Period
to 18 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Clustering over the 6 months to 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Clustering
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 160 86
Rank change year-on-year +20 -74 +56
Contract jobs citing Clustering 66 23 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.20% 0.49% 2.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.02% 1.62% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 8 61
Scotland median daily rate £285 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.57% +16.67% -11.11%
10th Percentile £233 £254 £243
90th Percentile £469 £447 £400
UK median daily rate £396 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -1.00% +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate - - £43.00
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £27.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +53.69% -1.79% -12.50%

Clustering is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,640 1,418 1,891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 29.78% 30.12% 36.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 739 1,063
Scotland median daily rate £400 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +7.86% -
10th Percentile £221 £206 £230
90th Percentile £538 £525 £492
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 55 64
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% -18.37% +98.65%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.28 £11.22
90th Percentile £51.50 £44.50 £42.85
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.23 £20.83
% change year-on-year +1.30% +1.90% +12.59%

Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Clustering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Clustering in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Clustering in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Clustering in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Clustering in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Clustering in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Clustering in Scotland

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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 6 months to 18 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire +2 40 £280 +10.34%
Glasgow -9 17 £361 - 2
Edinburgh -14 7 £475 +21.79% 2
Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Clustering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 59 (89.39%) Windows
2 56 (84.85%) Microsoft
2 56 (84.85%) Active Directory
3 55 (83.33%) Citrix
4 54 (81.82%) VMware
5 52 (78.79%) VMware ESXi
6 50 (75.76%) Veritas
7 49 (74.24%) DHCP
7 49 (74.24%) SQL
8 47 (71.21%) McAfee
8 47 (71.21%) Hyper-V
9 46 (69.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 46 (69.70%) Office 365
10 45 (68.18%) McAfee ePO
10 45 (68.18%) AIX
10 45 (68.18%) DNS
10 45 (68.18%) Security Cleared
10 45 (68.18%) VMware Infrastructure
11 44 (66.67%) Test Automation
11 44 (66.67%) WinRunner
11 44 (66.67%) HP UFT
12 43 (65.15%) Change Management
12 43 (65.15%) Windows 7
12 43 (65.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 43 (65.15%) Software Testing
13 42 (63.64%) ISTQB
13 42 (63.64%) Test Scripting
13 42 (63.64%) SC Cleared
14 41 (62.12%) PDA
15 40 (60.61%) HP

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Co-occurring 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 8 (12.12%) Skype for Business
2 4 (6.06%) Confluence
2 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.06%) Office Communications Server
2 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.55%) IIS
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
5 1 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.52%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 46 (69.70%) Office 365
2 7 (10.61%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.52%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.52%) PaaS
4 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (74.24%) DHCP
2 45 (68.18%) DNS
3 7 (10.61%) Skype
4 5 (7.58%) TCP/IP
5 4 (6.06%) Unified Communications
6 3 (4.55%) Firewall
7 1 (1.52%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (1.52%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.52%) MPLS
7 1 (1.52%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.52%) SAN
7 1 (1.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) MariaDB
2 3 (4.55%) MySQL
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.03%) InfluxDB
3 2 (3.03%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.52%) Informix
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 44 (66.67%) HP UFT
1 44 (66.67%) WinRunner
2 7 (10.61%) TestDirector
3 4 (6.06%) JIRA
4 3 (4.55%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (13.64%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (39.39%) Analyst
2 23 (34.85%) Test Analyst
3 12 (18.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 11 (16.67%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 11 (16.67%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 8 (12.12%) Test Leader
6 6 (9.09%) Architect
6 6 (9.09%) DBA
6 6 (9.09%) Designer
6 6 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (9.09%) Infrastructure Designer
6 6 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
7 5 (7.58%) Tester
8 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.55%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 41 (62.12%) PDA
2 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) PKI
2 3 (4.55%) Replication
3 2 (3.03%) Analytical Mindset
3 2 (3.03%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.52%) Renewable Energy
4 1 (1.52%) SCADA
4 1 (1.52%) User Experience
4 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 59 (89.39%) Windows
2 46 (69.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 45 (68.18%) AIX
4 43 (65.15%) Windows 7
4 43 (65.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (16.67%) Windows Server
6 10 (15.15%) Linux
7 7 (10.61%) Windows XP
8 5 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.52%) Unix
9 1 (1.52%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 43 (65.15%) Change Management
2 43 (65.15%) Software Testing
3 42 (63.64%) Test Scripting
4 33 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
5 8 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (6.06%) Use Case
7 3 (4.55%) Asset Management
7 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (4.55%) Migration
7 3 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (4.55%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.55%) Waterfall
8 2 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.03%) DevOps
8 2 (3.03%) Re-Platforming
8 2 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.03%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 49 (74.24%) SQL
2 6 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.06%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (68.18%) Security Cleared
2 42 (63.64%) ISTQB
2 42 (63.64%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.09%) MCITP
3 6 (9.09%) MCSA
3 6 (9.09%) MCSE
3 6 (9.09%) MCTS
3 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.52%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) GDPR
2 1 (1.52%) PMO
System Software
1 56 (84.85%) Active Directory
2 52 (78.79%) VMware ESXi
3 47 (71.21%) Hyper-V
4 45 (68.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 38 (57.58%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (9.09%) XenDesktop
7 3 (4.55%) ISA Server
7 3 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (4.55%) vSphere
7 3 (4.55%) XenApp
8 1 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 45 (68.18%) McAfee ePO
2 38 (57.58%) HP ALM
3 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (7.58%) Ansible
5 5 (7.58%) Netcool
5 5 (7.58%) SCCM
6 3 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (4.55%) Puppet
6 3 (4.55%) SCOM
7 2 (3.03%) Grafana
7 2 (3.03%) Prometheus
7 2 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (1.52%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (1.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.52%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 56 (84.85%) Microsoft
2 55 (83.33%) Citrix
3 54 (81.82%) VMware
4 50 (75.76%) Veritas
5 47 (71.21%) McAfee
6 40 (60.61%) HP
7 39 (59.09%) Ivanti
8 7 (10.61%) Oracle
9 6 (9.09%) Red Hat
10 4 (6.06%) Symantec
11 2 (3.03%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.52%) CA
12 1 (1.52%) Charles River
12 1 (1.52%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.52%) Cisco
12 1 (1.52%) CyberArk
12 1 (1.52%) F5
12 1 (1.52%) Splunk
12 1 (1.52%) Talend
12 1 (1.52%) Varonis