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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 56 46 42
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing Clustering 13 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.50% 2.05% 1.06%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.26% 5.97% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 1
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£325 £365 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -23.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +37.50%
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
179 201 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 34.49% 34.36% 30.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 92 54
Average daily rate £400 £330 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £133 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £425 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 45 28
Average hourly rate £16.50 £29.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% +23.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the Essex region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

Clustering Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 November 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
Brentwood +1 7 £288 -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Clustering
East of England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (86.67%) VMware
3 12 (80.00%) Windows
3 12 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (73.33%) SQL
4 11 (73.33%) Linux
4 11 (73.33%) HP
4 11 (73.33%) Citrix
5 10 (66.67%) XenApp
6 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
6 9 (60.00%) MS Exchange
7 8 (53.33%) XenDesktop
8 7 (46.67%) 3PAR
8 7 (46.67%) Lync
8 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (46.67%) SAN
8 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
8 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (33.33%) ITIL
9 5 (33.33%) Oracle
9 5 (33.33%) Brocade
10 4 (26.67%) CentOS
10 4 (26.67%) IBM
10 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
10 4 (26.67%) EMC
10 4 (26.67%) AIX
10 4 (26.67%) Solaris
10 4 (26.67%) DB2

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 9 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (46.67%) Lync
2 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
3 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) SAN
2 3 (20.00%) Wireless
2 3 (20.00%) DHCP
2 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (20.00%) Broadband
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) DB2
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MSI
General
1 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (26.67%) DBA
1 4 (26.67%) Administrator
1 4 (26.67%) SQL DBA
1 4 (26.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 4 (26.67%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support Team Leader
2 2 (13.33%) Support Team Leader
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server DBA
2 2 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Team Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Linux Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Replication
1 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Linux
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (26.67%) CentOS
4 4 (26.67%) AIX
4 4 (26.67%) Solaris
4 4 (26.67%) VMS
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
6 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (6.67%) UNIX
7 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) High Availability
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) UML
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE
4 1 (6.67%) Wealth Management
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.67%) User Stories
4 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MCITP
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (66.67%) XenApp
3 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (53.33%) XenDesktop
5 3 (20.00%) MetaFrame
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (86.67%) VMware
3 11 (73.33%) HP
3 11 (73.33%) Citrix
4 7 (46.67%) 3PAR
5 5 (33.33%) Oracle
5 5 (33.33%) Brocade
6 4 (26.67%) IBM
6 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
6 4 (26.67%) EMC
7 1 (6.67%) Netezza