The first 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the South East region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 168 156 145
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -11
Contract jobs citing Clustering 75 74 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.81% 0.87% 1.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.71% 4.32% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 46 47
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£375 £363 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £456 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £23.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.57% -37.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2020 1714 2011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.94% 20.22% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1045 851 853
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 127 173
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.85 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% -21.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%
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England

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 July 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 30 July 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
Berkshire +6 27 £469 +9.01% 9
Hampshire -7 25 £313 -2.95% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 7 - - 2
Surrey +3 6 £413 +10.00% 5
Oxfordshire +4 3 £375 +25.00%
Kent -5 2 £400 +3.22% 2
West Sussex -5 1 £500 +6.95% 1
East Sussex -6 1 £375 -11.76%
Middlesex - - - -
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England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 112 (66.67%) Windows
2 53 (31.55%) VMware
3 52 (30.95%) SQL
4 51 (30.36%) Active Directory
5 50 (29.76%) Microsoft
6 45 (26.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 43 (25.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (24.40%) SAN
9 40 (23.81%) SQL Server
10 37 (22.02%) Linux
11 33 (19.64%) AIX
11 33 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
12 32 (19.05%) Finance
13 30 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
14 29 (17.26%) SCOM
15 28 (16.67%) Security Cleared
15 28 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
15 28 (16.67%) HP
15 28 (16.67%) TCP/IP
16 27 (16.07%) IBM
16 27 (16.07%) SCCM
17 26 (15.48%) MS Excel
18 24 (14.29%) Solaris
18 24 (14.29%) DNS
19 23 (13.69%) UNIX
19 23 (13.69%) Oracle
20 22 (13.10%) SQL Server 2005
21 21 (12.50%) IIS
22 19 (11.31%) Citrix
22 19 (11.31%) VMware ESX

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 21 (12.50%) IIS
2 16 (9.52%) WebSphere
3 14 (8.33%) MS Exchange
4 9 (5.36%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (2.98%) Lync
6 5 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.60%) FileNet
9 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.60%) Apache
9 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.60%) Confluence
Applications
1 26 (15.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.79%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.19%) SaaS
2 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.60%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 41 (24.40%) SAN
2 28 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 24 (14.29%) DNS
4 16 (9.52%) DHCP
5 10 (5.95%) LAN
5 10 (5.95%) WAN
6 9 (5.36%) HTTP
6 9 (5.36%) NAS
7 8 (4.76%) Firewall
8 7 (4.17%) SSL
8 7 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (3.57%) LDAP
10 4 (2.38%) VLAN
10 4 (2.38%) SMTP
11 3 (1.79%) ATM
11 3 (1.79%) Broadband
12 2 (1.19%) Network Security
12 2 (1.19%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (1.19%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 28 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (13.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (10.12%) SQL Server 2000
5 12 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (5.95%) Oracle Database
7 9 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (4.17%) Oracle9i Database
10 6 (3.57%) DB2
10 6 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (3.57%) EDRMS
11 3 (1.79%) OLTP
12 2 (1.19%) MySQL
13 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.57%) WinRunner
1 6 (3.57%) TestDirector
1 6 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (3.57%) Introscope
2 4 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.19%) Toad
3 2 (1.19%) Subversion
4 1 (0.60%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.60%) Ant
4 1 (0.60%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.60%) Gradle
4 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.60%) Hudson
4 1 (0.60%) JIRA
4 1 (0.60%) Selenium
General
1 32 (19.05%) Finance
2 6 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.38%) Legal
4 3 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.79%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.19%) Back Office
5 2 (1.19%) Banking
5 2 (1.19%) Retail
6 1 (0.60%) Advertising
6 1 (0.60%) Electronics
6 1 (0.60%) Games
6 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (16.67%) Administrator
2 23 (13.69%) DBA
3 21 (12.50%) Consultant
4 19 (11.31%) SQL DBA
5 18 (10.71%) Analyst
6 14 (8.33%) Architect
7 13 (7.74%) Server Engineer
8 12 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
8 12 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (6.55%) Server Analyst
10 10 (5.95%) Support Engineer
11 8 (4.76%) Windows Systems Administrator
11 8 (4.76%) Windows Administrator
12 7 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
12 7 (4.17%) Server Support
12 7 (4.17%) Designer
13 6 (3.57%) Infrastructure Designer
13 6 (3.57%) Test Analyst
13 6 (3.57%) WebSphere Administrator
13 6 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (3.57%) JDBC
2 6 (3.57%) J2EE
3 5 (2.98%) JNDI
3 5 (2.98%) SOAP
3 5 (2.98%) Web Services
4 3 (1.79%) HTML
4 3 (1.79%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 2 (1.19%) XML
6 1 (0.60%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.60%) Middleware
6 1 (0.60%) CPAN
6 1 (0.60%) .NET
6 1 (0.60%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.12%) Replication
2 9 (5.36%) HACMP
3 8 (4.76%) Client/Server
3 8 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.17%) DataPower
5 6 (3.57%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.38%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.19%) IVR
8 1 (0.60%) DTV
8 1 (0.60%) Firmware
8 1 (0.60%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 112 (66.67%) Windows
2 45 (26.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 43 (25.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (22.02%) Linux
5 33 (19.64%) AIX
6 24 (14.29%) Solaris
7 23 (13.69%) UNIX
8 10 (5.95%) Windows XP
9 9 (5.36%) Windows 2000
10 8 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (4.76%) Windows 7
10 8 (4.76%) HPUX
11 7 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (2.98%) NetWare
12 5 (2.98%) Windows NT
13 4 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (1.19%) CentOS
15 1 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (11.31%) High Availability
2 17 (10.12%) Load Balancing
2 17 (10.12%) Performance Tuning
3 16 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (7.74%) Root Cause Analysis
5 12 (7.14%) ITIL
5 12 (7.14%) Migration
6 11 (6.55%) Change Management
6 11 (6.55%) Network Load Balancing
7 10 (5.95%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (5.36%) Capacity Management
9 8 (4.76%) Service Delivery
10 7 (4.17%) SOA
10 7 (4.17%) Problem Management
11 6 (3.57%) Incident Management
11 6 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (3.57%) Test Automation
11 6 (3.57%) Service Management
12 5 (2.98%) Business Continuity
12 5 (2.98%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 52 (30.95%) SQL
2 14 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 13 (7.74%) Korn
3 13 (7.74%) PowerShell
3 13 (7.74%) Perl
4 11 (6.55%) T-SQL
5 10 (5.95%) Java
5 10 (5.95%) Python
6 9 (5.36%) Shell Script
7 8 (4.76%) C
8 6 (3.57%) Jython
9 5 (2.98%) C++
10 4 (2.38%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.79%) PHP
11 3 (1.79%) C#
12 1 (0.60%) Ruby
12 1 (0.60%) AWK
12 1 (0.60%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.60%) VBScript
12 1 (0.60%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 30 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 18 (10.71%) SC Cleared
4 13 (7.74%) MCTS
5 10 (5.95%) MCSE
6 9 (5.36%) Degree
7 8 (4.76%) DV Cleared
8 7 (4.17%) MCP
9 6 (3.57%) MCDBA
9 6 (3.57%) ISEB
10 5 (2.98%) MCITP
11 4 (2.38%) MCPD
11 4 (2.38%) MCSD
11 4 (2.38%) IBM Certification
12 3 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.60%) OCA
14 1 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
14 1 (0.60%) RHCE
14 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.71%) SLA
2 5 (2.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 51 (30.36%) Active Directory
2 33 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (11.31%) VMware ESX
3 19 (11.31%) Hyper-V
4 9 (5.36%) Terminal Services
5 8 (4.76%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (3.57%) NLBS
6 6 (3.57%) GPFS
7 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (2.38%) XenApp
9 3 (1.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (1.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (1.19%) NFS
10 2 (1.19%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.60%) Samba
11 1 (0.60%) RHEV
11 1 (0.60%) KVM
11 1 (0.60%) vSphere
11 1 (0.60%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 29 (17.26%) SCOM
2 27 (16.07%) SCCM
3 14 (8.33%) SAP Afaria
4 12 (7.14%) MOM
5 10 (5.95%) NetBackup
6 7 (4.17%) Tivoli
6 7 (4.17%) HP SIM
6 7 (4.17%) WSUS
7 6 (3.57%) CA Wily
7 6 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (3.57%) Netcool
7 6 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (2.98%) Backup Exec
8 5 (2.98%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (2.38%) Puppet
9 4 (2.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (1.79%) ARCserve
10 3 (1.79%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 53 (31.55%) VMware
2 50 (29.76%) Microsoft
3 28 (16.67%) HP
4 27 (16.07%) IBM
5 23 (13.69%) Oracle
6 19 (11.31%) Citrix
7 18 (10.71%) Veritas
8 11 (6.55%) webMethods
9 10 (5.95%) EMC
10 8 (4.76%) Symantec
10 8 (4.76%) McAfee
10 8 (4.76%) Sophos
11 7 (4.17%) Altiris
11 7 (4.17%) Red Hat
11 7 (4.17%) Cisco
11 7 (4.17%) Qualys
12 6 (3.57%) Intel
12 6 (3.57%) Compaq
12 6 (3.57%) Hitachi
12 6 (3.57%) NetApp
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