The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 58 54 43
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing Clustering 6 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.93% 0.20% 2.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.70% 0.63% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£391 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £375 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £375 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.52% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £38.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-38.70% +55.00%
Clustering
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Miscellaneous Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
162 159 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 25.23% 31.42% 27.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 77 51
Average daily rate £381 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 38
Average hourly rate £19.00 £28.50 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +25.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £16.50 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £41.70 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Clustering across the Essex region.

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Clustering
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the Essex region.

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the Essex region over the 3 months to 7 July 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
Colchester - 2 £420 -
Basildon - 1 - -
Clustering
East of England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
3 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (60.00%) Finance
4 5 (50.00%) Citrix
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (50.00%) LAN
4 5 (50.00%) WAN
4 5 (50.00%) IIS
5 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (40.00%) VMware ESX
5 4 (40.00%) Migration
5 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (20.00%) Firewall
6 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) Replication
6 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (10.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (10.00%) Database Mirroring
7 1 (10.00%) Garbage Collection
7 1 (10.00%) EclipseLink

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 5 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (10.00%) GlassFish
3 1 (10.00%) JBoss
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) LAN
1 5 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) VLAN
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Ant
1 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (10.00%) Maven
1 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Technician
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) SOAP
1 1 (10.00%) Struts
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) ODBC
1 1 (10.00%) XHTML
1 1 (10.00%) SAML
1 1 (10.00%) TopLink
1 1 (10.00%) Spring
1 1 (10.00%) Ajax
1 1 (10.00%) Java SE
1 1 (10.00%) JSR 170
1 1 (10.00%) Spring MVC
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
1 1 (10.00%) JAX-WS
1 1 (10.00%) Ext JS
1 1 (10.00%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) EqualLogic
2 1 (10.00%) HP Storage
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (10.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 1 (10.00%) Solaris
3 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (10.00%) Garbage Collection
3 1 (10.00%) Memory Management
3 1 (10.00%) User Stories
3 1 (10.00%) Information Management
3 1 (10.00%) B2C
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) VMware ESX
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (10.00%) XenApp
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) NetApp
4 1 (10.00%) Clearswift
4 1 (10.00%) SonicWALL
4 1 (10.00%) 3PAR