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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 232 230 232
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Clustering 469 422 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.88% 0.88% 0.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.83% 2.73% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 262 230
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £479 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £348 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.91% +2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 14
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% +17.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.46 £19.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £90.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +43.43%
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
16576 15446 15439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.09% 32.24% 30.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10527 9861 9233
Average daily rate £420 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 688 609 742
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.57 £43.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -25 164 £400 - 42
South East +30 140 £500 +43.88% 29
North West -9 37 £350 +26.81% 11
South West -11 36 £438 +4.16% 14
North East - 29 £260 - 3
East of England -39 27 £355 +1.42% 5
Yorkshire -7 20 £335 -11.84% 14
East Midlands +7 8 £438 +34.61% 5
West Midlands -23 7 £323 +17.27% 7
Clustering
UK

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 487 (59.32%) Windows
2 322 (39.22%) Microsoft
3 315 (38.37%) Active Directory
4 304 (37.03%) SQL
5 298 (36.30%) VMware
6 276 (33.62%) SQL Server
7 260 (31.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 216 (26.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 211 (25.70%) VMware Infrastructure
10 206 (25.09%) Linux
11 196 (23.87%) DNS
12 193 (23.51%) Finance
13 167 (20.34%) Oracle
14 162 (19.73%) SAN
15 154 (18.76%) HP
15 154 (18.76%) Citrix
15 154 (18.76%) Hyper-V
16 139 (16.93%) UNIX
17 138 (16.81%) SharePoint
18 137 (16.69%) Replication
19 136 (16.57%) Microsoft Certification
20 132 (16.08%) ITIL
20 132 (16.08%) Windows Server 2012
21 131 (15.96%) MS Exchange
22 130 (15.83%) Security Cleared
22 130 (15.83%) SQL Server 2008
23 122 (14.86%) DHCP
24 119 (14.49%) IBM
25 117 (14.25%) IIS
26 113 (13.76%) VMware ESX

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 138 (16.81%) SharePoint
2 131 (15.96%) MS Exchange
3 117 (14.25%) IIS
4 91 (11.08%) Lync
5 83 (10.11%) WebSphere
6 67 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 62 (7.55%) BizTalk Server
8 61 (7.43%) SharePoint 2010
9 60 (7.31%) WebLogic
10 45 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2013
11 39 (4.75%) SharePoint 2013
12 36 (4.38%) Apache
13 35 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
14 28 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2007
15 20 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 18 (2.19%) Tomcat
17 13 (1.58%) JBoss
17 13 (1.58%) IBM Notes
18 12 (1.46%) Office Communications Server
19 11 (1.34%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 101 (12.30%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.56%) MS Office
3 15 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.73%) MS Project
5 5 (0.61%) SPSS
6 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 45 (5.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (4.75%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (3.17%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.24%) Maximo
5 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.24%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.12%) osCommerce
6 1 (0.12%) Magento
6 1 (0.12%) Zen Cart
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 43 (5.24%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (4.99%) Amazon EC2
3 38 (4.63%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (2.19%) Office 365
5 10 (1.22%) PaaS
6 9 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (0.85%) IaaS
8 4 (0.49%) SaaS
9 2 (0.24%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 196 (23.87%) DNS
2 162 (19.73%) SAN
3 122 (14.86%) DHCP
4 103 (12.55%) Firewall
5 92 (11.21%) TCP/IP
6 42 (5.12%) SSL
7 38 (4.63%) Internet
7 38 (4.63%) NAS
8 37 (4.51%) LAN
9 34 (4.14%) VPN
9 34 (4.14%) Fibre Channel
10 33 (4.02%) LDAP
11 30 (3.65%) iSCSI
12 28 (3.41%) HTTP
13 24 (2.92%) WAN
14 19 (2.31%) BGP
15 18 (2.19%) Cisco ASA
15 18 (2.19%) VLAN
16 17 (2.07%) Wireless
16 17 (2.07%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 276 (33.62%) SQL Server
2 130 (15.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 90 (10.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 63 (7.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 61 (7.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 51 (6.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 49 (5.97%) Oracle Database
8 42 (5.12%) SQL Server 2000
9 41 (4.99%) Oracle Exadata
10 37 (4.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 35 (4.26%) MySQL
12 34 (4.14%) Relational Database
13 29 (3.53%) RDBMS
14 26 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
15 25 (3.05%) Oracle Database 10g
16 19 (2.31%) DB2
17 12 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
18 11 (1.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 10 (1.22%) OLTP
19 10 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (3.65%) JIRA
2 20 (2.44%) Visual Studio
3 16 (1.95%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 7 (0.85%) PHPUnit
6 7 (0.85%) Subversion
7 6 (0.73%) Maven
8 5 (0.61%) MSI
8 5 (0.61%) Ant
8 5 (0.61%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.61%) Gerrit
9 4 (0.49%) Introscope
10 3 (0.37%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.37%) Hudson
11 2 (0.24%) Zend Studio
11 2 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.12%) Selenium
12 1 (0.12%) NUnit
12 1 (0.12%) Toad
General
1 193 (23.51%) Finance
2 71 (8.65%) Banking
3 32 (3.90%) Financial Institution
4 24 (2.92%) Retail
5 23 (2.80%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.83%) Investment Banking
7 14 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.58%) Legal
9 10 (1.22%) Law
10 6 (0.73%) Back Office
11 2 (0.24%) Advertising
11 2 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.24%) International Banking
11 2 (0.24%) Games
12 1 (0.12%) Marketing
12 1 (0.12%) Czech Language
12 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.12%) German Language
12 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 117 (14.25%) DBA
2 116 (14.13%) Administrator
3 91 (11.08%) Architect
4 84 (10.23%) SQL DBA
5 66 (8.04%) Analyst
6 52 (6.33%) Consultant
7 50 (6.09%) Systems Administrator
8 41 (4.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 40 (4.87%) Developer
10 38 (4.63%) SQL Server DBA
11 36 (4.38%) Technical Architect
11 36 (4.38%) Server Engineer
12 35 (4.26%) Wintel Engineer
13 34 (4.14%) Infrastructure Architect
14 33 (4.02%) Linux Engineer
15 26 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
15 26 (3.17%) Support Engineer
15 26 (3.17%) Oracle DBA
16 24 (2.92%) Windows Administrator
17 18 (2.19%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (11.33%) .NET
2 62 (7.55%) WebSphere MQ
3 48 (5.85%) Middleware
4 41 (4.99%) Application Packaging
5 29 (3.53%) Web Services
6 21 (2.56%) HTML
7 19 (2.31%) CSS
8 18 (2.19%) J2EE
9 17 (2.07%) JDBC
10 13 (1.58%) XML
10 13 (1.58%) .NET Framework
11 11 (1.34%) JMS
11 11 (1.34%) CGI
12 9 (1.10%) SOAP
13 8 (0.97%) ASP.NET
13 8 (0.97%) LAMP
13 8 (0.97%) jQuery
14 7 (0.85%) HTML5
14 7 (0.85%) JNDI
14 7 (0.85%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 137 (16.69%) Replication
2 85 (10.35%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (4.14%) Blackberry
4 22 (2.68%) Hedge funds
5 20 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 18 (2.19%) Open Source
7 12 (1.46%) iSeries
8 11 (1.34%) CESG
9 10 (1.22%) Mainframe
10 9 (1.10%) AS400
10 9 (1.10%) PKI
11 8 (0.97%) Mathematics
11 8 (0.97%) Computer Science
11 8 (0.97%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.97%) HACMP
11 8 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.85%) User Experience
12 7 (0.85%) DataPower
12 7 (0.85%) Thin Client
12 7 (0.85%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 487 (59.32%) Windows
2 260 (31.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 216 (26.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 206 (25.09%) Linux
5 139 (16.93%) UNIX
6 132 (16.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 82 (9.99%) Solaris
8 53 (6.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 42 (5.12%) SELinux
10 39 (4.75%) AIX
11 35 (4.26%) Windows 7
12 28 (3.41%) Windows 2000
13 25 (3.05%) Oracle Linux
14 24 (2.92%) Windows 2000 Server
15 23 (2.80%) Windows XP
16 17 (2.07%) CentOS
17 14 (1.71%) Windows NT
18 10 (1.22%) Ubuntu
19 9 (1.10%) HPUX
20 8 (0.97%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (16.08%) ITIL
2 106 (12.91%) Disaster Recovery
3 98 (11.94%) Performance Tuning
4 96 (11.69%) Migration
5 93 (11.33%) Load Balancing
6 85 (10.35%) High Availability
7 67 (8.16%) SOA
8 49 (5.97%) CRM
9 44 (5.36%) Configuration Management
10 39 (4.75%) Change Management
10 39 (4.75%) Capacity Planning
11 35 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
12 33 (4.02%) DevOps
13 32 (3.90%) Service Management
14 30 (3.65%) Root Cause Analysis
15 28 (3.41%) Change Control
16 27 (3.29%) Service Delivery
17 25 (3.05%) Project Management
18 24 (2.92%) Mentoring
18 24 (2.92%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 304 (37.03%) SQL
2 104 (12.67%) PowerShell
3 89 (10.84%) Perl
4 75 (9.14%) Bash Shell
5 67 (8.16%) Python
6 65 (7.92%) T-SQL
7 60 (7.31%) Java
8 55 (6.70%) Ruby
9 50 (6.09%) Shell Script
10 31 (3.78%) C#
11 28 (3.41%) PHP
12 25 (3.05%) C
13 23 (2.80%) VBScript
14 21 (2.56%) VB
14 21 (2.56%) Korn
15 20 (2.44%) PL/SQL
16 19 (2.31%) JavaScript
17 8 (0.97%) Tcl
18 7 (0.85%) C++
19 5 (0.61%) Jython
Qualifications
1 136 (16.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 130 (15.83%) Security Cleared
3 80 (9.74%) MCSE
3 80 (9.74%) SC Cleared
4 55 (6.70%) MCITP
5 41 (4.99%) MCTS
6 35 (4.26%) Degree
7 34 (4.14%) DV Cleared
8 28 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (2.44%) CCNA
10 15 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (1.34%) MCDBA
13 10 (1.22%) MCP
13 10 (1.22%) RHCE
14 9 (1.10%) CCNP
15 8 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 7 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
17 6 (0.73%) IBM Certification
18 5 (0.61%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.90%) SLA
2 18 (2.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.61%) QA
4 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 315 (38.37%) Active Directory
2 211 (25.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 154 (18.76%) Hyper-V
4 113 (13.76%) VMware ESX
5 78 (9.50%) Oracle RAC
6 51 (6.21%) XenApp
7 50 (6.09%) vSphere
8 36 (4.38%) NFS
9 30 (3.65%) Terminal Services
10 29 (3.53%) vCloud
11 25 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
12 24 (2.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 23 (2.80%) Oracle RMAN
14 20 (2.44%) ISA Server
14 20 (2.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 18 (2.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 18 (2.19%) XenDesktop
16 11 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
17 9 (1.10%) XenServer
18 7 (0.85%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 107 (13.03%) SCCM
2 92 (11.21%) SCOM
3 67 (8.16%) Puppet
4 32 (3.90%) NetBackup
5 28 (3.41%) HP SIM
6 24 (2.92%) Data Guard
7 21 (2.56%) WSUS
8 19 (2.31%) Backup Exec
8 19 (2.31%) OpenView
9 15 (1.83%) Tivoli
9 15 (1.83%) BMC PATROL
9 15 (1.83%) Norton AntiVirus
10 14 (1.71%) SCVMM
10 14 (1.71%) SCOrch
11 12 (1.46%) Nagios
12 11 (1.34%) MIMEsweeper
12 11 (1.34%) MAILsweeper
13 10 (1.22%) Control-M
13 10 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 10 (1.22%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 322 (39.22%) Microsoft
2 298 (36.30%) VMware
3 167 (20.34%) Oracle
4 154 (18.76%) HP
4 154 (18.76%) Citrix
5 119 (14.49%) IBM
6 81 (9.87%) Cisco
7 55 (6.70%) Red Hat
8 48 (5.85%) EMC
9 44 (5.36%) Veritas
10 32 (3.90%) NetApp
10 32 (3.90%) Remedy
11 31 (3.78%) Dell
11 31 (3.78%) Symantec
12 28 (3.41%) CheckPoint
13 23 (2.80%) Sun
14 22 (2.68%) Juniper
14 22 (2.68%) Sophos
15 21 (2.56%) BMC
16 20 (2.44%) Sybase
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