Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 280 211 273
Rank change year-on-year -69 +62 +10
Contract jobs citing High Availability 762 369 888
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 1.27% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.45% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 219 541
10th Percentile £378 £321 £325
25th Percentile £450 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £488
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% -2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £650 £680
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £448 £450
% change year-on-year +6.03% -0.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 15
10th Percentile £43.13 £23.75 "
25th Percentile £53.44 £46.79 £12.00
Median hourly rate £60.75 £63.00 £42.11
Median % change year-on-year -3.57% +49.61% +113.22%
75th Percentile £62.81 £65.25 £73.75
90th Percentile £77.50 £66.00 "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £61.50 £63.00 £14.68
% change year-on-year -2.38% +329.16% +1.24%

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 70,365 25,389 77,550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 88.98% 87.06% 87.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,594 17,041 51,827
10th Percentile £319 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,701 735 2,193
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.01 £11.50
25th Percentile £14.68 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate £24.50 £26.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.77% +15.56% +16.02%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.00 £45.13
90th Percentile £62.50 £56.80 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +20.56%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -62 681 £550 +15.79% 193
London -47 411 £600 +20.00% 81
UK excluding London -81 256 £475 +6.03% 123
Work from Home -132 169 £525 - 39
North of England -21 103 £475 +26.67% 35
South East -78 66 £525 +16.93% 23
Yorkshire -3 53 £488 +25.81% 14
North West -40 47 £475 +31.03% 19
Midlands -65 37 £525 +25.00% 22
South West -27 27 £425 -19.05% 11
East Midlands -25 17 £495 +52.31% 11
West Midlands -63 17 £550 +28.28% 11
Scotland -81 9 £438 -14.63% 11
East of England -57 8 £500 -16.67% 18
Wales -26 5 £550 +30.18% 2
North East -17 3 £350 -44.00% 2
Northern Ireland -5 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 263 (34.51%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (31.36%) Linux
3 189 (24.80%) DevOps
4 178 (23.36%) AWS
5 167 (21.92%) SQL
6 159 (20.87%) Azure
7 153 (20.08%) Java
7 153 (20.08%) Python
8 152 (19.95%) Social Skills
9 149 (19.55%) Low Latency
10 145 (19.03%) Windows
11 138 (18.11%) Finance
12 126 (16.54%) Kubernetes
12 126 (16.54%) Continuous Integration
13 123 (16.14%) Microservices
14 117 (15.35%) Oracle
15 115 (15.09%) Docker
16 108 (14.17%) Disaster Recovery
17 107 (14.04%) Migration
18 102 (13.39%) SQL Server
19 101 (13.25%) Banking
20 98 (12.86%) JavaScript
21 89 (11.68%) Unix
22 88 (11.55%) Jenkins
23 87 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
24 86 (11.29%) Microsoft
24 86 (11.29%) TDD
25 79 (10.37%) ITIL
25 79 (10.37%) Terraform
26 77 (10.10%) HTML

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 31 (4.07%) Apache
2 21 (2.76%) SharePoint
3 19 (2.49%) Tomcat
4 16 (2.10%) Confluence
5 13 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (1.71%) WebLogic
6 12 (1.57%) WebSphere
7 11 (1.44%) Apache Spark
8 8 (1.05%) CICS
8 8 (1.05%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.92%) nginx
10 6 (0.79%) IIS
11 5 (0.66%) Anypoint
11 5 (0.66%) JBoss
11 5 (0.66%) NetWeaver
12 4 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.52%) CMS
12 4 (0.52%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.52%) Mule
12 4 (0.52%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.39%) GIMP
2 3 (0.39%) InfoPath
2 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.39%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (2.23%) ION MarketView
2 11 (1.44%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 178 (23.36%) AWS
2 159 (20.87%) Azure
3 49 (6.43%) GCP
3 49 (6.43%) PaaS
4 40 (5.25%) IaaS
5 39 (5.12%) SaaS
6 37 (4.86%) GitHub
7 31 (4.07%) Serverless
8 29 (3.81%) Microsoft 365
9 23 (3.02%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 21 (2.76%) Amazon ECS
11 20 (2.62%) AWS CloudFormation
11 20 (2.62%) AWS Lambda
12 19 (2.49%) Azure Active Directory
13 17 (2.23%) Azure Data Factory
13 17 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
14 15 (1.97%) Power Platform
15 14 (1.84%) Amazon EKS
15 14 (1.84%) Azure Storage
16 10 (1.31%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 75 (9.84%) Firewall
2 48 (6.30%) DNS
3 40 (5.25%) TCP/IP
4 36 (4.72%) Multicast
5 28 (3.67%) HTTP
6 27 (3.54%) SSL
7 22 (2.89%) Kerberos
7 22 (2.89%) SAN
8 21 (2.76%) DHCP
9 16 (2.10%) VPN
10 14 (1.84%) FTP
11 12 (1.57%) Wireshark
12 11 (1.44%) SMTP
12 11 (1.44%) WAN
13 10 (1.31%) LAN
13 10 (1.31%) MPLS
13 10 (1.31%) Network Security
13 10 (1.31%) Wireless
14 8 (1.05%) IPv4
14 8 (1.05%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (13.39%) SQL Server
2 62 (8.14%) MongoDB
2 62 (8.14%) MySQL
3 48 (6.30%) PostgreSQL
4 45 (5.91%) NoSQL
4 45 (5.91%) Relational Database
5 41 (5.38%) Oracle Database
6 31 (4.07%) Azure SQL Database
6 31 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
7 26 (3.41%) Big Data
7 26 (3.41%) Redis
8 23 (3.02%) Hadoop
8 23 (3.02%) RDBMS
9 22 (2.89%) Data Lake
10 18 (2.36%) Apache Cassandra
11 17 (2.23%) SAP HANA
12 16 (2.10%) Hazelcast
12 16 (2.10%) RavenDB
12 16 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (1.97%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 88 (11.55%) Jenkins
2 64 (8.40%) Git (software)
3 35 (4.59%) JIRA
4 31 (4.07%) Gatling
5 30 (3.94%) Maven
6 21 (2.76%) Subversion
7 16 (2.10%) GitLab
8 13 (1.71%) Mockito
8 13 (1.71%) Sonatype Nexus
8 13 (1.71%) TeamCity
9 9 (1.18%) Artifactory
9 9 (1.18%) GDB
10 8 (1.05%) Cucumber
10 8 (1.05%) GCC
10 8 (1.05%) Gradle
10 8 (1.05%) webpack
11 6 (0.79%) gulp
11 6 (0.79%) Selenium
11 6 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.66%) Mercurial
General
1 152 (19.95%) Social Skills
2 138 (18.11%) Finance
3 101 (13.25%) Banking
4 50 (6.56%) Front Office
5 40 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
6 35 (4.59%) Investment Banking
7 29 (3.81%) Public Sector
8 23 (3.02%) Telecoms
9 16 (2.10%) Retail
10 15 (1.97%) Marketing
11 14 (1.84%) Documentation Skills
12 7 (0.92%) Back Office
12 7 (0.92%) Prime Brokerage
13 6 (0.79%) Games
13 6 (0.79%) Law
13 6 (0.79%) Presentation Skills
14 5 (0.66%) Influencing Skills
14 5 (0.66%) International Banking
15 4 (0.52%) Automotive
16 3 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 185 (24.28%) Developer
2 126 (16.54%) Architect
3 67 (8.79%) Solutions Architect
4 62 (8.14%) Java Developer
5 45 (5.91%) DBA
6 40 (5.25%) DevOps Engineer
7 39 (5.12%) Administrator
8 37 (4.86%) Senior Developer
9 35 (4.59%) Consultant
10 31 (4.07%) Applications Support
11 27 (3.54%) Analyst
12 25 (3.28%) Scala Developer
13 22 (2.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 21 (2.76%) Senior Java Developer
15 20 (2.62%) Linux Support
15 20 (2.62%) Site Engineer
15 20 (2.62%) Site Reliability Engineer
15 20 (2.62%) SQL DBA
16 19 (2.49%) AWS Engineer
16 19 (2.49%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (10.10%) HTML
2 74 (9.71%) CSS
2 74 (9.71%) React
2 74 (9.71%) Web Services
3 68 (8.92%) Spring
4 60 (7.87%) REST
5 59 (7.74%) RESTful
6 58 (7.61%) Middleware
7 49 (6.43%) Spring Boot
8 46 (6.04%) Node.js
9 37 (4.86%) HTML5
10 36 (4.72%) Kafka
11 31 (4.07%) LDAP
12 30 (3.94%) .NET
13 28 (3.67%) CSS3
13 28 (3.67%) JSON
13 28 (3.67%) Redux
14 27 (3.54%) Akka
14 27 (3.54%) GraphQL
14 27 (3.54%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 47 (6.17%) Clustering
3 42 (5.51%) Replication
4 35 (4.59%) Management Information System
5 33 (4.33%) Algorithms
5 33 (4.33%) Data Centre
5 33 (4.33%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (3.41%) Data Structures
7 25 (3.28%) Equities
8 23 (3.02%) Data Protection Act
9 18 (2.36%) Public Cloud
10 16 (2.10%) Fixed Income
10 16 (2.10%) User Experience
11 14 (1.84%) Mainframe
12 13 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
13 12 (1.57%) Derivative
14 11 (1.44%) Cloud Native
14 11 (1.44%) PKI
15 8 (1.05%) Equity Derivative
15 8 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 239 (31.36%) Linux
2 145 (19.03%) Windows
3 89 (11.68%) Unix
4 65 (8.53%) Windows Server
5 50 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (2.76%) Solaris
7 18 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (1.84%) Windows Server 2016
10 12 (1.57%) zOS
11 11 (1.44%) Windows Server 2019
12 10 (1.31%) Windows 10
13 9 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.92%) CentOS
15 6 (0.79%) AIX
15 6 (0.79%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.79%) VMS
16 5 (0.66%) Android
16 5 (0.66%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.66%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (34.51%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (24.80%) DevOps
3 149 (19.55%) Low Latency
4 126 (16.54%) Continuous Integration
5 123 (16.14%) Microservices
6 108 (14.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 107 (14.04%) Migration
8 87 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
9 86 (11.29%) TDD
10 79 (10.37%) ITIL
11 75 (9.84%) Configuration Management
12 72 (9.45%) Project Management
13 71 (9.32%) Data Protection
14 70 (9.19%) Performance Tuning
15 69 (9.06%) Open Source
15 69 (9.06%) Scrum
16 63 (8.27%) Test Automation
17 62 (8.14%) Electronic Trading
18 60 (7.87%) Pair Programming
19 57 (7.48%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 167 (21.92%) SQL
2 153 (20.08%) Java
2 153 (20.08%) Python
3 98 (12.86%) JavaScript
4 53 (6.96%) PowerShell
5 52 (6.82%) Scala
6 31 (4.07%) Shell Script
7 23 (3.02%) C++
8 22 (2.89%) Bash Shell
9 20 (2.62%) C#
9 20 (2.62%) Go
10 19 (2.49%) Ruby
11 18 (2.36%) Java 8
12 17 (2.23%) Perl
12 17 (2.23%) TypeScript
13 15 (1.97%) T-SQL
14 14 (1.84%) PHP
15 10 (1.31%) PL/SQL
16 9 (1.18%) Groovy
17 6 (0.79%) REXX
Qualifications
1 58 (7.61%) Security Cleared
2 48 (6.30%) Degree
3 45 (5.91%) SC Cleared
4 21 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (2.76%) TOGAF Certification
5 17 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (2.23%) MCSE
6 16 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.31%) CCNA
8 8 (1.05%) CCNP
8 8 (1.05%) CISSP
9 7 (0.92%) MCSA
10 6 (0.79%) MCITP
10 6 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.52%) MCP
12 3 (0.39%) HNC
12 3 (0.39%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.72%) QA
2 22 (2.89%) Accessibility
3 20 (2.62%) GDPR
4 17 (2.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (1.84%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.92%) SLA
7 6 (0.79%) COBIT
8 5 (0.66%) HIPAA
8 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.66%) PMO
9 3 (0.39%) FedRAMP
10 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.26%) HL7
10 2 (0.26%) SOC 1
10 2 (0.26%) SOC 2
System Software
1 115 (15.09%) Docker
2 62 (8.14%) Active Directory
3 57 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (1.71%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (1.18%) NFS
7 9 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (1.18%) VMware NSX
8 8 (1.05%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.92%) XenApp
10 6 (0.79%) vSphere
11 5 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.66%) HDFS
11 5 (0.66%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.52%) Oracle Clusterware
12 4 (0.52%) SRDF
12 4 (0.52%) Time Sharing Option
13 3 (0.39%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 3 (0.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 126 (16.54%) Kubernetes
2 79 (10.37%) Terraform
3 69 (9.06%) Ansible
4 48 (6.30%) Grafana
5 43 (5.64%) Puppet
6 42 (5.51%) Prometheus
7 20 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (2.10%) ITRS Geneos
9 14 (1.84%) SCCM
10 12 (1.57%) Control-M
10 12 (1.57%) Failover Clustering
10 12 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
10 12 (1.57%) Tivoli
11 11 (1.44%) EMC NetWorker
12 10 (1.31%) Data Guard
13 9 (1.18%) QRadar
13 9 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 8 (1.05%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 8 (1.05%) Nagios
14 8 (1.05%) Rancher
Vendors
1 117 (15.35%) Oracle
2 86 (11.29%) Microsoft
3 70 (9.19%) VMware
4 66 (8.66%) Red Hat
5 44 (5.77%) Cisco
6 43 (5.64%) IBM
7 38 (4.99%) Splunk
8 33 (4.33%) Citrix
9 29 (3.81%) Google
10 28 (3.67%) EMC
11 27 (3.54%) SAP
12 20 (2.62%) TIBCO
13 18 (2.36%) F5
14 17 (2.23%) BMC
14 17 (2.23%) ION Trading
14 17 (2.23%) ServiceNow
15 16 (2.10%) Databricks
15 16 (2.10%) Solace
16 15 (1.97%) HP
16 15 (1.97%) Informatica