The 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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 264 267 232
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -35
Contract jobs citing Clustering 444 398 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.73% 0.89%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.46% 2.28% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 214 271
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.07% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 6
Average hourly rate £22.83 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.46% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%

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
18080 17436 16925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.69% 31.87% 33.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11387 10584 10034
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 691 668 744
Average hourly rate £19.69 £20.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.17% -6.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.51 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +8.12%

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015. 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 -6 401 £375 -10.60% 109
London -43 137 £400 -11.11% 43
South East +38 134 £381 -1.61% 19
City of London +20 59 £381 -15.27% 14
Yorkshire +9 41 £420 -1.17% 12
Buckinghamshire +32 40 £399 -
Milton Keynes +24 33 £389 -
Hampshire +13 33 £394 +26.00% 2
Scotland -1 29 £350 +3.70% 2
West Yorkshire +5 27 £450 +5.88% 12
Surrey +19 26 £350 - 3
Berkshire +2 25 £425 -7.85% 11
North West -22 24 £335 +11.66% 15
Leeds -5 21 £450 - 7
East of England +2 19 £288 -20.68% 10
East Midlands +8 16 £388 +19.23% 3
Reading -5 15 £450 +12.50% 5
Edinburgh +5 13 £377 +15.84%
South West -1 12 £415 -2.35% 3
Renfrewshire +5 11 £378 +9.42%
North East -25 10 £263 -19.23%
Southampton +4 9 £325 -31.57% 1
West Midlands -8 9 £425 +54.54% 4
Erskine +8 8 £378 +9.42%
Basingstoke 0 8 £335 -
Merseyside -7 8 £259 -13.75%
Manchester -9 8 £363 - 11
Tyne and Wear -24 8 £263 -19.23%
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 8 £263 -19.23%
Havant -2 7 £413 +33.06%

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

1 516 (53.47%) Windows
2 349 (36.17%) VMware
3 325 (33.68%) SQL
4 314 (32.54%) Microsoft
5 307 (31.81%) SQL Server
6 297 (30.78%) Active Directory
7 283 (29.33%) Linux
8 249 (25.80%) SAN
9 227 (23.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 216 (22.38%) VMware Infrastructure
11 211 (21.87%) Finance
12 209 (21.66%) Windows Server 2003
13 197 (20.41%) Oracle
14 189 (19.59%) UNIX
15 188 (19.48%) DNS
16 185 (19.17%) Windows Server 2012
17 168 (17.41%) ITIL
18 161 (16.68%) Citrix
19 160 (16.58%) HP
20 149 (15.44%) Hyper-V
21 138 (14.30%) Performance Tuning
22 128 (13.26%) Solaris
23 123 (12.75%) Firewall
24 122 (12.64%) Replication
25 120 (12.44%) Red Hat
26 116 (12.02%) Migration
27 114 (11.81%) Data Centre
28 110 (11.40%) PowerShell
28 110 (11.40%) SQL Server 2008
29 109 (11.30%) IIS

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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
1 109 (11.30%) IIS
2 108 (11.19%) MS Exchange
3 74 (7.67%) SharePoint
4 60 (6.22%) WebLogic
5 52 (5.39%) WebSphere
6 49 (5.08%) Lync
7 47 (4.87%) Apache
8 45 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2010
9 36 (3.73%) Tomcat
10 29 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2003
11 26 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2007
12 23 (2.38%) JBoss
13 21 (2.18%) WebSphere Application Server
14 20 (2.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 18 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
16 16 (1.66%) Office Communications Server
17 15 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
18 11 (1.14%) AquaLogic
18 11 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 10 (1.04%) nginx
Applications
1 108 (11.19%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.66%) MS Office
3 12 (1.24%) MS Project
4 9 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.10%) SPSS
5 1 (0.10%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 19 (1.97%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (1.87%) Oracle Applications
3 15 (1.55%) Oracle EBS R12
4 14 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (1.04%) BusinessWorks
6 7 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.21%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.21%) Magento
9 1 (0.10%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.10%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.10%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.10%) SAP SRM
9 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.10%) Summit
9 1 (0.10%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 35 (3.63%) Office 365
2 28 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.04%) PaaS
5 8 (0.83%) Mimecast
6 7 (0.73%) SaaS
7 6 (0.62%) IaaS
8 4 (0.41%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.41%) Heroku
8 4 (0.41%) Engine Yard
9 3 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.10%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 249 (25.80%) SAN
2 188 (19.48%) DNS
3 123 (12.75%) Firewall
4 92 (9.53%) DHCP
5 78 (8.08%) TCP/IP
6 71 (7.36%) NAS
7 66 (6.84%) LDAP
8 50 (5.18%) WAN
9 42 (4.35%) LAN
10 40 (4.15%) SSL
11 39 (4.04%) Network Security
12 36 (3.73%) Internet
13 29 (3.01%) VPN
13 29 (3.01%) HTTP
14 28 (2.90%) VLAN
15 27 (2.80%) DMZ
16 24 (2.49%) BGP
16 24 (2.49%) Fibre Channel
17 21 (2.18%) OSPF
17 21 (2.18%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 307 (31.81%) SQL Server
2 110 (11.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 89 (9.22%) Oracle Database
4 72 (7.46%) MySQL
5 70 (7.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 70 (7.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 70 (7.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 53 (5.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 49 (5.08%) SQL Server 2005
8 47 (4.87%) Relational Database
9 40 (4.15%) Oracle Database 11g
10 35 (3.63%) DB2
11 33 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
12 32 (3.32%) RDBMS
13 27 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
14 25 (2.59%) Oracle Database 10g
15 23 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
16 20 (2.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 17 (1.76%) MongoDB
18 15 (1.55%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 24 (2.49%) Jenkins
2 20 (2.07%) Git (software)
2 20 (2.07%) Subversion
3 17 (1.76%) Visual Studio
3 17 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (1.55%) Ant
5 14 (1.45%) Introscope
6 12 (1.24%) JIRA
7 10 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (0.83%) Hudson
8 8 (0.83%) Maven
8 8 (0.83%) WinRunner
8 8 (0.83%) TestDirector
8 8 (0.83%) HP UFT
9 7 (0.73%) ERwin
9 7 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (0.52%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.52%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.21%) MSBuild
General
1 211 (21.87%) Finance
2 55 (5.70%) Banking
3 24 (2.49%) Law
4 23 (2.38%) Retail
5 19 (1.97%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.45%) Legal
7 11 (1.14%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.14%) Marketing
8 8 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.83%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.62%) Back Office
9 6 (0.62%) Billing
9 6 (0.62%) Spanish Language
10 5 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.31%) Electronics
11 3 (0.31%) Local Government
11 3 (0.31%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.21%) French Language
12 2 (0.21%) Games
13 1 (0.10%) German Language
Job Titles
1 165 (17.10%) DBA
2 121 (12.54%) Administrator
3 99 (10.26%) SQL DBA
4 81 (8.39%) Architect
5 74 (7.67%) Consultant
6 68 (7.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 60 (6.22%) SQL Server DBA
8 57 (5.91%) Analyst
9 56 (5.80%) Developer
10 53 (5.49%) Systems Administrator
11 45 (4.66%) Server Engineer
12 34 (3.52%) Support Engineer
13 32 (3.32%) Oracle DBA
13 32 (3.32%) Wintel Engineer
14 31 (3.21%) 3rd Line Support
15 28 (2.90%) Systems Engineer
16 27 (2.80%) Technical Architect
17 26 (2.69%) SQL Developer
18 24 (2.49%) Network Engineer
18 24 (2.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (6.22%) .NET
1 60 (6.22%) Web Services
2 59 (6.11%) Middleware
3 41 (4.25%) JMS
4 37 (3.83%) J2EE
5 33 (3.42%) WebSphere MQ
6 28 (2.90%) SOAP
7 20 (2.07%) Java EE
8 19 (1.97%) REST
8 19 (1.97%) XML
9 18 (1.87%) JDBC
9 18 (1.87%) Spring
10 16 (1.66%) JNDI
11 15 (1.55%) Hibernate
12 14 (1.45%) HTML
12 14 (1.45%) TIBCO EMS
13 13 (1.35%) RESTful
14 10 (1.04%) JSON
15 9 (0.93%) MDX
15 9 (0.93%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 122 (12.64%) Replication
2 114 (11.81%) Data Centre
3 66 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (3.73%) Management Information System
5 29 (3.01%) HACMP
6 23 (2.38%) Private Cloud
7 22 (2.28%) Blackberry
8 20 (2.07%) Client/Server
8 20 (2.07%) PKI
9 16 (1.66%) Computer Science
10 13 (1.35%) DataPower
11 10 (1.04%) EMC VNX
12 9 (0.93%) EqualLogic
12 9 (0.93%) N-Tier
13 8 (0.83%) PDA
13 8 (0.83%) Celerra
13 8 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.73%) Hedge funds
14 7 (0.73%) Device Driver
14 7 (0.73%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 516 (53.47%) Windows
2 283 (29.33%) Linux
3 227 (23.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 209 (21.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 189 (19.59%) UNIX
6 185 (19.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 128 (13.26%) Solaris
8 80 (8.29%) AIX
9 79 (8.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (3.21%) Windows 7
11 29 (3.01%) CentOS
12 23 (2.38%) HPUX
13 18 (1.87%) Ubuntu
14 17 (1.76%) Windows 2000
15 16 (1.66%) Windows XP
16 12 (1.24%) SUSE
16 12 (1.24%) Windows 2000 Server
17 11 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
18 10 (1.04%) Apple iOS
19 9 (0.93%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (17.41%) ITIL
2 138 (14.30%) Performance Tuning
3 116 (12.02%) Migration
4 104 (10.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 98 (10.16%) Load Balancing
6 81 (8.39%) High Availability
7 63 (6.53%) Change Management
8 62 (6.42%) Configuration Management
9 58 (6.01%) Agile Software Development
10 51 (5.28%) Service Management
10 51 (5.28%) Server Building
11 45 (4.66%) Project Management
12 44 (4.56%) Root Cause Analysis
13 37 (3.83%) SOA
14 36 (3.73%) Capacity Planning
14 36 (3.73%) DevOps
15 35 (3.63%) ETL
16 34 (3.52%) Performance Monitoring
17 31 (3.21%) CRM
18 30 (3.11%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 325 (33.68%) SQL
2 110 (11.40%) PowerShell
3 106 (10.98%) Java
4 82 (8.50%) T-SQL
5 75 (7.77%) Perl
6 73 (7.56%) Shell Script
7 54 (5.60%) Bash Shell
8 36 (3.73%) Korn
9 35 (3.63%) Python
10 27 (2.80%) PL/SQL
10 27 (2.80%) Ruby
11 23 (2.38%) VBScript
12 21 (2.18%) C#
13 19 (1.97%) PHP
14 16 (1.66%) JavaScript
14 16 (1.66%) VB
15 12 (1.24%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 10 (1.04%) Jython
16 10 (1.04%) C++
17 8 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 104 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 99 (10.26%) Security Cleared
3 59 (6.11%) MCSE
4 57 (5.91%) SC Cleared
5 43 (4.46%) Degree
6 30 (3.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 30 (3.11%) MCITP
7 25 (2.59%) MCSA
8 19 (1.97%) MCTS
9 18 (1.87%) DV Cleared
10 17 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (1.66%) MCP
12 13 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (1.35%) IBM Certification
13 10 (1.04%) CCNA
14 9 (0.93%) CCNP
15 8 (0.83%) ISTQB
16 6 (0.62%) Check Point Certification
16 6 (0.62%) CCSA
16 6 (0.62%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.80%) SLA
2 14 (1.45%) QA
3 10 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.21%) HL7
5 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.21%) WAI
System Software
1 297 (30.78%) Active Directory
2 216 (22.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 149 (15.44%) Hyper-V
4 94 (9.74%) vSphere
5 72 (7.46%) VMware ESX
6 68 (7.05%) XenApp
7 50 (5.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 35 (3.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 35 (3.63%) VMware ESXi
9 31 (3.21%) Oracle RAC
10 24 (2.49%) NFS
11 22 (2.28%) Veritas File System
12 16 (1.66%) VMware Server
13 15 (1.55%) Terminal Services
13 15 (1.55%) iptables
14 12 (1.24%) GPFS
14 12 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (1.24%) Forefront TMG
15 11 (1.14%) XenDesktop
16 10 (1.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 100 (10.36%) SCCM
2 72 (7.46%) SCOM
3 54 (5.60%) Puppet
4 37 (3.83%) Tivoli
5 36 (3.73%) NetBackup
6 31 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
7 22 (2.28%) Data Guard
7 22 (2.28%) Netcool
7 22 (2.28%) Nagios
8 21 (2.18%) WSUS
9 19 (1.97%) Backup Exec
10 18 (1.87%) OpenView
11 16 (1.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 14 (1.45%) CA Wily
13 13 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 11 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
14 11 (1.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 10 (1.04%) HP SIM
16 9 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
17 8 (0.83%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 349 (36.17%) VMware
2 314 (32.54%) Microsoft
3 197 (20.41%) Oracle
4 161 (16.68%) Citrix
5 160 (16.58%) HP
6 120 (12.44%) Red Hat
7 109 (11.30%) Cisco
8 100 (10.36%) Veritas
9 79 (8.19%) IBM
10 61 (6.32%) NetApp
11 53 (5.49%) EMC
12 40 (4.15%) CheckPoint
13 39 (4.04%) Symantec
14 37 (3.83%) Dell
15 25 (2.59%) Juniper
16 24 (2.49%) SAP
17 23 (2.38%) 3PAR
18 19 (1.97%) F5
18 19 (1.97%) TIBCO
19 17 (1.76%) McAfee
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Essex
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Rate: £0.00 per annum
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