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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 78 72 60
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -12
Contract jobs citing Clustering 4 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.30% 0.60% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.35% 2.41% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate
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£364 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £348 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.91% +2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +43.43%
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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
297 290 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 22.64% 24.68% 23.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 127 107
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% +43.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.05 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £17.50 £18.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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

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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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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 24 October 2014.

Clustering Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 October 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 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) MCITP
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (42.86%) MCSE
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) IBM
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Sun
3 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (28.57%) AIX
3 2 (28.57%) HPUX
3 2 (28.57%) Solaris
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) IIS
3 2 (28.57%) UNIX
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Financial Institution
3 2 (28.57%) MCTS
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2 (28.57%) IIS
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Technical Specialist
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX Specialist
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Replication
1 1 (14.29%) iPad
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) UNIX
3 2 (28.57%) AIX
3 2 (28.57%) HPUX
3 2 (28.57%) Solaris
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Windows NT
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity Management
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) MCSE
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (42.86%) MCITP
2 2 (28.57%) MCTS
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Sun
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Apple
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix