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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 160 172 150
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -22
Contract jobs citing Clustering 82 70 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.88% 0.80% 0.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.92% 4.07% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 39 43
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£419 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £282 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £492 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.07% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £34.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% -2.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
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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
2090 1721 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 22.45% 19.70% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1096 895 884
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £499 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 119 167
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -39.65%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
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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
Hampshire -3 33 £310 -8.14% 5
Berkshire +3 22 £475 +10.46% 5
Surrey +11 14 £500 - 7
Buckinghamshire -5 5 - - 1
Kent -9 2 £375 -6.25% 2
Oxfordshire -5 1 £400 +77.77% 1
Middlesex - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 121 (67.98%) Windows
2 61 (34.27%) VMware
3 54 (30.34%) SQL
4 53 (29.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 51 (28.65%) SQL Server
5 51 (28.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 50 (28.09%) Microsoft
7 49 (27.53%) Active Directory
8 42 (23.60%) SAN
8 42 (23.60%) VMware Infrastructure
9 38 (21.35%) Linux
9 38 (21.35%) SQL Server 2008
10 35 (19.66%) Security Cleared
11 34 (19.10%) AIX
12 31 (17.42%) Microsoft Certification
12 31 (17.42%) Finance
12 31 (17.42%) SQL Server 2005
12 31 (17.42%) SCOM
13 28 (15.73%) SCCM
14 27 (15.17%) IIS
14 27 (15.17%) IBM
14 27 (15.17%) HP
14 27 (15.17%) Citrix
15 26 (14.61%) Solaris
16 25 (14.04%) VMware ESX
17 24 (13.48%) UNIX
17 24 (13.48%) TCP/IP
17 24 (13.48%) SC Cleared
18 23 (12.92%) MS Excel
19 22 (12.36%) Oracle

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 27 (15.17%) IIS
2 19 (10.67%) MS Exchange
3 16 (8.99%) WebSphere
4 10 (5.62%) SharePoint
4 10 (5.62%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (3.93%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (3.37%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.81%) Lync
8 4 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2000
9 3 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.12%) GroupWise
10 2 (1.12%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.12%) Apache
10 2 (1.12%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (12.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.69%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.56%) Maximo
2 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.12%) SaaS
2 1 (0.56%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (23.60%) SAN
2 24 (13.48%) TCP/IP
3 21 (11.80%) DNS
4 15 (8.43%) DHCP
5 13 (7.30%) SSL
6 10 (5.62%) LAN
6 10 (5.62%) Firewall
7 9 (5.06%) WAN
7 9 (5.06%) HTTP
8 7 (3.93%) NAS
8 7 (3.93%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (3.93%) SMTP
9 6 (3.37%) Internet
10 3 (1.69%) LDAP
10 3 (1.69%) ATM
10 3 (1.69%) Broadband
10 3 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.12%) FCoE
11 2 (1.12%) POP3
11 2 (1.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (28.65%) SQL Server
2 38 (21.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (17.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 20 (11.24%) SQL Server 2000
5 12 (6.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (6.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (5.62%) Oracle Database
8 8 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (4.49%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (3.93%) Oracle9i Database
10 6 (3.37%) DB2
10 6 (3.37%) EDRMS
10 6 (3.37%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (2.25%) MySQL
12 3 (1.69%) OLTP
13 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (3.93%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.37%) WinRunner
2 6 (3.37%) TestDirector
2 6 (3.37%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (3.37%) Introscope
3 4 (2.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.12%) Toad
4 2 (1.12%) Subversion
5 1 (0.56%) JIRA
5 1 (0.56%) Selenium
5 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.56%) Hudson
5 1 (0.56%) Gradle
5 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.56%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (0.56%) Ant
5 1 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.56%) IntelliJ
General
1 31 (17.42%) Finance
2 6 (3.37%) Back Office
2 6 (3.37%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.25%) Legal
3 4 (2.25%) Banking
4 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.56%) Electronics
5 1 (0.56%) Advertising
5 1 (0.56%) Games
5 1 (0.56%) Retail
5 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (17.98%) Administrator
2 25 (14.04%) DBA
3 22 (12.36%) Consultant
4 21 (11.80%) SQL DBA
5 18 (10.11%) Analyst
6 14 (7.87%) Architect
7 13 (7.30%) Systems Administrator
8 11 (6.18%) SQL Server DBA
8 11 (6.18%) Server Analyst
9 9 (5.06%) Windows Administrator
9 9 (5.06%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 8 (4.49%) Server Engineer
10 8 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.49%) Support Engineer
11 7 (3.93%) Designer
11 7 (3.93%) Oracle DBA
12 6 (3.37%) Infrastructure Designer
12 6 (3.37%) Test Analyst
12 6 (3.37%) Infrastructure Architect
12 6 (3.37%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.87%) WebSphere MQ
2 7 (3.93%) .NET
3 6 (3.37%) J2EE
3 6 (3.37%) JDBC
4 5 (2.81%) SOAP
4 5 (2.81%) Web Services
4 5 (2.81%) XML
4 5 (2.81%) JNDI
5 3 (1.69%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 3 (1.69%) HTML
6 2 (1.12%) YAML
7 1 (0.56%) Java EE
7 1 (0.56%) WCF
7 1 (0.56%) Middleware
7 1 (0.56%) CPAN
7 1 (0.56%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.67%) Replication
2 10 (5.62%) HACMP
2 10 (5.62%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.49%) Blackberry
4 7 (3.93%) DataPower
5 5 (2.81%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.81%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.56%) Firmware
6 1 (0.56%) DTV
6 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 121 (67.98%) Windows
2 53 (29.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 51 (28.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (21.35%) Linux
5 34 (19.10%) AIX
6 26 (14.61%) Solaris
7 24 (13.48%) UNIX
8 14 (7.87%) Windows 2000
9 12 (6.74%) Windows XP
10 11 (6.18%) Windows 7
10 11 (6.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (4.49%) Windows 2000 Server
11 8 (4.49%) HPUX
12 6 (3.37%) Windows NT
13 5 (2.81%) NetWare
14 3 (1.69%) CentOS
15 1 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (11.80%) Disaster Recovery
2 18 (10.11%) Performance Tuning
3 17 (9.55%) High Availability
3 17 (9.55%) Load Balancing
4 16 (8.99%) ITIL
4 16 (8.99%) Root Cause Analysis
5 12 (6.74%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (6.18%) Change Management
6 11 (6.18%) Migration
7 9 (5.06%) Network Load Balancing
8 8 (4.49%) Service Delivery
9 7 (3.93%) Service Management
9 7 (3.93%) SOA
10 6 (3.37%) Business Continuity
10 6 (3.37%) Performance Management
10 6 (3.37%) Test Automation
10 6 (3.37%) Capacity Management
10 6 (3.37%) Business Continuity Planning
10 6 (3.37%) Performance Analysis
11 5 (2.81%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 54 (30.34%) SQL
2 17 (9.55%) PowerShell
3 14 (7.87%) Perl
3 14 (7.87%) Bash Shell
4 13 (7.30%) Korn
5 11 (6.18%) T-SQL
6 10 (5.62%) Java
6 10 (5.62%) Python
6 10 (5.62%) Shell Script
7 9 (5.06%) C#
8 7 (3.93%) C
9 6 (3.37%) Jython
10 5 (2.81%) PHP
10 5 (2.81%) C++
10 5 (2.81%) VBScript
11 4 (2.25%) VB
11 4 (2.25%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.69%) Ruby
13 1 (0.56%) C-shell
13 1 (0.56%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 35 (19.66%) Security Cleared
2 31 (17.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (13.48%) SC Cleared
4 16 (8.99%) MCTS
5 11 (6.18%) Degree
5 11 (6.18%) DV Cleared
6 9 (5.06%) MCSE
7 7 (3.93%) MCP
8 6 (3.37%) MCITP
8 6 (3.37%) ISEB
9 4 (2.25%) IBM Certification
9 4 (2.25%) MCPD
9 4 (2.25%) MCSD
9 4 (2.25%) MCDBA
10 3 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.56%) OCA
11 1 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.56%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.43%) SLA
2 5 (2.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 49 (27.53%) Active Directory
2 42 (23.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (14.04%) VMware ESX
4 20 (11.24%) Hyper-V
5 10 (5.62%) XenApp
5 10 (5.62%) Terminal Services
6 8 (4.49%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (3.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (3.37%) GPFS
8 5 (2.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (2.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 4 (2.25%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (1.69%) ISA Server
10 3 (1.69%) vSphere
11 2 (1.12%) vCloud
11 2 (1.12%) NFS
11 2 (1.12%) NLBS
12 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.56%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 31 (17.42%) SCOM
2 28 (15.73%) SCCM
3 11 (6.18%) SAP Afaria
3 11 (6.18%) NetBackup
4 9 (5.06%) MOM
5 8 (4.49%) Tivoli
6 7 (3.93%) Backup Exec
6 7 (3.93%) WSUS
6 7 (3.93%) HP SIM
7 6 (3.37%) Puppet
7 6 (3.37%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (3.37%) CA Wily
7 6 (3.37%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (3.37%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (3.37%) Netcool
7 6 (3.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (2.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (2.25%) ARCserve
8 4 (2.25%) BladeLogic
8 4 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 61 (34.27%) VMware
2 50 (28.09%) Microsoft
3 27 (15.17%) IBM
3 27 (15.17%) HP
3 27 (15.17%) Citrix
4 22 (12.36%) Oracle
5 21 (11.80%) Veritas
6 11 (6.18%) webMethods
6 11 (6.18%) EMC
7 10 (5.62%) Symantec
8 9 (5.06%) Sophos
9 8 (4.49%) McAfee
9 8 (4.49%) Intel
9 8 (4.49%) Cisco
10 7 (3.93%) Altiris
10 7 (3.93%) Qualys
11 6 (3.37%) Red Hat
11 6 (3.37%) Hitachi
11 6 (3.37%) NetApp
11 6 (3.37%) Compaq
Kent
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Interquest - IQ ESM
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £550 - £570 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Basingstoke
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 16 days ago