The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 24 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 City of London 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 142 176 147
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -29
Contract jobs citing Clustering 62 29 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.00% 0.46% 0.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.07% 1.48% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 10 48
Average daily rate £425 £425 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £575
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 - £28.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+20.37% +3.84%
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2017 1963 2625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 32.41% 31.27% 32.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1519 1448 1970
Average daily rate £500 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 55 73
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £16.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £135.00 £46.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -20.00%
Clustering
London

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Clustering
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Clustering Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Clustering
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 59 (55.66%) Windows
2 57 (53.77%) SQL
3 49 (46.23%) VMware
4 47 (44.34%) SAN
5 42 (39.62%) SQL Server
6 39 (36.79%) Microsoft
7 38 (35.85%) Linux
8 34 (32.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 31 (29.25%) Oracle
10 30 (28.30%) Active Directory
11 29 (27.36%) Citrix
12 26 (24.53%) UNIX
13 23 (21.70%) Finance
14 22 (20.75%) Red Hat
15 21 (19.81%) Cisco
15 21 (19.81%) TCP/IP
16 20 (18.87%) Solaris
16 20 (18.87%) ITIL
16 20 (18.87%) IIS
16 20 (18.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 19 (17.92%) SQL Server 2008
17 19 (17.92%) Microsoft Certification
17 19 (17.92%) HP
18 18 (16.98%) MS Exchange
18 18 (16.98%) Banking
18 18 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
18 18 (16.98%) XenApp
19 17 (16.04%) Hyper-V
19 17 (16.04%) Replication
20 16 (15.09%) EMC

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 20 (18.87%) IIS
2 18 (16.98%) MS Exchange
3 16 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (10.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (5.66%) WebLogic
6 6 (5.66%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.83%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.83%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (1.89%) Gentran
8 2 (1.89%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.89%) Apache
8 2 (1.89%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.94%) Oracle Spatial
9 1 (0.94%) Mule
9 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (8.49%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.83%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.89%) PaaS
1 2 (1.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (44.34%) SAN
2 21 (19.81%) TCP/IP
3 15 (14.15%) WAN
4 12 (11.32%) NAS
5 10 (9.43%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (9.43%) DNS
5 10 (9.43%) Firewall
6 6 (5.66%) SSL
6 6 (5.66%) DHCP
7 5 (4.72%) Internet
7 5 (4.72%) HTTP
8 4 (3.77%) Unified Communications
8 4 (3.77%) LAN
9 3 (2.83%) SMTP
9 3 (2.83%) FTP
9 3 (2.83%) NetScaler
9 3 (2.83%) SSH
10 2 (1.89%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.89%) VPN
11 1 (0.94%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (39.62%) SQL Server
2 19 (17.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (15.09%) Oracle Database
4 13 (12.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (11.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (9.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (7.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (6.60%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (5.66%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (3.77%) RDBMS
11 4 (3.77%) Relational Database
12 3 (2.83%) Oracle9i Database
13 2 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (1.89%) Big Data
14 1 (0.94%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.94%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.94%) Toad
2 1 (0.94%) Maven
2 1 (0.94%) JIRA
2 1 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.94%) Jenkins
General
1 23 (21.70%) Finance
2 18 (16.98%) Banking
3 9 (8.49%) Law
4 8 (7.55%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.83%) Retail
5 3 (2.83%) Advertising
6 1 (0.94%) Back Office
6 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (16.04%) Architect
2 14 (13.21%) DBA
2 14 (13.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (11.32%) SQL DBA
4 10 (9.43%) Administrator
5 8 (7.55%) Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (6.60%) Senior Network Engineer
6 7 (6.60%) UNIX Engineer
6 7 (6.60%) Network Engineer
7 6 (5.66%) SQL Server DBA
7 6 (5.66%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.66%) Developer
8 5 (4.72%) VMware Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.77%) Wintel Engineer
10 3 (2.83%) Designer
10 3 (2.83%) Infrastructure Designer
10 3 (2.83%) Linux Administrator
10 3 (2.83%) Oracle DBA
10 3 (2.83%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.60%) Middleware
2 4 (3.77%) .NET
3 3 (2.83%) J2EE
4 2 (1.89%) CSS
4 2 (1.89%) XML
4 2 (1.89%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 2 (1.89%) ISPF
4 2 (1.89%) HTML
4 2 (1.89%) REST
5 1 (0.94%) Apache Axis
5 1 (0.94%) EJB 3.0
5 1 (0.94%) RichFaces
5 1 (0.94%) UDDI
5 1 (0.94%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.94%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.94%) JSF
5 1 (0.94%) JDBC
5 1 (0.94%) JSP
5 1 (0.94%) Servlets
5 1 (0.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.04%) Replication
2 9 (8.49%) EqualLogic
3 3 (2.83%) CLARiiON
3 3 (2.83%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.83%) Firmware
4 2 (1.89%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.89%) GIS
4 2 (1.89%) CESG
4 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.94%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 59 (55.66%) Windows
2 38 (35.85%) Linux
3 26 (24.53%) UNIX
4 20 (18.87%) Solaris
4 20 (18.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (12.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (10.38%) AIX
8 10 (9.43%) HPUX
9 9 (8.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.83%) VMS
11 2 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.94%) CentOS
12 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.94%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (18.87%) ITIL
2 16 (15.09%) Load Balancing
3 11 (10.38%) Capacity Planning
4 10 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (9.43%) Migration
5 9 (8.49%) High Availability
5 9 (8.49%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (6.60%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (6.60%) Service Management
7 5 (4.72%) Change Management
7 5 (4.72%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.77%) Data Modelling
8 4 (3.77%) Configuration Management
9 3 (2.83%) Project Management
9 3 (2.83%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (2.83%) E-Commerce
9 3 (2.83%) Capacity Management
10 2 (1.89%) Identity Management
10 2 (1.89%) Data Protection
10 2 (1.89%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 57 (53.77%) SQL
2 13 (12.26%) Perl
3 12 (11.32%) PowerShell
4 8 (7.55%) Java
5 6 (5.66%) PL/SQL
6 5 (4.72%) Shell Script
6 5 (4.72%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.77%) C
8 3 (2.83%) PHP
9 2 (1.89%) JCL
9 2 (1.89%) C#
10 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.94%) VBScript
10 1 (0.94%) VB
10 1 (0.94%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 19 (17.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (15.09%) MCSE
3 10 (9.43%) MCITP
4 7 (6.60%) MCP
4 7 (6.60%) MCSA
5 3 (2.83%) OCP
5 3 (2.83%) OCA
5 3 (2.83%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (1.89%) RHCE
6 2 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.89%) Degree
6 2 (1.89%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.89%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.94%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.94%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 34 (32.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (28.30%) Active Directory
3 18 (16.98%) XenApp
4 17 (16.04%) Hyper-V
5 15 (14.15%) XenDesktop
5 15 (14.15%) vSphere
6 12 (11.32%) VMware ESX
7 10 (9.43%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (6.60%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (6.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 5 (4.72%) XenServer
10 4 (3.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (2.83%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (2.83%) NFS
11 3 (2.83%) Xen
11 3 (2.83%) KVM
11 3 (2.83%) RHEV
12 2 (1.89%) Postfix
13 1 (0.94%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (12.26%) SCCM
2 7 (6.60%) SCOM
3 5 (4.72%) Data Guard
4 4 (3.77%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (3.77%) BMC PATROL
4 4 (3.77%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.83%) Control-M
5 3 (2.83%) Tivoli
5 3 (2.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.89%) Puppet
6 2 (1.89%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (1.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (1.89%) OpenView
7 1 (0.94%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.94%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.94%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.94%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.94%) Ionix
Vendors
1 49 (46.23%) VMware
2 39 (36.79%) Microsoft
3 31 (29.25%) Oracle
4 29 (27.36%) Citrix
5 22 (20.75%) Red Hat
6 21 (19.81%) Cisco
7 19 (17.92%) HP
8 16 (15.09%) EMC
9 12 (11.32%) Dell
9 12 (11.32%) NetApp
9 12 (11.32%) Veritas
10 10 (9.43%) Sun
11 9 (8.49%) McAfee
11 9 (8.49%) SonicWALL
12 7 (6.60%) IBM
13 5 (4.72%) BMC
14 4 (3.77%) F5
14 4 (3.77%) JBoss
15 3 (2.83%) Remedy
15 3 (2.83%) Sybase
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