The 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 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 160 159 162
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Clustering 36 43 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.64% 0.65% 0.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.76% 1.70% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 23
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £365 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.59% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £29.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.86% +47.50%
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London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2049 2527 2192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 36.65% 38.00% 36.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1633 1869 1683
Average daily rate £470 £488 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.58% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 59
Average hourly rate £16.25 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £13.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.03 £43.62 £72.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 December 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 December 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 38 (50.67%) Windows
2 30 (40.00%) SQL
2 30 (40.00%) VMware
3 29 (38.67%) Linux
4 27 (36.00%) Active Directory
5 26 (34.67%) Replication
5 26 (34.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 25 (33.33%) Finance
6 25 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 24 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (30.67%) DNS
9 22 (29.33%) Microsoft
10 20 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (25.33%) UNIX
12 17 (22.67%) Citrix
13 16 (21.33%) HP
13 16 (21.33%) SAN
13 16 (21.33%) Oracle
13 16 (21.33%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (20.00%) T-SQL
15 14 (18.67%) IBM
15 14 (18.67%) High Availability
15 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (17.33%) XenApp
16 13 (17.33%) ITIL
16 13 (17.33%) PowerShell
17 12 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
17 12 (16.00%) DHCP
17 12 (16.00%) MS Exchange
17 12 (16.00%) Puppet

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.00%) IIS
2 9 (12.00%) WebSphere
2 9 (12.00%) Tomcat
3 7 (9.33%) SharePoint
3 7 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (8.00%) WebLogic
4 6 (8.00%) Apache
5 5 (6.67%) Adobe CQ
6 4 (5.33%) Apache Solr
7 3 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.67%) Lync
8 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (1.33%) Gentran
9 1 (1.33%) GlassFish
9 1 (1.33%) Jetty
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.33%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.33%) MS Project
2 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.33%) PaaS
2 1 (1.33%) Office 365
2 1 (1.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (30.67%) DNS
2 16 (21.33%) SAN
3 12 (16.00%) DHCP
4 10 (13.33%) Firewall
5 8 (10.67%) HTTP
5 8 (10.67%) Internet
6 7 (9.33%) LAN
6 7 (9.33%) iSCSI
6 7 (9.33%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (8.00%) Wireless
7 6 (8.00%) WLAN
8 5 (6.67%) Broadband
8 5 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (5.33%) SMTP
9 4 (5.33%) BGP
10 3 (4.00%) DSL
10 3 (4.00%) TCP/IP
10 3 (4.00%) VLAN
10 3 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (2.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 16 (21.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (14.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (9.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (8.00%) MySQL
6 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (6.67%) Oracle Database
7 5 (6.67%) Relational Database
7 5 (6.67%) Oracle Exadata
7 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (6.67%) SSDT
8 4 (5.33%) RDBMS
8 4 (5.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (2.67%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (2.67%) Data Mining
9 2 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.67%) JIRA
3 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.67%) ERwin
5 1 (1.33%) Subversion
5 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.33%) Mercurial
General
1 25 (33.33%) Finance
2 10 (13.33%) Banking
3 4 (5.33%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.67%) Retail
5 2 (2.67%) Law
6 1 (1.33%) Legal
6 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.33%) Publishing
6 1 (1.33%) Electronics
6 1 (1.33%) International Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (21.33%) Administrator
2 10 (13.33%) DBA
3 8 (10.67%) Architect
3 8 (10.67%) Server Administrator
4 7 (9.33%) Developer
5 6 (8.00%) Analyst
5 6 (8.00%) SQL DBA
6 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (6.67%) ETL Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
6 5 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
7 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Storage Administrator
7 4 (5.33%) SAN Administrator
7 4 (5.33%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) HP Storage Administrator
8 3 (4.00%) Oracle DBA
8 3 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.00%) .NET
2 7 (9.33%) Middleware
3 6 (8.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (4.00%) LAMP
5 2 (2.67%) OLE
5 2 (2.67%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.33%) WAMP
6 1 (1.33%) OSGi
6 1 (1.33%) Apache Camel
6 1 (1.33%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.33%) Spring
6 1 (1.33%) ISPF
6 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.33%) Java EE
6 1 (1.33%) J2EE
6 1 (1.33%) COM
6 1 (1.33%) JDBC
6 1 (1.33%) Web Services
6 1 (1.33%) ODBC
6 1 (1.33%) SonicMQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (34.67%) Replication
2 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.33%) Thin Client
3 4 (5.33%) Fat Client
3 4 (5.33%) Open Source
3 4 (5.33%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.67%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.33%) DTV
5 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.33%) GIS
5 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.33%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.33%) CESG
5 1 (1.33%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 38 (50.67%) Windows
2 29 (38.67%) Linux
3 24 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (25.33%) UNIX
6 10 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (10.67%) Solaris
7 8 (10.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (5.33%) Windows 7
8 4 (5.33%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (5.33%) CentOS
8 4 (5.33%) Ubuntu
9 3 (4.00%) AIX
9 3 (4.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (2.67%) Debian
11 1 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.33%) SUSE
11 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.67%) High Availability
2 13 (17.33%) ITIL
3 12 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (14.67%) Configuration Management
5 9 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (10.67%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (9.33%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (9.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (8.00%) Scrum
8 6 (8.00%) SOA
8 6 (8.00%) ETL
9 5 (6.67%) Content Management
9 5 (6.67%) Migration
9 5 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (6.67%) Capacity Management
10 4 (5.33%) Data Protection
10 4 (5.33%) Project Planning
10 4 (5.33%) Change Management
11 3 (4.00%) Data Modelling
11 3 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (40.00%) SQL
2 15 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 13 (17.33%) PowerShell
4 8 (10.67%) Bash Shell
4 8 (10.67%) Python
5 7 (9.33%) Perl
6 6 (8.00%) Ruby
7 5 (6.67%) Shell Script
8 4 (5.33%) C#
9 3 (4.00%) Java
9 3 (4.00%) VBScript
10 2 (2.67%) VB
10 2 (2.67%) PHP
10 2 (2.67%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.67%) C
10 2 (2.67%) R
11 1 (1.33%) JCL
Qualifications
1 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.33%) MCSE
2 4 (5.33%) CCNA
2 4 (5.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.00%) RHCT
3 3 (4.00%) MCITP
3 3 (4.00%) RHCE
4 2 (2.67%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.33%) NCDA
5 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 26 (34.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (17.33%) XenApp
4 11 (14.67%) VMware ESX
4 11 (14.67%) vSphere
5 10 (13.33%) Hyper-V
6 8 (10.67%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (6.67%) NFS
8 4 (5.33%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (5.33%) VMware Server
8 4 (5.33%) XenDesktop
9 3 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (4.00%) KVM
10 2 (2.67%) RHEV
10 2 (2.67%) Sendmail
10 2 (2.67%) ISA Server
11 1 (1.33%) Firmware
11 1 (1.33%) Squid
11 1 (1.33%) Xen
11 1 (1.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 12 (16.00%) Puppet
2 6 (8.00%) SCCM
3 5 (6.67%) SCOM
3 5 (6.67%) Tivoli
3 5 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (6.67%) BMC PATROL
4 4 (5.33%) Data Guard
4 4 (5.33%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 4 (5.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (5.33%) HP SIM
5 3 (4.00%) SCOrch
5 3 (4.00%) SELinux
5 3 (4.00%) ZABBIX
5 3 (4.00%) Nagios
5 3 (4.00%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (4.00%) MAILsweeper
5 3 (4.00%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.67%) Control-M
6 2 (2.67%) Cacti
6 2 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (40.00%) VMware
2 22 (29.33%) Microsoft
3 17 (22.67%) Citrix
4 16 (21.33%) Oracle
4 16 (21.33%) HP
5 14 (18.67%) IBM
6 9 (12.00%) Red Hat
7 8 (10.67%) Cisco
8 6 (8.00%) Symantec
9 5 (6.67%) Remedy
9 5 (6.67%) Juniper
9 5 (6.67%) BMC
10 4 (5.33%) Adobe
10 4 (5.33%) Dell
10 4 (5.33%) Sophos
10 4 (5.33%) Veeam
10 4 (5.33%) 3PAR
11 3 (4.00%) SAP
11 3 (4.00%) NetApp
12 2 (2.67%) Veritas