The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 108 96 120
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +24
Contract jobs citing Clustering 33 28 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.16% 1.15% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.61% 4.17% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 3
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£355 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.09% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.45% +57.14%
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England

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

Miscellaneous Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
716 672 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 25.22% 27.71% 24.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 330 330
Average daily rate £380 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £135 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 96 89
Average hourly rate £17.50 £31.80 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.96% +22.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Clustering
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Clustering Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Clustering
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Suffolk +10 11 £400 +166.66% 3
Essex -5 10 £325 -7.14%
Hertfordshire +2 5 £419 - 1
Cambridgeshire -10 4 £325 - 2
Norfolk +7 2 £320 +30.61% 2
Bedfordshire -22 1 - - 1
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 34 (56.67%) Windows
2 33 (55.00%) VMware
3 32 (53.33%) SQL
4 30 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 29 (48.33%) Microsoft
6 26 (43.33%) Citrix
7 24 (40.00%) MS Exchange
8 23 (38.33%) SQL Server
8 23 (38.33%) Linux
9 19 (31.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 19 (31.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 18 (30.00%) HP
11 16 (26.67%) DHCP
11 16 (26.67%) DNS
12 15 (25.00%) Oracle
13 14 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (21.67%) Java
14 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (21.67%) Replication
15 12 (20.00%) Git (software)
15 12 (20.00%) Firewall
15 12 (20.00%) ITIL
16 11 (18.33%) MS Excel
16 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (18.33%) Open Source
17 10 (16.67%) XenApp
17 10 (16.67%) Blackberry
17 10 (16.67%) SAN
17 10 (16.67%) UNIX
18 9 (15.00%) IIS

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 24 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 19 (31.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (15.00%) IIS
3 9 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (11.67%) Lync
4 7 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (8.33%) Tomcat
5 5 (8.33%) WebLogic
5 5 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (6.67%) SharePoint
7 3 (5.00%) Apache
7 3 (5.00%) IBM Notes
7 3 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.67%) MQSeries
9 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.67%) CMS
9 1 (1.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (18.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.33%) MS Office
2 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) osCommerce
1 1 (1.67%) Magento
1 1 (1.67%) Zen Cart
Communications & Networking
1 16 (26.67%) DHCP
1 16 (26.67%) DNS
2 12 (20.00%) Firewall
3 10 (16.67%) SAN
4 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (6.67%) Internet
5 4 (6.67%) VPN
6 3 (5.00%) Broadband
6 3 (5.00%) Wireless
7 2 (3.33%) LAN
7 2 (3.33%) WAN
8 1 (1.67%) LDAP
8 1 (1.67%) SSL
8 1 (1.67%) VLAN
8 1 (1.67%) NAS
8 1 (1.67%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (38.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.00%) MySQL
2 9 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (6.67%) DB2
5 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.67%) DTS
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.67%) Big Data
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 12 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.67%) JIRA
3 3 (5.00%) MSI
4 1 (1.67%) Subversion
General
1 9 (15.00%) Telecoms
1 9 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Banking
2 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (18.33%) DBA
2 10 (16.67%) SQL DBA
2 10 (16.67%) Administrator
3 8 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
4 6 (10.00%) Developer
4 6 (10.00%) Architect
5 5 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Principal Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
6 4 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.67%) Design Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Technical Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Java Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.33%) REST
2 5 (8.33%) J2SE
2 5 (8.33%) J2EE
3 4 (6.67%) .NET
4 3 (5.00%) MSMQ
5 2 (3.33%) Application Packaging
5 2 (3.33%) Middleware
6 1 (1.67%) CGI
6 1 (1.67%) Web Services
6 1 (1.67%) XML
6 1 (1.67%) HTML
6 1 (1.67%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.67%) Spring
6 1 (1.67%) XML-RPC
6 1 (1.67%) HTML5
6 1 (1.67%) Zend Framework
6 1 (1.67%) CakePHP
6 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (1.67%) jQuery
6 1 (1.67%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.67%) Replication
2 11 (18.33%) Open Source
3 10 (16.67%) Blackberry
4 4 (6.67%) Mathematics
4 4 (6.67%) PKI
5 3 (5.00%) Client/Server
5 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.67%) CMDB
6 1 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (56.67%) Windows
2 23 (38.33%) Linux
3 14 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (16.67%) UNIX
7 9 (15.00%) Solaris
8 7 (11.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (10.00%) CentOS
10 5 (8.33%) Windows 2000
10 5 (8.33%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (6.67%) AIX
11 4 (6.67%) VMS
12 3 (5.00%) Windows XP
12 3 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (5.00%) Windows 7
13 2 (3.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
13 2 (3.33%) Ubuntu
14 1 (1.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.00%) ITIL
2 8 (13.33%) Load Balancing
3 7 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (10.00%) UML
4 6 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 5 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
5 5 (8.33%) OO
5 5 (8.33%) TDD
5 5 (8.33%) Multithreading
5 5 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (6.67%) Test Strategy
6 4 (6.67%) Performance Testing
6 4 (6.67%) Unit Testing
6 4 (6.67%) Scrum
6 4 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (5.00%) CRM
7 3 (5.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (53.33%) SQL
2 13 (21.67%) Java
3 8 (13.33%) Perl
4 7 (11.67%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.33%) Korn
6 2 (3.33%) Ruby
6 2 (3.33%) VBScript
7 1 (1.67%) VB
7 1 (1.67%) PHP
7 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.00%) MCITP
2 6 (10.00%) MCSE
3 5 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (8.33%) Degree
3 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.67%) CCNA
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (31.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (16.67%) XenApp
4 8 (13.33%) XenDesktop
5 6 (10.00%) vSphere
6 5 (8.33%) VMware ESX
6 5 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (8.33%) vCloud
7 4 (6.67%) Hyper-V
7 4 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (5.00%) MetaFrame
9 2 (3.33%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.67%) NFS
10 1 (1.67%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (1.67%) VMFS
10 1 (1.67%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 5 (8.33%) Backup Exec
3 4 (6.67%) SCCM
4 3 (5.00%) Nagios
4 3 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (5.00%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (3.33%) HP SIM
5 2 (3.33%) Puppet
5 2 (3.33%) OpenView
5 2 (3.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.67%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (1.67%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.67%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 33 (55.00%) VMware
2 29 (48.33%) Microsoft
3 26 (43.33%) Citrix
4 18 (30.00%) HP
5 15 (25.00%) Oracle
6 8 (13.33%) 3PAR
7 7 (11.67%) EMC
8 5 (8.33%) Sun
8 5 (8.33%) IBM
8 5 (8.33%) Symantec
8 5 (8.33%) Sophos
8 5 (8.33%) Veritas
8 5 (8.33%) Brocade
8 5 (8.33%) Atlassian
8 5 (8.33%) Acronis
9 4 (6.67%) Red Hat
10 3 (5.00%) Cisco
10 3 (5.00%) Clearswift
10 3 (5.00%) CheckPoint
10 3 (5.00%) McAfee
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