The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 126 - 123
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing High Availability 10 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% - 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% - 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 8
Average daily rate £150 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 - £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 - £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £525 £360
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +45.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - £57.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2259 1696 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.19% 70.43% 63.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 841 965
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £226 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 82 91
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
High Availability
England

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
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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing High Availability within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 7 £140 - 2
Cheshire - 2 £375 -
Merseyside - - - - 1
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 24 (82.76%) Disaster Recovery
2 22 (75.86%) ITIL
3 20 (68.97%) LAN
4 19 (65.52%) WAN
4 19 (65.52%) MVS
4 19 (65.52%) Data Analysis
4 19 (65.52%) Asset Management
4 19 (65.52%) VME
4 19 (65.52%) PaaS
4 19 (65.52%) Big Data
4 19 (65.52%) IaaS
5 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
6 11 (37.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (37.93%) Service Management
7 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
8 9 (31.03%) Oracle EBS
8 9 (31.03%) Oracle
9 8 (27.59%) Data Architecture
10 7 (24.14%) Reference Data
10 7 (24.14%) Data Integration
10 7 (24.14%) Management Information System
10 7 (24.14%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (24.14%) Data Modelling
11 6 (20.69%) PRINCE
11 6 (20.69%) Strategic Planning
12 5 (17.24%) SQL
13 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
13 4 (13.79%) UNIX
13 4 (13.79%) Clustering
13 4 (13.79%) Performance Tuning

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (6.90%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.45%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (6.90%) Summit
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 19 (65.52%) PaaS
1 19 (65.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (68.97%) LAN
2 19 (65.52%) WAN
3 2 (6.90%) CTI
3 2 (6.90%) Internet
3 2 (6.90%) SAN
3 2 (6.90%) DHCP
4 1 (3.45%) xDSL
4 1 (3.45%) Multicast
4 1 (3.45%) HSRP
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.45%) HTTP
4 1 (3.45%) RIP
4 1 (3.45%) SNMP
4 1 (3.45%) VPN
4 1 (3.45%) DNS
4 1 (3.45%) IPv6
4 1 (3.45%) LDAP
4 1 (3.45%) MPLS
4 1 (3.45%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (65.52%) Big Data
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.45%) MSDE
4 1 (3.45%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Architect
2 10 (34.48%) Enterprise Architect
3 9 (31.03%) Technical Architect
4 7 (24.14%) Senior Architect
4 7 (24.14%) Senior Enterprise Architect
5 5 (17.24%) Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) DBA
7 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (6.90%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 2 (6.90%) Technical Specialist
8 1 (3.45%) IP Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Middleware Specialist
8 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Wintel Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Server Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Server Administrator
8 1 (3.45%) SQL DBA
8 1 (3.45%) Data Architect
8 1 (3.45%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Reference Data
1 7 (24.14%) Data Integration
1 7 (24.14%) Management Information System
2 4 (13.79%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) Statistics
3 1 (3.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) MVS
1 19 (65.52%) VME
2 4 (13.79%) UNIX
3 3 (10.34%) Windows
3 3 (10.34%) Solaris
3 3 (10.34%) Linux
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.90%) AIX
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (82.76%) Disaster Recovery
2 22 (75.86%) ITIL
3 19 (65.52%) Data Analysis
3 19 (65.52%) Asset Management
4 11 (37.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (37.93%) Service Management
5 8 (27.59%) Data Architecture
6 7 (24.14%) Technical Architecture
6 7 (24.14%) Data Modelling
7 6 (20.69%) PRINCE
7 6 (20.69%) Strategic Planning
8 4 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (10.34%) Change Control
10 2 (6.90%) Project Management
10 2 (6.90%) CRM
10 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
11 1 (3.45%) Database Tuning
11 1 (3.45%) Capacity Management
11 1 (3.45%) Network Management
11 1 (3.45%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
2 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) BC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) JNCIP
3 1 (3.45%) JNCIE
3 1 (3.45%) MCP
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.45%) IBM Certification
3 1 (3.45%) CCIE
3 1 (3.45%) CCNP
3 1 (3.45%) CCDP
3 1 (3.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO 14001
1 2 (6.90%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.45%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (6.90%) Data Guard
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) SCOM
2 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) IBM
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Citrix
2 2 (6.90%) VMware
3 1 (3.45%) Juniper
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco
3 1 (3.45%) Red Hat