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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 137 155 147
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -8
Contract jobs citing Clustering 123 91 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.34% 1.02% 1.05%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.26% 3.51% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 52 56
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£388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £333 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £23.75 £38.75 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.70% +64.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £38.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-38.70% +55.00%
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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
2888 2590 2350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.54% 28.91% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1547 1388 1127
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 143 165
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.80 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.13% +2.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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
Buckinghamshire +31 39 £389 - 2
Hampshire +8 30 £413 +32.00% 5
Surrey +19 24 £358 +10.00% 10
Berkshire -16 15 £425 -5.55% 9
West Sussex -8 8 - - 1
Kent -5 3 £515 +28.75% 2
Middlesex - 3 - -
Oxfordshire -23 2 £325 -13.33%
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 155 (60.78%) Windows
2 115 (45.10%) VMware
3 106 (41.57%) SAN
4 87 (34.12%) Linux
5 85 (33.33%) SQL
6 83 (32.55%) Microsoft
6 83 (32.55%) Active Directory
7 76 (29.80%) HP
8 73 (28.63%) SQL Server
9 70 (27.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 68 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 61 (23.92%) UNIX
12 59 (23.14%) Windows Server 2012
13 56 (21.96%) Hyper-V
14 54 (21.18%) Windows Server 2003
15 52 (20.39%) DNS
15 52 (20.39%) AIX
16 48 (18.82%) Oracle
16 48 (18.82%) Finance
17 47 (18.43%) SCCM
18 43 (16.86%) Solaris
19 40 (15.69%) Veritas
20 39 (15.29%) ITIL
21 35 (13.73%) MS Excel
21 35 (13.73%) IBM
22 33 (12.94%) TCP/IP
23 32 (12.55%) MS Exchange
23 32 (12.55%) PowerShell
23 32 (12.55%) Performance Tuning
24 31 (12.16%) High Availability

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 32 (12.55%) MS Exchange
2 28 (10.98%) IIS
3 17 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 17 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.53%) Lync
4 9 (3.53%) Apache
5 8 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.75%) JBoss
6 7 (2.75%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (2.75%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.96%) GroupWise
8 5 (1.96%) IBM Notes
8 5 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.57%) MediaWiki
9 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.57%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (1.18%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 35 (13.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (4.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (3.53%) BusinessWorks
3 6 (2.35%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.39%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.49%) Office 365
2 2 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 106 (41.57%) SAN
2 52 (20.39%) DNS
3 33 (12.94%) TCP/IP
4 23 (9.02%) DHCP
5 16 (6.27%) LDAP
5 16 (6.27%) Firewall
6 14 (5.49%) NAS
7 13 (5.10%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (2.75%) HTTP
9 6 (2.35%) SMTP
9 6 (2.35%) Broadband
9 6 (2.35%) IPsec
9 6 (2.35%) SSL
10 5 (1.96%) IMAP
10 5 (1.96%) LAN
10 5 (1.96%) POP3
11 4 (1.57%) VoIP
12 3 (1.18%) WLAN
12 3 (1.18%) VPN
12 3 (1.18%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (28.63%) SQL Server
2 24 (9.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (9.02%) DB2
4 22 (8.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (7.06%) MySQL
6 14 (5.49%) Oracle Database
6 14 (5.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (4.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (3.92%) DB2 UDB
8 10 (3.92%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (3.92%) Relational Database
9 9 (3.53%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (2.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.96%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.57%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
14 2 (0.78%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 6 (2.35%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.96%) Introscope
3 4 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.18%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.18%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.18%) WinRunner
4 3 (1.18%) TestDirector
4 3 (1.18%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.39%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.39%) Subversion
5 1 (0.39%) Maven
5 1 (0.39%) PHPUnit
5 1 (0.39%) JUnit
General
1 48 (18.82%) Finance
2 14 (5.49%) Banking
3 9 (3.53%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.35%) Spanish Language
5 4 (1.57%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.18%) Retail
7 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (15.29%) Administrator
2 30 (11.76%) DBA
3 21 (8.24%) Analyst
3 21 (8.24%) Server Engineer
4 20 (7.84%) SQL DBA
4 20 (7.84%) 3rd Line Support
5 18 (7.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 18 (7.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (7.06%) Consultant
5 18 (7.06%) Systems Administrator
6 13 (5.10%) Support Analyst
6 13 (5.10%) Wintel Engineer
7 11 (4.31%) Support Engineer
8 10 (3.92%) Windows Administrator
9 9 (3.53%) Linux Administrator
10 8 (3.14%) SQL Server DBA
10 8 (3.14%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 8 (3.14%) Software Engineer
10 8 (3.14%) Architect
10 8 (3.14%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.49%) WebSphere MQ
2 10 (3.92%) Web Services
2 10 (3.92%) .NET
2 10 (3.92%) JMS
3 9 (3.53%) TIBCO EMS
3 9 (3.53%) SOAP
4 8 (3.14%) Middleware
4 8 (3.14%) REST
5 5 (1.96%) J2EE
6 4 (1.57%) CSS
6 4 (1.57%) JDBC
6 4 (1.57%) X-Windows
6 4 (1.57%) XML
6 4 (1.57%) JNDI
7 3 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.18%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.78%) HTML
8 2 (0.78%) Flash
8 2 (0.78%) RESTful
9 1 (0.39%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.80%) HACMP
1 25 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.24%) Private Cloud
3 17 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 17 (6.67%) Replication
4 14 (5.49%) Data Centre
5 11 (4.31%) Client/Server
6 9 (3.53%) DataPower
7 8 (3.14%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.57%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.18%) LPAR
9 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.78%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.78%) PDA
10 2 (0.78%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.78%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.78%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.39%) PKI
11 1 (0.39%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 155 (60.78%) Windows
2 87 (34.12%) Linux
3 70 (27.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 61 (23.92%) UNIX
5 59 (23.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 54 (21.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 52 (20.39%) AIX
8 43 (16.86%) Solaris
9 28 (10.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (5.88%) HPUX
11 10 (3.92%) Windows 7
12 8 (3.14%) NetWare
13 6 (2.35%) Windows XP
14 5 (1.96%) VMS
15 4 (1.57%) Windows 2000
15 4 (1.57%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (1.57%) CentOS
16 3 (1.18%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.78%) SUSE
17 2 (0.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (15.29%) ITIL
2 32 (12.55%) Performance Tuning
3 31 (12.16%) High Availability
3 31 (12.16%) Migration
4 24 (9.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (7.84%) Change Management
6 19 (7.45%) CRM
7 17 (6.67%) Configuration Management
7 17 (6.67%) Server Building
8 16 (6.27%) Performance Monitoring
9 13 (5.10%) Service Management
10 12 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (4.71%) Root Cause Analysis
11 11 (4.31%) Performance Analysis
11 11 (4.31%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (4.31%) Data Migration
12 10 (3.92%) Change Control
13 9 (3.53%) Capacity Management
13 9 (3.53%) Problem Management
14 8 (3.14%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (33.33%) SQL
2 32 (12.55%) PowerShell
3 26 (10.20%) Bash Shell
3 26 (10.20%) Korn
4 24 (9.41%) Shell Script
5 22 (8.63%) Java
6 21 (8.24%) T-SQL
7 20 (7.84%) Perl
8 14 (5.49%) Python
9 12 (4.71%) VBScript
10 9 (3.53%) VB
10 9 (3.53%) C++
11 8 (3.14%) C
12 5 (1.96%) JavaScript
13 4 (1.57%) Jython
14 3 (1.18%) AWK
14 3 (1.18%) C#
14 3 (1.18%) sed
15 2 (0.78%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 28 (10.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (7.06%) Degree
4 14 (5.49%) MCSE
5 13 (5.10%) SC Cleared
6 11 (4.31%) MCITP
7 9 (3.53%) MCTS
7 9 (3.53%) IBM Certification
7 9 (3.53%) MCP
7 9 (3.53%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.57%) VCP4
8 4 (1.57%) MCSA
8 4 (1.57%) MCDBA
8 4 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.18%) MCSD
10 2 (0.78%) CCA
10 2 (0.78%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.78%) MCPD
10 2 (0.78%) SCSA
10 2 (0.78%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.10%) SLA
2 3 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.39%) QA
System Software
1 83 (32.55%) Active Directory
2 68 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (21.96%) Hyper-V
4 26 (10.20%) vSphere
5 21 (8.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 20 (7.84%) VMware ESX
7 14 (5.49%) NFS
8 12 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (4.31%) Forefront TMG
9 11 (4.31%) GPFS
10 9 (3.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 7 (2.75%) Veritas File System
12 4 (1.57%) UAG
13 3 (1.18%) XenApp
14 2 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.78%) Firmware
14 2 (0.78%) vCloud
14 2 (0.78%) Docker
15 1 (0.39%) PowerHA
15 1 (0.39%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 47 (18.43%) SCCM
2 28 (10.98%) SCOM
3 19 (7.45%) Tivoli
4 17 (6.67%) WSUS
5 13 (5.10%) Puppet
5 13 (5.10%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (3.92%) NetBackup
7 9 (3.53%) OpenView
8 8 (3.14%) Netcool
8 8 (3.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 8 (3.14%) SCSM
9 7 (2.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (2.35%) SAP Afaria
11 5 (1.96%) CA Wily
11 5 (1.96%) OVSD
12 4 (1.57%) Control-M
12 4 (1.57%) vMotion
13 3 (1.18%) Nagios
13 3 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 3 (1.18%) LiteSpeed
Vendors
1 115 (45.10%) VMware
2 83 (32.55%) Microsoft
3 76 (29.80%) HP
4 48 (18.82%) Oracle
5 40 (15.69%) Veritas
6 35 (13.73%) IBM
7 30 (11.76%) Red Hat
8 22 (8.63%) NetApp
9 20 (7.84%) EMC
9 20 (7.84%) Citrix
10 19 (7.45%) Symantec
10 19 (7.45%) 3PAR
11 17 (6.67%) Dell
12 15 (5.88%) Cisco
13 13 (5.10%) TIBCO
14 8 (3.14%) Sun
14 8 (3.14%) Websense
15 7 (2.75%) Compaq
15 7 (2.75%) McAfee
15 7 (2.75%) Hitachi
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago