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 31 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 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 120 - 104
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing High Availability 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.081% - 0.090%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% - 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£415 - £210
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £428 £390
% change year-on-year
-18.12% +9.61%
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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1784 1326 1533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.67% 66.73% 69.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 967 671 740
Average daily rate £370 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 58 71
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.24% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.39 £12.75 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
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
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 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
Birmingham - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 2
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) AIX
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) Sun
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Siemens
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Business Objects
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) Automotive
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) SAP Basis
3 1 (33.33%) Capita
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (33.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Manager
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) AIX
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) RHEV
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Sun
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) Siemens
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Capita
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Business Objects
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
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