The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 238 232 246
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Contract jobs citing Clustering 401 404 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.84% 0.88% 0.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.75% 2.79% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 263 174
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 18
Average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £22.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +32.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £27.50 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.40 £31.56 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £30.00 £22.63
% change year-on-year
+30.83% +32.59%
Clustering
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14586 14503 12911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.58% 31.45% 31.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9093 8989 7897
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 590 721
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.68 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.63% -11.60%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in England

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in England

Clustering
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the England region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Clustering Daily Rate Histogram in England

Clustering
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in England

Clustering
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the England region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Clustering Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 4 March 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
London -28 148 £425 +1.43% 55
South East +29 125 £398 +15.63% 30
North West -6 30 £375 +25.00% 14
East Midlands +27 27 £325 - 7
Yorkshire -30 24 £325 -16.12% 15
South West -5 14 £400 +23.07% 10
West Midlands -7 14 £375 -16.66% 6
East of England -26 14 £375 +8.69% 6
North East -9 8 £300 +22.44% 3
Clustering
UK

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 512 (55.59%) Windows
2 381 (41.37%) Microsoft
3 330 (35.83%) Active Directory
4 327 (35.50%) SQL
5 321 (34.85%) VMware
6 279 (30.29%) SQL Server
7 264 (28.66%) Linux
8 233 (25.30%) SAN
9 232 (25.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 208 (22.58%) DNS
11 200 (21.72%) VMware Infrastructure
12 198 (21.50%) HP
13 194 (21.06%) Hyper-V
14 190 (20.63%) Windows Server 2003
15 183 (19.87%) Oracle
16 179 (19.44%) ITIL
17 174 (18.89%) Windows Server 2012
18 167 (18.13%) UNIX
19 163 (17.70%) Finance
20 149 (16.18%) MS Exchange
20 149 (16.18%) Citrix
21 145 (15.74%) Disaster Recovery
22 138 (14.98%) Firewall
23 132 (14.33%) SharePoint
24 131 (14.22%) IIS
25 127 (13.79%) Red Hat
26 125 (13.57%) Replication
27 123 (13.36%) MS Excel
27 123 (13.36%) Performance Tuning
28 113 (12.27%) Microsoft Certification

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 149 (16.18%) MS Exchange
2 132 (14.33%) SharePoint
3 131 (14.22%) IIS
4 105 (11.40%) Lync
5 73 (7.93%) Exchange Server 2010
6 69 (7.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 64 (6.95%) Apache
8 56 (6.08%) WebSphere
9 55 (5.97%) BizTalk Server
10 54 (5.86%) SharePoint 2010
11 48 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2007
12 46 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2003
13 42 (4.56%) SharePoint 2013
14 37 (4.02%) Tomcat
15 33 (3.58%) WebLogic
16 31 (3.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 28 (3.04%) Office Communications Server
18 18 (1.95%) Apache Solr
19 17 (1.85%) OpenStack
20 16 (1.74%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 123 (13.36%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.85%) MS Office
3 9 (0.98%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.98%) MS Project
4 6 (0.65%) SPSS
5 3 (0.33%) Mathematica
6 2 (0.22%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 44 (4.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (4.67%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.43%) Oracle Utilities
6 3 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.33%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.11%) Maximo
8 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.11%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (4.34%) Cloud Computing
2 35 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (2.50%) Office 365
5 22 (2.39%) PaaS
6 15 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (1.63%) Heroku
6 15 (1.63%) Engine Yard
7 10 (1.09%) IaaS
8 4 (0.43%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.43%) SaaS
9 3 (0.33%) GitHub
10 1 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.11%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 233 (25.30%) SAN
2 208 (22.58%) DNS
3 138 (14.98%) Firewall
4 109 (11.83%) DHCP
5 105 (11.40%) TCP/IP
6 64 (6.95%) LDAP
7 63 (6.84%) NAS
8 46 (4.99%) VLAN
9 44 (4.78%) WAN
10 42 (4.56%) LAN
11 41 (4.45%) Internet
11 41 (4.45%) iSCSI
12 39 (4.23%) Fibre Channel
12 39 (4.23%) HTTP
13 38 (4.13%) SSL
13 38 (4.13%) VPN
14 30 (3.26%) DMZ
15 20 (2.17%) BGP
16 19 (2.06%) VoIP
17 18 (1.95%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (30.29%) SQL Server
2 90 (9.77%) MySQL
3 73 (7.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 63 (6.84%) Oracle Database
4 63 (6.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 54 (5.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 54 (5.86%) Relational Database
6 52 (5.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 41 (4.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 40 (4.34%) SQL Server 2012
9 38 (4.13%) RDBMS
10 37 (4.02%) NoSQL
11 36 (3.91%) MongoDB
12 24 (2.61%) Apache Cassandra
13 23 (2.50%) DB2
14 22 (2.39%) Oracle Database 11g
15 19 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
16 16 (1.74%) SQL Server 2000
17 14 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
17 14 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (3.80%) Jenkins
2 27 (2.93%) Subversion
3 22 (2.39%) JIRA
4 20 (2.17%) Git (software)
5 17 (1.85%) Visual Studio
6 14 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (1.19%) Introscope
8 7 (0.76%) Ant
9 6 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.65%) Hudson
9 6 (0.65%) PHPUnit
9 6 (0.65%) Maven
10 5 (0.54%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.54%) Talend Open Studio
11 4 (0.43%) WinRunner
11 4 (0.43%) TestDirector
11 4 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
12 3 (0.33%) MSI
12 3 (0.33%) NUnit
12 3 (0.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 163 (17.70%) Finance
2 58 (6.30%) Banking
3 33 (3.58%) Retail
4 29 (3.15%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.61%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.19%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.19%) Law
6 11 (1.19%) Legal
7 9 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.54%) Games
8 5 (0.54%) Publishing
9 4 (0.43%) Marketing
9 4 (0.43%) Electronics
10 3 (0.33%) Back Office
10 3 (0.33%) Local Government
10 3 (0.33%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.22%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.22%) Billing
11 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 114 (12.38%) Administrator
2 113 (12.27%) DBA
2 113 (12.27%) Architect
3 77 (8.36%) SQL DBA
4 69 (7.49%) Analyst
5 59 (6.41%) Systems Administrator
6 53 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 51 (5.54%) Server Engineer
8 49 (5.32%) Consultant
9 47 (5.10%) Technical Architect
10 37 (4.02%) DevOps Engineer
10 37 (4.02%) Wintel Engineer
11 34 (3.69%) Developer
12 31 (3.37%) Support Engineer
12 31 (3.37%) SQL Server DBA
13 28 (3.04%) Linux Engineer
14 27 (2.93%) Support Analyst
15 26 (2.82%) Infrastructure Architect
15 26 (2.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 25 (2.71%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (10.42%) .NET
2 77 (8.36%) Web Services
3 56 (6.08%) Middleware
4 37 (4.02%) Application Packaging
5 34 (3.69%) WebSphere MQ
6 31 (3.37%) REST
7 24 (2.61%) XML
7 24 (2.61%) SOAP
7 24 (2.61%) JMS
8 23 (2.50%) HTML
9 21 (2.28%) J2EE
9 21 (2.28%) MCollective
10 18 (1.95%) JDBC
11 15 (1.63%) CSS
11 15 (1.63%) LAMP
12 14 (1.52%) ActiveMQ
13 12 (1.30%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 12 (1.30%) Java EE
13 12 (1.30%) JSON
13 12 (1.30%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 125 (13.57%) Replication
2 53 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (3.80%) Open Source
4 34 (3.69%) Blackberry
5 26 (2.82%) PKI
6 25 (2.71%) Computer Science
7 23 (2.50%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.28%) Device Driver
9 15 (1.63%) Celerra
10 14 (1.52%) Wiki
11 13 (1.41%) HACMP
12 12 (1.30%) Hedge funds
13 10 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (1.09%) Client/Server
14 8 (0.87%) Symmetrix DMX
14 8 (0.87%) CESG
15 7 (0.76%) Mainframe
15 7 (0.76%) N-Tier
15 7 (0.76%) Reference Data
15 7 (0.76%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 512 (55.59%) Windows
2 264 (28.66%) Linux
3 232 (25.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 190 (20.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 174 (18.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 167 (18.13%) UNIX
7 98 (10.64%) Solaris
8 73 (7.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 60 (6.51%) CentOS
10 50 (5.43%) AIX
11 43 (4.67%) Ubuntu
12 34 (3.69%) Windows 7
13 30 (3.26%) Windows 2000
14 28 (3.04%) SUSE
14 28 (3.04%) HPUX
15 27 (2.93%) Windows 2000 Server
16 19 (2.06%) Windows XP
17 15 (1.63%) Oracle Linux
18 14 (1.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 14 (1.52%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (19.44%) ITIL
2 145 (15.74%) Disaster Recovery
3 123 (13.36%) Performance Tuning
4 106 (11.51%) Migration
5 98 (10.64%) Load Balancing
6 88 (9.55%) High Availability
7 69 (7.49%) Configuration Management
8 58 (6.30%) DevOps
9 56 (6.08%) CRM
10 53 (5.75%) SOA
11 52 (5.65%) Capacity Planning
12 49 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
12 49 (5.32%) Change Management
12 49 (5.32%) Performance Monitoring
13 46 (4.99%) Service Management
14 45 (4.89%) Change Control
15 44 (4.78%) Service Delivery
16 42 (4.56%) Root Cause Analysis
17 38 (4.13%) Project Management
18 37 (4.02%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 327 (35.50%) SQL
2 92 (9.99%) Perl
3 91 (9.88%) PowerShell
4 88 (9.55%) Java
5 84 (9.12%) Shell Script
6 74 (8.03%) Bash Shell
7 64 (6.95%) Python
8 57 (6.19%) Ruby
9 51 (5.54%) Korn
10 46 (4.99%) T-SQL
11 37 (4.02%) VBScript
12 32 (3.47%) PHP
13 30 (3.26%) C
14 18 (1.95%) C#
15 17 (1.85%) C++
16 15 (1.63%) PL/SQL
17 14 (1.52%) JavaScript
18 13 (1.41%) VB
19 7 (0.76%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
20 5 (0.54%) R
Qualifications
1 113 (12.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (10.31%) Security Cleared
3 80 (8.69%) MCSE
4 52 (5.65%) Degree
5 49 (5.32%) SC Cleared
6 44 (4.78%) MCITP
7 32 (3.47%) DV Cleared
8 29 (3.15%) VCP4
9 24 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (2.39%) MCTS
10 22 (2.39%) CCNA
11 19 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 17 (1.85%) MCP
13 12 (1.30%) MCSA
14 11 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.76%) RHCE
16 6 (0.65%) RHCT
17 5 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
17 5 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
17 5 (0.54%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.80%) SLA
2 22 (2.39%) QA
3 4 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.22%) HL7
4 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.22%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 330 (35.83%) Active Directory
2 200 (21.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 194 (21.06%) Hyper-V
4 96 (10.42%) VMware ESX
5 59 (6.41%) vSphere
6 56 (6.08%) XenApp
7 38 (4.13%) NFS
8 36 (3.91%) Oracle RAC
9 35 (3.80%) Terminal Services
10 34 (3.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 27 (2.93%) VMware ESXi
12 25 (2.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 17 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 16 (1.74%) XenDesktop
15 15 (1.63%) Oracle RMAN
15 15 (1.63%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 14 (1.52%) ISA Server
17 12 (1.30%) Postfix
18 11 (1.19%) GPFS
18 11 (1.19%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 92 (9.99%) SCCM
2 90 (9.77%) Puppet
3 74 (8.03%) SCOM
4 36 (3.91%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (3.58%) Nagios
6 27 (2.93%) NetBackup
7 22 (2.39%) Cobbler
8 20 (2.17%) Tivoli
9 19 (2.06%) WSUS
10 18 (1.95%) Backup Exec
11 16 (1.74%) Data Guard
12 14 (1.52%) SCSM
12 14 (1.52%) OpenView
13 13 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
13 13 (1.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 13 (1.41%) ZABBIX
13 13 (1.41%) SCVMM
13 13 (1.41%) collectd
13 13 (1.41%) SELinux
14 12 (1.30%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 381 (41.37%) Microsoft
2 321 (34.85%) VMware
3 198 (21.50%) HP
4 183 (19.87%) Oracle
5 149 (16.18%) Citrix
6 127 (13.79%) Red Hat
7 84 (9.12%) Cisco
8 82 (8.90%) IBM
9 62 (6.73%) Veritas
10 54 (5.86%) EMC
11 41 (4.45%) 3PAR
12 37 (4.02%) NetApp
13 32 (3.47%) Sun
14 30 (3.26%) Symantec
14 30 (3.26%) Dell
15 23 (2.50%) SAP
16 20 (2.17%) CheckPoint
17 19 (2.06%) Intel
18 18 (1.95%) Juniper
19 17 (1.85%) McAfee
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol
TRG
Rate: 350-400 Per Day
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £300 - £310 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £75 - £125 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Heat Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £275 - £350 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £475 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Runcorn
Networx Recruitment
Rate: £Competitive Package plus Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago