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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
High Availability
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 22 21 25
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.83% 1.03% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 1.27% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £575 £550 £800
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.54% -31.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £47.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -37.01% +26.66%  

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 96 79 94
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 79.34% 81.44% 76.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 41 47
Median daily rate £463 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.12% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Median hourly rate £15.50 £37.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.66% +102.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford citing High Availability as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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

High Availability
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 2 (50.00%) MySQL
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) SSL
1 2 (50.00%) Dell
1 2 (50.00%) Middleware
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
1 2 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) Docker
1 2 (50.00%) DevOps
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Ansible
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (25.00%) Hudson
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Java

High Availability
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Hudson
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Data Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Migration Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (50.00%) DevOps
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Docker
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Dell
1 2 (50.00%) VMware