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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 141 116 123
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +7
Contract jobs citing High Availability 6 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.18% 0.042% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.060% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
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£375 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-13.00% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
2371 1667 1813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.66% 70.10% 67.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1617 1091 1074
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 113 113
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing High Availability across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

High Availability Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 December 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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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
Wiltshire - 2 £400 - 2
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 14 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 13 (61.90%) Firewall
3 12 (57.14%) Cisco
3 12 (57.14%) SC Cleared
4 11 (52.38%) ITIL
4 11 (52.38%) LAN
4 11 (52.38%) WAN
4 11 (52.38%) CCNP
4 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (52.38%) MPLS
4 11 (52.38%) OSPF
4 11 (52.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (47.62%) BGP
5 10 (47.62%) Network Design
6 6 (28.57%) Oracle
7 5 (23.81%) Linux
7 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
7 5 (23.81%) Finance
7 5 (23.81%) Manufacturing
8 4 (19.05%) Java
8 4 (19.05%) SAP
8 4 (19.05%) SAN
8 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
8 4 (19.05%) DTV
8 4 (19.05%) Electronics
8 4 (19.05%) Programme Management
8 4 (19.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (19.05%) Marketing
8 4 (19.05%) Digital Marketing

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 (9.52%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle 9iAS
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (4.76%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) Firewall
2 11 (52.38%) MPLS
2 11 (52.38%) OSPF
2 11 (52.38%) LAN
2 11 (52.38%) WAN
2 11 (52.38%) Cisco Nexus
3 10 (47.62%) BGP
4 4 (19.05%) SAN
5 3 (14.29%) NAS
6 1 (4.76%) FWSM
6 1 (4.76%) Internet
6 1 (4.76%) VPN
6 1 (4.76%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) MySQL
1 3 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 3 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (14.29%) Hadoop
1 3 (14.29%) CouchDB
1 3 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 3 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (14.29%) NoSQL
1 3 (14.29%) HBase
1 3 (14.29%) Voldemort
1 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.76%) TKPROF
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (4.76%) Big Data
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (4.76%) Subversion
1 1 (4.76%) Maven
1 1 (4.76%) Selenium
1 1 (4.76%) Mercurial
1 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
1 5 (23.81%) Manufacturing
2 4 (19.05%) Marketing
2 4 (19.05%) Electronics
3 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Network Specialist
2 5 (23.81%) Senior Network Specialist
3 3 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Support
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Network Manager
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Network Support
5 1 (4.76%) Implementation Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Configuration Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) XSD
2 1 (4.76%) XSLT
2 1 (4.76%) XML Schema
2 1 (4.76%) Middleware
2 1 (4.76%) JPA
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) DTV
2 1 (4.76%) Replication
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) ITIL
2 10 (47.62%) Network Design
3 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
4 4 (19.05%) Programme Management
4 4 (19.05%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.52%) DevOps
6 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
6 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (9.52%) Migration
7 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
7 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.76%) TDD
7 1 (4.76%) BPEL
7 1 (4.76%) UML
7 1 (4.76%) OO
7 1 (4.76%) RUP
7 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.76%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Java
1 4 (19.05%) Bash Shell
2 3 (14.29%) C++
2 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 3 (14.29%) Perl
2 3 (14.29%) PHP
2 3 (14.29%) C
2 3 (14.29%) Python
3 2 (9.52%) C#
4 1 (4.76%) XPath
4 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 11 (52.38%) CCNP
3 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.76%) ISO 14001
1 1 (4.76%) QA
1 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Puppet
1 3 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (4.76%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Cisco
2 6 (28.57%) Oracle
3 4 (19.05%) SAP
4 2 (9.52%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) EMC
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix
5 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.76%) Symantec
5 1 (4.76%) VMware