The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 29 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
Hertfordshire > Watford
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 - 24
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 4 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.44% - 4.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% - 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Watford median daily rate £315 - £375
10th Percentile £298 - £321
90th Percentile £333 - £388
Hertfordshire median daily rate £315 £345 £355
% change year-on-year -8.69% -2.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Watford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 141 97 136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 85.98% 71.32% 85.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 130 198
Watford median daily rate £425 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +6.89%  
10th Percentile £256 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £379
% change year-on-year - +12.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 6
Watford median hourly rate £40.00 - £9.00
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -30.02% -23.07%  

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing High Availability as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for High Availability in Watford

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for High Availability in Watford

For the 6 months to 29 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 Watford region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 4 (80.00%) IBM
1 4 (80.00%) AS400
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) LPAR
2 3 (60.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (60.00%) Apache
2 3 (60.00%) SLA
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Docker
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) IT Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (20.00%) IBM Integration Bus

High Availability
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 (60.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Lead Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) AS400
2 3 (60.00%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) IBM