The first table below looks at the demand for High Availability skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 West Midlands 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 111 101 103
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing High Availability 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.11% 0.089%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £278 £270 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £525 £360
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +45.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £155.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - £57.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1661 1256 1419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.85% 68.56% 62.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 606 672
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 94 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £15.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.15 £37.80 £38.50
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 West Midlands

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

High Availability Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

High Availability
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

High Availability Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

High Availability
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing High Availability across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

High Availability Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

High Availability
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

High Availability Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

High Availability
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing High Availability across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

High Availability Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
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High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (50.00%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) UNIX
2 4 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (50.00%) Use Case
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) Clustering
4 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (12.50%) Release Management
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) QA
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 1 (12.50%) Change Control
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) DBA
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 2 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (25.00%) Junior
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Server Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) UNIX
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) AIX
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (50.00%) Use Case
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 1 (12.50%) Change Control
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (12.50%) MCSA
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) HP
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Capita
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Business Objects
3 1 (12.50%) Sun
3 1 (12.50%) Siemens