Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 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
England > North East
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 66 110
Rank change year-on-year +14 +44 -30
Contract jobs citing High Availability 46 104 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.78% 4.03% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.45% 4.77% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 73 10
North East median daily rate £330 £320 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +10.82%
10th Percentile £305 £260 £253
90th Percentile £415 £571 £372
England median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
North East median hourly rate - £28.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.74% -14.17%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year - +40.35% +3.64%

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 1033 2182 1727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 84.88% 84.48% 84.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 1498 1110
North East median daily rate £375 £360 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -12.73% +10.00%
10th Percentile £244 £243 £258
90th Percentile £551 £530 £600
England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 87 69
North East median hourly rate £22.00 £27.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +58.82% -16.05%
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.03 £9.90
90th Percentile £50.00 £36.00 £38.60
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.36 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.65% +10.70% +15.79%

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 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
Tyne and Wear +13 45 £330 +3.13% 1
High Availability
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 North East region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 34 (73.91%) Linux
2 32 (69.57%) Oracle
3 31 (67.39%) Clustering
4 28 (60.87%) ITIL
4 28 (60.87%) Firewall
5 26 (56.52%) SC Cleared
5 26 (56.52%) Security Cleared
6 25 (54.35%) Oracle Application Server
6 25 (54.35%) Sun
6 25 (54.35%) Cisco
6 25 (54.35%) Red Hat
6 25 (54.35%) iPlanet
6 25 (54.35%) Unix
6 25 (54.35%) AIX
6 25 (54.35%) HPUX
6 25 (54.35%) Solaris
6 25 (54.35%) WebLogic
6 25 (54.35%) J2EE
6 25 (54.35%) JBoss
6 25 (54.35%) Apache
6 25 (54.35%) Tomcat
7 24 (52.17%) TCP/IP
7 24 (52.17%) SUSE
7 24 (52.17%) Load Balancing
8 22 (47.83%) F5
9 17 (36.96%) Perl
10 15 (32.61%) Data Centre
11 13 (28.26%) VMware
11 13 (28.26%) Oracle RAC
11 13 (28.26%) VMware Infrastructure

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:

Application Platforms
1 25 (54.35%) Apache
1 25 (54.35%) iPlanet
1 25 (54.35%) JBoss
1 25 (54.35%) Oracle Application Server
1 25 (54.35%) Tomcat
1 25 (54.35%) WebLogic
2 7 (15.22%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (15.22%) MQSeries
2 7 (15.22%) OpenStack
2 7 (15.22%) SharePoint
2 7 (15.22%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (26.09%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 28 (60.87%) Firewall
2 24 (52.17%) TCP/IP
3 11 (23.91%) SAN
4 10 (21.74%) DNS
5 8 (17.39%) WAN
6 7 (15.22%) LDAP
6 7 (15.22%) NAS
7 6 (13.04%) FCoE
7 6 (13.04%) iSCSI
8 3 (6.52%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (6.52%) VLAN
9 1 (2.17%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (2.17%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
9 1 (2.17%) LAN
9 1 (2.17%) Modbus
9 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (2.17%) Wireshark
9 1 (2.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (15.22%) Oracle Database
2 7 (15.22%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (10.87%) Sybase ASE
4 2 (4.35%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (19.57%) Banking
1 9 (19.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (39.13%) Unix Engineer
2 11 (23.91%) AIX Engineer
3 10 (21.74%) Solaris Engineer
4 9 (19.57%) Technical Leader
4 9 (19.57%) Technical Support
5 7 (15.22%) DBA
5 7 (15.22%) Oracle DBA
6 4 (8.70%) Network Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared DBA
7 3 (6.52%) HPUX Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Network Support
8 2 (4.35%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Project Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) Administrator
9 1 (2.17%) Consultant
9 1 (2.17%) Developer
9 1 (2.17%) JavaScript Developer
9 1 (2.17%) Linux Administrator
9 1 (2.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (54.35%) J2EE
2 9 (19.57%) JSON
2 9 (19.57%) Middleware
2 9 (19.57%) RESTful
2 9 (19.57%) Web Services
3 7 (15.22%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.17%) CSS
4 1 (2.17%) CSS3
4 1 (2.17%) HTML
4 1 (2.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 31 (67.39%) Clustering
2 15 (32.61%) Data Centre
3 9 (19.57%) CMDB
4 4 (8.70%) Grid Computing
5 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (73.91%) Linux
2 25 (54.35%) AIX
2 25 (54.35%) HPUX
2 25 (54.35%) Solaris
2 25 (54.35%) Unix
3 24 (52.17%) SUSE
4 8 (17.39%) Windows
5 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (60.87%) ITIL
2 24 (52.17%) Load Balancing
3 11 (23.91%) Change Management
4 9 (19.57%) Identity Access Management
4 9 (19.57%) Unit Testing
5 7 (15.22%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (13.04%) Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (8.70%) Requirements Management
7 4 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.17%) Break/Fix
8 1 (2.17%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 1 (2.17%) Front End Development
8 1 (2.17%) ITIL V3
8 1 (2.17%) Server Building
8 1 (2.17%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.17%) Storage Virtualisation
8 1 (2.17%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.96%) Perl
2 10 (21.74%) Bash Shell
2 10 (21.74%) C-shell
2 10 (21.74%) Korn
3 9 (19.57%) Shell Script
4 7 (15.22%) PL/SQL
4 7 (15.22%) Python
5 2 (4.35%) SQL
6 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (56.52%) SC Cleared
1 26 (56.52%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.87%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (6.52%) CCNP
3 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.35%) CCNA
System Software
1 13 (28.26%) Hyper-V
1 13 (28.26%) Oracle RAC
1 13 (28.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (23.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 10 (21.74%) KVM
4 9 (19.57%) Samba
5 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) Data Guard
1 7 (15.22%) OpenView
1 7 (15.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (10.87%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (8.70%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 32 (69.57%) Oracle
2 25 (54.35%) Cisco
2 25 (54.35%) Red Hat
2 25 (54.35%) Sun
3 22 (47.83%) F5
4 13 (28.26%) VMware
5 12 (26.09%) PlateSpin
6 11 (23.91%) HP
6 11 (23.91%) Veritas
7 7 (15.22%) Cognos
7 7 (15.22%) Opsware
8 5 (10.87%) Sybase
9 3 (6.52%) Borland
10 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
10 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.17%) Palo Alto
10 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.17%) Veeam