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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 97 91 105
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Contract jobs citing Clustering 15 35 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.61% 1.43% 0.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.97% 4.90% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 8
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£425 £450 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £305 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £333 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.50 - £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £38.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-38.70% +55.00%
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
762 714 730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 31.05% 29.26% 30.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 350 274
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 33
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.68 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.96% +0.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £9.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £22.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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
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 3 July 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 -5 9 £450 +12.50% 5
Slough +5 2 - -
Newbury - 2 - -
Bracknell -4 1 £375 - 2
Clustering
South East

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 30 (78.95%) Windows
2 17 (44.74%) Linux
3 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
4 13 (34.21%) Solaris
5 12 (31.58%) AIX
5 12 (31.58%) VMware
6 11 (28.95%) High Availability
7 10 (26.32%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (26.32%) MCTS
7 10 (26.32%) MCITP
7 10 (26.32%) WebSphere
7 10 (26.32%) SQL
7 10 (26.32%) ITIL
7 10 (26.32%) IBM
7 10 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (23.68%) IBM Certification
8 9 (23.68%) SAN
8 9 (23.68%) WebSphere MQ
8 9 (23.68%) Active Directory
8 9 (23.68%) DNS
8 9 (23.68%) IIS
8 9 (23.68%) DB2
8 9 (23.68%) JMS
8 9 (23.68%) MS Exchange
8 9 (23.68%) Degree
8 9 (23.68%) DataPower
9 8 (21.05%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (21.05%) Management Information System
9 8 (21.05%) SQL Server

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 10 (26.32%) WebSphere
2 9 (23.68%) IIS
2 9 (23.68%) MS Exchange
3 6 (15.79%) GroupWise
3 6 (15.79%) IBM Notes
4 5 (13.16%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (5.26%) nginx
6 2 (5.26%) Apache
6 2 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (5.26%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.63%) Lync
7 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) DNS
1 9 (23.68%) SAN
2 6 (15.79%) IMAP
2 6 (15.79%) POP3
2 6 (15.79%) SMTP
3 3 (7.89%) DHCP
3 3 (7.89%) Broadband
3 3 (7.89%) LAN
3 3 (7.89%) WLAN
3 3 (7.89%) NAS
3 3 (7.89%) BGP
3 3 (7.89%) DSL
3 3 (7.89%) Firewall
3 3 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (7.89%) Wireless
4 2 (5.26%) SSL
4 2 (5.26%) HTTP
4 2 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) DB2
2 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (5.26%) MySQL
5 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) WinRunner
1 2 (5.26%) TestDirector
1 2 (5.26%) HP UFT
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Field Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Server Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Exchange Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) SQL DBA
3 5 (13.16%) DBA
3 5 (13.16%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Linux Support
5 2 (5.26%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Linux Support Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) EMC Storage Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) EMC Storage Administrator
6 1 (2.63%) Wintel Administrator
6 1 (2.63%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) JMS
1 9 (23.68%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (10.53%) XML
3 2 (5.26%) Middleware
4 1 (2.63%) .NET
4 1 (2.63%) COM
4 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) DataPower
2 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (21.05%) Management Information System
3 6 (15.79%) Replication
4 2 (5.26%) Cryptography
4 2 (5.26%) Private Cloud
4 2 (5.26%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.63%) PKI
5 1 (2.63%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 30 (78.95%) Windows
2 17 (44.74%) Linux
3 13 (34.21%) Solaris
4 12 (31.58%) AIX
5 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (10.53%) Windows XP
7 3 (7.89%) UNIX
8 2 (5.26%) Ubuntu
8 2 (5.26%) CentOS
9 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) High Availability
2 10 (26.32%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (26.32%) ITIL
3 8 (21.05%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (18.42%) Customer Engagement
4 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
4 7 (18.42%) Service Management
4 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.89%) Change Management
6 3 (7.89%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.89%) Project Planning
6 3 (7.89%) Release Management
6 3 (7.89%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (7.89%) Capacity Management
7 2 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.26%) Test Scripting
7 2 (5.26%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.63%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) SQL
2 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.89%) VBScript
4 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (26.32%) MCTS
1 10 (26.32%) MCITP
2 9 (23.68%) IBM Certification
2 9 (23.68%) Degree
3 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) MCSE
4 2 (5.26%) MCDBA
4 2 (5.26%) MCP
5 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) ISEB
5 1 (2.63%) MCSA
5 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
System Software
1 9 (23.68%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.53%) VMware ESX
3 4 (10.53%) vSphere
4 2 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) WMI
1 3 (7.89%) SCOM
1 3 (7.89%) SCSM
2 2 (5.26%) cPanel
2 2 (5.26%) Webmin
2 2 (5.26%) Netcool
2 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.26%) Plesk
2 2 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (5.26%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 12 (31.58%) VMware
3 10 (26.32%) IBM
4 6 (15.79%) Lotus
4 6 (15.79%) Novell
5 3 (7.89%) Citrix
5 3 (7.89%) Juniper
5 3 (7.89%) NetApp
5 3 (7.89%) Cisco
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle
6 2 (5.26%) Veritas
6 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.26%) Symantec
6 2 (5.26%) McAfee
7 1 (2.63%) EMC
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
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