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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 85 100 96
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -4
Contract jobs citing Clustering 35 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.46% 0.93% 1.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.90% 3.07% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 14
Median daily rate £475 £438 £461
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -5.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £335 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
-9.65% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £19.61 £19.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.56% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £27.13
% change year-on-year
+17.89% -12.44%
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
715 781 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 29.74% 30.40% 30.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 385 363
Median daily rate £413 £383 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% +9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 31 16
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.39% +12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.03 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £37.00 £32.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +5 14 £550 +22.22% 6
Bracknell -1 10 £475 -
Newbury -3 2 £308 -
Wokingham - 2 - -
Clustering
South East

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 31 (54.39%) Windows
2 26 (45.61%) Active Directory
3 23 (40.35%) Linux
3 23 (40.35%) High Availability
4 21 (36.84%) SAN
5 20 (35.09%) DNS
6 19 (33.33%) HP
7 18 (31.58%) Security Cleared
7 18 (31.58%) Windows Server
8 17 (29.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (29.82%) Microsoft
9 16 (28.07%) ITIL
10 15 (26.32%) Oracle
10 15 (26.32%) EMC
11 13 (22.81%) MS Exchange
11 13 (22.81%) SQL
11 13 (22.81%) PowerShell
12 12 (21.05%) AIX
13 11 (19.30%) IBM
13 11 (19.30%) Red Hat
13 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (17.54%) DV Cleared
14 10 (17.54%) WebSphere
14 10 (17.54%) EMC NetWorker
14 10 (17.54%) Oracle RAC
14 10 (17.54%) KVM
14 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (17.54%) DHCP
14 10 (17.54%) WebSphere Application Server
14 10 (17.54%) MS Excel

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 13 (22.81%) MS Exchange
2 10 (17.54%) WebSphere
2 10 (17.54%) WebSphere Application Server
3 9 (15.79%) IIS
4 6 (10.53%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.26%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (3.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.51%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.75%) iPlanet
7 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.75%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 10 (17.54%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.02%) MS Office
3 3 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (8.77%) Office 365
2 3 (5.26%) Google Analytics
2 3 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (36.84%) SAN
2 20 (35.09%) DNS
3 10 (17.54%) DHCP
4 7 (12.28%) Internet
5 4 (7.02%) Unified Communications
6 3 (5.26%) HTTP
6 3 (5.26%) NAS
6 3 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.51%) IMAP
7 2 (3.51%) POP3
7 2 (3.51%) SMTP
7 2 (3.51%) SSL
8 1 (1.75%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.75%) Firewall
8 1 (1.75%) FTP
8 1 (1.75%) LDAP
8 1 (1.75%) Skype
8 1 (1.75%) SSH
8 1 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) MS Access
3 2 (3.51%) DB2
3 2 (3.51%) MySQL
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Git (software)
1 7 (12.28%) Jenkins
1 7 (12.28%) Sonatype Nexus
1 7 (12.28%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
1 3 (5.26%) Marketing
1 3 (5.26%) Retail
2 2 (3.51%) Automotive
3 1 (1.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (21.05%) 3rd Line Support
1 12 (21.05%) Field Engineer
2 11 (19.30%) Support Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Linux Support
3 8 (14.04%) WebSphere Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Server Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 6 (10.53%) Linux Specialist
5 6 (10.53%) Support Specialist
6 5 (8.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) SCCM Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Windows Server Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Administrator
8 3 (5.26%) Consultant
8 3 (5.26%) Coordinator
8 3 (5.26%) DBA
8 3 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) Middleware
2 4 (7.02%) DCOM
3 3 (5.26%) HTML
3 3 (5.26%) XML
4 2 (3.51%) JMS
4 2 (3.51%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.75%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (1.75%) J2EE
5 1 (1.75%) JSP
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Replication
2 4 (7.02%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.26%) PKI
4 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.51%) Cryptography
4 2 (3.51%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.51%) DataPower
5 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.75%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.75%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.75%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (54.39%) Windows
2 23 (40.35%) Linux
3 18 (31.58%) Windows Server
4 17 (29.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (21.05%) AIX
6 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (15.79%) Windows XP
9 7 (12.28%) Solaris
10 6 (10.53%) Unix
11 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (40.35%) High Availability
2 16 (28.07%) ITIL
3 9 (15.79%) Customer Engagement
4 8 (14.04%) DevOps
4 8 (14.04%) Migration
4 8 (14.04%) Performance Optimisation
4 8 (14.04%) Service Management
5 7 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (10.53%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.26%) Analytics
7 3 (5.26%) B2B
7 3 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.26%) Internet Marketing
7 3 (5.26%) Link Building
7 3 (5.26%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.26%) Pay per click
7 3 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (5.26%) Release Management
7 3 (5.26%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.81%) PowerShell
1 13 (22.81%) SQL
2 8 (14.04%) VBScript
3 4 (7.02%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.75%) C
4 1 (1.75%) Java
4 1 (1.75%) Perl
4 1 (1.75%) PHP
4 1 (1.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.54%) DV Cleared
3 9 (15.79%) RHCE
4 8 (14.04%) Degree
4 8 (14.04%) MCITP
4 8 (14.04%) MCTS
4 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 26 (45.61%) Active Directory
2 10 (17.54%) KVM
2 10 (17.54%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.51%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.75%) NFS
5 1 (1.75%) RHEV
5 1 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (17.54%) EMC NetWorker
2 9 (15.79%) NetBackup
3 7 (12.28%) Ansible
3 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (12.28%) Netcool
3 7 (12.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (12.28%) WMI
4 6 (10.53%) SCCM
5 5 (8.77%) WSUS
6 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (5.26%) SCOM
6 3 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (3.51%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (3.51%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (3.51%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (1.75%) Control-M
8 1 (1.75%) HP SIM
8 1 (1.75%) Puppet
8 1 (1.75%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.75%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 19 (33.33%) HP
2 17 (29.82%) Microsoft
3 15 (26.32%) EMC
3 15 (26.32%) Oracle
4 11 (19.30%) IBM
4 11 (19.30%) Red Hat
5 9 (15.79%) Veritas
6 6 (10.53%) Intel Security
7 4 (7.02%) VMware
8 3 (5.26%) Google
8 3 (5.26%) Symantec
8 3 (5.26%) Tealium
9 2 (3.51%) BMC
9 2 (3.51%) Citrix
9 2 (3.51%) NetApp
10 1 (1.75%) BEA
10 1 (1.75%) Cisco
10 1 (1.75%) Cognos
10 1 (1.75%) Dell
10 1 (1.75%) Sun