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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 77 119
Rank change year-on-year -25 +42  
Contract jobs citing Clustering 10 82 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.47% 2.80% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.62% 8.04% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 37 9
Median daily rate £430 £300 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.33% -15.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £400 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £375
% change year-on-year +13.63% -12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £26.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year - +33.33%  

Clustering is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 616 1020 854
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 28.73% 34.78% 28.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 551 394
Median daily rate £376 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -1.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £491 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 41
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £14.93 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Clustering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
Edinburgh -4 6 £430 +1.17% 1
Renfrewshire +31 3 £254 -15.41%
Glasgow -22 1 - -
Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 18 (75.00%) SQL
2 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
2 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
3 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (41.67%) PowerShell
4 9 (37.50%) Windows
5 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (29.17%) Finance
5 7 (29.17%) VMware
5 7 (29.17%) MCITP
5 7 (29.17%) Office 365
6 6 (25.00%) Replication
6 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
7 5 (20.83%) AIX
7 5 (20.83%) MCSE
7 5 (20.83%) IIS
7 5 (20.83%) Citrix
7 5 (20.83%) High Availability
7 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (20.83%) Server Virtualisation
7 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
7 5 (20.83%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (16.67%) Migration
8 4 (16.67%) SAN

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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 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (20.83%) IIS
3 2 (8.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) Office 365
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) SAN
2 2 (8.33%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (8.33%) Skype
3 1 (4.17%) Internet
3 1 (4.17%) SSL
3 1 (4.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (12.50%) RDBMS
4 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (4.17%) DB2
6 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) StarTeam
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 2 (8.33%) Law
3 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) DBA
1 7 (29.17%) SQL DBA
2 4 (16.67%) Administrator
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
3 3 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) IT Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) IT Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Linux Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) SCCM Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Storage Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) DB2 Support
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Migration Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Replication
2 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (8.33%) EMC VNX
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) HACMP
4 1 (4.17%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) AIX
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (16.67%) Unix
4 3 (12.50%) Linux
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) High Availability
1 5 (20.83%) Server Virtualisation
2 4 (16.67%) Migration
2 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (12.50%) Change Management
3 3 (12.50%) ITIL
3 3 (12.50%) Smoke Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.33%) Capacity Management
4 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.33%) Fault Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Identity Management
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Management
4 2 (8.33%) Programme Delivery
4 2 (8.33%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) SQL
2 10 (41.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.33%) C
3 2 (8.33%) Perl
3 2 (8.33%) PHP
3 2 (8.33%) Python
3 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) MCITP
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (20.83%) MCSE
3 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 3 (12.50%) MCSA
3 3 (12.50%) MCTS
3 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) Degree
4 2 (8.33%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
2 5 (20.83%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (8.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 2 (8.33%) RHEV
3 2 (8.33%) XenApp
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (12.50%) Netcool
2 3 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (8.33%) Control-M
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Puppet
3 2 (8.33%) Rundeck
3 2 (8.33%) SCCM
3 2 (8.33%) SCOM
3 2 (8.33%) SCVMM
3 2 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (4.17%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) VMware
3 5 (20.83%) Citrix
4 4 (16.67%) EMC
5 3 (12.50%) McAfee
5 3 (12.50%) Veritas
6 2 (8.33%) arcserve
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco
6 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.17%) BMC
7 1 (4.17%) CA
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle