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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited High Availability over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
High Availability
Rank 53 55 47
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing High Availability 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.03% 0.33% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 0.47% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
Average daily rate £305 £550 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.54% +37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
-12.35% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £27.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+49.09% -4.34%
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
525 430 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 77.55% 70.38% 69.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 267 247
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 £13.00 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.53% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £10.00 £9.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £26.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

High Availability
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing High Availability across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing High Availability also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited High Availability.

1 11 (84.62%) SQL
1 11 (84.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (69.23%) Oracle
3 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 8 (61.54%) C#
4 7 (53.85%) .NET
4 7 (53.85%) Visual Studio
4 7 (53.85%) .NET Framework
4 7 (53.85%) Relational Database
5 6 (46.15%) Logistics
6 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 3 (23.08%) Windows
7 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (15.38%) Modbus
8 2 (15.38%) Database Security
8 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
8 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
8 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
8 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (15.38%) Banking
8 2 (15.38%) Degree
8 2 (15.38%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (15.38%) ETL

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing High Availability also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited High Availability. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Modbus
1 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (84.62%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) Relational Database
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Developer
2 7 (53.85%) .NET Developer
2 7 (53.85%) C# .NET Developer
2 7 (53.85%) C# Developer
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server Developer
4 3 (23.08%) DBA
4 3 (23.08%) SQL DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior SQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
1 7 (53.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) CMDB
2 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Logistics
2 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Database Security
3 2 (15.38%) ETL
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) Data Security
4 1 (7.69%) Data Transformation
4 1 (7.69%) Database Tuning
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.69%) Network Design
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Oracle
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Siemens
4 1 (7.69%) HP