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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 264 232 210
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -22
Contract jobs citing Clustering 407 433 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.81% 0.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.88% 3.11% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 262 271
Average daily rate
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£400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £524 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 15
Average hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.73 £24.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £38.28 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%

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
14120 13908 14654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.49% 26.15% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8449 8513 8505
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 615 803
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.30 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -24.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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 -31 363 £400 +3.62% 90
London +12 180 £450 +11.80% 35
South East +9 81 £438 +16.66% 24
City of London +24 35 £415 -2.35% 11
Scotland -2 33 £335 -5.30% 1
North West -8 32 £311 -0.55% 8
Hampshire -13 32 £311 -5.61% 4
Berkshire +6 22 £475 +10.46% 8
Cheshire +4 21 £303 -6.92% 2
East of England -39 20 £350 - 7
Reading +14 16 £431 -2.54% 4
South West -41 15 £375 -11.76% 5
Surrey +15 14 £500 - 4
West Midlands -4 14 £290 -0.85% 1
Birmingham +7 12 £280 -4.27%
Cambridgeshire -3 9 £388 -3.12% 2
North East -15 9 £327 -
Yorkshire -8 8 £425 +6.25% 9
Glasgow -7 7 £338 -15.62%
Cambridge - 7 £425 - 2
East Midlands +12 6 £325 -7.14% 3
Basingstoke +22 5 £330 - 1
Knutsford +11 5 £265 -15.33%
Buckinghamshire +2 5 - - 2
Chester -2 5 - -
Tyne and Wear -15 5 £327 -
Gloucestershire -26 5 £350 +16.66%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £327 -
Portsmouth +7 4 £260 -
Milton Keynes +4 4 - - 1

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 484 (57.96%) Windows
2 323 (38.68%) SQL
3 295 (35.33%) SQL Server
4 291 (34.85%) Microsoft
5 280 (33.53%) VMware
6 269 (32.22%) Active Directory
7 253 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 227 (27.19%) Linux
9 216 (25.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 200 (23.95%) SAN
11 189 (22.63%) VMware Infrastructure
12 188 (22.51%) Finance
13 177 (21.20%) Oracle
14 164 (19.64%) SQL Server 2008
15 161 (19.28%) DNS
16 160 (19.16%) Citrix
17 149 (17.84%) UNIX
18 147 (17.60%) Security Cleared
19 133 (15.93%) HP
20 132 (15.81%) SQL Server 2005
21 127 (15.21%) Replication
22 122 (14.61%) Microsoft Certification
23 117 (14.01%) Hyper-V
24 114 (13.65%) PowerShell
25 113 (13.53%) Solaris
26 110 (13.17%) IBM
27 109 (13.05%) Performance Tuning
28 108 (12.93%) SC Cleared
28 108 (12.93%) MS Exchange
29 101 (12.10%) TCP/IP

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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
1 108 (12.93%) MS Exchange
2 101 (12.10%) IIS
3 99 (11.86%) SharePoint
4 72 (8.62%) WebSphere
5 56 (6.71%) WebLogic
6 55 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 39 (4.67%) Lync
8 37 (4.43%) SharePoint 2010
9 23 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2003
10 21 (2.51%) Apache
10 21 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2007
11 20 (2.40%) Tomcat
12 18 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
13 17 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 16 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
15 13 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
16 10 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
17 7 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2000
18 5 (0.60%) SAS
18 5 (0.60%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 85 (10.18%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.56%) MS Office
3 9 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.96%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (2.99%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.12%) Maximo
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.12%) Zen Cart
5 1 (0.12%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.12%) Magento
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 35 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (1.32%) Office 365
4 8 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.96%) SaaS
4 8 (0.96%) PaaS
5 7 (0.84%) IaaS
6 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.24%) GitHub
7 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 200 (23.95%) SAN
2 161 (19.28%) DNS
3 101 (12.10%) TCP/IP
4 95 (11.38%) DHCP
5 90 (10.78%) Firewall
6 49 (5.87%) NAS
7 48 (5.75%) LAN
8 45 (5.39%) WAN
9 35 (4.19%) VPN
9 35 (4.19%) LDAP
10 29 (3.47%) SSL
11 26 (3.11%) Internet
12 25 (2.99%) IPsec
12 25 (2.99%) HTTP
13 24 (2.87%) Fibre Channel
14 20 (2.40%) Cisco ASA
15 18 (2.16%) iSCSI
15 18 (2.16%) BGP
16 17 (2.04%) Wireless
17 16 (1.92%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (35.33%) SQL Server
2 164 (19.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 132 (15.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 77 (9.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 73 (8.74%) Oracle Database
6 72 (8.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 63 (7.54%) SQL Server 2000
8 56 (6.71%) SQL Server 2012
9 47 (5.63%) Oracle Database 11g
10 41 (4.91%) Oracle Database 10g
11 39 (4.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 32 (3.83%) Relational Database
12 32 (3.83%) Oracle Exadata
13 29 (3.47%) MySQL
14 28 (3.35%) RDBMS
15 17 (2.04%) DTS
15 17 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 15 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
16 15 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
17 12 (1.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 28 (3.35%) JIRA
2 17 (2.04%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 13 (1.56%) Visual Studio
4 13 (1.56%) WinRunner
4 13 (1.56%) TestDirector
4 13 (1.56%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (1.08%) Subversion
7 6 (0.72%) Maven
7 6 (0.72%) Introscope
8 5 (0.60%) Gerrit
9 4 (0.48%) Toad
10 3 (0.36%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.36%) Hudson
11 2 (0.24%) MSI
11 2 (0.24%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.12%) Ant
General
1 188 (22.51%) Finance
2 62 (7.43%) Banking
3 34 (4.07%) Financial Institution
4 21 (2.51%) Retail
5 17 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 17 (2.04%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.08%) Legal
8 8 (0.96%) Advertising
9 6 (0.72%) Back Office
10 4 (0.48%) Law
11 3 (0.36%) Games
11 3 (0.36%) Marketing
12 2 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.24%) International Banking
12 2 (0.24%) German Language
12 2 (0.24%) Local Government
13 1 (0.12%) Electronics
13 1 (0.12%) Czech Language
13 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 155 (18.56%) DBA
2 119 (14.25%) SQL DBA
3 118 (14.13%) Administrator
4 80 (9.58%) Architect
5 63 (7.54%) Consultant
6 60 (7.19%) SQL Server DBA
7 53 (6.35%) Analyst
8 47 (5.63%) Systems Administrator
9 44 (5.27%) Developer
10 43 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 36 (4.31%) Infrastructure Architect
12 34 (4.07%) Wintel Engineer
13 32 (3.83%) Support Engineer
14 26 (3.11%) Oracle DBA
14 26 (3.11%) Server Engineer
14 26 (3.11%) Linux Engineer
15 19 (2.28%) Windows Administrator
16 18 (2.16%) Systems Engineer
17 17 (2.04%) Server Administrator
18 15 (1.80%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (7.90%) .NET
2 59 (7.07%) WebSphere MQ
3 38 (4.55%) Middleware
4 21 (2.51%) J2EE
4 21 (2.51%) Web Services
5 16 (1.92%) XML
5 16 (1.92%) HTML
6 14 (1.68%) JDBC
7 12 (1.44%) JMS
8 11 (1.32%) CSS
9 10 (1.20%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 10 (1.20%) SOAP
10 9 (1.08%) J2SE
11 8 (0.96%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 8 (0.96%) .NET Framework
12 7 (0.84%) CGI
12 7 (0.84%) EJB
12 7 (0.84%) jQuery
12 7 (0.84%) Application Packaging
13 6 (0.72%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 127 (15.21%) Replication
2 27 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 22 (2.63%) Hedge funds
4 17 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 16 (1.92%) Open Source
6 13 (1.56%) iSeries
7 12 (1.44%) Mainframe
8 10 (1.20%) HACMP
9 9 (1.08%) Firmware
9 9 (1.08%) AS400
9 9 (1.08%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.08%) PKI
10 8 (0.96%) DataPower
11 7 (0.84%) Thin Client
11 7 (0.84%) CESG
11 7 (0.84%) Fat Client
11 7 (0.84%) Mathematics
11 7 (0.84%) PDA
12 6 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (0.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 484 (57.96%) Windows
2 253 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 227 (27.19%) Linux
4 216 (25.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 149 (17.84%) UNIX
6 113 (13.53%) Solaris
7 98 (11.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 66 (7.90%) AIX
9 61 (7.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 39 (4.67%) Windows 7
11 33 (3.95%) SELinux
12 29 (3.47%) Windows XP
13 25 (2.99%) Windows 2000
13 25 (2.99%) Windows 2000 Server
14 21 (2.51%) Oracle Linux
15 16 (1.92%) Windows NT
16 13 (1.56%) HPUX
17 11 (1.32%) CentOS
18 5 (0.60%) NetWare
19 4 (0.48%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (13.05%) Performance Tuning
2 98 (11.74%) Load Balancing
3 92 (11.02%) ITIL
4 84 (10.06%) Migration
5 78 (9.34%) Disaster Recovery
6 62 (7.43%) High Availability
7 50 (5.99%) SOA
8 47 (5.63%) Capacity Planning
9 44 (5.27%) Configuration Management
10 43 (5.15%) Change Management
11 30 (3.59%) Capacity Management
12 28 (3.35%) Project Management
13 25 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
14 21 (2.51%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (2.51%) Performance Monitoring
15 20 (2.40%) DevOps
15 20 (2.40%) PRINCE2
16 19 (2.28%) Release Management
17 18 (2.16%) OO
18 17 (2.04%) UML
Programming Languages
1 323 (38.68%) SQL
2 114 (13.65%) PowerShell
3 97 (11.62%) T-SQL
4 82 (9.82%) Perl
5 67 (8.02%) Java
5 67 (8.02%) Bash Shell
6 63 (7.54%) Python
7 43 (5.15%) Shell Script
8 41 (4.91%) Ruby
9 25 (2.99%) C
10 22 (2.63%) PL/SQL
11 19 (2.28%) C#
12 18 (2.16%) Korn
13 16 (1.92%) PHP
14 13 (1.56%) JavaScript
15 10 (1.20%) VBScript
16 9 (1.08%) VB
17 8 (0.96%) Jython
18 7 (0.84%) Tcl
19 6 (0.72%) C++
Qualifications
1 147 (17.60%) Security Cleared
2 122 (14.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 108 (12.93%) SC Cleared
4 72 (8.62%) MCSE
5 61 (7.31%) MCITP
6 48 (5.75%) MCTS
7 32 (3.83%) DV Cleared
8 31 (3.71%) Degree
9 23 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 19 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (2.04%) MCDBA
12 15 (1.80%) MCP
13 11 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (1.20%) CCNP
14 10 (1.20%) MCSA
15 9 (1.08%) CCNA
15 9 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 8 (0.96%) IBM Certification
17 7 (0.84%) RHCE
17 7 (0.84%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (5.63%) SLA
2 15 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (0.96%) QA
4 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.24%) HL7
5 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 269 (32.22%) Active Directory
2 189 (22.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (14.01%) Hyper-V
4 93 (11.14%) VMware ESX
5 77 (9.22%) Oracle RAC
6 44 (5.27%) XenApp
7 39 (4.67%) vSphere
8 36 (4.31%) Oracle RMAN
9 27 (3.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 23 (2.75%) Terminal Services
11 22 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
12 20 (2.40%) NFS
13 19 (2.28%) vCloud
14 15 (1.80%) XenDesktop
15 13 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 13 (1.56%) XenServer
16 11 (1.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 10 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
17 10 (1.20%) ISA Server
18 8 (0.96%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 97 (11.62%) SCCM
2 91 (10.90%) SCOM
3 51 (6.11%) Puppet
4 41 (4.91%) Data Guard
5 32 (3.83%) NetBackup
6 31 (3.71%) Tivoli
7 29 (3.47%) Netcool
8 26 (3.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 20 (2.40%) Backup Exec
10 18 (2.16%) BMC PATROL
11 17 (2.04%) HP SIM
11 17 (2.04%) WSUS
12 15 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
12 15 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
13 13 (1.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 12 (1.44%) SCOrch
14 12 (1.44%) MOM
15 11 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
15 11 (1.32%) SAP Afaria
15 11 (1.32%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 291 (34.85%) Microsoft
2 280 (33.53%) VMware
3 177 (21.20%) Oracle
4 160 (19.16%) Citrix
5 133 (15.93%) HP
6 110 (13.17%) IBM
7 88 (10.54%) Cisco
8 71 (8.50%) Veritas
9 59 (7.07%) Red Hat
10 41 (4.91%) EMC
11 38 (4.55%) Remedy
12 31 (3.71%) Dell
13 30 (3.59%) NetApp
14 25 (2.99%) CheckPoint
14 25 (2.99%) Sun
15 24 (2.87%) Symantec
16 23 (2.75%) McAfee
17 21 (2.51%) Sybase
17 21 (2.51%) BMC
17 21 (2.51%) Juniper
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