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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 69 68 46
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -22
Contract jobs citing Clustering 8 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.88% 0.14% 1.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.76% 0.57% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 8
Average daily rate
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£355 £390 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.97% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £390 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £390 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+48.88% -10.00%
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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
213 175 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.36% 25.22% 28.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 122 86
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £208 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 10
Average hourly rate £20.75 £20.85 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.47% +39.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.50 £10.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £24.75 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%

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

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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

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Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Clustering Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

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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

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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 31 August 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
South Wales -8 3 £325 -16.66% 2
Mid Wales - 3 £275 -
West Wales - 2 £475 -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 13 (65.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 11 (55.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (45.00%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (45.00%) Windows
3 9 (45.00%) Replication
3 9 (45.00%) VMware
4 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (25.00%) SAN
5 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (25.00%) Migration
6 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (20.00%) ITIL
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (15.00%) Service Management
7 3 (15.00%) EMC
7 3 (15.00%) Linux
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle
7 3 (15.00%) EMC VNX
7 3 (15.00%) NAS
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
7 3 (15.00%) Cisco
8 2 (10.00%) Firewall
8 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (10.00%) Degree
8 2 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) GroupWise
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) SAN
2 3 (15.00%) NAS
3 2 (10.00%) DNS
3 2 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (65.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (55.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (10.00%) MS Access
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) DBA
1 9 (45.00%) SQL DBA
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 6 (30.00%) Administrator
3 6 (30.00%) Server Administrator
4 4 (20.00%) Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Wintel Systems Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) AWS Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Technical Support
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Support Officer
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Replication
2 3 (15.00%) EMC VNX
3 2 (10.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.00%) Linux
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (25.00%) Migration
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) Service Management
4 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps
5 2 (10.00%) Microservices
5 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (10.00%) Release Management
6 1 (5.00%) Time Management
6 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (10.00%) OCP
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (10.00%) MCITP
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) MCP
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (10.00%) Firmware
3 2 (10.00%) Terminal Services
3 2 (10.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) ARCserve
1 1 (5.00%) ZENworks
1 1 (5.00%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) VMware
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) EMC
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) Veritas
5 1 (5.00%) BMC
5 1 (5.00%) Novell