The table below looks at the statistics for High Availability skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited High Availability over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
High Availability
Rank 69 57 61
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs citing High Availability 4 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.52% 0.40% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.54% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Median daily rate £331 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £291 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £465 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+17.89% -22.76%
High Availability
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
639 560 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 82.35% 74.87% 72.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 360 313
Median daily rate £380 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 13
Median hourly rate £25.00 £41.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.39% +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

High Availability
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing High Availability as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

High Availability Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

High Availability
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

High Availability Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

High Availability
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

High Availability Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 9 (90.00%) Migration
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (50.00%) Replication
5 3 (30.00%) Clustering
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (20.00%) MSBuild
6 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (20.00%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (20.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (20.00%) Product Management
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (20.00%) SaaS
6 2 (20.00%) PaaS
6 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (20.00%) Puppet
6 2 (20.00%) Logistics
6 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (20.00%) SCOM

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (10.00%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (20.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (20.00%) PaaS
1 2 (20.00%) SaaS
1 2 (20.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (20.00%) OLTP
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MSBuild
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) DBA
1 3 (30.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) AWS Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Azure Architect
2 2 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Replication
2 3 (30.00%) Clustering
3 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (20.00%) ETL
3 2 (20.00%) Logistics
3 2 (20.00%) Product Management
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) Python
2 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) MOM
1 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (20.00%) Puppet
1 2 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Jaspersoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle