The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 27 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 / Manchester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 81 78
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 10 23 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.71% 1.29% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.56% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 3
Median daily rate £400 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £400 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £900 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -2.50% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1115 1476 1148
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 79.70% 82.60% 76.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 889 686
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 33
Median hourly rate £29.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.11% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.33 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
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 Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for High Availability in Manchester

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing High Availability in Manchester over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for High Availability in Manchester

High Availability
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for High Availability in Manchester

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 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
Bolton - 1 - -
High Availability
North West

For the 6 months to 27 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 Manchester region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 16 (42.11%) SQL
2 11 (28.95%) Java
2 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
3 10 (26.32%) SQL Server
3 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (23.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (23.68%) Linux
5 7 (18.42%) Data Centre
5 7 (18.42%) Performance Optimisation
5 7 (18.42%) SQL Optimisation
5 7 (18.42%) Server Virtualisation
5 7 (18.42%) Proactive Monitoring
6 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
6 6 (15.79%) Bash Shell
6 6 (15.79%) VMware
6 6 (15.79%) CheckPoint
6 6 (15.79%) Cisco
6 6 (15.79%) Juniper
6 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
6 6 (15.79%) Perl
7 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
7 5 (13.16%) CCNA
7 5 (13.16%) DNS
7 5 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (13.16%) JIRA
7 5 (13.16%) Java EE
7 5 (13.16%) Hyper-V
7 5 (13.16%) Squid
7 5 (13.16%) SDLC
8 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills

High Availability
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (5.26%) Apache
1 2 (5.26%) Confluence
1 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.63%) IIS
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.26%) GitHub
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) DNS
2 4 (10.53%) LAN
2 4 (10.53%) LDAP
2 4 (10.53%) WAN
3 3 (7.89%) HTTP
4 2 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (5.26%) DMZ
4 2 (5.26%) Firewall
4 2 (5.26%) iSCSI
4 2 (5.26%) Network Security
4 2 (5.26%) SAN
4 2 (5.26%) VPN
5 1 (2.63%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.63%) FTP
5 1 (2.63%) NAS
5 1 (2.63%) SSL
5 1 (2.63%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 9 (23.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.63%) DB2
5 1 (2.63%) MySQL
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) JIRA
2 4 (10.53%) Selenium
3 2 (5.26%) Bitbucket
3 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.26%) Jasmine
3 2 (5.26%) Mocha
3 2 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Games
3 1 (2.63%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) DBA
1 10 (26.32%) SQL DBA
2 8 (21.05%) Developer
2 8 (21.05%) SQL Server DBA
3 6 (15.79%) Administrator
3 6 (15.79%) Network Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Java Developer
5 4 (10.53%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Java Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) QA Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Mobile Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Security Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Virtualisation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) Java EE
2 4 (10.53%) jQuery
2 4 (10.53%) Memcached
2 4 (10.53%) Spring MVC
2 4 (10.53%) XML
3 3 (7.89%) J2EE
4 2 (5.26%) .NET
4 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.26%) HTML5 Canvas
4 2 (5.26%) JSP
4 2 (5.26%) Node.js
4 2 (5.26%) Pixi.js
4 2 (5.26%) REST
4 2 (5.26%) RESTful
4 2 (5.26%) Struts
4 2 (5.26%) Struts2
4 2 (5.26%) Web Services
4 2 (5.26%) WebGL
5 1 (2.63%) JMS
5 1 (2.63%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) Clustering
3 2 (5.26%) iPad
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) Online Games
4 1 (2.63%) Replication
4 1 (2.63%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) Android
2 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) CentOS
3 1 (2.63%) Solaris
3 1 (2.63%) Unix
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.42%) Performance Optimisation
2 7 (18.42%) Proactive Monitoring
2 7 (18.42%) Server Virtualisation
2 7 (18.42%) SQL Optimisation
3 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
4 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
4 5 (13.16%) SDLC
5 4 (10.53%) BDD
5 4 (10.53%) Low Latency
5 4 (10.53%) QA Automation
5 4 (10.53%) Service Management
5 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 4 (10.53%) TDD
6 3 (7.89%) ITIL
6 3 (7.89%) OO
7 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.26%) ETL
7 2 (5.26%) Migration
7 2 (5.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) SQL
2 11 (28.95%) Java
3 6 (15.79%) Bash Shell
3 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 6 (15.79%) Perl
4 4 (10.53%) PHP
4 4 (10.53%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.26%) Apple Swift
5 2 (5.26%) Objective-C
5 2 (5.26%) Python
6 1 (2.63%) ES6
6 1 (2.63%) Jython
6 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) CCNA
1 5 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.53%) CCDP
2 4 (10.53%) CCIE
3 2 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.63%) MCSE
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Hyper-V
1 5 (13.16%) Squid
2 4 (10.53%) iptables
2 4 (10.53%) Postfix
2 4 (10.53%) Varnish
2 4 (10.53%) vSphere
3 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Nagios
2 3 (7.89%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) CheckPoint
2 6 (15.79%) Cisco
2 6 (15.79%) Juniper
2 6 (15.79%) VMware
3 4 (10.53%) Citrix
3 4 (10.53%) Palo Alto
4 2 (5.26%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.63%) NetApp
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
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