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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
High Availability
Rank 66 56 53
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing High Availability 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.28% 0.45% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.59% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Median daily rate £358 £400 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.62% -13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £320 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £440 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £26.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+53.27% -10.83%
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
582 508 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.51% 76.97% 72.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 323 320
Median daily rate £425 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 12
Median hourly rate £18.00 £31.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +57.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.61 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.18 £49.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing High Availability across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

High Availability Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 December 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 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (50.00%) Migration
4 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (33.33%) MSBuild
5 2 (33.33%) Logistics
5 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (33.33%) SCOM
5 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (33.33%) Product Management
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (33.33%) SaaS
5 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (33.33%) Replication
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (33.33%) OLTP
5 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (33.33%) ETL
5 2 (33.33%) Internet
5 2 (33.33%) MOM
5 2 (33.33%) C#
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (33.33%) .NET

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 (16.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (33.33%) SaaS
2 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (33.33%) OLTP
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MSBuild
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 2 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
1 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Azure Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (16.67%) Clustering
3 1 (16.67%) Private Cloud
3 1 (16.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
2 2 (33.33%) Logistics
2 2 (33.33%) Product Management
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSA
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) MOM
1 2 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Sitecore
3 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds