The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 251 242 255
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Contract jobs citing Clustering 520 521 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 0.92% 0.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.86% 2.90% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 328 311
Median daily rate £375 £370 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.83 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.30% -29.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £22.83 £31.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.08 £47.40 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £48.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-37.82% +48.46%

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
18179 17981 17787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.61% 31.70% 32.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11843 10901 10847
Median daily rate £425 £420 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 705 768
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.97 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.90 £20.38
% change year-on-year
+16.40% -7.23%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Clustering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 May 2016.

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 2 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the UK over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -29 410 £400 +6.66% 72
London -54 137 £415 +0.60% 27
South East -14 115 £410 +5.80% 20
Scotland +32 87 £313 +144.14% 4
North West +20 56 £375 - 4
Edinburgh +26 39 £475 -
Surrey +9 36 £425 +16.43% 2
Hampshire -1 32 £350 +7.69% 7
Lancashire +32 31 £375 -
City of London +3 30 £420 +1.81% 7
Berkshire +14 24 £450 +28.57% 8
South West +3 23 £360 -4.00% 7
Yorkshire -4 23 £384 +39.54% 4
Erskine -22 23 £271 -21.02%
Renfrewshire -27 23 £271 +16.66%
Glasgow +13 19 £331 +194.44% 4
Manchester 0 19 £375 +7.14% 2
Reading +6 17 £438 +34.61% 4
East of England -5 17 £388 +10.71% 4
North East -29 17 £285 -5.00% 1
West Yorkshire -4 16 £375 +40.18% 2
Tyne and Wear -27 16 £284 -5.41%
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 16 £284 -5.41%
Leeds -1 14 £378 +17.96% 2
Guildford +9 13 £375 +20.00% 1
Bristol +4 13 £368 -2.00% 3
Camberley -1 13 £425 +6.25%
West Midlands -38 12 £325 -17.19% 4
Lytham St Annes - 12 £338 -
East Midlands -10 11 £393 +20.76% 1

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Clustering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Clustering.

1 433 (49.43%) Windows
2 334 (38.13%) SQL
3 317 (36.19%) SQL Server
4 312 (35.62%) Linux
5 307 (35.05%) Microsoft
6 274 (31.28%) Active Directory
7 262 (29.91%) VMware
8 230 (26.26%) Unix
9 216 (24.66%) Finance
10 201 (22.95%) Windows Server
11 196 (22.37%) Oracle
12 184 (21.00%) Veritas
13 174 (19.86%) Windows Server 2008
14 162 (18.49%) High Availability
15 158 (18.04%) Hyper-V
16 157 (17.92%) SAN
17 154 (17.58%) VMware Infrastructure
18 148 (16.89%) Data Centre
19 144 (16.44%) Replication
20 143 (16.32%) ITIL
21 139 (15.87%) Citrix
21 139 (15.87%) Red Hat
22 130 (14.84%) DNS
23 128 (14.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 126 (14.38%) Windows Server 2012
25 125 (14.27%) PowerShell
25 125 (14.27%) Migration
26 119 (13.58%) Security Cleared
27 117 (13.36%) Solaris
28 116 (13.24%) AIX

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 66 (7.53%) MS Exchange
2 50 (5.71%) WebSphere
3 47 (5.37%) Apache
3 47 (5.37%) SharePoint
4 44 (5.02%) IIS
5 38 (4.34%) WebSphere Application Server
6 30 (3.42%) WebLogic
7 29 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
8 23 (2.63%) JBoss
9 19 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
10 18 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
11 16 (1.83%) Tuxedo
12 15 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 14 (1.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 14 (1.60%) Skype for Business
14 11 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
15 10 (1.14%) IBM Notes
15 10 (1.14%) Tomcat
16 7 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 7 (0.80%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 79 (9.02%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.91%) MS Office
3 4 (0.46%) MS Project
4 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 20 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.23%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.23%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (2.17%) Office 365
4 8 (0.91%) GitHub
4 8 (0.91%) SaaS
5 3 (0.34%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.23%) IaaS
6 2 (0.23%) PaaS
7 1 (0.11%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 157 (17.92%) SAN
2 130 (14.84%) DNS
3 84 (9.59%) Firewall
4 72 (8.22%) DHCP
4 72 (8.22%) TCP/IP
5 44 (5.02%) HTTP
6 42 (4.79%) NAS
7 41 (4.68%) LDAP
7 41 (4.68%) WAN
8 32 (3.65%) SSL
9 31 (3.54%) LAN
10 22 (2.51%) Internet
11 20 (2.28%) NetScaler
12 14 (1.60%) VPN
13 13 (1.48%) iSCSI
14 12 (1.37%) Network Security
14 12 (1.37%) SMTP
15 10 (1.14%) FTP
16 9 (1.03%) IPsec
17 8 (0.91%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 317 (36.19%) SQL Server
2 110 (12.56%) Oracle Database
3 96 (10.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 82 (9.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 77 (8.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 67 (7.65%) SQL Server 2005
6 67 (7.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 53 (6.05%) SQL Server 2014
8 49 (5.59%) Oracle Database 11g
9 47 (5.37%) Relational Database
10 42 (4.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 37 (4.22%) MySQL
12 32 (3.65%) RDBMS
13 28 (3.20%) DB2
14 21 (2.40%) NoSQL
14 21 (2.40%) Oracle BI EE
15 20 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
16 17 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
17 16 (1.83%) SQL Server 2000
18 15 (1.71%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 36 (4.11%) HP UFT
2 35 (4.00%) TestDirector
2 35 (4.00%) WinRunner
3 34 (3.88%) Jenkins
4 27 (3.08%) Git (software)
5 22 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (1.26%) Eclipse
6 11 (1.26%) Maven
7 10 (1.14%) Artifactory
7 10 (1.14%) Subversion
8 9 (1.03%) Hudson
8 9 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 9 (1.03%) Visual Studio
9 8 (0.91%) JIRA
10 7 (0.80%) MSBuild
10 7 (0.80%) NUnit
11 6 (0.68%) Introscope
11 6 (0.68%) MSI
11 6 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (0.57%) Gradle
General
1 216 (24.66%) Finance
2 45 (5.14%) Law
3 43 (4.91%) Banking
4 35 (4.00%) Financial Institution
5 14 (1.60%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.26%) Legal
7 10 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.91%) Marketing
8 8 (0.91%) Retail
8 8 (0.91%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.68%) Automotive
9 6 (0.68%) Billing
10 5 (0.57%) Games
11 3 (0.34%) Front Office
12 2 (0.23%) Electronics
12 2 (0.23%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Back Office
13 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 191 (21.80%) DBA
2 161 (18.38%) Administrator
3 133 (15.18%) SQL DBA
4 69 (7.88%) Consultant
5 66 (7.53%) Analyst
6 61 (6.96%) Developer
6 61 (6.96%) Systems Administrator
7 58 (6.62%) SQL Server DBA
8 54 (6.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 53 (6.05%) Unix Administrator
10 45 (5.14%) Oracle DBA
11 44 (5.02%) Architect
12 39 (4.45%) Unix Systems Administrator
13 37 (4.22%) Wintel Engineer
14 36 (4.11%) Linux Administrator
15 35 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
16 33 (3.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 29 (3.31%) Server Engineer
17 29 (3.31%) Support Engineer
18 25 (2.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (5.14%) Web Services
2 38 (4.34%) Middleware
3 37 (4.22%) .NET
4 31 (3.54%) HTML
5 24 (2.74%) WebSphere MQ
6 23 (2.63%) SOAP
7 17 (1.94%) CSS
7 17 (1.94%) J2EE
8 13 (1.48%) XML
9 12 (1.37%) RESTful
10 10 (1.14%) Django
10 10 (1.14%) HTML5
10 10 (1.14%) WCF
11 9 (1.03%) CSS3
11 9 (1.03%) IBM Integration Bus
11 9 (1.03%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 9 (1.03%) WPF
12 8 (0.91%) JSON
13 7 (0.80%) LINQ
13 7 (0.80%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 148 (16.89%) Data Centre
2 144 (16.44%) Replication
3 70 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (3.54%) PDA
5 28 (3.20%) HACMP
6 27 (3.08%) Client/Server
6 27 (3.08%) Hedge funds
7 25 (2.85%) Computer Science
7 25 (2.85%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.48%) Blackberry
8 13 (1.48%) PKI
9 12 (1.37%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.14%) Mainframe
11 9 (1.03%) FlexPod
11 9 (1.03%) VCE vBlock
12 8 (0.91%) NHS
12 8 (0.91%) Social Media
13 7 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
13 7 (0.80%) iSeries
13 7 (0.80%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 433 (49.43%) Windows
2 312 (35.62%) Linux
3 230 (26.26%) Unix
4 201 (22.95%) Windows Server
5 174 (19.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 128 (14.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 126 (14.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 117 (13.36%) Solaris
9 116 (13.24%) AIX
10 101 (11.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 45 (5.14%) Windows 7
12 44 (5.02%) Windows XP
13 14 (1.60%) HPUX
14 8 (0.91%) Windows 10
15 7 (0.80%) VMS
16 5 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.46%) CentOS
17 4 (0.46%) Debian
17 4 (0.46%) NetWare
17 4 (0.46%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (18.49%) High Availability
2 143 (16.32%) ITIL
3 125 (14.27%) Migration
4 109 (12.44%) Performance Tuning
5 104 (11.87%) Disaster Recovery
6 92 (10.50%) Change Management
7 45 (5.14%) Configuration Management
8 41 (4.68%) DevOps
9 40 (4.57%) Performance Monitoring
10 39 (4.45%) Continuous Integration
11 38 (4.34%) Agile Software Development
11 38 (4.34%) Business Intelligence
11 38 (4.34%) Project Management
12 36 (4.11%) Service Management
12 36 (4.11%) Test Automation
13 35 (4.00%) Load Balancing
13 35 (4.00%) Software Testing
14 34 (3.88%) Database Mirroring
15 33 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
16 32 (3.65%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 334 (38.13%) SQL
2 125 (14.27%) PowerShell
3 108 (12.33%) Perl
4 107 (12.21%) Shell Script
5 82 (9.36%) T-SQL
6 77 (8.79%) Python
7 63 (7.19%) Bash Shell
8 60 (6.85%) Java
9 44 (5.02%) VBScript
10 36 (4.11%) PL/SQL
11 30 (3.42%) C
12 26 (2.97%) Korn
13 25 (2.85%) C#
14 23 (2.63%) PHP
15 22 (2.51%) JavaScript
16 19 (2.17%) Ruby
17 15 (1.71%) COBOL
18 13 (1.48%) VB
19 12 (1.37%) Jython
20 11 (1.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 119 (13.58%) Security Cleared
2 95 (10.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 89 (10.16%) SC Cleared
4 69 (7.88%) MCSE
5 50 (5.71%) MCTS
6 48 (5.48%) MCITP
7 47 (5.37%) MCSA
8 40 (4.57%) Degree
9 31 (3.54%) ISTQB
10 14 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (1.60%) OCP
10 14 (1.60%) Oracle Certification
11 13 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (1.14%) DV Cleared
14 9 (1.03%) CCNA
14 9 (1.03%) CCNP
15 7 (0.80%) MCDBA
16 6 (0.68%) CISSP
17 5 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.91%) SLA
2 17 (1.94%) QA
3 8 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.46%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.34%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.23%) COBIT
6 2 (0.23%) ISO15022
6 2 (0.23%) ISO20022
6 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 274 (31.28%) Active Directory
2 158 (18.04%) Hyper-V
3 154 (17.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 78 (8.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 74 (8.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 73 (8.33%) VMware ESX
7 60 (6.85%) Veritas File System
8 41 (4.68%) Oracle RAC
9 36 (4.11%) vSphere
10 35 (4.00%) XenApp
11 24 (2.74%) XenDesktop
12 19 (2.17%) NFS
13 17 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
14 14 (1.60%) GPFS
15 13 (1.48%) KVM
16 12 (1.37%) RHEV
17 8 (0.91%) Terminal Services
18 6 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 6 (0.68%) Firmware
18 6 (0.68%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 54 (6.16%) Puppet
2 52 (5.94%) SCCM
3 41 (4.68%) Netcool
4 40 (4.57%) Data Guard
5 39 (4.45%) HP Quality Center
6 38 (4.34%) McAfee ePO
6 38 (4.34%) Oracle RMAN
7 31 (3.54%) NetBackup
8 29 (3.31%) SCOM
9 25 (2.85%) WSUS
10 20 (2.28%) Ansible
10 20 (2.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 19 (2.17%) Simpana
12 16 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
12 16 (1.83%) Tivoli
13 15 (1.71%) Nagios
14 14 (1.60%) OpenView
15 12 (1.37%) Legato
16 11 (1.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 11 (1.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 307 (35.05%) Microsoft
2 262 (29.91%) VMware
3 196 (22.37%) Oracle
4 184 (21.00%) Veritas
5 139 (15.87%) Citrix
5 139 (15.87%) Red Hat
6 113 (12.90%) HP
7 77 (8.79%) IBM
8 60 (6.85%) Cisco
9 46 (5.25%) EMC
10 42 (4.79%) Sun
11 41 (4.68%) Dell
12 39 (4.45%) Intel Security
13 32 (3.65%) NetApp
14 26 (2.97%) Symantec
15 25 (2.85%) F5
16 24 (2.74%) CommVault
17 18 (2.05%) Siebel
18 17 (1.94%) Sybase
19 15 (1.71%) SAP
Ipswich, Suffolk
Eames Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £440 per day + depending experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £390 per day + possible extensions
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: Excellent rate plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Day Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Absolute Solution Limited
Rate: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent bens
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
LA International
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Cheltenham
aap3
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds
Amoria Bond
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £375 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Sheffield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 24 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 26 days ago