The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 28 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.

High Availability
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 114 110
Rank change year-on-year +16 -4  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 9 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.51% 0.66% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.79% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 5
Median daily rate £355 £405 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.34% +16.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £320 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £560 £880
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1472 2161 2379
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.83% 83.31% 81.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 1215 1311
Median daily rate £390 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.63% -1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 46
Median hourly rate £33.50 £39.00 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.10% +23.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for High Availability in Scotland

High Availability
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing High Availability in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for High Availability in Scotland

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing High Availability within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +20 5 £350 -16.41% 3
Glasgow +5 4 £355 -13.41% 1
High Availability
UK

For the 6 months to 28 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 Scotland region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 10 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (35.00%) Tomcat
3 6 (30.00%) SOA
3 6 (30.00%) SQL
4 5 (25.00%) Apache
4 5 (25.00%) Unix
4 5 (25.00%) VMware
4 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (20.00%) ITIL
5 4 (20.00%) HTTP
5 4 (20.00%) Java
5 4 (20.00%) Oracle
5 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (20.00%) IBM
5 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (15.00%) Middleware
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.00%) XQuery
6 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (15.00%) MySQL
6 3 (15.00%) ETL
6 3 (15.00%) JMS
6 3 (15.00%) XSLT
6 3 (15.00%) Solaris
6 3 (15.00%) JBoss
6 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (15.00%) XPath
6 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure

High Availability
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 7 (35.00%) Tomcat
2 5 (25.00%) Apache
3 3 (15.00%) JBoss
4 2 (10.00%) IIS
4 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (5.00%) iPlanet
5 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.00%) IaaS
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) PaaS
2 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) HTTP
2 2 (10.00%) Internet
2 2 (10.00%) SAN
2 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) MySQL
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.00%) Big Data
4 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (5.00%) DataStage
4 1 (5.00%) PowerCenter
4 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Ant
1 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (10.00%) Maven
1 2 (10.00%) Subversion
2 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.00%) PHPUnit
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (10.00%) Banking
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) DBA
1 4 (20.00%) Developer
1 4 (20.00%) SQL DBA
2 3 (15.00%) Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Java Software Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) AIX Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) AWS Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Middleware Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Solaris Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) JMS
1 3 (15.00%) Middleware
1 3 (15.00%) REST
1 3 (15.00%) XSLT
2 2 (10.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (10.00%) RESTful
2 2 (10.00%) Spring
2 2 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) J2EE
3 1 (5.00%) JSON
3 1 (5.00%) LAMP
3 1 (5.00%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.00%) IPTV
2 1 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (5.00%) New Media
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (25.00%) Unix
3 3 (15.00%) Solaris
4 2 (10.00%) AIX
5 1 (5.00%) HPUX
5 1 (5.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) SOA
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (15.00%) ETL
3 3 (15.00%) Microservices
3 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (10.00%) DevOps
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Open Source
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (10.00%) Web Development
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (5.00%) MVC
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
5 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (15.00%) XPath
3 3 (15.00%) XQuery
4 2 (10.00%) Perl
4 2 (10.00%) PHP
4 2 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.00%) Groovy
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) KVM
3 1 (5.00%) PowerHA
3 1 (5.00%) vCloud
3 1 (5.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle ZFS
1 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Satellite
1 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) VMware
2 4 (20.00%) IBM
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle
2 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) EMC
4 2 (10.00%) Veritas
5 1 (5.00%) Ab Initio
5 1 (5.00%) Brocade
5 1 (5.00%) F5
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) Informatica
5 1 (5.00%) PlateSpin
5 1 (5.00%) Sun
5 1 (5.00%) Tableau