The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 267 242 242
Rank change year-on-year
-25 0
Contract jobs citing Clustering 164 194 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.67% 0.77% 0.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.88% 2.02% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 139 126
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £348 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.91% +2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
Average hourly rate £44.50 £90.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.55% +195.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +43.43%
Clustering
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
8744 9589 9128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.46% 37.84% 37.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6105 6745 6293
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 164 224
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.03 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in London

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in London

Clustering
Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

Clustering Daily Rate Histogram in London

Clustering
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in London

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the London region over the 3 months to 24 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
City of London +6 40 £400 +6.66% 9
Bromley +6 3 £365 -2.66%
Greenwich 0 1 - - 2
Harrow - 1 - -
Ilford - - - -
Romford - - - -
Stanmore - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 181 (51.71%) Windows
2 140 (40.00%) VMware
3 116 (33.14%) SQL Server
4 114 (32.57%) Finance
5 113 (32.29%) SQL
5 113 (32.29%) Microsoft
6 112 (32.00%) Active Directory
7 109 (31.14%) Linux
7 109 (31.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 102 (29.14%) Oracle
9 93 (26.57%) DNS
9 93 (26.57%) Replication
10 88 (25.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 82 (23.43%) UNIX
12 76 (21.71%) IBM
12 76 (21.71%) SAN
13 75 (21.43%) HP
14 67 (19.14%) Oracle RAC
15 64 (18.29%) Citrix
15 64 (18.29%) MS Exchange
16 62 (17.71%) Windows Server 2003
17 57 (16.29%) Python
18 55 (15.71%) DHCP
19 54 (15.43%) VMware ESX
20 53 (15.14%) Bash Shell
20 53 (15.14%) Puppet
20 53 (15.14%) Performance Tuning
21 52 (14.86%) WebSphere
22 51 (14.57%) Perl
23 50 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 64 (18.29%) MS Exchange
2 52 (14.86%) WebSphere
3 46 (13.14%) WebLogic
4 45 (12.86%) SharePoint
5 40 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 32 (9.14%) IIS
7 26 (7.43%) Lync
8 10 (2.86%) Apache
9 9 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (2.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (2.00%) Tomcat
10 7 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (1.71%) Office Communications Server
12 5 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (1.14%) SAS
14 3 (0.86%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.57%) CICS
15 2 (0.57%) JBoss
Applications
1 40 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.29%) MS Office
3 7 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.71%) MS Project
5 5 (1.43%) SPSS
6 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.57%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 41 (11.71%) Amazon EC2
1 41 (11.71%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.14%) Office 365
3 9 (2.57%) PaaS
4 8 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.71%) IaaS
6 2 (0.57%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 93 (26.57%) DNS
2 76 (21.71%) SAN
3 55 (15.71%) DHCP
4 48 (13.71%) Firewall
5 25 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
6 23 (6.57%) TCP/IP
6 23 (6.57%) VPN
7 22 (6.29%) iSCSI
8 19 (5.43%) LAN
9 18 (5.14%) LDAP
10 16 (4.57%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (4.29%) NAS
11 15 (4.29%) VLAN
11 15 (4.29%) Internet
12 14 (4.00%) Wireless
12 14 (4.00%) SSL
13 12 (3.43%) HTTP
14 11 (3.14%) WLAN
14 11 (3.14%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (2.86%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (33.14%) SQL Server
2 50 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 43 (12.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 41 (11.71%) Oracle Exadata
5 39 (11.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (8.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 26 (7.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 25 (7.14%) Oracle Database
9 24 (6.86%) SQL Server 2005
10 21 (6.00%) MySQL
11 20 (5.71%) Relational Database
12 17 (4.86%) RDBMS
13 16 (4.57%) Oracle Database 11g
14 13 (3.71%) Oracle Database 10g
14 13 (3.71%) SQL Server 2000
15 10 (2.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 9 (2.57%) Data Mining
17 8 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
17 8 (2.29%) Hadoop
17 8 (2.29%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 27 (7.71%) JIRA
2 7 (2.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.57%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.57%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.57%) Subversion
6 1 (0.29%) Maven
6 1 (0.29%) Toad
6 1 (0.29%) MSI
6 1 (0.29%) NUnit
6 1 (0.29%) JUnit
6 1 (0.29%) MSTest
6 1 (0.29%) WiX
6 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
General
1 114 (32.57%) Finance
2 44 (12.57%) Banking
3 24 (6.86%) Financial Institution
4 12 (3.43%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.14%) Retail
6 10 (2.86%) Law
7 9 (2.57%) Legal
8 8 (2.29%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.43%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.57%) Advertising
10 2 (0.57%) Games
10 2 (0.57%) International Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Marketing
11 1 (0.29%) Czech Language
11 1 (0.29%) German Language
11 1 (0.29%) Electronics
11 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (18.86%) DBA
2 51 (14.57%) Administrator
3 47 (13.43%) SQL DBA
4 35 (10.00%) Architect
5 29 (8.29%) Linux Engineer
6 23 (6.57%) Systems Administrator
7 22 (6.29%) Consultant
7 22 (6.29%) Analyst
8 20 (5.71%) SQL Server DBA
9 19 (5.43%) Systems Engineer
10 18 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 16 (4.57%) Infrastructure Architect
12 15 (4.29%) Oracle DBA
13 14 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
14 12 (3.43%) Wintel Engineer
14 12 (3.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 11 (3.14%) Developer
15 11 (3.14%) Project Manager
15 11 (3.14%) Infrastructure Manager
15 11 (3.14%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (12.86%) WebSphere MQ
2 29 (8.29%) Middleware
2 29 (8.29%) .NET
3 13 (3.71%) Web Services
4 12 (3.43%) CSS
5 11 (3.14%) HTML
6 9 (2.57%) Application Packaging
7 8 (2.29%) ASP.NET
8 7 (2.00%) Ajax
9 6 (1.71%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.71%) HTML5
9 6 (1.71%) Flash
9 6 (1.71%) Apache Flex
10 5 (1.43%) JSON
11 4 (1.14%) CGI
11 4 (1.14%) XML
12 3 (0.86%) SOAP
12 3 (0.86%) J2EE
12 3 (0.86%) JDBC
12 3 (0.86%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 93 (26.57%) Replication
2 47 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.29%) Hedge funds
4 12 (3.43%) Blackberry
5 10 (2.86%) CESG
6 9 (2.57%) AS400
6 9 (2.57%) Open Source
7 8 (2.29%) iSeries
8 6 (1.71%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.71%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.43%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.14%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.14%) Grid Computing
11 3 (0.86%) CESG CLAS
11 3 (0.86%) Cryptography
11 3 (0.86%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.86%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.86%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.57%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 181 (51.71%) Windows
2 109 (31.14%) Linux
3 88 (25.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 82 (23.43%) UNIX
5 62 (17.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (11.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (11.71%) SELinux
7 30 (8.57%) Solaris
8 28 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (5.71%) Windows 7
10 18 (5.14%) Oracle Linux
11 9 (2.57%) Windows 2000 Server
12 8 (2.29%) CentOS
12 8 (2.29%) AIX
13 4 (1.14%) SUSE
14 3 (0.86%) Debian
14 3 (0.86%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.86%) HPUX
14 3 (0.86%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (15.14%) Performance Tuning
2 48 (13.71%) ITIL
3 46 (13.14%) SOA
4 43 (12.29%) Migration
5 42 (12.00%) High Availability
6 27 (7.71%) Load Balancing
7 26 (7.43%) DevOps
8 25 (7.14%) Configuration Management
9 18 (5.14%) PRINCE2
10 16 (4.57%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (4.57%) Mentoring
10 16 (4.57%) Capacity Planning
11 15 (4.29%) Performance Monitoring
11 15 (4.29%) Project Management
12 14 (4.00%) Data Protection
12 14 (4.00%) Capacity Management
13 13 (3.71%) Change Management
14 12 (3.43%) Service Delivery
15 11 (3.14%) Asset Management
15 11 (3.14%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 113 (32.29%) SQL
2 57 (16.29%) Python
3 53 (15.14%) Bash Shell
4 51 (14.57%) Perl
5 48 (13.71%) PowerShell
6 47 (13.43%) Ruby
7 39 (11.14%) T-SQL
8 29 (8.29%) Shell Script
9 27 (7.71%) Java
10 18 (5.14%) C#
11 15 (4.29%) C
12 14 (4.00%) VB
13 12 (3.43%) VBScript
14 11 (3.14%) PHP
15 8 (2.29%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.71%) JavaScript
17 4 (1.14%) Korn
18 3 (0.86%) Erlang
18 3 (0.86%) C++
18 3 (0.86%) JCL
Qualifications
1 36 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (6.29%) MCITP
2 22 (6.29%) Security Cleared
3 19 (5.43%) MCSE
4 13 (3.71%) CCNA
4 13 (3.71%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (3.71%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (2.57%) Degree
7 8 (2.29%) MCDBA
7 8 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (2.29%) RHCE
8 6 (1.71%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.43%) MCTS
9 5 (1.43%) RHCT
10 4 (1.14%) NCDA
10 4 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.57%) SLA
3 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 112 (32.00%) Active Directory
2 109 (31.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (19.14%) Oracle RAC
4 54 (15.43%) VMware ESX
5 48 (13.71%) Hyper-V
6 35 (10.00%) XenApp
7 34 (9.71%) vSphere
8 22 (6.29%) vCloud
8 22 (6.29%) NFS
9 14 (4.00%) XenDesktop
10 12 (3.43%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (3.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 11 (3.14%) Oracle RMAN
12 6 (1.71%) XenServer
13 5 (1.43%) VMware Server
14 4 (1.14%) Postfix
14 4 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (1.14%) Terminal Services
14 4 (1.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 4 (1.14%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 53 (15.14%) Puppet
2 45 (12.86%) SCCM
3 31 (8.86%) SCOM
4 19 (5.43%) Data Guard
5 15 (4.29%) HP SIM
5 15 (4.29%) BMC PATROL
6 13 (3.71%) SCOrch
7 11 (3.14%) MIMEsweeper
7 11 (3.14%) MAILsweeper
7 11 (3.14%) Backup Exec
8 9 (2.57%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 8 (2.29%) WSUS
9 8 (2.29%) Tivoli
9 8 (2.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 8 (2.29%) Control-M
10 7 (2.00%) SCVMM
11 6 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (1.71%) Nagios
11 6 (1.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 6 (1.71%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 140 (40.00%) VMware
2 113 (32.29%) Microsoft
3 102 (29.14%) Oracle
4 76 (21.71%) IBM
5 75 (21.43%) HP
6 64 (18.29%) Citrix
7 42 (12.00%) Cisco
8 37 (10.57%) Red Hat
9 29 (8.29%) Remedy
10 22 (6.29%) EMC
11 21 (6.00%) NetApp
12 18 (5.14%) Dell
12 18 (5.14%) Sybase
13 17 (4.86%) BMC
14 15 (4.29%) Symantec
15 13 (3.71%) CheckPoint
16 11 (3.14%) Sophos
17 10 (2.86%) Veritas
18 9 (2.57%) Sun
19 8 (2.29%) Juniper
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