The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Clustering
South East / Berkshire
Rank 94 104 109
Rank change year-on-year +10 +5  
Contract jobs citing Clustering 7 22 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.38% 0.89% 0.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.28% 3.40% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 10
Median daily rate £344 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.12% +8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £37.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year -32.43% -6.32%  

Clustering is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 548 648 759
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 29.61% 26.33% 26.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 338 372
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £258 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 26 36
Median hourly rate £15.00 £29.00 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.27% +68.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.27 £63.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Clustering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Clustering in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Clustering in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Clustering in Berkshire

Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Clustering in Berkshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Clustering in Berkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Clustering in Berkshire

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Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Reading +8 2 £320 -20.00% 1
Wokingham 0 1 £338 -
Bracknell -4 1 - -
Clustering
South East

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Linux
3 9 (45.00%) VMware
4 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (35.00%) DNS
5 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (30.00%) SAN
6 6 (30.00%) Citrix
7 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
7 5 (25.00%) SQL
7 5 (25.00%) vSphere
8 4 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (20.00%) SIEM
8 4 (20.00%) XenApp
8 4 (20.00%) DV Cleared
8 4 (20.00%) MySQL
8 4 (20.00%) NetApp
8 4 (20.00%) EMC
8 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
8 4 (20.00%) Firewall
9 3 (15.00%) Replication
9 3 (15.00%) Firmware
9 3 (15.00%) Veritas
9 3 (15.00%) DHCP

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Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (10.00%) IIS
1 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) DNS
2 6 (30.00%) SAN
3 4 (20.00%) Firewall
4 3 (15.00%) DHCP
4 3 (15.00%) NetScaler
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (10.00%) FTP
5 2 (10.00%) VLAN
6 1 (5.00%) HTTP
6 1 (5.00%) Internet
6 1 (5.00%) LAN
6 1 (5.00%) SSL
6 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.00%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) MySQL
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) MS Access
General
1 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) DBA
2 3 (15.00%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) SQL DBA
2 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.00%) IT Support
4 1 (5.00%) Linux Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Linux
3 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (10.00%) Solaris
6 2 (10.00%) Unix
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.00%) SUSE
7 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) SIEM
2 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (10.00%) High Availability
3 2 (10.00%) IT Strategy
3 2 (10.00%) Network Design
3 2 (10.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Analytics
4 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Digital Media Management
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) Internet Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Link Building
4 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.00%) Pay per click
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.00%) Security Auditing
4 1 (5.00%) Website Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) MCSE
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (25.00%) vSphere
3 4 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (20.00%) XenApp
4 3 (15.00%) Firmware
5 2 (10.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) vMotion
3 1 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.00%) Netcool
3 1 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) VMware
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (30.00%) Citrix
4 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (20.00%) EMC
5 4 (20.00%) NetApp
6 3 (15.00%) 3PAR
6 3 (15.00%) F5
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle
6 3 (15.00%) Veritas
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco
7 2 (10.00%) Dell
7 2 (10.00%) HP
8 1 (5.00%) Google
8 1 (5.00%) IBM
8 1 (5.00%) Meridio