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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 254 267 216
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -51
Contract jobs citing Clustering 448 394 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.80% 0.73% 0.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.55% 2.30% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 224 280
Average daily rate
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£375 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £269 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 7
Average hourly rate £22.83 £38.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.08% +55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £37.75 £24.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £39.75 £25.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £38.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-49.67% +55.00%

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
17597 17102 16421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.37% 31.76% 33.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10983 10536 9717
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 £235 £243
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 640 655 709
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.82% +15.00%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +9 414 £375 -6.25% 121
London -17 148 £381 -15.27% 46
South East +7 129 £388 -3.12% 30
City of London +27 63 £394 -1.56% 13
Buckinghamshire +31 41 £389 - 2
Milton Keynes +24 35 £389 - 2
Hampshire +4 32 £406 +27.45% 9
Yorkshire -3 30 £385 -9.41% 12
Surrey +15 26 £365 +12.30% 7
West Midlands +16 23 £350 +69.69% 4
East of England +13 23 £288 -17.85% 8
West Yorkshire -4 21 £408 +7.94% 8
Birmingham +9 20 £340 - 4
Scotland -1 20 £378 +16.15% 1
North West -27 20 £330 +22.22% 11
East Midlands +8 18 £400 +23.07% 5
South West -11 15 £375 +14.50% 5
Berkshire -24 15 £425 -5.55% 5
Leeds -7 13 £420 +11.25% 7
Renfrewshire +5 10 £400 +35.82%
Hertfordshire -6 10 £350 - 2
Havant 0 9 £394 +27.01% 1
Reading -9 9 £450 +12.50% 4
North East -17 9 £256 -8.48% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 8 £250 -10.71% 1
Tyne and Wear -22 8 £250 -10.71% 1
Leicestershire - 8 £400 - 1
Erskine +7 7 £400 +35.82%
Southampton +4 7 £325 -31.57% 3
Crawley -2 7 - -

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 529 (55.74%) Windows
2 358 (37.72%) VMware
3 312 (32.88%) Microsoft
4 310 (32.67%) SQL
5 303 (31.93%) Active Directory
6 299 (31.51%) SQL Server
7 281 (29.61%) Linux
8 263 (27.71%) SAN
9 233 (24.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 221 (23.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 219 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
12 204 (21.50%) Finance
13 196 (20.65%) Oracle
14 194 (20.44%) DNS
15 183 (19.28%) Windows Server 2012
16 180 (18.97%) UNIX
17 171 (18.02%) HP
18 167 (17.60%) ITIL
19 164 (17.28%) Citrix
20 151 (15.91%) Hyper-V
21 127 (13.38%) Firewall
22 126 (13.28%) Performance Tuning
23 123 (12.96%) Solaris
24 120 (12.64%) Red Hat
25 116 (12.22%) IIS
25 116 (12.22%) Migration
26 114 (12.01%) Replication
27 112 (11.80%) MS Excel
27 112 (11.80%) PowerShell
27 112 (11.80%) Data Centre

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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
1 116 (12.22%) IIS
2 108 (11.38%) MS Exchange
3 79 (8.32%) SharePoint
4 54 (5.69%) WebLogic
5 52 (5.48%) WebSphere
5 52 (5.48%) Lync
6 48 (5.06%) Apache
7 42 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 39 (4.11%) Tomcat
9 30 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2007
10 27 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2003
11 26 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
12 24 (2.53%) Office Communications Server
13 21 (2.21%) JBoss
14 20 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 19 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
16 14 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
17 13 (1.37%) MediaWiki
18 12 (1.26%) nginx
18 12 (1.26%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 112 (11.80%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.00%) MS Office
3 10 (1.05%) MS Project
4 9 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 18 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (1.79%) Oracle Applications
3 14 (1.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (1.05%) BusinessWorks
6 7 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.21%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.21%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.21%) SAP SRM
9 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.11%) Magento
9 1 (0.11%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.11%) Summit
9 1 (0.11%) Hyperion Enterprise
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 37 (3.90%) Office 365
2 28 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (1.37%) PaaS
5 10 (1.05%) IaaS
6 8 (0.84%) Mimecast
7 7 (0.74%) SaaS
8 4 (0.42%) Heroku
8 4 (0.42%) Engine Yard
9 3 (0.32%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 263 (27.71%) SAN
2 194 (20.44%) DNS
3 127 (13.38%) Firewall
4 92 (9.69%) DHCP
5 83 (8.75%) TCP/IP
6 78 (8.22%) LDAP
7 73 (7.69%) NAS
8 45 (4.74%) WAN
9 38 (4.00%) Network Security
10 37 (3.90%) LAN
10 37 (3.90%) SSL
11 34 (3.58%) Internet
12 33 (3.48%) VPN
12 33 (3.48%) VLAN
13 27 (2.85%) Fibre Channel
14 26 (2.74%) HTTP
14 26 (2.74%) DMZ
15 25 (2.63%) BGP
16 22 (2.32%) OSPF
16 22 (2.32%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (31.51%) SQL Server
2 94 (9.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 82 (8.64%) Oracle Database
4 76 (8.01%) MySQL
5 66 (6.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 65 (6.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 61 (6.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 52 (5.48%) Relational Database
9 47 (4.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 43 (4.53%) SQL Server 2005
11 37 (3.90%) Oracle Database 11g
12 36 (3.79%) RDBMS
13 32 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
14 31 (3.27%) DB2
15 29 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
16 25 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
17 21 (2.21%) MongoDB
18 20 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
19 18 (1.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 18 (1.90%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (2.63%) Subversion
1 25 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 20 (2.11%) Git (software)
3 17 (1.79%) JIRA
4 14 (1.48%) Introscope
4 14 (1.48%) WinRunner
4 14 (1.48%) TestDirector
4 14 (1.48%) HP UFT
5 13 (1.37%) Ant
5 13 (1.37%) Visual Studio
5 13 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (1.16%) Hudson
7 10 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (0.74%) Maven
9 5 (0.53%) ERwin
9 5 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (0.53%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.53%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 204 (21.50%) Finance
2 61 (6.43%) Banking
3 25 (2.63%) Retail
4 21 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.11%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.79%) Law
7 13 (1.37%) Legal
8 10 (1.05%) Marketing
9 9 (0.95%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.63%) Back Office
11 6 (0.63%) Billing
11 6 (0.63%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.42%) Private Banking
14 3 (0.32%) Electronics
14 3 (0.32%) Publishing
14 3 (0.32%) Games
14 3 (0.32%) Local Government
15 2 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 148 (15.60%) DBA
2 123 (12.96%) Administrator
3 91 (9.59%) SQL DBA
4 86 (9.06%) Architect
5 77 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 75 (7.90%) Consultant
7 53 (5.58%) Systems Administrator
7 53 (5.58%) Analyst
8 50 (5.27%) SQL Server DBA
9 49 (5.16%) Server Engineer
10 48 (5.06%) Developer
11 30 (3.16%) Support Engineer
12 29 (3.06%) Oracle DBA
13 28 (2.95%) 3rd Line Support
13 28 (2.95%) Wintel Engineer
14 25 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
14 25 (2.63%) Technical Architect
15 23 (2.42%) DevOps Engineer
16 22 (2.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 22 (2.32%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (6.85%) .NET
1 65 (6.85%) Web Services
2 53 (5.58%) Middleware
3 37 (3.90%) JMS
4 33 (3.48%) J2EE
5 31 (3.27%) WebSphere MQ
6 27 (2.85%) SOAP
7 22 (2.32%) XML
7 22 (2.32%) REST
8 20 (2.11%) Java EE
9 17 (1.79%) Spring
10 16 (1.69%) JDBC
11 14 (1.48%) JNDI
11 14 (1.48%) TIBCO EMS
12 13 (1.37%) Hibernate
13 12 (1.26%) HTML
14 11 (1.16%) RESTful
15 10 (1.05%) ActiveMQ
16 9 (0.95%) MCollective
17 8 (0.84%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 114 (12.01%) Replication
2 112 (11.80%) Data Centre
3 64 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 30 (3.16%) HACMP
6 25 (2.63%) Private Cloud
7 23 (2.42%) PKI
8 20 (2.11%) Computer Science
8 20 (2.11%) Blackberry
9 17 (1.79%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.37%) PDA
11 11 (1.16%) Hedge funds
12 10 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.05%) DataPower
12 10 (1.05%) N-Tier
13 9 (0.95%) Device Driver
13 9 (0.95%) Wiki
13 9 (0.95%) EqualLogic
13 9 (0.95%) Public Cloud
14 8 (0.84%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 529 (55.74%) Windows
2 281 (29.61%) Linux
3 233 (24.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 221 (23.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 183 (19.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 180 (18.97%) UNIX
7 123 (12.96%) Solaris
8 89 (9.38%) AIX
9 77 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 38 (4.00%) Windows 7
11 35 (3.69%) CentOS
12 25 (2.63%) HPUX
13 23 (2.42%) Ubuntu
14 22 (2.32%) Windows 2000
15 20 (2.11%) Windows XP
16 17 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
17 16 (1.69%) SUSE
18 12 (1.26%) Oracle Linux
19 11 (1.16%) Windows NT
20 9 (0.95%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (17.60%) ITIL
2 126 (13.28%) Performance Tuning
3 116 (12.22%) Migration
4 100 (10.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 98 (10.33%) Load Balancing
6 72 (7.59%) High Availability
7 71 (7.48%) Change Management
8 63 (6.64%) Configuration Management
9 58 (6.11%) Agile Software Development
10 52 (5.48%) Service Management
11 49 (5.16%) Server Building
12 45 (4.74%) Root Cause Analysis
13 41 (4.32%) Capacity Planning
14 40 (4.21%) Project Management
15 38 (4.00%) SOA
15 38 (4.00%) DevOps
16 35 (3.69%) ETL
17 34 (3.58%) Performance Monitoring
18 31 (3.27%) Service Delivery
19 30 (3.16%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 310 (32.67%) SQL
2 112 (11.80%) PowerShell
3 111 (11.70%) Java
4 79 (8.32%) Perl
4 79 (8.32%) Shell Script
5 73 (7.69%) T-SQL
6 61 (6.43%) Bash Shell
7 42 (4.43%) Python
8 40 (4.21%) Korn
9 30 (3.16%) Ruby
10 24 (2.53%) VBScript
11 23 (2.42%) PL/SQL
12 20 (2.11%) C#
13 18 (1.90%) PHP
14 16 (1.69%) JavaScript
14 16 (1.69%) VB
15 15 (1.58%) C
16 13 (1.37%) C++
17 10 (1.05%) Jython
17 10 (1.05%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 104 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 101 (10.64%) Security Cleared
3 60 (6.32%) SC Cleared
3 60 (6.32%) MCSE
4 51 (5.37%) Degree
5 37 (3.90%) MCITP
6 29 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 28 (2.95%) MCTS
7 28 (2.95%) MCSA
8 18 (1.90%) MCP
8 18 (1.90%) DV Cleared
9 15 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (1.26%) ISTQB
12 10 (1.05%) IBM Certification
13 9 (0.95%) CCNA
14 7 (0.74%) CCNP
15 6 (0.63%) MCDBA
15 6 (0.63%) CCSA
15 6 (0.63%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.16%) SLA
2 15 (1.58%) QA
3 8 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.21%) WAI
5 2 (0.21%) HL7
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 303 (31.93%) Active Directory
2 219 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 151 (15.91%) Hyper-V
4 94 (9.91%) vSphere
5 81 (8.54%) VMware ESX
6 66 (6.95%) XenApp
7 47 (4.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 32 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
9 29 (3.06%) Oracle RAC
10 26 (2.74%) NFS
10 26 (2.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 18 (1.90%) Veritas File System
12 17 (1.79%) Terminal Services
12 17 (1.79%) iptables
13 15 (1.58%) VMware Server
14 13 (1.37%) Samba
14 13 (1.37%) GPFS
15 12 (1.26%) Forefront TMG
16 10 (1.05%) XenDesktop
16 10 (1.05%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 91 (9.59%) SCCM
2 71 (7.48%) SCOM
3 66 (6.95%) Puppet
4 38 (4.00%) Tivoli
5 32 (3.37%) NetBackup
6 30 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
7 26 (2.74%) Netcool
8 25 (2.63%) Nagios
9 22 (2.32%) Data Guard
10 20 (2.11%) WSUS
11 19 (2.00%) Backup Exec
12 18 (1.90%) OpenView
12 18 (1.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 17 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
14 14 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
14 14 (1.48%) CA Wily
15 13 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 11 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 10 (1.05%) SCSM
17 10 (1.05%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 358 (37.72%) VMware
2 312 (32.88%) Microsoft
3 196 (20.65%) Oracle
4 171 (18.02%) HP
5 164 (17.28%) Citrix
6 120 (12.64%) Red Hat
7 99 (10.43%) Veritas
8 97 (10.22%) Cisco
9 75 (7.90%) IBM
10 58 (6.11%) NetApp
11 49 (5.16%) EMC
12 39 (4.11%) Symantec
13 37 (3.90%) Dell
14 36 (3.79%) CheckPoint
15 31 (3.27%) 3PAR
16 25 (2.63%) SAP
17 22 (2.32%) McAfee
18 19 (2.00%) TIBCO
18 19 (2.00%) Juniper
19 18 (1.90%) Sun
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £28 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £NEG/day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £385 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Thebes IT
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Axiom Software Solutions
Rate: £0 - £275 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Stowmarket
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago