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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 43 52 37
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Contract jobs citing Clustering 16 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.65% 0.61% 3.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.19% 1.72% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 7
Average daily rate
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£420 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £375 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £375 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £38.75 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.77%
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
157 174 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 26.04% 35.44% 32.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 76 70
Average daily rate £325 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +0.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £238 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £474 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 37
Average hourly rate £19.66 £28.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.01% +62.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £16.50 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £40.10 £39.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% +14.28%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 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
Brentwood +1 5 £294 -
Colchester +6 2 £510 +36.00%
Clustering
East of England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 20 (80.00%) SQL
2 13 (52.00%) Windows
3 11 (44.00%) SQL Server
4 10 (40.00%) Finance
5 9 (36.00%) Citrix
6 8 (32.00%) VMware
6 8 (32.00%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (28.00%) Migration
7 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
7 7 (28.00%) T-SQL
8 6 (24.00%) SCOM
8 6 (24.00%) Database Mirroring
9 5 (20.00%) High Availability
9 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
9 5 (20.00%) LAN
9 5 (20.00%) WAN
9 5 (20.00%) IIS
9 5 (20.00%) Oracle
10 4 (16.00%) SAN
10 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
10 4 (16.00%) Data Architecture
10 4 (16.00%) Change Control
10 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (16.00%) Database Security
10 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (16.00%) VMware ESX
11 3 (12.00%) Replication
11 3 (12.00%) Network Security
11 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
11 3 (12.00%) SharePoint

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Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (20.00%) IIS
2 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.00%) GlassFish
4 1 (4.00%) JBoss
4 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) LAN
1 5 (20.00%) WAN
2 4 (16.00%) SAN
3 3 (12.00%) Network Security
4 2 (8.00%) Firewall
4 2 (8.00%) DHCP
4 2 (8.00%) DNS
4 2 (8.00%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.00%) VLAN
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (44.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.00%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Ant
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.00%) Maven
1 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Automotive
3 1 (4.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) DBA
2 9 (36.00%) SQL DBA
3 6 (24.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 3 (12.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Senior DBA
5 2 (8.00%) Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior SQL DBA
6 1 (4.00%) Designer
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Technician
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Technician
6 1 (4.00%) Migration Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (4.00%) Senior SQL Server DBA
6 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) HTML
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) CSS
1 1 (4.00%) SOAP
1 1 (4.00%) Struts
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
1 1 (4.00%) XML
1 1 (4.00%) ODBC
1 1 (4.00%) XHTML
1 1 (4.00%) SAML
1 1 (4.00%) TopLink
1 1 (4.00%) Spring
1 1 (4.00%) Ajax
1 1 (4.00%) Java SE
1 1 (4.00%) JSR 170
1 1 (4.00%) Spring MVC
1 1 (4.00%) jQuery
1 1 (4.00%) JAX-WS
1 1 (4.00%) Ext JS
1 1 (4.00%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Replication
1 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) HP Storage
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) EqualLogic
3 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.00%) Linux
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.00%) Solaris
4 1 (4.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (28.00%) Migration
3 6 (24.00%) Database Mirroring
4 5 (20.00%) High Availability
5 4 (16.00%) Change Control
5 4 (16.00%) Data Architecture
5 4 (16.00%) Database Security
6 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (8.00%) Email Management
6 2 (8.00%) Data Management
7 1 (4.00%) Information Management
7 1 (4.00%) B2C
7 1 (4.00%) MVC
7 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (4.00%) Memory Management
7 1 (4.00%) User Stories
7 1 (4.00%) Garbage Collection
Programming Languages
1 20 (80.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) T-SQL
3 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) MCSE
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) VMware ESX
2 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.00%) XenApp
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) SCOM
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Citrix
2 8 (32.00%) VMware
3 5 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.00%) HP
4 2 (8.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (4.00%) Dell
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) SonicWALL
5 1 (4.00%) NetApp
5 1 (4.00%) Clearswift