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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 272 246 205
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -41
Contract jobs citing Clustering 366 388 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.72% 0.80% 0.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.75% 2.98% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 232 257
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£404 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.80% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.07% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 11
Average hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.73 £24.25 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £38.28 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
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
13318 13007 13591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.13% 26.73% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8065 8115 8051
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 564 721
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.34 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 +7 181 £450 +12.50% 44
South East +10 84 £400 +6.66% 28
North West 0 32 £311 -0.55% 14
East of England -50 21 £350 - 8
South West -43 15 £375 -11.76% 5
West Midlands -14 14 £290 -0.85% 3
North East -11 9 £327 - 1
Yorkshire -3 8 £425 +6.25% 12
East Midlands +3 5 £325 -7.14% 2
Clustering
UK

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 436 (58.21%) Windows
2 281 (37.52%) SQL
3 271 (36.18%) SQL Server
4 255 (34.05%) Microsoft
4 255 (34.05%) VMware
5 238 (31.78%) Active Directory
6 226 (30.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 201 (26.84%) Linux
8 191 (25.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 179 (23.90%) VMware Infrastructure
10 173 (23.10%) SAN
11 172 (22.96%) Finance
12 166 (22.16%) Oracle
13 153 (20.43%) SQL Server 2008
14 144 (19.23%) DNS
15 138 (18.42%) UNIX
16 129 (17.22%) Citrix
17 121 (16.15%) HP
18 119 (15.89%) Replication
19 117 (15.62%) SQL Server 2005
20 107 (14.29%) PowerShell
20 107 (14.29%) Security Cleared
21 105 (14.02%) Hyper-V
22 104 (13.89%) IBM
23 103 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
24 102 (13.62%) MS Exchange
25 101 (13.48%) Performance Tuning
26 98 (13.08%) SCCM
27 97 (12.95%) SharePoint
28 96 (12.82%) IIS

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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
1 102 (13.62%) MS Exchange
2 97 (12.95%) SharePoint
3 96 (12.82%) IIS
4 69 (9.21%) WebSphere
5 52 (6.94%) WebLogic
6 50 (6.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 39 (5.21%) Lync
8 34 (4.54%) SharePoint 2010
9 19 (2.54%) Apache
9 19 (2.54%) Tomcat
9 19 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 19 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2003
10 17 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
10 17 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
11 15 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 14 (1.87%) SharePoint Server
13 10 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.67%) SAS
14 5 (0.67%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.67%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 77 (10.28%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.74%) MS Office
3 9 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.07%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (3.34%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.07%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.13%) Maximo
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.13%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.13%) Magento
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.13%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 35 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (4.41%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (1.47%) Office 365
4 9 (1.20%) PaaS
5 8 (1.07%) SaaS
5 8 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (0.93%) IaaS
7 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 173 (23.10%) SAN
2 144 (19.23%) DNS
3 92 (12.28%) TCP/IP
4 90 (12.02%) DHCP
5 86 (11.48%) Firewall
6 48 (6.41%) LAN
7 43 (5.74%) WAN
8 34 (4.54%) LDAP
9 33 (4.41%) VPN
10 31 (4.14%) NAS
11 29 (3.87%) SSL
12 27 (3.60%) Internet
13 25 (3.34%) HTTP
14 23 (3.07%) Fibre Channel
15 19 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
16 18 (2.40%) iSCSI
17 17 (2.27%) BGP
17 17 (2.27%) Wireless
18 16 (2.14%) IPsec
18 16 (2.14%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (36.18%) SQL Server
2 153 (20.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 117 (15.62%) SQL Server 2005
4 76 (10.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 71 (9.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 71 (9.48%) Oracle Database
6 54 (7.21%) SQL Server 2000
6 54 (7.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 46 (6.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 40 (5.34%) Oracle Database 10g
9 38 (5.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 32 (4.27%) Relational Database
10 32 (4.27%) Oracle Exadata
11 30 (4.01%) MySQL
12 28 (3.74%) RDBMS
13 17 (2.27%) DTS
14 16 (2.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 15 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
17 10 (1.34%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 28 (3.74%) JIRA
2 17 (2.27%) Git (software)
3 15 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 13 (1.74%) Visual Studio
5 10 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (1.20%) Subversion
7 6 (0.80%) Introscope
7 6 (0.80%) Maven
7 6 (0.80%) WinRunner
7 6 (0.80%) TestDirector
7 6 (0.80%) QuickTest Pro
8 5 (0.67%) Gerrit
9 4 (0.53%) Toad
10 3 (0.40%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.40%) Hudson
11 2 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.27%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.27%) MSI
12 1 (0.13%) IntelliJ
General
1 172 (22.96%) Finance
2 59 (7.88%) Banking
3 29 (3.87%) Financial Institution
4 18 (2.40%) Retail
5 16 (2.14%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.14%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.14%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.20%) Legal
7 6 (0.80%) Advertising
7 6 (0.80%) Back Office
8 4 (0.53%) Law
9 3 (0.40%) Games
9 3 (0.40%) Marketing
10 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.27%) International Banking
10 2 (0.27%) Local Government
11 1 (0.13%) Electronics
11 1 (0.13%) Czech Language
11 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 149 (19.89%) DBA
2 113 (15.09%) SQL DBA
3 110 (14.69%) Administrator
4 75 (10.01%) Architect
5 61 (8.14%) Consultant
6 59 (7.88%) SQL Server DBA
7 48 (6.41%) Analyst
8 42 (5.61%) Systems Administrator
9 41 (5.47%) Developer
10 39 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 31 (4.14%) Infrastructure Architect
12 28 (3.74%) Support Engineer
13 26 (3.47%) Oracle DBA
13 26 (3.47%) Linux Engineer
14 22 (2.94%) Server Engineer
15 21 (2.80%) Wintel Engineer
16 19 (2.54%) Windows Administrator
16 19 (2.54%) Systems Engineer
17 18 (2.40%) Server Administrator
18 15 (2.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (8.54%) .NET
2 57 (7.61%) WebSphere MQ
3 37 (4.94%) Middleware
4 20 (2.67%) Web Services
5 18 (2.40%) J2EE
6 15 (2.00%) HTML
6 15 (2.00%) XML
7 14 (1.87%) JDBC
8 10 (1.34%) JMS
8 10 (1.34%) CSS
9 9 (1.20%) SOAP
9 9 (1.20%) J2SE
9 9 (1.20%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 8 (1.07%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 8 (1.07%) Application Packaging
10 8 (1.07%) .NET Framework
11 7 (0.93%) CGI
11 7 (0.93%) jQuery
12 6 (0.80%) ASP.NET
12 6 (0.80%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 119 (15.89%) Replication
2 26 (3.47%) Blackberry
3 21 (2.80%) Hedge funds
4 16 (2.14%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.00%) Open Source
6 13 (1.74%) iSeries
7 12 (1.60%) Mainframe
8 10 (1.34%) HACMP
9 9 (1.20%) AS400
9 9 (1.20%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.93%) Firmware
10 7 (0.93%) Thin Client
10 7 (0.93%) PKI
10 7 (0.93%) CESG
10 7 (0.93%) Mathematics
10 7 (0.93%) Fat Client
10 7 (0.93%) DataPower
11 6 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (0.80%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.67%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 436 (58.21%) Windows
2 226 (30.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 201 (26.84%) Linux
4 191 (25.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 138 (18.42%) UNIX
6 94 (12.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 91 (12.15%) Solaris
8 53 (7.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 49 (6.54%) AIX
10 33 (4.41%) SELinux
11 29 (3.87%) Windows 7
12 26 (3.47%) Windows 2000
13 21 (2.80%) Windows 2000 Server
14 20 (2.67%) Oracle Linux
15 19 (2.54%) Windows XP
16 11 (1.47%) Windows NT
16 11 (1.47%) CentOS
17 9 (1.20%) HPUX
18 5 (0.67%) NetWare
19 4 (0.53%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (13.48%) Performance Tuning
2 88 (11.75%) ITIL
3 87 (11.62%) Load Balancing
4 81 (10.81%) Migration
5 76 (10.15%) Disaster Recovery
6 58 (7.74%) High Availability
7 49 (6.54%) SOA
8 40 (5.34%) Capacity Planning
9 34 (4.54%) Configuration Management
10 33 (4.41%) Change Management
11 30 (4.01%) Capacity Management
12 23 (3.07%) Project Management
13 20 (2.67%) Root Cause Analysis
13 20 (2.67%) DevOps
13 20 (2.67%) PRINCE2
14 19 (2.54%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (2.40%) Release Management
15 18 (2.40%) Performance Monitoring
16 17 (2.27%) OO
17 16 (2.14%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 281 (37.52%) SQL
2 107 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 95 (12.68%) T-SQL
4 82 (10.95%) Perl
5 67 (8.95%) Bash Shell
6 63 (8.41%) Java
6 63 (8.41%) Python
7 43 (5.74%) Shell Script
8 41 (5.47%) Ruby
9 24 (3.20%) C
10 20 (2.67%) C#
11 19 (2.54%) PL/SQL
12 18 (2.40%) Korn
13 16 (2.14%) PHP
14 12 (1.60%) JavaScript
15 10 (1.34%) VB
16 8 (1.07%) Jython
17 7 (0.93%) Tcl
17 7 (0.93%) VBScript
18 6 (0.80%) C++
Qualifications
1 107 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 103 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 70 (9.35%) SC Cleared
4 59 (7.88%) MCSE
5 47 (6.28%) MCITP
6 34 (4.54%) MCTS
7 31 (4.14%) Degree
8 28 (3.74%) DV Cleared
9 18 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (2.27%) MCDBA
10 17 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (1.47%) MCP
11 11 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.20%) CCNP
12 9 (1.20%) CCNA
12 9 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (0.93%) RHCE
13 7 (0.93%) IBM Certification
13 7 (0.93%) ISEB
14 6 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.14%) SLA
2 15 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (1.07%) QA
4 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.27%) HL7
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 238 (31.78%) Active Directory
2 179 (23.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (14.02%) Hyper-V
4 84 (11.21%) VMware ESX
5 76 (10.15%) Oracle RAC
6 40 (5.34%) XenApp
7 38 (5.07%) vSphere
8 35 (4.67%) Oracle RMAN
9 26 (3.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 22 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
11 20 (2.67%) vCloud
11 20 (2.67%) NFS
12 19 (2.54%) Terminal Services
13 17 (2.27%) XenDesktop
14 13 (1.74%) XenServer
15 12 (1.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 10 (1.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 10 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
17 8 (1.07%) ISA Server
18 6 (0.80%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 98 (13.08%) SCCM
2 92 (12.28%) SCOM
3 51 (6.81%) Puppet
4 40 (5.34%) Data Guard
5 30 (4.01%) NetBackup
6 19 (2.54%) BMC PATROL
7 18 (2.40%) HP SIM
7 18 (2.40%) Backup Exec
8 17 (2.27%) Tivoli
9 16 (2.14%) WSUS
10 12 (1.60%) SCOrch
10 12 (1.60%) MOM
10 12 (1.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 11 (1.47%) Control-M
11 11 (1.47%) SCVMM
11 11 (1.47%) SAP Afaria
12 10 (1.34%) OpenView
12 10 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
12 10 (1.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 10 (1.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 255 (34.05%) Microsoft
1 255 (34.05%) VMware
2 166 (22.16%) Oracle
3 129 (17.22%) Citrix
4 121 (16.15%) HP
5 104 (13.89%) IBM
6 82 (10.95%) Cisco
7 51 (6.81%) Red Hat
8 46 (6.14%) Veritas
9 38 (5.07%) EMC
10 36 (4.81%) Remedy
11 30 (4.01%) NetApp
12 28 (3.74%) Dell
13 24 (3.20%) CheckPoint
14 23 (3.07%) Symantec
15 22 (2.94%) BMC
16 21 (2.80%) webMethods
17 20 (2.67%) Sun
18 19 (2.54%) Sybase
18 19 (2.54%) Juniper
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