Period
to 17 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Clustering over the 6 months to 17 October 2018 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
England > East of England
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 188 147
Rank change year-on-year +26 -41 +8
Contract jobs citing Clustering 48 20 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.94% 0.40% 0.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.90% 1.19% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 42
East of England median daily rate £450 £373 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.81% -6.88% +33.33%
10th Percentile £254 £305 £300
90th Percentile £600 £574 £588
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 - £40.00
England median hourly rate £42.38 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +41.28% +7.14% -21.13%

Clustering is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,657 1,677 1,605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 32.51% 33.19% 32.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 920 952 891
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £210 £191 £200
90th Percentile £588 £573 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 118 129
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £25.72 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.96% +9.45% -5.65%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.60 £12.75
90th Percentile £49.83 £52.50 £43.15
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Clustering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Clustering in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Clustering in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Clustering in the East of England over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Clustering in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Clustering in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Clustering in the East of England over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Clustering in the East of England

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Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the East of England region over the 6 months to 17 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +7 15 £588 - 1
Suffolk -6 12 £475 -3.06% 1
Hertfordshire +3 11 £350 -21.79%
Bedfordshire +3 5 £335 -4.29% 1
Cambridgeshire - 5 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Clustering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 25 (52.08%) Windows
2 24 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 23 (47.92%) Active Directory
4 21 (43.75%) VMware
5 17 (35.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (35.42%) Windows Server
6 16 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 14 (29.17%) Linux
7 14 (29.17%) Citrix
8 13 (27.08%) SAN
8 13 (27.08%) SAML
9 12 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 12 (25.00%) Unix
9 12 (25.00%) PowerShell
10 11 (22.92%) NAS
10 11 (22.92%) ITIL
10 11 (22.92%) IIS
11 10 (20.83%) DNS
11 10 (20.83%) DHCP
11 10 (20.83%) Identity Management
11 10 (20.83%) Migration
11 10 (20.83%) Hyper-V
11 10 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Clustering
11 10 (20.83%) Data Centre
12 9 (18.75%) Single Sign-On
12 9 (18.75%) User Stories
12 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (18.75%) TDD
12 9 (18.75%) Middleware

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 11 (22.92%) IIS
2 5 (10.42%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.42%) Skype for Business
3 4 (8.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (8.33%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (8.33%) WebSphere
4 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.08%) JBoss
6 1 (2.08%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.42%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.33%) Office 365
4 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.08%) SAN
2 12 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 11 (22.92%) NAS
4 10 (20.83%) DHCP
4 10 (20.83%) DNS
5 8 (16.67%) LAN
5 8 (16.67%) WAN
6 7 (14.58%) Firewall
6 7 (14.58%) Kerberos
7 5 (10.42%) FTP
7 5 (10.42%) HTTP
7 5 (10.42%) SSL
8 3 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (6.25%) iSCSI
9 2 (4.17%) Skype
9 2 (4.17%) Wireless
10 1 (2.08%) SMS
10 1 (2.08%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 8 (16.67%) Subversion
2 4 (8.33%) AccuRev
2 4 (8.33%) Ant
2 4 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 4 (8.33%) Eclipse
2 4 (8.33%) Gradle
2 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.33%) JUnit
2 4 (8.33%) Maven
2 4 (8.33%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (8.33%) Selenium
2 4 (8.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.08%) JIRA
General
1 5 (10.42%) Legal
2 4 (8.33%) Marketing
3 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (18.75%) Analyst
2 6 (12.50%) Administrator
2 6 (12.50%) Architect
3 4 (8.33%) Developer
3 4 (8.33%) Java Developer
3 4 (8.33%) Storage Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (6.25%) Consultant
4 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (6.25%) Storage Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Agile Developer
5 2 (4.17%) Integration Developer
5 2 (4.17%) Messaging Support
5 2 (4.17%) Systems Integration Specialist
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.08%) SAML
2 9 (18.75%) Middleware
2 9 (18.75%) Web Services
3 8 (16.67%) XML
4 7 (14.58%) LDAP
4 7 (14.58%) OAuth
5 4 (8.33%) Ajax
5 4 (8.33%) AngularJS
5 4 (8.33%) Ext JS
5 4 (8.33%) JAX-RS
5 4 (8.33%) JAX-WS
5 4 (8.33%) JPA
5 4 (8.33%) jQuery
5 4 (8.33%) JSR 170
5 4 (8.33%) OAuth2
5 4 (8.33%) OSGi
5 4 (8.33%) REST
5 4 (8.33%) Spring
5 4 (8.33%) Spring MVC
5 4 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.58%) PKI
2 7 (14.58%) Replication
3 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.42%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (6.25%) NHS
5 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.08%) AS400
6 1 (2.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 25 (52.08%) Windows
2 17 (35.42%) Windows Server
3 14 (29.17%) Linux
4 12 (25.00%) Unix
5 8 (16.67%) Solaris
5 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (8.33%) HPUX
8 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (6.25%) Windows 7
10 1 (2.08%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.92%) ITIL
2 10 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (20.83%) Identity Management
2 10 (20.83%) Migration
3 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.75%) TDD
3 9 (18.75%) User Stories
4 8 (16.67%) High Availability
4 8 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 7 (14.58%) Network Optimisation
5 7 (14.58%) Secure Coding
5 7 (14.58%) SIEM
5 7 (14.58%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 6 (12.50%) Auto-Scaling
6 6 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
6 6 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 5 (10.42%) Kanban
7 5 (10.42%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (10.42%) Scrum
7 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 8 (16.67%) SQL
3 4 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 4 (8.33%) C
3 4 (8.33%) C#
3 4 (8.33%) Java
3 4 (8.33%) Korn
3 4 (8.33%) Perl
3 4 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.25%) VBScript
5 2 (4.17%) R
6 1 (2.08%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (4.17%) CCIE
5 2 (4.17%) MCSE
5 2 (4.17%) VCP5
6 1 (2.08%) CCA
6 1 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.08%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) MCSA
6 1 (2.08%) MCTS
6 1 (2.08%) VCAP
6 1 (2.08%) VCP4
6 1 (2.08%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) HL7
2 2 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (47.92%) Active Directory
2 17 (35.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (20.83%) Hyper-V
4 8 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (10.42%) vSphere
6 3 (6.25%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 3 (6.25%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.08%) vCloud
7 1 (2.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Clustering
2 9 (18.75%) Single Sign-On
3 7 (14.58%) Ansible
4 6 (12.50%) Failover Clustering
4 6 (12.50%) SCCM
5 5 (10.42%) vCenter Server
6 4 (8.33%) vMotion
7 3 (6.25%) Backup Exec
7 3 (6.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (6.25%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (6.25%) NetBackup
7 3 (6.25%) SCOM
7 3 (6.25%) WSUS
8 2 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (2.08%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (2.08%) Puppet
9 1 (2.08%) Salt
9 1 (2.08%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 24 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (43.75%) VMware
3 14 (29.17%) Citrix
4 8 (16.67%) Cisco
4 8 (16.67%) IBM
5 7 (14.58%) NetApp
6 5 (10.42%) HP
7 4 (8.33%) Adobe
7 4 (8.33%) InterSystems
7 4 (8.33%) McAfee
7 4 (8.33%) Oracle
8 3 (6.25%) 3PAR
8 3 (6.25%) CommVault
8 3 (6.25%) Dell
8 3 (6.25%) EqualLogic
8 3 (6.25%) SolarWinds
8 3 (6.25%) Veritas
9 2 (4.17%) Aerohive Networks
9 2 (4.17%) Aruba
9 2 (4.17%) Lumension