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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 242 206 216
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +10
Contract jobs citing Clustering 425 450 478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.81% 0.93% 0.89%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.63% 2.95% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 288 251
Average daily rate
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£410 £385 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% +9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £284 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
- +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 14
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% +6.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.91 £24.38 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £38.28 £41.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £31.56 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +40.24%
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
16141 15233 16410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.77% 31.57% 30.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9913 9578 9691
Average daily rate £413 £418 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 609 816
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £24.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% -23.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.83 £17.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -31.98%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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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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 -20 192 £425 +6.25% 43
South East +18 98 £500 +37.93% 32
North West -18 28 £325 +8.33% 7
East of England -56 28 £350 - 6
North East - 26 £315 - 2
South West -38 21 £365 -13.09% 6
West Midlands -2 15 £300 +11.62% 4
Yorkshire -2 14 £450 +12.50% 14
East Midlands +4 6 £325 -7.14% 8
Clustering
UK

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 460 (58.01%) Windows
2 288 (36.32%) SQL
3 286 (36.07%) Microsoft
4 278 (35.06%) Active Directory
5 275 (34.68%) VMware
6 266 (33.54%) SQL Server
7 235 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 219 (27.62%) Linux
9 205 (25.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 197 (24.84%) VMware Infrastructure
11 185 (23.33%) Finance
12 184 (23.20%) Oracle
13 177 (22.32%) DNS
14 173 (21.82%) SAN
15 154 (19.42%) Citrix
16 150 (18.92%) HP
17 140 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
18 139 (17.53%) UNIX
19 127 (16.02%) Replication
20 126 (15.89%) Security Cleared
20 126 (15.89%) Hyper-V
21 124 (15.64%) Microsoft Certification
22 123 (15.51%) MS Exchange
23 114 (14.38%) DHCP
23 114 (14.38%) IBM
24 112 (14.12%) ITIL
25 110 (13.87%) Windows Server 2012
26 108 (13.62%) SCCM
27 107 (13.49%) SharePoint
28 104 (13.11%) Performance Tuning

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 123 (15.51%) MS Exchange
2 107 (13.49%) SharePoint
3 103 (12.99%) IIS
4 77 (9.71%) WebSphere
5 69 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 58 (7.31%) WebLogic
7 56 (7.06%) Lync
8 43 (5.42%) SharePoint 2010
9 34 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 34 (4.29%) BizTalk Server
10 30 (3.78%) Apache
11 27 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2003
12 26 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
13 22 (2.77%) Tomcat
14 17 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
15 15 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
16 14 (1.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 10 (1.26%) IBM Notes
18 9 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
19 7 (0.88%) SAS
Applications
1 95 (11.98%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.27%) MS Office
3 13 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.50%) MS Project
5 2 (0.25%) SPSS
5 2 (0.25%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 29 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (3.28%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (2.40%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.25%) Maximo
6 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.13%) osCommerce
7 1 (0.13%) Magento
7 1 (0.13%) Zen Cart
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 38 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (4.54%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (1.39%) Office 365
5 10 (1.26%) PaaS
6 8 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (0.88%) SaaS
7 7 (0.88%) IaaS
8 2 (0.25%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 177 (22.32%) DNS
2 173 (21.82%) SAN
3 114 (14.38%) DHCP
4 100 (12.61%) Firewall
5 99 (12.48%) TCP/IP
6 48 (6.05%) LAN
7 40 (5.04%) WAN
8 38 (4.79%) NAS
9 36 (4.54%) LDAP
9 36 (4.54%) Internet
10 31 (3.91%) VPN
11 30 (3.78%) Fibre Channel
12 29 (3.66%) SSL
13 27 (3.40%) iSCSI
14 25 (3.15%) HTTP
15 22 (2.77%) Cisco ASA
16 20 (2.52%) Wireless
17 18 (2.27%) IPsec
17 18 (2.27%) BGP
18 17 (2.14%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (33.54%) SQL Server
2 140 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 103 (12.99%) SQL Server 2005
4 76 (9.58%) Oracle Database
5 68 (8.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 63 (7.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 55 (6.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 51 (6.43%) SQL Server 2000
9 47 (5.93%) Oracle Database 11g
10 45 (5.67%) Oracle Database 10g
11 36 (4.54%) Oracle Exadata
12 33 (4.16%) MySQL
13 32 (4.04%) Relational Database
14 30 (3.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 29 (3.66%) RDBMS
16 15 (1.89%) DB2
16 15 (1.89%) DTS
17 13 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
17 13 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
18 12 (1.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 30 (3.78%) JIRA
2 18 (2.27%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 14 (1.77%) Visual Studio
4 12 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (1.13%) Subversion
6 6 (0.76%) Maven
6 6 (0.76%) Introscope
7 5 (0.63%) Ant
7 5 (0.63%) WinRunner
7 5 (0.63%) TestDirector
7 5 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (0.63%) MSI
7 5 (0.63%) Gerrit
8 4 (0.50%) Toad
8 4 (0.50%) Hudson
9 3 (0.38%) PHPUnit
9 3 (0.38%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.38%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.25%) Selenium
General
1 185 (23.33%) Finance
2 68 (8.58%) Banking
3 32 (4.04%) Financial Institution
4 22 (2.77%) Retail
5 21 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.02%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.39%) Legal
9 8 (1.01%) Law
10 6 (0.76%) Back Office
11 5 (0.63%) Advertising
12 3 (0.38%) Games
13 2 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.25%) International Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Marketing
14 1 (0.13%) Czech Language
14 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.13%) German Language
14 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 136 (17.15%) DBA
2 108 (13.62%) Administrator
3 94 (11.85%) SQL DBA
4 84 (10.59%) Architect
5 59 (7.44%) Consultant
6 57 (7.19%) Analyst
7 49 (6.18%) Systems Administrator
8 46 (5.80%) SQL Server DBA
9 45 (5.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 40 (5.04%) Developer
11 31 (3.91%) Oracle DBA
12 30 (3.78%) Technical Architect
12 30 (3.78%) Linux Engineer
13 29 (3.66%) Infrastructure Architect
14 28 (3.53%) Wintel Engineer
15 27 (3.40%) Support Engineer
16 25 (3.15%) Systems Engineer
17 24 (3.03%) Server Engineer
18 23 (2.90%) Windows Administrator
19 19 (2.40%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (9.08%) .NET
2 62 (7.82%) WebSphere MQ
3 39 (4.92%) Middleware
4 27 (3.40%) Web Services
5 24 (3.03%) Application Packaging
6 22 (2.77%) HTML
7 21 (2.65%) J2EE
8 17 (2.14%) CSS
8 17 (2.14%) JDBC
9 14 (1.77%) XML
10 11 (1.39%) SOAP
10 11 (1.39%) JMS
10 11 (1.39%) CGI
11 10 (1.26%) .NET Framework
12 9 (1.13%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 9 (1.13%) J2SE
13 8 (1.01%) ASP.NET
13 8 (1.01%) jQuery
13 8 (1.01%) JNDI
14 6 (0.76%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 127 (16.02%) Replication
2 82 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (3.53%) Blackberry
4 22 (2.77%) Hedge funds
5 19 (2.40%) Open Source
5 19 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.64%) Mainframe
6 13 (1.64%) iSeries
7 10 (1.26%) CESG
8 9 (1.13%) AS400
9 8 (1.01%) Thin Client
9 8 (1.01%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.01%) Mathematics
9 8 (1.01%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.88%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.88%) DataPower
10 7 (0.88%) User Experience
10 7 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (0.76%) HACMP
11 6 (0.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 460 (58.01%) Windows
2 235 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 219 (27.62%) Linux
4 205 (25.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 139 (17.53%) UNIX
6 110 (13.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 91 (11.48%) Solaris
8 54 (6.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 45 (5.67%) AIX
10 36 (4.54%) SELinux
11 32 (4.04%) Windows 7
12 30 (3.78%) Windows 2000
13 23 (2.90%) Windows 2000 Server
14 22 (2.77%) Oracle Linux
15 19 (2.40%) Windows XP
16 15 (1.89%) Windows NT
17 13 (1.64%) CentOS
18 8 (1.01%) HPUX
19 7 (0.88%) Debian
20 6 (0.76%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (14.12%) ITIL
2 104 (13.11%) Performance Tuning
3 93 (11.73%) Load Balancing
4 87 (10.97%) Disaster Recovery
5 86 (10.84%) Migration
6 65 (8.20%) SOA
7 64 (8.07%) High Availability
8 37 (4.67%) Configuration Management
9 36 (4.54%) Change Management
10 35 (4.41%) Capacity Planning
11 32 (4.04%) CRM
11 32 (4.04%) Agile Software Development
12 30 (3.78%) Service Management
12 30 (3.78%) Capacity Management
13 28 (3.53%) Mentoring
14 25 (3.15%) DevOps
15 24 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
16 21 (2.65%) Service Delivery
16 21 (2.65%) OO
17 19 (2.40%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 288 (36.32%) SQL
2 101 (12.74%) PowerShell
3 91 (11.48%) Perl
4 85 (10.72%) T-SQL
5 73 (9.21%) Bash Shell
6 68 (8.58%) Python
6 68 (8.58%) Java
7 50 (6.31%) Shell Script
8 49 (6.18%) Ruby
9 27 (3.40%) C
10 25 (3.15%) C#
10 25 (3.15%) PHP
11 23 (2.90%) PL/SQL
12 19 (2.40%) Korn
13 17 (2.14%) JavaScript
14 16 (2.02%) VB
15 14 (1.77%) VBScript
16 7 (0.88%) Tcl
16 7 (0.88%) C++
16 7 (0.88%) Jython
Qualifications
1 126 (15.89%) Security Cleared
2 124 (15.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 80 (10.09%) SC Cleared
4 73 (9.21%) MCSE
5 54 (6.81%) MCITP
6 38 (4.79%) MCTS
7 37 (4.67%) DV Cleared
8 36 (4.54%) Degree
9 27 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (2.27%) CCNA
11 17 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 15 (1.89%) MCDBA
13 14 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (1.26%) RHCE
15 9 (1.13%) CCNP
15 9 (1.13%) MCP
16 8 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 7 (0.88%) Oracle Certification
17 7 (0.88%) IBM Certification
18 5 (0.63%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.04%) SLA
2 16 (2.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.63%) QA
4 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.13%) HL7
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 278 (35.06%) Active Directory
2 197 (24.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 126 (15.89%) Hyper-V
4 96 (12.11%) VMware ESX
5 84 (10.59%) Oracle RAC
6 54 (6.81%) XenApp
7 44 (5.55%) vSphere
8 40 (5.04%) Oracle RMAN
9 33 (4.16%) NFS
10 25 (3.15%) Terminal Services
11 24 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
11 24 (3.03%) vCloud
12 22 (2.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 21 (2.65%) XenDesktop
14 16 (2.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 15 (1.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 13 (1.64%) XenServer
16 13 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
17 12 (1.51%) ISA Server
18 7 (0.88%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 108 (13.62%) SCCM
2 99 (12.48%) SCOM
3 57 (7.19%) Puppet
4 42 (5.30%) Data Guard
5 34 (4.29%) NetBackup
6 27 (3.40%) Backup Exec
6 27 (3.40%) HP SIM
7 24 (3.03%) BMC PATROL
8 18 (2.27%) Tivoli
9 17 (2.14%) WSUS
10 16 (2.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 15 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
12 14 (1.77%) SCVMM
13 13 (1.64%) OpenView
13 13 (1.64%) MOM
13 13 (1.64%) Control-M
13 13 (1.64%) Nagios
13 13 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 13 (1.64%) SCOrch
14 12 (1.51%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 286 (36.07%) Microsoft
2 275 (34.68%) VMware
3 184 (23.20%) Oracle
4 154 (19.42%) Citrix
5 150 (18.92%) HP
6 114 (14.38%) IBM
7 90 (11.35%) Cisco
8 57 (7.19%) Red Hat
9 51 (6.43%) Veritas
10 44 (5.55%) EMC
11 36 (4.54%) NetApp
12 34 (4.29%) Remedy
13 31 (3.91%) Dell
14 30 (3.78%) Symantec
15 27 (3.40%) BMC
16 26 (3.28%) CheckPoint
17 23 (2.90%) Juniper
18 22 (2.77%) Sun
18 22 (2.77%) webMethods
19 20 (2.52%) Sophos
Essex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Market Rate
Posted: 3 hours ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Square One Resources
Rate: From £240 to £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £416 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Sanderson
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
Halifax
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Halifax
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago