The first 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the South East region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 163 161 145
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -16
Contract jobs citing Clustering 91 77 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.94% 0.90% 0.99%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.43% 4.68% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 47 49
Average daily rate £400 £368 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% +13.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £234 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+20.37% +3.84%
Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2055 1646 2021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.33% 19.32% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1112 773 902
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £212 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £522 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 162 199
Average hourly rate £19.50 £23.88 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.32% -8.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.40 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
Clustering
England

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +12 35 £313 +25.00% 5
Hampshire +12 23 £380 +6.66% 3
West Sussex +2 12 £400 -30.43%
Kent +9 7 £524 +16.38%
Buckinghamshire -24 5 - - 3
East Sussex +2 4 £400 +9.58% 1
Surrey -15 4 £500 +49.25% 3
Oxfordshire -3 2 £413 -2.94%
Home Counties - - - -
Middlesex - - - - 1
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 94 (62.25%) Windows
2 57 (37.75%) SQL
3 51 (33.77%) VMware
4 49 (32.45%) Active Directory
5 43 (28.48%) Microsoft
6 40 (26.49%) TCP/IP
6 40 (26.49%) SAN
7 37 (24.50%) UNIX
8 35 (23.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 34 (22.52%) Linux
9 34 (22.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 32 (21.19%) AIX
11 30 (19.87%) SQL Server
12 28 (18.54%) VMware Infrastructure
13 25 (16.56%) Oracle
14 24 (15.89%) IIS
14 24 (15.89%) Veritas
14 24 (15.89%) Security Cleared
15 23 (15.23%) DNS
15 23 (15.23%) Replication
16 22 (14.57%) Citrix
16 22 (14.57%) ITIL
16 22 (14.57%) MS Excel
17 21 (13.91%) IBM
17 21 (13.91%) SCOM
18 19 (12.58%) Microsoft Certification
18 19 (12.58%) HP
18 19 (12.58%) MS Exchange
19 18 (11.92%) Windows XP
19 18 (11.92%) DHCP

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 24 (15.89%) IIS
2 19 (12.58%) MS Exchange
3 10 (6.62%) SharePoint Server
3 10 (6.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.64%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (3.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (3.31%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (3.31%) WebLogic
6 5 (3.31%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.65%) Apache
7 4 (2.65%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.65%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (1.99%) Live Communications Server
8 3 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (1.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 22 (14.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.99%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.66%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 40 (26.49%) TCP/IP
1 40 (26.49%) SAN
2 23 (15.23%) DNS
3 18 (11.92%) DHCP
4 16 (10.60%) LAN
5 12 (7.95%) WAN
5 12 (7.95%) Firewall
6 11 (7.28%) LDAP
7 10 (6.62%) HTTP
8 9 (5.96%) SSL
9 7 (4.64%) NAS
10 5 (3.31%) SMTP
10 5 (3.31%) VLAN
10 5 (3.31%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (1.32%) FCoE
11 2 (1.32%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.32%) Network Security
11 2 (1.32%) PBX
11 2 (1.32%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.66%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (19.87%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (8.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (6.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (6.62%) Oracle Database
5 8 (5.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (4.64%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (3.97%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (3.31%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (3.31%) Oracle9i Database
8 5 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.32%) SAP HANA
9 2 (1.32%) DB2
9 2 (1.32%) OLTP
10 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.66%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.66%) OLAP
10 1 (0.66%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (7.28%) WinRunner
1 11 (7.28%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (6.62%) TestDirector
3 5 (3.31%) JIRA
3 5 (3.31%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.65%) ClearCase
4 4 (2.65%) Introscope
4 4 (2.65%) Maven
5 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.32%) Toad
6 1 (0.66%) Subversion
6 1 (0.66%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.66%) Ant
6 1 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.66%) Selenium
6 1 (0.66%) Hudson
6 1 (0.66%) Gradle
6 1 (0.66%) Apache Ivy
General
1 17 (11.26%) Finance
2 5 (3.31%) Banking
3 3 (1.99%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.99%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.32%) Back Office
4 2 (1.32%) Retail
5 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Electronics
5 1 (0.66%) Legal
5 1 (0.66%) Advertising
5 1 (0.66%) Games
5 1 (0.66%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (15.23%) DBA
1 23 (15.23%) Administrator
2 20 (13.25%) SQL DBA
3 14 (9.27%) Analyst
4 13 (8.61%) Consultant
4 13 (8.61%) SQL Server DBA
4 13 (8.61%) Server Engineer
5 11 (7.28%) Support Engineer
6 10 (6.62%) Test Analyst
6 10 (6.62%) Architect
7 9 (5.96%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (3.97%) Server Support
8 6 (3.97%) webMethods Consultant
9 5 (3.31%) Oracle DBA
9 5 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.31%) Server Support Engineer
9 5 (3.31%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (3.31%) AIX Administrator
9 5 (3.31%) Messaging Engineer
9 5 (3.31%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.96%) .NET
1 9 (5.96%) J2EE
2 7 (4.64%) Web Services
3 6 (3.97%) HTML
4 4 (2.65%) SOAP
4 4 (2.65%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (1.99%) JNDI
5 3 (1.99%) JDBC
5 3 (1.99%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 2 (1.32%) WCF
6 2 (1.32%) XML
6 2 (1.32%) Middleware
7 1 (0.66%) CPAN
7 1 (0.66%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.66%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.66%) XSD
7 1 (0.66%) XSLT
7 1 (0.66%) MDX
7 1 (0.66%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.23%) Replication
2 13 (8.61%) HACMP
3 5 (3.31%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.31%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.65%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.99%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.32%) LPAR
6 2 (1.32%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.32%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.32%) IVR
7 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.66%) DTV
7 1 (0.66%) NHS
7 1 (0.66%) Firmware
7 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.66%) Wiki
7 1 (0.66%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 94 (62.25%) Windows
2 37 (24.50%) UNIX
3 35 (23.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 34 (22.52%) Linux
4 34 (22.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (21.19%) AIX
6 18 (11.92%) Windows XP
7 13 (8.61%) Solaris
8 12 (7.95%) Windows 7
9 11 (7.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (5.30%) Windows 2000
11 5 (3.31%) HPUX
12 4 (2.65%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.99%) NetWare
13 3 (1.99%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (1.32%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.66%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.57%) ITIL
2 14 (9.27%) High Availability
2 14 (9.27%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (8.61%) Performance Tuning
4 12 (7.95%) Load Balancing
5 11 (7.28%) Test Automation
5 11 (7.28%) Problem Management
5 11 (7.28%) Capacity Management
6 10 (6.62%) Migration
7 9 (5.96%) Test Scripting
7 9 (5.96%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (5.30%) Incident Management
8 8 (5.30%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (4.64%) SOA
10 6 (3.97%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (3.97%) Performance Analysis
10 6 (3.97%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (3.97%) Network Load Balancing
10 6 (3.97%) Service Delivery
10 6 (3.97%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (37.75%) SQL
2 16 (10.60%) Perl
3 14 (9.27%) PowerShell
4 9 (5.96%) Bash Shell
4 9 (5.96%) Korn
5 8 (5.30%) Java
5 8 (5.30%) Shell Script
6 7 (4.64%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.97%) C
8 5 (3.31%) Python
9 4 (2.65%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.65%) Jython
10 3 (1.99%) C++
11 2 (1.32%) sed
11 2 (1.32%) C-shell
11 2 (1.32%) C#
11 2 (1.32%) PHP
11 2 (1.32%) VBScript
11 2 (1.32%) AWK
12 1 (0.66%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 24 (15.89%) Security Cleared
2 19 (12.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (8.61%) SC Cleared
4 11 (7.28%) ISEB
5 10 (6.62%) MCSE
6 9 (5.96%) DV Cleared
7 7 (4.64%) MCDBA
8 6 (3.97%) MCP
8 6 (3.97%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (3.31%) Degree
9 5 (3.31%) MCITP
10 4 (2.65%) MCPD
10 4 (2.65%) MCSD
11 3 (1.99%) RHCE
12 2 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.66%) OCA
13 1 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.66%) MCSA
13 1 (0.66%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.61%) SLA
2 1 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 49 (32.45%) Active Directory
2 28 (18.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (9.93%) Hyper-V
4 10 (6.62%) vSphere
5 7 (4.64%) VMware ESX
6 6 (3.97%) NLBS
6 6 (3.97%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (3.97%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.65%) KVM
8 4 (2.65%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (1.99%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.99%) XenApp
9 3 (1.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (1.32%) PowerHA
10 2 (1.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.32%) NFS
11 1 (0.66%) Xen
11 1 (0.66%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 21 (13.91%) SCOM
2 16 (10.60%) SCCM
3 11 (7.28%) Netcool
3 11 (7.28%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (7.28%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (6.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (5.30%) NetBackup
6 7 (4.64%) SAP Afaria
7 6 (3.97%) MOM
7 6 (3.97%) Tivoli
8 5 (3.31%) BladeLogic
9 4 (2.65%) CA Wily
9 4 (2.65%) HP SIM
9 4 (2.65%) WSUS
9 4 (2.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (2.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (1.99%) Backup Exec
10 3 (1.99%) Puppet
11 2 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (1.32%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 51 (33.77%) VMware
2 43 (28.48%) Microsoft
3 25 (16.56%) Oracle
4 24 (15.89%) Veritas
5 22 (14.57%) Citrix
6 21 (13.91%) IBM
7 19 (12.58%) HP
8 12 (7.95%) EMC
9 11 (7.28%) webMethods
9 11 (7.28%) McAfee
10 10 (6.62%) NetApp
10 10 (6.62%) Red Hat
11 6 (3.97%) Intel
11 6 (3.97%) Software AG
11 6 (3.97%) Remedy
12 5 (3.31%) Sybase
13 4 (2.65%) SolarWinds
13 4 (2.65%) 3PAR
13 4 (2.65%) JBoss
13 4 (2.65%) Compaq
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