Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 222 172 189
Rank change year-on-year -50 +17 +22
Contract jobs citing High Availability 1,229 1,440 1,433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 1.51% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.80% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 850 979 907
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £325 £310 £308
90th Percentile £653 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 24 43
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +5.13% +41.82%
10th Percentile £34.36 £16.68 £21.40
90th Percentile £46.12 £41.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +3.66% +3.80% +37.39%

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 86,028 79,861 88,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.72% 83.81% 82.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,485 52,916 57,691
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,077 2,220 2,614
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +1.83% +22.75%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.63 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -1.76% -3.85% +23.81%

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 20 February 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 20 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for High Availability in the UK

High Availability
Top 15 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 February 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 -59 1,115 £501 +5.53% 336
London -13 720 £525 +5.00% 125
UK excluding London -78 486 £400 - 239
South East -71 150 £375 -6.25% 64
North of England -66 108 £475 +18.75% 67
Midlands +2 57 £350 -6.67% 37
Scotland +19 55 £375 -6.25% 12
Yorkshire -20 49 £488 +21.88% 34
East of England -55 49 £425 +4.94% 27
North West -66 41 £450 +3.75% 30
Wales +8 39 £400 -20.00% 9
East Midlands +15 35 £350 +14.75% 9
South West -16 28 £388 +0.65% 16
West Midlands -5 22 £293 -31.18% 28
North East +2 18 £350 +2.94% 3

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 480 (39.06%) Agile Software Development
2 396 (32.22%) Java
3 350 (28.48%) Linux
4 311 (25.31%) SQL
5 302 (24.57%) TDD
6 263 (21.40%) DevOps
7 230 (18.71%) Continuous Integration
8 226 (18.39%) BDD
9 205 (16.68%) Windows
10 202 (16.44%) RESTful
11 200 (16.27%) Amazon AWS
12 196 (15.95%) Web Services
13 190 (15.46%) SQL Server
14 187 (15.22%) Microservices
15 178 (14.48%) Unix
16 177 (14.40%) Finance
17 174 (14.16%) Scrum
18 168 (13.67%) Git (software)
19 163 (13.26%) Open Source
20 152 (12.37%) Disaster Recovery
20 152 (12.37%) Oracle
21 146 (11.88%) Microsoft
22 145 (11.80%) Pair Programming
23 141 (11.47%) Clustering
24 140 (11.39%) Firewall
24 140 (11.39%) Jenkins
25 137 (11.15%) Microsoft Azure
26 136 (11.07%) Migration
27 134 (10.90%) Python
27 134 (10.90%) Kanban

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 61 (4.96%) Elasticsearch
2 48 (3.91%) Apache
3 40 (3.25%) Tomcat
4 38 (3.09%) JBoss
5 36 (2.93%) WebSphere
6 31 (2.52%) IIS
7 28 (2.28%) OpenStack
7 28 (2.28%) SharePoint
8 25 (2.03%) Confluence
9 20 (1.63%) WebLogic
10 17 (1.38%) Cloud Foundry
11 16 (1.30%) MS Exchange
12 14 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
13 13 (1.06%) Skype for Business
14 11 (0.90%) iPlanet
14 11 (0.90%) Oracle Application Server
15 10 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
16 9 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
16 9 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 8 (0.65%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (0.41%) EngageOne
3 5 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.16%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.081%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.081%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.081%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.081%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.081%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.081%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.081%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.081%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 200 (16.27%) Amazon AWS
2 137 (11.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (3.66%) GitHub
4 42 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
5 34 (2.77%) SaaS
6 31 (2.52%) Office 365
7 24 (1.95%) Amazon S3
7 24 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
7 24 (1.95%) PaaS
8 20 (1.63%) IaaS
9 19 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
10 18 (1.46%) Serverless
11 17 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
12 16 (1.30%) Amazon ELB
13 12 (0.98%) OpenShift
14 11 (0.90%) npm
15 10 (0.81%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 10 (0.81%) Heroku
16 9 (0.73%) Amazon Kinesis
16 9 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 140 (11.39%) Firewall
2 74 (6.02%) TCP/IP
3 69 (5.61%) SAN
4 68 (5.53%) DNS
4 68 (5.53%) WAN
5 55 (4.48%) Internet
6 52 (4.23%) LAN
7 49 (3.99%) DHCP
8 43 (3.50%) VPN
9 40 (3.25%) HTTP
9 40 (3.25%) Network Security
10 34 (2.77%) VLAN
11 33 (2.69%) SSL
12 28 (2.28%) Cisco ASA
13 22 (1.79%) NAS
14 21 (1.71%) MPLS
15 20 (1.63%) BGP
16 19 (1.55%) VoIP
17 18 (1.46%) BIG-IP
17 18 (1.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (15.46%) SQL Server
2 113 (9.19%) NoSQL
3 96 (7.81%) MongoDB
4 93 (7.57%) Relational Database
5 74 (6.02%) MySQL
6 69 (5.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 58 (4.72%) Apache Cassandra
8 55 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
9 53 (4.31%) Big Data
10 52 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
11 50 (4.07%) Oracle Database
12 47 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 40 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
14 37 (3.01%) Hadoop
15 33 (2.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 30 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
17 27 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
18 26 (2.12%) Amazon RDS
19 21 (1.71%) SQL Server 2014
20 19 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 168 (13.67%) Git (software)
2 140 (11.39%) Jenkins
3 66 (5.37%) Mockito
4 60 (4.88%) Cucumber
5 50 (4.07%) JIRA
6 40 (3.25%) Maven
7 37 (3.01%) Subversion
8 34 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (1.95%) GitLab
10 23 (1.87%) JUnit
11 20 (1.63%) Hudson
11 20 (1.63%) TeamCity
12 16 (1.30%) Gradle
13 14 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 13 (1.06%) IntelliJ
15 12 (0.98%) gulp
16 11 (0.90%) Grunt
16 11 (0.90%) Selenium
16 11 (0.90%) webpack
17 8 (0.65%) Bitbucket
General
1 177 (14.40%) Finance
2 105 (8.54%) Banking
3 49 (3.99%) Telecoms
4 41 (3.34%) Front Office
5 38 (3.09%) Retail
6 36 (2.93%) Investment Banking
7 35 (2.85%) Games
8 17 (1.38%) Marketing
9 11 (0.90%) Law
10 10 (0.81%) Back Office
10 10 (0.81%) Legal
10 10 (0.81%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.73%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.57%) French Language
13 6 (0.49%) Billing
13 6 (0.49%) Electronics
14 5 (0.41%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.33%) Automotive
15 4 (0.33%) Local Government
15 4 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 409 (33.28%) Developer
2 180 (14.65%) Java Developer
3 144 (11.72%) Architect
4 125 (10.17%) DBA
5 91 (7.40%) Senior Developer
6 79 (6.43%) SQL DBA
7 75 (6.10%) Administrator
8 71 (5.78%) DevOps Engineer
9 64 (5.21%) Scala Developer
10 58 (4.72%) Consultant
11 50 (4.07%) React Developer
12 49 (3.99%) Network Engineer
13 47 (3.82%) JavaScript Developer
14 44 (3.58%) Agile Developer
15 40 (3.25%) Analyst
15 40 (3.25%) Senior Java Developer
16 38 (3.09%) Java Engineer
17 37 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 36 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
19 32 (2.60%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (16.44%) RESTful
2 196 (15.95%) Web Services
3 118 (9.60%) Spring
4 104 (8.46%) REST
5 100 (8.14%) Node.js
6 98 (7.97%) HTML
7 95 (7.73%) CSS
8 94 (7.65%) AngularJS
9 87 (7.08%) .NET
10 84 (6.83%) JSON
11 78 (6.35%) XML
12 75 (6.10%) HTML5
13 74 (6.02%) React
14 73 (5.94%) CSS3
15 63 (5.13%) Elastic Stack
16 60 (4.88%) Kafka
17 59 (4.80%) Akka
18 56 (4.56%) Hibernate
19 44 (3.58%) Middleware
20 42 (3.42%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 141 (11.47%) Clustering
2 123 (10.01%) Data Centre
3 64 (5.21%) Replication
4 54 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (4.07%) Public Cloud
6 49 (3.99%) Computer Science
7 41 (3.34%) Greenfield Project
8 39 (3.17%) User Experience
9 34 (2.77%) Blog
10 28 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
11 26 (2.12%) Data Structures
12 25 (2.03%) Fixed Income
13 22 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 20 (1.63%) Fintech
14 20 (1.63%) Virtual Team
15 17 (1.38%) N-Tier
15 17 (1.38%) PKI
16 16 (1.30%) Video on Demand
17 15 (1.22%) Algorithms
17 15 (1.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 350 (28.48%) Linux
2 205 (16.68%) Windows
3 178 (14.48%) Unix
4 84 (6.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 83 (6.75%) Windows Server
6 48 (3.91%) Solaris
7 37 (3.01%) Ubuntu
8 32 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (2.28%) AIX
10 25 (2.03%) CentOS
11 24 (1.95%) HPUX
11 24 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 23 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (1.06%) Windows 10
14 10 (0.81%) SUSE
14 10 (0.81%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.41%) Debian
15 5 (0.41%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 480 (39.06%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (24.57%) TDD
3 263 (21.40%) DevOps
4 230 (18.71%) Continuous Integration
5 226 (18.39%) BDD
6 187 (15.22%) Microservices
7 174 (14.16%) Scrum
8 163 (13.26%) Open Source
9 152 (12.37%) Disaster Recovery
10 145 (11.80%) Pair Programming
11 136 (11.07%) Migration
12 134 (10.90%) Kanban
13 132 (10.74%) Low Latency
14 121 (9.85%) Performance Tuning
15 117 (9.52%) ITIL
16 114 (9.28%) Continuous Delivery
17 109 (8.87%) Configuration Management
18 104 (8.46%) Continuous Improvement
19 101 (8.22%) Load Balancing
20 100 (8.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 396 (32.22%) Java
2 311 (25.31%) SQL
3 134 (10.90%) Python
4 126 (10.25%) JavaScript
5 111 (9.03%) C#
6 110 (8.95%) Scala
7 65 (5.29%) PowerShell
8 59 (4.80%) Bash Shell
9 52 (4.23%) T-SQL
10 48 (3.91%) Perl
11 41 (3.34%) Shell Script
12 40 (3.25%) Ruby
13 37 (3.01%) PL/SQL
14 32 (2.60%) C++
15 25 (2.03%) ES6
16 19 (1.55%) Groovy
16 19 (1.55%) PHP
17 17 (1.38%) Go
18 15 (1.22%) Kotlin
19 10 (0.81%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 116 (9.44%) Degree
2 87 (7.08%) Security Cleared
3 68 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (3.74%) SC Cleared
5 40 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (2.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 33 (2.69%) MCSE
8 22 (1.79%) CCNP
9 20 (1.63%) DV Cleared
9 20 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 18 (1.46%) CCNA
10 18 (1.46%) RHCE
11 15 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
12 14 (1.14%) MCITP
12 14 (1.14%) MCTS
13 10 (0.81%) CCIE
14 7 (0.57%) CCSE
15 6 (0.49%) CISM
15 6 (0.49%) CISSP
15 6 (0.49%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (6.83%) QA
2 29 (2.36%) Data Quality
3 23 (1.87%) SLA
4 21 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.90%) GDPR
5 11 (0.90%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.81%) RosettaNet
7 9 (0.73%) HL7
7 9 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.33%) COBIT
9 4 (0.33%) GCP
9 4 (0.33%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.24%) AS 2805
10 3 (0.24%) FIPS 140-2
10 3 (0.24%) ISO 8583
10 3 (0.24%) PSD2
11 1 (0.081%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.081%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.081%) PMO
System Software
1 110 (8.95%) Active Directory
2 106 (8.62%) Docker
3 83 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (2.52%) Oracle RAC
5 29 (2.36%) Hyper-V
5 29 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
6 27 (2.20%) vSphere
7 23 (1.87%) XenApp
8 20 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (1.55%) Oracle Clusterware
10 16 (1.30%) KVM
11 9 (0.73%) NFS
11 9 (0.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 9 (0.73%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.65%) ProxySG
12 8 (0.65%) VMware NSX
13 7 (0.57%) PowerHA
13 7 (0.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 6 (0.49%) DFS Replication
14 6 (0.49%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 109 (8.87%) Puppet
2 108 (8.79%) Ansible
3 70 (5.70%) Opscode Chef
4 65 (5.29%) Grafana
4 65 (5.29%) logstash
5 61 (4.96%) Kibana
6 51 (4.15%) Kubernetes
7 26 (2.12%) Microsoft Clustering
8 25 (2.03%) Data Guard
9 24 (1.95%) Oracle RMAN
10 23 (1.87%) Salt
11 21 (1.71%) Failover Clustering
11 21 (1.71%) Nagios
12 20 (1.63%) SCCM
13 18 (1.46%) Oracle Flashback
13 18 (1.46%) Prometheus
13 18 (1.46%) Terraform
14 16 (1.30%) vCenter Server
15 14 (1.14%) NetBackup
15 14 (1.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 152 (12.37%) Oracle
2 146 (11.88%) Microsoft
3 126 (10.25%) VMware
4 107 (8.71%) Cisco
5 105 (8.54%) Red Hat
6 81 (6.59%) Splunk
7 58 (4.72%) AppDynamics
8 55 (4.48%) Citrix
9 50 (4.07%) F5
10 47 (3.82%) IBM
11 40 (3.25%) HP
12 34 (2.77%) CheckPoint
13 27 (2.20%) Sun
13 27 (2.20%) Veritas
14 26 (2.12%) NetApp
15 25 (2.03%) Juniper
16 22 (1.79%) EMC
17 21 (1.71%) Dell
18 18 (1.46%) 3PAR
18 18 (1.46%) SAP