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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Availability
Rank 53 70 62
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -8
Contract jobs citing High Availability 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.10% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 0.39% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£688 £165 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+316.66% -65.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £438
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £155.00 -
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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
461 513 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.60% 72.97% 76.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 266 279
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 18
Average hourly rate £33.50 £23.86 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.43% -33.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £9.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015.

High Availability Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) UNIX
2 5 (50.00%) NetApp
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) SLA
3 4 (40.00%) HP
3 4 (40.00%) Web Services
3 4 (40.00%) SAN
4 3 (30.00%) Replication
4 3 (30.00%) SRDF
4 3 (30.00%) PowerHA
4 3 (30.00%) Perl
4 3 (30.00%) EMC
4 3 (30.00%) IBM
4 3 (30.00%) AIX
4 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (20.00%) Clustering
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (20.00%) XenApp
5 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (20.00%) IIS
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) SAN
2 2 (20.00%) Internet
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) SMS
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) DHCP
2 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Architect
1 5 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Service Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Replication
2 2 (20.00%) Clustering
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) UNIX
3 3 (30.00%) AIX
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) Workflow
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (20.00%) Release Management
2 2 (20.00%) Low Latency
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (20.00%) ERP
2 2 (20.00%) SOA
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) BCP
2 2 (20.00%) Service Management
2 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (10.00%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) SRDF
2 3 (30.00%) PowerHA
3 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (20.00%) vSphere
3 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (20.00%) XenApp
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
1 5 (50.00%) NetApp
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) EMC
3 3 (30.00%) IBM
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco