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 31 May 2016 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 173 148 159
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +11
Contract jobs citing Clustering 98 102 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.08% 1.11% 1.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.48% 3.48% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 65 53
Median daily rate £425 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £263 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £466 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £19.61 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-43.75% +23.07%
Clustering
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
2816 2934 2635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.89% 31.89% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1653 1567 1414
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 128 171
Median hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.39% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £42.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -7.50%

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 31 May 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

Clustering Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Berkshire +9 27 £450 +24.13% 7
Surrey -9 22 £425 +16.43% 1
Hampshire -8 21 £411 +7.86% 6
Oxfordshire +19 12 £369 +13.46%
Buckinghamshire -3 9 £400 +6.66% 1
Kent -17 5 £328 -34.50% 3
Middlesex -8 1 - -
West Sussex -36 1 - - 3
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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.

1 100 (53.19%) Linux
2 99 (52.66%) Windows
3 69 (36.70%) SQL
4 67 (35.64%) SQL Server
5 66 (35.11%) Microsoft
6 62 (32.98%) SAN
7 59 (31.38%) Active Directory
7 59 (31.38%) Unix
8 55 (29.26%) Veritas
9 54 (28.72%) Windows Server
10 50 (26.60%) Oracle
11 46 (24.47%) ITIL
11 46 (24.47%) VMware
12 44 (23.40%) Perl
13 43 (22.87%) Finance
14 39 (20.74%) Windows Server 2008
15 38 (20.21%) DNS
16 36 (19.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 34 (18.09%) High Availability
17 34 (18.09%) Windows Server 2012
17 34 (18.09%) IBM
17 34 (18.09%) AIX
18 31 (16.49%) Shell Script
18 31 (16.49%) Replication
19 30 (15.96%) Red Hat
19 30 (15.96%) Solaris
19 30 (15.96%) MS Exchange
20 29 (15.43%) Hyper-V
21 28 (14.89%) DHCP
22 27 (14.36%) HP

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 30 (15.96%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.04%) WebSphere
3 16 (8.51%) WebSphere Application Server
4 15 (7.98%) IIS
5 13 (6.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (6.38%) SharePoint
7 10 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (5.32%) JBoss
8 7 (3.72%) WebLogic
9 5 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (2.13%) Apache
10 4 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (2.13%) Live Communications Server
10 4 (2.13%) Skype for Business
11 3 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (1.06%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.53%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.53%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (7.45%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.66%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (6.91%) Office 365
3 4 (2.13%) SaaS
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.53%) Engine Yard
4 1 (0.53%) GitHub
4 1 (0.53%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.53%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 62 (32.98%) SAN
2 38 (20.21%) DNS
3 28 (14.89%) DHCP
4 26 (13.83%) TCP/IP
5 20 (10.64%) Firewall
6 16 (8.51%) SSL
7 8 (4.26%) HTTP
7 8 (4.26%) NAS
8 7 (3.72%) tcpdump
8 7 (3.72%) WAN
9 6 (3.19%) IPsec
9 6 (3.19%) LAN
9 6 (3.19%) LDAP
10 4 (2.13%) Internet
10 4 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (1.60%) Broadband
11 3 (1.60%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (1.06%) POP3
12 2 (1.06%) SMTP
12 2 (1.06%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (35.64%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.64%) Oracle Database
3 17 (9.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (7.45%) MySQL
4 14 (7.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (6.38%) Relational Database
6 11 (5.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (5.85%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (4.79%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (3.72%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (3.72%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (2.66%) MongoDB
10 5 (2.66%) NoSQL
10 5 (2.66%) RDBMS
10 5 (2.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (2.66%) Sybase IQ
11 4 (2.13%) QlikView
12 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (5.85%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.26%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.26%) Vagrant
3 7 (3.72%) Artifactory
3 7 (3.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (3.72%) Gradle
3 7 (3.72%) Maven
3 7 (3.72%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (3.72%) TortoiseSVN
4 4 (2.13%) Introscope
5 2 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.06%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.53%) JIRA
6 1 (0.53%) Toad
General
1 43 (22.87%) Finance
2 10 (5.32%) Banking
3 7 (3.72%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.60%) Retail
5 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.06%) Automotive
7 1 (0.53%) Law
7 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (20.74%) Administrator
2 37 (19.68%) DBA
3 20 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (7.98%) SQL DBA
5 14 (7.45%) Support Engineer
5 14 (7.45%) Systems Administrator
6 13 (6.91%) Oracle DBA
6 13 (6.91%) Unix Administrator
7 12 (6.38%) Field Engineer
7 12 (6.38%) Linux Administrator
7 12 (6.38%) Windows Engineer
8 10 (5.32%) Analyst
8 10 (5.32%) Consultant
8 10 (5.32%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 9 (4.79%) Server Engineer
9 9 (4.79%) SQL Server DBA
10 8 (4.26%) Hyper-V Engineer
10 8 (4.26%) WebSphere Engineer
11 7 (3.72%) Sybase DBA
11 7 (3.72%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.51%) Web Services
2 11 (5.85%) Middleware
3 9 (4.79%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (3.72%) J2EE
4 7 (3.72%) SOAP
5 6 (3.19%) .NET
5 6 (3.19%) JDBC
5 6 (3.19%) JNDI
6 4 (2.13%) Castor
6 4 (2.13%) DCOM
7 3 (1.60%) REST
7 3 (1.60%) XML
8 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.06%) CSS
8 2 (1.06%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (1.06%) JMS
9 1 (0.53%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.53%) HTML
9 1 (0.53%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.49%) Replication
2 20 (10.64%) Data Centre
3 19 (10.11%) HACMP
4 7 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.72%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.66%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.13%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (2.13%) Wiki
7 3 (1.60%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.60%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.60%) LPAR
7 3 (1.60%) PKI
8 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.06%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.06%) DataPower
9 1 (0.53%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.53%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.53%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.53%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.53%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 100 (53.19%) Linux
2 99 (52.66%) Windows
3 59 (31.38%) Unix
4 54 (28.72%) Windows Server
5 39 (20.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (19.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 34 (18.09%) AIX
7 34 (18.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (15.96%) Solaris
9 24 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (5.32%) Windows XP
11 7 (3.72%) Windows 7
12 4 (2.13%) HPUX
12 4 (2.13%) NetWare
13 3 (1.60%) VMS
13 3 (1.60%) Windows 10
13 3 (1.60%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.06%) CentOS
15 1 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (24.47%) ITIL
2 34 (18.09%) High Availability
3 26 (13.83%) Migration
4 19 (10.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (9.04%) Configuration Management
6 15 (7.98%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (7.98%) DevOps
7 13 (6.91%) Performance Monitoring
7 13 (6.91%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (6.38%) Change Management
8 12 (6.38%) Project Management
9 10 (5.32%) Release Management
10 9 (4.79%) Customer Engagement
11 8 (4.26%) ITSM
11 8 (4.26%) Performance Optimisation
11 8 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (4.26%) Service Management
12 7 (3.72%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (3.72%) Problem Management
13 6 (3.19%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 69 (36.70%) SQL
2 44 (23.40%) Perl
3 31 (16.49%) Shell Script
4 27 (14.36%) PowerShell
5 19 (10.11%) Python
6 18 (9.57%) Korn
7 14 (7.45%) VBScript
8 11 (5.85%) Bash Shell
9 9 (4.79%) T-SQL
10 7 (3.72%) Bourne shell
10 7 (3.72%) PL/SQL
11 6 (3.19%) Jython
12 5 (2.66%) AWK
12 5 (2.66%) C
12 5 (2.66%) Java
13 4 (2.13%) C++
13 4 (2.13%) sed
13 4 (2.13%) VB
14 2 (1.06%) C#
14 2 (1.06%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.04%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (7.45%) Degree
5 9 (4.79%) OCP
5 9 (4.79%) Oracle Certification
6 8 (4.26%) MCITP
6 8 (4.26%) MCSE
6 8 (4.26%) MCTS
7 6 (3.19%) CCNA
7 6 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.13%) CCNP
10 3 (1.60%) MCSA
11 2 (1.06%) VCP5
11 2 (1.06%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.53%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.53%) CCSE
12 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.53%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.30%) SLA
2 2 (1.06%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 59 (31.38%) Active Directory
2 29 (15.43%) Hyper-V
3 18 (9.57%) VMware ESX
3 18 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (8.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 15 (7.98%) Oracle RAC
6 13 (6.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 11 (5.85%) Veritas File System
8 8 (4.26%) NFS
8 8 (4.26%) vSphere
9 5 (2.66%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (2.13%) GPFS
10 4 (2.13%) ISA Server
10 4 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.60%) XenApp
11 3 (1.60%) XenDesktop
12 2 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (1.06%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.53%) RHEV
13 1 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (8.51%) Simpana
2 15 (7.98%) SCCM
3 14 (7.45%) NetBackup
4 12 (6.38%) Ansible
4 12 (6.38%) Puppet
5 11 (5.85%) Data Guard
5 11 (5.85%) Legato
5 11 (5.85%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (5.85%) Oracle RMAN
6 10 (5.32%) Tivoli
7 9 (4.79%) Netcool
7 9 (4.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 8 (4.26%) WSUS
9 7 (3.72%) WMI
10 6 (3.19%) CA Wily
11 5 (2.66%) Foglight
12 4 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 3 (1.60%) BladeLogic
13 3 (1.60%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 66 (35.11%) Microsoft
2 55 (29.26%) Veritas
3 50 (26.60%) Oracle
4 46 (24.47%) VMware
5 34 (18.09%) IBM
6 30 (15.96%) Red Hat
7 27 (14.36%) HP
8 24 (12.77%) Citrix
9 18 (9.57%) EMC
10 17 (9.04%) Cisco
10 17 (9.04%) CommVault
11 14 (7.45%) Dell Compellent
12 13 (6.91%) Dell
13 11 (5.85%) Informatica
14 9 (4.79%) F5
14 9 (4.79%) Symantec
15 8 (4.26%) Sun
15 8 (4.26%) Sybase
16 7 (3.72%) NetApp
17 6 (3.19%) CheckPoint
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