Period
to 24 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 56 92
Rank change year-on-year -22 +36 -2
Contract jobs citing High Availability 11 28 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.84% 2.32% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 2.75% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 14
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £438 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +34.62% -18.75%
10th Percentile £237 £228 £193
90th Percentile £435 £600 £464
North West median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +18.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - £15.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -26.19% -
North West median hourly rate - £15.50 £27.98
% change year-on-year - -44.59% -

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 1,104 1,018 1,636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 84.73% 84.48% 82.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 775 741 1,097
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +11.84%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 37 59
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £20.63 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.88% +14.58% -14.18%
10th Percentile £10.79 £13.90 £13.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £44.23 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £24.78 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -9.89% -15.38% +64.77%

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 February 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 February 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
Chester -4 3 £350 -20.00% 1
Crewe - 1 £450 - 1
Knutsford - 1 - -
High Availability
North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 5 (45.45%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) Citrix
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) EngageOne
2 3 (27.27%) SCOM
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
2 3 (27.27%) Data Quality
2 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 3 (27.27%) Demand Generation
3 2 (18.18%) Network Virtualisation
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) vCenter Server
3 2 (18.18%) HDFS
3 2 (18.18%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (18.18%) vMotion
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 2 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (18.18%) Office 365
3 2 (18.18%) HBase
3 2 (18.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (18.18%) Cloudera
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (18.18%) XenApp

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 2 (18.18%) Apache
1 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (18.18%) IIS
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) EngageOne
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Kerberos
1 2 (18.18%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) VLAN
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
1 2 (18.18%) HBase
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (18.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Hadoop Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) SAP HANA Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) WebOps Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) PKI
3 1 (9.09%) Clustering
3 1 (9.09%) EMC VNX
3 1 (9.09%) EMC VNXe
3 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Demand Generation
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 2 (18.18%) MapReduce
3 2 (18.18%) Network Virtualisation
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) Build Automation
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Data Management
4 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (9.09%) Low Latency
4 1 (9.09%) Microservices
4 1 (9.09%) Open Source
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
1 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (18.18%) HDFS
2 2 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (18.18%) vSphere
2 2 (18.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCOM
2 2 (18.18%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (18.18%) vCenter Server
2 2 (18.18%) vMotion
2 2 (18.18%) WSUS
3 1 (9.09%) Ansible
3 1 (9.09%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (9.09%) HP SIM
3 1 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
3 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (9.09%) Puppet
3 1 (9.09%) SCCM
3 1 (9.09%) SmoothWall
3 1 (9.09%) Terraform
3 1 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Citrix
1 3 (27.27%) HP
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
1 3 (27.27%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) Avaya
2 2 (18.18%) Cloudera
3 1 (9.09%) Altiris
3 1 (9.09%) arcserve
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Dell
3 1 (9.09%) EMC
3 1 (9.09%) EqualLogic
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Ivanti
3 1 (9.09%) McAfee
3 1 (9.09%) NetApp
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) Veritas