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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 54 49 60
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing Clustering 15 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.60% 2.04% 1.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.49% 7.41% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.97%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
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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
273 243 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.20% 27.49% 30.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 109 116
Average daily rate £425 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £277 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 12
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £10.00 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £94.88 £19.00 £23.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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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 31 July 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 31 July 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 16 (76.19%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) IBM
3 12 (57.14%) AIX
3 12 (57.14%) Solaris
3 12 (57.14%) Linux
3 12 (57.14%) WebSphere
4 11 (52.38%) WebSphere MQ
4 11 (52.38%) DB2
4 11 (52.38%) JMS
4 11 (52.38%) IBM Certification
4 11 (52.38%) DataPower
5 10 (47.62%) High Availability
6 9 (42.86%) Management Information System
7 8 (38.10%) Configuration Management
7 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (28.57%) SAN
8 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
9 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
9 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (19.05%) Service Management
9 4 (19.05%) Finance
9 4 (19.05%) MCTS
9 4 (19.05%) MCITP
9 4 (19.05%) Degree
10 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (14.29%) Replication
10 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (14.29%) Middleware
10 3 (14.29%) SQL

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (57.14%) WebSphere
2 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
3 3 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (9.52%) IIS
4 2 (9.52%) IBM Notes
4 2 (9.52%) GroupWise
4 2 (9.52%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (9.52%) Lync
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) SAN
2 3 (14.29%) HTTP
2 3 (14.29%) SSL
3 2 (9.52%) DNS
3 2 (9.52%) Firewall
3 2 (9.52%) IMAP
3 2 (9.52%) Skype
3 2 (9.52%) LAN
3 2 (9.52%) WAN
3 2 (9.52%) POP3
3 2 (9.52%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (52.38%) DB2
2 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Consultant
2 3 (14.29%) DBA
2 3 (14.29%) SQL DBA
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Field Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) JMS
1 11 (52.38%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (14.29%) Middleware
3 2 (9.52%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) DataPower
2 9 (42.86%) Management Information System
3 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (14.29%) Replication
4 3 (14.29%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 16 (76.19%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) AIX
2 12 (57.14%) Solaris
2 12 (57.14%) Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) High Availability
2 8 (38.10%) Configuration Management
2 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) Service Management
4 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (9.52%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL
6 1 (4.76%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
2 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) IBM Certification
2 4 (19.05%) MCTS
2 4 (19.05%) MCITP
2 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.52%) MCP
3 2 (9.52%) MCDBA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
1 2 (9.52%) SCOM
1 2 (9.52%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) IBM
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) EMC
3 2 (9.52%) Novell
3 2 (9.52%) Lotus
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco