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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
High Availability
Rank 61 44 61
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +17
Contract jobs citing High Availability 7 32 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.94% 3.06% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 3.62% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 2
Median daily rate £350 £373 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +1.01%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £29.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -15.71%
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
616 884 664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.35% 84.51% 76.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 553 362
Median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £313 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 32 36
Median hourly rate £21.05 £17.50 £31.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.25% -44.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.86 £14.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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
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 24 August 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 +2 5 £350 -5.40%
Chester - 2 £431 -
High Availability
North West

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (54.05%) Banking
2 20 (54.05%) Java
3 18 (48.65%) Oracle
4 17 (45.95%) Linux
5 15 (40.54%) SOA
6 14 (37.84%) SQL Server
6 14 (37.84%) REST
7 13 (35.14%) Open Source
7 13 (35.14%) JSON
7 13 (35.14%) XML
7 13 (35.14%) J2EE
7 13 (35.14%) Microservices
8 12 (32.43%) Apache Camel
8 12 (32.43%) HTTP
8 12 (32.43%) JBoss
8 12 (32.43%) JDBC
8 12 (32.43%) Apache
8 12 (32.43%) Tomcat
8 12 (32.43%) IBM
8 12 (32.43%) Middleware
9 11 (29.73%) E-business
9 11 (29.73%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (29.73%) SOAP
9 11 (29.73%) CSS
9 11 (29.73%) MySQL
9 11 (29.73%) C
9 11 (29.73%) C++
9 11 (29.73%) HTML
9 11 (29.73%) JavaScript

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 12 (32.43%) Apache
1 12 (32.43%) JBoss
1 12 (32.43%) Tomcat
2 3 (8.11%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.70%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (32.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (37.84%) SQL Server
2 11 (29.73%) MySQL
2 11 (29.73%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (24.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (13.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
7 2 (5.41%) Redis
8 1 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
8 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
8 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
8 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.70%) JIRA
2 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (54.05%) Banking
2 5 (13.51%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Architect
2 11 (29.73%) Developer
3 10 (27.03%) Technical Architect
4 8 (21.62%) SQL Developer
5 7 (18.92%) Digital Architect
5 7 (18.92%) SSIS Developer
6 6 (16.22%) Digital Technical Architect
6 6 (16.22%) Java Architect
7 5 (13.51%) T-SQL Developer
8 4 (10.81%) ETL Developer
8 4 (10.81%) Test Leader
9 3 (8.11%) Java Developer
10 2 (5.41%) Analyst
10 2 (5.41%) DBA
10 2 (5.41%) Development Manager
10 2 (5.41%) HTML Developer
10 2 (5.41%) Java Technical Architect
10 2 (5.41%) JavaScript Developer
10 2 (5.41%) Oracle Developer
10 2 (5.41%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (37.84%) REST
2 13 (35.14%) J2EE
2 13 (35.14%) JSON
2 13 (35.14%) XML
3 12 (32.43%) Apache Camel
3 12 (32.43%) JDBC
3 12 (32.43%) Middleware
4 11 (29.73%) ActiveMQ
4 11 (29.73%) CSS
4 11 (29.73%) CSS3
4 11 (29.73%) HTML
4 11 (29.73%) HTML5
4 11 (29.73%) SOAP
5 7 (18.92%) Web Services
6 2 (5.41%) .NET
6 2 (5.41%) Dropwizard
6 2 (5.41%) Ext JS
6 2 (5.41%) WCF
7 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Replication
2 4 (10.81%) SWIFT
3 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.41%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.70%) Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.70%) iPad
4 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (45.95%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Unix
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (40.54%) SOA
3 13 (35.14%) Microservices
3 13 (35.14%) Open Source
4 11 (29.73%) E-business
5 10 (27.03%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (21.62%) Database Tuning
7 7 (18.92%) ETL
8 6 (16.22%) Validation
9 5 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
9 5 (13.51%) TDD
9 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
10 4 (10.81%) OpenUP
11 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Management
11 3 (8.11%) Test Strategy
12 2 (5.41%) Coaching
12 2 (5.41%) DevOps
12 2 (5.41%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 20 (54.05%) Java
2 11 (29.73%) C
2 11 (29.73%) C++
2 11 (29.73%) JavaScript
2 11 (29.73%) SQL
3 8 (21.62%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) ISEB
3 1 (2.70%) MCSE
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (5.41%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) SLA
3 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (48.65%) Oracle
2 12 (32.43%) IBM
3 1 (2.70%) 3PAR
3 1 (2.70%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.70%) Citrix
3 1 (2.70%) EMC
3 1 (2.70%) HP