Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 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
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 172 190
Rank change year-on-year -37 +18 +33
Contract jobs citing High Availability 1210 1702 1471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 1.57% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.88% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 811 1241 1009
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +9.09% -1.20%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £607 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 35 9
UK median hourly rate £27.38 £28.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.21% -17.65% -15.00%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.45 £23.65
90th Percentile £42.80 £46.75 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £28.25 £29.50
% change year-on-year -3.08% -4.24% -26.25%

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 80882 90429 91778
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.36% 83.50% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 53087 59721 58563
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 2206 2633
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +8.96%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.23 £48.38 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%

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 22 August 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 6 months to 22 August 2017.

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 22 August 2017. 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 -36 1134 £470 +4.44% 163
London -14 644 £500 +5.26% 87
UK excluding London -61 555 £375 -6.25% 81
South East -73 165 £338 -24.16% 29
North of England -29 160 £420 +5.00% 21
East of England -31 61 £400 -3.03% 8
North West -8 58 £381 -15.43% 9
Midlands -22 58 £363 -14.71% 8
Scotland +16 55 £344 +8.04% 4
Yorkshire -15 54 £425 - 11
North East +14 48 £330 +17.86% 1
South West -28 47 £410 -8.89% 10
East Midlands -26 28 £338 -35.71% 3
West Midlands +14 27 £425 +21.43% 5
Wales -7 8 £413 -8.33% 1
Northern Ireland -54 3 £345 -

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 409 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
2 382 (31.57%) Java
3 367 (30.33%) Linux
4 275 (22.73%) SQL
5 240 (19.83%) SQL Server
6 229 (18.93%) Oracle
6 229 (18.93%) Unix
7 225 (18.60%) TDD
8 217 (17.93%) Windows
9 199 (16.45%) DevOps
10 186 (15.37%) Python
11 180 (14.88%) Microsoft
12 177 (14.63%) Finance
12 177 (14.63%) Microservices
13 174 (14.38%) Amazon AWS
14 173 (14.30%) Web Services
15 166 (13.72%) Open Source
16 165 (13.64%) Firewall
17 164 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
18 163 (13.47%) Scrum
19 162 (13.39%) Cisco
20 160 (13.22%) Data Centre
21 150 (12.40%) Clustering
22 145 (11.98%) Migration
22 145 (11.98%) JavaScript
23 141 (11.65%) VMware
24 139 (11.49%) Security Cleared
25 137 (11.32%) RESTful
25 137 (11.32%) ITIL
26 123 (10.17%) Active Directory

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 89 (7.36%) Apache
2 86 (7.11%) JBoss
3 69 (5.70%) Tomcat
4 68 (5.62%) WebLogic
5 55 (4.55%) WebSphere
6 44 (3.64%) Oracle Application Server
7 43 (3.55%) iPlanet
8 40 (3.31%) SharePoint
9 37 (3.06%) IIS
10 33 (2.73%) Elasticsearch
11 32 (2.64%) OpenStack
12 28 (2.31%) WebSphere Application Server
13 24 (1.98%) MS Exchange
14 22 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
14 22 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
15 19 (1.57%) Confluence
15 19 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
16 15 (1.24%) Apache Spark
16 15 (1.24%) CMS
17 13 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 26 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.083%) GIMP
6 1 (0.083%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 21 (1.74%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 6 (0.50%) Fredhopper
3 4 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.083%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.083%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.083%) RMDS
5 1 (0.083%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 174 (14.38%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (8.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (3.80%) PaaS
4 40 (3.31%) Office 365
5 35 (2.89%) Amazon EC2
6 30 (2.48%) IaaS
7 25 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (2.07%) GitHub
8 18 (1.49%) SaaS
9 14 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
9 14 (1.16%) Datadog
10 10 (0.83%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 7 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.41%) Bluemix
13 5 (0.41%) IBM Cloud
13 5 (0.41%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 165 (13.64%) Firewall
2 112 (9.26%) TCP/IP
3 87 (7.19%) WAN
4 82 (6.78%) SAN
5 80 (6.61%) DNS
6 79 (6.53%) LAN
7 51 (4.21%) Cisco Nexus
8 46 (3.80%) Internet
9 44 (3.64%) HTTP
10 42 (3.47%) Wireless
11 41 (3.39%) NAS
12 40 (3.31%) Cisco ASA
13 37 (3.06%) DHCP
14 35 (2.89%) VPN
15 30 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
16 29 (2.40%) LDAP
17 28 (2.31%) MPLS
17 28 (2.31%) Network Security
17 28 (2.31%) SSL
18 26 (2.15%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (19.83%) SQL Server
2 118 (9.75%) NoSQL
3 85 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 72 (5.95%) MongoDB
5 69 (5.70%) Relational Database
6 67 (5.54%) Hadoop
7 62 (5.12%) PostgreSQL
8 47 (3.88%) MySQL
9 44 (3.64%) RDBMS
10 43 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
10 43 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
11 42 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 41 (3.39%) Oracle Database
13 40 (3.31%) Big Data
14 38 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
15 37 (3.06%) SQL Server 2014
16 34 (2.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 33 (2.73%) Oracle Reports
18 29 (2.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 26 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 112 (9.26%) Git (software)
2 90 (7.44%) Jenkins
3 68 (5.62%) JIRA
4 50 (4.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 37 (3.06%) TeamCity
6 30 (2.48%) Cucumber
7 28 (2.31%) Subversion
8 27 (2.23%) Octopus Deploy
9 26 (2.15%) Maven
10 19 (1.57%) Gradle
10 19 (1.57%) WebDriver
11 17 (1.40%) Ant
12 15 (1.24%) git-flow
13 14 (1.16%) gulp
13 14 (1.16%) Mockito
14 13 (1.07%) Bitbucket
14 13 (1.07%) Eclipse
14 13 (1.07%) Hudson
14 13 (1.07%) Visual Studio
15 12 (0.99%) Selenium
General
1 177 (14.63%) Finance
2 119 (9.83%) Banking
3 41 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 36 (2.98%) Investment Banking
5 33 (2.73%) Front Office
5 33 (2.73%) Retail
6 31 (2.56%) Games
7 13 (1.07%) Law
7 13 (1.07%) Legal
7 13 (1.07%) Marketing
8 12 (0.99%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.66%) Automotive
10 6 (0.50%) Publishing
11 5 (0.41%) Back Office
11 5 (0.41%) Electronics
11 5 (0.41%) Local Government
11 5 (0.41%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.41%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 362 (29.92%) Developer
2 149 (12.31%) Architect
3 146 (12.07%) Java Developer
4 93 (7.69%) DBA
5 92 (7.60%) Administrator
6 70 (5.79%) Senior Developer
7 63 (5.21%) Network Engineer
8 59 (4.88%) SQL DBA
9 51 (4.21%) DevOps Engineer
10 45 (3.72%) Consultant
11 37 (3.06%) Python Developer
11 37 (3.06%) SQL Developer
12 35 (2.89%) Agile Developer
12 35 (2.89%) AWS Developer
12 35 (2.89%) Senior Java Developer
13 34 (2.81%) JavaScript Developer
13 34 (2.81%) Systems Administrator
14 33 (2.73%) Analyst
15 32 (2.64%) SQL Server DBA
16 31 (2.56%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (14.30%) Web Services
2 137 (11.32%) RESTful
3 111 (9.17%) .NET
4 100 (8.26%) J2EE
5 91 (7.52%) XML
6 88 (7.27%) HTML
7 87 (7.19%) REST
8 85 (7.02%) AngularJS
9 82 (6.78%) CSS
10 74 (6.12%) Node.js
11 72 (5.95%) Spring
12 62 (5.12%) JSON
13 46 (3.80%) HTML5
14 42 (3.47%) ASP.NET
14 42 (3.47%) CSS3
14 42 (3.47%) jQuery
14 42 (3.47%) React
15 39 (3.22%) Hibernate
15 39 (3.22%) Middleware
15 39 (3.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 160 (13.22%) Data Centre
2 150 (12.40%) Clustering
3 73 (6.03%) Replication
4 72 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
5 53 (4.38%) User Experience
6 44 (3.64%) iPad
6 44 (3.64%) Public Cloud
7 41 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
8 39 (3.22%) Computer Science
9 35 (2.89%) Algorithms
9 35 (2.89%) Data Structures
10 33 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
11 31 (2.56%) Management Information System
12 30 (2.48%) Blog
13 28 (2.31%) Virtual Team
14 22 (1.82%) Fintech
15 18 (1.49%) BYOD
15 18 (1.49%) Fixed Income
15 18 (1.49%) iPhone
16 16 (1.32%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 367 (30.33%) Linux
2 229 (18.93%) Unix
3 217 (17.93%) Windows
4 90 (7.44%) Solaris
4 90 (7.44%) Windows Server
5 73 (6.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 63 (5.21%) AIX
7 53 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 47 (3.88%) HPUX
8 47 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 45 (3.72%) SUSE
10 29 (2.40%) CentOS
11 24 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (1.32%) Ubuntu
13 13 (1.07%) Apple iOS
14 12 (0.99%) Windows 10
15 10 (0.83%) Mac OS X
15 10 (0.83%) Windows 7
16 9 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (18.60%) TDD
3 199 (16.45%) DevOps
4 177 (14.63%) Microservices
5 166 (13.72%) Open Source
6 164 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
7 163 (13.47%) Scrum
8 145 (11.98%) Migration
9 137 (11.32%) ITIL
10 117 (9.67%) Disaster Recovery
11 114 (9.42%) Low Latency
11 114 (9.42%) Performance Tuning
12 105 (8.68%) Load Balancing
13 104 (8.60%) BDD
14 102 (8.43%) Kanban
15 97 (8.02%) Test Automation
16 96 (7.93%) E-Commerce
17 85 (7.02%) Configuration Management
18 78 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
19 75 (6.20%) OO
Programming Languages
1 382 (31.57%) Java
2 275 (22.73%) SQL
3 186 (15.37%) Python
4 145 (11.98%) JavaScript
5 93 (7.69%) Perl
6 89 (7.36%) Ruby
7 83 (6.86%) C#
8 68 (5.62%) PowerShell
9 63 (5.21%) Scala
10 62 (5.12%) Bash Shell
11 57 (4.71%) Shell Script
12 41 (3.39%) T-SQL
13 39 (3.22%) C++
13 39 (3.22%) Groovy
14 36 (2.98%) Go
15 29 (2.40%) PL/SQL
16 26 (2.15%) PHP
17 21 (1.74%) Korn
18 18 (1.49%) C
19 13 (1.07%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 139 (11.49%) Security Cleared
2 115 (9.50%) SC Cleared
3 76 (6.28%) Degree
4 56 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 49 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (2.81%) CCNP
7 32 (2.64%) MCSE
8 25 (2.07%) CCIE
9 23 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
10 16 (1.32%) CCNA
10 16 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (1.24%) DV Cleared
11 15 (1.24%) MCSA
12 9 (0.74%) VCAP
13 7 (0.58%) RHCE
14 6 (0.50%) AWS Certification
14 6 (0.50%) MCDBA
15 5 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 4 (0.33%) CCA
16 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (7.19%) QA
2 33 (2.73%) SLA
3 18 (1.49%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.74%) PMO
5 7 (0.58%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.50%) COBIT
7 4 (0.33%) AS 2805
7 4 (0.33%) ISO 8583
7 4 (0.33%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.33%) TickIT
8 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.25%) MiFID
9 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.083%) EMIR
10 1 (0.083%) GCP
System Software
1 123 (10.17%) Active Directory
2 97 (8.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (5.70%) Docker
4 49 (4.05%) Hyper-V
5 40 (3.31%) Oracle RAC
6 31 (2.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 22 (1.82%) KVM
8 20 (1.65%) vSphere
9 17 (1.40%) XenApp
10 16 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
11 12 (0.99%) Samba
11 12 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (0.91%) HDFS
12 11 (0.91%) XenDesktop
13 10 (0.83%) GFS2
13 10 (0.83%) NFS
13 10 (0.83%) OCFS2
13 10 (0.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 9 (0.74%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 85 (7.02%) Puppet
2 82 (6.78%) Ansible
3 81 (6.69%) Opscode Chef
4 42 (3.47%) SCCM
5 39 (3.22%) Kubernetes
6 33 (2.73%) SCOM
7 27 (2.23%) Terraform
8 24 (1.98%) NetBackup
9 23 (1.90%) Kibana
9 23 (1.90%) logstash
9 23 (1.90%) Salt
10 22 (1.82%) Nagios
11 21 (1.74%) Failover Clustering
12 20 (1.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 16 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
14 15 (1.24%) Data Guard
14 15 (1.24%) OpenView
15 11 (0.91%) Grafana
15 11 (0.91%) Prometheus
16 10 (0.83%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 229 (18.93%) Oracle
2 180 (14.88%) Microsoft
3 162 (13.39%) Cisco
4 141 (11.65%) VMware
5 117 (9.67%) Red Hat
6 93 (7.69%) HP
7 76 (6.28%) F5
8 67 (5.54%) Citrix
9 61 (5.04%) Sun
10 47 (3.88%) Veritas
11 46 (3.80%) IBM
12 33 (2.73%) Splunk
13 31 (2.56%) NetApp
14 29 (2.40%) ATG
15 28 (2.31%) CheckPoint
16 27 (2.23%) EMC
17 23 (1.90%) SolarWinds
18 21 (1.74%) PlateSpin
19 20 (1.65%) AppDynamics
20 19 (1.57%) Dell