Period
to 19 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 267 217 173
Rank change year-on-year -50 -44 +22
Contract jobs citing High Availability 1,012 1,206 1,695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 1.25% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.46% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 647 811 1,236
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £331 £313 £300
90th Percentile £623 £625 £611
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 35
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £27.38 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.36% -2.21% -17.65%
10th Percentile £12.50 £16.17 £12.45
90th Percentile £56.25 £40.00 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.38 £28.25
% change year-on-year +27.83% -3.08% -4.24%

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 88,125 82,523 92,097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.21% 85.56% 84.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,129 54,070 60,770
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,375 2,085 2,305
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +6.38% +9.05%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.42 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £47.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.17% +10.91%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 -56 900 £480 +1.86% 302
UK excluding London -5 570 £425 +13.33% 188
London -93 431 £525 +5.00% 143
North of England -1 184 £420 - 52
South East -24 153 £437 +29.56% 37
Scotland -19 74 £425 +23.55% 23
Yorkshire +7 67 £425 - 22
North West -4 63 £425 +9.68% 27
North East 0 55 £375 +13.64% 3
Midlands -11 54 £383 +5.59% 32
East of England -8 52 £468 +16.88% 19
West Midlands -19 30 £419 -1.47% 20
Wales +5 27 £513 +24.24% 6
South West -35 26 £410 - 19
East Midlands -3 23 £338 - 12
Northern Ireland +24 1 £575 +66.67%

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 356 (35.18%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (30.04%) Windows
3 290 (28.66%) Linux
4 248 (24.51%) Java
5 226 (22.33%) SQL
6 219 (21.64%) DevOps
7 209 (20.65%) Microsoft
7 209 (20.65%) Amazon AWS
8 197 (19.47%) Microsoft Azure
9 196 (19.37%) Python
10 195 (19.27%) SQL Server
11 174 (17.19%) PowerShell
12 166 (16.40%) TDD
13 164 (16.21%) Disaster Recovery
13 164 (16.21%) Open Source
14 162 (16.01%) Jenkins
15 152 (15.02%) Docker
16 148 (14.62%) Finance
17 141 (13.93%) Windows Server
18 133 (13.14%) Migration
19 132 (13.04%) JavaScript
20 129 (12.75%) Ansible
21 127 (12.55%) VMware
22 121 (11.96%) Data Centre
23 119 (11.76%) Configuration Management
23 119 (11.76%) Active Directory
23 119 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
24 117 (11.56%) Low Latency
25 114 (11.26%) BDD
25 114 (11.26%) Firewall

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 68 (6.72%) SharePoint
2 65 (6.42%) IIS
3 41 (4.05%) SharePoint 2013
4 38 (3.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 37 (3.66%) SharePoint Server
6 34 (3.36%) OpenStack
7 32 (3.16%) Apache
8 29 (2.87%) MS Exchange
9 28 (2.77%) Tomcat
10 27 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
11 23 (2.27%) Apache Spark
12 22 (2.17%) Skype for Business
13 20 (1.98%) Confluence
14 16 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
15 15 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
15 15 (1.48%) JBoss
15 15 (1.48%) SAS
16 14 (1.38%) Site Server
16 14 (1.38%) WebSphere
17 10 (0.99%) WebLogic
Applications
1 35 (3.46%) InfoPath
2 14 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.59%) Fireworks
5 6 (0.59%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.099%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.49%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.20%) Summit
5 1 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.099%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.099%) Maximo
5 1 (0.099%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.099%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.099%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.099%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.099%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.099%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.099%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 209 (20.65%) Amazon AWS
2 197 (19.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (9.49%) Office 365
4 50 (4.94%) PaaS
5 48 (4.74%) IaaS
6 47 (4.64%) GitHub
7 37 (3.66%) Datadog
8 34 (3.36%) Google Cloud Platform
9 23 (2.27%) SaaS
10 22 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
11 21 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
12 20 (1.98%) Serverless
13 16 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
14 14 (1.38%) Akamai
15 12 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
15 12 (1.19%) Yammer
16 11 (1.09%) npm
16 11 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 10 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
18 9 (0.89%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 114 (11.26%) Firewall
2 94 (9.29%) DNS
3 75 (7.41%) WAN
4 65 (6.42%) LAN
5 59 (5.83%) SAN
6 54 (5.34%) TCP/IP
7 45 (4.45%) DHCP
8 41 (4.05%) VPN
9 30 (2.96%) HTTP
10 29 (2.87%) MPLS
11 28 (2.77%) NAS
12 26 (2.57%) Network Security
12 26 (2.57%) VLAN
13 24 (2.37%) Cisco ASA
13 24 (2.37%) Internet
14 23 (2.27%) iSCSI
14 23 (2.27%) SSL
15 22 (2.17%) BGP
15 22 (2.17%) OSPF
16 18 (1.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (19.27%) SQL Server
2 90 (8.89%) Relational Database
3 75 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
4 71 (7.02%) MySQL
5 64 (6.32%) MongoDB
6 63 (6.23%) NoSQL
7 49 (4.84%) Big Data
8 39 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
8 39 (3.85%) Hadoop
9 38 (3.75%) RDBMS
10 37 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 31 (3.06%) Oracle Database
12 29 (2.87%) Amazon Redshift
13 28 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 26 (2.57%) Data Lake
15 23 (2.27%) Apache Hive
16 21 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
16 21 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 19 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
18 18 (1.78%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 162 (16.01%) Jenkins
2 105 (10.38%) Git (software)
3 57 (5.63%) JIRA
4 53 (5.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 50 (4.94%) TeamCity
6 39 (3.85%) Visual Studio
7 34 (3.36%) Cucumber
8 29 (2.87%) Subversion
9 26 (2.57%) JUnit
10 25 (2.47%) Mockito
11 24 (2.37%) Maven
12 23 (2.27%) Hudson
13 22 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 14 (1.38%) Selenium
15 13 (1.28%) Bitbucket
15 13 (1.28%) WebDriver
16 12 (1.19%) Artifactory
16 12 (1.19%) JMeter
17 11 (1.09%) Gatling
17 11 (1.09%) Gradle
General
1 148 (14.62%) Finance
2 57 (5.63%) Banking
3 45 (4.45%) Retail
4 33 (3.26%) Telecoms
5 17 (1.68%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.48%) Legal
7 14 (1.38%) Marketing
8 13 (1.28%) Advertising
9 12 (1.19%) Front Office
10 10 (0.99%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.99%) Law
11 8 (0.79%) Back Office
11 8 (0.79%) Games
12 7 (0.69%) Billing
13 6 (0.59%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.49%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.49%) Mandarin Language
15 4 (0.40%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.40%) Local Government
15 4 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 247 (24.41%) Developer
2 119 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 97 (9.58%) Architect
4 83 (8.20%) Java Developer
5 82 (8.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 60 (5.93%) DBA
7 49 (4.84%) Network Engineer
8 45 (4.45%) AWS Engineer
9 44 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
10 41 (4.05%) Administrator
10 41 (4.05%) SQL DBA
11 38 (3.75%) Analyst
11 38 (3.75%) Consultant
12 29 (2.87%) Senior Developer
13 26 (2.57%) Linux Engineer
13 26 (2.57%) Windows Engineer
14 25 (2.47%) Solutions Architect
15 23 (2.27%) SharePoint Engineer
16 22 (2.17%) AWS DevOps
16 22 (2.17%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (10.97%) .NET
2 103 (10.18%) CSS
3 99 (9.78%) RESTful
4 80 (7.91%) Web Services
5 79 (7.81%) XML
6 74 (7.31%) HTML
7 73 (7.21%) Spring
8 56 (5.53%) Node.js
8 56 (5.53%) REST
9 51 (5.04%) jQuery
10 50 (4.94%) AngularJS
11 49 (4.84%) Elastic Stack
12 48 (4.74%) JSON
13 46 (4.55%) XSLT
14 45 (4.45%) Kafka
15 38 (3.75%) React
16 37 (3.66%) Hibernate
17 35 (3.46%) HTML5
18 31 (3.06%) Spring Boot
19 30 (2.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 121 (11.96%) Data Centre
2 81 (8.00%) Clustering
3 65 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (5.73%) Computer Science
5 41 (4.05%) Replication
6 36 (3.56%) User Experience
7 33 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
8 30 (2.96%) Device Driver
9 29 (2.87%) PKI
10 27 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 26 (2.57%) Fintech
12 25 (2.47%) Management Information System
13 21 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
14 19 (1.88%) Public Cloud
15 15 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
16 14 (1.38%) Fixed Income
17 11 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
17 11 (1.09%) Fat Client
17 11 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
17 11 (1.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 304 (30.04%) Windows
2 290 (28.66%) Linux
3 141 (13.93%) Windows Server
4 92 (9.09%) Unix
5 68 (6.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 64 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 60 (5.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 41 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 36 (3.56%) CentOS
10 32 (3.16%) Ubuntu
11 29 (2.87%) Windows 10
12 19 (1.88%) AIX
13 14 (1.38%) Solaris
14 11 (1.09%) Windows 7
15 9 (0.89%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.79%) Apple iOS
16 8 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (0.69%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.59%) zOS
19 4 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (35.18%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (21.64%) DevOps
3 166 (16.40%) TDD
4 164 (16.21%) Disaster Recovery
4 164 (16.21%) Open Source
5 133 (13.14%) Migration
6 119 (11.76%) Configuration Management
6 119 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 117 (11.56%) Low Latency
8 114 (11.26%) BDD
9 110 (10.87%) Scrum
10 108 (10.67%) Microservices
11 97 (9.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 96 (9.49%) Problem-Solving
12 96 (9.49%) Test Automation
13 94 (9.29%) ITIL
14 88 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
15 68 (6.72%) Performance Tuning
16 66 (6.52%) Kanban
17 65 (6.42%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 248 (24.51%) Java
2 226 (22.33%) SQL
3 196 (19.37%) Python
4 174 (17.19%) PowerShell
5 132 (13.04%) JavaScript
6 104 (10.28%) Bash Shell
7 98 (9.68%) C#
8 91 (8.99%) Ruby
9 72 (7.11%) Perl
10 60 (5.93%) C++
11 55 (5.43%) Scala
12 42 (4.15%) Shell Script
13 39 (3.85%) C
14 35 (3.46%) Go
15 33 (3.26%) Java 8
16 24 (2.37%) T-SQL
17 23 (2.27%) PL/SQL
18 22 (2.17%) Groovy
19 12 (1.19%) ES6
20 10 (0.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 98 (9.68%) Degree
2 87 (8.60%) Security Cleared
3 76 (7.51%) SC Cleared
4 57 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 50 (4.94%) Cisco Certification
6 48 (4.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 45 (4.45%) MCSE
8 26 (2.57%) CCNP
9 21 (2.08%) CCNA
10 17 (1.68%) AWS Certification
11 13 (1.28%) CCA
11 13 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
11 13 (1.28%) RHCE
12 12 (1.19%) CCIE
13 11 (1.09%) CCSP
14 10 (0.99%) MCSA
15 7 (0.69%) CCDP
15 7 (0.69%) CCIP
15 7 (0.69%) CCSE
15 7 (0.69%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.56%) QA
2 28 (2.77%) SLA
3 27 (2.67%) Data Quality
4 19 (1.88%) GDPR
5 10 (0.99%) MiFID
6 6 (0.59%) GCP
6 6 (0.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.40%) COBIT
7 4 (0.40%) EMIR
7 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.20%) HAZOP
8 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.099%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.099%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.099%) PMO
9 1 (0.099%) PSD2
9 1 (0.099%) TickIT
9 1 (0.099%) WCAG
System Software
1 152 (15.02%) Docker
2 119 (11.76%) Active Directory
3 110 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (3.95%) Hyper-V
5 32 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (2.27%) XenApp
7 21 (2.08%) vSphere
8 19 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
8 19 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (1.48%) XenDesktop
10 13 (1.28%) NFS
10 13 (1.28%) XenServer
11 12 (1.19%) DFS Replication
11 12 (1.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 11 (1.09%) BitLocker
13 10 (0.99%) Veritas File System
14 9 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
15 7 (0.69%) Firmware
15 7 (0.69%) KVM
15 7 (0.69%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 129 (12.75%) Ansible
2 111 (10.97%) Puppet
3 107 (10.57%) Kubernetes
4 84 (8.30%) Terraform
5 69 (6.82%) Nagios
6 62 (6.13%) Opscode Chef
7 44 (4.35%) SCCM
8 40 (3.95%) Grafana
9 35 (3.46%) Packer
9 35 (3.46%) Prometheus
10 29 (2.87%) Failover Clustering
11 27 (2.67%) Microsoft Clustering
12 26 (2.57%) Icinga
13 25 (2.47%) Salt
14 19 (1.88%) Microsoft Intune
15 14 (1.38%) NetBackup
16 13 (1.28%) vCenter Server
17 12 (1.19%) Kibana
18 11 (1.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 11 (1.09%) logstash
Vendors
1 209 (20.65%) Microsoft
2 127 (12.55%) VMware
3 106 (10.47%) Red Hat
4 101 (9.98%) Oracle
5 94 (9.29%) Cisco
6 59 (5.83%) Splunk
7 58 (5.73%) Google
8 47 (4.64%) Citrix
9 42 (4.15%) New Relic
10 36 (3.56%) Dell
11 35 (3.46%) F5
12 32 (3.16%) Nintex
13 31 (3.06%) IBM
14 28 (2.77%) HP
15 24 (2.37%) CheckPoint
15 24 (2.37%) Veritas
16 23 (2.27%) TIBCO
17 21 (2.08%) Juniper
18 19 (1.88%) AppDynamics
19 17 (1.68%) Sun