The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 242 249 182
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -67
Contract jobs citing Clustering 447 295 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.87% 0.68% 1.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.34% 2.62% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 181 314
Average daily rate £400 £382 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.71% -15.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 20
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +7.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.70 £27.00 £17.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £40.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+20.37% +3.84%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13400 11240 14111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.10% 26.08% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8401 6937 8355
Average daily rate £425 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 572 723
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Clustering
UK

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +5 187 £425 +6.25% 42
South East +8 90 £400 +8.84% 34
Yorkshire +13 49 £363 -6.45% 13
South West -8 34 £328 -18.12% 5
North West 0 32 £300 +26.31% 3
East of England -3 32 £368 +22.50% 7
North East -12 15 £245 - 4
West Midlands -14 8 £275 +12.82% 5
East Midlands -12 2 £325 +8.33%
Midlands - - - -
Clustering
UK

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 457 (55.06%) Windows
2 382 (46.02%) SQL
3 284 (34.22%) Microsoft
4 280 (33.73%) VMware
5 268 (32.29%) SQL Server
6 256 (30.84%) Linux
7 246 (29.64%) Active Directory
8 242 (29.16%) SAN
9 213 (25.66%) UNIX
10 196 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 193 (23.25%) Oracle
12 177 (21.33%) VMware Infrastructure
13 171 (20.60%) Windows Server 2003
14 162 (19.52%) ITIL
15 149 (17.95%) SQL Server 2008
16 142 (17.11%) Citrix
17 137 (16.51%) Replication
18 136 (16.39%) HP
19 132 (15.90%) DNS
20 130 (15.66%) Finance
21 126 (15.18%) Performance Tuning
22 122 (14.70%) TCP/IP
23 113 (13.61%) IIS
23 113 (13.61%) Red Hat
24 112 (13.49%) MS Exchange
24 112 (13.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 110 (13.25%) Solaris
26 108 (13.01%) PowerShell
27 107 (12.89%) SQL Server 2005
28 98 (11.81%) Disaster Recovery

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 113 (13.61%) IIS
2 112 (13.49%) MS Exchange
3 69 (8.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 63 (7.59%) SharePoint
5 49 (5.90%) WebLogic
6 43 (5.18%) Tomcat
7 38 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2003
8 36 (4.34%) Apache
9 27 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2007
10 24 (2.89%) SharePoint 2010
11 23 (2.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 18 (2.17%) WebSphere
12 18 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
13 15 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
14 14 (1.69%) Gentran
15 11 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
16 10 (1.20%) Mule
17 9 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 8 (0.96%) Lync
18 8 (0.96%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 92 (11.08%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.57%) MS Office
3 9 (1.08%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.24%) SAP SEM
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.12%) Summit
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (1.33%) Amazon S3
4 8 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.84%) IaaS
6 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.48%) SaaS
6 4 (0.48%) PaaS
7 2 (0.24%) Office 365
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 242 (29.16%) SAN
2 132 (15.90%) DNS
3 122 (14.70%) TCP/IP
4 94 (11.33%) DHCP
5 82 (9.88%) WAN
6 70 (8.43%) NAS
7 69 (8.31%) LAN
8 68 (8.19%) Firewall
9 50 (6.02%) SSL
10 45 (5.42%) HTTP
11 29 (3.49%) LDAP
11 29 (3.49%) Internet
12 27 (3.25%) iSCSI
13 25 (3.01%) DMZ
14 22 (2.65%) FTP
15 21 (2.53%) VPN
16 17 (2.05%) SMTP
16 17 (2.05%) Fibre Channel
17 16 (1.93%) VLAN
18 14 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (32.29%) SQL Server
2 149 (17.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 107 (12.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 93 (11.20%) Oracle Database
5 89 (10.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 85 (10.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 52 (6.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 47 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 46 (5.54%) MySQL
10 45 (5.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 44 (5.30%) Oracle Database 10g
12 34 (4.10%) SQL Server 2000
13 21 (2.53%) NoSQL
13 21 (2.53%) Relational Database
14 20 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
15 18 (2.17%) DTS
15 18 (2.17%) RDBMS
16 17 (2.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 15 (1.81%) MongoDB
18 14 (1.69%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 13 (1.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 12 (1.45%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.33%) WinRunner
3 11 (1.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (1.33%) Maven
3 11 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.33%) JIRA
4 10 (1.20%) ClearCase
4 10 (1.20%) TestDirector
5 8 (0.96%) Git (software)
5 8 (0.96%) Eclipse
6 6 (0.72%) NWDI
6 6 (0.72%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.60%) Toad
7 5 (0.60%) Log4j
8 4 (0.48%) Ant
9 3 (0.36%) Subversion
10 2 (0.24%) JConsole
10 2 (0.24%) Introscope
10 2 (0.24%) IntelliJ
General
1 130 (15.66%) Finance
2 57 (6.87%) Banking
3 20 (2.41%) Telecoms
4 17 (2.05%) Retail
5 16 (1.93%) Investment Banking
6 13 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.45%) Law
8 9 (1.08%) Advertising
9 8 (0.96%) Back Office
10 7 (0.84%) Publishing
11 5 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.60%) Local Government
12 4 (0.48%) Legal
13 3 (0.36%) Marketing
14 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.24%) Games
15 1 (0.12%) Electronics
15 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 192 (23.13%) DBA
2 147 (17.71%) SQL DBA
3 121 (14.58%) Administrator
4 86 (10.36%) Architect
5 85 (10.24%) SQL Server DBA
6 61 (7.35%) Consultant
7 54 (6.51%) Developer
8 49 (5.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 41 (4.94%) Analyst
10 38 (4.58%) Infrastructure Architect
11 37 (4.46%) Wintel Engineer
12 36 (4.34%) Systems Administrator
13 30 (3.61%) Support Engineer
14 29 (3.49%) Server Engineer
15 27 (3.25%) Oracle DBA
16 22 (2.65%) UNIX Engineer
17 20 (2.41%) Technical Architect
18 19 (2.29%) UNIX Administrator
18 19 (2.29%) Server Administrator
19 18 (2.17%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (6.99%) Middleware
2 44 (5.30%) .NET
3 38 (4.58%) J2EE
4 29 (3.49%) Web Services
5 26 (3.13%) JMS
6 19 (2.29%) HTML
7 17 (2.05%) ISPF
8 11 (1.33%) XML
8 11 (1.33%) SOAP
8 11 (1.33%) LAMP
8 11 (1.33%) REST
9 8 (0.96%) OSGi
9 8 (0.96%) WCF
9 8 (0.96%) Java EE
9 8 (0.96%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 8 (0.96%) EJB
9 8 (0.96%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (0.84%) JMX
10 7 (0.84%) J2SE
10 7 (0.84%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 137 (16.51%) Replication
2 26 (3.13%) Mainframe
3 23 (2.77%) Blackberry
4 21 (2.53%) HACMP
5 20 (2.41%) GIS
6 16 (1.93%) EqualLogic
6 16 (1.93%) CLARiiON
7 13 (1.57%) Thin Client
7 13 (1.57%) Fat Client
8 12 (1.45%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.33%) NHS
9 11 (1.33%) Firmware
10 9 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.84%) Open Source
11 7 (0.84%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (0.72%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.72%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.60%) CESG
13 5 (0.60%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 457 (55.06%) Windows
2 256 (30.84%) Linux
3 213 (25.66%) UNIX
4 196 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 171 (20.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 112 (13.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 110 (13.25%) Solaris
8 93 (11.20%) AIX
9 64 (7.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 46 (5.54%) Windows 7
11 38 (4.58%) HPUX
12 31 (3.73%) Windows XP
13 20 (2.41%) Windows 2000
14 19 (2.29%) Windows 2000 Server
15 13 (1.57%) CentOS
16 11 (1.33%) VMS
17 10 (1.20%) Windows Vista
18 9 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
19 7 (0.84%) Windows 8
20 6 (0.72%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (19.52%) ITIL
2 126 (15.18%) Performance Tuning
3 98 (11.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 94 (11.33%) Load Balancing
5 91 (10.96%) Migration
6 69 (8.31%) Change Management
7 57 (6.87%) High Availability
8 52 (6.27%) Capacity Planning
9 43 (5.18%) Configuration Management
9 43 (5.18%) Capacity Management
10 41 (4.94%) Performance Monitoring
11 35 (4.22%) Problem Management
12 30 (3.61%) Release Management
13 29 (3.49%) Incident Management
13 29 (3.49%) SOA
14 28 (3.37%) Root Cause Analysis
15 27 (3.25%) Data Modelling
16 25 (3.01%) Business Continuity
17 24 (2.89%) Business Intelligence
18 21 (2.53%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 382 (46.02%) SQL
2 108 (13.01%) PowerShell
3 83 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 80 (9.64%) Perl
5 63 (7.59%) Java
5 63 (7.59%) Shell Script
6 28 (3.37%) C
7 19 (2.29%) PL/SQL
8 18 (2.17%) JCL
9 16 (1.93%) Bash Shell
9 16 (1.93%) Ruby
10 15 (1.81%) VBScript
11 13 (1.57%) Python
12 10 (1.20%) VB
13 9 (1.08%) PHP
14 8 (0.96%) Korn
15 7 (0.84%) C#
15 7 (0.84%) Jython
16 6 (0.72%) JavaScript
17 4 (0.48%) C++
Qualifications
1 91 (10.96%) Security Cleared
2 87 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 63 (7.59%) MCSE
4 43 (5.18%) SC Cleared
5 40 (4.82%) DV Cleared
6 32 (3.86%) MCITP
7 28 (3.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 23 (2.77%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (2.53%) Degree
10 19 (2.29%) MCP
10 19 (2.29%) Oracle Certification
11 18 (2.17%) OCP
12 17 (2.05%) OCA
13 15 (1.81%) MCSA
13 15 (1.81%) MCDBA
14 13 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (1.45%) ISEB
16 11 (1.33%) RHCE
17 9 (1.08%) CCNA
18 7 (0.84%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (7.23%) SLA
2 17 (2.05%) QA
3 4 (0.48%) HL7
3 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 246 (29.64%) Active Directory
2 177 (21.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (10.48%) VMware ESX
4 77 (9.28%) Hyper-V
5 68 (8.19%) vSphere
6 65 (7.83%) XenApp
7 50 (6.02%) Oracle RAC
8 45 (5.42%) VMware ESXi
9 35 (4.22%) Oracle RMAN
10 28 (3.37%) NFS
11 25 (3.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 24 (2.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 23 (2.77%) XenDesktop
14 12 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 12 (1.45%) Sendmail
15 11 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
15 11 (1.33%) Samba
16 10 (1.20%) PowerHA
17 9 (1.08%) XenServer
18 8 (0.96%) KVM
Systems Management
1 92 (11.08%) SCOM
2 89 (10.72%) SCCM
3 36 (4.34%) Data Guard
4 32 (3.86%) Puppet
5 26 (3.13%) Nagios
6 23 (2.77%) NetBackup
7 22 (2.65%) EMC NetWorker
8 21 (2.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 21 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
9 20 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
10 16 (1.93%) BladeLogic
10 16 (1.93%) Tivoli
11 15 (1.81%) WSUS
12 14 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
12 14 (1.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 13 (1.57%) BMC PATROL
13 13 (1.57%) Ganglia
13 13 (1.57%) SAP Afaria
14 12 (1.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 12 (1.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 284 (34.22%) Microsoft
2 280 (33.73%) VMware
3 193 (23.25%) Oracle
4 142 (17.11%) Citrix
5 136 (16.39%) HP
6 113 (13.61%) Red Hat
7 91 (10.96%) EMC
8 86 (10.36%) Cisco
9 79 (9.52%) Veritas
10 62 (7.47%) NetApp
11 56 (6.75%) IBM
12 46 (5.54%) Sun
13 41 (4.94%) Sybase
14 29 (3.49%) Symantec
15 28 (3.37%) Dell
16 26 (3.13%) McAfee
17 25 (3.01%) Remedy
17 25 (3.01%) F5
18 23 (2.77%) JBoss
19 22 (2.65%) Altiris
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £650 - £700 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
IT HR
Rate: £230 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Sheffield
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
East Anglia
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
South West
Applitracker
Rate: £280 - £375 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Huddersfield
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Cambridge
Hudson - London
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Bracknell
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago