The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for High Availability skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited High Availability over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
High Availability
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 55 52 54
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 3 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.47% 1.25% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 1.54% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 3
Median daily rate £450 £305 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.54% -41.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £47.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -37.01% +26.66%  

High Availability is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 516 519 534
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 80.75% 80.84% 76.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 323 333
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 18
Median hourly rate £14.63 £13.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.37% -41.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.44 £8.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £40.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing High Availability as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for High Availability in Birmingham

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing High Availability in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for High Availability in Birmingham

High Availability
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for High Availability in Birmingham

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Clustering
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Sitecore
4 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (20.00%) IPsec
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Replication
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) BGP
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) DSL
2 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (20.00%) FTP
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (20.00%) IPsec
2 1 (20.00%) MPLS
2 1 (20.00%) OSPF
2 1 (20.00%) SMTP
2 1 (20.00%) SNMP
2 1 (20.00%) SSL
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) VLAN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) DBA
1 2 (40.00%) SQL DBA
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Server Building
2 1 (20.00%) Server Hardening
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Firmware
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (20.00%) NFS
1 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
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