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 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 / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 69 55
Rank change year-on-year -7 -14  
Contract jobs citing Clustering 12 5 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.18% 0.52% 3.09%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.43% 1.85% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 14
Median daily rate £388 £425 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +9.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £405 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £445 £447
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £375
% change year-on-year +13.63% -12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £26.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year - -9.56%  

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 271 270 443
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 26.54% 28.27% 36.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 139 214
Median daily rate £375 £438 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +21.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £275 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 22
Median hourly rate £15.50 £10.24 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.44% -41.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £9.00 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £22.68 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

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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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Clustering in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Clustering in Buckinghamshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Clustering in Buckinghamshire

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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 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
Milton Keynes -6 11 £388 -13.88%
Clustering
South East

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

1 13 (72.22%) VMware
2 9 (50.00%) Linux
2 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (44.44%) Windows
3 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 8 (44.44%) Red Hat
4 7 (38.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (33.33%) DevOps
5 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 6 (33.33%) LDAP
5 6 (33.33%) Unix
6 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
6 5 (27.78%) HP
6 5 (27.78%) Citrix
6 5 (27.78%) Firewall
6 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
6 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (27.78%) SCCM
6 5 (27.78%) SCOM
6 5 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
7 4 (22.22%) NAS
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (22.22%) Windows Vista

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Co-occurring 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 4 (22.22%) Apache
1 4 (22.22%) IIS
1 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (22.22%) Office 365
3 1 (5.56%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) LDAP
2 5 (27.78%) Firewall
3 4 (22.22%) NAS
3 4 (22.22%) SAN
4 2 (11.11%) Kerberos
5 1 (5.56%) HTTP
5 1 (5.56%) MPLS
5 1 (5.56%) PBX
5 1 (5.56%) SSL
5 1 (5.56%) VoIP
5 1 (5.56%) VPN
5 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (16.67%) Big Data
3 3 (16.67%) Hadoop
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Administrator
1 6 (33.33%) Architect
1 6 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Linux Administrator
2 5 (27.78%) Technical Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.56%) DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Technical Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Server Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) J2EE
1 1 (5.56%) JDBC
1 1 (5.56%) JNDI
1 1 (5.56%) SOAP
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Linux
2 8 (44.44%) Windows
3 7 (38.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (33.33%) Unix
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
6 4 (22.22%) Solaris
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Vista
7 3 (16.67%) CentOS
8 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (5.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) DevOps
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) High Availability
3 4 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (16.67%) Migration
4 3 (16.67%) Task Automation
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
5 2 (11.11%) Security Hardening
5 2 (11.11%) Server Building
5 2 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.56%) Garbage Collection
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
6 1 (5.56%) Line Management
6 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.56%) Microservices
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.56%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) Jython
3 1 (5.56%) Korn
3 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) MCITP
1 3 (16.67%) MCSE
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) CCNA
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.56%) CCNP
3 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) HP ASE
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.56%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (27.78%) SCCM
2 5 (27.78%) SCOM
3 4 (22.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (11.11%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (5.56%) Ansible
5 1 (5.56%) CA Wily
5 1 (5.56%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) VMware
2 8 (44.44%) Red Hat
3 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (27.78%) Citrix
4 5 (27.78%) HP
5 4 (22.22%) StorageTek
5 4 (22.22%) Sun
6 2 (11.11%) IBM
6 2 (11.11%) Nimsoft
6 2 (11.11%) Veritas
7 1 (5.56%) Avaya
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco
7 1 (5.56%) Juniper
7 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow