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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
High Availability
England / North West
Rank 89 89 99
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 42 69 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.61% 1.80% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 2.18% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 46 21
Median daily rate £375 £419 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.44% +8.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £519 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.50 £21.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.19% -  
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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2142 3164 2795
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.35% 82.44% 78.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1354 1915 1525
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 122 127
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 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
Manchester +4 28 £363 -14.70% 4
Cheshire +8 10 £438 +34.61%
Merseyside - 3 - - 4
Lancashire +18 1 £330 -
High Availability
England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 54 (45.00%) SQL
2 53 (44.17%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (34.17%) TDD
4 37 (30.83%) Linux
5 36 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
6 35 (29.17%) Web Services
7 31 (25.83%) Java
8 30 (25.00%) Software Engineering
9 25 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
9 25 (20.83%) BDD
10 24 (20.00%) Scrum
10 24 (20.00%) RESTful
11 21 (17.50%) Oracle
11 21 (17.50%) XML
11 21 (17.50%) HTTP
11 21 (17.50%) NoSQL
11 21 (17.50%) REST
12 20 (16.67%) SQL Server
13 18 (15.00%) Microsoft
14 17 (14.17%) Perl
14 17 (14.17%) Finance
15 16 (13.33%) Automated Testing
15 16 (13.33%) Windows
16 15 (12.50%) ITIL
16 15 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 15 (12.50%) JSON
17 14 (11.67%) Python
17 14 (11.67%) Virtual Machines
18 13 (10.83%) Open Source
18 13 (10.83%) Oracle Database 12c

High Availability
Top Related 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 13 (10.83%) Oracle Application Server
2 7 (5.83%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.00%) IIS
3 6 (5.00%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (3.33%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (2.50%) Confluence
6 3 (2.50%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.67%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.83%) Apache
8 1 (0.83%) CMS
8 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (10.83%) Oracle EBS
1 13 (10.83%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (2.50%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.67%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (1.67%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 25 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (10.00%) IaaS
2 12 (10.00%) PaaS
2 12 (10.00%) SaaS
3 7 (5.83%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (4.17%) Amazon S3
5 5 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (3.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (3.33%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (3.33%) Amazon EMR
6 4 (3.33%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (3.33%) AWS CloudTrail
6 4 (3.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (2.50%) GitHub
8 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.50%) HTTP
2 8 (6.67%) DNS
3 6 (5.00%) LAN
3 6 (5.00%) WAN
4 4 (3.33%) LDAP
4 4 (3.33%) SSL
4 4 (3.33%) VPN
5 3 (2.50%) Internet
5 3 (2.50%) SAN
6 2 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (1.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.67%) VLAN
7 1 (0.83%) DHCP
7 1 (0.83%) DMZ
7 1 (0.83%) Firewall
7 1 (0.83%) Intranet
7 1 (0.83%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.83%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.50%) NoSQL
2 20 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 15 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (10.83%) Oracle Database
4 13 (10.83%) Oracle Database 12c
5 11 (9.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (5.83%) MySQL
9 6 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (3.33%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (2.50%) Oracle ODI
12 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 13 (10.83%) JUnit
2 12 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 10 (8.33%) JIRA
3 10 (8.33%) Selenium
4 7 (5.83%) StarTeam
5 6 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 6 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.50%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.67%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.67%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.67%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.67%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.67%) Mocha
7 2 (1.67%) Subversion
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 17 (14.17%) Finance
2 5 (4.17%) Banking
3 3 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.67%) Games
4 2 (1.67%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.67%) Local Government
5 1 (0.83%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (25.83%) Developer
2 25 (20.83%) DBA
3 17 (14.17%) SQL DBA
4 15 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 10 (8.33%) Administrator
6 8 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
7 7 (5.83%) Automation Engineer
7 7 (5.83%) Java Engineer
7 7 (5.83%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (5.83%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (5.83%) QA Automation Engineer
7 7 (5.83%) QA Engineer
7 7 (5.83%) Scala Software Engineer
7 7 (5.83%) Senior Developer
7 7 (5.83%) SQL Server DBA
8 6 (5.00%) Java Developer
8 6 (5.00%) Test Engineer
9 5 (4.17%) Architect
9 5 (4.17%) Senior Test Engineer
9 5 (4.17%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (29.17%) Web Services
2 24 (20.00%) RESTful
3 21 (17.50%) REST
3 21 (17.50%) XML
4 15 (12.50%) JSON
5 12 (10.00%) Node.js
6 9 (7.50%) J2EE
7 8 (6.67%) XSLT
8 7 (5.83%) .NET
8 7 (5.83%) HTML
9 6 (5.00%) boto
9 6 (5.00%) YAML
10 5 (4.17%) Apache Camel
10 5 (4.17%) JMS
11 4 (3.33%) Java EE
11 4 (3.33%) JSP
11 4 (3.33%) Memcached
12 3 (2.50%) Oracle Fusion
12 3 (2.50%) Spring MVC
12 3 (2.50%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.50%) Clustering
2 8 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.83%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.83%) Replication
4 4 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (3.33%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.67%) iPad
6 1 (0.83%) BYOD
6 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.83%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 37 (30.83%) Linux
2 16 (13.33%) Windows
3 7 (5.83%) VME
4 6 (5.00%) Unix
4 6 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.50%) Solaris
6 2 (1.67%) Android
6 2 (1.67%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.83%) CentOS
7 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (44.17%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (34.17%) TDD
3 36 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
4 30 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 25 (20.83%) BDD
6 24 (20.00%) Scrum
7 16 (13.33%) Automated Testing
8 15 (12.50%) ITIL
9 13 (10.83%) Change Management
9 13 (10.83%) Open Source
10 12 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (10.00%) ETL
11 11 (9.17%) OO
12 10 (8.33%) Data Management
12 10 (8.33%) DevOps
12 10 (8.33%) QA Automation
12 10 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (7.50%) Database Mirroring
14 8 (6.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 54 (45.00%) SQL
2 31 (25.83%) Java
3 17 (14.17%) Perl
4 14 (11.67%) Python
5 12 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 11 (9.17%) Scala
7 10 (8.33%) PL/SQL
8 8 (6.67%) T-SQL
9 7 (5.83%) COBOL
9 7 (5.83%) Shell Script
10 6 (5.00%) PowerShell
11 5 (4.17%) Bash Shell
11 5 (4.17%) PHP
11 5 (4.17%) Ruby
12 3 (2.50%) C
12 3 (2.50%) C#
13 2 (1.67%) Apple Swift
13 2 (1.67%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 1 (0.83%) ES6
Qualifications
1 9 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.00%) AWS Certification
2 6 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.33%) CCDP
3 4 (3.33%) CCIE
3 4 (3.33%) CCNA
3 4 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.67%) Degree
4 2 (1.67%) HND
5 1 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.83%) MCDST
5 1 (0.83%) MCP
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.00%) QA
2 3 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (11.67%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 5 (4.17%) Varnish
2 5 (4.17%) vSphere
3 4 (3.33%) Docker
3 4 (3.33%) iptables
3 4 (3.33%) Postfix
3 4 (3.33%) Squid
3 4 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.83%) NFS
4 1 (0.83%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (5.83%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (5.83%) Puppet
2 4 (3.33%) Docker Swarm
2 4 (3.33%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (3.33%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.33%) Nagios
2 4 (3.33%) Salt
3 2 (1.67%) SCCM
3 2 (1.67%) SCOM
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.83%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.83%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.83%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 21 (17.50%) Oracle
2 18 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.33%) VMware
4 7 (5.83%) HP
4 7 (5.83%) ICL
5 6 (5.00%) Twitter
6 5 (4.17%) Citrix
7 4 (3.33%) CheckPoint
7 4 (3.33%) Cisco
7 4 (3.33%) Juniper
7 4 (3.33%) Palo Alto
8 3 (2.50%) Cognos
8 3 (2.50%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.83%) Dell
9 1 (0.83%) EMC
9 1 (0.83%) Informatica
9 1 (0.83%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.83%) NetApp
9 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.83%) SolarWinds
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