Period
to 15 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Microsoft Clustering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Clustering over the 6 months to 15 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
UK > Scotland
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 184 177 162
Rank change year-on-year -7 -15 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 2 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.043% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.36% 1.52% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Scotland median daily rate £538 £325 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +65.38% +10.17% -21.33%
10th Percentile £516 £313 £258
90th Percentile £549 £338 £359
UK median daily rate £396 £400 £416
% change year-on-year -0.94% -3.90% +6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Scotland median hourly rate - - £40.25
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £32.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year +56.25% -20.50% +34.17%

Microsoft Clustering is in the Systems Management 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 systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 550 525 464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.73% 10.72% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 325 273
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.19% +10.40%
10th Percentile £235 £265 £203
90th Percentile £613 £600 £458
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 11
Scotland median hourly rate £34.69 £20.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.19% +6.41% -
10th Percentile £27.02 £19.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £42.21 £25.00 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% -

Microsoft Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Clustering in Scotland

Microsoft Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Clustering in Scotland

Microsoft Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Clustering in Scotland

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Clustering within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 15 February 2019. 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 +7 2 £538 +65.38% 1
Microsoft Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Clustering.

1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) EMC
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Ab Initio
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
1 2 (100.00%) Zachman Framework
1 2 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) XenServer
1 2 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business

Microsoft 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 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (50.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (100.00%) Translating Business Requirements
1 2 (100.00%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Management
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 2 (100.00%) XenServer
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Ab Initio
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) EMC
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Charles River
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas