The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Availability
Rank 128 111 105
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -6
Contract jobs citing High Availability 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% 0.041% 0.076%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.057% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£334 £405 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.59% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £430 £390
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2073 1750 1719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.41% 70.99% 65.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 879 815
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 60
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £34.60 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (50.00%) VBScript
3 5 (50.00%) HTML
3 5 (50.00%) XML
3 5 (50.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle
4 4 (40.00%) HP
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
5 3 (30.00%) MCITP
5 3 (30.00%) MCSA
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (20.00%) ETL
6 2 (20.00%) LAN
6 2 (20.00%) WAN
6 2 (20.00%) DHCP
6 2 (20.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (20.00%) IIS
6 2 (20.00%) MCP
6 2 (20.00%) Security Management
6 2 (20.00%) Veritas

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2 (20.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) IPv4
1 2 (20.00%) VLAN
2 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) DBA
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (20.00%) Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) HTML
1 5 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Solaris
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) ETL
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) Security Management
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Database Tuning
2 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 2 (20.00%) Inmon Methodology
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) VBScript
1 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (30.00%) MCSA
3 3 (30.00%) MCITP
4 2 (20.00%) MCP
4 2 (20.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) HP
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) Veritas
4 1 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) EMC