The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 80 75 68
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing Clustering 5 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.41% 0.64% 1.05%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.12% 3.74% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £219 £237
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
236 187 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 19.33% 17.11% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 93 74
Average daily rate £350 £360 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.64% +19.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 24
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.38 £13.00 £10.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £42.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Clustering across the Buckinghamshire region.

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Clustering
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the Buckinghamshire region.

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
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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
Milton Keynes -5 4 - -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Clustering
South East

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 10 (62.50%) Windows
1 10 (62.50%) VMware
2 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 8 (50.00%) Intel
3 8 (50.00%) VMware ESX
3 8 (50.00%) Finance
3 8 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (50.00%) Windows NT
3 8 (50.00%) SLA
3 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (43.75%) Windows 2000
4 7 (43.75%) MCSE
4 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
4 7 (43.75%) Change Management
4 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (43.75%) SAN
4 7 (43.75%) SCOM
4 7 (43.75%) Degree
5 6 (37.50%) BladeLogic
5 6 (37.50%) NAS
5 6 (37.50%) Citrix
6 5 (31.25%) Terminal Services
6 5 (31.25%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (31.25%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (31.25%) ISA Server
6 5 (31.25%) Python

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 5 (31.25%) WebSphere Application Server
1 5 (31.25%) IIS
1 5 (31.25%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (31.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) SAN
2 6 (37.50%) NAS
3 5 (31.25%) SSL
3 5 (31.25%) HTTP
4 4 (25.00%) Broadband
5 1 (6.25%) LAN
5 1 (6.25%) WAN
5 1 (6.25%) DHCP
5 1 (6.25%) VPN
5 1 (6.25%) Firewall
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.25%) OLTP
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Introscope
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Administrator
2 5 (31.25%) WebSphere Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Server Support
5 1 (6.25%) Server Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Server Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) J2EE
1 5 (31.25%) JDBC
1 5 (31.25%) SOAP
1 5 (31.25%) Web Services
1 5 (31.25%) WebSphere MQ
1 5 (31.25%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
2 1 (6.25%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 8 (50.00%) Windows NT
4 7 (43.75%) Windows 2000
5 4 (25.00%) UNIX
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (12.50%) AIX
6 2 (12.50%) Solaris
7 1 (6.25%) Linux
7 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (43.75%) Change Management
3 5 (31.25%) High Availability
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Release Management
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
5 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Python
1 5 (31.25%) Jython
1 5 (31.25%) Korn
1 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) MCSE
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (50.00%) VMware ESX
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 5 (31.25%) Terminal Services
3 5 (31.25%) ISA Server
4 1 (6.25%) XenApp
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.25%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) SCOM
2 6 (37.50%) BladeLogic
3 5 (31.25%) CA Wily
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
5 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) VMware
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) Intel
3 6 (37.50%) Citrix
4 5 (31.25%) IBM
5 2 (12.50%) NetApp
5 2 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco
6 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
6 1 (6.25%) Juniper