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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 232 229 233
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Clustering 538 454 454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.92% 0.87% 0.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.00% 2.73% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 277 243
Average daily rate
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£400 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £348 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.91% +2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 15
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% +21.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.46 £19.50 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £90.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +43.43%

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
17915 16605 16550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.69% 31.66% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11249 10379 9689
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 675 807
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.02 £21.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% -15.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -2 469 £400 +6.66% 130
London -25 164 £400 - 44
South East +30 140 £500 +43.88% 29
Berkshire +36 41 £561 +54.82% 8
City of London +6 40 £400 +6.66% 9
Scotland +11 37 £275 -21.57% 6
North West -9 37 £350 +26.81% 11
South West -11 36 £438 +4.16% 14
Reading +33 32 £561 +34.83% 7
Hampshire -17 31 £325 -5.10% 5
North East - 29 £260 - 3
Surrey +4 27 £500 +73.91% 6
East of England -39 27 £355 +1.42% 5
Wales 0 23 £300 - 9
Yorkshire -7 20 £335 -11.84% 14
West Sussex - 20 £375 - 3
Bristol - 19 £545 - 7
Cheshire -4 13 £313 +38.27% 2
Manchester +3 11 £350 +19.65% 7
Buckinghamshire -6 10 - - 5
West Yorkshire -8 10 £391 +8.68% 5
Hertfordshire -19 10 £400 +14.28% 3
Durham - 10 £250 - 2
Milton Keynes -4 9 - - 2
Dorset - 9 £375 - 1
East Midlands +7 8 £438 +34.61% 4
Basingstoke +5 8 £325 -7.14%
Peterlee - 8 - -
Merseyside -2 7 - -
Cambridgeshire -6 7 £350 -3.44% 1

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 540 (57.69%) Windows
2 358 (38.25%) Microsoft
3 355 (37.93%) Active Directory
4 349 (37.29%) SQL
5 332 (35.47%) VMware
6 307 (32.80%) SQL Server
7 295 (31.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 241 (25.75%) Linux
9 232 (24.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 232 (24.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 209 (22.33%) DNS
11 204 (21.79%) Finance
12 194 (20.73%) SAN
13 191 (20.41%) Citrix
14 176 (18.80%) Oracle
14 176 (18.80%) Security Cleared
15 166 (17.74%) HP
16 162 (17.31%) Microsoft Certification
16 162 (17.31%) Hyper-V
17 150 (16.03%) SQL Server 2008
18 146 (15.60%) UNIX
19 143 (15.28%) SharePoint
19 143 (15.28%) Replication
20 142 (15.17%) ITIL
20 142 (15.17%) Windows Server 2012
21 136 (14.53%) MS Exchange
22 133 (14.21%) IIS
23 126 (13.46%) DHCP
23 126 (13.46%) IBM
24 125 (13.35%) SC Cleared

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 143 (15.28%) SharePoint
2 136 (14.53%) MS Exchange
3 133 (14.21%) IIS
4 93 (9.94%) Lync
5 88 (9.40%) WebSphere
6 69 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2010
7 64 (6.84%) SharePoint 2010
8 63 (6.73%) WebLogic
9 62 (6.62%) BizTalk Server
10 45 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2013
11 39 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
12 38 (4.06%) Apache
13 36 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
14 29 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2007
15 22 (2.35%) JBoss
16 21 (2.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 18 (1.92%) Tomcat
18 13 (1.39%) IBM Notes
19 12 (1.28%) Office Communications Server
20 11 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 106 (11.32%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.35%) MS Office
3 15 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.64%) MS Project
5 5 (0.53%) SPSS
6 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 45 (4.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.21%) Maximo
5 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.21%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.11%) osCommerce
6 1 (0.11%) Magento
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.11%) Zen Cart
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 43 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (4.38%) Amazon EC2
3 38 (4.06%) Cloud Computing
4 23 (2.46%) PaaS
5 20 (2.14%) IaaS
6 18 (1.92%) Office 365
7 13 (1.39%) SaaS
8 9 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (0.21%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 209 (22.33%) DNS
2 194 (20.73%) SAN
3 126 (13.46%) DHCP
4 106 (11.32%) Firewall
5 96 (10.26%) TCP/IP
6 56 (5.98%) NAS
7 42 (4.49%) SSL
8 40 (4.27%) LAN
9 38 (4.06%) Internet
10 36 (3.85%) LDAP
11 35 (3.74%) VPN
12 34 (3.63%) Fibre Channel
13 30 (3.21%) iSCSI
13 30 (3.21%) IPsec
14 29 (3.10%) HTTP
15 26 (2.78%) WAN
16 20 (2.14%) BGP
17 19 (2.03%) Cisco ASA
18 18 (1.92%) VLAN
19 17 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 307 (32.80%) SQL Server
2 150 (16.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 97 (10.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 65 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 62 (6.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 56 (5.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 54 (5.77%) Oracle Database
8 46 (4.91%) SQL Server 2000
9 41 (4.38%) Oracle Exadata
10 39 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 36 (3.85%) Relational Database
12 35 (3.74%) MySQL
13 31 (3.31%) RDBMS
14 26 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
14 26 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
15 24 (2.56%) MongoDB
16 23 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
17 20 (2.14%) DB2
18 12 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
18 12 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 30 (3.21%) JIRA
2 20 (2.14%) Visual Studio
3 18 (1.92%) Jenkins
4 16 (1.71%) Git (software)
5 11 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 7 (0.75%) PHPUnit
7 7 (0.75%) Subversion
7 7 (0.75%) Maven
8 6 (0.64%) WinRunner
8 6 (0.64%) TestDirector
8 6 (0.64%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (0.53%) MSI
9 5 (0.53%) Ant
9 5 (0.53%) Gerrit
10 4 (0.43%) Introscope
11 3 (0.32%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.32%) Hudson
12 2 (0.21%) Selenium
12 2 (0.21%) Zend Studio
General
1 204 (21.79%) Finance
2 73 (7.80%) Banking
3 34 (3.63%) Financial Institution
4 28 (2.99%) Retail
5 24 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 17 (1.82%) Investment Banking
7 15 (1.60%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.39%) Legal
9 10 (1.07%) Law
10 6 (0.64%) Back Office
11 3 (0.32%) Advertising
12 2 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.21%) International Banking
12 2 (0.21%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.21%) German Language
12 2 (0.21%) Games
13 1 (0.11%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.11%) Marketing
13 1 (0.11%) Czech Language
13 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 126 (13.46%) Administrator
2 122 (13.03%) DBA
3 93 (9.94%) Architect
4 88 (9.40%) SQL DBA
5 70 (7.48%) Analyst
6 57 (6.09%) Consultant
7 56 (5.98%) Systems Administrator
8 53 (5.66%) Developer
9 47 (5.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 45 (4.81%) Wintel Engineer
11 39 (4.17%) SQL Server DBA
11 39 (4.17%) Server Engineer
12 36 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
12 36 (3.85%) Technical Architect
13 33 (3.53%) Linux Engineer
14 28 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
15 27 (2.88%) Support Engineer
15 27 (2.88%) Oracle DBA
16 25 (2.67%) Windows Administrator
17 18 (1.92%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (10.26%) .NET
2 66 (7.05%) WebSphere MQ
3 50 (5.34%) Middleware
4 43 (4.59%) Web Services
5 41 (4.38%) Application Packaging
6 24 (2.56%) HTML
7 21 (2.24%) J2EE
7 21 (2.24%) CSS
8 19 (2.03%) SOAP
9 17 (1.82%) JDBC
10 16 (1.71%) XML
11 13 (1.39%) JMS
11 13 (1.39%) .NET Framework
11 13 (1.39%) JSON
12 12 (1.28%) REST
13 11 (1.18%) Spring
13 11 (1.18%) CGI
14 10 (1.07%) jQuery
15 9 (0.96%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 9 (0.96%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 143 (15.28%) Replication
2 91 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (3.74%) Blackberry
4 28 (2.99%) Open Source
5 22 (2.35%) Hedge funds
6 21 (2.24%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.28%) CESG
7 12 (1.28%) iSeries
8 11 (1.18%) PKI
9 10 (1.07%) Mainframe
9 10 (1.07%) DataPower
10 9 (0.96%) AS400
10 9 (0.96%) Computer Science
11 8 (0.85%) Mathematics
11 8 (0.85%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.85%) HACMP
11 8 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.75%) User Experience
12 7 (0.75%) Thin Client
12 7 (0.75%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 540 (57.69%) Windows
2 295 (31.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 241 (25.75%) Linux
4 232 (24.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 146 (15.60%) UNIX
6 142 (15.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 105 (11.22%) Solaris
8 58 (6.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 47 (5.02%) AIX
10 42 (4.49%) Windows 7
10 42 (4.49%) SELinux
11 31 (3.31%) Windows XP
12 29 (3.10%) Windows 2000
13 27 (2.88%) Windows 2000 Server
13 27 (2.88%) Oracle Linux
14 19 (2.03%) CentOS
15 18 (1.92%) Windows NT
16 11 (1.18%) HPUX
17 10 (1.07%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (15.17%) ITIL
2 110 (11.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 109 (11.65%) Load Balancing
4 104 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 98 (10.47%) Migration
6 87 (9.29%) High Availability
7 83 (8.87%) SOA
8 78 (8.33%) Configuration Management
9 52 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
10 49 (5.24%) CRM
11 45 (4.81%) Change Management
12 43 (4.59%) Capacity Planning
13 35 (3.74%) Root Cause Analysis
13 35 (3.74%) DevOps
13 35 (3.74%) Service Management
14 34 (3.63%) Service Delivery
15 29 (3.10%) Change Control
16 27 (2.88%) Performance Monitoring
16 27 (2.88%) Project Management
16 27 (2.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 349 (37.29%) SQL
2 109 (11.65%) PowerShell
3 89 (9.51%) Perl
4 77 (8.23%) Bash Shell
5 71 (7.59%) Java
6 67 (7.16%) Python
7 66 (7.05%) T-SQL
8 55 (5.88%) Ruby
9 52 (5.56%) Shell Script
10 31 (3.31%) C#
11 28 (2.99%) PHP
12 26 (2.78%) C
13 25 (2.67%) PL/SQL
13 25 (2.67%) VBScript
14 22 (2.35%) VB
15 21 (2.24%) Korn
16 19 (2.03%) JavaScript
17 9 (0.96%) Scala
18 8 (0.85%) Tcl
19 7 (0.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 176 (18.80%) Security Cleared
2 162 (17.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 125 (13.35%) SC Cleared
4 91 (9.72%) MCSE
5 66 (7.05%) MCITP
6 56 (5.98%) MCTS
7 36 (3.85%) Degree
8 35 (3.74%) DV Cleared
9 29 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (2.14%) CCNA
11 16 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (1.28%) MCP
12 12 (1.28%) RHCE
13 11 (1.18%) MCDBA
14 10 (1.07%) CCNP
15 9 (0.96%) MCSA
16 8 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
16 8 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 7 (0.75%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.74%) SLA
2 18 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.53%) QA
4 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 355 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 232 (24.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 162 (17.31%) Hyper-V
4 122 (13.03%) VMware ESX
5 78 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
6 54 (5.77%) XenApp
7 53 (5.66%) vSphere
8 36 (3.85%) NFS
9 33 (3.53%) Terminal Services
10 29 (3.10%) vCloud
11 25 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
12 24 (2.56%) Oracle RMAN
12 24 (2.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 21 (2.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 21 (2.24%) ISA Server
14 19 (2.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 18 (1.92%) XenDesktop
16 11 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
17 9 (0.96%) XenServer
17 9 (0.96%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 109 (11.65%) SCCM
2 94 (10.04%) SCOM
3 80 (8.55%) Puppet
4 34 (3.63%) NetBackup
5 31 (3.31%) Tivoli
6 28 (2.99%) HP SIM
7 27 (2.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 25 (2.67%) Netcool
9 24 (2.56%) Data Guard
10 21 (2.24%) WSUS
11 20 (2.14%) Backup Exec
12 19 (2.03%) OpenView
13 16 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
14 15 (1.60%) BMC PATROL
15 14 (1.50%) SCVMM
15 14 (1.50%) SCOrch
15 14 (1.50%) Ansible
16 12 (1.28%) Nagios
17 11 (1.18%) MIMEsweeper
17 11 (1.18%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 358 (38.25%) Microsoft
2 332 (35.47%) VMware
3 191 (20.41%) Citrix
4 176 (18.80%) Oracle
5 166 (17.74%) HP
6 126 (13.46%) IBM
7 88 (9.40%) Cisco
8 70 (7.48%) Veritas
8 70 (7.48%) Red Hat
9 52 (5.56%) EMC
10 34 (3.63%) NetApp
11 32 (3.42%) Symantec
11 32 (3.42%) Remedy
11 32 (3.42%) Dell
12 29 (3.10%) CheckPoint
13 28 (2.99%) BMC
14 26 (2.78%) Sun
15 22 (2.35%) Sophos
15 22 (2.35%) Juniper
16 20 (2.14%) Sybase
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