Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 210 169 177
Rank change year-on-year -41 +8 +46
Contract jobs citing High Availability 1300 1699 1610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 1.62% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.93% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 1210 1010
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14% -1.18%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £297
90th Percentile £635 £613 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 38 21
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £33.97 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.77% +23.51% -
10th Percentile £16.89 £17.64 £23.00
90th Percentile £113.38 £41.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.43 £26.75
% change year-on-year +12.90% +32.45% -10.83%

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 87132 87864 92880
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.90% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 58048 58076 60168
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 £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2060 2332 2734
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -48 1199 £500 +8.70% 148
London -13 748 £525 +5.00% 78
UK excluding London -84 529 £388 -3.13% 78
South East -81 155 £350 -21.79% 25
North of England -63 131 £420 +12.00% 23
Midlands -1 66 £350 -22.22% 10
Scotland +11 56 £383 -4.38% 9
East of England -33 56 £425 +3.03% 7
North East +3 47 £340 +6.25% 1
Yorkshire -23 42 £425 -4.23% 12
North West -40 42 £450 +1.12% 10
East Midlands +9 41 £350 -33.33% 4
South West -47 41 £418 -7.22% 4
Wales 0 24 £368 -26.35%
West Midlands 0 22 £388 +3.33% 6
Northern Ireland -51 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 515 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
2 440 (33.85%) Java
3 380 (29.23%) Linux
4 319 (24.54%) TDD
5 318 (24.46%) SQL
6 242 (18.62%) Unix
7 240 (18.46%) DevOps
8 238 (18.31%) Continuous Integration
9 237 (18.23%) RESTful
10 225 (17.31%) Web Services
11 219 (16.85%) Windows
12 214 (16.46%) Microservices
13 212 (16.31%) BDD
14 211 (16.23%) Oracle
15 192 (14.77%) SQL Server
16 189 (14.54%) Finance
17 183 (14.08%) Amazon AWS
18 176 (13.54%) Scrum
19 175 (13.46%) Firewall
19 175 (13.46%) JavaScript
20 159 (12.23%) Microsoft
20 159 (12.23%) Git (software)
21 158 (12.15%) Clustering
22 155 (11.92%) Pair Programming
22 155 (11.92%) Open Source
23 154 (11.85%) VMware
24 153 (11.77%) Python
25 151 (11.62%) Data Centre
26 150 (11.54%) Cisco
27 144 (11.08%) ITIL

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 88 (6.77%) JBoss
2 81 (6.23%) Apache
3 77 (5.92%) Tomcat
4 59 (4.54%) Elasticsearch
5 57 (4.38%) WebSphere
6 55 (4.23%) WebLogic
7 45 (3.46%) Oracle Application Server
7 45 (3.46%) SharePoint
8 44 (3.38%) iPlanet
9 40 (3.08%) OpenStack
10 36 (2.77%) IIS
11 26 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
12 25 (1.92%) Confluence
13 23 (1.77%) MS Exchange
14 16 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
15 14 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
15 14 (1.08%) Skype for Business
16 13 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
17 12 (0.92%) MQSeries
17 12 (0.92%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 23 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.077%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.077%) GIMP
6 1 (0.077%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (1.77%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 6 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.15%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.077%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.077%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.077%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.077%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.077%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.077%) RMDS
6 1 (0.077%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 183 (14.08%) Amazon AWS
2 96 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (3.38%) Amazon EC2
4 41 (3.15%) GitHub
5 33 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (2.00%) Office 365
7 19 (1.46%) PaaS
8 18 (1.38%) SaaS
9 17 (1.31%) Amazon S3
10 15 (1.15%) IaaS
11 12 (0.92%) npm
12 11 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
13 10 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
13 10 (0.77%) Serverless
14 8 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
15 6 (0.46%) OpenShift
16 5 (0.38%) Akamai
16 5 (0.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 175 (13.46%) Firewall
2 118 (9.08%) TCP/IP
3 99 (7.62%) SAN
4 73 (5.62%) WAN
5 71 (5.46%) DNS
6 60 (4.62%) Internet
7 54 (4.15%) HTTP
8 52 (4.00%) LAN
9 46 (3.54%) Network Security
10 44 (3.38%) VPN
11 42 (3.23%) NAS
12 36 (2.77%) SSL
13 35 (2.69%) DHCP
13 35 (2.69%) LDAP
14 27 (2.08%) Wireless
15 26 (2.00%) BGP
15 26 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
16 25 (1.92%) Unified Communications
16 25 (1.92%) VLAN
17 24 (1.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (14.77%) SQL Server
2 139 (10.69%) NoSQL
3 84 (6.46%) Relational Database
4 68 (5.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 58 (4.46%) Oracle Database
6 57 (4.38%) MySQL
7 54 (4.15%) Apache Cassandra
8 49 (3.77%) MongoDB
9 46 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
10 42 (3.23%) Hadoop
11 40 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
12 38 (2.92%) Big Data
13 37 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 33 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
15 31 (2.38%) RDBMS
16 30 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
17 29 (2.23%) Oracle Reports
17 29 (2.23%) SQL Server 2014
18 27 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 20 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 159 (12.23%) Git (software)
2 119 (9.15%) Jenkins
3 66 (5.08%) JIRA
4 58 (4.46%) Mockito
5 45 (3.46%) Cucumber
6 42 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 36 (2.77%) Maven
8 32 (2.46%) Subversion
9 23 (1.77%) gulp
9 23 (1.77%) TeamCity
10 19 (1.46%) Gradle
10 19 (1.46%) Hudson
11 18 (1.38%) Grunt
11 18 (1.38%) JUnit
12 15 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
13 14 (1.08%) webpack
14 12 (0.92%) Visual Studio
15 11 (0.85%) Ant
16 10 (0.77%) GitLab
16 10 (0.77%) WebDriver
General
1 189 (14.54%) Finance
2 142 (10.92%) Banking
3 55 (4.23%) Telecoms
4 54 (4.15%) Front Office
5 52 (4.00%) Investment Banking
6 47 (3.62%) Retail
7 42 (3.23%) Games
8 16 (1.23%) Law
9 12 (0.92%) Financial Institution
9 12 (0.92%) Legal
10 10 (0.77%) Automotive
10 10 (0.77%) Publishing
11 8 (0.62%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.54%) Marketing
13 6 (0.46%) Billing
13 6 (0.46%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.31%) Electronics
15 4 (0.31%) Local Government
16 3 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 467 (35.92%) Developer
2 211 (16.23%) Java Developer
3 136 (10.46%) Architect
4 115 (8.85%) Senior Developer
5 97 (7.46%) DBA
6 73 (5.62%) Administrator
7 63 (4.85%) JavaScript Developer
8 61 (4.69%) Agile Developer
8 61 (4.69%) DevOps Engineer
9 60 (4.62%) Network Engineer
10 58 (4.46%) Consultant
10 58 (4.46%) Scala Developer
11 56 (4.31%) Analyst
11 56 (4.31%) Senior Java Developer
12 49 (3.77%) SQL DBA
13 46 (3.54%) Agile Java Developer
14 36 (2.77%) Oracle DBA
14 36 (2.77%) Python Developer
15 35 (2.69%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 35 (2.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (18.23%) RESTful
2 225 (17.31%) Web Services
3 120 (9.23%) HTML
4 115 (8.85%) CSS
5 112 (8.62%) REST
6 111 (8.54%) AngularJS
7 110 (8.46%) Node.js
7 110 (8.46%) XML
8 108 (8.31%) Spring
9 101 (7.77%) .NET
10 94 (7.23%) J2EE
11 91 (7.00%) HTML5
12 88 (6.77%) CSS3
13 84 (6.46%) JSON
14 72 (5.54%) React
15 55 (4.23%) Elastic Stack
16 54 (4.15%) Hibernate
17 48 (3.69%) Akka
18 45 (3.46%) Kafka
19 44 (3.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 158 (12.15%) Clustering
2 151 (11.62%) Data Centre
3 66 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (4.85%) Greenfield Project
4 63 (4.85%) Replication
5 49 (3.77%) Computer Science
6 46 (3.54%) Public Cloud
6 46 (3.54%) User Experience
7 45 (3.46%) Data Structures
8 42 (3.23%) Blog
9 36 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
10 29 (2.23%) iPad
10 29 (2.23%) Virtual Team
11 27 (2.08%) Management Information System
12 24 (1.85%) Fixed Income
13 23 (1.77%) Algorithms
14 20 (1.54%) N-Tier
15 18 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 14 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 13 (1.00%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 380 (29.23%) Linux
2 242 (18.62%) Unix
3 219 (16.85%) Windows
4 90 (6.92%) Windows Server
5 85 (6.54%) Solaris
6 83 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 66 (5.08%) AIX
8 53 (4.08%) HPUX
9 44 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 43 (3.31%) SUSE
11 29 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (1.77%) Ubuntu
13 20 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (1.46%) CentOS
15 15 (1.15%) Windows 10
16 14 (1.08%) Mac OS X
17 11 (0.85%) Windows 7
18 8 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
19 7 (0.54%) Apple iOS
20 4 (0.31%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 515 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
2 319 (24.54%) TDD
3 240 (18.46%) DevOps
4 238 (18.31%) Continuous Integration
5 214 (16.46%) Microservices
6 212 (16.31%) BDD
7 176 (13.54%) Scrum
8 155 (11.92%) Open Source
8 155 (11.92%) Pair Programming
9 144 (11.08%) ITIL
10 139 (10.69%) Kanban
11 135 (10.38%) Low Latency
11 135 (10.38%) Migration
12 120 (9.23%) Load Balancing
13 118 (9.08%) Disaster Recovery
14 109 (8.38%) Performance Tuning
15 106 (8.15%) Continuous Delivery
16 101 (7.77%) Test Automation
17 100 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
18 98 (7.54%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 440 (33.85%) Java
2 318 (24.46%) SQL
3 175 (13.46%) JavaScript
4 153 (11.77%) Python
5 110 (8.46%) Scala
6 104 (8.00%) C#
7 80 (6.15%) Perl
8 71 (5.46%) Bash Shell
9 64 (4.92%) PowerShell
10 60 (4.62%) T-SQL
11 52 (4.00%) Shell Script
12 43 (3.31%) PL/SQL
13 40 (3.08%) Ruby
14 39 (3.00%) C++
15 33 (2.54%) Groovy
16 29 (2.23%) Go
17 25 (1.92%) ES6
18 22 (1.69%) Korn
19 15 (1.15%) C
20 14 (1.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 119 (9.15%) Security Cleared
2 106 (8.15%) Degree
3 80 (6.15%) SC Cleared
4 68 (5.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
6 45 (3.46%) MCSE
7 33 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
8 27 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 25 (1.92%) CCNP
10 20 (1.54%) CCIE
10 20 (1.54%) CCNA
10 20 (1.54%) DV Cleared
11 18 (1.38%) RHCE
12 14 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
13 11 (0.85%) VCAP
14 10 (0.77%) MCSA
15 7 (0.54%) MCITP
16 6 (0.46%) AWS Certification
16 6 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
16 6 (0.46%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (7.00%) QA
2 35 (2.69%) SLA
3 24 (1.85%) Data Quality
4 20 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.54%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.69%) HL7
5 9 (0.69%) RosettaNet
6 8 (0.62%) COBIT
7 7 (0.54%) AS 2805
7 7 (0.54%) GDPR
7 7 (0.54%) ISO 8583
8 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.31%) PMO
9 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.15%) MiFID
10 1 (0.077%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.077%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.077%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.077%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.077%) PSD2
System Software
1 115 (8.85%) Active Directory
2 99 (7.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (7.38%) Docker
4 48 (3.69%) Oracle RAC
5 44 (3.38%) Hyper-V
6 30 (2.31%) KVM
7 27 (2.08%) vSphere
8 24 (1.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 23 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (1.38%) Oracle Clusterware
11 16 (1.23%) Samba
12 15 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
12 15 (1.15%) XenDesktop
13 13 (1.00%) XenApp
14 10 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (0.62%) VMware NSX
16 7 (0.54%) NFS
16 7 (0.54%) ProxySG
16 7 (0.54%) vCloud
17 6 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 95 (7.31%) Ansible
2 89 (6.85%) Puppet
3 70 (5.38%) Opscode Chef
4 60 (4.62%) Kibana
4 60 (4.62%) logstash
5 56 (4.31%) Grafana
6 47 (3.62%) Kubernetes
7 34 (2.62%) Data Guard
8 27 (2.08%) NetBackup
9 26 (2.00%) Oracle RMAN
10 24 (1.85%) Prometheus
11 23 (1.77%) SCCM
12 19 (1.46%) Microsoft Clustering
13 18 (1.38%) Nagios
13 18 (1.38%) Oracle Flashback
14 17 (1.31%) SCOM
15 16 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 16 (1.23%) Terraform
16 15 (1.15%) Icinga
17 14 (1.08%) OpenView
Vendors
1 211 (16.23%) Oracle
2 159 (12.23%) Microsoft
3 154 (11.85%) VMware
4 150 (11.54%) Cisco
5 128 (9.85%) Red Hat
6 82 (6.31%) F5
7 80 (6.15%) HP
8 73 (5.62%) Splunk
9 65 (5.00%) Citrix
10 57 (4.38%) AppDynamics
10 57 (4.38%) Sun
11 40 (3.08%) IBM
12 39 (3.00%) Veritas
13 37 (2.85%) CheckPoint
14 36 (2.77%) NetApp
15 25 (1.92%) EMC
16 23 (1.77%) ATG
16 23 (1.77%) Juniper
16 23 (1.77%) PlateSpin
17 19 (1.46%) 3PAR