Period
to 25 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 25 June 2018 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 68 72
Rank change year-on-year -10 +4 +2
Contract jobs citing High Availability 16 21 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.23% 1.80% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 2.11% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 36
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.15% +3.19%
10th Percentile £250 £289 £238
90th Percentile £524 £456 £605
North West median daily rate £425 £388 £450
% change year-on-year +9.68% -13.89% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £25.00 £41.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.12% +98.81% -
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £41.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year -40.12% +98.81% -

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 Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,115 993 1,595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.44% 85.02% 84.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 687 1,079
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £262 £263
90th Percentile £540 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 46 40
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.75 £30.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.17% +57.89% +2.70%
10th Percentile £10.98 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £63.13 £52.50 £38.73
North West median hourly rate £23.75 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -32.14% +7.69% +30.00%

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for High Availability in Cheshire

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for High Availability in Cheshire

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing High Availability in Cheshire over the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for High Availability in Cheshire

High Availability
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for High Availability in Cheshire

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 25 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -4 2 £438 +16.67% 2
Crewe - 2 £375 -
Chester -8 1 £360 -17.71%
Knutsford - 1 - - 1
Macclesfield - 1 £625 -
High Availability
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing High Availability also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (43.75%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (43.75%) DevOps
1 7 (43.75%) Kubernetes
2 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 6 (37.50%) Puppet
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) Python
3 5 (31.25%) LAN
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
3 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 5 (31.25%) WAN
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco
3 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 5 (31.25%) Citrix
3 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
3 5 (31.25%) VMware
3 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (31.25%) XenApp
3 5 (31.25%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (31.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 5 (31.25%) Docker
3 5 (31.25%) Salt
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
3 5 (31.25%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (25.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 4 (25.00%) Self-Motivation

High Availability
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (25.00%) Apache Pig
1 4 (25.00%) Apache Spark
1 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (18.75%) IIS
2 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
3 2 (12.50%) Site Server
4 1 (6.25%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (31.25%) AWS CloudFormation
1 5 (31.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 4 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon S3
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (6.25%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (6.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (6.25%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) LAN
1 5 (31.25%) WAN
2 4 (25.00%) SAN
3 3 (18.75%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.25%) DNS
5 1 (6.25%) Firewall
5 1 (6.25%) MPLS
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security
5 1 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (6.25%) VLAN
5 1 (6.25%) VoIP
5 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) Apache Hive
2 4 (25.00%) Big Data
2 4 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 4 (25.00%) HBase
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (6.25%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (6.25%) SAP HANA
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 4 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (25.00%) Hudson
2 4 (25.00%) Subversion
2 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 4 (25.00%) Local Government
2 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Cloud Developer
1 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) DevOps Developer
2 3 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Server Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix Server Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) SAP HANA Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 4 (25.00%) Node.js
1 4 (25.00%) React
2 1 (6.25%) boto
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) JSON
2 1 (6.25%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) PKI
3 2 (12.50%) Clustering
3 2 (12.50%) EMC VNX
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
4 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (43.75%) DevOps
2 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 4 (25.00%) OO
3 4 (25.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 4 (25.00%) Scrum
3 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) Network Virtualisation
4 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
4 3 (18.75%) Workflow
5 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
5 1 (6.25%) Data Management
5 1 (6.25%) Data Security
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security
5 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Python
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (25.00%) Ruby
3 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
4 2 (12.50%) VBScript
5 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) AWS Certification
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
1 5 (31.25%) Docker
1 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (31.25%) XenApp
2 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (18.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (18.75%) vSphere
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) Kubernetes
1 7 (43.75%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (37.50%) Puppet
3 5 (31.25%) Docker Swarm
3 5 (31.25%) Salt
4 4 (25.00%) Ansible
4 4 (25.00%) SCCM
5 3 (18.75%) SCOM
5 3 (18.75%) Terraform
5 3 (18.75%) vCenter Server
5 3 (18.75%) vMotion
5 3 (18.75%) WSUS
6 2 (12.50%) HP SIM
6 2 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (12.50%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco
1 5 (31.25%) Citrix
1 5 (31.25%) VMware
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Avaya
3 3 (18.75%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) Altiris
4 2 (12.50%) arcserve
4 2 (12.50%) EMC
4 2 (12.50%) Ivanti
4 2 (12.50%) McAfee
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.25%) SAP
5 1 (6.25%) Sophos