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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 264 275 227
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -48
Contract jobs citing Clustering 400 349 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.78% 0.71% 0.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.42% 2.17% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 189 240
Average daily rate
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£377 £420 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.30% +11.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 6
Average hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
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
16511 16046 15561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.05% 32.51% 33.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10581 9839 9417
Average daily rate £423 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 624 668
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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
South East +48 137 £388 +3.33% 19
London -49 132 £400 -11.11% 48
Yorkshire +10 40 £420 -1.17% 11
North West -23 25 £335 +11.66% 10
East of England +5 21 £300 -20.00% 9
East Midlands +10 16 £388 +19.23% 3
South West -10 11 £415 -2.35% 4
North East -26 10 £263 -19.23% 1
West Midlands -3 8 £425 +51.78% 5
Midlands - 1 £475 -
Clustering
UK

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 473 (55.06%) Windows
2 330 (38.42%) VMware
3 292 (33.99%) Microsoft
4 283 (32.95%) SQL
5 279 (32.48%) SQL Server
6 276 (32.13%) Active Directory
7 257 (29.92%) Linux
8 219 (25.49%) SAN
9 215 (25.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 212 (24.68%) VMware Infrastructure
11 195 (22.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 186 (21.65%) Oracle
12 186 (21.65%) Finance
13 178 (20.72%) Windows Server 2012
14 175 (20.37%) DNS
15 168 (19.56%) UNIX
16 151 (17.58%) ITIL
17 149 (17.35%) HP
18 142 (16.53%) Citrix
19 131 (15.25%) Hyper-V
20 121 (14.09%) Performance Tuning
21 120 (13.97%) Firewall
22 116 (13.50%) Red Hat
23 107 (12.46%) IIS
23 107 (12.46%) Replication
24 104 (12.11%) Cisco
24 104 (12.11%) PowerShell
25 103 (11.99%) MS Excel
26 102 (11.87%) Disaster Recovery
26 102 (11.87%) MS Exchange

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 107 (12.46%) IIS
2 102 (11.87%) MS Exchange
3 73 (8.50%) SharePoint
4 58 (6.75%) WebLogic
5 49 (5.70%) Lync
6 46 (5.36%) Apache
7 45 (5.24%) WebSphere
8 43 (5.01%) Exchange Server 2010
9 36 (4.19%) Tomcat
10 27 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2003
11 25 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2007
12 21 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
12 21 (2.44%) JBoss
13 19 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
14 18 (2.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 16 (1.86%) Office Communications Server
16 14 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
17 11 (1.28%) AquaLogic
18 10 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 9 (1.05%) OpenStack
Applications
1 103 (11.99%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.86%) MS Office
3 10 (1.16%) MS Project
4 9 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) SPSS
5 1 (0.12%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 19 (2.21%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (2.10%) Oracle Applications
3 15 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
4 14 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (1.16%) BusinessWorks
6 7 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.23%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.23%) Magento
9 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.12%) SAP SRM
9 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.12%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 35 (4.07%) Office 365
2 28 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.05%) PaaS
5 6 (0.70%) SaaS
5 6 (0.70%) IaaS
5 6 (0.70%) Mimecast
6 4 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.47%) Heroku
6 4 (0.47%) Engine Yard
7 3 (0.35%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.12%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 219 (25.49%) SAN
2 175 (20.37%) DNS
3 120 (13.97%) Firewall
4 82 (9.55%) DHCP
5 78 (9.08%) TCP/IP
6 64 (7.45%) LDAP
7 57 (6.64%) NAS
8 47 (5.47%) WAN
9 39 (4.54%) LAN
9 39 (4.54%) SSL
10 36 (4.19%) Network Security
11 35 (4.07%) Internet
12 29 (3.38%) VPN
12 29 (3.38%) VLAN
13 26 (3.03%) HTTP
14 24 (2.79%) DMZ
15 23 (2.68%) BGP
15 23 (2.68%) SMTP
15 23 (2.68%) Fibre Channel
16 20 (2.33%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (32.48%) SQL Server
2 90 (10.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 86 (10.01%) Oracle Database
4 70 (8.15%) MySQL
5 65 (7.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 61 (7.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 59 (6.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 46 (5.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 42 (4.89%) Relational Database
10 39 (4.54%) Oracle Database 11g
10 39 (4.54%) SQL Server 2005
11 32 (3.73%) DB2
12 29 (3.38%) RDBMS
13 28 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
14 24 (2.79%) Oracle Database 10g
15 23 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
16 22 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
17 18 (2.10%) MongoDB
18 16 (1.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 15 (1.75%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 23 (2.68%) Jenkins
2 19 (2.21%) Git (software)
3 18 (2.10%) Subversion
4 17 (1.98%) Visual Studio
4 17 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (1.75%) Ant
6 14 (1.63%) Introscope
7 11 (1.28%) JIRA
7 11 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (0.93%) Maven
9 7 (0.81%) ERwin
10 6 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.70%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.70%) Hudson
10 6 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.47%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.23%) WinRunner
12 2 (0.23%) TestDirector
12 2 (0.23%) HP UFT
12 2 (0.23%) JUnit
General
1 186 (21.65%) Finance
2 52 (6.05%) Banking
3 20 (2.33%) Retail
3 20 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.40%) Law
4 12 (1.40%) Legal
5 11 (1.28%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.28%) Marketing
6 10 (1.16%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.70%) Back Office
8 6 (0.70%) Spanish Language
8 6 (0.70%) Billing
9 5 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.35%) Electronics
10 3 (0.35%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.23%) Games
12 1 (0.12%) French Language
12 1 (0.12%) German Language
12 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 146 (17.00%) DBA
2 103 (11.99%) Administrator
3 85 (9.90%) SQL DBA
4 75 (8.73%) Architect
5 67 (7.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 61 (7.10%) Consultant
7 50 (5.82%) Developer
7 50 (5.82%) Analyst
8 49 (5.70%) SQL Server DBA
9 46 (5.36%) Systems Administrator
10 42 (4.89%) Server Engineer
11 33 (3.84%) Support Engineer
12 31 (3.61%) 3rd Line Support
13 30 (3.49%) Oracle DBA
13 30 (3.49%) Wintel Engineer
14 26 (3.03%) Technical Architect
15 24 (2.79%) Network Engineer
15 24 (2.79%) Systems Engineer
16 23 (2.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 21 (2.44%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (6.98%) .NET
2 58 (6.75%) Web Services
3 54 (6.29%) Middleware
4 41 (4.77%) JMS
5 35 (4.07%) J2EE
6 28 (3.26%) SOAP
6 28 (3.26%) WebSphere MQ
7 21 (2.44%) Java EE
8 18 (2.10%) REST
8 18 (2.10%) JDBC
9 17 (1.98%) Spring
10 16 (1.86%) JNDI
10 16 (1.86%) XML
11 14 (1.63%) Hibernate
11 14 (1.63%) TIBCO EMS
12 13 (1.51%) RESTful
13 12 (1.40%) HTML
14 9 (1.05%) CSS
14 9 (1.05%) JSON
14 9 (1.05%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 107 (12.46%) Replication
2 95 (11.06%) Data Centre
3 62 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (4.07%) Management Information System
5 28 (3.26%) HACMP
6 22 (2.56%) Blackberry
7 20 (2.33%) Client/Server
7 20 (2.33%) PKI
8 14 (1.63%) Private Cloud
9 12 (1.40%) DataPower
10 9 (1.05%) EqualLogic
10 9 (1.05%) N-Tier
11 8 (0.93%) Celerra
11 8 (0.93%) EMC VNX
12 7 (0.81%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.81%) Device Driver
12 7 (0.81%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.70%) CMDB
13 6 (0.70%) Fat Client
13 6 (0.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 473 (55.06%) Windows
2 257 (29.92%) Linux
3 215 (25.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 195 (22.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 178 (20.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 168 (19.56%) UNIX
7 98 (11.41%) Solaris
8 77 (8.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 69 (8.03%) AIX
10 28 (3.26%) CentOS
11 24 (2.79%) Windows 7
12 22 (2.56%) HPUX
13 17 (1.98%) Ubuntu
14 16 (1.86%) Windows 2000
15 12 (1.40%) SUSE
16 11 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
16 11 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
17 10 (1.16%) Windows XP
18 8 (0.93%) Apple iOS
19 7 (0.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (17.58%) ITIL
2 121 (14.09%) Performance Tuning
3 102 (11.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 94 (10.94%) Load Balancing
5 93 (10.83%) Migration
6 80 (9.31%) High Availability
7 58 (6.75%) Agile Software Development
8 56 (6.52%) Change Management
9 53 (6.17%) Configuration Management
10 41 (4.77%) Project Management
11 40 (4.66%) Server Building
12 36 (4.19%) Root Cause Analysis
13 35 (4.07%) SOA
14 33 (3.84%) Capacity Planning
15 32 (3.73%) Service Management
15 32 (3.73%) DevOps
16 31 (3.61%) CRM
17 28 (3.26%) ETL
17 28 (3.26%) Service Delivery
17 28 (3.26%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 283 (32.95%) SQL
2 104 (12.11%) PowerShell
3 98 (11.41%) Java
4 74 (8.61%) Perl
5 70 (8.15%) T-SQL
5 70 (8.15%) Shell Script
6 52 (6.05%) Bash Shell
7 35 (4.07%) Korn
8 34 (3.96%) Python
9 26 (3.03%) Ruby
10 24 (2.79%) PL/SQL
11 22 (2.56%) VBScript
12 21 (2.44%) C#
13 16 (1.86%) JavaScript
13 16 (1.86%) PHP
14 14 (1.63%) VB
15 12 (1.40%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 10 (1.16%) Jython
17 9 (1.05%) C++
18 7 (0.81%) C
Qualifications
1 88 (10.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (9.78%) Security Cleared
3 51 (5.94%) MCSE
4 44 (5.12%) SC Cleared
5 32 (3.73%) Degree
6 30 (3.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 23 (2.68%) MCITP
8 17 (1.98%) DV Cleared
9 16 (1.86%) MCSA
10 15 (1.75%) MCP
10 15 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (1.40%) IBM Certification
13 11 (1.28%) MCTS
14 10 (1.16%) CCNP
15 8 (0.93%) CCNA
16 6 (0.70%) MCDBA
16 6 (0.70%) Check Point Certification
16 6 (0.70%) CCSA
16 6 (0.70%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.79%) SLA
2 14 (1.63%) QA
3 9 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.23%) HL7
5 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.23%) WAI
System Software
1 276 (32.13%) Active Directory
2 212 (24.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 131 (15.25%) Hyper-V
4 98 (11.41%) vSphere
5 69 (8.03%) XenApp
6 65 (7.57%) VMware ESX
7 35 (4.07%) VMware ESXi
8 34 (3.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 30 (3.49%) Oracle RAC
10 24 (2.79%) NFS
11 19 (2.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 16 (1.86%) VMware Server
13 13 (1.51%) Terminal Services
13 13 (1.51%) iptables
14 12 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (1.40%) Forefront TMG
15 11 (1.28%) XenDesktop
15 11 (1.28%) GPFS
16 9 (1.05%) Docker
17 8 (0.93%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 99 (11.53%) SCCM
2 59 (6.87%) SCOM
3 50 (5.82%) Puppet
4 30 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (3.14%) Tivoli
6 22 (2.56%) NetBackup
7 21 (2.44%) WSUS
8 20 (2.33%) Data Guard
9 18 (2.10%) OpenView
10 14 (1.63%) CA Wily
11 13 (1.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 11 (1.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 11 (1.28%) vMotion
13 10 (1.16%) HP SIM
13 10 (1.16%) Nagios
14 8 (0.93%) SCVMM
14 8 (0.93%) HAProxy
15 7 (0.81%) SCSM
15 7 (0.81%) Ansible
15 7 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 330 (38.42%) VMware
2 292 (33.99%) Microsoft
3 186 (21.65%) Oracle
4 149 (17.35%) HP
5 142 (16.53%) Citrix
6 116 (13.50%) Red Hat
7 104 (12.11%) Cisco
8 71 (8.27%) IBM
9 64 (7.45%) Veritas
10 60 (6.98%) NetApp
11 47 (5.47%) EMC
12 39 (4.54%) CheckPoint
13 38 (4.42%) Dell
14 26 (3.03%) Symantec
15 25 (2.91%) Juniper
16 23 (2.68%) SAP
16 23 (2.68%) 3PAR
17 20 (2.33%) F5
18 19 (2.21%) TIBCO
19 15 (1.75%) Remedy
London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lincolnshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £450 - £600 per day + immediate start, extendable contract
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Excellent Consultancy Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Lincoln
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £460.00 - £510.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
First Point
Rate: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Wakefield
Computer Futures
Rate: £120 - £150 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £325.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago