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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 100 106
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 32 61 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.09% 1.59% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.93% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 43 19
Median daily rate £413 £452 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.65% +12.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £350 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £632 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £68.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.95 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year -10.89% -  

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 2373 3157 2926
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.96% 82.15% 78.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1990 1677
Median daily rate £410 £418 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +8.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £571 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 75 128
Median hourly rate £39.75 £28.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.47% -13.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.57 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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
Cheshire +13 11 £363 -27.50% 3
Manchester -4 10 £388 -6.06% 5
Merseyside -4 6 £625 +49.70%
Lancashire +6 4 £425 +27.81%
High Availability
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 34 (45.95%) SQL
2 29 (39.19%) SQL Server
3 21 (28.38%) Microsoft
3 21 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (28.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (27.03%) Java
5 14 (18.92%) Linux
5 14 (18.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (16.22%) TDD
6 12 (16.22%) Data Centre
7 11 (14.86%) Web Services
7 11 (14.86%) Windows
8 10 (13.51%) ITIL
8 10 (13.51%) Clustering
8 10 (13.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (13.51%) Microservices
9 9 (12.16%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (12.16%) Performance Optimisation
9 9 (12.16%) VMware
9 9 (12.16%) XML
9 9 (12.16%) Oracle
9 9 (12.16%) JavaScript
9 9 (12.16%) OO
9 9 (12.16%) LAN
9 9 (12.16%) WAN
9 9 (12.16%) DNS
10 8 (10.81%) ETL
10 8 (10.81%) J2EE
10 8 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (10.81%) Load Balancing

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 5 (6.76%) IIS
2 4 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.05%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (4.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (4.05%) SAS
3 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (4.05%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.05%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.70%) Apache
4 2 (2.70%) Confluence
4 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.70%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.70%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.11%) Office 365
4 3 (4.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (4.05%) OneDrive
4 3 (4.05%) Yammer
5 2 (2.70%) GitHub
6 1 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.35%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.16%) DNS
1 9 (12.16%) LAN
1 9 (12.16%) WAN
2 7 (9.46%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.41%) LDAP
4 3 (4.05%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (4.05%) Firewall
4 3 (4.05%) HTTP
4 3 (4.05%) SAN
4 3 (4.05%) VLAN
5 2 (2.70%) DMZ
5 2 (2.70%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.70%) VPN
5 2 (2.70%) Wireless
6 1 (1.35%) DHCP
6 1 (1.35%) FTP
6 1 (1.35%) PSTN
6 1 (1.35%) VoIP
6 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (39.19%) SQL Server
2 21 (28.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (18.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (13.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (12.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (10.81%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (8.11%) NoSQL
7 6 (8.11%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (4.05%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (4.05%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (4.05%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 3 (4.05%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 3 (4.05%) SAS Enterprise Miner
10 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (2.70%) DB2
11 2 (2.70%) OLAP
12 1 (1.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (8.11%) JIRA
2 5 (6.76%) Selenium
3 3 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.70%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.70%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.70%) Jasmine
4 2 (2.70%) Mocha
4 2 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (2.70%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.70%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.35%) Ant
5 1 (1.35%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.35%) Gradle
5 1 (1.35%) Hudson
5 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (8.11%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Local Government
3 3 (4.05%) Games
4 1 (1.35%) Automotive
4 1 (1.35%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (24.32%) Developer
2 16 (21.62%) DBA
2 16 (21.62%) SQL DBA
3 15 (20.27%) Architect
4 10 (13.51%) Administrator
4 10 (13.51%) Lead Architect
4 10 (13.51%) SQL Server DBA
5 6 (8.11%) Network Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.76%) Java Architect
6 5 (6.76%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.76%) Java Technical Architect
6 5 (6.76%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.76%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Technical Architect
6 5 (6.76%) Technical Leader
7 4 (5.41%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) QA Automation Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.86%) Web Services
2 9 (12.16%) XML
3 8 (10.81%) J2EE
4 6 (8.11%) .NET
4 6 (8.11%) Java EE
5 5 (6.76%) .NET Framework
5 5 (6.76%) Apache Camel
5 5 (6.76%) CSS
5 5 (6.76%) HTML
6 4 (5.41%) jQuery
6 4 (5.41%) Memcached
6 4 (5.41%) Spring MVC
7 3 (4.05%) Ajax
7 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET
7 3 (4.05%) HTML5
7 3 (4.05%) JSON
7 3 (4.05%) JSP
7 3 (4.05%) MDX
7 3 (4.05%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (4.05%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) Data Centre
2 10 (13.51%) Clustering
3 7 (9.46%) Replication
4 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.11%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.70%) iPad
6 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.35%) Online Games
6 1 (1.35%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.35%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.35%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.92%) Linux
2 11 (14.86%) Windows
3 4 (5.41%) Unix
3 4 (5.41%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.70%) Android
5 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.35%) CentOS
6 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.35%) Solaris
6 1 (1.35%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (16.22%) TDD
3 10 (13.51%) ITIL
3 10 (13.51%) Microservices
4 9 (12.16%) OO
4 9 (12.16%) Performance Optimisation
5 8 (10.81%) ETL
5 8 (10.81%) Load Balancing
5 8 (10.81%) SDLC
6 7 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (9.46%) Proactive Monitoring
6 7 (9.46%) Server Virtualisation
6 7 (9.46%) Service Management
6 7 (9.46%) SQL Optimisation
6 7 (9.46%) Test Automation
7 6 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (6.76%) E-Commerce
8 5 (6.76%) Migration
8 5 (6.76%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 34 (45.95%) SQL
2 20 (27.03%) Java
3 9 (12.16%) JavaScript
4 7 (9.46%) Perl
5 6 (8.11%) Bash Shell
5 6 (8.11%) T-SQL
6 5 (6.76%) PL/SQL
7 4 (5.41%) C#
7 4 (5.41%) PHP
7 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.05%) C
8 3 (4.05%) Python
8 3 (4.05%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.70%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (2.70%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.35%) C++
10 1 (1.35%) ES6
10 1 (1.35%) Jython
10 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (8.11%) CCNA
1 6 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.41%) CCDP
2 4 (5.41%) CCIE
3 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.70%) Degree
4 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) CCNP
5 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.35%) MCDST
5 1 (1.35%) MCP
5 1 (1.35%) MCSE
5 1 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) QA
2 3 (4.05%) COBIT
3 1 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 6 (8.11%) Hyper-V
1 6 (8.11%) vSphere
2 5 (6.76%) Squid
2 5 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.41%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.41%) iptables
3 4 (5.41%) Postfix
3 4 (5.41%) Varnish
4 3 (4.05%) UAG
5 2 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (5.41%) Nagios
3 3 (4.05%) SCCM
3 3 (4.05%) SCOM
4 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.70%) Perfmon
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.35%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.35%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 21 (28.38%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.16%) Oracle
2 9 (12.16%) VMware
3 7 (9.46%) Cisco
3 7 (9.46%) Juniper
4 6 (8.11%) CheckPoint
4 6 (8.11%) Citrix
5 5 (6.76%) Palo Alto
6 2 (2.70%) EqualLogic
6 2 (2.70%) IBM
6 2 (2.70%) NetApp
6 2 (2.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.35%) Capita
7 1 (1.35%) Dell
7 1 (1.35%) EMC
7 1 (1.35%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.35%) RedGate
7 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.35%) Symantec