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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
High Availability
Rank 105 103 95
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing High Availability 59 48 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.57% 1.30% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 1.68% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 20 8
Median daily rate £452 £388 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.53% +15.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £632 £421 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £19.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+43.58% -51.25%
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
3043 2858 2275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.95% 77.14% 74.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1928 1694 1213
Median daily rate £413 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 123 94
Median hourly rate £31.25 £34.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.08% +18.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.75 £52.13 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 June 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 June 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 +4 23 £413 +17.85% 7
Cheshire -11 20 £488 +21.87% 1
Merseyside -4 6 £418 - 3
Lancashire 0 3 £190 - 1
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 65 (50.78%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (43.75%) Java
3 52 (40.63%) Linux
4 50 (39.06%) XML
5 49 (38.28%) REST
6 45 (35.16%) Oracle
7 44 (34.38%) Apache
7 44 (34.38%) HTTP
8 43 (33.59%) JSON
9 39 (30.47%) SOA
10 38 (29.69%) Middleware
11 37 (28.91%) JDBC
12 36 (28.13%) IBM
12 36 (28.13%) Tomcat
12 36 (28.13%) Banking
13 34 (26.56%) SOAP
13 34 (26.56%) SQL
14 33 (25.78%) JavaScript
14 33 (25.78%) MySQL
14 33 (25.78%) JBoss
14 33 (25.78%) Apache Camel
15 32 (25.00%) Open Source
15 32 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
15 32 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
16 31 (24.22%) Microservices
17 26 (20.31%) SQL Server
18 24 (18.75%) J2EE
19 22 (17.19%) HTML
19 22 (17.19%) Web Services
19 22 (17.19%) Performance Tuning

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 (34.38%) Apache
2 36 (28.13%) Tomcat
3 33 (25.78%) JBoss
4 8 (6.25%) IIS
5 3 (2.34%) Confluence
5 3 (2.34%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.56%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (1.56%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.56%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.78%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.78%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.91%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.72%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.34%) Office 365
4 2 (1.56%) IaaS
4 2 (1.56%) SaaS
5 1 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.78%) PaaS
5 1 (0.78%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 44 (34.38%) HTTP
2 7 (5.47%) Firewall
3 5 (3.91%) DNS
4 4 (3.13%) SAN
5 3 (2.34%) VoIP
5 3 (2.34%) WAN
6 2 (1.56%) DHCP
6 2 (1.56%) DMZ
6 2 (1.56%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.78%) Internet
7 1 (0.78%) IPsec
7 1 (0.78%) LAN
7 1 (0.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (25.78%) MySQL
2 32 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (20.31%) SQL Server
4 13 (10.16%) Hadoop
4 13 (10.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (7.81%) NoSQL
6 9 (7.03%) DB2
7 6 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (4.69%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (4.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.34%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.34%) Redis
9 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.56%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (4.69%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.91%) Hudson
3 5 (3.91%) JIRA
4 2 (1.56%) JUnit
5 1 (0.78%) Ant
5 1 (0.78%) Appium
5 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.78%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.78%) Selenium
5 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (28.13%) Banking
2 12 (9.38%) Finance
3 5 (3.91%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.56%) Electronics
5 2 (1.56%) Marketing
5 2 (1.56%) Retail
6 1 (0.78%) Games
6 1 (0.78%) Legal
6 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 48 (37.50%) Developer
2 26 (20.31%) Java Developer
3 23 (17.97%) Architect
4 11 (8.59%) SQL Developer
4 11 (8.59%) Technical Architect
5 10 (7.81%) SSIS Developer
6 9 (7.03%) ETL Developer
6 9 (7.03%) Unix Engineer
7 8 (6.25%) Digital Architect
7 8 (6.25%) T-SQL Developer
8 7 (5.47%) Analyst
8 7 (5.47%) Digital Technical Architect
9 6 (4.69%) DBA
9 6 (4.69%) Scala Developer
9 6 (4.69%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.69%) SQL Server Developer
10 5 (3.91%) Consultant
10 5 (3.91%) Java Architect
10 5 (3.91%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.91%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (39.06%) XML
2 49 (38.28%) REST
3 43 (33.59%) JSON
4 38 (29.69%) Middleware
5 37 (28.91%) JDBC
6 34 (26.56%) SOAP
7 33 (25.78%) Apache Camel
8 32 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
9 24 (18.75%) J2EE
10 22 (17.19%) HTML
10 22 (17.19%) Web Services
11 21 (16.41%) CSS
11 21 (16.41%) HTML5
12 20 (15.63%) CSS3
13 15 (11.72%) RESTful
14 14 (10.94%) AngularJS
15 13 (10.16%) Spring
16 7 (5.47%) .NET
17 5 (3.91%) Ext JS
17 5 (3.91%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.50%) Clustering
2 15 (11.72%) Replication
3 6 (4.69%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.91%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.91%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.91%) Driving Licence
4 5 (3.91%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.56%) DataPower
6 1 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.78%) HACMP
6 1 (0.78%) iPad
6 1 (0.78%) Life Science
6 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (40.63%) Linux
2 16 (12.50%) Unix
3 5 (3.91%) Windows
4 4 (3.13%) AIX
5 3 (2.34%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.56%) CentOS
6 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.78%) Debian
7 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.78%) Solaris
7 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (50.78%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (30.47%) SOA
3 32 (25.00%) Open Source
4 31 (24.22%) Microservices
5 22 (17.19%) Performance Tuning
6 21 (16.41%) Scrum
7 20 (15.63%) E-business
8 19 (14.84%) TDD
9 14 (10.94%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (9.38%) ETL
11 11 (8.59%) Database Tuning
11 11 (8.59%) SDLC
12 10 (7.81%) Front End Development
12 10 (7.81%) Prototyping
13 9 (7.03%) ITIL
14 8 (6.25%) Configuration Management
14 8 (6.25%) DevOps
15 7 (5.47%) Test Scripting
15 7 (5.47%) Validation
16 6 (4.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 56 (43.75%) Java
2 34 (26.56%) SQL
3 33 (25.78%) JavaScript
4 20 (15.63%) C
4 20 (15.63%) C++
5 12 (9.38%) T-SQL
6 11 (8.59%) Scala
7 4 (3.13%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.13%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.56%) C#
8 2 (1.56%) PHP
8 2 (1.56%) Python
9 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.78%) Jython
9 1 (0.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (3.91%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.34%) BC Cleared
4 3 (2.34%) Degree
5 2 (1.56%) MCSE
5 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.78%) HND
6 1 (0.78%) IBM AIX Certification
6 1 (0.78%) ISEB
6 1 (0.78%) MCITP
6 1 (0.78%) MCP
6 1 (0.78%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (4.69%) SLA
2 5 (3.91%) COBIT
2 5 (3.91%) QA
3 4 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (5.47%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.91%) Docker
3 4 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.56%) Firmware
5 2 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.78%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.78%) GPFS
6 1 (0.78%) iptables
6 1 (0.78%) NFS
6 1 (0.78%) Samba
6 1 (0.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.91%) Puppet
2 5 (3.91%) Salt
2 5 (3.91%) SCCM
3 2 (1.56%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.56%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.78%) Pacemaker
4 1 (0.78%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 45 (35.16%) Oracle
2 36 (28.13%) IBM
3 12 (9.38%) Red Hat
4 5 (3.91%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.13%) Cisco
5 4 (3.13%) HP
6 3 (2.34%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.34%) Citrix
6 3 (2.34%) VMware
7 2 (1.56%) F5
7 2 (1.56%) SAP
8 1 (0.78%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.78%) Dell
8 1 (0.78%) EMC
8 1 (0.78%) NetApp
8 1 (0.78%) SolarWinds