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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 202 153 170
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +17
Contract jobs citing Clustering 65 127 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.74% 1.30% 0.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.41% 4.22% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 60 48
Median daily rate £425 £389 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.32% -7.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £355 £346
% change year-on-year
-4.22% +2.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £19.61 £23.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.43% -36.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +21.90%
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
2693 3011 2803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.72% 30.76% 30.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1561 1714 1510
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 £235 £230 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 168 162
Median hourly rate £27.38 £21.15 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.46% +24.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £47.50 £44.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.29 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+16.64% +2.88%

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 25 August 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
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 25 August 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 -1 22 £519 +22.05% 6
Surrey -14 12 £425 +21.42% 2
Hampshire -7 11 £313 -13.49% 2
Buckinghamshire -18 9 £375 -11.76%
Kent +13 5 £460 -16.36%
West Sussex -5 3 - -
Oxfordshire -1 1 £260 -20.00% 2
Middlesex -6 1 - -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 84 (49.12%) Linux
2 78 (45.61%) Windows
3 57 (33.33%) Oracle
4 56 (32.75%) SQL Server
5 55 (32.16%) SQL
6 53 (30.99%) SAN
7 49 (28.65%) Active Directory
8 47 (27.49%) Unix
8 47 (27.49%) High Availability
9 44 (25.73%) Microsoft
10 38 (22.22%) ITIL
10 38 (22.22%) Windows Server
11 37 (21.64%) Replication
12 36 (21.05%) Finance
13 35 (20.47%) AIX
13 35 (20.47%) HP
13 35 (20.47%) Red Hat
13 35 (20.47%) PowerShell
14 32 (18.71%) Windows Server 2008
15 31 (18.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 31 (18.13%) IBM
15 31 (18.13%) Perl
16 29 (16.96%) VMware
17 28 (16.37%) Veritas
17 28 (16.37%) Microsoft Clustering
18 27 (15.79%) EMC
19 26 (15.20%) DNS
19 26 (15.20%) Web Services
20 25 (14.62%) Security Cleared
20 25 (14.62%) Oracle RAC

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 24 (14.04%) MS Exchange
2 22 (12.87%) IIS
3 21 (12.28%) WebSphere
4 20 (11.70%) WebSphere Application Server
5 15 (8.77%) SharePoint
6 14 (8.19%) JBoss
7 10 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (3.51%) WebLogic
9 5 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (2.92%) Skype for Business
10 4 (2.34%) Live Communications Server
11 3 (1.75%) Apache
11 3 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.75%) Tomcat
12 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.58%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 16 (9.36%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.09%) MS Office
3 3 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.75%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.34%) Office 365
2 4 (2.34%) SaaS
3 3 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.75%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.17%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.58%) Engine Yard
5 1 (0.58%) GitHub
5 1 (0.58%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 53 (30.99%) SAN
2 26 (15.20%) DNS
3 23 (13.45%) DHCP
3 23 (13.45%) Firewall
4 22 (12.87%) SSL
5 20 (11.70%) TCP/IP
6 14 (8.19%) WAN
7 13 (7.60%) HTTP
7 13 (7.60%) LAN
8 9 (5.26%) tcpdump
9 8 (4.68%) Internet
9 8 (4.68%) NAS
10 7 (4.09%) Unified Communications
11 5 (2.92%) Network Security
11 5 (2.92%) SNMP
12 4 (2.34%) VoIP
13 3 (1.75%) iSCSI
13 3 (1.75%) MPLS
13 3 (1.75%) VPN
14 2 (1.17%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (32.75%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (9.94%) Oracle Database
3 17 (9.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (8.19%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (8.19%) Relational Database
5 13 (7.60%) MySQL
5 13 (7.60%) SQL Server 2014
6 12 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (5.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (5.26%) Oracle BI EE
9 8 (4.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (3.51%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (2.92%) MongoDB
11 5 (2.92%) MS Access
11 5 (2.92%) RDBMS
11 5 (2.92%) Sybase IQ
12 4 (2.34%) QlikView
13 3 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (7.02%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.26%) Artifactory
2 9 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 9 (5.26%) Gradle
2 9 (5.26%) Maven
2 9 (5.26%) TortoiseSVN
3 8 (4.68%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.68%) Vagrant
4 7 (4.09%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (2.92%) Introscope
6 4 (2.34%) JIRA
7 3 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.75%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.58%) Gitweb
8 1 (0.58%) Subversion
8 1 (0.58%) Toad
General
1 36 (21.05%) Finance
2 13 (7.60%) Banking
3 8 (4.68%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.34%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.34%) Retail
5 3 (1.75%) Marketing
5 3 (1.75%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.17%) Automotive
7 1 (0.58%) Back Office
7 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (23.39%) DBA
2 37 (21.64%) Administrator
3 18 (10.53%) SQL DBA
4 16 (9.36%) Support Engineer
5 14 (8.19%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (7.60%) SQL Server DBA
6 13 (7.60%) Systems Administrator
7 12 (7.02%) Consultant
7 12 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (7.02%) Oracle DBA
8 9 (5.26%) Analyst
8 9 (5.26%) Unix Administrator
8 9 (5.26%) WebSphere Administrator
9 8 (4.68%) Field Engineer
9 8 (4.68%) Linux Specialist
9 8 (4.68%) Linux Support
9 8 (4.68%) WebSphere Engineer
10 7 (4.09%) Server Engineer
10 7 (4.09%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 7 (4.09%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.20%) Web Services
2 14 (8.19%) J2EE
3 13 (7.60%) Middleware
3 13 (7.60%) WebSphere MQ
4 12 (7.02%) SOAP
5 11 (6.43%) JDBC
5 11 (6.43%) JNDI
6 9 (5.26%) .NET
7 4 (2.34%) ActiveMQ
7 4 (2.34%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.34%) Castor
7 4 (2.34%) DCOM
7 4 (2.34%) REST
8 3 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.75%) CSS
8 3 (1.75%) HTML
8 3 (1.75%) XML
9 2 (1.17%) IBM Integration Bus
10 1 (0.58%) JMS
10 1 (0.58%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 37 (21.64%) Replication
2 9 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.34%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.34%) Smart Meter
3 4 (2.34%) Wiki
4 3 (1.75%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (1.75%) HACMP
4 3 (1.75%) PKI
5 2 (1.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.17%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.58%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.58%) DataPower
6 1 (0.58%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.58%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.58%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.58%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 84 (49.12%) Linux
2 78 (45.61%) Windows
3 47 (27.49%) Unix
4 38 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 35 (20.47%) AIX
6 32 (18.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (18.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (14.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (13.45%) Solaris
10 20 (11.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (7.60%) Windows XP
12 7 (4.09%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.75%) Windows 10
13 3 (1.75%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.58%) CentOS
14 1 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.58%) HPUX
14 1 (0.58%) NetWare
14 1 (0.58%) SUSE
14 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (27.49%) High Availability
2 38 (22.22%) ITIL
3 20 (11.70%) Performance Tuning
4 19 (11.11%) Migration
5 17 (9.94%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (8.19%) Configuration Management
7 13 (7.60%) Performance Monitoring
7 13 (7.60%) Release Management
8 11 (6.43%) Garbage Collection
9 10 (5.85%) Compliance Management
9 10 (5.85%) DevOps
9 10 (5.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (5.85%) ITSM
10 9 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (5.26%) Analytics
11 8 (4.68%) Load Balancing
11 8 (4.68%) Service Delivery
12 7 (4.09%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (4.09%) Project Management
13 6 (3.51%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 55 (32.16%) SQL
2 35 (20.47%) PowerShell
3 31 (18.13%) Perl
4 21 (12.28%) Shell Script
5 19 (11.11%) Korn
6 14 (8.19%) Python
6 14 (8.19%) VBScript
7 13 (7.60%) Bash Shell
8 11 (6.43%) Jython
8 11 (6.43%) T-SQL
9 7 (4.09%) PL/SQL
10 6 (3.51%) Bourne shell
11 5 (2.92%) C#
12 3 (1.75%) Java
12 3 (1.75%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.75%) VB
12 3 (1.75%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.17%) C
14 1 (0.58%) C++
14 1 (0.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (14.62%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.02%) DV Cleared
2 12 (7.02%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (5.85%) RHCE
4 9 (5.26%) OCP
4 9 (5.26%) Oracle Certification
5 8 (4.68%) Degree
6 5 (2.92%) MCITP
6 5 (2.92%) MCSE
6 5 (2.92%) MCTS
7 4 (2.34%) CCNA
7 4 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.17%) CCNP
9 2 (1.17%) MCSA
9 2 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.58%) CCSA
10 1 (0.58%) CCSE
10 1 (0.58%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.02%) SLA
2 3 (1.75%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.58%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (28.65%) Active Directory
2 25 (14.62%) Oracle RAC
3 16 (9.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (8.77%) Hyper-V
5 11 (6.43%) KVM
6 9 (5.26%) VMware ESX
7 7 (4.09%) vSphere
8 6 (3.51%) Veritas File System
8 6 (3.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.17%) XenApp
11 1 (0.58%) GPFS
11 1 (0.58%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.58%) RHEV
11 1 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (16.37%) Microsoft Clustering
2 18 (10.53%) NetBackup
3 15 (8.77%) SCCM
4 13 (7.60%) Failover Clustering
5 12 (7.02%) Data Guard
5 12 (7.02%) Oracle RMAN
6 11 (6.43%) CA Wily
6 11 (6.43%) Legato
7 10 (5.85%) EMC NetWorker
8 9 (5.26%) SCOM
9 8 (4.68%) Ansible
9 8 (4.68%) Netcool
9 8 (4.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 7 (4.09%) WMI
11 6 (3.51%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (2.92%) Foglight
13 4 (2.34%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (2.34%) Simpana
13 4 (2.34%) Tivoli
14 3 (1.75%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 57 (33.33%) Oracle
2 44 (25.73%) Microsoft
3 35 (20.47%) HP
3 35 (20.47%) Red Hat
4 31 (18.13%) IBM
5 29 (16.96%) VMware
6 28 (16.37%) Veritas
7 27 (15.79%) EMC
8 15 (8.77%) F5
9 13 (7.60%) Citrix
9 13 (7.60%) Informatica
10 10 (5.85%) Sun
11 9 (5.26%) Sybase
12 7 (4.09%) Cisco
12 7 (4.09%) Dell
13 6 (3.51%) Intel Security
13 6 (3.51%) Symantec
14 5 (2.92%) CommVault
14 5 (2.92%) IronPort
15 4 (2.34%) SAP