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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 58 68 56
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Contract jobs citing Clustering 11 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.17% 0.80% 1.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.14% 2.97% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 10
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£425 £260 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.46% -3.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £30.00 £22.63
% change year-on-year
+30.83% +32.59%
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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
214 269 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.67% 26.87% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 128 71
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 £233 £232 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £542 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 13
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.10 £14.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £26.58 £34.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.68 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.63% -11.60%

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

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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 4 March 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 36 (78.26%) Active Directory
2 34 (73.91%) Microsoft
2 34 (73.91%) Disaster Recovery
3 29 (63.04%) SQL
4 26 (56.52%) CRM
4 26 (56.52%) SharePoint
4 26 (56.52%) Lync
4 26 (56.52%) SharePoint 2010
4 26 (56.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 26 (56.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 25 (54.35%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (54.35%) Hyper-V
5 25 (54.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 25 (54.35%) Dynamics AX
6 24 (52.17%) BizTalk Server
7 20 (43.48%) Windows
8 19 (41.30%) Application Packaging
9 17 (36.96%) .NET
10 15 (32.61%) SOA
11 13 (28.26%) DNS
11 13 (28.26%) Enterprise Architecture
12 12 (26.09%) SAN
13 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (23.91%) MCTS
14 8 (17.39%) Service Management
14 8 (17.39%) POP3
14 8 (17.39%) SMTP
14 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
14 8 (17.39%) ITIL
14 8 (17.39%) MS Excel

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 26 (56.52%) SharePoint
1 26 (56.52%) Lync
1 26 (56.52%) SharePoint 2010
1 26 (56.52%) SharePoint 2013
1 26 (56.52%) Exchange Server 2013
2 24 (52.17%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
3 8 (17.39%) IIS
4 7 (15.22%) IBM Notes
4 7 (15.22%) GroupWise
5 6 (13.04%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (4.35%) WebSphere
7 1 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) 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 13 (28.26%) DNS
2 12 (26.09%) SAN
3 8 (17.39%) POP3
3 8 (17.39%) SMTP
3 8 (17.39%) IMAP
4 5 (10.87%) DHCP
5 2 (4.35%) DMZ
5 2 (4.35%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2000
1 3 (6.52%) EDRMS
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) WinRunner
1 1 (2.17%) TestDirector
1 1 (2.17%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (2.17%) Banking
1 1 (2.17%) Finance
1 1 (2.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 30 (65.22%) Architect
2 27 (58.70%) Technical Architect
3 9 (19.57%) Field Engineer
4 7 (15.22%) Server Engineer
4 7 (15.22%) Exchange Engineer
5 6 (13.04%) Senior Technical Architect
5 6 (13.04%) Senior Architect
6 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (8.70%) Consultant
8 2 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Exchange Consultant
8 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.17%) Designer
9 1 (2.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
9 1 (2.17%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
9 1 (2.17%) 3rd Line Server Support
9 1 (2.17%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (41.30%) Application Packaging
2 17 (36.96%) .NET
3 4 (8.70%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.35%) XML
5 1 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (2.17%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Reference Data
2 3 (6.52%) Data Integration
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.17%) DataPower
4 1 (2.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (43.48%) Windows
2 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (6.52%) AIX
4 2 (4.35%) Solaris
4 2 (4.35%) Linux
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (73.91%) Disaster Recovery
2 26 (56.52%) CRM
3 15 (32.61%) SOA
4 13 (28.26%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (17.39%) Service Management
5 8 (17.39%) ITIL
5 8 (17.39%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (8.70%) Data Modelling
6 4 (8.70%) Load Balancing
6 4 (8.70%) Data Architecture
7 2 (4.35%) Change Management
7 2 (4.35%) Workflow
7 2 (4.35%) Performance Management
7 2 (4.35%) High Availability
7 2 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (2.17%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.17%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.17%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.17%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 29 (63.04%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) VBScript
2 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (23.91%) MCTS
2 8 (17.39%) Degree
2 8 (17.39%) MCITP
3 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.35%) PhD
5 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) VCP4
5 1 (2.17%) ISEB
5 1 (2.17%) IBM Certification
5 1 (2.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (78.26%) Active Directory
2 25 (54.35%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.35%) XenApp
3 2 (4.35%) vSphere
3 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) WMI
1 2 (4.35%) SCOM
1 2 (4.35%) NetBackup
1 2 (4.35%) SCSM
2 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.17%) Netcool
2 1 (2.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 34 (73.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.22%) Novell
2 7 (15.22%) Lotus
3 3 (6.52%) NetApp
3 3 (6.52%) Citrix
4 2 (4.35%) IBM
4 2 (4.35%) Symantec
4 2 (4.35%) VMware
5 1 (2.17%) McAfee
5 1 (2.17%) Veritas