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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 315 286 223
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -63
Contract jobs citing Clustering 352 431 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.78% 1.05%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.18% 2.33% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 234 352
Median daily rate £361 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.68% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £296 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £519 £559
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.57% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 17
Median hourly rate £31.75 £41.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.49% +50.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.55 £39.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.70 £38.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.28% +41.81%

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
16140 18486 18212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.63% 33.39% 31.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10434 11625 11534
Median daily rate £430 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £618 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.94% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 576 792 764
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.63 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.87% +21.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.51%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -25 288 £395 -4.24% 65
London -84 90 £440 +3.52% 27
North East +22 56 £345 +33.98%
South East +2 54 £350 -12.50% 16
Tyne and Wear +9 52 £340 +32.03%
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 51 £340 +32.03%
Scotland +1 50 £298 -4.03%
North West -12 28 £424 +21.07% 10
Erskine -8 27 £318 +2.41%
Renfrewshire -10 27 £318 +2.41%
South West +26 19 £338 -15.62% 2
East of England +5 19 £400 -11.11% 4
Manchester +6 18 £413 +17.85% 6
Hampshire +31 15 £275 -32.09% 1
Berkshire +9 14 £400 +1.58% 6
City of London -32 13 £431 +1.47% 4
Wales +5 12 £513 +41.37% 3
Milton Keynes -1 12 £350 -23.07% 1
Buckinghamshire -10 12 £350 -31.54% 2
Bristol +15 11 £328 -9.65% 2
Yorkshire +15 11 £380 - 4
Reading +7 10 £475 +15.15% 2
Glasgow +7 9 £300 -2.04%
Suffolk +7 7 £400 -11.11%
Havant +3 7 £250 -54.12%
West Midlands -5 7 £308 -16.61% 1
Swansea - 7 £525 -
West Wales - 7 £525 -
Surrey +16 6 £388 +13.97% 4
Edinburgh +10 6 £263 -

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 350 (42.89%) Linux
2 326 (39.95%) Windows
3 287 (35.17%) Microsoft
4 260 (31.86%) SQL Server
5 241 (29.53%) Active Directory
5 241 (29.53%) High Availability
6 227 (27.82%) SQL
7 221 (27.08%) VMware
8 214 (26.23%) SAN
9 209 (25.61%) Oracle
10 195 (23.90%) ITIL
11 186 (22.79%) Red Hat
12 181 (22.18%) Unix
13 172 (21.08%) Windows Server
14 163 (19.98%) HP
15 154 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
16 150 (18.38%) DNS
17 143 (17.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 142 (17.40%) Windows Server 2008
19 140 (17.16%) Windows Server 2012
20 129 (15.81%) Veritas
21 128 (15.69%) Security Cleared
22 124 (15.20%) Citrix
22 124 (15.20%) AIX
22 124 (15.20%) Microsoft Clustering
23 120 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
23 120 (14.71%) Firewall
24 118 (14.46%) Finance
25 115 (14.09%) PowerShell
26 114 (13.97%) Apache

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
1 114 (13.97%) Apache
2 107 (13.11%) IIS
3 71 (8.70%) MS Exchange
4 66 (8.09%) WebLogic
5 64 (7.84%) JBoss
6 62 (7.60%) Tomcat
7 53 (6.50%) SharePoint
8 45 (5.51%) WebSphere
9 35 (4.29%) Skype for Business
10 34 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
11 31 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
11 31 (3.80%) iPlanet
12 28 (3.43%) Oracle Application Server
13 23 (2.82%) Tuxedo
14 22 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 19 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
16 18 (2.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 15 (1.84%) IBM Notes
18 13 (1.59%) Confluence
19 12 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 86 (10.54%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.55%) MS Office
3 6 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.47%) Faxination
2 12 (1.47%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (1.10%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.25%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.25%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.12%) Maximo
7 1 (0.12%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (5.27%) Office 365
2 40 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
4 27 (3.31%) IaaS
5 23 (2.82%) SaaS
6 22 (2.70%) PaaS
7 13 (1.59%) HP Helion
8 12 (1.47%) Mimecast
9 6 (0.74%) GitHub
10 5 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.49%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.25%) Data Lake Analytics
12 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.25%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 214 (26.23%) SAN
2 150 (18.38%) DNS
3 120 (14.71%) Firewall
4 93 (11.40%) DHCP
5 82 (10.05%) TCP/IP
6 54 (6.62%) NAS
6 54 (6.62%) SSL
7 38 (4.66%) LAN
8 35 (4.29%) WAN
9 31 (3.80%) HTTP
9 31 (3.80%) LDAP
10 20 (2.45%) VoIP
11 17 (2.08%) Internet
12 14 (1.72%) NetScaler
13 13 (1.59%) IPsec
13 13 (1.59%) Network Security
13 13 (1.59%) SMTP
13 13 (1.59%) VPN
14 12 (1.47%) FTP
14 12 (1.47%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 260 (31.86%) SQL Server
2 64 (7.84%) SQL Server 2012
2 64 (7.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 62 (7.60%) Oracle Database
4 61 (7.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 57 (6.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 51 (6.25%) MySQL
7 41 (5.02%) Relational Database
8 40 (4.90%) SQL Server 2014
9 36 (4.41%) RDBMS
9 36 (4.41%) SQL Server 2005
9 36 (4.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 30 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
11 27 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
12 22 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
13 18 (2.21%) MongoDB
13 18 (2.21%) Oracle Database 10g
14 17 (2.08%) Ingres
15 15 (1.84%) DB2
16 13 (1.59%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 39 (4.78%) Jenkins
2 22 (2.70%) StarTeam
3 21 (2.57%) Git (software)
4 20 (2.45%) JIRA
5 15 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (1.72%) MSI
7 10 (1.23%) Subversion
8 9 (1.10%) Hudson
9 7 (0.86%) Eclipse
9 7 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (0.86%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.61%) Gradle
11 4 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.49%) Gitweb
11 4 (0.49%) Introscope
11 4 (0.49%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.37%) CruiseControl
12 3 (0.37%) GoCD
12 3 (0.37%) NUnit
12 3 (0.37%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 118 (14.46%) Finance
2 35 (4.29%) Banking
3 18 (2.21%) Financial Institution
4 15 (1.84%) Law
5 14 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.59%) Legal
7 12 (1.47%) Advertising
7 12 (1.47%) Retail
8 10 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.23%) Marketing
9 6 (0.74%) Games
10 4 (0.49%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.37%) Back Office
11 3 (0.37%) Local Government
11 3 (0.37%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.37%) Publishing
12 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.25%) Automotive
12 2 (0.25%) Billing
12 2 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 153 (18.75%) Administrator
2 128 (15.69%) DBA
3 95 (11.64%) SQL DBA
4 69 (8.46%) Linux Engineer
5 67 (8.21%) Consultant
6 60 (7.35%) Developer
7 53 (6.50%) Architect
8 47 (5.76%) SQL Server DBA
9 42 (5.15%) Analyst
9 42 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 41 (5.02%) Systems Administrator
11 36 (4.41%) Linux Administrator
11 36 (4.41%) Support Engineer
12 27 (3.31%) 3rd Line Support
13 26 (3.19%) Wintel Engineer
14 24 (2.94%) Oracle DBA
14 24 (2.94%) Unix Administrator
15 22 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
16 21 (2.57%) Linux Support
16 21 (2.57%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (7.97%) Middleware
2 60 (7.35%) J2EE
3 47 (5.76%) .NET
4 43 (5.27%) Web Services
5 27 (3.31%) WebSphere MQ
6 22 (2.70%) JDBC
6 22 (2.70%) XML
7 21 (2.57%) SOAP
8 20 (2.45%) HTML
9 19 (2.33%) JSON
10 14 (1.72%) Spring
11 13 (1.59%) REST
12 12 (1.47%) RabbitMQ
13 11 (1.35%) ASP.NET
14 10 (1.23%) ActiveMQ
14 10 (1.23%) JNDI
15 9 (1.10%) .NET Framework
15 9 (1.10%) JMS
15 9 (1.10%) jQuery
16 7 (0.86%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 89 (10.91%) Data Centre
2 68 (8.33%) Replication
3 42 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 21 (2.57%) Computer Science
6 20 (2.45%) Blackberry
7 19 (2.33%) EMC VNX
8 15 (1.84%) Hedge funds
9 12 (1.47%) CLARiiON
9 12 (1.47%) Virtual Team
10 10 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.23%) PKI
11 9 (1.10%) CMDB
12 8 (0.98%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.98%) HACMP
12 8 (0.98%) Public Cloud
12 8 (0.98%) Smart Meter
12 8 (0.98%) Social Network
13 7 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (0.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 350 (42.89%) Linux
2 326 (39.95%) Windows
3 181 (22.18%) Unix
4 172 (21.08%) Windows Server
5 143 (17.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 142 (17.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 140 (17.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 124 (15.20%) AIX
9 102 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 70 (8.58%) Solaris
11 38 (4.66%) Windows 7
12 36 (4.41%) Windows XP
13 24 (2.94%) SUSE
14 23 (2.82%) Windows 10
15 22 (2.70%) CentOS
16 20 (2.45%) HPUX
17 12 (1.47%) Android
17 12 (1.47%) Apple iOS
17 12 (1.47%) Ubuntu
17 12 (1.47%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (29.53%) High Availability
2 195 (23.90%) ITIL
3 88 (10.78%) Load Balancing
4 80 (9.80%) Performance Tuning
5 74 (9.07%) Migration
6 71 (8.70%) Service Delivery
7 66 (8.09%) Change Management
8 60 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
9 59 (7.23%) DevOps
10 56 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
11 48 (5.88%) Configuration Management
12 46 (5.64%) Agile Software Development
13 39 (4.78%) Problem Management
14 38 (4.66%) Compliance Management
15 34 (4.17%) ETL
16 32 (3.92%) Server Virtualisation
16 32 (3.92%) SOA
17 30 (3.68%) PRINCE2
18 28 (3.43%) CRM
18 28 (3.43%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 227 (27.82%) SQL
2 115 (14.09%) PowerShell
3 77 (9.44%) Bash Shell
3 77 (9.44%) Java
4 65 (7.97%) Python
5 63 (7.72%) Shell Script
6 59 (7.23%) Perl
7 46 (5.64%) T-SQL
8 43 (5.27%) C
9 35 (4.29%) Ruby
10 25 (3.06%) C#
11 23 (2.82%) COBOL
11 23 (2.82%) JavaScript
12 19 (2.33%) PHP
13 17 (2.08%) Korn
14 16 (1.96%) Jython
15 11 (1.35%) VBScript
16 7 (0.86%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.86%) VB
16 7 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 128 (15.69%) Security Cleared
2 120 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 86 (10.54%) SC Cleared
4 69 (8.46%) MCSE
5 43 (5.27%) MCSA
6 41 (5.02%) RHCE
7 33 (4.04%) MCITP
7 33 (4.04%) MCTS
8 29 (3.55%) DV Cleared
9 28 (3.43%) Degree
10 25 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
11 23 (2.82%) ISTQB
12 18 (2.21%) BPSS Clearance
13 17 (2.08%) Oracle Certification
14 12 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
15 10 (1.23%) CCNA
16 8 (0.98%) MCP
17 7 (0.86%) CCNP
17 7 (0.86%) MCDBA
18 6 (0.74%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (6.25%) SLA
2 14 (1.72%) QA
3 10 (1.23%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.37%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 241 (29.53%) Active Directory
2 154 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (12.38%) Hyper-V
4 77 (9.44%) vSphere
5 58 (7.11%) Oracle RAC
6 46 (5.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 41 (5.02%) KVM
8 35 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
9 33 (4.04%) XenApp
10 31 (3.80%) VMware ESX
11 29 (3.55%) Terminal Services
11 29 (3.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 25 (3.06%) Microsoft App-V
13 24 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
14 21 (2.57%) Firmware
15 18 (2.21%) GFS2
15 18 (2.21%) GlusterFS
15 18 (2.21%) OCFS2
16 13 (1.59%) PowerHA
17 10 (1.23%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 124 (15.20%) Microsoft Clustering
2 81 (9.93%) Puppet
3 61 (7.48%) Failover Clustering
4 52 (6.37%) NetBackup
5 37 (4.53%) SCCM
6 34 (4.17%) EMC NetWorker
6 34 (4.17%) Netcool
7 31 (3.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 27 (3.31%) OpenView
9 25 (3.06%) McAfee ePO
10 24 (2.94%) Ansible
11 23 (2.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 23 (2.82%) SCOM
12 22 (2.70%) WSUS
13 19 (2.33%) Data Guard
14 18 (2.21%) CFEngine
14 18 (2.21%) SELinux
14 18 (2.21%) Tivoli
15 16 (1.96%) Zenoss
16 15 (1.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 287 (35.17%) Microsoft
2 221 (27.08%) VMware
3 209 (25.61%) Oracle
4 186 (22.79%) Red Hat
5 163 (19.98%) HP
6 129 (15.81%) Veritas
7 124 (15.20%) Citrix
8 94 (11.52%) EMC
9 82 (10.05%) Cisco
10 77 (9.44%) IBM
11 54 (6.62%) Symantec
12 53 (6.50%) NetApp
13 47 (5.76%) Sun
14 46 (5.64%) F5
15 30 (3.68%) Intel Security
16 28 (3.43%) Dell
17 23 (2.82%) Micro Focus
17 23 (2.82%) SAP
18 20 (2.45%) Brocade
19 17 (2.08%) 3PAR
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + dependent on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 3-6 months initial
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
SAI Global
Rate: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum (Pro Rata)
Posted: 17 days ago