The table below looks at the statistics for High Availability skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited High Availability over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Availability
Rank 93 81 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing High Availability 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.18% 0.40% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £150 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+158.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £375 £500
% change year-on-year
-5.33% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £103.75 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1206 917 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.35% 72.89% 71.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 475 333
Average daily rate £380 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 34 36
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.63 £24.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% -32.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.64 £10.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £33.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

High Availability
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

High Availability Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

High Availability
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

High Availability Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
1 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (42.86%) vSphere
1 3 (42.86%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Salt
2 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (28.57%) Ansible
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) Puppet
2 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security
2 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) Replication
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) MySQL
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) CICS
3 1 (14.29%) Internet

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (14.29%) CICS
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Network Security
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) MySQL
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) Administrator
1 1 (14.29%) Technical Designer
1 1 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 1 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
1 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Designer
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Storage
1 2 (28.57%) Replication
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (42.86%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) vSphere
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Salt
1 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (28.57%) Ansible
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) VMware