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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
High Availability
Rank 127 111 108
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -3
Contract jobs citing High Availability 25 61 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.72% 1.41% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 1.75% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 9
Median daily rate £350 £370 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £320 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £475 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £29.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -4.06%
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
2829 3493 2337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.36% 80.76% 75.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1777 2136 1297
Median daily rate £400 £405 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +9.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 136 102
Median hourly rate £21.52 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.19% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £16.16 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £59.50 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Manchester -1 10 £418 +30.46% 15
Cheshire -16 8 £350 -6.04% 5
Merseyside -2 4 £371 - 2
Lancashire +13 2 £190 -
Cumbria - 1 - -
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 46 (47.42%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (46.39%) Linux
3 44 (45.36%) Java
4 41 (42.27%) Oracle
5 39 (40.21%) Apache
6 35 (36.08%) REST
7 34 (35.05%) SOA
8 33 (34.02%) Tomcat
9 32 (32.99%) XML
10 31 (31.96%) Middleware
11 30 (30.93%) JDBC
11 30 (30.93%) IBM
12 29 (29.90%) HTTP
12 29 (29.90%) SOAP
12 29 (29.90%) JSON
12 29 (29.90%) Open Source
12 29 (29.90%) Apache Camel
13 28 (28.87%) Microservices
13 28 (28.87%) MySQL
13 28 (28.87%) JBoss
14 27 (27.84%) JavaScript
14 27 (27.84%) PostgreSQL
14 27 (27.84%) ActiveMQ
15 24 (24.74%) Banking
16 20 (20.62%) SQL Server
17 18 (18.56%) J2EE
17 18 (18.56%) HTML
17 18 (18.56%) SQL
18 17 (17.53%) CSS
18 17 (17.53%) Clustering

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 (40.21%) Apache
2 33 (34.02%) Tomcat
3 28 (28.87%) JBoss
4 4 (4.12%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.09%) IIS
6 2 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.06%) Commerce Server
6 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.03%) Confluence
7 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.03%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (1.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.15%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.09%) Office 365
4 2 (2.06%) IaaS
4 2 (2.06%) SaaS
5 1 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.03%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (1.03%) PaaS
5 1 (1.03%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (29.90%) HTTP
2 6 (6.19%) Firewall
3 3 (3.09%) DNS
4 2 (2.06%) DHCP
4 2 (2.06%) DMZ
4 2 (2.06%) SAN
4 2 (2.06%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.03%) Internet
5 1 (1.03%) Intranet
5 1 (1.03%) IPsec
5 1 (1.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (28.87%) MySQL
2 27 (27.84%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (20.62%) SQL Server
4 14 (14.43%) Hadoop
5 10 (10.31%) DB2
6 9 (9.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (5.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (5.15%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (5.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (3.09%) MongoDB
9 3 (3.09%) Redis
9 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
10 2 (2.06%) RDBMS
10 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
10 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.09%) JIRA
3 2 (2.06%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.03%) Ant
4 1 (1.03%) Appium
4 1 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.03%) JUnit
4 1 (1.03%) NetBeans
4 1 (1.03%) Selenium
4 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (24.74%) Banking
2 12 (12.37%) Finance
3 5 (5.15%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.09%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.06%) Electronics
5 2 (2.06%) Marketing
5 2 (2.06%) Retail
6 1 (1.03%) Games
6 1 (1.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (31.96%) Developer
2 22 (22.68%) Architect
3 20 (20.62%) Java Developer
4 12 (12.37%) Technical Architect
5 9 (9.28%) Unix Engineer
6 8 (8.25%) Analyst
6 8 (8.25%) Digital Architect
6 8 (8.25%) SQL Developer
7 7 (7.22%) Digital Technical Architect
7 7 (7.22%) SSIS Developer
8 6 (6.19%) DBA
8 6 (6.19%) Java Architect
9 5 (5.15%) Test Leader
9 5 (5.15%) T-SQL Developer
10 4 (4.12%) ETL Developer
10 4 (4.12%) SQL DBA
11 3 (3.09%) Administrator
11 3 (3.09%) Consultant
12 2 (2.06%) Software Engineer
12 2 (2.06%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (36.08%) REST
2 32 (32.99%) XML
3 31 (31.96%) Middleware
4 30 (30.93%) JDBC
5 29 (29.90%) Apache Camel
5 29 (29.90%) JSON
5 29 (29.90%) SOAP
6 27 (27.84%) ActiveMQ
7 18 (18.56%) HTML
7 18 (18.56%) J2EE
8 17 (17.53%) CSS
9 15 (15.46%) HTML5
9 15 (15.46%) Spring
10 14 (14.43%) AngularJS
10 14 (14.43%) CSS3
11 12 (12.37%) Web Services
12 3 (3.09%) .NET
12 3 (3.09%) JPA
12 3 (3.09%) JSP
12 3 (3.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.53%) Clustering
2 12 (12.37%) Replication
3 5 (5.15%) SWIFT
4 4 (4.12%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.06%) DataPower
5 2 (2.06%) User Experience
6 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.03%) iPad
6 1 (1.03%) Life Science
6 1 (1.03%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.03%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 45 (46.39%) Linux
2 14 (14.43%) Unix
3 8 (8.25%) Windows
4 6 (6.19%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.12%) AIX
5 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.06%) CentOS
6 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.03%) Debian
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.03%) Solaris
7 1 (1.03%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.03%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (47.42%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (35.05%) SOA
3 29 (29.90%) Open Source
4 28 (28.87%) Microservices
5 15 (15.46%) Performance Tuning
6 14 (14.43%) E-business
7 12 (12.37%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (11.34%) Front End Development
8 11 (11.34%) TDD
9 8 (8.25%) Database Tuning
9 8 (8.25%) ETL
10 7 (7.22%) Test Scripting
10 7 (7.22%) Validation
11 6 (6.19%) Integration Testing
11 6 (6.19%) OpenUP
11 6 (6.19%) Software Testing
12 5 (5.15%) Scrum
12 5 (5.15%) SDLC
13 4 (4.12%) Load Balancing
13 4 (4.12%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 44 (45.36%) Java
2 27 (27.84%) JavaScript
3 18 (18.56%) SQL
4 14 (14.43%) C
4 14 (14.43%) C++
5 9 (9.28%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.12%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.09%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.06%) PHP
8 2 (2.06%) Python
9 1 (1.03%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.03%) Jython
9 1 (1.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (10.31%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.19%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (5.15%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.09%) Degree
5 2 (2.06%) MCSE
5 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.03%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.03%) HND
6 1 (1.03%) ISEB
6 1 (1.03%) MCITP
6 1 (1.03%) MCP
6 1 (1.03%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) QA
2 4 (4.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.19%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.12%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.06%) Firmware
3 2 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.06%) vSphere
4 1 (1.03%) DFS Replication
4 1 (1.03%) iptables
4 1 (1.03%) NFS
4 1 (1.03%) Samba
4 1 (1.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) SCCM
2 2 (2.06%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (2.06%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.03%) Pacemaker
3 1 (1.03%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 41 (42.27%) Oracle
2 30 (30.93%) IBM
3 11 (11.34%) Red Hat
4 10 (10.31%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.12%) HP
5 4 (4.12%) VMware
6 2 (2.06%) Cisco
6 2 (2.06%) F5
6 2 (2.06%) SAP
7 1 (1.03%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.03%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.03%) Citrix
7 1 (1.03%) Dell
7 1 (1.03%) EMC
7 1 (1.03%) NetApp
7 1 (1.03%) SolarWinds
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