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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Clustering
UK
Rank 358 319 245
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -74
Contract jobs citing Clustering 254 341 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.68% 0.89%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.74% 2.07% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 197 255
Median daily rate £388 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 13
Median hourly rate £38.50 £41.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.22% +72.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £32.70 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.80 £44.00 £38.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £44.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-8.52% +83.33%

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
14607 16507 15753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.63% 33.08% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9315 10460 9901
Median daily rate £445 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 550 692 640
Median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.65% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.43 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.71 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.96% +22.85%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -26 231 £400 -3.03% 85
London -50 87 £450 - 29
South East +10 45 £375 -6.25% 22
North West -1 28 £405 +15.71% 10
East of England +9 21 £500 +11.11% 3
City of London -28 18 £434 -3.61% 9
Scotland 0 17 £298 -9.84%
East Midlands +19 16 £200 -55.55% 6
Manchester +13 15 £388 +10.71% 6
Hampshire +21 14 £263 -43.24% 2
South West +21 13 £350 -12.50% 3
Milton Keynes +1 12 £425 +6.25% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 12 £425 +6.25% 1
Hertfordshire +11 11 £500 +21.21% 1
Yorkshire +10 10 £375 -11.76% 5
West Yorkshire +16 7 £400 +6.66% 4
Havant +4 7 £250 -54.12%
North East -14 7 £363 +16.93% 2
Derbyshire - 7 £330 -
Northamptonshire - 7 £200 - 1
Northampton - 7 £200 - 1
Cheshire +9 6 £364 +3.92% 3
Cambridgeshire +5 6 £400 +60.00% 1
Leeds +3 6 £488 +30.00% 4
Berkshire -6 6 £350 -0.70% 7
Derby - 6 £330 -
Surrey +17 5 £400 -5.88% 2
Lancashire +7 5 £450 +20.00%
Cambridge +3 5 - - 1
Croydon -7 5 - -

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 295 (44.49%) Linux
2 290 (43.74%) Windows
3 242 (36.50%) Microsoft
4 200 (30.17%) SQL Server
5 197 (29.71%) Active Directory
6 187 (28.21%) VMware
7 183 (27.60%) SQL
8 180 (27.15%) High Availability
9 164 (24.74%) Unix
10 159 (23.98%) SAN
11 150 (22.62%) Windows Server
12 149 (22.47%) Oracle
13 146 (22.02%) ITIL
14 141 (21.27%) Red Hat
15 135 (20.36%) Windows Server 2012
16 132 (19.91%) VMware Infrastructure
17 128 (19.31%) Windows Server 2008
18 124 (18.70%) Firewall
19 119 (17.95%) DNS
20 117 (17.65%) Veritas
21 110 (16.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 104 (15.69%) Finance
23 103 (15.54%) HP
23 103 (15.54%) Apache
24 101 (15.23%) PowerShell
25 98 (14.78%) Security Cleared
26 94 (14.18%) Data Centre
27 93 (14.03%) Citrix
28 92 (13.88%) IIS
29 90 (13.57%) 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
1 103 (15.54%) Apache
2 92 (13.88%) IIS
3 72 (10.86%) WebLogic
4 63 (9.50%) Tomcat
5 58 (8.75%) JBoss
5 58 (8.75%) MS Exchange
6 39 (5.88%) WebSphere
7 34 (5.13%) SharePoint
8 33 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2010
9 32 (4.83%) iPlanet
10 29 (4.37%) WebSphere Application Server
11 28 (4.22%) Oracle Application Server
12 22 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2013
13 19 (2.87%) Skype for Business
14 15 (2.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 14 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
16 9 (1.36%) Confluence
17 7 (1.06%) Apache Pig
17 7 (1.06%) Apache Solr
17 7 (1.06%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 48 (7.24%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.07%) MS Office
3 4 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.51%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (1.51%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.15%) Maximo
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.15%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (7.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (5.73%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (4.98%) IaaS
4 31 (4.68%) Office 365
5 21 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (3.17%) PaaS
6 20 (3.02%) SaaS
7 13 (1.96%) HP Helion
8 8 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (1.21%) GitHub
9 5 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.60%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.30%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.30%) IBM PureFlex
12 2 (0.30%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.30%) Yammer
13 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 159 (23.98%) SAN
2 124 (18.70%) Firewall
3 119 (17.95%) DNS
4 88 (13.27%) TCP/IP
5 79 (11.92%) DHCP
6 63 (9.50%) SSL
7 44 (6.64%) NAS
8 38 (5.73%) WAN
9 37 (5.58%) LAN
10 32 (4.83%) LDAP
11 31 (4.68%) HTTP
12 21 (3.17%) Internet
13 20 (3.02%) VoIP
14 15 (2.26%) VPN
15 14 (2.11%) FTP
15 14 (2.11%) MPLS
15 14 (2.11%) Remote Desktop
16 12 (1.81%) Kerberos
16 12 (1.81%) VLAN
17 11 (1.66%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (30.17%) SQL Server
2 55 (8.30%) Oracle Database
3 52 (7.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 48 (7.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 46 (6.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 45 (6.79%) MySQL
6 45 (6.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 35 (5.28%) SQL Server 2014
8 31 (4.68%) PostgreSQL
9 26 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 25 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
11 24 (3.62%) SQL Server 2005
12 19 (2.87%) Relational Database
13 18 (2.71%) Oracle Database 12c
13 18 (2.71%) RDBMS
14 16 (2.41%) Ingres
14 16 (2.41%) Oracle Database 10g
15 15 (2.26%) DB2
16 14 (2.11%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 35 (5.28%) Jenkins
2 16 (2.41%) Git (software)
2 16 (2.41%) StarTeam
2 16 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (2.26%) JIRA
4 7 (1.06%) Eclipse
4 7 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (1.06%) Subversion
4 7 (1.06%) TeamCity
5 6 (0.90%) Hudson
6 5 (0.75%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.60%) Introscope
8 3 (0.45%) CruiseControl
8 3 (0.45%) Gitweb
8 3 (0.45%) GoCD
8 3 (0.45%) Gradle
8 3 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
8 3 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.30%) Travis CI
General
1 104 (15.69%) Finance
2 36 (5.43%) Banking
3 13 (1.96%) Financial Institution
3 13 (1.96%) Legal
4 10 (1.51%) Marketing
5 9 (1.36%) Advertising
5 9 (1.36%) Law
6 8 (1.21%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.06%) Games
7 7 (1.06%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.75%) French Language
8 5 (0.75%) Retail
9 4 (0.60%) Electronics
10 3 (0.45%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.45%) Local Government
10 3 (0.45%) Publishing
11 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.30%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.30%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 118 (17.80%) Administrator
2 101 (15.23%) DBA
3 75 (11.31%) SQL DBA
4 60 (9.05%) Architect
5 59 (8.90%) Consultant
6 48 (7.24%) Linux Engineer
7 42 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 37 (5.58%) Analyst
9 35 (5.28%) Systems Administrator
10 30 (4.52%) Developer
11 28 (4.22%) SQL Server DBA
12 26 (3.92%) Support Engineer
13 25 (3.77%) Linux Administrator
14 24 (3.62%) Windows Engineer
15 22 (3.32%) Unix Administrator
16 21 (3.17%) DevOps Engineer
17 20 (3.02%) 3rd Line Support
17 20 (3.02%) Systems Engineer
17 20 (3.02%) Wintel Engineer
18 18 (2.71%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (9.05%) J2EE
2 52 (7.84%) Middleware
3 46 (6.94%) .NET
4 36 (5.43%) Web Services
5 25 (3.77%) WebSphere MQ
6 20 (3.02%) HTML
7 18 (2.71%) XML
8 17 (2.56%) JDBC
9 15 (2.26%) LAPP Stack
9 15 (2.26%) SOAP
10 13 (1.96%) LAMP
11 12 (1.81%) REST
12 11 (1.66%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (1.51%) ASP.NET
13 10 (1.51%) jQuery
13 10 (1.51%) JSON
14 9 (1.36%) IBM Integration Bus
14 9 (1.36%) JMS
14 9 (1.36%) Spring
15 8 (1.21%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 94 (14.18%) Data Centre
2 51 (7.69%) Replication
3 32 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.62%) Computer Science
5 20 (3.02%) PKI
6 16 (2.41%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.11%) EMC VNX
8 13 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.51%) Hedge funds
10 8 (1.21%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.21%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.06%) Grid Computing
11 7 (1.06%) HACMP
11 7 (1.06%) HP StoreVirtual
11 7 (1.06%) Tandem
12 6 (0.90%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.90%) Smart Meter
13 5 (0.75%) Fat Client
13 5 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.75%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 295 (44.49%) Linux
2 290 (43.74%) Windows
3 164 (24.74%) Unix
4 150 (22.62%) Windows Server
5 135 (20.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 128 (19.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 110 (16.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 90 (13.57%) AIX
9 88 (13.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 66 (9.95%) Solaris
11 31 (4.68%) Windows 7
11 31 (4.68%) Windows XP
12 21 (3.17%) SUSE
13 19 (2.87%) HPUX
13 19 (2.87%) Windows 10
14 15 (2.26%) CentOS
15 7 (1.06%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.75%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (27.15%) High Availability
2 146 (22.02%) ITIL
3 78 (11.76%) Migration
4 71 (10.71%) Load Balancing
5 53 (7.99%) Business Intelligence
5 53 (7.99%) DevOps
6 49 (7.39%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (7.39%) Performance Tuning
7 48 (7.24%) Disaster Recovery
8 46 (6.94%) Change Management
9 39 (5.88%) Configuration Management
10 33 (4.98%) Service Delivery
11 30 (4.52%) Problem Management
12 29 (4.37%) Open Source
13 27 (4.07%) ETL
14 26 (3.92%) PRINCE2
15 24 (3.62%) Server Building
16 23 (3.47%) ITIL V3
16 23 (3.47%) SOA
17 22 (3.32%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 183 (27.60%) SQL
2 101 (15.23%) PowerShell
3 69 (10.41%) Python
4 68 (10.26%) Java
5 66 (9.95%) Bash Shell
6 54 (8.14%) Perl
7 46 (6.94%) Shell Script
8 39 (5.88%) Ruby
9 33 (4.98%) C
9 33 (4.98%) T-SQL
10 21 (3.17%) C#
11 20 (3.02%) JavaScript
12 16 (2.41%) Korn
12 16 (2.41%) PHP
13 15 (2.26%) Jython
14 8 (1.21%) VB
15 7 (1.06%) COBOL
15 7 (1.06%) VBA
16 6 (0.90%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 98 (14.78%) Security Cleared
2 86 (12.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 74 (11.16%) SC Cleared
4 59 (8.90%) MCSE
5 37 (5.58%) MCSA
6 32 (4.83%) MCITP
7 27 (4.07%) Degree
8 23 (3.47%) RHCE
9 19 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
9 19 (2.87%) MCTS
10 16 (2.41%) BPSS Clearance
10 16 (2.41%) DV Cleared
10 16 (2.41%) ISTQB
10 16 (2.41%) Oracle Certification
11 14 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (1.96%) MCP
13 12 (1.81%) CCNA
14 11 (1.66%) CCNP
15 6 (0.90%) OCP
16 5 (0.75%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.37%) SLA
2 12 (1.81%) QA
3 9 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.60%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) ISO15022
6 1 (0.15%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 197 (29.71%) Active Directory
2 132 (19.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (12.67%) Hyper-V
4 64 (9.65%) vSphere
5 40 (6.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 38 (5.73%) VMware ESXi
7 37 (5.58%) Oracle RAC
8 29 (4.37%) Virtual Machines
9 26 (3.92%) XenApp
10 21 (3.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 19 (2.87%) Firmware
12 17 (2.56%) KVM
12 17 (2.56%) Terminal Services
13 16 (2.41%) VMware ESX
14 15 (2.26%) PowerHA
15 13 (1.96%) GFS2
15 13 (1.96%) GlusterFS
15 13 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
15 13 (1.96%) OCFS2
16 9 (1.36%) NFS
Systems Management
1 90 (13.57%) Microsoft Clustering
2 72 (10.86%) Puppet
3 55 (8.30%) Failover Clustering
4 44 (6.64%) SCCM
5 39 (5.88%) NetBackup
6 31 (4.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 25 (3.77%) Netcool
8 21 (3.17%) Ansible
9 19 (2.87%) SCOM
10 18 (2.71%) McAfee ePO
11 17 (2.56%) Tivoli
11 17 (2.56%) WSUS
12 15 (2.26%) OpenView
13 13 (1.96%) CFEngine
13 13 (1.96%) EMC NetWorker
13 13 (1.96%) SELinux
14 12 (1.81%) Data Guard
14 12 (1.81%) HP Data Protector
14 12 (1.81%) Zenoss
15 11 (1.66%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 242 (36.50%) Microsoft
2 187 (28.21%) VMware
3 149 (22.47%) Oracle
4 141 (21.27%) Red Hat
5 117 (17.65%) Veritas
6 103 (15.54%) HP
7 93 (14.03%) Citrix
8 90 (13.57%) Cisco
9 57 (8.60%) IBM
10 49 (7.39%) EMC
11 44 (6.64%) Sun
12 43 (6.49%) F5
13 41 (6.18%) Symantec
14 38 (5.73%) NetApp
15 25 (3.77%) Intel Security
16 23 (3.47%) SAP
17 21 (3.17%) Dell
18 18 (2.71%) 3PAR
19 16 (2.41%) Brocade
20 14 (2.11%) Juniper
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