The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 82 118 122
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +4
Contract jobs citing Clustering 41 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.66% 0.57% 0.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.37% 2.15% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 6 13
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£561 £396 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.64% +17.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £338 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £480 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £348 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.91% +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +104.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +50.26%
Clustering
South East

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

Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
764 697 717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 30.94% 26.63% 24.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 361 292
Average daily rate £375 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £475 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 28 33
Average hourly rate £15.75 £21.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Clustering
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Clustering Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Clustering
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 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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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
Reading +40 32 £561 +34.83% 8
Bracknell - 7 £269 -
Maidenhead - - - -
Slough - - - -
Clustering
South East

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 38 (55.07%) Microsoft
2 36 (52.17%) Windows
3 31 (44.93%) SQL
3 31 (44.93%) Active Directory
4 29 (42.03%) Hyper-V
5 26 (37.68%) CRM
5 26 (37.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 25 (36.23%) Dynamics CRM
6 25 (36.23%) SharePoint
6 25 (36.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 24 (34.78%) SharePoint 2013
7 24 (34.78%) Security Cleared
7 24 (34.78%) SharePoint 2010
7 24 (34.78%) Lync
8 23 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
8 23 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
9 18 (26.09%) Application Packaging
10 16 (23.19%) .NET
11 15 (21.74%) SOA
11 15 (21.74%) High Availability
12 14 (20.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (20.29%) MCTS
13 13 (18.84%) Enterprise Architecture
14 12 (17.39%) MS Excel
14 12 (17.39%) SQL Server
14 12 (17.39%) AIX
15 11 (15.94%) Linux
15 11 (15.94%) MS Exchange
15 11 (15.94%) SQL Server 2008

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 25 (36.23%) SharePoint
1 25 (36.23%) Exchange Server 2013
2 24 (34.78%) SharePoint 2013
2 24 (34.78%) SharePoint 2010
2 24 (34.78%) Lync
3 23 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (15.94%) MS Exchange
5 10 (14.49%) WebSphere
6 9 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (11.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (10.14%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (1.45%) GroupWise
9 1 (1.45%) IIS
9 1 (1.45%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (17.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 25 (36.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 23 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.59%) DNS
1 8 (11.59%) SAN
2 6 (8.70%) DHCP
3 3 (4.35%) ATM
3 3 (4.35%) NetScaler
4 2 (2.90%) DMZ
4 2 (2.90%) Internet
5 1 (1.45%) Firewall
5 1 (1.45%) IMAP
5 1 (1.45%) POP3
5 1 (1.45%) SMTP
5 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (13.04%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (8.70%) EDRMS
5 4 (5.80%) DB2
6 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) WinRunner
1 1 (1.45%) TestDirector
1 1 (1.45%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6 (8.70%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Legal
3 1 (1.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (47.83%) Architect
2 25 (36.23%) Technical Architect
3 9 (13.04%) Consultant
4 6 (8.70%) DBA
4 6 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) SQL DBA
4 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (8.70%) Senior Technical Architect
4 6 (8.70%) Messaging Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Senior Architect
5 4 (5.80%) Messaging Support Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Designer
6 3 (4.35%) Design Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) Field Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (2.90%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Designer
7 2 (2.90%) Exchange Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.09%) Application Packaging
2 16 (23.19%) .NET
3 8 (11.59%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (5.80%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.59%) Blackberry
3 7 (10.14%) Management Information System
3 7 (10.14%) DataPower
4 6 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (8.70%) Replication
5 2 (2.90%) Reference Data
5 2 (2.90%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 36 (52.17%) Windows
2 12 (17.39%) AIX
3 11 (15.94%) Linux
4 10 (14.49%) Solaris
5 8 (11.59%) Windows XP
5 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.68%) CRM
1 26 (37.68%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (21.74%) SOA
2 15 (21.74%) High Availability
3 13 (18.84%) Enterprise Architecture
4 8 (11.59%) Migration
5 7 (10.14%) Load Balancing
5 7 (10.14%) Performance Management
6 6 (8.70%) Time Management
6 6 (8.70%) Workflow
6 6 (8.70%) Change Management
7 5 (7.25%) ITIL
7 5 (7.25%) Service Management
7 5 (7.25%) Incident Management
8 4 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.80%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (4.35%) Data Architecture
9 3 (4.35%) Data Modelling
10 2 (2.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (44.93%) SQL
2 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.90%) C#
Qualifications
1 24 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 14 (20.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (20.29%) MCTS
3 11 (15.94%) SC Cleared
4 10 (14.49%) DV Cleared
5 5 (7.25%) MCITP
6 4 (5.80%) IBM Certification
7 2 (2.90%) Degree
7 2 (2.90%) PhD
8 1 (1.45%) ISEB
8 1 (1.45%) RHCE
8 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (44.93%) Active Directory
2 29 (42.03%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.80%) Terminal Services
4 3 (4.35%) XenApp
5 2 (2.90%) vSphere
6 1 (1.45%) NFS
6 1 (1.45%) Samba
6 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) SCCM
1 6 (8.70%) SCOM
2 4 (5.80%) WSUS
3 3 (4.35%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.90%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.45%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.45%) Netcool
5 1 (1.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.45%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.45%) nmon
5 1 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 38 (55.07%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.49%) IBM
3 5 (7.25%) Citrix
4 4 (5.80%) Symantec
4 4 (5.80%) VMware
5 2 (2.90%) NetApp
6 1 (1.45%) Novell
6 1 (1.45%) Veritas
6 1 (1.45%) Lotus
6 1 (1.45%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.45%) HP
6 1 (1.45%) Dell
6 1 (1.45%) EMC
6 1 (1.45%) McAfee
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle
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