The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank - - 53
Contract jobs citing High Availability 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - - 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £210
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £430 £390
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
474 399 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 68.50% 67.06% 70.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 226 249
Average daily rate £351 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.54% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £175.00 £18.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-91.42% +833.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.20 £19.29 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £178.00 £175.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
High Availability
West Midlands

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
3 1 (33.33%) Capita
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Business Objects
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Siemens
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) C

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) DBA
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server DBA
1 2 (66.67%) SQL DBA
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Server Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) MCSA
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Capita
2 1 (33.33%) Business Objects
2 1 (33.33%) Siemens
2 1 (33.33%) Sun