The first 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 16 April 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 Hertfordshire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 60 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing Clustering 10 3 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.27% 0.46% 2.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.59% 3.03% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate £350 £300 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -8.39%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £475
% change year-on-year
-2.14% -26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+16.87% +3.84%
Miscellaneous Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
179 99 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.77% 15.25% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 62 86
Average daily rate £385 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £272 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 16
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.20 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £15.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
Clustering
East of England

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Watford - 5 - -
Hemel Hempstead -2 3 - -
St Albans - - - -
Clustering
East of England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (50.00%) Mule
2 8 (44.44%) VMware
3 7 (38.89%) HP
3 7 (38.89%) Windows
3 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
3 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
3 7 (38.89%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Migration
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (33.33%) NetApp
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (27.78%) Citrix
5 5 (27.78%) ITIL
6 4 (22.22%) VB
6 4 (22.22%) MCSE
6 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 4 (22.22%) DHCP
6 4 (22.22%) DNS
6 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
7 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
7 3 (16.67%) Fat Client
7 3 (16.67%) XenApp
7 3 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (16.67%) Lotus
7 3 (16.67%) Thin Client
7 3 (16.67%) IBM Notes

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 9 (50.00%) Mule
2 3 (16.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) DHCP
1 4 (22.22%) DNS
2 3 (16.67%) LAN
2 3 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) Internet
General
1 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Consultant
2 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Storage Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Integrator
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Integrator
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Support Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 3 (16.67%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.56%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
3 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Non-Functional Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Migration
3 5 (27.78%) ITIL
4 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.56%) OO
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) VB
1 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
1 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) MCSE
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) XenApp
3 2 (11.11%) vSphere
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.56%) OpenView
2 1 (5.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) VMware
2 7 (38.89%) HP
3 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (33.33%) NetApp
4 5 (27.78%) Citrix
5 3 (16.67%) Lotus
5 3 (16.67%) McAfee
5 3 (16.67%) IBM