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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 306 257 235
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -22
Contract jobs citing Clustering 303 390 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.64% 0.85% 0.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.97% 2.68% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 231 251
Average daily rate £400 £400 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £542
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 9
Average hourly rate £41.50 £28.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.21% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £17.50 £25.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £39.45 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+46.66% +3.44%
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
15359 14550 14638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.55% 31.57% 33.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10021 9162 9003
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 627 621 613
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £11.50 £11.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 5 February 2016.

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
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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -30 138 £450 +4.34% 41
South East -33 68 £400 - 27
North West +16 43 £375 +70.45% 16
East of England -4 20 £395 +12.85% 2
Yorkshire -13 18 £413 +21.32% 3
South West -5 8 £388 -8.82% 5
West Midlands -18 7 £313 -14.96% 6
East Midlands -19 5 £410 +10.81% 3
North East -41 3 £295 -1.66%
Clustering
UK

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 303 (43.66%) Windows
2 277 (39.91%) SQL
3 259 (37.32%) SQL Server
3 259 (37.32%) Linux
4 182 (26.22%) Microsoft
5 178 (25.65%) Finance
6 177 (25.50%) Oracle
7 172 (24.78%) VMware
8 149 (21.47%) Active Directory
9 146 (21.04%) Windows Server
10 143 (20.61%) Red Hat
11 134 (19.31%) High Availability
12 133 (19.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 128 (18.44%) Replication
14 114 (16.43%) SQL Server 2008
15 113 (16.28%) Unix
16 109 (15.71%) Oracle Database
17 103 (14.84%) VMware Infrastructure
18 101 (14.55%) Performance Tuning
19 100 (14.41%) SAN
20 98 (14.12%) Windows Server 2008
21 94 (13.54%) DNS
22 93 (13.40%) Disaster Recovery
23 86 (12.39%) PowerShell
24 85 (12.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 85 (12.25%) Migration
25 83 (11.96%) ITIL
25 83 (11.96%) Data Centre
26 79 (11.38%) SQL Server 2012
26 79 (11.38%) Windows Server 2012

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 56 (8.07%) WebSphere
2 54 (7.78%) MS Exchange
3 44 (6.34%) IIS
4 43 (6.20%) WebSphere Application Server
5 39 (5.62%) Apache
6 33 (4.76%) SharePoint
7 31 (4.47%) WebLogic
8 25 (3.60%) JBoss
9 23 (3.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 22 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
11 17 (2.45%) Tomcat
12 16 (2.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 15 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
14 11 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
15 10 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 10 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
15 10 (1.44%) Lync
15 10 (1.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 6 (0.86%) IBM Domino
16 6 (0.86%) nginx
Applications
1 62 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.86%) MS Office
4 2 (0.29%) MS Project
5 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 8 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.86%) BusinessWorks
3 6 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.58%) Faxination
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.43%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.29%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.29%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.74%) Office 365
2 12 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.15%) GitHub
4 6 (0.86%) OpenShift
4 6 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (0.72%) SaaS
6 4 (0.58%) IaaS
6 4 (0.58%) Mimecast
6 4 (0.58%) PaaS
6 4 (0.58%) Rackspace Cloud
7 3 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 100 (14.41%) SAN
2 94 (13.54%) DNS
3 76 (10.95%) HTTP
4 58 (8.36%) DHCP
5 54 (7.78%) Firewall
6 48 (6.92%) SSL
7 43 (6.20%) TCP/IP
8 37 (5.33%) LDAP
9 30 (4.32%) WAN
10 23 (3.31%) NAS
11 22 (3.17%) VPN
12 20 (2.88%) LAN
13 15 (2.16%) Internet
13 15 (2.16%) iSCSI
13 15 (2.16%) SMTP
14 12 (1.73%) VLAN
15 11 (1.59%) BGP
16 10 (1.44%) EIGRP
16 10 (1.44%) OSPF
16 10 (1.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (37.32%) SQL Server
2 114 (16.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 109 (15.71%) Oracle Database
4 85 (12.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 79 (11.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 75 (10.81%) Oracle Database 11g
7 72 (10.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 58 (8.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 57 (8.21%) SQL Server 2005
10 43 (6.20%) MySQL
11 35 (5.04%) SQL Server 2014
12 30 (4.32%) Relational Database
13 29 (4.18%) Oracle Reports
14 27 (3.89%) DB2
14 27 (3.89%) Sybase ASE
15 26 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
16 25 (3.60%) SQL Server 2000
17 24 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
18 23 (3.31%) Oracle Database 10g
19 21 (3.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 30 (4.32%) Git (software)
2 24 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (3.31%) Jenkins
4 16 (2.31%) Subversion
4 16 (2.31%) Visual Studio
5 13 (1.87%) JIRA
6 12 (1.73%) Eclipse
6 12 (1.73%) NUnit
7 10 (1.44%) Hudson
8 9 (1.30%) Introscope
9 8 (1.15%) MSBuild
10 6 (0.86%) Maven
10 6 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.72%) Ant
12 4 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (0.58%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.58%) JMeter
12 4 (0.58%) Selenium
12 4 (0.58%) SoapUI
13 3 (0.43%) JProfiler
General
1 178 (25.65%) Finance
2 40 (5.76%) Banking
3 29 (4.18%) Financial Institution
4 18 (2.59%) Law
5 17 (2.45%) Legal
6 16 (2.31%) Investment Banking
7 15 (2.16%) Retail
8 14 (2.02%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.30%) Marketing
10 8 (1.15%) Games
10 8 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 7 (1.01%) Automotive
12 4 (0.58%) Front Office
13 3 (0.43%) Back Office
14 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.14%) Electronics
15 1 (0.14%) French Language
15 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 175 (25.22%) DBA
2 113 (16.28%) Administrator
2 113 (16.28%) SQL DBA
3 65 (9.37%) Developer
4 61 (8.79%) Architect
5 54 (7.78%) Oracle DBA
6 49 (7.06%) SQL Server DBA
7 40 (5.76%) Consultant
8 37 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 37 (5.33%) Systems Administrator
9 29 (4.18%) Analyst
10 27 (3.89%) Sybase DBA
11 25 (3.60%) Unix Administrator
12 24 (3.46%) Linux Support
13 23 (3.31%) Linux Engineer
14 22 (3.17%) Unix Systems Administrator
15 21 (3.03%) Infrastructure Architect
15 21 (3.03%) Windows Engineer
16 20 (2.88%) Support Engineer
16 20 (2.88%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (6.20%) Web Services
2 39 (5.62%) .NET
2 39 (5.62%) Middleware
2 39 (5.62%) WebSphere MQ
3 38 (5.48%) SOAP
4 31 (4.47%) XML
5 27 (3.89%) J2EE
6 25 (3.60%) CSS
7 19 (2.74%) HTML
8 15 (2.16%) JDBC
9 14 (2.02%) JMS
10 13 (1.87%) JNDI
11 12 (1.73%) RESTful
11 12 (1.73%) WCF
12 11 (1.59%) jQuery
13 10 (1.44%) ASP.NET
13 10 (1.44%) JSON
13 10 (1.44%) LAMP
13 10 (1.44%) REST
13 10 (1.44%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 128 (18.44%) Replication
2 83 (11.96%) Data Centre
3 47 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (4.47%) Client/Server
5 23 (3.31%) HACMP
5 23 (3.31%) Hedge funds
6 16 (2.31%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.59%) FlexPod
7 11 (1.59%) VCE vBlock
8 9 (1.30%) Blackberry
8 9 (1.30%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.15%) Cryptography
9 8 (1.15%) EMC VMAX
10 7 (1.01%) DataPower
10 7 (1.01%) iSeries
10 7 (1.01%) Visualisation
11 6 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.86%) NHS
11 6 (0.86%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.86%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 303 (43.66%) Windows
2 259 (37.32%) Linux
3 146 (21.04%) Windows Server
4 133 (19.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 113 (16.28%) Unix
6 98 (14.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 79 (11.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 65 (9.37%) Solaris
9 62 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
10 44 (6.34%) AIX
11 9 (1.30%) HPUX
11 9 (1.30%) Windows XP
12 8 (1.15%) CentOS
12 8 (1.15%) Windows 7
13 7 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (0.86%) Debian
14 6 (0.86%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.72%) Android
15 5 (0.72%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (19.31%) High Availability
2 101 (14.55%) Performance Tuning
3 93 (13.40%) Disaster Recovery
4 85 (12.25%) Migration
5 83 (11.96%) ITIL
6 71 (10.23%) Change Management
7 56 (8.07%) Load Balancing
8 53 (7.64%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (5.62%) Incident Management
10 38 (5.48%) Database Mirroring
11 37 (5.33%) Configuration Management
12 35 (5.04%) DevOps
13 34 (4.90%) Mentoring
13 34 (4.90%) Service Management
14 30 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
14 30 (4.32%) Project Management
15 29 (4.18%) ETL
16 28 (4.03%) Continuous Integration
17 27 (3.89%) User Acceptance Testing
18 25 (3.60%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 277 (39.91%) SQL
2 86 (12.39%) PowerShell
3 79 (11.38%) Shell Script
4 73 (10.52%) T-SQL
5 67 (9.65%) Java
6 62 (8.93%) Perl
7 59 (8.50%) Python
8 44 (6.34%) Bash Shell
9 27 (3.89%) JavaScript
10 25 (3.60%) Korn
10 25 (3.60%) PL/SQL
11 24 (3.46%) C#
12 22 (3.17%) Jython
13 14 (2.02%) Ruby
14 13 (1.87%) PHP
15 12 (1.73%) VBScript
16 9 (1.30%) XAML
17 7 (1.01%) C
17 7 (1.01%) C++
18 5 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (8.21%) Security Cleared
2 34 (4.90%) SC Cleared
3 27 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (2.74%) MCSE
5 18 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (2.31%) Degree
7 13 (1.87%) CCNP
7 13 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (1.59%) CCNA
9 10 (1.44%) DV Cleared
9 10 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.15%) MCSA
10 8 (1.15%) RHCE
11 7 (1.01%) MCITP
12 6 (0.86%) IBM Certification
12 6 (0.86%) MCDBA
12 6 (0.86%) Network+ Certification
13 5 (0.72%) CISSP
13 5 (0.72%) OCP
13 5 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.31%) QA
1 23 (3.31%) SLA
2 12 (1.73%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 149 (21.47%) Active Directory
2 103 (14.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (10.09%) Hyper-V
4 49 (7.06%) Oracle RAC
5 40 (5.76%) vSphere
6 31 (4.47%) XenApp
7 24 (3.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 24 (3.46%) VMware ESX
8 23 (3.31%) NFS
9 21 (3.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 11 (1.59%) GPFS
10 11 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (1.30%) Veritas File System
12 7 (1.01%) Docker
12 7 (1.01%) vCloud
13 6 (0.86%) VMware Server
14 5 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
14 5 (0.72%) GFS2
14 5 (0.72%) GlusterFS
14 5 (0.72%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 43 (6.20%) Data Guard
2 40 (5.76%) Oracle RMAN
3 39 (5.62%) Puppet
4 35 (5.04%) SCCM
5 26 (3.75%) SCOM
6 13 (1.87%) vMotion
7 12 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (1.59%) CA Wily
8 11 (1.59%) Nagios
8 11 (1.59%) Simpana
9 10 (1.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 10 (1.44%) NetBackup
9 10 (1.44%) WSUS
10 9 (1.30%) Backup Exec
10 9 (1.30%) Cacti
11 8 (1.15%) Tivoli
11 8 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (0.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 5 (0.72%) OpenView
13 5 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 182 (26.22%) Microsoft
2 177 (25.50%) Oracle
3 172 (24.78%) VMware
4 143 (20.61%) Red Hat
5 78 (11.24%) HP
6 64 (9.22%) Citrix
7 62 (8.93%) Cisco
8 59 (8.50%) IBM
9 53 (7.64%) Veritas
10 43 (6.20%) NetApp
11 38 (5.48%) EMC
12 36 (5.19%) Dell
13 35 (5.04%) SAP
14 28 (4.03%) Sybase
15 23 (3.31%) F5
15 23 (3.31%) Sun
16 16 (2.31%) Siebel
17 14 (2.02%) Adobe
17 14 (2.02%) Symantec
18 12 (1.73%) Red Gate
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £450 per day £450.00 Day Rate
Posted: 3 hours ago
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 8 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Kyna Associates
Rate: £500 Per Day Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £360 - £415 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Churchill Frank International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £330 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Northamptonshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 24 days ago