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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 240 227 222
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Contract jobs citing Clustering 481 487 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.92% 0.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.74% 2.97% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 309 256
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £287 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 18
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% +40.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.91 £24.38 £19.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £38.28 £39.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £31.56 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +40.24%

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
17586 16390 17257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.53% 31.06% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10697 10107 9986
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 670 874
Average hourly rate £18.73 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -28 419 £413 +8.55% 120
London -8 190 £425 +6.25% 45
South East +30 98 £500 +37.93% 31
City of London +8 37 £400 +6.66% 10
Scotland +2 37 £338 -3.57% 7
Hampshire -6 32 £313 -9.62% 9
Berkshire +15 28 £545 +26.74% 6
North West -19 28 £325 +8.33% 7
East of England -46 27 £350 - 3
North East - 25 £315 - 1
Reading +28 24 £545 +26.74% 4
South West -49 20 £365 -13.09% 6
Surrey +12 18 £500 +132.55% 8
Wales -6 17 £300 +4.34% 15
Cheshire +2 16 £305 +21.03% 3
Tyne and Wear - 15 £315 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 15 £315 - 1
Yorkshire -1 14 £463 +25.85% 15
West Midlands -10 14 £290 +0.86% 3
Birmingham +2 12 £280 -2.60% 2
West Yorkshire +14 10 £444 +24.12% 12
Cambridgeshire +1 10 £350 -6.66%
Durham - 10 - -
Glasgow -6 9 £338 -8.47%
Buckinghamshire -7 8 - - 2
Hertfordshire -25 8 - -
Cambridge -3 7 £425 +17.24%
Milton Keynes -10 7 - - 1
Peterlee - 7 - -
Basingstoke +15 6 £325 - 3

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 512 (57.27%) Windows
2 330 (36.91%) SQL
3 320 (35.79%) Active Directory
4 315 (35.23%) Microsoft
5 309 (34.56%) VMware
6 294 (32.89%) SQL Server
7 267 (29.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 251 (28.08%) Linux
9 224 (25.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 220 (24.61%) VMware Infrastructure
11 204 (22.82%) SAN
12 195 (21.81%) Finance
13 194 (21.70%) Citrix
14 191 (21.36%) Oracle
14 191 (21.36%) DNS
15 165 (18.46%) Security Cleared
16 162 (18.12%) HP
17 160 (17.90%) SQL Server 2008
18 148 (16.55%) UNIX
19 141 (15.77%) Replication
19 141 (15.77%) Microsoft Certification
20 134 (14.99%) Hyper-V
21 129 (14.43%) MS Exchange
22 125 (13.98%) IBM
23 119 (13.31%) Windows Server 2012
24 118 (13.20%) DHCP
25 117 (13.09%) IIS
25 117 (13.09%) SC Cleared
26 115 (12.86%) ITIL
27 114 (12.75%) Solaris

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 129 (14.43%) MS Exchange
2 117 (13.09%) IIS
3 111 (12.42%) SharePoint
4 84 (9.40%) WebSphere
5 74 (8.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 61 (6.82%) WebLogic
7 56 (6.26%) Lync
8 46 (5.15%) SharePoint 2010
9 36 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2013
10 34 (3.80%) BizTalk Server
11 32 (3.58%) Apache
12 28 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
12 28 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
13 24 (2.68%) Tomcat
14 18 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
15 17 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 15 (1.68%) SharePoint Server
17 11 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
18 9 (1.01%) IBM Notes
19 7 (0.78%) SAS
Applications
1 99 (11.07%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.79%) MS Office
3 11 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.22%) SPSS
4 2 (0.22%) MS Project
4 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 29 (3.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.22%) Maximo
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.22%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.11%) osCommerce
7 1 (0.11%) Magento
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.11%) Zen Cart
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 38 (4.25%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (4.03%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (2.01%) PaaS
3 18 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (1.68%) IaaS
5 11 (1.23%) SaaS
5 11 (1.23%) Office 365
6 8 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.22%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 204 (22.82%) SAN
2 191 (21.36%) DNS
3 118 (13.20%) DHCP
4 109 (12.19%) TCP/IP
5 104 (11.63%) Firewall
6 55 (6.15%) NAS
7 51 (5.70%) LAN
8 44 (4.92%) WAN
9 39 (4.36%) LDAP
10 36 (4.03%) VPN
11 35 (3.91%) Internet
12 34 (3.80%) Fibre Channel
13 33 (3.69%) IPsec
14 31 (3.47%) iSCSI
15 29 (3.24%) SSL
16 25 (2.80%) HTTP
17 23 (2.57%) Cisco ASA
18 20 (2.24%) Wireless
18 20 (2.24%) VLAN
19 19 (2.13%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 294 (32.89%) SQL Server
2 160 (17.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 113 (12.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 79 (8.84%) Oracle Database
5 72 (8.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 66 (7.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 60 (6.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 58 (6.49%) SQL Server 2000
9 47 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
10 46 (5.15%) Oracle Database 10g
11 36 (4.03%) Oracle Exadata
12 35 (3.91%) MySQL
13 34 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 34 (3.80%) Relational Database
14 31 (3.47%) RDBMS
15 21 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
16 19 (2.13%) MongoDB
17 16 (1.79%) DB2
18 15 (1.68%) DTS
19 14 (1.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 30 (3.36%) JIRA
2 18 (2.01%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.57%) Visual Studio
3 14 (1.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 12 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (1.23%) Jenkins
6 10 (1.12%) WinRunner
6 10 (1.12%) TestDirector
6 10 (1.12%) QuickTest Pro
7 9 (1.01%) Subversion
8 6 (0.67%) Introscope
8 6 (0.67%) Maven
9 5 (0.56%) Gerrit
10 4 (0.45%) MSI
10 4 (0.45%) Ant
10 4 (0.45%) Toad
10 4 (0.45%) Hudson
11 3 (0.34%) PHPUnit
11 3 (0.34%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 195 (21.81%) Finance
2 69 (7.72%) Banking
3 36 (4.03%) Financial Institution
4 25 (2.80%) Retail
5 23 (2.57%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.01%) Investment Banking
7 15 (1.68%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.12%) Legal
9 6 (0.67%) Back Office
9 6 (0.67%) Law
9 6 (0.67%) Advertising
10 3 (0.34%) Local Government
10 3 (0.34%) Games
11 2 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.22%) International Banking
11 2 (0.22%) German Language
12 1 (0.11%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.11%) Czech Language
12 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 144 (16.11%) DBA
2 115 (12.86%) Administrator
3 102 (11.41%) SQL DBA
4 86 (9.62%) Architect
5 64 (7.16%) Analyst
6 60 (6.71%) Consultant
7 51 (5.70%) Systems Administrator
7 51 (5.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 50 (5.59%) SQL Server DBA
9 48 (5.37%) Developer
10 41 (4.59%) Wintel Engineer
11 32 (3.58%) Oracle DBA
12 31 (3.47%) Support Engineer
12 31 (3.47%) Technical Architect
12 31 (3.47%) Infrastructure Architect
13 30 (3.36%) Linux Engineer
14 27 (3.02%) Systems Engineer
15 25 (2.80%) Server Engineer
16 24 (2.68%) Windows Administrator
17 18 (2.01%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (8.50%) .NET
2 66 (7.38%) WebSphere MQ
3 40 (4.47%) Middleware
4 35 (3.91%) Web Services
5 25 (2.80%) HTML
6 24 (2.68%) J2EE
7 22 (2.46%) Application Packaging
8 19 (2.13%) CSS
9 18 (2.01%) SOAP
10 17 (1.90%) XML
11 16 (1.79%) JDBC
12 12 (1.34%) JMS
12 12 (1.34%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 11 (1.23%) JSON
13 11 (1.23%) REST
13 11 (1.23%) CGI
14 10 (1.12%) .NET Framework
14 10 (1.12%) jQuery
15 9 (1.01%) J2SE
16 8 (0.89%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 141 (15.77%) Replication
2 88 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (3.47%) Blackberry
4 27 (3.02%) Open Source
5 22 (2.46%) Hedge funds
6 18 (2.01%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.57%) Mainframe
8 13 (1.45%) iSeries
9 10 (1.12%) DataPower
10 9 (1.01%) PKI
10 9 (1.01%) CESG
10 9 (1.01%) AS400
11 8 (0.89%) Thin Client
11 8 (0.89%) Mathematics
11 8 (0.89%) Computer Science
11 8 (0.89%) Fat Client
12 7 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
12 7 (0.78%) User Experience
12 7 (0.78%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.67%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 512 (57.27%) Windows
2 267 (29.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 251 (28.08%) Linux
4 224 (25.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 148 (16.55%) UNIX
6 119 (13.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 114 (12.75%) Solaris
8 61 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 57 (6.38%) AIX
10 36 (4.03%) Windows 7
10 36 (4.03%) SELinux
11 32 (3.58%) Windows 2000
12 27 (3.02%) Windows XP
13 25 (2.80%) Windows 2000 Server
14 22 (2.46%) Oracle Linux
15 19 (2.13%) Windows NT
16 13 (1.45%) CentOS
17 11 (1.23%) HPUX
18 7 (0.78%) Debian
19 6 (0.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (12.86%) ITIL
2 110 (12.30%) Performance Tuning
3 106 (11.86%) Load Balancing
4 91 (10.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 87 (9.73%) Migration
6 75 (8.39%) SOA
7 66 (7.38%) High Availability
8 64 (7.16%) Configuration Management
9 44 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
10 41 (4.59%) Change Management
11 40 (4.47%) Capacity Planning
12 31 (3.47%) CRM
12 31 (3.47%) Capacity Management
13 30 (3.36%) Root Cause Analysis
13 30 (3.36%) Service Management
14 29 (3.24%) Mentoring
15 26 (2.91%) DevOps
16 23 (2.57%) OO
17 22 (2.46%) Project Management
18 21 (2.35%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 330 (36.91%) SQL
2 111 (12.42%) PowerShell
3 92 (10.29%) Perl
4 87 (9.73%) T-SQL
5 76 (8.50%) Java
6 74 (8.28%) Bash Shell
7 69 (7.72%) Python
8 49 (5.48%) Ruby
9 46 (5.15%) Shell Script
10 32 (3.58%) C
11 27 (3.02%) PL/SQL
12 25 (2.80%) C#
12 25 (2.80%) PHP
13 18 (2.01%) Korn
14 17 (1.90%) JavaScript
15 16 (1.79%) VBScript
15 16 (1.79%) VB
16 7 (0.78%) C++
16 7 (0.78%) Tcl
16 7 (0.78%) Jython
Qualifications
1 165 (18.46%) Security Cleared
2 141 (15.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 117 (13.09%) SC Cleared
4 84 (9.40%) MCSE
5 67 (7.49%) MCITP
6 50 (5.59%) MCTS
7 40 (4.47%) DV Cleared
8 36 (4.03%) Degree
9 29 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (2.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 19 (2.13%) CCNA
12 15 (1.68%) MCDBA
12 15 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (1.34%) RHCE
13 12 (1.34%) MCP
14 10 (1.12%) CCNP
15 9 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 8 (0.89%) Oracle Certification
16 8 (0.89%) IBM Certification
16 8 (0.89%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.70%) SLA
2 16 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (0.67%) QA
4 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 320 (35.79%) Active Directory
2 220 (24.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 134 (14.99%) Hyper-V
4 108 (12.08%) VMware ESX
5 84 (9.40%) Oracle RAC
6 60 (6.71%) XenApp
7 42 (4.70%) vSphere
8 41 (4.59%) Oracle RMAN
9 37 (4.14%) NFS
10 28 (3.13%) Terminal Services
11 24 (2.68%) vCloud
11 24 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
12 22 (2.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 19 (2.13%) XenDesktop
14 16 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 15 (1.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 14 (1.57%) ISA Server
17 13 (1.45%) XenServer
18 12 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
19 10 (1.12%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 105 (11.74%) SCCM
2 96 (10.74%) SCOM
3 65 (7.27%) Puppet
4 42 (4.70%) Data Guard
5 38 (4.25%) NetBackup
6 34 (3.80%) Tivoli
6 34 (3.80%) Backup Exec
7 30 (3.36%) Netcool
7 30 (3.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 24 (2.68%) HP SIM
9 22 (2.46%) BMC PATROL
10 17 (1.90%) WSUS
11 16 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
11 16 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 14 (1.57%) Nagios
13 13 (1.45%) SCOrch
13 13 (1.45%) MOM
13 13 (1.45%) MIMEsweeper
13 13 (1.45%) MAILsweeper
14 12 (1.34%) Control-M
Vendors
1 315 (35.23%) Microsoft
2 309 (34.56%) VMware
3 194 (21.70%) Citrix
4 191 (21.36%) Oracle
5 162 (18.12%) HP
6 125 (13.98%) IBM
7 92 (10.29%) Cisco
8 73 (8.17%) Veritas
9 69 (7.72%) Red Hat
10 43 (4.81%) EMC
10 43 (4.81%) NetApp
11 36 (4.03%) Remedy
12 33 (3.69%) Symantec
12 33 (3.69%) Dell
13 30 (3.36%) BMC
14 27 (3.02%) CheckPoint
14 27 (3.02%) Sun
15 24 (2.68%) webMethods
16 23 (2.57%) Juniper
16 23 (2.57%) JBoss
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