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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 270 225 186
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -39
Contract jobs citing Clustering 348 417 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.72% 0.90% 1.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.77% 3.32% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 243 273
Average daily rate
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£420 £380 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £282 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 9
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £24.25 £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £25.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -31.03%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12543 12553 13378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.81% 27.01% 25.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7693 7743 7854
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £603
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 504 553 700
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -21.15%
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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +5 183 £450 +9.75% 57
South East -8 74 £388 +3.33% 22
North West -26 26 £300 +0.84% 12
West Midlands -11 16 £275 -12.00% 10
South West -42 14 £425 +6.25% 6
East of England -49 14 £363 -2.68% 9
North East -11 10 £325 -
East Midlands +4 6 £325 -7.14% 1
Yorkshire -12 6 £425 +9.67% 8
Clustering
UK

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 450 (57.03%) Windows
2 325 (41.19%) SQL
3 280 (35.49%) Microsoft
4 274 (34.73%) SQL Server
5 265 (33.59%) VMware
6 237 (30.04%) Active Directory
7 234 (29.66%) Linux
8 210 (26.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 209 (26.49%) SAN
10 181 (22.94%) Oracle
11 177 (22.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 172 (21.80%) VMware Infrastructure
13 171 (21.67%) Finance
14 161 (20.41%) UNIX
15 150 (19.01%) SQL Server 2008
16 138 (17.49%) DNS
17 136 (17.24%) HP
18 129 (16.35%) Replication
19 122 (15.46%) Citrix
20 119 (15.08%) ITIL
21 115 (14.58%) SQL Server 2005
22 108 (13.69%) Performance Tuning
23 106 (13.43%) Microsoft Certification
24 105 (13.31%) PowerShell
25 104 (13.18%) Hyper-V
25 104 (13.18%) Security Cleared
26 103 (13.05%) Solaris
27 102 (12.93%) Cisco
28 101 (12.80%) IBM
28 101 (12.80%) MS Exchange

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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
1 101 (12.80%) MS Exchange
2 89 (11.28%) IIS
3 88 (11.15%) SharePoint
4 66 (8.37%) WebSphere
5 53 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 51 (6.46%) WebLogic
7 30 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2003
7 30 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
8 27 (3.42%) Lync
9 23 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
10 21 (2.66%) Apache
10 21 (2.66%) Tomcat
11 18 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
12 13 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 13 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
13 11 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
14 8 (1.01%) Node.js
15 6 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.63%) SAS
16 5 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 97 (12.29%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.65%) MS Office
3 9 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.14%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (3.17%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (3.93%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.01%) Office 365
3 8 (1.01%) SaaS
4 7 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.76%) PaaS
6 5 (0.63%) IaaS
7 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 209 (26.49%) SAN
2 138 (17.49%) DNS
3 97 (12.29%) TCP/IP
4 91 (11.53%) DHCP
5 87 (11.03%) Firewall
6 59 (7.48%) WAN
7 55 (6.97%) LAN
7 55 (6.97%) NAS
8 35 (4.44%) LDAP
9 33 (4.18%) HTTP
10 29 (3.68%) VPN
11 23 (2.92%) Internet
12 21 (2.66%) SSL
13 20 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
13 20 (2.53%) Fibre Channel
14 19 (2.41%) iSCSI
15 15 (1.90%) VLAN
15 15 (1.90%) OSPF
15 15 (1.90%) BGP
16 14 (1.77%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (34.73%) SQL Server
2 150 (19.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 115 (14.58%) SQL Server 2005
4 86 (10.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 84 (10.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 81 (10.27%) Oracle Database
7 53 (6.72%) Oracle Database 11g
7 53 (6.72%) SQL Server 2000
8 50 (6.34%) SQL Server 2012
9 47 (5.96%) Oracle Database 10g
10 40 (5.07%) MySQL
11 38 (4.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 29 (3.68%) Oracle Exadata
13 27 (3.42%) Relational Database
14 24 (3.04%) RDBMS
15 19 (2.41%) DTS
16 16 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
16 16 (2.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 16 (2.03%) MongoDB
17 15 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (3.55%) JIRA
2 17 (2.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 11 (1.39%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.01%) Subversion
5 7 (0.89%) WinRunner
5 7 (0.89%) TestDirector
5 7 (0.89%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (0.76%) Introscope
7 4 (0.51%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.51%) Toad
7 4 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.38%) Hudson
8 3 (0.38%) Gerrit
8 3 (0.38%) Maven
8 3 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.38%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.25%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.13%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.13%) MSI
General
1 171 (21.67%) Finance
2 62 (7.86%) Banking
3 28 (3.55%) Financial Institution
4 20 (2.53%) Telecoms
4 20 (2.53%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.15%) Retail
6 16 (2.03%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.01%) Legal
8 7 (0.89%) Advertising
9 3 (0.38%) Publishing
9 3 (0.38%) Games
9 3 (0.38%) Law
9 3 (0.38%) Marketing
10 2 (0.25%) Back Office
10 2 (0.25%) Local Government
10 2 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.25%) International Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Electronics
11 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 175 (22.18%) DBA
2 132 (16.73%) SQL DBA
3 99 (12.55%) Administrator
4 79 (10.01%) Architect
5 70 (8.87%) SQL Server DBA
6 63 (7.98%) Consultant
7 51 (6.46%) Analyst
8 42 (5.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 38 (4.82%) Developer
9 38 (4.82%) Infrastructure Architect
10 37 (4.69%) Systems Administrator
11 30 (3.80%) Support Engineer
12 29 (3.68%) Server Engineer
13 28 (3.55%) Linux Engineer
14 27 (3.42%) Oracle DBA
15 23 (2.92%) Wintel Engineer
16 18 (2.28%) Server Support
17 17 (2.15%) Systems Engineer
18 15 (1.90%) UNIX Engineer
19 13 (1.65%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (6.97%) WebSphere MQ
2 49 (6.21%) .NET
3 40 (5.07%) Middleware
4 19 (2.41%) Web Services
5 15 (1.90%) J2EE
6 12 (1.52%) JDBC
7 11 (1.39%) LAMP
8 10 (1.27%) JMS
8 10 (1.27%) HTML
9 9 (1.14%) SOAP
10 8 (1.01%) XML
10 8 (1.01%) CSS
10 8 (1.01%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 8 (1.01%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 6 (0.76%) JPA
11 6 (0.76%) EJB 3.0
11 6 (0.76%) .NET Framework
11 6 (0.76%) JMX
11 6 (0.76%) Application Packaging
11 6 (0.76%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 129 (16.35%) Replication
2 23 (2.92%) Hedge funds
3 18 (2.28%) Blackberry
4 13 (1.65%) Client/Server
4 13 (1.65%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.52%) iSeries
6 11 (1.39%) Mainframe
6 11 (1.39%) HACMP
6 11 (1.39%) EqualLogic
7 10 (1.27%) Open Source
8 9 (1.14%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.01%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.01%) DataPower
9 8 (1.01%) Thin Client
9 8 (1.01%) AS400
9 8 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (0.89%) NHS
10 7 (0.89%) Firmware
10 7 (0.89%) Wiki
11 6 (0.76%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 450 (57.03%) Windows
2 234 (29.66%) Linux
3 210 (26.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 177 (22.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 161 (20.41%) UNIX
6 103 (13.05%) Solaris
7 89 (11.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 82 (10.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 52 (6.59%) AIX
10 38 (4.82%) Windows 7
11 30 (3.80%) SELinux
12 21 (2.66%) Windows 2000
13 20 (2.53%) Windows XP
14 19 (2.41%) Windows 2000 Server
15 16 (2.03%) CentOS
16 15 (1.90%) HPUX
17 14 (1.77%) Oracle Linux
18 10 (1.27%) Windows NT
19 6 (0.76%) VMS
20 5 (0.63%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (15.08%) ITIL
2 108 (13.69%) Performance Tuning
3 84 (10.65%) Migration
3 84 (10.65%) Load Balancing
4 82 (10.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 73 (9.25%) High Availability
6 44 (5.58%) SOA
7 39 (4.94%) Change Management
7 39 (4.94%) Capacity Management
7 39 (4.94%) Capacity Planning
8 37 (4.69%) Configuration Management
9 24 (3.04%) Project Management
9 24 (3.04%) DevOps
10 21 (2.66%) Data Modelling
10 21 (2.66%) Release Management
11 20 (2.53%) Incident Management
11 20 (2.53%) Business Continuity
11 20 (2.53%) Performance Monitoring
12 19 (2.41%) PRINCE2
13 18 (2.28%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 325 (41.19%) SQL
2 105 (13.31%) PowerShell
3 99 (12.55%) T-SQL
4 80 (10.14%) Perl
5 59 (7.48%) Python
5 59 (7.48%) Bash Shell
6 57 (7.22%) Java
7 42 (5.32%) Shell Script
8 37 (4.69%) Ruby
9 31 (3.93%) C
10 23 (2.92%) PL/SQL
11 15 (1.90%) Korn
12 13 (1.65%) PHP
13 9 (1.14%) Jython
14 8 (1.01%) JavaScript
14 8 (1.01%) C#
14 8 (1.01%) Tcl
15 6 (0.76%) C++
16 5 (0.63%) VBScript
16 5 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 106 (13.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 104 (13.18%) Security Cleared
3 68 (8.62%) SC Cleared
4 61 (7.73%) MCSE
5 48 (6.08%) MCITP
6 29 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 26 (3.30%) MCTS
7 26 (3.30%) DV Cleared
8 25 (3.17%) Degree
9 21 (2.66%) MCDBA
10 18 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (1.52%) MCP
13 11 (1.39%) CCNP
13 11 (1.39%) Oracle Certification
14 9 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 9 (1.14%) ISEB
14 9 (1.14%) OCA
15 8 (1.01%) OCP
16 7 (0.89%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (7.22%) SLA
2 11 (1.39%) QA
3 4 (0.51%) HL7
4 3 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 237 (30.04%) Active Directory
2 172 (21.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (13.18%) Hyper-V
4 82 (10.39%) Oracle RAC
5 79 (10.01%) VMware ESX
6 42 (5.32%) Oracle RMAN
7 39 (4.94%) XenApp
8 34 (4.31%) vSphere
9 28 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
10 24 (3.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 17 (2.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 17 (2.15%) Terminal Services
11 17 (2.15%) NFS
12 15 (1.90%) vCloud
13 14 (1.77%) XenDesktop
14 13 (1.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 12 (1.52%) XenServer
15 12 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
16 6 (0.76%) NLBS
16 6 (0.76%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 100 (12.67%) SCCM
2 88 (11.15%) SCOM
3 52 (6.59%) Puppet
4 45 (5.70%) Data Guard
5 26 (3.30%) NetBackup
6 22 (2.79%) WSUS
7 18 (2.28%) HP SIM
8 17 (2.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 17 (2.15%) BMC PATROL
9 16 (2.03%) Nagios
10 15 (1.90%) MOM
10 15 (1.90%) Backup Exec
10 15 (1.90%) EMC NetWorker
11 14 (1.77%) SAP Afaria
11 14 (1.77%) Tivoli
12 13 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (1.39%) SCVMM
13 11 (1.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 10 (1.27%) Control-M
14 10 (1.27%) OpenView
Vendors
1 280 (35.49%) Microsoft
2 265 (33.59%) VMware
3 181 (22.94%) Oracle
4 136 (17.24%) HP
5 122 (15.46%) Citrix
6 102 (12.93%) Cisco
7 101 (12.80%) IBM
8 75 (9.51%) Red Hat
9 60 (7.60%) Veritas
10 56 (7.10%) EMC
11 37 (4.69%) Remedy
12 33 (4.18%) NetApp
13 31 (3.93%) Dell
14 25 (3.17%) Sybase
15 23 (2.92%) Sun
15 23 (2.92%) Juniper
16 22 (2.79%) CheckPoint
17 20 (2.53%) Symantec
17 20 (2.53%) BMC
18 18 (2.28%) webMethods
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Watford
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £440 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £400 - 600 per day + Some Travel Expenses
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £240 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Suffolk
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago