The 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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 33 27 36
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs citing Clustering 6 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.24% 2.64% 1.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.11% 8.11% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 2
Average daily rate
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£488 £525 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £464 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £587 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £31.56 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+32.30% +16.87%
Clustering
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Miscellaneous Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
54 74 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 20.15% 32.60% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 43 53
Average daily rate £450 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £225 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £523 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 6
Average hourly rate £37.62 £16.75 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+124.59% +26.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £13.68 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.85 £97.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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

Clustering
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 17 April 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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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
Chatham - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Clustering
South East

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (80.00%) UNIX
1 8 (80.00%) Veritas
1 8 (80.00%) HACMP
1 8 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 8 (80.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 8 (80.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 7 (70.00%) Puppet
2 7 (70.00%) Perl
2 7 (70.00%) Linux
2 7 (70.00%) Python
2 7 (70.00%) LDAP
2 7 (70.00%) NFS
2 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (70.00%) DNS
2 7 (70.00%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (60.00%) MySQL
3 6 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (60.00%) NetBackup
4 5 (50.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) Shell Script
5 4 (40.00%) Symantec
5 4 (40.00%) Project Management
5 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (40.00%) AIX
5 4 (40.00%) Solaris
5 4 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
7 2 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) LDAP
1 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
1 7 (70.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (10.00%) PHPUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) Zend Studio
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Administrator
1 4 (40.00%) UNIX Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) UNIX Support
3 1 (10.00%) Senior PHP Developer
3 1 (10.00%) DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (10.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) EDIFACT
1 1 (10.00%) LAMP
1 1 (10.00%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) HACMP
2 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) UNIX
1 8 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (70.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) AIX
3 4 (40.00%) Solaris
4 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (10.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Project Management
1 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) Validation
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (10.00%) Data Transformation
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Perl
1 7 (70.00%) Python
2 4 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 8 (80.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 7 (70.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) Puppet
1 7 (70.00%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (60.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (20.00%) OpenView
3 2 (20.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Veritas
2 6 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (40.00%) Symantec
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) IBM
4 2 (20.00%) Sun
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) Dell
5 1 (10.00%) Zend