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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 270 220 201
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -19
Contract jobs citing Clustering 343 403 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.87% 0.95%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.69% 3.24% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 238 253
Average daily rate
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£417 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £225
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 6 6 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.38 £24.25 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12768 12453 13337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.83% 26.73% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7803 7688 7811
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £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 525 544 721
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 £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%
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 31 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 31 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 31 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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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 +26 185 £450 +9.75% 42
South East -10 72 £388 +6.89% 22
North West -24 21 £300 -0.16% 11
East of England -50 16 £375 +4.16% 6
West Midlands -16 14 £280 -7.43% 8
South West -38 13 £425 +6.25% 4
North East -6 10 £325 -
Yorkshire -12 7 £425 +13.33% 8
East Midlands +3 6 £325 -7.14% 7
Clustering
UK

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 432 (56.92%) Windows
2 310 (40.84%) SQL
3 268 (35.31%) Microsoft
4 264 (34.78%) SQL Server
5 253 (33.33%) VMware
6 229 (30.17%) Active Directory
7 211 (27.80%) Linux
8 210 (27.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 195 (25.69%) SAN
10 180 (23.72%) Oracle
11 176 (23.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 173 (22.79%) Finance
13 167 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 147 (19.37%) SQL Server 2008
15 142 (18.71%) UNIX
16 133 (17.52%) DNS
17 125 (16.47%) Replication
18 124 (16.34%) HP
19 116 (15.28%) Citrix
20 112 (14.76%) SQL Server 2005
21 109 (14.36%) ITIL
22 103 (13.57%) PowerShell
22 103 (13.57%) Performance Tuning
23 102 (13.44%) Security Cleared
23 102 (13.44%) Hyper-V
24 100 (13.18%) MS Exchange
25 99 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
26 98 (12.91%) T-SQL
26 98 (12.91%) SCCM
27 97 (12.78%) IBM

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 100 (13.18%) MS Exchange
2 89 (11.73%) SharePoint
3 84 (11.07%) IIS
4 65 (8.56%) WebSphere
5 50 (6.59%) WebLogic
6 48 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 34 (4.48%) Lync
8 30 (3.95%) SharePoint 2010
9 24 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2003
10 20 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2007
11 17 (2.24%) Tomcat
12 16 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
13 15 (1.98%) Apache
14 13 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 12 (1.58%) SharePoint Server
16 9 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
17 8 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
18 5 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
18 5 (0.66%) SAS
19 4 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 91 (11.99%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.58%) MS Office
3 9 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.19%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (3.29%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.26%) 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 33 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (4.08%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (1.19%) Office 365
4 8 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.05%) SaaS
5 7 (0.92%) PaaS
6 6 (0.79%) IaaS
7 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 195 (25.69%) SAN
2 133 (17.52%) DNS
3 95 (12.52%) TCP/IP
4 89 (11.73%) Firewall
5 88 (11.59%) DHCP
6 52 (6.85%) WAN
7 51 (6.72%) LAN
8 46 (6.06%) NAS
9 35 (4.61%) LDAP
10 30 (3.95%) VPN
11 27 (3.56%) HTTP
12 23 (3.03%) Internet
13 22 (2.90%) SSL
14 21 (2.77%) Fibre Channel
15 18 (2.37%) iSCSI
16 17 (2.24%) Cisco ASA
17 16 (2.11%) VLAN
18 15 (1.98%) OSPF
18 15 (1.98%) BGP
19 14 (1.84%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 147 (19.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 112 (14.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 85 (11.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 83 (10.94%) Oracle Database
6 77 (10.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 54 (7.11%) Oracle Database 11g
7 54 (7.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 53 (6.98%) SQL Server 2000
9 48 (6.32%) Oracle Database 10g
10 37 (4.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 30 (3.95%) Oracle Exadata
11 30 (3.95%) Relational Database
12 29 (3.82%) MySQL
13 27 (3.56%) RDBMS
14 19 (2.50%) DTS
15 16 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
15 16 (2.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 15 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
17 11 (1.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 28 (3.69%) JIRA
2 17 (2.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 15 (1.98%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.19%) Subversion
5 6 (0.79%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.79%) WinRunner
5 6 (0.79%) TestDirector
5 6 (0.79%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (0.79%) Introscope
6 5 (0.66%) Gerrit
6 5 (0.66%) Maven
6 5 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.53%) Toad
8 3 (0.40%) Hudson
8 3 (0.40%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.26%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.13%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.13%) MSI
General
1 173 (22.79%) Finance
2 59 (7.77%) Banking
3 29 (3.82%) Financial Institution
4 19 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.11%) Retail
6 15 (1.98%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.05%) Legal
8 7 (0.92%) Advertising
9 4 (0.53%) Law
10 3 (0.40%) Marketing
10 3 (0.40%) Games
11 2 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.26%) International Banking
11 2 (0.26%) Local Government
11 2 (0.26%) Back Office
12 1 (0.13%) Electronics
12 1 (0.13%) Publishing
12 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 166 (21.87%) DBA
2 126 (16.60%) SQL DBA
3 96 (12.65%) Administrator
4 75 (9.88%) Architect
5 66 (8.70%) SQL Server DBA
6 57 (7.51%) Consultant
7 52 (6.85%) Analyst
8 39 (5.14%) Developer
8 39 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 38 (5.01%) Systems Administrator
10 34 (4.48%) Infrastructure Architect
11 30 (3.95%) Support Engineer
12 28 (3.69%) Oracle DBA
12 28 (3.69%) Server Engineer
13 26 (3.43%) Linux Engineer
14 22 (2.90%) Wintel Engineer
15 18 (2.37%) Server Support
16 16 (2.11%) Systems Engineer
17 14 (1.84%) Technical Architect
17 14 (1.84%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (7.25%) WebSphere MQ
2 51 (6.72%) .NET
3 36 (4.74%) Middleware
4 17 (2.24%) Web Services
5 16 (2.11%) J2EE
6 12 (1.58%) JDBC
6 12 (1.58%) JMS
7 11 (1.45%) HTML
8 9 (1.19%) XML
8 9 (1.19%) CSS
9 8 (1.05%) EJB
9 8 (1.05%) SOAP
9 8 (1.05%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 8 (1.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 8 (1.05%) JPA
9 8 (1.05%) EJB 3.0
10 7 (0.92%) .NET Framework
10 7 (0.92%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.92%) J2SE
11 6 (0.79%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 125 (16.47%) Replication
2 21 (2.77%) Hedge funds
3 19 (2.50%) Blackberry
4 13 (1.71%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.58%) iSeries
6 11 (1.45%) Mainframe
6 11 (1.45%) Open Source
7 10 (1.32%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.05%) HACMP
8 8 (1.05%) AS400
8 8 (1.05%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.92%) Wiki
9 7 (0.92%) Firmware
9 7 (0.92%) DataPower
10 6 (0.79%) EqualLogic
10 6 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (0.79%) NHS
10 6 (0.79%) CESG
10 6 (0.79%) PKI
11 5 (0.66%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 432 (56.92%) Windows
2 211 (27.80%) Linux
3 210 (27.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 176 (23.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 142 (18.71%) UNIX
6 94 (12.38%) Solaris
7 87 (11.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 67 (8.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 47 (6.19%) AIX
10 35 (4.61%) Windows 7
11 31 (4.08%) SELinux
12 21 (2.77%) Windows 2000
12 21 (2.77%) Windows 2000 Server
13 18 (2.37%) Windows XP
14 17 (2.24%) Oracle Linux
15 11 (1.45%) Windows NT
16 10 (1.32%) CentOS
17 9 (1.19%) HPUX
18 5 (0.66%) NetWare
19 3 (0.40%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (14.36%) ITIL
2 103 (13.57%) Performance Tuning
3 86 (11.33%) Migration
4 77 (10.14%) Load Balancing
5 74 (9.75%) Disaster Recovery
6 69 (9.09%) High Availability
7 45 (5.93%) SOA
8 40 (5.27%) Capacity Planning
9 38 (5.01%) Change Management
10 37 (4.87%) Capacity Management
11 34 (4.48%) Configuration Management
12 24 (3.16%) Project Management
13 20 (2.64%) Data Modelling
14 19 (2.50%) PRINCE2
14 19 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (2.50%) Release Management
14 19 (2.50%) DevOps
15 18 (2.37%) Change Control
15 18 (2.37%) Incident Management
16 17 (2.24%) UML
Programming Languages
1 310 (40.84%) SQL
2 103 (13.57%) PowerShell
3 98 (12.91%) T-SQL
4 76 (10.01%) Perl
5 61 (8.04%) Java
5 61 (8.04%) Bash Shell
6 60 (7.91%) Python
7 40 (5.27%) Shell Script
8 37 (4.87%) Ruby
9 31 (4.08%) C
10 23 (3.03%) PL/SQL
11 15 (1.98%) Korn
12 12 (1.58%) PHP
13 11 (1.45%) JavaScript
13 11 (1.45%) C#
14 8 (1.05%) Tcl
14 8 (1.05%) Jython
15 6 (0.79%) C++
16 4 (0.53%) VBScript
16 4 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 102 (13.44%) Security Cleared
2 99 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 65 (8.56%) SC Cleared
4 57 (7.51%) MCSE
5 45 (5.93%) MCITP
6 28 (3.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 27 (3.56%) DV Cleared
8 26 (3.43%) MCTS
9 25 (3.29%) Degree
10 21 (2.77%) MCDBA
11 18 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (1.58%) MCP
14 10 (1.32%) CCNP
15 9 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 8 (1.05%) CCNA
17 7 (0.92%) ISEB
17 7 (0.92%) IBM Certification
18 6 (0.79%) RHCE
18 6 (0.79%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (7.11%) SLA
2 10 (1.32%) QA
3 9 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.53%) HL7
5 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 229 (30.17%) Active Directory
2 167 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (13.44%) Hyper-V
4 83 (10.94%) Oracle RAC
5 75 (9.88%) VMware ESX
6 42 (5.53%) Oracle RMAN
7 37 (4.87%) vSphere
8 36 (4.74%) XenApp
9 24 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
10 22 (2.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 18 (2.37%) Terminal Services
12 16 (2.11%) vCloud
13 15 (1.98%) NFS
14 13 (1.71%) XenServer
15 12 (1.58%) XenDesktop
15 12 (1.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 10 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
17 8 (1.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 6 (0.79%) Postfix
18 6 (0.79%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 98 (12.91%) SCCM
2 90 (11.86%) SCOM
3 46 (6.06%) Data Guard
3 46 (6.06%) Puppet
4 28 (3.69%) NetBackup
5 21 (2.77%) WSUS
6 18 (2.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 18 (2.37%) HP SIM
7 17 (2.24%) BMC PATROL
8 15 (1.98%) Backup Exec
9 14 (1.84%) Tivoli
10 13 (1.71%) MOM
10 13 (1.71%) EMC NetWorker
11 12 (1.58%) SAP Afaria
12 11 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (1.45%) SCVMM
13 10 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 10 (1.32%) OpenView
13 10 (1.32%) Control-M
13 10 (1.32%) Nagios
Vendors
1 268 (35.31%) Microsoft
2 253 (33.33%) VMware
3 180 (23.72%) Oracle
4 124 (16.34%) HP
5 116 (15.28%) Citrix
6 97 (12.78%) IBM
7 92 (12.12%) Cisco
8 66 (8.70%) Red Hat
9 50 (6.59%) EMC
10 49 (6.46%) Veritas
11 36 (4.74%) Remedy
12 30 (3.95%) NetApp
13 28 (3.69%) Dell
14 23 (3.03%) Juniper
15 22 (2.90%) CheckPoint
15 22 (2.90%) Sybase
16 20 (2.64%) BMC
17 19 (2.50%) Sun
17 19 (2.50%) webMethods
18 18 (2.37%) Symantec
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £230.00 - £240.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coulsdon, Surrey
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £575 per day + dependant on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: to £500 day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago