The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 79 76 50
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -26
Contract jobs citing Clustering 2 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.15% 0.081% 1.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.67% 0.40% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£475 £325 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -11.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £331 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.67% -5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +48.14%
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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Miscellaneous Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
298 247 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.66% 20.05% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 118 61
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £246 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Average hourly rate £22.25 £14.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.44% +16.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Clustering across the Edinburgh region.

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the Edinburgh region.

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Clustering 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 Clustering.

1 10 (62.50%) VMware
1 10 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (56.25%) SQL
3 8 (50.00%) JBoss
4 7 (43.75%) Linux
4 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
4 7 (43.75%) Apache
4 7 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (43.75%) Load Balancing
5 6 (37.50%) Tomcat
5 6 (37.50%) RHCE
5 6 (37.50%) Finance
6 5 (31.25%) Oracle
6 5 (31.25%) SCCM
7 4 (25.00%) F5
7 4 (25.00%) ITIL
7 4 (25.00%) SAN
7 4 (25.00%) Data Security
7 4 (25.00%) Replication
7 4 (25.00%) Supplier Management
8 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (18.75%) BIG-IP
8 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
8 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (18.75%) Firewall
8 3 (18.75%) Apple
8 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
8 3 (18.75%) Middleware
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 3 (18.75%) Active Directory

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Clustering 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 Clustering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (50.00%) JBoss
2 7 (43.75%) Apache
3 6 (37.50%) Tomcat
4 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
4 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
4 3 (18.75%) IIS
5 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) SAN
2 3 (18.75%) LDAP
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) BIG-IP
2 3 (18.75%) NAS
3 1 (6.25%) VoIP
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Informix
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Systems Administrator
1 6 (37.50%) Administrator
2 4 (25.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 4 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) DBA
3 3 (18.75%) SQL DBA
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Middleware
2 2 (12.50%) Application Packaging
3 1 (6.25%) Apache Flex
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Replication
2 3 (18.75%) iPad
3 1 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
1 7 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) UNIX
4 1 (6.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Load Balancing
2 4 (25.00%) Supplier Management
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Data Security
3 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity Management
4 1 (6.25%) Fund Management
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Management
4 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.25%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) SOA
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) RHCE
2 1 (6.25%) MCITP
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) MCDBA
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
3 2 (12.50%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) SCCM
2 3 (18.75%) SCOM
3 2 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
3 5 (31.25%) Oracle
4 4 (25.00%) F5
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) Apple
5 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
5 3 (18.75%) EMC
6 1 (6.25%) Hitachi
6 1 (6.25%) Dell
6 1 (6.25%) IBM