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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 124 79 94
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +15
Contract jobs citing Clustering 21 44 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.67% 1.83% 1.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.87% 7.80% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 21
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.13 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Clustering
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
731 564 672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 23.24% 23.41% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 265 296
Average daily rate £325 £338 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £214 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 67 96
Average hourly rate £24.75 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.88 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -39.65%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
Cambridgeshire -10 10 £350 -12.50% 3
Hertfordshire -23 5 - - 2
Suffolk -7 3 £350 +33.33%
Essex -15 2 £375 +1.69% 1
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 22 (66.67%) SQL
2 15 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 15 (45.45%) Windows
3 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
3 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
3 14 (42.42%) Load Balancing
4 13 (39.39%) Oracle
5 12 (36.36%) Finance
5 12 (36.36%) VMware
6 11 (33.33%) Linux
7 10 (30.30%) UNIX
7 10 (30.30%) Citrix
7 10 (30.30%) DNS
7 10 (30.30%) Solaris
8 9 (27.27%) DHCP
8 9 (27.27%) Sun
8 9 (27.27%) UML
8 9 (27.27%) OOA/OOD
8 9 (27.27%) OO
8 9 (27.27%) Tomcat
8 9 (27.27%) J2SE
8 9 (27.27%) J2EE
8 9 (27.27%) Java
8 9 (27.27%) Perl
8 9 (27.27%) Multithreading
8 9 (27.27%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (24.24%) Atlassian
9 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
9 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 9 (27.27%) Tomcat
2 8 (24.24%) WebLogic
3 7 (21.21%) IIS
3 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
4 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (12.12%) Apache
6 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
7 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (3.03%) CMS
8 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
8 1 (3.03%) WordPress
8 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) osCommerce
1 1 (3.03%) Magento
1 1 (3.03%) Zen Cart
Communications & Networking
1 10 (30.30%) DNS
2 9 (27.27%) DHCP
3 5 (15.15%) Internet
3 5 (15.15%) Firewall
4 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
5 3 (9.09%) SAN
6 2 (6.06%) LAN
6 2 (6.06%) WAN
6 2 (6.06%) NAS
7 1 (3.03%) NetScaler
7 1 (3.03%) Wireless
7 1 (3.03%) VLAN
7 1 (3.03%) LDAP
7 1 (3.03%) Broadband
7 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
6 2 (6.06%) MySQL
7 1 (3.03%) DB2
7 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.03%) DTS
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (3.03%) Big Data
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.09%) Subversion
3 1 (3.03%) MSI
General
1 12 (36.36%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Advertising
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) DBA
1 8 (24.24%) SQL DBA
2 6 (18.18%) Architect
3 5 (15.15%) Technical Architect
3 5 (15.15%) Java Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Design Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Principal Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Java/J2EE Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (6.06%) Server Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Java Technical Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) J2SE
1 9 (27.27%) J2EE
2 4 (12.12%) CGI
3 1 (3.03%) Middleware
3 1 (3.03%) XML-RPC
3 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.03%) Software Packaging
3 1 (3.03%) Zend Framework
3 1 (3.03%) CakePHP
3 1 (3.03%) jQuery
3 1 (3.03%) Ext JS
3 1 (3.03%) HTML5
3 1 (3.03%) REST
3 1 (3.03%) XML
3 1 (3.03%) HTML
3 1 (3.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Replication
2 6 (18.18%) Open Source
3 4 (12.12%) Mathematics
3 4 (12.12%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) PKI
4 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) Windows
2 11 (33.33%) Linux
3 10 (30.30%) UNIX
3 10 (30.30%) Solaris
4 9 (27.27%) Oracle Linux
5 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (9.09%) Windows 2000
8 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
8 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
9 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
9 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
9 1 (3.03%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Load Balancing
2 9 (27.27%) Multithreading
2 9 (27.27%) UML
2 9 (27.27%) OOA/OOD
2 9 (27.27%) OO
3 6 (18.18%) Performance Testing
3 6 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (15.15%) Test Strategy
4 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
4 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (15.15%) TDD
5 4 (12.12%) ITIL
5 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (12.12%) Scrum
6 2 (6.06%) High Availability
6 2 (6.06%) Migration
6 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 22 (66.67%) SQL
2 9 (27.27%) Java
2 9 (27.27%) Perl
3 4 (12.12%) T-SQL
4 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.03%) VBScript
5 1 (3.03%) PHP
5 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (15.15%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) MCSE
2 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) MCITP
3 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.03%) MCTS
4 1 (3.03%) CCNA
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.03%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.12%) vSphere
4 3 (9.09%) VMware ESX
4 3 (9.09%) vCloud
5 2 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.06%) XenApp
5 2 (6.06%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.03%) NFS
6 1 (3.03%) MetaFrame
6 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (3.03%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.03%) VMFS
6 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (9.09%) NetBackup
1 3 (9.09%) Backup Exec
2 2 (6.06%) SCCM
3 1 (3.03%) HP SIM
3 1 (3.03%) OpenView
3 1 (3.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (3.03%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 13 (39.39%) Oracle
3 12 (36.36%) VMware
4 10 (30.30%) Citrix
5 9 (27.27%) Sun
6 8 (24.24%) Atlassian
7 5 (15.15%) HP
7 5 (15.15%) Sybase
8 4 (12.12%) Cisco
8 4 (12.12%) Veritas
9 3 (9.09%) Symantec
9 3 (9.09%) Sophos
9 3 (9.09%) IBM
9 3 (9.09%) Acronis
9 3 (9.09%) EMC
10 2 (6.06%) Netezza
11 1 (3.03%) Zend
11 1 (3.03%) Lotus
11 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
11 1 (3.03%) Juniper