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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited High Availability over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 61 - 54
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing High Availability 4 0 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.46% - 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% - 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 8
Average daily rate
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- - £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £385
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +10.31%
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%
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
648 613 576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 74.48% 74.57% 64.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 291 333
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 26
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £41.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -24.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £12.21 £20.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

High Availability
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing High Availability across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing High Availability within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 4 - -
High Availability
North West

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 9 (100.00%) Clustering
1 9 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) DHCP
2 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 8 (88.89%) SCCM
3 7 (77.78%) SCOM
4 6 (66.67%) SAN
5 5 (55.56%) DNS
5 5 (55.56%) PowerShell
6 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
6 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (44.44%) Migration
6 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (33.33%) ITIL
7 3 (33.33%) Citrix
7 3 (33.33%) VMware
8 1 (11.11%) SQL
8 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
8 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
8 1 (11.11%) MCSE
8 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
8 1 (11.11%) DTS
8 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 1 (11.11%) HP
8 1 (11.11%) Dell
8 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (11.11%) Firmware

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) DHCP
2 6 (66.67%) SAN
3 5 (55.56%) DNS
4 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) DTS
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Wintel Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Wintel Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Wintel Support
2 2 (22.22%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 8 (88.89%) SCCM
2 7 (77.78%) SCOM
3 1 (11.11%) SCVMM
3 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Citrix
1 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) McAfee
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Dell