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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 131 105 129
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +24
Contract jobs citing High Availability 4 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.13% 0.093% 0.099%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£469 - £463
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 - £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 - £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £430 £390
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2173 1521 2092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.02% 70.71% 69.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1458 986 1276
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 70 125
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £42.50 £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 23 July 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
Bristol -26 1 £400 - 2
Wiltshire - - - - 1
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) Data Guard
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) DFS Replication
4 3 (25.00%) SCCM
4 3 (25.00%) Altiris
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (25.00%) .NET
4 3 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (25.00%) XML
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) UNIX
5 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 2 (16.67%) OLTP
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (16.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) Commerce Server
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon S3
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LDAP
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (16.67%) OLTP
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (8.33%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (8.33%) Mercurial
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
1 4 (33.33%) DBA
2 3 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle DBA
2 3 (25.00%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL DBA
4 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Microsoft Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) XML
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET
3 1 (8.33%) XSD
3 1 (8.33%) XSL
3 1 (8.33%) XSLT
3 1 (8.33%) XML Schema
3 1 (8.33%) Middleware
3 1 (8.33%) WCF
3 1 (8.33%) JPA
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) UNIX
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
1 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (16.67%) MVC
2 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (8.33%) OOD
3 1 (8.33%) ETL
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) UML
3 1 (8.33%) OO
3 1 (8.33%) RUP
3 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (8.33%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Analytics
3 1 (8.33%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (8.33%) C
3 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (8.33%) XPath
3 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) MCDBA
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
1 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (25.00%) DFS Replication
3 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Data Guard
2 3 (25.00%) SCCM
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
2 3 (25.00%) Altiris
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) CA
4 1 (8.33%) Nimsoft
4 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow