Period
to 19 September 2018

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 19 September 2018 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 174 181
Rank change year-on-year -19 +7 +17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 10 6 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.18% 0.13% 0.60%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.54% 0.99% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 8
Scotland median daily rate £450 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +16.67% -31.54%
10th Percentile £281 £325 £285
90th Percentile £513 £375 £324
UK median daily rate £370 £420 £375
% change year-on-year -11.90% +12.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate - - £43.00
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £16.17 £28.00
% change year-on-year +91.71% -42.25% +60.00%

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 650 609 686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.86% 12.79% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 325 343
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.28% +4.24%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £243
90th Percentile £575 £550 £475
UK median daily rate £488 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +5.35% +8.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 24
Scotland median hourly rate £21.25 £30.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.17% -25.00% +113.33%
10th Percentile £11.23 £23.20 £25.10
90th Percentile £31.48 £41.25 £42.70
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -28.00% +23.85%

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

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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 Microsoft Clustering in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Clustering in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Clustering in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft 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 Microsoft Clustering in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft 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 Microsoft Clustering within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 September 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
Edinburgh -10 5 £475 +35.71%
Glasgow - 3 £359 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £290 -
Microsoft Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) DHCP
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 10 (100.00%) Clustering
2 8 (80.00%) Citrix
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (60.00%) VMware
5 5 (50.00%) Finance
5 5 (50.00%) DNS
5 5 (50.00%) Skype
5 5 (50.00%) Office 365
5 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (50.00%) XenDesktop
5 5 (50.00%) Skype for Business
6 4 (40.00%) XenApp
6 4 (40.00%) vSphere
6 4 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (40.00%) Asset Management
7 3 (30.00%) PKI
7 3 (30.00%) SCCM
7 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (30.00%) Symantec
7 3 (30.00%) McAfee
7 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
7 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared

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 5 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (20.00%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (10.00%) Confluence
4 1 (10.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) DHCP
2 5 (50.00%) DNS
2 5 (50.00%) Skype
3 3 (30.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (10.00%) Firewall
5 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (10.00%) MPLS
5 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Architect
1 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Designer
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Designer
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Wintel Support
3 2 (20.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) Clustering
2 3 (30.00%) PKI
3 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Software Deployment
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 2 (20.00%) Wealth Management
3 2 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Decision-Making
4 1 (10.00%) Feasibility Study
4 1 (10.00%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Server Building
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) CISSP
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (40.00%) vSphere
3 4 (40.00%) XenApp
4 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (10.00%) ISA Server
5 1 (10.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Ansible
1 3 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (30.00%) Puppet
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (10.00%) SCOM
3 1 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (10.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) Citrix
3 6 (60.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) McAfee
4 3 (30.00%) Symantec
5 2 (20.00%) Charles River
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (20.00%) Veritas
6 1 (10.00%) Ab Initio
6 1 (10.00%) CA
6 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco
6 1 (10.00%) CyberArk
6 1 (10.00%) EMC
6 1 (10.00%) Ivanti
6 1 (10.00%) Splunk
6 1 (10.00%) Varonis