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 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 129 177 156
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -21
Contract jobs citing Clustering 137 75 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.44% 0.82% 0.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.67% 2.80% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 39 47
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£388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £23.75 £37.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +59.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
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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
2933 2675 2348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.77% 29.09% 27.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1648 1421 1168
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £212 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 139 159
Average hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.09% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.13 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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
Buckinghamshire +33 41 £407 - 2
Hampshire +2 34 £394 +26.00% 1
Berkshire +5 27 £425 -9.33% 9
Surrey +17 25 £350 -15.15% 5
Middlesex - 7 £378 -
West Sussex -4 4 £338 -32.50%
Kent -4 2 £531 +32.81%
Oxfordshire -25 1 £325 -13.33% 1
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England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 153 (59.53%) Windows
2 118 (45.91%) VMware
3 89 (34.63%) Linux
3 89 (34.63%) SAN
4 87 (33.85%) Microsoft
5 83 (32.30%) Active Directory
6 80 (31.13%) SQL
7 78 (30.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 76 (29.57%) SQL Server
9 75 (29.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 66 (25.68%) HP
11 59 (22.96%) UNIX
11 59 (22.96%) Windows Server 2012
12 54 (21.01%) Windows Server 2003
13 53 (20.62%) Hyper-V
14 51 (19.84%) SCCM
14 51 (19.84%) Finance
15 49 (19.07%) DNS
16 48 (18.68%) AIX
17 47 (18.29%) Oracle
18 41 (15.95%) Solaris
19 39 (15.18%) MS Exchange
19 39 (15.18%) High Availability
20 38 (14.79%) ITIL
21 36 (14.01%) IBM
21 36 (14.01%) Performance Tuning
21 36 (14.01%) PowerShell
22 33 (12.84%) Veritas
23 32 (12.45%) TCP/IP
24 31 (12.06%) Red Hat

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (15.18%) MS Exchange
2 27 (10.51%) IIS
3 18 (7.00%) WebSphere
4 17 (6.61%) SharePoint
5 16 (6.23%) Lync
6 13 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (4.67%) Apache
8 11 (4.28%) WebLogic
9 10 (3.89%) JBoss
9 10 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (3.50%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.95%) Tomcat
12 5 (1.95%) Live Communications Server
12 5 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (1.56%) MediaWiki
13 4 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (1.17%) nginx
14 3 (1.17%) TPMS
Applications
1 31 (12.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (4.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (3.50%) BusinessWorks
3 6 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.23%) Office 365
2 2 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (34.63%) SAN
2 49 (19.07%) DNS
3 32 (12.45%) TCP/IP
4 24 (9.34%) DHCP
5 19 (7.39%) Firewall
6 14 (5.45%) LDAP
6 14 (5.45%) NAS
7 10 (3.89%) Fibre Channel
8 9 (3.50%) LAN
9 8 (3.11%) HTTP
9 8 (3.11%) SSL
9 8 (3.11%) IPsec
10 6 (2.33%) Broadband
11 5 (1.95%) SMTP
11 5 (1.95%) WAN
11 5 (1.95%) VPN
11 5 (1.95%) Wireless
11 5 (1.95%) BGP
12 4 (1.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 4 (1.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (29.57%) SQL Server
2 27 (10.51%) DB2
3 26 (10.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (8.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (7.78%) MySQL
6 15 (5.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (5.45%) Oracle Database
8 11 (4.28%) Relational Database
8 11 (4.28%) DB2 UDB
9 10 (3.89%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (3.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (3.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (3.50%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (2.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (1.95%) RDBMS
14 4 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
15 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2000
16 2 (0.78%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 8 (3.11%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.95%) Introscope
3 4 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (1.56%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.17%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.78%) WinRunner
5 2 (0.78%) TestDirector
5 2 (0.78%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.78%) Subversion
5 2 (0.78%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.39%) JUnit
6 1 (0.39%) Maven
6 1 (0.39%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
General
1 51 (19.84%) Finance
2 10 (3.89%) Telecoms
2 10 (3.89%) Banking
3 6 (2.33%) Spanish Language
4 4 (1.56%) Retail
5 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (14.01%) Administrator
2 31 (12.06%) DBA
3 25 (9.73%) Analyst
4 23 (8.95%) 3rd Line Support
5 21 (8.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 20 (7.78%) Consultant
6 20 (7.78%) SQL DBA
7 17 (6.61%) Systems Administrator
8 16 (6.23%) Server Engineer
9 15 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (5.06%) Support Analyst
11 12 (4.67%) Support Engineer
12 11 (4.28%) Architect
12 11 (4.28%) Wintel Engineer
13 9 (3.50%) Windows Administrator
13 9 (3.50%) SQL Server DBA
14 8 (3.11%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
14 8 (3.11%) Linux Administrator
14 8 (3.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
14 8 (3.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.61%) WebSphere MQ
2 14 (5.45%) Middleware
3 13 (5.06%) JMS
4 11 (4.28%) Web Services
5 10 (3.89%) SOAP
6 9 (3.50%) .NET
6 9 (3.50%) J2EE
6 9 (3.50%) TIBCO EMS
6 9 (3.50%) REST
7 4 (1.56%) JNDI
7 4 (1.56%) CSS
7 4 (1.56%) JDBC
7 4 (1.56%) XML
7 4 (1.56%) X-Windows
8 3 (1.17%) HTML
8 3 (1.17%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.17%) RESTful
8 3 (1.17%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.78%) HTML5
9 2 (0.78%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.95%) Replication
3 22 (8.56%) HACMP
4 16 (6.23%) Management Information System
5 14 (5.45%) Private Cloud
5 14 (5.45%) Data Centre
6 12 (4.67%) DataPower
7 11 (4.28%) Client/Server
8 7 (2.72%) Blackberry
9 6 (2.33%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.56%) Cryptography
11 3 (1.17%) LPAR
11 3 (1.17%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.78%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.78%) PDA
12 2 (0.78%) N-Tier
13 1 (0.39%) NHS
13 1 (0.39%) Biometrics
13 1 (0.39%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 153 (59.53%) Windows
2 89 (34.63%) Linux
3 78 (30.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 59 (22.96%) UNIX
4 59 (22.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (21.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 48 (18.68%) AIX
7 41 (15.95%) Solaris
8 27 (10.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (4.67%) HPUX
10 11 (4.28%) Windows 7
11 9 (3.50%) Windows XP
12 5 (1.95%) VMS
12 5 (1.95%) NetWare
13 4 (1.56%) CentOS
14 3 (1.17%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.78%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.78%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (15.18%) High Availability
2 38 (14.79%) ITIL
3 36 (14.01%) Performance Tuning
4 30 (11.67%) Migration
5 25 (9.73%) Disaster Recovery
6 21 (8.17%) CRM
7 18 (7.00%) Configuration Management
8 16 (6.23%) Change Management
8 16 (6.23%) Performance Monitoring
8 16 (6.23%) Server Building
9 14 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (5.06%) Data Migration
11 12 (4.67%) Root Cause Analysis
12 11 (4.28%) Performance Analysis
13 9 (3.50%) Capacity Planning
13 9 (3.50%) Load Balancing
13 9 (3.50%) Problem Management
14 8 (3.11%) Incident Management
15 7 (2.72%) Capacity Management
15 7 (2.72%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 80 (31.13%) SQL
2 36 (14.01%) PowerShell
3 23 (8.95%) Bash Shell
3 23 (8.95%) Korn
4 22 (8.56%) Perl
4 22 (8.56%) Shell Script
5 21 (8.17%) T-SQL
5 21 (8.17%) Java
6 15 (5.84%) Python
7 11 (4.28%) VBScript
8 9 (3.50%) VB
9 6 (2.33%) JavaScript
9 6 (2.33%) C++
10 5 (1.95%) C
11 4 (1.56%) Jython
12 3 (1.17%) Ruby
12 3 (1.17%) AWK
12 3 (1.17%) C#
12 3 (1.17%) sed
13 2 (0.78%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 31 (12.06%) Security Cleared
2 26 (10.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (5.45%) MCSE
3 14 (5.45%) Degree
3 14 (5.45%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.67%) IBM Certification
5 10 (3.89%) DV Cleared
6 9 (3.50%) MCITP
7 6 (2.33%) MCTS
7 6 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (2.33%) MCP
8 5 (1.95%) MCSA
9 4 (1.56%) MCDBA
9 4 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.56%) VCP4
10 3 (1.17%) MCSD
10 3 (1.17%) CCNP
10 3 (1.17%) CCNA
11 2 (0.78%) CCA
11 2 (0.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.89%) SLA
2 5 (1.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.17%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.39%) QA
System Software
1 83 (32.30%) Active Directory
2 75 (29.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (20.62%) Hyper-V
4 28 (10.89%) vSphere
5 24 (9.34%) VMware ESX
6 19 (7.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 14 (5.45%) NFS
8 12 (4.67%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (4.28%) Forefront TMG
10 9 (3.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 8 (3.11%) GPFS
12 5 (1.95%) Veritas File System
13 4 (1.56%) UAG
13 4 (1.56%) XenApp
14 2 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.78%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.78%) vCloud
14 2 (0.78%) Docker
15 1 (0.39%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 51 (19.84%) SCCM
2 28 (10.89%) SCOM
3 17 (6.61%) Tivoli
3 17 (6.61%) WSUS
4 13 (5.06%) Puppet
4 13 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (4.28%) NetBackup
6 9 (3.50%) OpenView
7 8 (3.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 7 (2.72%) SCSM
8 7 (2.72%) Netcool
9 6 (2.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 6 (2.33%) SAP Afaria
10 5 (1.95%) CA Wily
10 5 (1.95%) OVSD
11 4 (1.56%) Control-M
11 4 (1.56%) vMotion
12 3 (1.17%) cPanel
12 3 (1.17%) Webmin
12 3 (1.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 118 (45.91%) VMware
2 87 (33.85%) Microsoft
3 66 (25.68%) HP
4 47 (18.29%) Oracle
5 36 (14.01%) IBM
6 33 (12.84%) Veritas
7 31 (12.06%) Red Hat
8 22 (8.56%) NetApp
9 20 (7.78%) EMC
10 19 (7.39%) Citrix
10 19 (7.39%) Symantec
11 18 (7.00%) Cisco
12 17 (6.61%) Dell
13 15 (5.84%) 3PAR
14 13 (5.06%) TIBCO
15 8 (3.11%) Websense
16 7 (2.72%) McAfee
16 7 (2.72%) F5
17 6 (2.33%) Tripwire
17 6 (2.33%) Juniper
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Michael Bailey Associates
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