Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 141 135
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6 +10
Contract jobs citing High Availability 55 40 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.09% 0.92% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.10% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 29 20
Scotland median daily rate £383 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.38% +3.23% +11.52%
10th Percentile £281 £297 £309
90th Percentile £522 £525 £532
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £33.97 £27.50
% change year-on-year +17.77% +23.51% -

High Availability is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4249 3633 5027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.19% 83.56% 82.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2422 2128 2624
Scotland median daily rate £390 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.55% -5.07% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 87 102
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing High Availability as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing High Availability in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -3 30 £463 +2.78% 5
Glasgow -14 13 £418 +4.38% 1
Renfrewshire +42 6 £335 +12.61%
West Lothian -3 2 £490 +50.77% 1
Scottish Borders - 1 £140 -
Aberdeen - 1 £400 - 1
High Availability
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 25 (45.45%) Linux
2 20 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 19 (34.55%) Java
4 18 (32.73%) Windows
5 17 (30.91%) Web Services
5 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
5 17 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (30.91%) Computer Science
6 16 (29.09%) Degree
6 16 (29.09%) Spring
6 16 (29.09%) SOA
6 16 (29.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (27.27%) Configuration Management
7 15 (27.27%) Puppet
7 15 (27.27%) Windows Server
8 13 (23.64%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (23.64%) Banking
9 12 (21.82%) Software Engineering
9 12 (21.82%) Scrum
9 12 (21.82%) Migration
9 12 (21.82%) XSLT
9 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
9 12 (21.82%) RESTful
10 11 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 11 (20.00%) Cucumber
10 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (20.00%) Jenkins
10 11 (20.00%) IIS
10 11 (20.00%) XML
10 11 (20.00%) Finance

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 11 (20.00%) IIS
2 8 (14.55%) SharePoint
2 8 (14.55%) SharePoint 2010
2 8 (14.55%) SharePoint 2013
2 8 (14.55%) SharePoint Server
3 6 (10.91%) OpenStack
4 4 (7.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (5.45%) JBoss
5 3 (5.45%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.82%) Apache
6 1 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.82%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.18%) GitHub
2 8 (14.55%) Office 365
3 7 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.82%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) Firewall
1 5 (9.09%) SAN
2 4 (7.27%) DNS
3 3 (5.45%) BIG-IP
3 3 (5.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (5.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (5.45%) Internet
3 3 (5.45%) LAN
3 3 (5.45%) LDAP
3 3 (5.45%) NetScaler
3 3 (5.45%) WAN
4 2 (3.64%) DHCP
4 2 (3.64%) Intranet
4 2 (3.64%) NAS
5 1 (1.82%) HTTP
5 1 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.82%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.82%) EDMS
3 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.82%) PowerCenter
3 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 7
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 11 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 10 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 10 (18.18%) Mockito
3 9 (16.36%) GitLab
4 7 (12.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (12.73%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (3.64%) Hudson
5 2 (3.64%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.82%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.82%) JIRA
6 1 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 13 (23.64%) Banking
2 11 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (5.45%) Law
4 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (16.36%) Consultant
2 8 (14.55%) Analyst
3 6 (10.91%) Software Consultant
4 4 (7.27%) Administrator
4 4 (7.27%) Java Consultant
4 4 (7.27%) Java Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Java Software Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Software Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Developer
5 3 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Java Developer
5 3 (5.45%) Network Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Platform Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) SharePoint Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) SharePoint Specialist
6 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Senior Java Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Senior Java Software Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (30.91%) Web Services
2 16 (29.09%) Spring
3 12 (21.82%) RESTful
3 12 (21.82%) XSLT
4 11 (20.00%) XML
5 10 (18.18%) JMX
5 10 (18.18%) JSON
6 8 (14.55%) CSS
6 8 (14.55%) jQuery
7 7 (12.73%) .NET
8 5 (9.09%) REST
9 3 (5.45%) Hibernate
9 3 (5.45%) Java EE
9 3 (5.45%) SOAP
10 1 (1.82%) Entity Framework
10 1 (1.82%) JMS
10 1 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.91%) Computer Science
2 6 (10.91%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.27%) PKI
3 4 (7.27%) Replication
4 3 (5.45%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.64%) Clustering
5 2 (3.64%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.64%) User Experience
6 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.82%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 25 (45.45%) Linux
2 20 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (32.73%) Windows
4 15 (27.27%) Windows Server
5 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (9.09%) Unix
9 2 (3.64%) AIX
10 1 (1.82%) CentOS
10 1 (1.82%) Solaris
10 1 (1.82%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (29.09%) SOA
3 15 (27.27%) Configuration Management
4 13 (23.64%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (21.82%) Migration
5 12 (21.82%) Scrum
5 12 (21.82%) Software Engineering
6 7 (12.73%) Records Management
6 7 (12.73%) Workflow
7 6 (10.91%) Microservices
8 5 (9.09%) DevOps
8 5 (9.09%) ITIL
8 5 (9.09%) Risk Management
8 5 (9.09%) Runbook
8 5 (9.09%) TDD
9 4 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (7.27%) Performance Measurement
9 4 (7.27%) Programme Delivery
9 4 (7.27%) Test Automation
10 3 (5.45%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 19 (34.55%) Java
2 11 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 8 (14.55%) C#
5 4 (7.27%) SQL
6 3 (5.45%) Perl
6 3 (5.45%) Python
7 1 (1.82%) C
7 1 (1.82%) PHP
7 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.82%) XPath
7 1 (1.82%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 16 (29.09%) Computer Science Degree
1 16 (29.09%) Degree
2 7 (12.73%) MCSE
2 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
4 5 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) GDPR
2 5 (9.09%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.91%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.64%) Docker
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.82%) OpenAM
3 1 (1.82%) RHEV
3 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (27.27%) Puppet
2 5 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.45%) Ansible
3 3 (5.45%) Control-M
3 3 (5.45%) Rundeck
3 3 (5.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (3.64%) Consul
4 2 (3.64%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (3.64%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.64%) Packer
4 2 (3.64%) Salt
4 2 (3.64%) Terraform
5 1 (1.82%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (1.82%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (1.82%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.82%) SCCM
5 1 (1.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.73%) Nintex
2 7 (12.73%) Oracle
3 5 (9.09%) Citrix
3 5 (9.09%) HP
3 5 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 4 (7.27%) CheckPoint
4 4 (7.27%) Cisco
4 4 (7.27%) VMware
5 3 (5.45%) Blue Coat
5 3 (5.45%) EMC
5 3 (5.45%) F5
5 3 (5.45%) Fortinet
6 2 (3.64%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.64%) Splunk
6 2 (3.64%) Tripwire
7 1 (1.82%) Clearswift
7 1 (1.82%) ForgeRock
7 1 (1.82%) Sophos
7 1 (1.82%) webMethods