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 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 278 267 252
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -15
Contract jobs citing Clustering 406 367 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.75% 0.73% 0.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.33% 2.21% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 206 223
Average daily rate
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£390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £19.42 £24.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.90 £33.00 £39.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+48.88% -10.00%
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
17426 16598 16008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.31% 32.96% 33.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11144 10089 9876
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 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 670 690 652
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.53% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
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 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -32 141 £415 -7.77% 34
South East +6 128 £400 - 21
Yorkshire -6 31 £445 -3.78% 7
North West -33 30 £335 +7.20% 11
East of England +14 29 £300 -14.28% 10
North East -12 22 £263 -19.61%
East Midlands -2 11 £425 +30.76% 10
South West -11 8 £375 - 3
West Midlands -14 3 £340 +17.24% 5
Midlands - 3 £500 -
Clustering
UK

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 429 (51.56%) Windows
2 297 (35.70%) VMware
3 285 (34.25%) SQL
4 271 (32.57%) SQL Server
5 269 (32.33%) Linux
6 260 (31.25%) Microsoft
7 241 (28.97%) Active Directory
8 191 (22.96%) Finance
8 191 (22.96%) VMware Infrastructure
9 187 (22.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 177 (21.27%) Oracle
11 176 (21.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 173 (20.79%) SAN
13 169 (20.31%) DNS
14 151 (18.15%) Windows Server 2012
15 145 (17.43%) UNIX
16 142 (17.07%) Red Hat
17 131 (15.75%) Citrix
18 129 (15.50%) ITIL
19 122 (14.66%) HP
20 121 (14.54%) Performance Tuning
21 116 (13.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 114 (13.70%) PowerShell
23 111 (13.34%) Replication
24 105 (12.62%) vSphere
25 98 (11.78%) Disaster Recovery
26 96 (11.54%) Firewall
26 96 (11.54%) Cisco
26 96 (11.54%) MS Excel
27 94 (11.30%) SQL Server 2008

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 90 (10.82%) IIS
1 90 (10.82%) MS Exchange
2 66 (7.93%) SharePoint
3 53 (6.37%) WebLogic
4 42 (5.05%) WebSphere
4 42 (5.05%) Lync
5 41 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2010
6 40 (4.81%) Apache
7 27 (3.25%) Tomcat
8 24 (2.88%) JBoss
9 21 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 21 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 20 (2.40%) WebSphere Application Server
11 19 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
12 17 (2.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 17 (2.04%) Office Communications Server
13 14 (1.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 13 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (1.20%) nginx
16 9 (1.08%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 96 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.28%) MS Office
3 10 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.96%) MS Project
5 1 (0.12%) SPSS
5 1 (0.12%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 18 (2.16%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
3 14 (1.68%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (1.20%) BusinessWorks
6 6 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.36%) Teamcenter
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.24%) Magento
8 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.24%) Remedy AR System
9 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.12%) Hyperion Enterprise
9 1 (0.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.12%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.97%) Office 365
2 17 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.08%) PaaS
5 6 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (0.72%) IaaS
5 6 (0.72%) OpenShift
6 4 (0.48%) SaaS
7 3 (0.36%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.36%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.12%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.12%) Heroku
8 1 (0.12%) Engine Yard
8 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 173 (20.79%) SAN
2 169 (20.31%) DNS
3 96 (11.54%) Firewall
4 79 (9.50%) DHCP
5 68 (8.17%) LDAP
6 65 (7.81%) TCP/IP
7 51 (6.13%) SSL
8 46 (5.53%) HTTP
9 39 (4.69%) LAN
9 39 (4.69%) WAN
10 38 (4.57%) Network Security
10 38 (4.57%) NAS
11 32 (3.85%) VPN
12 30 (3.61%) Internet
13 27 (3.25%) VLAN
14 26 (3.13%) SMTP
15 16 (1.92%) VoIP
16 15 (1.80%) BGP
17 14 (1.68%) Ethernet
18 12 (1.44%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (32.57%) SQL Server
2 94 (11.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 85 (10.22%) Oracle Database
4 75 (9.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 69 (8.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 66 (7.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 59 (7.09%) MySQL
8 54 (6.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 53 (6.37%) Oracle Database 11g
10 48 (5.77%) SQL Server 2005
11 33 (3.97%) DB2
11 33 (3.97%) Oracle Reports
11 33 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
12 32 (3.85%) Relational Database
13 27 (3.25%) RDBMS
14 25 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
15 24 (2.88%) Oracle Database 10g
16 17 (2.04%) SQL Server 2000
17 15 (1.80%) Sybase ASE
18 14 (1.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (2.40%) Git (software)
2 19 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (2.28%) Jenkins
2 19 (2.28%) Visual Studio
3 13 (1.56%) Ant
3 13 (1.56%) Subversion
4 12 (1.44%) JIRA
5 9 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 9 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (0.96%) ERwin
7 6 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (0.60%) Introscope
8 5 (0.60%) Maven
8 5 (0.60%) Hudson
9 4 (0.48%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.48%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.36%) JUnit
10 3 (0.36%) Selenium
10 3 (0.36%) JMeter
10 3 (0.36%) MSI
General
1 191 (22.96%) Finance
2 56 (6.73%) Banking
3 21 (2.52%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.28%) Retail
5 13 (1.56%) Law
6 12 (1.44%) Legal
6 12 (1.44%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.32%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.20%) Marketing
9 8 (0.96%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.72%) Back Office
10 6 (0.72%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.48%) Billing
12 3 (0.36%) Games
12 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.36%) Automotive
13 2 (0.24%) Electronics
14 1 (0.12%) Front Office
14 1 (0.12%) Local Government
14 1 (0.12%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 171 (20.55%) DBA
2 109 (13.10%) Administrator
3 97 (11.66%) SQL DBA
4 70 (8.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 63 (7.57%) Consultant
6 55 (6.61%) Architect
7 54 (6.49%) Developer
7 54 (6.49%) SQL Server DBA
8 45 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
9 41 (4.93%) Analyst
9 41 (4.93%) Oracle DBA
10 33 (3.97%) Support Engineer
10 33 (3.97%) Server Engineer
11 31 (3.73%) Wintel Engineer
12 28 (3.37%) Network Engineer
13 26 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
14 21 (2.52%) Systems Engineer
14 21 (2.52%) SQL Developer
15 20 (2.40%) Security Engineer
16 16 (1.92%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (6.25%) Middleware
2 43 (5.17%) .NET
3 38 (4.57%) JMS
4 36 (4.33%) J2EE
4 36 (4.33%) Web Services
5 30 (3.61%) WebSphere MQ
6 25 (3.00%) XML
7 24 (2.88%) SOAP
8 18 (2.16%) JDBC
9 15 (1.80%) Spring
9 15 (1.80%) JNDI
10 12 (1.44%) Hibernate
10 12 (1.44%) Java EE
11 11 (1.32%) MDX
12 10 (1.20%) TIBCO EMS
12 10 (1.20%) REST
12 10 (1.20%) HTML
13 9 (1.08%) CSS
13 9 (1.08%) JSON
14 8 (0.96%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 111 (13.34%) Replication
2 76 (9.13%) Data Centre
3 59 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (4.21%) Management Information System
5 31 (3.73%) Client/Server
6 25 (3.00%) HACMP
7 16 (1.92%) Blackberry
7 16 (1.92%) DataPower
8 11 (1.32%) PKI
9 9 (1.08%) Cryptography
9 9 (1.08%) EqualLogic
10 8 (0.96%) N-Tier
11 7 (0.84%) Visualisation
11 7 (0.84%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.72%) Thin Client
12 6 (0.72%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.72%) Life Science
12 6 (0.72%) CMDB
12 6 (0.72%) Fat Client
13 5 (0.60%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 429 (51.56%) Windows
2 269 (32.33%) Linux
3 187 (22.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 176 (21.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 151 (18.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 145 (17.43%) UNIX
7 116 (13.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 84 (10.10%) Solaris
9 64 (7.69%) AIX
10 21 (2.52%) Windows 7
11 13 (1.56%) CentOS
11 13 (1.56%) Windows 2000
12 12 (1.44%) HPUX
13 11 (1.32%) SUSE
13 11 (1.32%) Ubuntu
13 11 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
14 10 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
15 9 (1.08%) Windows XP
16 8 (0.96%) Android
17 7 (0.84%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (15.50%) ITIL
2 121 (14.54%) Performance Tuning
3 98 (11.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 89 (10.70%) Load Balancing
5 84 (10.10%) Migration
6 83 (9.98%) High Availability
7 76 (9.13%) Change Management
8 60 (7.21%) Agile Software Development
9 45 (5.41%) Configuration Management
10 43 (5.17%) Project Management
11 41 (4.93%) Service Management
12 31 (3.73%) Root Cause Analysis
12 31 (3.73%) Capacity Planning
13 29 (3.49%) Incident Management
13 29 (3.49%) Patch Management
14 28 (3.37%) Database Mirroring
14 28 (3.37%) Scrum
14 28 (3.37%) Problem Management
15 27 (3.25%) SOA
15 27 (3.25%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 285 (34.25%) SQL
2 114 (13.70%) PowerShell
3 81 (9.74%) Java
4 78 (9.38%) T-SQL
5 70 (8.41%) Perl
6 69 (8.29%) Shell Script
7 44 (5.29%) Bash Shell
8 27 (3.25%) Korn
8 27 (3.25%) Python
9 24 (2.88%) PL/SQL
10 21 (2.52%) C#
11 20 (2.40%) Ruby
12 16 (1.92%) JavaScript
12 16 (1.92%) VBScript
13 15 (1.80%) PHP
14 13 (1.56%) VB
15 11 (1.32%) Jython
16 10 (1.20%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 6 (0.72%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.72%) C
Qualifications
1 86 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 78 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (5.29%) SC Cleared
4 42 (5.05%) MCSE
5 34 (4.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 24 (2.88%) Degree
7 18 (2.16%) MCITP
8 17 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (1.92%) IBM Certification
10 15 (1.80%) MCSA
11 14 (1.68%) CCNP
11 14 (1.68%) DV Cleared
12 13 (1.56%) MCP
13 12 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (1.08%) RHCE
14 9 (1.08%) CCNA
15 8 (0.96%) MCTS
16 6 (0.72%) Check Point Certification
16 6 (0.72%) Network+ Certification
16 6 (0.72%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.52%) SLA
2 12 (1.44%) QA
3 9 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.84%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.24%) WAI
System Software
1 241 (28.97%) Active Directory
2 191 (22.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (12.62%) vSphere
4 90 (10.82%) Hyper-V
5 67 (8.05%) XenApp
6 52 (6.25%) VMware ESX
7 42 (5.05%) Oracle RAC
8 36 (4.33%) VMware ESXi
9 32 (3.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 27 (3.25%) NFS
11 20 (2.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 17 (2.04%) VMware Server
13 13 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (1.32%) Forefront TMG
15 10 (1.20%) XenDesktop
16 9 (1.08%) vCloud
16 9 (1.08%) GPFS
17 8 (0.96%) Docker
18 7 (0.84%) Samba
19 6 (0.72%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 78 (9.38%) SCCM
2 53 (6.37%) SCOM
3 41 (4.93%) Puppet
4 33 (3.97%) Data Guard
5 30 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (2.88%) Oracle RMAN
7 23 (2.76%) NetBackup
8 19 (2.28%) Tivoli
9 17 (2.04%) OpenView
10 15 (1.80%) WSUS
11 14 (1.68%) vMotion
12 13 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 10 (1.20%) HP SIM
13 10 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 8 (0.96%) Cacti
15 7 (0.84%) CA Wily
15 7 (0.84%) SCVMM
15 7 (0.84%) Nagios
16 6 (0.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 6 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 297 (35.70%) VMware
2 260 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 177 (21.27%) Oracle
4 142 (17.07%) Red Hat
5 131 (15.75%) Citrix
6 122 (14.66%) HP
7 96 (11.54%) Cisco
8 71 (8.53%) IBM
9 64 (7.69%) Veritas
10 50 (6.01%) NetApp
11 44 (5.29%) EMC
12 33 (3.97%) Dell
12 33 (3.97%) SAP
13 30 (3.61%) CheckPoint
14 26 (3.13%) Juniper
15 25 (3.00%) Symantec
16 24 (2.88%) F5
17 18 (2.16%) 3PAR
18 17 (2.04%) Sybase
19 15 (1.80%) Remedy
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