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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 75 100 90
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -10
Contract jobs citing Clustering 49 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.78% 0.66% 0.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.05% 2.88% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 2 10
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£349 £281 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.08% -22.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £256 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £306 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.59% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £29.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.86% +47.50%
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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
695 556 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.20% 22.79% 22.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 250 248
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 18
Average hourly rate £15.77 £15.13 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.26% -18.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.82 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £17.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 December 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 December 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
Edinburgh -1 15 £500 +100.00% 2
Glasgow -9 3 - -
Fife - - - -
Inverclyde - - - -
Clustering
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Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 51 (60.00%) SQL
2 48 (56.47%) SC Cleared
2 48 (56.47%) Security Cleared
3 42 (49.41%) Veritas
4 40 (47.06%) Citrix
5 36 (42.35%) SAN
6 35 (41.18%) Netcool
7 34 (40.00%) Active Directory
8 32 (37.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 32 (37.65%) VMware
9 31 (36.47%) Windows
10 29 (34.12%) Linux
10 29 (34.12%) Microsoft
11 26 (30.59%) NAS
12 24 (28.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 23 (27.06%) Tivoli
13 23 (27.06%) Configuration Management
13 23 (27.06%) IPsec
13 23 (27.06%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (27.06%) Software Distribution
14 22 (25.88%) VMware Infrastructure
14 22 (25.88%) Solaris
15 20 (23.53%) MCTS
16 18 (21.18%) MCITP
17 17 (20.00%) MCSE
18 16 (18.82%) VMware ESX
19 15 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
19 15 (17.65%) Load Balancing
20 14 (16.47%) Windows 7
20 14 (16.47%) MCSA

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 10 (11.76%) JBoss
2 9 (10.59%) Apache
3 6 (7.06%) Tomcat
3 6 (7.06%) IIS
4 5 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.71%) WebSphere
6 3 (3.53%) MS Exchange
7 2 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.35%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (2.35%) WebLogic Integration
7 2 (2.35%) WebSphere Process Server
7 2 (2.35%) GlassFish
7 2 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.35%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (2.35%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.18%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 36 (42.35%) SAN
2 26 (30.59%) NAS
3 23 (27.06%) IPsec
4 5 (5.88%) DNS
5 4 (4.71%) Firewall
6 3 (3.53%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.53%) LDAP
6 3 (3.53%) BIG-IP
7 2 (2.35%) LAN
8 1 (1.18%) WAN
8 1 (1.18%) DHCP
8 1 (1.18%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.35%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.18%) Informix
Development Applications
1 12 (14.12%) WinRunner
1 12 (14.12%) TestDirector
1 12 (14.12%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.18%) StarTeam
General
1 10 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (1.18%) Banking
2 1 (1.18%) Retail
2 1 (1.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (22.35%) Integration Engineer
2 9 (10.59%) Test Engineer
3 6 (7.06%) Administrator
3 6 (7.06%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (4.71%) Consultant
5 4 (4.71%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (4.71%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (4.71%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (3.53%) SQL DBA
6 3 (3.53%) Server Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) DBA
6 3 (3.53%) Analyst
6 3 (3.53%) Test Analyst
7 2 (2.35%) Architect
7 2 (2.35%) Developer
7 2 (2.35%) Senior Developer
7 2 (2.35%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) Middleware
2 3 (3.53%) HTML
2 3 (3.53%) .NET
2 3 (3.53%) XML
3 2 (2.35%) JMS
3 2 (2.35%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.35%) Spring Web Flow
3 2 (2.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (2.35%) YUI
3 2 (2.35%) jQuery
3 2 (2.35%) JPA
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (2.35%) Struts2
3 2 (2.35%) WebCenter
3 2 (2.35%) REST
3 2 (2.35%) UIKit
3 2 (2.35%) J2EE
3 2 (2.35%) EJB
3 2 (2.35%) CSS
3 2 (2.35%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) PDA
2 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.53%) Replication
4 3 (3.53%) iPad
5 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.35%) DataPower
5 2 (2.35%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.18%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.18%) CESG
6 1 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 31 (36.47%) Windows
2 29 (34.12%) Linux
3 23 (27.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (25.88%) Solaris
5 15 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (16.47%) Windows 7
7 13 (15.29%) Windows XP
7 13 (15.29%) AIX
8 7 (8.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.35%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (2.35%) Windows NT
11 1 (1.18%) UNIX
11 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.06%) Configuration Management
1 23 (27.06%) Software Distribution
2 15 (17.65%) Load Balancing
3 12 (14.12%) Software Testing
3 12 (14.12%) Test Automation
3 12 (14.12%) Change Management
4 11 (12.94%) ITIL
4 11 (12.94%) Test Scripting
5 5 (5.88%) Asset Management
5 5 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (5.88%) Supplier Management
6 4 (4.71%) Data Security
6 4 (4.71%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (3.53%) Validation
7 3 (3.53%) Business Continuity
7 3 (3.53%) SOA
7 3 (3.53%) Business Continuity Management
8 2 (2.35%) UML
8 2 (2.35%) OOA/OOD
8 2 (2.35%) OO
Programming Languages
1 51 (60.00%) SQL
2 5 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.53%) Java
4 2 (2.35%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.18%) VBScript
5 1 (1.18%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 48 (56.47%) SC Cleared
1 48 (56.47%) Security Cleared
2 32 (37.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (23.53%) MCTS
4 18 (21.18%) MCITP
5 17 (20.00%) MCSE
6 14 (16.47%) MCSA
7 11 (12.94%) ISTQB
8 6 (7.06%) Degree
8 6 (7.06%) RHCE
9 1 (1.18%) MCDBA
9 1 (1.18%) MCP
System Software
1 34 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 22 (25.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (18.82%) VMware ESX
4 13 (15.29%) Hyper-V
5 5 (5.88%) vSphere
6 2 (2.35%) DFS Replication
6 2 (2.35%) XenApp
7 1 (1.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 35 (41.18%) Netcool
2 24 (28.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 23 (27.06%) Tivoli
4 12 (14.12%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (14.12%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (7.06%) SCCM
6 4 (4.71%) SCOM
7 2 (2.35%) WSUS
8 1 (1.18%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 42 (49.41%) Veritas
2 40 (47.06%) Citrix
3 32 (37.65%) VMware
4 29 (34.12%) Microsoft
5 12 (14.12%) McAfee
6 9 (10.59%) EMC
7 7 (8.24%) Red Hat
8 6 (7.06%) Oracle
9 5 (5.88%) Cisco
9 5 (5.88%) HP
10 4 (4.71%) F5
11 3 (3.53%) IBM
11 3 (3.53%) Apple
11 3 (3.53%) CheckPoint
12 2 (2.35%) Yahoo!
12 2 (2.35%) Google
12 2 (2.35%) Brocade
12 2 (2.35%) Kony
13 1 (1.18%) Dell
13 1 (1.18%) Hitachi