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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 36 31
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 7 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.06% 1.81% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 2.21% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 0
Median daily rate £600 £418 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.71% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -2.50% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.95 £28.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -10.89% +43.58%  

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 276 272 271
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 81.42% 81.93% 71.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 587 585
Median daily rate £425 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -15.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.80 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.19% -63.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £8.50 £50.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £18.80 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 -5 1 £425 +1.79%
High Availability
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 6 (60.00%) Technical Architecture
1 6 (60.00%) Enterprise Software
1 6 (60.00%) Microservices
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (30.00%) Middleware
3 3 (30.00%) SDLC
3 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (30.00%) BPEL
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 3 (30.00%) SOA
4 2 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) .NET
5 1 (10.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills

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 3 (30.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Architect
1 5 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Lead Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
3 3 (30.00%) Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Middleware Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (10.00%) DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Head of Design
4 1 (10.00%) Head of Software Design
4 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Java Middleware Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Middleware
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Microservices
1 6 (60.00%) Technical Architecture
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) BPEL
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (30.00%) SDLC
3 3 (30.00%) SOA
3 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Complex ETL
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (10.00%) ETL
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Open Source
4 1 (10.00%) Software Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft