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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Clustering
UK / Scotland
Rank 89 83 82
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Clustering 17 45 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.04% 1.74% 1.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.20% 5.49% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 28
Median daily rate £298 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.84% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £303 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £350 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £44.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-8.52% +83.33%

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
532 820 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 32.60% 31.77% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 438 365
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 17
Median hourly rate £48.50 £40.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.25% +40.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £14.20 £14.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £43.40 £31.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.71 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.96% +22.85%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Clustering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Aberdeen - 5 £295 -
Renfrewshire +11 4 £273 -11.38%
Glasgow +7 4 £331 +6.00%
Edinburgh +5 4 £315 -4.54%
Clustering
UK

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Clustering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 34 (60.71%) Microsoft
1 34 (60.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (57.14%) Citrix
2 32 (57.14%) Windows
3 30 (53.57%) Veritas
4 28 (50.00%) SQL
5 26 (46.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (46.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (44.64%) Active Directory
7 23 (41.07%) Netcool
8 21 (37.50%) MCSE
8 21 (37.50%) Hyper-V
9 19 (33.93%) Security Cleared
10 18 (32.14%) AIX
11 17 (30.36%) Windows 7
11 17 (30.36%) SC Cleared
12 16 (28.57%) StarTeam
12 16 (28.57%) ISTQB
12 16 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
12 16 (28.57%) MCTS
12 16 (28.57%) SQL Server
12 16 (28.57%) SharePoint
12 16 (28.57%) Windows XP
12 16 (28.57%) Intel Security
13 15 (26.79%) MS Office
13 15 (26.79%) ITIL
13 15 (26.79%) MCSA
13 15 (26.79%) MCITP
13 15 (26.79%) Software Testing

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.71%) IIS
3 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.79%) Apache
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.79%) iPlanet
4 1 (1.79%) JBoss
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (26.79%) MS Office
2 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 15 (26.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.00%) Firewall
2 13 (23.21%) SAN
3 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 7 (12.50%) IPsec
4 7 (12.50%) NAS
5 6 (10.71%) VoIP
6 2 (3.57%) DHCP
6 2 (3.57%) DNS
6 2 (3.57%) Internet
7 1 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.79%) LAN
7 1 (1.79%) SSL
7 1 (1.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (28.57%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Law
2 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (26.79%) Integration Engineer
2 13 (23.21%) Analyst
3 10 (17.86%) Test Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) Tester
5 4 (7.14%) Consultant
5 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 4 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Administrator
6 3 (5.36%) Server Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (3.57%) Architect
7 2 (3.57%) Server Support
7 2 (3.57%) Server Support Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.57%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.57%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) J2EE
1 1 (1.79%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.36%) Replication
5 2 (3.57%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (57.14%) Windows
2 26 (46.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 26 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 26 (46.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (32.14%) AIX
4 17 (30.36%) Windows 7
5 16 (28.57%) Windows XP
6 15 (26.79%) Windows 10
7 11 (19.64%) Windows Server
8 9 (16.07%) Linux
8 9 (16.07%) Solaris
9 3 (5.36%) Unix
10 2 (3.57%) HPUX
11 1 (1.79%) i5/OS
11 1 (1.79%) SUSE
11 1 (1.79%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) Change Management
1 15 (26.79%) ITIL
1 15 (26.79%) Server Virtualisation
1 15 (26.79%) Software Testing
2 14 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 12 (21.43%) Server Building
3 12 (21.43%) Smoke Testing
4 7 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 7 (12.50%) Software Distribution
5 6 (10.71%) Change Control
5 6 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (8.93%) Time Management
6 5 (8.93%) Validation
7 3 (5.36%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.57%) High Availability
8 2 (3.57%) Load Balancing
8 2 (3.57%) Technical Analysis
9 1 (1.79%) Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (1.79%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (60.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (37.50%) MCSE
3 19 (33.93%) Security Cleared
4 17 (30.36%) SC Cleared
5 16 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 16 (28.57%) MCTS
6 15 (26.79%) MCITP
6 15 (26.79%) MCSA
7 10 (17.86%) Degree
8 6 (10.71%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (3.57%) CCNA
9 2 (3.57%) CCNP
9 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (44.64%) Active Directory
2 21 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 7 (12.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 7 (12.50%) vSphere
4 6 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (5.36%) VMware Server
6 3 (5.36%) XenApp
7 1 (1.79%) KVM
Systems Management
1 23 (41.07%) Netcool
2 16 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (12.50%) Tivoli
5 6 (10.71%) NetBackup
6 3 (5.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 32 (57.14%) Citrix
3 30 (53.57%) Veritas
4 16 (28.57%) Intel Security
5 11 (19.64%) VMware
6 7 (12.50%) HP
7 5 (8.93%) Cisco
8 4 (7.14%) Juniper
9 3 (5.36%) F5
9 3 (5.36%) Oracle
10 1 (1.79%) CommVault
10 1 (1.79%) Dell
10 1 (1.79%) PlateSpin
10 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.79%) Sun