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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 171 145 158
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +13
Contract jobs citing Clustering 93 129 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.04% 1.37% 1.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.33% 4.29% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 64 55
Median daily rate £400 £389 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £454 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
-12.66% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £19.61 £19.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.56% -49.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £19.50 £37.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.08 £19.50 £39.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £19.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+43.58% -49.67%
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
2790 3010 2685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.26% 31.94% 29.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1628 1596 1457
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £232 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 136 155
Median hourly rate £25.00 £16.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% -19.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.37 £11.30 £12.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -16.66%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Clustering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +18 34 £475 +11.76% 9
Hampshire -3 20 £275 -33.33% 6
Oxfordshire +20 12 £369 +13.46% 1
Surrey -20 11 £425 +16.43% 4
Kent +12 9 £445 -13.38%
Buckinghamshire -25 5 £450 +15.75% 1
Middlesex -8 1 - -
West Sussex -25 1 - - 2
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Clustering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 109 (53.17%) Linux
2 104 (50.73%) Windows
3 74 (36.10%) SQL
4 73 (35.61%) SQL Server
5 68 (33.17%) SAN
6 64 (31.22%) Microsoft
7 60 (29.27%) Active Directory
7 60 (29.27%) Unix
8 57 (27.80%) Oracle
8 57 (27.80%) Windows Server
9 55 (26.83%) Veritas
10 50 (24.39%) ITIL
11 46 (22.44%) Perl
11 46 (22.44%) Finance
12 44 (21.46%) Windows Server 2008
13 43 (20.98%) High Availability
13 43 (20.98%) VMware
14 42 (20.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 42 (20.49%) Microsoft Clustering
15 38 (18.54%) AIX
15 38 (18.54%) Red Hat
16 37 (18.05%) DNS
17 35 (17.07%) Replication
17 35 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
18 34 (16.59%) PowerShell
18 34 (16.59%) IBM
18 34 (16.59%) HP
19 31 (15.12%) Solaris
19 31 (15.12%) MS Exchange
20 30 (14.63%) Shell Script

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (15.12%) MS Exchange
2 19 (9.27%) IIS
3 18 (8.78%) WebSphere
4 17 (8.29%) WebSphere Application Server
5 16 (7.80%) SharePoint
6 14 (6.83%) JBoss
7 12 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (3.41%) WebLogic
9 5 (2.44%) Apache
9 5 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (2.44%) Skype for Business
10 4 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.95%) Live Communications Server
11 3 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.46%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.49%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.49%) SAS
12 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (8.29%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.93%) MS Office
3 2 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.85%) Office 365
3 5 (2.44%) SaaS
4 2 (0.98%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.49%) Engine Yard
5 1 (0.49%) GitHub
5 1 (0.49%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 68 (33.17%) SAN
2 37 (18.05%) DNS
3 26 (12.68%) DHCP
4 25 (12.20%) TCP/IP
5 23 (11.22%) Firewall
6 19 (9.27%) SSL
7 9 (4.39%) HTTP
7 9 (4.39%) tcpdump
8 7 (3.41%) NAS
8 7 (3.41%) WAN
9 6 (2.93%) IPsec
9 6 (2.93%) LAN
9 6 (2.93%) LDAP
10 5 (2.44%) Internet
11 4 (1.95%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (1.95%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (1.95%) Unified Communications
12 3 (1.46%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.46%) SNMP
12 3 (1.46%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (35.61%) SQL Server
2 21 (10.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (9.27%) Oracle Database
4 18 (8.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (6.83%) Relational Database
5 14 (6.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (6.83%) SQL Server 2014
6 13 (6.34%) MySQL
7 12 (5.85%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (5.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (5.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (4.39%) Oracle BI EE
10 8 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (3.41%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (2.44%) MongoDB
12 5 (2.44%) MS Access
12 5 (2.44%) NoSQL
12 5 (2.44%) RDBMS
12 5 (2.44%) Sybase IQ
13 4 (1.95%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 13 (6.34%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.39%) Artifactory
2 9 (4.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 9 (4.39%) Gradle
2 9 (4.39%) Maven
2 9 (4.39%) TortoiseSVN
3 8 (3.90%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.90%) Vagrant
4 7 (3.41%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.95%) Introscope
6 3 (1.46%) JIRA
6 3 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.46%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.49%) Gitweb
7 1 (0.49%) Subversion
7 1 (0.49%) Toad
General
1 46 (22.44%) Finance
2 13 (6.34%) Banking
3 8 (3.90%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.46%) Retail
5 3 (1.46%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.98%) Automotive
6 2 (0.98%) Marketing
7 1 (0.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 41 (20.00%) DBA
2 39 (19.02%) Administrator
3 19 (9.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (9.27%) SQL DBA
4 18 (8.78%) Support Engineer
5 15 (7.32%) Systems Administrator
6 13 (6.34%) Oracle DBA
6 13 (6.34%) SQL Server DBA
6 13 (6.34%) Windows Engineer
7 12 (5.85%) Field Engineer
7 12 (5.85%) Linux Administrator
7 12 (5.85%) Unix Administrator
8 11 (5.37%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (5.37%) Consultant
9 10 (4.88%) Server Engineer
10 9 (4.39%) Unix Systems Administrator
11 8 (3.90%) Analyst
11 8 (3.90%) WebSphere Engineer
11 8 (3.90%) Windows Server Engineer
12 7 (3.41%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.76%) Web Services
2 12 (5.85%) Middleware
3 10 (4.88%) WebSphere MQ
4 9 (4.39%) .NET
5 8 (3.90%) J2EE
5 8 (3.90%) SOAP
6 7 (3.41%) JDBC
6 7 (3.41%) JNDI
7 4 (1.95%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.95%) Castor
7 4 (1.95%) DCOM
7 4 (1.95%) REST
8 3 (1.46%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (1.46%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.46%) CSS
8 3 (1.46%) XML
9 2 (0.98%) HTML
9 2 (0.98%) IBM Integration Bus
9 2 (0.98%) JMS
10 1 (0.49%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.07%) Replication
2 18 (8.78%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.78%) HACMP
3 8 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.93%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.44%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.95%) Wiki
7 3 (1.46%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.46%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.46%) PKI
7 3 (1.46%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.98%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.98%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.98%) DataPower
8 2 (0.98%) LPAR
9 1 (0.49%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.49%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.49%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.49%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 109 (53.17%) Linux
2 104 (50.73%) Windows
3 60 (29.27%) Unix
4 57 (27.80%) Windows Server
5 44 (21.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (20.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 38 (18.54%) AIX
8 35 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (15.12%) Solaris
10 25 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (6.34%) Windows XP
12 7 (3.41%) Windows 7
13 4 (1.95%) HPUX
13 4 (1.95%) NetWare
14 3 (1.46%) Windows 10
14 3 (1.46%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.98%) CentOS
15 2 (0.98%) VMS
16 1 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (24.39%) ITIL
2 43 (20.98%) High Availability
3 23 (11.22%) Migration
4 19 (9.27%) Configuration Management
4 19 (9.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (8.29%) Performance Tuning
6 15 (7.32%) DevOps
7 13 (6.34%) Performance Monitoring
7 13 (6.34%) Release Management
8 10 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (4.88%) Change Management
8 10 (4.88%) ITSM
8 10 (4.88%) Project Management
9 9 (4.39%) Customer Engagement
10 8 (3.90%) Performance Optimisation
10 8 (3.90%) Problem Management
10 8 (3.90%) Service Management
11 7 (3.41%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (3.41%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 74 (36.10%) SQL
2 46 (22.44%) Perl
3 34 (16.59%) PowerShell
4 30 (14.63%) Shell Script
5 20 (9.76%) Python
6 18 (8.78%) Korn
7 14 (6.83%) VBScript
8 12 (5.85%) Bash Shell
9 9 (4.39%) T-SQL
10 7 (3.41%) Jython
10 7 (3.41%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.93%) Bourne shell
12 5 (2.44%) C
12 5 (2.44%) C#
12 5 (2.44%) Java
13 4 (1.95%) C++
13 4 (1.95%) VB
14 3 (1.46%) AWK
14 3 (1.46%) JavaScript
14 3 (1.46%) sed
Qualifications
1 28 (13.66%) Security Cleared
2 19 (9.27%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.83%) Degree
3 14 (6.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (4.39%) OCP
4 9 (4.39%) Oracle Certification
5 8 (3.90%) MCITP
5 8 (3.90%) MCTS
6 7 (3.41%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.93%) MCSE
7 6 (2.93%) RHCE
8 4 (1.95%) CCNA
8 4 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.46%) MCSA
10 2 (0.98%) CCNP
10 2 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.49%) CCSA
11 1 (0.49%) CCSE
11 1 (0.49%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (12.20%) SLA
2 3 (1.46%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 60 (29.27%) Active Directory
2 28 (13.66%) Hyper-V
3 21 (10.24%) Oracle RAC
4 17 (8.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (7.80%) VMware ESX
6 15 (7.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 12 (5.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 10 (4.88%) vSphere
9 9 (4.39%) Veritas File System
10 8 (3.90%) NFS
11 7 (3.41%) KVM
12 5 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (1.95%) Forefront TMG
13 4 (1.95%) GPFS
14 3 (1.46%) ISA Server
14 3 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (1.46%) XenApp
15 2 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.98%) XenDesktop
16 1 (0.49%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 42 (20.49%) Microsoft Clustering
2 25 (12.20%) Failover Clustering
3 18 (8.78%) NetBackup
4 16 (7.80%) SCCM
4 16 (7.80%) Simpana
5 12 (5.85%) Ansible
5 12 (5.85%) Netcool
5 12 (5.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 12 (5.85%) Puppet
6 11 (5.37%) Data Guard
6 11 (5.37%) Legato
6 11 (5.37%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (5.37%) Oracle RMAN
7 10 (4.88%) Tivoli
8 7 (3.41%) CA Wily
8 7 (3.41%) WMI
8 7 (3.41%) WSUS
9 6 (2.93%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (2.93%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (2.44%) Foglight
Vendors
1 64 (31.22%) Microsoft
2 57 (27.80%) Oracle
3 55 (26.83%) Veritas
4 43 (20.98%) VMware
5 38 (18.54%) Red Hat
6 34 (16.59%) HP
6 34 (16.59%) IBM
7 26 (12.68%) EMC
8 21 (10.24%) Citrix
9 17 (8.29%) CommVault
10 14 (6.83%) Dell Compellent
11 13 (6.34%) Cisco
11 13 (6.34%) F5
11 13 (6.34%) Informatica
12 10 (4.88%) Dell
13 9 (4.39%) Sybase
13 9 (4.39%) Symantec
14 8 (3.90%) Sun
15 7 (3.41%) NetApp
16 6 (2.93%) Intel Security
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