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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 125 109 124
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +15
Contract jobs citing High Availability 14 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.71% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.97% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 3
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£315 £580 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.68% +144.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £562 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £698 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £565 £350
% change year-on-year
-38.40% +61.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
High Availability
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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
2358 2068 1982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.44% 73.02% 67.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1392 1059 1023
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 115 93
Average hourly rate £24.50 £25.77 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -2.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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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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
Manchester -9 4 £363 -
Cheshire - - - - 1
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 12 (66.67%) DHCP
3 12 (66.67%) Clustering
3 12 (66.67%) SCCM
3 12 (66.67%) Hyper-V
4 10 (55.56%) PowerShell
5 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (50.00%) ITIL
6 8 (44.44%) TCP/IP
6 8 (44.44%) DNS
7 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
7 7 (38.89%) SCOM
7 7 (38.89%) VMware
8 6 (33.33%) Migration
8 6 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (27.78%) HP
9 5 (27.78%) Dell
9 5 (27.78%) Firmware
9 5 (27.78%) DMZ
9 5 (27.78%) Windows 2000
9 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
9 5 (27.78%) SCVMM
9 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (27.78%) DFS Replication
10 4 (22.22%) UNIX
10 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
10 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (66.67%) DHCP
2 8 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 8 (44.44%) DNS
3 5 (27.78%) DMZ
4 4 (22.22%) SAN
5 2 (11.11%) Firewall
5 2 (11.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
1 9 (50.00%) Wintel Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Wintel Support
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) AIX Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Wintel Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (66.67%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) Replication
2 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (5.56%) HACMP
3 1 (5.56%) DLPAR
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) 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
4 4 (22.22%) UNIX
5 3 (16.67%) Linux
6 1 (5.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (33.33%) Migration
2 6 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
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%) Performance Management
6 1 (5.56%) Change Management
6 1 (5.56%) SOA
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
System Software
1 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (66.67%) 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 12 (66.67%) SCCM
2 7 (38.89%) SCOM
3 5 (27.78%) SCVMM
4 2 (11.11%) Puppet
4 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (11.11%) Ansible
4 2 (11.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
1 7 (38.89%) VMware
2 5 (27.78%) HP
2 5 (27.78%) Dell
3 4 (22.22%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) IBM