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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 254 263 215
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -48
Contract jobs citing Clustering 401 340 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.81% 0.71% 0.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.53% 2.18% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 193 243
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £275 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.52% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 6
Average hourly rate £22.83 £38.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.08% +55.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £38.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-38.70% +55.00%
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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
15863 15567 15390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.91% 32.51% 33.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10128 9643 9314
Average daily rate £420 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 584 594 672
Average hourly rate £18.90 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -12 150 £388 -13.88% 52
South East +18 125 £390 -2.50% 31
Yorkshire -2 31 £408 -4.11% 16
East of England +12 21 £281 -6.25% 8
North West -34 19 £330 +10.00% 15
East Midlands +8 17 £400 +23.07% 3
West Midlands +8 14 £425 +106.06% 6
South West -16 13 £400 +13.87% 4
North East -21 11 £263 -15.32% 1
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UK

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 482 (56.05%) Windows
2 329 (38.26%) VMware
3 285 (33.14%) Microsoft
3 285 (33.14%) Active Directory
4 273 (31.74%) SQL Server
5 267 (31.05%) Linux
6 266 (30.93%) SQL
7 243 (28.26%) SAN
8 213 (24.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 209 (24.30%) VMware Infrastructure
10 201 (23.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 189 (21.98%) Finance
12 186 (21.63%) Oracle
13 178 (20.70%) DNS
14 177 (20.58%) Windows Server 2012
15 171 (19.88%) UNIX
16 169 (19.65%) HP
17 151 (17.56%) ITIL
18 141 (16.40%) Hyper-V
19 139 (16.16%) Citrix
20 128 (14.88%) Firewall
21 121 (14.07%) Red Hat
22 114 (13.26%) IIS
23 107 (12.44%) Solaris
24 106 (12.33%) Performance Tuning
25 105 (12.21%) Java
26 104 (12.09%) MS Excel
27 103 (11.98%) MS Exchange
28 102 (11.86%) PowerShell
29 101 (11.74%) Data Centre

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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
1 114 (13.26%) IIS
2 103 (11.98%) MS Exchange
3 79 (9.19%) SharePoint
4 53 (6.16%) WebLogic
5 52 (6.05%) Lync
6 48 (5.58%) WebSphere
7 47 (5.47%) Apache
8 41 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2010
9 37 (4.30%) Tomcat
10 28 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2007
11 27 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2003
12 25 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2013
13 23 (2.67%) Office Communications Server
14 20 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
14 20 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 18 (2.09%) JBoss
16 13 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
16 13 (1.51%) MediaWiki
17 12 (1.40%) nginx
18 11 (1.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 104 (12.09%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.21%) MS Office
3 10 (1.16%) MS Project
4 9 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) SPSS
5 1 (0.12%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 18 (2.09%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (1.98%) Oracle Applications
3 14 (1.63%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (1.16%) BusinessWorks
6 7 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.23%) SAP SRM
8 2 (0.23%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.23%) Remedy AR System
9 1 (0.12%) Magento
9 1 (0.12%) Hyperion Enterprise
9 1 (0.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 38 (4.42%) Office 365
2 27 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.40%) PaaS
5 10 (1.16%) IaaS
6 8 (0.93%) Mimecast
7 5 (0.58%) SaaS
8 4 (0.47%) Heroku
8 4 (0.47%) Engine Yard
9 3 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.23%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 243 (28.26%) SAN
2 178 (20.70%) DNS
3 128 (14.88%) Firewall
4 84 (9.77%) TCP/IP
5 80 (9.30%) LDAP
6 77 (8.95%) DHCP
7 60 (6.98%) NAS
8 44 (5.12%) WAN
9 39 (4.53%) SSL
10 38 (4.42%) Network Security
11 36 (4.19%) Internet
11 36 (4.19%) LAN
12 34 (3.95%) VLAN
13 33 (3.84%) VPN
14 30 (3.49%) HTTP
15 27 (3.14%) Fibre Channel
16 26 (3.02%) DMZ
17 25 (2.91%) BGP
18 23 (2.67%) SMTP
19 22 (2.56%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (31.74%) SQL Server
2 79 (9.19%) Oracle Database
3 76 (8.84%) MySQL
4 73 (8.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 57 (6.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 55 (6.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 53 (6.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 46 (5.35%) Relational Database
9 37 (4.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 35 (4.07%) Oracle Database 11g
11 34 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
12 31 (3.60%) RDBMS
13 30 (3.49%) DB2
14 28 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
15 27 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
16 24 (2.79%) Oracle Database 10g
17 22 (2.56%) MongoDB
18 20 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
19 19 (2.21%) NoSQL
20 14 (1.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (3.02%) Jenkins
2 24 (2.79%) Subversion
3 21 (2.44%) Git (software)
4 17 (1.98%) JIRA
5 15 (1.74%) Ant
6 14 (1.63%) Introscope
7 13 (1.51%) Visual Studio
7 13 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (1.28%) Hudson
9 10 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (0.93%) Maven
11 5 (0.58%) ERwin
11 5 (0.58%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.47%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.35%) WinRunner
13 3 (0.35%) TestDirector
13 3 (0.35%) HP UFT
13 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 2 (0.23%) JUnit
General
1 189 (21.98%) Finance
2 60 (6.98%) Banking
3 22 (2.56%) Retail
4 20 (2.33%) Investment Banking
5 19 (2.21%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.63%) Legal
7 11 (1.28%) Marketing
7 11 (1.28%) Law
8 9 (1.05%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.70%) Back Office
10 6 (0.70%) Billing
10 6 (0.70%) Spanish Language
11 5 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.47%) Private Banking
13 3 (0.35%) Electronics
13 3 (0.35%) Publishing
13 3 (0.35%) Games
13 3 (0.35%) Local Government
14 2 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 124 (14.42%) DBA
2 111 (12.91%) Administrator
3 81 (9.42%) Architect
4 73 (8.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 71 (8.26%) SQL DBA
6 64 (7.44%) Consultant
7 54 (6.28%) Systems Administrator
8 46 (5.35%) Server Engineer
9 43 (5.00%) Developer
9 43 (5.00%) Analyst
10 37 (4.30%) SQL Server DBA
11 31 (3.60%) Support Engineer
12 29 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support
13 28 (3.26%) Wintel Engineer
14 27 (3.14%) Oracle DBA
15 24 (2.79%) Technical Architect
16 23 (2.67%) Systems Engineer
17 22 (2.56%) DevOps Engineer
18 21 (2.44%) Solutions Architect
19 20 (2.33%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (7.67%) .NET
2 62 (7.21%) Web Services
3 52 (6.05%) Middleware
4 40 (4.65%) JMS
5 32 (3.72%) J2EE
6 30 (3.49%) WebSphere MQ
7 27 (3.14%) SOAP
8 21 (2.44%) REST
9 20 (2.33%) Java EE
10 18 (2.09%) XML
10 18 (2.09%) JDBC
11 17 (1.98%) Spring
12 16 (1.86%) JNDI
13 14 (1.63%) TIBCO EMS
14 13 (1.51%) Hibernate
14 13 (1.51%) HTML
15 12 (1.40%) RESTful
16 10 (1.16%) CSS
17 9 (1.05%) JSON
17 9 (1.05%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 101 (11.74%) Data Centre
2 95 (11.05%) Replication
3 57 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (4.42%) Management Information System
5 30 (3.49%) HACMP
6 23 (2.67%) PKI
6 23 (2.67%) Private Cloud
7 20 (2.33%) Client/Server
7 20 (2.33%) Blackberry
8 11 (1.28%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.16%) Hedge funds
9 10 (1.16%) DataPower
10 9 (1.05%) EqualLogic
10 9 (1.05%) Wiki
10 9 (1.05%) Device Driver
11 8 (0.93%) N-Tier
11 8 (0.93%) Celerra
11 8 (0.93%) EMC VNX
12 7 (0.81%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 482 (56.05%) Windows
2 267 (31.05%) Linux
3 213 (24.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 201 (23.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 177 (20.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 171 (19.88%) UNIX
7 107 (12.44%) Solaris
8 78 (9.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 77 (8.95%) AIX
10 35 (4.07%) CentOS
11 25 (2.91%) Windows 7
11 25 (2.91%) HPUX
12 23 (2.67%) Ubuntu
13 21 (2.44%) Windows 2000
14 16 (1.86%) Windows 2000 Server
14 16 (1.86%) SUSE
15 12 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
16 11 (1.28%) Windows NT
17 9 (1.05%) Windows XP
17 9 (1.05%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (17.56%) ITIL
2 106 (12.33%) Performance Tuning
3 100 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 99 (11.51%) Migration
4 99 (11.51%) Load Balancing
5 71 (8.26%) High Availability
6 58 (6.74%) Agile Software Development
7 57 (6.63%) Change Management
8 56 (6.51%) Configuration Management
9 40 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
10 39 (4.53%) Root Cause Analysis
10 39 (4.53%) DevOps
10 39 (4.53%) Server Building
11 38 (4.42%) Service Management
11 38 (4.42%) SOA
12 37 (4.30%) Project Management
13 32 (3.72%) Service Delivery
14 30 (3.49%) CRM
15 28 (3.26%) ETL
15 28 (3.26%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 266 (30.93%) SQL
2 105 (12.21%) Java
3 102 (11.86%) PowerShell
4 82 (9.53%) Perl
5 79 (9.19%) Shell Script
6 62 (7.21%) T-SQL
6 62 (7.21%) Bash Shell
7 42 (4.88%) Python
8 40 (4.65%) Korn
9 31 (3.60%) Ruby
10 22 (2.56%) VBScript
10 22 (2.56%) PL/SQL
11 20 (2.33%) C#
12 18 (2.09%) PHP
13 17 (1.98%) JavaScript
14 15 (1.74%) C
15 14 (1.63%) C++
16 13 (1.51%) VB
17 12 (1.40%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
18 10 (1.16%) Jython
Qualifications
1 82 (9.53%) Microsoft Certification
1 82 (9.53%) Security Cleared
2 49 (5.70%) MCSE
3 42 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 40 (4.65%) Degree
5 29 (3.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 24 (2.79%) MCITP
7 18 (2.09%) MCP
8 17 (1.98%) DV Cleared
9 15 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (1.63%) MCSA
11 13 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (1.40%) MCTS
13 10 (1.16%) IBM Certification
14 9 (1.05%) CCNA
15 7 (0.81%) CCNP
16 6 (0.70%) CCSA
16 6 (0.70%) Check Point Certification
16 6 (0.70%) VCP5
17 4 (0.47%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.26%) SLA
2 15 (1.74%) QA
3 4 (0.47%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.23%) WAI
4 2 (0.23%) HL7
4 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 285 (33.14%) Active Directory
2 209 (24.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 141 (16.40%) Hyper-V
4 95 (11.05%) vSphere
5 64 (7.44%) XenApp
5 64 (7.44%) VMware ESX
6 37 (4.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 29 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (3.26%) Oracle RAC
9 27 (3.14%) NFS
10 17 (1.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 17 (1.98%) iptables
11 15 (1.74%) VMware Server
12 14 (1.63%) Terminal Services
13 13 (1.51%) Samba
13 13 (1.51%) GPFS
14 12 (1.40%) Forefront TMG
15 9 (1.05%) XenDesktop
15 9 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
15 9 (1.05%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 90 (10.47%) SCCM
2 65 (7.56%) Puppet
3 58 (6.74%) SCOM
4 30 (3.49%) Tivoli
5 29 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (2.33%) WSUS
6 20 (2.33%) Data Guard
7 19 (2.21%) OpenView
7 19 (2.21%) NetBackup
8 14 (1.63%) CA Wily
9 13 (1.51%) Nagios
9 13 (1.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 11 (1.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 10 (1.16%) HP SIM
11 10 (1.16%) ZABBIX
12 9 (1.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 9 (1.05%) vMotion
12 9 (1.05%) Cobbler
13 8 (0.93%) SCSM
13 8 (0.93%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 329 (38.26%) VMware
2 285 (33.14%) Microsoft
3 186 (21.63%) Oracle
4 169 (19.65%) HP
5 139 (16.16%) Citrix
6 121 (14.07%) Red Hat
7 95 (11.05%) Cisco
8 72 (8.37%) IBM
9 69 (8.02%) Veritas
10 60 (6.98%) NetApp
11 49 (5.70%) EMC
12 37 (4.30%) Dell
13 36 (4.19%) CheckPoint
14 30 (3.49%) 3PAR
15 26 (3.02%) Symantec
16 25 (2.91%) SAP
17 20 (2.33%) Juniper
18 19 (2.21%) TIBCO
19 17 (1.98%) Sun
20 16 (1.86%) F5
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Venn Group
Rate: £250 - £350 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £325.00 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield
Computer Futures
Rate: £120 - £150 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate - 3 - 6 Months initially
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + immediate start
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £300 - £370 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Computer People
Rate: £220.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago