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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 239 259 224
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -35
Contract jobs citing Clustering 461 404 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 0.76% 0.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.74% 2.42% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 248 263
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 £250 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £351
% change year-on-year
- -0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 7
Average hourly rate £22.83 £32.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.75% +20.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +25.00%

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
16812 16661 15515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.53% 31.47% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10365 10360 9121
Average daily rate £413 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 667 657 668
Average hourly rate £18.71 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +8 426 £375 -6.25% 106
London +22 164 £400 -6.97% 37
South East +1 101 £388 -3.12% 28
City of London +46 69 £413 -2.36% 12
West Midlands +20 38 £425 +70.00% 3
Yorkshire -16 37 £375 +3.44% 8
Hampshire +12 30 £381 +27.08% 3
Birmingham +18 29 £393 +12.14% 1
Buckinghamshire +20 27 £383 - 3
West Yorkshire -7 24 £270 -20.58% 5
East Midlands +19 23 £349 +7.30% 3
South West +4 23 £375 +14.50% 6
East of England +13 22 £275 -32.30% 10
Milton Keynes +13 21 £383 - 1
Surrey +20 16 £365 +2.81% 10
Scotland -5 15 £338 +2.27% 3
Leeds -10 14 £420 +23.52% 3
Berkshire -20 14 £363 -9.37% 9
North West -34 14 £350 +12.90% 10
Wales +5 12 £200 -52.23% 1
Havant 0 11 £400 +23.07%
South Wales +4 10 £200 -52.23% 1
Bristol +14 9 £375 +7.14%
Nottingham +3 9 £347 +6.91% 1
Nottinghamshire -2 9 £347 +6.91% 2
Hertfordshire -5 9 £350 - 4
Cardiff +18 8 £200 -48.38%
Kent +5 8 £500 +21.21% 2
Essex +2 8 £420 +5.00% 2
Leicestershire - 8 £400 -

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 514 (55.15%) Windows
2 343 (36.80%) VMware
3 317 (34.01%) Microsoft
4 295 (31.65%) SQL
5 289 (31.01%) Active Directory
6 282 (30.26%) Linux
7 272 (29.18%) SQL Server
8 256 (27.47%) SAN
9 232 (24.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 220 (23.61%) VMware Infrastructure
11 209 (22.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 197 (21.14%) Oracle
13 186 (19.96%) DNS
14 183 (19.64%) Finance
15 174 (18.67%) Windows Server 2012
16 170 (18.24%) HP
17 168 (18.03%) Citrix
18 164 (17.60%) UNIX
19 163 (17.49%) Hyper-V
20 161 (17.27%) ITIL
21 141 (15.13%) Firewall
22 125 (13.41%) Red Hat
23 117 (12.55%) PowerShell
24 116 (12.45%) Performance Tuning
25 115 (12.34%) MS Exchange
26 110 (11.80%) Cisco
27 109 (11.70%) IIS
27 109 (11.70%) Load Balancing
28 108 (11.59%) Java
28 108 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 115 (12.34%) MS Exchange
2 109 (11.70%) IIS
3 71 (7.62%) SharePoint
4 57 (6.12%) Lync
5 56 (6.01%) Apache
6 54 (5.79%) WebSphere
7 50 (5.36%) WebLogic
8 48 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2010
9 45 (4.83%) Tomcat
10 38 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
11 31 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
12 29 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2003
13 28 (3.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 23 (2.47%) Office Communications Server
15 18 (1.93%) nginx
16 17 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
16 17 (1.82%) JBoss
17 13 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
17 13 (1.39%) IBM Notes
17 13 (1.39%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 100 (10.73%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.25%) MS Office
3 10 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.86%) MS Project
5 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (2.25%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (1.93%) Oracle Applications
3 15 (1.61%) Oracle EBS R12
3 15 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.64%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.21%) Remedy AR System
7 2 (0.21%) SAP SRM
7 2 (0.21%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.11%) Hyperion Enterprise
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.11%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 37 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (3.54%) Office 365
3 28 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (1.61%) PaaS
5 11 (1.18%) IaaS
6 9 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.86%) Mimecast
8 7 (0.75%) SaaS
9 6 (0.64%) Heroku
9 6 (0.64%) Engine Yard
10 4 (0.43%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.21%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 256 (27.47%) SAN
2 186 (19.96%) DNS
3 141 (15.13%) Firewall
4 80 (8.58%) DHCP
5 79 (8.48%) NAS
6 78 (8.37%) TCP/IP
6 78 (8.37%) LDAP
7 50 (5.36%) WAN
8 40 (4.29%) LAN
9 37 (3.97%) Network Security
9 37 (3.97%) VLAN
10 35 (3.76%) Internet
11 32 (3.43%) VPN
11 32 (3.43%) HTTP
12 30 (3.22%) SSL
13 29 (3.11%) DMZ
14 27 (2.90%) Fibre Channel
14 27 (2.90%) iSCSI
15 25 (2.68%) BGP
16 23 (2.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (29.18%) SQL Server
2 89 (9.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 84 (9.01%) MySQL
4 79 (8.48%) Oracle Database
5 66 (7.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 57 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 54 (5.79%) SQL Server 2012
8 48 (5.15%) Relational Database
9 47 (5.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 38 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
11 33 (3.54%) Oracle Database 11g
11 33 (3.54%) RDBMS
12 32 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
13 28 (3.00%) MongoDB
14 25 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
15 24 (2.58%) NoSQL
15 24 (2.58%) Oracle Database 10g
16 23 (2.47%) DB2
17 17 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
17 17 (1.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (3.00%) Jenkins
2 26 (2.79%) Subversion
3 24 (2.58%) JIRA
4 21 (2.25%) Git (software)
5 17 (1.82%) WinRunner
5 17 (1.82%) TestDirector
5 17 (1.82%) QuickTest Pro
6 14 (1.50%) Introscope
7 13 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (1.29%) Ant
9 11 (1.18%) Visual Studio
9 11 (1.18%) Hudson
10 9 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (0.86%) Maven
12 5 (0.54%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.54%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.43%) ERwin
14 3 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
14 3 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 183 (19.64%) Finance
2 56 (6.01%) Banking
3 27 (2.90%) Retail
4 18 (1.93%) Telecoms
4 18 (1.93%) Investment Banking
5 14 (1.50%) Legal
6 12 (1.29%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.18%) Law
8 9 (0.97%) Back Office
9 7 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.64%) Billing
11 5 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.43%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.43%) Marketing
12 4 (0.43%) Publishing
13 3 (0.32%) Games
13 3 (0.32%) Local Government
14 2 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.21%) French Language
14 2 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 140 (15.02%) DBA
2 113 (12.12%) Administrator
3 89 (9.55%) Architect
3 89 (9.55%) SQL DBA
4 76 (8.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 69 (7.40%) Consultant
6 52 (5.58%) Analyst
7 50 (5.36%) Server Engineer
8 48 (5.15%) Systems Administrator
9 47 (5.04%) Developer
10 46 (4.94%) SQL Server DBA
11 30 (3.22%) Support Engineer
12 29 (3.11%) Oracle DBA
13 28 (3.00%) DevOps Engineer
14 26 (2.79%) 3rd Line Support
15 25 (2.68%) Wintel Engineer
16 24 (2.58%) Linux Engineer
16 24 (2.58%) Systems Engineer
17 23 (2.47%) Technical Architect
17 23 (2.47%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (7.73%) Web Services
2 68 (7.30%) .NET
3 54 (5.79%) Middleware
4 32 (3.43%) JMS
4 32 (3.43%) WebSphere MQ
5 31 (3.33%) J2EE
6 29 (3.11%) XML
7 27 (2.90%) REST
8 24 (2.58%) SOAP
9 21 (2.25%) Java EE
10 17 (1.82%) JDBC
11 15 (1.61%) HTML
11 15 (1.61%) Spring
12 14 (1.50%) ActiveMQ
13 13 (1.39%) JNDI
13 13 (1.39%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 12 (1.29%) MCollective
15 10 (1.07%) RESTful
15 10 (1.07%) TIBCO EMS
15 10 (1.07%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 107 (11.48%) Replication
2 99 (10.62%) Data Centre
3 59 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.22%) Blackberry
5 29 (3.11%) Management Information System
6 28 (3.00%) HACMP
7 27 (2.90%) Private Cloud
8 25 (2.68%) PKI
9 21 (2.25%) Computer Science
10 18 (1.93%) Client/Server
11 16 (1.72%) PDA
12 14 (1.50%) Hedge funds
13 12 (1.29%) Device Driver
14 10 (1.07%) Wiki
14 10 (1.07%) N-Tier
15 8 (0.86%) Celerra
16 7 (0.75%) Public Cloud
16 7 (0.75%) EqualLogic
16 7 (0.75%) DataPower
17 6 (0.64%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 514 (55.15%) Windows
2 282 (30.26%) Linux
3 232 (24.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 209 (22.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 174 (18.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 164 (17.60%) UNIX
7 107 (11.48%) Solaris
8 78 (8.37%) AIX
9 73 (7.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 49 (5.26%) Windows 7
11 37 (3.97%) CentOS
12 31 (3.33%) Ubuntu
13 25 (2.68%) HPUX
14 23 (2.47%) Windows XP
14 23 (2.47%) Windows 2000
15 20 (2.15%) Windows 2000 Server
16 19 (2.04%) SUSE
17 13 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
18 10 (1.07%) Debian
18 10 (1.07%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (17.27%) ITIL
2 116 (12.45%) Performance Tuning
3 109 (11.70%) Load Balancing
4 99 (10.62%) Migration
5 92 (9.87%) Disaster Recovery
6 70 (7.51%) Configuration Management
7 66 (7.08%) Change Management
8 65 (6.97%) High Availability
9 53 (5.69%) Agile Software Development
9 53 (5.69%) Service Management
10 50 (5.36%) Server Building
11 48 (5.15%) Root Cause Analysis
12 45 (4.83%) SOA
13 43 (4.61%) Capacity Planning
14 41 (4.40%) Performance Monitoring
14 41 (4.40%) DevOps
15 39 (4.18%) Project Management
16 36 (3.86%) ETL
17 35 (3.76%) Patch Management
18 31 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 295 (31.65%) SQL
2 117 (12.55%) PowerShell
3 108 (11.59%) Java
4 80 (8.58%) Perl
5 73 (7.83%) Shell Script
6 61 (6.55%) T-SQL
6 61 (6.55%) Bash Shell
7 51 (5.47%) Python
8 39 (4.18%) Ruby
9 38 (4.08%) Korn
10 27 (2.90%) VBScript
11 18 (1.93%) PL/SQL
12 17 (1.82%) PHP
12 17 (1.82%) C#
13 15 (1.61%) C
14 14 (1.50%) JavaScript
15 13 (1.39%) C++
15 13 (1.39%) VB
16 9 (0.97%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 8 (0.86%) Jython
Qualifications
1 108 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 101 (10.84%) Security Cleared
3 66 (7.08%) SC Cleared
4 64 (6.87%) MCSE
5 54 (5.79%) Degree
6 46 (4.94%) MCITP
7 34 (3.65%) MCTS
8 31 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 27 (2.90%) MCSA
10 20 (2.15%) MCP
11 18 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (1.82%) DV Cleared
13 15 (1.61%) ISTQB
14 11 (1.18%) CCNA
14 11 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.86%) CCNP
16 6 (0.64%) VCP5
16 6 (0.64%) Sun Certification
16 6 (0.64%) MCDBA
17 5 (0.54%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.79%) SLA
2 13 (1.39%) QA
3 7 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.21%) HL7
6 2 (0.21%) WAI
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 289 (31.01%) Active Directory
2 220 (23.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (17.49%) Hyper-V
4 88 (9.44%) vSphere
5 84 (9.01%) VMware ESX
6 64 (6.87%) XenApp
7 38 (4.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 31 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
9 28 (3.00%) NFS
10 27 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
11 23 (2.47%) Terminal Services
12 19 (2.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 17 (1.82%) iptables
14 13 (1.39%) GPFS
14 13 (1.39%) Postfix
15 12 (1.29%) VMware Server
15 12 (1.29%) Samba
16 11 (1.18%) Docker
17 10 (1.07%) Firmware
18 9 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 96 (10.30%) SCCM
2 79 (8.48%) Puppet
3 75 (8.05%) SCOM
4 39 (4.18%) Tivoli
5 37 (3.97%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (3.76%) NetBackup
7 30 (3.22%) Nagios
7 30 (3.22%) Netcool
8 23 (2.47%) WSUS
9 22 (2.36%) Backup Exec
10 21 (2.25%) Data Guard
11 20 (2.15%) McAfee ePO
12 19 (2.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 17 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
14 16 (1.72%) OpenView
15 15 (1.61%) ZABBIX
16 14 (1.50%) CA Wily
17 13 (1.39%) Cobbler
18 12 (1.29%) SCSM
19 11 (1.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 343 (36.80%) VMware
2 317 (34.01%) Microsoft
3 197 (21.14%) Oracle
4 170 (18.24%) HP
5 168 (18.03%) Citrix
6 125 (13.41%) Red Hat
7 110 (11.80%) Cisco
8 92 (9.87%) Veritas
9 70 (7.51%) IBM
10 49 (5.26%) NetApp
10 49 (5.26%) EMC
11 35 (3.76%) Dell
11 35 (3.76%) CheckPoint
12 34 (3.65%) Symantec
13 30 (3.22%) 3PAR
14 25 (2.68%) SAP
14 25 (2.68%) McAfee
15 22 (2.36%) F5
15 22 (2.36%) Sun
16 20 (2.15%) Juniper
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