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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 232 271 284
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +13
Contract jobs citing Clustering 570 449 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 0.80% 0.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.23% 2.51% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 249 226
Median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £272 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 2
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.83 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -41.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.61 £19.50 £37.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £62.50 £39.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £19.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -49.67%

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
17659 17863 17492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.27% 31.95% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11429 11116 10751
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 675 702
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.33 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £45.24 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.47 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -12.04%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 +12 457 £388 +3.33% 85
London +11 148 £415 +10.66% 28
South East -31 90 £400 +3.22% 20
North East +16 86 £300 +17.07% 1
Tyne and Wear +8 84 £296 +18.40% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 82 £295 +18.00% 1
Scotland +48 81 £300 -15.49% 6
North West +17 49 £403 +20.14% 8
Berkshire +11 32 £475 +15.15% 6
East of England +23 31 £450 +56.52% 5
City of London +9 29 £475 +24.59% 6
Edinburgh +9 28 £425 - 5
Glasgow +27 25 £306 -9.25% 1
Erskine -24 24 £300 -20.52%
Renfrewshire -25 24 £300 -20.52%
Hampshire -12 19 £248 -40.00% 6
Lancashire +10 17 £426 +100.23%
Yorkshire -20 16 £375 -7.97% 4
Reading +4 14 £475 +8.57% 3
South West 0 14 £363 -3.33% 5
East Midlands 0 13 £388 -3.12% 10
Oxfordshire +21 12 £369 +13.46%
Ipswich +8 12 £575 +130.00%
Suffolk +4 12 £575 +130.00%
West Yorkshire -3 12 £375 -7.97% 2
Essex +11 11 £325 -16.93% 1
Cheshire +2 11 £394 -1.50%
West Midlands -32 11 £338 -3.57% 4
Kent +9 10 £445 -13.17% 1
Bracknell +4 10 £475 +26.66%

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 515 (49.81%) Windows
2 394 (38.10%) Linux
3 381 (36.85%) SQL Server
4 360 (34.82%) Microsoft
5 352 (34.04%) SQL
6 343 (33.17%) Active Directory
7 304 (29.40%) VMware
8 268 (25.92%) High Availability
9 258 (24.95%) Unix
10 241 (23.31%) SAN
10 241 (23.31%) Windows Server
11 238 (23.02%) Oracle
12 236 (22.82%) Microsoft Clustering
13 223 (21.57%) Finance
14 220 (21.28%) ITIL
15 210 (20.31%) Windows Server 2008
16 196 (18.96%) Veritas
17 188 (18.18%) Red Hat
18 186 (17.99%) VMware Infrastructure
19 181 (17.50%) Citrix
20 179 (17.31%) HP
21 169 (16.34%) Security Cleared
22 164 (15.86%) DNS
23 161 (15.57%) Hyper-V
23 161 (15.57%) Data Centre
24 159 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 155 (14.99%) Windows Server 2012
26 147 (14.22%) AIX
27 144 (13.93%) Microsoft Certification
27 144 (13.93%) Replication

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 96 (9.28%) MS Exchange
2 82 (7.93%) IIS
3 62 (6.00%) SharePoint
4 55 (5.32%) Apache
5 54 (5.22%) WebSphere
6 42 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2010
7 36 (3.48%) WebSphere Application Server
8 34 (3.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 29 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2007
10 28 (2.71%) JBoss
10 28 (2.71%) Tuxedo
11 27 (2.61%) Skype for Business
12 22 (2.13%) IBM Notes
13 21 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
13 21 (2.03%) WebLogic
14 15 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
15 14 (1.35%) OpenStack
16 9 (0.87%) Tomcat
17 7 (0.68%) MQSeries
17 7 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 102 (9.86%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.55%) MS Office
3 4 (0.39%) MS Project
3 4 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.77%) Faxination
3 5 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.19%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.19%) SAP SRM
5 2 (0.19%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.097%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.097%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.097%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (3.19%) Office 365
3 32 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.06%) Mimecast
5 10 (0.97%) SaaS
6 7 (0.68%) GitHub
7 5 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.48%) IaaS
8 4 (0.39%) IBM PureFlex
9 3 (0.29%) Engine Yard
9 3 (0.29%) Heroku
10 2 (0.19%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.097%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.097%) PaaS
11 1 (0.097%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 241 (23.31%) SAN
2 164 (15.86%) DNS
3 118 (11.41%) Firewall
4 100 (9.67%) DHCP
5 94 (9.09%) TCP/IP
6 54 (5.22%) NAS
7 51 (4.93%) WAN
8 49 (4.74%) LAN
9 44 (4.26%) LDAP
10 34 (3.29%) HTTP
11 30 (2.90%) Internet
12 29 (2.80%) SSL
13 23 (2.22%) NetScaler
14 16 (1.55%) SMTP
15 15 (1.45%) Network Security
16 12 (1.16%) IPsec
16 12 (1.16%) iSCSI
17 11 (1.06%) VPN
18 10 (0.97%) FTP
19 9 (0.87%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 381 (36.85%) SQL Server
2 113 (10.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 100 (9.67%) Oracle Database
3 100 (9.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 91 (8.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 88 (8.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 78 (7.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 63 (6.09%) Relational Database
8 61 (5.90%) SQL Server 2014
9 46 (4.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 44 (4.26%) RDBMS
11 42 (4.06%) MySQL
12 34 (3.29%) DB2
13 27 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
13 27 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
14 21 (2.03%) SQL Server 2000
15 18 (1.74%) Oracle BI EE
16 13 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
16 13 (1.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 12 (1.16%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 45 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 36 (3.48%) Git (software)
3 29 (2.80%) HP UFT
4 28 (2.71%) TestDirector
4 28 (2.71%) WinRunner
5 18 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (1.55%) MSI
7 15 (1.45%) Artifactory
8 14 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 13 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (1.16%) Maven
11 11 (1.06%) JIRA
11 11 (1.06%) Vagrant
12 9 (0.87%) Gradle
12 9 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
12 9 (0.87%) Subversion
12 9 (0.87%) TortoiseSVN
12 9 (0.87%) Visual Studio
13 6 (0.58%) MSBuild
13 6 (0.58%) NUnit
General
1 223 (21.57%) Finance
2 51 (4.93%) Law
3 43 (4.16%) Banking
4 33 (3.19%) Financial Institution
5 14 (1.35%) Billing
5 14 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.26%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.16%) Retail
8 10 (0.97%) Legal
8 10 (0.97%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.68%) Marketing
10 6 (0.58%) Back Office
11 4 (0.39%) Automotive
11 4 (0.39%) Games
12 3 (0.29%) Advertising
12 3 (0.29%) Front Office
12 3 (0.29%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.19%) French Language
14 1 (0.097%) German Language
14 1 (0.097%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 198 (19.15%) Administrator
2 192 (18.57%) DBA
3 143 (13.83%) SQL DBA
4 70 (6.77%) Systems Administrator
5 68 (6.58%) Consultant
5 68 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 68 (6.58%) SQL Server DBA
6 67 (6.48%) Analyst
7 61 (5.90%) Support Engineer
8 57 (5.51%) Developer
9 55 (5.32%) Linux Administrator
9 55 (5.32%) Wintel Engineer
10 49 (4.74%) Unix Administrator
11 48 (4.64%) Linux Engineer
12 42 (4.06%) Windows Engineer
13 39 (3.77%) Architect
14 38 (3.68%) Server Engineer
15 35 (3.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 34 (3.29%) Oracle DBA
16 34 (3.29%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (5.51%) Middleware
2 54 (5.22%) Web Services
3 31 (3.00%) .NET
3 31 (3.00%) HTML
4 26 (2.51%) WebSphere MQ
5 24 (2.32%) SOAP
6 18 (1.74%) J2EE
7 12 (1.16%) REST
8 11 (1.06%) CSS
8 11 (1.06%) XML
9 9 (0.87%) JDBC
9 9 (0.87%) JSON
10 8 (0.77%) LAMP
10 8 (0.77%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 8 (0.77%) WCF
10 8 (0.77%) WPF
11 7 (0.68%) ActiveMQ
11 7 (0.68%) JNDI
12 6 (0.58%) ADO.NET
12 6 (0.58%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 161 (15.57%) Data Centre
2 144 (13.93%) Replication
3 82 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (3.58%) Computer Science
5 32 (3.09%) Blackberry
6 29 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 28 (2.71%) HACMP
8 26 (2.51%) PDA
9 24 (2.32%) Hedge funds
10 19 (1.84%) Client/Server
11 16 (1.55%) PKI
12 15 (1.45%) Public Cloud
13 10 (0.97%) CLARiiON
14 9 (0.87%) Mathematics
15 8 (0.77%) CMDB
15 8 (0.77%) EqualLogic
15 8 (0.77%) Mainframe
16 7 (0.68%) NHS
16 7 (0.68%) Smart Meter
16 7 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 515 (49.81%) Windows
2 394 (38.10%) Linux
3 258 (24.95%) Unix
4 241 (23.31%) Windows Server
5 210 (20.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 159 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 155 (14.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 147 (14.22%) AIX
9 124 (11.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 123 (11.90%) Solaris
11 49 (4.74%) Windows 7
12 46 (4.45%) Windows XP
13 13 (1.26%) CentOS
14 12 (1.16%) Windows 10
15 10 (0.97%) Android
16 9 (0.87%) Ubuntu
17 8 (0.77%) Apple iOS
17 8 (0.77%) VMS
17 8 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
18 6 (0.58%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (25.92%) High Availability
2 220 (21.28%) ITIL
3 134 (12.96%) Migration
4 121 (11.70%) Performance Tuning
5 116 (11.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 101 (9.77%) Change Management
7 74 (7.16%) Service Delivery
8 64 (6.19%) Configuration Management
9 57 (5.51%) Load Balancing
10 54 (5.22%) DevOps
11 53 (5.13%) Project Management
12 47 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
13 45 (4.35%) Database Mirroring
14 44 (4.26%) ITIL V3
15 43 (4.16%) Performance Monitoring
16 41 (3.97%) Agile Software Development
16 41 (3.97%) Server Building
17 40 (3.87%) Problem Management
18 38 (3.68%) Change Control
19 37 (3.58%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 352 (34.04%) SQL
2 144 (13.93%) PowerShell
3 120 (11.61%) Perl
4 107 (10.35%) Shell Script
5 88 (8.51%) T-SQL
6 87 (8.41%) Bash Shell
7 85 (8.22%) Python
8 74 (7.16%) Java
9 52 (5.03%) VBScript
10 46 (4.45%) C
11 28 (2.71%) PL/SQL
11 28 (2.71%) Ruby
12 27 (2.61%) C#
12 27 (2.61%) COBOL
13 24 (2.32%) Korn
14 23 (2.22%) PHP
15 16 (1.55%) JavaScript
15 16 (1.55%) VB
16 9 (0.87%) Bourne shell
16 9 (0.87%) C++
Qualifications
1 169 (16.34%) Security Cleared
2 144 (13.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 127 (12.28%) SC Cleared
4 93 (8.99%) MCSE
5 62 (6.00%) Degree
6 51 (4.93%) MCTS
7 49 (4.74%) MCITP
8 47 (4.55%) MCSA
9 37 (3.58%) RHCE
10 31 (3.00%) ISTQB
11 20 (1.93%) DV Cleared
12 17 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (1.45%) OCP
13 15 (1.45%) Oracle Certification
14 14 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 13 (1.26%) MCDBA
16 12 (1.16%) CCNA
17 10 (0.97%) CCNP
17 10 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
18 9 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (8.12%) SLA
2 14 (1.35%) QA
3 7 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.39%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.19%) ISO15022
7 2 (0.19%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.097%) COBIT
8 1 (0.097%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.097%) MiFID
System Software
1 343 (33.17%) Active Directory
2 186 (17.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 161 (15.57%) Hyper-V
4 86 (8.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 79 (7.64%) VMware ESX
6 76 (7.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 69 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
8 62 (6.00%) Veritas File System
9 51 (4.93%) KVM
10 48 (4.64%) vSphere
11 38 (3.68%) Virtual Machines
11 38 (3.68%) XenApp
12 28 (2.71%) XenDesktop
13 24 (2.32%) Terminal Services
14 23 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
15 16 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
16 15 (1.45%) NFS
17 14 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
18 13 (1.26%) GPFS
18 13 (1.26%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 236 (22.82%) Microsoft Clustering
2 96 (9.28%) Failover Clustering
3 70 (6.77%) SCCM
4 64 (6.19%) Puppet
5 53 (5.13%) NetBackup
6 45 (4.35%) Netcool
7 39 (3.77%) EMC NetWorker
8 36 (3.48%) Ansible
8 36 (3.48%) McAfee ePO
9 35 (3.38%) Data Guard
10 34 (3.29%) SCOM
11 33 (3.19%) HP Quality Center
12 32 (3.09%) WSUS
13 29 (2.80%) Perfmon
14 28 (2.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 27 (2.61%) Oracle RMAN
16 22 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 21 (2.03%) OpenView
18 19 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
18 19 (1.84%) Simpana
Vendors
1 360 (34.82%) Microsoft
2 304 (29.40%) VMware
3 238 (23.02%) Oracle
4 196 (18.96%) Veritas
5 188 (18.18%) Red Hat
6 181 (17.50%) Citrix
7 179 (17.31%) HP
8 103 (9.96%) IBM
9 93 (8.99%) EMC
10 61 (5.90%) Cisco
11 47 (4.55%) Symantec
12 45 (4.35%) Intel Security
13 42 (4.06%) NetApp
14 34 (3.29%) Dell
15 30 (2.90%) Sun
16 29 (2.80%) F5
17 27 (2.61%) Micro Focus
18 24 (2.32%) CommVault
19 22 (2.13%) Lotus
20 16 (1.55%) Informatica
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £13.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £315 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TDA Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £425 - £465 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cobham, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leek, Staffordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentwood
Ciber UK
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Tonbridge
iKas International
Rate: £420 - £470 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
City of London
TDA Group
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago