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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 233 237 255
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +18
Contract jobs citing Clustering 457 438 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.90% 0.87% 0.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.94% 2.74% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 298 193
Average daily rate
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£375 £399 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.95% +4.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £249 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
Average hourly rate £22.83 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.75% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £31.70 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £32.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+35.38% +20.37%
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
15548 15970 13780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.77% 31.76% 31.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9670 9990 8444
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 £263 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 566 624 631
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £11.50 £12.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -15 158 £413 -2.94% 53
South East +20 125 £388 -3.12% 19
West Midlands +19 37 £360 +30.90% 7
North West -15 35 £375 +25.00% 14
Yorkshire -34 31 £275 -24.13% 10
East Midlands +30 27 £325 - 4
East of England +10 20 £345 -6.12% 6
South West -11 19 £375 +14.50% 11
North East -10 10 £300 +22.44% 2
South Coast - 2 £500 -
Clustering
UK

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 459 (54.58%) Windows
2 311 (36.98%) VMware
3 295 (35.08%) Microsoft
4 277 (32.94%) Active Directory
5 274 (32.58%) Linux
6 246 (29.25%) SAN
7 244 (29.01%) SQL
8 240 (28.54%) SQL Server
9 204 (24.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 189 (22.47%) VMware Infrastructure
11 180 (21.40%) Oracle
12 179 (21.28%) Windows Server 2003
13 178 (21.17%) DNS
14 175 (20.81%) Windows Server 2012
15 169 (20.10%) HP
16 163 (19.38%) UNIX
17 161 (19.14%) Finance
18 156 (18.55%) ITIL
19 143 (17.00%) Firewall
19 143 (17.00%) Hyper-V
20 141 (16.77%) Red Hat
21 128 (15.22%) Citrix
22 117 (13.91%) MS Exchange
23 113 (13.44%) IIS
24 105 (12.49%) Migration
24 105 (12.49%) Load Balancing
25 103 (12.25%) Disaster Recovery
26 101 (12.01%) Performance Tuning
27 100 (11.89%) Solaris
27 100 (11.89%) TCP/IP

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 117 (13.91%) MS Exchange
2 113 (13.44%) IIS
3 80 (9.51%) SharePoint
4 65 (7.73%) Lync
5 61 (7.25%) Apache
6 49 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 45 (5.35%) WebSphere
8 43 (5.11%) Tomcat
9 40 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
10 39 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2007
10 39 (4.64%) WebLogic
11 27 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2003
12 26 (3.09%) Office Communications Server
13 24 (2.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 19 (2.26%) nginx
14 19 (2.26%) OpenStack
15 16 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
15 16 (1.90%) WebSphere Application Server
16 15 (1.78%) Cloud Foundry
17 14 (1.66%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 96 (11.41%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.26%) MS Office
3 9 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.95%) MS Project
5 3 (0.36%) Mathematica
6 2 (0.24%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.12%) SPSS
7 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (1.78%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.24%) Remedy AR System
7 2 (0.24%) SAP SRM
7 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.24%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 43 (5.11%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (3.57%) Office 365
4 21 (2.50%) PaaS
5 15 (1.78%) Heroku
5 15 (1.78%) Engine Yard
6 10 (1.19%) IaaS
7 9 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.83%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.48%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.48%) SaaS
9 4 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.36%) GitHub
11 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.12%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 246 (29.25%) SAN
2 178 (21.17%) DNS
3 143 (17.00%) Firewall
4 100 (11.89%) TCP/IP
5 85 (10.11%) LDAP
6 75 (8.92%) DHCP
7 71 (8.44%) NAS
8 52 (6.18%) WAN
9 46 (5.47%) VLAN
10 45 (5.35%) LAN
11 36 (4.28%) VPN
12 31 (3.69%) HTTP
12 31 (3.69%) DMZ
12 31 (3.69%) Internet
13 30 (3.57%) iSCSI
14 29 (3.45%) Network Security
15 28 (3.33%) SSL
16 26 (3.09%) Fibre Channel
17 25 (2.97%) BGP
18 22 (2.62%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (28.54%) SQL Server
2 96 (11.41%) MySQL
3 72 (8.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 67 (7.97%) Oracle Database
5 62 (7.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 54 (6.42%) Relational Database
7 51 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 49 (5.83%) SQL Server 2005
9 43 (5.11%) SQL Server 2012
10 37 (4.40%) MongoDB
10 37 (4.40%) NoSQL
11 36 (4.28%) RDBMS
12 35 (4.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 32 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
14 23 (2.73%) Oracle Database 11g
15 22 (2.62%) Apache Cassandra
16 18 (2.14%) Oracle Reports
17 17 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
18 14 (1.66%) Oracle Database 10g
19 13 (1.55%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 36 (4.28%) Jenkins
2 31 (3.69%) Subversion
3 26 (3.09%) JIRA
4 23 (2.73%) Git (software)
5 17 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (1.66%) Introscope
6 14 (1.66%) Visual Studio
7 10 (1.19%) Hudson
7 10 (1.19%) Ant
8 8 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (0.95%) Maven
9 6 (0.71%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.59%) Talend Open Studio
11 4 (0.48%) WinRunner
11 4 (0.48%) TestDirector
11 4 (0.48%) QuickTest Pro
12 3 (0.36%) ERwin
12 3 (0.36%) SpecFlow
13 2 (0.24%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.24%) NUnit
General
1 161 (19.14%) Finance
2 52 (6.18%) Banking
3 24 (2.85%) Retail
4 23 (2.73%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.66%) Legal
7 12 (1.43%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.19%) Law
9 7 (0.83%) Games
9 7 (0.83%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.71%) Back Office
11 5 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.59%) Billing
12 4 (0.48%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.48%) Marketing
12 4 (0.48%) Publishing
13 3 (0.36%) Electronics
13 3 (0.36%) Local Government
14 2 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 108 (12.84%) Administrator
2 104 (12.37%) DBA
3 93 (11.06%) Architect
4 67 (7.97%) SQL DBA
5 62 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 61 (7.25%) Systems Administrator
7 52 (6.18%) Analyst
8 50 (5.95%) Consultant
9 44 (5.23%) Server Engineer
10 41 (4.88%) Developer
11 36 (4.28%) DevOps Engineer
12 31 (3.69%) Support Engineer
13 28 (3.33%) SQL Server DBA
14 26 (3.09%) Support Analyst
14 26 (3.09%) Technical Architect
15 25 (2.97%) Wintel Engineer
15 25 (2.97%) Linux Engineer
16 23 (2.73%) Oracle DBA
17 22 (2.62%) Designer
17 22 (2.62%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (9.27%) Web Services
2 67 (7.97%) .NET
3 49 (5.83%) Middleware
4 33 (3.92%) REST
5 31 (3.69%) JMS
6 28 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
7 27 (3.21%) SOAP
7 27 (3.21%) J2EE
8 25 (2.97%) XML
9 21 (2.50%) MCollective
10 20 (2.38%) Java EE
11 16 (1.90%) HTML
12 15 (1.78%) JDBC
12 15 (1.78%) ActiveMQ
13 14 (1.66%) Spring
14 12 (1.43%) JNDI
15 11 (1.31%) Hibernate
15 11 (1.31%) WebSphere Message Broker
16 10 (1.19%) LAMP
17 9 (1.07%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 89 (10.58%) Replication
2 50 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (3.80%) Open Source
3 32 (3.80%) PKI
4 28 (3.33%) HACMP
5 27 (3.21%) Management Information System
5 27 (3.21%) Blackberry
5 27 (3.21%) Private Cloud
6 24 (2.85%) Computer Science
7 21 (2.50%) Device Driver
8 14 (1.66%) Hedge funds
8 14 (1.66%) Wiki
9 10 (1.19%) Celerra
9 10 (1.19%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.19%) Public Cloud
10 6 (0.71%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.71%) Mainframe
10 6 (0.71%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.59%) Thin Client
11 5 (0.59%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 459 (54.58%) Windows
2 274 (32.58%) Linux
3 204 (24.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 179 (21.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 175 (20.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 163 (19.38%) UNIX
7 100 (11.89%) Solaris
8 77 (9.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 60 (7.13%) AIX
10 59 (7.02%) CentOS
11 40 (4.76%) Ubuntu
12 34 (4.04%) Windows 7
13 33 (3.92%) Windows 2000
14 31 (3.69%) HPUX
15 30 (3.57%) SUSE
16 25 (2.97%) Windows 2000 Server
17 14 (1.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 13 (1.55%) Debian
19 11 (1.31%) Oracle Linux
20 9 (1.07%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (18.55%) ITIL
2 105 (12.49%) Migration
2 105 (12.49%) Load Balancing
3 103 (12.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 101 (12.01%) Performance Tuning
5 64 (7.61%) High Availability
6 60 (7.13%) Configuration Management
7 56 (6.66%) Agile Software Development
8 51 (6.06%) DevOps
9 49 (5.83%) Change Management
10 47 (5.59%) Capacity Planning
11 43 (5.11%) Project Management
12 42 (4.99%) SOA
13 41 (4.88%) Service Management
14 40 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
15 36 (4.28%) Continuous Integration
16 35 (4.16%) Performance Monitoring
17 34 (4.04%) Service Delivery
18 30 (3.57%) Change Control
19 27 (3.21%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 244 (29.01%) SQL
2 95 (11.30%) Java
3 84 (9.99%) Perl
4 80 (9.51%) Shell Script
5 79 (9.39%) PowerShell
6 67 (7.97%) Bash Shell
7 60 (7.13%) Python
8 49 (5.83%) Ruby
9 48 (5.71%) Korn
10 41 (4.88%) T-SQL
11 22 (2.62%) VBScript
11 22 (2.62%) C
12 20 (2.38%) PHP
13 18 (2.14%) C++
14 14 (1.66%) PL/SQL
15 12 (1.43%) C#
16 11 (1.31%) JavaScript
17 8 (0.95%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 8 (0.95%) VB
18 5 (0.59%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 80 (9.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (8.32%) Security Cleared
3 55 (6.54%) MCSE
4 47 (5.59%) Degree
5 37 (4.40%) SC Cleared
6 33 (3.92%) MCITP
7 22 (2.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 21 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (2.02%) MCP
9 17 (2.02%) MCTS
10 15 (1.78%) DV Cleared
11 14 (1.66%) MCSA
11 14 (1.66%) CCNA
12 13 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.95%) CCNP
14 6 (0.71%) Sun Certification
15 5 (0.59%) MCDBA
16 4 (0.48%) VCP5
16 4 (0.48%) SCSA
16 4 (0.48%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.97%) SLA
2 22 (2.62%) QA
3 4 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.24%) HL7
4 2 (0.24%) WAI
4 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.24%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 277 (32.94%) Active Directory
2 189 (22.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 143 (17.00%) Hyper-V
4 65 (7.73%) VMware ESX
5 64 (7.61%) vSphere
6 49 (5.83%) XenApp
7 42 (4.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 30 (3.57%) NFS
9 29 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
10 26 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
11 22 (2.62%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 22 (2.62%) Terminal Services
12 18 (2.14%) iptables
13 14 (1.66%) GPFS
13 14 (1.66%) VMware Server
13 14 (1.66%) Samba
14 13 (1.55%) Postfix
14 13 (1.55%) XenDesktop
15 10 (1.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 9 (1.07%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 89 (10.58%) Puppet
2 81 (9.63%) SCCM
3 56 (6.66%) SCOM
4 44 (5.23%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (3.33%) Nagios
6 25 (2.97%) Tivoli
7 22 (2.62%) WSUS
7 22 (2.62%) Cobbler
8 21 (2.50%) NetBackup
9 16 (1.90%) Data Guard
10 15 (1.78%) ZABBIX
11 14 (1.66%) SCSM
11 14 (1.66%) CA Wily
12 13 (1.55%) collectd
13 11 (1.31%) HAProxy
13 11 (1.31%) HP Operations Orchestration
14 9 (1.07%) OpenView
14 9 (1.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 9 (1.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 9 (1.07%) WMI
Vendors
1 311 (36.98%) VMware
2 295 (35.08%) Microsoft
3 180 (21.40%) Oracle
4 169 (20.10%) HP
5 141 (16.77%) Red Hat
6 128 (15.22%) Citrix
7 97 (11.53%) Cisco
8 71 (8.44%) Veritas
9 68 (8.09%) IBM
10 51 (6.06%) EMC
11 45 (5.35%) 3PAR
12 41 (4.88%) NetApp
13 33 (3.92%) Dell
14 32 (3.80%) CheckPoint
15 28 (3.33%) Juniper
16 27 (3.21%) Sun
17 25 (2.97%) Symantec
18 24 (2.85%) SAP
19 18 (2.14%) F5
20 16 (1.90%) Intel
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Connectus
Rate: £480 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Axiom Software Solutions
Rate: £0 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Hammersmith and Fulham
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £390 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Camberley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago