Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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.

High Availability
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 94 79
Rank change year-on-year +2 -15 +2
Contract jobs citing High Availability 5 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.31% 0.53% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.65% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 7
Birmingham median daily rate £310 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.14% +6.15% -10.34%
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £395
% change year-on-year +3.33% -5.06% +6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £34.00

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1305 1234 1049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 81.16% 81.40% 75.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 794 657
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £231 £247 £234
90th Percentile £526 £550 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 38
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.29% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.13 £10.83 £10.40
90th Percentile £44.30 £31.21 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing High Availability as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing High Availability in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for High Availability in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre Operations
2 2 (40.00%) Network Management
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (40.00%) Statistics
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) RHCE
2 2 (40.00%) NetApp
2 2 (40.00%) MCSE
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) EMC
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco

High Availability
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) DWDM
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) DBA
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Operations Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre Operations
1 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Network Management
1 2 (40.00%) Statistics
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (40.00%) RHCE
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Dell
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) EMC
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat