The first table below looks at the demand for High Availability skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited High Availability over the 3 months to 29 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 East of England 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 140 107 141
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +34
Contract jobs citing High Availability 5 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.16% 0.46% 0.066%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.66% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
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£358 £388 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.74% +7.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £428 £390
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2224 1670 2036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 73.35% 69.79% 67.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1306 881 1010
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 124 231
Average hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
High Availability
England

High Availability
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

High Availability Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

High Availability
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing High Availability across the East of England region.

High Availability Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

High Availability
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing High Availability across the East of England region.

High Availability Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 29 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cambridgeshire -17 3 - - 1
Hertfordshire -6 1 £400 - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 £315 -
Suffolk - - - -
Essex - - - -
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (41.67%) Clustering
3 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (33.33%) WCF
4 4 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) UDDI
5 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (25.00%) Migration
5 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (16.67%) Replication
6 2 (16.67%) VMware
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (16.67%) C#
6 2 (16.67%) UNIX
6 2 (16.67%) Web Services
6 2 (16.67%) .NET
6 2 (16.67%) MS Office
7 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
7 1 (8.33%) IIS
7 1 (8.33%) MySQL
7 1 (8.33%) Oracle
7 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (8.33%) Linux

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (41.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (8.33%) Node.js
2 1 (8.33%) CloudStack
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (8.33%) MySQL
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
1 5 (41.67%) DBA
1 5 (41.67%) SQL DBA
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 3 (25.00%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Technician
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) WCF
2 3 (25.00%) UDDI
3 2 (16.67%) .NET
3 2 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) XSD
4 1 (8.33%) XSLT
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (8.33%) Silverlight
4 1 (8.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Clustering
2 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (16.67%) Replication
4 1 (8.33%) Statistics
4 1 (8.33%) iSeries
4 1 (8.33%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) OS/400
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) ETL
3 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Database Tuning
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) MCSA
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) RHCE
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Nagios
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
1 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (8.33%) collectd
1 1 (8.33%) Opsview
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) Tripwire
2 1 (8.33%) Netezza
2 1 (8.33%) Akamai
2 1 (8.33%) Splunk
2 1 (8.33%) Percona
2 1 (8.33%) Rackspace
2 1 (8.33%) CommVault
2 1 (8.33%) NetApp
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle