Period
to 23 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 23 July 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 > Wales
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 83 90
Rank change year-on-year +13 +7 +4
Contract jobs citing High Availability 34 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.27% 0.61% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 0.73% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 6 5
Wales median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% -18.92%
10th Percentile £322 £300 £290
90th Percentile £626 £519 £505
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +10.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Wales median hourly rate - £16.28 -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £27.38 £28.50
% change year-on-year +55.22% -3.93% -8.06%

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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,306 1,102 996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 87.36% 84.51% 81.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 955 776 682
Wales median daily rate £408 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.24% +1.33% +5.34%
10th Percentile £285 £183 £230
90th Percentile £563 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 83 56
Wales median hourly rate £15.25 £25.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.00% +44.93% +23.21%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.15 £10.13
90th Percentile £40.20 £77.50 £69.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +11.63%

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing High Availability as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for High Availability in Wales

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing High Availability in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for High Availability in Wales

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing High Availability in Wales over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for High Availability in Wales

High Availability
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing High Availability in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for High Availability in Wales

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 23 July 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
South Wales +12 33 £450 +5.88% 4
High Availability
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 28 (82.35%) SQL Server
2 25 (73.53%) SQL
3 20 (58.82%) Microsoft
4 17 (50.00%) MySQL
5 16 (47.06%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (47.06%) Relational Database
6 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (41.18%) Windows
7 14 (41.18%) RDBMS
8 13 (38.24%) Oracle
8 13 (38.24%) PowerShell
9 12 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
9 12 (35.29%) Data Quality
9 12 (35.29%) Python
9 12 (35.29%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (35.29%) Windows Server
10 11 (32.35%) GDPR
10 11 (32.35%) Teradata
10 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
10 11 (32.35%) C++
10 11 (32.35%) PL/SQL
10 11 (32.35%) Ruby
11 10 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (26.47%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (26.47%) Migration
13 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
14 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
14 7 (20.59%) Firewall

High Availability
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (14.71%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.76%) Moodle
3 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.88%) IIS
4 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 16 (47.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.94%) IaaS
3 1 (2.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) Firewall
2 4 (11.76%) DNS
2 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.82%) DHCP
4 2 (5.88%) VLAN
4 2 (5.88%) VSAN
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.94%) DMZ
5 1 (2.94%) HTTP
5 1 (2.94%) Network Security
5 1 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (82.35%) SQL Server
2 17 (50.00%) MySQL
3 16 (47.06%) Relational Database
4 14 (41.18%) RDBMS
5 12 (35.29%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (8.82%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.94%) Maven
General
1 2 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Architect
2 12 (35.29%) DBA
2 12 (35.29%) SQL DBA
3 11 (32.35%) Database Architect
4 6 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) Data Architect
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Architect
6 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Azure Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Migration Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Database Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Senior DBA
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior SQL DBA
7 2 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
8 1 (2.94%) Designer
8 1 (2.94%) MySQL DBA
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Data Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) Apache Axis
2 2 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) CESG
1 5 (14.71%) Data Centre
1 5 (14.71%) PKI
1 5 (14.71%) Reference Data
2 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Clustering
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) NHS
4 1 (2.94%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.94%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 14 (41.18%) Windows
2 12 (35.29%) Windows Server
3 5 (14.71%) Linux
4 3 (8.82%) Windows 10
4 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.82%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.94%) CentOS
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (26.47%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (26.47%) Migration
4 7 (20.59%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (14.71%) DevOps
6 4 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (11.76%) Open Source
6 4 (11.76%) Time Management
7 3 (8.82%) Data Modelling
7 3 (8.82%) ITIL
7 3 (8.82%) Microservices
7 3 (8.82%) Work Breakdown Structure
8 2 (5.88%) Business Analysis
8 2 (5.88%) Change Management
8 2 (5.88%) ETL
8 2 (5.88%) Functional Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Project Management
8 2 (5.88%) Security Hardening
9 1 (2.94%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (73.53%) SQL
2 13 (38.24%) PowerShell
3 12 (35.29%) Python
4 11 (32.35%) C++
4 11 (32.35%) PL/SQL
4 11 (32.35%) Ruby
5 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.94%) C-shell
6 1 (2.94%) Java
6 1 (2.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
2 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
3 6 (17.65%) Degree
4 4 (11.76%) MCITP
4 4 (11.76%) MCTS
5 3 (8.82%) MCSA
6 2 (5.88%) MCSE
7 1 (2.94%) AWS Certification
7 1 (2.94%) CCNA
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.94%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (35.29%) Data Quality
2 11 (32.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (14.71%) vSphere
4 2 (5.88%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) Backup Exec
1 5 (14.71%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (14.71%) NetBackup
1 5 (14.71%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (5.88%) SCCM
2 2 (5.88%) SCOM
2 2 (5.88%) vCenter Server
2 2 (5.88%) WSUS
3 1 (2.94%) Ansible
3 1 (2.94%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.94%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 13 (38.24%) Oracle
3 11 (32.35%) Teradata
4 6 (17.65%) VMware
5 5 (14.71%) McAfee
5 5 (14.71%) Symantec
6 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco
7 1 (2.94%) Dell