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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited High Availability over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
High Availability
North West / Merseyside
Rank 35 34 26
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing High Availability 2 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.78% 0.93% 3.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.12% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Median daily rate £325 £375 £279
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +34.52%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £415
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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
200 267 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 77.52% 83.18% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 154 95
Median daily rate £480 £416 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.31% +36.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £221 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 6
Median hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.75% +166.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £32.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £71.50 £16.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

High Availability
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing High Availability as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 January 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
Liverpool 0 2 £325 -
High Availability
North West

High Availability
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Microservices
2 1 (33.33%) API Development
2 1 (33.33%) API Design
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) OOD
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Intranet
2 1 (33.33%) Internet

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) Intranet
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Java Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Agile Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Agile Java Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Microservices
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) API Design
2 1 (33.33%) API Development
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
2 1 (33.33%) OOD
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft