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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 232 228 235
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing Clustering 449 417 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.86% 0.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.96% 2.79% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 241 194
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£400 £394 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.45% +7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 22
Average hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £20.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +44.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £25.90 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.45 £31.56 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £20.13
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +44.09%

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
15163 14956 13365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.90% 30.70% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9582 9248 8000
Average daily rate £418 £404 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.40% +0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 618 798
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -22 384 £400 +1.32% 148
London -21 155 £425 +3.03% 58
South East +8 92 £400 +20.75% 32
Scotland +21 47 £350 +7.69% 3
City of London +1 34 £421 +7.46% 23
East of England +3 26 £350 +27.27% 5
Berkshire +9 25 £425 +41.66% 9
North East 0 25 £300 +22.44% 1
North West -5 22 £260 -20.76% 7
Yorkshire -20 21 £325 -20.00% 16
Hampshire -18 20 £275 -15.38% 10
West Yorkshire -3 16 £323 -21.81% 11
South West -9 16 £438 +5.10% 12
East Midlands +18 15 £370 +9.62% 11
Reading +13 15 £425 +60.37% 7
East Sussex +11 14 £425 +21.42%
Surrey +5 14 £400 +14.28% 4
Edinburgh +1 14 £500 - 1
Tyne and Wear -9 14 £300 +22.44% 1
Suffolk +3 12 £400 +100.00%
Milton Keynes 0 12 - -
Buckinghamshire -5 12 - -
Ipswich +4 11 £400 +100.00%
West Midlands -13 10 £368 -10.36% 6
Havant +2 9 £275 -27.63%
Essex +4 8 £288 -15.44% 1
Leeds -18 8 £320 -21.23% 10
Merseyside - 8 £275 -
Nottinghamshire +2 7 £425 +25.92% 2
Bristol 0 7 £419 +15.51% 7

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 537 (54.74%) Windows
2 392 (39.96%) Microsoft
3 378 (38.53%) SQL
4 363 (37.00%) VMware
5 360 (36.70%) Active Directory
6 296 (30.17%) SQL Server
7 283 (28.85%) Linux
8 279 (28.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 242 (24.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 241 (24.57%) SAN
11 225 (22.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 224 (22.83%) DNS
13 202 (20.59%) Citrix
14 176 (17.94%) Finance
15 174 (17.74%) HP
15 174 (17.74%) ITIL
16 173 (17.64%) Oracle
17 172 (17.53%) Hyper-V
18 167 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
19 163 (16.62%) MS Exchange
20 156 (15.90%) Microsoft Certification
21 152 (15.49%) Security Cleared
22 147 (14.98%) IIS
22 147 (14.98%) UNIX
22 147 (14.98%) Disaster Recovery
23 136 (13.86%) SharePoint
24 133 (13.56%) Replication
25 130 (13.25%) VMware ESX
26 125 (12.74%) Red Hat
27 120 (12.23%) MS Excel

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 163 (16.62%) MS Exchange
2 147 (14.98%) IIS
3 136 (13.86%) SharePoint
4 109 (11.11%) Lync
5 80 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 71 (7.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 68 (6.93%) BizTalk Server
8 66 (6.73%) Apache
9 54 (5.50%) SharePoint 2010
10 52 (5.30%) WebSphere
11 48 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2007
12 41 (4.18%) SharePoint 2013
13 38 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2003
14 35 (3.57%) WebLogic
15 34 (3.47%) Tomcat
16 31 (3.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 28 (2.85%) Office Communications Server
18 27 (2.75%) JBoss
19 17 (1.73%) IBM Notes
20 13 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 120 (12.23%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.94%) MS Office
3 9 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.61%) SPSS
5 5 (0.51%) MS Project
6 3 (0.31%) Mathematica
7 2 (0.20%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 45 (4.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (4.28%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.31%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.20%) Maximo
6 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.10%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.10%) osCommerce
7 1 (0.10%) Magento
7 1 (0.10%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.10%) Zen Cart
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 40 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
2 37 (3.77%) PaaS
3 33 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
5 24 (2.45%) IaaS
6 20 (2.04%) Office 365
7 19 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (1.22%) SaaS
9 11 (1.12%) Heroku
9 11 (1.12%) Engine Yard
10 4 (0.41%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.31%) GitHub
12 2 (0.20%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.10%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.10%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 241 (24.57%) SAN
2 224 (22.83%) DNS
3 117 (11.93%) DHCP
3 117 (11.93%) Firewall
4 106 (10.81%) TCP/IP
5 86 (8.77%) NAS
6 55 (5.61%) LDAP
7 43 (4.38%) LAN
8 41 (4.18%) VLAN
9 40 (4.08%) SSL
9 40 (4.08%) Internet
10 36 (3.67%) iSCSI
11 35 (3.57%) VPN
12 31 (3.16%) HTTP
12 31 (3.16%) IPsec
13 30 (3.06%) WAN
14 29 (2.96%) Fibre Channel
15 23 (2.34%) VoIP
16 21 (2.14%) SMTP
17 15 (1.53%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 296 (30.17%) SQL Server
2 114 (11.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 77 (7.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 75 (7.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 71 (7.24%) MySQL
6 63 (6.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 54 (5.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 52 (5.30%) Relational Database
9 50 (5.10%) Oracle Database
10 45 (4.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 44 (4.49%) RDBMS
12 43 (4.38%) MongoDB
13 27 (2.75%) NoSQL
14 24 (2.45%) SQL Server 2000
15 22 (2.24%) DB2
16 19 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
16 19 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
17 18 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
18 17 (1.73%) Oracle Exadata
19 16 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 35 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 26 (2.65%) Visual Studio
3 22 (2.24%) Git (software)
4 20 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (1.94%) JIRA
6 15 (1.53%) Subversion
7 14 (1.43%) WinRunner
7 14 (1.43%) TestDirector
7 14 (1.43%) QuickTest Pro
8 8 (0.82%) Maven
9 7 (0.71%) PHPUnit
10 6 (0.61%) Ant
11 4 (0.41%) MSI
11 4 (0.41%) Talend Open Studio
12 3 (0.31%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.31%) NUnit
12 3 (0.31%) GitLab
13 2 (0.20%) Selenium
13 2 (0.20%) Zend Studio
13 2 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 176 (17.94%) Finance
2 69 (7.03%) Banking
3 34 (3.47%) Retail
4 32 (3.26%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.34%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.12%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.02%) Law
7 10 (1.02%) Legal
8 8 (0.82%) Back Office
9 7 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.51%) Games
11 3 (0.31%) Electronics
11 3 (0.31%) Marketing
12 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.20%) Publishing
12 2 (0.20%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.20%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.10%) French Language
13 1 (0.10%) German Language
Job Titles
1 138 (14.07%) Administrator
2 126 (12.84%) DBA
3 98 (9.99%) Architect
4 95 (9.68%) SQL DBA
5 71 (7.24%) Analyst
6 69 (7.03%) Systems Administrator
7 58 (5.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 57 (5.81%) Developer
9 53 (5.40%) Consultant
10 47 (4.79%) Wintel Engineer
11 44 (4.49%) Server Engineer
12 43 (4.38%) SQL Server DBA
13 38 (3.87%) Technical Architect
14 32 (3.26%) Infrastructure Architect
15 31 (3.16%) Support Engineer
16 30 (3.06%) Linux Administrator
17 27 (2.75%) Systems Engineer
17 27 (2.75%) DevOps Engineer
18 25 (2.55%) Linux Engineer
18 25 (2.55%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (9.58%) .NET
2 65 (6.63%) Web Services
3 52 (5.30%) Middleware
4 42 (4.28%) Application Packaging
5 34 (3.47%) REST
6 33 (3.36%) WebSphere MQ
6 33 (3.36%) XML
7 28 (2.85%) HTML
8 25 (2.55%) SOAP
9 22 (2.24%) CSS
10 20 (2.04%) J2EE
11 19 (1.94%) JMS
12 17 (1.73%) Spring
13 16 (1.63%) JSON
14 15 (1.53%) LAMP
15 14 (1.43%) JDBC
16 13 (1.33%) MCollective
16 13 (1.33%) Apache Camel
17 12 (1.22%) Hibernate
17 12 (1.22%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 133 (13.56%) Replication
2 63 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (4.08%) Open Source
3 40 (4.08%) Blackberry
4 31 (3.16%) Computer Science
5 21 (2.14%) Management Information System
6 18 (1.83%) PKI
7 13 (1.33%) PDA
7 13 (1.33%) Device Driver
7 13 (1.33%) Hedge funds
8 10 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.02%) HACMP
9 9 (0.92%) Mainframe
9 9 (0.92%) CESG
9 9 (0.92%) Wiki
10 8 (0.82%) Celerra
10 8 (0.82%) Mathematics
10 8 (0.82%) N-Tier
10 8 (0.82%) Symmetrix DMX
11 7 (0.71%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 537 (54.74%) Windows
2 283 (28.85%) Linux
3 279 (28.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 225 (22.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 167 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 147 (14.98%) UNIX
7 105 (10.70%) Solaris
8 83 (8.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 53 (5.40%) AIX
10 51 (5.20%) Windows 7
11 42 (4.28%) CentOS
12 37 (3.77%) Windows 2000
13 35 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
13 35 (3.57%) Windows XP
14 30 (3.06%) Ubuntu
15 26 (2.65%) SUSE
16 25 (2.55%) Oracle Linux
17 20 (2.04%) Windows NT
18 18 (1.83%) HPUX
19 14 (1.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (17.74%) ITIL
2 147 (14.98%) Disaster Recovery
3 120 (12.23%) Performance Tuning
4 102 (10.40%) Load Balancing
5 99 (10.09%) Configuration Management
6 96 (9.79%) Migration
7 85 (8.66%) High Availability
8 69 (7.03%) SOA
9 61 (6.22%) Agile Software Development
10 57 (5.81%) Change Management
11 53 (5.40%) CRM
12 52 (5.30%) Capacity Planning
13 49 (4.99%) Performance Monitoring
14 45 (4.59%) DevOps
15 43 (4.38%) Change Control
15 43 (4.38%) Service Management
16 41 (4.18%) Continuous Integration
17 40 (4.08%) Service Delivery
18 39 (3.98%) Root Cause Analysis
19 31 (3.16%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 378 (38.53%) SQL
2 112 (11.42%) PowerShell
3 88 (8.97%) Perl
4 72 (7.34%) Java
5 63 (6.42%) Shell Script
6 62 (6.32%) Bash Shell
7 53 (5.40%) Python
8 52 (5.30%) Ruby
9 48 (4.89%) T-SQL
10 36 (3.67%) PHP
11 35 (3.57%) VBScript
11 35 (3.57%) Korn
12 28 (2.85%) C#
13 27 (2.75%) C
14 24 (2.45%) VB
15 22 (2.24%) JavaScript
16 17 (1.73%) PL/SQL
17 12 (1.22%) C++
18 9 (0.92%) Scala
19 5 (0.51%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 156 (15.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 152 (15.49%) Security Cleared
3 105 (10.70%) SC Cleared
4 102 (10.40%) MCSE
5 63 (6.42%) MCITP
6 61 (6.22%) Degree
7 47 (4.79%) MCTS
8 34 (3.47%) DV Cleared
9 23 (2.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 22 (2.24%) MCSA
10 22 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (2.04%) CCNA
12 17 (1.73%) MCP
13 15 (1.53%) RHCE
14 11 (1.12%) ISTQB
14 11 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.82%) MCDBA
16 7 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
17 6 (0.61%) RHCT
18 5 (0.51%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.38%) SLA
2 16 (1.63%) QA
3 15 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.20%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 360 (36.70%) Active Directory
2 242 (24.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 172 (17.53%) Hyper-V
4 130 (13.25%) VMware ESX
5 78 (7.95%) vSphere
6 63 (6.42%) XenApp
7 42 (4.28%) Oracle RAC
8 41 (4.18%) NFS
9 38 (3.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 34 (3.47%) Terminal Services
10 34 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
11 30 (3.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 24 (2.45%) XenDesktop
13 22 (2.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 21 (2.14%) vCloud
15 19 (1.94%) ISA Server
16 18 (1.83%) Oracle RMAN
17 15 (1.53%) DFS Replication
18 10 (1.02%) Firmware
19 9 (0.92%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 92 (9.38%) Puppet
2 89 (9.07%) SCCM
3 82 (8.36%) SCOM
4 40 (4.08%) Tivoli
5 39 (3.98%) Netcool
6 37 (3.77%) NetBackup
6 37 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
7 36 (3.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 30 (3.06%) Nagios
9 22 (2.24%) Backup Exec
10 18 (1.83%) Norton AntiVirus
10 18 (1.83%) Ansible
11 17 (1.73%) SELinux
11 17 (1.73%) McAfee ePO
11 17 (1.73%) WSUS
12 16 (1.63%) Data Guard
12 16 (1.63%) HP SIM
13 14 (1.43%) Cobbler
13 14 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
13 14 (1.43%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 392 (39.96%) Microsoft
2 363 (37.00%) VMware
3 202 (20.59%) Citrix
4 174 (17.74%) HP
5 173 (17.64%) Oracle
6 125 (12.74%) Red Hat
7 106 (10.81%) Veritas
8 85 (8.66%) IBM
9 84 (8.56%) Cisco
10 60 (6.12%) EMC
11 40 (4.08%) 3PAR
12 39 (3.98%) Symantec
13 38 (3.87%) Sun
14 31 (3.16%) NetApp
15 28 (2.85%) Dell
16 27 (2.75%) McAfee
17 25 (2.55%) Intel
18 24 (2.45%) BMC
19 22 (2.24%) Juniper
20 18 (1.83%) F5
London
TRG
Rate: 350-420 Per Day call for details
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TRG
Rate: £350 - £420 Per Day call for details
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
TRG
Rate: £350 - £420 Per Day call for details
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Latcom Ltd
Rate: Unspecified - £Excellent Rates - 3 Month +
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Square One Resources
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £330 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
People Source
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
People Source
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago