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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Availability
Rank 123 115 101
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Contract jobs citing High Availability 8 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.043% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.059% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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£450 - £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £570
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -38.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £52.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.52%
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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
1967 1684 1218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 73.48% 71.60% 70.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1194 879 565
Average daily rate £375 £370 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 100 86
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -15.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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 5 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing High Availability within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 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
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 7 (77.78%) Cyber Security
1 7 (77.78%) Protective Monitoring
1 7 (77.78%) SIEM
2 6 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) LogRhythm
4 3 (33.33%) Analytics
4 3 (33.33%) SEO
4 3 (33.33%) QA
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (11.11%) Firewall
6 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
6 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
6 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (11.11%) ETL
6 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (11.11%) Symantec
6 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
6 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 1 (11.11%) Migration
6 1 (11.11%) InterSystems Cache

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (11.11%) InterSystems Cache
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Security Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Security Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Security Solutions Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Cyber Security
1 7 (77.78%) Protective Monitoring
1 7 (77.78%) SIEM
2 3 (33.33%) Analytics
2 3 (33.33%) SEO
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) ETL
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (11.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) LogRhythm
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Symantec