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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 55 89
Rank change year-on-year -40 +34  
Contract jobs citing Clustering 13 76 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.74% 2.93% 1.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.27% 9.69% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 34 24
Median daily rate £340 £328 £134
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% +143.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £252 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £475 £356
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £37.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year -32.43% -6.32%  

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 572 784 743
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 32.63% 30.25% 25.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 430 393
Median daily rate £358 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 26
Median hourly rate £47.23 £40.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.07% +110.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £15.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £46.00 £53.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.68% +48.00%  

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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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 -17 5 £388 -6.06% 1
Fife - 4 £363 -
Renfrewshire -1 2 £340 +22.52%
Glasgow -12 1 £350 +12.00%
Dundee - 1 £338 -
Clustering
UK

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 24 (64.86%) SQL
2 23 (62.16%) Windows
3 19 (51.35%) SQL Server
3 19 (51.35%) Microsoft
3 19 (51.35%) Citrix
4 17 (45.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (43.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (43.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (43.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (40.54%) VMware
6 15 (40.54%) Veritas
6 15 (40.54%) Active Directory
7 14 (37.84%) MCSE
8 12 (32.43%) Microsoft Clustering
9 11 (29.73%) IIS
9 11 (29.73%) Firewall
10 10 (27.03%) MCITP
10 10 (27.03%) PowerShell
10 10 (27.03%) Office 365
11 9 (24.32%) Hyper-V
11 9 (24.32%) SharePoint
11 9 (24.32%) SAN
12 8 (21.62%) Netcool
13 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
13 7 (18.92%) AIX
13 7 (18.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 7 (18.92%) Windows 7
13 7 (18.92%) Server Building
13 7 (18.92%) Server Virtualisation
14 6 (16.22%) Windows Server

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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 11 (29.73%) IIS
2 9 (24.32%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.41%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.70%) Apache
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.70%) iPlanet
4 1 (2.70%) JBoss
4 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.03%) Office 365
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) Firewall
2 9 (24.32%) SAN
3 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.41%) Internet
4 2 (5.41%) IPsec
4 2 (5.41%) NAS
4 2 (5.41%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (5.41%) Skype
4 2 (5.41%) VoIP
5 1 (2.70%) DHCP
5 1 (2.70%) DNS
5 1 (2.70%) LAN
5 1 (2.70%) SSL
5 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (51.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (5.41%) Banking
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
1 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) DBA
2 6 (16.22%) SQL DBA
3 5 (13.51%) Administrator
3 5 (13.51%) Test Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (8.11%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Server Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (8.11%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) IT Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Server Support
6 2 (5.41%) Server Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.51%) Replication
3 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.41%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.70%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 23 (62.16%) Windows
2 16 (43.24%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (43.24%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (43.24%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (18.92%) AIX
3 7 (18.92%) Windows 7
4 6 (16.22%) Windows Server
4 6 (16.22%) Windows XP
5 5 (13.51%) Windows 10
6 4 (10.81%) Linux
6 4 (10.81%) Unix
7 3 (8.11%) Solaris
8 1 (2.70%) HPUX
8 1 (2.70%) SUSE
8 1 (2.70%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Server Building
1 7 (18.92%) Server Virtualisation
2 6 (16.22%) Change Control
2 6 (16.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (16.22%) Test Scripting
3 5 (13.51%) Change Management
3 5 (13.51%) ITIL
3 5 (13.51%) Smoke Testing
3 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
3 5 (13.51%) Time Management
4 3 (8.11%) Migration
4 3 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (8.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.41%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.41%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.41%) High Availability
5 2 (5.41%) Performance Management
5 2 (5.41%) Software Distribution
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (64.86%) SQL
2 10 (27.03%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (45.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (37.84%) MCSE
3 10 (27.03%) MCITP
4 6 (16.22%) ISTQB
4 6 (16.22%) MCSA
4 6 (16.22%) MCTS
4 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
4 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
5 5 (13.51%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (10.81%) Degree
7 2 (5.41%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (40.54%) Active Directory
2 9 (24.32%) Hyper-V
3 7 (18.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (16.22%) vSphere
5 5 (13.51%) XenApp
6 4 (10.81%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (8.11%) VMware Server
8 1 (2.70%) KVM
Systems Management
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft Clustering
2 8 (21.62%) Netcool
3 6 (16.22%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (16.22%) NetBackup
4 3 (8.11%) WSUS
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (5.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (5.41%) SCCM
5 2 (5.41%) SCOM
5 2 (5.41%) SCVMM
5 2 (5.41%) Tivoli
6 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (51.35%) Citrix
1 19 (51.35%) Microsoft
2 15 (40.54%) Veritas
2 15 (40.54%) VMware
3 6 (16.22%) Intel Security
4 4 (10.81%) HP
5 3 (8.11%) Oracle
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco
7 1 (2.70%) CA
7 1 (2.70%) Dell
7 1 (2.70%) F5
7 1 (2.70%) PlateSpin
7 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.70%) Sun