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 23 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 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 60 - 56
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing High Availability 5 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.65% - 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% - 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Average daily rate
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- - £385
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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
553 563 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 72.10% 74.47% 63.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 243 308
Average daily rate £395 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £226 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 26
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £48.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 7 (100.00%) Clustering
1 7 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (85.71%) SCCM
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) DHCP
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) SCOM
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (57.14%) Migration
4 4 (57.14%) SAN
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (42.86%) ITIL
5 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
5 3 (42.86%) Citrix
5 3 (42.86%) DNS
5 3 (42.86%) VMware
6 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (14.29%) DFS Replication
7 1 (14.29%) SQL
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 1 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
7 1 (14.29%) MCSE
7 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
7 1 (14.29%) DTS

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) DHCP
2 4 (57.14%) SAN
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) DTS
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Wintel Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Wintel Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Wintel Support
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
3 1 (14.29%) DBA
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) SCCM
2 5 (71.43%) SCOM
3 1 (14.29%) SCVMM
3 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Citrix
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) McAfee
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Dell