The first 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 22 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 West 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 124 82 81
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -1
Contract jobs citing Clustering 14 28 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.48% 1.30% 1.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.41% 6.54% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 20
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£425 £400 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £300 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.13 £25.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+8.50% -31.03%
Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
580 428 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.81% 19.83% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 244 285
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £198 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £506 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 33 47
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -53.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.00%
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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 22 July 2014.

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 22 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
Gloucestershire -14 6 £350 -6.66%
Bristol -16 1 £425 - 3
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 2
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England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 27 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 25 (52.08%) SQL
3 24 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 21 (43.75%) Oracle
5 20 (41.67%) SC Cleared
5 20 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (35.42%) T-SQL
6 17 (35.42%) Windows
6 17 (35.42%) Oracle Database
6 17 (35.42%) Performance Tuning
7 14 (29.17%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (27.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (27.08%) Data Guard
9 12 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (25.00%) Oracle RMAN
9 12 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
10 11 (22.92%) SLA
11 10 (20.83%) Active Directory
12 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (16.67%) SharePoint
13 8 (16.67%) .NET
13 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
14 7 (14.58%) Java
14 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
14 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (14.58%) webMethods
15 6 (12.50%) DNS
15 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
15 6 (12.50%) Finance
15 6 (12.50%) DV Cleared

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 8 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.42%) IIS
3 4 (8.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.17%) Apache
4 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.17%) MediaWiki
4 2 (4.17%) nginx
4 2 (4.17%) Confluence
4 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
2 6 (12.50%) DNS
3 5 (10.42%) Firewall
3 5 (10.42%) LAN
3 5 (10.42%) WAN
4 3 (6.25%) IPsec
4 3 (6.25%) VPN
4 3 (6.25%) SAN
5 2 (4.17%) LDAP
5 2 (4.17%) OSPF
5 2 (4.17%) BGP
5 2 (4.17%) IPv6
5 2 (4.17%) EIGRP
5 2 (4.17%) Network Security
5 2 (4.17%) NAS
6 1 (2.08%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (35.42%) Oracle Database
4 14 (29.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (27.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
8 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (6.25%) MySQL
9 2 (4.17%) RDBMS
9 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.17%) JIRA
2 2 (4.17%) Subversion
2 2 (4.17%) Maven
2 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.17%) Hudson
2 2 (4.17%) Gerrit
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) DBA
2 18 (37.50%) SQL DBA
3 8 (16.67%) Consultant
4 7 (14.58%) SQL Server DBA
5 5 (10.42%) Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Administrator
5 5 (10.42%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
6 4 (8.33%) webMethods Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Technical Leader
7 3 (6.25%) Java Software Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Server Administrator
8 2 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Wintel Support
8 2 (4.17%) Technical Support
8 2 (4.17%) Support Specialist
8 2 (4.17%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) .NET
2 5 (10.42%) JPA
2 5 (10.42%) EJB 3.0
2 5 (10.42%) EJB
2 5 (10.42%) JMS
3 4 (8.33%) GWT
4 3 (6.25%) WPF
4 3 (6.25%) Silverlight
4 3 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.17%) LAMP
5 2 (4.17%) jQuery
5 2 (4.17%) HornetQ
6 1 (2.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Replication
2 3 (6.25%) SCADA
3 2 (4.17%) Wiki
4 1 (2.08%) Grid Computing
4 1 (2.08%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 17 (35.42%) Windows
2 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (10.42%) UNIX
4 5 (10.42%) Solaris
4 5 (10.42%) Linux
5 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.17%) Debian
6 2 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (4.17%) CentOS
7 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.08%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (35.42%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (10.42%) UML
2 5 (10.42%) OO
3 4 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
3 4 (8.33%) Migration
3 4 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.25%) Data Migration
4 3 (6.25%) Workflow
4 3 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.17%) ITIL
5 2 (4.17%) Data Modelling
5 2 (4.17%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (4.17%) DevOps
5 2 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.08%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (2.08%) Build Automation
6 1 (2.08%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.08%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (52.08%) SQL
2 17 (35.42%) T-SQL
3 7 (14.58%) Java
4 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
4 5 (10.42%) Shell Script
4 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.17%) Perl
5 2 (4.17%) PHP
5 2 (4.17%) Ruby
5 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 20 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.17%) MCSE
4 2 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.17%) CCNA
4 2 (4.17%) MCITP
5 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.08%) RHCE
5 1 (2.08%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.92%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 12 (25.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 10 (20.83%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.25%) Samba
4 3 (6.25%) ISA Server
5 2 (4.17%) NFS
5 2 (4.17%) Postfix
5 2 (4.17%) XenServer
6 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (27.08%) Data Guard
2 2 (4.17%) OpenView
2 2 (4.17%) SCOM
2 2 (4.17%) ZABBIX
2 2 (4.17%) Puppet
3 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.08%) nmon
3 1 (2.08%) Salt
3 1 (2.08%) SCCM
3 1 (2.08%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.08%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 21 (43.75%) Oracle
2 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.58%) webMethods
4 5 (10.42%) JBoss
5 4 (8.33%) Citrix
5 4 (8.33%) HP
5 4 (8.33%) VMware
6 3 (6.25%) Cisco
6 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.17%) Sybase
7 2 (4.17%) IBM
7 2 (4.17%) Dell
7 2 (4.17%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.08%) F5
8 1 (2.08%) EMC
8 1 (2.08%) Juniper
8 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.08%) Symantec
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