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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 72 105 84
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -21
Contract jobs citing Clustering 53 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.89% 0.53% 0.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.49% 2.11% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 4 10
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£347 £324 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.32% -10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £269 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £337 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +37.50%
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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
708 615 535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.29% 24.90% 23.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 276 245
Average daily rate £360 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 25 33
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.94 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.58% -8.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.56 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £17.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 14 £500 +100.00% 2
Glasgow -2 5 £350 +3.70%
Fife - - - -
Inverclyde - - - -
Clustering
UK

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 53 (60.23%) SQL
2 50 (56.82%) SC Cleared
2 50 (56.82%) Security Cleared
3 40 (45.45%) Citrix
4 39 (44.32%) SAN
4 39 (44.32%) Veritas
5 37 (42.05%) Active Directory
6 34 (38.64%) Netcool
7 32 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 31 (35.23%) Linux
9 29 (32.95%) Windows
9 29 (32.95%) Microsoft
9 29 (32.95%) VMware
10 28 (31.82%) NAS
11 26 (29.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 25 (28.41%) Tivoli
12 25 (28.41%) Configuration Management
12 25 (28.41%) IPsec
12 25 (28.41%) Software Distribution
13 24 (27.27%) Solaris
14 21 (23.86%) Windows Server 2008
15 20 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
16 19 (21.59%) MCTS
17 17 (19.32%) Load Balancing
18 16 (18.18%) MCITP
18 16 (18.18%) SQL Server
19 15 (17.05%) MCSE
20 13 (14.77%) Windows Server 2003
21 12 (13.64%) VMware ESX
22 11 (12.50%) Finance

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 9 (10.23%) JBoss
1 9 (10.23%) Apache
2 6 (6.82%) Tomcat
3 5 (5.68%) IIS
4 4 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.41%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.41%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.27%) GlassFish
6 2 (2.27%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (2.27%) WebLogic Integration
6 2 (2.27%) WebSphere Process Server
6 2 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.27%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.14%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 39 (44.32%) SAN
2 28 (31.82%) NAS
3 25 (28.41%) IPsec
4 6 (6.82%) DNS
5 4 (4.55%) Firewall
6 3 (3.41%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.41%) LDAP
6 3 (3.41%) BIG-IP
7 2 (2.27%) LAN
8 1 (1.14%) WAN
8 1 (1.14%) DHCP
8 1 (1.14%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.82%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.27%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.14%) Informix
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (10.23%) WinRunner
1 9 (10.23%) TestDirector
1 9 (10.23%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.14%) StarTeam
General
1 11 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (1.14%) Banking
2 1 (1.14%) Retail
2 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (22.73%) Integration Engineer
2 7 (7.95%) Systems Administrator
2 7 (7.95%) Administrator
2 7 (7.95%) Test Engineer
3 6 (6.82%) Wintel Engineer
4 5 (5.68%) SQL DBA
4 5 (5.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (5.68%) DBA
5 4 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (4.55%) Consultant
5 4 (4.55%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (4.55%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (3.41%) Server Engineer
7 2 (2.27%) SharePoint Specialist
7 2 (2.27%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (2.27%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (2.27%) Architect
7 2 (2.27%) Developer
7 2 (2.27%) Analyst
7 2 (2.27%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) XML
1 3 (3.41%) .NET
1 3 (3.41%) HTML
1 3 (3.41%) Middleware
2 2 (2.27%) JPA
2 2 (2.27%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (2.27%) WebCenter
2 2 (2.27%) Struts2
2 2 (2.27%) Java EE
2 2 (2.27%) Spring Web Flow
2 2 (2.27%) Dojo
2 2 (2.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (2.27%) YUI
2 2 (2.27%) jQuery
2 2 (2.27%) REST
2 2 (2.27%) UIKit
2 2 (2.27%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (2.27%) Hibernate
2 2 (2.27%) Spring
2 2 (2.27%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) PDA
2 6 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.68%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.41%) Replication
4 3 (3.41%) iPad
5 2 (2.27%) DataPower
5 2 (2.27%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.14%) CESG
6 1 (1.14%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 31 (35.23%) Linux
2 29 (32.95%) Windows
3 24 (27.27%) Solaris
4 21 (23.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (14.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 10 (11.36%) AIX
7 10 (11.36%) Windows XP
8 7 (7.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (3.41%) Windows NT
10 3 (3.41%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.14%) UNIX
11 1 (1.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.41%) Configuration Management
1 25 (28.41%) Software Distribution
2 17 (19.32%) Load Balancing
3 11 (12.50%) ITIL
4 9 (10.23%) Change Management
4 9 (10.23%) Test Automation
4 9 (10.23%) Software Testing
5 8 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 5 (5.68%) Supplier Management
6 5 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (4.55%) Data Security
7 4 (4.55%) Validation
7 4 (4.55%) Asset Management
8 3 (3.41%) SOA
8 3 (3.41%) Business Continuity
8 3 (3.41%) Business Continuity Management
9 2 (2.27%) Domain-Driven Design
9 2 (2.27%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (2.27%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 53 (60.23%) SQL
2 4 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.41%) Java
4 2 (2.27%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.14%) MUMPS
5 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (56.82%) SC Cleared
1 50 (56.82%) Security Cleared
2 32 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (21.59%) MCTS
4 16 (18.18%) MCITP
5 15 (17.05%) MCSE
6 11 (12.50%) MCSA
7 8 (9.09%) ISTQB
8 6 (6.82%) Degree
8 6 (6.82%) RHCE
9 1 (1.14%) MCP
9 1 (1.14%) MCDBA
System Software
1 37 (42.05%) Active Directory
2 20 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (13.64%) VMware ESX
4 10 (11.36%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.55%) vSphere
6 2 (2.27%) XenApp
7 1 (1.14%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 34 (38.64%) Netcool
2 26 (29.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 25 (28.41%) Tivoli
4 9 (10.23%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (10.23%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (5.68%) SCCM
6 4 (4.55%) SCOM
7 1 (1.14%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (45.45%) Citrix
2 39 (44.32%) Veritas
3 29 (32.95%) Microsoft
3 29 (32.95%) VMware
4 9 (10.23%) McAfee
5 8 (9.09%) EMC
6 7 (7.95%) Red Hat
6 7 (7.95%) Oracle
7 6 (6.82%) HP
8 4 (4.55%) F5
8 4 (4.55%) Cisco
8 4 (4.55%) IBM
9 3 (3.41%) Apple
9 3 (3.41%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.27%) Yahoo!
10 2 (2.27%) Google
10 2 (2.27%) Brocade
10 2 (2.27%) Kony
11 1 (1.14%) Borland
11 1 (1.14%) NetApp