The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Manchester 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 79 - 84
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing High Availability 7 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.49% - 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% - 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
Average daily rate £140 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 - £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £262 - £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £525 £360
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +45.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - £57.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1014 678 911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.66% 70.26% 65.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 330 434
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £457 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 44 51
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £13.38 £13.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.34 £77.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
High Availability
North West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing High Availability across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

High Availability Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (71.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (42.86%) Change Control
3 3 (42.86%) UNIX
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) Internet
4 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
4 2 (28.57%) CTI
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) CRM
4 2 (28.57%) Solaris
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
4 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (28.57%) Data Guard
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 1 (14.29%) Database Tuning
5 1 (14.29%) xDSL

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
1 1 (14.29%) IBM HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
1 2 (28.57%) CTI
2 1 (14.29%) xDSL
2 1 (14.29%) Multicast
2 1 (14.29%) HSRP
2 1 (14.29%) IPv6
2 1 (14.29%) LDAP
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
2 1 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) RIP
2 1 (14.29%) SNMP
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (14.29%) MPLS
2 1 (14.29%) OSPF
2 1 (14.29%) BGP
2 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (14.29%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) DBA
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Applications DBA
3 1 (14.29%) IP Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Middleware Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Server Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Server Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Support Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Statistics
1 1 (14.29%) Replication
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Solaris
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
3 1 (14.29%) AIX
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (42.86%) Change Control
4 2 (28.57%) CRM
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) Database Tuning
5 1 (14.29%) Network Management
5 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) Network Design
5 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
5 1 (14.29%) Security Management
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) CCIE
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) CCDP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) IBM Certification
1 1 (14.29%) MCP
1 1 (14.29%) JNCIP
1 1 (14.29%) JNCIE
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Data Guard
2 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
2 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) Juniper
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) VMware