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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 161 199
Rank change year-on-year -31 +38  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 599 863 669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.29% 1.60% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.93% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 608 423
Median daily rate £450 £445 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +10.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +4.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.57 £14.00 £20.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.58 £32.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.95 £28.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -10.89% +43.58%  

High Availability is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39081 44816 45249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.35% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25486 29721 28985
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1082 1268
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing High Availability as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for High Availability in the UK

High Availability
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -27 566 £450 - 157
London -7 300 £500 +5.26% 86
South East -32 79 £338 -25.00% 17
City of London -1 52 £511 +7.63% 20
East of England -10 39 £388 +1.30% 6
Yorkshire -11 35 £425 +6.25% 18
Leeds 0 31 £425 +6.25% 13
West Yorkshire -4 31 £425 +6.25% 14
North West -8 31 £425 -8.26% 6
South West -20 26 £390 -6.64% 6
Scotland +23 23 £350 +12.00% 9
Edinburgh +30 21 £338 -28.94% 7
Kent +4 21 £274 -60.92% 1
North East +25 20 £328 +14.41% 4
Bristol +2 20 £390 -3.82% 2
West Midlands +15 18 £394 +8.62% 8
Hampshire +17 17 £330 -12.00% 8
Tyne and Wear +32 16 £328 +14.41% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +34 15 £330 +15.78% 3
East Midlands -9 14 £400 -23.80% 6
Berkshire -39 14 £400 -20.00% 3
Bedfordshire +4 13 £400 -33.33% 2
Norfolk - 13 - -
Norwich - 13 - -
Cheshire +16 11 £363 -27.50% 2
Buckinghamshire -20 11 £550 +57.14% 1
Luton +4 10 £375 -37.50%
Manchester -3 10 £388 -6.06% 4
West Sussex +16 9 £338 -7.53%
Milton Keynes -13 9 £325 -7.14% 1

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 407 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
2 382 (32.02%) Java
3 345 (28.92%) Linux
4 293 (24.56%) SQL
5 254 (21.29%) SQL Server
6 239 (20.03%) TDD
7 197 (16.51%) Unix
8 196 (16.43%) DevOps
9 190 (15.93%) Microsoft
9 190 (15.93%) Amazon AWS
10 186 (15.59%) Windows
10 186 (15.59%) Finance
11 183 (15.34%) Oracle
12 180 (15.09%) Python
13 179 (15.00%) Open Source
14 178 (14.92%) Scrum
15 175 (14.67%) Web Services
16 152 (12.74%) Microservices
17 150 (12.57%) JavaScript
18 149 (12.49%) Continuous Integration
19 144 (12.07%) Firewall
20 133 (11.15%) Cisco
21 132 (11.06%) Data Centre
22 129 (10.81%) Clustering
22 129 (10.81%) Migration
23 128 (10.73%) VMware
23 128 (10.73%) Low Latency
24 124 (10.39%) Ruby
25 123 (10.31%) BDD
25 123 (10.31%) 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 78 (6.54%) Apache
2 54 (4.53%) Tomcat
3 48 (4.02%) JBoss
3 48 (4.02%) WebSphere
4 46 (3.86%) WebLogic
5 39 (3.27%) IIS
6 38 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
7 30 (2.51%) Confluence
8 23 (1.93%) WebSphere Application Server
9 22 (1.84%) Cloud Foundry
9 22 (1.84%) CMS
10 21 (1.76%) SharePoint
11 18 (1.51%) OpenStack
11 18 (1.51%) Oracle Application Server
12 17 (1.42%) iPlanet
12 17 (1.42%) MS Exchange
13 15 (1.26%) Apache Spark
14 11 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
14 11 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 11 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.084%) HipChat
6 1 (0.084%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 7 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
1 7 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.50%) Fredhopper
3 5 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.084%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.084%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.084%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 190 (15.93%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (9.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (3.86%) Amazon EC2
4 44 (3.69%) PaaS
5 35 (2.93%) IaaS
6 30 (2.51%) Office 365
7 26 (2.18%) GitHub
8 24 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (1.26%) Datadog
9 15 (1.26%) SaaS
10 12 (1.01%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 8 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
12 8 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.42%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.42%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.42%) Yammer
14 3 (0.25%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 144 (12.07%) Firewall
2 100 (8.38%) TCP/IP
3 92 (7.71%) WAN
4 86 (7.21%) LAN
5 77 (6.45%) DNS
6 72 (6.04%) SAN
7 54 (4.53%) HTTP
8 49 (4.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 49 (4.11%) Internet
9 41 (3.44%) SSL
10 38 (3.19%) Cisco ASA
11 37 (3.10%) NAS
11 37 (3.10%) VPN
12 35 (2.93%) DHCP
12 35 (2.93%) Wireless
13 33 (2.77%) Network Security
14 32 (2.68%) MPLS
15 28 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
16 26 (2.18%) BGP
17 24 (2.01%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (21.29%) SQL Server
2 117 (9.81%) NoSQL
3 89 (7.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 85 (7.12%) MongoDB
5 77 (6.45%) Hadoop
6 75 (6.29%) PostgreSQL
7 73 (6.12%) Relational Database
8 62 (5.20%) MySQL
9 48 (4.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 45 (3.77%) Big Data
11 43 (3.60%) RDBMS
12 42 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
13 41 (3.44%) SQL Server 2012
13 41 (3.44%) SQL Server 2014
14 36 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
15 32 (2.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 29 (2.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 28 (2.35%) Oracle Database
18 24 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
18 24 (2.01%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 113 (9.47%) Git (software)
2 97 (8.13%) Jenkins
3 69 (5.78%) JIRA
4 53 (4.44%) Cucumber
5 51 (4.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 47 (3.94%) TeamCity
7 36 (3.02%) Subversion
8 35 (2.93%) Octopus Deploy
9 27 (2.26%) Maven
10 26 (2.18%) WebDriver
11 18 (1.51%) Gradle
11 18 (1.51%) JUnit
11 18 (1.51%) Selenium
12 17 (1.42%) Ant
13 14 (1.17%) Visual Studio
14 13 (1.09%) git-flow
14 13 (1.09%) Hudson
15 12 (1.01%) Bitbucket
15 12 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 11 (0.92%) Mockito
General
1 186 (15.59%) Finance
2 90 (7.54%) Banking
3 39 (3.27%) Telecoms
4 34 (2.85%) Retail
5 28 (2.35%) Games
6 27 (2.26%) Investment Banking
7 24 (2.01%) Front Office
8 20 (1.68%) Legal
9 18 (1.51%) Marketing
10 11 (0.92%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.84%) Back Office
12 9 (0.75%) Law
13 8 (0.67%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.59%) Electronics
15 5 (0.42%) French Language
15 5 (0.42%) Local Government
15 5 (0.42%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.34%) Automotive
16 4 (0.34%) Publishing
17 3 (0.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 344 (28.83%) Developer
2 156 (13.08%) Architect
3 124 (10.39%) Java Developer
4 96 (8.05%) DBA
5 95 (7.96%) Administrator
6 76 (6.37%) SQL DBA
7 73 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
8 58 (4.86%) Senior Developer
9 55 (4.61%) Network Engineer
10 42 (3.52%) Technical Architect
11 37 (3.10%) AWS Engineer
11 37 (3.10%) SQL Server DBA
12 36 (3.02%) Solutions Architect
13 34 (2.85%) Systems Administrator
14 31 (2.60%) Infrastructure Architect
14 31 (2.60%) Unix Administrator
15 30 (2.51%) Consultant
15 30 (2.51%) Software Engineer
16 29 (2.43%) C# Developer
16 29 (2.43%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (14.67%) Web Services
2 119 (9.97%) RESTful
3 116 (9.72%) .NET
4 90 (7.54%) Node.js
5 88 (7.38%) HTML
6 84 (7.04%) AngularJS
7 80 (6.71%) REST
7 80 (6.71%) XML
8 77 (6.45%) J2EE
9 74 (6.20%) CSS
10 72 (6.04%) Spring
11 67 (5.62%) JSON
12 53 (4.44%) ASP.NET
13 45 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
13 45 (3.77%) Middleware
14 43 (3.60%) React
15 42 (3.52%) Hibernate
15 42 (3.52%) HTML5
16 39 (3.27%) JMS
17 38 (3.19%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 132 (11.06%) Data Centre
2 129 (10.81%) Clustering
3 65 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (4.44%) Replication
5 52 (4.36%) User Experience
6 51 (4.27%) Public Cloud
7 46 (3.86%) Computer Science
7 46 (3.86%) iPad
8 36 (3.02%) Algorithms
9 32 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
10 29 (2.43%) Virtual Team
11 26 (2.18%) Blog
11 26 (2.18%) Data Structures
12 25 (2.10%) Enterprise Storage
12 25 (2.10%) Fintech
12 25 (2.10%) Management Information System
13 21 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
14 20 (1.68%) NHS
15 19 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 19 (1.59%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 345 (28.92%) Linux
2 197 (16.51%) Unix
3 186 (15.59%) Windows
4 83 (6.96%) Windows Server
5 72 (6.04%) Solaris
6 64 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 50 (4.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 47 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 39 (3.27%) AIX
10 30 (2.51%) CentOS
11 23 (1.93%) HPUX
12 21 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
13 20 (1.68%) SUSE
14 16 (1.34%) Apple iOS
15 13 (1.09%) Ubuntu
16 10 (0.84%) Windows 7
17 8 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
18 6 (0.50%) Windows 8
19 5 (0.42%) Windows 10
20 3 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (20.03%) TDD
3 196 (16.43%) DevOps
4 179 (15.00%) Open Source
5 178 (14.92%) Scrum
6 152 (12.74%) Microservices
7 149 (12.49%) Continuous Integration
8 129 (10.81%) Migration
9 128 (10.73%) Low Latency
10 123 (10.31%) BDD
11 121 (10.14%) ITIL
12 117 (9.81%) Disaster Recovery
13 116 (9.72%) Test Automation
14 114 (9.56%) E-Commerce
15 108 (9.05%) Kanban
16 99 (8.30%) Configuration Management
16 99 (8.30%) Performance Tuning
17 87 (7.29%) Load Balancing
18 81 (6.79%) Software Engineering
19 78 (6.54%) OO
Programming Languages
1 382 (32.02%) Java
2 293 (24.56%) SQL
3 180 (15.09%) Python
4 150 (12.57%) JavaScript
5 124 (10.39%) Ruby
6 92 (7.71%) C#
7 87 (7.29%) Perl
8 64 (5.36%) Bash Shell
9 63 (5.28%) PowerShell
10 62 (5.20%) Scala
11 41 (3.44%) C++
11 41 (3.44%) T-SQL
12 36 (3.02%) Shell Script
13 35 (2.93%) PHP
14 31 (2.60%) Go
14 31 (2.60%) Groovy
15 22 (1.84%) PL/SQL
16 17 (1.42%) C
17 16 (1.34%) Apple Swift
17 16 (1.34%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 105 (8.80%) Security Cleared
2 80 (6.71%) SC Cleared
3 72 (6.04%) Degree
4 53 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 36 (3.02%) CCNP
7 25 (2.10%) CCIE
8 23 (1.93%) MCSE
9 22 (1.84%) CCNA
10 18 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
10 18 (1.51%) DV Cleared
10 18 (1.51%) MCSA
11 14 (1.17%) RHCE
12 11 (0.92%) Avaya Certification
13 8 (0.67%) MCDBA
13 8 (0.67%) MCITP
14 7 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (0.50%) HND
16 5 (0.42%) CCDP
16 5 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (7.46%) QA
2 31 (2.60%) SLA
3 16 (1.34%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.75%) PMO
5 7 (0.59%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.42%) COBIT
7 4 (0.34%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.34%) MiFID
7 4 (0.34%) TickIT
8 3 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.17%) EMIR
10 1 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.084%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.084%) SEPA
System Software
1 123 (10.31%) Active Directory
2 98 (8.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (5.11%) Docker
4 40 (3.35%) Hyper-V
5 27 (2.26%) Oracle RAC
6 24 (2.01%) vSphere
7 21 (1.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 20 (1.68%) Veritas File System
8 20 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (1.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 14 (1.17%) XenApp
11 13 (1.09%) NFS
12 11 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
13 10 (0.84%) GFS2
13 10 (0.84%) OCFS2
14 9 (0.75%) KVM
14 9 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
15 7 (0.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 101 (8.47%) Puppet
2 92 (7.71%) Opscode Chef
3 91 (7.63%) Ansible
4 41 (3.44%) Salt
5 38 (3.19%) SCCM
6 36 (3.02%) Nagios
7 28 (2.35%) Kubernetes
7 28 (2.35%) SCOM
8 26 (2.18%) NetBackup
9 24 (2.01%) Terraform
10 23 (1.93%) Failover Clustering
11 19 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
12 17 (1.42%) Kibana
12 17 (1.42%) logstash
13 13 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 10 (0.84%) Grafana
15 9 (0.75%) Data Guard
15 9 (0.75%) Graphite
15 9 (0.75%) Veritas Storage Foundation
16 8 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 190 (15.93%) Microsoft
2 183 (15.34%) Oracle
3 133 (11.15%) Cisco
4 128 (10.73%) VMware
5 89 (7.46%) Red Hat
6 71 (5.95%) HP
7 66 (5.53%) Citrix
8 49 (4.11%) IBM
9 45 (3.77%) F5
10 43 (3.60%) Veritas
11 42 (3.52%) Sun
12 30 (2.51%) ATG
13 25 (2.10%) CheckPoint
14 24 (2.01%) Splunk
15 23 (1.93%) Juniper
16 21 (1.76%) NetApp
17 20 (1.68%) Cloudera
17 20 (1.68%) EMC
18 19 (1.59%) Reuters
18 19 (1.59%) Symantec
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £325 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Gibbs
Rate: £0 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £27k - 28k per year + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Green Park Interim & Executive Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries, 6 months contracts
Posted: 3 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
AMS contingency
Posted: 9 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £33,800 to £39,200 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 19 days ago
City, London
EPAM Systems
Rate: From £450 to £451 per day
Posted: 17 days ago