The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 252 255 271
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +16
Contract jobs citing Clustering 526 473 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 0.87% 0.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.96% 2.75% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 307 258
Median daily rate £375 £375 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 3
Median hourly rate £25.50 £22.83 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.69% -29.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £22.83 £31.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £27.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-43.75% +23.07%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17751 17219 16727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.02% 31.73% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11493 10520 10308
Median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 702 734
Median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.26 £44.85 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -14.63%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Clustering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Clustering within the UK.

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Clustering
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

Clustering Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Clustering
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Clustering within the UK.

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Clustering
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

Clustering Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Clustering
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 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
England -23 413 £400 +6.66% 96
London -48 123 £415 +3.75% 29
South East -2 106 £400 +6.66% 17
Scotland +48 85 £300 +11.11% 5
North East -8 49 £305 +1.66% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 48 £310 +3.33% 4
Tyne and Wear -10 48 £310 +3.33% 4
North West +10 47 £380 +4.82% 6
Edinburgh +20 32 £475 -
Berkshire +10 27 £450 +28.57% 6
Hampshire -2 26 £394 +5.00% 6
Surrey +5 25 £425 +16.43%
Yorkshire -5 25 £384 +9.64% 1
Glasgow +18 24 £313 +144.14% 4
City of London -8 24 £475 +18.75% 8
Erskine -22 23 £295 -15.71%
Renfrewshire -24 23 £295 -14.80%
East of England +14 21 £525 +110.00% 12
South West -11 19 £360 -4.00% 15
Manchester -2 17 £375 +7.14% 3
West Yorkshire -10 17 £380 +27.73% 1
Lancashire +17 15 £370 - 1
Leeds 0 14 £400 -1.84% 1
East Midlands -2 13 £400 +15.11% 5
Oxfordshire +21 12 £369 +13.46% 1
Reading +4 12 £450 +38.46% 3
Cheshire +3 12 £405 +1.25% 1
Camberley +2 12 £425 +6.25%
West Midlands -35 12 £328 -22.94% 5
Bristol -3 11 £360 -4.00% 11

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 with a requirement for Clustering.

1 467 (50.38%) Windows
2 357 (38.51%) Linux
3 350 (37.76%) SQL Server
4 337 (36.35%) SQL
5 329 (35.49%) Microsoft
6 306 (33.01%) Active Directory
7 282 (30.42%) VMware
8 242 (26.11%) Unix
9 216 (23.30%) Finance
10 214 (23.09%) Windows Server
11 200 (21.57%) High Availability
12 199 (21.47%) Oracle
13 188 (20.28%) Veritas
13 188 (20.28%) Windows Server 2008
14 180 (19.42%) SAN
15 173 (18.66%) ITIL
16 165 (17.80%) VMware Infrastructure
17 161 (17.37%) Hyper-V
18 160 (17.26%) Data Centre
19 159 (17.15%) Citrix
20 156 (16.83%) Red Hat
21 148 (15.97%) DNS
22 146 (15.75%) Replication
23 142 (15.32%) Windows Server 2012
24 140 (15.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 133 (14.35%) HP
25 133 (14.35%) PowerShell
26 132 (14.24%) Migration
27 131 (14.13%) Security Cleared
28 127 (13.70%) AIX

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills 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 73 (7.87%) MS Exchange
2 59 (6.36%) IIS
3 56 (6.04%) WebSphere
4 51 (5.50%) SharePoint
5 45 (4.85%) Apache
6 39 (4.21%) WebSphere Application Server
7 34 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 25 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
9 23 (2.48%) WebLogic
10 21 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 21 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
10 21 (2.27%) JBoss
11 18 (1.94%) Skype for Business
12 17 (1.83%) Tuxedo
13 13 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (1.40%) IBM Notes
13 13 (1.40%) OpenStack
14 11 (1.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 9 (0.97%) Tomcat
16 7 (0.76%) MQSeries
Applications
1 87 (9.39%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.76%) MS Office
3 4 (0.43%) MS Project
3 4 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.22%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.94%) Office 365
4 9 (0.97%) GitHub
4 9 (0.97%) SaaS
5 5 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.43%) IaaS
6 4 (0.43%) IBM PureFlex
7 3 (0.32%) Engine Yard
7 3 (0.32%) Heroku
7 3 (0.32%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.11%) PaaS
8 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 180 (19.42%) SAN
2 148 (15.97%) DNS
3 93 (10.03%) Firewall
4 88 (9.49%) TCP/IP
5 86 (9.28%) DHCP
6 49 (5.29%) WAN
7 45 (4.85%) LDAP
8 42 (4.53%) NAS
9 41 (4.42%) LAN
10 40 (4.31%) HTTP
11 31 (3.34%) SSL
12 24 (2.59%) Internet
13 23 (2.48%) NetScaler
14 11 (1.19%) Network Security
14 11 (1.19%) SMTP
15 10 (1.08%) FTP
15 10 (1.08%) iSCSI
16 8 (0.86%) VPN
17 7 (0.76%) IPsec
17 7 (0.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 350 (37.76%) SQL Server
2 103 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 99 (10.68%) Oracle Database
4 91 (9.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 87 (9.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 80 (8.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 74 (7.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 55 (5.93%) SQL Server 2014
9 46 (4.96%) Relational Database
10 41 (4.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 37 (3.99%) Oracle Database 11g
12 36 (3.88%) MySQL
13 33 (3.56%) RDBMS
14 31 (3.34%) DB2
15 20 (2.16%) Oracle BI EE
15 20 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
16 17 (1.83%) SQL Server 2000
17 15 (1.62%) NoSQL
18 14 (1.51%) Oracle Database 10g
19 13 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 39 (4.21%) Jenkins
2 32 (3.45%) HP UFT
3 31 (3.34%) TestDirector
3 31 (3.34%) WinRunner
4 28 (3.02%) Git (software)
5 19 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (1.40%) Artifactory
7 12 (1.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 11 (1.19%) Maven
8 11 (1.19%) Vagrant
9 9 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (0.97%) Visual Studio
10 8 (0.86%) MSI
11 7 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (0.76%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.76%) Gradle
11 7 (0.76%) MSBuild
11 7 (0.76%) NUnit
11 7 (0.76%) TortoiseSVN
12 5 (0.54%) JIRA
General
1 216 (23.30%) Finance
2 50 (5.39%) Law
3 39 (4.21%) Banking
4 33 (3.56%) Financial Institution
5 13 (1.40%) Billing
6 12 (1.29%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.08%) Retail
8 9 (0.97%) Legal
9 8 (0.86%) Marketing
10 6 (0.65%) Automotive
10 6 (0.65%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.43%) Games
12 3 (0.32%) Front Office
13 2 (0.22%) Back Office
13 2 (0.22%) Electronics
13 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.11%) French Language
14 1 (0.11%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 190 (20.50%) DBA
2 178 (19.20%) Administrator
3 139 (14.99%) SQL DBA
4 68 (7.34%) Consultant
4 68 (7.34%) Systems Administrator
5 66 (7.12%) Analyst
6 65 (7.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 64 (6.90%) SQL Server DBA
8 53 (5.72%) Unix Administrator
9 52 (5.61%) Developer
10 47 (5.07%) Wintel Engineer
11 44 (4.75%) Linux Administrator
12 43 (4.64%) Support Engineer
13 40 (4.31%) Architect
14 39 (4.21%) Unix Systems Administrator
15 37 (3.99%) Oracle DBA
16 36 (3.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 36 (3.88%) Windows Engineer
17 30 (3.24%) Unix Consultant
18 29 (3.13%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (5.50%) Web Services
2 41 (4.42%) Middleware
3 34 (3.67%) HTML
4 33 (3.56%) .NET
5 28 (3.02%) WebSphere MQ
6 24 (2.59%) SOAP
7 19 (2.05%) J2EE
8 14 (1.51%) CSS
9 12 (1.29%) REST
10 11 (1.19%) XML
11 9 (0.97%) IBM Integration Bus
11 9 (0.97%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 9 (0.97%) RESTful
11 9 (0.97%) WCF
11 9 (0.97%) WPF
12 8 (0.86%) HTML5
12 8 (0.86%) JSON
13 7 (0.76%) ADO.NET
13 7 (0.76%) JDBC
13 7 (0.76%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 160 (17.26%) Data Centre
2 146 (15.75%) Replication
3 76 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (3.67%) Computer Science
5 27 (2.91%) HACMP
5 27 (2.91%) Management Information System
5 27 (2.91%) PDA
6 24 (2.59%) Hedge funds
7 21 (2.27%) Client/Server
8 19 (2.05%) Blackberry
9 16 (1.73%) PKI
10 15 (1.62%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.08%) Mathematics
12 9 (0.97%) Mainframe
13 8 (0.86%) NHS
14 7 (0.76%) DataPower
14 7 (0.76%) EqualLogic
15 6 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
15 6 (0.65%) FlexPod
15 6 (0.65%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 467 (50.38%) Windows
2 357 (38.51%) Linux
3 242 (26.11%) Unix
4 214 (23.09%) Windows Server
5 188 (20.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 142 (15.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 140 (15.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 127 (13.70%) AIX
9 120 (12.94%) Solaris
10 106 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 44 (4.75%) Windows 7
12 40 (4.31%) Windows XP
13 12 (1.29%) HPUX
14 8 (0.86%) Windows 10
15 7 (0.76%) VMS
16 5 (0.54%) CentOS
17 4 (0.43%) NetWare
17 4 (0.43%) Windows 2000
18 3 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
18 3 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (21.57%) High Availability
2 173 (18.66%) ITIL
3 132 (14.24%) Migration
4 111 (11.97%) Performance Tuning
5 103 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 87 (9.39%) Change Management
7 52 (5.61%) Project Management
8 50 (5.39%) Configuration Management
9 47 (5.07%) DevOps
9 47 (5.07%) Service Delivery
10 46 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
11 45 (4.85%) Database Mirroring
12 44 (4.75%) Load Balancing
13 42 (4.53%) Agile Software Development
14 40 (4.31%) Performance Monitoring
15 37 (3.99%) Server Building
16 35 (3.78%) Business Intelligence
16 35 (3.78%) Time Management
17 34 (3.67%) ITIL V3
17 34 (3.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 337 (36.35%) SQL
2 133 (14.35%) PowerShell
3 115 (12.41%) Perl
4 99 (10.68%) Shell Script
5 87 (9.39%) T-SQL
6 81 (8.74%) Python
7 69 (7.44%) Bash Shell
8 64 (6.90%) Java
9 49 (5.29%) VBScript
10 33 (3.56%) C
11 31 (3.34%) PL/SQL
12 26 (2.80%) C#
13 25 (2.70%) Korn
14 21 (2.27%) PHP
15 20 (2.16%) Ruby
16 18 (1.94%) JavaScript
17 17 (1.83%) COBOL
18 15 (1.62%) VB
19 11 (1.19%) Bourne shell
20 10 (1.08%) Jython
Qualifications
1 131 (14.13%) Security Cleared
2 114 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 102 (11.00%) SC Cleared
4 80 (8.63%) MCSE
5 51 (5.50%) Degree
6 45 (4.85%) MCTS
7 44 (4.75%) MCITP
8 43 (4.64%) MCSA
9 28 (3.02%) ISTQB
10 16 (1.73%) RHCE
11 15 (1.62%) OCP
11 15 (1.62%) Oracle Certification
12 14 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (1.19%) CCNP
14 11 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (1.19%) MCDBA
15 10 (1.08%) CCNA
16 9 (0.97%) DV Cleared
17 6 (0.65%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (6.80%) SLA
2 14 (1.51%) QA
3 8 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.43%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.22%) ISO15022
7 2 (0.22%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 306 (33.01%) Active Directory
2 165 (17.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 161 (17.37%) Hyper-V
4 86 (9.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 77 (8.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 74 (7.98%) VMware ESX
7 65 (7.01%) Veritas File System
8 50 (5.39%) Oracle RAC
9 36 (3.88%) vSphere
10 34 (3.67%) XenApp
11 27 (2.91%) KVM
12 26 (2.80%) XenDesktop
13 21 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
14 17 (1.83%) NFS
15 14 (1.51%) Terminal Services
16 12 (1.29%) GPFS
16 12 (1.29%) RHEV
17 8 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
18 7 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 7 (0.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 62 (6.69%) SCCM
2 56 (6.04%) Puppet
3 41 (4.42%) NetBackup
4 39 (4.21%) Netcool
5 36 (3.88%) Data Guard
5 36 (3.88%) HP Quality Center
6 34 (3.67%) McAfee ePO
7 32 (3.45%) Ansible
7 32 (3.45%) SCOM
8 29 (3.13%) Oracle RMAN
8 29 (3.13%) WSUS
9 20 (2.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 19 (2.05%) EMC NetWorker
10 19 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
10 19 (2.05%) Perfmon
10 19 (2.05%) Simpana
11 17 (1.83%) Nagios
12 16 (1.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 14 (1.51%) Legato
14 13 (1.40%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 329 (35.49%) Microsoft
2 282 (30.42%) VMware
3 199 (21.47%) Oracle
4 188 (20.28%) Veritas
5 159 (17.15%) Citrix
6 156 (16.83%) Red Hat
7 133 (14.35%) HP
8 95 (10.25%) IBM
9 63 (6.80%) Cisco
10 53 (5.72%) EMC
11 40 (4.31%) Dell
12 37 (3.99%) Intel Security
12 37 (3.99%) Sun
13 31 (3.34%) Symantec
14 30 (3.24%) NetApp
15 28 (3.02%) F5
16 24 (2.59%) CommVault
17 17 (1.83%) Micro Focus
18 16 (1.73%) Siebel
19 14 (1.51%) Informatica
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
East London
DCV Technologies
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £330 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £451.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £393 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
Rate: £240 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £280 - £295 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Leek, Staffordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £236.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £440 per day + depending experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 8 days ago
Chesterfield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £513.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Hertfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Hertfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Essex
g2 Recruitment
Posted: 17 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 23 days ago