Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 99 116
Rank change year-on-year -70 +17 -4
Contract jobs citing Clustering 20 87 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.40% 2.00% 1.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.37% 5.84% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 59 42
Scotland median daily rate £350 £300 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -4.38% -7.04%
10th Percentile £325 £217 £127
90th Percentile £455 £346 £390
UK median daily rate £408 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +8.67% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £40.25 -
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -26.32% +38.18%

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 1463 1490 1918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 29.57% 34.33% 30.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 760 876 936
Scotland median daily rate £380 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -3.45% +2.11%
10th Percentile £210 £233 £211
90th Percentile £525 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 38 63
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £31.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.20% +48.81% -3.45%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.60 £46.68 £46.94
UK median hourly rate £20.66 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year -0.46% +6.41% +8.33%

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

Clustering
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

Clustering
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

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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh -23 16 £350 +33.33%
Glasgow -20 2 - - 1
Dundee +8 1 - - 1
Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (45.00%) Finance
3 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (35.00%) VBScript
5 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
5 7 (35.00%) VMware
5 7 (35.00%) WSUS
5 7 (35.00%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (30.00%) Linux
7 5 (25.00%) Citrix
7 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
7 5 (25.00%) Perl
7 5 (25.00%) Python
7 5 (25.00%) Banking
7 5 (25.00%) XenApp
7 5 (25.00%) XenDesktop
7 5 (25.00%) NetScaler
8 4 (20.00%) High Availability
8 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (20.00%) SCCM
8 4 (20.00%) ITIL
8 4 (20.00%) SAN
8 4 (20.00%) DNS
8 4 (20.00%) SQL
8 4 (20.00%) Firewall

Clustering
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 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) Apache
2 2 (10.00%) Apache Solr
2 2 (10.00%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) NetScaler
2 4 (20.00%) DNS
2 4 (20.00%) Firewall
2 4 (20.00%) SAN
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (10.00%) DHCP
3 2 (10.00%) Kerberos
3 2 (10.00%) Network Security
3 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) DB2
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 7
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (15.00%) Law
4 2 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (15.00%) Administrator
1 3 (15.00%) Consultant
1 3 (15.00%) DBA
1 3 (15.00%) Linux Consultant
2 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Architect
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix Support
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) DB2 Support
3 1 (5.00%) ICT Administrator
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Support Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (10.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Replication
2 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.00%) CMDB
4 1 (5.00%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (30.00%) Linux
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (15.00%) AIX
5 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (15.00%) Unix
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) High Availability
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Application Packaging
2 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (15.00%) Identity Management
2 3 (15.00%) Programme Delivery
2 3 (15.00%) Runbook
2 3 (15.00%) Service Management
3 2 (10.00%) BCP
3 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (10.00%) Data Security
3 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.00%) Open Source
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.00%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (35.00%) VBScript
3 5 (25.00%) Perl
3 5 (25.00%) Python
4 4 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (15.00%) C
5 3 (15.00%) PHP
6 2 (10.00%) C#
7 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) OCP
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (35.00%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (25.00%) XenApp
4 5 (25.00%) XenDesktop
5 3 (15.00%) RHEV
6 2 (10.00%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 7 (35.00%) WSUS
2 4 (20.00%) SCCM
3 3 (15.00%) Control-M
3 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (15.00%) Puppet
3 3 (15.00%) Rundeck
3 3 (15.00%) SCOM
3 3 (15.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (10.00%) EnCase
4 2 (10.00%) vCenter Server
5 1 (5.00%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (5.00%) Simpana
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) VMware
3 5 (25.00%) Citrix
3 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (15.00%) AppSense
4 3 (15.00%) EMC
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco
5 2 (10.00%) McAfee
5 2 (10.00%) Nuix
5 2 (10.00%) Sophos
5 2 (10.00%) Splunk
5 2 (10.00%) Symantec
6 1 (5.00%) BMC
6 1 (5.00%) CommVault
6 1 (5.00%) Dell
6 1 (5.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle