The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 62 52 70
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +18
Contract jobs citing Clustering 10 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.21% 0.56% 1.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.94% 2.08% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £356 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% +14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £351 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £361 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +43.43%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
254 144 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 30.64% 26.97% 25.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 76 107
Average daily rate £335 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £165 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 18
Average hourly rate £15.29 £34.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.02% +70.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £46.40 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -14.28%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Clustering
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 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
Hemel Hempstead - 4 - -
Watford - 3 £400 -
Hitchin - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Clustering
East of England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) VMware
3 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (50.00%) DHCP
4 6 (50.00%) DNS
4 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (50.00%) Citrix
4 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (50.00%) IIS
4 6 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (50.00%) vSphere
5 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (41.67%) Acronis
5 5 (41.67%) vCloud
5 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
5 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (41.67%) Firewall
5 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
5 5 (41.67%) Symantec
5 5 (41.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (41.67%) Sophos
5 5 (41.67%) Blackberry
5 5 (41.67%) VMware ESX
5 5 (41.67%) NetBackup
5 5 (41.67%) Backup Exec

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 6 (50.00%) IIS
2 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) DHCP
1 6 (50.00%) DNS
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) SAN
4 1 (8.33%) VLAN
4 1 (8.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (8.33%) DTS
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (41.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) DBA
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) SQL DBA
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Senior SQL DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Senior SQL Server DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Blackberry
2 4 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (41.67%) Windows 2000
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) CentOS
5 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (16.67%) Ubuntu
6 1 (8.33%) UNIX
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Perl
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
1 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (16.67%) Ruby
2 2 (16.67%) Korn
2 2 (16.67%) VBScript
2 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (8.33%) VB
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (50.00%) vSphere
2 5 (41.67%) VMware ESX
2 5 (41.67%) vCloud
3 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (8.33%) VMFS
5 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (8.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (41.67%) NetBackup
1 5 (41.67%) Backup Exec
2 2 (16.67%) Puppet
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) Citrix
4 5 (41.67%) Veritas
4 5 (41.67%) Symantec
4 5 (41.67%) Sophos
4 5 (41.67%) Acronis
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco
6 1 (8.33%) IBM
6 1 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) NetApp