Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 242 234 276
Rank change year-on-year -8 +42 -23
Contract jobs citing High Availability 539 687 931
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 1.15% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.35% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 466 595
10th Percentile £349 £313 £350
25th Percentile £416 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - -4.04%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £563
90th Percentile £675 £673 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £428 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 24
10th Percentile " £25.22 "
25th Percentile £15.00 £42.43 £12.00
Median hourly rate £22.08 £46.50 £15.45
Median % change year-on-year -52.52% +201.07% -63.66%
75th Percentile £40.00 £64.50 £23.76
90th Percentile £45.40 £65.40 £44.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £64.00 £15.45
% change year-on-year -76.56% +314.37% -63.66%

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 45,542 51,061 84,412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.77% 85.25% 87.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,188 33,980 56,992
10th Percentile £305 £281 £300
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +1.05% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £575
90th Percentile £669 £651 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £445 £430
% change year-on-year -2.81% +3.49% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,432 1,619 1,986
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.30 £11.62
25th Percentile £15.96 £15.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate £26.25 £21.50 £22.70
Median % change year-on-year +22.07% -5.29% +8.10%
75th Percentile £47.15 £45.88 £43.75
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £20.03 £22.40
% change year-on-year +14.86% -10.60% +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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for High Availability in the UK

High Availability
Top 17 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 13 April 2021. 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 -27 447 £525 +10.53% 213
London -3 264 £550 +3.77% 87
UK excluding London -3 188 £450 +5.26% 130
Work from Home -112 155 £500 +5.26% 48
South East +25 55 £450 - 34
North of England -10 43 £400 -5.88% 44
Midlands +23 41 £450 +9.09% 18
West Midlands +20 24 £450 -4.00% 17
North West -12 20 £316 -21.13% 27
East Midlands +26 18 £395 -3.66% 1
Yorkshire +24 18 £438 +2.94% 12
Scotland +3 18 £400 -10.11% 5
South West +46 12 £488 +2.63% 21
East of England +16 12 £463 +32.14% 8
Wales +23 10 £459 +16.51%
North East +10 5 £525 +13.51% 5
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 180 (33.40%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (31.17%) Linux
3 138 (25.60%) SQL
4 125 (23.19%) Azure
5 124 (23.01%) Java
6 120 (22.26%) AWS
7 107 (19.85%) Finance
8 105 (19.48%) DevOps
9 102 (18.92%) Microservices
10 100 (18.55%) Disaster Recovery
10 100 (18.55%) Continuous Integration
11 99 (18.37%) Microsoft
12 98 (18.18%) Windows
13 96 (17.81%) Oracle
14 89 (16.51%) Performance Tuning
15 87 (16.14%) SQL Server
16 86 (15.96%) Python
17 78 (14.47%) JavaScript
17 78 (14.47%) Low Latency
17 78 (14.47%) Jenkins
18 77 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
19 73 (13.54%) REST
19 73 (13.54%) Scrum
20 72 (13.36%) Spring
21 71 (13.17%) Banking
22 69 (12.80%) Clustering
23 66 (12.24%) VMware
24 65 (12.06%) Migration
25 63 (11.69%) HTML
25 63 (11.69%) Active Directory

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 30 (5.57%) Apache
2 20 (3.71%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (3.15%) Red Hat Fuse
4 15 (2.78%) SharePoint
5 13 (2.41%) Tomcat
6 11 (2.04%) nginx
7 10 (1.86%) Confluence
8 9 (1.67%) JBoss
9 8 (1.48%) WebSphere
10 7 (1.30%) Mule
10 7 (1.30%) Mule ESB
11 6 (1.11%) Anypoint
11 6 (1.11%) MS Exchange
11 6 (1.11%) NetWeaver
12 5 (0.93%) Apache Qpid
12 5 (0.93%) CMS
12 5 (0.93%) IIS
12 5 (0.93%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.93%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.74%) CICS
Applications
1 18 (3.34%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.74%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.56%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (1.67%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.37%) HFM
2 2 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.37%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 125 (23.19%) Azure
2 120 (22.26%) AWS
3 56 (10.39%) PaaS
4 55 (10.20%) IaaS
5 40 (7.42%) SaaS
6 30 (5.57%) GitHub
6 30 (5.57%) Serverless
7 29 (5.38%) GCP
8 24 (4.45%) Amazon ECS
9 23 (4.27%) Microsoft 365
10 22 (4.08%) AWS Lambda
11 21 (3.90%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (3.34%) AWS CloudFormation
13 17 (3.15%) Azure Active Directory
14 16 (2.97%) OpenShift
15 15 (2.78%) Amazon Kinesis
16 11 (2.04%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 8 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
17 8 (1.48%) Amazon S3
17 8 (1.48%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 59 (10.95%) Firewall
2 38 (7.05%) DNS
3 32 (5.94%) WAN
4 31 (5.75%) DHCP
5 25 (4.64%) VPN
6 23 (4.27%) Multicast
7 20 (3.71%) SAN
8 19 (3.53%) Kerberos
8 19 (3.53%) LAN
9 16 (2.97%) VSAN
10 15 (2.78%) Network Security
11 14 (2.60%) TCP/IP
12 13 (2.41%) Wireless
13 12 (2.23%) SSL
14 11 (2.04%) VoIP
15 10 (1.86%) Fibre Channel
15 10 (1.86%) Radio Access Network
16 8 (1.48%) IPsec
16 8 (1.48%) Junos
17 7 (1.30%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (16.14%) SQL Server
2 52 (9.65%) Relational Database
3 44 (8.16%) NoSQL
4 34 (6.31%) Redis
5 31 (5.75%) MongoDB
6 30 (5.57%) PostgreSQL
7 29 (5.38%) MySQL
8 27 (5.01%) Oracle Database
9 26 (4.82%) Big Data
10 21 (3.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 20 (3.71%) Data Warehouse
12 19 (3.53%) Apache Cassandra
13 18 (3.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 15 (2.78%) RDBMS
15 14 (2.60%) OLTP
16 12 (2.23%) Amazon RDS
16 12 (2.23%) DB2
16 12 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
17 10 (1.86%) Cosmos DB
17 10 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 78 (14.47%) Jenkins
2 43 (7.98%) Git (software)
3 24 (4.45%) Maven
4 22 (4.08%) GitLab
5 17 (3.15%) JIRA
6 16 (2.97%) TeamCity
7 12 (2.23%) Gatling
7 12 (2.23%) Mockito
7 12 (2.23%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (2.04%) GCC
8 11 (2.04%) GDB
9 10 (1.86%) Bitbucket
10 9 (1.67%) Gradle
10 9 (1.67%) Subversion
11 7 (1.30%) Cucumber
12 6 (1.11%) Gerrit
12 6 (1.11%) JMeter
13 5 (0.93%) CA Gen
13 5 (0.93%) SonarQube
General
1 107 (19.85%) Finance
2 71 (13.17%) Banking
3 27 (5.01%) Public Sector
4 19 (3.53%) Front Office
5 18 (3.34%) Telecoms
6 17 (3.15%) Retail
7 16 (2.97%) Investment Banking
8 13 (2.41%) Marketing
9 9 (1.67%) Law
10 7 (1.30%) Manufacturing
11 6 (1.11%) Back Office
12 4 (0.74%) Legal
13 3 (0.56%) International Banking
14 2 (0.37%) Billing
15 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.19%) Electronics
15 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.19%) Police
Job Titles
1 132 (24.49%) Developer
2 102 (18.92%) Architect
3 50 (9.28%) DBA
4 42 (7.79%) Java Developer
5 41 (7.61%) Administrator
6 34 (6.31%) DevOps Engineer
6 34 (6.31%) Solutions Architect
7 28 (5.19%) Consultant
8 24 (4.45%) AWS Developer
9 20 (3.71%) Azure Engineer
9 20 (3.71%) Senior Developer
10 19 (3.53%) SQL DBA
11 17 (3.15%) Cloud Engineer
12 16 (2.97%) Oracle DBA
12 16 (2.97%) Senior Java Developer
13 15 (2.78%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 14 (2.60%) C++ Developer
14 14 (2.60%) Designer
14 14 (2.60%) JavaScript Developer
14 14 (2.60%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (13.54%) REST
2 72 (13.36%) Spring
3 63 (11.69%) HTML
4 41 (7.61%) HTML5
5 38 (7.05%) AngularJS
5 38 (7.05%) Web Services
6 37 (6.86%) Middleware
7 36 (6.68%) Spring Boot
8 35 (6.49%) Hibernate
9 34 (6.31%) Node.js
10 31 (5.75%) CSS
11 30 (5.57%) jQuery
11 30 (5.57%) Kafka
11 30 (5.57%) RESTful
12 27 (5.01%) .NET
12 27 (5.01%) JMS
12 27 (5.01%) React
13 23 (4.27%) JDBC
14 20 (3.71%) FIX Protocol
14 20 (3.71%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 69 (12.80%) Clustering
2 56 (10.39%) Enterprise Software
3 41 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (6.86%) Management Information System
5 33 (6.12%) Private Cloud
6 32 (5.94%) Data Centre
7 28 (5.19%) Public Cloud
8 27 (5.01%) Replication
9 21 (3.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 18 (3.34%) Greenfield Project
11 17 (3.15%) PKI
12 16 (2.97%) Algorithms
12 16 (2.97%) Data Structures
13 13 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
14 7 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
15 6 (1.11%) CMDB
16 5 (0.93%) Mainframe
16 5 (0.93%) Mobile App
16 5 (0.93%) User Experience
17 4 (0.74%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 168 (31.17%) Linux
2 98 (18.18%) Windows
3 45 (8.35%) Windows Server
4 40 (7.42%) Unix
5 34 (6.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (4.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (3.90%) Windows Server 2016
8 18 (3.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (2.78%) CentOS
10 11 (2.04%) Ubuntu
11 10 (1.86%) Solaris
12 9 (1.67%) Windows Server 2019
13 8 (1.48%) SUSE
13 8 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (1.30%) AIX
15 6 (1.11%) Android
16 5 (0.93%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.93%) VMS
16 5 (0.93%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (33.40%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (19.48%) DevOps
3 102 (18.92%) Microservices
4 100 (18.55%) Continuous Integration
4 100 (18.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 89 (16.51%) Performance Tuning
6 78 (14.47%) Low Latency
7 77 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
8 73 (13.54%) Scrum
9 65 (12.06%) Migration
10 56 (10.39%) TDD
11 52 (9.65%) Open Source
12 49 (9.09%) Test Automation
13 47 (8.72%) Mentoring
14 43 (7.98%) ITIL
14 43 (7.98%) OO
15 41 (7.61%) Capacity Planning
15 41 (7.61%) Load Balancing
16 39 (7.24%) Change Management
16 39 (7.24%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 138 (25.60%) SQL
2 124 (23.01%) Java
3 86 (15.96%) Python
4 78 (14.47%) JavaScript
5 55 (10.20%) PowerShell
6 31 (5.75%) C#
7 25 (4.64%) Bash Shell
7 25 (4.64%) Go
8 24 (4.45%) C++
8 24 (4.45%) Java 8
9 19 (3.53%) Shell Script
10 18 (3.34%) Scala
10 18 (3.34%) T-SQL
11 17 (3.15%) PL/SQL
12 13 (2.41%) TypeScript
13 10 (1.86%) C
14 9 (1.67%) Perl
14 9 (1.67%) PHP
14 9 (1.67%) Ruby
15 7 (1.30%) XPath
Qualifications
1 61 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 50 (9.28%) Degree
3 35 (6.49%) SC Cleared
4 21 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (2.97%) Master's Degree
6 13 (2.41%) DV Cleared
7 12 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (1.86%) AWS Certification
10 9 (1.67%) MCSE
11 8 (1.48%) CCNA
11 8 (1.48%) CISSP
11 8 (1.48%) JNCIA
12 6 (1.11%) CCNP
12 6 (1.11%) CISM
13 4 (0.74%) RHCE
13 4 (0.74%) RHCSA
13 4 (0.74%) RHCVA
13 4 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
13 4 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.68%) QA
2 22 (4.08%) SLA
3 18 (3.34%) GDPR
4 10 (1.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.11%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.93%) COBIT
6 5 (0.93%) MiFID
7 4 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.37%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.19%) GMP
9 1 (0.19%) IFRS
9 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.19%) NIST
9 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 63 (11.69%) Active Directory
2 58 (10.76%) Docker
3 53 (9.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (6.31%) Virtual Machines
5 22 (4.08%) vSphere
6 21 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (3.34%) Oracle RAC
8 16 (2.97%) Hyper-V
9 15 (2.78%) VMware NSX
10 10 (1.86%) NFS
11 6 (1.11%) VMFS
12 5 (0.93%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 5 (0.93%) Oracle Clusterware
13 3 (0.56%) GlusterFS
13 3 (0.56%) LXC
13 3 (0.56%) Samba
13 3 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.56%) XenApp
14 2 (0.37%) Veritas File System
14 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 53 (9.83%) Kubernetes
2 45 (8.35%) Terraform
3 38 (7.05%) Ansible
4 28 (5.19%) Puppet
5 26 (4.82%) Prometheus
6 25 (4.64%) Grafana
7 18 (3.34%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (2.78%) vRealize
9 13 (2.41%) Oracle RMAN
9 13 (2.41%) Tivoli
10 10 (1.86%) SCOM
10 10 (1.86%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (1.86%) vCenter Server
10 10 (1.86%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 9 (1.67%) NetBackup
12 8 (1.48%) Data Guard
12 8 (1.48%) Salt
12 8 (1.48%) vMotion
13 7 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
13 7 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 99 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 96 (17.81%) Oracle
3 66 (12.24%) VMware
4 49 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 44 (8.16%) Cisco
6 34 (6.31%) IBM
7 19 (3.53%) Citrix
8 18 (3.34%) HP
9 16 (2.97%) Juniper
9 16 (2.97%) SAP
10 15 (2.78%) BMC
10 15 (2.78%) Dell
10 15 (2.78%) TIBCO
11 13 (2.41%) Google
11 13 (2.41%) New Relic
12 12 (2.23%) Splunk
13 11 (2.04%) ServiceNow
14 10 (1.86%) EMC
14 10 (1.86%) ION Trading
14 10 (1.86%) Palo Alto