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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 72 75 57
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -18
Contract jobs citing Clustering 15 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.03% 0.25% 0.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.24% 1.11% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 2
Average daily rate
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£500 £250 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -28.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £250 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £250 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.45% +57.14%
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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
354 271 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 24.35% 22.34% 21.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 132 85
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 5
Average hourly rate £22.14 £16.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.15% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.95 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.95 £19.10 £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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

Clustering
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Clustering Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Clustering
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

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 11 (61.11%) VMware
1 11 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 8 (44.44%) JBoss
4 7 (38.89%) Apache
4 7 (38.89%) Linux
4 7 (38.89%) Red Hat
4 7 (38.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (33.33%) RHCE
5 6 (33.33%) Finance
5 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 6 (33.33%) Tomcat
6 5 (27.78%) Windows
6 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
6 5 (27.78%) IIS
6 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
6 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (27.78%) SCCM
7 4 (22.22%) Supplier Management
7 4 (22.22%) MCITP
7 4 (22.22%) F5
7 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (22.22%) ITIL
7 4 (22.22%) Oracle
7 4 (22.22%) Data Security
7 4 (22.22%) SAN
8 3 (16.67%) Replication

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (44.44%) JBoss
2 7 (38.89%) Apache
3 6 (33.33%) Tomcat
4 5 (27.78%) IIS
4 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
5 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
6 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
6 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) SAN
2 3 (16.67%) BIG-IP
2 3 (16.67%) Firewall
2 3 (16.67%) LDAP
2 3 (16.67%) DNS
2 3 (16.67%) NAS
3 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) Informix
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 6 (33.33%) Administrator
2 4 (22.22%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 4 (22.22%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) SQL DBA
3 3 (16.67%) DBA
4 2 (11.11%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (11.11%) SharePoint Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Data Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Data Centre Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) Application Packaging
2 2 (11.11%) Middleware
3 1 (5.56%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Replication
1 3 (16.67%) iPad
2 1 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (5.56%) Credit Risk
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Linux
1 7 (38.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Windows NT
4 1 (5.56%) AIX
4 1 (5.56%) UNIX
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (22.22%) Supplier Management
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Data Security
3 3 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (16.67%) Business Continuity Management
4 1 (5.56%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) SOA
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.56%) Investment Management
4 1 (5.56%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) MUMPS
3 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) RHCE
2 4 (22.22%) MCITP
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (16.67%) MCSE
4 2 (11.11%) MCTS
5 1 (5.56%) MCDBA
5 1 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.11%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) SCCM
2 3 (16.67%) SCOM
3 2 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) VMware
2 7 (38.89%) Red Hat
3 4 (22.22%) F5
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle
4 3 (16.67%) Apple
4 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 3 (16.67%) EMC
5 1 (5.56%) Hitachi
5 1 (5.56%) IBM
5 1 (5.56%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix