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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
High Availability
North West / Manchester
Rank 62 69 72
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 27 39 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.08% 2.20% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 2.62% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 30 10
Median daily rate £350 £425 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +11.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £368 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £47.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -37.01% +26.66%  

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 1054 1488 1252
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 81.01% 83.83% 78.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 893 679
Median daily rate £390 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £290 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 24
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +128.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £11.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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
Salford -10 1 £400 -5.88%
High Availability
North West

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 34 (51.52%) SQL
2 31 (46.97%) Linux
2 31 (46.97%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (42.42%) TDD
4 25 (37.88%) BDD
5 23 (34.85%) RESTful
5 23 (34.85%) Software Engineering
5 23 (34.85%) Web Services
6 21 (31.82%) HTTP
7 20 (30.30%) REST
8 19 (28.79%) XML
8 19 (28.79%) Scrum
9 18 (27.27%) Java
10 16 (24.24%) NoSQL
11 13 (19.70%) JUnit
11 13 (19.70%) Amazon AWS
11 13 (19.70%) Performance Tuning
12 12 (18.18%) Git (software)
12 12 (18.18%) Node.js
13 11 (16.67%) Scala
14 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
14 9 (13.64%) JSON
14 9 (13.64%) JIRA
15 8 (12.12%) QA
15 8 (12.12%) VMware
15 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
15 8 (12.12%) PL/SQL
15 8 (12.12%) XSLT
15 8 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
15 8 (12.12%) Selenium

High Availability
Top Related 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 6 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.58%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (6.06%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.03%) Confluence
4 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.52%) Apache
5 1 (1.52%) CMS
5 1 (1.52%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.70%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.55%) GitHub
3 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.52%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 21 (31.82%) HTTP
2 7 (10.61%) DNS
3 4 (6.06%) LAN
3 4 (6.06%) LDAP
3 4 (6.06%) SSL
3 4 (6.06%) WAN
4 2 (3.03%) Internet
4 2 (3.03%) SAN
5 1 (1.52%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.52%) Firewall
5 1 (1.52%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (24.24%) NoSQL
2 7 (10.61%) MySQL
3 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 6 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.03%) DB2
4 2 (3.03%) MarkLogic
5 1 (1.52%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (19.70%) JUnit
2 12 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 9 (13.64%) JIRA
4 8 (12.12%) Selenium
5 3 (4.55%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.03%) Bitbucket
6 2 (3.03%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.03%) Jasmine
6 2 (3.03%) Mercurial
6 2 (3.03%) Mocha
6 2 (3.03%) Subversion
6 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Games
3 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (28.79%) Developer
2 14 (21.21%) Software Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) Automation Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) Java Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) JavaScript Developer
3 7 (10.61%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) QA Automation Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) QA Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) Scala Software Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Administrator
4 6 (9.09%) DBA
4 6 (9.09%) SQL DBA
4 6 (9.09%) SQL Server DBA
5 5 (7.58%) Scala Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Network Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Server Administrator
7 3 (4.55%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (34.85%) RESTful
1 23 (34.85%) Web Services
2 20 (30.30%) REST
3 19 (28.79%) XML
4 12 (18.18%) Node.js
5 9 (13.64%) JSON
6 8 (12.12%) XSLT
7 5 (7.58%) JMS
8 4 (6.06%) .NET
8 4 (6.06%) J2EE
8 4 (6.06%) Java EE
8 4 (6.06%) JSP
8 4 (6.06%) Memcached
9 3 (4.55%) JDBC
9 3 (4.55%) jQuery
9 3 (4.55%) Spring MVC
9 3 (4.55%) Struts
9 3 (4.55%) Struts2
10 2 (3.03%) .NET Framework
10 2 (3.03%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.58%) Clustering
3 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.03%) iPad
5 1 (1.52%) BYOD
5 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.52%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.52%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.52%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 31 (46.97%) Linux
2 6 (9.09%) Unix
3 3 (4.55%) Solaris
4 2 (3.03%) Android
4 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.03%) Windows
5 1 (1.52%) CentOS
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (46.97%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (42.42%) TDD
3 25 (37.88%) BDD
4 23 (34.85%) Software Engineering
5 19 (28.79%) Scrum
6 13 (19.70%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (12.12%) QA Automation
7 8 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (9.09%) API Development
8 6 (9.09%) Automated Testing
8 6 (9.09%) Defect Management
8 6 (9.09%) OO
8 6 (9.09%) Test Scripting
9 5 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (7.58%) Performance Optimisation
9 5 (7.58%) Server Virtualisation
9 5 (7.58%) SQL Optimisation
10 4 (6.06%) Low Latency
10 4 (6.06%) SDLC
10 4 (6.06%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (51.52%) SQL
2 18 (27.27%) Java
3 11 (16.67%) Scala
4 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
4 8 (12.12%) PL/SQL
5 7 (10.61%) Perl
6 5 (7.58%) Bash Shell
6 5 (7.58%) PHP
7 4 (6.06%) Python
8 3 (4.55%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.03%) Apple Swift
9 2 (3.03%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.52%) ES6
10 1 (1.52%) Jython
Qualifications
1 4 (6.06%) CCDP
1 4 (6.06%) CCIE
1 4 (6.06%) CCNA
1 4 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.12%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.58%) Varnish
2 4 (6.06%) Hyper-V
2 4 (6.06%) iptables
2 4 (6.06%) Postfix
2 4 (6.06%) Squid
2 4 (6.06%) vSphere
3 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.52%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) Nagios
2 2 (3.03%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.12%) VMware
3 6 (9.09%) Twitter
4 5 (7.58%) Oracle
5 4 (6.06%) CheckPoint
5 4 (6.06%) Cisco
5 4 (6.06%) Citrix
5 4 (6.06%) Juniper
5 4 (6.06%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.52%) FatWire
6 1 (1.52%) Informatica
6 1 (1.52%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.52%) Red Hat