Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 261 295 215
Rank change year-on-year +34 -80 -42
Contract jobs citing High Availability 856 921 1,300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 0.88% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.02% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 559 881
UK median daily rate £480 £480 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £313 £350 £325
90th Percentile £688 £650 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 6
UK median hourly rate £45.43 £42.27 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.49% +5.66% +17.77%
10th Percentile £12.15 £12.50 £16.89
90th Percentile £73.75 £50.00 £113.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.75 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +27.98% +5.00% +12.90%

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 71,510 90,455 88,870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.95% 86.91% 86.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 46,824 59,878 59,072
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £294 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,277 2,338 2,136
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -4.35% +2.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.50 £49.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £23.32
% change year-on-year +7.14% -9.95% +3.64%

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 21 November 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 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 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 +40 785 £475 -5.00% 285
UK excluding London +39 468 £450 +5.88% 199
London +32 354 £538 +2.38% 99
South East +33 158 £450 - 38
North of England +25 112 £406 -4.41% 55
North West +37 58 £425 +9.68% 36
East of England +30 54 £450 - 27
Midlands +55 53 £350 -12.50% 38
Scotland +48 53 £485 +17.93% 8
Yorkshire +27 42 £381 -10.29% 14
South West -13 38 £500 -4.76% 28
West Midlands +57 26 £394 -31.52% 28
East Midlands +16 24 £325 -3.70% 10
North East +2 12 £488 +29.14% 5
Wales +13 4 £365 -18.89% 4

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 254 (29.67%) SQL
2 249 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
3 200 (23.36%) Linux
3 200 (23.36%) Azure
4 198 (23.13%) AWS
5 189 (22.08%) SQL Server
6 187 (21.85%) DevOps
7 178 (20.79%) Disaster Recovery
8 177 (20.68%) Windows
9 162 (18.93%) Microsoft
10 159 (18.57%) Migration
11 143 (16.71%) Java
12 137 (16.00%) Security Cleared
13 136 (15.89%) Python
14 133 (15.54%) Continuous Integration
15 119 (13.90%) Oracle
16 112 (13.08%) Jenkins
17 111 (12.97%) JavaScript
18 110 (12.85%) Problem-Solving
19 107 (12.50%) ITIL
19 107 (12.50%) Finance
20 104 (12.15%) Data Centre
21 102 (11.92%) PowerShell
22 101 (11.80%) Git (software)
23 95 (11.10%) Performance Tuning
23 95 (11.10%) VMware
24 93 (10.86%) Active Directory
25 87 (10.16%) TDD
26 83 (9.70%) SC Cleared
26 83 (9.70%) Degree

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 30 (3.50%) IIS
2 29 (3.39%) Apache
3 26 (3.04%) Apache Spark
4 19 (2.22%) OpenStack
5 17 (1.99%) SharePoint
6 16 (1.87%) MS Exchange
6 16 (1.87%) WebLogic
7 14 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (1.40%) Tomcat
9 11 (1.29%) Confluence
9 11 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (1.29%) JBoss
10 10 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.82%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (0.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 5 (0.58%) Apache Airflow
13 5 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.47%) IBM Domino
14 4 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.40%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.23%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.12%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 9 (1.05%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.35%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.12%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 200 (23.36%) Azure
2 198 (23.13%) AWS
3 54 (6.31%) PaaS
4 48 (5.61%) IaaS
5 42 (4.91%) Power Platform
6 39 (4.56%) Serverless
7 38 (4.44%) GCP
8 37 (4.32%) AWS CloudFormation
9 34 (3.97%) GitHub
10 31 (3.62%) Datadog
11 30 (3.50%) SaaS
12 26 (3.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 24 (2.80%) OpenShift
14 21 (2.45%) Amazon S3
14 21 (2.45%) Office 365
15 19 (2.22%) Amazon SQS
16 18 (2.10%) iPaaS
17 16 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
18 13 (1.52%) Amazon EMR
18 13 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 74 (8.64%) Firewall
2 63 (7.36%) DNS
3 54 (6.31%) VPN
4 49 (5.72%) WAN
5 43 (5.02%) DHCP
6 40 (4.67%) TCP/IP
7 35 (4.09%) SAN
8 31 (3.62%) HTTP
8 31 (3.62%) LAN
9 25 (2.92%) BGP
9 25 (2.92%) MPLS
10 23 (2.69%) Internet
10 23 (2.69%) OSPF
11 21 (2.45%) Network Security
12 20 (2.34%) Cisco Nexus
12 20 (2.34%) VSAN
13 19 (2.22%) SNMP
14 18 (2.10%) iSCSI
14 18 (2.10%) VoIP
15 17 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (22.08%) SQL Server
2 60 (7.01%) Big Data
3 57 (6.66%) MySQL
4 54 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
4 54 (6.31%) Relational Database
5 51 (5.96%) Data Warehouse
6 46 (5.37%) Oracle Database
7 45 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 43 (5.02%) NoSQL
9 42 (4.91%) Power BI
10 40 (4.67%) MongoDB
11 25 (2.92%) Hadoop
12 24 (2.80%) Data Lake
13 23 (2.69%) SQL Server 2012
14 22 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 20 (2.34%) Amazon Redshift
16 19 (2.22%) Cosmos DB
17 18 (2.10%) SQL Server 2014
17 18 (2.10%) SQL Server 2016
18 17 (1.99%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 112 (13.08%) Jenkins
2 101 (11.80%) Git (software)
3 53 (6.19%) JIRA
4 39 (4.56%) Sonatype Nexus
5 32 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (2.34%) GitLab
7 18 (2.10%) Gradle
7 18 (2.10%) Maven
8 17 (1.99%) Cucumber
9 14 (1.64%) Hudson
10 13 (1.52%) Bitbucket
11 12 (1.40%) Visual Studio
12 11 (1.29%) Mockito
13 9 (1.05%) JUnit
14 8 (0.93%) Artifactory
14 8 (0.93%) Subversion
14 8 (0.93%) TeamCity
15 7 (0.82%) Selenium
16 6 (0.70%) Mercurial
16 6 (0.70%) MSI
General
1 107 (12.50%) Finance
2 42 (4.91%) Retail
3 37 (4.32%) Public Sector
4 36 (4.21%) Banking
5 28 (3.27%) Telecoms
6 20 (2.34%) Marketing
7 15 (1.75%) Investment Banking
8 12 (1.40%) Games
9 10 (1.17%) Police
10 8 (0.93%) Legal
11 7 (0.82%) Law
12 6 (0.70%) Front Office
13 5 (0.58%) Back Office
14 4 (0.47%) French Language
14 4 (0.47%) German Language
15 3 (0.35%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.35%) Publishing
16 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 195 (22.78%) Developer
2 95 (11.10%) DBA
3 84 (9.81%) Architect
4 78 (9.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 60 (7.01%) SQL DBA
6 56 (6.54%) Network Engineer
7 53 (6.19%) Administrator
8 39 (4.56%) Java Developer
9 35 (4.09%) Analyst
10 30 (3.50%) Cloud Engineer
10 30 (3.50%) Consultant
11 29 (3.39%) SQL Developer
12 26 (3.04%) Oracle DBA
13 25 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 24 (2.80%) SQL Server DBA
15 22 (2.57%) C# Developer
16 20 (2.34%) Support Engineer
17 18 (2.10%) .NET Developer
17 18 (2.10%) Python Developer
17 18 (2.10%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (9.00%) .NET
2 55 (6.43%) HTML
2 55 (6.43%) Web Services
3 53 (6.19%) React
4 49 (5.72%) RESTful
5 48 (5.61%) CSS
6 46 (5.37%) Node.js
7 40 (4.67%) REST
8 34 (3.97%) Middleware
8 34 (3.97%) Spring
9 33 (3.86%) AngularJS
10 31 (3.62%) SOAP
11 30 (3.50%) XML
12 29 (3.39%) Spring Boot
13 27 (3.15%) JSON
14 24 (2.80%) HTML5
15 22 (2.57%) Kafka
16 18 (2.10%) ASP.NET
17 17 (1.99%) CSS3
18 16 (1.87%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 104 (12.15%) Data Centre
2 78 (9.11%) Clustering
3 71 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (7.59%) Replication
5 39 (4.56%) Management Information System
5 39 (4.56%) Public Cloud
6 24 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
6 24 (2.80%) Private Cloud
7 22 (2.57%) Hybrid Cloud
8 17 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
9 16 (1.87%) Data Structures
10 15 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
10 15 (1.75%) PKI
11 14 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.52%) EMC VNX
13 10 (1.17%) Algorithms
14 9 (1.05%) Cloud Native
15 8 (0.93%) Equities
15 8 (0.93%) User Experience
16 7 (0.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 200 (23.36%) Linux
2 177 (20.68%) Windows
3 80 (9.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 74 (8.64%) Windows Server
5 63 (7.36%) Unix
6 36 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (2.34%) Windows 10
7 20 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (1.99%) Solaris
9 15 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (1.29%) AIX
11 10 (1.17%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.93%) VMS
13 6 (0.70%) zOS
14 5 (0.58%) Check Point GAiA
14 5 (0.58%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.35%) Android
15 3 (0.35%) CentOS
15 3 (0.35%) Debian
15 3 (0.35%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (21.85%) DevOps
3 178 (20.79%) Disaster Recovery
4 159 (18.57%) Migration
5 133 (15.54%) Continuous Integration
6 110 (12.85%) Problem-Solving
7 107 (12.50%) ITIL
8 95 (11.10%) Performance Tuning
9 87 (10.16%) TDD
10 73 (8.53%) Scrum
11 64 (7.48%) Low Latency
12 63 (7.36%) Configuration Management
12 63 (7.36%) Infrastructure as Code
13 61 (7.13%) BDD
13 61 (7.13%) Load Balancing
14 59 (6.89%) Test Automation
15 56 (6.54%) Analytics
16 55 (6.43%) Business Intelligence
17 53 (6.19%) Continuous Improvement
18 51 (5.96%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 254 (29.67%) SQL
2 143 (16.71%) Java
3 136 (15.89%) Python
4 111 (12.97%) JavaScript
5 102 (11.92%) PowerShell
6 66 (7.71%) C#
7 60 (7.01%) Shell Script
8 56 (6.54%) Bash Shell
9 51 (5.96%) Ruby
10 44 (5.14%) Perl
11 32 (3.74%) Scala
12 27 (3.15%) Go
13 25 (2.92%) PHP
14 22 (2.57%) PL/SQL
15 20 (2.34%) T-SQL
16 19 (2.22%) C
17 15 (1.75%) C++
18 14 (1.64%) XPath
19 12 (1.40%) Java 8
20 11 (1.29%) ES6
Qualifications
1 137 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 83 (9.70%) Degree
2 83 (9.70%) SC Cleared
3 34 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (3.27%) DV Cleared
5 26 (3.04%) CCNP
6 23 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (1.52%) MCSA
9 10 (1.17%) CCIE
10 9 (1.05%) DBS Check
10 9 (1.05%) JNCIA
11 7 (0.82%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.70%) MCSE
13 5 (0.58%) AWS Certification
13 5 (0.58%) ISEB
13 5 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
13 5 (0.58%) JNCIP
13 5 (0.58%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.74%) SLA
2 20 (2.34%) Data Quality
3 19 (2.22%) QA
4 13 (1.52%) GDPR
5 9 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.05%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.82%) Government Security Classifications
7 6 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.70%) WCAG
8 5 (0.58%) NCSC
9 4 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.47%) MiFID
10 3 (0.35%) COBIT
10 3 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.35%) EMIR
10 3 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.35%) PMO
11 2 (0.23%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.12%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 93 (10.86%) Active Directory
2 71 (8.29%) Docker
3 68 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
5 33 (3.86%) vSphere
6 24 (2.80%) Oracle RAC
6 24 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (2.45%) NFS
7 21 (2.45%) VMware NSX
7 21 (2.45%) XenApp
8 19 (2.22%) Hyper-V
9 17 (1.99%) VMFS
10 14 (1.64%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 9 (1.05%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.93%) Firmware
13 5 (0.58%) HDFS
13 5 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.47%) SRDF
15 3 (0.35%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 80 (9.35%) Ansible
2 73 (8.53%) Opscode Chef
3 71 (8.29%) Terraform
4 59 (6.89%) Puppet
5 57 (6.66%) Kubernetes
6 25 (2.92%) vCenter Server
7 24 (2.80%) Nagios
8 22 (2.57%) SCCM
9 21 (2.45%) Single Sign-On
9 21 (2.45%) vRealize
10 18 (2.10%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 18 (2.10%) Salt
11 17 (1.99%) vMotion
12 16 (1.87%) Microsoft Clustering
13 15 (1.75%) Failover Clustering
13 15 (1.75%) SCOM
14 14 (1.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 10 (1.17%) Oracle RMAN
16 9 (1.05%) Data Guard
16 9 (1.05%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 162 (18.93%) Microsoft
2 119 (13.90%) Oracle
3 95 (11.10%) VMware
4 79 (9.23%) Red Hat
5 64 (7.48%) Cisco
6 36 (4.21%) Dell
7 35 (4.09%) HP
8 33 (3.86%) Splunk
9 30 (3.50%) Citrix
10 27 (3.15%) F5
10 27 (3.15%) Google
11 26 (3.04%) IBM
12 25 (2.92%) CheckPoint
12 25 (2.92%) EMC
13 21 (2.45%) Juniper
14 19 (2.22%) Databricks
14 19 (2.22%) SolarWinds
14 19 (2.22%) TIBCO
15 18 (2.10%) NetApp
16 15 (1.75%) Huawei