The table below looks at the statistics for High Availability skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited High Availability over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Availability
Rank 37 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing High Availability 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.57% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £438
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £155.00 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
242 108 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 68.75% 59.34% 72.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 61 73
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £480 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% +54.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

High Availability
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing High Availability across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

High Availability Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

High Availability
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing High Availability across the Merseyside region.

High Availability Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing High Availability also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited High Availability.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) DHCP
2 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 10 (90.91%) ITIL
2 10 (90.91%) Clustering
2 10 (90.91%) SCCM
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (90.91%) Hyper-V
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (63.64%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
4 6 (54.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (54.55%) DFS Replication
4 6 (54.55%) SCVMM
4 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
4 6 (54.55%) Firmware
4 6 (54.55%) DMZ
4 6 (54.55%) HP
4 6 (54.55%) Dell
4 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
4 6 (54.55%) DNS
4 6 (54.55%) Windows 2000
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 5 (45.45%) Migration
6 4 (36.36%) VMware
6 4 (36.36%) SCOM
6 4 (36.36%) Citrix
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing High Availability also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited High Availability. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) DHCP
2 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
2 6 (54.55%) DNS
2 6 (54.55%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Analyst
1 9 (81.82%) Wintel Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) DBA
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (9.09%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 10 (90.91%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (54.55%) Windows 2000
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) ITIL
2 7 (63.64%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
3 6 (54.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (45.45%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
System Software
1 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
1 10 (90.91%) Hyper-V
2 6 (54.55%) DFS Replication
2 6 (54.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (90.91%) SCCM
2 6 (54.55%) SCVMM
3 4 (36.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) HP
1 6 (54.55%) Dell
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) Citrix
3 4 (36.36%) VMware