Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 76 72
Rank change year-on-year -8 -4 +20
Contract jobs citing High Availability 7 20 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.52% 1.37% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 1.60% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 19
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £268 £350 £313
90th Percentile £460 £439 £478
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £395
% change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59% +29.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £34.95

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 1116 1252 1750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.53% 85.99% 84.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 898 1153
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £280
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 31 57
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.76% +12.14% -2.86%
10th Percentile £10.58 £13.00 £12.74
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year +14.18% -27.92% +74.40%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +10 1 £360 -15.29%
Warrington +3 1 £375 +7.14%
Crewe - 1 £450 -
High Availability
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
3 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (28.57%) Office 365
4 2 (28.57%) CSS3
4 2 (28.57%) HTML5
4 2 (28.57%) EqualLogic
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (28.57%) UAG
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Yammer
4 2 (28.57%) OneDrive
4 2 (28.57%) Azure Active Directory

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 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (28.57%) IIS
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (28.57%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Office 365
2 2 (28.57%) OneDrive
2 2 (28.57%) Yammer
3 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) VLAN
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (14.29%) OLAP
5 1 (14.29%) OLTP
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (14.29%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (14.29%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (28.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) DBA
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architect
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint Architect
1 2 (28.57%) SQL DBA
2 1 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (14.29%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
1 2 (28.57%) Ajax
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) CSS3
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) HTML5
1 2 (28.57%) JSON
1 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 2 (28.57%) WAP
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
1 2 (28.57%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Replication
3 1 (14.29%) Clustering
3 1 (14.29%) EMC VNX
3 1 (14.29%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (14.29%) Database Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
3 1 (14.29%) Low Latency
3 1 (14.29%) Microservices
3 1 (14.29%) Open Source
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) COBIT
2 1 (14.29%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (14.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) UAG
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (28.57%) SCOM
2 1 (14.29%) Ansible
2 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 1 (14.29%) Perfmon
2 1 (14.29%) Puppet
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) EqualLogic
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) EMC
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) NetApp
3 1 (14.29%) RedGate
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec
3 1 (14.29%) Veritas