The first 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Wales region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 63 41 46
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +5
Contract jobs citing Clustering 3 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.41% 0.94% 0.77%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.70% 4.76% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £388 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £475
% change year-on-year
-2.14% -26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+16.87% +3.84%
Miscellaneous Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
111 84 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 15.02% 19.81% 24.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 43 53
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -50.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
Clustering
UK

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -11 3 £388 +10.71% 2
North Wales - - - -
Clustering
UK

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2000
3 2 (33.33%) 3PAR
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (33.33%) SAP BW
3 2 (33.33%) ARCserve
3 2 (33.33%) Symantec
3 2 (33.33%) Remedy
3 2 (33.33%) McAfee
3 2 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (33.33%) Sophos
3 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (33.33%) SAP
3 2 (33.33%) VBScript

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2000
2 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SAP SEM
2 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) NAS
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) L2TP
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SAP BW
2 1 (16.67%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Wintel Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Support
1 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Migration Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Wintel Support
1 2 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) WebLogic Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) HPUX
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Release Management
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) VBScript
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) MCP
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) XenApp
3 2 (33.33%) vSphere
4 1 (16.67%) UAG
4 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
4 1 (16.67%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) ARCserve
1 2 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 2 (33.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) 3PAR
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (33.33%) Symantec
2 2 (33.33%) Remedy
2 2 (33.33%) McAfee
2 2 (33.33%) Sophos
2 2 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) LANDesk
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco