The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 136 120 134
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +14
Contract jobs citing High Availability 8 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% 0.13% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.18% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 9
Average daily rate £355 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £308 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £368 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £525 £360
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +45.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - £57.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2508 1631 2548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.72% 70.12% 70.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1546 1015 1521
Average daily rate £375 £350 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -11.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 60 154
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.20 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
High Availability
England

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire - 4 £325 -
Wiltshire - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) Data Guard
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) DFS Replication
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (25.00%) SCCM
3 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Altiris
3 2 (25.00%) MVC
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (12.50%) Commerce Server
1 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon S3
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (12.50%) OLTP
4 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) DBA
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Microsoft Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) XSL
2 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET
2 1 (12.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (25.00%) MVC
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCDBA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (25.00%) DFS Replication
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Data Guard
2 2 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Altiris
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft