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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
High Availability
England / North West
Rank 70 105 113
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +8
Contract jobs citing High Availability 66 53 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.53% 1.39% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% 1.72% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 39 16
Median daily rate £439 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.23% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £316 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.50 £21.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.19% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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
2141 3079 2376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.13% 80.96% 76.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1876 1423
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 110 96
Median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +35.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +18 43 £400 -5.88% 14
Cheshire +30 14 £438 +12.90% 2
Lancashire +8 7 £550 -
Merseyside +2 2 £325 -13.33%
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 52 (41.94%) Performance Tuning
2 48 (38.71%) SQL
3 44 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (30.65%) TDD
4 38 (30.65%) Oracle
4 38 (30.65%) Linux
5 32 (25.81%) Web Services
6 31 (25.00%) Oracle Database
7 30 (24.19%) Oracle EBS
7 30 (24.19%) Oracle Application Server
7 30 (24.19%) Oracle EBS R12
8 29 (23.39%) Oracle Database 12c
9 28 (22.58%) Open Source
10 27 (21.77%) Change Management
10 27 (21.77%) ITIL
11 26 (20.97%) Software Engineering
12 25 (20.16%) SaaS
12 25 (20.16%) PaaS
12 25 (20.16%) Java
12 25 (20.16%) IaaS
13 23 (18.55%) RESTful
14 22 (17.74%) Scrum
15 21 (16.94%) Finance
15 21 (16.94%) BDD
15 21 (16.94%) REST
16 20 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
16 20 (16.13%) Data Management
16 20 (16.13%) XML
17 19 (15.32%) HTTP
18 18 (14.52%) SQL Server

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%) Oracle Application Server
2 8 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.65%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.84%) IIS
5 4 (3.23%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (3.23%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.61%) Apache
6 2 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.81%) CMS
7 1 (0.81%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.81%) Confluence
7 1 (0.81%) JBoss
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (4.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (24.19%) Oracle EBS
1 30 (24.19%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.61%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (1.61%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 25 (20.16%) IaaS
1 25 (20.16%) PaaS
1 25 (20.16%) SaaS
2 20 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.84%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (4.84%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (4.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (3.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (3.23%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (3.23%) Amazon EMR
5 4 (3.23%) Amazon S3
5 4 (3.23%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (3.23%) AWS CloudTrail
5 4 (3.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.81%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.32%) HTTP
2 7 (5.65%) DNS
3 4 (3.23%) Internet
3 4 (3.23%) LDAP
3 4 (3.23%) VPN
4 3 (2.42%) LAN
4 3 (2.42%) SSL
4 3 (2.42%) WAN
5 2 (1.61%) SAN
6 1 (0.81%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.81%) Firewall
6 1 (0.81%) Intranet
6 1 (0.81%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 29 (23.39%) Oracle Database 12c
3 18 (14.52%) NoSQL
3 18 (14.52%) SQL Server
4 12 (9.68%) Oracle Reports
4 12 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (8.87%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (8.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (6.45%) MySQL
6 8 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (5.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (3.23%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (2.42%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (1.61%) DB2
10 2 (1.61%) MarkLogic
10 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (10.48%) JUnit
2 10 (8.06%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (6.45%) Selenium
5 7 (5.65%) JIRA
5 7 (5.65%) StarTeam
6 6 (4.84%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.61%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.61%) Subversion
8 1 (0.81%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (16.94%) Finance
2 8 (6.45%) Banking
3 3 (2.42%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.61%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.81%) Advertising
5 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (26.61%) DBA
1 33 (26.61%) Developer
2 23 (18.55%) Oracle DBA
3 15 (12.10%) Software Engineer
4 13 (10.48%) Administrator
5 10 (8.06%) SQL DBA
6 8 (6.45%) Senior Developer
7 7 (5.65%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (5.65%) Scala Software Engineer
7 7 (5.65%) SQL Developer
8 6 (4.84%) Automation Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) Java Developer
8 6 (4.84%) Java Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) QA Automation Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) QA Engineer
9 5 (4.03%) AWS Engineer
9 5 (4.03%) Scala Developer
9 5 (4.03%) Senior Test Engineer
9 5 (4.03%) SSIS Developer
9 5 (4.03%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (25.81%) Web Services
2 23 (18.55%) RESTful
3 21 (16.94%) REST
4 20 (16.13%) XML
5 17 (13.71%) JSON
6 10 (8.06%) Node.js
7 9 (7.26%) HTML
8 8 (6.45%) XSLT
9 6 (4.84%) boto
9 6 (4.84%) YAML
10 5 (4.03%) .NET
10 5 (4.03%) JMS
10 5 (4.03%) JSP
11 4 (3.23%) CSS
11 4 (3.23%) J2EE
11 4 (3.23%) JDBC
11 4 (3.23%) Memcached
12 3 (2.42%) ActiveMQ
13 2 (1.61%) Dojo
13 2 (1.61%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.48%) Replication
2 8 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.84%) Clustering
3 6 (4.84%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.23%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.42%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.61%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.81%) BYOD
7 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.81%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.81%) RIA
7 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (30.65%) Linux
2 14 (11.29%) Windows
3 7 (5.65%) Unix
3 7 (5.65%) VME
4 6 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.03%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.23%) Solaris
7 1 (0.81%) AIX
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (41.94%) Performance Tuning
2 44 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (30.65%) TDD
4 28 (22.58%) Open Source
5 27 (21.77%) Change Management
5 27 (21.77%) ITIL
6 26 (20.97%) Software Engineering
7 22 (17.74%) Scrum
8 21 (16.94%) BDD
9 20 (16.13%) Data Management
10 17 (13.71%) Automated Testing
11 16 (12.90%) ETL
12 15 (12.10%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (12.10%) DevOps
13 12 (9.68%) Database Mirroring
14 10 (8.06%) Continuous Delivery
14 10 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (8.06%) Problem Management
14 10 (8.06%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 48 (38.71%) SQL
2 25 (20.16%) Java
3 17 (13.71%) Perl
4 15 (12.10%) T-SQL
5 13 (10.48%) Python
6 11 (8.87%) Scala
7 9 (7.26%) JavaScript
7 9 (7.26%) PowerShell
8 8 (6.45%) PL/SQL
9 7 (5.65%) COBOL
9 7 (5.65%) Shell Script
10 5 (4.03%) PHP
10 5 (4.03%) Ruby
11 4 (3.23%) Bash Shell
12 3 (2.42%) C
12 3 (2.42%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.26%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.84%) AWS Certification
4 5 (4.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.42%) CCDP
5 3 (2.42%) CCIE
5 3 (2.42%) CCNA
5 3 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.61%) Degree
6 2 (1.61%) HND
7 1 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.81%) MCDST
7 1 (0.81%) MCP
7 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.06%) QA
2 5 (4.03%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (10.48%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (4.03%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.03%) Varnish
3 4 (3.23%) Docker
3 4 (3.23%) iptables
3 4 (3.23%) Postfix
3 4 (3.23%) Squid
4 3 (2.42%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.42%) vSphere
5 1 (0.81%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (5.65%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (5.65%) Puppet
2 4 (3.23%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.23%) Nagios
2 4 (3.23%) Salt
Vendors
1 38 (30.65%) Oracle
2 14 (11.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.45%) VMware
4 7 (5.65%) HP
4 7 (5.65%) ICL
5 6 (4.84%) Twitter
6 4 (3.23%) Cognos
6 4 (3.23%) Hyperion
7 3 (2.42%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.42%) Cisco
7 3 (2.42%) Citrix
7 3 (2.42%) ION Trading
7 3 (2.42%) Juniper
7 3 (2.42%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.81%) FatWire
8 1 (0.81%) IBM
8 1 (0.81%) Informatica
8 1 (0.81%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.81%) Red Hat
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