The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Clustering
UK
Rank 350 292 246
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -46
Contract jobs citing Clustering 262 401 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.77% 0.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.88% 2.50% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 240 262
Median daily rate £423 £383 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.45% -4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £272 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 11
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +21.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £32.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £44.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £37.63
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +16.94%

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
13967 16013 15725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.20% 30.82% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9004 10344 9643
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 577 643
Median hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% +18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.63 £44.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.54 £18.19
% change year-on-year
-22.36% +23.93%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Clustering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the UK over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -20 255 £425 +6.25% 85
London -4 108 £450 +5.88% 37
South East -12 52 £425 +3.65% 21
East of England +18 36 £405 +4.51% 4
Hampshire +15 30 £425 +3.15% 7
North West -16 24 £365 -2.66% 12
Hertfordshire +13 22 £390 +0.64% 2
City of London -19 17 £450 - 11
East Midlands +18 16 £200 -49.68% 1
Manchester +5 10 £365 -4.26% 9
Berkshire +4 9 £338 -12.90% 1
Hatfield +1 9 £390 +30.00%
Welwyn Garden City - 7 £335 -
Northampton - 7 £200 -
Northamptonshire - 7 £200 -
Cheshire +27 6 £338 -32.50% 1
Merseyside +4 6 £415 +3.75% 2
Liverpool -1 6 £415 +3.75% 2
South West -3 6 £325 -13.33% 3
Scotland -34 6 £345 +4.54% 5
Cambridge +13 5 £413 - 1
Cambridgeshire +10 5 £413 - 1
Yorkshire +8 5 £413 +3.12% 2
Milton Keynes +1 5 £425 +25.92% 3
Derbyshire 0 5 £330 -16.98%
Havant -1 5 £350 -17.64% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 5 £425 +25.92% 4
Surrey -16 5 £450 +5.88% 3
Ipswich - 5 £538 -
Derby - 5 £330 -

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Clustering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Clustering.

1 296 (46.98%) Windows
2 268 (42.54%) Linux
3 246 (39.05%) Microsoft
4 204 (32.38%) Active Directory
5 200 (31.75%) SQL Server
6 193 (30.63%) SQL
7 186 (29.52%) VMware
8 168 (26.67%) Windows Server
9 158 (25.08%) High Availability
10 149 (23.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 143 (22.70%) SAN
12 139 (22.06%) Windows Server 2008
13 133 (21.11%) Unix
14 131 (20.79%) Firewall
14 131 (20.79%) VMware Infrastructure
15 130 (20.63%) ITIL
16 125 (19.84%) Red Hat
17 120 (19.05%) Veritas
18 116 (18.41%) Oracle
19 105 (16.67%) PowerShell
20 102 (16.19%) Security Cleared
21 101 (16.03%) Apache
21 101 (16.03%) DNS
22 99 (15.71%) Citrix
23 97 (15.40%) Microsoft Certification
24 96 (15.24%) Microsoft Clustering
25 95 (15.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 94 (14.92%) TCP/IP
26 94 (14.92%) Finance
27 92 (14.60%) Hyper-V

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 101 (16.03%) Apache
2 84 (13.33%) IIS
3 65 (10.32%) WebLogic
4 61 (9.68%) Tomcat
5 57 (9.05%) MS Exchange
6 53 (8.41%) JBoss
7 33 (5.24%) SharePoint
8 32 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
9 30 (4.76%) iPlanet
10 29 (4.60%) WebSphere
11 27 (4.29%) Oracle Application Server
12 25 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2013
12 25 (3.97%) Skype for Business
13 20 (3.17%) WebSphere Application Server
14 13 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
15 12 (1.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 11 (1.75%) Confluence
17 6 (0.95%) Tuxedo
18 5 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 5 (0.79%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 36 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.13%) MS Office
3 3 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 12 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.95%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.16%) Maximo
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.16%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 46 (7.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (5.24%) Office 365
4 30 (4.76%) IaaS
5 19 (3.02%) SaaS
6 18 (2.86%) PaaS
7 16 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (2.06%) HP Helion
9 9 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.79%) GitHub
11 4 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.63%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.48%) Yammer
13 2 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.32%) AWS OpsWorks
13 2 (0.32%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.32%) IBM PureFlex
13 2 (0.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 143 (22.70%) SAN
2 131 (20.79%) Firewall
3 101 (16.03%) DNS
4 94 (14.92%) TCP/IP
5 75 (11.90%) DHCP
6 63 (10.00%) SSL
7 47 (7.46%) NAS
8 33 (5.24%) WAN
9 32 (5.08%) LAN
10 21 (3.33%) LDAP
11 20 (3.17%) HTTP
12 19 (3.02%) VoIP
13 16 (2.54%) Internet
13 16 (2.54%) IPsec
14 15 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (2.38%) Kerberos
15 14 (2.22%) MPLS
15 14 (2.22%) NetScaler
15 14 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
16 13 (2.06%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (31.75%) SQL Server
2 61 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 53 (8.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 50 (7.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 44 (6.98%) Oracle Database
6 42 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
6 42 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 40 (6.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 35 (5.56%) MySQL
9 25 (3.97%) SQL Server 2005
10 22 (3.49%) Oracle Database 11g
10 22 (3.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 17 (2.70%) Relational Database
12 16 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (2.54%) RDBMS
13 15 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
14 11 (1.75%) DB2
14 11 (1.75%) MongoDB
15 10 (1.59%) Ingres
15 10 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 29 (4.60%) Jenkins
2 25 (3.97%) Git (software)
3 19 (3.02%) JIRA
4 17 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (2.38%) StarTeam
6 13 (2.06%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (1.11%) Subversion
8 5 (0.79%) Artifactory
8 5 (0.79%) CruiseControl
8 5 (0.79%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.63%) ClearCase
9 4 (0.63%) Hudson
9 4 (0.63%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.48%) ClearQuest
10 3 (0.48%) Gitweb
10 3 (0.48%) Gradle
10 3 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
General
1 94 (14.92%) Finance
2 36 (5.71%) Banking
3 14 (2.22%) Law
3 14 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 13 (2.06%) Legal
5 11 (1.75%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.43%) Games
7 8 (1.27%) Marketing
7 8 (1.27%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.11%) Advertising
9 6 (0.95%) Retail
10 5 (0.79%) Electronics
11 4 (0.63%) Back Office
11 4 (0.63%) French Language
11 4 (0.63%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.48%) Local Government
12 3 (0.48%) Publishing
13 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.32%) Prime Brokerage
14 1 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 94 (14.92%) DBA
2 87 (13.81%) Administrator
3 76 (12.06%) SQL DBA
4 51 (8.10%) Architect
5 49 (7.78%) Analyst
6 46 (7.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 42 (6.67%) Consultant
7 42 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
8 34 (5.40%) DevOps Engineer
9 28 (4.44%) Support Engineer
9 28 (4.44%) Windows Engineer
10 24 (3.81%) Developer
11 23 (3.65%) Integration Engineer
11 23 (3.65%) Systems Administrator
12 22 (3.49%) SQL Server DBA
13 21 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
14 19 (3.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 18 (2.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 18 (2.86%) Unix Administrator
16 17 (2.70%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (7.94%) J2EE
2 41 (6.51%) .NET
3 35 (5.56%) Middleware
4 25 (3.97%) Web Services
5 23 (3.65%) LAPP Stack
6 17 (2.70%) WebSphere MQ
7 15 (2.38%) HTML
7 15 (2.38%) LAMP
8 12 (1.90%) ASP.NET
9 10 (1.59%) Kafka
10 8 (1.27%) JDBC
10 8 (1.27%) JSON
10 8 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (1.27%) REST
10 8 (1.27%) SOAP
10 8 (1.27%) XML
11 7 (1.11%) JMS
11 7 (1.11%) MCollective
12 6 (0.95%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.95%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 82 (13.02%) Data Centre
2 43 (6.83%) Replication
3 32 (5.08%) Computer Science
4 25 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (3.33%) PKI
6 14 (2.22%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.06%) EMC VNX
8 10 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.59%) Smart Meter
9 8 (1.27%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.27%) HACMP
10 7 (1.11%) Tandem
10 7 (1.11%) Virtual Team
11 6 (0.95%) Fat Client
11 6 (0.95%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.95%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.79%) Fintech
12 5 (0.79%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.63%) EMC VMAX
13 4 (0.63%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 296 (46.98%) Windows
2 268 (42.54%) Linux
3 168 (26.67%) Windows Server
4 149 (23.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 139 (22.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 133 (21.11%) Unix
7 95 (15.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 84 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 66 (10.48%) AIX
10 64 (10.16%) Solaris
11 31 (4.92%) Windows 7
11 31 (4.92%) Windows XP
12 20 (3.17%) Windows 10
13 19 (3.02%) CentOS
14 15 (2.38%) SUSE
15 14 (2.22%) HPUX
16 7 (1.11%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.79%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.32%) Windows 2000
18 2 (0.32%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (25.08%) High Availability
2 130 (20.63%) ITIL
3 75 (11.90%) Migration
4 66 (10.48%) DevOps
4 66 (10.48%) Load Balancing
5 56 (8.89%) Configuration Management
6 50 (7.94%) Change Management
7 47 (7.46%) Disaster Recovery
8 45 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
9 44 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
10 39 (6.19%) Performance Tuning
11 31 (4.92%) Problem Management
12 28 (4.44%) Server Building
13 26 (4.13%) ITIL V3
14 25 (3.97%) Open Source
14 25 (3.97%) PRINCE2
15 20 (3.17%) Change Control
16 19 (3.02%) Continuous Integration
17 18 (2.86%) Data Protection
17 18 (2.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 193 (30.63%) SQL
2 105 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 69 (10.95%) Python
4 65 (10.32%) Bash Shell
5 63 (10.00%) Java
6 45 (7.14%) Perl
7 40 (6.35%) Ruby
8 38 (6.03%) T-SQL
9 37 (5.87%) Shell Script
10 29 (4.60%) C#
11 24 (3.81%) C
12 18 (2.86%) Korn
13 14 (2.22%) JavaScript
14 13 (2.06%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.75%) PHP
16 9 (1.43%) Jython
17 8 (1.27%) VB
18 6 (0.95%) COBOL
19 5 (0.79%) VB.NET
20 4 (0.63%) AWK
Qualifications
1 102 (16.19%) Security Cleared
2 97 (15.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 78 (12.38%) SC Cleared
4 69 (10.95%) MCSE
5 38 (6.03%) MCITP
5 38 (6.03%) MCSA
6 32 (5.08%) Degree
7 24 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
9 19 (3.02%) MCP
9 19 (3.02%) MCTS
10 17 (2.70%) DV Cleared
10 17 (2.70%) RHCE
11 15 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
11 15 (2.38%) CCNA
11 15 (2.38%) CCNP
11 15 (2.38%) ISTQB
12 12 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (1.59%) MCDBA
14 9 (1.43%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.38%) SLA
2 13 (2.06%) QA
3 6 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.32%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.16%) HL7
7 1 (0.16%) ISO15022
7 1 (0.16%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.16%) SEPA
System Software
1 204 (32.38%) Active Directory
2 131 (20.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (14.60%) Hyper-V
4 69 (10.95%) vSphere
5 40 (6.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 39 (6.19%) VMware ESXi
7 30 (4.76%) XenApp
8 28 (4.44%) Virtual Machines
9 22 (3.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 20 (3.17%) Oracle RAC
11 18 (2.86%) PowerHA
12 16 (2.54%) VMware ESX
13 14 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
13 14 (2.22%) Terminal Services
14 12 (1.90%) Firmware
15 8 (1.27%) GPFS
16 7 (1.11%) GFS2
16 7 (1.11%) GlusterFS
16 7 (1.11%) OCFS2
17 6 (0.95%) KVM
Systems Management
1 96 (15.24%) Microsoft Clustering
2 70 (11.11%) Puppet
3 53 (8.41%) SCCM
4 50 (7.94%) Failover Clustering
5 40 (6.35%) NetBackup
6 34 (5.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 31 (4.92%) Netcool
8 26 (4.13%) Ansible
9 22 (3.49%) SCOM
9 22 (3.49%) Tivoli
10 17 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
11 16 (2.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 15 (2.38%) Red Hat Satellite
13 14 (2.22%) WSUS
14 13 (2.06%) SCVMM
15 12 (1.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 11 (1.75%) Data Guard
16 11 (1.75%) Salt
16 11 (1.75%) SCOrch
16 11 (1.75%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 246 (39.05%) Microsoft
2 186 (29.52%) VMware
3 125 (19.84%) Red Hat
4 120 (19.05%) Veritas
5 116 (18.41%) Oracle
6 99 (15.71%) Citrix
7 89 (14.13%) Cisco
8 85 (13.49%) HP
9 51 (8.10%) Symantec
10 40 (6.35%) EMC
10 40 (6.35%) Sun
11 36 (5.71%) F5
12 35 (5.56%) IBM
13 30 (4.76%) NetApp
14 23 (3.65%) Intel Security
15 18 (2.86%) 3PAR
15 18 (2.86%) Brocade
15 18 (2.86%) SAP
16 16 (2.54%) Dell
17 11 (1.75%) Juniper
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
PS Computer Services
Rate: £300pd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Betsold Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook
PS Computer Services
Rate: £0 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
PS Computer Services
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £330 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £700 to £750 p/day
Posted: 18 days ago
Liverpool
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 27 days ago