The first 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 28 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 Essex 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 54 40 45
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +5
Contract jobs citing Clustering 1 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.21% 2.61% 1.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.82% 10.91% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £373 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +34.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
Miscellaneous Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
122 110 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 25.15% 23.97% 26.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 41 53
Average daily rate £381 £365 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.45% +25.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £200 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £414 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 33
Average hourly rate £28.50 £22.66 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.77% -17.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.09 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%
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East of England

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 28 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
Basildon - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Clustering
East of England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 8 (72.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (45.45%) MySQL
4 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 4 (36.36%) Apache
5 4 (36.36%) IIS
5 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Foglight
5 4 (36.36%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (27.27%) High Availability
6 3 (27.27%) Business Continuity Planning
6 3 (27.27%) Publishing
6 3 (27.27%) Business Continuity
6 3 (27.27%) UNIX
6 3 (27.27%) Windows
7 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (18.18%) Linux
7 2 (18.18%) Migration
7 2 (18.18%) Replication
7 2 (18.18%) VMware
7 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
7 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Storage

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 4 (36.36%) IIS
1 4 (36.36%) Apache
2 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 8 (72.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (45.45%) MySQL
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 3 (27.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) DBA
2 7 (63.64%) SQL DBA
3 3 (27.27%) Administrator
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Server Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Replication
1 2 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Business Continuity
3 3 (27.27%) High Availability
3 3 (27.27%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
5 1 (9.09%) Data Security
5 1 (9.09%) ETL
5 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Foglight
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Netezza
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle