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 10 July 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 170 191 164
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -27
Contract jobs citing Clustering 25 30 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.44% 0.42% 0.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.44% 1.30% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 45
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£438 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £314 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.74% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1741 2311 2417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.49% 32.66% 31.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1282 1707 1862
Average daily rate £486 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.80% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 57 48
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £15.25 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 10 July 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 10 July 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 (50.56%) SQL
2 43 (48.31%) Windows
3 41 (46.07%) VMware
4 37 (41.57%) SAN
5 34 (38.20%) Microsoft
5 34 (38.20%) SQL Server
6 32 (35.96%) Oracle
7 30 (33.71%) Linux
8 29 (32.58%) VMware Infrastructure
9 28 (31.46%) Finance
10 23 (25.84%) UNIX
11 22 (24.72%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (23.60%) Hyper-V
13 20 (22.47%) Replication
13 20 (22.47%) Cisco
13 20 (22.47%) Active Directory
14 19 (21.35%) Citrix
15 17 (19.10%) Banking
16 16 (17.98%) SQL Server 2008
16 16 (17.98%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (17.98%) MS Exchange
16 16 (17.98%) Oracle Database
17 15 (16.85%) ITIL
17 15 (16.85%) Windows Server 2003
18 14 (15.73%) Red Hat
18 14 (15.73%) EMC
18 14 (15.73%) HP
18 14 (15.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 14 (15.73%) Windows Server 2012
18 14 (15.73%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 16 (17.98%) MS Exchange
2 14 (15.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (12.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (11.24%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (11.24%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (10.11%) IIS
6 6 (6.74%) WebSphere
6 6 (6.74%) SharePoint
7 4 (4.49%) WebLogic
8 3 (3.37%) Tomcat
9 2 (2.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (2.25%) Lync
9 2 (2.25%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (1.12%) Mule
10 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (1.12%) Oracle Spatial
10 1 (1.12%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (8.99%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.37%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (41.57%) SAN
2 13 (14.61%) WAN
3 12 (13.48%) DNS
4 11 (12.36%) TCP/IP
5 10 (11.24%) Firewall
6 9 (10.11%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (10.11%) NAS
7 7 (7.87%) Internet
7 7 (7.87%) DHCP
8 6 (6.74%) Unified Communications
9 5 (5.62%) HTTP
10 4 (4.49%) SMTP
10 4 (4.49%) LAN
10 4 (4.49%) NetScaler
11 3 (3.37%) iSCSI
11 3 (3.37%) SSH
12 2 (2.25%) LDAP
12 2 (2.25%) FTP
12 2 (2.25%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (2.25%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (38.20%) SQL Server
2 16 (17.98%) SQL Server 2008
2 16 (17.98%) Oracle Database
3 12 (13.48%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (12.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (11.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (11.24%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (11.24%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (7.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (6.74%) RDBMS
7 6 (6.74%) Relational Database
8 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (3.37%) MySQL
10 3 (3.37%) Sybase ASE
10 3 (3.37%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (2.25%) Oracle OWB
11 2 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (4.49%) JIRA
2 2 (2.25%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.25%) Toad
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 28 (31.46%) Finance
2 17 (19.10%) Banking
3 9 (10.11%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.37%) Advertising
4 3 (3.37%) Retail
5 2 (2.25%) International Banking
6 1 (1.12%) Law
6 1 (1.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (22.47%) DBA
2 17 (19.10%) Architect
3 14 (15.73%) SQL DBA
4 11 (12.36%) Infrastructure Architect
5 10 (11.24%) Administrator
6 7 (7.87%) Network Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) Oracle DBA
7 6 (6.74%) SQL Server DBA
8 5 (5.62%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (5.62%) UNIX Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (4.49%) Designer
9 4 (4.49%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.49%) Solutions Designer
9 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Designer
9 4 (4.49%) Developer
9 4 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.37%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.62%) Middleware
2 4 (4.49%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (4.49%) CSS
3 2 (2.25%) JDBC
3 2 (2.25%) XML
3 2 (2.25%) ODBC
3 2 (2.25%) HTML
3 2 (2.25%) .NET
3 2 (2.25%) FIXML
3 2 (2.25%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.12%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.12%) J2EE
4 1 (1.12%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.47%) Replication
2 9 (10.11%) EqualLogic
3 3 (3.37%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.25%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.25%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.25%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.12%) iPad
5 1 (1.12%) Firmware
5 1 (1.12%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 43 (48.31%) Windows
2 30 (33.71%) Linux
3 23 (25.84%) UNIX
4 22 (24.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (16.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (15.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (15.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (12.36%) Solaris
8 4 (4.49%) AIX
8 4 (4.49%) SELinux
8 4 (4.49%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (2.25%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.25%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.25%) HPUX
10 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.12%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.85%) ITIL
2 12 (13.48%) High Availability
3 10 (11.24%) Capacity Planning
3 10 (11.24%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (11.24%) Migration
4 8 (8.99%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (5.62%) Incident Management
6 4 (4.49%) Load Balancing
6 4 (4.49%) Project Management
6 4 (4.49%) Change Management
6 4 (4.49%) SOA
6 4 (4.49%) Database Security
7 3 (3.37%) Data Protection
7 3 (3.37%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (3.37%) DevOps
7 3 (3.37%) ETL
7 3 (3.37%) Data Modelling
7 3 (3.37%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.37%) Project Planning
7 3 (3.37%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (50.56%) SQL
2 13 (14.61%) Perl
3 10 (11.24%) PowerShell
4 9 (10.11%) Java
5 8 (8.99%) T-SQL
5 8 (8.99%) PL/SQL
6 6 (6.74%) Python
7 4 (4.49%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.49%) Ruby
7 4 (4.49%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.37%) C
9 2 (2.25%) ActionScript
9 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.25%) PHP
9 2 (2.25%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (1.12%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 16 (17.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (13.48%) MCSE
2 12 (13.48%) MCITP
3 3 (3.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.25%) Degree
4 2 (2.25%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.12%) MCP
5 1 (1.12%) MCSA
5 1 (1.12%) OCP
5 1 (1.12%) OCA
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.12%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.12%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (32.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (23.60%) Hyper-V
3 20 (22.47%) Active Directory
4 13 (14.61%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (10.11%) XenApp
6 8 (8.99%) VMware ESX
6 8 (8.99%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (6.74%) vSphere
7 6 (6.74%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (6.74%) XenDesktop
7 6 (6.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (5.62%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 5 (5.62%) XenServer
9 4 (4.49%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (4.49%) Xen
10 3 (3.37%) vCloud
10 3 (3.37%) KVM
10 3 (3.37%) RHEV
11 2 (2.25%) UAG
11 2 (2.25%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 13 (14.61%) SCCM
2 8 (8.99%) Data Guard
3 7 (7.87%) SCOM
3 7 (7.87%) BMC PATROL
4 4 (4.49%) Control-M
4 4 (4.49%) NetBackup
4 4 (4.49%) Puppet
5 2 (2.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (2.25%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (2.25%) CA SiteMinder
5 2 (2.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (2.25%) OpenView
5 2 (2.25%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.12%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (1.12%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 41 (46.07%) VMware
2 34 (38.20%) Microsoft
3 32 (35.96%) Oracle
4 20 (22.47%) Cisco
5 19 (21.35%) Citrix
6 14 (15.73%) EMC
6 14 (15.73%) HP
6 14 (15.73%) Red Hat
7 11 (12.36%) Dell
8 9 (10.11%) IBM
8 9 (10.11%) Veritas
8 9 (10.11%) SonicWALL
9 7 (7.87%) BMC
10 5 (5.62%) Remedy
11 4 (4.49%) Sun
12 3 (3.37%) Sybase
13 2 (2.25%) Hitachi
13 2 (2.25%) Intel
13 2 (2.25%) Juniper
13 2 (2.25%) Radianz
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