The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 88 93 80
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs citing Clustering 40 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.42% 0.93% 1.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.23% 3.70% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 6
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£338 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £21.25
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 Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
765 621 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.07% 25.23% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 327 257
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £200 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 52
Average hourly rate £14.39 £13.22 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.81% -33.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £9.25 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.13 £22.50 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Clustering
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Clustering Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Clustering
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the Scotland region.

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -9 10 £338 -8.47%
Edinburgh -13 3 £364 -9.00% 1
Inverclyde - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
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Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 34 (60.71%) SC Cleared
1 34 (60.71%) Security Cleared
2 33 (58.93%) SQL
3 26 (46.43%) Active Directory
3 26 (46.43%) Citrix
4 24 (42.86%) Windows
5 23 (41.07%) Veritas
5 23 (41.07%) SAN
5 23 (41.07%) Netcool
6 20 (35.71%) Linux
7 19 (33.93%) Solaris
8 18 (32.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 17 (30.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (30.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (28.57%) NAS
10 16 (28.57%) Software Distribution
10 16 (28.57%) Tivoli
10 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
11 15 (26.79%) Configuration Management
11 15 (26.79%) IPsec
12 14 (25.00%) SQL Server
13 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (21.43%) MCTS
15 11 (19.64%) MCITP
15 11 (19.64%) VMware
16 10 (17.86%) Finance
16 10 (17.86%) DNS
16 10 (17.86%) HP
16 10 (17.86%) AIX
16 10 (17.86%) MCSE

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 4 (7.14%) IIS
2 3 (5.36%) Apache
2 3 (5.36%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.57%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (3.57%) WebLogic Integration
3 2 (3.57%) WebSphere Process Server
3 2 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.57%) GlassFish
3 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.79%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 23 (41.07%) SAN
2 16 (28.57%) NAS
3 15 (26.79%) IPsec
4 10 (17.86%) DNS
5 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.79%) LAN
6 1 (1.79%) WAN
6 1 (1.79%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.07%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.57%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) WinRunner
1 5 (8.93%) TestDirector
1 5 (8.93%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 10 (17.86%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (16.07%) Wintel Engineer
2 8 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) UNIX Specialist
4 4 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Test Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Java Developer
6 2 (3.57%) SQL DBA
6 2 (3.57%) Server Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (3.57%) Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Test Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.57%) DBA
6 2 (3.57%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Administrator
6 2 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (3.57%) SharePoint Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) XML
1 3 (5.36%) J2EE
1 3 (5.36%) HTML
2 2 (3.57%) .NET
2 2 (3.57%) EJB
2 2 (3.57%) CSS
2 2 (3.57%) JSP
2 2 (3.57%) Servlets
2 2 (3.57%) SOAP
2 2 (3.57%) Struts
2 2 (3.57%) Web Services
2 2 (3.57%) JMS
2 2 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (3.57%) Middleware
2 2 (3.57%) Hibernate
2 2 (3.57%) Spring
2 2 (3.57%) JSF
2 2 (3.57%) JTA
2 2 (3.57%) Ajax
2 2 (3.57%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) PDA
2 4 (7.14%) Replication
2 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) DataPower
3 2 (3.57%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (42.86%) Windows
2 20 (35.71%) Linux
3 19 (33.93%) Solaris
4 17 (30.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (17.86%) AIX
7 7 (12.50%) Windows XP
8 5 (8.93%) Windows 7
8 5 (8.93%) UNIX
9 4 (7.14%) HPUX
9 4 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (5.36%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (5.36%) Windows NT
11 2 (3.57%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.57%) Software Distribution
2 15 (26.79%) Configuration Management
3 9 (16.07%) Load Balancing
4 5 (8.93%) Software Testing
4 5 (8.93%) Change Management
4 5 (8.93%) Test Automation
5 4 (7.14%) Project Management
5 4 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 2 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (3.57%) SOA
6 2 (3.57%) MVC
6 2 (3.57%) Validation
6 2 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.57%) TDD
6 2 (3.57%) BPEL
6 2 (3.57%) AOP
6 2 (3.57%) ITIL
6 2 (3.57%) UML
6 2 (3.57%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (3.57%) OO
Programming Languages
1 33 (58.93%) SQL
2 6 (10.71%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.57%) Java
3 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (60.71%) SC Cleared
1 34 (60.71%) Security Cleared
2 17 (30.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (21.43%) MCTS
4 11 (19.64%) MCITP
5 10 (17.86%) MCSE
6 6 (10.71%) MCSA
7 5 (8.93%) ISTQB
System Software
1 26 (46.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.50%) VMware ESX
2 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.71%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.14%) DFS Replication
5 3 (5.36%) Terminal Services
6 2 (3.57%) ISA Server
6 2 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (41.07%) Netcool
2 18 (32.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 16 (28.57%) Tivoli
4 7 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (8.93%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.79%) SCCM
6 1 (1.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (46.43%) Citrix
2 23 (41.07%) Veritas
3 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 11 (19.64%) VMware
5 10 (17.86%) HP
6 7 (12.50%) IBM
6 7 (12.50%) McAfee
7 4 (7.14%) Red Hat
7 4 (7.14%) Sun
7 4 (7.14%) Oracle
8 2 (3.57%) JBoss
8 2 (3.57%) Dell
8 2 (3.57%) Yahoo!
8 2 (3.57%) Google
8 2 (3.57%) Kony
9 1 (1.79%) F5
9 1 (1.79%) EMC
9 1 (1.79%) NetApp
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