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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
High Availability
Rank 110 112 112
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing High Availability 46 55 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.30% 1.23% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.50% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 14
Median daily rate £375 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £498 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £383 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.84% +3.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £34.95 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £31.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+29.13% +10.43%
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
2947 3676 2436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.13% 81.94% 75.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1875 2296 1401
Median daily rate £410 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 145 112
Median hourly rate £26.25 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.05% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.86 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.89 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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
Lancashire +30 16 £388 +3.33%
Cheshire +12 15 £363 -9.37% 4
Manchester -16 9 £375 -9.09% 8
Merseyside -6 2 - - 3
Cumbria - 1 - -
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 63 (60.00%) Oracle
2 48 (45.71%) Open Source
3 46 (43.81%) Java
4 43 (40.95%) Linux
4 43 (40.95%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (32.38%) SOA
5 34 (32.38%) REST
6 33 (31.43%) Performance Tuning
6 33 (31.43%) Tomcat
7 31 (29.52%) JavaScript
7 31 (29.52%) XML
7 31 (29.52%) Middleware
8 30 (28.57%) JDBC
8 30 (28.57%) IBM
9 29 (27.62%) HTTP
9 29 (27.62%) Apache
9 29 (27.62%) SOAP
9 29 (27.62%) JSON
9 29 (27.62%) Apache Camel
10 28 (26.67%) JBoss
11 27 (25.71%) MySQL
11 27 (25.71%) ActiveMQ
11 27 (25.71%) PostgreSQL
11 27 (25.71%) Microservices
12 25 (23.81%) Oracle Database
13 24 (22.86%) Banking
14 23 (21.90%) Oracle Application Server
14 23 (21.90%) Oracle EBS R12
14 23 (21.90%) Oracle EBS
15 22 (20.95%) Oracle Database 12c

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 33 (31.43%) Tomcat
2 29 (27.62%) Apache
3 28 (26.67%) JBoss
4 23 (21.90%) Oracle Application Server
5 4 (3.81%) IIS
5 4 (3.81%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.81%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.90%) Commerce Server
6 2 (1.90%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.95%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 23 (21.90%) Oracle EBS
1 23 (21.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (6.67%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.90%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (20.00%) IaaS
1 21 (20.00%) SaaS
2 20 (19.05%) PaaS
3 5 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.86%) Office 365
5 1 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.95%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.95%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (27.62%) HTTP
2 6 (5.71%) Firewall
3 3 (2.86%) DNS
4 2 (1.90%) DHCP
4 2 (1.90%) DMZ
4 2 (1.90%) Internet
4 2 (1.90%) SAN
4 2 (1.90%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.95%) Intranet
5 1 (0.95%) IPsec
5 1 (0.95%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (25.71%) MySQL
1 27 (25.71%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (23.81%) Oracle Database
3 22 (20.95%) Oracle Database 12c
4 20 (19.05%) SQL Server
5 14 (13.33%) Hadoop
6 9 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (2.86%) MongoDB
11 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (1.90%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.90%) JIRA
3 1 (0.95%) Ant
3 1 (0.95%) Appium
3 1 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.95%) JUnit
3 1 (0.95%) NetBeans
3 1 (0.95%) Selenium
General
1 24 (22.86%) Banking
2 18 (17.14%) Finance
3 4 (3.81%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.90%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.90%) Retail
5 1 (0.95%) Advertising
5 1 (0.95%) Electronics
5 1 (0.95%) Games
5 1 (0.95%) Legal
5 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.95%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (28.57%) Developer
2 25 (23.81%) DBA
3 20 (19.05%) Architect
3 20 (19.05%) Java Developer
4 16 (15.24%) Oracle DBA
5 12 (11.43%) Technical Architect
6 10 (9.52%) Administrator
7 9 (8.57%) Analyst
8 8 (7.62%) Digital Architect
9 7 (6.67%) Digital Technical Architect
9 7 (6.67%) SQL DBA
9 7 (6.67%) SQL Developer
10 5 (4.76%) Java Architect
10 5 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) SSIS Developer
10 5 (4.76%) Test Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) Test Leader
11 3 (2.86%) SQL Analyst
11 3 (2.86%) Technical Developer
11 3 (2.86%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (32.38%) REST
2 31 (29.52%) Middleware
2 31 (29.52%) XML
3 30 (28.57%) JDBC
4 29 (27.62%) Apache Camel
4 29 (27.62%) JSON
4 29 (27.62%) SOAP
5 27 (25.71%) ActiveMQ
6 18 (17.14%) HTML
7 17 (16.19%) CSS
7 17 (16.19%) J2EE
8 15 (14.29%) HTML5
8 15 (14.29%) Spring
9 14 (13.33%) AngularJS
9 14 (13.33%) CSS3
10 13 (12.38%) Web Services
11 6 (5.71%) .NET
12 3 (2.86%) JPA
12 3 (2.86%) JSP
13 2 (1.90%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.38%) Replication
2 7 (6.67%) Clustering
3 5 (4.76%) SWIFT
4 4 (3.81%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.81%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.90%) DataPower
5 2 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.90%) User Experience
6 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.95%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.95%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.95%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 43 (40.95%) Linux
2 9 (8.57%) Windows
3 7 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.90%) AIX
5 2 (1.90%) CentOS
5 2 (1.90%) Unix
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.95%) Solaris
6 1 (0.95%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.95%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (45.71%) Open Source
2 43 (40.95%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (32.38%) SOA
4 33 (31.43%) Performance Tuning
5 27 (25.71%) Microservices
6 21 (20.00%) ITIL
7 20 (19.05%) Change Management
8 14 (13.33%) Data Management
8 14 (13.33%) E-business
9 11 (10.48%) ETL
9 11 (10.48%) Front End Development
10 10 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (8.57%) Integration Testing
11 9 (8.57%) TDD
12 7 (6.67%) Database Mirroring
12 7 (6.67%) DevOps
12 7 (6.67%) Test Scripting
12 7 (6.67%) Test Strategy
12 7 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 46 (43.81%) Java
2 31 (29.52%) JavaScript
3 20 (19.05%) SQL
4 17 (16.19%) C
5 14 (13.33%) C++
6 11 (10.48%) T-SQL
7 9 (8.57%) PowerShell
8 7 (6.67%) Shell Script
9 6 (5.71%) Python
10 5 (4.76%) Perl
11 3 (2.86%) C#
11 3 (2.86%) Ruby
12 2 (1.90%) PHP
13 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.95%) Jython
Qualifications
1 18 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.48%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (7.62%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.86%) Degree
5 1 (0.95%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.95%) HND
5 1 (0.95%) ISEB
5 1 (0.95%) MCITP
5 1 (0.95%) MCP
5 1 (0.95%) MCSA
5 1 (0.95%) MCSE
5 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.62%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (6.67%) QA
3 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.81%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.90%) Firmware
3 2 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.90%) vSphere
4 1 (0.95%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.95%) iptables
4 1 (0.95%) NFS
4 1 (0.95%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (2.86%) SCCM
2 2 (1.90%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.90%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 63 (60.00%) Oracle
2 30 (28.57%) IBM
3 16 (15.24%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.81%) HP
4 4 (3.81%) VMware
5 3 (2.86%) Cognos
5 3 (2.86%) Hyperion
6 2 (1.90%) Cisco
6 2 (1.90%) F5
7 1 (0.95%) 3PAR
7 1 (0.95%) Citrix
7 1 (0.95%) Dell
7 1 (0.95%) EMC
7 1 (0.95%) NetApp
7 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.95%) SAP
7 1 (0.95%) SolarWinds