Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 71 85
Rank change year-on-year +1 +14 -4
Contract jobs citing High Availability 30 32 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.29% 2.32% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.73% 2.74% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 28 34
Wales median daily rate £375 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +42.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £311 £307 £313
90th Percentile £420 £603 £475
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Wales median hourly rate - £61.00 -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% +36.36%

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 1,100 1,167 1,217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 84.10% 84.69% 82.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 847 898
Wales median daily rate £395 £403 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.86% +15.00% -
10th Percentile £194 £197 £237
90th Percentile £560 £550 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 47 54
Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.44% +15.20% +2.46%
10th Percentile £13.54 £10.75 £10.38
90th Percentile £77.50 £60.50 £50.75
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £23.50
% change year-on-year -1.68% +3.87% +17.50%

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 15 January 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 15 January 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 29 £372 -25.60% 4
High Availability
UK

For the 6 months to 15 January 2018, 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 28 (93.33%) SQL
2 24 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 18 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (53.33%) Degree
6 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 15 (50.00%) T-SQL
7 12 (40.00%) TOGAF
7 12 (40.00%) XML
7 12 (40.00%) Windows
7 12 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (30.00%) ITIL
8 9 (30.00%) .NET
8 9 (30.00%) C#
8 9 (30.00%) SOAP
8 9 (30.00%) N-Tier
8 9 (30.00%) HL7
8 9 (30.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 9 (30.00%) RedGate
8 9 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (30.00%) RESTful
8 9 (30.00%) SDLC
9 8 (26.67%) SC Cleared
9 8 (26.67%) Data Modelling
9 8 (26.67%) Web Services
10 7 (23.33%) VMware
10 7 (23.33%) MVC
10 7 (23.33%) Disaster Recovery

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 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (13.33%) IIS
2 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.67%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) DHCP
1 4 (13.33%) DNS
1 4 (13.33%) Firewall
1 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
1 4 (13.33%) VLAN
1 4 (13.33%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (10.00%) MySQL
5 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (3.33%) Ingres
7 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.33%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Architect
2 11 (36.67%) Data Architect
2 11 (36.67%) DBA
3 10 (33.33%) Technical Architect
4 9 (30.00%) SQL DBA
4 9 (30.00%) SQL Server Architect
5 7 (23.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (20.00%) Administrator
7 5 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (10.00%) TOGAF Architect
9 2 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
9 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
9 2 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
10 1 (3.33%) Designer
10 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
10 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Designer
10 1 (3.33%) Senior Architect
10 1 (3.33%) Senior Designer
10 1 (3.33%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
10 1 (3.33%) Senior Infrastructure Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) XML
2 9 (30.00%) .NET
2 9 (30.00%) RESTful
2 9 (30.00%) SOAP
3 8 (26.67%) Web Services
4 1 (3.33%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) N-Tier
2 6 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (10.00%) Clustering
3 3 (10.00%) NHS
4 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.33%) CESG
5 1 (3.33%) Reference Data
5 1 (3.33%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 4 (13.33%) Linux
4 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (13.33%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.67%) Unix
6 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 12 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 9 (30.00%) ITIL
3 9 (30.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 9 (30.00%) SDLC
4 8 (26.67%) Data Modelling
5 7 (23.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (23.33%) MVC
6 6 (20.00%) ITIL V3
6 6 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (20.00%) Security Hardening
7 4 (13.33%) Work Breakdown Structure
8 3 (10.00%) ETL
9 2 (6.67%) Migration
9 2 (6.67%) Prototyping
9 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (3.33%) Data Integration
10 1 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
10 1 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (93.33%) SQL
2 15 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 9 (30.00%) C#
4 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (53.33%) Degree
3 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (26.67%) SC Cleared
5 6 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (13.33%) HNC
6 4 (13.33%) MCITP
6 4 (13.33%) MCSE
6 4 (13.33%) MCTS
7 3 (10.00%) DBS Check
8 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
8 1 (3.33%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) HL7
2 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.33%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (13.33%) vSphere
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Clusterware
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) SCCM
2 4 (13.33%) Backup Exec
2 4 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (13.33%) NetBackup
2 4 (13.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (13.33%) SCOM
2 4 (13.33%) vCenter Server
2 4 (13.33%) WSUS
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (3.33%) Data Guard
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Flashback
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Statspack
4 1 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (30.00%) RedGate
3 7 (23.33%) VMware
4 5 (16.67%) Oracle
5 4 (13.33%) McAfee
5 4 (13.33%) Symantec
6 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.33%) Remedy