The table below looks at the statistics for High Availability skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Availability
Rank 135 138 103
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -35
Contract jobs citing High Availability 11 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.32% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.17% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
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£450 £313 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -26.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2563 2309 1598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.69% 72.98% 72.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1716 1521 1050
Average daily rate £400 £395 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 89 71
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.85 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +54.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

High Availability
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing High Availability across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

High Availability Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

High Availability
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

High Availability Daily Rate Trend in the South West

High Availability
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

High Availability Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
Bristol -2 5 £450 +38.46%
Wiltshire -2 3 £475 +58.33%
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 8 (50.00%) Replication
2 7 (43.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 4 (25.00%) Windows
4 4 (25.00%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) MySQL
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle
4 4 (25.00%) Firewall
4 4 (25.00%) Clustering
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (25.00%) Database Tuning
4 4 (25.00%) Open Source
4 4 (25.00%) Percona
4 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
5 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
5 3 (18.75%) NAS
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 2 (12.50%) MS Access
6 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 2 (12.50%) VB
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) Device Driver

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) NAS
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (6.25%) Network Security
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (25.00%) MySQL
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (12.50%) MS Access
5 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (6.25%) DB2
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) DBA
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 4 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 4 (25.00%) MySQL DBA
3 3 (18.75%) Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Network Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Security Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Server Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Replication
2 4 (25.00%) Clustering
3 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
4 2 (12.50%) Device Driver
5 1 (6.25%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (25.00%) Database Tuning
2 4 (25.00%) Open Source
3 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Database Security
5 1 (6.25%) Database Mirroring
5 1 (6.25%) Server Building
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 2 (12.50%) VB
3 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) MCDBA
1 1 (6.25%) CCIE
1 1 (6.25%) CCNP
1 1 (6.25%) CISSP
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (6.25%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
1 4 (25.00%) Percona
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Intel
3 1 (6.25%) Juniper
3 1 (6.25%) McAfee
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
3 1 (6.25%) Sourcefire
3 1 (6.25%) IronPort
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco