The table below looks at the statistics for High Availability skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited High Availability over the 3 months to 31 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
High Availability
Rank 109 96 108
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +12
Contract jobs citing High Availability 46 60 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.26% 1.57% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 2.00% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 6
Median daily rate £415 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+17.89% -34.48%
High Availability
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2967 3001 2260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.40% 78.38% 74.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1847 1782 1221
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 123 104
Median hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.25% +39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £58.45 £47.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

High Availability
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing High Availability as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

High Availability Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

High Availability
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

High Availability Daily Rate Trend in the North West

High Availability
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing High Availability across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2016.

High Availability Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

High Availability
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

High Availability Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing High Availability within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +3 25 £425 +32.81% 17
Merseyside -6 8 £418 - 1
Cheshire -23 7 £425 +13.33% 1
Lancashire -13 2 £190 - 2
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing High Availability also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 60 (49.59%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (42.15%) Java
3 49 (40.50%) Linux
4 46 (38.02%) Oracle
5 44 (36.36%) Apache
6 43 (35.54%) REST
7 42 (34.71%) XML
8 40 (33.06%) SOA
9 38 (31.40%) Middleware
10 37 (30.58%) HTTP
10 37 (30.58%) Tomcat
10 37 (30.58%) JDBC
10 37 (30.58%) Banking
10 37 (30.58%) JSON
11 36 (29.75%) IBM
12 34 (28.10%) SOAP
12 34 (28.10%) Apache Camel
13 33 (27.27%) MySQL
13 33 (27.27%) JavaScript
13 33 (27.27%) JBoss
14 32 (26.45%) ActiveMQ
14 32 (26.45%) PostgreSQL
14 32 (26.45%) Microservices
15 30 (24.79%) Open Source
16 26 (21.49%) SQL
16 26 (21.49%) SQL Server
17 24 (19.83%) J2EE
18 23 (19.01%) HTML
19 22 (18.18%) CSS
20 21 (17.36%) HTML5

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 44 (36.36%) Apache
2 37 (30.58%) Tomcat
3 33 (27.27%) JBoss
4 9 (7.44%) IIS
5 3 (2.48%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.48%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.65%) Commerce Server
6 2 (1.65%) Confluence
6 2 (1.65%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (1.65%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.65%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.83%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.13%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.44%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.48%) Office 365
4 2 (1.65%) IaaS
4 2 (1.65%) SaaS
5 1 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.83%) PaaS
5 1 (0.83%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 37 (30.58%) HTTP
2 7 (5.79%) Firewall
3 4 (3.31%) DNS
4 3 (2.48%) SAN
5 2 (1.65%) DHCP
5 2 (1.65%) DMZ
5 2 (1.65%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.65%) VoIP
5 2 (1.65%) WAN
6 1 (0.83%) Internet
6 1 (0.83%) Intranet
6 1 (0.83%) IPsec
6 1 (0.83%) LAN
6 1 (0.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (27.27%) MySQL
2 32 (26.45%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (21.49%) SQL Server
4 13 (10.74%) Hadoop
5 11 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (7.44%) DB2
7 6 (4.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (4.96%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (4.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (4.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (3.31%) NoSQL
9 3 (2.48%) MongoDB
9 3 (2.48%) Redis
10 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.65%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.83%) Oracle8/8i Database
11 1 (0.83%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 8 (6.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (5.79%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.13%) Hudson
4 4 (3.31%) JIRA
5 2 (1.65%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.65%) JUnit
6 1 (0.83%) Ant
6 1 (0.83%) Appium
6 1 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.83%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.83%) Selenium
6 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (30.58%) Banking
2 14 (11.57%) Finance
3 5 (4.13%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.48%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.65%) Electronics
5 2 (1.65%) Marketing
5 2 (1.65%) Retail
6 1 (0.83%) Games
6 1 (0.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (33.88%) Developer
2 26 (21.49%) Java Developer
3 23 (19.01%) Architect
4 12 (9.92%) Technical Architect
5 10 (8.26%) SQL Developer
6 9 (7.44%) SSIS Developer
6 9 (7.44%) Unix Engineer
7 8 (6.61%) Analyst
7 8 (6.61%) Digital Architect
8 7 (5.79%) Digital Technical Architect
8 7 (5.79%) T-SQL Developer
9 6 (4.96%) ETL Developer
9 6 (4.96%) Java Architect
10 5 (4.13%) Administrator
10 5 (4.13%) Consultant
10 5 (4.13%) DBA
10 5 (4.13%) Senior Developer
10 5 (4.13%) Test Leader
11 4 (3.31%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (3.31%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (35.54%) REST
2 42 (34.71%) XML
3 38 (31.40%) Middleware
4 37 (30.58%) JDBC
4 37 (30.58%) JSON
5 34 (28.10%) Apache Camel
5 34 (28.10%) SOAP
6 32 (26.45%) ActiveMQ
7 24 (19.83%) J2EE
8 23 (19.01%) HTML
9 22 (18.18%) CSS
10 21 (17.36%) HTML5
11 20 (16.53%) CSS3
12 16 (13.22%) Web Services
13 14 (11.57%) Spring
14 13 (10.74%) AngularJS
15 8 (6.61%) .NET
16 7 (5.79%) RESTful
17 5 (4.13%) Ext JS
17 5 (4.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.05%) Clustering
2 14 (11.57%) Replication
3 6 (4.96%) Public Cloud
4 5 (4.13%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.13%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.13%) Driving Licence
4 5 (4.13%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.65%) DataPower
5 2 (1.65%) User Experience
6 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.83%) HACMP
6 1 (0.83%) iPad
6 1 (0.83%) Life Science
6 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 49 (40.50%) Linux
2 16 (13.22%) Unix
3 8 (6.61%) Windows
4 6 (4.96%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.31%) AIX
5 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.65%) CentOS
6 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.83%) Debian
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.83%) Solaris
7 1 (0.83%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (49.59%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (33.06%) SOA
3 32 (26.45%) Microservices
4 30 (24.79%) Open Source
5 20 (16.53%) E-business
6 17 (14.05%) Performance Tuning
7 15 (12.40%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (12.40%) TDD
8 14 (11.57%) Scrum
9 11 (9.09%) SDLC
10 10 (8.26%) Database Tuning
10 10 (8.26%) Front End Development
10 10 (8.26%) Prototyping
11 9 (7.44%) ETL
11 9 (7.44%) ITIL
12 8 (6.61%) Configuration Management
12 8 (6.61%) DevOps
13 7 (5.79%) Test Scripting
13 7 (5.79%) Validation
14 6 (4.96%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (42.15%) Java
2 33 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 26 (21.49%) SQL
4 20 (16.53%) C
4 20 (16.53%) C++
5 10 (8.26%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.31%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.48%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.48%) Scala
8 2 (1.65%) PHP
8 2 (1.65%) Python
9 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.83%) C#
9 1 (0.83%) Jython
9 1 (0.83%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (9.92%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.96%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (4.13%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.31%) Degree
5 3 (2.48%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.65%) MCSE
6 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.83%) HND
7 1 (0.83%) IBM AIX Certification
7 1 (0.83%) ISEB
7 1 (0.83%) MCITP
7 1 (0.83%) MCP
7 1 (0.83%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.79%) SLA
2 6 (4.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (4.13%) COBIT
3 5 (4.13%) QA
4 4 (3.31%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (5.79%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.13%) Docker
2 5 (4.13%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.65%) Firmware
3 2 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.65%) vSphere
4 1 (0.83%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.83%) GPFS
4 1 (0.83%) iptables
4 1 (0.83%) NFS
4 1 (0.83%) Samba
4 1 (0.83%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (4.96%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.13%) Puppet
2 5 (4.13%) Salt
3 4 (3.31%) SCCM
4 2 (1.65%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.65%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.83%) Pacemaker
5 1 (0.83%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 46 (38.02%) Oracle
2 36 (29.75%) IBM
3 12 (9.92%) Red Hat
4 8 (6.61%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.31%) Cisco
5 4 (3.31%) HP
5 4 (3.31%) VMware
6 2 (1.65%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.65%) Citrix
6 2 (1.65%) F5
6 2 (1.65%) SAP
7 1 (0.83%) 3PAR
7 1 (0.83%) Dell
7 1 (0.83%) EMC
7 1 (0.83%) NetApp
7 1 (0.83%) SolarWinds
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