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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Availability
Rank 129 139 113
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -26
Contract jobs citing High Availability 5 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.17% 0.27% 0.049%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.35% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
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£343 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £523
% change year-on-year
+3.21% -33.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £52.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.52%
High Availability
England

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
2254 2281 1459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.96% 76.98% 71.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1515 1521 913
Average daily rate £400 £353 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 116 67
Average hourly rate £36.40 £33.84 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% +9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 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
Dorset - 2 £500 -
Bristol +8 1 £225 -43.75% 1
Gloucestershire -6 1 £375 -30.23%
Wiltshire - 1 £310 -
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (28.57%) Ruby
3 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (28.57%) vSphere
3 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 4 (28.57%) Change Management
3 4 (28.57%) RHCE
3 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 4 (28.57%) JBoss
3 4 (28.57%) Apache
3 4 (28.57%) Tomcat
3 4 (28.57%) Python
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) Perl
4 3 (21.43%) MS Access
4 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
4 3 (21.43%) MongoDB
4 3 (21.43%) NoSQL

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 4 (28.57%) JBoss
1 4 (28.57%) Apache
1 4 (28.57%) Tomcat
2 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle 9iAS
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) NAS
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) MS Access
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
1 3 (21.43%) MongoDB
1 3 (21.43%) NoSQL
1 3 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
1 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) DBA
2 6 (42.86%) Administrator
3 4 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (28.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (28.57%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Database Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (7.14%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Device Driver
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Statistics
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (35.71%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (28.57%) Change Management
3 3 (21.43%) Use Case
3 3 (21.43%) Database Tuning
3 3 (21.43%) Open Source
4 2 (14.29%) Server Building
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Patch Management
5 1 (7.14%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) Ruby
2 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
2 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
2 4 (28.57%) Python
2 4 (28.57%) Perl
3 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.14%) VB
4 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 4 (28.57%) RHCE
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) vSphere
2 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (7.14%) Data Guard
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft