The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 Cheshire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 71 - 52
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing High Availability 2 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.23% - 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% - 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate £375 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £500 £370
% change year-on-year
-28.00% +35.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - £57.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
663 548 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.82% 73.46% 61.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 253 221
Average daily rate £400 £351 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.12% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £470 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 26 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.25 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
High Availability
North West

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 16 April 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.

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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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Last 3 Months
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High Availability
North West

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 17 (94.44%) ITIL
2 16 (88.89%) LAN
2 16 (88.89%) WAN
2 16 (88.89%) MVS
2 16 (88.89%) Disaster Recovery
2 16 (88.89%) Asset Management
2 16 (88.89%) Data Analysis
2 16 (88.89%) VME
2 16 (88.89%) PaaS
2 16 (88.89%) Big Data
2 16 (88.89%) IaaS
3 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
4 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 9 (50.00%) Service Management
5 8 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (38.89%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (33.33%) Strategic Planning
8 5 (27.78%) Data Architecture
9 4 (22.22%) Reference Data
9 4 (22.22%) Data Integration
9 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
9 4 (22.22%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (22.22%) Oracle
9 4 (22.22%) Data Modelling
10 3 (16.67%) Finance
10 3 (16.67%) PRINCE
11 2 (11.11%) ISO 14001
11 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
11 2 (11.11%) ISO 9001
11 2 (11.11%) Summit

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (11.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 16 (88.89%) PaaS
1 16 (88.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (88.89%) LAN
1 16 (88.89%) WAN
2 1 (5.56%) DHCP
2 1 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (88.89%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) DTS
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (88.89%) Architect
2 10 (55.56%) Enterprise Architect
3 7 (38.89%) Senior Architect
3 7 (38.89%) Senior Enterprise Architect
4 6 (33.33%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.56%) DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Reference Data
1 4 (22.22%) Data Integration
1 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) MVS
1 16 (88.89%) VME
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) ITIL
2 16 (88.89%) Disaster Recovery
2 16 (88.89%) Asset Management
2 16 (88.89%) Data Analysis
3 9 (50.00%) Service Management
4 8 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (38.89%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (33.33%) Strategic Planning
7 5 (27.78%) Data Architecture
8 4 (22.22%) Data Modelling
9 3 (16.67%) PRINCE
10 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
10 1 (5.56%) Migration
10 1 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) BC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) ISO 14001
1 2 (11.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
1 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) VMware
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Citrix