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 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 130 127 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing High Availability 18 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.25% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £230 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.47% -
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 North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2697 2048 1649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.77% 72.27% 70.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1464 1047 809
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 128 80
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.56 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.93% +14.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.58 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £60.00
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 the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing High Availability across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing High Availability within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - - - -
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 27 (84.38%) Windows
2 23 (71.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 23 (71.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (59.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 19 (59.38%) Migration
4 17 (53.13%) SQL Server
5 16 (50.00%) Linux
5 16 (50.00%) UNIX
6 13 (40.63%) ERP
6 13 (40.63%) SAP
6 13 (40.63%) Oracle
6 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
6 13 (40.63%) NetWeaver
6 13 (40.63%) Technical Architecture
6 13 (40.63%) SC Cleared
6 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
6 13 (40.63%) SAP HANA
6 13 (40.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (31.25%) Hyper-V
7 10 (31.25%) SCCM
7 10 (31.25%) Clustering
7 10 (31.25%) DHCP
7 10 (31.25%) ITIL
8 8 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 7 (21.88%) VMware
9 7 (21.88%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (18.75%) DFS Replication
10 6 (18.75%) Firmware

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 13 (40.63%) NetWeaver
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.13%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (31.25%) DHCP
2 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 6 (18.75%) DNS
2 6 (18.75%) DMZ
3 2 (6.25%) Firewall
3 2 (6.25%) Network Security
4 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (53.13%) SQL Server
2 13 (40.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (40.63%) SAP HANA
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.25%) MySQL
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) SAP Architect
1 13 (40.63%) Architect
2 9 (28.13%) Wintel Analyst
2 9 (28.13%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 4 (12.50%) SAP Technical Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Designer
5 1 (3.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.13%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (3.13%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) DBA
5 1 (3.13%) Administrator
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (3.13%) SQL DBA
5 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) SAP Basis
2 2 (6.25%) Web Services
3 1 (3.13%) Middleware
3 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Clustering
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (6.25%) Replication
3 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 27 (84.38%) Windows
2 23 (71.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 23 (71.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (50.00%) UNIX
3 16 (50.00%) Linux
4 6 (18.75%) Windows 2000
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) Disaster Recovery
1 19 (59.38%) Migration
2 13 (40.63%) ERP
2 13 (40.63%) Technical Architecture
3 10 (31.25%) ITIL
4 7 (21.88%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (18.75%) Configuration Management
6 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (9.38%) DevOps
7 2 (6.25%) Information Security
8 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.13%) OO
8 1 (3.13%) SOA
8 1 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (3.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) SC Cleared
1 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
2 10 (31.25%) Hyper-V
3 6 (18.75%) DFS Replication
3 6 (18.75%) Firmware
4 3 (9.38%) vSphere
5 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) SCCM
2 6 (18.75%) SCVMM
3 4 (12.50%) SCOM
4 2 (6.25%) Puppet
4 2 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (6.25%) Ansible
4 2 (6.25%) Salt
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Oracle
1 13 (40.63%) SAP
2 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (21.88%) VMware
4 6 (18.75%) HP
4 6 (18.75%) Dell
5 4 (12.50%) Citrix