The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 274 221 190
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -31
Contract jobs citing Clustering 386 450 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.88% 1.02%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.80% 3.33% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 268 285
Average daily rate
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£404 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.60% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £279 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.07% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 12
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -18.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £24.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £25.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13784 13507 14222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.21% 26.47% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8368 8151 8153
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 613 778
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Clustering within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 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
England -48 343 £425 +13.33% 117
London +19 185 £450 +9.75% 52
South East -13 72 £400 +6.66% 20
City of London +12 29 £450 +11.80% 18
Berkshire +10 28 £461 +7.26% 6
Scotland -4 28 £338 -15.62% 4
North West -28 24 £283 -5.04% 11
Hampshire -21 21 £313 -2.95% 4
Cheshire -9 19 £265 -11.96% 4
Reading +14 18 £400 -6.97% 4
East of England -53 16 £375 +1.69% 8
West Midlands -11 13 £278 -11.20% 9
South West -42 12 £425 +6.25% 6
Birmingham +3 11 £275 -9.09% 6
North East -4 10 £325 -
Chester +6 9 £270 -40.00% 2
Milton Keynes -2 8 - -
Buckinghamshire -7 8 - - 2
Tyne and Wear -10 8 £325 -
Glasgow +5 7 £338 -10.00%
Cambridgeshire -10 7 £450 +12.50% 2
Surrey 0 6 £413 +10.00% 4
East Midlands -1 6 £325 -7.14% 6
Yorkshire -9 6 £425 +9.67% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £325 -
Cambridge -10 5 £475 - 2
Gloucestershire -13 5 £350 +3.70%
County Antrim - 5 £325 -
Belfast - 5 £325 -
Northern Ireland - 5 £325 - 1

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 487 (57.23%) Windows
2 353 (41.48%) SQL
3 307 (36.08%) Microsoft
4 293 (34.43%) SQL Server
5 281 (33.02%) VMware
6 264 (31.02%) Active Directory
7 244 (28.67%) Linux
8 235 (27.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 223 (26.20%) SAN
10 201 (23.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 186 (21.86%) Oracle
11 186 (21.86%) Finance
12 178 (20.92%) VMware Infrastructure
13 168 (19.74%) UNIX
14 160 (18.80%) SQL Server 2008
15 151 (17.74%) DNS
16 146 (17.16%) Citrix
17 141 (16.57%) HP
18 140 (16.45%) Security Cleared
19 136 (15.98%) Replication
20 129 (15.16%) SQL Server 2005
21 121 (14.22%) Microsoft Certification
21 121 (14.22%) ITIL
22 115 (13.51%) Solaris
22 115 (13.51%) Hyper-V
23 111 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
24 110 (12.93%) PowerShell
25 108 (12.69%) MS Exchange
25 108 (12.69%) IBM
26 103 (12.10%) SC Cleared

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 108 (12.69%) MS Exchange
2 96 (11.28%) IIS
3 92 (10.81%) SharePoint
4 69 (8.11%) WebSphere
5 55 (6.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 54 (6.35%) WebLogic
7 32 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 31 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
9 28 (3.29%) Lync
10 25 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
11 23 (2.70%) Tomcat
12 22 (2.59%) Apache
13 19 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
14 15 (1.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 12 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
16 11 (1.29%) WebSphere Application Server
17 9 (1.06%) Node.js
18 7 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2000
18 7 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
19 5 (0.59%) SAS
Applications
1 102 (11.99%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.53%) MS Office
3 9 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.06%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (3.53%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.06%) Office 365
4 8 (0.94%) SaaS
5 7 (0.82%) PaaS
5 7 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.71%) IaaS
7 2 (0.24%) GitHub
8 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 223 (26.20%) SAN
2 151 (17.74%) DNS
3 102 (11.99%) TCP/IP
4 96 (11.28%) DHCP
5 92 (10.81%) Firewall
6 61 (7.17%) NAS
7 58 (6.82%) WAN
8 54 (6.35%) LAN
9 38 (4.47%) LDAP
10 33 (3.88%) HTTP
11 32 (3.76%) VPN
12 25 (2.94%) Internet
13 22 (2.59%) SSL
13 22 (2.59%) Fibre Channel
14 21 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (2.23%) iSCSI
16 18 (2.12%) IPsec
17 16 (1.88%) VLAN
17 16 (1.88%) BGP
18 15 (1.76%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 293 (34.43%) SQL Server
2 160 (18.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 129 (15.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 87 (10.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 85 (9.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 82 (9.64%) Oracle Database
7 65 (7.64%) SQL Server 2000
8 54 (6.35%) SQL Server 2012
9 53 (6.23%) Oracle Database 11g
10 47 (5.52%) Oracle Database 10g
11 39 (4.58%) MySQL
11 39 (4.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 29 (3.41%) Oracle Exadata
12 29 (3.41%) Relational Database
13 26 (3.06%) RDBMS
14 20 (2.35%) DTS
15 17 (2.00%) MongoDB
15 17 (2.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 16 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
17 15 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (3.29%) JIRA
2 17 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 14 (1.65%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.53%) WinRunner
4 13 (1.53%) TestDirector
4 13 (1.53%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (1.06%) Subversion
6 6 (0.71%) Introscope
7 4 (0.47%) Gerrit
7 4 (0.47%) Maven
7 4 (0.47%) Toad
7 4 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.47%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.35%) Hudson
8 3 (0.35%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.24%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.12%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.12%) MSI
General
1 186 (21.86%) Finance
2 62 (7.29%) Banking
3 34 (4.00%) Financial Institution
4 20 (2.35%) Retail
4 20 (2.35%) Investment Banking
4 20 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 8 (0.94%) Advertising
6 8 (0.94%) Legal
7 3 (0.35%) Publishing
7 3 (0.35%) Games
7 3 (0.35%) Back Office
7 3 (0.35%) Law
7 3 (0.35%) Marketing
8 2 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.24%) International Banking
8 2 (0.24%) Local Government
9 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.12%) Electronics
9 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 176 (20.68%) DBA
2 133 (15.63%) SQL DBA
3 110 (12.93%) Administrator
4 79 (9.28%) Architect
5 67 (7.87%) Consultant
5 67 (7.87%) SQL Server DBA
6 55 (6.46%) Analyst
7 45 (5.29%) Systems Administrator
8 44 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 42 (4.94%) Developer
10 38 (4.47%) Infrastructure Architect
11 33 (3.88%) Support Engineer
12 32 (3.76%) Server Engineer
12 32 (3.76%) Wintel Engineer
13 27 (3.17%) Linux Engineer
13 27 (3.17%) Oracle DBA
14 18 (2.12%) Server Support
15 15 (1.76%) Systems Engineer
16 14 (1.65%) Technical Architect
17 13 (1.53%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (6.70%) WebSphere MQ
2 51 (5.99%) .NET
3 39 (4.58%) Middleware
4 20 (2.35%) J2EE
5 19 (2.23%) Web Services
6 12 (1.41%) HTML
6 12 (1.41%) JDBC
6 12 (1.41%) JMS
7 10 (1.18%) LAMP
7 10 (1.18%) SOAP
7 10 (1.18%) XML
7 10 (1.18%) CSS
8 9 (1.06%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 8 (0.94%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 7 (0.82%) JPA
10 7 (0.82%) EJB 3.0
10 7 (0.82%) EJB
10 7 (0.82%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.82%) J2SE
11 6 (0.71%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 136 (15.98%) Replication
2 24 (2.82%) Hedge funds
3 20 (2.35%) Blackberry
4 14 (1.65%) Management Information System
5 13 (1.53%) Client/Server
6 12 (1.41%) iSeries
6 12 (1.41%) Open Source
7 11 (1.29%) Mainframe
8 10 (1.18%) HACMP
9 9 (1.06%) Firmware
9 9 (1.06%) EqualLogic
9 9 (1.06%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.06%) DataPower
10 8 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
10 8 (0.94%) PKI
10 8 (0.94%) AS400
11 7 (0.82%) Thin Client
11 7 (0.82%) PDA
11 7 (0.82%) Wiki
11 7 (0.82%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 487 (57.23%) Windows
2 244 (28.67%) Linux
3 235 (27.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 201 (23.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 168 (19.74%) UNIX
6 115 (13.51%) Solaris
7 95 (11.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 83 (9.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 67 (7.87%) AIX
10 43 (5.05%) Windows 7
11 30 (3.53%) SELinux
12 28 (3.29%) Windows XP
13 22 (2.59%) Windows 2000
13 22 (2.59%) Windows 2000 Server
14 16 (1.88%) CentOS
14 16 (1.88%) Oracle Linux
15 13 (1.53%) Windows NT
15 13 (1.53%) HPUX
16 5 (0.59%) NetWare
17 3 (0.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (14.22%) ITIL
2 111 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
3 92 (10.81%) Load Balancing
4 87 (10.22%) Migration
5 84 (9.87%) Disaster Recovery
6 73 (8.58%) High Availability
7 48 (5.64%) Change Management
8 45 (5.29%) SOA
9 43 (5.05%) Capacity Planning
10 42 (4.94%) Configuration Management
11 38 (4.47%) Capacity Management
12 29 (3.41%) Project Management
13 24 (2.82%) DevOps
14 22 (2.59%) Performance Monitoring
14 22 (2.59%) Root Cause Analysis
15 20 (2.35%) Data Modelling
15 20 (2.35%) Release Management
15 20 (2.35%) Business Continuity
15 20 (2.35%) Agile Software Development
16 19 (2.23%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 353 (41.48%) SQL
2 110 (12.93%) PowerShell
3 100 (11.75%) T-SQL
4 76 (8.93%) Perl
5 63 (7.40%) Java
6 60 (7.05%) Bash Shell
7 59 (6.93%) Python
8 41 (4.82%) Shell Script
9 37 (4.35%) Ruby
10 32 (3.76%) C
11 25 (2.94%) PL/SQL
12 15 (1.76%) Korn
13 12 (1.41%) PHP
14 10 (1.18%) C#
15 9 (1.06%) JavaScript
15 9 (1.06%) VBScript
15 9 (1.06%) Jython
16 8 (0.94%) Tcl
17 6 (0.71%) VB
17 6 (0.71%) C++
Qualifications
1 140 (16.45%) Security Cleared
2 121 (14.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 103 (12.10%) SC Cleared
4 70 (8.23%) MCSE
5 57 (6.70%) MCITP
6 39 (4.58%) MCTS
7 32 (3.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 29 (3.41%) DV Cleared
9 27 (3.17%) Degree
10 21 (2.47%) MCDBA
11 19 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (1.76%) MCP
12 15 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (1.53%) MCSA
14 12 (1.41%) CCNP
15 9 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 8 (0.94%) ISEB
16 8 (0.94%) IBM Certification
17 7 (0.82%) ISTQB
17 7 (0.82%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (6.82%) SLA
2 10 (1.18%) QA
3 4 (0.47%) HL7
4 3 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 264 (31.02%) Active Directory
2 178 (20.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (13.51%) Hyper-V
4 84 (9.87%) VMware ESX
5 82 (9.64%) Oracle RAC
6 43 (5.05%) XenApp
7 42 (4.94%) Oracle RMAN
8 37 (4.35%) vSphere
9 24 (2.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 23 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
11 22 (2.59%) Terminal Services
12 16 (1.88%) NFS
13 15 (1.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 15 (1.76%) vCloud
14 14 (1.65%) XenDesktop
15 12 (1.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 12 (1.41%) XenServer
15 12 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
16 8 (0.94%) ISA Server
17 6 (0.71%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 99 (11.63%) SCCM
2 88 (10.34%) SCOM
3 50 (5.88%) Puppet
4 45 (5.29%) Data Guard
5 30 (3.53%) NetBackup
6 24 (2.82%) Netcool
7 23 (2.70%) Tivoli
8 22 (2.59%) WSUS
9 21 (2.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 19 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
10 19 (2.23%) Backup Exec
11 18 (2.12%) HP SIM
12 17 (2.00%) BMC PATROL
12 17 (2.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 16 (1.88%) Nagios
13 16 (1.88%) McAfee ePO
14 15 (1.76%) EMC NetWorker
14 15 (1.76%) MOM
15 14 (1.65%) SAP Afaria
16 11 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 307 (36.08%) Microsoft
2 281 (33.02%) VMware
3 186 (21.86%) Oracle
4 146 (17.16%) Citrix
5 141 (16.57%) HP
6 108 (12.69%) IBM
7 101 (11.87%) Cisco
8 74 (8.70%) Red Hat
9 71 (8.34%) Veritas
10 51 (5.99%) EMC
11 39 (4.58%) Remedy
12 36 (4.23%) Dell
13 32 (3.76%) NetApp
14 25 (2.94%) Sun
14 25 (2.94%) McAfee
15 24 (2.82%) Sybase
16 23 (2.70%) CheckPoint
16 23 (2.70%) Juniper
16 23 (2.70%) Symantec
17 20 (2.35%) BMC
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coulsdon, Surrey
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £575 per day + dependant on experience
Posted: 12 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: to £500 day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nakama
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £440 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 9 days ago
Suffolk
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago