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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 101 105 99
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing Clustering 33 28 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.04% 1.02% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.60% 3.68% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 11
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£338 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £262 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £360 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
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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
916 760 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 28.90% 27.73% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 416 343
Average daily rate £352 £358 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 17 23
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% +67.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £11.33 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £78.40 £17.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +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 4 August 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 4 August 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
Edinburgh +11 13 £377 +20.48%
Renfrewshire +4 11 £400 +15.94%
Glasgow +1 7 £288 -14.81% 2
West Lothian -4 3 - -
North Lanarkshire - 3 - -
Fife - 3 - -
Dundee - 1 £250 -
Stirling - 1 £465 -
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Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (53.03%) Veritas
2 33 (50.00%) Windows
3 27 (40.91%) SQL
4 26 (39.39%) Solaris
5 22 (33.33%) Finance
6 19 (28.79%) Citrix
7 18 (27.27%) Migration
8 17 (25.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 17 (25.76%) UNIX
8 17 (25.76%) DNS
8 17 (25.76%) Data Centre
9 16 (24.24%) DHCP
9 16 (24.24%) SAN
9 16 (24.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 16 (24.24%) Veritas File System
9 16 (24.24%) NetBackup
10 15 (22.73%) Backup Exec
10 15 (22.73%) Symantec
11 14 (21.21%) Nagios
11 14 (21.21%) Netcool
11 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (21.21%) Active Directory
11 14 (21.21%) Microsoft
11 14 (21.21%) Linux
11 14 (21.21%) SCOM
12 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
12 12 (18.18%) VMware
12 12 (18.18%) Law
12 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
12 12 (18.18%) Service Management

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (3.03%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.76%) DNS
2 16 (24.24%) DHCP
2 16 (24.24%) SAN
3 11 (16.67%) NAS
4 10 (15.15%) IPsec
5 2 (3.03%) Firewall
6 1 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.52%) Network Security
6 1 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.52%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (1.52%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (1.52%) Internet
6 1 (1.52%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.52%) FTP
6 1 (1.52%) HTTP
6 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.52%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.52%) SSL
6 1 (1.52%) LAN
6 1 (1.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.15%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (7.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (3.03%) DTS
7 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.52%) TKPROF
8 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.52%) Sybase IQ
8 1 (1.52%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) WinRunner
1 6 (9.09%) TestDirector
1 6 (9.09%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.52%) Toad
General
1 22 (33.33%) Finance
2 12 (18.18%) Law
3 1 (1.52%) Advertising
3 1 (1.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (15.15%) Integration Engineer
2 9 (13.64%) Administrator
3 8 (12.12%) DBA
4 7 (10.61%) Consultant
5 6 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (9.09%) Analyst
5 6 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
5 6 (9.09%) SQL DBA
5 6 (9.09%) UNIX Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) Test Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Server Support
7 4 (6.06%) SQL Server DBA
7 4 (6.06%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.06%) UNIX Administrator
7 4 (6.06%) Solaris Administrator
8 3 (4.55%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (4.55%) Server Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Oracle DBA
9 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) HTML
1 1 (1.52%) XML
1 1 (1.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.76%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.12%) Replication
2 8 (12.12%) Computer Science
3 6 (9.09%) PDA
4 2 (3.03%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.52%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 33 (50.00%) Windows
2 26 (39.39%) Solaris
3 17 (25.76%) UNIX
4 14 (21.21%) Linux
5 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (10.61%) Windows 7
7 6 (9.09%) AIX
7 6 (9.09%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.52%) zOS
9 1 (1.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.27%) Migration
2 12 (18.18%) Service Management
3 11 (16.67%) ITIL
3 11 (16.67%) Server Building
4 10 (15.15%) Software Distribution
4 10 (15.15%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (13.64%) Change Management
5 9 (13.64%) Configuration Management
6 6 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 6 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 5 (7.58%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (6.06%) Database Mirroring
8 4 (6.06%) Test Scripting
9 3 (4.55%) Performance Management
9 3 (4.55%) Load Balancing
9 3 (4.55%) Asset Management
10 2 (3.03%) Workflow
11 1 (1.52%) Validation
11 1 (1.52%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 27 (40.91%) SQL
2 7 (10.61%) T-SQL
3 4 (6.06%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.52%) Java
4 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.52%) VBScript
4 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 11 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 9 (13.64%) MCTS
4 9 (13.64%) MCSA
4 9 (13.64%) Degree
5 7 (10.61%) MCSE
6 6 (9.09%) MCITP
6 6 (9.09%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.52%) CCNP
7 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (25.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 16 (24.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 16 (24.24%) Veritas File System
3 14 (21.21%) Active Directory
4 6 (9.09%) VMware ESX
4 6 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 5 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.52%) SRDF
7 1 (1.52%) NFS
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.52%) XenApp
7 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (24.24%) NetBackup
2 15 (22.73%) Backup Exec
3 14 (21.21%) Netcool
3 14 (21.21%) Nagios
3 14 (21.21%) SCOM
4 10 (15.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 9 (13.64%) Tivoli
6 6 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (7.58%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (3.03%) Data Guard
8 2 (3.03%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (3.03%) SCCM
9 1 (1.52%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (1.52%) Control-M
9 1 (1.52%) EMC TimeFinder
9 1 (1.52%) Oracle Flashback
9 1 (1.52%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 35 (53.03%) Veritas
2 19 (28.79%) Citrix
3 15 (22.73%) Symantec
4 14 (21.21%) Microsoft
5 12 (18.18%) VMware
6 6 (9.09%) McAfee
7 4 (6.06%) EMC
7 4 (6.06%) Cisco
8 3 (4.55%) Oracle
9 2 (3.03%) HP
9 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.52%) Sophos
10 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.52%) Sybase
10 1 (1.52%) Sun
10 1 (1.52%) Murex
10 1 (1.52%) Juniper
10 1 (1.52%) BMC
10 1 (1.52%) CommVault