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 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 94 95 76
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -19
Contract jobs citing Clustering 33 19 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.18% 0.76% 1.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.91% 4.04% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 9
Average daily rate
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£335 £354 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £316 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £407 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.07% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
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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
558 470 488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.02% 18.84% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 245 193
Average daily rate £348 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £164 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 49
Average hourly rate £15.77 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.30% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.40 £17.90 £41.00
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 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
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 22 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 7 £338 -15.62% 2
Edinburgh -21 4 £364 -9.00%
Aberdeen - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
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UK

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 35 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 35 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 31 (55.36%) Windows
3 29 (51.79%) SQL
4 24 (42.86%) Veritas
5 23 (41.07%) Netcool
6 22 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (37.50%) Citrix
7 21 (37.50%) SAN
8 20 (35.71%) Microsoft
9 19 (33.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (33.93%) SQL Server
9 19 (33.93%) Linux
9 19 (33.93%) Active Directory
10 18 (32.14%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (30.36%) Solaris
12 16 (28.57%) AIX
12 16 (28.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 14 (25.00%) Tivoli
13 14 (25.00%) MCTS
13 14 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
13 14 (25.00%) NAS
13 14 (25.00%) Software Distribution
14 13 (23.21%) MCITP
15 12 (21.43%) VMware
15 12 (21.43%) MCSE
16 11 (19.64%) HP
16 11 (19.64%) DNS
17 10 (17.86%) SQL Server 2000
18 9 (16.07%) VMware ESX

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.57%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.57%) Apache
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (37.50%) SAN
2 14 (25.00%) NAS
3 11 (19.64%) DNS
4 9 (16.07%) IPsec
5 2 (3.57%) Firewall
5 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.57%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.79%) VoIP
6 1 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (33.93%) SQL Server
2 14 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (17.86%) SQL Server 2000
4 8 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) WinRunner
1 7 (12.50%) TestDirector
1 7 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (16.07%) Wintel Engineer
2 6 (10.71%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Test Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
3 4 (7.14%) UNIX Specialist
3 4 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) SQL DBA
4 3 (5.36%) Server Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Administrator
4 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Analyst
4 3 (5.36%) Test Analyst
4 3 (5.36%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (5.36%) DBA
5 2 (3.57%) SharePoint Specialist
5 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (3.57%) WebLogic Administrator
6 1 (1.79%) Build Engineer
6 1 (1.79%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (1.79%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) .NET
1 2 (3.57%) J2EE
2 1 (1.79%) XML
2 1 (1.79%) HTML
2 1 (1.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) PDA
2 6 (10.71%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (55.36%) Windows
2 22 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (33.93%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (33.93%) Linux
4 17 (30.36%) Solaris
5 16 (28.57%) AIX
6 9 (16.07%) Windows XP
7 7 (12.50%) UNIX
7 7 (12.50%) Windows 7
8 4 (7.14%) HPUX
8 4 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (5.36%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (5.36%) Windows NT
10 2 (3.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.00%) Software Distribution
2 9 (16.07%) Configuration Management
2 9 (16.07%) Load Balancing
3 8 (14.29%) Change Management
4 7 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 7 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 6 (10.71%) Test Scripting
6 5 (8.93%) Project Management
7 2 (3.57%) Validation
7 2 (3.57%) High Availability
8 1 (1.79%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (1.79%) ITIL
8 1 (1.79%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 29 (51.79%) SQL
2 6 (10.71%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 35 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 18 (32.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (25.00%) MCTS
4 13 (23.21%) MCITP
5 12 (21.43%) MCSE
6 8 (14.29%) MCSA
7 7 (12.50%) ISTQB
System Software
1 19 (33.93%) Active Directory
2 9 (16.07%) VMware ESX
3 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.50%) 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 16 (28.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 14 (25.00%) Tivoli
4 9 (16.07%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (42.86%) Veritas
2 21 (37.50%) Citrix
3 20 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 12 (21.43%) VMware
5 11 (19.64%) HP
6 9 (16.07%) McAfee
7 5 (8.93%) IBM
8 4 (7.14%) Sun
8 4 (7.14%) Red Hat
8 4 (7.14%) Oracle
9 2 (3.57%) Dell
9 2 (3.57%) F5
10 1 (1.79%) EMC