The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 127 121 78
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -43
Contract jobs citing Clustering 14 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.45% 0.71% 1.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.70% 2.80% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 19
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£388 £328 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.32% -12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £328 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £424 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £333 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
825 750 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.72% 25.49% 27.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 479 291
Average daily rate £375 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 49 31
Average hourly rate £35.50 £24.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.91% +37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £13.30 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Clustering across the South West region.

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Clustering
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the South West region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Clustering Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Clustering
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the South West region.

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 2 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
Bristol +7 5 £325 -23.52% 2
Gloucestershire -8 3 £415 +38.33% 1
Dorset - 3 £325 -
Somerset +3 2 £503 +53.43%
Wiltshire -5 1 £350 -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 29 (82.86%) Windows
2 26 (74.29%) VMware
3 24 (68.57%) Active Directory
4 22 (62.86%) Citrix
5 19 (54.29%) SQL Server
6 18 (51.43%) Microsoft
6 18 (51.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (48.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (37.14%) SharePoint
8 13 (37.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (31.43%) Firewall
10 10 (28.57%) SCCM
10 10 (28.57%) SQL
10 10 (28.57%) Linux
10 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (28.57%) Hyper-V
11 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
11 8 (22.86%) HP
11 8 (22.86%) IIS
11 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
11 8 (22.86%) Load Balancing
12 7 (20.00%) Samba
12 7 (20.00%) Debian
12 7 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (20.00%) Wiki
12 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (20.00%) JIRA
12 7 (20.00%) Subversion
12 7 (20.00%) Ubuntu

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 13 (37.14%) SharePoint
2 8 (22.86%) IIS
3 7 (20.00%) Apache
3 7 (20.00%) nginx
3 7 (20.00%) Confluence
3 7 (20.00%) Lync
3 7 (20.00%) MediaWiki
4 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
5 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.86%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) Firewall
2 7 (20.00%) VPN
2 7 (20.00%) LDAP
3 4 (11.43%) DHCP
3 4 (11.43%) SAN
3 4 (11.43%) DNS
4 3 (8.57%) IPv6
4 3 (8.57%) IPsec
4 3 (8.57%) Network Security
4 3 (8.57%) OSPF
4 3 (8.57%) BGP
4 3 (8.57%) EIGRP
4 3 (8.57%) WAN
4 3 (8.57%) LAN
5 2 (5.71%) NAS
6 1 (2.86%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.86%) BIG-IP
6 1 (2.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (54.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (20.00%) MySQL
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.86%) OLTP
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Subversion
1 7 (20.00%) JIRA
1 7 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (20.00%) Hudson
1 7 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Local Government
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Consultant
2 8 (22.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) SQL DBA
3 6 (17.14%) DBA
4 5 (14.29%) Administrator
4 5 (14.29%) Wintel Consultant
4 5 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (8.57%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (8.57%) Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Network Administrator
7 2 (5.71%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Active Directory Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) VMware Specialist
8 1 (2.86%) VMware Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Wintel Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Principle Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
2 7 (20.00%) Wiki
3 4 (11.43%) Replication
4 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 29 (82.86%) Windows
2 17 (48.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (28.57%) Linux
3 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (20.00%) CentOS
4 7 (20.00%) Debian
4 7 (20.00%) Ubuntu
5 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (22.86%) Load Balancing
3 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (20.00%) DevOps
4 6 (17.14%) Build Automation
4 6 (17.14%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (17.14%) Migration
5 5 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 4 (11.43%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (8.57%) Patch Management
8 2 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (5.71%) TOGAF
8 2 (5.71%) MODAF
8 2 (5.71%) UML
8 2 (5.71%) Information Security
8 2 (5.71%) Programme Management
9 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.86%) Data Modelling
9 1 (2.86%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.86%) Perl
3 1 (2.86%) PHP
3 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.86%) Python
3 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (20.00%) MCSE
3 6 (17.14%) MCSA
4 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 4 (11.43%) DV Cleared
5 4 (11.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (8.57%) MCTS
6 3 (8.57%) MCITP
6 3 (8.57%) CCNA
6 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (2.86%) MCT
8 1 (2.86%) MCP
8 1 (2.86%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (68.57%) Active Directory
2 18 (51.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 7 (20.00%) Postfix
4 7 (20.00%) Samba
4 7 (20.00%) vSphere
4 7 (20.00%) iptables
5 6 (17.14%) VMware ESX
6 5 (14.29%) XenApp
7 4 (11.43%) XenServer
7 4 (11.43%) XenDesktop
8 3 (8.57%) Firmware
9 2 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (5.71%) ISA Server
10 1 (2.86%) vCloud
10 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
10 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (2.86%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) SCCM
2 7 (20.00%) ZABBIX
2 7 (20.00%) Puppet
3 2 (5.71%) SCOM
3 2 (5.71%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.71%) NetBackup
3 2 (5.71%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.86%) MOM
4 1 (2.86%) ARCserve
4 1 (2.86%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 26 (74.29%) VMware
2 22 (62.86%) Citrix
3 18 (51.43%) Microsoft
4 8 (22.86%) HP
5 7 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 6 (17.14%) Cisco
7 2 (5.71%) Juniper
7 2 (5.71%) Dell
7 2 (5.71%) EMC
7 2 (5.71%) CommVault
7 2 (5.71%) Hitachi
7 2 (5.71%) Symantec
7 2 (5.71%) Websense
7 2 (5.71%) TOWER Software
7 2 (5.71%) Veeam
7 2 (5.71%) Zerto
8 1 (2.86%) Oracle
8 1 (2.86%) Acronis
8 1 (2.86%) F5
8 1 (2.86%) Sophos