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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Availability
Rank 129 126 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing High Availability 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.068% 0.11% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.088% 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £500
% change year-on-year
+3.21% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £52.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.52%
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UK

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
2263 1976 1809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 77.00% 75.02% 72.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1199 1111 940
Average daily rate £375 £378 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 37 26
Average hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £44.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 28 May 2015. 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
Dundee - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
High Availability
UK

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) VBScript
2 7 (53.85%) MCSA
2 7 (53.85%) HTML
2 7 (53.85%) XML
2 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (53.85%) PowerShell
2 7 (53.85%) MCITP
3 6 (46.15%) Validation
4 5 (38.46%) HP
5 4 (30.77%) DB2
5 4 (30.77%) Degree
5 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
6 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) Finance
7 2 (15.38%) VSAM
7 2 (15.38%) CICS
8 1 (7.69%) Migration
8 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (7.69%) VMware
8 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
8 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (7.69%) SSL

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 (15.38%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) DB2
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Lead Designer
3 1 (7.69%) DBA
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
3 1 (7.69%) DB2 Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) DB2 Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) HTML
1 7 (53.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 6 (46.15%) Validation
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Database Security
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) VBScript
1 7 (53.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) MCSA
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (53.85%) MCITP
2 4 (30.77%) Degree
3 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle