Period
to 26 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 26 September 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
England > North East
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 42 72
Rank change year-on-year -9 +30 +34
Contract jobs citing High Availability 58 53 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.80% 4.33% 4.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.50% 5.11% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 36 72
North East median daily rate £375 £330 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +6.11% +18.48%
10th Percentile £263 £290 £225
90th Percentile £575 £438 £519
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 11
North East median hourly rate - - £28.00
England median hourly rate £42.27 £27.38 £28.50
% change year-on-year +54.36% -3.93% -16.18%

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 the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,054 1,038 2,591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.18% 84.73% 87.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 671 1,733
North East median daily rate £400 £365 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +9.77% -16.88%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £550 £513
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 49 126
North East median hourly rate £13.00 £28.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.39% +1.79% +86.67%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.43 £11.47
90th Percentile £31.80 £47.57 £36.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.69% +1.82% +3.80%

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing High Availability as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for High Availability in the North East

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for High Availability in the North East

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing High Availability in the North East over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for High Availability in the North East

High Availability
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for High Availability in the North East

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 26 September 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
Tyne and Wear -2 55 £365 +10.61% 1
Durham -9 2 £525 -
High Availability
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 North East region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 44 (75.86%) Data Centre
2 43 (74.14%) Open Source
3 42 (72.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (72.41%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (72.41%) Ansible
3 42 (72.41%) Configuration Management
4 41 (70.69%) DevOps
4 41 (70.69%) Puppet
5 40 (68.97%) Windows
5 40 (68.97%) Linux
6 38 (65.52%) BDD
7 36 (62.07%) New Relic
7 36 (62.07%) Splunk
7 36 (62.07%) Nagios
8 35 (60.34%) Perl
8 35 (60.34%) Bash Shell
8 35 (60.34%) PowerShell
8 35 (60.34%) Datadog
9 34 (58.62%) Elastic Stack
10 33 (56.90%) Java
11 32 (55.17%) C
11 32 (55.17%) C++
11 32 (55.17%) Python
11 32 (55.17%) Ruby
11 32 (55.17%) Jenkins
12 31 (53.45%) Packer
12 31 (53.45%) TeamCity
12 31 (53.45%) Terraform
13 30 (51.72%) Test Automation
14 29 (50.00%) Agile Software Development

High Availability
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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:

Cloud Services
1 42 (72.41%) Amazon AWS
1 42 (72.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (60.34%) Datadog
3 3 (5.17%) PaaS
4 2 (3.45%) IaaS
5 1 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) Firewall
1 4 (6.90%) LAN
2 3 (5.17%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.45%) BGP
3 2 (3.45%) OSPF
3 2 (3.45%) WAN
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.72%) DHCP
4 1 (1.72%) DNS
4 1 (1.72%) Internet
4 1 (1.72%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.72%) MPLS
4 1 (1.72%) Network Security
4 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.72%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.72%) VPN
4 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (46.55%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (55.17%) Jenkins
2 31 (53.45%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (5.17%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.72%) Billing
3 1 (1.72%) Finance
3 1 (1.72%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 37 (63.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (13.79%) Agile Delivery Manager
2 8 (13.79%) Delivery Manager
2 8 (13.79%) Senior Delivery Manager
2 8 (13.79%) Senior Manager
2 8 (13.79%) Senior Service Manager
3 6 (10.34%) Cloud Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Junior
3 6 (10.34%) Junior DevOps
3 6 (10.34%) Junior DevOps Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Senior DevOps
4 4 (6.90%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Cloud Automation Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Systems Support
6 2 (3.45%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.45%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Cloud Specialist
6 2 (3.45%) DevOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (58.62%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.72%) RESTful
2 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (75.86%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.90%) Public Cloud
4 3 (5.17%) User Experience
5 2 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.45%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (68.97%) Linux
1 40 (68.97%) Windows
2 3 (5.17%) AIX
2 3 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (5.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (74.14%) Open Source
2 42 (72.41%) Configuration Management
3 41 (70.69%) DevOps
4 38 (65.52%) BDD
5 30 (51.72%) Test Automation
6 29 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (32.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (25.86%) Technical Architecture
9 9 (15.52%) Microservices
9 9 (15.52%) TDD
10 8 (13.79%) Line Management
10 8 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (10.34%) Analytical Thinking
11 6 (10.34%) Creative Thinking
11 6 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
12 3 (5.17%) Migration
13 2 (3.45%) Coaching
13 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 2 (3.45%) Mentoring
13 2 (3.45%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (60.34%) Bash Shell
1 35 (60.34%) Perl
1 35 (60.34%) PowerShell
2 33 (56.90%) Java
3 32 (55.17%) C
3 32 (55.17%) C++
3 32 (55.17%) Python
3 32 (55.17%) Ruby
4 3 (5.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (22.41%) Security Cleared
2 11 (18.97%) Degree
2 11 (18.97%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.72%) CCDP
3 1 (1.72%) CCIE
3 1 (1.72%) CCNP
3 1 (1.72%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.72%) CISM
3 1 (1.72%) CISSP
3 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 28 (48.28%) Docker
2 3 (5.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 42 (72.41%) Ansible
2 41 (70.69%) Puppet
3 36 (62.07%) Nagios
4 31 (53.45%) Packer
4 31 (53.45%) Terraform
5 27 (46.55%) Kubernetes
6 11 (18.97%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (5.17%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 36 (62.07%) New Relic
1 36 (62.07%) Splunk
2 5 (8.62%) Cisco
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.17%) Oracle
3 3 (5.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.72%) F5
4 1 (1.72%) Google
4 1 (1.72%) Meraki