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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 69 69 78
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing Clustering 50 64 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.53% 2.22% 1.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.96% 6.59% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 31 41
Median daily rate £298 £310 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.03% -10.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £365 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.95% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.28% +41.81%
Clustering
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
718 971 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 36.34% 33.61% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 492 399
Median daily rate £350 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £377 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 21
Median hourly rate £40.25 £36.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.80% +128.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £12.87 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +15.79%

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Renfrewshire -10 27 £318 +2.41%
Glasgow +3 9 £300 -2.04%
Edinburgh +10 6 £263 -
Aberdeen - 5 £295 -
Dundee - 1 £275 -
Clustering
UK

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 48 (59.26%) Microsoft
2 45 (55.56%) Citrix
3 44 (54.32%) Windows
4 43 (53.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 42 (51.85%) Veritas
6 39 (48.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (46.91%) Active Directory
8 37 (45.68%) SQL
9 34 (41.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 32 (39.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 30 (37.04%) Netcool
12 28 (34.57%) MCSE
13 27 (33.33%) Hyper-V
14 25 (30.86%) Security Cleared
14 25 (30.86%) MCTS
14 25 (30.86%) AIX
14 25 (30.86%) SQL Server
15 24 (29.63%) SharePoint
15 24 (29.63%) Windows 7
16 23 (28.40%) McAfee ePO
16 23 (28.40%) ISTQB
16 23 (28.40%) Windows XP
16 23 (28.40%) Intel Security
17 22 (27.16%) Change Management
17 22 (27.16%) MCSA
17 22 (27.16%) MCITP
17 22 (27.16%) StarTeam
17 22 (27.16%) Software Testing
18 21 (25.93%) SC Cleared
18 21 (25.93%) Windows 10

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 24 (29.63%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.41%) IIS
3 5 (6.17%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.94%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.70%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.70%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.23%) Apache
7 1 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.23%) iPlanet
7 1 (1.23%) JBoss
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (1.23%) SAS
7 1 (1.23%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (24.69%) MS Office
2 4 (4.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 21 (25.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.52%) SAN
2 14 (17.28%) Firewall
3 8 (9.88%) TCP/IP
4 7 (8.64%) IPsec
4 7 (8.64%) NAS
5 5 (6.17%) VoIP
6 3 (3.70%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.47%) DHCP
7 2 (2.47%) DNS
8 1 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.23%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.23%) Internet
8 1 (1.23%) LAN
8 1 (1.23%) SSL
8 1 (1.23%) WAN
8 1 (1.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (30.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.23%) DTS
2 1 (1.23%) OLAP
2 1 (1.23%) OLTP
2 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (27.16%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.23%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.23%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.23%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.23%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.23%) WinRunner
General
1 9 (11.11%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Law
3 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (22.22%) Analyst
2 15 (18.52%) Integration Engineer
3 14 (17.28%) Test Analyst
4 9 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (9.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 7 (8.64%) Administrator
6 7 (8.64%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 6 (7.41%) Consultant
8 5 (6.17%) Tester
9 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 4 (4.94%) WebSphere Administrator
9 4 (4.94%) Wintel Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support
10 3 (3.70%) Server Analyst
10 3 (3.70%) Support Analyst
10 3 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
11 2 (2.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 2 (2.47%) Server Support Analyst
11 2 (2.47%) VMware Engineer
11 2 (2.47%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.70%) Middleware
1 3 (3.70%) Web Services
2 1 (1.23%) J2EE
2 1 (1.23%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.35%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.70%) Replication
4 2 (2.47%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.47%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.23%) CMDB
5 1 (1.23%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 44 (54.32%) Windows
2 39 (48.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (41.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 32 (39.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (30.86%) AIX
6 24 (29.63%) Windows 7
7 23 (28.40%) Windows XP
8 21 (25.93%) Windows 10
9 14 (17.28%) Solaris
9 14 (17.28%) Windows Server
10 9 (11.11%) Linux
11 6 (7.41%) Unix
12 2 (2.47%) HPUX
13 1 (1.23%) i5/OS
13 1 (1.23%) SUSE
13 1 (1.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.16%) Change Management
1 22 (27.16%) Software Testing
2 20 (24.69%) Server Virtualisation
2 20 (24.69%) Test Scripting
3 18 (22.22%) Smoke Testing
4 15 (18.52%) ITIL
4 15 (18.52%) Server Building
5 7 (8.64%) Configuration Management
5 7 (8.64%) Software Distribution
6 6 (7.41%) Change Control
6 6 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (7.41%) Migration
6 6 (7.41%) Time Management
7 5 (6.17%) High Availability
7 5 (6.17%) Load Balancing
7 5 (6.17%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (6.17%) Validation
8 3 (3.70%) ETL
8 3 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.47%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 37 (45.68%) SQL
2 5 (6.17%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.17%) VBScript
3 1 (1.23%) C
3 1 (1.23%) Java
3 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (53.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (34.57%) MCSE
3 25 (30.86%) MCTS
3 25 (30.86%) Security Cleared
4 23 (28.40%) ISTQB
5 22 (27.16%) MCITP
5 22 (27.16%) MCSA
6 21 (25.93%) SC Cleared
7 10 (12.35%) Degree
8 6 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (2.47%) CCNA
9 2 (2.47%) CCNP
9 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 38 (46.91%) Active Directory
2 27 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 11 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (12.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 7 (8.64%) vSphere
6 6 (7.41%) VMware ESX
6 6 (7.41%) XenApp
7 5 (6.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (4.94%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (3.70%) Veritas File System
9 3 (3.70%) VMware Server
9 3 (3.70%) XenDesktop
10 2 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (1.23%) KVM
Systems Management
1 30 (37.04%) Netcool
2 23 (28.40%) McAfee ePO
3 13 (16.05%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (9.88%) WSUS
5 7 (8.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (8.64%) Tivoli
6 6 (7.41%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (59.26%) Microsoft
2 45 (55.56%) Citrix
3 42 (51.85%) Veritas
4 23 (28.40%) Intel Security
5 17 (20.99%) VMware
6 8 (9.88%) HP
7 5 (6.17%) Cisco
7 5 (6.17%) NetApp
8 4 (4.94%) Juniper
9 3 (3.70%) EMC
9 3 (3.70%) F5
9 3 (3.70%) IBM
9 3 (3.70%) Oracle
10 1 (1.23%) AppSense
10 1 (1.23%) CommVault
10 1 (1.23%) Dell
10 1 (1.23%) Jaspersoft
10 1 (1.23%) Lumension
10 1 (1.23%) PlateSpin
10 1 (1.23%) Sun