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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 115 90 101
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +11
Contract jobs citing Clustering 15 35 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.53% 1.26% 0.99%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.01% 4.60% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 17
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £221 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £32.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+35.38% +20.37%
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
747 761 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.18% 27.40% 23.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 358 217
Average daily rate £400 £370 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £207 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 34
Average hourly rate £17.22 £17.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £29.73 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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 -9 6 £325 +8.33% 1
Bracknell -2 4 £363 +11.53%
Slough -2 1 - -
Clustering
South East

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 31 (77.50%) Windows
2 26 (65.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (50.00%) SQL
4 18 (45.00%) DNS
5 16 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 16 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (37.50%) MCTS
7 14 (35.00%) MCITP
8 13 (32.50%) Degree
9 12 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (30.00%) SAN
9 12 (30.00%) IIS
9 12 (30.00%) ITIL
10 11 (27.50%) MS Exchange
10 11 (27.50%) Service Management
10 11 (27.50%) Customer Engagement
10 11 (27.50%) Performance Monitoring
11 9 (22.50%) PowerShell
11 9 (22.50%) VMware
11 9 (22.50%) DHCP
12 8 (20.00%) POP3
12 8 (20.00%) SMTP
12 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
12 8 (20.00%) XML
12 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
12 8 (20.00%) IMAP
12 8 (20.00%) SCOM
13 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (17.50%) SCSM
13 7 (17.50%) Performance Tuning

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 12 (30.00%) IIS
2 11 (27.50%) MS Exchange
3 7 (17.50%) GroupWise
3 7 (17.50%) IBM Notes
4 6 (15.00%) Office Communications Server
5 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (10.00%) Lync
5 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (7.50%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (7.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (5.00%) Apache
7 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
7 2 (5.00%) Live Communications Server
7 2 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (5.00%) nginx
8 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (7.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (45.00%) DNS
2 12 (30.00%) SAN
3 9 (22.50%) DHCP
4 8 (20.00%) POP3
4 8 (20.00%) SMTP
4 8 (20.00%) IMAP
5 3 (7.50%) Firewall
6 2 (5.00%) Broadband
6 2 (5.00%) LAN
6 2 (5.00%) WLAN
6 2 (5.00%) LDAP
6 2 (5.00%) BGP
6 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (5.00%) Wireless
6 2 (5.00%) NAS
7 1 (2.50%) DSL
7 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.00%) MySQL
5 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.50%) DB2
6 1 (2.50%) EDRMS
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) WinRunner
1 2 (5.00%) TestDirector
1 2 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
1 1 (2.50%) Games
1 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Field Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) Server Engineer
3 8 (20.00%) Exchange Engineer
4 7 (17.50%) Support Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) Consultant
6 5 (12.50%) Architect
7 4 (10.00%) Technical Architect
8 3 (7.50%) Systems Manager
8 3 (7.50%) SQL DBA
8 3 (7.50%) Operations Manager
8 3 (7.50%) DBA
9 2 (5.00%) Messaging Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Exchange Consultant
9 2 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Linux Support
9 2 (5.00%) Server Support Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Server Support
9 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (5.00%) Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) XML
2 3 (7.50%) .NET
3 2 (5.00%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.50%) JMS
4 1 (2.50%) COM
4 1 (2.50%) Web Services
4 1 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Replication
2 4 (10.00%) Private Cloud
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) DataPower
4 1 (2.50%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.50%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.50%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.50%) PKI
4 1 (2.50%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 31 (77.50%) Windows
2 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (17.50%) Linux
3 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.00%) AIX
4 4 (10.00%) Solaris
4 4 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.00%) UNIX
5 2 (5.00%) Ubuntu
5 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.00%) CentOS
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 12 (30.00%) ITIL
2 11 (27.50%) Service Management
2 11 (27.50%) Customer Engagement
2 11 (27.50%) Performance Monitoring
3 7 (17.50%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (12.50%) High Availability
5 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.50%) CRM
6 2 (5.00%) SOA
6 2 (5.00%) Change Management
6 2 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.00%) Capacity Management
6 2 (5.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.00%) Test Automation
7 1 (2.50%) Data Architecture
7 1 (2.50%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.50%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.50%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (50.00%) SQL
2 9 (22.50%) PowerShell
3 7 (17.50%) VBScript
4 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (37.50%) MCTS
3 14 (35.00%) MCITP
4 13 (32.50%) Degree
5 6 (15.00%) MCSE
6 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
7 3 (7.50%) MCDBA
8 2 (5.00%) MCP
9 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
9 1 (2.50%) MCSA
9 1 (2.50%) ISEB
9 1 (2.50%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.00%) VMware ESX
3 4 (10.00%) vSphere
4 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.50%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) SCOM
2 7 (17.50%) SCSM
2 7 (17.50%) WMI
3 2 (5.00%) Netcool
3 2 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (5.00%) cPanel
3 2 (5.00%) Webmin
3 2 (5.00%) Plesk
4 1 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 26 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (22.50%) VMware
3 7 (17.50%) Novell
3 7 (17.50%) Lotus
4 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
4 3 (7.50%) Citrix
5 2 (5.00%) Juniper
5 2 (5.00%) NetApp
5 2 (5.00%) Veritas
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco
5 2 (5.00%) IBM
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle
5 2 (5.00%) McAfee
6 1 (2.50%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.50%) EMC