The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 93 98 104
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Contract jobs citing Clustering 36 23 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.26% 0.94% 1.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.29% 5.24% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 13
Average daily rate £313 £250 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £194 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+20.37% +3.84%
Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
572 439 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.04% 17.86% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 162 278
Average daily rate £375 £355 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.78% +2.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 25
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.82 £13.09 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Clustering
South East

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +1 16 £300 +20.00% 9
Bracknell +6 7 £325 - 1
Slough +10 2 - - 1
Maidenhead -7 1 - - 1
Newbury - - - - 1
Clustering
South East

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (73.58%) Windows
2 27 (50.94%) SQL
3 18 (33.96%) TCP/IP
4 17 (32.08%) Active Directory
4 17 (32.08%) Security Cleared
5 16 (30.19%) Microsoft
6 15 (28.30%) SAN
6 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (26.42%) UNIX
8 13 (24.53%) DHCP
8 13 (24.53%) Citrix
8 13 (24.53%) ITIL
8 13 (24.53%) Linux
9 12 (22.64%) Windows XP
10 11 (20.75%) AIX
10 11 (20.75%) Oracle
10 11 (20.75%) SC Cleared
11 10 (18.87%) IIS
11 10 (18.87%) LDAP
11 10 (18.87%) MS Excel
11 10 (18.87%) DNS
11 10 (18.87%) Veritas
12 9 (16.98%) Firewall
12 9 (16.98%) VMware
12 9 (16.98%) webMethods
12 9 (16.98%) LAN
12 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (15.09%) Test Automation
13 8 (15.09%) HP Quality Center

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (18.87%) IIS
2 8 (15.09%) SharePoint Server
2 8 (15.09%) MS Exchange
3 6 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (9.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (9.43%) WebLogic
4 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (7.55%) Apache
5 4 (7.55%) Tomcat
6 3 (5.66%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
6 3 (5.66%) Live Communications Server
7 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2000
7 2 (3.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (1.89%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (18.87%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 18 (33.96%) TCP/IP
2 15 (28.30%) SAN
3 13 (24.53%) DHCP
4 10 (18.87%) LDAP
4 10 (18.87%) DNS
5 9 (16.98%) Firewall
5 9 (16.98%) LAN
6 5 (9.43%) WAN
6 5 (9.43%) NAS
7 3 (5.66%) HTTP
7 3 (5.66%) SSL
8 1 (1.89%) VPN
8 1 (1.89%) SSH
8 1 (1.89%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.89%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.89%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.89%) OLAP
4 1 (1.89%) MS Access
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) WinRunner
1 8 (15.09%) TestDirector
1 8 (15.09%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (9.43%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.43%) JIRA
3 4 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (7.55%) Maven
3 4 (7.55%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.89%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.89%) Ant
4 1 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.89%) Subversion
4 1 (1.89%) Selenium
4 1 (1.89%) Hudson
4 1 (1.89%) Gradle
4 1 (1.89%) Apache Ivy
General
1 2 (3.77%) Banking
1 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.77%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Electronics
2 1 (1.89%) Back Office
2 1 (1.89%) Legal
2 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.89%) Games
2 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
2 1 (1.89%) Retail
2 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (18.87%) Support Engineer
2 8 (15.09%) Analyst
2 8 (15.09%) Test Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Administrator
3 7 (13.21%) Consultant
4 6 (11.32%) Server Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Server Support
5 5 (9.43%) Server Support Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) webMethods Consultant
5 5 (9.43%) Messaging Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) DBA
6 4 (7.55%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Architect
7 3 (5.66%) SQL DBA
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Messaging Support Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) .NET
2 5 (9.43%) J2EE
3 4 (7.55%) HTML
4 3 (5.66%) Web Services
5 1 (1.89%) X-Windows
5 1 (1.89%) CPAN
5 1 (1.89%) XML
5 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.89%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Replication
2 5 (9.43%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.77%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.77%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) Firmware
4 1 (1.89%) DTV
4 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.89%) Wiki
4 1 (1.89%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 39 (73.58%) Windows
2 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (26.42%) UNIX
4 13 (24.53%) Linux
5 12 (22.64%) Windows XP
6 11 (20.75%) AIX
7 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (11.32%) Windows 7
9 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (5.66%) Windows 2000
10 3 (5.66%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.89%) Solaris
11 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.89%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) ITIL
2 8 (15.09%) Test Automation
2 8 (15.09%) Incident Management
3 7 (13.21%) Test Scripting
4 6 (11.32%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (11.32%) Problem Management
4 6 (11.32%) SOA
5 5 (9.43%) Configuration Management
5 5 (9.43%) Capacity Management
5 5 (9.43%) High Availability
6 4 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.66%) Scrum
7 3 (5.66%) Software Testing
7 3 (5.66%) Waterfall
7 3 (5.66%) V-Model
7 3 (5.66%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.77%) Change Control
8 2 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 27 (50.94%) SQL
2 5 (9.43%) Perl
3 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.77%) C
4 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.89%) VBScript
5 1 (1.89%) Java
5 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.89%) Ruby
5 1 (1.89%) Korn
5 1 (1.89%) C-shell
5 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (32.08%) Security Cleared
2 11 (20.75%) SC Cleared
3 8 (15.09%) ISEB
4 5 (9.43%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (7.55%) DV Cleared
5 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (5.66%) MCSE
6 3 (5.66%) MCDBA
7 2 (3.77%) Degree
7 2 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (3.77%) MCP
7 2 (3.77%) RHCE
8 1 (1.89%) OCA
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.89%) MCTS
8 1 (1.89%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 17 (32.08%) Active Directory
2 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.32%) NLBS
4 5 (9.43%) Hyper-V
5 4 (7.55%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (5.66%) Terminal Services
6 3 (5.66%) XenApp
6 3 (5.66%) KVM
7 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (3.77%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (3.77%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.89%) NFS
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (1.89%) Xen
8 1 (1.89%) Sendmail
8 1 (1.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) HP Quality Center
1 8 (15.09%) McAfee ePO
1 8 (15.09%) Netcool
1 8 (15.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (7.55%) BladeLogic
3 3 (5.66%) Backup Exec
3 3 (5.66%) SCOM
4 2 (3.77%) SCCM
4 2 (3.77%) HP SIM
4 2 (3.77%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (3.77%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.77%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.77%) ARCserve
4 2 (3.77%) Foglight
5 1 (1.89%) Nagios
5 1 (1.89%) WMI
5 1 (1.89%) Puppet
5 1 (1.89%) YUM
5 1 (1.89%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 16 (30.19%) Microsoft
2 13 (24.53%) Citrix
3 11 (20.75%) Oracle
4 10 (18.87%) Veritas
5 9 (16.98%) VMware
5 9 (16.98%) webMethods
6 8 (15.09%) McAfee
7 6 (11.32%) HP
7 6 (11.32%) Software AG
8 5 (9.43%) IBM
9 4 (7.55%) JBoss
9 4 (7.55%) Sybase
9 4 (7.55%) Remedy
9 4 (7.55%) Red Hat
10 3 (5.66%) NetApp
11 2 (3.77%) Cisco
11 2 (3.77%) EMC
11 2 (3.77%) Symantec
12 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.89%) Juniper
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