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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 262 247 213
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -34
Contract jobs citing Clustering 374 384 479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.79% 0.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.82% 2.97% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 231 250
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£400 £388 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +7.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 11
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.91 £24.10 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £39.62 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
13267 12925 13610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.93% 26.50% 25.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8058 8100 8070
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 550 721
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.03 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £44.49 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -39.65%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 -10 180 £440 +9.31% 60
South East +7 88 £400 +6.66% 32
North West +4 31 £319 -1.92% 10
East of England -45 21 £350 - 7
South West -44 16 £370 -17.77% 5
West Midlands -5 14 £290 -0.85% 2
North East - 12 £325 - 1
Yorkshire 0 10 £450 +16.12% 12
East Midlands +4 5 £325 -7.14% 3
Clustering
UK

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 433 (58.43%) Windows
2 275 (37.11%) SQL
3 262 (35.36%) SQL Server
4 261 (35.22%) VMware
5 252 (34.01%) Microsoft
6 239 (32.25%) Active Directory
7 222 (29.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 210 (28.34%) Linux
9 193 (26.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 185 (24.97%) VMware Infrastructure
11 179 (24.16%) SAN
12 172 (23.21%) Oracle
13 165 (22.27%) Finance
14 146 (19.70%) DNS
15 145 (19.57%) SQL Server 2008
16 140 (18.89%) UNIX
17 131 (17.68%) Citrix
18 123 (16.60%) HP
19 119 (16.06%) Replication
20 111 (14.98%) SQL Server 2005
21 110 (14.84%) Security Cleared
22 107 (14.44%) Microsoft Certification
23 106 (14.30%) MS Exchange
24 105 (14.17%) Hyper-V
25 104 (14.04%) PowerShell
25 104 (14.04%) IBM
26 101 (13.63%) Performance Tuning
27 100 (13.50%) Windows Server 2012
28 97 (13.09%) SCCM
28 97 (13.09%) IIS

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 106 (14.30%) MS Exchange
2 97 (13.09%) IIS
3 94 (12.69%) SharePoint
4 71 (9.58%) WebSphere
5 54 (7.29%) WebLogic
6 50 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 38 (5.13%) Lync
8 30 (4.05%) SharePoint 2010
9 23 (3.10%) Apache
10 21 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2003
11 20 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
11 20 (2.70%) Tomcat
12 18 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2013
13 17 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
14 15 (2.02%) SharePoint Server
15 13 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 9 (1.21%) WebSphere Application Server
17 6 (0.81%) IBM Notes
17 6 (0.81%) SAS
17 6 (0.81%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 75 (10.12%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.89%) MS Office
3 9 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.08%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (3.37%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.13%) osCommerce
4 1 (0.13%) Magento
4 1 (0.13%) Zen Cart
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.13%) Maximo
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 36 (4.86%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (4.59%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (1.48%) Office 365
4 9 (1.21%) PaaS
5 8 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (1.08%) SaaS
6 7 (0.94%) IaaS
7 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 179 (24.16%) SAN
2 146 (19.70%) DNS
3 95 (12.82%) DHCP
3 95 (12.82%) TCP/IP
4 91 (12.28%) Firewall
5 50 (6.75%) LAN
6 44 (5.94%) WAN
7 39 (5.26%) NAS
8 34 (4.59%) LDAP
9 33 (4.45%) VPN
10 28 (3.78%) SSL
10 28 (3.78%) Internet
11 25 (3.37%) HTTP
12 23 (3.10%) Fibre Channel
13 19 (2.56%) iSCSI
13 19 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
14 18 (2.43%) IPsec
15 17 (2.29%) Wireless
15 17 (2.29%) BGP
16 16 (2.16%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (35.36%) SQL Server
2 145 (19.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 111 (14.98%) SQL Server 2005
4 75 (10.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 73 (9.85%) Oracle Database
6 68 (9.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 54 (7.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 51 (6.88%) SQL Server 2000
9 47 (6.34%) Oracle Database 11g
10 42 (5.67%) Oracle Database 10g
11 34 (4.59%) Oracle Exadata
12 32 (4.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 31 (4.18%) Relational Database
13 31 (4.18%) MySQL
14 27 (3.64%) RDBMS
15 17 (2.29%) DTS
16 14 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
17 12 (1.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 10 (1.35%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 30 (4.05%) JIRA
2 18 (2.43%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 13 (1.75%) Visual Studio
5 10 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (1.21%) Subversion
7 6 (0.81%) Maven
7 6 (0.81%) Introscope
7 6 (0.81%) WinRunner
7 6 (0.81%) TestDirector
7 6 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
8 5 (0.67%) Gerrit
9 4 (0.54%) Hudson
9 4 (0.54%) Toad
10 3 (0.40%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.40%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.27%) Selenium
11 2 (0.27%) MSI
11 2 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
General
1 165 (22.27%) Finance
2 58 (7.83%) Banking
3 30 (4.05%) Financial Institution
4 18 (2.43%) Retail
5 16 (2.16%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.16%) Manufacturing
6 15 (2.02%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.21%) Legal
8 5 (0.67%) Advertising
8 5 (0.67%) Back Office
9 4 (0.54%) Law
10 3 (0.40%) Games
11 2 (0.27%) Local Government
11 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.27%) International Banking
11 2 (0.27%) Marketing
12 1 (0.13%) Czech Language
12 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.13%) German Language
12 1 (0.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 143 (19.30%) DBA
2 108 (14.57%) Administrator
3 106 (14.30%) SQL DBA
4 70 (9.45%) Architect
5 59 (7.96%) Consultant
6 55 (7.42%) SQL Server DBA
7 50 (6.75%) Analyst
8 46 (6.21%) Systems Administrator
9 41 (5.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 39 (5.26%) Developer
11 30 (4.05%) Infrastructure Architect
12 29 (3.91%) Support Engineer
13 28 (3.78%) Oracle DBA
14 26 (3.51%) Linux Engineer
15 22 (2.97%) Server Engineer
16 21 (2.83%) Systems Engineer
16 21 (2.83%) Wintel Engineer
17 20 (2.70%) Windows Administrator
18 18 (2.43%) Server Administrator
19 15 (2.02%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (7.96%) .NET
1 59 (7.96%) WebSphere MQ
2 38 (5.13%) Middleware
3 21 (2.83%) Web Services
4 18 (2.43%) J2EE
5 16 (2.16%) HTML
6 15 (2.02%) XML
7 14 (1.89%) JDBC
8 11 (1.48%) CSS
9 10 (1.35%) JMS
10 9 (1.21%) SOAP
10 9 (1.21%) J2SE
10 9 (1.21%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 8 (1.08%) jQuery
11 8 (1.08%) .NET Framework
11 8 (1.08%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 7 (0.94%) CGI
12 7 (0.94%) Application Packaging
13 6 (0.81%) ASP.NET
13 6 (0.81%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 119 (16.06%) Replication
2 24 (3.24%) Blackberry
3 22 (2.97%) Hedge funds
4 16 (2.16%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.16%) Open Source
5 13 (1.75%) iSeries
5 13 (1.75%) Mainframe
6 10 (1.35%) HACMP
7 9 (1.21%) AS400
8 8 (1.08%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.94%) Fat Client
9 7 (0.94%) PKI
9 7 (0.94%) DataPower
9 7 (0.94%) CESG
9 7 (0.94%) Thin Client
10 6 (0.81%) Firmware
10 6 (0.81%) Mathematics
10 6 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (0.67%) EqualLogic
11 5 (0.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 433 (58.43%) Windows
2 222 (29.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 210 (28.34%) Linux
4 193 (26.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 140 (18.89%) UNIX
6 100 (13.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 95 (12.82%) Solaris
8 55 (7.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 49 (6.61%) AIX
10 34 (4.59%) SELinux
11 28 (3.78%) Windows 7
11 28 (3.78%) Windows 2000
12 21 (2.83%) Windows 2000 Server
12 21 (2.83%) Oracle Linux
13 18 (2.43%) Windows XP
14 13 (1.75%) Windows NT
14 13 (1.75%) CentOS
15 9 (1.21%) HPUX
16 5 (0.67%) NetWare
16 5 (0.67%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (13.63%) Performance Tuning
2 95 (12.82%) ITIL
3 86 (11.61%) Load Balancing
4 73 (9.85%) Migration
5 71 (9.58%) Disaster Recovery
6 58 (7.83%) High Availability
7 52 (7.02%) SOA
8 39 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
9 36 (4.86%) Change Management
10 35 (4.72%) Configuration Management
11 30 (4.05%) Capacity Management
12 21 (2.83%) DevOps
12 21 (2.83%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (2.70%) Project Management
13 20 (2.70%) PRINCE2
14 19 (2.56%) Service Management
14 19 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
15 18 (2.43%) Change Control
16 17 (2.29%) Performance Monitoring
16 17 (2.29%) OO
Programming Languages
1 275 (37.11%) SQL
2 104 (14.04%) PowerShell
3 93 (12.55%) T-SQL
4 84 (11.34%) Perl
5 70 (9.45%) Bash Shell
6 65 (8.77%) Python
7 63 (8.50%) Java
8 43 (5.80%) Ruby
9 42 (5.67%) Shell Script
10 25 (3.37%) C
11 21 (2.83%) C#
12 20 (2.70%) PL/SQL
13 18 (2.43%) Korn
13 18 (2.43%) PHP
14 13 (1.75%) JavaScript
15 10 (1.35%) VB
16 7 (0.94%) VBScript
16 7 (0.94%) Tcl
16 7 (0.94%) C++
16 7 (0.94%) Jython
Qualifications
1 110 (14.84%) Security Cleared
2 107 (14.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 70 (9.45%) SC Cleared
4 61 (8.23%) MCSE
5 46 (6.21%) MCITP
6 36 (4.86%) MCTS
7 33 (4.45%) Degree
8 29 (3.91%) DV Cleared
9 21 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (2.02%) MCDBA
10 15 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (1.62%) CCNA
12 11 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.21%) MCP
13 9 (1.21%) CCNP
13 9 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (0.94%) RHCE
14 7 (0.94%) ISEB
14 7 (0.94%) IBM Certification
15 6 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (6.48%) SLA
2 15 (2.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (1.08%) QA
4 2 (0.27%) HL7
4 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 239 (32.25%) Active Directory
2 185 (24.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (14.17%) Hyper-V
4 85 (11.47%) VMware ESX
5 79 (10.66%) Oracle RAC
6 40 (5.40%) XenApp
7 38 (5.13%) vSphere
8 35 (4.72%) Oracle RMAN
9 24 (3.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 23 (3.10%) Terminal Services
10 23 (3.10%) vCloud
11 21 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
12 20 (2.70%) NFS
13 17 (2.29%) XenDesktop
14 14 (1.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 13 (1.75%) XenServer
16 11 (1.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 10 (1.35%) ISA Server
18 9 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
19 6 (0.81%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 97 (13.09%) SCCM
2 93 (12.55%) SCOM
3 53 (7.15%) Puppet
4 39 (5.26%) Data Guard
5 30 (4.05%) NetBackup
6 20 (2.70%) BMC PATROL
6 20 (2.70%) HP SIM
7 19 (2.56%) Backup Exec
8 18 (2.43%) WSUS
8 18 (2.43%) Tivoli
9 12 (1.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 12 (1.62%) Nagios
9 12 (1.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 11 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (1.48%) Control-M
10 11 (1.48%) MOM
10 11 (1.48%) SCOrch
11 10 (1.35%) SAP Afaria
11 10 (1.35%) BladeLogic
11 10 (1.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 261 (35.22%) VMware
2 252 (34.01%) Microsoft
3 172 (23.21%) Oracle
4 131 (17.68%) Citrix
5 123 (16.60%) HP
6 104 (14.04%) IBM
7 85 (11.47%) Cisco
8 54 (7.29%) Red Hat
9 49 (6.61%) Veritas
10 38 (5.13%) EMC
11 37 (4.99%) Remedy
12 29 (3.91%) NetApp
13 28 (3.78%) Dell
14 25 (3.37%) CheckPoint
15 24 (3.24%) Symantec
15 24 (3.24%) BMC
16 22 (2.97%) Juniper
16 22 (2.97%) webMethods
17 20 (2.70%) Sun
17 20 (2.70%) Sybase
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