Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 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
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 119 127
Rank change year-on-year -40 +8 +24
Contract jobs citing High Availability 42 111 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.73% 1.63% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.94% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 82 53
North West median daily rate £450 £445 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +12.66% +29.51%
10th Percentile £261 £325 £300
90th Percentile £625 £925 £488
England median daily rate £500 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +8.70% +8.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £34.95
England median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +23.08% +18.18% -

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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4662 5717 6933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.28% 83.84% 81.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2977 3683 4206
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £586 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 166 282
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +69.56%
10th Percentile £11.60 £12.13 £12.37
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for High Availability in the North West

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for High Availability in the North West

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing High Availability in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for High Availability in the North West

High Availability
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for High Availability in the North West

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 21 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
Manchester -2 24 £450 - 9
Lancashire -4 7 £535 +8.35%
Cheshire -11 7 £375 +3.45%
Merseyside +2 4 £475 +35.71% 1
High Availability
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 North West region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (33.33%) Java
3 12 (28.57%) SQL
3 12 (28.57%) Oracle
4 11 (26.19%) Clustering
5 10 (23.81%) Migration
5 10 (23.81%) WebSphere
5 10 (23.81%) Linux
6 9 (21.43%) Red Hat
6 9 (21.43%) Firewall
7 8 (19.05%) IBM
7 8 (19.05%) ITIL
7 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
7 8 (19.05%) HTML
7 8 (19.05%) Load Balancing
7 8 (19.05%) Data Centre
8 7 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 7 (16.67%) Identity Management
9 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (14.29%) CSS
9 6 (14.29%) Solaris
9 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (14.29%) Oracle Database
9 6 (14.29%) SDLC
10 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (11.90%) Low Latency
10 5 (11.90%) Microservices

High Availability
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 10 (23.81%) WebSphere
2 5 (11.90%) Tomcat
3 4 (9.52%) Commerce Server
4 3 (7.14%) IIS
4 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.38%) Apache
6 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) Office 365
2 2 (4.76%) OneDrive
2 2 (4.76%) Yammer
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.38%) IaaS
3 1 (2.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) Firewall
2 4 (9.52%) VPN
3 3 (7.14%) DNS
3 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (4.76%) DMZ
4 2 (4.76%) Network Security
5 1 (2.38%) DHCP
5 1 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.38%) FTP
5 1 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.38%) LAN
5 1 (2.38%) SAN
5 1 (2.38%) SSH
5 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.38%) VLAN
5 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (9.52%) DB2
4 4 (9.52%) OLAP
4 4 (9.52%) OLTP
5 3 (7.14%) MongoDB
5 3 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (7.14%) Star Schema
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.38%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Selenium
1 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.38%) Subversion
2 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
1 4 (9.52%) Retail
2 2 (4.76%) Local Government
3 1 (2.38%) Automotive
3 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Architect
2 12 (28.57%) Developer
3 8 (19.05%) DBA
4 5 (11.90%) Administrator
4 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (11.90%) Java Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Migration Architect
4 5 (11.90%) SQL DBA
5 4 (9.52%) WebSphere Developer
6 3 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Data Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Database Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) HTML
2 6 (14.29%) CSS
3 5 (11.90%) XML
4 4 (9.52%) JSP
4 4 (9.52%) Web Services
5 3 (7.14%) .NET
5 3 (7.14%) Hibernate
5 3 (7.14%) jQuery
5 3 (7.14%) Middleware
5 3 (7.14%) Spring
5 3 (7.14%) Spring MVC
5 3 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (7.14%) XSD
5 3 (7.14%) XSLT
6 2 (4.76%) CSS3
6 2 (4.76%) Dojo
6 2 (4.76%) HTML5
6 2 (4.76%) JPA
6 2 (4.76%) JSON
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) Clustering
2 8 (19.05%) Data Centre
3 5 (11.90%) N-Tier
4 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (9.52%) User Experience
5 3 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (7.14%) Replication
6 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (2.38%) EMC VNX
7 1 (2.38%) EMC VNXe
7 1 (2.38%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
7 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Linux
2 6 (14.29%) Solaris
3 4 (9.52%) Oracle Linux
3 4 (9.52%) Windows
4 3 (7.14%) AIX
4 3 (7.14%) HPUX
4 3 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.81%) Migration
3 8 (19.05%) ITIL
3 8 (19.05%) Load Balancing
4 7 (16.67%) Identity Management
4 7 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (14.29%) SDLC
6 5 (11.90%) Low Latency
6 5 (11.90%) Microservices
7 4 (9.52%) Data Migration
7 4 (9.52%) ETL
7 4 (9.52%) Performance Engineering
7 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
7 4 (9.52%) TDD
8 3 (7.14%) Asset Management
8 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
8 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (7.14%) SOA
8 3 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) Java
2 12 (28.57%) SQL
3 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.52%) C#
4 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
5 3 (7.14%) XPath
6 2 (4.76%) Perl
6 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) COBIT
2 1 (2.38%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) UAG
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) Docker
3 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.38%) Squid
3 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Ansible
1 2 (4.76%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (4.76%) Puppet
1 2 (4.76%) SCOM
2 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.38%) Perfmon
2 1 (2.38%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Oracle
2 9 (21.43%) Red Hat
3 8 (19.05%) IBM
4 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.14%) Citrix
5 3 (7.14%) EnterpriseDB
6 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.76%) Cisco
6 2 (4.76%) EqualLogic
6 2 (4.76%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.76%) Juniper
6 2 (4.76%) VMware
7 1 (2.38%) Dell
7 1 (2.38%) EMC
7 1 (2.38%) HP
7 1 (2.38%) NetApp
7 1 (2.38%) RedGate
7 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.38%) Symantec
7 1 (2.38%) Veritas