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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 39 14 20
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +6
Contract jobs citing Clustering 24 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 6.76% 13.75% 5.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.56% 24.44% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 3
Average daily rate £271 £343 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.02% -9.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £324 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £353 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £48.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-37.82% +48.46%
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Renfrewshire

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
177 45 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 49.86% 56.25% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 30 28
Average daily rate £315 £347 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.34% +5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £267 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -6.45%

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

Clustering
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 1 May 2016, 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 40 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (97.50%) SQL
2 39 (97.50%) Microsoft
2 39 (97.50%) Active Directory
2 39 (97.50%) VMware
3 38 (95.00%) Citrix
4 37 (92.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (90.00%) MCSE
6 35 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (85.00%) Hyper-V
8 33 (82.50%) Veritas
8 33 (82.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 32 (80.00%) Netcool
9 32 (80.00%) Intel Security
9 32 (80.00%) VMware ESX
9 32 (80.00%) Change Management
9 32 (80.00%) Software Testing
9 32 (80.00%) MCTS
9 32 (80.00%) MCITP
9 32 (80.00%) WinRunner
9 32 (80.00%) TestDirector
9 32 (80.00%) HP UFT
9 32 (80.00%) MCSA
9 32 (80.00%) Windows XP
9 32 (80.00%) AIX
9 32 (80.00%) Test Automation
9 32 (80.00%) Windows 7
9 32 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
9 32 (80.00%) McAfee ePO
10 30 (75.00%) PDA

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Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) Apache
3 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.50%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.50%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) DHCP
1 3 (7.50%) DNS
2 2 (5.00%) SAN
2 2 (5.00%) SMTP
3 1 (2.50%) Firewall
3 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (80.00%) HP UFT
1 32 (80.00%) TestDirector
1 32 (80.00%) WinRunner
2 1 (2.50%) MSI
Job Titles
1 21 (52.50%) Analyst
1 21 (52.50%) Test Analyst
2 18 (45.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 18 (45.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Tester
5 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Engineering Specialist
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Administrator
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Test Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Test Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (75.00%) PDA
2 17 (42.50%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.00%) PKI
5 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.50%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 40 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (82.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 32 (80.00%) AIX
4 32 (80.00%) Windows 7
4 32 (80.00%) Windows XP
5 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (80.00%) Change Management
1 32 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 32 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 29 (72.50%) Test Scripting
3 4 (10.00%) Database Mirroring
3 4 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (7.50%) High Availability
5 2 (5.00%) ITIL
5 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.00%) Records Management
6 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
6 1 (2.50%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.50%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 39 (97.50%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.00%) T-SQL
2 4 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (92.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (90.00%) MCSE
3 32 (80.00%) MCITP
3 32 (80.00%) MCSA
3 32 (80.00%) MCTS
4 29 (72.50%) ISTQB
5 26 (65.00%) Security Cleared
6 16 (40.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (97.50%) Active Directory
2 34 (85.00%) Hyper-V
3 32 (80.00%) VMware ESX
4 15 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 32 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
1 32 (80.00%) McAfee ePO
1 32 (80.00%) Netcool
2 2 (5.00%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (5.00%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) SCOM
2 2 (5.00%) SCVMM
2 2 (5.00%) WSUS
3 1 (2.50%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.50%) OpenView
3 1 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.50%) Perfmon
3 1 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 39 (97.50%) Microsoft
1 39 (97.50%) VMware
2 38 (95.00%) Citrix
3 33 (82.50%) Veritas
4 32 (80.00%) Intel Security
5 6 (15.00%) HP
6 2 (5.00%) arcserve
6 2 (5.00%) Brocade
6 2 (5.00%) CA
6 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.50%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.50%) AppSense
7 1 (2.50%) EMC
7 1 (2.50%) Lotus
7 1 (2.50%) Lumension
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle
7 1 (2.50%) Symantec