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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 144 172 154
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -18
Contract jobs citing Clustering 117 65 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.18% 0.76% 0.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.07% 2.82% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 29 52
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£408 £325 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.38% -11.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £293 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £567 £386 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £33.70 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.45% +57.14%
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
2873 2301 2028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.98% 26.99% 24.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1586 1216 927
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 136 193
Average hourly rate £16.72 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.40% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.90 £12.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +22 33 £545 +81.66% 6
Surrey +1 20 £500 +42.85% 6
West Sussex +16 19 £375 +11.11% 4
Hampshire -24 18 £313 +0.53% 10
Buckinghamshire -6 11 - -
East Sussex +5 7 - - 1
Kent -3 5 £338 +3.84% 1
Sussex - 2 £400 -
Middlesex 0 1 £350 -40.42%
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 149 (69.30%) Windows
2 113 (52.56%) Microsoft
3 93 (43.26%) Active Directory
4 85 (39.53%) SQL
5 73 (33.95%) VMware
5 73 (33.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 71 (33.02%) Disaster Recovery
7 65 (30.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 64 (29.77%) SAN
9 61 (28.37%) SQL Server
10 57 (26.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 50 (23.26%) Hyper-V
12 49 (22.79%) Microsoft Certification
13 48 (22.33%) BizTalk Server
13 48 (22.33%) VMware Infrastructure
14 47 (21.86%) Security Cleared
15 45 (20.93%) Lync
16 44 (20.47%) SQL Server 2008
16 44 (20.47%) SharePoint
17 43 (20.00%) MS Excel
18 41 (19.07%) IIS
18 41 (19.07%) DNS
19 40 (18.60%) MS Exchange
20 35 (16.28%) ITIL
20 35 (16.28%) SCOM
21 34 (15.81%) Exchange Server 2013
21 34 (15.81%) HP
22 33 (15.35%) Citrix
22 33 (15.35%) VMware ESX
23 32 (14.88%) .NET

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 48 (22.33%) BizTalk Server
2 45 (20.93%) Lync
3 44 (20.47%) SharePoint
4 41 (19.07%) IIS
5 40 (18.60%) MS Exchange
6 34 (15.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 29 (13.49%) SharePoint 2010
8 27 (12.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 21 (9.77%) Exchange Server 2003
10 18 (8.37%) Exchange Server 2010
11 14 (6.51%) Exchange Server 2007
12 13 (6.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (3.26%) Live Communications Server
14 6 (2.79%) Apache
15 5 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (2.33%) JBoss
16 4 (1.86%) WebSphere
17 3 (1.40%) IBM HTTP Server
17 3 (1.40%) GroupWise
17 3 (1.40%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 43 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 30 (13.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (13.02%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.93%) Maximo
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.09%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.93%) Office 365
2 2 (0.93%) SaaS
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (29.77%) SAN
2 41 (19.07%) DNS
3 30 (13.95%) DHCP
4 20 (9.30%) TCP/IP
5 17 (7.91%) NAS
5 17 (7.91%) Firewall
6 15 (6.98%) Internet
7 14 (6.51%) LAN
7 14 (6.51%) LDAP
8 13 (6.05%) SSL
9 9 (4.19%) SMTP
10 8 (3.72%) WAN
11 6 (2.79%) Broadband
12 4 (1.86%) POP3
12 4 (1.86%) NetScaler
12 4 (1.86%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (1.86%) IMAP
13 3 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (1.40%) OpenLDAP
14 2 (0.93%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (28.37%) SQL Server
2 44 (20.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (14.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (8.37%) SQL Server 2000
5 17 (7.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (5.12%) MySQL
7 9 (4.19%) EDRMS
8 6 (2.79%) OLTP
9 4 (1.86%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle9i Database
11 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.47%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 13 (6.05%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.93%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.93%) PHPUnit
2 2 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.93%) Zend Studio
3 1 (0.47%) JIRA
3 1 (0.47%) Selenium
3 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.47%) Hudson
3 1 (0.47%) GitLab
3 1 (0.47%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.47%) Ant
General
1 31 (14.42%) Finance
2 11 (5.12%) Banking
3 10 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.33%) Retail
4 5 (2.33%) Back Office
5 4 (1.86%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.47%) Legal
7 1 (0.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (15.35%) Architect
2 28 (13.02%) Administrator
2 28 (13.02%) Technical Architect
3 16 (7.44%) Server Engineer
4 14 (6.51%) DBA
5 13 (6.05%) Support Engineer
5 13 (6.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (5.58%) Consultant
6 12 (5.58%) Analyst
7 11 (5.12%) SQL DBA
8 10 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
8 10 (4.65%) BizTalk Administrator
9 8 (3.72%) Windows Administrator
9 8 (3.72%) Wintel Engineer
10 7 (3.26%) Infrastructure Designer
10 7 (3.26%) Designer
10 7 (3.26%) Server Analyst
10 7 (3.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.26%) SQL Server DBA
10 7 (3.26%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.88%) .NET
2 21 (9.77%) Application Packaging
3 9 (4.19%) XML
4 4 (1.86%) Web Services
4 4 (1.86%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.40%) LAMP
5 3 (1.40%) CSS
5 3 (1.40%) HTML
5 3 (1.40%) Middleware
6 2 (0.93%) EDIFACT
6 2 (0.93%) YAML
6 2 (0.93%) WCF
6 2 (0.93%) Zend Framework
7 1 (0.47%) Java EE
7 1 (0.47%) jQuery
7 1 (0.47%) Ajax
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.47%) Sass
7 1 (0.47%) LESS
7 1 (0.47%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.77%) Blackberry
2 18 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (7.44%) Replication
4 11 (5.12%) HACMP
5 7 (3.26%) PKI
6 6 (2.79%) Mainframe
6 6 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.40%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.40%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.40%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.93%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.93%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.47%) Open Source
9 1 (0.47%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.47%) User Experience
9 1 (0.47%) VLE
9 1 (0.47%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 149 (69.30%) Windows
2 73 (33.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 65 (30.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 57 (26.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (13.95%) Linux
6 28 (13.02%) UNIX
7 22 (10.23%) Windows 2000
8 20 (9.30%) Solaris
9 17 (7.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (7.91%) Windows 7
10 15 (6.98%) AIX
11 14 (6.51%) Windows XP
12 12 (5.58%) Windows NT
12 12 (5.58%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (3.26%) HPUX
14 6 (2.79%) CentOS
15 4 (1.86%) SUSE
15 4 (1.86%) Ubuntu
16 3 (1.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (1.40%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (33.02%) Disaster Recovery
2 35 (16.28%) ITIL
3 31 (14.42%) CRM
4 22 (10.23%) Load Balancing
5 18 (8.37%) Performance Tuning
6 17 (7.91%) SOA
6 17 (7.91%) Change Management
7 14 (6.51%) Enterprise Architecture
7 14 (6.51%) Root Cause Analysis
8 13 (6.05%) Project Management
8 13 (6.05%) Service Delivery
9 12 (5.58%) Migration
10 10 (4.65%) High Availability
11 9 (4.19%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (3.26%) Performance Management
12 7 (3.26%) Performance Analysis
12 7 (3.26%) Business Continuity
13 6 (2.79%) Service Management
13 6 (2.79%) Workflow
13 6 (2.79%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (39.53%) SQL
2 26 (12.09%) PowerShell
3 13 (6.05%) Perl
3 13 (6.05%) C#
4 10 (4.65%) Shell Script
4 10 (4.65%) VBScript
5 8 (3.72%) C
5 8 (3.72%) Korn
6 7 (3.26%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.79%) PHP
8 5 (2.33%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.33%) C++
8 5 (2.33%) Java
8 5 (2.33%) VB
9 3 (1.40%) Bourne shell
9 3 (1.40%) Python
9 3 (1.40%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.93%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (22.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (21.86%) Security Cleared
3 27 (12.56%) SC Cleared
4 24 (11.16%) MCSE
5 21 (9.77%) Degree
5 21 (9.77%) MCTS
6 12 (5.58%) DV Cleared
7 7 (3.26%) MCP
8 5 (2.33%) MCITP
9 2 (0.93%) CCNA
9 2 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.93%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.93%) PhD
9 2 (0.93%) MCDBA
9 2 (0.93%) SCSA
10 1 (0.47%) MCPD
10 1 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.47%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.56%) SLA
2 3 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 93 (43.26%) Active Directory
2 50 (23.26%) Hyper-V
3 48 (22.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (15.35%) VMware ESX
5 18 (8.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 11 (5.12%) Terminal Services
6 11 (5.12%) ISA Server
7 10 (4.65%) XenApp
7 10 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (4.19%) vSphere
8 9 (4.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 7 (3.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 7 (3.26%) vCloud
9 7 (3.26%) GPFS
10 5 (2.33%) XenDesktop
10 5 (2.33%) NFS
11 4 (1.86%) Veritas File System
12 3 (1.40%) PowerHA
13 2 (0.93%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 2 (0.93%) Samba
Systems Management
1 35 (16.28%) SCOM
2 25 (11.63%) SCCM
3 12 (5.58%) NetBackup
4 11 (5.12%) BladeLogic
5 10 (4.65%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (3.26%) Backup Exec
6 7 (3.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (3.26%) Tivoli
7 6 (2.79%) Puppet
8 5 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.33%) SAP Afaria
8 5 (2.33%) ARCserve
9 4 (1.86%) WSUS
10 3 (1.40%) WMI
10 3 (1.40%) YaST
10 3 (1.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (1.40%) SCSM
10 3 (1.40%) Nagios
11 2 (0.93%) Control-M
11 2 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 113 (52.56%) Microsoft
2 73 (33.95%) VMware
3 34 (15.81%) HP
4 33 (15.35%) Citrix
5 23 (10.70%) Veritas
6 21 (9.77%) Symantec
7 15 (6.98%) Intel
8 14 (6.51%) IBM
8 14 (6.51%) Red Hat
8 14 (6.51%) 3PAR
9 13 (6.05%) Oracle
10 11 (5.12%) Juniper
11 8 (3.72%) Cisco
12 7 (3.26%) Sun
12 7 (3.26%) EMC
12 7 (3.26%) NetApp
13 6 (2.79%) Dell
14 5 (2.33%) Acronis
14 5 (2.33%) Sophos
14 5 (2.33%) CA
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