Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 158 93
Rank change year-on-year -1 -65 +42
Contract jobs citing High Availability 24 45 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.73% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.88% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 38 51
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -5.06% +6.76%
10th Percentile £260 £304 £313
90th Percentile £530 £508 £475
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £34.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £33.97 £27.50
% change year-on-year +17.77% +23.51% -

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 West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4040 5125 3948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.01% 83.13% 79.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2578 3073 2258
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £240
90th Percentile £550 £550 £532
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 138 178
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.40 £10.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 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
Shropshire +26 5 £425 -10.53%
Birmingham +2 5 £310 -10.14% 3
Dudley - 5 £268 -
Warwickshire -6 4 £500 +33.33%
Coventry +7 1 £388 +8.39%
High Availability
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Linux
3 9 (37.50%) SQL
4 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 8 (33.33%) ITIL
4 8 (33.33%) Dell
5 7 (29.17%) VMware
5 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (29.17%) Data Centre
5 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
6 6 (25.00%) Data Centre Operations
6 6 (25.00%) Network Management
6 6 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 6 (25.00%) Statistics
6 6 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (25.00%) NetApp
6 6 (25.00%) RHCE
6 6 (25.00%) Oracle
7 5 (20.83%) Java
7 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
7 5 (20.83%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (16.67%) Puppet
8 4 (16.67%) REST
8 4 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (16.67%) Ansible
8 4 (16.67%) DevOps

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 4 (16.67%) JBoss
2 2 (8.33%) Mule
2 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) IaaS
1 2 (8.33%) PaaS
1 2 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) HTTP
1 2 (8.33%) Internet
1 2 (8.33%) SSL
1 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) DHCP
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) DWDM
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) SAN
2 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 3 (12.50%) RDBMS
3 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) MySQL
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.33%) GitLab
2 2 (8.33%) Maven
2 2 (8.33%) Subversion
2 2 (8.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Publishing
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Data Centre Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) DBA
2 6 (25.00%) Operations Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Architect
3 5 (20.83%) Data Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) SQL DBA
6 2 (8.33%) Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Content Designer
6 2 (8.33%) Designer
6 2 (8.33%) Digital Content Designer
6 2 (8.33%) Digital Designer
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Middleware Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.17%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) REST
1 4 (16.67%) SOAP
1 4 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (8.33%) J2EE
2 2 (8.33%) Java EE
2 2 (8.33%) Java SE
2 2 (8.33%) JDBC
2 2 (8.33%) JSON
2 2 (8.33%) JSON Schema
2 2 (8.33%) Middleware
2 2 (8.33%) OAuth
2 2 (8.33%) Spring
2 2 (8.33%) Spring Boot
2 2 (8.33%) WSDL
2 2 (8.33%) XML
2 2 (8.33%) XSLT
3 1 (4.17%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.33%) iPad
3 2 (8.33%) Virtual Team
4 1 (4.17%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Linux
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
4 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (12.50%) Unix
6 2 (8.33%) AIX
6 2 (8.33%) HPUX
6 2 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) Data Centre Operations
2 6 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 6 (25.00%) Network Management
2 6 (25.00%) Statistics
3 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.83%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
4 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (16.67%) DevOps
5 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (12.50%) Microservices
5 3 (12.50%) TDD
6 2 (8.33%) Change Management
6 2 (8.33%) ITSM
6 2 (8.33%) Kanban
6 2 (8.33%) Scrum
6 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) Java
3 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.33%) Groovy
4 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.33%) XPath
5 1 (4.17%) Perl
5 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) RHCE
1 6 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (16.67%) MCSE
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Ansible
1 4 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (16.67%) Puppet
2 3 (12.50%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (8.33%) Data Guard
4 1 (4.17%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Dell
2 7 (29.17%) VMware
3 6 (25.00%) NetApp
3 6 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (12.50%) Citrix
5 2 (8.33%) ATG
5 2 (8.33%) CA
5 2 (8.33%) CyberArk
5 2 (8.33%) Micro Focus
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.33%) Serena
5 2 (8.33%) webMethods
5 2 (8.33%) WSO2
6 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco
6 1 (4.17%) CommVault
6 1 (4.17%) EMC
6 1 (4.17%) Red Hat