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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 133 - 112
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing High Availability 4 0 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% - 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% - 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 17
Average daily rate
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£230 - £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
-10.93% +2.56%
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
2315 2130 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.80% 72.01% 65.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1330 1081 1163
Average daily rate £375 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 115 106
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £26.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -13.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
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 19 September 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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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
Cheshire - 3 - - 1
Manchester - 1 £230 - 4
Merseyside - - - -
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 9 (69.23%) Windows
1 9 (69.23%) DHCP
1 9 (69.23%) Clustering
2 8 (61.54%) SCCM
2 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 8 (61.54%) Hyper-V
3 7 (53.85%) SCOM
4 6 (46.15%) SAN
4 6 (46.15%) DNS
5 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (38.46%) Migration
5 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
6 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (30.77%) VMware
6 4 (30.77%) Citrix
6 4 (30.77%) ITIL
6 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
6 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (23.08%) SQL
8 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
8 2 (15.38%) AIX
8 2 (15.38%) Linux
8 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000
8 2 (15.38%) IBM
8 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (15.38%) UNIX
8 2 (15.38%) Change Control
8 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
9 1 (7.69%) HSRP

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
1 1 (7.69%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) DHCP
2 6 (46.15%) SAN
2 6 (46.15%) DNS
3 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) HSRP
4 1 (7.69%) xDSL
4 1 (7.69%) Multicast
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (7.69%) IPv6
4 1 (7.69%) MPLS
4 1 (7.69%) OSPF
4 1 (7.69%) BGP
4 1 (7.69%) EIGRP
4 1 (7.69%) VRRP
4 1 (7.69%) LDAP
4 1 (7.69%) LAN
4 1 (7.69%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
4 1 (7.69%) HTTP
4 1 (7.69%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Wintel Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Wintel Support
4 2 (15.38%) Wintel Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) IP Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Middleware Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) AIX Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Support Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (7.69%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) DLPAR
2 1 (7.69%) Firmware
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
2 1 (7.69%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) AIX
4 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000
4 2 (15.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Migration
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (15.38%) Change Control
4 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
5 1 (7.69%) Network Management
5 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (7.69%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 1 (7.69%) Network Design
5 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
5 1 (7.69%) Database Tuning
5 1 (7.69%) Security Management
5 1 (7.69%) Service Management
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) JNCIP
1 1 (7.69%) JNCIE
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.69%) IBM Certification
1 1 (7.69%) CCIE
1 1 (7.69%) CCNP
1 1 (7.69%) CCDP
1 1 (7.69%) MCP
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
1 8 (61.54%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) SCCM
2 7 (53.85%) SCOM
3 1 (7.69%) WSUS
3 1 (7.69%) SCVMM
3 1 (7.69%) Tivoli
3 1 (7.69%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) VMware
1 4 (30.77%) Citrix
2 2 (15.38%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Juniper
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Dell
3 1 (7.69%) McAfee