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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Clustering
Rank 299 242 242
Rank change year-on-year
-57 0
Contract jobs citing Clustering 381 474 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.93% 0.89%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.29% 2.97% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 275 260
Average daily rate £388 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 8
Average hourly rate £41.50 £30.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.33% +1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £17.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £39.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £30.58 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% +3.64%

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
16634 15945 15716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.26% 31.16% 31.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10734 9928 9465
Average daily rate £425 £420 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 647 666 675
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.51 £40.00 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 14 February 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
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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -60 309 £400 - 109
London -21 135 £450 +5.88% 33
South East -32 69 £400 - 30
Scotland +9 62 £330 -5.71% 7
North West +19 45 £375 +26.05% 23
City of London +44 38 £450 +12.50% 11
Edinburgh +9 34 £330 -34.00% 3
Surrey +1 21 £385 +15.78% 5
Hampshire +5 19 £414 +50.54% 8
Renfrewshire -7 19 £305 -9.29% 1
Yorkshire -20 19 £425 +27.81% 4
East of England -5 18 £390 +11.42% 5
Erskine -8 17 £305 -10.29% 1
Lancashire +10 15 £375 - 3
Cheshire +6 14 £300 -33.33% 1
South West 0 13 £375 -6.25% 5
Berkshire -3 13 £353 -17.05% 7
Manchester -14 13 £381 +77.32% 15
Essex -2 12 £318 +10.43%
Kent +2 11 £440 +30.37% 1
Guildford - 10 £185 -
South Yorkshire -12 9 £500 +81.81%
West Yorkshire -15 9 £388 +21.09% 3
Glasgow +11 8 £313 +0.80% 3
Macclesfield +3 8 £281 -37.50%
Sheffield -10 8 £500 +73.91%
West Midlands -17 8 £319 -15.00% 6
Buckinghamshire +10 7 £369 - 4
Bristol +2 7 £400 - 4
Leeds -19 7 £388 +23.01% 2

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 398 (48.24%) Windows
2 343 (41.58%) SQL
3 292 (35.39%) SQL Server
4 264 (32.00%) Linux
5 256 (31.03%) Microsoft
6 242 (29.33%) VMware
7 226 (27.39%) Active Directory
8 215 (26.06%) Finance
9 187 (22.67%) Windows Server
10 179 (21.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 175 (21.21%) Oracle
12 141 (17.09%) Unix
13 136 (16.48%) Red Hat
14 133 (16.12%) Veritas
14 133 (16.12%) High Availability
15 132 (16.00%) Hyper-V
15 132 (16.00%) Replication
16 131 (15.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 127 (15.39%) Citrix
18 125 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
19 122 (14.79%) Windows Server 2003
20 112 (13.58%) SAN
20 112 (13.58%) SQL Server 2008
20 112 (13.58%) Data Centre
21 111 (13.45%) Change Management
22 107 (12.97%) Security Cleared
22 107 (12.97%) Performance Tuning
23 106 (12.85%) Oracle Database
23 106 (12.85%) DNS
24 101 (12.24%) Migration

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 62 (7.52%) MS Exchange
2 58 (7.03%) WebSphere
3 45 (5.45%) WebSphere Application Server
4 44 (5.33%) IIS
5 40 (4.85%) Apache
6 38 (4.61%) SharePoint
7 30 (3.64%) WebLogic
8 28 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 25 (3.03%) JBoss
10 18 (2.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 17 (2.06%) Tomcat
12 16 (1.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 15 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
14 12 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 12 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
15 11 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 11 (1.33%) Skype for Business
16 9 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
17 7 (0.85%) Confluence
18 6 (0.73%) nginx
Applications
1 73 (8.85%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.73%) MS Project
4 5 (0.61%) MS Office
5 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 10 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.61%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.48%) Faxination
5 4 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.36%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.24%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.24%) SAP SRM
8 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.12%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.06%) Office 365
2 15 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.97%) GitHub
5 7 (0.85%) SaaS
6 6 (0.73%) OpenShift
6 6 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.48%) Mimecast
7 4 (0.48%) Rackspace Cloud
8 3 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.36%) IaaS
8 3 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 112 (13.58%) SAN
2 106 (12.85%) DNS
3 71 (8.61%) DHCP
4 70 (8.48%) HTTP
5 57 (6.91%) Firewall
6 50 (6.06%) TCP/IP
7 48 (5.82%) SSL
8 36 (4.36%) LDAP
9 31 (3.76%) WAN
10 28 (3.39%) NAS
11 22 (2.67%) VPN
12 21 (2.55%) LAN
13 15 (1.82%) iSCSI
14 14 (1.70%) NetScaler
15 12 (1.45%) SMTP
15 12 (1.45%) VLAN
16 11 (1.33%) BGP
16 11 (1.33%) Internet
17 10 (1.21%) EIGRP
17 10 (1.21%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (35.39%) SQL Server
2 112 (13.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 106 (12.85%) Oracle Database
4 92 (11.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 82 (9.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 74 (8.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 71 (8.61%) Oracle Database 11g
8 55 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 52 (6.30%) SQL Server 2005
10 42 (5.09%) MySQL
11 41 (4.97%) SQL Server 2014
12 29 (3.52%) Relational Database
13 27 (3.27%) DB2
14 25 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
14 25 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
15 23 (2.79%) Oracle Database 10g
15 23 (2.79%) SQL Server 2000
15 23 (2.79%) Sybase ASE
16 22 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
17 21 (2.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (5.70%) HP UFT
1 47 (5.70%) TestDirector
1 47 (5.70%) WinRunner
2 30 (3.64%) Git (software)
3 26 (3.15%) Jenkins
4 24 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (2.06%) Subversion
6 16 (1.94%) Visual Studio
7 14 (1.70%) Eclipse
7 14 (1.70%) JIRA
8 12 (1.45%) NUnit
9 11 (1.33%) Hudson
10 9 (1.09%) Introscope
11 8 (0.97%) MSBuild
12 7 (0.85%) Maven
13 5 (0.61%) Ant
14 4 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (0.48%) JMeter
14 4 (0.48%) Selenium
14 4 (0.48%) SoapUI
General
1 215 (26.06%) Finance
2 45 (5.45%) Banking
3 37 (4.48%) Law
4 31 (3.76%) Financial Institution
5 17 (2.06%) Legal
6 15 (1.82%) Retail
6 15 (1.82%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.70%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.09%) Marketing
9 8 (0.97%) Games
9 8 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.61%) Automotive
11 3 (0.36%) Back Office
11 3 (0.36%) Front Office
12 2 (0.24%) Billing
12 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.12%) Electronics
13 1 (0.12%) French Language
13 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 177 (21.45%) DBA
2 119 (14.42%) SQL DBA
3 113 (13.70%) Administrator
4 67 (8.12%) Developer
5 64 (7.76%) Analyst
6 61 (7.39%) Architect
7 58 (7.03%) Consultant
8 53 (6.42%) SQL Server DBA
9 51 (6.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 50 (6.06%) Oracle DBA
11 36 (4.36%) Systems Administrator
12 30 (3.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 30 (3.64%) Test Analyst
13 29 (3.52%) Support Engineer
13 29 (3.52%) Unix Administrator
13 29 (3.52%) Wintel Engineer
14 26 (3.15%) Linux Engineer
15 23 (2.79%) Linux Support
15 23 (2.79%) Unix Systems Administrator
15 23 (2.79%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (5.58%) Web Services
2 41 (4.97%) WebSphere MQ
3 38 (4.61%) .NET
3 38 (4.61%) Middleware
3 38 (4.61%) SOAP
4 29 (3.52%) J2EE
5 27 (3.27%) CSS
5 27 (3.27%) XML
6 21 (2.55%) HTML
7 15 (1.82%) JDBC
8 14 (1.70%) IBM Integration Bus
8 14 (1.70%) JMS
9 13 (1.58%) JNDI
9 13 (1.58%) jQuery
10 12 (1.45%) RESTful
11 11 (1.33%) HTML5
11 11 (1.33%) REST
11 11 (1.33%) WCF
12 10 (1.21%) JSON
12 10 (1.21%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 132 (16.00%) Replication
2 112 (13.58%) Data Centre
3 69 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (5.09%) PDA
5 34 (4.12%) HACMP
6 32 (3.88%) Client/Server
7 25 (3.03%) Hedge funds
8 15 (1.82%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.45%) Computer Science
10 11 (1.33%) Blackberry
10 11 (1.33%) FlexPod
10 11 (1.33%) VCE vBlock
11 10 (1.21%) HP Storage
12 9 (1.09%) Cryptography
12 9 (1.09%) iSeries
13 8 (0.97%) EMC VMAX
14 7 (0.85%) DataPower
14 7 (0.85%) NHS
15 6 (0.73%) Mainframe
15 6 (0.73%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 398 (48.24%) Windows
2 264 (32.00%) Linux
3 187 (22.67%) Windows Server
4 179 (21.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 141 (17.09%) Unix
6 131 (15.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 122 (14.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 100 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 98 (11.88%) AIX
10 81 (9.82%) Solaris
11 56 (6.79%) Windows 7
12 54 (6.55%) Windows XP
13 13 (1.58%) HPUX
14 8 (0.97%) CentOS
15 7 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
16 6 (0.73%) Debian
16 6 (0.73%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.61%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.61%) OpenVMS
17 5 (0.61%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (16.12%) High Availability
2 111 (13.45%) Change Management
3 107 (12.97%) Performance Tuning
4 101 (12.24%) Migration
5 100 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
6 94 (11.39%) ITIL
7 54 (6.55%) Agile Software Development
7 54 (6.55%) Load Balancing
8 50 (6.06%) Software Testing
9 49 (5.94%) Test Automation
10 42 (5.09%) Configuration Management
11 40 (4.85%) DevOps
11 40 (4.85%) Service Management
11 40 (4.85%) Test Scripting
12 38 (4.61%) Database Mirroring
13 36 (4.36%) Incident Management
14 35 (4.24%) Mentoring
15 31 (3.76%) Performance Monitoring
16 30 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
16 30 (3.64%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 343 (41.58%) SQL
2 96 (11.64%) PowerShell
3 79 (9.58%) T-SQL
4 74 (8.97%) Shell Script
5 69 (8.36%) Java
6 63 (7.64%) Python
7 62 (7.52%) Perl
8 45 (5.45%) Bash Shell
9 29 (3.52%) JavaScript
10 25 (3.03%) Korn
11 24 (2.91%) PL/SQL
12 23 (2.79%) C#
13 22 (2.67%) Jython
14 18 (2.18%) VBScript
15 15 (1.82%) Ruby
16 13 (1.58%) PHP
17 9 (1.09%) C
17 9 (1.09%) XAML
18 8 (0.97%) C++
19 5 (0.61%) AWK
Qualifications
1 107 (12.97%) Security Cleared
2 77 (9.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 75 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 65 (7.88%) MCSE
5 57 (6.91%) MCSA
6 56 (6.79%) MCITP
7 52 (6.30%) MCTS
8 38 (4.61%) ISTQB
9 20 (2.42%) Degree
10 18 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (1.58%) CCNP
13 11 (1.33%) CCNA
13 11 (1.33%) DV Cleared
14 10 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.97%) RHCE
16 6 (0.73%) PMI Certification
17 5 (0.61%) CCIE
17 5 (0.61%) IBM Certification
17 5 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.27%) SLA
2 24 (2.91%) QA
3 12 (1.45%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 226 (27.39%) Active Directory
2 132 (16.00%) Hyper-V
3 125 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 71 (8.61%) VMware ESX
5 47 (5.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 45 (5.45%) Oracle RAC
7 43 (5.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 40 (4.85%) vSphere
8 40 (4.85%) XenApp
9 28 (3.39%) Veritas File System
10 24 (2.91%) NFS
11 19 (2.30%) GPFS
12 18 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
13 13 (1.58%) XenDesktop
14 9 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.85%) Docker
15 7 (0.85%) Firmware
15 7 (0.85%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.61%) GFS2
16 5 (0.61%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 50 (6.06%) Netcool
2 48 (5.82%) McAfee ePO
3 47 (5.70%) HP Quality Center
4 44 (5.33%) Puppet
5 43 (5.21%) SCCM
6 38 (4.61%) Data Guard
7 36 (4.36%) Oracle RMAN
8 34 (4.12%) SCOM
9 17 (2.06%) Nagios
9 17 (2.06%) NetBackup
10 16 (1.94%) WSUS
11 15 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
12 14 (1.70%) Backup Exec
12 14 (1.70%) Simpana
13 12 (1.45%) Tivoli
14 11 (1.33%) CA Wily
14 11 (1.33%) vMotion
15 10 (1.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 9 (1.09%) Cacti
17 8 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 256 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 242 (29.33%) VMware
3 175 (21.21%) Oracle
4 136 (16.48%) Red Hat
5 133 (16.12%) Veritas
6 127 (15.39%) Citrix
7 88 (10.67%) HP
8 68 (8.24%) Cisco
9 66 (8.00%) IBM
10 49 (5.94%) EMC
10 49 (5.94%) Intel Security
11 41 (4.97%) NetApp
12 40 (4.85%) Dell
13 33 (4.00%) SAP
14 25 (3.03%) Symantec
15 24 (2.91%) Sun
15 24 (2.91%) Sybase
16 21 (2.55%) F5
17 16 (1.94%) Siebel
18 14 (1.70%) CommVault
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Workington, Cumbria
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Thebes IT
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Thebes IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Workington
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
AAP3
Rate: £35 - £45 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £320 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £341 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £0.00 - £1 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
LA International
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Churchill Frank International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £330 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Northamptonshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago