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 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 105 96 92
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs citing Clustering 37 35 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.11% 1.27% 0.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.81% 4.56% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 16
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£338 £335 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -4.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £254 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £364 £405
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 £33.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+48.88% -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
970 767 674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 29.17% 27.89% 27.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 402 339
Average daily rate £365 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 19 24
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £57.95 £19.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%

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 31 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 31 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 -6 13 £377 +3.43%
Glasgow +4 11 £306 -9.25% 4
Renfrewshire +3 11 £400 +22.60%
West Lothian -7 3 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - 3 - -
Fife - 3 - -
Dundee - 1 - - 1
Stirling - 1 £465 -
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Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 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 27 (51.92%) Veritas
2 24 (46.15%) Finance
3 22 (42.31%) Solaris
4 21 (40.38%) SQL
5 19 (36.54%) UNIX
6 18 (34.62%) Windows
6 18 (34.62%) Migration
7 17 (32.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 16 (30.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 16 (30.77%) Data Centre
9 15 (28.85%) Veritas File System
10 14 (26.92%) SQL Server
11 13 (25.00%) Linux
11 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 13 (25.00%) Citrix
12 12 (23.08%) SAN
12 12 (23.08%) Law
12 12 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (19.23%) VMware
13 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (19.23%) Active Directory
14 9 (17.31%) T-SQL
15 8 (15.38%) Netcool
15 8 (15.38%) Replication
15 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
15 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
16 7 (13.46%) NAS
16 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
16 7 (13.46%) Server Building
17 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
1 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 12 (23.08%) SAN
2 7 (13.46%) NAS
3 6 (11.54%) IPsec
4 5 (9.62%) DNS
5 4 (7.69%) DHCP
6 1 (1.92%) FTP
6 1 (1.92%) HTTP
6 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.92%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.92%) SSL
6 1 (1.92%) LAN
6 1 (1.92%) WAN
6 1 (1.92%) Network Security
6 1 (1.92%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.92%) Firewall
6 1 (1.92%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 12 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (7.69%) DTS
7 3 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
8 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.92%) Sybase IQ
9 1 (1.92%) Sybase ASE
9 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.92%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) WinRunner
1 3 (5.77%) TestDirector
1 3 (5.77%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.92%) Toad
General
1 24 (46.15%) Finance
2 12 (23.08%) Law
3 4 (7.69%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (17.31%) Consultant
1 9 (17.31%) Administrator
2 8 (15.38%) DBA
2 8 (15.38%) UNIX Consultant
3 6 (11.54%) Integration Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) SQL DBA
3 6 (11.54%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (11.54%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (9.62%) Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Developer
5 4 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
5 4 (7.69%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 4 (7.69%) SQL Developer
5 4 (7.69%) UNIX Administrator
5 4 (7.69%) Solaris Administrator
6 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Server Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (3.85%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) HTML
1 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 8 (15.38%) Replication
3 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.77%) PDA
4 3 (5.77%) HACMP
5 2 (3.85%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.92%) iSeries
6 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (42.31%) Solaris
2 19 (36.54%) UNIX
3 18 (34.62%) Windows
4 13 (25.00%) Linux
5 6 (11.54%) AIX
5 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (7.69%) Windows 7
8 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (5.77%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.85%) HPUX
10 1 (1.92%) zOS
10 1 (1.92%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (34.62%) Migration
2 7 (13.46%) Server Building
3 6 (11.54%) Software Distribution
3 6 (11.54%) Configuration Management
4 5 (9.62%) Change Management
4 5 (9.62%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (7.69%) Database Mirroring
6 3 (5.77%) ETL Development
6 3 (5.77%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.77%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.77%) ETL
6 3 (5.77%) Asset Management
6 3 (5.77%) Software Testing
6 3 (5.77%) Load Balancing
6 3 (5.77%) Test Scripting
6 3 (5.77%) Performance Management
6 3 (5.77%) Database Tuning
6 3 (5.77%) Test Automation
7 2 (3.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (40.38%) SQL
2 9 (17.31%) T-SQL
3 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.92%) Java
4 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.92%) VBScript
4 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
4 6 (11.54%) MCTS
4 6 (11.54%) MCSA
5 4 (7.69%) MCSE
5 4 (7.69%) Degree
6 3 (5.77%) MCITP
6 3 (5.77%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.92%) CCNP
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (32.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 16 (30.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 15 (28.85%) Veritas File System
4 10 (19.23%) Active Directory
5 4 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
6 3 (5.77%) VMware ESX
6 3 (5.77%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (5.77%) GPFS
7 1 (1.92%) SRDF
7 1 (1.92%) NFS
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.92%) XenApp
7 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) Netcool
2 6 (11.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (11.54%) Tivoli
3 5 (9.62%) NetBackup
4 4 (7.69%) Backup Exec
5 3 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (5.77%) Nagios
5 3 (5.77%) SCOM
6 2 (3.85%) Data Guard
6 2 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (3.85%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.92%) SCCM
7 1 (1.92%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (1.92%) Control-M
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle Flashback
7 1 (1.92%) EMC TimeFinder
Vendors
1 27 (51.92%) Veritas
2 13 (25.00%) Citrix
2 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (19.23%) VMware
4 5 (9.62%) EMC
5 4 (7.69%) Cisco
5 4 (7.69%) Symantec
6 3 (5.77%) McAfee
6 3 (5.77%) IBM
7 2 (3.85%) Oracle
7 2 (3.85%) HP
8 1 (1.92%) Sun
8 1 (1.92%) Murex
8 1 (1.92%) Sybase
8 1 (1.92%) Juniper
8 1 (1.92%) BMC
8 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
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