The table below looks at the statistics for High Availability skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing High Availability 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £290 £370
% change year-on-year
+20.34% -21.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
High Availability
Cheshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
89 197 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 74.17% 89.14% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 53 54
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 9
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -29.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £30.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.93 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

High Availability
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing High Availability across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

High Availability Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

High Availability
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Clustering
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
1 4 (100.00%) SCOM
1 4 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Wintel Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
1 4 (100.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) VMware