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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 229 245 266
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +21
Contract jobs citing Clustering 521 472 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 0.84% 0.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.08% 2.71% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 314 198
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£368 £391 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.07% +4.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £254 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 6
Average hourly rate £22.83 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.75% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £31.70 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.40 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £32.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+28.46% +20.37%

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
16920 17439 14673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.23% 31.03% 30.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10413 10733 8761
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 653 668 688
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £43.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -10.11%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +9 453 £375 -6.25% 132
London -14 161 £413 -2.94% 57
South East +25 126 £388 -3.12% 25
City of London +16 60 £410 -3.42% 19
Scotland +9 40 £134 -59.92% 1
West Sussex +4 37 £450 +12.50% 1
West Midlands +20 36 £360 +30.90% 5
Hampshire -2 34 £323 -15.13% 8
North West -14 33 £375 +25.00% 14
Yorkshire -30 31 £315 -13.10% 12
Birmingham +17 27 £343 -2.14% 2
East Midlands +22 25 £325 - 4
Worthing +2 23 £450 +33.33%
South West -8 21 £375 +14.50% 8
West Yorkshire -12 20 £270 -13.60% 7
Wales +6 19 £203 -47.74%
Buckinghamshire +9 18 £350 - 1
South Wales +15 17 £203 -47.74%
East of England -4 17 £350 -4.76% 6
Surrey +16 16 £353 -29.50% 9
Glasgow +15 16 £128 -59.04%
Milton Keynes +8 16 £350 - 1
Manchester -4 16 £363 +8.20% 8
Cardiff +24 15 £200 -48.38%
Berkshire -24 15 £350 +12.00% 2
Northamptonshire - 12 £450 -
Hertfordshire +11 11 £375 +7.14% 2
Merseyside -7 11 £300 +20.00% 2
Havant +6 10 £381 +1.66% 2
Northampton - 10 £450 -

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 511 (52.57%) Windows
2 355 (36.52%) VMware
3 329 (33.85%) Microsoft
4 322 (33.13%) SQL
5 312 (32.10%) Linux
6 311 (32.00%) Active Directory
7 292 (30.04%) SAN
8 279 (28.70%) SQL Server
9 233 (23.97%) Windows Server 2008
10 217 (22.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 209 (21.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 199 (20.47%) DNS
13 197 (20.27%) Oracle
14 180 (18.52%) ITIL
15 179 (18.42%) Finance
16 177 (18.21%) Windows Server 2012
17 176 (18.11%) HP
18 171 (17.59%) UNIX
19 170 (17.49%) Citrix
20 169 (17.39%) Hyper-V
21 151 (15.53%) Firewall
22 149 (15.33%) Red Hat
23 123 (12.65%) Solaris
23 123 (12.65%) MS Exchange
24 122 (12.55%) Veritas
25 121 (12.45%) Replication
25 121 (12.45%) Performance Tuning
26 117 (12.04%) Load Balancing
26 117 (12.04%) IIS
27 115 (11.83%) Disaster Recovery

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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
1 123 (12.65%) MS Exchange
2 117 (12.04%) IIS
3 86 (8.85%) SharePoint
4 71 (7.30%) Apache
5 66 (6.79%) Lync
6 51 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 51 (5.25%) Tomcat
7 48 (4.94%) WebSphere
8 41 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 41 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 37 (3.81%) WebLogic
10 28 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2003
11 26 (2.67%) Office Communications Server
12 25 (2.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 20 (2.06%) nginx
14 19 (1.95%) OpenStack
15 17 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
15 17 (1.75%) JBoss
16 15 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
16 15 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 104 (10.70%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.95%) MS Office
3 9 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.82%) MS Project
5 3 (0.31%) Mathematica
6 2 (0.21%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.21%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.21%) Remedy AR System
7 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.21%) SAP SRM
8 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 44 (4.53%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.88%) Office 365
4 23 (2.37%) PaaS
5 15 (1.54%) Heroku
5 15 (1.54%) Engine Yard
6 12 (1.23%) IaaS
7 9 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.72%) Mimecast
8 7 (0.72%) SaaS
9 4 (0.41%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.31%) GitHub
11 1 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.10%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.10%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 292 (30.04%) SAN
2 199 (20.47%) DNS
3 151 (15.53%) Firewall
4 104 (10.70%) TCP/IP
5 99 (10.19%) NAS
6 90 (9.26%) DHCP
7 88 (9.05%) LDAP
8 56 (5.76%) WAN
9 49 (5.04%) LAN
10 46 (4.73%) VLAN
11 36 (3.70%) VPN
12 35 (3.60%) Internet
13 33 (3.40%) HTTP
14 31 (3.19%) DMZ
15 30 (3.09%) iSCSI
15 30 (3.09%) IPsec
16 28 (2.88%) Network Security
16 28 (2.88%) SSL
17 26 (2.67%) Fibre Channel
18 25 (2.57%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (28.70%) SQL Server
2 101 (10.39%) MySQL
3 91 (9.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 82 (8.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 69 (7.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 69 (7.10%) Oracle Database
6 59 (6.07%) Relational Database
7 58 (5.97%) SQL Server 2005
8 56 (5.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 48 (4.94%) SQL Server 2012
10 40 (4.12%) RDBMS
11 39 (4.01%) MongoDB
12 37 (3.81%) NoSQL
13 36 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
14 25 (2.57%) Oracle Database 11g
15 22 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
16 18 (1.85%) DB2
17 17 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
18 16 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
18 16 (1.65%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 39 (4.01%) Jenkins
2 31 (3.19%) Subversion
3 26 (2.67%) JIRA
4 23 (2.37%) Git (software)
5 21 (2.16%) WinRunner
5 21 (2.16%) TestDirector
5 21 (2.16%) QuickTest Pro
6 17 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (1.44%) Visual Studio
7 14 (1.44%) Introscope
8 10 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (1.03%) Hudson
9 9 (0.93%) Maven
10 8 (0.82%) Ant
11 7 (0.72%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
13 3 (0.31%) SpecFlow
13 3 (0.31%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.31%) ERwin
13 3 (0.31%) GitLab
General
1 179 (18.42%) Finance
2 58 (5.97%) Banking
3 28 (2.88%) Retail
4 24 (2.47%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.26%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.34%) Legal
7 12 (1.23%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.93%) Law
9 8 (0.82%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.72%) Back Office
10 7 (0.72%) Games
11 5 (0.51%) Billing
11 5 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.41%) Publishing
12 4 (0.41%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.41%) Marketing
13 3 (0.31%) Electronics
13 3 (0.31%) Local Government
14 2 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 139 (14.30%) DBA
2 132 (13.58%) Administrator
3 99 (10.19%) SQL DBA
4 97 (9.98%) Architect
5 68 (7.00%) Systems Administrator
6 65 (6.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 61 (6.28%) Analyst
8 55 (5.66%) Consultant
9 48 (4.94%) Server Engineer
10 47 (4.84%) SQL Server DBA
11 46 (4.73%) Developer
12 36 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
13 31 (3.19%) Support Engineer
14 28 (2.88%) Wintel Engineer
15 27 (2.78%) Technical Architect
15 27 (2.78%) Server Administrator
16 26 (2.67%) Oracle DBA
16 26 (2.67%) Linux Administrator
17 25 (2.57%) Linux Engineer
17 25 (2.57%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (8.44%) Web Services
2 66 (6.79%) .NET
3 54 (5.56%) Middleware
4 33 (3.40%) REST
5 31 (3.19%) XML
6 30 (3.09%) J2EE
6 30 (3.09%) JMS
7 29 (2.98%) WebSphere MQ
8 26 (2.67%) SOAP
9 21 (2.16%) MCollective
10 20 (2.06%) Java EE
11 15 (1.54%) HTML
11 15 (1.54%) JDBC
11 15 (1.54%) ActiveMQ
11 15 (1.54%) Spring
12 14 (1.44%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 12 (1.23%) Hibernate
14 11 (1.13%) JNDI
14 11 (1.13%) LAMP
15 9 (0.93%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 121 (12.45%) Replication
2 66 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (3.81%) Computer Science
4 33 (3.40%) PKI
4 33 (3.40%) Open Source
5 29 (2.98%) HACMP
6 28 (2.88%) Blackberry
6 28 (2.88%) Management Information System
6 28 (2.88%) Private Cloud
7 21 (2.16%) Device Driver
8 20 (2.06%) PDA
9 15 (1.54%) Wiki
10 14 (1.44%) Hedge funds
11 10 (1.03%) Celerra
11 10 (1.03%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.03%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.82%) N-Tier
13 6 (0.62%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.62%) Symmetrix DMX
13 6 (0.62%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 511 (52.57%) Windows
2 312 (32.10%) Linux
3 233 (23.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 209 (21.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 177 (18.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 171 (17.59%) UNIX
7 123 (12.65%) Solaris
8 84 (8.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 81 (8.33%) AIX
10 62 (6.38%) CentOS
11 53 (5.45%) Windows 7
12 44 (4.53%) Ubuntu
13 34 (3.50%) Windows 2000
14 33 (3.40%) HPUX
15 31 (3.19%) SUSE
16 26 (2.67%) Windows 2000 Server
16 26 (2.67%) Windows XP
17 16 (1.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 14 (1.44%) Debian
19 11 (1.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (18.52%) ITIL
2 121 (12.45%) Performance Tuning
3 117 (12.04%) Load Balancing
4 115 (11.83%) Disaster Recovery
5 109 (11.21%) Migration
6 82 (8.44%) Configuration Management
7 74 (7.61%) High Availability
8 68 (7.00%) Change Management
9 62 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
10 52 (5.35%) Service Management
11 50 (5.14%) DevOps
12 49 (5.04%) Capacity Planning
13 47 (4.84%) Root Cause Analysis
13 47 (4.84%) Project Management
14 45 (4.63%) SOA
15 44 (4.53%) Performance Monitoring
16 39 (4.01%) Change Control
17 38 (3.91%) Continuous Integration
17 38 (3.91%) Business Intelligence
18 37 (3.81%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 322 (33.13%) SQL
2 102 (10.49%) Java
3 90 (9.26%) PowerShell
4 86 (8.85%) Perl
5 84 (8.64%) Shell Script
6 66 (6.79%) Bash Shell
7 61 (6.28%) Python
8 51 (5.25%) T-SQL
9 49 (5.04%) Ruby
9 49 (5.04%) Korn
10 27 (2.78%) VBScript
11 22 (2.26%) C
12 20 (2.06%) PHP
13 18 (1.85%) C++
14 15 (1.54%) VB
15 14 (1.44%) PL/SQL
16 11 (1.13%) C#
17 9 (0.93%) JavaScript
18 7 (0.72%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
19 5 (0.51%) R
Qualifications
1 112 (11.52%) Microsoft Certification
1 112 (11.52%) Security Cleared
2 79 (8.13%) SC Cleared
3 73 (7.51%) MCSE
4 63 (6.48%) Degree
5 51 (5.25%) MCITP
6 38 (3.91%) MCTS
7 33 (3.40%) MCSA
8 25 (2.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 21 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (2.06%) MCP
11 17 (1.75%) ISTQB
12 15 (1.54%) DV Cleared
13 14 (1.44%) CCNA
14 13 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (1.13%) MCDBA
16 10 (1.03%) RHCE
17 8 (0.82%) CCNP
18 6 (0.62%) Sun Certification
19 4 (0.41%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.29%) SLA
2 23 (2.37%) QA
3 5 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.21%) WAI
4 2 (0.21%) HL7
4 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.21%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 311 (32.00%) Active Directory
2 217 (22.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 169 (17.39%) Hyper-V
4 95 (9.77%) VMware ESX
5 75 (7.72%) vSphere
6 51 (5.25%) XenApp
7 45 (4.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 31 (3.19%) NFS
8 31 (3.19%) Oracle RAC
9 28 (2.88%) Terminal Services
10 27 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
11 26 (2.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 19 (1.95%) iptables
13 14 (1.44%) GPFS
13 14 (1.44%) VMware Server
13 14 (1.44%) Samba
14 13 (1.34%) XenDesktop
14 13 (1.34%) Postfix
15 12 (1.23%) DFS Replication
15 12 (1.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 92 (9.47%) Puppet
2 88 (9.05%) SCCM
3 72 (7.41%) SCOM
4 45 (4.63%) Opscode Chef
5 44 (4.53%) Tivoli
6 41 (4.22%) Netcool
7 40 (4.12%) Nagios
7 40 (4.12%) NetBackup
8 30 (3.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 24 (2.47%) McAfee ePO
10 22 (2.26%) Cobbler
10 22 (2.26%) Backup Exec
10 22 (2.26%) WSUS
11 21 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
12 18 (1.85%) Data Guard
13 16 (1.65%) ZABBIX
14 14 (1.44%) CA Wily
14 14 (1.44%) SCSM
15 13 (1.34%) collectd
16 11 (1.13%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 355 (36.52%) VMware
2 329 (33.85%) Microsoft
3 197 (20.27%) Oracle
4 176 (18.11%) HP
5 170 (17.49%) Citrix
6 149 (15.33%) Red Hat
7 122 (12.55%) Veritas
8 105 (10.80%) Cisco
9 75 (7.72%) IBM
10 64 (6.58%) EMC
11 45 (4.63%) 3PAR
12 42 (4.32%) Symantec
13 41 (4.22%) NetApp
14 35 (3.60%) CheckPoint
14 35 (3.60%) Dell
15 34 (3.50%) Sun
16 29 (2.98%) McAfee
17 28 (2.88%) Juniper
18 25 (2.57%) SAP
19 22 (2.26%) F5
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Axiom Software Solutions
Rate: £0 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: Up to £40,000 per annum Contract to Perm - Cont £Quote - Perm Upto £40
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hammersmith and Fulham
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £390 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Camberley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago