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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 247 225 237
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +12
Contract jobs citing Clustering 384 387 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.83% 0.87% 0.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.73% 2.76% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 235 171
Average daily rate
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£400 £395 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.32% +6.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £506 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 22
Average hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £20.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +44.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £25.90 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.45 £31.56 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £20.13
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +44.09%
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
14081 14023 12433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.49% 31.50% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8990 8805 7549
Average daily rate £425 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 564 583 745
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -21 155 £425 +3.03% 59
South East +8 92 £400 +20.75% 32
East of England +3 26 £350 +27.27% 5
North East 0 25 £300 +22.44% 1
North West -5 22 £260 -20.76% 6
Yorkshire -20 21 £325 -20.00% 16
South West -9 16 £438 +5.10% 12
East Midlands +18 15 £370 +9.62% 10
West Midlands -13 10 £368 -10.36% 6
Clustering
UK

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 484 (56.94%) Windows
2 355 (41.76%) Microsoft
3 319 (37.53%) Active Directory
3 319 (37.53%) SQL
4 311 (36.59%) VMware
5 266 (31.29%) SQL Server
6 238 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 232 (27.29%) Linux
8 217 (25.53%) DNS
9 203 (23.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 202 (23.76%) VMware Infrastructure
11 193 (22.71%) SAN
12 167 (19.65%) HP
13 164 (19.29%) Finance
14 158 (18.59%) MS Exchange
14 158 (18.59%) Oracle
15 157 (18.47%) Windows Server 2012
16 153 (18.00%) Hyper-V
16 153 (18.00%) Citrix
17 152 (17.88%) ITIL
18 142 (16.71%) UNIX
19 135 (15.88%) Disaster Recovery
20 130 (15.29%) SharePoint
21 129 (15.18%) IIS
22 122 (14.35%) Replication
23 120 (14.12%) Microsoft Certification
24 117 (13.76%) Performance Tuning
25 115 (13.53%) DHCP
26 112 (13.18%) MS Excel
27 109 (12.82%) Firewall

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 158 (18.59%) MS Exchange
2 130 (15.29%) SharePoint
3 129 (15.18%) IIS
4 107 (12.59%) Lync
5 78 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 70 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 66 (7.76%) BizTalk Server
8 55 (6.47%) Apache
9 52 (6.12%) SharePoint 2010
10 48 (5.65%) WebSphere
11 47 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2007
12 41 (4.82%) SharePoint 2013
13 37 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
14 33 (3.88%) WebLogic
15 29 (3.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 28 (3.29%) Office Communications Server
17 27 (3.18%) Tomcat
18 17 (2.00%) IBM Notes
19 13 (1.53%) OpenStack
19 13 (1.53%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 112 (13.18%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.12%) MS Office
3 9 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.71%) SPSS
5 5 (0.59%) MS Project
6 3 (0.35%) Mathematica
7 2 (0.24%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 45 (5.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (4.94%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.35%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.24%) Maximo
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.12%) Zen Cart
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.12%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.12%) osCommerce
7 1 (0.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 40 (4.71%) Cloud Computing
2 33 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (2.82%) PaaS
5 20 (2.35%) Office 365
6 19 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (1.29%) Heroku
7 11 (1.29%) Engine Yard
7 11 (1.29%) IaaS
8 4 (0.47%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.35%) GitHub
10 2 (0.24%) SaaS
10 2 (0.24%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.12%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 217 (25.53%) DNS
2 193 (22.71%) SAN
3 115 (13.53%) DHCP
4 109 (12.82%) Firewall
5 101 (11.88%) TCP/IP
6 53 (6.24%) NAS
7 51 (6.00%) LDAP
8 41 (4.82%) VLAN
9 40 (4.71%) SSL
10 39 (4.59%) Internet
11 37 (4.35%) LAN
12 36 (4.24%) iSCSI
13 35 (4.12%) VPN
14 30 (3.53%) HTTP
15 29 (3.41%) Fibre Channel
16 26 (3.06%) WAN
17 22 (2.59%) VoIP
18 21 (2.47%) SMTP
19 15 (1.76%) PBX
20 14 (1.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (31.29%) SQL Server
2 99 (11.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 75 (8.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 71 (8.35%) MySQL
5 67 (7.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 56 (6.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 50 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 44 (5.18%) Oracle Database
9 43 (5.06%) Relational Database
10 37 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 36 (4.24%) RDBMS
12 27 (3.18%) NoSQL
13 24 (2.82%) SQL Server 2000
14 23 (2.71%) MongoDB
15 19 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
16 18 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
17 17 (2.00%) DB2
17 17 (2.00%) Oracle Exadata
18 16 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
19 15 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 26 (3.06%) Visual Studio
2 22 (2.59%) Git (software)
2 22 (2.59%) Jenkins
3 20 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (2.24%) JIRA
5 15 (1.76%) Subversion
6 7 (0.82%) PHPUnit
7 6 (0.71%) Maven
7 6 (0.71%) Ant
8 4 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
8 4 (0.47%) MSI
9 3 (0.35%) NUnit
9 3 (0.35%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.24%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.24%) Zend Studio
10 2 (0.24%) Hudson
10 2 (0.24%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.24%) GitLab
10 2 (0.24%) WinRunner
General
1 164 (19.29%) Finance
2 68 (8.00%) Banking
3 31 (3.65%) Retail
4 30 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.71%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.29%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.18%) Law
8 9 (1.06%) Legal
9 7 (0.82%) Back Office
10 6 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.59%) Games
12 3 (0.35%) Electronics
12 3 (0.35%) Marketing
13 2 (0.24%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.24%) Publishing
14 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Czech Language
14 1 (0.12%) German Language
Job Titles
1 124 (14.59%) Administrator
2 113 (13.29%) DBA
3 96 (11.29%) Architect
4 83 (9.76%) SQL DBA
5 63 (7.41%) Analyst
6 60 (7.06%) Systems Administrator
7 51 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 46 (5.41%) Consultant
9 43 (5.06%) Wintel Engineer
9 43 (5.06%) Developer
10 41 (4.82%) Server Engineer
11 37 (4.35%) Technical Architect
12 32 (3.76%) SQL Server DBA
13 31 (3.65%) Support Engineer
14 30 (3.53%) Infrastructure Architect
15 25 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
15 25 (2.94%) Linux Engineer
15 25 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
16 24 (2.82%) Windows Administrator
16 24 (2.82%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (10.71%) .NET
2 49 (5.76%) Web Services
3 47 (5.53%) Middleware
4 40 (4.71%) Application Packaging
5 31 (3.65%) WebSphere MQ
6 27 (3.18%) XML
7 26 (3.06%) HTML
8 24 (2.82%) REST
9 20 (2.35%) CSS
10 17 (2.00%) J2EE
11 16 (1.88%) JMS
12 15 (1.76%) LAMP
13 14 (1.65%) SOAP
14 13 (1.53%) JDBC
14 13 (1.53%) MCollective
15 10 (1.18%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 10 (1.18%) ActiveMQ
15 10 (1.18%) Hibernate
16 9 (1.06%) JSON
16 9 (1.06%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 122 (14.35%) Replication
2 52 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (4.47%) Blackberry
4 30 (3.53%) Open Source
5 25 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 21 (2.47%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.12%) PKI
8 13 (1.53%) Device Driver
8 13 (1.53%) Hedge funds
9 10 (1.18%) HACMP
10 9 (1.06%) Mainframe
10 9 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.06%) Wiki
11 8 (0.94%) Symmetrix DMX
11 8 (0.94%) Mathematics
11 8 (0.94%) Celerra
11 8 (0.94%) CESG
12 7 (0.82%) N-Tier
12 7 (0.82%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.82%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 484 (56.94%) Windows
2 238 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 232 (27.29%) Linux
4 203 (23.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 157 (18.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 142 (16.71%) UNIX
7 79 (9.29%) Solaris
8 73 (8.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 40 (4.71%) AIX
9 40 (4.71%) CentOS
10 37 (4.35%) Windows 7
10 37 (4.35%) Windows 2000
11 33 (3.88%) Windows 2000 Server
12 30 (3.53%) Ubuntu
13 26 (3.06%) SUSE
14 23 (2.71%) Oracle Linux
15 22 (2.59%) Windows XP
16 18 (2.12%) Windows NT
17 17 (2.00%) HPUX
18 14 (1.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (17.88%) ITIL
2 135 (15.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 117 (13.76%) Performance Tuning
4 91 (10.71%) Migration
5 85 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 79 (9.29%) High Availability
7 58 (6.82%) Configuration Management
8 53 (6.24%) CRM
9 52 (6.12%) Capacity Planning
10 51 (6.00%) SOA
11 49 (5.76%) Performance Monitoring
12 46 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
13 45 (5.29%) Change Management
14 43 (5.06%) DevOps
15 40 (4.71%) Service Management
16 39 (4.59%) Root Cause Analysis
17 37 (4.35%) Change Control
18 33 (3.88%) Service Delivery
19 31 (3.65%) Project Management
20 30 (3.53%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 319 (37.53%) SQL
2 101 (11.88%) PowerShell
3 88 (10.35%) Perl
4 61 (7.18%) Shell Script
5 60 (7.06%) Bash Shell
6 59 (6.94%) Java
7 53 (6.24%) Python
8 52 (6.12%) Ruby
9 47 (5.53%) T-SQL
10 36 (4.24%) PHP
11 35 (4.12%) Korn
12 34 (4.00%) VBScript
13 28 (3.29%) C#
14 27 (3.18%) C
15 22 (2.59%) JavaScript
16 19 (2.24%) VB
17 14 (1.65%) PL/SQL
18 12 (1.41%) C++
19 5 (0.59%) VB.NET
19 5 (0.59%) R
Qualifications
1 120 (14.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 101 (11.88%) Security Cleared
3 85 (10.00%) MCSE
4 55 (6.47%) SC Cleared
5 54 (6.35%) Degree
6 46 (5.41%) MCITP
7 34 (4.00%) DV Cleared
8 29 (3.41%) MCTS
9 22 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (2.35%) CCNA
11 19 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (1.65%) MCP
13 11 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.82%) MCSA
14 7 (0.82%) RHCE
15 6 (0.71%) RHCT
15 6 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
16 5 (0.59%) PhD
16 5 (0.59%) Sun Certification
16 5 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.12%) SLA
2 16 (1.88%) QA
3 15 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.24%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 319 (37.53%) Active Directory
2 202 (23.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 153 (18.00%) Hyper-V
4 108 (12.71%) VMware ESX
5 66 (7.76%) vSphere
6 59 (6.94%) XenApp
7 42 (4.94%) Oracle RAC
8 41 (4.82%) NFS
9 38 (4.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 32 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
11 30 (3.53%) Terminal Services
12 29 (3.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 24 (2.82%) XenDesktop
14 21 (2.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 19 (2.24%) ISA Server
15 19 (2.24%) vCloud
16 17 (2.00%) Oracle RMAN
17 11 (1.29%) DFS Replication
18 9 (1.06%) Firmware
18 9 (1.06%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 81 (9.53%) SCCM
2 79 (9.29%) Puppet
3 78 (9.18%) SCOM
4 36 (4.24%) Opscode Chef
5 34 (4.00%) NetBackup
6 30 (3.53%) Nagios
7 21 (2.47%) Backup Exec
8 17 (2.00%) SELinux
9 16 (1.88%) HP SIM
9 16 (1.88%) Data Guard
9 16 (1.88%) Tivoli
9 16 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
10 15 (1.76%) WSUS
11 14 (1.65%) Cobbler
12 13 (1.53%) OpenView
13 12 (1.41%) SCVMM
13 12 (1.41%) BladeLogic
14 11 (1.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 11 (1.29%) BMC PATROL
14 11 (1.29%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 355 (41.76%) Microsoft
2 311 (36.59%) VMware
3 167 (19.65%) HP
4 158 (18.59%) Oracle
5 153 (18.00%) Citrix
6 105 (12.35%) Red Hat
7 79 (9.29%) IBM
8 74 (8.71%) Cisco
9 62 (7.29%) Veritas
10 48 (5.65%) EMC
11 40 (4.71%) 3PAR
12 37 (4.35%) Symantec
12 37 (4.35%) Sun
13 28 (3.29%) NetApp
14 26 (3.06%) Dell
15 24 (2.82%) Intel
16 22 (2.59%) Juniper
17 17 (2.00%) SAP
17 17 (2.00%) BMC
17 17 (2.00%) Lotus
London
TRG
Rate: 350-420 Per Day call for details
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TRG
Rate: £350 - £420 Per Day call for details
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
TRG
Rate: £350 - £420 Per Day call for details
Posted: Yesterday
London
Latcom Ltd
Rate: Unspecified - £Excellent Rates - 3 Month +
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Square One Resources
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £330 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
People Source
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
People Source
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Runcorn
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago