Period
to 21 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 July 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 33 28
Rank change year-on-year -42 -5 +3
Contract jobs citing High Availability 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.51% 0.83% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 1.02% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Northern Ireland median daily rate £345 - £269
10th Percentile £338 - £173
90th Percentile £353 - £369
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £407
% change year-on-year +2.78% +10.57% -0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £27.38 £28.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -3.93% -8.06% -11.43%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 502 196 148
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 85.37% 80.99% 73.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 95 76
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £325 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% +36.84% -32.14%
10th Percentile £300 £163 £114
90th Percentile £488 £475 £494
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 6
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £17.69 £13.50 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.06% -45.45% +76.79%
10th Percentile £14.21 £10.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £20.87 £20.88 £84.75
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +13.64% +7.08%

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing High Availability as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for High Availability in Northern Ireland

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for High Availability in Northern Ireland

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 21 July 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
County Antrim -46 3 £345 -
High Availability
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 3 (100.00%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Replication
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) ITSM
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) HP

High Availability
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Cloud Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Technology Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (66.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) ITSM
3 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) HP