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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 84 95 92
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Contract jobs citing Clustering 37 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.34% 0.83% 0.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.29% 3.32% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 8
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£275 £350 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.57% -1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £274 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £354 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £348 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.91% +2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +43.43%
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UK

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
700 633 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.38% 25.04% 24.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 293 262
Average daily rate £350 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 37
Average hourly rate £12.71 £13.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.85% -24.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £9.77 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £21.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -3 6 £350 +3.70% 1
Edinburgh -6 4 £364 +4.00%
Fife - - - -
Inverclyde - - - - 1
Argyll and Bute - - - -
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Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 41 (62.12%) SC Cleared
1 41 (62.12%) Security Cleared
2 37 (56.06%) SQL
3 29 (43.94%) SAN
4 28 (42.42%) Active Directory
4 28 (42.42%) Citrix
5 26 (39.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (39.39%) Veritas
6 25 (37.88%) Windows
7 23 (34.85%) Microsoft
8 22 (33.33%) Netcool
9 18 (27.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 18 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (25.76%) NAS
10 17 (25.76%) Solaris
10 17 (25.76%) Linux
11 16 (24.24%) SQL Server
11 16 (24.24%) Tivoli
11 16 (24.24%) Configuration Management
11 16 (24.24%) IPsec
11 16 (24.24%) Software Distribution
12 15 (22.73%) VMware
12 15 (22.73%) MCTS
13 12 (18.18%) Load Balancing
14 11 (16.67%) MCITP
14 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (16.67%) MCSE
15 10 (15.15%) HP
16 9 (13.64%) Finance
17 8 (12.12%) DNS

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (6.06%) IIS
2 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.03%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (3.03%) WebLogic Integration
3 2 (3.03%) WebSphere Process Server
3 2 (3.03%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.03%) GlassFish
3 2 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.03%) JBoss
3 2 (3.03%) Apache
3 2 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.03%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.52%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 29 (43.94%) SAN
2 17 (25.76%) NAS
3 16 (24.24%) IPsec
4 8 (12.12%) DNS
5 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.03%) LAN
7 1 (1.52%) WAN
7 1 (1.52%) DHCP
7 1 (1.52%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.61%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (10.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.03%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.58%) WinRunner
1 5 (7.58%) TestDirector
1 5 (7.58%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.52%) StarTeam
General
1 9 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (18.18%) Integration Engineer
2 8 (12.12%) Wintel Engineer
3 5 (7.58%) Windows Engineer
3 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (4.55%) Test Engineer
4 3 (4.55%) Server Engineer
4 3 (4.55%) Consultant
5 2 (3.03%) DBA
5 2 (3.03%) Senior Developer
5 2 (3.03%) Developer
5 2 (3.03%) Analyst
5 2 (3.03%) Test Analyst
5 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (3.03%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (3.03%) SQL DBA
5 2 (3.03%) Java Developer
5 2 (3.03%) SharePoint Specialist
5 2 (3.03%) UNIX Specialist
5 2 (3.03%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (1.52%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) XML
1 3 (4.55%) HTML
2 2 (3.03%) .NET
2 2 (3.03%) J2EE
2 2 (3.03%) EJB
2 2 (3.03%) CSS
2 2 (3.03%) JSP
2 2 (3.03%) Servlets
2 2 (3.03%) SOAP
2 2 (3.03%) Struts
2 2 (3.03%) Web Services
2 2 (3.03%) JMS
2 2 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (3.03%) Middleware
2 2 (3.03%) Hibernate
2 2 (3.03%) Spring
2 2 (3.03%) JSF
2 2 (3.03%) JTA
2 2 (3.03%) Ajax
2 2 (3.03%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) PDA
2 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.55%) Replication
4 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.03%) DataPower
4 2 (3.03%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.52%) iPad
5 1 (1.52%) CESG
5 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.88%) Windows
2 18 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (25.76%) Solaris
3 17 (25.76%) Linux
4 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (10.61%) Windows XP
5 7 (10.61%) AIX
5 7 (10.61%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.55%) Windows NT
7 2 (3.03%) HPUX
7 2 (3.03%) UNIX
7 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.24%) Configuration Management
1 16 (24.24%) Software Distribution
2 12 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 6 (9.09%) ITIL
4 5 (7.58%) Change Management
4 5 (7.58%) Software Testing
4 5 (7.58%) Test Automation
5 4 (6.06%) Test Scripting
5 4 (6.06%) Validation
6 3 (4.55%) Asset Management
6 3 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.03%) MVC
7 2 (3.03%) Project Management
7 2 (3.03%) UML
7 2 (3.03%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (3.03%) OO
7 2 (3.03%) BPEL
7 2 (3.03%) AOP
7 2 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.03%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 37 (56.06%) SQL
2 5 (7.58%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.03%) Java
3 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (62.12%) SC Cleared
1 41 (62.12%) Security Cleared
2 26 (39.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (22.73%) MCTS
4 11 (16.67%) MCITP
4 11 (16.67%) MCSE
5 7 (10.61%) MCSA
6 5 (7.58%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.52%) Degree
7 1 (1.52%) MCP
System Software
1 28 (42.42%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (10.61%) VMware ESX
4 6 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.55%) XenApp
5 3 (4.55%) vSphere
6 2 (3.03%) DFS Replication
6 2 (3.03%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.52%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 22 (33.33%) Netcool
2 18 (27.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 16 (24.24%) Tivoli
4 6 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (7.58%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (3.03%) SCCM
6 2 (3.03%) SCOM
7 1 (1.52%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 28 (42.42%) Citrix
2 26 (39.39%) Veritas
3 23 (34.85%) Microsoft
4 15 (22.73%) VMware
5 10 (15.15%) HP
6 6 (9.09%) McAfee
7 5 (7.58%) IBM
8 4 (6.06%) EMC
8 4 (6.06%) Oracle
9 3 (4.55%) Cisco
10 2 (3.03%) Sun
10 2 (3.03%) Yahoo!
10 2 (3.03%) Google
10 2 (3.03%) Brocade
10 2 (3.03%) Kony
10 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.52%) Apple
11 1 (1.52%) Borland
11 1 (1.52%) NetApp
11 1 (1.52%) Dell
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