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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 44 72 78
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +6
Contract jobs citing Clustering 24 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.76% 1.08% 1.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.27% 4.01% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 13
Average daily rate
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£545 £430 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.74% +22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £534 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £31.56 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +40.24%
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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
213 274 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.51% 26.94% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 147 110
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 11
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014, 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 26 (55.32%) SQL
2 25 (53.19%) Windows
3 22 (46.81%) Active Directory
4 20 (42.55%) Hyper-V
5 19 (40.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (40.43%) Microsoft
6 18 (38.30%) SharePoint
6 18 (38.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (34.04%) Security Cleared
8 15 (31.91%) Dynamics CRM
8 15 (31.91%) Dynamics AX
8 15 (31.91%) CRM
8 15 (31.91%) SharePoint 2010
8 15 (31.91%) Lync
8 15 (31.91%) SharePoint 2013
8 15 (31.91%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (29.79%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (25.53%) AIX
10 12 (25.53%) Application Packaging
11 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
11 10 (21.28%) MCTS
11 10 (21.28%) .NET
11 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (19.15%) IBM
12 9 (19.15%) Citrix
12 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (17.02%) SOA
13 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
14 7 (14.89%) Solaris

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 18 (38.30%) SharePoint
1 18 (38.30%) Exchange Server 2013
2 15 (31.91%) SharePoint 2010
2 15 (31.91%) Lync
2 15 (31.91%) SharePoint 2013
3 14 (29.79%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (14.89%) WebSphere
5 5 (10.64%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (8.51%) MS Exchange
7 3 (6.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (4.26%) IIS
9 1 (2.13%) GroupWise
9 1 (2.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (31.91%) Dynamics CRM
1 15 (31.91%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (31.91%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) SAN
1 5 (10.64%) DNS
2 3 (6.38%) DHCP
2 3 (6.38%) ATM
3 1 (2.13%) LDAP
3 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.13%) POP3
3 1 (2.13%) SMTP
3 1 (2.13%) IMAP
3 1 (2.13%) NAS
3 1 (2.13%) Firewall
3 1 (2.13%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.77%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (12.77%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (12.77%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (8.51%) DB2
4 3 (6.38%) EDRMS
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) WinRunner
1 5 (10.64%) TestDirector
1 5 (10.64%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (6.38%) Legal
2 1 (2.13%) Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Architect
2 18 (38.30%) Technical Architect
3 8 (17.02%) Consultant
4 5 (10.64%) Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) SQL DBA
5 4 (8.51%) DBA
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Design Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Technical Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Wintel Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Support Consultant
8 1 (2.13%) Server Support
8 1 (2.13%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (2.13%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 1 (2.13%) Migration Consultant
8 1 (2.13%) SQL Server DBA
8 1 (2.13%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.53%) Application Packaging
2 10 (21.28%) .NET
3 5 (10.64%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (10.64%) XML
4 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.89%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.51%) Replication
3 4 (8.51%) DataPower
4 3 (6.38%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.13%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.13%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 25 (53.19%) Windows
2 12 (25.53%) AIX
3 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (14.89%) Solaris
4 7 (14.89%) Linux
5 3 (6.38%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (31.91%) CRM
3 8 (17.02%) SOA
4 7 (14.89%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (14.89%) High Availability
5 5 (10.64%) Test Automation
6 4 (8.51%) Change Control
6 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.51%) Migration
6 4 (8.51%) Load Balancing
6 4 (8.51%) Performance Management
6 4 (8.51%) ITIL
6 4 (8.51%) Service Management
7 3 (6.38%) Test Scripting
7 3 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (6.38%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (6.38%) Workflow
8 2 (4.26%) Data Architecture
8 2 (4.26%) Data Modelling
9 1 (2.13%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (55.32%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (34.04%) Security Cleared
2 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
2 10 (21.28%) MCTS
2 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (10.64%) ISEB
4 4 (8.51%) MCITP
4 4 (8.51%) DV Cleared
4 4 (8.51%) IBM Certification
5 3 (6.38%) MCP
5 3 (6.38%) Degree
5 3 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (46.81%) Active Directory
2 20 (42.55%) Hyper-V
3 5 (10.64%) Terminal Services
4 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.38%) XenApp
4 3 (6.38%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.13%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) SCOM
2 5 (10.64%) Netcool
2 5 (10.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (10.64%) SCCM
2 5 (10.64%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (10.64%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (8.51%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (6.38%) ARCserve
4 3 (6.38%) NetBackup
4 3 (6.38%) Backup Exec
5 2 (4.26%) WSUS
6 1 (2.13%) WMI
6 1 (2.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 19 (40.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.15%) IBM
2 9 (19.15%) Citrix
3 5 (10.64%) Veritas
3 5 (10.64%) McAfee
4 4 (8.51%) Symantec
5 3 (6.38%) VMware
6 1 (2.13%) Lotus
6 1 (2.13%) NetApp
6 1 (2.13%) Novell
6 1 (2.13%) Dell