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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 143 173 151
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -22
Contract jobs citing Clustering 99 62 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.06% 0.75% 0.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.83% 2.82% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 33 40
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£425 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £236 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £543 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 9
Average hourly rate £37.63 £30.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.41% +48.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.58 £30.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £30.00 £23.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +43.20%
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
2583 2201 1712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.67% 26.45% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1337 1154 778
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £218 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 133 174
Average hourly rate £19.25 £18.38 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -8.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Berkshire +7 25 £425 +50.44% 12
Hampshire -21 19 £275 -15.38% 12
East Sussex +4 14 £425 +21.42%
Surrey +3 13 £363 +3.57% 5
Buckinghamshire -4 12 - -
West Sussex -6 10 £455 +34.81% 4
Kent -7 3 £338 +3.84% 2
Middlesex 0 1 £350 -42.26%
Oxfordshire -17 1 £450 +46.34% 3
Sussex - 1 £400 -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 162 (68.94%) Windows
2 118 (50.21%) Microsoft
3 100 (42.55%) Active Directory
4 93 (39.57%) SQL
5 81 (34.47%) SAN
6 76 (32.34%) VMware
7 73 (31.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 71 (30.21%) Disaster Recovery
9 67 (28.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 61 (25.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 59 (25.11%) Hyper-V
12 52 (22.13%) SQL Server
13 51 (21.70%) DNS
14 50 (21.28%) Microsoft Certification
15 48 (20.43%) HP
16 47 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
17 46 (19.57%) BizTalk Server
17 46 (19.57%) SharePoint
18 45 (19.15%) MS Excel
18 45 (19.15%) ITIL
19 44 (18.72%) MS Exchange
20 43 (18.30%) IIS
21 42 (17.87%) Lync
22 41 (17.45%) Security Cleared
23 39 (16.60%) SCOM
24 36 (15.32%) Linux
25 35 (14.89%) DHCP
25 35 (14.89%) SQL Server 2008
26 34 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2013
27 33 (14.04%) CRM

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 46 (19.57%) BizTalk Server
1 46 (19.57%) SharePoint
2 44 (18.72%) MS Exchange
3 43 (18.30%) IIS
4 42 (17.87%) Lync
5 34 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 30 (12.77%) SharePoint 2010
7 27 (11.49%) SharePoint 2013
8 23 (9.79%) Exchange Server 2003
9 18 (7.66%) Exchange Server 2010
10 15 (6.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 13 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (4.26%) Apache
13 8 (3.40%) Live Communications Server
14 7 (2.98%) IBM Notes
14 7 (2.98%) GroupWise
15 6 (2.55%) WebSphere
15 6 (2.55%) SharePoint Server
16 5 (2.13%) IBM HTTP Server
17 4 (1.70%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 45 (19.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 32 (13.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (11.91%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.85%) Maximo
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 26 (11.06%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.28%) Office 365
3 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 81 (34.47%) SAN
2 51 (21.70%) DNS
3 35 (14.89%) DHCP
4 25 (10.64%) TCP/IP
5 19 (8.09%) Firewall
5 19 (8.09%) NAS
6 16 (6.81%) LDAP
7 13 (5.53%) Internet
7 13 (5.53%) SMTP
8 12 (5.11%) LAN
8 12 (5.11%) SSL
9 8 (3.40%) IMAP
9 8 (3.40%) POP3
10 7 (2.98%) VoIP
11 6 (2.55%) WAN
12 5 (2.13%) Broadband
13 4 (1.70%) Fibre Channel
13 4 (1.70%) iSCSI
13 4 (1.70%) VLAN
14 3 (1.28%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (22.13%) SQL Server
2 35 (14.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (10.21%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (6.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (4.26%) MySQL
6 9 (3.83%) SQL Server 2000
7 6 (2.55%) OLTP
8 4 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.28%) EDRMS
9 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.43%) SQLPlus
11 1 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (5.11%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.85%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.85%) PHPUnit
2 2 (0.85%) Zend Studio
2 2 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.85%) WinRunner
2 2 (0.85%) TestDirector
2 2 (0.85%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.43%) Ant
3 1 (0.43%) Selenium
3 1 (0.43%) JIRA
3 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.43%) Hudson
3 1 (0.43%) GitLab
General
1 33 (14.04%) Finance
2 15 (6.38%) Banking
3 8 (3.40%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.13%) Retail
4 5 (2.13%) Back Office
5 4 (1.70%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.28%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.85%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.43%) Games
8 1 (0.43%) Legal
8 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (13.62%) Architect
2 29 (12.34%) Administrator
3 28 (11.91%) Technical Architect
4 22 (9.36%) Server Engineer
5 16 (6.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (5.96%) Consultant
6 14 (5.96%) Analyst
7 13 (5.53%) DBA
7 13 (5.53%) Support Engineer
8 12 (5.11%) SQL DBA
9 11 (4.68%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (4.68%) Wintel Engineer
10 10 (4.26%) Field Engineer
11 9 (3.83%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 9 (3.83%) BizTalk Administrator
12 8 (3.40%) Exchange Engineer
12 8 (3.40%) Windows Administrator
13 7 (2.98%) 3rd Line Support
13 7 (2.98%) Server Support
13 7 (2.98%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (14.04%) .NET
2 21 (8.94%) Application Packaging
3 12 (5.11%) XML
4 4 (1.70%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.70%) Web Services
5 3 (1.28%) CSS
5 3 (1.28%) HTML
5 3 (1.28%) Middleware
5 3 (1.28%) LAMP
6 2 (0.85%) YAML
6 2 (0.85%) Zend Framework
6 2 (0.85%) WCF
6 2 (0.85%) EDIFACT
7 1 (0.43%) XHTML
7 1 (0.43%) JSP
7 1 (0.43%) Ajax
7 1 (0.43%) jQuery
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.43%) Sass
7 1 (0.43%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.09%) Blackberry
2 17 (7.23%) Replication
3 15 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.68%) HACMP
5 8 (3.40%) PKI
5 8 (3.40%) Mainframe
6 7 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.13%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.28%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.28%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.28%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.85%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.85%) Open Source
9 2 (0.85%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.43%) VLE
10 1 (0.43%) SCORM
10 1 (0.43%) PDA
10 1 (0.43%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 162 (68.94%) Windows
2 73 (31.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 67 (28.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 61 (25.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (15.32%) Linux
6 31 (13.19%) UNIX
7 23 (9.79%) Windows 2000
8 22 (9.36%) Solaris
9 20 (8.51%) AIX
10 18 (7.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (6.81%) Windows 7
11 16 (6.81%) Windows XP
12 14 (5.96%) Windows 2000 Server
12 14 (5.96%) Windows NT
13 7 (2.98%) HPUX
14 6 (2.55%) CentOS
14 6 (2.55%) SUSE
15 4 (1.70%) Ubuntu
16 3 (1.28%) NetWare
16 3 (1.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (30.21%) Disaster Recovery
2 45 (19.15%) ITIL
3 33 (14.04%) CRM
4 20 (8.51%) Change Management
5 18 (7.66%) Performance Tuning
5 18 (7.66%) Service Management
6 17 (7.23%) SOA
6 17 (7.23%) Load Balancing
7 16 (6.81%) Root Cause Analysis
8 15 (6.38%) Migration
9 14 (5.96%) Enterprise Architecture
10 13 (5.53%) Project Management
10 13 (5.53%) Service Delivery
11 10 (4.26%) Customer Engagement
11 10 (4.26%) High Availability
11 10 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (3.83%) Performance Monitoring
13 7 (2.98%) Business Continuity
13 7 (2.98%) Incident Management
13 7 (2.98%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 93 (39.57%) SQL
2 29 (12.34%) PowerShell
3 15 (6.38%) VBScript
4 13 (5.53%) Perl
5 12 (5.11%) C#
6 10 (4.26%) Shell Script
7 8 (3.40%) Korn
7 8 (3.40%) C
7 8 (3.40%) T-SQL
8 6 (2.55%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.55%) PHP
9 5 (2.13%) C++
9 5 (2.13%) VB
10 4 (1.70%) Java
11 3 (1.28%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.28%) Bourne shell
12 2 (0.85%) Ruby
12 2 (0.85%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.85%) Python
13 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (21.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (17.45%) Security Cleared
3 30 (12.77%) MCSE
4 28 (11.91%) Degree
5 23 (9.79%) SC Cleared
6 21 (8.94%) MCTS
7 12 (5.11%) MCITP
7 12 (5.11%) DV Cleared
8 10 (4.26%) MCP
9 4 (1.70%) SCSA
9 4 (1.70%) Sun Certification
9 4 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.70%) CCNA
10 2 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.85%) MCSA
10 2 (0.85%) MCDBA
10 2 (0.85%) PhD
11 1 (0.43%) MCSD
11 1 (0.43%) ISEB
11 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.79%) SLA
2 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 100 (42.55%) Active Directory
2 59 (25.11%) Hyper-V
3 47 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (14.04%) VMware ESX
5 17 (7.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 11 (4.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 10 (4.26%) XenApp
7 10 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (4.26%) ISA Server
7 10 (4.26%) Terminal Services
8 9 (3.83%) vSphere
9 8 (3.40%) vCloud
10 7 (2.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 7 (2.98%) GPFS
11 6 (2.55%) Veritas File System
12 5 (2.13%) NFS
12 5 (2.13%) XenDesktop
13 3 (1.28%) PowerHA
14 2 (0.85%) UAG
14 2 (0.85%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 39 (16.60%) SCOM
2 24 (10.21%) SCCM
3 11 (4.68%) NetBackup
3 11 (4.68%) BladeLogic
4 8 (3.40%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (2.98%) Tivoli
5 7 (2.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (2.98%) Backup Exec
5 7 (2.98%) WSUS
5 7 (2.98%) WMI
5 7 (2.98%) SCSM
6 6 (2.55%) Nagios
7 5 (2.13%) ARCserve
7 5 (2.13%) Puppet
7 5 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.70%) SAP Afaria
9 3 (1.28%) MOM
9 3 (1.28%) Netcool
9 3 (1.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (1.28%) YaST
Vendors
1 118 (50.21%) Microsoft
2 76 (32.34%) VMware
3 48 (20.43%) HP
4 33 (14.04%) Citrix
5 28 (11.91%) Veritas
6 18 (7.66%) 3PAR
6 18 (7.66%) Symantec
7 17 (7.23%) IBM
8 16 (6.81%) Intel
9 14 (5.96%) Red Hat
10 13 (5.53%) Juniper
10 13 (5.53%) Cisco
10 13 (5.53%) Oracle
11 11 (4.68%) Sun
12 7 (2.98%) Lotus
12 7 (2.98%) NetApp
12 7 (2.98%) Novell
12 7 (2.98%) Avaya
12 7 (2.98%) EMC
13 6 (2.55%) Dell
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