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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited High Availability over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
High Availability
Rank 118 85 106
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +21
Contract jobs citing High Availability 15 40 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 1.56% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 1.96% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 15
Median daily rate £400 £373 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £326 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £447 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £26.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+53.27% -10.83%
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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2267 2036 1767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.89% 79.44% 73.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1135 1016
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 74 94
Median hourly rate £19.61 £29.91 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.43% +19.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

High Availability
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing High Availability as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 December 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing High Availability within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +2 5 £375 -23.07%
Worcestershire +2 4 £475 +5.84% 2
Shropshire - 3 £475 -
Birmingham -10 2 £358 -10.62% 1
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing High Availability also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 23 (57.50%) Windows
2 14 (35.00%) SQL Server
3 12 (30.00%) SQL
3 12 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
4 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (25.00%) Linux
6 9 (22.50%) IaaS
7 8 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (20.00%) Migration
8 7 (17.50%) SaaS
8 7 (17.50%) Windows Server
9 6 (15.00%) LogRhythm
9 6 (15.00%) Microservices
9 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
9 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
9 6 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (15.00%) SIEM
9 6 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (15.00%) Protective Monitoring
9 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (15.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (15.00%) SCOM
9 6 (15.00%) .NET
10 5 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (12.50%) BMC
10 5 (12.50%) Network Security
10 5 (12.50%) QA
10 5 (12.50%) Project Planning

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.00%) NServiceBus
1 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (22.50%) IaaS
3 7 (17.50%) SaaS
4 5 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (12.50%) Office 365
4 5 (12.50%) PaaS
5 3 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (12.50%) Network Security
3 2 (5.00%) Internet
4 1 (2.50%) LAN
4 1 (2.50%) SAN
4 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.50%) WAN
4 1 (2.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.50%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (7.50%) OLTP
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.00%) RDBMS
5 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.50%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 4 (10.00%) FxCop
3 4 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (10.00%) StyleCop
4 2 (5.00%) MSBuild
4 2 (5.00%) Subversion
5 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.50%) Gradle
5 1 (2.50%) IntelliJ
5 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.50%) JProfiler
5 1 (2.50%) JUnit
5 1 (2.50%) Maven
5 1 (2.50%) SonarQube
General
1 4 (10.00%) Automotive
2 2 (5.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Developer
2 6 (15.00%) Architect
2 6 (15.00%) Consultant
3 5 (12.50%) Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Monitoring Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) DBA
4 4 (10.00%) Security Architect
4 4 (10.00%) Security Solutions Architect
4 4 (10.00%) SQL DBA
5 3 (7.50%) Azure Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Lead Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Cloud Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) .NET
2 3 (7.50%) RESTful
3 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.00%) REST
4 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.50%) Backbone.js
4 1 (2.50%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.50%) Java EE
4 1 (2.50%) JPA
4 1 (2.50%) Middleware
4 1 (2.50%) React
4 1 (2.50%) Spring
4 1 (2.50%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.50%) Replication
2 3 (7.50%) Statistics
3 2 (5.00%) Clustering
3 2 (5.00%) NHS
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (57.50%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) Linux
3 7 (17.50%) Windows Server
4 4 (10.00%) AIX
4 4 (10.00%) Unix
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 8 (20.00%) Migration
2 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (15.00%) Microservices
2 6 (15.00%) Protective Monitoring
2 6 (15.00%) SIEM
2 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (12.50%) Information Security
3 5 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 4 (10.00%) Application Packaging
4 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 4 (10.00%) CRM
4 4 (10.00%) DevOps
4 4 (10.00%) ETL
4 4 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (7.50%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (7.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.00%) SQL
2 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.50%) Java
3 3 (7.50%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.00%) C
4 2 (5.00%) C#
5 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) CISSP
3 2 (5.00%) GIAC
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.50%) CCIE
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.50%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) MCITP
4 1 (2.50%) MCSA
4 1 (2.50%) MCSE
4 1 (2.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) SCOM
2 4 (10.00%) BMC PATROL
2 4 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (10.00%) Puppet
3 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (5.00%) MOM
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) LogRhythm
3 5 (12.50%) BMC
4 4 (10.00%) Cisco
4 4 (10.00%) Oracle
4 4 (10.00%) SaltStack
5 2 (5.00%) HP
5 2 (5.00%) RedGate
5 2 (5.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.50%) F5
6 1 (2.50%) Google
6 1 (2.50%) IBM
6 1 (2.50%) Juniper
6 1 (2.50%) Remedy
6 1 (2.50%) Riverbed
6 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.50%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.50%) webMethods