The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 69 47 47
Rank change year-on-year
-22 0
Contract jobs citing Clustering 1 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.14% 1.84% 0.99%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.60% 8.27% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 3
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£390 £369 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +13.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.07% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
Clustering
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Miscellaneous Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
166 133 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 22.93% 22.20% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 75 68
Average daily rate £325 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £419 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 9
Average hourly rate £22.15 £14.75 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.16% -73.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £10.57 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.80 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Clustering across the Wales region.

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Clustering
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the Wales region.

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the Wales region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
South Wales -16 1 £390 +5.76% 4
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Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (60.00%) NetBackup
3 3 (60.00%) Backup Exec
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2000
3 3 (60.00%) MCP
3 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (60.00%) VBScript
3 3 (60.00%) ARCserve
3 3 (60.00%) Symantec
3 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (60.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (60.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (40.00%) Sophos
4 2 (40.00%) Remedy
4 2 (40.00%) McAfee

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2000
2 3 (60.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) NAS
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) EDRMS
General
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Wintel Support
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Support
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (20.00%) Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Database Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Logistics
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) VBScript
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (60.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 2 (40.00%) vSphere
4 1 (20.00%) UAG
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (20.00%) MetaFrame
4 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (60.00%) Backup Exec
1 3 (60.00%) ARCserve
1 3 (60.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Symantec
4 2 (40.00%) Sophos
4 2 (40.00%) Remedy
4 2 (40.00%) McAfee
5 1 (20.00%) LANDesk
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco