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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 65 97 101
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +4
Contract jobs citing Clustering 87 35 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.92% 1.17% 0.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.58% 4.33% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 21 10
Median daily rate £313 £128 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+144.14% -61.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £110 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £355 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £48.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-47.15% +48.46%
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
1014 808 703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 33.98% 27.00% 26.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 403 365
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 44 15
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% +22.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.38
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -6.74%

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 May 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 May 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
Edinburgh +25 39 £475 -
Renfrewshire -31 23 £271 +16.66%
Glasgow +12 19 £331 +194.44% 5
Scottish Borders +2 1 £375 -
Midlothian - 1 £225 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
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UK

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 85 (61.59%) Windows
2 81 (58.70%) Active Directory
3 75 (54.35%) Veritas
4 71 (51.45%) Microsoft
5 63 (45.65%) Citrix
6 60 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 59 (42.75%) VMware
8 55 (39.86%) SQL
9 54 (39.13%) Finance
10 51 (36.96%) Unix
11 46 (33.33%) AIX
12 43 (31.16%) Microsoft Certification
13 42 (30.43%) MCSE
13 42 (30.43%) Hyper-V
14 41 (29.71%) VMware ESX
15 40 (28.99%) Windows 7
16 39 (28.26%) Veritas File System
16 39 (28.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 38 (27.54%) Data Centre
17 38 (27.54%) Windows Server 2003
17 38 (27.54%) Solaris
18 37 (26.81%) SQL Server
18 37 (26.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
19 35 (25.36%) Test Automation
19 35 (25.36%) HP Quality Center
19 35 (25.36%) McAfee ePO
19 35 (25.36%) Software Testing
19 35 (25.36%) MCTS
19 35 (25.36%) MCITP
19 35 (25.36%) MCSA

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 12 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (5.07%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (3.62%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.90%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.45%) Apache
7 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.45%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (1.45%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.72%) Confluence
8 1 (0.72%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.72%) IIS
8 1 (0.72%) JBoss
8 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.72%) WildFly
Applications
1 13 (9.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.17%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.70%) DHCP
1 12 (8.70%) DNS
2 11 (7.97%) NetScaler
3 8 (5.80%) LDAP
4 4 (2.90%) Firewall
4 4 (2.90%) Wireshark
5 3 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.45%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (1.45%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (1.45%) HTTP
6 2 (1.45%) SMTP
6 2 (1.45%) SSL
7 1 (0.72%) IPsec
7 1 (0.72%) SAN
7 1 (0.72%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (26.81%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (5.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.17%) DB2
5 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.72%) Ingres
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 35 (25.36%) HP UFT
1 35 (25.36%) TestDirector
1 35 (25.36%) WinRunner
2 4 (2.90%) Fiddler
3 3 (2.17%) Subversion
4 1 (0.72%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.72%) JIRA
4 1 (0.72%) JUnit
4 1 (0.72%) Maven
4 1 (0.72%) Mockito
4 1 (0.72%) MSI
4 1 (0.72%) NetBeans
General
1 54 (39.13%) Finance
2 32 (23.19%) Law
3 8 (5.80%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (19.57%) Analyst
2 23 (16.67%) Consultant
2 23 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 22 (15.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 21 (15.22%) Unix Consultant
5 19 (13.77%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 16 (11.59%) Solaris Consultant
7 14 (10.14%) Administrator
8 13 (9.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (8.70%) DBA
10 11 (7.97%) SQL DBA
11 10 (7.25%) Unix Administrator
12 9 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
12 9 (6.52%) Solaris Administrator
13 8 (5.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 8 (5.80%) Developer
13 8 (5.80%) Systems Administrator
14 7 (5.07%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
14 7 (5.07%) SQL Server DBA
14 7 (5.07%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.07%) Web Services
2 6 (4.35%) OAuth
3 1 (0.72%) CSS
3 1 (0.72%) CSS3
3 1 (0.72%) HTML
3 1 (0.72%) HTML5
3 1 (0.72%) Java EE
3 1 (0.72%) JPA
3 1 (0.72%) jQuery
3 1 (0.72%) JSF
3 1 (0.72%) JSP
3 1 (0.72%) JSTL
3 1 (0.72%) Middleware
3 1 (0.72%) PrimeFaces
3 1 (0.72%) REST
3 1 (0.72%) Servlets
3 1 (0.72%) Spring
3 1 (0.72%) Spring MVC
3 1 (0.72%) Spring Security
3 1 (0.72%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 38 (27.54%) Data Centre
2 31 (22.46%) PDA
3 20 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.52%) Replication
5 8 (5.80%) Client/Server
5 8 (5.80%) Hedge funds
5 8 (5.80%) PKI
6 6 (4.35%) Blackberry
6 6 (4.35%) Mainframe
7 5 (3.62%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.17%) PMI
9 2 (1.45%) CMDB
9 2 (1.45%) iSeries
9 2 (1.45%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 85 (61.59%) Windows
2 60 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (36.96%) Unix
4 46 (33.33%) AIX
5 40 (28.99%) Windows 7
6 38 (27.54%) Solaris
6 38 (27.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 35 (25.36%) Windows XP
8 21 (15.22%) Windows Server
9 15 (10.87%) Linux
10 14 (10.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (3.62%) Windows 10
13 2 (1.45%) Android
13 2 (1.45%) OpenVMS
13 2 (1.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.36%) Change Management
1 35 (25.36%) Software Testing
1 35 (25.36%) Test Automation
2 32 (23.19%) Migration
3 31 (22.46%) Test Scripting
4 14 (10.14%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (6.52%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (5.80%) Application Packaging
6 8 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (5.80%) ITIL
6 8 (5.80%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (5.07%) Database Mirroring
7 7 (5.07%) Service Management
8 6 (4.35%) Identity Management
8 6 (4.35%) RAD
9 5 (3.62%) Problem Management
10 4 (2.90%) High Availability
11 3 (2.17%) Business Continuity
11 3 (2.17%) Mentoring
11 3 (2.17%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (39.86%) SQL
2 28 (20.29%) PowerShell
3 17 (12.32%) VBScript
4 13 (9.42%) T-SQL
5 8 (5.80%) Perl
6 7 (5.07%) Java
7 6 (4.35%) Ruby
7 6 (4.35%) VBA
8 4 (2.90%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.72%) AWK
9 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.72%) Korn
9 1 (0.72%) Python
9 1 (0.72%) sed
Qualifications
1 43 (31.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (30.43%) MCSE
3 35 (25.36%) MCITP
3 35 (25.36%) MCSA
3 35 (25.36%) MCTS
4 31 (22.46%) ISTQB
5 29 (21.01%) Security Cleared
6 18 (13.04%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.62%) Degree
8 3 (2.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 81 (58.70%) Active Directory
2 42 (30.43%) Hyper-V
3 41 (29.71%) VMware ESX
4 39 (28.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 39 (28.26%) Veritas File System
5 37 (26.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 24 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (14.49%) XenApp
8 15 (10.87%) XenDesktop
9 4 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.72%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 35 (25.36%) HP Quality Center
1 35 (25.36%) McAfee ePO
1 35 (25.36%) Netcool
2 15 (10.87%) SCCM
3 14 (10.14%) SCOM
4 11 (7.97%) WSUS
5 9 (6.52%) Nagios
6 6 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 6 (4.35%) TADDM
7 5 (3.62%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.17%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.45%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.45%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.45%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.72%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.72%) OpenView
10 1 (0.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.72%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 75 (54.35%) Veritas
2 71 (51.45%) Microsoft
3 63 (45.65%) Citrix
4 59 (42.75%) VMware
5 35 (25.36%) Intel Security
6 13 (9.42%) Symantec
7 9 (6.52%) Cisco
7 9 (6.52%) IBM
8 7 (5.07%) AppSense
8 7 (5.07%) HP
9 4 (2.90%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.17%) Oracle
11 2 (1.45%) arcserve
11 2 (1.45%) CA
11 2 (1.45%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.45%) CommVault
11 2 (1.45%) Sophos
12 1 (0.72%) EMC
12 1 (0.72%) Juniper
12 1 (0.72%) Lotus
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