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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 273 273 246
Rank change year-on-year
0 -27
Contract jobs citing Clustering 454 412 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.74% 0.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.43% 2.29% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 232 252
Average daily rate
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£388 £395 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £19.42 £24.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.90 £33.00 £39.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+48.88% -10.00%

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
18706 18006 17289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.94% 32.38% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11756 10796 10446
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 740 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.70 £18.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.13% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -3 401 £390 -2.50% 102
London -18 139 £415 -7.77% 35
South East +13 126 £400 - 22
City of London +22 54 £425 +4.29% 9
Buckinghamshire +26 43 £450 - 5
Scotland -3 37 £338 +0.74% 8
Berkshire +9 33 £420 -11.57% 4
Yorkshire -5 31 £445 -3.78% 7
North West -34 30 £335 +7.20% 11
Milton Keynes +17 29 £563 - 3
East of England +11 29 £300 -14.28% 10
West Yorkshire -1 25 £460 +8.23% 5
Surrey +4 22 £350 -30.00% 9
North East -12 22 £263 -19.61%
Reading -2 21 £435 +8.75% 3
Tyne and Wear -10 20 £260 -20.38%
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 19 £260 -20.38%
Hampshire -24 19 £335 +8.06% 1
Essex +12 17 £420 +12.00% 2
Leeds -14 14 £460 - 4
Edinburgh -5 13 £377 +3.43% 2
Manchester -11 13 £375 +1.35% 9
Glasgow +7 11 £306 -9.25% 5
Renfrewshire +4 11 £400 +22.60%
East Midlands -2 10 £425 +30.76% 9
Wales +3 8 £355 -8.97% 2
Erskine +2 8 £400 +22.60%
Merseyside -3 8 £259 -13.75%
South West -17 8 £375 - 3
Middlesex - 8 £378 -

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 467 (50.60%) Windows
2 322 (34.89%) VMware
3 319 (34.56%) SQL
4 300 (32.50%) SQL Server
5 295 (31.96%) Linux
6 285 (30.88%) Microsoft
7 259 (28.06%) Active Directory
8 215 (23.29%) Finance
9 200 (21.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 199 (21.56%) VMware Infrastructure
11 194 (21.02%) SAN
12 189 (20.48%) Oracle
13 188 (20.37%) Windows Server 2003
14 179 (19.39%) DNS
15 170 (18.42%) UNIX
16 163 (17.66%) Windows Server 2012
17 149 (16.14%) Citrix
18 144 (15.60%) Red Hat
19 140 (15.17%) Performance Tuning
20 139 (15.06%) ITIL
21 130 (14.08%) Replication
22 124 (13.43%) HP
23 121 (13.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 119 (12.89%) PowerShell
25 112 (12.13%) SQL Server 2008
26 111 (12.03%) Migration
27 110 (11.92%) Solaris
28 106 (11.48%) vSphere
29 103 (11.16%) Cisco
29 103 (11.16%) MS Excel

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 97 (10.51%) MS Exchange
2 91 (9.86%) IIS
3 66 (7.15%) SharePoint
4 56 (6.07%) WebLogic
5 47 (5.09%) WebSphere
6 45 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 42 (4.55%) Lync
8 41 (4.44%) Apache
9 27 (2.93%) Tomcat
9 27 (2.93%) JBoss
10 24 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
11 21 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2003
12 19 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
12 19 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
13 17 (1.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 17 (1.84%) Office Communications Server
14 14 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 14 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 10 (1.08%) nginx
Applications
1 103 (11.16%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.06%) MS Office
3 11 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.08%) MS Project
5 1 (0.11%) SPSS
5 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 18 (1.95%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (1.73%) Oracle Applications
3 14 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (1.08%) BusinessWorks
6 6 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.33%) Teamcenter
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.22%) Magento
8 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.22%) Remedy AR System
9 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.11%) Summit
9 1 (0.11%) Hyperion Enterprise
9 1 (0.11%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.11%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.58%) Office 365
2 18 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.08%) PaaS
5 6 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (0.65%) IaaS
5 6 (0.65%) OpenShift
6 5 (0.54%) SaaS
7 4 (0.43%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.33%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.11%) IBM PureFlex
9 1 (0.11%) Heroku
9 1 (0.11%) Engine Yard
9 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 194 (21.02%) SAN
2 179 (19.39%) DNS
3 101 (10.94%) Firewall
4 85 (9.21%) DHCP
5 68 (7.37%) LDAP
6 65 (7.04%) TCP/IP
7 53 (5.74%) NAS
8 51 (5.53%) SSL
9 45 (4.88%) HTTP
10 42 (4.55%) LAN
10 42 (4.55%) WAN
11 39 (4.23%) Network Security
12 33 (3.58%) VPN
13 30 (3.25%) Internet
14 28 (3.03%) VLAN
15 26 (2.82%) SMTP
16 17 (1.84%) IPsec
17 16 (1.73%) VoIP
18 15 (1.63%) BGP
19 14 (1.52%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (32.50%) SQL Server
2 112 (12.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 90 (9.75%) Oracle Database
4 83 (8.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 76 (8.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 68 (7.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 60 (6.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 60 (6.50%) MySQL
8 57 (6.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 56 (6.07%) Oracle Database 11g
10 36 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
11 35 (3.79%) Relational Database
12 34 (3.68%) Oracle Reports
12 34 (3.68%) DB2
13 30 (3.25%) RDBMS
14 28 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
15 26 (2.82%) Oracle Database 10g
16 19 (2.06%) SQL Server 2000
17 16 (1.73%) Sybase ASE
18 14 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (2.17%) Git (software)
2 19 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (2.06%) Visual Studio
2 19 (2.06%) Jenkins
3 14 (1.52%) Subversion
4 13 (1.41%) Ant
5 12 (1.30%) JIRA
6 9 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (0.87%) ERwin
8 7 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (0.65%) Introscope
10 5 (0.54%) Hudson
10 5 (0.54%) Maven
11 4 (0.43%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.43%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.33%) JUnit
12 3 (0.33%) JMeter
12 3 (0.33%) MSI
12 3 (0.33%) WinRunner
General
1 215 (23.29%) Finance
2 61 (6.61%) Banking
3 25 (2.71%) Law
4 21 (2.28%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.06%) Retail
6 12 (1.30%) Legal
6 12 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.19%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.08%) Marketing
9 8 (0.87%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.65%) Back Office
10 6 (0.65%) Spanish Language
11 5 (0.54%) Billing
12 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.33%) Automotive
12 3 (0.33%) Games
13 2 (0.22%) French Language
13 2 (0.22%) Electronics
14 1 (0.11%) Front Office
14 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 191 (20.69%) DBA
2 126 (13.65%) Administrator
3 112 (12.13%) SQL DBA
4 78 (8.45%) Consultant
5 77 (8.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 65 (7.04%) SQL Server DBA
7 62 (6.72%) Architect
8 61 (6.61%) Developer
9 51 (5.53%) Systems Administrator
10 46 (4.98%) Analyst
11 44 (4.77%) Oracle DBA
12 38 (4.12%) Server Engineer
13 35 (3.79%) Support Engineer
14 33 (3.58%) Wintel Engineer
15 29 (3.14%) Network Engineer
16 28 (3.03%) SQL Developer
17 26 (2.82%) 3rd Line Support
18 24 (2.60%) Systems Engineer
19 20 (2.17%) UNIX Systems Administrator
19 20 (2.17%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (6.07%) Middleware
2 45 (4.88%) .NET
3 38 (4.12%) JMS
4 37 (4.01%) J2EE
5 35 (3.79%) Web Services
6 32 (3.47%) WebSphere MQ
7 26 (2.82%) XML
8 22 (2.38%) SOAP
9 16 (1.73%) JDBC
9 16 (1.73%) Spring
10 13 (1.41%) JNDI
10 13 (1.41%) Hibernate
11 12 (1.30%) Java EE
12 11 (1.19%) MDX
12 11 (1.19%) HTML
13 10 (1.08%) TIBCO EMS
13 10 (1.08%) REST
14 9 (0.98%) JSON
14 9 (0.98%) CSS
15 8 (0.87%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 130 (14.08%) Replication
2 93 (10.08%) Data Centre
3 63 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (3.79%) Management Information System
5 31 (3.36%) Client/Server
6 29 (3.14%) HACMP
7 16 (1.73%) Blackberry
7 16 (1.73%) DataPower
8 11 (1.19%) PKI
8 11 (1.19%) Computer Science
9 9 (0.98%) N-Tier
9 9 (0.98%) Cryptography
9 9 (0.98%) Visualisation
9 9 (0.98%) EqualLogic
10 8 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.76%) Hedge funds
11 7 (0.76%) Thin Client
11 7 (0.76%) Fat Client
12 6 (0.65%) Life Science
12 6 (0.65%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 467 (50.60%) Windows
2 295 (31.96%) Linux
3 200 (21.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 188 (20.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 170 (18.42%) UNIX
6 163 (17.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 121 (13.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 110 (11.92%) Solaris
9 73 (7.91%) AIX
10 26 (2.82%) Windows 7
11 14 (1.52%) HPUX
11 14 (1.52%) Windows 2000
12 13 (1.41%) CentOS
13 12 (1.30%) Windows XP
14 11 (1.19%) SUSE
14 11 (1.19%) Ubuntu
14 11 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
14 11 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
15 9 (0.98%) Android
16 8 (0.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (15.17%) Performance Tuning
2 139 (15.06%) ITIL
3 111 (12.03%) Migration
4 102 (11.05%) Disaster Recovery
5 93 (10.08%) Load Balancing
6 85 (9.21%) High Availability
7 80 (8.67%) Change Management
8 59 (6.39%) Agile Software Development
9 51 (5.53%) Configuration Management
10 47 (5.09%) Service Management
11 44 (4.77%) Project Management
12 35 (3.79%) Root Cause Analysis
13 33 (3.58%) Capacity Planning
13 33 (3.58%) Server Building
14 32 (3.47%) Database Mirroring
15 31 (3.36%) ETL
15 31 (3.36%) Business Intelligence
16 30 (3.25%) Performance Monitoring
17 29 (3.14%) Patch Management
18 28 (3.03%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 319 (34.56%) SQL
2 119 (12.89%) PowerShell
3 88 (9.53%) T-SQL
3 88 (9.53%) Java
4 71 (7.69%) Shell Script
5 70 (7.58%) Perl
6 42 (4.55%) Bash Shell
7 26 (2.82%) PL/SQL
8 25 (2.71%) Korn
8 25 (2.71%) Python
9 21 (2.28%) C#
10 20 (2.17%) Ruby
11 17 (1.84%) VBScript
12 16 (1.73%) PHP
12 16 (1.73%) JavaScript
13 15 (1.63%) VB
14 10 (1.08%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 9 (0.98%) Jython
16 6 (0.65%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.65%) C
Qualifications
1 98 (10.62%) Security Cleared
2 92 (9.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 53 (5.74%) SC Cleared
4 47 (5.09%) MCSE
5 36 (3.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 31 (3.36%) Degree
7 23 (2.49%) MCITP
8 21 (2.28%) MCSA
9 18 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (1.73%) IBM Certification
11 15 (1.63%) DV Cleared
11 15 (1.63%) CCNP
12 14 (1.52%) MCP
12 14 (1.52%) MCTS
13 12 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (0.98%) RHCE
14 9 (0.98%) CCNA
15 7 (0.76%) MCDBA
16 6 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
16 6 (0.65%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.49%) SLA
2 12 (1.30%) QA
3 9 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.22%) WAI
System Software
1 259 (28.06%) Active Directory
2 199 (21.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (11.48%) vSphere
4 96 (10.40%) Hyper-V
5 70 (7.58%) XenApp
6 57 (6.18%) VMware ESX
7 50 (5.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 43 (4.66%) Oracle RAC
9 41 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
10 36 (3.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 28 (3.03%) NFS
12 21 (2.28%) Veritas File System
13 17 (1.84%) VMware Server
14 14 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
15 12 (1.30%) GPFS
16 11 (1.19%) vCloud
16 11 (1.19%) XenDesktop
16 11 (1.19%) Forefront TMG
17 10 (1.08%) Docker
18 7 (0.76%) Samba
Systems Management
1 79 (8.56%) SCCM
2 57 (6.18%) SCOM
3 43 (4.66%) Puppet
4 36 (3.90%) Data Guard
5 32 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (3.14%) NetBackup
7 27 (2.93%) Oracle RMAN
8 26 (2.82%) Tivoli
9 17 (1.84%) OpenView
10 15 (1.63%) WSUS
11 14 (1.52%) vMotion
12 13 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 13 (1.41%) Netcool
12 13 (1.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 11 (1.19%) Nagios
14 10 (1.08%) Backup Exec
14 10 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 10 (1.08%) HP SIM
15 8 (0.87%) Cacti
16 7 (0.76%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 322 (34.89%) VMware
2 285 (30.88%) Microsoft
3 189 (20.48%) Oracle
4 149 (16.14%) Citrix
5 144 (15.60%) Red Hat
6 124 (13.43%) HP
7 103 (11.16%) Cisco
8 95 (10.29%) Veritas
9 79 (8.56%) IBM
10 52 (5.63%) EMC
11 51 (5.53%) NetApp
12 34 (3.68%) SAP
13 32 (3.47%) Dell
14 31 (3.36%) CheckPoint
15 30 (3.25%) Symantec
16 27 (2.93%) Juniper
17 24 (2.60%) F5
18 18 (1.95%) 3PAR
18 18 (1.95%) Sybase
19 15 (1.63%) Sun
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