The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 17 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing Clustering 16 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 10.67% 21.43% 25.00%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 22.22% 42.86% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 1
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£326 £342 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.60% -14.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.07% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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 Renfrewshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
72 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 48.00% 50.00% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 13 9
Average daily rate £345 £355 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% -7.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £310 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £402 £393
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 Renfrewshire

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

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 (90.00%) SQL
2 16 (80.00%) Veritas
3 15 (75.00%) Netcool
3 15 (75.00%) Citrix
3 15 (75.00%) SC Cleared
3 15 (75.00%) Security Cleared
4 12 (60.00%) SAN
5 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 9 (45.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 9 (45.00%) Configuration Management
6 9 (45.00%) Tivoli
6 9 (45.00%) IPsec
6 9 (45.00%) MCTS
6 9 (45.00%) NAS
6 9 (45.00%) Software Distribution
7 8 (40.00%) Solaris
7 8 (40.00%) Linux
8 7 (35.00%) Windows
8 7 (35.00%) MCSA
8 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
8 7 (35.00%) MCITP
9 6 (30.00%) PDA
9 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
9 6 (30.00%) VMware
9 6 (30.00%) VMware ESX
9 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
9 6 (30.00%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
9 6 (30.00%) Windows 7

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Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 12 (60.00%) SAN
2 9 (45.00%) IPsec
2 9 (45.00%) NAS
3 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) WinRunner
1 6 (30.00%) TestDirector
1 6 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
1 4 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Build Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Tester
3 1 (5.00%) Technical Tester
3 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) XML
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Solaris
1 8 (40.00%) Linux
2 7 (35.00%) Windows
3 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 6 (30.00%) AIX
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Configuration Management
1 9 (45.00%) Software Distribution
2 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.00%) Validation
4 2 (10.00%) High Availability
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 18 (90.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 15 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (45.00%) MCTS
4 7 (35.00%) MCSA
4 7 (35.00%) MCITP
5 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
5 6 (30.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) VMware ESX
2 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (75.00%) Netcool
2 9 (45.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (45.00%) Tivoli
3 6 (30.00%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Veritas
2 15 (75.00%) Citrix
3 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (30.00%) VMware
4 6 (30.00%) McAfee
5 4 (20.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) EMC