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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 162 170 167
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs citing Clustering 37 57 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.63% 0.79% 0.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.82% 2.11% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 45 40
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £331 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £44.50 - £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £31.56 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +40.24%
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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
2038 2706 2940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.62% 37.58% 37.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1469 2000 2151
Average daily rate £450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.21% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 56 67
Average hourly rate £17.93 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.03% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £48.00 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 45 (58.44%) Windows
2 43 (55.84%) VMware
3 39 (50.65%) SQL
4 35 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 31 (40.26%) SAN
6 29 (37.66%) SQL Server
6 29 (37.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (36.36%) Oracle
7 28 (36.36%) Active Directory
8 27 (35.06%) Microsoft
9 26 (33.77%) Linux
10 24 (31.17%) Citrix
10 24 (31.17%) Replication
11 23 (29.87%) Finance
12 21 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
13 20 (25.97%) HP
13 20 (25.97%) UNIX
14 19 (24.68%) DNS
14 19 (24.68%) Hyper-V
15 17 (22.08%) Cisco
16 16 (20.78%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (19.48%) Windows Server 2012
17 15 (19.48%) XenApp
17 15 (19.48%) IBM
17 15 (19.48%) Microsoft Certification
18 14 (18.18%) ITIL
18 14 (18.18%) Firewall
19 13 (16.88%) VMware ESX
19 13 (16.88%) MS Exchange
19 13 (16.88%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 13 (16.88%) MS Exchange
2 11 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (12.99%) WebSphere
4 8 (10.39%) IIS
5 7 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (9.09%) SharePoint
6 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (7.79%) Tomcat
7 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (6.49%) WebLogic
8 4 (5.19%) Apache
9 2 (2.60%) Lync
9 2 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.30%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (1.30%) IBM Notes
10 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (1.30%) Gentran
10 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.19%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.30%) PaaS
2 1 (1.30%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 31 (40.26%) SAN
2 19 (24.68%) DNS
3 14 (18.18%) Firewall
4 12 (15.58%) DHCP
5 11 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 10 (12.99%) WAN
7 8 (10.39%) LAN
8 7 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (9.09%) iSCSI
9 6 (7.79%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (7.79%) Internet
10 5 (6.49%) Unified Communications
11 4 (5.19%) NAS
11 4 (5.19%) NetScaler
11 4 (5.19%) FTP
11 4 (5.19%) HTTP
11 4 (5.19%) SMTP
12 3 (3.90%) VLAN
12 3 (3.90%) SSH
12 3 (3.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (37.66%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 9 (11.69%) Oracle Database 10g
5 8 (10.39%) MySQL
5 8 (10.39%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (6.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (6.49%) RDBMS
7 5 (6.49%) Relational Database
7 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (5.19%) Oracle Exadata
8 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (2.60%) TKPROF
10 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (2.60%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) JIRA
2 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.60%) Toad
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 23 (29.87%) Finance
2 11 (14.29%) Banking
3 7 (9.09%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Retail
4 2 (2.60%) Legal
4 2 (2.60%) Advertising
4 2 (2.60%) International Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.30%) Law
5 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (19.48%) Architect
2 14 (18.18%) DBA
2 14 (18.18%) Administrator
3 9 (11.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 8 (10.39%) Server Administrator
5 7 (9.09%) SQL DBA
6 5 (6.49%) Windows Administrator
6 5 (6.49%) Network Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) SQL Server DBA
7 4 (5.19%) HP Storage Administrator
7 4 (5.19%) Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Storage Administrator
7 4 (5.19%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) SAN Administrator
7 4 (5.19%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.09%) Middleware
2 5 (6.49%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (3.90%) LAMP
3 3 (3.90%) CSS
3 3 (3.90%) .NET
4 2 (2.60%) FIXML
4 2 (2.60%) HTML
4 2 (2.60%) JDBC
4 2 (2.60%) XML
4 2 (2.60%) ODBC
4 2 (2.60%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.30%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.30%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 1 (1.30%) ISPF
5 1 (1.30%) Web Services
5 1 (1.30%) OLE
5 1 (1.30%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (31.17%) Replication
2 16 (20.78%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.49%) EqualLogic
4 4 (5.19%) Thin Client
4 4 (5.19%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.60%) Open Source
5 2 (2.60%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.60%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.60%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.30%) GIS
6 1 (1.30%) Firmware
6 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.30%) iPad
6 1 (1.30%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 45 (58.44%) Windows
2 29 (37.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (33.77%) Linux
4 21 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (25.97%) UNIX
6 15 (19.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (12.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (11.69%) Solaris
9 4 (5.19%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (5.19%) SELinux
10 3 (3.90%) AIX
11 2 (2.60%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
12 1 (1.30%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.30%) Debian
12 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.30%) CentOS
12 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.18%) ITIL
2 12 (15.58%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (12.99%) High Availability
4 8 (10.39%) Migration
5 7 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (7.79%) SOA
6 6 (7.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (6.49%) Project Planning
7 5 (6.49%) Database Security
7 5 (6.49%) Capacity Management
8 4 (5.19%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.19%) Load Balancing
9 3 (3.90%) Data Protection
9 3 (3.90%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.90%) Change Management
9 3 (3.90%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (3.90%) DevOps
10 2 (2.60%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (2.60%) Mentoring
10 2 (2.60%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 39 (50.65%) SQL
2 13 (16.88%) PowerShell
3 12 (15.58%) T-SQL
4 10 (12.99%) Perl
5 9 (11.69%) Python
6 7 (9.09%) PL/SQL
6 7 (9.09%) Java
6 7 (9.09%) Shell Script
6 7 (9.09%) Bash Shell
7 5 (6.49%) Ruby
8 3 (3.90%) C
8 3 (3.90%) C#
9 2 (2.60%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (2.60%) PHP
9 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.60%) VB
9 2 (2.60%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.30%) JCL
10 1 (1.30%) C-shell
10 1 (1.30%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (19.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (14.29%) MCITP
3 10 (12.99%) MCSE
4 4 (5.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.90%) RHCT
5 3 (3.90%) RHCE
5 3 (3.90%) CCNA
5 3 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.60%) MCDBA
7 1 (1.30%) Degree
7 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.30%) MCTS
7 1 (1.30%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.30%) MCSA
7 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.30%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 35 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 19 (24.68%) Hyper-V
4 15 (19.48%) XenApp
5 13 (16.88%) VMware ESX
6 12 (15.58%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (11.69%) vSphere
8 7 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (9.09%) XenDesktop
9 5 (6.49%) Xen
9 5 (6.49%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (6.49%) NFS
9 5 (6.49%) XenServer
10 4 (5.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (5.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (5.19%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (5.19%) VMware Server
11 3 (3.90%) vCloud
12 2 (2.60%) Postfix
12 2 (2.60%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) SCCM
2 8 (10.39%) BMC PATROL
3 7 (9.09%) Data Guard
4 6 (7.79%) SCOM
5 5 (6.49%) Control-M
5 5 (6.49%) Tivoli
5 5 (6.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (6.49%) Puppet
6 4 (5.19%) HP SIM
6 4 (5.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (3.90%) NetBackup
7 3 (3.90%) Backup Exec
7 3 (3.90%) MIMEsweeper
7 3 (3.90%) MAILsweeper
7 3 (3.90%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 2 (2.60%) SCOrch
8 2 (2.60%) Nagios
8 2 (2.60%) CA SiteMinder
8 2 (2.60%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (1.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 43 (55.84%) VMware
2 28 (36.36%) Oracle
3 27 (35.06%) Microsoft
4 24 (31.17%) Citrix
5 20 (25.97%) HP
6 17 (22.08%) Cisco
7 15 (19.48%) IBM
8 9 (11.69%) EMC
9 8 (10.39%) Dell
9 8 (10.39%) BMC
10 6 (7.79%) Red Hat
11 5 (6.49%) SonicWALL
11 5 (6.49%) Veritas
11 5 (6.49%) Symantec
11 5 (6.49%) Remedy
12 4 (5.19%) Veeam
12 4 (5.19%) 3PAR
12 4 (5.19%) Juniper
12 4 (5.19%) NetApp
13 3 (3.90%) Sybase