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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 107 101 95
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing Clustering 23 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.78% 0.95% 0.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.16% 3.38% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 14
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£350 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £216 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £458 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.39% +26.00%
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
727 800 500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.64% 28.23% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 389 205
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £200 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 34
Average hourly rate £17.22 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.62% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.08 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +7 11 £425 +63.46%
Bracknell +5 4 £350 +7.69%
Slough -2 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Clustering
South East

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 39 (70.91%) Windows
2 38 (69.09%) Microsoft
3 27 (49.09%) SQL
4 25 (45.45%) Active Directory
5 20 (36.36%) DNS
6 19 (34.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (32.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (30.91%) MCTS
9 16 (29.09%) MS Exchange
10 14 (25.45%) MCITP
11 13 (23.64%) SAN
11 13 (23.64%) Degree
12 12 (21.82%) Hyper-V
12 12 (21.82%) MS Excel
12 12 (21.82%) ITIL
12 12 (21.82%) IIS
13 11 (20.00%) Service Management
13 11 (20.00%) SharePoint
13 11 (20.00%) DHCP
13 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 11 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
13 11 (20.00%) Lync
13 11 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
13 11 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
14 10 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
14 10 (18.18%) High Availability
14 10 (18.18%) CRM
14 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
14 10 (18.18%) VMware

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 16 (29.09%) MS Exchange
2 12 (21.82%) IIS
3 11 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 11 (20.00%) Lync
3 11 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (16.36%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (14.55%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (12.73%) IBM Notes
7 7 (12.73%) GroupWise
7 7 (12.73%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (10.91%) Office Communications Server
8 6 (10.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (10.91%) Live Communications Server
9 2 (3.64%) Apache
9 2 (3.64%) nginx
9 2 (3.64%) WebSphere
10 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (21.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (16.36%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.36%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (36.36%) DNS
2 13 (23.64%) SAN
3 11 (20.00%) DHCP
4 8 (14.55%) POP3
4 8 (14.55%) SMTP
4 8 (14.55%) IMAP
5 3 (5.45%) Firewall
6 2 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.64%) Wireless
6 2 (3.64%) DMZ
6 2 (3.64%) BGP
6 2 (3.64%) LDAP
6 2 (3.64%) Broadband
6 2 (3.64%) LAN
6 2 (3.64%) WLAN
6 2 (3.64%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.82%) DSL
7 1 (1.82%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (10.91%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (5.45%) EDRMS
5 2 (3.64%) MySQL
5 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.82%) DB2
6 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) WinRunner
1 2 (3.64%) TestDirector
1 2 (3.64%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.82%) Finance
1 1 (1.82%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) Architect
2 12 (21.82%) Field Engineer
3 11 (20.00%) Technical Architect
4 10 (18.18%) Support Engineer
5 9 (16.36%) Server Engineer
5 9 (16.36%) Exchange Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) Messaging Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) Consultant
7 5 (9.09%) Messaging Support Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) DBA
8 3 (5.45%) Systems Manager
8 3 (5.45%) Operations Manager
8 3 (5.45%) SQL DBA
8 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (3.64%) Senior Technical Architect
9 2 (3.64%) Server Support Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Exchange Consultant
9 2 (3.64%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Linux Support
9 2 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) .NET
1 8 (14.55%) XML
2 7 (12.73%) Application Packaging
3 2 (3.64%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.82%) JMS
4 1 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.82%) COM
4 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Blackberry
1 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (9.09%) Replication
3 4 (7.27%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.64%) Reference Data
4 2 (3.64%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.82%) DataPower
5 1 (1.82%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.82%) PKI
5 1 (1.82%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 39 (70.91%) Windows
2 9 (16.36%) Windows XP
2 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (12.73%) Linux
4 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.27%) AIX
5 4 (7.27%) Solaris
6 2 (3.64%) UNIX
6 2 (3.64%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.64%) CentOS
6 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (34.55%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (21.82%) ITIL
3 11 (20.00%) Service Management
3 11 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
3 11 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 10 (18.18%) High Availability
4 10 (18.18%) CRM
5 7 (12.73%) SOA
5 7 (12.73%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (10.91%) Incident Management
7 5 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (7.27%) Change Management
9 3 (5.45%) Load Balancing
9 3 (5.45%) Time Management
10 2 (3.64%) Performance Management
10 2 (3.64%) Data Architecture
10 2 (3.64%) Test Automation
10 2 (3.64%) Data Modelling
10 2 (3.64%) Test Scripting
10 2 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (49.09%) SQL
2 9 (16.36%) PowerShell
3 7 (12.73%) VBScript
4 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (32.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (30.91%) MCTS
3 14 (25.45%) MCITP
4 13 (23.64%) Degree
5 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (10.91%) DV Cleared
6 6 (10.91%) MCSE
7 3 (5.45%) MCDBA
7 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.64%) MCP
8 2 (3.64%) PhD
9 1 (1.82%) ISEB
9 1 (1.82%) MCSA
9 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.82%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 12 (21.82%) Hyper-V
3 6 (10.91%) vSphere
4 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (7.27%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.64%) XenApp
7 1 (1.82%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) SCOM
2 7 (12.73%) WMI
2 7 (12.73%) SCSM
3 2 (3.64%) cPanel
3 2 (3.64%) Webmin
3 2 (3.64%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.64%) Netcool
3 2 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.64%) Plesk
3 2 (3.64%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 38 (69.09%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.18%) VMware
3 7 (12.73%) Novell
3 7 (12.73%) Lotus
4 5 (9.09%) Citrix
5 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.45%) NetApp
6 2 (3.64%) Veritas
6 2 (3.64%) Symantec
6 2 (3.64%) McAfee
6 2 (3.64%) Juniper
6 2 (3.64%) Oracle
6 2 (3.64%) Cisco
6 2 (3.64%) IBM
7 1 (1.82%) 3PAR