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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 117 114 87
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -27
Contract jobs citing Clustering 30 6 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.92% 0.25% 1.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.58% 1.08% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 9
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£545 £363 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.34% +47.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £353 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £602 £449 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.59% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £29.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.86% +47.50%
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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
837 554 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.62% 23.48% 25.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 344 336
Average daily rate £400 £331 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.75% -1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 58 65
Average hourly rate £26.50 £21.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.25% -44.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 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 24 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
Bristol 0 17 £545 +50.34% 15
Gloucestershire -12 4 £433 - 1
Somerset - 1 - -
Wiltshire - - - - 4
Devon - - - - 1
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England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 32 (62.75%) Active Directory
2 31 (60.78%) Microsoft
3 28 (54.90%) SQL
4 23 (45.10%) Windows
5 19 (37.25%) SharePoint
6 17 (33.33%) Linux
6 17 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 16 (31.37%) Hyper-V
7 16 (31.37%) VMware
7 16 (31.37%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (27.45%) Lync
9 14 (27.45%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (27.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (25.49%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (25.49%) Dynamics CRM
10 13 (25.49%) Dynamics AX
10 13 (25.49%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (25.49%) CRM
10 13 (25.49%) MS Exchange
11 12 (23.53%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (23.53%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (21.57%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (21.57%) RDBMS
12 11 (21.57%) OO
12 11 (21.57%) .NET
12 11 (21.57%) Relational Database
13 10 (19.61%) Java
13 10 (19.61%) LAN
13 10 (19.61%) WAN

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 19 (37.25%) SharePoint
2 14 (27.45%) Lync
3 13 (25.49%) MS Exchange
3 13 (25.49%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (23.53%) SharePoint 2013
4 12 (23.53%) SharePoint 2010
5 11 (21.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (15.69%) Apache
7 7 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (7.84%) JBoss
9 3 (5.88%) IIS
10 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
11 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
11 1 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.96%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (25.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 13 (25.49%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (25.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.61%) LAN
1 10 (19.61%) WAN
1 10 (19.61%) DNS
2 9 (17.65%) SAN
3 7 (13.73%) SSH
3 7 (13.73%) HTTPS
4 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
4 5 (9.80%) PuTTY
5 4 (7.84%) Firewall
6 2 (3.92%) Internet
6 2 (3.92%) VPN
6 2 (3.92%) HTTP
6 2 (3.92%) NAS
7 1 (1.96%) LDAP
7 1 (1.96%) DHCP
7 1 (1.96%) SSL
7 1 (1.96%) IPsec
7 1 (1.96%) BIG-IP
7 1 (1.96%) Network Security
7 1 (1.96%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.57%) RDBMS
1 11 (21.57%) Relational Database
2 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 6 (11.76%) Oracle Database
4 5 (9.80%) JasperReports
4 5 (9.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (9.80%) Ingres
5 3 (5.88%) MySQL
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.96%) DB2
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) PHPUnit
2 4 (7.84%) Gerrit
2 4 (7.84%) Maven
2 4 (7.84%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.96%) WinRunner
3 1 (1.96%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (9.80%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Banking
2 4 (7.84%) Retail
3 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Electronics
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (37.25%) Architect
2 12 (23.53%) Infrastructure Architect
3 9 (17.65%) Developer
3 9 (17.65%) Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) DBA
6 4 (7.84%) Applications Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Technical Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Java Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Wintel Support
6 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Wintel Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Wintel Support Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Applications Architect
8 2 (3.92%) SQL DBA
8 2 (3.92%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Oracle DBA
8 2 (3.92%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) .NET
2 10 (19.61%) Application Packaging
3 6 (11.76%) JDBC
3 6 (11.76%) Web Services
3 6 (11.76%) Laravel
4 5 (9.80%) CGI
4 5 (9.80%) HTML
4 5 (9.80%) CSS
4 5 (9.80%) Hibernate
4 5 (9.80%) DAO
5 4 (7.84%) jQuery
5 4 (7.84%) JPA
5 4 (7.84%) EJB 3.0
5 4 (7.84%) EJB
5 4 (7.84%) JMS
5 4 (7.84%) HornetQ
6 2 (3.92%) Middleware
6 2 (3.92%) GWT
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) N-Tier
2 4 (7.84%) User Experience
2 4 (7.84%) Reference Data
2 4 (7.84%) Data Integration
3 3 (5.88%) Replication
4 2 (3.92%) CESG
5 1 (1.96%) PDA
5 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.96%) Open Source
5 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.96%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 23 (45.10%) Windows
2 17 (33.33%) Linux
3 15 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (27.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (17.65%) UNIX
6 7 (13.73%) VMS
6 7 (13.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.92%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (3.92%) AIX
8 2 (3.92%) Solaris
9 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.96%) Debian
9 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.96%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (25.49%) CRM
3 11 (21.57%) OO
4 8 (15.69%) Migration
4 8 (15.69%) ITIL
5 7 (13.73%) Configuration Management
5 7 (13.73%) Validation
6 6 (11.76%) Change Control
7 5 (9.80%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (9.80%) MVC
7 5 (9.80%) Business Continuity
8 4 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (7.84%) UML
8 4 (7.84%) Data Modelling
8 4 (7.84%) Data Architecture
9 3 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (3.92%) Software Deployment
10 2 (3.92%) Customer Engagement
10 2 (3.92%) Load Balancing
10 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 28 (54.90%) SQL
2 10 (19.61%) Java
3 9 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 8 (15.69%) PHP
5 7 (13.73%) Bash Shell
5 7 (13.73%) Perl
5 7 (13.73%) Korn
6 2 (3.92%) C
7 1 (1.96%) C++
7 1 (1.96%) COBOL
7 1 (1.96%) Erlang
7 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 6 (11.76%) DV Cleared
3 5 (9.80%) MCITP
3 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (7.84%) MCSE
5 2 (3.92%) CCNA
5 2 (3.92%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.92%) Degree
5 2 (3.92%) MCP
6 1 (1.96%) CWNA
6 1 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.96%) MCTS
6 1 (1.96%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.92%) QA
3 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (62.75%) Active Directory
2 16 (31.37%) Hyper-V
3 14 (27.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (15.69%) NFS
5 7 (13.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 6 (11.76%) VMware ESX
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (3.92%) XenApp
8 1 (1.96%) XenServer
8 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.96%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.96%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) SCOM
2 6 (11.76%) SCCM
3 5 (9.80%) Puppet
4 2 (3.92%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.92%) Data Guard
4 2 (3.92%) OpenView
5 1 (1.96%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.96%) Netcool
5 1 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 31 (60.78%) Microsoft
2 16 (31.37%) VMware
3 9 (17.65%) Oracle
4 6 (11.76%) Citrix
5 5 (9.80%) Cisco
5 5 (9.80%) HP
6 3 (5.88%) Dell
6 3 (5.88%) IBM
6 3 (5.88%) Symantec
7 2 (3.92%) McAfee
7 2 (3.92%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.92%) F5
7 2 (3.92%) Juniper
7 2 (3.92%) Veritas
7 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.92%) Sun
8 1 (1.96%) EMC
8 1 (1.96%) SAP
8 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.96%) Micro Focus