The table below looks at the statistics for High Availability skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited High Availability over the 3 months to 3 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
High Availability
Rank 55 66 51
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -15
Contract jobs citing High Availability 39 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.55% 1.51% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.20% 1.79% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 6
Median daily rate £438 £400 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +20.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £333 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £407 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £355
% change year-on-year
- +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -11.76%
High Availability
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
928 839 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.36% 84.24% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 525 315
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 38 49
Median hourly rate £22.54 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.03% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.84 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

High Availability
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire 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 Cheshire

High Availability
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

High Availability Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

High Availability
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

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

High Availability Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

High Availability
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

High Availability Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing High Availability within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +12 30 £475 -
Chester -3 2 £438 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
High Availability
North West

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 23 (46.94%) Banking
1 23 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.90%) SQL Server
3 21 (42.86%) Oracle
4 19 (38.78%) Java
4 19 (38.78%) SQL
5 18 (36.73%) Linux
6 17 (34.69%) SOA
7 16 (32.65%) IBM
7 16 (32.65%) Middleware
8 14 (28.57%) XML
8 14 (28.57%) JavaScript
8 14 (28.57%) J2EE
8 14 (28.57%) REST
9 13 (26.53%) CSS3
9 13 (26.53%) Apache Camel
9 13 (26.53%) Performance Tuning
9 13 (26.53%) Open Source
9 13 (26.53%) HTML5
9 13 (26.53%) MySQL
9 13 (26.53%) CSS
9 13 (26.53%) JDBC
9 13 (26.53%) SOAP
9 13 (26.53%) C
9 13 (26.53%) C++
9 13 (26.53%) HTML
9 13 (26.53%) Apache
9 13 (26.53%) Tomcat
9 13 (26.53%) JBoss
9 13 (26.53%) HTTP

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 13 (26.53%) Apache
1 13 (26.53%) JBoss
1 13 (26.53%) Tomcat
2 8 (16.33%) IIS
3 3 (6.12%) Confluence
4 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.53%) HTTP
2 3 (6.12%) WAN
3 2 (4.08%) DNS
3 2 (4.08%) SAN
3 2 (4.08%) VoIP
4 1 (2.04%) Firewall
4 1 (2.04%) LAN
4 1 (2.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (44.90%) SQL Server
2 13 (26.53%) MySQL
2 13 (26.53%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (24.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.04%) Redis
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (20.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.12%) JIRA
3 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (46.94%) Banking
2 6 (12.24%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (32.65%) Developer
2 15 (30.61%) Architect
3 11 (22.45%) SQL Developer
4 10 (20.41%) SSIS Developer
5 9 (18.37%) ETL Developer
6 8 (16.33%) Technical Architect
6 8 (16.33%) T-SQL Developer
7 7 (14.29%) Digital Architect
8 6 (12.24%) Digital Technical Architect
8 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Developer
9 5 (10.20%) Java Architect
10 4 (8.16%) Development Manager
10 4 (8.16%) Java Developer
10 4 (8.16%) Software Development Manager
10 4 (8.16%) Software Manager
10 4 (8.16%) Test Leader
11 3 (6.12%) Analyst
11 3 (6.12%) Senior Developer
12 2 (4.08%) DBA
12 2 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (32.65%) Middleware
2 14 (28.57%) J2EE
2 14 (28.57%) REST
2 14 (28.57%) XML
3 13 (26.53%) ActiveMQ
3 13 (26.53%) Apache Camel
3 13 (26.53%) CSS
3 13 (26.53%) CSS3
3 13 (26.53%) HTML
3 13 (26.53%) HTML5
3 13 (26.53%) JDBC
3 13 (26.53%) JSON
3 13 (26.53%) SOAP
4 8 (16.33%) Web Services
5 5 (10.20%) .NET
5 5 (10.20%) Ext JS
5 5 (10.20%) WCF
6 3 (6.12%) RESTful
7 1 (2.04%) EDI
7 1 (2.04%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Replication
2 5 (10.20%) Client/Server
2 5 (10.20%) Driving Licence
3 4 (8.16%) SWIFT
4 2 (4.08%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.04%) Clustering
5 1 (2.04%) HACMP
5 1 (2.04%) iPad
5 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.73%) Linux
2 2 (4.08%) Unix
3 1 (2.04%) AIX
3 1 (2.04%) Solaris
3 1 (2.04%) Windows
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.69%) SOA
3 13 (26.53%) E-business
3 13 (26.53%) Open Source
3 13 (26.53%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (22.45%) Database Tuning
4 11 (22.45%) ETL
5 10 (20.41%) Microservices
6 7 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (12.24%) Validation
8 5 (10.20%) Coaching
8 5 (10.20%) Integration Testing
8 5 (10.20%) Software Testing
8 5 (10.20%) TDD
8 5 (10.20%) Test Scripting
8 5 (10.20%) Web Accessibility
9 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (8.16%) OpenUP
9 4 (8.16%) Scrum
9 4 (8.16%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.78%) Java
1 19 (38.78%) SQL
2 14 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 13 (26.53%) C
3 13 (26.53%) C++
4 11 (22.45%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.08%) C#
5 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (2.04%) ISEB
4 1 (2.04%) MCSE
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) SLA
2 3 (6.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (4.08%) QA
4 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
1 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.04%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) SCCM
2 1 (2.04%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (42.86%) Oracle
2 16 (32.65%) IBM
3 4 (8.16%) Citrix
4 3 (6.12%) Atlassian
5 2 (4.08%) 3PAR
5 2 (4.08%) Cisco
5 2 (4.08%) EMC
5 2 (4.08%) HP
5 2 (4.08%) VMware
6 1 (2.04%) Red Hat