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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 35 37 34
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Clustering 10 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.41% 1.10% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.33% 5.08% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate £427 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.51% +3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+46.66% +3.44%
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
75 59 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 25.60% 21.61% 33.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 33 37
Average daily rate £340 £250 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -25.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £125 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £400 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 9
Average hourly rate £14.13 £13.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.65% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £10.50 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.00 £17.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £414 - 1
Clustering
South East

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (66.67%) Veritas
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (58.33%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Unix
3 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 4 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (33.33%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) Perl
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) HACMP
4 4 (33.33%) Python
4 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (33.33%) Puppet
4 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (25.00%) DNS
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (16.67%) Scrum
6 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (16.67%) jQuery
6 2 (16.67%) Time Management

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (16.67%) HTTP
3 2 (16.67%) LDAP
3 2 (16.67%) SMTP
4 1 (8.33%) Firewall
4 1 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Active Directory Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Unix Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Project Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Senior SQL DBA
3 1 (8.33%) SQL DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 2 (16.67%) CSS
1 2 (16.67%) CSS3
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
1 2 (16.67%) HTML5
1 2 (16.67%) jQuery
1 2 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (33.33%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (41.67%) Unix
3 4 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Front End Development
2 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
2 2 (16.67%) Scrum
2 2 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) High Availability
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Line Management
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Perl
1 4 (33.33%) Python
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 4 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (16.67%) NFS
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (33.33%) Puppet
2 2 (16.67%) Ansible
3 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Veritas
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Ektron
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Siebel
4 1 (8.33%) Symantec