Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 74 77
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 -1
Contract jobs citing High Availability 21 12 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.63% 0.98% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 1.18% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 26
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £361 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% -19.86% +12.70%
10th Percentile £360 £221 £350
90th Percentile £485 £450 £606
North West median daily rate £400 £425 £475
% change year-on-year -5.88% -10.53% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £25.00 £68.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.24% - -
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £68.00 -
% change year-on-year -63.24% - -

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 1,125 1,014 1,489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 87.55% 82.51% 87.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 747 706 1,073
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £540 £534 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 43 33
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% -1.90%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.50 £53.00 £38.35
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -26.67% +39.53% -27.63%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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
Crewe - 6 £375 -
Warrington 0 5 £425 +15.25% 2
Chester 0 1 £360 - 1
Macclesfield - 1 £625 -
High Availability
North West

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) DevOps
2 9 (42.86%) Kubernetes
3 8 (38.10%) Windows
4 7 (33.33%) Java
4 7 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (33.33%) Docker
4 7 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 7 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (33.33%) Puppet
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 6 (28.57%) Docker Swarm
5 6 (28.57%) Big Data
5 6 (28.57%) Ansible
5 6 (28.57%) Salt
5 6 (28.57%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (28.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 6 (28.57%) SQL
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 6 (28.57%) Python
6 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
6 5 (23.81%) Scrum
6 5 (23.81%) VMware
6 5 (23.81%) OO
6 5 (23.81%) Subversion
6 5 (23.81%) Ruby
6 5 (23.81%) AWS Certification
6 5 (23.81%) React

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 5 (23.81%) Apache Pig
1 5 (23.81%) Apache Spark
2 2 (9.52%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) Site Server
3 1 (4.76%) Confluence
3 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 7 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (28.57%) AWS CloudFormation
2 6 (28.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (9.52%) IaaS
5 1 (4.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (4.76%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (4.76%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (4.76%) Amazon S3
5 1 (4.76%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (4.76%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (4.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (4.76%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (4.76%) Office 365
5 1 (4.76%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) LAN
1 3 (14.29%) WAN
2 2 (9.52%) SAN
2 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.76%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) MPLS
3 1 (4.76%) Network Security
3 1 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (4.76%) VoIP
3 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) Big Data
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (23.81%) Apache Hive
2 5 (23.81%) Hadoop
2 5 (23.81%) HBase
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (4.76%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (4.76%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 5 (23.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
2 5 (23.81%) Hudson
2 5 (23.81%) Subversion
2 5 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3 (14.29%) Local Government
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Cloud Developer
2 5 (23.81%) DBA
2 5 (23.81%) SQL DBA
3 4 (19.05%) DevOps Developer
3 4 (19.05%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Administrator
4 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) AngularJS
1 5 (23.81%) Node.js
1 5 (23.81%) React
2 2 (9.52%) JSON
3 1 (4.76%) boto
3 1 (4.76%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (4.76%) JMS
3 1 (4.76%) REST
3 1 (4.76%) RESTful
3 1 (4.76%) XML
3 1 (4.76%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (19.05%) Clustering
3 2 (9.52%) EMC VNX
4 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
4 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) DevOps
3 7 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (23.81%) OO
5 5 (23.81%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 5 (23.81%) Scrum
5 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
6 4 (19.05%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (19.05%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (19.05%) Workflow
7 3 (14.29%) Capacity Management
7 3 (14.29%) Patch Management
7 3 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (9.52%) Data Security
8 2 (9.52%) ITIL
8 2 (9.52%) Microservices
9 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) Java
2 6 (28.57%) Python
2 6 (28.57%) SQL
3 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
3 5 (23.81%) Ruby
4 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.76%) Java 8
5 1 (4.76%) Perl
5 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) AWS Certification
2 1 (4.76%) CCNA
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Docker
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
3 2 (9.52%) XenApp
4 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) Kubernetes
2 7 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (33.33%) Puppet
3 6 (28.57%) Ansible
3 6 (28.57%) Docker Swarm
3 6 (28.57%) Salt
4 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (14.29%) Terraform
5 2 (9.52%) AirWatch
5 2 (9.52%) SCCM
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) VMware
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco
3 2 (9.52%) Blue Coat
3 2 (9.52%) Citrix
3 2 (9.52%) EMC
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.76%) AppDynamics
4 1 (4.76%) arcserve
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) RedGate
4 1 (4.76%) Sophos