The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Clustering
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 79 66 75
Rank change year-on-year -13 +9  
Contract jobs citing Clustering 6 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.59% 0.87% 1.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.82% 2.95% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £343 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £393 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.60% +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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 330 305 370
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 32.32% 29.61% 30.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 147 153
Median daily rate £400 £373 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.38% +12.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 9
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.53% +4.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £14.16 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £36.30 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £29.00 £18.83
% change year-on-year -33.62% +54.05%  

Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Clustering in Buckinghamshire

Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Clustering in Buckinghamshire

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Milton Keynes -8 6 £375 +3.44% 6
Clustering
South East

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 7 (43.75%) VMware
1 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) J2EE
3 5 (31.25%) IBM
3 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
4 4 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (25.00%) SAN
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (25.00%) HTTP
4 4 (25.00%) SSL
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) Firewall
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (25.00%) NAS
4 4 (25.00%) High Availability
5 3 (18.75%) Performance Management
5 3 (18.75%) Nimsoft
5 3 (18.75%) CA Wily
5 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
5 3 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (18.75%) JNDI
5 3 (18.75%) Migration
5 3 (18.75%) Change Management
5 3 (18.75%) Jython
5 3 (18.75%) Korn
5 3 (18.75%) WebSphere

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
1 3 (18.75%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Firewall
1 4 (25.00%) HTTP
1 4 (25.00%) NAS
1 4 (25.00%) SAN
1 4 (25.00%) SSL
2 3 (18.75%) MPLS
2 3 (18.75%) VoIP
2 3 (18.75%) WAN
3 2 (12.50%) ADSL
3 2 (12.50%) DMZ
3 2 (12.50%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) VPN
3 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (12.50%) WLAN
4 1 (6.25%) DHCP
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
4 1 (6.25%) PBX
4 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Introscope
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) VMWare Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) WebSphere Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Wintel Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Wintel Systems Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) DBA
3 2 (12.50%) Network Architect
3 2 (12.50%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Server Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) J2EE
2 3 (18.75%) JDBC
2 3 (18.75%) JNDI
2 3 (18.75%) SOAP
2 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 3 (18.75%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
2 1 (6.25%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) AIX
3 2 (12.50%) CentOS
3 2 (12.50%) Unix
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.25%) Windows NT
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
4 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) High Availability
2 3 (18.75%) Change Management
2 3 (18.75%) Garbage Collection
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Management
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Network Design
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (12.50%) Presales
3 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) DNA
4 1 (6.25%) Line Management
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Microservices
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
1 3 (18.75%) Jython
1 3 (18.75%) Korn
1 3 (18.75%) Python
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (12.50%) MCSE
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (12.50%) VCP5
3 1 (6.25%) CCA
3 1 (6.25%) CCAA
3 1 (6.25%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) CCNP
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (6.25%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (12.50%) PowerHA
4 1 (6.25%) ISA Server
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (6.25%) XenApp
4 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
4 1 (6.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (18.75%) CA Wily
3 2 (12.50%) FortiGate
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (6.25%) AppDNA
4 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (6.25%) SCCM
4 1 (6.25%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) IBM
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Nimsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
3 3 (18.75%) Veritas
4 2 (12.50%) Altiris
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix
4 2 (12.50%) Juniper
5 1 (6.25%) Avaya
5 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
5 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.25%) Clearswift
5 1 (6.25%) F5
5 1 (6.25%) Forcepoint
5 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Intel Security
5 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow