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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Clustering
England / South East
Rank 191 184 143
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -41
Contract jobs citing Clustering 52 79 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.69% 0.91% 1.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.29% 3.10% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 50 63
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
- +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +21.37%

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
2266 2545 2700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.87% 29.21% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1326 1509 1418
Median daily rate £400 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 150 162
Median hourly rate £17.50 £43.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.30% +138.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.50 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £60.00 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +25.00%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +7 30 £425 +3.15% 7
Berkshire +3 9 £338 -10.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 5 £425 +25.92% 3
Surrey -14 5 £450 +5.88% 3
West Sussex - 2 - -
East Sussex +3 1 - - 2
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 56 (51.38%) Linux
2 46 (42.20%) Windows
3 44 (40.37%) VMware
4 41 (37.61%) Active Directory
5 38 (34.86%) Microsoft
5 38 (34.86%) SQL
6 35 (32.11%) SQL Server
7 34 (31.19%) SAN
8 30 (27.52%) Veritas
9 29 (26.61%) Red Hat
9 29 (26.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 26 (23.85%) VMware Infrastructure
10 26 (23.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (23.85%) Citrix
11 24 (22.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 21 (19.27%) Security Cleared
12 21 (19.27%) DNS
13 20 (18.35%) HP
14 19 (17.43%) vSphere
15 18 (16.51%) High Availability
15 18 (16.51%) Windows Server
16 17 (15.60%) Windows Server 2003
16 17 (15.60%) Unix
17 16 (14.68%) Apache
17 16 (14.68%) DHCP
17 16 (14.68%) Configuration Management
18 15 (13.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 15 (13.76%) Oracle
18 15 (13.76%) Bash Shell
19 13 (11.93%) JBoss

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 16 (14.68%) Apache
2 13 (11.93%) JBoss
3 11 (10.09%) IIS
3 11 (10.09%) MS Exchange
4 8 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (6.42%) SharePoint
6 5 (4.59%) Skype for Business
6 5 (4.59%) Tomcat
6 5 (4.59%) WebLogic
7 4 (3.67%) Apache Solr
8 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.75%) WebSphere
8 3 (2.75%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.83%) Alfresco
9 2 (1.83%) Apache Pig
9 2 (1.83%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (6.42%) MS Office
2 4 (3.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.50%) Office 365
3 3 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.83%) IaaS
4 2 (1.83%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 34 (31.19%) SAN
2 21 (19.27%) DNS
3 16 (14.68%) DHCP
4 13 (11.93%) NAS
5 11 (10.09%) Firewall
6 9 (8.26%) TCP/IP
7 8 (7.34%) VoIP
8 7 (6.42%) IPsec
8 7 (6.42%) LAN
8 7 (6.42%) WAN
9 6 (5.50%) HTTP
9 6 (5.50%) NetScaler
9 6 (5.50%) SSL
10 5 (4.59%) Kerberos
10 5 (4.59%) MPLS
11 4 (3.67%) ADSL
11 4 (3.67%) DMZ
11 4 (3.67%) Internet
11 4 (3.67%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (3.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (32.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.09%) MySQL
3 10 (9.17%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (7.34%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (7.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (6.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (5.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (4.59%) NoSQL
7 5 (4.59%) Oracle Database
7 5 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.75%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (2.75%) MS Access
8 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.83%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.83%) Big Data
9 2 (1.83%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.83%) GIS
9 2 (1.83%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.83%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.75%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.83%) Introscope
3 2 (1.83%) JIRA
4 1 (0.92%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.92%) JMeter
4 1 (0.92%) JUnit
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.92%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.92%) Subversion
4 1 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (2.75%) Finance
2 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.83%) Marketing
2 2 (1.83%) Retail
3 1 (0.92%) Advertising
3 1 (0.92%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (13.76%) Administrator
2 14 (12.84%) DBA
3 12 (11.01%) SQL DBA
4 11 (10.09%) Architect
4 11 (10.09%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (6.42%) Analyst
5 7 (6.42%) Integration Engineer
6 6 (5.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (5.50%) Consultant
6 6 (5.50%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (4.59%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (4.59%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Network Architect
8 4 (3.67%) Server Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.67%) Services Delivery Analyst
8 4 (3.67%) Storage Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.42%) J2EE
2 5 (4.59%) Web Services
3 3 (2.75%) .NET
3 3 (2.75%) JDBC
3 3 (2.75%) JNDI
3 3 (2.75%) Kafka
3 3 (2.75%) SOAP
3 3 (2.75%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.83%) Apache Tez
4 2 (1.83%) HTML
4 2 (1.83%) LAMP
4 2 (1.83%) Middleware
4 2 (1.83%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.92%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.92%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.92%) JSF
5 1 (0.92%) JSP
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (0.92%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.17%) Data Centre
1 10 (9.17%) Smart Meter
2 8 (7.34%) Replication
3 5 (4.59%) Fat Client
3 5 (4.59%) Thin Client
4 4 (3.67%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.67%) PKI
5 3 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.83%) Grid Computing
6 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.83%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.92%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.92%) EPoS
7 1 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.92%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.92%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 56 (51.38%) Linux
2 46 (42.20%) Windows
3 29 (26.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (23.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (22.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (16.51%) Windows Server
7 17 (15.60%) Unix
7 17 (15.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (11.01%) Windows XP
9 10 (9.17%) Windows 7
10 8 (7.34%) Solaris
11 4 (3.67%) AIX
11 4 (3.67%) CentOS
11 4 (3.67%) Windows 10
11 4 (3.67%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.83%) SUSE
13 1 (0.92%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.92%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.51%) High Availability
2 16 (14.68%) Configuration Management
3 12 (11.01%) ITIL
3 12 (11.01%) Problem Management
4 11 (10.09%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (9.17%) Change Management
5 10 (9.17%) Migration
6 7 (6.42%) DevOps
6 7 (6.42%) Incident Management
6 7 (6.42%) Server Building
7 6 (5.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (5.50%) Network Design
7 6 (5.50%) Network Load Balancing
7 6 (5.50%) Performance Management
7 6 (5.50%) Performance Optimisation
7 6 (5.50%) Software Distribution
8 5 (4.59%) Change Control
8 5 (4.59%) SIEM
9 4 (3.67%) Presales
9 4 (3.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (34.86%) SQL
2 15 (13.76%) Bash Shell
3 12 (11.01%) Korn
4 8 (7.34%) PowerShell
5 7 (6.42%) Python
5 7 (6.42%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.59%) Java
6 5 (4.59%) PL/SQL
6 5 (4.59%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.75%) Jython
7 3 (2.75%) Perl
8 2 (1.83%) C
8 2 (1.83%) C#
8 2 (1.83%) C++
8 2 (1.83%) PHP
9 1 (0.92%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (19.27%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.09%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.17%) DV Cleared
4 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (5.50%) MCSE
6 4 (3.67%) MCP
7 3 (2.75%) Degree
7 3 (2.75%) MCITP
7 3 (2.75%) MCSA
7 3 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.83%) CCNP
8 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.83%) VCP5
9 1 (0.92%) CCA
9 1 (0.92%) CCAA
9 1 (0.92%) CCNA
9 1 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.92%) HP ASE
9 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.92%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.50%) SLA
2 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (37.61%) Active Directory
2 26 (23.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (17.43%) vSphere
4 12 (11.01%) XenApp
5 11 (10.09%) Firmware
6 7 (6.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (6.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 7 (6.42%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (4.59%) Hyper-V
7 5 (4.59%) Terminal Services
8 3 (2.75%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (1.83%) Apache Flume
9 2 (1.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (1.83%) HDFS
9 2 (1.83%) PowerHA
9 2 (1.83%) UAG
9 2 (1.83%) vCloud
9 2 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.83%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.83%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (13.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 12 (11.01%) Microsoft Clustering
3 11 (10.09%) Red Hat Satellite
4 10 (9.17%) Failover Clustering
4 10 (9.17%) Netcool
4 10 (9.17%) SCCM
5 9 (8.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 8 (7.34%) Tivoli
7 7 (6.42%) NetBackup
8 6 (5.50%) EdgeSight
8 6 (5.50%) Puppet
9 5 (4.59%) SafeCom
10 4 (3.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (2.75%) CA Wily
11 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (2.75%) SCOM
11 3 (2.75%) Unicenter
12 2 (1.83%) Hadoop YARN
12 2 (1.83%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (1.83%) vMotion
Vendors
1 44 (40.37%) VMware
2 38 (34.86%) Microsoft
3 30 (27.52%) Veritas
4 29 (26.61%) Red Hat
5 26 (23.85%) Citrix
6 20 (18.35%) HP
7 15 (13.76%) Oracle
8 9 (8.26%) IBM
8 9 (8.26%) NetApp
9 8 (7.34%) Cisco
10 7 (6.42%) EMC
11 5 (4.59%) 3PAR
11 5 (4.59%) Sophos
12 4 (3.67%) Altiris
12 4 (3.67%) CheckPoint
12 4 (3.67%) F5
12 4 (3.67%) Nimsoft
12 4 (3.67%) Symantec
13 3 (2.75%) Meridio
14 2 (1.83%) Brocade
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