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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 15 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing Clustering 18 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 11.46% 22.86% 24.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 20.22% 38.10% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 2
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£333 £344 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £292 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £355 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +40.24%
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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
89 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 56.69% 60.00% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 19 14
Average daily rate £347 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £319 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £382 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.53 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -36.36%

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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Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Clustering Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 20 (90.91%) SQL
2 17 (77.27%) Citrix
2 17 (77.27%) Veritas
2 17 (77.27%) Netcool
3 16 (72.73%) SC Cleared
3 16 (72.73%) Security Cleared
4 15 (68.18%) SAN
5 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
6 13 (59.09%) Tivoli
6 13 (59.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 13 (59.09%) Configuration Management
6 13 (59.09%) IPsec
6 13 (59.09%) NAS
6 13 (59.09%) Software Distribution
7 12 (54.55%) Solaris
7 12 (54.55%) Linux
8 9 (40.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (31.82%) MCTS
10 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
11 5 (22.73%) MCSA
11 5 (22.73%) Windows
11 5 (22.73%) MCITP
12 4 (18.18%) PDA
12 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
12 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
12 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
12 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
12 4 (18.18%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (18.18%) Test Automation

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Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 15 (68.18%) SAN
2 13 (59.09%) IPsec
2 13 (59.09%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) WinRunner
1 4 (18.18%) TestDirector
1 4 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Integration Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Server Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) PDA
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Solaris
1 12 (54.55%) Linux
2 5 (22.73%) Windows
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 4 (18.18%) AIX
3 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Configuration Management
1 13 (59.09%) Software Distribution
2 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
2 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
2 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
2 4 (18.18%) Change Management
3 3 (13.64%) Load Balancing
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) Validation
5 1 (4.55%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 20 (90.91%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) VBScript
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (72.73%) SC Cleared
1 16 (72.73%) Security Cleared
2 9 (40.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (31.82%) MCTS
4 5 (22.73%) MCSA
4 5 (22.73%) MCITP
5 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
5 4 (18.18%) MCSE
System Software
1 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
2 4 (18.18%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (77.27%) Netcool
2 13 (59.09%) Tivoli
2 13 (59.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (18.18%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (77.27%) Citrix
1 17 (77.27%) Veritas
2 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 4 (18.18%) VMware
3 4 (18.18%) McAfee
4 3 (13.64%) HP