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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 97 91 95
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing Clustering 22 29 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.00% 1.16% 1.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.32% 3.63% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 20
Median daily rate £425 £423 £553
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £450 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £342 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.80% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £26.06 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £35.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+2.11% +23.47%
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
662 799 784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 29.95% 31.91% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 450 399
Median daily rate £425 £409 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.97% +9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +7.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 32 17
Median hourly rate £19.81 £20.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +29.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £12.43 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.75 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.88 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.22% +7.88%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Clustering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Clustering Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +17 12 £550 +26.43% 4
Wokingham -6 4 £425 - 2
Bracknell -8 1 £488 +14.70%
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £308 -
Clustering
South East

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Clustering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 27 (49.09%) Linux
2 25 (45.45%) Windows
2 25 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 23 (41.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 23 (41.82%) SAN
4 22 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 21 (38.18%) High Availability
6 18 (32.73%) HP
6 18 (32.73%) Red Hat
6 18 (32.73%) Oracle
7 16 (29.09%) EMC
7 16 (29.09%) DV Cleared
8 15 (27.27%) Veritas
9 14 (25.45%) DNS
9 14 (25.45%) ITIL
10 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
10 13 (23.64%) Windows Server
11 12 (21.82%) NetBackup
11 12 (21.82%) AIX
11 12 (21.82%) SQL
12 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
13 10 (18.18%) EMC NetWorker
13 10 (18.18%) PowerShell
13 10 (18.18%) Compliance Management
13 10 (18.18%) KVM
13 10 (18.18%) MS Exchange
13 10 (18.18%) RHCE
13 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (16.36%) Windows XP

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.55%) IIS
3 5 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 4 (7.27%) WebSphere
4 4 (7.27%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.45%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (3.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.82%) iPlanet
7 1 (1.82%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.82%) nginx
7 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.82%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.27%) MS Office
3 3 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Google Analytics
1 3 (5.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (41.82%) SAN
2 14 (25.45%) DNS
3 7 (12.73%) DHCP
3 7 (12.73%) Internet
4 4 (7.27%) Unified Communications
5 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.64%) Firewall
6 2 (3.64%) LDAP
6 2 (3.64%) NAS
7 1 (1.82%) BIG-IP
7 1 (1.82%) FTP
7 1 (1.82%) HTTP
7 1 (1.82%) SSH
7 1 (1.82%) SSL
7 1 (1.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.73%) MySQL
3 5 (9.09%) MS Access
4 1 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.82%) DB2
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.82%) Pentaho
4 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.27%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.27%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (7.27%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
1 3 (5.45%) Marketing
2 2 (3.64%) Automotive
2 2 (3.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (23.64%) Support Engineer
2 12 (21.82%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (14.55%) Field Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Linux Support
4 6 (10.91%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 6 (10.91%) Linux Specialist
4 6 (10.91%) Support Specialist
5 5 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) SCCM Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Server Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Storage Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) WebSphere Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) Coordinator
8 2 (3.64%) DBA
8 2 (3.64%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) Middleware
2 4 (7.27%) DCOM
3 3 (5.45%) HTML
3 3 (5.45%) XML
4 1 (1.82%) Django
4 1 (1.82%) J2EE
4 1 (1.82%) JSP
4 1 (1.82%) Kafka
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.82%) REST
4 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Replication
2 3 (5.45%) Device Driver
2 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.45%) PKI
3 2 (3.64%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.64%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.82%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.82%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.82%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.82%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.82%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (49.09%) Linux
2 25 (45.45%) Windows
3 23 (41.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (23.64%) Windows Server
5 12 (21.82%) AIX
6 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (16.36%) Windows XP
9 7 (12.73%) Unix
10 5 (9.09%) Solaris
11 1 (1.82%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.82%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.18%) High Availability
2 14 (25.45%) ITIL
3 10 (18.18%) Compliance Management
4 6 (10.91%) Service Delivery
4 6 (10.91%) Service Management
5 5 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
5 5 (9.09%) Migration
5 5 (9.09%) Performance Optimisation
5 5 (9.09%) SIEM
6 4 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (7.27%) DevOps
6 4 (7.27%) Mentoring
6 4 (7.27%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.45%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (5.45%) Internet Marketing
7 3 (5.45%) Pay per click
7 3 (5.45%) Release Management
7 3 (5.45%) Security Architecture
7 3 (5.45%) SEO
7 3 (5.45%) Website Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) SQL
2 10 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 8 (14.55%) VBScript
4 3 (5.45%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.82%) Java
5 1 (1.82%) Perl
5 1 (1.82%) PHP
5 1 (1.82%) Python
5 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 16 (29.09%) DV Cleared
3 10 (18.18%) RHCE
4 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
5 5 (9.09%) Degree
5 5 (9.09%) MCITP
5 5 (9.09%) MCTS
5 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.82%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.82%) JSP 440
System Software
1 22 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
3 10 (18.18%) KVM
4 3 (5.45%) Firmware
4 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.82%) vCloud
6 1 (1.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.82%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.82%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (21.82%) NetBackup
2 10 (18.18%) EMC NetWorker
3 7 (12.73%) Netcool
3 7 (12.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (12.73%) WMI
4 6 (10.91%) SCCM
5 5 (9.09%) Ansible
6 3 (5.45%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (5.45%) SCOM
6 3 (5.45%) Tivoli
7 2 (3.64%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (3.64%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (3.64%) Puppet
7 2 (3.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (3.64%) WSUS
8 1 (1.82%) HP SIM
8 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (1.82%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 18 (32.73%) HP
1 18 (32.73%) Oracle
1 18 (32.73%) Red Hat
2 16 (29.09%) EMC
3 15 (27.27%) Veritas
4 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
5 7 (12.73%) IBM
5 7 (12.73%) NetApp
6 6 (10.91%) Intel Security
6 6 (10.91%) VMware
7 4 (7.27%) 3PAR
8 3 (5.45%) Google
8 3 (5.45%) Symantec
8 3 (5.45%) Tealium
9 2 (3.64%) BMC
9 2 (3.64%) Brocade
9 2 (3.64%) Cisco
10 1 (1.82%) Citrix
10 1 (1.82%) Cognos
10 1 (1.82%) Sun