The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Availability
Rank 107 117 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Contract jobs citing High Availability 9 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.082% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £415 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £428
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -18.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50
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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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1791 1826 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.50% 74.56% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1092 977 688
Average daily rate £390 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 128 61
Average hourly rate £28.69 £30.20 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -20.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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
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
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 31 July 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
Worcestershire - 8 £450 -
Birmingham - 1 £500 -
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 14 (82.35%) SC Cleared
1 14 (82.35%) Security Cleared
2 12 (70.59%) SIEM
2 12 (70.59%) Cyber Security
2 12 (70.59%) Protective Monitoring
3 7 (41.18%) LogRhythm
3 7 (41.18%) Windows
3 7 (41.18%) Linux
3 7 (41.18%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (35.29%) QA
4 6 (35.29%) SEO
4 6 (35.29%) Analytics
5 3 (17.65%) Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) Validation
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (17.65%) Requirements Management
5 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.76%) Requirements Engineering
7 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
7 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
7 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
7 1 (5.88%) Migration
7 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
7 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.88%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Systems Engineer
1 7 (41.18%) Security Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Security Solutions Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Security Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Cyber Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) SIEM
1 12 (70.59%) Cyber Security
1 12 (70.59%) Protective Monitoring
2 6 (35.29%) Analytics
2 6 (35.29%) SEO
3 3 (17.65%) Validation
3 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (17.65%) Requirements Management
3 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Requirements Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) ETL
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
1 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) SC Cleared
1 14 (82.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) LogRhythm
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) HP