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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
High Availability
Rank 94 110 91
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -19
Contract jobs citing High Availability 72 52 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.78% 1.33% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 1.71% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 21 19
Median daily rate £456 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £300 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £500 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £355
% change year-on-year
- +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
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
3303 3046 2358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.68% 77.96% 75.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2056 1686 1232
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 145 130
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +29.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.86 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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
Cheshire +11 38 £444 +10.93% 1
Manchester +3 27 £450 +20.00% 12
Lancashire +4 2 £475 - 2
Merseyside -5 1 £525 +85.84% 2
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 61 (49.19%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (45.97%) Java
3 51 (41.13%) XML
4 49 (39.52%) SQL
5 46 (37.10%) HTTP
6 45 (36.29%) Linux
6 45 (36.29%) REST
7 42 (33.87%) JSON
8 36 (29.03%) Banking
9 34 (27.42%) Oracle
10 32 (25.81%) Web Services
11 30 (24.19%) Apache
11 30 (24.19%) Scrum
12 29 (23.39%) TDD
13 27 (21.77%) SOA
13 27 (21.77%) SQL Server
14 26 (20.97%) Middleware
14 26 (20.97%) RESTful
14 26 (20.97%) Performance Tuning
15 24 (19.35%) IBM
16 23 (18.55%) Scala
16 23 (18.55%) Amazon AWS
17 22 (17.74%) NoSQL
17 22 (17.74%) HTML
17 22 (17.74%) JDBC
17 22 (17.74%) Tomcat
18 21 (16.94%) SOAP
18 21 (16.94%) JavaScript
18 21 (16.94%) J2EE
18 21 (16.94%) MySQL

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 30 (24.19%) Apache
2 22 (17.74%) Tomcat
3 20 (16.13%) JBoss
4 9 (7.26%) IIS
5 3 (2.42%) Confluence
5 3 (2.42%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.61%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (1.61%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.81%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (2.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) MS Office
2 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.81%) Sage 1000
2 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.81%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 23 (18.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (37.10%) HTTP
2 5 (4.03%) DNS
3 4 (3.23%) Firewall
4 3 (2.42%) WAN
5 2 (1.61%) LDAP
5 2 (1.61%) SAN
5 2 (1.61%) VoIP
6 1 (0.81%) DHCP
6 1 (0.81%) Internet
6 1 (0.81%) LAN
6 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.81%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (21.77%) SQL Server
2 22 (17.74%) NoSQL
3 21 (16.94%) MySQL
4 20 (16.13%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (7.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (6.45%) DB2
8 7 (5.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (5.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (2.42%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.61%) Oracle ODI
13 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
13 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
13 1 (0.81%) Redis
13 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (8.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (7.26%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.65%) JIRA
4 5 (4.03%) Hudson
5 4 (3.23%) Gradle
5 4 (3.23%) JUnit
5 4 (3.23%) Maven
5 4 (3.23%) Selenium
6 3 (2.42%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.81%) Appium
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.81%) tSQLt
7 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (29.03%) Banking
2 13 (10.48%) Finance
3 5 (4.03%) Games
4 4 (3.23%) Legal
5 3 (2.42%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.81%) Advertising
6 1 (0.81%) Electronics
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.81%) Retail
6 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (38.71%) Developer
2 18 (14.52%) Architect
3 17 (13.71%) Java Developer
4 14 (11.29%) SQL Developer
5 13 (10.48%) Scala Developer
6 12 (9.68%) SSIS Developer
7 10 (8.06%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (8.06%) ETL Developer
7 10 (8.06%) T-SQL Developer
8 9 (7.26%) Software Developer
8 9 (7.26%) Technical Architect
8 9 (7.26%) Unix Engineer
9 8 (6.45%) Consultant
9 8 (6.45%) Digital Architect
10 7 (5.65%) Digital Technical Architect
10 7 (5.65%) SQL Server Developer
11 6 (4.84%) Senior Developer
11 6 (4.84%) Test Leader
12 5 (4.03%) Java Architect
12 5 (4.03%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (41.13%) XML
2 45 (36.29%) REST
3 42 (33.87%) JSON
4 32 (25.81%) Web Services
5 26 (20.97%) Middleware
5 26 (20.97%) RESTful
6 22 (17.74%) HTML
6 22 (17.74%) JDBC
7 21 (16.94%) J2EE
7 21 (16.94%) SOAP
8 20 (16.13%) ActiveMQ
8 20 (16.13%) Apache Camel
8 20 (16.13%) CSS
8 20 (16.13%) CSS3
8 20 (16.13%) HTML5
9 10 (8.06%) .NET
10 5 (4.03%) Ext JS
10 5 (4.03%) WCF
11 3 (2.42%) XSLT
12 2 (1.61%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.71%) Clustering
2 15 (12.10%) Replication
3 6 (4.84%) Public Cloud
4 5 (4.03%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.03%) Driving Licence
4 5 (4.03%) SWIFT
5 4 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.42%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.81%) DataPower
7 1 (0.81%) HACMP
7 1 (0.81%) iPad
7 1 (0.81%) Life Science
7 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 45 (36.29%) Linux
2 19 (15.32%) Unix
3 4 (3.23%) AIX
4 3 (2.42%) Solaris
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.61%) Windows
6 1 (0.81%) Debian
6 1 (0.81%) VMS
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (49.19%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (24.19%) Scrum
3 29 (23.39%) TDD
4 27 (21.77%) SOA
5 26 (20.97%) Performance Tuning
6 20 (16.13%) E-business
6 20 (16.13%) Open Source
7 18 (14.52%) Microservices
8 15 (12.10%) ETL
9 12 (9.68%) BDD
9 12 (9.68%) Database Tuning
9 12 (9.68%) DevOps
9 12 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (8.06%) SDLC
10 10 (8.06%) Test Scripting
11 8 (6.45%) ITIL
11 8 (6.45%) Load Balancing
12 7 (5.65%) Configuration Management
12 7 (5.65%) Kanban
12 7 (5.65%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 57 (45.97%) Java
2 49 (39.52%) SQL
3 23 (18.55%) Scala
4 21 (16.94%) JavaScript
5 20 (16.13%) C
5 20 (16.13%) C++
6 15 (12.10%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.03%) C#
8 4 (3.23%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.42%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.42%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.61%) Perl
10 2 (1.61%) PHP
11 1 (0.81%) ANSI SQL
11 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.81%) Python
11 1 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.65%) Degree
3 5 (4.03%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (3.23%) HND
4 4 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.61%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.61%) MCSE
5 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.61%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.81%) IBM AIX Certification
6 1 (0.81%) ISEB
6 1 (0.81%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.81%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.87%) QA
2 6 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.84%) SLA
3 5 (4.03%) COBIT
4 4 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (5.65%) Docker
2 3 (2.42%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.61%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (1.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.81%) GPFS
4 1 (0.81%) vSphere
4 1 (0.81%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (8.06%) Puppet
2 8 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.03%) Salt
4 3 (2.42%) Ansible
5 2 (1.61%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.61%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (1.61%) SCCM
6 1 (0.81%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.81%) Pacemaker
6 1 (0.81%) Terraform
6 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 34 (27.42%) Oracle
2 24 (19.35%) IBM
3 13 (10.48%) Red Hat
4 5 (4.03%) HP
5 4 (3.23%) Citrix
6 3 (2.42%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.42%) Cisco
6 3 (2.42%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.42%) Telerik
6 3 (2.42%) VMware
7 2 (1.61%) 3PAR
7 2 (1.61%) EMC
7 2 (1.61%) Veritas
8 1 (0.81%) F5
8 1 (0.81%) RedGate
8 1 (0.81%) Sage
8 1 (0.81%) SAP
8 1 (0.81%) Siemens
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