The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 54 45 40
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing Clustering 4 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.78% 1.45% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.94% 4.79% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate
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£288 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.35% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+48.88% -10.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
136 146 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 26.41% 30.17% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 82 63
Average daily rate £370 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £150 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 30 18
Average hourly rate £15.77 £27.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.65% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £21.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £56.25 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (50.00%) EDRMS
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (50.00%) MCSE
2 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix
2 4 (50.00%) SCCM
2 4 (50.00%) SCOM
2 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (37.50%) FCoE
3 3 (37.50%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (37.50%) iSCSI
3 3 (37.50%) CCA
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Ethernet

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) VLAN
2 3 (37.50%) iSCSI
2 3 (37.50%) FCoE
2 3 (37.50%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (37.50%) Ethernet
3 1 (12.50%) FTP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (50.00%) EDRMS
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Server Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Technician
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Implementation Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
1 1 (12.50%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
1 3 (37.50%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) MCSE
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) MCITP
2 3 (37.50%) CCA
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
1 4 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) Citrix
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Dell