Period
to 7 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 6 months to 7 April 2020 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 60 81 83
Rank change year-on-year +21 +2 -20
Contract jobs citing High Availability 20 13 12
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.82% 0.94% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 1.14% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 12
Median daily rate £325 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +12.68% -12.35%
10th Percentile £313 £350 £218
90th Percentile £505 £485 £499
East of England median daily rate £375 £444 £400
% change year-on-year -15.49% +10.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £64.00 - -
East of England median hourly rate £64.00 - £40.00

High Availability is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 885 1,140 1,235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 80.67% 82.25% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 644 655
Median daily rate £425 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +10.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £206
90th Percentile £588 £575 £569
East of England median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 58 72
Median hourly rate £18.37 £27.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.96% +54.29% -55.92%
10th Percentile £9.19 £11.11 £11.28
90th Percentile £61.25 £66.81 £47.15
Median hourly rate £21.17 £19.25 £21.46
% change year-on-year +9.97% -10.28% -34.98%

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing High Availability as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for High Availability in Hertfordshire

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing High Availability in Hertfordshire.

Daily rate trend for High Availability in Hertfordshire

High Availability
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing High Availability in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for High Availability in Hertfordshire

High Availability
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing High Availability in Hertfordshire.

Hourly rate trend for High Availability in Hertfordshire

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 7 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford - 11 £325 - 1
Hemel Hempstead -12 4 - -
Hatfield +2 1 - -
Rickmansworth - 1 £375 -
High Availability
East of England

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing High Availability also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 7 (35.00%) Windows
3 7 (35.00%) Linux
3 7 (35.00%) LAN
4 6 (30.00%) WAN
4 6 (30.00%) SAN
4 6 (30.00%) Firewall
4 6 (30.00%) VMware
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (25.00%) SQL
5 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (20.00%) ITIL
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (20.00%) Data Migration
6 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (20.00%) SaaS
6 4 (20.00%) PaaS
6 4 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
6 4 (20.00%) Migration
6 4 (20.00%) ServiceNow
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (20.00%) Case Management
7 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (15.00%) PMI

High Availability
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) PaaS
1 4 (20.00%) SaaS
2 1 (5.00%) AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) LAN
2 6 (30.00%) Firewall
2 6 (30.00%) SAN
2 6 (30.00%) WAN
3 1 (5.00%) 3GPP
3 1 (5.00%) 5G
3 1 (5.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) IPsec
3 1 (5.00%) IPv4
3 1 (5.00%) IPv6
3 1 (5.00%) LTE
3 1 (5.00%) MPLS
3 1 (5.00%) Network Security
3 1 (5.00%) OSPF
3 1 (5.00%) RSVP
3 1 (5.00%) SCTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.00%) MySQL
4 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Law
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) DBA
3 4 (20.00%) SQL DBA
3 4 (20.00%) Technical Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Author
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Author
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Database Developer
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.00%) MySQL Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Security Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Writer
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Core
1 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (5.00%) Middleware
1 1 (5.00%) Node.js
1 1 (5.00%) Redux
1 1 (5.00%) REST
1 1 (5.00%) RESTful
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) PMI
3 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (20.00%) Case Management
3 4 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL
3 4 (20.00%) Migration
3 4 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (15.00%) PRINCE
5 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (5.00%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (5.00%) MVC
6 1 (5.00%) Operations Management
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.00%) Statistics
6 1 (5.00%) TDD
6 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) PMI Certification
2 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) VMware
3 4 (20.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.00%) Ericsson
4 1 (5.00%) NEC
4 1 (5.00%) Nokia
4 1 (5.00%) Teradata