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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 179 138 174
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +36
Contract jobs citing Clustering 91 133 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.02% 1.39% 0.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.34% 4.42% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 66 38
Median daily rate £413 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £325 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
-9.65% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Median hourly rate £19.61 £23.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.43% -36.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £27.13
% change year-on-year
+17.89% -12.44%
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
2724 3009 2646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.61% 31.48% 29.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1564 1657 1395
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 £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 157 149
Median hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.94% -8.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.78 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.25 £46.50 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +15 35 £475 +8.57% 6
Hampshire -13 18 £313 -20.63% 7
Surrey -15 13 £425 +21.42% 2
Buckinghamshire -17 10 £425 +6.64%
Kent +7 7 £445 -13.59%
Oxfordshire +11 5 £375 +15.38% 1
West Sussex -6 2 - -
Middlesex -6 1 - -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 101 (49.75%) Windows
2 100 (49.26%) Linux
3 73 (35.96%) SQL
3 73 (35.96%) SQL Server
4 68 (33.50%) SAN
5 63 (31.03%) Microsoft
6 59 (29.06%) Active Directory
7 58 (28.57%) Oracle
8 53 (26.11%) Windows Server
9 52 (25.62%) Unix
10 50 (24.63%) ITIL
11 48 (23.65%) High Availability
12 45 (22.17%) Finance
13 42 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
14 40 (19.70%) Veritas
15 39 (19.21%) Replication
15 39 (19.21%) PowerShell
15 39 (19.21%) Microsoft Clustering
16 38 (18.72%) HP
16 38 (18.72%) Perl
17 37 (18.23%) VMware
18 36 (17.73%) AIX
18 36 (17.73%) DNS
19 35 (17.24%) Red Hat
19 35 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
20 34 (16.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 32 (15.76%) IBM
21 32 (15.76%) Solaris
22 29 (14.29%) MS Exchange
22 29 (14.29%) EMC

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 29 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 23 (11.33%) IIS
3 22 (10.84%) WebSphere
4 21 (10.34%) WebSphere Application Server
5 17 (8.37%) SharePoint
6 14 (6.90%) JBoss
7 11 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (3.94%) WebLogic
9 6 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (2.96%) Skype for Business
10 5 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.97%) Apache
11 4 (1.97%) Live Communications Server
12 3 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.99%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.99%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
14 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 21 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.45%) MS Office
3 3 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.48%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.93%) Office 365
3 6 (2.96%) SaaS
4 3 (1.48%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.49%) Engine Yard
6 1 (0.49%) GitHub
6 1 (0.49%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 68 (33.50%) SAN
2 36 (17.73%) DNS
3 26 (12.81%) DHCP
4 24 (11.82%) Firewall
5 23 (11.33%) SSL
5 23 (11.33%) TCP/IP
6 14 (6.90%) HTTP
7 11 (5.42%) WAN
8 10 (4.93%) LAN
8 10 (4.93%) NAS
9 9 (4.43%) tcpdump
10 8 (3.94%) Internet
11 6 (2.96%) IPsec
11 6 (2.96%) Unified Communications
12 5 (2.46%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (2.46%) SNMP
13 4 (1.97%) iSCSI
13 4 (1.97%) Network Security
13 4 (1.97%) Remote Desktop
14 3 (1.48%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (35.96%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.84%) SQL Server 2008
2 22 (10.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (9.36%) Oracle Database
4 18 (8.87%) SQL Server 2014
5 14 (6.90%) Relational Database
5 14 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (6.40%) MySQL
6 13 (6.40%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (6.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (6.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (4.43%) Oracle BI EE
8 8 (3.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (2.96%) MongoDB
11 5 (2.46%) MS Access
11 5 (2.46%) NoSQL
11 5 (2.46%) RDBMS
11 5 (2.46%) Sybase IQ
12 4 (1.97%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 13 (6.40%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.43%) Artifactory
2 9 (4.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 9 (4.43%) Gradle
2 9 (4.43%) Maven
2 9 (4.43%) TortoiseSVN
3 8 (3.94%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.94%) Vagrant
4 7 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (2.46%) Introscope
6 4 (1.97%) JIRA
7 3 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.48%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.49%) Gitweb
8 1 (0.49%) Subversion
8 1 (0.49%) Toad
General
1 45 (22.17%) Finance
2 15 (7.39%) Banking
3 9 (4.43%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.96%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.97%) Retail
6 3 (1.48%) Marketing
6 3 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.99%) Automotive
7 2 (0.99%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 42 (20.69%) DBA
2 37 (18.23%) Administrator
3 21 (10.34%) SQL DBA
4 17 (8.37%) Support Engineer
5 15 (7.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (7.39%) SQL Server DBA
6 14 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
6 14 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
7 12 (5.91%) Consultant
7 12 (5.91%) Field Engineer
7 12 (5.91%) Oracle DBA
7 12 (5.91%) Windows Engineer
8 11 (5.42%) Server Engineer
9 9 (4.43%) Analyst
9 9 (4.43%) Unix Administrator
9 9 (4.43%) WebSphere Administrator
10 8 (3.94%) Linux Specialist
10 8 (3.94%) Linux Support
10 8 (3.94%) WebSphere Engineer
11 7 (3.45%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.32%) Web Services
2 14 (6.90%) WebSphere MQ
3 13 (6.40%) J2EE
3 13 (6.40%) Middleware
4 12 (5.91%) SOAP
5 11 (5.42%) .NET
5 11 (5.42%) JDBC
5 11 (5.42%) JNDI
6 4 (1.97%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (1.97%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.97%) Castor
6 4 (1.97%) DCOM
6 4 (1.97%) REST
7 3 (1.48%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.48%) CSS
7 3 (1.48%) HTML
7 3 (1.48%) XML
8 2 (0.99%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (0.99%) JMS
9 1 (0.49%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (19.21%) Replication
2 12 (5.91%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.43%) HACMP
4 5 (2.46%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.97%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.97%) Smart Meter
5 4 (1.97%) Wiki
6 3 (1.48%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.48%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.48%) PKI
7 2 (0.99%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.99%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.99%) DataPower
7 2 (0.99%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.49%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.49%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.49%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.49%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 101 (49.75%) Windows
2 100 (49.26%) Linux
3 53 (26.11%) Windows Server
4 52 (25.62%) Unix
5 42 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (17.73%) AIX
7 35 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (16.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (15.76%) Solaris
10 22 (10.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (6.40%) Windows XP
12 7 (3.45%) Windows 7
13 4 (1.97%) HPUX
13 4 (1.97%) NetWare
14 3 (1.48%) Windows 10
14 3 (1.48%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.49%) CentOS
15 1 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (24.63%) ITIL
2 48 (23.65%) High Availability
3 20 (9.85%) Migration
3 20 (9.85%) Performance Tuning
4 19 (9.36%) Configuration Management
5 17 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (6.40%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (6.40%) Performance Monitoring
6 13 (6.40%) Release Management
7 12 (5.91%) DevOps
8 11 (5.42%) Garbage Collection
9 10 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (4.93%) ITSM
10 9 (4.43%) Customer Engagement
10 9 (4.43%) Project Management
10 9 (4.43%) Service Delivery
11 8 (3.94%) Performance Optimisation
11 8 (3.94%) Service Management
12 7 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (3.45%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 73 (35.96%) SQL
2 39 (19.21%) PowerShell
3 38 (18.72%) Perl
4 26 (12.81%) Shell Script
5 22 (10.84%) Korn
6 18 (8.87%) Python
7 16 (7.88%) Bash Shell
8 15 (7.39%) VBScript
9 12 (5.91%) T-SQL
10 11 (5.42%) Jython
11 7 (3.45%) PL/SQL
12 6 (2.96%) Bourne shell
12 6 (2.96%) Java
13 5 (2.46%) C
13 5 (2.46%) C#
14 4 (1.97%) C++
14 4 (1.97%) VB
14 4 (1.97%) VB.NET
15 3 (1.48%) JavaScript
16 2 (0.99%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.37%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.90%) Degree
3 14 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (4.93%) DV Cleared
5 9 (4.43%) OCP
5 9 (4.43%) Oracle Certification
5 9 (4.43%) RHCE
6 8 (3.94%) MCITP
6 8 (3.94%) MCTS
7 6 (2.96%) MCSE
8 4 (1.97%) CCNA
8 4 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.48%) MCSA
10 2 (0.99%) CCNP
10 2 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.49%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.49%) IBM Certification
11 1 (0.49%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.36%) SLA
2 3 (1.48%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.49%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 59 (29.06%) Active Directory
2 25 (12.32%) Oracle RAC
3 24 (11.82%) Hyper-V
4 16 (7.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (5.42%) VMware ESX
6 10 (4.93%) KVM
7 9 (4.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 8 (3.94%) vSphere
9 6 (2.96%) Veritas File System
10 5 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.97%) GPFS
11 4 (1.97%) NFS
12 3 (1.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.99%) XenApp
14 1 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.49%) iptables
14 1 (0.49%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.49%) RHEV
14 1 (0.49%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 39 (19.21%) Microsoft Clustering
2 22 (10.84%) Failover Clustering
3 18 (8.87%) NetBackup
4 17 (8.37%) SCCM
5 13 (6.40%) Simpana
6 12 (5.91%) Netcool
6 12 (5.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 11 (5.42%) CA Wily
7 11 (5.42%) Data Guard
7 11 (5.42%) Legato
7 11 (5.42%) Oracle RMAN
8 10 (4.93%) Ansible
8 10 (4.93%) EMC NetWorker
9 8 (3.94%) SCOM
9 8 (3.94%) Tivoli
10 7 (3.45%) WMI
11 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (2.96%) Puppet
12 5 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (2.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 63 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 58 (28.57%) Oracle
3 40 (19.70%) Veritas
4 38 (18.72%) HP
5 37 (18.23%) VMware
6 35 (17.24%) Red Hat
7 32 (15.76%) IBM
8 29 (14.29%) EMC
9 19 (9.36%) Citrix
10 15 (7.39%) F5
11 14 (6.90%) CommVault
12 13 (6.40%) Informatica
13 11 (5.42%) Dell Compellent
13 11 (5.42%) Sun
14 10 (4.93%) Sybase
15 9 (4.43%) Cisco
16 8 (3.94%) Dell
17 6 (2.96%) Intel Security
17 6 (2.96%) Symantec
18 5 (2.46%) Siebel
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