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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Clustering
England / South East
Rank 194 204 175
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -29
Contract jobs citing Clustering 45 52 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.61% 0.63% 0.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.05% 1.99% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 28 41
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £516 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £44.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-8.52% +83.33%

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
2194 2615 2773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.98% 31.87% 30.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1229 1513 1491
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £238 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 165 165
Median hourly rate £19.63 £32.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.07% +81.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.71 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.96% +22.85%

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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the South East region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +21 14 £263 -43.24% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 12 £425 +6.25% 1
Berkshire -6 6 £350 -0.70% 6
Surrey +17 5 £400 -5.88% 2
West Sussex - 3 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £356 - 6
Kent -4 1 £450 +1.12% 1
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 45 (48.39%) Linux
2 43 (46.24%) Windows
3 41 (44.09%) VMware
4 37 (39.78%) Active Directory
5 34 (36.56%) Microsoft
6 30 (32.26%) SAN
7 27 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
8 25 (26.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (24.73%) High Availability
10 22 (23.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (23.66%) SQL Server
11 21 (22.58%) Red Hat
12 20 (21.51%) Veritas
12 20 (21.51%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (20.43%) Citrix
13 19 (20.43%) DNS
14 18 (19.35%) Oracle
15 17 (18.28%) SQL
15 17 (18.28%) HP
15 17 (18.28%) Windows Server
16 16 (17.20%) Unix
17 15 (16.13%) ITIL
17 15 (16.13%) Bash Shell
18 14 (15.05%) Security Cleared
18 14 (15.05%) vSphere
18 14 (15.05%) Microsoft Clustering
18 14 (15.05%) Apache
18 14 (15.05%) DHCP
18 14 (15.05%) Windows Server 2003
18 14 (15.05%) Firewall

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 14 (15.05%) Apache
2 11 (11.83%) IIS
3 9 (9.68%) MS Exchange
4 7 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (7.53%) JBoss
4 7 (7.53%) SharePoint
5 6 (6.45%) Tomcat
5 6 (6.45%) WebSphere
5 6 (6.45%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (5.38%) Skype for Business
6 5 (5.38%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.15%) Apache Pig
7 2 (2.15%) Apache Solr
7 2 (2.15%) Apache Spark
7 2 (2.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.08%) nginx
8 1 (1.08%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 6 (6.45%) MS Office
2 2 (2.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.45%) Office 365
3 3 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.15%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (2.15%) IaaS
4 2 (2.15%) IBM PureFlex
5 1 (1.08%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 30 (32.26%) SAN
2 19 (20.43%) DNS
3 14 (15.05%) DHCP
3 14 (15.05%) Firewall
4 12 (12.90%) LAN
4 12 (12.90%) WAN
5 11 (11.83%) VoIP
6 10 (10.75%) NAS
6 10 (10.75%) TCP/IP
7 9 (9.68%) HTTP
7 9 (9.68%) SSL
8 6 (6.45%) MPLS
8 6 (6.45%) NetScaler
9 5 (5.38%) ADSL
9 5 (5.38%) DMZ
9 5 (5.38%) WLAN
10 4 (4.30%) Internet
10 4 (4.30%) Network Security
10 4 (4.30%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (23.66%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.68%) MySQL
3 7 (7.53%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (4.30%) Apache Hive
5 4 (4.30%) Big Data
5 4 (4.30%) Hadoop
5 4 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (3.23%) HBase
6 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.15%) MS Access
7 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (2.15%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.15%) Sqoop
7 2 (2.15%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.30%) Introscope
3 3 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.15%) JIRA
5 1 (1.08%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.08%) JMeter
5 1 (1.08%) JUnit
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.08%) StarTeam
5 1 (1.08%) Subversion
5 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (6.45%) Finance
2 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.15%) Marketing
2 2 (2.15%) Multimedia
2 2 (2.15%) Retail
3 1 (1.08%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (20.43%) Administrator
2 11 (11.83%) Architect
3 9 (9.68%) Analyst
3 9 (9.68%) Consultant
4 6 (6.45%) DBA
4 6 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (6.45%) Support Engineer
4 6 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (5.38%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (5.38%) Network Architect
5 5 (5.38%) SQL DBA
5 5 (5.38%) WebSphere Administrator
6 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.30%) Service Analyst
6 4 (4.30%) Services Delivery Analyst
6 4 (4.30%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.30%) Storage Engineer
6 4 (4.30%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.30%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.83%) J2EE
2 8 (8.60%) Web Services
3 6 (6.45%) JDBC
3 6 (6.45%) JNDI
3 6 (6.45%) SOAP
3 6 (6.45%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (3.23%) .NET
4 3 (3.23%) Kafka
4 3 (3.23%) Middleware
5 2 (2.15%) Apache Tez
5 2 (2.15%) HTML
5 2 (2.15%) LAMP
5 2 (2.15%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.08%) Ajax
6 1 (1.08%) Django
6 1 (1.08%) JSR 168
6 1 (1.08%) SAP PI
6 1 (1.08%) Struts
6 1 (1.08%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.98%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.45%) Smart Meter
3 5 (5.38%) Replication
4 4 (4.30%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.30%) PKI
4 4 (4.30%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (2.15%) Grid Computing
5 2 (2.15%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.08%) EPoS
6 1 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.08%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (1.08%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 45 (48.39%) Linux
2 43 (46.24%) Windows
3 25 (26.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (23.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (21.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (18.28%) Windows Server
7 16 (17.20%) Unix
8 14 (15.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (11.83%) Windows XP
10 9 (9.68%) Windows 7
11 8 (8.60%) AIX
12 4 (4.30%) Windows 10
12 4 (4.30%) Windows 8
13 3 (3.23%) CentOS
14 2 (2.15%) Solaris
14 2 (2.15%) SUSE
15 1 (1.08%) Ubuntu
15 1 (1.08%) Windows 2000
15 1 (1.08%) Windows NT
15 1 (1.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.73%) High Availability
2 15 (16.13%) ITIL
3 11 (11.83%) Problem Management
4 10 (10.75%) Change Management
5 8 (8.60%) Migration
6 7 (7.53%) Configuration Management
6 7 (7.53%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (6.45%) Analytics
7 6 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (6.45%) Garbage Collection
7 6 (6.45%) Load Balancing
7 6 (6.45%) Network Design
7 6 (6.45%) Performance Management
8 5 (5.38%) DevOps
8 5 (5.38%) Network Load Balancing
8 5 (5.38%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.38%) SIEM
8 5 (5.38%) TOGAF
9 4 (4.30%) Presales
9 4 (4.30%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.28%) SQL
2 15 (16.13%) Bash Shell
3 12 (12.90%) Korn
4 10 (10.75%) Python
5 8 (8.60%) PowerShell
6 6 (6.45%) Java
6 6 (6.45%) Jython
7 5 (5.38%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.23%) Perl
9 2 (2.15%) C
9 2 (2.15%) C#
9 2 (2.15%) C++
9 2 (2.15%) PHP
9 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (15.05%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.68%) DV Cleared
3 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (7.53%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.45%) MCSE
5 4 (4.30%) MCP
6 3 (3.23%) MCITP
6 3 (3.23%) MCSA
6 3 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.15%) CCNP
7 2 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.15%) RHCE
7 2 (2.15%) VCP5
8 1 (1.08%) CCA
8 1 (1.08%) CCNA
8 1 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.08%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.08%) MCTS
8 1 (1.08%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.68%) SLA
2 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (39.78%) Active Directory
2 27 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (15.05%) vSphere
4 11 (11.83%) XenApp
5 10 (10.75%) Firmware
6 7 (7.53%) Hyper-V
7 6 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (4.30%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (4.30%) Terminal Services
9 3 (3.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (2.15%) Apache Flume
10 2 (2.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (2.15%) HDFS
10 2 (2.15%) KVM
10 2 (2.15%) PowerHA
10 2 (2.15%) UAG
10 2 (2.15%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (2.15%) VMware ESX
11 1 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (15.05%) Microsoft Clustering
2 10 (10.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (7.53%) Failover Clustering
3 7 (7.53%) SCCM
4 6 (6.45%) CA Wily
4 6 (6.45%) NetBackup
4 6 (6.45%) Puppet
5 5 (5.38%) EdgeSight
5 5 (5.38%) Red Hat Satellite
5 5 (5.38%) SafeCom
5 5 (5.38%) SCOM
5 5 (5.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (3.23%) Netcool
6 3 (3.23%) Tivoli
7 2 (2.15%) Ambari
7 2 (2.15%) FortiGate
7 2 (2.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (2.15%) Unicenter
7 2 (2.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 41 (44.09%) VMware
2 34 (36.56%) Microsoft
3 21 (22.58%) Red Hat
4 20 (21.51%) Veritas
5 19 (20.43%) Citrix
6 18 (19.35%) Oracle
7 17 (18.28%) HP
8 13 (13.98%) IBM
9 9 (9.68%) NetApp
10 8 (8.60%) Cisco
11 7 (7.53%) EMC
12 5 (5.38%) Altiris
12 5 (5.38%) Sophos
13 4 (4.30%) 3PAR
13 4 (4.30%) CheckPoint
13 4 (4.30%) F5
13 4 (4.30%) Nimsoft
13 4 (4.30%) SAP
14 3 (3.23%) Symantec
15 2 (2.15%) Intel Security
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