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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 242 249 205
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -44
Contract jobs citing Clustering 181 187 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.75% 0.74% 0.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.44% 2.29% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 119 140
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£450 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £340 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.07% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
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
7417 8177 8232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.55% 32.44% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4918 5623 5610
Average daily rate £450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £640 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 173 219
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -10.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £13.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £46.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +25 36 £415 -2.35% 14
Docklands, London - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 176 (53.82%) Windows
2 134 (40.98%) VMware
3 123 (37.61%) Microsoft
4 115 (35.17%) SQL Server
5 112 (34.25%) Active Directory
6 107 (32.72%) SQL
6 107 (32.72%) Finance
7 105 (32.11%) Linux
8 100 (30.58%) VMware Infrastructure
9 95 (29.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 94 (28.75%) Oracle
11 86 (26.30%) SAN
12 72 (22.02%) UNIX
12 72 (22.02%) Replication
13 65 (19.88%) Oracle RAC
13 65 (19.88%) Windows Server 2003
14 63 (19.27%) IBM
14 63 (19.27%) HP
14 63 (19.27%) Citrix
15 62 (18.96%) SQL Server 2008
16 59 (18.04%) DNS
17 53 (16.21%) Python
18 52 (15.90%) MS Exchange
19 51 (15.60%) PowerShell
20 48 (14.68%) Bash Shell
21 47 (14.37%) Hyper-V
22 45 (13.76%) Firewall
23 44 (13.46%) Perl
24 43 (13.15%) SharePoint
24 43 (13.15%) Cisco

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 52 (15.90%) MS Exchange
2 43 (13.15%) SharePoint
3 41 (12.54%) WebSphere
4 39 (11.93%) WebLogic
5 31 (9.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 30 (9.17%) IIS
7 25 (7.65%) Lync
8 11 (3.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (3.06%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (1.83%) Apache
12 5 (1.53%) SAS
12 5 (1.53%) Tomcat
12 5 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (1.53%) Oracle Coherence
13 4 (1.22%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.61%) CMS
Applications
1 32 (9.79%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.45%) MS Office
3 5 (1.53%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (7.65%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (2.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 33 (10.09%) Amazon AWS
1 33 (10.09%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (2.75%) Office 365
3 7 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.14%) PaaS
4 5 (1.53%) IaaS
5 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.31%) SaaS
6 1 (0.31%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.31%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 86 (26.30%) SAN
2 59 (18.04%) DNS
3 45 (13.76%) Firewall
4 34 (10.40%) DHCP
5 28 (8.56%) TCP/IP
6 22 (6.73%) VPN
6 22 (6.73%) LDAP
7 18 (5.50%) LAN
8 16 (4.89%) NAS
8 16 (4.89%) WAN
8 16 (4.89%) Fibre Channel
9 15 (4.59%) iSCSI
9 15 (4.59%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (4.28%) SSL
11 12 (3.67%) Unified Communications
11 12 (3.67%) Wireless
11 12 (3.67%) HTTP
12 11 (3.36%) VLAN
13 10 (3.06%) Internet
14 9 (2.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (35.17%) SQL Server
2 62 (18.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (11.01%) SQL Server 2005
4 35 (10.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (10.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (9.79%) Oracle Exadata
5 32 (9.79%) Oracle Database
5 32 (9.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 23 (7.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 21 (6.42%) Oracle Database 11g
8 20 (6.12%) Oracle Database 10g
9 18 (5.50%) SQL Server 2000
9 18 (5.50%) Relational Database
10 17 (5.20%) RDBMS
11 16 (4.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 15 (4.59%) MySQL
13 12 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (2.14%) DTS
14 7 (2.14%) Sybase ASE
15 6 (1.83%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 25 (7.65%) JIRA
2 5 (1.53%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.61%) Subversion
4 2 (0.61%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.61%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.61%) Toad
5 1 (0.31%) JUnit
5 1 (0.31%) MSI
5 1 (0.31%) Maven
General
1 107 (32.72%) Finance
2 43 (13.15%) Banking
3 24 (7.34%) Financial Institution
4 14 (4.28%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.36%) Retail
6 5 (1.53%) Advertising
7 4 (1.22%) Law
7 4 (1.22%) Legal
7 4 (1.22%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.61%) International Banking
9 2 (0.61%) Games
10 1 (0.31%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.31%) German Language
10 1 (0.31%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 56 (17.13%) DBA
2 44 (13.46%) Architect
3 42 (12.84%) Administrator
4 35 (10.70%) SQL DBA
5 27 (8.26%) Consultant
6 24 (7.34%) Linux Engineer
7 21 (6.42%) Infrastructure Architect
7 21 (6.42%) SQL Server DBA
8 20 (6.12%) Systems Administrator
9 17 (5.20%) Systems Engineer
10 15 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (4.28%) Oracle DBA
12 13 (3.98%) Developer
13 12 (3.67%) Wintel Engineer
13 12 (3.67%) Server Administrator
13 12 (3.67%) Analyst
14 10 (3.06%) Project Manager
14 10 (3.06%) Support Engineer
15 9 (2.75%) Infrastructure Manager
15 9 (2.75%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (10.40%) WebSphere MQ
2 28 (8.56%) .NET
3 26 (7.95%) Middleware
4 11 (3.36%) Web Services
5 9 (2.75%) CSS
6 8 (2.45%) HTML
7 7 (2.14%) Application Packaging
8 5 (1.53%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.53%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 4 (1.22%) SOAP
9 4 (1.22%) XML
9 4 (1.22%) JDBC
9 4 (1.22%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.92%) Ajax
11 2 (0.61%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.61%) JAX-RS
11 2 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.61%) HTML5
11 2 (0.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (0.61%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 72 (22.02%) Replication
2 21 (6.42%) Hedge funds
3 16 (4.89%) Blackberry
4 9 (2.75%) AS400
5 8 (2.45%) iSeries
6 6 (1.83%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.53%) Firmware
7 5 (1.53%) Cryptography
7 5 (1.53%) EqualLogic
8 4 (1.22%) Open Source
8 4 (1.22%) CESG
8 4 (1.22%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.22%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.92%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.92%) Grid Computing
10 2 (0.61%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.61%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.61%) VSAM
10 2 (0.61%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 176 (53.82%) Windows
2 105 (32.11%) Linux
3 95 (29.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 72 (22.02%) UNIX
5 65 (19.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 43 (13.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (11.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 35 (10.70%) Solaris
9 33 (10.09%) SELinux
10 14 (4.28%) Windows 7
11 11 (3.36%) Windows 2000 Server
11 11 (3.36%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (1.83%) CentOS
12 6 (1.83%) AIX
12 6 (1.83%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.61%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.61%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.61%) Android
13 2 (0.61%) zOS
13 2 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (12.84%) ITIL
2 41 (12.54%) Migration
3 40 (12.23%) Performance Tuning
4 37 (11.31%) SOA
5 28 (8.56%) High Availability
6 26 (7.95%) Disaster Recovery
6 26 (7.95%) Configuration Management
7 25 (7.65%) Load Balancing
8 20 (6.12%) Capacity Planning
9 18 (5.50%) Project Management
9 18 (5.50%) Capacity Management
10 17 (5.20%) PRINCE2
11 16 (4.89%) DevOps
12 15 (4.59%) Change Management
13 13 (3.98%) Database Security
14 10 (3.06%) Data Protection
14 10 (3.06%) Release Management
14 10 (3.06%) Asset Management
14 10 (3.06%) Business Intelligence
15 9 (2.75%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 107 (32.72%) SQL
2 53 (16.21%) Python
3 51 (15.60%) PowerShell
4 48 (14.68%) Bash Shell
5 44 (13.46%) Perl
6 36 (11.01%) Ruby
7 32 (9.79%) T-SQL
8 28 (8.56%) Java
9 18 (5.50%) Shell Script
10 13 (3.98%) C
11 12 (3.67%) C#
12 11 (3.36%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.83%) VB
14 5 (1.53%) JavaScript
14 5 (1.53%) PHP
15 3 (0.92%) JCL
16 2 (0.61%) ActionScript 2.0
16 2 (0.61%) R
16 2 (0.61%) Korn
16 2 (0.61%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 41 (12.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (7.65%) MCITP
3 24 (7.34%) MCSE
4 16 (4.89%) Security Cleared
5 13 (3.98%) Degree
6 10 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (2.75%) MCDBA
8 8 (2.45%) SC Cleared
8 8 (2.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.83%) CCNA
11 5 (1.53%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (1.53%) RHCE
11 5 (1.53%) MCTS
12 3 (0.92%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.92%) NCDA
13 2 (0.61%) VCP5
13 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 2 (0.61%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.53%) SLA
2 4 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 112 (34.25%) Active Directory
2 100 (30.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (19.88%) Oracle RAC
4 47 (14.37%) Hyper-V
5 43 (13.15%) VMware ESX
6 30 (9.17%) vSphere
7 28 (8.56%) XenApp
8 17 (5.20%) vCloud
8 17 (5.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 15 (4.59%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (4.28%) XenDesktop
10 14 (4.28%) Oracle RMAN
11 12 (3.67%) NFS
12 10 (3.06%) XenServer
13 7 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (1.83%) Terminal Services
15 4 (1.22%) Xen
15 4 (1.22%) VMware Server
15 4 (1.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 3 (0.92%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 42 (12.84%) Puppet
2 40 (12.23%) SCCM
3 37 (11.31%) SCOM
4 24 (7.34%) Data Guard
5 16 (4.89%) BMC PATROL
6 12 (3.67%) SCOrch
6 12 (3.67%) NetBackup
7 10 (3.06%) HP SIM
8 8 (2.45%) Control-M
8 8 (2.45%) Nagios
9 7 (2.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 7 (2.14%) Tivoli
9 7 (2.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 7 (2.14%) WSUS
10 6 (1.83%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 6 (1.83%) OpenView
11 5 (1.53%) Backup Exec
12 4 (1.22%) BladeLogic
12 4 (1.22%) SCVMM
13 3 (0.92%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 134 (40.98%) VMware
2 123 (37.61%) Microsoft
3 94 (28.75%) Oracle
4 63 (19.27%) IBM
4 63 (19.27%) HP
4 63 (19.27%) Citrix
5 43 (13.15%) Cisco
6 36 (11.01%) Red Hat
7 33 (10.09%) Remedy
8 21 (6.42%) EMC
8 21 (6.42%) NetApp
9 19 (5.81%) Dell
9 19 (5.81%) BMC
10 15 (4.59%) Veritas
11 13 (3.98%) Sybase
12 11 (3.36%) CheckPoint
13 10 (3.06%) Symantec
14 8 (2.45%) Bloomberg
15 7 (2.14%) Sun
15 7 (2.14%) Brocade
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Posted: 1 hour ago
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Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 1 hour ago
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ITF Solutions
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