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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 176 188 157
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -31
Contract jobs citing Clustering 29 33 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.49% 0.46% 0.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.60% 1.42% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 47
Average daily rate
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£450 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.80% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £340 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £600 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.07% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1809 2327 2500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.67% 32.75% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1315 1693 1913
Average daily rate £475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £304 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 62 50
Average hourly rate £20.19 £22.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.23% +7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
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 25 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 25 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 48 (54.55%) SQL
2 45 (51.14%) Windows
3 40 (45.45%) VMware
4 37 (42.05%) SQL Server
4 37 (42.05%) Microsoft
5 36 (40.91%) SAN
6 32 (36.36%) Oracle
7 29 (32.95%) Linux
7 29 (32.95%) VMware Infrastructure
8 27 (30.68%) Finance
9 25 (28.41%) Replication
10 24 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (26.14%) UNIX
12 22 (25.00%) Hyper-V
13 21 (23.86%) Active Directory
14 20 (22.73%) Cisco
14 20 (22.73%) Banking
15 18 (20.45%) SQL Server 2008
16 17 (19.32%) Citrix
16 17 (19.32%) Windows Server 2003
17 16 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
17 16 (18.18%) ITIL
17 16 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
17 16 (18.18%) Oracle Database
18 14 (15.91%) MS Exchange
18 14 (15.91%) Oracle RAC
19 13 (14.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 13 (14.77%) PowerShell
19 13 (14.77%) SQL Server 2005
19 13 (14.77%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 14 (15.91%) MS Exchange
2 11 (12.50%) IIS
2 11 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (10.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (10.23%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (10.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (9.09%) SharePoint
5 6 (6.82%) WebSphere
6 5 (5.68%) WebLogic
7 3 (3.41%) Tomcat
8 2 (2.27%) Apache
8 2 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (2.27%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.27%) Lync
9 1 (1.14%) Gentran
9 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.14%) Mule
9 1 (1.14%) Oracle Spatial
9 1 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.41%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (40.91%) SAN
2 13 (14.77%) DNS
3 12 (13.64%) WAN
4 11 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 11 (12.50%) Firewall
5 9 (10.23%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (10.23%) DHCP
6 8 (9.09%) Internet
7 7 (7.95%) NAS
8 6 (6.82%) LAN
9 5 (5.68%) HTTP
9 5 (5.68%) Unified Communications
10 4 (4.55%) NetScaler
10 4 (4.55%) iSCSI
11 3 (3.41%) SSH
11 3 (3.41%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (3.41%) SSL
11 3 (3.41%) FTP
11 3 (3.41%) SMTP
12 2 (2.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (42.05%) SQL Server
2 18 (20.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (18.18%) Oracle Database
4 13 (14.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (14.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
6 9 (10.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (7.95%) RDBMS
7 7 (7.95%) Relational Database
8 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (3.41%) MySQL
10 3 (3.41%) Sybase ASE
10 3 (3.41%) Oracle Exadata
10 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (2.27%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 4 (4.55%) JIRA
2 2 (2.27%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.27%) Toad
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 27 (30.68%) Finance
2 20 (22.73%) Banking
3 8 (9.09%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.41%) Advertising
4 3 (3.41%) Retail
5 2 (2.27%) International Banking
6 1 (1.14%) Law
6 1 (1.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (22.73%) DBA
2 17 (19.32%) Architect
3 14 (15.91%) SQL DBA
4 11 (12.50%) Administrator
4 11 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (7.95%) Network Engineer
5 7 (7.95%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Oracle DBA
6 6 (6.82%) SQL Server DBA
7 5 (5.68%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (5.68%) Developer
8 4 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Designer
9 3 (3.41%) VMware Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.41%) Infrastructure Designer
9 3 (3.41%) SQL Developer
9 3 (3.41%) UNIX Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.95%) Middleware
2 4 (4.55%) .NET
2 4 (4.55%) CSS
2 4 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.27%) HTML
3 2 (2.27%) XML
3 2 (2.27%) ODBC
3 2 (2.27%) JDBC
3 2 (2.27%) FIXML
3 2 (2.27%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (1.14%) ISPF
4 1 (1.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.14%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.14%) Web Services
4 1 (1.14%) J2EE
4 1 (1.14%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 25 (28.41%) Replication
2 8 (9.09%) EqualLogic
3 3 (3.41%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.27%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.27%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.14%) iPad
5 1 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.14%) Firmware
5 1 (1.14%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.14%) GIS
5 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 45 (51.14%) Windows
2 29 (32.95%) Linux
3 24 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (26.14%) UNIX
5 17 (19.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (11.36%) Solaris
9 4 (4.55%) AIX
9 4 (4.55%) SELinux
9 4 (4.55%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (3.41%) Windows 7
10 3 (3.41%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.14%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.14%) Windows NT
11 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.18%) ITIL
2 13 (14.77%) High Availability
3 12 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 10 (11.36%) Migration
6 9 (10.23%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (5.68%) Database Security
8 4 (4.55%) Project Management
8 4 (4.55%) Change Management
8 4 (4.55%) SOA
8 4 (4.55%) Capacity Management
8 4 (4.55%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.41%) Project Planning
9 3 (3.41%) Load Balancing
9 3 (3.41%) Data Protection
9 3 (3.41%) ETL
9 3 (3.41%) Data Modelling
9 3 (3.41%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.41%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (3.41%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 48 (54.55%) SQL
2 13 (14.77%) PowerShell
3 11 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 11 (12.50%) Perl
4 9 (10.23%) Java
4 9 (10.23%) PL/SQL
5 6 (6.82%) Python
5 6 (6.82%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.55%) Ruby
6 4 (4.55%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.41%) C
8 2 (2.27%) C#
8 2 (2.27%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.27%) PHP
8 2 (2.27%) ActionScript
8 2 (2.27%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (1.14%) C-shell
9 1 (1.14%) JCL
Qualifications
1 16 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (12.50%) MCSE
2 11 (12.50%) MCITP
3 3 (3.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.27%) MCDBA
4 2 (2.27%) Degree
5 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) MCP
5 1 (1.14%) MCSA
5 1 (1.14%) MCTS
5 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.14%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (32.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 21 (23.86%) Active Directory
4 14 (15.91%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (10.23%) VMware ESX
6 8 (9.09%) XenApp
7 7 (7.95%) Oracle RMAN
7 7 (7.95%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (6.82%) XenDesktop
9 5 (5.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 5 (5.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (5.68%) XenServer
9 5 (5.68%) vSphere
10 4 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (4.55%) Xen
11 3 (3.41%) vCloud
11 3 (3.41%) KVM
11 3 (3.41%) RHEV
12 2 (2.27%) Postfix
12 2 (2.27%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 11 (12.50%) SCCM
2 9 (10.23%) Data Guard
3 7 (7.95%) BMC PATROL
4 6 (6.82%) SCOM
5 4 (4.55%) Puppet
5 4 (4.55%) Control-M
5 4 (4.55%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (2.27%) CA SiteMinder
6 2 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (2.27%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.14%) OpenView
7 1 (1.14%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.14%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.14%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 40 (45.45%) VMware
2 37 (42.05%) Microsoft
3 32 (36.36%) Oracle
4 20 (22.73%) Cisco
5 17 (19.32%) Citrix
6 12 (13.64%) EMC
6 12 (13.64%) HP
7 11 (12.50%) Red Hat
8 10 (11.36%) Dell
8 10 (11.36%) IBM
9 8 (9.09%) Veritas
9 8 (9.09%) SonicWALL
10 7 (7.95%) BMC
11 5 (5.68%) Remedy
12 4 (4.55%) Sybase
13 3 (3.41%) Intel
13 3 (3.41%) Juniper
14 2 (2.27%) Hitachi
14 2 (2.27%) Sun
14 2 (2.27%) Radianz
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