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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 67 64
Rank change year-on-year +13 -3  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 6 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.94% 0.60% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.73% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Median daily rate £463 £316 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.24% -29.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £313 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £446 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -2.50% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.95 £28.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -10.89% +43.58%  

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 522 687 566
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 82.20% 83.07% 77.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 480 373
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £12.43 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £42.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 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 27 June 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 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) Clustering
4 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (33.33%) Firewall
5 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 3 (33.33%) WAN
5 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
6 2 (22.22%) Unix
6 2 (22.22%) Windows
6 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle
6 2 (22.22%) LAN
6 2 (22.22%) SSL
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco
6 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 2 (22.22%) Migration
6 2 (22.22%) Replication
6 2 (22.22%) VMware
6 2 (22.22%) VLAN
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (11.11%) Open Source
7 1 (11.11%) vSphere

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (11.11%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) IaaS
2 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (22.22%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) SSL
2 2 (22.22%) VLAN
3 1 (11.11%) DHCP
3 1 (11.11%) DMZ
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) MPLS
3 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 1 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
3 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) DBA
2 4 (44.44%) SQL DBA
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (22.22%) Administrator
5 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Architect
5 1 (11.11%) Architect
5 1 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared DBA
5 1 (11.11%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (11.11%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Technical Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Technical Support
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Storage Manager
5 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Clustering
2 2 (22.22%) Replication
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Security
3 1 (11.11%) Database Security
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) ETL
3 1 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security
3 1 (11.11%) IT Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Microservices
3 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Security Patching
3 1 (11.11%) Server Building
3 1 (11.11%) Service Design
3 1 (11.11%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (11.11%) Docker
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Ansible
1 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
1 1 (11.11%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) Dell
3 1 (11.11%) EMC
3 1 (11.11%) NetApp
3 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
3 1 (11.11%) Veeam