The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 59 53 52
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Clustering 12 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.54% 0.96% 0.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.69% 4.14% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +43.20%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Miscellaneous Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
256 169 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 32.78% 23.15% 27.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 90 52
Average daily rate £333 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £221 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.80 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Clustering
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (85.00%) Windows
3 15 (75.00%) MS Excel
3 15 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (70.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (70.00%) VMware ESX
4 14 (70.00%) Windows NT
4 14 (70.00%) Windows 2000
4 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
5 13 (65.00%) Intel
5 13 (65.00%) SAN
5 13 (65.00%) SLA
5 13 (65.00%) UNIX
5 13 (65.00%) Change Management
6 12 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (55.00%) BladeLogic
7 11 (55.00%) Degree
7 11 (55.00%) SCOM
7 11 (55.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (55.00%) MCSE
8 10 (50.00%) Citrix
8 10 (50.00%) Finance
8 10 (50.00%) NAS
9 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 9 (45.00%) ISA Server
9 9 (45.00%) Terminal Services
9 9 (45.00%) BizTalk Server

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 9 (45.00%) BizTalk Server
1 9 (45.00%) IIS
2 2 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (75.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) SAN
2 10 (50.00%) NAS
3 4 (20.00%) Broadband
4 2 (10.00%) SSH
5 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (10.00%) OLTP
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (15.00%) Retail
4 2 (10.00%) Spanish Language
5 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Administrator
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Designer
5 1 (5.00%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Virtualisation Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (10.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (10.00%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (70.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (70.00%) Windows NT
3 14 (70.00%) Windows 2000
4 13 (65.00%) UNIX
5 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (25.00%) Solaris
7 3 (15.00%) SUSE
7 3 (15.00%) HPUX
7 3 (15.00%) Linux
7 3 (15.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (10.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (65.00%) Change Management
3 3 (15.00%) Release Management
3 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (10.00%) Requirements Management
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (10.00%) Service Management
4 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (10.00%) Bourne shell
1 2 (10.00%) C
1 2 (10.00%) C++
1 2 (10.00%) Perl
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
1 2 (10.00%) Korn
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) Degree
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (55.00%) MCSE
2 3 (15.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (65.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (70.00%) VMware ESX
1 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 9 (45.00%) ISA Server
3 9 (45.00%) Terminal Services
4 2 (10.00%) GPFS
4 2 (10.00%) Firmware
4 2 (10.00%) NFS
5 1 (5.00%) Samba
5 1 (5.00%) XenApp
5 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (55.00%) BladeLogic
1 11 (55.00%) SCOM
2 4 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (15.00%) YaST
4 2 (10.00%) WSUS
4 2 (10.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (5.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (65.00%) Intel
4 10 (50.00%) Citrix
5 3 (15.00%) Veritas
5 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle
6 2 (10.00%) NetApp
6 2 (10.00%) Sun
6 2 (10.00%) Symantec