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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 59 57 50
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing Clustering 12 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.42% 1.04% 0.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.78% 4.21% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +48.14%
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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
251 190 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 29.67% 24.68% 25.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 93 53
Average daily rate £350 £384 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.79% +9.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £248 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 12
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.97 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.84% -7.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%

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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 17 (65.38%) Windows
1 17 (65.38%) VMware
2 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
3 14 (53.85%) UNIX
3 14 (53.85%) Finance
4 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (46.15%) MS Excel
4 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (46.15%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
5 11 (42.31%) Windows NT
5 11 (42.31%) Windows 2000
5 11 (42.31%) Windows 2000 Server
5 11 (42.31%) VMware ESX
6 10 (38.46%) Change Management
6 10 (38.46%) Intel
6 10 (38.46%) SLA
6 10 (38.46%) SAN
7 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (30.77%) SCOM
8 8 (30.77%) BladeLogic
8 8 (30.77%) Degree
8 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (30.77%) MCSE
8 8 (30.77%) SQL
8 8 (30.77%) Oracle
9 7 (26.92%) Solaris
9 7 (26.92%) Linux
9 7 (26.92%) Citrix
9 7 (26.92%) NAS

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 6 (23.08%) IIS
1 6 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
2 3 (11.54%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (7.69%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (46.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) SAN
2 7 (26.92%) NAS
3 3 (11.54%) Broadband
4 2 (7.69%) HTTP
4 2 (7.69%) SSL
4 2 (7.69%) SSH
5 1 (3.85%) Firewall
5 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.85%) HTTPS
5 1 (3.85%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) MySQL
2 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.69%) DB2
3 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.69%) OLTP
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.85%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Introscope
General
1 14 (53.85%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
2 3 (11.54%) Retail
3 2 (7.69%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Administrator
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Administrator
3 5 (19.23%) Architect
4 4 (15.38%) Systems Architect
5 3 (11.54%) WebSphere Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Designer
7 1 (3.85%) Virtualisation Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Designer
7 1 (3.85%) UNIX Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Server Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) SOAP
1 6 (23.08%) Web Services
2 4 (15.38%) .NET
2 4 (15.38%) Middleware
2 4 (15.38%) REST
3 3 (11.54%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (7.69%) J2EE
4 2 (7.69%) JDBC
4 2 (7.69%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.69%) N-Tier
2 2 (7.69%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 14 (53.85%) UNIX
3 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (42.31%) Windows 2000
4 11 (42.31%) Windows NT
4 11 (42.31%) Windows 2000 Server
5 7 (26.92%) Solaris
5 7 (26.92%) Linux
6 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (15.38%) AIX
8 3 (11.54%) HPUX
8 3 (11.54%) SUSE
8 3 (11.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (38.46%) Change Management
3 4 (15.38%) High Availability
3 4 (15.38%) Asset Management
3 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
3 4 (15.38%) ETL
4 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (11.54%) Release Management
5 2 (7.69%) Service Management
5 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.69%) Requirements Management
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) Korn
2 6 (23.08%) Bash Shell
3 2 (7.69%) Bourne shell
3 2 (7.69%) Python
3 2 (7.69%) Jython
3 2 (7.69%) C
3 2 (7.69%) C++
3 2 (7.69%) Java
3 2 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) MCSE
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (30.77%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (38.46%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
1 11 (42.31%) VMware ESX
2 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 6 (23.08%) Terminal Services
3 6 (23.08%) ISA Server
4 2 (7.69%) Firmware
4 2 (7.69%) NFS
4 2 (7.69%) GPFS
5 1 (3.85%) Samba
5 1 (3.85%) XenApp
5 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) SCOM
1 8 (30.77%) BladeLogic
2 3 (11.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (11.54%) CA Wily
2 3 (11.54%) YaST
3 2 (7.69%) WSUS
3 2 (7.69%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (3.85%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) VMware
2 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
3 10 (38.46%) Intel
4 8 (30.77%) Oracle
5 7 (26.92%) Citrix
6 6 (23.08%) TIBCO
7 4 (15.38%) Akamai
8 3 (11.54%) Veritas
8 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
9 2 (7.69%) NetApp
9 2 (7.69%) IBM
9 2 (7.69%) Sun
9 2 (7.69%) Symantec