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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 104 102 96
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing Clustering 21 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.70% 1.01% 0.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.49% 3.68% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 17
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£378 £325 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.15% -12.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £259 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £349 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £333 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £38.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-38.70% +55.00%
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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
845 733 742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 28.01% 27.35% 29.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 424 341
Average daily rate £350 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 17 29
Average hourly rate £26.22 £23.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.40% +69.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £11.80 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £78.40 £22.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
Renfrewshire +7 9 £400 +25.00%
Edinburgh +5 9 - - 1
West Lothian -7 3 - -
North Lanarkshire - 3 - -
Fife - 3 - -
Glasgow -4 1 £338 +1.88%
Stirling - 1 £465 -
Dundee - 1 £250 -
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Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (55.56%) Windows
1 35 (55.56%) Veritas
2 28 (44.44%) SQL
3 21 (33.33%) Citrix
4 20 (31.75%) Solaris
5 17 (26.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (26.98%) SAN
5 17 (26.98%) Netcool
5 17 (26.98%) VMware
5 17 (26.98%) SC Cleared
5 17 (26.98%) Security Cleared
6 16 (25.40%) Finance
7 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
8 14 (22.22%) DNS
8 14 (22.22%) DHCP
8 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (22.22%) UNIX
8 14 (22.22%) Migration
8 14 (22.22%) NetBackup
8 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (20.63%) Data Centre
9 13 (20.63%) Backup Exec
9 13 (20.63%) Change Management
9 13 (20.63%) MCTS
9 13 (20.63%) Active Directory
9 13 (20.63%) Symantec
9 13 (20.63%) MCSA
10 12 (19.05%) Linux
10 12 (19.05%) Nagios
10 12 (19.05%) VMware ESX

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
1 2 (3.17%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 17 (26.98%) SAN
2 14 (22.22%) DHCP
2 14 (22.22%) DNS
3 10 (15.87%) NAS
4 9 (14.29%) IPsec
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (1.59%) SSL
5 1 (1.59%) Internet
5 1 (1.59%) Firewall
5 1 (1.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.59%) TKPROF
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.59%) Sybase ASE
6 1 (1.59%) Sybase IQ
6 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (15.87%) WinRunner
1 10 (15.87%) TestDirector
1 10 (15.87%) HP UFT
2 2 (3.17%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.59%) Toad
General
1 16 (25.40%) Finance
2 8 (12.70%) Law
3 1 (1.59%) Advertising
3 1 (1.59%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (14.29%) Analyst
2 8 (12.70%) Integration Engineer
3 7 (11.11%) DBA
4 6 (9.52%) Administrator
4 6 (9.52%) Consultant
4 6 (9.52%) SQL DBA
5 5 (7.94%) Test Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Server Support
6 4 (6.35%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (6.35%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.35%) SQL Server DBA
6 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) UNIX Consultant
6 4 (6.35%) Solaris Administrator
7 3 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (3.17%) Solaris Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.17%) Developer
8 2 (3.17%) UNIX Administrator
8 2 (3.17%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) XML
2 2 (3.17%) Web Services
2 2 (3.17%) Java SE
3 1 (1.59%) HTML
3 1 (1.59%) JMS
3 1 (1.59%) Middleware
3 1 (1.59%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.63%) Data Centre
2 10 (15.87%) PDA
3 9 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.94%) Replication
5 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.17%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (3.17%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.59%) EPoS
7 1 (1.59%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 35 (55.56%) Windows
2 20 (31.75%) Solaris
3 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (22.22%) UNIX
4 12 (19.05%) Linux
5 11 (17.46%) Windows 7
6 10 (15.87%) Windows XP
6 10 (15.87%) AIX
7 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.59%) Android
8 1 (1.59%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.22%) Migration
2 13 (20.63%) Change Management
3 11 (17.46%) Service Management
4 10 (15.87%) Software Testing
4 10 (15.87%) ITIL
4 10 (15.87%) Test Automation
4 10 (15.87%) Server Building
5 9 (14.29%) Software Distribution
6 8 (12.70%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (12.70%) Configuration Management
6 8 (12.70%) Test Scripting
7 7 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (7.94%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (7.94%) Asset Management
9 3 (4.76%) Load Balancing
9 3 (4.76%) Performance Management
9 3 (4.76%) Database Mirroring
10 2 (3.17%) Data Protection
10 2 (3.17%) Multithreading
10 2 (3.17%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 28 (44.44%) SQL
2 5 (7.94%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.76%) Java
3 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (26.98%) Microsoft Certification
1 17 (26.98%) SC Cleared
1 17 (26.98%) Security Cleared
2 13 (20.63%) MCSA
2 13 (20.63%) MCTS
3 10 (15.87%) MCITP
3 10 (15.87%) MCSE
3 10 (15.87%) Degree
4 9 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (20.63%) Active Directory
2 12 (19.05%) VMware ESX
2 12 (19.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 12 (19.05%) Veritas File System
2 12 (19.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 10 (15.87%) Hyper-V
4 7 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.17%) vSphere
5 2 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.59%) SRDF
6 1 (1.59%) NFS
6 1 (1.59%) XenApp
6 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.59%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (26.98%) Netcool
2 14 (22.22%) NetBackup
3 13 (20.63%) Backup Exec
4 12 (19.05%) Nagios
4 12 (19.05%) SCOM
5 10 (15.87%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (15.87%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 8 (12.70%) Tivoli
8 2 (3.17%) SCCM
9 1 (1.59%) AirWatch
9 1 (1.59%) Data Guard
9 1 (1.59%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (1.59%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (1.59%) Control-M
Vendors
1 35 (55.56%) Veritas
2 21 (33.33%) Citrix
3 17 (26.98%) VMware
4 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
5 13 (20.63%) Symantec
6 10 (15.87%) McAfee
7 5 (7.94%) EMC
7 5 (7.94%) Cisco
8 2 (3.17%) HP
8 2 (3.17%) Oracle
9 1 (1.59%) Sybase
9 1 (1.59%) Sun
9 1 (1.59%) Murex
9 1 (1.59%) BMC
9 1 (1.59%) CommVault
9 1 (1.59%) Sophos
9 1 (1.59%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.59%) CheckPoint