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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
High Availability
Rank 79 104 114
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +10
Contract jobs citing High Availability 81 57 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.54% 1.36% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 1.71% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 35 17
Median daily rate £440 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £458 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+8.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £34.95 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £26.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+53.27% -10.83%
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
2669 3327 2539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.83% 79.40% 77.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1780 2035 1501
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 130 107
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £47.71 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +4 39 £440 +10.00% 6
Lancashire +16 23 £500 +33.33%
Cheshire +23 14 £375 -11.76% 3
Merseyside -2 2 £350 -
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 53 (50.48%) Performance Tuning
2 42 (40.00%) SQL
3 41 (39.05%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (35.24%) Oracle
5 32 (30.48%) TDD
6 31 (29.52%) Oracle Database
7 30 (28.57%) Oracle Application Server
7 30 (28.57%) Oracle EBS R12
7 30 (28.57%) Oracle EBS
7 30 (28.57%) Web Services
7 30 (28.57%) Linux
8 29 (27.62%) Oracle Database 12c
9 28 (26.67%) Open Source
10 26 (24.76%) ITIL
10 26 (24.76%) Change Management
11 25 (23.81%) IaaS
11 25 (23.81%) SaaS
11 25 (23.81%) PaaS
12 23 (21.90%) RESTful
12 23 (21.90%) REST
12 23 (21.90%) SQL Server
13 22 (20.95%) BDD
14 21 (20.00%) Software Engineering
14 21 (20.00%) Scrum
15 20 (19.05%) Data Management
16 19 (18.10%) HTTP
17 18 (17.14%) Finance
18 17 (16.19%) Microsoft
18 17 (16.19%) Java
18 17 (16.19%) NoSQL

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 30 (28.57%) Oracle Application Server
2 9 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.67%) IIS
4 6 (5.71%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.81%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (3.81%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.86%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.95%) Apache
8 1 (0.95%) CMS
8 1 (0.95%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.95%) Confluence
8 1 (0.95%) JBoss
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (28.57%) Oracle EBS
1 30 (28.57%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.90%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (1.90%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 25 (23.81%) IaaS
1 25 (23.81%) PaaS
1 25 (23.81%) SaaS
2 16 (15.24%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (1.90%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (1.90%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (1.90%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.90%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (1.90%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (1.90%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.95%) GitHub
5 1 (0.95%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.95%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.10%) HTTP
2 4 (3.81%) Internet
3 3 (2.86%) SSL
4 2 (1.90%) DNS
4 2 (1.90%) Intranet
4 2 (1.90%) SAN
4 2 (1.90%) VPN
5 1 (0.95%) Firewall
5 1 (0.95%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (29.52%) Oracle Database
2 29 (27.62%) Oracle Database 12c
3 23 (21.90%) SQL Server
4 17 (16.19%) NoSQL
5 12 (11.43%) Oracle Reports
5 12 (11.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (10.48%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (10.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (7.62%) MySQL
7 8 (7.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (3.81%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (2.86%) MongoDB
10 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (1.90%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (1.90%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (12.38%) JUnit
2 11 (10.48%) Git (software)
3 9 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.81%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.86%) JIRA
6 2 (1.90%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.90%) Selenium
6 2 (1.90%) Subversion
7 1 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.95%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (17.14%) Finance
2 8 (7.62%) Banking
3 2 (1.90%) General Ledger
3 2 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.95%) Advertising
4 1 (0.95%) Retail
4 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (33.33%) DBA
2 25 (23.81%) Developer
3 23 (21.90%) Oracle DBA
4 15 (14.29%) Software Engineer
5 14 (13.33%) Administrator
6 10 (9.52%) SQL DBA
7 7 (6.67%) Scala Software Engineer
7 7 (6.67%) SQL Developer
8 6 (5.71%) Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Scala Developer
9 5 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) SSIS Developer
9 5 (4.76%) Test Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) Java Developer
10 4 (3.81%) SQL Analyst
11 3 (2.86%) Consultant
11 3 (2.86%) JavaScript Developer
11 3 (2.86%) SC Cleared DBA
11 3 (2.86%) Senior Developer
11 3 (2.86%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (28.57%) Web Services
2 23 (21.90%) REST
2 23 (21.90%) RESTful
3 14 (13.33%) JSON
3 14 (13.33%) XML
4 11 (10.48%) Node.js
5 8 (7.62%) XSLT
6 7 (6.67%) .NET
7 5 (4.76%) HTML
7 5 (4.76%) JMS
8 4 (3.81%) J2EE
8 4 (3.81%) JDBC
9 3 (2.86%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (2.86%) boto
9 3 (2.86%) CSS
9 3 (2.86%) JSP
9 3 (2.86%) YAML
10 2 (1.90%) Apache Camel
10 2 (1.90%) JPA
10 2 (1.90%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.29%) Replication
2 7 (6.67%) Clustering
3 5 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.81%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.86%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.95%) BYOD
6 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.95%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.95%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.95%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.95%) RIA
6 1 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (28.57%) Linux
2 12 (11.43%) Windows
3 8 (7.62%) Windows Server
4 6 (5.71%) Unix
5 5 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.86%) Solaris
7 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.95%) AIX
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (50.48%) Performance Tuning
2 41 (39.05%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (30.48%) TDD
4 28 (26.67%) Open Source
5 26 (24.76%) Change Management
5 26 (24.76%) ITIL
6 22 (20.95%) BDD
7 21 (20.00%) Scrum
7 21 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 20 (19.05%) Data Management
9 16 (15.24%) ETL
10 15 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (13.33%) DevOps
12 11 (10.48%) Database Mirroring
13 10 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (9.52%) Problem Management
14 9 (8.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 8 (7.62%) Automated Testing
16 7 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 42 (40.00%) SQL
2 17 (16.19%) Java
3 15 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 11 (10.48%) Scala
5 9 (8.57%) JavaScript
5 9 (8.57%) Perl
5 9 (8.57%) PowerShell
5 9 (8.57%) Python
6 7 (6.67%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.86%) C
7 3 (2.86%) C#
7 3 (2.86%) Ruby
8 2 (1.90%) PHP
8 2 (1.90%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.86%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.95%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (3.81%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.90%) Docker
3 2 (1.90%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.90%) vSphere
4 1 (0.95%) NFS
4 1 (0.95%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.81%) Puppet
3 2 (1.90%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.95%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.95%) Salt
4 1 (0.95%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (35.24%) Oracle
2 17 (16.19%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.71%) Twitter
3 6 (5.71%) VMware
4 4 (3.81%) Cognos
4 4 (3.81%) Hyperion
5 1 (0.95%) Cisco
5 1 (0.95%) FatWire
5 1 (0.95%) HP
5 1 (0.95%) IBM
5 1 (0.95%) Informatica
5 1 (0.95%) MicroStrategy
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