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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 237 268 185
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -83
Contract jobs citing Clustering 494 335 599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 0.69% 0.99%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.39% 2.70% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 203 317
Average daily rate £388 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £475
% change year-on-year
-2.14% -26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 24
Average hourly rate £31.56 £27.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.87% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £26.20 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £39.00 £52.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+16.87% +3.84%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14574 12419 14884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.35% 25.56% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8982 7479 8630
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 644 778
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.12 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.59% -11.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +40 464 £396 +4.27% 135
London -6 191 £425 +6.25% 46
South East +11 94 £400 +8.84% 44
City of London +28 65 £425 - 15
Yorkshire +19 50 £363 -6.45% 16
Berkshire +11 41 £313 +25.00% 16
East of England -7 36 £368 +22.50% 7
South West -1 33 £328 -18.12% 8
North West -3 33 £300 +26.31% 4
West Yorkshire +3 28 £326 -23.23% 8
Hampshire +14 24 £385 +8.07% 10
Scotland -11 21 £330 -7.69% 5
Leeds -1 20 £313 -26.47% 6
North East -7 19 £245 - 5
Tyne and Wear -12 18 £245 - 4
Reading -7 16 £288 +15.00% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne - 16 £245 - 3
West Sussex +11 12 £400 -31.62% 2
Somerset -1 11 £328 +63.75% 1
Manchester -7 11 £335 -10.66% 3
Hertfordshire 0 10 £350 +16.66%
Cheshire -5 10 £310 - 1
Cambridgeshire -4 9 £475 - 3
Essex -11 9 £375 - 2
Bracknell - 9 £325 - 2
South Yorkshire +9 8 £280 +19.14% 5
Croydon -2 8 £403 -5.29% 2
West Midlands -8 8 £275 +5.76% 4
Gloucestershire -5 7 £325 -18.75%
North Yorkshire - 7 £400 - 2

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 500 (55.68%) Windows
2 402 (44.77%) SQL
3 315 (35.08%) Microsoft
4 298 (33.18%) VMware
5 293 (32.63%) SQL Server
6 281 (31.29%) Linux
7 268 (29.84%) SAN
8 263 (29.29%) Active Directory
9 227 (25.28%) UNIX
10 225 (25.06%) Windows Server 2008
11 207 (23.05%) Oracle
12 197 (21.94%) Windows Server 2003
13 186 (20.71%) VMware Infrastructure
14 173 (19.27%) ITIL
15 159 (17.71%) SQL Server 2008
16 155 (17.26%) Citrix
17 151 (16.82%) HP
18 150 (16.70%) DNS
18 150 (16.70%) Replication
19 142 (15.81%) Finance
20 133 (14.81%) Solaris
20 133 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
21 130 (14.48%) TCP/IP
22 127 (14.14%) SQL Server 2005
23 122 (13.59%) Red Hat
24 121 (13.47%) MS Exchange
24 121 (13.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 119 (13.25%) Security Cleared
26 116 (12.92%) IIS
27 114 (12.69%) PowerShell

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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
1 121 (13.47%) MS Exchange
2 116 (12.92%) IIS
3 75 (8.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 63 (7.02%) SharePoint
5 53 (5.90%) WebLogic
6 44 (4.90%) Tomcat
7 41 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2003
8 39 (4.34%) Apache
9 28 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2007
10 26 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 24 (2.67%) SharePoint 2010
12 19 (2.12%) BizTalk Server
13 17 (1.89%) WebSphere
14 16 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
15 14 (1.56%) Gentran
16 11 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
17 10 (1.11%) Mule
18 9 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 8 (0.89%) Lync
19 8 (0.89%) Node.js
Applications
1 99 (11.02%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.45%) MS Office
3 7 (0.78%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (1.34%) Remedy ITSM
1 12 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.45%) SAP SEM
3 4 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.11%) Summit
5 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (1.22%) Amazon S3
4 9 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.67%) IaaS
6 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.33%) SaaS
7 3 (0.33%) PaaS
8 2 (0.22%) Office 365
9 1 (0.11%) GitHub
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 268 (29.84%) SAN
2 150 (16.70%) DNS
3 130 (14.48%) TCP/IP
4 105 (11.69%) DHCP
5 87 (9.69%) NAS
6 82 (9.13%) WAN
7 70 (7.80%) LAN
8 69 (7.68%) Firewall
9 52 (5.79%) SSL
10 43 (4.79%) HTTP
11 31 (3.45%) LDAP
12 29 (3.23%) Internet
13 28 (3.12%) iSCSI
14 24 (2.67%) DMZ
15 23 (2.56%) FTP
16 22 (2.45%) VPN
17 18 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
18 16 (1.78%) VLAN
19 15 (1.67%) SMTP
20 13 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 293 (32.63%) SQL Server
2 159 (17.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 127 (14.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 99 (11.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 99 (11.02%) Oracle Database
5 94 (10.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 55 (6.12%) Oracle Database 11g
7 52 (5.79%) SQL Server 2000
7 52 (5.79%) SQL Server 2012
8 49 (5.46%) MySQL
9 47 (5.23%) Oracle Database 10g
10 46 (5.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 25 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
12 21 (2.34%) NoSQL
13 20 (2.23%) Relational Database
13 20 (2.23%) DTS
14 17 (1.89%) RDBMS
15 16 (1.78%) MongoDB
15 16 (1.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 15 (1.67%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 14 (1.56%) WinRunner
1 14 (1.56%) TestDirector
1 14 (1.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (1.45%) Jenkins
2 13 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 12 (1.34%) JIRA
3 12 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.34%) Maven
4 11 (1.22%) ClearCase
5 9 (1.00%) Eclipse
5 9 (1.00%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.67%) NWDI
6 6 (0.67%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.56%) Log4j
7 5 (0.56%) Toad
7 5 (0.56%) Ant
8 3 (0.33%) Subversion
8 3 (0.33%) IntelliJ
8 3 (0.33%) JConsole
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
General
1 142 (15.81%) Finance
2 56 (6.24%) Banking
3 21 (2.34%) Telecoms
4 16 (1.78%) Retail
4 16 (1.78%) Investment Banking
5 14 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.34%) Law
7 9 (1.00%) Back Office
7 9 (1.00%) Advertising
8 8 (0.89%) Publishing
9 5 (0.56%) Legal
9 5 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.56%) Local Government
10 4 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.33%) Marketing
12 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.22%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.22%) Games
13 1 (0.11%) Electronics
13 1 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 204 (22.72%) DBA
2 157 (17.48%) SQL DBA
3 142 (15.81%) Administrator
4 87 (9.69%) Architect
5 86 (9.58%) SQL Server DBA
6 66 (7.35%) Consultant
7 58 (6.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 56 (6.24%) Developer
9 49 (5.46%) Wintel Engineer
10 43 (4.79%) Analyst
11 41 (4.57%) Systems Administrator
12 39 (4.34%) Infrastructure Architect
13 32 (3.56%) Support Engineer
14 31 (3.45%) Oracle DBA
14 31 (3.45%) Server Engineer
15 23 (2.56%) UNIX Engineer
16 21 (2.34%) Server Administrator
16 21 (2.34%) UNIX Administrator
17 20 (2.23%) Technical Architect
18 18 (2.00%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (6.68%) Middleware
2 46 (5.12%) .NET
3 40 (4.45%) J2EE
4 30 (3.34%) Web Services
5 27 (3.01%) JMS
6 20 (2.23%) HTML
7 17 (1.89%) ISPF
8 12 (1.34%) SOAP
9 11 (1.22%) LAMP
9 11 (1.22%) XML
9 11 (1.22%) REST
10 8 (0.89%) Oracle Fusion
10 8 (0.89%) Java EE
10 8 (0.89%) WCF
10 8 (0.89%) OSGi
10 8 (0.89%) ASP.NET
10 8 (0.89%) EJB
10 8 (0.89%) JDBC
11 7 (0.78%) JMX
11 7 (0.78%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 150 (16.70%) Replication
2 26 (2.90%) Blackberry
3 25 (2.78%) Mainframe
4 21 (2.34%) HACMP
5 20 (2.23%) GIS
6 17 (1.89%) CLARiiON
7 15 (1.67%) EqualLogic
8 13 (1.45%) Thin Client
8 13 (1.45%) Fat Client
9 12 (1.34%) Client/Server
10 11 (1.22%) NHS
10 11 (1.22%) Firmware
10 11 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.00%) Hedge funds
12 8 (0.89%) Open Source
13 7 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
13 7 (0.78%) Computer Science
13 7 (0.78%) Data Integration
14 6 (0.67%) Management Information System
15 5 (0.56%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 500 (55.68%) Windows
2 281 (31.29%) Linux
3 227 (25.28%) UNIX
4 225 (25.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 197 (21.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 133 (14.81%) Solaris
7 121 (13.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 112 (12.47%) AIX
9 69 (7.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 51 (5.68%) Windows 7
11 43 (4.79%) Windows XP
11 43 (4.79%) HPUX
12 19 (2.12%) Windows 2000
12 19 (2.12%) Windows 2000 Server
13 13 (1.45%) CentOS
14 12 (1.34%) Windows Vista
14 12 (1.34%) VMS
15 10 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
16 8 (0.89%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (19.27%) ITIL
2 133 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
3 103 (11.47%) Disaster Recovery
4 100 (11.14%) Load Balancing
5 99 (11.02%) Migration
6 74 (8.24%) Change Management
7 61 (6.79%) High Availability
8 52 (5.79%) Capacity Planning
9 48 (5.35%) Configuration Management
10 45 (5.01%) Performance Monitoring
11 41 (4.57%) Capacity Management
12 36 (4.01%) Problem Management
13 31 (3.45%) Release Management
13 31 (3.45%) Data Modelling
14 29 (3.23%) SOA
14 29 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
14 29 (3.23%) Incident Management
14 29 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
15 26 (2.90%) Business Continuity
16 24 (2.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 402 (44.77%) SQL
2 114 (12.69%) PowerShell
3 86 (9.58%) T-SQL
4 84 (9.35%) Perl
5 65 (7.24%) Shell Script
6 63 (7.02%) Java
7 29 (3.23%) C
8 20 (2.23%) PL/SQL
9 18 (2.00%) VBScript
9 18 (2.00%) JCL
10 16 (1.78%) Ruby
10 16 (1.78%) Bash Shell
11 14 (1.56%) Python
12 13 (1.45%) VB
13 10 (1.11%) PHP
14 9 (1.00%) C#
15 8 (0.89%) Korn
15 8 (0.89%) Jython
16 7 (0.78%) JavaScript
17 5 (0.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 119 (13.25%) Security Cleared
2 91 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 67 (7.46%) SC Cleared
4 65 (7.24%) MCSE
5 45 (5.01%) DV Cleared
6 36 (4.01%) MCITP
7 30 (3.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 25 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
9 22 (2.45%) Degree
10 21 (2.34%) Oracle Certification
10 21 (2.34%) MCP
11 19 (2.12%) OCP
12 18 (2.00%) MCSA
12 18 (2.00%) OCA
13 16 (1.78%) MCDBA
14 13 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (1.34%) RHCE
15 12 (1.34%) ISEB
16 9 (1.00%) CCNA
17 8 (0.89%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (6.57%) SLA
2 16 (1.78%) QA
3 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.45%) HL7
4 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 263 (29.29%) Active Directory
2 186 (20.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (10.47%) VMware ESX
4 86 (9.58%) Hyper-V
5 72 (8.02%) XenApp
5 72 (8.02%) vSphere
6 50 (5.57%) Oracle RAC
7 49 (5.46%) VMware ESXi
8 37 (4.12%) Oracle RMAN
9 32 (3.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 28 (3.12%) NFS
11 27 (3.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 23 (2.56%) XenDesktop
13 12 (1.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 12 (1.34%) Sendmail
14 11 (1.22%) Samba
14 11 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
15 10 (1.11%) XenServer
15 10 (1.11%) PowerHA
16 9 (1.00%) KVM
Systems Management
1 98 (10.91%) SCCM
2 95 (10.58%) SCOM
3 36 (4.01%) Data Guard
4 32 (3.56%) Puppet
5 29 (3.23%) Netcool
5 29 (3.23%) Tivoli
6 26 (2.90%) Nagios
7 25 (2.78%) NetBackup
7 25 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 25 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
7 25 (2.78%) EMC NetWorker
8 21 (2.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 20 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
10 19 (2.12%) McAfee ePO
11 17 (1.89%) BladeLogic
12 15 (1.67%) Backup Exec
12 15 (1.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 15 (1.67%) WSUS
13 13 (1.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 13 (1.45%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 315 (35.08%) Microsoft
2 298 (33.18%) VMware
3 207 (23.05%) Oracle
4 155 (17.26%) Citrix
5 151 (16.82%) HP
6 122 (13.59%) Red Hat
7 105 (11.69%) Veritas
8 98 (10.91%) EMC
9 87 (9.69%) Cisco
10 63 (7.02%) NetApp
11 58 (6.46%) IBM
12 51 (5.68%) Sun
13 41 (4.57%) Sybase
14 38 (4.23%) Dell
15 37 (4.12%) Symantec
16 34 (3.79%) McAfee
17 29 (3.23%) F5
18 28 (3.12%) Remedy
19 26 (2.90%) JBoss
20 24 (2.67%) SAP
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 2 hours ago
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 hours ago
Essex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City of London
IT HR
Rate: £230 - £250 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
East Anglia
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
South West
Applitracker
Rate: £280 - £375 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Huddersfield
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Cambridge
Hudson - London
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago