The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 24 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 Kent 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 40 34 31
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Clustering 2 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.76% 1.81% 1.99%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.60% 9.26% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
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£400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £358 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £435 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
Miscellaneous Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
77 54 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 29.28% 19.57% 27.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 37 42
Average daily rate £335 £303 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.74% -6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £178 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Average hourly rate £47.00 £18.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+161.11% -1.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
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South East

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Clustering Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

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Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 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
Tonbridge - 1 £325 -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Clustering
South East

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (44.44%) VMware
4 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (44.44%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (44.44%) High Availability
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (33.33%) Nintex
5 3 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (33.33%) InfoPath
5 3 (33.33%) SCOM
5 3 (33.33%) IIS
5 3 (33.33%) SMTP
5 3 (33.33%) HTTP
5 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (33.33%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 3 (33.33%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
6 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 3 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (33.33%) IIS
1 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) InfoPath
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) SMTP
1 3 (33.33%) HTTP
1 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) DBA
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server DBA
1 4 (44.44%) SQL DBA
2 2 (22.22%) Senior DBA
2 2 (22.22%) Senior SQL Server DBA
2 2 (22.22%) Senior SQL DBA
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (44.44%) High Availability
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
3 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
4 1 (11.11%) B2B
4 1 (11.11%) EAI
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Nintex
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Sybase
3 1 (11.11%) webMethods