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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Availability
Rank 60 59 60
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing High Availability 11 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.30% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 0.20% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £428
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50
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
616 499 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.56% 74.70% 77.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 253 240
Average daily rate £375 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 32 21
Average hourly rate £33.00 £21.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -35.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.75 £12.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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
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 30 July 2015. 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
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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 - 9 £355 -
Watford - 2 £350 -
High Availability
East of England

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 11 (73.33%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) Brocade
2 9 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (60.00%) DNS
3 8 (53.33%) SAP
3 8 (53.33%) Load Balancing
4 7 (46.67%) Firmware
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (26.67%) SAN
6 4 (26.67%) Windows
6 4 (26.67%) .NET
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco
7 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (20.00%) LAN
7 3 (20.00%) HP
7 3 (20.00%) Ethernet
8 2 (13.33%) Symantec
8 2 (13.33%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
8 2 (13.33%) Change Management
8 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
8 2 (13.33%) VMware
8 2 (13.33%) VMware ESX
8 2 (13.33%) Clustering
8 2 (13.33%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (13.33%) IronPort
8 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (13.33%) Finance

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (13.33%) IIS
1 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.67%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
1 2 (13.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (60.00%) DNS
3 4 (26.67%) SAN
4 3 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 3 (20.00%) LAN
5 2 (13.33%) WAN
5 2 (13.33%) DHCP
5 2 (13.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Administrator
2 3 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Network Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Data Migration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (13.33%) Clustering
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (13.33%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (13.33%) Low Latency
2 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (13.33%) SOA
2 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) ERP
3 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) CRM
3 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) MCSE
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Firmware
2 2 (13.33%) VMware ESX
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (13.33%) XenApp
2 2 (13.33%) vSphere
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Brocade
2 8 (53.33%) SAP
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco
5 3 (20.00%) HP
6 2 (13.33%) Citrix
6 2 (13.33%) Juniper
6 2 (13.33%) NetApp
6 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
6 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
6 2 (13.33%) Symantec
6 2 (13.33%) VMware
6 2 (13.33%) IronPort
6 2 (13.33%) Trend Micro
7 1 (6.67%) Oracle
7 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
7 1 (6.67%) Compaq