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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 76 79 97
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +18
Contract jobs citing Clustering 55 44 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.16% 1.66% 0.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.28% 6.02% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 3
Average daily rate £330 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+46.66% +3.44%
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
755 731 540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 29.63% 27.64% 23.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 395 253
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 19
Average hourly rate £39.50 £23.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.31% +53.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.77 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £31.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 30 £330 -34.00% 3
Renfrewshire -4 18 £305 -12.22% 1
Glasgow +9 6 £313 -5.30% 2
Clustering
UK

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 71 (66.98%) Windows
2 61 (57.55%) Veritas
3 59 (55.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 56 (52.83%) Microsoft
5 55 (51.89%) Active Directory
6 50 (47.17%) Citrix
6 50 (47.17%) SQL
7 47 (44.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 46 (43.40%) VMware
9 45 (42.45%) AIX
10 41 (38.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 41 (38.68%) MCITP
11 40 (37.74%) Windows 7
11 40 (37.74%) VMware ESX
12 38 (35.85%) Change Management
12 38 (35.85%) WinRunner
12 38 (35.85%) TestDirector
12 38 (35.85%) HP UFT
12 38 (35.85%) McAfee
12 38 (35.85%) Netcool
12 38 (35.85%) MCSE
12 38 (35.85%) MCSA
12 38 (35.85%) Windows XP
12 38 (35.85%) HP Quality Center
12 38 (35.85%) McAfee ePO
12 38 (35.85%) Hyper-V
12 38 (35.85%) Test Automation
12 38 (35.85%) Software Testing
12 38 (35.85%) MCTS
13 34 (32.08%) PDA

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (5.66%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.72%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.89%) Lync
5 1 (0.94%) Apache
5 1 (0.94%) Confluence
5 1 (0.94%) JBoss
5 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.94%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.77%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.60%) DHCP
1 7 (6.60%) DNS
1 7 (6.60%) SAN
2 6 (5.66%) NetScaler
3 3 (2.83%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.94%) DB2
4 1 (0.94%) DTS
4 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.94%) Ingres
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (35.85%) HP UFT
1 38 (35.85%) TestDirector
1 38 (35.85%) WinRunner
2 3 (2.83%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.94%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.94%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.94%) JIRA
3 1 (0.94%) JUnit
3 1 (0.94%) Maven
3 1 (0.94%) Mockito
3 1 (0.94%) NetBeans
3 1 (0.94%) Subversion
General
1 31 (29.25%) Finance
2 16 (15.09%) Law
3 8 (7.55%) Banking
4 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (27.36%) Analyst
2 27 (25.47%) Test Analyst
3 20 (18.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 18 (16.98%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 15 (14.15%) Consultant
6 12 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (9.43%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 10 (9.43%) Unix Consultant
8 8 (7.55%) Solaris Consultant
9 7 (6.60%) Administrator
9 7 (6.60%) DBA
9 7 (6.60%) Technical Specialist
10 6 (5.66%) Solaris Administrator
10 6 (5.66%) SQL DBA
10 6 (5.66%) Tester
10 6 (5.66%) Unix Administrator
11 5 (4.72%) Active Directory Analyst
11 5 (4.72%) Solaris Systems Administrator
11 5 (4.72%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (4.72%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.94%) CSS
1 1 (0.94%) CSS3
1 1 (0.94%) Hibernate
1 1 (0.94%) HTML
1 1 (0.94%) HTML5
1 1 (0.94%) Java EE
1 1 (0.94%) JPA
1 1 (0.94%) jQuery
1 1 (0.94%) JSF
1 1 (0.94%) JSP
1 1 (0.94%) JSTL
1 1 (0.94%) PrimeFaces
1 1 (0.94%) REST
1 1 (0.94%) Servlets
1 1 (0.94%) Spring
1 1 (0.94%) Spring MVC
1 1 (0.94%) Spring Security
1 1 (0.94%) STL
1 1 (0.94%) Web Services
1 1 (0.94%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (32.08%) PDA
2 20 (18.87%) Data Centre
3 17 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.66%) HACMP
4 6 (5.66%) HP Storage
4 6 (5.66%) Replication
5 5 (4.72%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.77%) PMI
7 2 (1.89%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.89%) CMDB
7 2 (1.89%) iSeries
7 2 (1.89%) Tandem
8 1 (0.94%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 71 (66.98%) Windows
2 59 (55.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (44.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 45 (42.45%) AIX
5 40 (37.74%) Windows 7
6 38 (35.85%) Windows XP
7 24 (22.64%) Unix
7 24 (22.64%) Windows Server
8 14 (13.21%) Solaris
9 8 (7.55%) Linux
10 6 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.89%) HPUX
11 2 (1.89%) OpenVMS
11 2 (1.89%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.89%) zOS
12 1 (0.94%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (35.85%) Change Management
1 38 (35.85%) Software Testing
1 38 (35.85%) Test Automation
2 31 (29.25%) Test Scripting
3 14 (13.21%) Migration
4 9 (8.49%) Performance Monitoring
5 8 (7.55%) Records Management
6 7 (6.60%) Capacity Management
6 7 (6.60%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (5.66%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (5.66%) Service Management
8 5 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (4.72%) ITIL
9 4 (3.77%) Application Packaging
9 4 (3.77%) Business Continuity
9 4 (3.77%) High Availability
10 3 (2.83%) Load Balancing
11 2 (1.89%) Problem Management
12 1 (0.94%) Integration Testing
12 1 (0.94%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (47.17%) SQL
2 8 (7.55%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.60%) T-SQL
4 6 (5.66%) VBScript
5 1 (0.94%) Java
5 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 41 (38.68%) MCITP
1 41 (38.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (35.85%) MCSA
2 38 (35.85%) MCSE
2 38 (35.85%) MCTS
3 33 (31.13%) Security Cleared
4 31 (29.25%) ISTQB
5 28 (26.42%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.77%) PMI Certification
7 3 (2.83%) ISEB
8 1 (0.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 55 (51.89%) Active Directory
2 40 (37.74%) VMware ESX
3 38 (35.85%) Hyper-V
4 15 (14.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 14 (13.21%) Veritas File System
5 14 (13.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 12 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (10.38%) XenApp
8 9 (8.49%) XenDesktop
9 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (5.66%) GPFS
11 4 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 38 (35.85%) HP Quality Center
1 38 (35.85%) McAfee ePO
1 38 (35.85%) Netcool
2 10 (9.43%) SCOM
3 7 (6.60%) NetBackup
4 5 (4.72%) Backup Exec
4 5 (4.72%) Nagios
4 5 (4.72%) SCCM
5 4 (3.77%) WSUS
6 2 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 61 (57.55%) Veritas
2 56 (52.83%) Microsoft
3 50 (47.17%) Citrix
4 46 (43.40%) VMware
5 38 (35.85%) McAfee
6 11 (10.38%) Symantec
7 9 (8.49%) EMC
8 7 (6.60%) HP
9 6 (5.66%) Brocade
9 6 (5.66%) IBM
10 5 (4.72%) AppSense
11 4 (3.77%) Cisco
12 2 (1.89%) Oracle
13 1 (0.94%) SAP
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