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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 117 131 83
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -48
Contract jobs citing Clustering 29 21 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.92% 0.67% 1.77%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.36% 2.27% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 20
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £195 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £435 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £22.13 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.49% -11.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+48.88% -10.00%
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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
864 927 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 27.42% 29.54% 29.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 507 359
Average daily rate £365 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 93 78
Average hourly rate £23.50 £26.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.32% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £16.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%

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 31 August 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Clustering Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 August 2015. 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
Essex +10 17 £420 +12.00% 1
Hertfordshire +4 6 £385 - 4
Cambridgeshire -14 4 £275 -29.03% 4
Suffolk +2 2 £250 -28.57%
Bedfordshire +14 1 - -
Norfolk +12 1 £250 -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 29 (56.86%) Windows
2 23 (45.10%) SQL
3 20 (39.22%) Citrix
3 20 (39.22%) VMware
4 19 (37.25%) Active Directory
4 19 (37.25%) SQL Server
5 14 (27.45%) Finance
5 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
5 14 (27.45%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (25.49%) SCOM
6 13 (25.49%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (21.57%) DNS
7 11 (21.57%) Oracle
8 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (17.65%) IIS
9 9 (17.65%) Linux
9 9 (17.65%) MCSE
9 9 (17.65%) LAN
9 9 (17.65%) WAN
9 9 (17.65%) DHCP
9 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (17.65%) SAN
9 9 (17.65%) Firewall
10 8 (15.69%) Replication
10 8 (15.69%) Migration
10 8 (15.69%) MS Exchange
10 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
11 7 (13.73%) Cisco
11 7 (13.73%) T-SQL

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Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 (17.65%) IIS
2 8 (15.69%) MS Exchange
3 6 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (11.76%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.96%) JBoss
5 1 (1.96%) Apache
5 1 (1.96%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Office 365
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.57%) DNS
2 9 (17.65%) SAN
2 9 (17.65%) LAN
2 9 (17.65%) WAN
2 9 (17.65%) DHCP
2 9 (17.65%) Firewall
3 5 (9.80%) Ethernet
4 4 (7.84%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.84%) VLAN
4 4 (7.84%) Network Security
5 3 (5.88%) iSCSI
5 3 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (5.88%) FCoE
5 3 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (5.88%) Internet
6 2 (3.92%) NetScaler
6 2 (3.92%) NAS
7 1 (1.96%) LDAP
7 1 (1.96%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (37.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.80%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (9.80%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (9.80%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.84%) EDRMS
3 4 (7.84%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (7.84%) MySQL
4 3 (5.88%) RDBMS
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.96%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.96%) Maven
2 1 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.96%) Ant
2 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (27.45%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Automotive
3 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Retail
4 1 (1.96%) Law
4 1 (1.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) DBA
2 9 (17.65%) SQL DBA
3 7 (13.73%) Server Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) SQL Server DBA
5 5 (9.80%) Consultant
6 4 (7.84%) Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Team Leader
7 3 (5.88%) Implementation Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Senior SQL DBA
8 2 (3.92%) Wintel Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Technician
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Senior DBA
8 2 (3.92%) Network Team Leader
8 2 (3.92%) Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Implementation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) Web Services
2 3 (5.88%) .NET
3 2 (3.92%) Struts
3 2 (3.92%) Spring
4 1 (1.96%) Ajax
4 1 (1.96%) Java SE
4 1 (1.96%) Java EE
4 1 (1.96%) JSR 170
4 1 (1.96%) Spring MVC
4 1 (1.96%) jQuery
4 1 (1.96%) JAX-WS
4 1 (1.96%) Ext JS
4 1 (1.96%) JPA
4 1 (1.96%) RESTful
4 1 (1.96%) Struts2
4 1 (1.96%) OSGi
4 1 (1.96%) REST
4 1 (1.96%) JAX-RS
4 1 (1.96%) EclipseLink
4 1 (1.96%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Replication
2 6 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.92%) EqualLogic
4 2 (3.92%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.96%) User Experience
5 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.96%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.96%) NHS
5 1 (1.96%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 29 (56.86%) Windows
2 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (17.65%) Linux
3 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (9.80%) UNIX
4 5 (9.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (7.84%) Solaris
6 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.96%) AIX
7 1 (1.96%) HPUX
7 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (15.69%) Migration
3 7 (13.73%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (13.73%) High Availability
4 6 (11.76%) Database Mirroring
5 5 (9.80%) Load Balancing
6 4 (7.84%) Database Security
6 4 (7.84%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (7.84%) Change Control
6 4 (7.84%) Data Architecture
7 3 (5.88%) Open Source
7 3 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (5.88%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (5.88%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.88%) ITIL
7 3 (5.88%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.92%) Change Management
8 2 (3.92%) Data Management
8 2 (3.92%) Email Management
8 2 (3.92%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (45.10%) SQL
2 7 (13.73%) T-SQL
3 5 (9.80%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.92%) Python
4 2 (3.92%) Java
4 2 (3.92%) Perl
5 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) MCSE
1 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.80%) MCITP
3 3 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (5.88%) CCA
3 3 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (37.25%) Active Directory
2 13 (25.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (13.73%) VMware ESX
4 6 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (9.80%) Hyper-V
5 5 (9.80%) XenApp
5 5 (9.80%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (7.84%) vSphere
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.96%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 13 (25.49%) SCOM
2 7 (13.73%) SCCM
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.96%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 20 (39.22%) Citrix
1 20 (39.22%) VMware
2 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
3 11 (21.57%) Oracle
4 7 (13.73%) Cisco
5 6 (11.76%) Red Hat
6 4 (7.84%) HP
7 2 (3.92%) Dell
7 2 (3.92%) NetApp
7 2 (3.92%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.96%) Veritas
8 1 (1.96%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.96%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.96%) IBM
8 1 (1.96%) Symantec
8 1 (1.96%) Sophos
8 1 (1.96%) Clearswift