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 3 months to 24 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 62 55
Rank change year-on-year +16 -7  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 11 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.74% 2.18% 2.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 2.59% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 16
Median daily rate £363 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £400 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £608 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £68.00 - -
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 Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 528 771 846
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.68% 83.90% 84.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 561 505
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 33
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £18.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +44.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.50 £35.00
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 Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +9 4 £369 -26.25% 1
Chester - 1 £360 -
High Availability
North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 14 (66.67%) SQL
2 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
3 11 (52.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (52.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (38.10%) Web Services
6 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (28.57%) TDD
7 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (28.57%) Office 365
8 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
8 5 (23.81%) NoSQL
8 5 (23.81%) Apache Camel
8 5 (23.81%) Microservices
8 5 (23.81%) Replication
8 5 (23.81%) Clustering
8 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (23.81%) WAN
8 5 (23.81%) Windows
8 5 (23.81%) OO
8 5 (23.81%) ETL
8 5 (23.81%) LAN
8 5 (23.81%) ITIL
8 5 (23.81%) T-SQL
8 5 (23.81%) J2EE
8 5 (23.81%) Java

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 (19.05%) IIS
1 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
2 3 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (28.57%) Office 365
2 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (14.29%) OneDrive
3 3 (14.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (23.81%) LAN
2 5 (23.81%) WAN
3 4 (19.05%) DNS
4 3 (14.29%) VLAN
5 2 (9.52%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (9.52%) Firewall
5 2 (9.52%) Wireless
6 1 (4.76%) BGP
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (4.76%) DHCP
6 1 (4.76%) DMZ
6 1 (4.76%) EIGRP
6 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (4.76%) MPLS
6 1 (4.76%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (4.76%) SAN
6 1 (4.76%) VPN
6 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
2 11 (52.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (52.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (23.81%) NoSQL
6 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (9.52%) OLAP
8 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (4.76%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (4.76%) OLTP
9 1 (4.76%) Power BI
9 1 (4.76%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.52%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (9.52%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (19.05%) Local Government
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Architect
2 5 (23.81%) Java Architect
2 5 (23.81%) Java Technical Architect
2 5 (23.81%) Lead Architect
2 5 (23.81%) Technical Architect
2 5 (23.81%) Technical Leader
3 4 (19.05%) DBA
3 4 (19.05%) Developer
3 4 (19.05%) SQL DBA
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Administrator
4 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (14.29%) SharePoint Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Power BI Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Senior ETL Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior SQL Developer
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Storage Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) Web Services
2 5 (23.81%) Apache Camel
2 5 (23.81%) J2EE
3 3 (14.29%) .NET
3 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 3 (14.29%) Ajax
3 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 3 (14.29%) CSS
3 3 (14.29%) CSS3
3 3 (14.29%) HTML
3 3 (14.29%) HTML5
3 3 (14.29%) JSON
3 3 (14.29%) MDX
3 3 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (14.29%) WAP
3 3 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Clustering
1 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
1 5 (23.81%) Replication
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) TDD
2 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) ETL
2 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Microservices
2 5 (23.81%) OO
3 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
4 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (14.29%) Database Tuning
4 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.52%) Database Mirroring
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (9.52%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Identity Management
6 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) T-SQL
3 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
4 3 (14.29%) C#
4 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.52%) C
5 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) CCNA
1 1 (4.76%) CCNP
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.76%) MCDST
1 1 (4.76%) MCP
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) COBIT
2 1 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 3 (14.29%) UAG
1 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (9.52%) vSphere
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Failover Clustering
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
1 3 (14.29%) SCOM
2 2 (9.52%) Perfmon
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.76%) SCOrch
3 1 (4.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco
3 2 (9.52%) Citrix
3 2 (9.52%) EqualLogic
3 2 (9.52%) Juniper
4 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.76%) Dell
4 1 (4.76%) EMC
4 1 (4.76%) NetApp
4 1 (4.76%) Palo Alto
4 1 (4.76%) RedGate
4 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.76%) Symantec