The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 107 96 85
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -11
Contract jobs citing Clustering 19 24 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.72% 1.02% 1.07%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.64% 4.56% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 13
Average daily rate £335 £358 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.29% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £318 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £425 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+20.37% +3.84%
Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
522 526 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.70% 22.45% 16.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 257 208
Average daily rate £375 £375 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 36
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.13 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.81% -45.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £10.42 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £36.00 £33.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Clustering
UK

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -26 4 £325 - 3
Glasgow +6 1 £313 -12.58% 2
Aberdeenshire - - - - 1
Moray - - - -
Highlands - - - - 1
Aberdeen - - - - 1
Clustering
UK

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 25 (67.57%) Windows
2 23 (62.16%) SC Cleared
2 23 (62.16%) Security Cleared
3 22 (59.46%) SQL Server
3 22 (59.46%) Veritas
4 20 (54.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (54.05%) Linux
4 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
4 20 (54.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 19 (51.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (51.35%) Solaris
6 18 (48.65%) SAN
7 17 (45.95%) Netcool
7 17 (45.95%) AIX
8 15 (40.54%) SQL Server 2000
9 14 (37.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 13 (35.14%) NAS
11 12 (32.43%) Tivoli
11 12 (32.43%) Software Distribution
12 11 (29.73%) SQL
13 10 (27.03%) Windows XP
13 10 (27.03%) DNS
13 10 (27.03%) Replication
14 8 (21.62%) MS Office
14 8 (21.62%) HP
14 8 (21.62%) Dell
15 7 (18.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (18.92%) Finance
16 6 (16.22%) VMware

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) IIS
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) Apache
3 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) MS Office
2 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (48.65%) SAN
2 13 (35.14%) NAS
3 10 (27.03%) DNS
4 4 (10.81%) DHCP
4 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.70%) VoIP
5 1 (2.70%) Internet
5 1 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.70%) Firewall
5 1 (2.70%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (59.46%) SQL Server
2 20 (54.05%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (40.54%) SQL Server 2000
4 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database
5 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) WinRunner
1 3 (8.11%) TestDirector
1 3 (8.11%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Wintel Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) DBA
3 6 (16.22%) Administrator
4 4 (10.81%) SQL DBA
5 3 (8.11%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.11%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (5.41%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) UNIX Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) J2EE
1 1 (2.70%) Middleware
1 1 (2.70%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Replication
2 3 (8.11%) PDA
3 2 (5.41%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 25 (67.57%) Windows
2 20 (54.05%) Windows Server 2003
2 20 (54.05%) Linux
3 19 (51.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (51.35%) Solaris
4 17 (45.95%) AIX
5 10 (27.03%) Windows XP
6 6 (16.22%) UNIX
7 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.70%) HPUX
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Software Distribution
2 5 (13.51%) Configuration Management
2 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (10.81%) Change Management
3 4 (10.81%) High Availability
4 3 (8.11%) ITIL
4 3 (8.11%) Service Management
4 3 (8.11%) Test Automation
4 3 (8.11%) Test Scripting
4 3 (8.11%) Software Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.41%) Project Management
5 2 (5.41%) ETL
6 1 (2.70%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.70%) Migration
6 1 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.70%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.70%) Python
3 1 (2.70%) Perl
3 1 (2.70%) VBScript
3 1 (2.70%) VB
3 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (62.16%) SC Cleared
1 23 (62.16%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) MCTS
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (8.11%) MCSE
3 3 (8.11%) MCSA
3 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.11%) MCITP
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 5 (13.51%) VMware ESX
3 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
4 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.11%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (5.41%) Cronacle
5 2 (5.41%) XenApp
5 2 (5.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Veritas File System
5 2 (5.41%) DFS Replication
5 2 (5.41%) ISA Server
5 2 (5.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (45.95%) Netcool
2 14 (37.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (32.43%) Tivoli
4 4 (10.81%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (5.41%) EMC TimeFinder
6 2 (5.41%) Data Guard
7 1 (2.70%) ARCserve
7 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (2.70%) SCCM
7 1 (2.70%) SCOM
7 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 22 (59.46%) Veritas
2 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
3 8 (21.62%) HP
3 8 (21.62%) Dell
4 6 (16.22%) VMware
4 6 (16.22%) Oracle
5 5 (13.51%) McAfee
5 5 (13.51%) Citrix
6 4 (10.81%) Symantec
6 4 (10.81%) Red Hat
7 3 (8.11%) Sun
7 3 (8.11%) EMC
8 2 (5.41%) IBM
9 1 (2.70%) F5
9 1 (2.70%) Trend Micro
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