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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 143 127 96
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -31
Contract jobs citing Clustering 7 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.46% 0.89%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.75% 1.86% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 11
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£375 £365 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -18.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.77%
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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
928 807 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.90% 24.56% 25.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 510 338
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £197 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 51 35
Average hourly rate £37.50 £21.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.41% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% +14.28%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -3 2 £450 +23.28% 3
Dorset -2 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £313 - 2
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 23 (76.67%) Windows
2 17 (56.67%) SQL Server
2 17 (56.67%) VMware
3 16 (53.33%) Active Directory
4 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 14 (46.67%) Citrix
5 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (36.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (30.00%) SharePoint
7 9 (30.00%) SCCM
7 9 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (30.00%) Hyper-V
8 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
8 8 (26.67%) Linux
8 8 (26.67%) HP
9 7 (23.33%) SQL
9 7 (23.33%) Migration
9 7 (23.33%) Replication
9 7 (23.33%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (20.00%) vSphere
10 6 (20.00%) Lync
10 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 6 (20.00%) Firewall
10 6 (20.00%) MCSE
10 6 (20.00%) SAN
10 6 (20.00%) Cisco
11 5 (16.67%) MCSA

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 9 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (20.00%) Lync
3 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 4 (13.33%) IIS
4 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (10.00%) nginx
5 3 (10.00%) Confluence
5 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (10.00%) Apache
5 3 (10.00%) MediaWiki
6 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) SAN
1 6 (20.00%) Firewall
2 4 (13.33%) DNS
2 4 (13.33%) DHCP
3 3 (10.00%) VPN
3 3 (10.00%) LDAP
3 3 (10.00%) NAS
4 2 (6.67%) LAN
4 2 (6.67%) WAN
5 1 (3.33%) BIG-IP
5 1 (3.33%) VoIP
5 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (56.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (10.00%) MySQL
4 3 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (3.33%) OLTP
6 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (3.33%) DB2
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Subversion
1 3 (10.00%) JIRA
1 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (10.00%) Hudson
1 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (13.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) DBA
1 7 (23.33%) SQL DBA
2 6 (20.00%) Consultant
3 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
4 4 (13.33%) Administrator
4 4 (13.33%) Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Wintel Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.33%) IT Administrator
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Replication
2 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 3 (10.00%) Wiki
4 2 (6.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.33%) NHS
5 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.33%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 23 (76.67%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (26.67%) Linux
3 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.00%) CentOS
5 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (10.00%) Debian
5 3 (10.00%) Ubuntu
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (23.33%) Migration
2 7 (23.33%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 4 (13.33%) High Availability
5 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (10.00%) Build Automation
5 3 (10.00%) DevOps
5 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.00%) Patch Management
5 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.67%) Information Security
6 2 (6.67%) Programme Management
6 2 (6.67%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.67%) MODAF
6 2 (6.67%) Change Management
6 2 (6.67%) ITIL
6 2 (6.67%) UML
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.00%) MCSE
3 5 (16.67%) MCSA
4 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (10.00%) MCTS
4 3 (10.00%) MCITP
5 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) CCEE
5 1 (3.33%) MCDBA
5 1 (3.33%) MCT
5 1 (3.33%) CCIE
5 1 (3.33%) CCNP
5 1 (3.33%) CCNA
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (36.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (30.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (20.00%) vSphere
5 4 (13.33%) XenApp
5 4 (13.33%) XenDesktop
6 3 (10.00%) Postfix
6 3 (10.00%) Firmware
6 3 (10.00%) Samba
6 3 (10.00%) VMware ESX
6 3 (10.00%) iptables
7 2 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (6.67%) ISA Server
8 1 (3.33%) VMware Server
8 1 (3.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) ZABBIX
2 3 (10.00%) Puppet
3 1 (3.33%) SCOM
3 1 (3.33%) SCVMM
3 1 (3.33%) MOM
3 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) VMware
2 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 14 (46.67%) Citrix
3 8 (26.67%) HP
4 6 (20.00%) Cisco
5 3 (10.00%) Oracle
5 3 (10.00%) Juniper
5 3 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.67%) CommVault
6 2 (6.67%) Hitachi
6 2 (6.67%) Dell
6 2 (6.67%) EMC
6 2 (6.67%) Websense
6 2 (6.67%) TOWER Software
6 2 (6.67%) Veeam
6 2 (6.67%) Zerto
7 1 (3.33%) Acronis
7 1 (3.33%) F5
7 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.33%) Cerner