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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 49 78 80
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +2
Contract jobs citing Clustering 22 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.43% 1.00% 0.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.05% 2.89% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 5
Average daily rate
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£545 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £276 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £335 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.45% +57.14%
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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 Reading region.

Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
219 381 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.20% 34.54% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 208 79
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 17
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.50 £12.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.83 £37.15 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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

Clustering
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 19 December 2014.

Clustering Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Clustering
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

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 34 (73.91%) SQL
2 31 (67.39%) Microsoft
2 31 (67.39%) Active Directory
3 30 (65.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 26 (56.52%) CRM
4 26 (56.52%) SharePoint
4 26 (56.52%) Hyper-V
4 26 (56.52%) SharePoint 2010
4 26 (56.52%) Lync
4 26 (56.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 26 (56.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 25 (54.35%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (54.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 25 (54.35%) Dynamics AX
6 24 (52.17%) BizTalk Server
7 19 (41.30%) Application Packaging
8 17 (36.96%) .NET
9 16 (34.78%) Windows
10 15 (32.61%) SOA
11 13 (28.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (28.26%) MCTS
11 13 (28.26%) Enterprise Architecture
12 12 (26.09%) Security Cleared
13 10 (21.74%) SAN
13 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
14 9 (19.57%) SQL Server 2000
14 9 (19.57%) DNS
14 9 (19.57%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (19.57%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (15.22%) SCOM

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 26 (56.52%) SharePoint
1 26 (56.52%) SharePoint 2010
1 26 (56.52%) Lync
1 26 (56.52%) SharePoint 2013
1 26 (56.52%) Exchange Server 2013
2 24 (52.17%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.52%) IIS
4 2 (4.35%) GroupWise
4 2 (4.35%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.17%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 25 (54.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 25 (54.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 25 (54.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.74%) SAN
2 9 (19.57%) DNS
3 5 (10.87%) DHCP
4 3 (6.52%) POP3
4 3 (6.52%) SMTP
4 3 (6.52%) NetScaler
4 3 (6.52%) IMAP
5 2 (4.35%) DMZ
6 1 (2.17%) Firewall
6 1 (2.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 9 (19.57%) SQL Server 2000
2 9 (19.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (19.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (13.04%) EDRMS
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (2.17%) Banking
1 1 (2.17%) Games
1 1 (2.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (67.39%) Architect
2 27 (58.70%) Technical Architect
3 6 (13.04%) Senior Architect
3 6 (13.04%) Senior Technical Architect
4 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (8.70%) SQL DBA
5 4 (8.70%) DBA
6 3 (6.52%) Field Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Exchange Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) Development Manager
8 1 (2.17%) Server Support
8 1 (2.17%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (2.17%) Support Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) Operations Manager
8 1 (2.17%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (41.30%) Application Packaging
2 17 (36.96%) .NET
3 6 (13.04%) XML
4 4 (8.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) Replication
3 3 (6.52%) Reference Data
3 3 (6.52%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.78%) Windows
2 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (65.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 26 (56.52%) CRM
3 15 (32.61%) SOA
4 13 (28.26%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (15.22%) Load Balancing
6 6 (13.04%) Performance Management
7 5 (10.87%) Workflow
8 4 (8.70%) Data Architecture
8 4 (8.70%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (8.70%) ITIL
8 4 (8.70%) Data Modelling
8 4 (8.70%) Service Management
9 3 (6.52%) Change Management
9 3 (6.52%) Migration
9 3 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
11 1 (2.17%) TOGAF
11 1 (2.17%) Mentoring
11 1 (2.17%) Database Security
11 1 (2.17%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 34 (73.91%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (28.26%) MCTS
2 12 (26.09%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.70%) DV Cleared
3 4 (8.70%) Degree
3 4 (8.70%) MCITP
4 2 (4.35%) PhD
5 1 (2.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (67.39%) Active Directory
2 26 (56.52%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.35%) XenApp
3 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) SCOM
2 5 (10.87%) SCCM
3 2 (4.35%) WMI
3 2 (4.35%) SCSM
3 2 (4.35%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 31 (67.39%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Citrix
2 3 (6.52%) Symantec
2 3 (6.52%) NetApp
3 2 (4.35%) Novell
3 2 (4.35%) Lotus
3 2 (4.35%) VMware
4 1 (2.17%) Dell