Period
to 20 July 2019

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 July 2019 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 258 261 208
Rank change year-on-year +3 -53 -34
Contract jobs citing High Availability 968 1,057 1,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.01% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.17% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 685 806
UK median daily rate £491 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 23
UK median hourly rate £15.45 £42.50 £27.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.66% +55.22% -3.93%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.50 £16.24
90th Percentile £73.75 £54.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.45 £41.25 £27.38
% change year-on-year -62.56% +50.66% -3.93%

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 81,000 90,250 81,657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.90% 86.62% 85.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,315 59,556 53,431
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,309 2,482 2,145
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £21.95 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.90% -12.20% +4.17%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -16.00% -

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 July 2019.

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 July 2019.

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 20 July 2019. 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 +11 887 £479 -1.79% 302
UK excluding London +10 556 £425 - 208
London -12 376 £525 - 116
South East +44 194 £425 -4.49% 33
North of England -12 116 £425 +0.59% 74
North West +17 70 £425 - 41
Midlands +37 63 £400 +1.27% 31
South West +17 62 £470 +17.50% 27
Scotland +10 56 £500 +18.34% 13
East of England +10 55 £425 -5.56% 21
Yorkshire +1 38 £450 +5.88% 27
West Midlands +11 31 £350 -16.54% 14
East Midlands +26 26 £375 -0.13% 17
Wales -19 12 £478 +6.11% 5
North East -19 8 £228 -37.67% 6
Northern Ireland +7 1 £425 -26.09% 4

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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.

1 297 (30.68%) SQL
2 283 (29.24%) Agile Software Development
3 262 (27.07%) Linux
4 230 (23.76%) Windows
5 211 (21.80%) Amazon AWS
6 210 (21.69%) SQL Server
7 205 (21.18%) Microsoft Azure
8 204 (21.07%) DevOps
9 196 (20.25%) Disaster Recovery
10 194 (20.04%) Microsoft
11 168 (17.36%) Continuous Integration
12 159 (16.43%) Java
13 148 (15.29%) Docker
14 146 (15.08%) Migration
15 145 (14.98%) Oracle
16 134 (13.84%) Python
17 132 (13.64%) JavaScript
18 129 (13.33%) Git (software)
19 127 (13.12%) Jenkins
20 121 (12.50%) Security Cleared
21 116 (11.98%) Red Hat
22 113 (11.67%) Ansible
23 111 (11.47%) Performance Tuning
24 106 (10.95%) Finance
24 106 (10.95%) Problem-Solving
25 105 (10.85%) Kubernetes
26 104 (10.74%) VMware
27 101 (10.43%) Active Directory
27 101 (10.43%) ITIL
28 100 (10.33%) Data Centre

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 (6.30%) OpenStack
2 31 (3.20%) SharePoint
3 28 (2.89%) IIS
4 22 (2.27%) Apache
5 20 (2.07%) MS Exchange
6 19 (1.96%) nginx
7 16 (1.65%) Skype for Business
8 15 (1.55%) Apache Spark
9 14 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (1.34%) Confluence
11 12 (1.24%) Tomcat
12 11 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
12 11 (1.14%) SAS
13 10 (1.03%) JBoss
13 10 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (1.03%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
16 7 (0.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.31%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.10%) Actimize
2 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.10%) Maximo
2 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.10%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 211 (21.80%) Amazon AWS
2 205 (21.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (6.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 50 (5.17%) PaaS
5 43 (4.44%) OpenShift
6 39 (4.03%) GitHub
6 39 (4.03%) Office 365
7 35 (3.62%) Serverless
8 34 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
9 31 (3.20%) IaaS
10 28 (2.89%) Amazon S3
11 26 (2.69%) Power Platform
12 24 (2.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 24 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
13 22 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
14 21 (2.17%) SaaS
15 20 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
15 20 (2.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 19 (1.96%) AWS Lambda
17 17 (1.76%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 87 (8.99%) Firewall
2 81 (8.37%) DNS
3 78 (8.06%) WAN
4 71 (7.33%) SAN
5 66 (6.82%) VPN
6 62 (6.40%) DHCP
7 60 (6.20%) LAN
8 39 (4.03%) TCP/IP
9 26 (2.69%) Internet
9 26 (2.69%) VLAN
10 25 (2.58%) OSPF
11 23 (2.38%) BGP
11 23 (2.38%) MPLS
12 22 (2.27%) IPsec
12 22 (2.27%) VoIP
13 21 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
13 21 (2.17%) NAS
14 20 (2.07%) Wireless
15 19 (1.96%) Network Security
15 19 (1.96%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (21.69%) SQL Server
2 74 (7.64%) MySQL
3 67 (6.92%) MongoDB
4 63 (6.51%) PostgreSQL
4 63 (6.51%) Relational Database
5 60 (6.20%) Big Data
6 58 (5.99%) NoSQL
7 52 (5.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 51 (5.27%) Oracle Database
9 43 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
10 32 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 30 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
12 28 (2.89%) RDBMS
13 27 (2.79%) Hadoop
14 26 (2.69%) Power BI
15 25 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
16 20 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
17 19 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
17 19 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
18 16 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 129 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 127 (13.12%) Jenkins
3 49 (5.06%) JIRA
4 33 (3.41%) Sonatype Nexus
5 31 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (2.58%) Mockito
7 24 (2.48%) Bitbucket
8 18 (1.86%) JUnit
8 18 (1.86%) Subversion
9 16 (1.65%) Cucumber
9 16 (1.65%) Maven
10 13 (1.34%) GitLab
11 12 (1.24%) Visual Studio
12 11 (1.14%) Hudson
13 10 (1.03%) Gradle
13 10 (1.03%) Selenium
13 10 (1.03%) TeamCity
14 9 (0.93%) CF BOSH
14 9 (0.93%) Vagrant
15 8 (0.83%) Artifactory
General
1 106 (10.95%) Finance
2 62 (6.40%) Banking
3 33 (3.41%) Retail
4 30 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.86%) Marketing
6 15 (1.55%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.24%) Legal
8 8 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.72%) Law
10 6 (0.62%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.62%) Games
10 6 (0.62%) Publishing
11 5 (0.52%) Electronics
11 5 (0.52%) Local Government
12 4 (0.41%) Back Office
12 4 (0.41%) Military
12 4 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.31%) German Language
13 3 (0.31%) Polish Language
13 3 (0.31%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 195 (20.14%) Developer
2 116 (11.98%) DBA
3 107 (11.05%) Architect
4 83 (8.57%) DevOps Engineer
5 77 (7.95%) Administrator
6 72 (7.44%) SQL DBA
7 64 (6.61%) Java Developer
8 62 (6.40%) Cloud Engineer
9 58 (5.99%) Network Engineer
10 44 (4.55%) Analyst
11 39 (4.03%) Consultant
12 38 (3.93%) Platform Engineer
13 29 (3.00%) C# Developer
13 29 (3.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 29 (3.00%) SQL Developer
14 28 (2.89%) SQL Server DBA
15 27 (2.79%) Oracle DBA
16 24 (2.48%) .NET Developer
17 23 (2.38%) AWS Engineer
17 23 (2.38%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (7.95%) CSS
2 76 (7.85%) Web Services
3 75 (7.75%) .NET
4 72 (7.44%) HTML
5 62 (6.40%) Spring
6 60 (6.20%) RESTful
7 56 (5.79%) Node.js
8 55 (5.68%) XML
9 49 (5.06%) React
10 46 (4.75%) REST
11 45 (4.65%) Hibernate
12 42 (4.34%) AngularJS
13 41 (4.24%) JSON
14 39 (4.03%) Kafka
15 38 (3.93%) HTML5
15 38 (3.93%) jQuery
16 27 (2.79%) LDAP
17 26 (2.69%) Spring Boot
18 25 (2.58%) ASP.NET
19 24 (2.48%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 100 (10.33%) Data Centre
2 90 (9.30%) Clustering
3 72 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
4 69 (7.13%) Replication
5 36 (3.72%) Management Information System
5 36 (3.72%) Private Cloud
6 33 (3.41%) PKI
7 32 (3.31%) Linux Command Line
8 29 (3.00%) Public Cloud
9 28 (2.89%) Greenfield Project
10 23 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
12 15 (1.55%) Data Structures
12 15 (1.55%) EMC VNX
12 15 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
13 14 (1.45%) Driving Licence
14 12 (1.24%) Cloud Native
15 11 (1.14%) Algorithms
15 11 (1.14%) Device Driver
15 11 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 262 (27.07%) Linux
2 230 (23.76%) Windows
3 85 (8.78%) Windows Server
4 72 (7.44%) Unix
5 53 (5.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (2.07%) CentOS
9 17 (1.76%) Solaris
10 14 (1.45%) Windows 10
11 13 (1.34%) Android
11 13 (1.34%) Apple iOS
11 13 (1.34%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.93%) AIX
12 9 (0.93%) VMS
13 7 (0.72%) Debian
13 7 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.21%) SUSE
14 2 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (29.24%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (21.07%) DevOps
3 196 (20.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 168 (17.36%) Continuous Integration
5 146 (15.08%) Migration
6 111 (11.47%) Performance Tuning
7 106 (10.95%) Problem-Solving
8 101 (10.43%) ITIL
9 96 (9.92%) Scrum
10 92 (9.50%) TDD
11 72 (7.44%) Continuous Deployment
12 70 (7.23%) Capacity Planning
12 70 (7.23%) Microservices
13 68 (7.02%) Continuous Improvement
14 66 (6.82%) Task Automation
15 63 (6.51%) Kanban
16 56 (5.79%) Computer Science
16 56 (5.79%) SDLC
17 54 (5.58%) Performance Monitoring
17 54 (5.58%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 297 (30.68%) SQL
2 159 (16.43%) Java
3 134 (13.84%) Python
4 132 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 96 (9.92%) PowerShell
6 79 (8.16%) C#
7 70 (7.23%) Shell Script
8 65 (6.71%) Bash Shell
9 32 (3.31%) Scala
10 28 (2.89%) Java 8
10 28 (2.89%) Perl
11 25 (2.58%) Ruby
12 24 (2.48%) T-SQL
13 23 (2.38%) Go
14 21 (2.17%) PHP
15 19 (1.96%) PL/SQL
16 15 (1.55%) C
16 15 (1.55%) TypeScript
17 8 (0.83%) Groovy
18 7 (0.72%) R
Qualifications
1 121 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 99 (10.23%) Degree
3 88 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 59 (6.10%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 30 (3.10%) CCNP
7 27 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (2.07%) CCIE
9 19 (1.96%) CCNA
9 19 (1.96%) MCSE
10 17 (1.76%) DV Cleared
11 13 (1.34%) JNCIA
12 12 (1.24%) ISTQB
13 8 (0.83%) CISSP
14 7 (0.72%) AWS Certification
15 6 (0.62%) ISEB
15 6 (0.62%) JNCIP
15 6 (0.62%) JNCIS
15 6 (0.62%) MCSA
15 6 (0.62%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (6.30%) SLA
2 19 (1.96%) QA
3 10 (1.03%) GDPR
4 7 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.52%) PSD2
6 4 (0.41%) PMO
7 2 (0.21%) COBIT
7 2 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.21%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.10%) EMIR
8 1 (0.10%) HL7
8 1 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.10%) MiFID
8 1 (0.10%) SEPA
System Software
1 148 (15.29%) Docker
2 101 (10.43%) Active Directory
3 87 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (2.79%) Hyper-V
5 27 (2.79%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (1.24%) vSphere
8 10 (1.03%) VMware NSX
9 9 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (0.93%) XenApp
10 8 (0.83%) Firmware
11 7 (0.72%) Snort
11 7 (0.72%) Squid
11 7 (0.72%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 6 (0.62%) vCloud
13 5 (0.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 5 (0.52%) HDFS
13 5 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 113 (11.67%) Ansible
2 105 (10.85%) Kubernetes
3 74 (7.64%) Puppet
4 53 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
5 50 (5.17%) Terraform
6 36 (3.72%) Failover Clustering
7 29 (3.00%) Nagios
8 21 (2.17%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 21 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
8 21 (2.17%) Prometheus
9 20 (2.07%) SCCM
10 15 (1.55%) Grafana
11 14 (1.45%) SCOM
12 13 (1.34%) FortiGate
13 12 (1.24%) HAProxy
13 12 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
14 11 (1.14%) Icinga
14 11 (1.14%) Kibana
14 11 (1.14%) Packer
14 11 (1.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 194 (20.04%) Microsoft
2 145 (14.98%) Oracle
3 116 (11.98%) Red Hat
4 104 (10.74%) VMware
5 81 (8.37%) Cisco
6 56 (5.79%) Splunk
7 53 (5.48%) Google
8 47 (4.86%) Dell
9 34 (3.51%) F5
10 31 (3.20%) HP
11 25 (2.58%) EMC
12 23 (2.38%) IBM
13 22 (2.27%) Citrix
13 22 (2.27%) NetApp
14 17 (1.76%) Palo Alto
15 16 (1.65%) CheckPoint
15 16 (1.65%) Juniper
15 16 (1.65%) TIBCO
16 15 (1.55%) Sybase
16 15 (1.55%) Veritas