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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 237 230 221
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Contract jobs citing Clustering 436 424 465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.83% 0.88% 0.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.66% 2.76% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 276 249
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£400 £375 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £270 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 14
Average hourly rate £28.75 £31.56 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +22.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.91 £26.87 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £39.62 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +41.82%
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
16397 15364 16430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.08% 31.85% 30.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10189 9700 9744
Average daily rate £420 £420 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 677 603 816
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.90 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -26.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.29 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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 -2 184 £425 +6.25% 47
South East +21 106 £500 +42.85% 28
North West -19 31 £350 +16.66% 8
East of England -38 30 £350 +1.44% 5
North East - 27 £260 -
South West -25 23 £375 -10.71% 7
West Midlands -14 15 £300 +14.28% 3
Yorkshire -15 14 £456 +14.06% 13
East Midlands +12 8 £350 +7.69% 5
Clustering
UK

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 466 (59.06%) Windows
2 290 (36.76%) SQL
3 289 (36.63%) Microsoft
4 283 (35.87%) Active Directory
5 282 (35.74%) VMware
6 272 (34.47%) SQL Server
7 241 (30.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 211 (26.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 204 (25.86%) Linux
10 197 (24.97%) VMware Infrastructure
11 187 (23.70%) Finance
12 179 (22.69%) DNS
13 178 (22.56%) Oracle
14 174 (22.05%) SAN
15 153 (19.39%) Citrix
16 149 (18.88%) HP
17 141 (17.87%) SQL Server 2008
18 134 (16.98%) UNIX
19 130 (16.48%) Microsoft Certification
20 127 (16.10%) Replication
20 127 (16.10%) Security Cleared
20 127 (16.10%) Hyper-V
21 124 (15.72%) MS Exchange
22 120 (15.21%) ITIL
23 116 (14.70%) IBM
23 116 (14.70%) DHCP
24 108 (13.69%) SharePoint
25 107 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
26 105 (13.31%) SCCM
27 104 (13.18%) Performance Tuning

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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
1 124 (15.72%) MS Exchange
2 108 (13.69%) SharePoint
3 102 (12.93%) IIS
4 81 (10.27%) WebSphere
5 71 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 59 (7.48%) Lync
7 55 (6.97%) WebLogic
8 44 (5.58%) SharePoint 2010
9 36 (4.56%) BizTalk Server
10 35 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
11 31 (3.93%) Apache
12 30 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2003
13 26 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2007
14 19 (2.41%) Tomcat
14 19 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
15 15 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 15 (1.90%) SharePoint Server
16 11 (1.39%) IBM Notes
17 8 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
17 8 (1.01%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 101 (12.80%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.53%) MS Office
3 15 (1.90%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.76%) MS Project
5 2 (0.25%) SPSS
5 2 (0.25%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 30 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (3.30%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (2.66%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.25%) Maximo
6 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
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%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 39 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (4.69%) Amazon EC2
3 20 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (1.52%) Office 365
5 10 (1.27%) PaaS
6 8 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (0.89%) SaaS
7 7 (0.89%) IaaS
8 2 (0.25%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 179 (22.69%) DNS
2 174 (22.05%) SAN
3 116 (14.70%) DHCP
4 100 (12.67%) Firewall
5 98 (12.42%) TCP/IP
6 42 (5.32%) LAN
7 37 (4.69%) Internet
7 37 (4.69%) NAS
8 35 (4.44%) WAN
9 32 (4.06%) LDAP
9 32 (4.06%) SSL
10 31 (3.93%) VPN
11 30 (3.80%) Fibre Channel
12 27 (3.42%) iSCSI
12 27 (3.42%) HTTP
13 23 (2.92%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (2.41%) Wireless
15 18 (2.28%) BGP
16 17 (2.15%) IPsec
16 17 (2.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (34.47%) SQL Server
2 141 (17.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 100 (12.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 72 (9.13%) Oracle Database
5 69 (8.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 65 (8.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 59 (7.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 48 (6.08%) SQL Server 2000
9 44 (5.58%) Oracle Database 10g
9 44 (5.58%) Oracle Database 11g
10 37 (4.69%) Oracle Exadata
11 36 (4.56%) Relational Database
12 33 (4.18%) RDBMS
13 32 (4.06%) MySQL
14 30 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 18 (2.28%) DB2
16 13 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (1.65%) DTS
17 12 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
18 11 (1.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 29 (3.68%) JIRA
2 16 (2.03%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.77%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (0.89%) Subversion
6 6 (0.76%) Maven
6 6 (0.76%) Introscope
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
7 5 (0.63%) PHPUnit
8 4 (0.51%) Ant
9 3 (0.38%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.38%) Toad
9 3 (0.38%) Hudson
9 3 (0.38%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 187 (23.70%) Finance
2 69 (8.75%) Banking
3 32 (4.06%) Financial Institution
4 23 (2.92%) Retail
5 21 (2.66%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.03%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.65%) Legal
7 13 (1.65%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.14%) Law
9 6 (0.76%) Back Office
10 3 (0.38%) Advertising
10 3 (0.38%) Games
11 2 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.25%) International Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Czech Language
12 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.13%) German Language
12 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 134 (16.98%) DBA
2 110 (13.94%) Administrator
3 95 (12.04%) SQL DBA
4 84 (10.65%) Architect
5 59 (7.48%) Analyst
6 52 (6.59%) Consultant
7 49 (6.21%) Systems Administrator
8 44 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 44 (5.58%) SQL Server DBA
9 37 (4.69%) Developer
10 31 (3.93%) Technical Architect
11 30 (3.80%) Oracle DBA
11 30 (3.80%) Linux Engineer
11 30 (3.80%) Wintel Engineer
12 28 (3.55%) Infrastructure Architect
13 27 (3.42%) Support Engineer
14 25 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
15 24 (3.04%) Windows Administrator
16 23 (2.92%) Server Engineer
17 16 (2.03%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (9.00%) .NET
2 63 (7.98%) WebSphere MQ
3 38 (4.82%) Middleware
4 29 (3.68%) Web Services
5 24 (3.04%) Application Packaging
6 23 (2.92%) HTML
7 19 (2.41%) JDBC
7 19 (2.41%) J2EE
8 18 (2.28%) CSS
9 13 (1.65%) XML
10 11 (1.39%) JMS
10 11 (1.39%) CGI
11 10 (1.27%) SOAP
11 10 (1.27%) .NET Framework
12 8 (1.01%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 8 (1.01%) jQuery
12 8 (1.01%) JNDI
13 7 (0.89%) J2SE
13 7 (0.89%) ASP.NET
14 6 (0.76%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 127 (16.10%) Replication
2 85 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (3.68%) Blackberry
4 22 (2.79%) Hedge funds
5 20 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 18 (2.28%) Open Source
7 13 (1.65%) Mainframe
7 13 (1.65%) iSeries
8 11 (1.39%) CESG
9 9 (1.14%) AS400
9 9 (1.14%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.01%) Mathematics
11 7 (0.89%) Fat Client
11 7 (0.89%) DataPower
11 7 (0.89%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.89%) Thin Client
11 7 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (0.89%) User Experience
12 6 (0.76%) HACMP
12 6 (0.76%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 466 (59.06%) Windows
2 241 (30.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 211 (26.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 204 (25.86%) Linux
5 134 (16.98%) UNIX
6 107 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 85 (10.77%) Solaris
8 54 (6.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 43 (5.45%) AIX
10 37 (4.69%) SELinux
11 34 (4.31%) Windows 7
12 30 (3.80%) Windows 2000
13 24 (3.04%) Windows 2000 Server
14 21 (2.66%) Oracle Linux
15 20 (2.53%) Windows XP
16 16 (2.03%) Windows NT
17 12 (1.52%) CentOS
18 8 (1.01%) HPUX
19 7 (0.89%) VMS
19 7 (0.89%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (15.21%) ITIL
2 104 (13.18%) Performance Tuning
3 92 (11.66%) Disaster Recovery
4 91 (11.53%) Migration
5 89 (11.28%) Load Balancing
6 69 (8.75%) High Availability
7 62 (7.86%) SOA
8 41 (5.20%) Configuration Management
8 41 (5.20%) Capacity Planning
9 36 (4.56%) Change Management
10 33 (4.18%) CRM
11 30 (3.80%) Service Management
12 29 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
13 28 (3.55%) Capacity Management
14 27 (3.42%) DevOps
15 25 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
15 25 (3.17%) Service Delivery
16 23 (2.92%) Mentoring
17 22 (2.79%) Performance Monitoring
18 21 (2.66%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 290 (36.76%) SQL
2 102 (12.93%) PowerShell
3 89 (11.28%) Perl
4 83 (10.52%) T-SQL
5 74 (9.38%) Bash Shell
6 68 (8.62%) Python
7 64 (8.11%) Java
8 50 (6.34%) Shell Script
9 49 (6.21%) Ruby
10 28 (3.55%) PHP
11 26 (3.30%) C
12 25 (3.17%) C#
13 21 (2.66%) PL/SQL
14 20 (2.53%) Korn
15 19 (2.41%) JavaScript
16 18 (2.28%) VBScript
16 18 (2.28%) VB
17 7 (0.89%) Tcl
17 7 (0.89%) C++
17 7 (0.89%) Jython
Qualifications
1 130 (16.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 127 (16.10%) Security Cleared
3 82 (10.39%) SC Cleared
4 77 (9.76%) MCSE
5 56 (7.10%) MCITP
6 41 (5.20%) Degree
7 38 (4.82%) MCTS
8 36 (4.56%) DV Cleared
9 26 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (2.28%) CCNA
11 16 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (1.77%) MCDBA
13 13 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (1.27%) RHCE
15 8 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
15 8 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (1.01%) CCNP
16 7 (0.89%) MCP
17 6 (0.76%) IBM Certification
18 5 (0.63%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.07%) SLA
2 17 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.63%) QA
4 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 283 (35.87%) Active Directory
2 197 (24.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 127 (16.10%) Hyper-V
4 103 (13.05%) VMware ESX
5 83 (10.52%) Oracle RAC
6 53 (6.72%) XenApp
7 45 (5.70%) vSphere
8 39 (4.94%) Oracle RMAN
9 34 (4.31%) NFS
10 27 (3.42%) Terminal Services
11 25 (3.17%) vCloud
12 22 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
13 21 (2.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 19 (2.41%) XenDesktop
15 15 (1.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 13 (1.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 13 (1.65%) ISA Server
17 12 (1.52%) XenServer
18 11 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
19 7 (0.89%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 105 (13.31%) SCCM
2 99 (12.55%) SCOM
3 60 (7.60%) Puppet
4 41 (5.20%) Data Guard
5 31 (3.93%) NetBackup
6 26 (3.30%) HP SIM
7 25 (3.17%) Backup Exec
8 21 (2.66%) BMC PATROL
9 17 (2.15%) Norton AntiVirus
9 17 (2.15%) Tivoli
9 17 (2.15%) WSUS
10 16 (2.03%) SCVMM
11 14 (1.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 14 (1.77%) OpenView
11 14 (1.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 13 (1.65%) SCOrch
13 12 (1.52%) MOM
14 11 (1.39%) Control-M
14 11 (1.39%) Nagios
14 11 (1.39%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 289 (36.63%) Microsoft
2 282 (35.74%) VMware
3 178 (22.56%) Oracle
4 153 (19.39%) Citrix
5 149 (18.88%) HP
6 116 (14.70%) IBM
7 89 (11.28%) Cisco
8 55 (6.97%) Red Hat
9 48 (6.08%) Veritas
10 45 (5.70%) EMC
11 35 (4.44%) NetApp
12 33 (4.18%) Remedy
13 31 (3.93%) Symantec
13 31 (3.93%) Dell
14 25 (3.17%) BMC
14 25 (3.17%) CheckPoint
15 22 (2.79%) Juniper
16 21 (2.66%) Sophos
17 20 (2.53%) Intel
17 20 (2.53%) Sybase
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Steria
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
South East London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Midlands
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
X4 Group
Rate: £35k - 44k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £650 - 700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £300 - £310 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Halifax
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Halifax
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 25 days ago