourly rate £39.43 £15.45 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +155.31% -63.66% +42.05%
10th Percentile £13.75 £12.00 £29.50
90th Percentile £65.25 £45.05 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £15.45 £42.50
% change year-on-year +154.13% -63.66% +42.05%

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 51,606 84,575 88,128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.89% 87.25% 86.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,807 56,038 58,320
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.05%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £289
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +2.33% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,854 2,143 2,213
Median hourly rate £25.53 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.12% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.85 £11.38
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.21 £50.20
Median hourly rate £22.50 £23.49 £22.00
% change year-on-year -4.21% +6.77% -12.00%

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for High Availability in the UK

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing High Availability.

Daily rate trend for High Availability in the UK

High Availability
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing High Availability over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for High Availability in the UK

High Availability
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing High Availability.

Hourly rate trend for High Availability in the UK

High Availability
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing High Availability over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

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 7 April 2020. 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 +67 649 £475 - 191
UK excluding London +42 369 £425 -5.56% 129
London +73 303 £530 +0.95% 71
North of England +83 122 £425 -5.56% 44
South East +41 105 £450 +9.09% 37
North West +51 63 £425 -10.53% 25
Midlands +62 49 £413 -16.46% 25
East of England +20 38 £375 -15.49% 6
South West +2 31 £475 - 10
Yorkshire +40 30 £425 -5.56% 15
West Midlands +66 29 £425 -15.00% 15
North East +50 28 £402 +76.48% 4
Scotland +5 22 £425 -17.48% 5
East Midlands +25 20 £411 -13.42% 10
Work from Home -2 17 £450 -14.29% 16
Wales +24 5 £394 -25.71% 4

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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.

1 257 (37.35%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (33.43%) SQL
3 204 (29.65%) Azure
4 193 (28.05%) AWS
5 187 (27.18%) SQL Server
6 169 (24.56%) Windows
7 161 (23.40%) DevOps
8 135 (19.62%) Linux
8 135 (19.62%) Microsoft
9 126 (18.31%) VMware
10 123 (17.88%) Migration
11 120 (17.44%) Java
12 119 (17.30%) Docker
13 117 (17.01%) Finance
14 116 (16.86%) Problem-Solving
15 110 (15.99%) ITIL
16 107 (15.55%) Disaster Recovery
17 105 (15.26%) Analytical Skills
18 103 (14.97%) Continuous Integration
19 99 (14.39%) Kubernetes
19 99 (14.39%) Jenkins
20 96 (13.95%) Security Cleared
20 96 (13.95%) Python
21 94 (13.66%) Data Centre
21 94 (13.66%) Windows Server
22 93 (13.52%) TDD
23 86 (12.50%) Microservices
23 86 (12.50%) Ansible
24 84 (12.21%) PowerShell
25 80 (11.63%) Oracle

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 26 (3.78%) IIS
2 23 (3.34%) Confluence
3 20 (2.91%) MS Exchange
4 19 (2.76%) Tomcat
4 19 (2.76%) WebLogic
5 16 (2.33%) Skype for Business
6 14 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (1.74%) SharePoint
8 9 (1.31%) WebSphere
9 8 (1.16%) Apache Spark
9 8 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
10 7 (1.02%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.73%) Apache
12 5 (0.73%) IBM HTTP Server
13 4 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.58%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 14 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.29%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.15%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 9 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.73%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.15%) RMDS
5 1 (0.15%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 204 (29.65%) Azure
2 193 (28.05%) AWS
3 45 (6.54%) PaaS
4 44 (6.40%) GCP
5 42 (6.10%) GitHub
6 32 (4.65%) SaaS
7 29 (4.22%) IaaS
8 26 (3.78%) OpenShift
9 24 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
10 19 (2.76%) Office 365
11 14 (2.03%) AWS CloudFormation
11 14 (2.03%) Power Platform
11 14 (2.03%) Serverless
12 13 (1.89%) Amazon SQS
13 11 (1.60%) Datadog
14 9 (1.31%) Amazon EKS
14 9 (1.31%) Amazon S3
15 8 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
15 8 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (1.16%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 69 (10.03%) Firewall
2 68 (9.88%) DNS
3 50 (7.27%) DHCP
4 45 (6.54%) TCP/IP
5 35 (5.09%) WAN
6 29 (4.22%) SAN
7 26 (3.78%) HTTP
8 25 (3.63%) LAN
8 25 (3.63%) VPN
9 20 (2.91%) SSL
10 18 (2.62%) VSAN
11 17 (2.47%) BGP
11 17 (2.47%) OSPF
11 17 (2.47%) Skype
11 17 (2.47%) VLAN
12 14 (2.03%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (2.03%) Internet
12 14 (2.03%) iSCSI
12 14 (2.03%) SNMP
13 12 (1.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (27.18%) SQL Server
2 45 (6.54%) MongoDB
3 43 (6.25%) MySQL
3 43 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 42 (6.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (5.52%) PostgreSQL
6 32 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 31 (4.51%) Big Data
8 29 (4.22%) SQL Server 2012
9 28 (4.07%) Relational Database
10 26 (3.78%) NoSQL
11 25 (3.63%) Oracle Database 12c
12 23 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
13 19 (2.76%) SQL Server 2014
14 18 (2.62%) Oracle Database 10g
14 18 (2.62%) SQL Server 2016
15 15 (2.18%) Amazon RDS
16 14 (2.03%) RDBMS
16 14 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 13 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 99 (14.39%) Jenkins
2 56 (8.14%) Git (software)
3 44 (6.40%) JIRA
4 35 (5.09%) GitLab
5 30 (4.36%) Artifactory
6 28 (4.07%) Cucumber
7 25 (3.63%) Maven
8 22 (3.20%) Octopus Deploy
9 20 (2.91%) JUnit
9 20 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (1.31%) Selenium
12 7 (1.02%) TeamCity
13 6 (0.87%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.87%) Mockito
14 5 (0.73%) Hudson
14 5 (0.73%) SonarQube
14 5 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
15 4 (0.58%) Gatling
15 4 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
General
1 117 (17.01%) Finance
2 63 (9.16%) Public Sector
3 44 (6.40%) Banking
4 38 (5.52%) Retail
5 27 (3.92%) Front Office
6 19 (2.76%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.89%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.60%) Marketing
9 10 (1.45%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.87%) German Language
10 6 (0.87%) Legal
11 5 (0.73%) Law
11 5 (0.73%) Local Government
12 4 (0.58%) Back Office
12 4 (0.58%) Games
12 4 (0.58%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.44%) Police
14 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.29%) French Language
14 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 190 (27.62%) Developer
2 82 (11.92%) DBA
3 65 (9.45%) Architect
4 59 (8.58%) Java Developer
5 47 (6.83%) SQL DBA
6 46 (6.69%) DevOps Engineer
7 42 (6.10%) C# Developer
8 32 (4.65%) Administrator
9 31 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 28 (4.07%) Consultant
11 25 (3.63%) .NET Developer
11 25 (3.63%) Analyst
11 25 (3.63%) WebOps Engineer
12 24 (3.49%) Cloud Engineer
12 24 (3.49%) Network Engineer
12 24 (3.49%) SQL Server DBA
13 23 (3.34%) C# .NET Developer
13 23 (3.34%) Senior Developer
13 23 (3.34%) Web Engineer
14 22 (3.20%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (9.01%) .NET
2 56 (8.14%) HTML
3 52 (7.56%) Spring
4 48 (6.98%) React
5 47 (6.83%) Web Services
6 46 (6.69%) CSS
7 45 (6.54%) Middleware
8 40 (5.81%) Spring Boot
9 37 (5.38%) Node.js
10 36 (5.23%) REST
11 31 (4.51%) RESTful
12 24 (3.49%) AngularJS
13 22 (3.20%) ASP.NET
14 18 (2.62%) Apache Camel
14 18 (2.62%) Kafka
15 17 (2.47%) LDAP
15 17 (2.47%) WireMock
16 15 (2.18%) Oracle GoldenGate
17 14 (2.03%) jQuery
18 12 (1.74%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 105 (15.26%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (13.66%) Data Centre
3 52 (7.56%) Clustering
4 47 (6.83%) Greenfield Project
5 41 (5.96%) Replication
6 39 (5.67%) Public Cloud
7 26 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
8 23 (3.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 23 (3.34%) Management Information System
9 22 (3.20%) Hybrid Cloud
9 22 (3.20%) Private Cloud
10 20 (2.91%) PKI
11 14 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.89%) CMDB
13 10 (1.45%) Derivative
14 9 (1.31%) PMI
15 8 (1.16%) HP StoreVirtual
15 8 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
16 6 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
16 6 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 169 (24.56%) Windows
2 135 (19.62%) Linux
3 94 (13.66%) Windows Server
4 55 (7.99%) Unix
5 29 (4.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (4.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (3.63%) Solaris
6 25 (3.63%) Windows Server 2016
7 19 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (1.74%) Windows 10
10 9 (1.31%) AIX
10 9 (1.31%) Windows Server 2019
11 8 (1.16%) Android
11 8 (1.16%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.87%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (0.73%) Check Point GAiA
13 5 (0.73%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.73%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (37.35%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (23.40%) DevOps
3 123 (17.88%) Migration
4 116 (16.86%) Problem-Solving
5 110 (15.99%) ITIL
6 107 (15.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 103 (14.97%) Continuous Integration
8 93 (13.52%) TDD
9 86 (12.50%) Microservices
10 68 (9.88%) Test Automation
11 66 (9.59%) Continuous Improvement
12 65 (9.45%) BDD
12 65 (9.45%) Low Latency
13 63 (9.16%) Performance Tuning
14 58 (8.43%) Open Source
15 54 (7.85%) Scrum
16 46 (6.69%) Kanban
17 45 (6.54%) E-Commerce
17 45 (6.54%) OO
18 43 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 230 (33.43%) SQL
2 120 (17.44%) Java
3 96 (13.95%) Python
4 84 (12.21%) PowerShell
5 73 (10.61%) JavaScript
6 67 (9.74%) C#
7 29 (4.22%) Bash Shell
8 24 (3.49%) Go
8 24 (3.49%) Perl
8 24 (3.49%) Ruby
8 24 (3.49%) Shell Script
8 24 (3.49%) T-SQL
9 23 (3.34%) C
10 19 (2.76%) PL/SQL
11 17 (2.47%) C++
12 12 (1.74%) Java 8
12 12 (1.74%) PHP
12 12 (1.74%) Scala
13 11 (1.60%) VB
14 10 (1.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 96 (13.95%) Security Cleared
2 68 (9.88%) Degree
3 67 (9.74%) SC Cleared
4 34 (4.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 28 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (2.18%) DV Cleared
7 15 (2.18%) MCSA
8 12 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (1.45%) CCNP
10 9 (1.31%) PMI Certification
11 8 (1.16%) AWS Certification
11 8 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (0.73%) CCNA
13 5 (0.73%) MCSE
13 5 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.58%) CCIP
15 3 (0.44%) CCIE
15 3 (0.44%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 19 (2.76%) QA
3 17 (2.47%) SLA
4 7 (1.02%) Government Security Classifications
4 7 (1.02%) NCSC
5 3 (0.44%) GDPR
5 3 (0.44%) HL7
5 3 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.29%) COBIT
7 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 119 (17.30%) Docker
2 80 (11.63%) Active Directory
3 79 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (5.23%) Hyper-V
4 36 (5.23%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (4.07%) Oracle RAC
5 28 (4.07%) vSphere
6 24 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (3.49%) VMware NSX
7 22 (3.20%) XenApp
8 18 (2.62%) NFS
9 16 (2.33%) XenDesktop
10 15 (2.18%) VMFS
11 9 (1.31%) Virtual Desktop
12 8 (1.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 7 (1.02%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 5 (0.73%) Oracle Clusterware
15 4 (0.58%) DFS Replication
15 4 (0.58%) Firmware
16 3 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 99 (14.39%) Kubernetes
2 86 (12.50%) Ansible
3 64 (9.30%) Terraform
4 47 (6.83%) Puppet
5 40 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (4.07%) vRealize
7 24 (3.49%) Microsoft Clustering
7 24 (3.49%) vCenter Server
8 21 (3.05%) Data Guard
8 21 (3.05%) Rancher
9 19 (2.76%) Oracle RMAN
9 19 (2.76%) SCCM
10 18 (2.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 16 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
12 15 (2.18%) vMotion
13 14 (2.03%) Prometheus
14 12 (1.74%) Nagios
15 9 (1.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 9 (1.31%) SCOM
15 9 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 135 (19.62%) Microsoft
2 126 (18.31%) VMware
3 80 (11.63%) Oracle
4 41 (5.96%) Cisco
5 35 (5.09%) Red Hat
6 31 (4.51%) IBM
7 28 (4.07%) Citrix
8 27 (3.92%) HP
8 27 (3.92%) Splunk
9 25 (3.63%) Google
10 16 (2.33%) Dell
11 15 (2.18%) Juniper
12 14 (2.03%) F5
13 13 (1.89%) TIBCO
14 12 (1.74%) ServiceNow
15 11 (1.60%) CheckPoint
15 11 (1.60%) NetApp
15 11 (1.60%) Palo Alto
16 10 (1.45%) EMC
16 10 (1.45%) Sybase