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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 96 96 102
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Clustering 27 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.06% 1.03% 0.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.45% 3.42% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 8
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£413 £469 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +9.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £365 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.50 - £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
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
782 760 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 30.56% 30.21% 28.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 380 295
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 12 35
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.43 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.87% +2.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £15.25 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £40.15 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.66 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +5.00%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 16 £438 +9.37% 7
Bracknell - 2 - -
Newbury - 2 - -
Slough - 1 - - 1
Clustering
South East

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (72.09%) Windows
2 21 (48.84%) Linux
3 16 (37.21%) High Availability
4 15 (34.88%) Solaris
4 15 (34.88%) IBM
5 14 (32.56%) VMware
6 13 (30.23%) AIX
7 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
7 12 (27.91%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (27.91%) WebSphere
8 11 (25.58%) DataPower
8 11 (25.58%) JMS
8 11 (25.58%) IBM Certification
8 11 (25.58%) DB2
8 11 (25.58%) WebSphere MQ
8 11 (25.58%) Replication
9 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
9 10 (23.26%) SAN
9 10 (23.26%) MS Exchange
9 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
10 9 (20.93%) ITIL
10 9 (20.93%) Management Information System
11 8 (18.60%) Configuration Management
11 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (16.28%) SQL
12 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (27.91%) WebSphere
2 10 (23.26%) MS Exchange
3 8 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (13.95%) IIS
4 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (11.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (11.63%) Live Communications Server
6 4 (9.30%) Apache
7 3 (6.98%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (6.98%) nginx
7 3 (6.98%) Lync
8 2 (4.65%) IBM Notes
8 2 (4.65%) GroupWise
8 2 (4.65%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
9 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
9 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
9 1 (2.33%) JBoss
9 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) SAN
2 5 (11.63%) Firewall
2 5 (11.63%) LAN
3 3 (6.98%) WLAN
3 3 (6.98%) HTTP
3 3 (6.98%) Broadband
3 3 (6.98%) SSL
3 3 (6.98%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (6.98%) Wireless
3 3 (6.98%) BGP
3 3 (6.98%) DSL
3 3 (6.98%) NAS
4 2 (4.65%) IMAP
4 2 (4.65%) VPN
4 2 (4.65%) DNS
4 2 (4.65%) WAN
4 2 (4.65%) POP3
4 2 (4.65%) SMTP
4 2 (4.65%) Skype
5 1 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) DB2
2 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
3 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (6.98%) MySQL
6 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) WinRunner
1 1 (2.33%) TestDirector
1 1 (2.33%) HP UFT
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (16.28%) Support Engineer
2 6 (13.95%) SQL DBA
2 6 (13.95%) DBA
3 4 (9.30%) Messaging Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) Consultant
4 3 (6.98%) Network Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Architect
4 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (6.98%) Server Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Linux Support
4 3 (6.98%) Exchange Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Linux Support Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (4.65%) Administrator
5 2 (4.65%) Field Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) JMS
1 11 (25.58%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (9.30%) Middleware
3 2 (4.65%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.33%) .NET
4 1 (2.33%) J2EE
4 1 (2.33%) COM
4 1 (2.33%) Web Services
4 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.58%) Replication
1 11 (25.58%) DataPower
2 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (20.93%) Management Information System
4 5 (11.63%) Blackberry
5 4 (9.30%) Data Centre
6 3 (6.98%) Cryptography
7 1 (2.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 31 (72.09%) Windows
2 21 (48.84%) Linux
3 15 (34.88%) Solaris
4 13 (30.23%) AIX
5 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (13.95%) Windows XP
8 4 (9.30%) UNIX
9 3 (6.98%) Ubuntu
9 3 (6.98%) CentOS
9 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) High Availability
2 12 (27.91%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (20.93%) ITIL
4 8 (18.60%) Configuration Management
4 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.95%) Release Management
6 5 (11.63%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (11.63%) Service Management
7 4 (9.30%) Change Management
7 4 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (9.30%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (6.98%) Capacity Management
8 3 (6.98%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.98%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.98%) Project Planning
9 2 (4.65%) Customer Engagement
10 1 (2.33%) Test Scripting
10 1 (2.33%) Test Automation
10 1 (2.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) SQL
2 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.33%) Java
4 1 (2.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) IBM Certification
2 5 (11.63%) MCTS
2 5 (11.63%) MCITP
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (9.30%) Degree
3 4 (9.30%) DV Cleared
3 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) MCDBA
4 2 (4.65%) MCP
5 1 (2.33%) MCSE
5 1 (2.33%) MCSA
5 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.63%) VMware ESX
3 5 (11.63%) vSphere
4 4 (9.30%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.65%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) Plesk
1 3 (6.98%) cPanel
1 3 (6.98%) Webmin
2 2 (4.65%) SCDPM
2 2 (4.65%) NetBackup
2 2 (4.65%) SCCM
2 2 (4.65%) SCOM
3 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.33%) Netcool
3 1 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 15 (34.88%) IBM
2 14 (32.56%) VMware
3 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.63%) Cisco
5 4 (9.30%) EMC
6 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
6 3 (6.98%) Oracle
6 3 (6.98%) HP
6 3 (6.98%) Juniper
6 3 (6.98%) NetApp
7 2 (4.65%) Novell
7 2 (4.65%) Symantec
7 2 (4.65%) Citrix
7 2 (4.65%) Lotus
8 1 (2.33%) F5
8 1 (2.33%) McAfee
8 1 (2.33%) Veritas