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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Availability
Rank 116 108 119
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Contract jobs citing High Availability 12 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.74% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 1.02% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 3
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£328 £580 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.53% +144.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £562 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £698 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £525 £350
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £155.00 -
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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
2274 1963 1757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.76% 72.78% 66.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1353 1000 942
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 97 83
Average hourly rate £26.50 £33.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.69% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 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.

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England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 11 (61.11%) DHCP
3 11 (61.11%) Clustering
3 11 (61.11%) SCCM
3 11 (61.11%) Hyper-V
4 9 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (50.00%) ITIL
5 7 (38.89%) VMware
5 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
5 7 (38.89%) DNS
5 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
6 6 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (33.33%) SCOM
7 5 (27.78%) SCVMM
7 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (27.78%) DFS Replication
7 5 (27.78%) Windows 2000
7 5 (27.78%) Migration
7 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (27.78%) HP
7 5 (27.78%) Dell
7 5 (27.78%) Firmware
7 5 (27.78%) DMZ
7 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (22.22%) Citrix
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1 (5.56%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) DHCP
2 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
2 7 (38.89%) DNS
3 5 (27.78%) DMZ
4 2 (11.11%) Network Security
4 2 (11.11%) SAN
4 2 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
1 8 (44.44%) Wintel Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Designer
4 1 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Designer
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (61.11%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (11.11%) Replication
3 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (27.78%) Windows 2000
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (16.67%) UNIX
5 3 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (27.78%) Migration
3 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
4 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (16.67%) DevOps
5 2 (11.11%) Information Security
6 1 (5.56%) SOA
6 1 (5.56%) OO
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
System Software
1 14 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 11 (61.11%) Hyper-V
3 5 (27.78%) DFS Replication
3 5 (27.78%) Firmware
4 3 (16.67%) vSphere
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (61.11%) SCCM
2 6 (33.33%) SCOM
3 5 (27.78%) SCVMM
4 2 (11.11%) Salt
4 2 (11.11%) Ansible
4 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) VMware
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) HP
2 5 (27.78%) Dell
3 4 (22.22%) Citrix
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