The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 112 92
Rank change year-on-year +14 -20  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 18 28 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.90% 0.94% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.14% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 23
Median daily rate £394 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £313 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £487 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -2.81% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.95 £28.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -10.89% +43.58%  

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 West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1676 2464 1832
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.51% 82.60% 77.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 1476 1142
Median daily rate £404 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.93% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 54 76
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -7.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.15 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for High Availability in the West Midlands

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing High Availability in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for High Availability in the West Midlands

High Availability
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for High Availability in the West Midlands

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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
Birmingham +17 6 £463 +46.24%
Shropshire - 5 £425 -
Warwickshire +1 2 £446 +11.56% 3
Wolverhampton - 2 £350 -
Coventry +11 1 £388 +19.23%
High Availability
England

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

1 18 (50.00%) SQL
2 14 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
4 11 (30.56%) Java
4 11 (30.56%) Microservices
5 10 (27.78%) RESTful
5 10 (27.78%) TDD
6 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (22.22%) Clustering
7 8 (22.22%) Open Source
7 8 (22.22%) MongoDB
7 8 (22.22%) REST
8 7 (19.44%) Low Latency
8 7 (19.44%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (19.44%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (16.67%) Scrum
9 6 (16.67%) Unix
9 6 (16.67%) Windows
9 6 (16.67%) Oracle
9 6 (16.67%) API Development
10 5 (13.89%) BDD
10 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
10 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
10 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
10 5 (13.89%) Migration
10 5 (13.89%) JSON
11 4 (11.11%) Web Development
11 4 (11.11%) Kanban
11 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared

High Availability
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.78%) Confluence
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.78%) IIS
3 1 (2.78%) JBoss
3 1 (2.78%) Mule
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) IaaS
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Office 365
2 1 (2.78%) PaaS
2 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Firewall
1 3 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (8.33%) SSL
1 3 (8.33%) WAN
2 2 (5.56%) LAN
2 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.56%) VLAN
3 1 (2.78%) DHCP
3 1 (2.78%) DMZ
3 1 (2.78%) DNS
3 1 (2.78%) HTTP
3 1 (2.78%) Internet
3 1 (2.78%) MPLS
3 1 (2.78%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (2.78%) SAN
3 1 (2.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (22.22%) MongoDB
3 4 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 4 (11.11%) RDBMS
3 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (8.33%) MySQL
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.78%) DataStage
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.78%) Power BI
6 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
1 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 3 (8.33%) JUnit
1 3 (8.33%) Mockito
2 2 (5.56%) MSI
2 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.78%) JIRA
3 1 (2.78%) Maven
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Publishing
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) DBA
2 11 (30.56%) Developer
3 9 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 9 (25.00%) SQL DBA
4 5 (13.89%) Administrator
5 4 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (8.33%) Agile Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Agile Java Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Technical Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Content Designer
7 2 (5.56%) Designer
7 2 (5.56%) Digital Content Designer
7 2 (5.56%) Digital Designer
7 2 (5.56%) Digital Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Field Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) MongoDB Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Support
8 1 (2.78%) Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) RESTful
2 8 (22.22%) REST
3 5 (13.89%) JSON
4 4 (11.11%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (8.33%) .NET
5 3 (8.33%) HTML
5 3 (8.33%) OAuth2
5 3 (8.33%) OpenID
6 2 (5.56%) Middleware
6 2 (5.56%) SOAP
6 2 (5.56%) Web Services
7 1 (2.78%) CSS
7 1 (2.78%) Java EE
7 1 (2.78%) Java SE
7 1 (2.78%) JMS
7 1 (2.78%) Node.js
7 1 (2.78%) Spring
7 1 (2.78%) WSDL
7 1 (2.78%) XML
7 1 (2.78%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Clustering
2 3 (8.33%) Replication
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.78%) RIA
4 1 (2.78%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Unix
1 6 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (8.33%) Linux
3 3 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.78%) AIX
5 1 (2.78%) HPUX
5 1 (2.78%) Solaris
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (30.56%) Microservices
3 10 (27.78%) TDD
4 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (22.22%) Open Source
6 7 (19.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (19.44%) Low Latency
6 7 (19.44%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (16.67%) API Development
7 6 (16.67%) Scrum
8 5 (13.89%) BDD
8 5 (13.89%) Migration
8 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
9 4 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
9 4 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 4 (11.11%) Kanban
9 4 (11.11%) Pair Programming
9 4 (11.11%) Web Development
10 3 (8.33%) Functional Programming
10 3 (8.33%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (50.00%) SQL
2 11 (30.56%) Java
3 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
4 4 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 4 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.56%) C#
5 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.56%) PHP
5 2 (5.56%) VB
6 1 (2.78%) Groovy
6 1 (2.78%) Korn
6 1 (2.78%) Perl
6 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.78%) MCITP
3 1 (2.78%) MCTS
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.11%) Docker
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.78%) vSphere
4 1 (2.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Grafana
1 3 (8.33%) Kibana
1 3 (8.33%) logstash
1 3 (8.33%) rkt
1 3 (8.33%) SCCM
2 2 (5.56%) Ansible
2 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.56%) Puppet
3 1 (2.78%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.78%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.78%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.78%) SCOM
3 1 (2.78%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (8.33%) AppDynamics
3 3 (8.33%) Splunk
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco
4 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds
4 2 (5.56%) VMware
5 1 (2.78%) Citrix
5 1 (2.78%) CommVault
5 1 (2.78%) Dell
5 1 (2.78%) EMC
5 1 (2.78%) IBM
5 1 (2.78%) NetApp
5 1 (2.78%) Veeam
5 1 (2.78%) webMethods
5 1 (2.78%) WSO2
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