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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 70 56 61
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +5
Contract jobs citing Clustering 6 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.62% 1.54% 1.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.41% 5.67% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 11
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.25 £32.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+48.46% +20.37%
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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
249 282 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.78% 27.12% 29.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 135 95
Average daily rate £400 £348 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.10% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 20
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £9.10 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £22.50 £19.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.65%

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

Clustering
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 1 May 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 1 May 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 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (55.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (55.00%) MCTS
5 10 (50.00%) MCITP
5 10 (50.00%) Degree
5 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 10 (50.00%) DNS
5 10 (50.00%) SQL
6 9 (45.00%) SAN
7 8 (40.00%) Service Management
7 8 (40.00%) ITIL
7 8 (40.00%) POP3
7 8 (40.00%) SMTP
7 8 (40.00%) MS Exchange
7 8 (40.00%) IMAP
7 8 (40.00%) Customer Engagement
8 7 (35.00%) IBM Notes
8 7 (35.00%) IIS
8 7 (35.00%) GroupWise
8 7 (35.00%) Novell
8 7 (35.00%) Lotus
9 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
9 6 (30.00%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 4 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (15.00%) Lync
11 3 (15.00%) High Availability

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 8 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (35.00%) IBM Notes
2 7 (35.00%) IIS
2 7 (35.00%) GroupWise
3 6 (30.00%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (15.00%) Lync
4 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
6 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (15.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) DNS
2 9 (45.00%) SAN
3 8 (40.00%) POP3
3 8 (40.00%) SMTP
3 8 (40.00%) IMAP
4 2 (10.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (5.00%) EDRMS
3 1 (5.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) WinRunner
1 1 (5.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Field Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Exchange Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Server Engineer
4 5 (25.00%) Architect
5 4 (20.00%) Technical Architect
5 4 (20.00%) Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) DBA
6 2 (10.00%) SQL DBA
6 2 (10.00%) Exchange Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Designer
7 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Systems Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Operations Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Support Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Administrator
7 1 (5.00%) Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) XML
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.00%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.00%) Replication
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (5.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.00%) DataPower
2 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) AIX
3 2 (10.00%) Solaris
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (40.00%) Service Management
2 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 8 (40.00%) Customer Engagement
3 4 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (15.00%) High Availability
4 3 (15.00%) CRM
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.00%) Data Architecture
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
6 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.00%) SOA
6 1 (5.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (55.00%) MCTS
2 10 (50.00%) MCITP
2 10 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) MCP
3 2 (10.00%) MCDBA
3 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) IBM Certification
4 1 (5.00%) ISEB
4 1 (5.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) WMI
1 2 (10.00%) SCOM
1 2 (10.00%) SCSM
2 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.00%) Netcool
2 1 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) Novell
2 7 (35.00%) Lotus
3 2 (10.00%) IBM
3 2 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) Veritas
4 1 (5.00%) McAfee
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix