The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 55 56 62
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing Clustering 20 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.96% 1.49% 1.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.12% 5.33% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 9
Average daily rate
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£435 £400 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £388 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £538 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -
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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 Reading region.

Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
327 244 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 32.12% 28.01% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 126 143
Average daily rate £425 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 8
Average hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.40 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.50 £59.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the Reading region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Clustering Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

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Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 18 (69.23%) IBM
3 15 (57.69%) AIX
3 15 (57.69%) Solaris
3 15 (57.69%) Linux
3 15 (57.69%) DB2
3 15 (57.69%) JMS
3 15 (57.69%) IBM Certification
3 15 (57.69%) WebSphere MQ
3 15 (57.69%) WebSphere
3 15 (57.69%) DataPower
4 11 (42.31%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (34.62%) High Availability
7 8 (30.77%) Management Information System
7 8 (30.77%) Configuration Management
8 7 (26.92%) Middleware
8 7 (26.92%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
8 7 (26.92%) HTTP
8 7 (26.92%) SSL
8 7 (26.92%) Cryptography
9 6 (23.08%) Finance
10 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (19.23%) SAN
11 4 (15.38%) Service Management
11 4 (15.38%) Replication
11 4 (15.38%) EMC
11 4 (15.38%) SQL
11 4 (15.38%) Firewall

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 15 (57.69%) WebSphere
2 7 (26.92%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
3 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (7.69%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) HTTP
1 7 (26.92%) SSL
2 5 (19.23%) SAN
3 4 (15.38%) Firewall
4 2 (7.69%) LAN
4 2 (7.69%) WAN
4 2 (7.69%) Skype
5 1 (3.85%) DHCP
5 1 (3.85%) DNS
5 1 (3.85%) Network Security
5 1 (3.85%) IPv4
5 1 (3.85%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (57.69%) DB2
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MSI
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Consultant
2 4 (15.38%) Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Architect
3 3 (11.54%) DBA
3 3 (11.54%) SQL DBA
3 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (57.69%) JMS
1 15 (57.69%) WebSphere MQ
2 7 (26.92%) Middleware
3 2 (7.69%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (57.69%) DataPower
2 11 (42.31%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (30.77%) Management Information System
4 7 (26.92%) Cryptography
5 4 (15.38%) Replication
6 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
7 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 15 (57.69%) AIX
2 15 (57.69%) Solaris
2 15 (57.69%) Linux
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) High Availability
3 8 (30.77%) Configuration Management
4 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (15.38%) Service Management
6 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.85%) ETL
8 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Network Load Balancing
8 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
8 1 (3.85%) Release Management
8 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
2 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (57.69%) IBM Certification
2 2 (7.69%) MCTS
2 2 (7.69%) MCITP
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) MCP
2 2 (7.69%) MCDBA
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.85%) CCIE
3 1 (3.85%) CCNP
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.85%) XenApp
2 1 (3.85%) vSphere
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) SCOM
2 2 (7.69%) SCDPM
3 1 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) IBM
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 4 (15.38%) EMC
4 3 (11.54%) HP
4 3 (11.54%) VMware
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco
6 1 (3.85%) Citrix