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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 90 107 112
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +5
Contract jobs citing Clustering 30 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.23% 0.90% 0.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.37% 3.62% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 15
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£545 £430 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.74% +22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +34.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +40.24%
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
686 636 776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.18% 25.00% 24.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 309 305
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 31
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.45 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £41.10 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +21 25 £545 +26.74% 3
Bracknell - 2 - - 1
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
Clustering
South East

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 41 (54.67%) Windows
2 33 (44.00%) SQL
3 28 (37.33%) Microsoft
4 27 (36.00%) Active Directory
5 26 (34.67%) Hyper-V
6 23 (30.67%) Security Cleared
7 20 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 19 (25.33%) SharePoint
8 19 (25.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 18 (24.00%) Dynamics CRM
9 18 (24.00%) CRM
9 18 (24.00%) Linux
10 17 (22.67%) AIX
11 16 (21.33%) Dynamics AX
11 16 (21.33%) SharePoint 2013
11 16 (21.33%) Cloud Computing
11 16 (21.33%) SharePoint 2010
11 16 (21.33%) Lync
12 15 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
12 15 (20.00%) SOA
13 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (17.33%) MCTS
14 13 (17.33%) SC Cleared
14 13 (17.33%) Application Packaging
14 13 (17.33%) Microsoft Certification
14 13 (17.33%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (16.00%) DNS
16 11 (14.67%) Solaris
16 11 (14.67%) SQL Server
16 11 (14.67%) .NET

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 19 (25.33%) SharePoint
1 19 (25.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 16 (21.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 16 (21.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 16 (21.33%) Lync
3 15 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (13.33%) WebSphere
5 9 (12.00%) MS Exchange
6 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (4.00%) IIS
8 2 (2.67%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (1.33%) WebLogic
9 1 (1.33%) Confluence
9 1 (1.33%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.33%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (24.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (21.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.00%) DNS
2 10 (13.33%) SAN
2 10 (13.33%) DHCP
3 6 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.00%) LDAP
4 3 (4.00%) ATM
4 3 (4.00%) Firewall
5 2 (2.67%) NAS
5 2 (2.67%) Internet
6 1 (1.33%) VPN
6 1 (1.33%) LAN
6 1 (1.33%) WAN
6 1 (1.33%) POP3
6 1 (1.33%) SMTP
6 1 (1.33%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.33%) SSH
6 1 (1.33%) IMAP
6 1 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.33%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (9.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (9.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (5.33%) EDRMS
4 4 (5.33%) DB2
5 3 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) WinRunner
1 5 (6.67%) TestDirector
1 5 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.33%) Subversion
2 1 (1.33%) JIRA
2 1 (1.33%) Selenium
2 1 (1.33%) Hudson
2 1 (1.33%) Gradle
2 1 (1.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.33%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (1.33%) Ant
2 1 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.33%) IntelliJ
General
1 6 (8.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.33%) Legal
3 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.33%) Games
3 1 (1.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.33%) Retail
3 1 (1.33%) Marketing
3 1 (1.33%) Electronics
3 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (33.33%) Architect
2 19 (25.33%) Technical Architect
3 16 (21.33%) Consultant
4 7 (9.33%) DBA
4 7 (9.33%) SQL DBA
5 5 (6.67%) webMethods Consultant
5 5 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.00%) Senior Technical Architect
7 3 (4.00%) Server Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Design Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Administrator
7 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Designer
7 3 (4.00%) Senior Architect
7 3 (4.00%) Wintel Architect
8 2 (2.67%) Field Engineer
8 2 (2.67%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.33%) Application Packaging
2 11 (14.67%) .NET
3 8 (10.67%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (6.67%) XML
5 2 (2.67%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.33%) CPAN
6 1 (1.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.33%) Management Information System
2 7 (9.33%) Replication
2 7 (9.33%) DataPower
3 5 (6.67%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.33%) DTV
5 1 (1.33%) Wiki
5 1 (1.33%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.33%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 41 (54.67%) Windows
2 18 (24.00%) Linux
3 17 (22.67%) AIX
4 13 (17.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (14.67%) Solaris
6 8 (10.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (6.67%) Windows XP
8 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.33%) UNIX
10 1 (1.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 18 (24.00%) CRM
3 15 (20.00%) SOA
4 10 (13.33%) High Availability
5 8 (10.67%) Migration
5 8 (10.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (9.33%) ITIL
7 6 (8.00%) Service Management
7 6 (8.00%) Mentoring
8 5 (6.67%) Load Balancing
8 5 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (6.67%) Performance Management
8 5 (6.67%) Test Automation
8 5 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (5.33%) Change Control
9 4 (5.33%) Incident Management
9 4 (5.33%) Change Management
9 4 (5.33%) Workflow
9 4 (5.33%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 33 (44.00%) SQL
2 5 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.67%) C#
4 1 (1.33%) Java
4 1 (1.33%) Perl
4 1 (1.33%) C-shell
4 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.33%) VBScript
4 1 (1.33%) Ruby
4 1 (1.33%) Korn
4 1 (1.33%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (30.67%) Security Cleared
2 13 (17.33%) SC Cleared
2 13 (17.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (17.33%) MCTS
3 9 (12.00%) DV Cleared
4 6 (8.00%) MCITP
5 5 (6.67%) ISEB
6 4 (5.33%) IBM Certification
7 3 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (4.00%) Degree
7 3 (4.00%) MCP
8 1 (1.33%) RHCE
8 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 27 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 26 (34.67%) Hyper-V
3 8 (10.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (9.33%) Terminal Services
5 4 (5.33%) XenApp
6 3 (4.00%) VMware ESX
6 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (2.67%) NFS
7 2 (2.67%) NLBS
8 1 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.33%) Xen
8 1 (1.33%) Samba
8 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.33%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 9 (12.00%) SCOM
2 8 (10.67%) SCCM
3 5 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (6.67%) Netcool
3 5 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (5.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (5.33%) Backup Exec
4 4 (5.33%) WSUS
5 3 (4.00%) NetBackup
5 3 (4.00%) ARCserve
6 1 (1.33%) YUM
6 1 (1.33%) Puppet
6 1 (1.33%) nmon
6 1 (1.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.33%) Nagios
6 1 (1.33%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 28 (37.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.33%) IBM
2 10 (13.33%) Citrix
3 9 (12.00%) webMethods
4 8 (10.67%) VMware
5 6 (8.00%) Software AG
6 5 (6.67%) Veritas
6 5 (6.67%) McAfee
7 4 (5.33%) Symantec
8 3 (4.00%) HP
9 2 (2.67%) Dell
9 2 (2.67%) Cisco
9 2 (2.67%) Oracle
9 2 (2.67%) NetApp
9 2 (2.67%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.33%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.33%) Google
10 1 (1.33%) Novell
10 1 (1.33%) Lotus
10 1 (1.33%) Juniper