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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 240 249 216
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -33
Contract jobs citing Clustering 440 374 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.89% 0.77% 0.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.78% 2.40% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 234 235
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £273 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £351
% change year-on-year
- -0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 6
Average hourly rate £22.83 £32.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.75% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +30.00%
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
15809 15593 14020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.98% 32.20% 33.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9924 9799 8458
Average daily rate £420 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £233 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 619 611
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.50 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% -9.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.67
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -0.76%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 3 June 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
London +15 167 £400 -8.57% 40
South East +6 108 £388 -3.12% 33
Yorkshire -12 38 £375 +3.44% 8
West Midlands +16 37 £425 +70.00% 9
East of England +12 25 £275 -30.15% 9
East Midlands +17 24 £349 +7.30% 3
South West -3 23 £375 +14.50% 7
North West -35 14 £363 +23.93% 12
North East -18 7 £300 +7.14%
Clustering
UK

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 474 (56.90%) Windows
2 326 (39.14%) VMware
3 287 (34.45%) Microsoft
4 274 (32.89%) Active Directory
5 258 (30.97%) Linux
6 252 (30.25%) SQL Server
7 249 (29.89%) SQL
8 231 (27.73%) SAN
9 212 (25.45%) VMware Infrastructure
10 208 (24.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 192 (23.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 183 (21.97%) Oracle
13 173 (20.77%) Finance
14 171 (20.53%) DNS
15 169 (20.29%) HP
16 168 (20.17%) Windows Server 2012
17 155 (18.61%) UNIX
18 146 (17.53%) ITIL
19 139 (16.69%) Hyper-V
20 137 (16.45%) Citrix
21 131 (15.73%) Firewall
22 121 (14.53%) Red Hat
23 112 (13.45%) MS Exchange
24 106 (12.73%) PowerShell
25 104 (12.48%) IIS
26 101 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
27 99 (11.88%) Load Balancing
27 99 (11.88%) Cisco
28 98 (11.76%) MS Excel
29 96 (11.52%) Data Centre

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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
1 112 (13.45%) MS Exchange
2 104 (12.48%) IIS
3 72 (8.64%) SharePoint
4 52 (6.24%) Lync
5 51 (6.12%) Apache
6 50 (6.00%) WebLogic
7 49 (5.88%) WebSphere
8 43 (5.16%) Tomcat
9 42 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2010
10 32 (3.84%) Exchange Server 2007
11 29 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2013
12 28 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2003
13 24 (2.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 22 (2.64%) Office Communications Server
15 18 (2.16%) WebSphere Application Server
16 17 (2.04%) JBoss
16 17 (2.04%) nginx
17 13 (1.56%) MediaWiki
18 12 (1.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 12 (1.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 98 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.40%) MS Office
3 9 (1.08%) MS Project
3 9 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (2.40%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (2.16%) Oracle Applications
3 15 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (1.80%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.72%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.24%) Remedy AR System
7 2 (0.24%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.24%) SAP SRM
8 1 (0.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.12%) Hyperion Enterprise
8 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.08%) Office 365
2 31 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.32%) PaaS
5 9 (1.08%) IaaS
6 7 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.72%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.60%) Heroku
8 5 (0.60%) Engine Yard
9 3 (0.36%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.36%) SaaS
10 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 231 (27.73%) SAN
2 171 (20.53%) DNS
3 131 (15.73%) Firewall
4 81 (9.72%) TCP/IP
5 75 (9.00%) LDAP
6 71 (8.52%) DHCP
7 62 (7.44%) NAS
8 46 (5.52%) WAN
9 37 (4.44%) Network Security
10 36 (4.32%) LAN
11 33 (3.96%) HTTP
11 33 (3.96%) Internet
11 33 (3.96%) VLAN
12 31 (3.72%) SSL
13 30 (3.60%) DMZ
14 29 (3.48%) VPN
15 27 (3.24%) iSCSI
15 27 (3.24%) Fibre Channel
16 25 (3.00%) BGP
17 23 (2.76%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (30.25%) SQL Server
2 77 (9.24%) MySQL
3 74 (8.88%) Oracle Database
4 68 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 54 (6.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 48 (5.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 44 (5.28%) Relational Database
7 44 (5.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 35 (4.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 32 (3.84%) Oracle Database 11g
10 30 (3.60%) SQL Server 2005
10 30 (3.60%) RDBMS
11 28 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
12 27 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
13 26 (3.12%) MongoDB
14 23 (2.76%) Oracle Database 10g
15 22 (2.64%) NoSQL
16 21 (2.52%) DB2
17 17 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
18 15 (1.80%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 27 (3.24%) Jenkins
2 24 (2.88%) Subversion
3 18 (2.16%) JIRA
4 17 (2.04%) Git (software)
5 14 (1.68%) Introscope
6 12 (1.44%) Ant
6 12 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (1.32%) Hudson
8 10 (1.20%) Visual Studio
9 9 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (0.84%) Maven
11 5 (0.60%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.48%) ERwin
13 3 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 3 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (0.36%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.36%) WinRunner
13 3 (0.36%) TestDirector
13 3 (0.36%) QuickTest Pro
13 3 (0.36%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 173 (20.77%) Finance
2 53 (6.36%) Banking
3 24 (2.88%) Retail
4 18 (2.16%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.16%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.56%) Legal
6 11 (1.32%) Law
7 10 (1.20%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.96%) Back Office
9 6 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.72%) Billing
10 5 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.48%) Publishing
11 4 (0.48%) Private Banking
11 4 (0.48%) Marketing
12 3 (0.36%) Games
12 3 (0.36%) Local Government
13 2 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.24%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 117 (14.05%) DBA
2 104 (12.48%) Administrator
3 82 (9.84%) Architect
4 70 (8.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 70 (8.40%) SQL DBA
5 64 (7.68%) Consultant
6 50 (6.00%) Systems Administrator
7 48 (5.76%) Server Engineer
8 42 (5.04%) Analyst
9 37 (4.44%) Developer
10 33 (3.96%) SQL Server DBA
11 28 (3.36%) Oracle DBA
11 28 (3.36%) Support Engineer
12 27 (3.24%) DevOps Engineer
13 26 (3.12%) 3rd Line Support
14 24 (2.88%) Wintel Engineer
15 22 (2.64%) Linux Engineer
15 22 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
15 22 (2.64%) Technical Architect
15 22 (2.64%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (8.04%) .NET
1 67 (8.04%) Web Services
2 50 (6.00%) Middleware
3 34 (4.08%) JMS
4 32 (3.84%) WebSphere MQ
5 26 (3.12%) J2EE
6 23 (2.76%) XML
6 23 (2.76%) SOAP
7 22 (2.64%) REST
8 21 (2.52%) Java EE
9 16 (1.92%) JDBC
10 14 (1.68%) HTML
10 14 (1.68%) ActiveMQ
11 13 (1.56%) JNDI
12 12 (1.44%) Spring
13 11 (1.32%) MCollective
14 10 (1.20%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 10 (1.20%) TIBCO EMS
14 10 (1.20%) JSON
14 10 (1.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 96 (11.52%) Data Centre
2 88 (10.56%) Replication
3 50 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (3.48%) Management Information System
5 26 (3.12%) HACMP
5 26 (3.12%) Blackberry
5 26 (3.12%) Private Cloud
6 24 (2.88%) PKI
7 17 (2.04%) Client/Server
8 12 (1.44%) Hedge funds
9 11 (1.32%) Device Driver
9 11 (1.32%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.08%) Wiki
10 9 (1.08%) Public Cloud
11 8 (0.96%) EqualLogic
11 8 (0.96%) Celerra
11 8 (0.96%) N-Tier
12 7 (0.84%) DataPower
13 5 (0.60%) CMDB
13 5 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 474 (56.90%) Windows
2 258 (30.97%) Linux
3 208 (24.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 192 (23.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 168 (20.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 155 (18.61%) UNIX
7 95 (11.40%) Solaris
8 71 (8.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 66 (7.92%) AIX
10 36 (4.32%) CentOS
11 34 (4.08%) Windows 7
12 29 (3.48%) Ubuntu
13 26 (3.12%) HPUX
14 22 (2.64%) Windows 2000
15 19 (2.28%) Windows 2000 Server
16 18 (2.16%) SUSE
17 13 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
18 10 (1.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 10 (1.20%) Debian
18 10 (1.20%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (17.53%) ITIL
2 101 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
3 99 (11.88%) Load Balancing
4 95 (11.40%) Migration
5 89 (10.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 61 (7.32%) High Availability
7 59 (7.08%) Configuration Management
8 53 (6.36%) Agile Software Development
9 48 (5.76%) Change Management
10 42 (5.04%) SOA
10 42 (5.04%) DevOps
11 41 (4.92%) Capacity Planning
12 40 (4.80%) Root Cause Analysis
12 40 (4.80%) Service Management
13 37 (4.44%) Server Building
14 36 (4.32%) Project Management
15 32 (3.84%) Performance Monitoring
16 31 (3.72%) Service Delivery
17 30 (3.60%) Patch Management
18 26 (3.12%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 249 (29.89%) SQL
2 106 (12.73%) PowerShell
3 95 (11.40%) Java
4 78 (9.36%) Perl
5 68 (8.16%) Shell Script
6 58 (6.96%) Bash Shell
7 52 (6.24%) T-SQL
8 46 (5.52%) Python
9 36 (4.32%) Korn
10 35 (4.20%) Ruby
11 28 (3.36%) VBScript
12 17 (2.04%) C#
13 16 (1.92%) PHP
14 15 (1.80%) PL/SQL
14 15 (1.80%) JavaScript
15 14 (1.68%) C
16 13 (1.56%) C++
17 11 (1.32%) VB
18 9 (1.08%) Jython
18 9 (1.08%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 90 (10.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (9.12%) Security Cleared
3 52 (6.24%) MCSE
4 43 (5.16%) Degree
5 42 (5.04%) SC Cleared
6 32 (3.84%) MCITP
7 28 (3.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 18 (2.16%) MCP
8 18 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (2.04%) MCTS
9 17 (2.04%) DV Cleared
10 12 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (1.44%) MCSA
11 11 (1.32%) CCNA
12 8 (0.96%) CCNP
13 6 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (0.72%) VCP5
14 5 (0.60%) Sun Certification
14 5 (0.60%) Check Point Certification
14 5 (0.60%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.64%) SLA
2 12 (1.44%) QA
3 4 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.24%) HL7
5 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.24%) WAI
System Software
1 274 (32.89%) Active Directory
2 212 (25.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (16.69%) Hyper-V
4 83 (9.96%) vSphere
5 65 (7.80%) VMware ESX
6 63 (7.56%) XenApp
7 34 (4.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 29 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
9 28 (3.36%) Oracle RAC
10 26 (3.12%) NFS
11 17 (2.04%) iptables
12 15 (1.80%) VMware Server
12 15 (1.80%) Terminal Services
12 15 (1.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 13 (1.56%) GPFS
14 12 (1.44%) Docker
14 12 (1.44%) Postfix
14 12 (1.44%) Samba
15 10 (1.20%) Forefront TMG
16 9 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 94 (11.28%) SCCM
2 76 (9.12%) Puppet
3 62 (7.44%) SCOM
4 33 (3.96%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (3.48%) Tivoli
6 22 (2.64%) WSUS
7 20 (2.40%) Data Guard
8 19 (2.28%) NetBackup
9 17 (2.04%) Nagios
10 16 (1.92%) OpenView
11 15 (1.80%) ZABBIX
12 14 (1.68%) CA Wily
13 12 (1.44%) Cobbler
13 12 (1.44%) SCSM
14 11 (1.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 10 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 9 (1.08%) vMotion
16 9 (1.08%) HAProxy
16 9 (1.08%) HP Operations Orchestration
17 8 (0.96%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 326 (39.14%) VMware
2 287 (34.45%) Microsoft
3 183 (21.97%) Oracle
4 169 (20.29%) HP
5 137 (16.45%) Citrix
6 121 (14.53%) Red Hat
7 99 (11.88%) Cisco
8 63 (7.56%) IBM
9 57 (6.84%) Veritas
10 52 (6.24%) NetApp
11 40 (4.80%) EMC
12 36 (4.32%) Dell
13 34 (4.08%) CheckPoint
14 29 (3.48%) 3PAR
15 25 (3.00%) SAP
16 20 (2.40%) Juniper
16 20 (2.40%) F5
16 20 (2.40%) Symantec
17 19 (2.28%) Sun
18 17 (2.04%) Intel
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