Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 171 105
Rank change year-on-year +8 -66 +9
Contract jobs citing Clustering 38 20 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.71% 0.40% 1.99%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.43% 1.33% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 3 59
Scotland median daily rate £310 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.43% +16.67% -4.38%
10th Percentile £224 £325 £217
90th Percentile £438 £455 £346
UK median daily rate £404 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.94% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Scotland median hourly rate - - £40.25
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +40.88% +7.14% -26.32%

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 1,561 1,507 1,593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 29.29% 30.12% 35.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 789 773 934
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -2.78%
10th Percentile £218 £207 £241
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 68 50
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.08% -23.20% +66.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £45.15 £48.88
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.17 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.62% +0.83% +5.26%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 - 18 £280 -
Edinburgh -3 10 £375 +7.14% 2
Glasgow -11 10 £425 - 2
Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 29 (76.32%) SQL
2 26 (68.42%) Security Cleared
3 23 (60.53%) Windows
4 21 (55.26%) Citrix
4 21 (55.26%) Test Scripting
5 20 (52.63%) SC Cleared
5 20 (52.63%) Active Directory
5 20 (52.63%) Microsoft
5 20 (52.63%) AIX
5 20 (52.63%) VMware
6 19 (50.00%) McAfee
6 19 (50.00%) DHCP
6 19 (50.00%) WinRunner
6 19 (50.00%) HP UFT
6 19 (50.00%) Veritas
6 19 (50.00%) Hyper-V
6 19 (50.00%) Test Automation
6 19 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (50.00%) ISTQB
7 18 (47.37%) Ivanti
7 18 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (47.37%) Software Testing
7 18 (47.37%) PDA
7 18 (47.37%) McAfee ePO
7 18 (47.37%) Office 365
7 18 (47.37%) Windows 7
7 18 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (47.37%) HP
7 18 (47.37%) Change Management

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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 7 (18.42%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 18 (47.37%) Office 365
2 7 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (50.00%) DHCP
2 17 (44.74%) DNS
3 2 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) MariaDB
1 7 (18.42%) MySQL
1 7 (18.42%) Oracle Database
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (5.26%) InfluxDB
4 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (2.63%) Informix
Development Applications
1 19 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 19 (50.00%) WinRunner
2 7 (18.42%) Git (software)
2 7 (18.42%) JIRA
3 5 (13.16%) Oracle APEX
3 5 (13.16%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.63%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (7.89%) Banking
1 3 (7.89%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Analyst
1 11 (28.95%) DBA
2 9 (23.68%) Test Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) MySQL DBA
6 4 (10.53%) Test Leader
7 3 (7.89%) Administrator
7 3 (7.89%) Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Oracle DBA
8 2 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Test Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Tester
9 1 (2.63%) Applications Developer
9 1 (2.63%) Applications Support
9 1 (2.63%) Architect
9 1 (2.63%) Business Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Consultant
9 1 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) Middleware
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 18 (47.37%) PDA
2 7 (18.42%) Replication
3 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
3 5 (13.16%) Oracle Licensing
3 5 (13.16%) Private Cloud
4 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.63%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (60.53%) Windows
2 20 (52.63%) AIX
3 18 (47.37%) Windows 7
3 18 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (39.47%) Linux
5 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.63%) Unix
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) Test Scripting
2 19 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 18 (47.37%) Change Management
3 18 (47.37%) Software Testing
4 17 (44.74%) Smoke Testing
5 10 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (15.79%) Migration
8 5 (13.16%) Project Management
8 5 (13.16%) Software Licensing
9 4 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (7.89%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 3 (7.89%) ITIL
10 3 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
11 2 (5.26%) BCP
11 2 (5.26%) Business Continuity
11 2 (5.26%) Change Control
11 2 (5.26%) Data Modelling
11 2 (5.26%) Data Security
11 2 (5.26%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 29 (76.32%) SQL
2 8 (21.05%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (68.42%) Security Cleared
2 20 (52.63%) SC Cleared
3 19 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.63%) CISSP
5 1 (2.63%) MCITP
5 1 (2.63%) MCSA
5 1 (2.63%) MCSE
5 1 (2.63%) MCTS
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (5.26%) GDPR
1 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 19 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 19 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 19 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (47.37%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.63%) vSphere
4 1 (2.63%) XenApp
4 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (47.37%) HP ALM
1 18 (47.37%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (5.26%) Ansible
2 2 (5.26%) Grafana
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (5.26%) Prometheus
2 2 (5.26%) SCOM
3 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) Citrix
2 20 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 20 (52.63%) VMware
3 19 (50.00%) McAfee
3 19 (50.00%) Veritas
4 18 (47.37%) HP
4 18 (47.37%) Ivanti
5 8 (21.05%) Oracle
6 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.26%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.63%) Ab Initio
7 1 (2.63%) Charles River
7 1 (2.63%) EMC
7 1 (2.63%) Splunk
7 1 (2.63%) Talend