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 3 months to 29 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.

Clustering
England / East of England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 111 112
Rank change year-on-year +18 +1  
Contract jobs citing Clustering 33 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.55% 0.52% 0.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.87% 2.00% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 15
Median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £296 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £44.00 -
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 the East of England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 678 651 690
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 31.89% 26.25% 26.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 358 400
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 60 59
Median hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.31% -8.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £48.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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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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 3 months to 29 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
Hertfordshire +7 15 £405 +4.18% 1
Essex -3 8 £425 -5.55% 2
Suffolk +5 5 £538 -
Cambridgeshire +4 3 £413 - 2
Norfolk - 2 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 29 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 East of England region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 29 (55.77%) Windows
2 27 (51.92%) High Availability
3 24 (46.15%) SQL
4 23 (44.23%) Firewall
5 20 (38.46%) Java
5 20 (38.46%) Linux
5 20 (38.46%) SSL
6 19 (36.54%) TCP/IP
7 18 (34.62%) Apache
7 18 (34.62%) Tomcat
7 18 (34.62%) Python
7 18 (34.62%) SQL Server
7 18 (34.62%) Perl
7 18 (34.62%) PostgreSQL
7 18 (34.62%) Bash Shell
7 18 (34.62%) Ruby
7 18 (34.62%) LAPP Stack
8 16 (30.77%) Active Directory
9 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
9 15 (28.85%) ITIL
9 15 (28.85%) Puppet
10 14 (26.92%) Software Engineering
10 14 (26.92%) Finance
10 14 (26.92%) Windows Server
11 13 (25.00%) MySQL
12 12 (23.08%) RHCE
12 12 (23.08%) Configuration Management
12 12 (23.08%) Computer Science
12 12 (23.08%) PowerShell
12 12 (23.08%) Salt

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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 18 (34.62%) Apache
1 18 (34.62%) Tomcat
2 10 (19.23%) IIS
3 3 (5.77%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (5.77%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (3.85%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.77%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (44.23%) Firewall
2 20 (38.46%) SSL
3 19 (36.54%) TCP/IP
4 11 (21.15%) SAN
5 8 (15.38%) DHCP
5 8 (15.38%) DNS
6 6 (11.54%) LAN
6 6 (11.54%) NAS
6 6 (11.54%) WAN
7 4 (7.69%) Kerberos
8 3 (5.77%) Internet
8 3 (5.77%) LDAP
9 1 (1.92%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.92%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (34.62%) PostgreSQL
1 18 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 13 (25.00%) MySQL
3 9 (17.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (13.46%) Oracle Database
5 7 (13.46%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (13.46%) Oracle Database 12c
5 7 (13.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (11.54%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (5.77%) DTS
9 3 (5.77%) NoSQL
9 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (5.77%) Oracle9i Database
9 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.85%) AccuRev
2 2 (3.85%) Ant
2 2 (3.85%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.85%) Eclipse
2 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.85%) Gradle
2 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.85%) JUnit
2 2 (3.85%) Maven
2 2 (3.85%) Selenium
2 2 (3.85%) SoapUI
2 2 (3.85%) Subversion
3 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (26.92%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Banking
2 4 (7.69%) French Language
3 3 (5.77%) Legal
4 2 (3.85%) Marketing
5 1 (1.92%) Advertising
5 1 (1.92%) Automotive
5 1 (1.92%) Retail
5 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (19.23%) DBA
2 9 (17.31%) Software Engineer
2 9 (17.31%) SQL DBA
3 7 (13.46%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Architect
4 6 (11.54%) Consultant
5 4 (7.69%) Administrator
6 3 (5.77%) Applications Architect
6 3 (5.77%) AWS Architect
6 3 (5.77%) Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Middleware Architect
6 3 (5.77%) Migration Consultant
6 3 (5.77%) Oracle Architect
6 3 (5.77%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (5.77%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.77%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.77%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.77%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (34.62%) LAPP Stack
2 11 (21.15%) LAMP
2 11 (21.15%) Middleware
3 5 (9.62%) SAML
3 5 (9.62%) Web Services
4 4 (7.69%) .NET
5 3 (5.77%) J2EE
5 3 (5.77%) OAuth
5 3 (5.77%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (3.85%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.85%) CSS
6 2 (3.85%) EclipseLink
6 2 (3.85%) JAX-RS
6 2 (3.85%) OSGi
6 2 (3.85%) REST
6 2 (3.85%) SOAP
6 2 (3.85%) Struts
6 2 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (3.85%) XHTML
6 2 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 10 (19.23%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (7.69%) PKI
4 3 (5.77%) iPad
5 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 29 (55.77%) Windows
2 20 (38.46%) Linux
3 14 (26.92%) Windows Server
4 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.85%) Solaris
6 2 (3.85%) Unix
7 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (51.92%) High Availability
2 15 (28.85%) ITIL
3 14 (26.92%) Software Engineering
4 12 (23.08%) Configuration Management
5 10 (19.23%) Migration
6 9 (17.31%) DevOps
7 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (13.46%) Data Protection
7 7 (13.46%) Load Balancing
8 6 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (11.54%) Secure Coding
8 6 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (9.62%) Customer Engagement
9 5 (9.62%) Identity Management
9 5 (9.62%) Information Management
9 5 (9.62%) Network Optimisation
10 4 (7.69%) Database Security
10 4 (7.69%) Service Management
11 3 (5.77%) Change Management
11 3 (5.77%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (46.15%) SQL
2 20 (38.46%) Java
3 18 (34.62%) Bash Shell
3 18 (34.62%) Perl
3 18 (34.62%) Python
3 18 (34.62%) Ruby
4 12 (23.08%) PowerShell
5 7 (13.46%) T-SQL
6 6 (11.54%) C
7 5 (9.62%) C#
7 5 (9.62%) VB
8 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (23.08%) RHCE
2 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (13.46%) MCITP
3 7 (13.46%) MCSE
4 5 (9.62%) Degree
5 4 (7.69%) MCTS
5 4 (7.69%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (5.77%) MCDBA
6 3 (5.77%) OCP
7 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.92%) MCSA
7 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 16 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 9 (17.31%) Hyper-V
3 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.77%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (3.85%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.92%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (28.85%) Puppet
2 12 (23.08%) Salt
3 8 (15.38%) WSUS
4 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (7.69%) Data Guard
5 4 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (5.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.92%) SCCM
7 1 (1.92%) WMI
Vendors
1 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
2 10 (19.23%) Oracle
3 9 (17.31%) VMware
4 5 (9.62%) Citrix
5 3 (5.77%) IBM
6 2 (3.85%) Adobe
6 2 (3.85%) Dell
7 1 (1.92%) HP
7 1 (1.92%) Remedy