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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 88 - 90
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing High Availability 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.073% - 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.099% - 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£230 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
-10.93% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1015 908 994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.52% 74.73% 66.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 478 495
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 46 52
Average hourly rate £14.25 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014, 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 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (40.00%) Change Control
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) AIX
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) IPv6
3 1 (20.00%) CCIE
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) CCDP
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) IBM Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (20.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (20.00%) HACMP
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) OSPF
3 1 (20.00%) BGP
3 1 (20.00%) EIGRP

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) IPv6
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
1 1 (20.00%) MPLS
1 1 (20.00%) OSPF
1 1 (20.00%) BGP
1 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (20.00%) VRRP
1 1 (20.00%) LDAP
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) RIP
1 1 (20.00%) SNMP
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (20.00%) xDSL
1 1 (20.00%) HSRP
1 1 (20.00%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) AIX Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) IP Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Support Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) HACMP
1 1 (20.00%) Replication
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) DLPAR
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
1 2 (40.00%) AIX
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (40.00%) Change Control
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Network Design
3 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) Database Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) Network Management
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (20.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCIE
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) CCDP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) IBM Certification
1 1 (20.00%) MCP
1 1 (20.00%) JNCIP
1 1 (20.00%) JNCIE
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (20.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 1 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) VMware