The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Replication 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 Replication over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Replication
Rank 118 115 101
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Contract jobs citing Replication 28 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.83% 0.56% 0.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.91% 2.12% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 8
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£404 £325 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.23% -4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £345 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -22.50%
Replication
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
962 708 669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.66% 26.37% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 414 315
Average daily rate £378 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.15% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £511 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 61 61
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.64 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.06 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%

Replication
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Replication across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Replication Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Replication
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Replication across the North West region.

Replication Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Replication
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Replication across the North West region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Replication Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Replication
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Replication across the North West region.

Replication Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Replication
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 Replication within the North West region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. 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 -3 16 £400 +23.07% 6
Merseyside - 7 £200 -
Cheshire +1 2 £408 +11.64% 5
Lancashire - 2 £550 - 1
Cumbria - - - -
Replication
England

Replication
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Replication 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 Replication.

1 28 (62.22%) Microsoft
2 26 (57.78%) Windows
3 25 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 25 (55.56%) Migration
4 22 (48.89%) Clustering
4 22 (48.89%) SAN
5 21 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 21 (46.67%) VMware
6 19 (42.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (42.22%) Hyper-V
7 18 (40.00%) NAS
8 17 (37.78%) UNIX
9 16 (35.56%) IIS
9 16 (35.56%) EMC
9 16 (35.56%) Terminal Services
9 16 (35.56%) iSCSI
9 16 (35.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (35.56%) Fibre Channel
10 15 (33.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 15 (33.33%) Firewall
10 15 (33.33%) VMware ESX
10 15 (33.33%) Celerra
10 15 (33.33%) Citrix
10 15 (33.33%) Solaris
11 14 (31.11%) Change Control
12 12 (26.67%) WAN
13 9 (20.00%) CheckPoint
13 9 (20.00%) Cisco
13 9 (20.00%) Oracle
13 9 (20.00%) SQL

Replication
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Replication 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 Replication. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (35.56%) IIS
2 1 (2.22%) Liferay
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (48.89%) SAN
2 18 (40.00%) NAS
3 16 (35.56%) iSCSI
3 16 (35.56%) Fibre Channel
4 15 (33.33%) Firewall
5 12 (26.67%) WAN
6 8 (17.78%) Wireless
6 8 (17.78%) DMZ
6 8 (17.78%) Internet
6 8 (17.78%) MPLS
6 8 (17.78%) OSPF
6 8 (17.78%) BGP
6 8 (17.78%) EIGRP
6 8 (17.78%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (17.78%) VPLS
7 5 (11.11%) DNS
8 4 (8.89%) LAN
8 4 (8.89%) DHCP
9 2 (4.44%) Network Security
10 1 (2.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (8.89%) MySQL
5 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (4.44%) DB2
6 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.22%) DTS
7 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
General
1 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Marketing
3 1 (2.22%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Architect
2 9 (20.00%) DBA
3 8 (17.78%) Technical Architect
4 6 (13.33%) Consultant
5 5 (11.11%) SQL DBA
5 5 (11.11%) Server Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Server Specialist
7 3 (6.67%) Administrator
8 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Data Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Commercial Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) DB2 Specialist
8 2 (4.44%) Data Centre Architect
9 1 (2.22%) VMware Architect
9 1 (2.22%) Operations Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) EMC Storage Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Data Centre Consultant
9 1 (2.22%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) Web Services
1 2 (4.44%) Middleware
2 1 (2.22%) JSON
2 1 (2.22%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (48.89%) Clustering
2 15 (33.33%) Celerra
3 6 (13.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (4.44%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.44%) Life Science
4 2 (4.44%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.22%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (2.22%) DTV
5 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (57.78%) Windows
2 17 (37.78%) UNIX
3 15 (33.33%) Solaris
4 4 (8.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (55.56%) Migration
2 16 (35.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (31.11%) Change Control
4 9 (20.00%) Business Continuity
5 8 (17.78%) Configuration Management
6 4 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (6.67%) ITIL
7 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.44%) ITSM
8 2 (4.44%) Service Management
8 2 (4.44%) Information Security
8 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.44%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
8 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
8 2 (4.44%) DevOps
8 2 (4.44%) Software Licensing
8 2 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.44%) Data Protection
8 2 (4.44%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) SQL
2 8 (17.78%) T-SQL
3 6 (13.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.22%) Java
4 1 (2.22%) Perl
4 1 (2.22%) Python
4 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) VCP4
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 19 (42.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (42.22%) Hyper-V
3 16 (35.56%) Terminal Services
4 15 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 15 (33.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 8 (17.78%) XenApp
6 4 (8.89%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.44%) vSphere
8 1 (2.22%) DFS Replication
8 1 (2.22%) NFS
8 1 (2.22%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) SCCM
2 4 (8.89%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (6.67%) Puppet
3 3 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.44%) SCDPM
4 2 (4.44%) Ansible
4 2 (4.44%) Salt
5 1 (2.22%) Opsview
5 1 (2.22%) SCOM
5 1 (2.22%) MOM
5 1 (2.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 28 (62.22%) Microsoft
2 21 (46.67%) VMware
3 16 (35.56%) EMC
4 15 (33.33%) Citrix
5 9 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 9 (20.00%) Oracle
5 9 (20.00%) Cisco
6 8 (17.78%) Nortel
6 8 (17.78%) SolarWinds
7 6 (13.33%) HP
8 4 (8.89%) Avaya
9 3 (6.67%) Veritas
9 3 (6.67%) Veeam
10 2 (4.44%) IBM
11 1 (2.22%) SAP
11 1 (2.22%) ArcSight
11 1 (2.22%) Brocade
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