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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
High Availability
Rank 108 106 87
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -19
Contract jobs citing High Availability 50 35 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.32% 1.07% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.40% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 15 25
Average daily rate £425 £380 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -33.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £320 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £687
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
-12.94% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £27.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+49.09% -19.11%
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
3059 2504 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.71% 76.55% 74.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1876 1471 1065
Average daily rate £400 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 100 111
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing High Availability within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 35 £425 +10.74% 21
Cheshire -2 13 £325 -14.47% 2
Merseyside -1 1 £375 +7.14% 2
Lancashire - 1 - -
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 51 (50.00%) SQL
2 39 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (37.25%) Java
4 33 (32.35%) Web Services
4 33 (32.35%) XML
4 33 (32.35%) TDD
5 31 (30.39%) Scrum
5 31 (30.39%) RESTful
6 30 (29.41%) HTTP
7 29 (28.43%) Scala
7 29 (28.43%) Amazon AWS
7 29 (28.43%) REST
8 26 (25.49%) JSON
9 25 (24.51%) NoSQL
10 24 (23.53%) Oracle
11 21 (20.59%) Performance Tuning
12 19 (18.63%) Linux
13 18 (17.65%) SQL Server
14 16 (15.69%) ETL
15 15 (14.71%) Finance
15 15 (14.71%) BDD
16 13 (12.75%) Unix
17 11 (10.78%) Migration
17 11 (10.78%) VMware
17 11 (10.78%) Software Engineering
17 11 (10.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 11 (10.78%) Degree
17 11 (10.78%) Oracle Database
18 10 (9.80%) Load Balancing
18 10 (9.80%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 6 (5.88%) WebLogic
2 4 (3.92%) IIS
3 3 (2.94%) Apache
3 3 (2.94%) Confluence
3 3 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.94%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.96%) Sonic ESB
4 2 (1.96%) Tuxedo
5 1 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.98%) JBoss
5 1 (0.98%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.98%) Node.js
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 4 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.98%) MS Office
2 1 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
2 1 (0.98%) Sage 1000
2 1 (0.98%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 29 (28.43%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.92%) IBM PureFlex
3 1 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.98%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.98%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.98%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.98%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.98%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (0.98%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (0.98%) SaaS
3 1 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (29.41%) HTTP
2 7 (6.86%) SAN
3 5 (4.90%) DNS
3 5 (4.90%) LAN
3 5 (4.90%) LDAP
4 3 (2.94%) WAN
5 2 (1.96%) VoIP
6 1 (0.98%) 802.11
6 1 (0.98%) BGP
6 1 (0.98%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.98%) DHCP
6 1 (0.98%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.98%) Firewall
6 1 (0.98%) Internet
6 1 (0.98%) IPv6
6 1 (0.98%) MPLS
6 1 (0.98%) OSPF
6 1 (0.98%) VLAN
6 1 (0.98%) Wireless
6 1 (0.98%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (24.51%) NoSQL
2 18 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 11 (10.78%) Oracle Database
3 11 (10.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (6.86%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (6.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (5.88%) DB2
6 5 (4.90%) Oracle ODI
6 5 (4.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (4.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (2.94%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.96%) Big Data
9 2 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.98%) Oracle Discoverer
10 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (8.82%) JIRA
2 8 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (5.88%) Selenium
4 5 (4.90%) JUnit
5 4 (3.92%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.92%) Gradle
5 4 (3.92%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.92%) Maven
6 3 (2.94%) Appium
7 2 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.98%) tSQLt
8 1 (0.98%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (14.71%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Games
2 6 (5.88%) Legal
3 4 (3.92%) Banking
4 2 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.98%) Advertising
5 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.98%) Retail
5 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (37.25%) Developer
2 11 (10.78%) Architect
2 11 (10.78%) Scala Developer
3 9 (8.82%) Java Developer
3 9 (8.82%) Software Developer
3 9 (8.82%) SQL Developer
4 7 (6.86%) Analyst
4 7 (6.86%) Software Engineer
5 6 (5.88%) Administrator
5 6 (5.88%) DBA
5 6 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (5.88%) ETL Developer
5 6 (5.88%) T-SQL Developer
6 5 (4.90%) Consultant
6 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (4.90%) SQL Server Developer
7 4 (3.92%) Java Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Java Software Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Scala Software Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (32.35%) Web Services
1 33 (32.35%) XML
2 31 (30.39%) RESTful
3 29 (28.43%) REST
4 26 (25.49%) JSON
5 9 (8.82%) Middleware
6 7 (6.86%) .NET
7 5 (4.90%) HTML
8 4 (3.92%) XSLT
9 3 (2.94%) CSS
9 3 (2.94%) CSS3
9 3 (2.94%) HTML5
9 3 (2.94%) jQuery
10 2 (1.96%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.96%) JDBC
10 2 (1.96%) Modernizr
10 2 (1.96%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.98%) ActiveMQ
11 1 (0.98%) ODBC
11 1 (0.98%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.80%) Replication
2 8 (7.84%) Clustering
3 7 (6.86%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.88%) HACMP
5 5 (4.90%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.92%) DLPAR
6 4 (3.92%) LPAR
7 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.96%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.96%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.98%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.98%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.98%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.98%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.63%) Linux
2 13 (12.75%) Unix
3 8 (7.84%) Solaris
4 7 (6.86%) AIX
5 6 (5.88%) Windows
6 3 (2.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.96%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.98%) HPUX
8 1 (0.98%) VMS
8 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (32.35%) TDD
3 31 (30.39%) Scrum
4 21 (20.59%) Performance Tuning
5 16 (15.69%) ETL
6 15 (14.71%) BDD
7 11 (10.78%) Migration
7 11 (10.78%) Software Engineering
8 10 (9.80%) Load Balancing
9 9 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (7.84%) ITIL
11 7 (6.86%) Database Tuning
11 7 (6.86%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (5.88%) DevOps
12 6 (5.88%) Service Delivery
13 5 (4.90%) Analytics
13 5 (4.90%) Functional Testing
13 5 (4.90%) Project Management
13 5 (4.90%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (50.00%) SQL
2 38 (37.25%) Java
3 29 (28.43%) Scala
4 10 (9.80%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.90%) C#
6 4 (3.92%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.92%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.94%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.94%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.96%) Perl
8 2 (1.96%) PHP
9 1 (0.98%) ANSI SQL
9 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.98%) C
9 1 (0.98%) C++
9 1 (0.98%) Python
9 1 (0.98%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (10.78%) Degree
2 7 (6.86%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.90%) HND
4 4 (3.92%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.96%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.96%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.96%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.98%) CCNA
6 1 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.98%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.98%) MCP
6 1 (0.98%) MCSE
6 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.80%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.90%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (3.92%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.92%) PowerHA
3 4 (3.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (3.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (1.96%) Docker
4 2 (1.96%) GPFS
4 2 (1.96%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.96%) Veritas File System
5 1 (0.98%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (5.88%) Puppet
2 4 (3.92%) Legato
2 4 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (2.94%) Ansible
4 2 (1.96%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (1.96%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (1.96%) SCCM
4 2 (1.96%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (0.98%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.98%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (23.53%) Oracle
2 11 (10.78%) VMware
3 8 (7.84%) IBM
4 6 (5.88%) Cisco
4 6 (5.88%) Citrix
5 5 (4.90%) HP
5 5 (4.90%) Informatica
5 5 (4.90%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.90%) SAP
6 4 (3.92%) Veritas
7 3 (2.94%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.94%) EMC
7 3 (2.94%) Telerik
8 2 (1.96%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.96%) Cognizant
8 2 (1.96%) Pega
8 2 (1.96%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.96%) Symantec
8 2 (1.96%) Tumbleweed
9 1 (0.98%) Red Gate
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