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 24 June 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.

Clustering
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 91 97
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6  
Contract jobs citing Clustering 4 32 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.22% 1.36% 0.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.78% 4.58% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 6
Median daily rate £269 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.36% +18.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £375
% change year-on-year +13.63% -12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £19.61 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.56%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £26.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year - +33.33%  

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 511 699 735
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 28.22% 29.66% 29.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 380 348
Median daily rate £401 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.31% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 21
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.60 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £25.80 £39.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 24 June 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
Bracknell 0 2 £269 -43.36% 1
Reading +2 1 - - 3
Clustering
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) DNS
3 6 (54.55%) Citrix
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
3 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
4 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (36.36%) DHCP
4 4 (36.36%) HP
4 4 (36.36%) VMware
5 3 (27.27%) NetBackup
5 3 (27.27%) Netcool
5 3 (27.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (27.27%) EMC
5 3 (27.27%) Meridio
5 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
5 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
5 3 (27.27%) Fat Client
5 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) Thin Client
5 3 (27.27%) SAN
5 3 (27.27%) Veritas

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Co-occurring 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 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (18.18%) Live Communications Server
4 1 (9.09%) Apache
4 1 (9.09%) Apache Spark
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (9.09%) IIS
4 1 (9.09%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (9.09%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) DHCP
3 3 (27.27%) SAN
4 2 (18.18%) Firewall
5 1 (9.09%) FTP
5 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
5 1 (9.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) MS Access
3 1 (9.09%) Big Data
3 1 (9.09%) Data Mining
3 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
3 1 (9.09%) Mahout
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (27.27%) DBA
1 3 (27.27%) Server Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) SQL DBA
1 3 (27.27%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server Support
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) MLlib
1 1 (9.09%) Natural Language Processing
1 1 (9.09%) UIMA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Fat Client
1 3 (27.27%) Thin Client
2 2 (18.18%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
5 1 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (9.09%) SUSE
5 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
1 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
2 2 (18.18%) Use Case
3 1 (9.09%) Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Big Data Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Cognitive Computing
3 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
3 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
3 1 (9.09%) Information Retrieval
3 1 (9.09%) Machine Learning
3 1 (9.09%) Neural Network
3 1 (9.09%) Open Source
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Privileged Access Management
3 1 (9.09%) Privileged Identity Management
3 1 (9.09%) Semantic Search
3 1 (9.09%) Sentiment Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
3 2 (18.18%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
4 1 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) R
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (18.18%) XenApp
4 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) NetBackup
1 3 (27.27%) Netcool
1 3 (27.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 3 (27.27%) Unicenter
2 2 (18.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (9.09%) SCCM
3 1 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Citrix
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) HP
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) EMC
3 3 (27.27%) Meridio
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) Veritas
4 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
4 2 (18.18%) Dell
4 2 (18.18%) F5
4 2 (18.18%) IBM
5 1 (9.09%) 3PAR
5 1 (9.09%) CyberArk