Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 79 63
Rank change year-on-year -11 -16 +26
Contract jobs citing High Availability 20 16 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.24% 1.39% 2.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.65% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 29
Wales median daily rate £533 £369 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.31% -26.20% +42.86%
10th Percentile £390 £170 £293
90th Percentile £656 £420 £588
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wales median hourly rate - - £61.00
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +40.35% +2.70%

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 1,421 971 1,137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 88.04% 84.22% 84.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,018 666 789
Wales median daily rate £414 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.77% -3.13% +9.59%
10th Percentile £288 £186 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £560
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 51 51
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £24.00 £17.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.83% +35.79% +27.62%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.44
90th Percentile £42.00 £58.75 £64.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -16 19 £533 +44.60% 2
High Availability
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 16 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (65.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (60.00%) SQL
4 11 (55.00%) RDBMS
4 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (55.00%) Relational Database
5 9 (45.00%) GDPR
5 9 (45.00%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
5 9 (45.00%) Data Quality
5 9 (45.00%) Ruby
5 9 (45.00%) MySQL
5 9 (45.00%) Oracle
5 9 (45.00%) C++
5 9 (45.00%) PL/SQL
5 9 (45.00%) Python
5 9 (45.00%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (45.00%) Teradata
6 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
9 4 (20.00%) MCSE
9 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
9 4 (20.00%) Windows
9 4 (20.00%) Linux
9 4 (20.00%) Firewall
9 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (20.00%) VMware
9 4 (20.00%) DevOps

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 (15.00%) IIS
1 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (45.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (10.00%) IaaS
3 2 (10.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Firewall
1 4 (20.00%) VLAN
2 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) LAN
3 2 (10.00%) NAS
3 2 (10.00%) SAN
3 2 (10.00%) VSAN
3 2 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) Internet
4 1 (5.00%) Intranet
4 1 (5.00%) VoIP
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
4 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (55.00%) RDBMS
2 11 (55.00%) Relational Database
3 9 (45.00%) MySQL
3 9 (45.00%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
General
1 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Architect
2 9 (45.00%) Database Architect
3 5 (25.00%) Data Architect
4 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Architect
5 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Migration Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Azure Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Data Migration Architect
6 1 (5.00%) DBA
6 1 (5.00%) IT Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Data Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) SQL DBA
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (20.00%) Reference Data
3 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (10.00%) CESG
4 2 (10.00%) PKI
5 1 (5.00%) Fintech
5 1 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (5.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Debian
2 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Ubuntu
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (20.00%) DevOps
3 4 (20.00%) Open Source
4 3 (15.00%) Microservices
5 2 (10.00%) Change Management
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Security Hardening
5 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery Management
5 2 (10.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
6 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.00%) Information Security
6 1 (5.00%) IT Strategy
6 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) C++
2 9 (45.00%) PL/SQL
2 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
2 9 (45.00%) Python
2 9 (45.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) MCSE
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) MCITP
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) HNC
3 1 (5.00%) ISEB
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (45.00%) Data Quality
1 9 (45.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
1 2 (10.00%) SCOM
1 2 (10.00%) vCenter Server
1 2 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) Oracle
2 9 (45.00%) Teradata
3 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (10.00%) McAfee
4 2 (10.00%) Symantec
4 2 (10.00%) Veeam