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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
High Availability
North West / Merseyside
Rank 36 - 35
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.93% - 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% - 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £283
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £47.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -37.01% +26.66%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 271 273 270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 84.42% 80.77% 75.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 182 123
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £27.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.72% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £27.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.50 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) BPEL
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) SOA
2 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
2 3 (50.00%) Middleware
3 2 (33.33%) Microservices
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Intranet
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (16.67%) OOD
4 1 (16.67%) API Development
4 1 (16.67%) API Design
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) Low Latency
4 1 (16.67%) REST
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) RESTful

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 3 (50.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle ODI
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Middleware Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Middleware Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Agile Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Agile Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Middleware
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) BPEL
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
2 3 (50.00%) SOA
2 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Microservices
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) API Design
4 1 (16.67%) API Development
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) Low Latency
4 1 (16.67%) OOD
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
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