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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 230 228 246
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +18
Contract jobs citing Clustering 466 424 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.84% 0.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.98% 2.75% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 264 185
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£400 £390 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £331 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.67% -5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 21
Average hourly rate £37.63 £30.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.41% +48.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £27.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.85 £31.56 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +48.14%

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
15635 15394 13687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.79% 30.63% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9683 9376 8207
Average daily rate £425 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 614 778
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £20.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £11.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -18 403 £400 +1.91% 156
London -24 149 £438 +4.41% 58
South East +23 124 £400 +20.75% 34
Scotland +18 39 £310 -4.61% 2
City of London +4 39 £400 -2.08% 19
West Sussex +12 34 £450 +50.00%
Hampshire -6 29 £275 -27.63% 10
North West -7 28 £338 +12.50% 15
East Midlands +23 25 £338 - 9
Yorkshire -21 25 £325 -16.12% 20
Worthing +3 22 £450 +50.00%
Berkshire +1 21 £425 +60.37% 9
Surrey +10 16 £325 -7.14% 4
West Yorkshire -18 16 £320 -13.22% 13
East of England -21 16 £381 +12.13% 6
Manchester +1 15 £220 -31.25% 6
Glasgow +9 14 £120 -63.00% 1
South West -17 14 £400 +23.07% 7
West Midlands -7 12 £368 -10.36% 4
South Wales +8 11 £350 - 2
Reading +5 11 £425 +63.46% 4
Wales +1 11 £350 - 3
North East -11 11 £300 +22.44% 2
East Sussex +7 10 £425 +25.92%
Buckinghamshire -4 10 - - 4
Milton Keynes -7 10 - - 4
Brighton - 10 £425 -
Northamptonshire - 10 £450 - 1
Leeds -13 9 £315 -13.10% 11
Cardiff +7 8 £338 - 1

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 563 (53.36%) Windows
2 415 (39.34%) Microsoft
3 395 (37.44%) SQL
4 366 (34.69%) VMware
5 359 (34.03%) Active Directory
6 311 (29.48%) Linux
7 307 (29.10%) SQL Server
8 271 (25.69%) SAN
9 270 (25.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 231 (21.90%) VMware Infrastructure
11 221 (20.95%) DNS
12 215 (20.38%) Hyper-V
13 213 (20.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 208 (19.72%) ITIL
15 206 (19.53%) HP
16 199 (18.86%) Oracle
17 195 (18.48%) Citrix
18 176 (16.68%) Finance
18 176 (16.68%) Windows Server 2012
19 167 (15.83%) UNIX
20 154 (14.60%) Disaster Recovery
21 150 (14.22%) MS Exchange
22 149 (14.12%) Red Hat
23 148 (14.03%) Microsoft Certification
24 146 (13.84%) IIS
24 146 (13.84%) Security Cleared
25 140 (13.27%) Firewall
26 138 (13.08%) Replication
27 134 (12.70%) SharePoint
28 126 (11.94%) MS Excel

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 150 (14.22%) MS Exchange
2 146 (13.84%) IIS
3 134 (12.70%) SharePoint
4 103 (9.76%) Lync
5 75 (7.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 74 (7.01%) Apache
7 70 (6.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 59 (5.59%) WebSphere
9 56 (5.31%) BizTalk Server
10 54 (5.12%) SharePoint 2010
11 48 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
12 47 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2003
13 44 (4.17%) Tomcat
14 41 (3.89%) SharePoint 2013
15 36 (3.41%) WebLogic
16 33 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 28 (2.65%) Office Communications Server
18 21 (1.99%) JBoss
19 18 (1.71%) Apache Solr
20 17 (1.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 126 (11.94%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.61%) MS Office
3 8 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.66%) MS Project
5 6 (0.57%) SPSS
6 3 (0.28%) Mathematica
7 2 (0.19%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.095%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.095%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 43 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (3.98%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.38%) Oracle Utilities
6 3 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.28%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.095%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.095%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.095%) Maximo
8 1 (0.095%) SAP SRM
8 1 (0.095%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 40 (3.79%) Cloud Computing
2 35 (3.32%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (3.32%) PaaS
3 34 (3.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (2.18%) Office 365
4 23 (2.18%) IaaS
5 16 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (1.42%) Heroku
6 15 (1.42%) Engine Yard
7 14 (1.33%) SaaS
8 4 (0.38%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.28%) GitHub
10 1 (0.095%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.095%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.095%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 271 (25.69%) SAN
2 221 (20.95%) DNS
3 140 (13.27%) Firewall
4 121 (11.47%) DHCP
5 107 (10.14%) TCP/IP
6 89 (8.44%) NAS
7 68 (6.45%) LDAP
8 45 (4.27%) LAN
8 45 (4.27%) VLAN
9 44 (4.17%) WAN
10 41 (3.89%) Internet
11 40 (3.79%) iSCSI
12 38 (3.60%) HTTP
12 38 (3.60%) Fibre Channel
13 37 (3.51%) VPN
14 36 (3.41%) SSL
15 34 (3.22%) IPsec
16 28 (2.65%) DMZ
17 21 (1.99%) VoIP
18 19 (1.80%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 307 (29.10%) SQL Server
2 94 (8.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 89 (8.44%) MySQL
4 73 (6.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 68 (6.45%) Oracle Database
6 65 (6.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 62 (5.88%) Relational Database
8 57 (5.40%) SQL Server 2005
9 55 (5.21%) MongoDB
10 51 (4.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 49 (4.64%) SQL Server 2012
12 46 (4.36%) RDBMS
13 36 (3.41%) NoSQL
14 29 (2.75%) DB2
15 25 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
16 24 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
17 23 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
18 21 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
19 17 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 16 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 48 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 27 (2.56%) Subversion
3 22 (2.09%) JIRA
4 21 (1.99%) WinRunner
4 21 (1.99%) TestDirector
4 21 (1.99%) QuickTest Pro
5 20 (1.90%) Git (software)
6 17 (1.61%) Visual Studio
7 14 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.76%) Maven
8 8 (0.76%) Introscope
9 7 (0.66%) Ant
10 6 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.57%) PHPUnit
10 6 (0.57%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.57%) Hudson
11 5 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
12 3 (0.28%) NUnit
12 3 (0.28%) MSI
12 3 (0.28%) SpecFlow
General
1 176 (16.68%) Finance
2 60 (5.69%) Banking
3 36 (3.41%) Retail
4 30 (2.84%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.27%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.14%) Legal
7 11 (1.04%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.04%) Law
8 10 (0.95%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.47%) Publishing
9 5 (0.47%) Games
10 4 (0.38%) Back Office
10 4 (0.38%) Electronics
10 4 (0.38%) Marketing
11 3 (0.28%) Private Banking
11 3 (0.28%) Local Government
12 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.19%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.19%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 132 (12.51%) DBA
2 128 (12.13%) Administrator
3 113 (10.71%) Architect
4 93 (8.82%) SQL DBA
5 80 (7.58%) Analyst
6 68 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
7 57 (5.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 53 (5.02%) Consultant
9 52 (4.93%) Server Engineer
10 50 (4.74%) Developer
11 46 (4.36%) Technical Architect
12 44 (4.17%) SQL Server DBA
13 38 (3.60%) Wintel Engineer
13 38 (3.60%) DevOps Engineer
14 31 (2.94%) Linux Administrator
15 29 (2.75%) Support Engineer
15 29 (2.75%) Infrastructure Architect
16 28 (2.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 28 (2.65%) Linux Engineer
17 27 (2.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (8.82%) .NET
2 90 (8.53%) Web Services
3 61 (5.78%) Middleware
4 40 (3.79%) REST
5 39 (3.70%) Application Packaging
6 35 (3.32%) WebSphere MQ
7 32 (3.03%) SOAP
8 31 (2.94%) XML
9 26 (2.46%) JMS
10 25 (2.37%) HTML
11 23 (2.18%) J2EE
12 21 (1.99%) MCollective
13 20 (1.90%) Spring
14 19 (1.80%) JSON
15 17 (1.61%) CSS
15 17 (1.61%) JDBC
16 15 (1.42%) LAMP
17 14 (1.33%) Hibernate
17 14 (1.33%) ActiveMQ
17 14 (1.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 138 (13.08%) Replication
2 63 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (4.27%) Open Source
4 36 (3.41%) Blackberry
4 36 (3.41%) Computer Science
5 26 (2.46%) PKI
6 24 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 21 (1.99%) Device Driver
8 20 (1.90%) PDA
9 14 (1.33%) Wiki
9 14 (1.33%) Celerra
10 12 (1.14%) Hedge funds
10 12 (1.14%) HACMP
11 11 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (0.95%) Client/Server
13 9 (0.85%) CESG
14 8 (0.76%) N-Tier
14 8 (0.76%) Symmetrix DMX
15 7 (0.66%) Reference Data
15 7 (0.66%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 563 (53.36%) Windows
2 311 (29.48%) Linux
3 270 (25.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 213 (20.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 176 (16.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 167 (15.83%) UNIX
7 123 (11.66%) Solaris
8 83 (7.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 68 (6.45%) AIX
10 62 (5.88%) CentOS
11 53 (5.02%) Windows 7
12 43 (4.08%) Ubuntu
13 37 (3.51%) Windows XP
14 31 (2.94%) Windows 2000
15 29 (2.75%) HPUX
16 28 (2.65%) SUSE
17 27 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
18 18 (1.71%) Oracle Linux
19 14 (1.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 14 (1.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (19.72%) ITIL
2 154 (14.60%) Disaster Recovery
3 126 (11.94%) Performance Tuning
4 111 (10.52%) Load Balancing
5 108 (10.24%) Migration
6 107 (10.14%) Configuration Management
7 94 (8.91%) High Availability
8 72 (6.82%) SOA
9 67 (6.35%) Change Management
10 63 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
11 60 (5.69%) Service Management
11 60 (5.69%) DevOps
12 55 (5.21%) CRM
13 53 (5.02%) Performance Monitoring
14 50 (4.74%) Service Delivery
14 50 (4.74%) Change Control
15 49 (4.64%) Capacity Planning
16 47 (4.45%) Root Cause Analysis
16 47 (4.45%) Continuous Integration
17 38 (3.60%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 395 (37.44%) SQL
2 104 (9.86%) Java
3 101 (9.57%) PowerShell
4 93 (8.82%) Perl
5 85 (8.06%) Shell Script
6 74 (7.01%) Bash Shell
7 62 (5.88%) Python
8 57 (5.40%) Ruby
9 52 (4.93%) T-SQL
10 48 (4.55%) Korn
11 38 (3.60%) VBScript
12 32 (3.03%) PHP
13 30 (2.84%) C
14 19 (1.80%) PL/SQL
15 18 (1.71%) C#
15 18 (1.71%) VB
16 17 (1.61%) C++
17 14 (1.33%) JavaScript
18 12 (1.14%) Scala
19 7 (0.66%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 148 (14.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 146 (13.84%) Security Cleared
3 100 (9.48%) SC Cleared
4 94 (8.91%) MCSE
5 65 (6.16%) Degree
6 62 (5.88%) MCITP
7 44 (4.17%) MCTS
8 32 (3.03%) DV Cleared
9 30 (2.84%) MCSA
10 23 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (2.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 22 (2.09%) VCP4
12 21 (1.99%) CCNA
13 20 (1.90%) MCP
14 17 (1.61%) ISTQB
15 15 (1.42%) RHCE
16 10 (0.95%) MCDBA
16 10 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
17 7 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
18 6 (0.57%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.17%) SLA
2 23 (2.18%) QA
3 5 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.19%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.19%) HL7
6 1 (0.095%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 359 (34.03%) Active Directory
2 231 (21.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 215 (20.38%) Hyper-V
4 123 (11.66%) VMware ESX
5 69 (6.54%) vSphere
6 57 (5.40%) XenApp
7 38 (3.60%) NFS
7 38 (3.60%) Terminal Services
8 37 (3.51%) Oracle RAC
9 33 (3.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 29 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
11 26 (2.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 18 (1.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 17 (1.61%) XenDesktop
13 17 (1.61%) Oracle RMAN
14 15 (1.42%) DFS Replication
15 14 (1.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 14 (1.33%) ISA Server
15 14 (1.33%) vCloud
16 12 (1.14%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 103 (9.76%) Puppet
2 99 (9.38%) SCCM
3 87 (8.25%) SCOM
4 44 (4.17%) Netcool
5 43 (4.08%) Nagios
6 41 (3.89%) Tivoli
7 40 (3.79%) NetBackup
8 37 (3.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 36 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
10 29 (2.75%) Backup Exec
11 25 (2.37%) McAfee ePO
12 22 (2.09%) Cobbler
13 21 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
13 21 (1.99%) WSUS
14 20 (1.90%) Ansible
15 16 (1.52%) Data Guard
15 16 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
16 15 (1.42%) SCVMM
17 14 (1.33%) OpenView
17 14 (1.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 415 (39.34%) Microsoft
2 366 (34.69%) VMware
3 206 (19.53%) HP
4 199 (18.86%) Oracle
5 195 (18.48%) Citrix
6 149 (14.12%) Red Hat
7 110 (10.43%) Veritas
8 90 (8.53%) Cisco
9 85 (8.06%) IBM
10 64 (6.07%) EMC
11 43 (4.08%) Symantec
12 40 (3.79%) 3PAR
13 37 (3.51%) NetApp
14 35 (3.32%) McAfee
15 33 (3.13%) Sun
16 32 (3.03%) Dell
17 22 (2.09%) SAP
18 21 (1.99%) CheckPoint
19 20 (1.90%) BMC
19 20 (1.90%) Intel
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £275 - £350 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £475 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
X4 Group
Rate: £150 - 255 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
networx
Rate: £Competitive Package plus Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Axiom Software Solutions
Rate: £0 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Axiom Software Solutions
Rate: £0 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
TSI Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Cancer Research UK
Rate: £38000 - £43000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 11 days ago
Middlesex
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Rickmansworth
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Runcorn
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago