The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 35 42 31
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing Clustering 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.61% 0.51% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.15% 1.83% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £450 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £30.58 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% +3.64%
Clustering
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
93 109 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 28.53% 28.02% 21.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 84 28
Average daily rate £450 £430 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +32.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £199 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £588 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -11.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £12.30 £7.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £18.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Clustering across the Bedfordshire region.

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Clustering
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 2 £450 -
Clustering
East of England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Clustering also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Clustering.

1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
1 6 (85.71%) Windows Server
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (71.43%) Data Centre
2 5 (71.43%) Migration
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 2000 Server
2 5 (71.43%) XenApp
2 5 (71.43%) vSphere
2 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 5 (71.43%) NetApp
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) VBScript
3 3 (42.86%) VB
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
4 2 (28.57%) VCE vBlock
4 2 (28.57%) FlexPod
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) Unix
4 2 (28.57%) EMC
5 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (14.29%) Firewall
5 1 (14.29%) Validation
5 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
5 1 (14.29%) MPLS
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Clustering also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Clustering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) MPLS
1 1 (14.29%) NAS
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) DB2 UDB
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Data Migration Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Migration Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) NetApp Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Database Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) DB2 DBA
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) EMC Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Production DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Server Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Unix DBA
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) FlexPod
2 2 (28.57%) VCE vBlock
3 1 (14.29%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Windows Server
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 2000 Server
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Unix
5 1 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Database Security
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 3 (42.86%) VB
2 3 (42.86%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) vSphere
1 5 (71.43%) XenApp
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 5 (71.43%) NetApp
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) EMC
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle