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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 123 - 112
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing High Availability 6 0 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% - 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% - 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 14
Average daily rate
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£230 - £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £430 £390
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2112 1894 2123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.59% 70.94% 65.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 949 1122
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £454 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 87 112
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -6.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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
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 25 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 5 - - 3
Manchester - 1 £230 - 2
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 9 (56.25%) Clustering
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
3 7 (43.75%) DHCP
3 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
3 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
4 6 (37.50%) SCCM
4 6 (37.50%) SAN
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (31.25%) SQL
5 5 (31.25%) ITIL
5 5 (31.25%) UNIX
5 5 (31.25%) SCOM
5 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (31.25%) Migration
6 4 (25.00%) VMware
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (25.00%) DNS
6 4 (25.00%) Citrix
7 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
7 3 (18.75%) IBM
7 3 (18.75%) AIX
7 3 (18.75%) Solaris
7 3 (18.75%) Linux
7 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
7 3 (18.75%) Change Control
8 2 (12.50%) Capacity Management
8 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) DHCP
2 6 (37.50%) SAN
3 4 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (12.50%) CTI
4 2 (12.50%) Internet
4 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.25%) VPN
5 1 (6.25%) LDAP
5 1 (6.25%) LAN
5 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
5 1 (6.25%) HTTP
5 1 (6.25%) RIP
5 1 (6.25%) SNMP
5 1 (6.25%) MPLS
5 1 (6.25%) OSPF
5 1 (6.25%) BGP
5 1 (6.25%) EIGRP
5 1 (6.25%) VRRP
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (6.25%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) MSDE
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Wintel Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) DBA
5 2 (12.50%) Wintel Support Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Wintel Support
5 2 (12.50%) Administrator
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle Applications DBA
6 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
6 1 (6.25%) Server Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Support Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) AIX Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Server Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) IP Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Middleware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Statistics
2 1 (6.25%) DLPAR
2 1 (6.25%) Firmware
2 1 (6.25%) HACMP
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (31.25%) UNIX
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (18.75%) AIX
4 3 (18.75%) Solaris
4 3 (18.75%) Linux
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
1 5 (31.25%) Migration
1 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (18.75%) Change Control
4 2 (12.50%) Capacity Management
4 2 (12.50%) CRM
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Network Design
5 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
5 1 (6.25%) Database Tuning
5 1 (6.25%) Network Management
5 1 (6.25%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
2 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) MCP
1 1 (6.25%) MCSE
1 1 (6.25%) CCIE
1 1 (6.25%) CCNP
1 1 (6.25%) CCDP
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) IBM Certification
1 1 (6.25%) JNCIP
1 1 (6.25%) JNCIE
1 1 (6.25%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
1 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (6.25%) DFS Replication
3 1 (6.25%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) SCCM
2 5 (31.25%) SCOM
3 2 (12.50%) Data Guard
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (6.25%) WSUS
4 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
4 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Citrix
1 4 (25.00%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) IBM
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Dell
4 1 (6.25%) Juniper
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) McAfee