Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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 > Wales
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 67 78
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11 -16
Contract jobs citing High Availability 24 36 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.96% 2.52% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 3.00% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 32 37
Wales median daily rate £400 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +42.86% -20.45%
10th Percentile £255 £294 £313
90th Percentile £447 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Wales median hourly rate - £61.00 -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year +23.08% +21.50% -2.73%

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 1027 1199 1331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.70% 83.85% 80.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 845 964
Wales median daily rate £386 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +12.36% -2.47%
10th Percentile £182 £213 £233
90th Percentile £550 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 53 56
Wales median hourly rate £20.69 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.94% +14.29% -1.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.55 £10.38
90th Percentile £50.79 £61.25 £40.63
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 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
South Wales +1 21 £369 -22.32% 2
West Wales -4 1 £475 -11.63%
North Wales - 1 - -
High Availability
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 21 (87.50%) SQL
2 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
3 17 (70.83%) SQL Server
4 14 (58.33%) T-SQL
5 12 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (50.00%) TOGAF
5 12 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 11 (45.83%) Degree
6 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
6 11 (45.83%) XML
7 10 (41.67%) C#
7 10 (41.67%) .NET
8 9 (37.50%) SOAP
8 9 (37.50%) Web Services
8 9 (37.50%) N-Tier
8 9 (37.50%) Requirements Analysis
8 9 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (37.50%) RESTful
8 9 (37.50%) RedGate
8 9 (37.50%) HL7
8 9 (37.50%) SDLC
9 8 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (33.33%) Data Modelling
10 7 (29.17%) MVC
11 6 (25.00%) VMware
11 6 (25.00%) Windows
11 6 (25.00%) ITIL
11 6 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (20.83%) BPSS Clearance

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 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (8.33%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.33%) Office 365
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) DHCP
1 3 (12.50%) DNS
1 3 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.33%) VLAN
2 2 (8.33%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (70.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.17%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (4.17%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Architect
2 11 (45.83%) Data Architect
3 10 (41.67%) Technical Architect
4 9 (37.50%) SQL Server Architect
5 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (20.83%) DBA
7 4 (16.67%) SQL DBA
8 3 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (12.50%) TOGAF Architect
9 2 (8.33%) Administrator
9 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
9 2 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
10 1 (4.17%) ASP Developer
10 1 (4.17%) Consultant
10 1 (4.17%) Developer
10 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
10 1 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
10 1 (4.17%) SQL Developer
10 1 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
10 1 (4.17%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) XML
2 10 (41.67%) .NET
3 9 (37.50%) RESTful
3 9 (37.50%) SOAP
3 9 (37.50%) Web Services
4 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.17%) Apache Axis
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.17%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (4.17%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) N-Tier
2 6 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (12.50%) Clustering
4 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.33%) NHS
5 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.17%) CESG
5 1 (4.17%) Reference Data
5 1 (4.17%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Linux
3 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 2 (8.33%) Unix
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.17%) AIX
5 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 12 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 9 (37.50%) Requirements Analysis
2 9 (37.50%) SDLC
3 8 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 7 (29.17%) MVC
5 6 (25.00%) ITIL
6 4 (16.67%) ITIL V3
6 4 (16.67%) Security Hardening
7 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (8.33%) ETL
7 2 (8.33%) Prototyping
7 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (8.33%) Work Breakdown Structure
8 1 (4.17%) Data Architecture
8 1 (4.17%) Data Integration
8 1 (4.17%) Database Tuning
8 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (87.50%) SQL
2 14 (58.33%) T-SQL
3 10 (41.67%) C#
4 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (45.83%) Degree
2 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
3 5 (20.83%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) DBS Check
5 2 (8.33%) HNC
5 2 (8.33%) MCSE
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) HL7
2 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.33%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (8.33%) vSphere
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Clusterware
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (12.50%) WSUS
3 2 (8.33%) Backup Exec
3 2 (8.33%) NetBackup
3 2 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (8.33%) SCOM
3 2 (8.33%) vCenter Server
4 1 (4.17%) Ansible
4 1 (4.17%) Data Guard
4 1 (4.17%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Flashback
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Statspack
4 1 (4.17%) Puppet
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
4 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) RedGate
3 6 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (12.50%) McAfee
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (8.33%) Symantec
6 1 (4.17%) Apple
6 1 (4.17%) BMC
6 1 (4.17%) IBM
6 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow
6 1 (4.17%) Veritas