The table below looks at the statistics for High Availability skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited High Availability over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
High Availability
Rank 50 50 55
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing High Availability 5 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.87% 1.89% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 2.52% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 7
Average daily rate £613 £525 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £463 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £760 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -4.34%
High Availability
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
406 476 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 70.49% 74.96% 73.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 258 240
Average daily rate £450 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 23 26
Average hourly rate £37.50 £29.25 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -6.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

High Availability
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

High Availability Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

High Availability
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

High Availability Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

High Availability
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing High Availability across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

High Availability Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

High Availability
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing High Availability across the Hertfordshire region.

High Availability Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing High Availability within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Welwyn Garden City +4 2 £600 +60.00%
St Albans - 2 £638 -
High Availability
East of England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
2 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
3 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (33.33%) SAN
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 3 (33.33%) Retail
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (22.22%) DHCP
4 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) SLA
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
4 2 (22.22%) SOA
4 2 (22.22%) LAN

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (22.22%) IIS
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
1 2 (22.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
1 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 3 (33.33%) SAN
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (22.22%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
3 2 (22.22%) Internet
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) SAP HANA
2 1 (11.11%) Sybase IQ
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Scrum Master
2 2 (22.22%) Banking Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce Architect
2 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Network Team Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum Master
2 2 (22.22%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Scrum Master
2 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) Middleware
2 2 (22.22%) MSMQ
2 2 (22.22%) REST
2 2 (22.22%) SOAP
2 2 (22.22%) WCF
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
1 2 (22.22%) Data Integration
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (11.11%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
2 3 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps
3 2 (22.22%) Line Management
3 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 2 (22.22%) Matrix Management
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) SOA
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) Release Management
4 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C#
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) VMware ESX
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Firmware
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (22.22%) vSphere
2 2 (22.22%) XenApp
3 1 (11.11%) PowerHA
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Brocade
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) F5
4 2 (22.22%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) EMC
5 1 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) NetApp
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) SAP
5 1 (11.11%) Sybase