The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
High Availability
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 65 81 68
Rank change year-on-year +16 -13  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 5 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.56% 0.53% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.64% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Median daily rate £350 £413 £800
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% -48.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £379 £480
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £590 £1,120
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
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 Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 752 1253 1139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.59% 82.71% 81.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 701 642
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 11
Median hourly rate £15.86 £20.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.63% -45.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £14.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.94 £39.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for High Availability in Edinburgh

High Availability
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Middleware
2 3 (37.50%) IBM
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Tomcat
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (25.00%) Subversion
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Maven
3 2 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) SOA
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Ant
3 2 (25.00%) Perl
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) JBoss
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (12.50%) Database Mirroring
4 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software

High Availability
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (37.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (25.00%) JBoss
3 1 (12.50%) Apache
3 1 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
1 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (12.50%) DataStage
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) PowerCenter
1 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Ant
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (25.00%) Maven
1 2 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) VMWare Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Middleware
2 2 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Solaris
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Open Source
2 2 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (12.50%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (12.50%) ETL
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Perl
1 2 (25.00%) Python
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) vCloud
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Ab Initio
3 1 (12.50%) Brocade
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) EMC
3 1 (12.50%) Informatica
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Tableau