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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 119 69 98
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +29
Contract jobs citing Clustering 30 56 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.97% 2.33% 1.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.24% 7.65% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 27 14
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£353 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.17% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £245 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £375 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £348 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.91% +2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +50.26%
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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
926 732 812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 29.96% 30.42% 26.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 365 350
Average daily rate £340 £336 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.34% -4.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £186 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 92 93
Average hourly rate £23.50 £31.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.39% +36.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.95 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £45.20 £40.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -3 11 £350 -3.44% 1
Hertfordshire -22 9 £375 +11.11% 5
Essex -27 6 £388 +7.63%
Norfolk -22 3 £248 +1.02%
Bedfordshire -25 1 - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
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England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 25 (59.52%) VMware
2 23 (54.76%) SQL
2 23 (54.76%) SQL Server
2 23 (54.76%) Windows
3 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 20 (47.62%) Active Directory
5 18 (42.86%) Citrix
6 17 (40.48%) DNS
7 16 (38.10%) DHCP
7 16 (38.10%) Linux
8 14 (33.33%) Oracle
9 13 (30.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (28.57%) MS Exchange
11 11 (26.19%) Firewall
11 11 (26.19%) Finance
11 11 (26.19%) Load Balancing
12 10 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (23.81%) Replication
12 10 (23.81%) Solaris
12 10 (23.81%) HP
12 10 (23.81%) IIS
13 9 (21.43%) UNIX
13 9 (21.43%) Perl
13 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
13 9 (21.43%) Blackberry
13 9 (21.43%) Telecoms
14 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2007

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Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 12 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 10 (23.81%) IIS
3 8 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (14.29%) WebLogic
4 6 (14.29%) Tomcat
5 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
6 4 (9.52%) Apache
7 3 (7.14%) IBM Notes
8 2 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (2.38%) CMS
9 1 (2.38%) WordPress
9 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS Office
3 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) osCommerce
1 1 (2.38%) Magento
1 1 (2.38%) Zen Cart
Communications & Networking
1 17 (40.48%) DNS
2 16 (38.10%) DHCP
3 11 (26.19%) Firewall
4 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (9.52%) SAN
5 4 (9.52%) Internet
6 3 (7.14%) Wireless
6 3 (7.14%) VPN
6 3 (7.14%) Broadband
7 2 (4.76%) LAN
7 2 (4.76%) WAN
7 2 (4.76%) NAS
8 1 (2.38%) NetScaler
8 1 (2.38%) LDAP
8 1 (2.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (54.76%) SQL Server
2 10 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (9.52%) DB2
7 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
8 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
9 1 (2.38%) Big Data
9 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
9 1 (2.38%) MySQL
9 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (2.38%) DTS
9 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.14%) MSI
3 2 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 9 (21.43%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) DBA
2 8 (19.05%) SQL DBA
3 7 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Administrator
4 5 (11.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Design Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) SQL Server DBA
5 4 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Principal Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Technical Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) Java Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) J2EE
1 6 (14.29%) J2SE
2 3 (7.14%) .NET
3 2 (4.76%) CGI
3 2 (4.76%) Middleware
3 2 (4.76%) Application Packaging
3 2 (4.76%) MSMQ
4 1 (2.38%) Software Packaging
4 1 (2.38%) Zend Framework
4 1 (2.38%) CakePHP
4 1 (2.38%) jQuery
4 1 (2.38%) Ext JS
4 1 (2.38%) HTML5
4 1 (2.38%) REST
4 1 (2.38%) XML-RPC
4 1 (2.38%) HTML
4 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Replication
2 9 (21.43%) Blackberry
3 5 (11.90%) Open Source
4 4 (9.52%) Mathematics
5 3 (7.14%) PKI
6 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 2 (4.76%) Client/Server
7 1 (2.38%) CMDB
7 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (54.76%) Windows
2 16 (38.10%) Linux
3 13 (30.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (23.81%) Solaris
5 9 (21.43%) UNIX
6 6 (14.29%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (11.90%) Windows 2000
7 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (9.52%) AIX
9 3 (7.14%) Windows XP
9 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
9 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
10 2 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (4.76%) CentOS
10 2 (4.76%) Ubuntu
11 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Load Balancing
2 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (16.67%) ITIL
2 7 (16.67%) UML
3 6 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
3 6 (14.29%) OO
3 6 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (14.29%) Multithreading
3 6 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (11.90%) E-Commerce
5 4 (9.52%) TDD
5 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (9.52%) Scrum
5 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing
5 4 (9.52%) Unit Testing
5 4 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (9.52%) Test Strategy
6 3 (7.14%) Migration
6 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.76%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 23 (54.76%) SQL
2 9 (21.43%) Perl
3 7 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 6 (14.29%) Java
5 3 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.76%) Ruby
6 2 (4.76%) Korn
6 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.76%) VBScript
6 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.38%) VB
7 1 (2.38%) PHP
7 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 5 (11.90%) MCSE
3 5 (11.90%) MCITP
3 5 (11.90%) Degree
3 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (4.76%) CCNA
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.38%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 12 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (14.29%) vSphere
4 5 (11.90%) vCloud
4 5 (11.90%) VMware ESX
5 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
5 4 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (7.14%) XenApp
6 3 (7.14%) MetaFrame
6 3 (7.14%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (2.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (2.38%) DFS Replication
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (2.38%) VMFS
7 1 (2.38%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (11.90%) NetBackup
1 5 (11.90%) Backup Exec
2 4 (9.52%) SCCM
3 2 (4.76%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (4.76%) OpenView
3 2 (4.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (4.76%) Nagios
3 2 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.76%) HP SIM
3 2 (4.76%) Puppet
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (2.38%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 25 (59.52%) VMware
2 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 18 (42.86%) Citrix
4 14 (33.33%) Oracle
5 10 (23.81%) HP
6 6 (14.29%) EMC
6 6 (14.29%) Sun
6 6 (14.29%) Veritas
6 6 (14.29%) Atlassian
7 5 (11.90%) Acronis
7 5 (11.90%) Symantec
7 5 (11.90%) Sophos
7 5 (11.90%) Cisco
7 5 (11.90%) IBM
8 3 (7.14%) Lotus
9 2 (4.76%) Clearswift
9 2 (4.76%) McAfee
9 2 (4.76%) Sybase
9 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
10 1 (2.38%) F5
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