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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
High Availability
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 55 55 53
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing High Availability 4 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.67% 1.11% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 1.42% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
Median daily rate £363 £305 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.85% -44.54%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £415
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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
472 492 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 78.67% 78.10% 73.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 309 266
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 13
Median hourly rate £18.39 £16.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.16% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.93 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.83 £49.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Clustering
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Sitecore
5 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 1 (12.50%) 802.1X
5 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016

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 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) BGP
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) DSL
2 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
2 1 (12.50%) FTP
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) IPsec
2 1 (12.50%) MPLS
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) OSPF
2 1 (12.50%) SMTP
2 1 (12.50%) SNMP
2 1 (12.50%) SSL
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) VLAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (12.50%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) DBA
1 3 (37.50%) SQL DBA
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) 802.1X
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Clustering
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) Private Cloud
3 1 (12.50%) Replication
3 1 (12.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Server Building
3 1 (12.50%) Server Hardening
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) MCSA
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Firmware
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) NFS
2 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Sitecore
3 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds