The table below looks at the statistics for High Availability skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited High Availability over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 120 119 104
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Contract jobs citing High Availability 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.072% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.096% 0.17% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£324 £400 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.00% +25.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-13.00% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2092 1737 1482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.82% 70.50% 67.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1142 892 768
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 48 37
Average hourly rate £24.75 £32.50 £20.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.84% +62.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £9.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

High Availability
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing High Availability across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

High Availability Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

High Availability
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

High Availability Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. 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
Glasgow -1 1 £300 -25.00%
Aberdeen - - - -
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UK

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 10 (83.33%) HTML
1 10 (83.33%) VBScript
1 10 (83.33%) XML
1 10 (83.33%) ITIL
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 9 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) MCSA
3 6 (50.00%) MCITP
4 5 (41.67%) HP
5 4 (33.33%) IIS
5 4 (33.33%) MCP
5 4 (33.33%) LAN
5 4 (33.33%) WAN
5 4 (33.33%) DHCP
5 4 (33.33%) DNS
5 4 (33.33%) IPv4
5 4 (33.33%) MCTS
5 4 (33.33%) VLAN
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 2 (16.67%) ETL
6 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (16.67%) Validation

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (33.33%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) LAN
1 4 (33.33%) WAN
1 4 (33.33%) DHCP
1 4 (33.33%) DNS
1 4 (33.33%) IPv4
1 4 (33.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) DBA
2 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) HTML
1 10 (83.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) ETL
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (16.67%) Validation
2 2 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
2 2 (16.67%) Inmon Methodology
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) VBScript
1 10 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) MCITP
3 6 (50.00%) MCSA
4 4 (33.33%) MCP
4 4 (33.33%) MCTS
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Veritas