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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 166 193
Rank change year-on-year -15 +27  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 634 823 669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 1.47% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.78% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 591 438
Median daily rate £475 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +9.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £598 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 2
Median hourly rate £28.65 £47.50 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.68% +32.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.78 £30.80 £34.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £51.00 £37.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.65 £47.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -39.68% +26.66%  

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 38874 46289 44591
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.66% 82.81% 79.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 25559 30584 27700
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 £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 1086 1306
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.97 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +17.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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 -16 602 £475 +5.55% 175
London +8 336 £500 +4.16% 90
South East -17 114 £333 -16.87% 22
City of London +7 56 £500 +5.26% 19
East of England -8 35 £400 -12.32% 17
North West -12 34 £388 -13.88% 9
Yorkshire +13 33 £425 +13.33% 17
Kent +38 32 £336 -53.62% 2
West Yorkshire +8 25 £420 +12.00% 13
Leeds +7 25 £420 +12.00% 11
Berkshire -11 24 £280 -37.77% 4
Scotland +30 23 £338 -12.90% 8
South West +16 20 £393 +12.14% 3
Hampshire +2 19 £450 +25.00% 5
Edinburgh +26 18 £325 -21.21% 7
Manchester -1 18 £356 -16.17% 6
Surrey -5 18 £438 +19.86% 4
West Midlands +21 17 £425 +9.67% 11
Buckinghamshire -19 13 £310 -20.00% 1
Bracknell +14 12 £263 -41.63%
Bedfordshire +1 11 £400 -23.80% 4
Milton Keynes -9 11 £310 -24.84% 1
Hertfordshire +10 10 £409 -23.95% 7
Epsom - 10 £400 -
East Midlands -14 9 £350 -17.64% 5
Canary Wharf +6 8 £543 +13.02%
Bristol +1 8 £385 +2.66% 1
Cambridgeshire +7 7 £337 +3.76% 2
Cheshire +2 7 £413 -4.34% 3
Merseyside - 7 £625 -

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 447 (34.54%) Agile Software Development
2 408 (31.53%) Java
3 378 (29.21%) Linux
4 304 (23.49%) SQL
5 262 (20.25%) Amazon AWS
6 261 (20.17%) TDD
7 244 (18.86%) DevOps
8 236 (18.24%) Finance
9 232 (17.93%) SQL Server
10 204 (15.77%) Windows
11 203 (15.69%) Scrum
12 199 (15.38%) Microsoft
13 197 (15.22%) Python
14 193 (14.91%) Oracle
15 182 (14.06%) Unix
15 182 (14.06%) Open Source
16 180 (13.91%) Web Services
17 161 (12.44%) Continuous Integration
18 155 (11.98%) Migration
19 150 (11.59%) Disaster Recovery
20 147 (11.36%) JavaScript
21 143 (11.05%) BDD
22 140 (10.82%) ITIL
23 138 (10.66%) Puppet
23 138 (10.66%) Microservices
24 137 (10.59%) Cisco
24 137 (10.59%) VMware
25 132 (10.20%) RESTful
25 132 (10.20%) Low Latency
26 131 (10.12%) Microsoft Azure

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 73 (5.64%) Apache
2 48 (3.71%) Tomcat
2 48 (3.71%) WebSphere
3 47 (3.63%) Elasticsearch
4 38 (2.94%) IIS
5 36 (2.78%) Confluence
6 34 (2.63%) WebLogic
7 29 (2.24%) MS Exchange
8 27 (2.09%) Cloud Foundry
9 25 (1.93%) JBoss
10 20 (1.55%) CMS
11 19 (1.47%) OpenStack
11 19 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
12 18 (1.39%) Apache Spark
13 14 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
13 14 (1.08%) SharePoint
14 12 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
14 12 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 11 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
16 10 (0.77%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.077%) HipChat
5 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.077%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.46%) Fredhopper
4 5 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.077%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 262 (20.25%) Amazon AWS
2 131 (10.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (5.72%) PaaS
4 69 (5.33%) IaaS
5 66 (5.10%) Amazon EC2
6 42 (3.25%) AWS CloudFormation
7 30 (2.32%) Office 365
8 29 (2.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 24 (1.85%) SaaS
10 22 (1.70%) GitHub
11 21 (1.62%) Datadog
12 17 (1.31%) Amazon S3
13 16 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
14 14 (1.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 11 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
16 9 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
16 9 (0.70%) Slack
17 7 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
18 6 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
18 6 (0.46%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 119 (9.20%) Firewall
2 93 (7.19%) SAN
3 92 (7.11%) WAN
4 80 (6.18%) TCP/IP
5 78 (6.03%) LAN
6 77 (5.95%) DNS
7 73 (5.64%) HTTP
8 51 (3.94%) SSL
9 48 (3.71%) Internet
10 44 (3.40%) NAS
11 43 (3.32%) Cisco Nexus
12 40 (3.09%) VPN
13 34 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
13 34 (2.63%) MPLS
14 33 (2.55%) DHCP
15 32 (2.47%) Network Security
16 27 (2.09%) BGP
16 27 (2.09%) Unified Communications
16 27 (2.09%) Wi-Fi
17 25 (1.93%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (17.93%) SQL Server
2 108 (8.35%) PostgreSQL
3 106 (8.19%) MongoDB
4 99 (7.65%) NoSQL
5 77 (5.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 75 (5.80%) Relational Database
7 68 (5.26%) MySQL
8 66 (5.10%) Hadoop
9 55 (4.25%) Big Data
10 46 (3.55%) Oracle Database
11 44 (3.40%) Amazon RDS
12 41 (3.17%) RDBMS
13 40 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
14 38 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 32 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
15 32 (2.47%) SQL Server 2014
16 29 (2.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 28 (2.16%) Redis
17 28 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
18 24 (1.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 125 (9.66%) Git (software)
2 109 (8.42%) Jenkins
3 78 (6.03%) JIRA
4 70 (5.41%) Cucumber
5 53 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 44 (3.40%) JUnit
7 42 (3.25%) Subversion
8 37 (2.86%) TeamCity
9 28 (2.16%) Octopus Deploy
9 28 (2.16%) Selenium
10 27 (2.09%) Maven
11 24 (1.85%) WebDriver
12 18 (1.39%) Mockito
13 16 (1.24%) Visual Studio
14 12 (0.93%) Gradle
14 12 (0.93%) Hudson
15 11 (0.85%) Mercurial
16 10 (0.77%) Bazaar
16 10 (0.77%) git-flow
16 10 (0.77%) JBehave
General
1 236 (18.24%) Finance
2 81 (6.26%) Banking
3 51 (3.94%) Telecoms
4 28 (2.16%) Retail
5 25 (1.93%) Marketing
6 23 (1.78%) Financial Institution
6 23 (1.78%) Legal
7 22 (1.70%) Games
8 20 (1.55%) Front Office
9 18 (1.39%) Investment Banking
10 15 (1.16%) Manufacturing
11 13 (1.00%) Electronics
12 9 (0.70%) Back Office
13 5 (0.39%) Law
13 5 (0.39%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.39%) Publishing
14 4 (0.31%) French Language
15 3 (0.23%) Advertising
15 3 (0.23%) Billing
15 3 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 325 (25.12%) Developer
2 170 (13.14%) Architect
3 111 (8.58%) Java Developer
4 103 (7.96%) Administrator
5 99 (7.65%) DBA
5 99 (7.65%) DevOps Engineer
6 76 (5.87%) SQL DBA
7 57 (4.40%) AWS Engineer
8 55 (4.25%) Network Engineer
8 55 (4.25%) Senior Developer
9 51 (3.94%) Software Engineer
10 48 (3.71%) Technical Architect
11 43 (3.32%) AWS DevOps
12 41 (3.17%) Consultant
13 39 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
14 35 (2.70%) Infrastructure Architect
15 34 (2.63%) Unix Administrator
16 33 (2.55%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 33 (2.55%) SQL Server DBA
16 33 (2.55%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (13.91%) Web Services
2 132 (10.20%) RESTful
3 110 (8.50%) .NET
4 99 (7.65%) Node.js
5 97 (7.50%) REST
6 94 (7.26%) HTML
7 90 (6.96%) XML
8 79 (6.11%) Spring
9 75 (5.80%) AngularJS
10 69 (5.33%) CSS
11 67 (5.18%) J2EE
12 55 (4.25%) JSON
13 54 (4.17%) Hibernate
14 51 (3.94%) Middleware
15 49 (3.79%) ASP.NET
16 45 (3.48%) ASP.NET MVC
16 45 (3.48%) XSLT
17 39 (3.01%) JMS
18 37 (2.86%) Java EE
19 32 (2.47%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 125 (9.66%) Data Centre
2 122 (9.43%) Clustering
3 68 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (4.02%) Computer Science
5 50 (3.86%) Replication
5 50 (3.86%) User Experience
6 48 (3.71%) Public Cloud
7 42 (3.25%) Enterprise Storage
8 40 (3.09%) iPad
9 34 (2.63%) Algorithms
10 30 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 28 (2.16%) Management Information System
12 25 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
13 20 (1.55%) NHS
14 19 (1.47%) Blog
14 19 (1.47%) Virtual Team
15 18 (1.39%) Fintech
15 18 (1.39%) iPhone
16 17 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
17 15 (1.16%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 378 (29.21%) Linux
2 204 (15.77%) Windows
3 182 (14.06%) Unix
4 78 (6.03%) Windows Server
5 67 (5.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 63 (4.87%) Solaris
7 51 (3.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 40 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 33 (2.55%) CentOS
10 27 (2.09%) AIX
11 24 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (1.47%) Apple iOS
13 13 (1.00%) Ubuntu
14 12 (0.93%) Windows 7
15 9 (0.70%) HPUX
16 7 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
16 7 (0.54%) VME
17 6 (0.46%) Android
17 6 (0.46%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 447 (34.54%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (20.17%) TDD
3 244 (18.86%) DevOps
4 203 (15.69%) Scrum
5 182 (14.06%) Open Source
6 161 (12.44%) Continuous Integration
7 155 (11.98%) Migration
8 150 (11.59%) Disaster Recovery
9 143 (11.05%) BDD
10 140 (10.82%) ITIL
11 138 (10.66%) Microservices
12 132 (10.20%) Low Latency
13 122 (9.43%) E-Commerce
14 117 (9.04%) Software Engineering
15 110 (8.50%) Configuration Management
16 107 (8.27%) Kanban
17 105 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
18 104 (8.04%) Continuous Delivery
19 86 (6.65%) Load Balancing
20 79 (6.11%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 408 (31.53%) Java
2 304 (23.49%) SQL
3 197 (15.22%) Python
4 147 (11.36%) JavaScript
5 122 (9.43%) Ruby
6 90 (6.96%) Perl
7 85 (6.57%) C#
8 70 (5.41%) Scala
9 68 (5.26%) PowerShell
10 62 (4.79%) Bash Shell
11 48 (3.71%) C++
12 37 (2.86%) Go
13 35 (2.70%) PHP
13 35 (2.70%) PL/SQL
14 34 (2.63%) T-SQL
15 27 (2.09%) Shell Script
16 16 (1.24%) Apple Swift
16 16 (1.24%) C
16 16 (1.24%) Objective-C
17 14 (1.08%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 121 (9.35%) Security Cleared
2 87 (6.72%) SC Cleared
3 77 (5.95%) Degree
4 50 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 47 (3.63%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (2.55%) CCNP
7 23 (1.78%) CCIE
8 22 (1.70%) MCSE
9 21 (1.62%) CCNA
10 19 (1.47%) MCSA
11 18 (1.39%) DV Cleared
12 15 (1.16%) MCITP
13 14 (1.08%) RHCE
14 11 (0.85%) Avaya Certification
15 8 (0.62%) AWS Certification
16 7 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
16 7 (0.54%) MCDBA
17 6 (0.46%) HND
18 5 (0.39%) MCP
19 4 (0.31%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (6.96%) QA
2 54 (4.17%) SLA
3 20 (1.55%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.62%) MiFID
5 7 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.39%) PMO
6 5 (0.39%) TickIT
7 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.31%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.31%) SDET
8 3 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.15%) EMIR
10 1 (0.077%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.077%) SEPA
System Software
1 110 (8.50%) Active Directory
2 106 (8.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (7.11%) Docker
4 33 (2.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 33 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
5 31 (2.40%) Veritas File System
6 30 (2.32%) Hyper-V
6 30 (2.32%) Oracle RAC
7 24 (1.85%) vSphere
8 19 (1.47%) NFS
9 17 (1.31%) VMware ESX
10 16 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (0.93%) GFS2
11 12 (0.93%) OCFS2
12 11 (0.85%) XenApp
13 10 (0.77%) GPFS
14 9 (0.70%) HDFS
15 8 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 8 (0.62%) GlusterFS
15 8 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 138 (10.66%) Puppet
2 116 (8.96%) Ansible
3 109 (8.42%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (4.17%) Salt
5 43 (3.32%) Nagios
6 36 (2.78%) SCCM
7 29 (2.24%) Terraform
8 27 (2.09%) NetBackup
9 26 (2.01%) Kibana
9 26 (2.01%) Kubernetes
9 26 (2.01%) logstash
10 24 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
11 23 (1.78%) SCOM
12 18 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
13 14 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 14 (1.08%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 13 (1.00%) Graphite
15 12 (0.93%) Data Guard
16 11 (0.85%) EMC Navisphere
16 11 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 199 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 193 (14.91%) Oracle
3 137 (10.59%) Cisco
3 137 (10.59%) VMware
4 108 (8.35%) Red Hat
5 68 (5.26%) HP
6 54 (4.17%) Citrix
7 50 (3.86%) IBM
8 42 (3.25%) Veritas
9 41 (3.17%) F5
10 36 (2.78%) Sun
11 34 (2.63%) CheckPoint
12 28 (2.16%) EMC
13 26 (2.01%) NetApp
14 24 (1.85%) Symantec
15 23 (1.78%) ATG
16 22 (1.70%) Brocade
17 21 (1.62%) Reuters
18 20 (1.55%) Juniper
19 19 (1.47%) Splunk
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Yoh
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries, 6 months contracts
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Network ITR
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £33,800 to £39,200 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £500 to £570 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton
Williams Lea Tag
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: From £500 to £535 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 23 days ago