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 26 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
High Availability
Rank 98 107 89
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -18
Contract jobs citing High Availability 69 38 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.76% 1.04% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 1.35% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 20 17
Median daily rate £450 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £309 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £500 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - £52.50
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
3202 2819 2276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.83% 77.42% 75.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1990 1623 1198
Median daily rate £425 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 133 112
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.50 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.20 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 26 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 26 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 30 £452 +12.89% 1
Manchester -1 30 £413 +13.79% 12
Merseyside -7 3 £525 -
Lancashire +3 1 £475 - 3
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High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 71 (54.62%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (48.46%) Java
3 59 (45.38%) XML
4 55 (42.31%) REST
5 54 (41.54%) Linux
6 51 (39.23%) HTTP
7 50 (38.46%) JSON
8 46 (35.38%) SQL
9 43 (33.08%) Oracle
10 39 (30.00%) Apache
11 36 (27.69%) Banking
12 35 (26.92%) SOA
13 34 (26.15%) Web Services
14 33 (25.38%) Middleware
15 32 (24.62%) JDBC
16 31 (23.85%) Tomcat
16 31 (23.85%) IBM
16 31 (23.85%) Scrum
17 30 (23.08%) SOAP
18 29 (22.31%) JavaScript
18 29 (22.31%) TDD
19 28 (21.54%) PostgreSQL
19 28 (21.54%) MySQL
19 28 (21.54%) JBoss
19 28 (21.54%) Apache Camel
19 28 (21.54%) Open Source
20 27 (20.77%) ActiveMQ
20 27 (20.77%) RESTful
21 26 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
22 25 (19.23%) Microservices

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 39 (30.00%) Apache
2 31 (23.85%) Tomcat
3 28 (21.54%) JBoss
4 9 (6.92%) IIS
5 3 (2.31%) Confluence
5 3 (2.31%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.54%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (1.54%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.54%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.77%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.77%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.77%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.77%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (0.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.77%) Sage 1000
2 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.77%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 24 (18.46%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.31%) Office 365
3 2 (1.54%) SaaS
4 1 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.77%) IaaS
4 1 (0.77%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (39.23%) HTTP
2 7 (5.38%) Firewall
3 5 (3.85%) DNS
4 3 (2.31%) WAN
5 2 (1.54%) LDAP
5 2 (1.54%) SAN
5 2 (1.54%) VoIP
6 1 (0.77%) Internet
6 1 (0.77%) LAN
6 1 (0.77%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.77%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (21.54%) MySQL
1 28 (21.54%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (19.23%) SQL Server
3 22 (16.92%) NoSQL
4 14 (10.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (6.92%) DB2
6 8 (6.15%) Hadoop
7 7 (5.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (4.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.54%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.77%) Big Data
11 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.77%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.77%) Redis
11 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (8.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (4.62%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.62%) JIRA
3 5 (3.85%) Hudson
3 5 (3.85%) JUnit
4 3 (2.31%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.54%) Selenium
6 1 (0.77%) Ant
6 1 (0.77%) Appium
6 1 (0.77%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (27.69%) Banking
2 12 (9.23%) Finance
3 3 (2.31%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.31%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.54%) Games
4 2 (1.54%) Retail
5 1 (0.77%) Advertising
5 1 (0.77%) Electronics
5 1 (0.77%) Legal
5 1 (0.77%) Marketing
5 1 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (43.08%) Developer
2 26 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 21 (16.15%) Architect
4 13 (10.00%) Scala Developer
5 12 (9.23%) SQL Developer
6 11 (8.46%) SSIS Developer
7 10 (7.69%) ETL Developer
7 10 (7.69%) Technical Architect
8 9 (6.92%) Software Developer
8 9 (6.92%) T-SQL Developer
8 9 (6.92%) Unix Engineer
9 8 (6.15%) Consultant
9 8 (6.15%) Digital Architect
10 7 (5.38%) Digital Technical Architect
10 7 (5.38%) SQL Server Developer
11 6 (4.62%) Senior Developer
12 5 (3.85%) Agile Java Developer
12 5 (3.85%) Analyst
12 5 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
12 5 (3.85%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (45.38%) XML
2 55 (42.31%) REST
3 50 (38.46%) JSON
4 34 (26.15%) Web Services
5 33 (25.38%) Middleware
6 32 (24.62%) JDBC
7 30 (23.08%) SOAP
8 28 (21.54%) Apache Camel
9 27 (20.77%) ActiveMQ
9 27 (20.77%) RESTful
10 23 (17.69%) HTML
10 23 (17.69%) J2EE
11 21 (16.15%) CSS
11 21 (16.15%) HTML5
12 20 (15.38%) CSS3
13 9 (6.92%) AngularJS
14 8 (6.15%) .NET
14 8 (6.15%) Spring
15 5 (3.85%) Ext JS
15 5 (3.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.54%) Clustering
2 14 (10.77%) Replication
3 6 (4.62%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.85%) Driving Licence
4 5 (3.85%) SWIFT
5 3 (2.31%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.54%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.54%) DataPower
7 1 (0.77%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.77%) HACMP
7 1 (0.77%) iPad
7 1 (0.77%) Life Science
7 1 (0.77%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 54 (41.54%) Linux
2 19 (14.62%) Unix
3 4 (3.08%) AIX
4 3 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.31%) Solaris
4 3 (2.31%) Windows
5 2 (1.54%) CentOS
5 2 (1.54%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.77%) Debian
6 1 (0.77%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.77%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (54.62%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (26.92%) SOA
3 31 (23.85%) Scrum
4 29 (22.31%) TDD
5 28 (21.54%) Open Source
6 26 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
7 25 (19.23%) Microservices
8 20 (15.38%) E-business
9 13 (10.00%) ETL
10 12 (9.23%) BDD
10 12 (9.23%) Database Tuning
11 11 (8.46%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (7.69%) SDLC
13 8 (6.15%) ITIL
13 8 (6.15%) Test Scripting
14 7 (5.38%) Configuration Management
14 7 (5.38%) DevOps
14 7 (5.38%) Software Engineering
14 7 (5.38%) Validation
15 6 (4.62%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 63 (48.46%) Java
2 46 (35.38%) SQL
3 29 (22.31%) JavaScript
4 23 (17.69%) Scala
5 20 (15.38%) C
5 20 (15.38%) C++
6 13 (10.00%) T-SQL
7 7 (5.38%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.31%) C#
8 3 (2.31%) Perl
8 3 (2.31%) PHP
8 3 (2.31%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.31%) Python
9 2 (1.54%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.77%) Jython
10 1 (0.77%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.77%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (8.46%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.62%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (3.08%) Degree
3 4 (3.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.31%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.54%) HND
5 2 (1.54%) MCSE
5 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.54%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.77%) IBM AIX Certification
6 1 (0.77%) ISEB
6 1 (0.77%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.77%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (4.62%) QA
1 6 (4.62%) SLA
2 5 (3.85%) COBIT
3 4 (3.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (3.85%) Docker
2 4 (3.08%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.54%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (1.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.77%) GPFS
5 1 (0.77%) iptables
5 1 (0.77%) NFS
5 1 (0.77%) Samba
5 1 (0.77%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (6.15%) Puppet
2 6 (4.62%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.85%) Salt
4 2 (1.54%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.54%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (1.54%) SCCM
5 1 (0.77%) Ansible
5 1 (0.77%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.77%) Pacemaker
5 1 (0.77%) Terraform
5 1 (0.77%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 43 (33.08%) Oracle
2 31 (23.85%) IBM
3 14 (10.77%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.31%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.31%) Cisco
4 3 (2.31%) Citrix
4 3 (2.31%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.31%) VMware
5 2 (1.54%) F5
5 2 (1.54%) HP
5 2 (1.54%) Veritas
6 1 (0.77%) 3PAR
6 1 (0.77%) EMC
6 1 (0.77%) Sage
6 1 (0.77%) SAP
6 1 (0.77%) Siemens
6 1 (0.77%) Telerik
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