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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 50 29 30
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +1
Contract jobs citing Clustering 1 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.23% 2.83% 3.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.18% 10.26% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 7
Average daily rate
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- £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +43.43%
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
85 78 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 19.50% 27.56% 30.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 52 61
Average daily rate £413 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £432 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £17.50 £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.26 £29.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -14.28%

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 30 October 2014. 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
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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 - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Luton - - - -
Clustering
East of England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) MCTS
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Legal
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Support
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) Software Packaging
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) MCTS
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat