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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 84 92 95
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Contract jobs citing Clustering 37 44 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.70% 1.37% 1.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.69% 4.49% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 19 25
Median daily rate £310 £310 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £119 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £351 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £342 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.80% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £35.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+2.11% +23.47%
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
789 979 773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 36.26% 30.57% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 477 426
Median daily rate £345 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.75% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +7.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 31 24
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.25 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.15% +3.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £12.35 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £47.69 £38.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.88 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.22% +7.88%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -9 23 £320 +2.40%
Edinburgh +11 7 £238 -36.91%
Glasgow -5 5 £285 -2.97%
Clustering
UK

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 71 (59.66%) Microsoft
2 64 (53.78%) Active Directory
3 61 (51.26%) Citrix
3 61 (51.26%) Windows
4 52 (43.70%) SQL
5 49 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 47 (39.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 46 (38.66%) Veritas
8 42 (35.29%) SQL Server
9 37 (31.09%) AIX
9 37 (31.09%) VMware
10 34 (28.57%) Hyper-V
11 33 (27.73%) MCSE
12 32 (26.89%) Security Cleared
13 31 (26.05%) Netcool
14 30 (25.21%) Microsoft Clustering
15 27 (22.69%) Windows Server 2003
16 26 (21.85%) MCTS
17 25 (21.01%) Windows Server 2012
17 25 (21.01%) SharePoint
18 24 (20.17%) Windows XP
18 24 (20.17%) Intel Security
18 24 (20.17%) Change Management
18 24 (20.17%) Windows 7
18 24 (20.17%) McAfee ePO
18 24 (20.17%) Software Testing
18 24 (20.17%) ISTQB
18 24 (20.17%) VMware Infrastructure
18 24 (20.17%) SC Cleared
19 23 (19.33%) MCITP

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 25 (21.01%) SharePoint
2 12 (10.08%) WebSphere
3 9 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (7.56%) MS Exchange
4 8 (6.72%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (4.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (4.20%) OpenStack
6 4 (3.36%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.52%) WebSphere Portal
8 2 (1.68%) IIS
9 1 (0.84%) Apache
9 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.84%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.84%) SAS
9 1 (0.84%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 15 (12.61%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.61%) NetScaler
2 14 (11.76%) SAN
3 10 (8.40%) DHCP
3 10 (8.40%) DNS
4 8 (6.72%) Firewall
5 7 (5.88%) IPsec
5 7 (5.88%) NAS
6 5 (4.20%) SMTP
7 4 (3.36%) HTTP
7 4 (3.36%) VoIP
8 2 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.68%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.68%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.68%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.84%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (0.84%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 16 (13.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (10.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (9.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (6.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (6.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (5.88%) DB2
7 3 (2.52%) DTS
7 3 (2.52%) OLAP
7 3 (2.52%) OLTP
8 1 (0.84%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (13.45%) StarTeam
2 8 (6.72%) HP UFT
2 8 (6.72%) TestDirector
2 8 (6.72%) WinRunner
3 2 (1.68%) Fiddler
3 2 (1.68%) Subversion
4 1 (0.84%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.84%) MSI
General
1 18 (15.13%) Finance
2 14 (11.76%) Law
3 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (12.61%) Administrator
1 15 (12.61%) Integration Engineer
2 14 (11.76%) Analyst
3 13 (10.92%) 3rd Line Support
3 13 (10.92%) Consultant
3 13 (10.92%) Test Analyst
4 10 (8.40%) Systems Administrator
5 9 (7.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 8 (6.72%) Developer
6 8 (6.72%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 8 (6.72%) Unix Consultant
7 7 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 7 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
7 7 (5.88%) VMware Support Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) SQL Server Specialist
8 5 (4.20%) Tester
9 4 (3.36%) Infrastructure Support
9 4 (3.36%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.36%) Middleware
1 4 (3.36%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (2.52%) Web Services
3 1 (0.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.97%) Data Centre
2 18 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.72%) Client/Server
4 8 (6.72%) PDA
5 7 (5.88%) Replication
6 5 (4.20%) Blackberry
6 5 (4.20%) PKI
7 2 (1.68%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.84%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 61 (51.26%) Windows
2 47 (39.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (31.09%) AIX
4 27 (22.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (21.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (20.17%) Windows 7
6 24 (20.17%) Windows XP
7 23 (19.33%) Unix
8 22 (18.49%) Linux
9 21 (17.65%) Solaris
10 18 (15.13%) Windows Server
11 16 (13.45%) Windows 10
12 9 (7.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.84%) Android
13 1 (0.84%) HPUX
13 1 (0.84%) i5/OS
13 1 (0.84%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.17%) Change Management
1 24 (20.17%) Software Testing
2 21 (17.65%) Test Scripting
3 20 (16.81%) Smoke Testing
4 16 (13.45%) ITIL
5 15 (12.61%) High Availability
5 15 (12.61%) Server Virtualisation
6 14 (11.76%) Migration
6 14 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (9.24%) Server Building
8 9 (7.56%) Application Packaging
8 9 (7.56%) Database Mirroring
9 8 (6.72%) Test Automation
10 7 (5.88%) Configuration Management
10 7 (5.88%) Software Distribution
11 6 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (4.20%) ETL
12 5 (4.20%) Mentoring
12 5 (4.20%) Validation
13 4 (3.36%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 52 (43.70%) SQL
2 22 (18.49%) PowerShell
2 22 (18.49%) VBScript
3 11 (9.24%) T-SQL
4 5 (4.20%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.52%) Perl
6 2 (1.68%) Korn
6 2 (1.68%) Python
7 1 (0.84%) AWK
7 1 (0.84%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.84%) C
7 1 (0.84%) Java
7 1 (0.84%) sed
Qualifications
1 49 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (27.73%) MCSE
3 32 (26.89%) Security Cleared
4 26 (21.85%) MCTS
5 24 (20.17%) ISTQB
5 24 (20.17%) SC Cleared
6 23 (19.33%) MCITP
6 23 (19.33%) MCSA
7 17 (14.29%) Degree
8 2 (1.68%) CCNA
8 2 (1.68%) CCNP
8 2 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.20%) SLA
System Software
1 64 (53.78%) Active Directory
2 34 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 24 (20.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (17.65%) VMware ESX
5 14 (11.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 13 (10.92%) XenApp
6 13 (10.92%) XenDesktop
7 11 (9.24%) Veritas File System
7 11 (9.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 8 (6.72%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (4.20%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (2.52%) PowerHA
11 2 (1.68%) vSphere
12 1 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.84%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 31 (26.05%) Netcool
2 30 (25.21%) Microsoft Clustering
3 24 (20.17%) McAfee ePO
4 18 (15.13%) WSUS
5 8 (6.72%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (6.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (6.72%) SCCM
6 7 (5.88%) SCOM
6 7 (5.88%) Tivoli
7 5 (4.20%) CA Spectrum
7 5 (4.20%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (4.20%) SCVMM
8 4 (3.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.84%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.84%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.84%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.84%) OpenView
9 1 (0.84%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 71 (59.66%) Microsoft
2 61 (51.26%) Citrix
3 46 (38.66%) Veritas
4 37 (31.09%) VMware
5 24 (20.17%) Intel Security
6 16 (13.45%) IBM
7 14 (11.76%) HP
8 8 (6.72%) NetApp
9 6 (5.04%) AppSense
9 6 (5.04%) Cisco
9 6 (5.04%) Red Hat
10 5 (4.20%) arcserve
10 5 (4.20%) CA
10 5 (4.20%) Lumension
10 5 (4.20%) Symantec
11 4 (3.36%) 3PAR
11 4 (3.36%) Brocade
11 4 (3.36%) EMC
11 4 (3.36%) Juniper
12 2 (1.68%) F5