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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 228 235 268
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +33
Contract jobs citing Clustering 498 427 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 0.82% 0.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.11% 2.67% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 285 181
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£385 £390 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.28% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £245 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £519 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 16
Average hourly rate £30.92 £31.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% +18.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £27.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.55 £32.12 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £31.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+25.39% +21.15%

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
15988 16019 14133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.80% 30.86% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9780 9821 8497
Average daily rate £420 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 635 727
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 +11 431 £400 - 107
London -19 153 £425 - 46
South East +21 125 £390 +1.29% 21
City of London +8 48 £411 -3.18% 19
Scotland +13 40 £134 -59.92% 3
West Sussex +4 34 £450 +33.33% 1
Hampshire +1 31 £275 -27.63% 10
East Midlands +19 28 £325 - 4
West Midlands +14 28 £425 +6.25% 4
North West -12 28 £363 +20.83% 11
Yorkshire -33 28 £320 -11.72% 8
Berkshire -11 24 £350 +23.89% 1
Worthing +5 23 £450 +41.17%
South West +2 21 £400 +23.07% 5
West Yorkshire -15 18 £315 +0.80% 7
South Wales +16 17 £203 -47.74% 2
Wales +11 17 £203 -47.74% 2
Glasgow +10 16 £128 -60.61% 1
Birmingham 0 16 £425 +21.42% 2
Manchester -2 16 £363 +13.28% 7
East of England -14 16 £375 +2.04% 7
Cardiff +19 15 £200 -48.38% 2
Surrey +15 14 £333 -33.50% 1
Buckinghamshire +9 14 £350 - 1
Milton Keynes +8 14 £350 - 1
Northamptonshire - 13 £450 - 2
Reading +2 11 £425 +63.46%
Merseyside -10 10 £300 +20.00% 2
Northampton - 10 £450 - 1
Bristol +5 9 £380 +68.88% 2

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 551 (54.07%) Windows
2 385 (37.78%) Microsoft
3 364 (35.72%) SQL
4 359 (35.23%) VMware
5 338 (33.17%) Active Directory
6 301 (29.54%) SQL Server
7 299 (29.34%) Linux
8 275 (26.99%) SAN
9 253 (24.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 222 (21.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 211 (20.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 210 (20.61%) Hyper-V
13 205 (20.12%) DNS
14 197 (19.33%) Oracle
15 194 (19.04%) ITIL
16 190 (18.65%) Windows Server 2012
17 179 (17.57%) Citrix
17 179 (17.57%) HP
18 174 (17.08%) Finance
19 171 (16.78%) UNIX
20 147 (14.43%) Red Hat
21 138 (13.54%) MS Exchange
22 137 (13.44%) Firewall
22 137 (13.44%) Replication
23 135 (13.25%) Disaster Recovery
24 134 (13.15%) IIS
25 132 (12.95%) Performance Tuning
26 129 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
27 128 (12.56%) Security Cleared
28 121 (11.87%) SharePoint

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 138 (13.54%) MS Exchange
2 134 (13.15%) IIS
3 121 (11.87%) SharePoint
4 96 (9.42%) Lync
5 68 (6.67%) Apache
6 59 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 59 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 49 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2007
8 48 (4.71%) WebSphere
9 44 (4.32%) Tomcat
10 43 (4.22%) BizTalk Server
11 39 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2003
12 38 (3.73%) WebLogic
13 37 (3.63%) SharePoint 2010
14 30 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 27 (2.65%) Office Communications Server
16 25 (2.45%) SharePoint 2013
17 19 (1.86%) OpenStack
17 19 (1.86%) nginx
18 15 (1.47%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 112 (10.99%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.77%) MS Office
3 7 (0.69%) MS Project
4 5 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.39%) SPSS
6 3 (0.29%) Mathematica
7 2 (0.20%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.098%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.098%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (2.36%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (1.08%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.20%) SAP SRM
8 2 (0.20%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.20%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.098%) Oracle Utilities
9 1 (0.098%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.098%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.098%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (2.55%) Office 365
4 25 (2.45%) PaaS
5 23 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (1.47%) Heroku
6 15 (1.47%) Engine Yard
7 14 (1.37%) IaaS
8 12 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.79%) SaaS
10 4 (0.39%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.29%) GitHub
12 1 (0.098%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.098%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 275 (26.99%) SAN
2 205 (20.12%) DNS
3 137 (13.44%) Firewall
4 104 (10.21%) DHCP
5 99 (9.72%) NAS
6 96 (9.42%) TCP/IP
7 80 (7.85%) LDAP
8 55 (5.40%) WAN
9 51 (5.00%) LAN
10 45 (4.42%) VLAN
11 38 (3.73%) SSL
12 37 (3.63%) VPN
13 34 (3.34%) HTTP
13 34 (3.34%) Internet
14 33 (3.24%) iSCSI
15 31 (3.04%) Fibre Channel
16 30 (2.94%) DMZ
17 29 (2.85%) IPsec
18 19 (1.86%) BGP
18 19 (1.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (29.54%) SQL Server
2 98 (9.62%) MySQL
3 95 (9.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 83 (8.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 70 (6.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 69 (6.77%) Oracle Database
7 64 (6.28%) SQL Server 2005
8 61 (5.99%) Relational Database
9 58 (5.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 50 (4.91%) SQL Server 2012
11 43 (4.22%) RDBMS
12 41 (4.02%) MongoDB
13 39 (3.83%) NoSQL
14 31 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
15 24 (2.36%) Apache Cassandra
16 23 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
17 22 (2.16%) DB2
18 17 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
18 17 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
19 16 (1.57%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 40 (3.93%) Jenkins
2 29 (2.85%) Subversion
3 24 (2.36%) JIRA
4 22 (2.16%) Git (software)
5 21 (2.06%) WinRunner
5 21 (2.06%) TestDirector
5 21 (2.06%) QuickTest Pro
6 18 (1.77%) Visual Studio
7 15 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (1.08%) Introscope
9 10 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (0.79%) Hudson
10 8 (0.79%) Maven
10 8 (0.79%) Ant
11 7 (0.69%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
13 3 (0.29%) PHPUnit
13 3 (0.29%) SpecFlow
13 3 (0.29%) GitLab
13 3 (0.29%) ERwin
General
1 174 (17.08%) Finance
2 54 (5.30%) Banking
3 34 (3.34%) Retail
4 21 (2.06%) Investment Banking
4 21 (2.06%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.18%) Legal
6 10 (0.98%) Manufacturing
6 10 (0.98%) Financial Institution
7 7 (0.69%) Law
7 7 (0.69%) Games
8 5 (0.49%) Billing
8 5 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.39%) Back Office
9 4 (0.39%) Electronics
9 4 (0.39%) Publishing
9 4 (0.39%) Marketing
10 3 (0.29%) Local Government
10 3 (0.29%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.20%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 146 (14.33%) DBA
2 137 (13.44%) Administrator
3 117 (11.48%) Architect
4 106 (10.40%) SQL DBA
5 66 (6.48%) Systems Administrator
6 65 (6.38%) Analyst
7 64 (6.28%) Server Engineer
8 59 (5.79%) Consultant
8 59 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 49 (4.81%) SQL Server DBA
10 45 (4.42%) Developer
11 38 (3.73%) DevOps Engineer
12 37 (3.63%) Technical Architect
13 33 (3.24%) Support Engineer
14 29 (2.85%) Linux Administrator
15 27 (2.65%) Infrastructure Architect
15 27 (2.65%) Server Administrator
16 26 (2.55%) Linux Engineer
16 26 (2.55%) Wintel Engineer
16 26 (2.55%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (8.44%) .NET
2 84 (8.24%) Web Services
3 60 (5.89%) Middleware
4 32 (3.14%) REST
5 31 (3.04%) WebSphere MQ
5 31 (3.04%) XML
6 27 (2.65%) JMS
6 27 (2.65%) J2EE
6 27 (2.65%) SOAP
7 22 (2.16%) Application Packaging
8 21 (2.06%) MCollective
9 17 (1.67%) JDBC
10 16 (1.57%) HTML
11 15 (1.47%) ActiveMQ
12 13 (1.28%) Java EE
12 13 (1.28%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 12 (1.18%) LAMP
13 12 (1.18%) Spring
13 12 (1.18%) JNDI
14 10 (0.98%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 137 (13.44%) Replication
2 66 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (3.63%) Computer Science
4 33 (3.24%) Open Source
5 32 (3.14%) Blackberry
6 31 (3.04%) PKI
7 27 (2.65%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.06%) Device Driver
8 21 (2.06%) HACMP
9 20 (1.96%) PDA
10 15 (1.47%) Wiki
10 15 (1.47%) Celerra
11 12 (1.18%) Hedge funds
12 10 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.79%) Data Integration
13 8 (0.79%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.69%) N-Tier
14 7 (0.69%) Symmetrix DMX
15 6 (0.59%) Reference Data
15 6 (0.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 551 (54.07%) Windows
2 299 (29.34%) Linux
3 253 (24.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 211 (20.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 190 (18.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 171 (16.78%) UNIX
7 117 (11.48%) Solaris
8 83 (8.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 71 (6.97%) AIX
10 66 (6.48%) CentOS
11 52 (5.10%) Windows 7
12 46 (4.51%) Ubuntu
13 32 (3.14%) Windows 2000
13 32 (3.14%) Windows XP
14 31 (3.04%) HPUX
14 31 (3.04%) SUSE
15 27 (2.65%) Windows 2000 Server
16 16 (1.57%) Oracle Linux
16 16 (1.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 13 (1.28%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (19.04%) ITIL
2 135 (13.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 132 (12.95%) Performance Tuning
4 118 (11.58%) Migration
5 108 (10.60%) Load Balancing
6 89 (8.73%) High Availability
7 83 (8.15%) Configuration Management
8 66 (6.48%) Change Management
9 57 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
9 57 (5.59%) DevOps
10 53 (5.20%) Service Management
11 52 (5.10%) SOA
11 52 (5.10%) Root Cause Analysis
12 51 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
13 49 (4.81%) Capacity Planning
14 48 (4.71%) Project Management
15 45 (4.42%) Change Control
16 42 (4.12%) Service Delivery
17 41 (4.02%) Continuous Integration
18 37 (3.63%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 364 (35.72%) SQL
2 97 (9.52%) Java
3 96 (9.42%) PowerShell
4 86 (8.44%) Shell Script
4 86 (8.44%) Perl
5 71 (6.97%) Bash Shell
6 63 (6.18%) Python
7 58 (5.69%) T-SQL
8 52 (5.10%) Ruby
9 50 (4.91%) Korn
10 29 (2.85%) VBScript
11 22 (2.16%) PHP
11 22 (2.16%) C
12 17 (1.67%) C++
13 16 (1.57%) PL/SQL
14 15 (1.47%) C#
15 12 (1.18%) VB
16 9 (0.88%) JavaScript
17 8 (0.79%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
18 5 (0.49%) R
Qualifications
1 129 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 128 (12.56%) Security Cleared
3 87 (8.54%) SC Cleared
4 81 (7.95%) MCSE
5 63 (6.18%) Degree
6 53 (5.20%) MCITP
7 40 (3.93%) MCTS
8 34 (3.34%) MCSA
9 25 (2.45%) MCP
10 22 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 20 (1.96%) DV Cleared
12 18 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
13 17 (1.67%) ISTQB
14 16 (1.57%) CCNA
15 12 (1.18%) MCDBA
16 11 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
17 10 (0.98%) RHCE
18 5 (0.49%) PhD
19 4 (0.39%) MCSD
19 4 (0.39%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.93%) SLA
2 23 (2.26%) QA
3 7 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.20%) HL7
5 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.20%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.098%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 338 (33.17%) Active Directory
2 222 (21.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 210 (20.61%) Hyper-V
4 104 (10.21%) VMware ESX
5 71 (6.97%) vSphere
6 48 (4.71%) XenApp
7 40 (3.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 35 (3.43%) Terminal Services
9 33 (3.24%) Oracle RAC
10 29 (2.85%) NFS
11 27 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
12 25 (2.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 19 (1.86%) iptables
14 16 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 15 (1.47%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 14 (1.37%) VMware Server
16 14 (1.37%) XenDesktop
16 14 (1.37%) ISA Server
17 12 (1.18%) Samba
17 12 (1.18%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 96 (9.42%) Puppet
2 94 (9.22%) SCCM
3 78 (7.65%) SCOM
4 44 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
5 42 (4.12%) Tivoli
5 42 (4.12%) Nagios
6 40 (3.93%) NetBackup
6 40 (3.93%) Netcool
7 30 (2.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 25 (2.45%) McAfee ePO
9 22 (2.16%) Cobbler
9 22 (2.16%) Backup Exec
10 21 (2.06%) WSUS
10 21 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
11 17 (1.67%) Data Guard
12 15 (1.47%) ZABBIX
13 14 (1.37%) OpenView
13 14 (1.37%) SCSM
14 13 (1.28%) collectd
15 11 (1.08%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 385 (37.78%) Microsoft
2 359 (35.23%) VMware
3 197 (19.33%) Oracle
4 179 (17.57%) HP
4 179 (17.57%) Citrix
5 147 (14.43%) Red Hat
6 110 (10.79%) Veritas
7 98 (9.62%) Cisco
8 73 (7.16%) IBM
9 62 (6.08%) EMC
10 42 (4.12%) 3PAR
11 39 (3.83%) Symantec
12 33 (3.24%) Sun
13 32 (3.14%) Dell
13 32 (3.14%) NetApp
14 30 (2.94%) McAfee
15 29 (2.85%) CheckPoint
16 25 (2.45%) SAP
17 21 (2.06%) F5
18 20 (1.96%) Juniper
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Netsource
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol Area
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Up to £460 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Quant Capital
Rate: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Tonbridge, Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Inverness
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £351 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago