The first 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Renfrewshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 19 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing Clustering 12 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 8.16% 4.35% 21.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 20.00% 9.09% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 2
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£345 £250 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.00% -39.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £250 £402
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £250 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
Miscellaneous Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
60 11 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 40.82% 47.83% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 10 16
Average daily rate £345 £370 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.75% -3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £355 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £483 £420
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 £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%
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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

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 14 (87.50%) SQL
2 12 (75.00%) Veritas
2 12 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 12 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (68.75%) Netcool
3 11 (68.75%) Citrix
4 10 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (56.25%) MCTS
6 8 (50.00%) SAN
7 7 (43.75%) Windows
7 7 (43.75%) MCSA
7 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
7 7 (43.75%) MCITP
8 6 (37.50%) PDA
8 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
8 6 (37.50%) Change Management
8 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
8 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
8 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
8 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
8 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (37.50%) Hyper-V
8 6 (37.50%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
8 6 (37.50%) Windows XP
8 6 (37.50%) MCSE
8 6 (37.50%) AIX
8 6 (37.50%) WinRunner
8 6 (37.50%) TestDirector

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 8 (50.00%) SAN
2 5 (31.25%) NAS
2 5 (31.25%) IPsec
3 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) WinRunner
1 6 (37.50%) TestDirector
1 6 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Build Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (37.50%) Windows XP
2 6 (37.50%) AIX
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (31.25%) Solaris
3 5 (31.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Change Management
1 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
1 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
1 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
2 5 (31.25%) Software Distribution
3 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
4 2 (12.50%) Validation
4 2 (12.50%) High Availability
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VBScript
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 12 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (56.25%) MCTS
4 7 (43.75%) MCSA
4 7 (43.75%) MCITP
5 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
5 6 (37.50%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Hyper-V
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 6 (37.50%) VMware ESX
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (68.75%) Netcool
2 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (37.50%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (31.25%) Tivoli
3 5 (31.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Veritas
2 11 (68.75%) Citrix
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 6 (37.50%) McAfee
4 6 (37.50%) VMware
5 4 (25.00%) HP
6 1 (6.25%) EMC