The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the Erskine region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 17 7 12
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Contract jobs citing Clustering 16 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 11.76% 30.00% 22.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 22.22% 46.15% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 2
Average daily rate
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£326 £353 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.44% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £321 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £356 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
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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 Erskine region.

Miscellaneous Category
Erskine
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
72 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 52.94% 65.00% 70.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 12 11
Average daily rate £345 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £329 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £400 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

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

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

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Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

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

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine 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 18 (94.74%) SQL
2 15 (78.95%) Citrix
2 15 (78.95%) Veritas
2 15 (78.95%) Netcool
3 14 (73.68%) SC Cleared
3 14 (73.68%) Security Cleared
4 11 (57.89%) SAN
5 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
6 9 (47.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 9 (47.37%) Configuration Management
6 9 (47.37%) Tivoli
6 9 (47.37%) IPsec
6 9 (47.37%) MCTS
6 9 (47.37%) NAS
6 9 (47.37%) Software Distribution
7 8 (42.11%) Solaris
7 8 (42.11%) Linux
8 7 (36.84%) Windows
8 7 (36.84%) MCSA
8 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
8 7 (36.84%) MCITP
9 6 (31.58%) PDA
9 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
9 6 (31.58%) VMware
9 6 (31.58%) VMware ESX
9 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
9 6 (31.58%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
9 6 (31.58%) Windows 7

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Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine 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.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) SAN
2 9 (47.37%) IPsec
2 9 (47.37%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) WinRunner
1 6 (31.58%) TestDirector
1 6 (31.58%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Test Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Tester
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Build Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Tester
3 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Solaris
1 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 7 (36.84%) Windows
3 6 (31.58%) AIX
3 6 (31.58%) Windows XP
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Configuration Management
1 9 (47.37%) Software Distribution
2 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
2 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
2 6 (31.58%) Change Management
2 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.53%) Validation
5 1 (5.26%) High Availability
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) VBScript
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) SC Cleared
1 14 (73.68%) Security Cleared
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (47.37%) MCTS
4 7 (36.84%) MCITP
4 7 (36.84%) MCSA
5 6 (31.58%) MCSE
5 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 6 (31.58%) VMware ESX
2 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (78.95%) Netcool
2 9 (47.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (47.37%) Tivoli
3 6 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (31.58%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Citrix
1 15 (78.95%) Veritas
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 6 (31.58%) McAfee
3 6 (31.58%) VMware
4 3 (15.79%) HP