The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 144 165 172
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +7
Contract jobs citing Clustering 125 70 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.27% 0.77% 0.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.69% 2.85% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 46 32
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£390 £385 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% +14.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £524 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 6
Average hourly rate £41.75 - £23.63
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.15 - £18.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.95 - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £31.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+25.39% +21.15%
Clustering
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2667 2458 1870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.09% 27.17% 23.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1396 1294 899
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 150 181
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -29.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Clustering across the South East region.

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Clustering
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Clustering Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Clustering
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the South East region.

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Clustering
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Clustering Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Sussex +4 34 £450 +33.33% 1
Hampshire +1 31 £275 -27.63% 10
Berkshire -11 24 £350 +23.89% 1
Surrey +15 14 £333 -33.50% 1
Buckinghamshire +9 14 £350 - 1
East Sussex 0 6 £375 +3.44%
Kent -6 5 £488 -7.14% 3
Oxfordshire - 2 £450 - 3
Thames Valley - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 170 (71.13%) Windows
2 117 (48.95%) Microsoft
3 99 (41.42%) SAN
4 84 (35.15%) SQL
5 82 (34.31%) Active Directory
6 78 (32.64%) VMware
7 75 (31.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 73 (30.54%) HP
9 68 (28.45%) Hyper-V
10 64 (26.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 61 (25.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 55 (23.01%) DNS
13 53 (22.18%) Linux
14 50 (20.92%) SQL Server
15 47 (19.67%) ITIL
15 47 (19.67%) UNIX
16 46 (19.25%) Microsoft Certification
16 46 (19.25%) VMware Infrastructure
17 43 (17.99%) Disaster Recovery
18 40 (16.74%) MS Excel
19 39 (16.32%) MS Exchange
20 38 (15.90%) Finance
20 38 (15.90%) SCCM
21 34 (14.23%) IIS
22 32 (13.39%) SharePoint
22 32 (13.39%) Veritas
23 31 (12.97%) DHCP
24 30 (12.55%) Solaris
24 30 (12.55%) AIX
24 30 (12.55%) SCOM

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 39 (16.32%) MS Exchange
2 34 (14.23%) IIS
3 32 (13.39%) SharePoint
4 29 (12.13%) Lync
5 20 (8.37%) Exchange Server 2003
6 19 (7.95%) BizTalk Server
7 17 (7.11%) SharePoint 2010
8 16 (6.69%) Exchange Server 2013
9 14 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2007
10 13 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2010
11 12 (5.02%) WebSphere
11 12 (5.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 10 (4.18%) Apache
12 10 (4.18%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (2.93%) IBM Notes
13 7 (2.93%) GroupWise
14 6 (2.51%) Live Communications Server
14 6 (2.51%) Office Communications Server
15 5 (2.09%) IBM HTTP Server
15 5 (2.09%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 40 (16.74%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (5.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (4.18%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.84%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
1 9 (3.77%) Office 365
2 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (41.42%) SAN
2 55 (23.01%) DNS
3 31 (12.97%) DHCP
4 29 (12.13%) TCP/IP
5 22 (9.21%) LDAP
6 18 (7.53%) Firewall
7 13 (5.44%) NAS
8 11 (4.60%) SMTP
9 10 (4.18%) LAN
9 10 (4.18%) Fibre Channel
9 10 (4.18%) SSL
10 8 (3.35%) IMAP
10 8 (3.35%) POP3
11 6 (2.51%) VoIP
12 5 (2.09%) Broadband
12 5 (2.09%) WAN
12 5 (2.09%) HTTP
13 4 (1.67%) Internet
14 3 (1.26%) HTTPS
14 3 (1.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (20.92%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (7.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (7.11%) MySQL
5 10 (4.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.09%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.67%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.26%) OLTP
9 3 (1.26%) DB2
9 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (1.26%) EDRMS
9 3 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.42%) DB2 UDB
11 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (2.51%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.09%) Introscope
3 4 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.26%) WinRunner
4 3 (1.26%) TestDirector
4 3 (1.26%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.84%) PHPUnit
5 2 (0.84%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.84%) Zend Studio
6 1 (0.42%) GitLab
General
1 38 (15.90%) Finance
2 10 (4.18%) Banking
3 6 (2.51%) Retail
4 5 (2.09%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.67%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.42%) Games
7 1 (0.42%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.42%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (12.97%) Administrator
2 30 (12.55%) Server Engineer
3 19 (7.95%) Architect
4 16 (6.69%) Analyst
5 15 (6.28%) Consultant
6 14 (5.86%) Support Engineer
6 14 (5.86%) Designer
7 13 (5.44%) Infrastructure Designer
7 13 (5.44%) Systems Administrator
7 13 (5.44%) DBA
8 12 (5.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 12 (5.02%) Field Engineer
8 12 (5.02%) SQL DBA
9 11 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (4.60%) Technical Architect
10 10 (4.18%) Exchange Engineer
10 10 (4.18%) Wintel Engineer
11 9 (3.77%) Windows Engineer
11 9 (3.77%) Windows Administrator
11 9 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.79%) .NET
2 13 (5.44%) Web Services
3 10 (4.18%) XML
4 8 (3.35%) SOAP
4 8 (3.35%) Application Packaging
5 6 (2.51%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (2.51%) Middleware
6 4 (1.67%) JDBC
6 4 (1.67%) JNDI
6 4 (1.67%) J2EE
6 4 (1.67%) REST
7 2 (0.84%) Zend Framework
7 2 (0.84%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.84%) EDIFACT
7 2 (0.84%) LAMP
8 1 (0.42%) Ajax
8 1 (0.42%) HTML
8 1 (0.42%) COM
8 1 (0.42%) CSS
8 1 (0.42%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.95%) Replication
1 19 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.53%) HACMP
3 13 (5.44%) Blackberry
4 8 (3.35%) PKI
4 8 (3.35%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.09%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.67%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.67%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.84%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.84%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.84%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.84%) Open Source
7 2 (0.84%) PDA
7 2 (0.84%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.42%) DataPower
8 1 (0.42%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.42%) Biometrics
8 1 (0.42%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 170 (71.13%) Windows
2 75 (31.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (26.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 61 (25.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 53 (22.18%) Linux
6 47 (19.67%) UNIX
7 30 (12.55%) Solaris
7 30 (12.55%) AIX
8 20 (8.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (7.53%) HPUX
10 16 (6.69%) Windows 7
11 10 (4.18%) Windows 2000
11 10 (4.18%) Windows XP
11 10 (4.18%) Windows 2000 Server
12 9 (3.77%) Windows NT
13 7 (2.93%) CentOS
13 7 (2.93%) NetWare
14 6 (2.51%) SUSE
15 5 (2.09%) Ubuntu
16 3 (1.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (19.67%) ITIL
2 43 (17.99%) Disaster Recovery
3 25 (10.46%) Performance Tuning
4 20 (8.37%) Change Management
5 19 (7.95%) Service Management
6 18 (7.53%) High Availability
7 17 (7.11%) CRM
7 17 (7.11%) Migration
8 14 (5.86%) Root Cause Analysis
8 14 (5.86%) Load Balancing
9 13 (5.44%) Performance Monitoring
9 13 (5.44%) Service Delivery
10 12 (5.02%) Project Management
11 11 (4.60%) Change Control
11 11 (4.60%) Customer Engagement
12 8 (3.35%) Performance Testing
12 8 (3.35%) Capacity Management
13 7 (2.93%) SOA
13 7 (2.93%) Business Continuity
14 6 (2.51%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 84 (35.15%) SQL
2 27 (11.30%) PowerShell
3 19 (7.95%) Korn
4 18 (7.53%) Perl
5 17 (7.11%) Bash Shell
6 15 (6.28%) VBScript
7 14 (5.86%) Shell Script
8 12 (5.02%) Java
9 11 (4.60%) C
9 11 (4.60%) Python
10 9 (3.77%) C++
10 9 (3.77%) T-SQL
11 6 (2.51%) C#
12 4 (1.67%) Jython
13 3 (1.26%) PHP
14 2 (0.84%) Bourne shell
14 2 (0.84%) VB
14 2 (0.84%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 46 (19.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (11.72%) MCSE
3 27 (11.30%) Degree
3 27 (11.30%) Security Cleared
4 20 (8.37%) MCTS
5 17 (7.11%) MCITP
6 16 (6.69%) MCP
7 11 (4.60%) SC Cleared
8 9 (3.77%) DV Cleared
9 6 (2.51%) MCDBA
10 4 (1.67%) MCSD
10 4 (1.67%) MCSA
10 4 (1.67%) SCSA
10 4 (1.67%) Sun Certification
11 3 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.26%) CCNA
11 3 (1.26%) MCPD
12 2 (0.84%) PhD
12 2 (0.84%) CCA
12 2 (0.84%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.53%) SLA
2 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 82 (34.31%) Active Directory
2 68 (28.45%) Hyper-V
3 46 (19.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (8.37%) VMware ESX
5 14 (5.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 12 (5.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 11 (4.60%) NFS
7 11 (4.60%) GPFS
8 9 (3.77%) vSphere
8 9 (3.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 6 (2.51%) ISA Server
10 5 (2.09%) Veritas File System
11 4 (1.67%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (1.26%) PowerHA
12 3 (1.26%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.84%) UAG
13 2 (0.84%) vCloud
13 2 (0.84%) Firmware
13 2 (0.84%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 38 (15.90%) SCCM
2 30 (12.55%) SCOM
3 14 (5.86%) SCSM
4 11 (4.60%) WSUS
5 10 (4.18%) NetBackup
6 9 (3.77%) Tivoli
7 8 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (3.35%) Puppet
8 7 (2.93%) WMI
9 6 (2.51%) BladeLogic
9 6 (2.51%) SAP Afaria
10 5 (2.09%) CA Wily
10 5 (2.09%) HP Data Protector
10 5 (2.09%) Nagios
11 4 (1.67%) Netcool
11 4 (1.67%) OpenView
11 4 (1.67%) Control-M
12 3 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (1.26%) YaST
12 3 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 117 (48.95%) Microsoft
2 78 (32.64%) VMware
3 73 (30.54%) HP
4 32 (13.39%) Veritas
5 26 (10.88%) IBM
6 25 (10.46%) Oracle
7 21 (8.79%) Red Hat
8 20 (8.37%) 3PAR
9 18 (7.53%) Citrix
10 14 (5.86%) Cisco
11 13 (5.44%) Symantec
12 12 (5.02%) Sun
12 12 (5.02%) Dell
13 10 (4.18%) Juniper
13 10 (4.18%) NetApp
14 9 (3.77%) EMC
14 9 (3.77%) Intel
15 7 (2.93%) Compaq
15 7 (2.93%) Novell
15 7 (2.93%) Lotus
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