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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited High Availability over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Availability
Rank 139 125 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing High Availability 11 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.20% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £230 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.34% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £400 £430
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50
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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
2963 2214 1927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.64% 72.90% 72.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1766 1193 967
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 99 87
Average hourly rate £37.97 £27.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.05% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.05 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £46.91 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 2015. 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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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
Lancashire - 5 - -
Merseyside - 4 - -
Cheshire -6 2 £413 -
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 17 (60.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 17 (60.71%) Migration
2 17 (60.71%) Security Cleared
3 16 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 13 (46.43%) SAP
5 13 (46.43%) Linux
5 13 (46.43%) Oracle
5 13 (46.43%) UNIX
5 13 (46.43%) ERP
5 13 (46.43%) NetWeaver
5 13 (46.43%) Technical Architecture
5 13 (46.43%) SAP HANA
5 13 (46.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (46.43%) SC Cleared
6 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 7 (25.00%) ITIL
7 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 6 (21.43%) SAP Basis
9 5 (17.86%) MCITP
9 5 (17.86%) XML
9 5 (17.86%) HTML
9 5 (17.86%) VBScript
9 5 (17.86%) MCSA
9 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (10.71%) Finance
10 3 (10.71%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 13 (46.43%) NetWeaver
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) DHCP
1 3 (10.71%) DNS
2 2 (7.14%) DMZ
3 1 (3.57%) Internet
3 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (46.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (46.43%) SAP HANA
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Architect
2 13 (46.43%) SAP Architect
3 4 (14.29%) SAP Technical Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Build Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Senior SQL Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Network Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Network Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) SAP Basis
2 5 (17.86%) HTML
2 5 (17.86%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) Middleware
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 16 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (46.43%) Linux
3 13 (46.43%) UNIX
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Disaster Recovery
1 17 (60.71%) Migration
2 13 (46.43%) Technical Architecture
2 13 (46.43%) ERP
3 7 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (7.14%) Security Patching
5 2 (7.14%) Validation
5 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.14%) Project Management
5 2 (7.14%) Data Migration
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.57%) TDD
6 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.57%) Database Tuning
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.57%) OO
6 1 (3.57%) ETL
6 1 (3.57%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (17.86%) VBScript
3 1 (3.57%) VB
3 1 (3.57%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (60.71%) Security Cleared
2 13 (46.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.86%) MCSA
3 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (17.86%) MCITP
4 3 (10.71%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Firmware
2 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.57%) DFS Replication
3 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
1 2 (7.14%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) Oracle
1 13 (46.43%) SAP
2 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.71%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) Dell
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix
4 1 (3.57%) VMware