Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 23 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
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 48 45
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 -7
Contract jobs citing High Availability 4 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.82% 1.17% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.50% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Merseyside median daily rate £475 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% - -
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £395
% change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59% +29.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £34.95

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 Merseyside with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 410 466 609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 84.02% 78.19% 80.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 289 314
Merseyside median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £185
90th Percentile £538 £514 £547
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 5
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £22.42 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.02% +28.13% +12.90%
10th Percentile £10.47 £11.25 £11.20
90th Percentile £18.87 £30.76 £97.58
North West median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year +14.18% -27.92% +74.40%

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for High Availability in Merseyside

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for High Availability in Merseyside

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing High Availability in Merseyside over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for High Availability 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 6 months to 23 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
Liverpool +1 1 £350 - 1
High Availability
North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) BPEL
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Middleware
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) IaaS
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) PaaS
3 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture

High Availability
Co-occurring 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 2 (50.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) IaaS
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle ODI
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Java Middleware Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Middleware Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Head of Design
2 1 (25.00%) Head of Software Design
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Middleware
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) BPEL
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix