Period
to 14 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Clustering over the 6 months to 14 December 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 > South East
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 270 285 265
Rank change year-on-year +15 -20 -38
Contract jobs citing Clustering 113 90 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.67% 0.54% 0.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.13% 1.78% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 46 66
South East median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% -9.09%
10th Percentile £312 £313 £250
90th Percentile £479 £517 £575
England median daily rate £420 £420 £400
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
South East median hourly rate £42.27 £12.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +252.21% -46.67% -5.26%
10th Percentile £39.48 £12.00 £19.78
90th Percentile £47.27 £12.00 £31.45
England median hourly rate £42.38 £32.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +32.45% +14.29% -25.83%

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 South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 5,305 5,044 4,993
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.40% 30.00% 30.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,173 2,926 2,842
South East median daily rate £433 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.13% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £570 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 236 286
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £19.34 £21.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.41% -8.24% +10.76%
10th Percentile £11.55 £10.75 £11.90
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £54.38
England median hourly rate £20.25 £20.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.98% +3.28% +5.10%

Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Clustering in the South East

Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Clustering in the South East

Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Clustering in the South East over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Clustering in the South East

Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Clustering in the South East

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the South East region over the 6 months to 14 December 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
Hampshire +1 44 £380 +1.33% 7
Thames Valley +21 33 £388 +3.33% 8
Buckinghamshire +30 16 £388 -11.43% 1
West Sussex -3 16 £425 +9.68%
Berkshire -7 15 £418 +13.22% 7
Surrey -28 11 £375 -21.05% 6
Kent +9 4 £369 +5.36% 3
East Sussex - 4 - -
Oxfordshire +2 2 £348 -7.33%
Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 South East region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 61 (53.98%) Windows
2 52 (46.02%) Microsoft
3 51 (45.13%) Windows Server
4 47 (41.59%) PowerShell
5 45 (39.82%) VMware
6 37 (32.74%) Active Directory
6 37 (32.74%) Oracle
6 37 (32.74%) VMware Infrastructure
7 34 (30.09%) Migration
8 33 (29.20%) Oracle Database
9 30 (26.55%) SQL Server
9 30 (26.55%) Linux
10 29 (25.66%) SQL
11 28 (24.78%) DNS
12 27 (23.89%) SCCM
13 26 (23.01%) DHCP
13 26 (23.01%) Microsoft Azure
14 25 (22.12%) High Availability
15 23 (20.35%) Security Cleared
16 22 (19.47%) AIX
16 22 (19.47%) Windows Server 2008
16 22 (19.47%) Hyper-V
17 21 (18.58%) Microsoft Clustering
18 20 (17.70%) VMware ESXi
18 20 (17.70%) Windows Server 2012
19 19 (16.81%) Office 365
19 19 (16.81%) Performance Tuning
19 19 (16.81%) Server Building
19 19 (16.81%) SAN
20 18 (15.93%) Citrix

Clustering
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (9.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (8.85%) Oracle Service Bus
3 9 (7.96%) Skype for Business
4 8 (7.08%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.31%) NetWeaver
5 6 (5.31%) SAP Portal
6 5 (4.42%) MS Exchange
7 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.65%) IIS
7 3 (2.65%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.77%) Apache
8 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.77%) IBM Domino
8 2 (1.77%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.77%) JBoss
8 2 (1.77%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.88%) Documentum
9 1 (0.88%) OpenROAD
9 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (8.85%) Oracle Utilities
1 10 (8.85%) Siebel CRM
2 7 (6.19%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (3.54%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 26 (23.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (16.81%) Office 365
3 9 (7.96%) Azure Active Directory
3 9 (7.96%) IaaS
4 7 (6.19%) Yammer
5 6 (5.31%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (3.54%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (2.65%) PaaS
8 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (24.78%) DNS
2 26 (23.01%) DHCP
3 19 (16.81%) SAN
4 16 (14.16%) Firewall
5 13 (11.50%) Skype
6 11 (9.73%) NetScaler
7 10 (8.85%) VLAN
8 9 (7.96%) Fibre Channel
8 9 (7.96%) iSCSI
9 7 (6.19%) SNMP
10 6 (5.31%) Unified Communications
11 5 (4.42%) WAN
12 4 (3.54%) Kerberos
12 4 (3.54%) VPN
13 3 (2.65%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (2.65%) IPsec
13 3 (2.65%) SSL
14 2 (1.77%) IP Telephony
14 2 (1.77%) Junos
14 2 (1.77%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (29.20%) Oracle Database
2 30 (26.55%) SQL Server
3 18 (15.93%) Oracle Database 12c
4 16 (14.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (8.85%) Oracle BI EE
5 10 (8.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (8.85%) Oracle ODI
5 10 (8.85%) Oracle Reports
5 10 (8.85%) SQL Server 2016
6 9 (7.96%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (5.31%) SAP BW
8 5 (4.42%) MySQL
8 5 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (3.54%) Relational Database
9 4 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.77%) SSDT
12 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (8.85%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (2.65%) MSI
2 3 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.65%) Toad
3 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (6.19%) Finance
2 4 (3.54%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.77%) Advertising
4 1 (0.88%) Retail
4 1 (0.88%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (25.66%) DBA
2 17 (15.04%) SQL DBA
3 14 (12.39%) SQL Server DBA
4 13 (11.50%) Consultant
4 13 (11.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (10.62%) Oracle DBA
6 10 (8.85%) SAP Consultant
7 9 (7.96%) SAP Basis Consultant
7 9 (7.96%) Support Engineer
8 8 (7.08%) Senior DBA
8 8 (7.08%) Senior SQL DBA
8 8 (7.08%) Senior SQL Server DBA
9 7 (6.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (6.19%) Administrator
9 7 (6.19%) Integration Engineer
10 6 (5.31%) Azure Engineer
11 5 (4.42%) Architect
11 5 (4.42%) Database Engineer
11 5 (4.42%) Oracle Database Engineer
11 5 (4.42%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.85%) Middleware
1 10 (8.85%) Oracle Fusion
1 10 (8.85%) SAP Basis
2 6 (5.31%) SAP PI
3 4 (3.54%) LDAP
4 3 (2.65%) JMS
4 3 (2.65%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (2.65%) REST
4 3 (2.65%) SOAP
4 3 (2.65%) Spring
4 3 (2.65%) Spring Boot
4 3 (2.65%) Thymeleaf
4 3 (2.65%) Web Services
5 2 (1.77%) ADSI
5 2 (1.77%) JSON
5 2 (1.77%) SAML
5 2 (1.77%) SPNEGO
6 1 (0.88%) .NET
6 1 (0.88%) Java EE
6 1 (0.88%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.62%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.85%) Fat Client
2 10 (8.85%) Thin Client
3 9 (7.96%) PKI
4 6 (5.31%) Replication
4 6 (5.31%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (5.31%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 4 (3.54%) Blog
5 4 (3.54%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.54%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.65%) HP Storage
7 2 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.77%) RIA
8 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.88%) NHS
8 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 61 (53.98%) Windows
2 51 (45.13%) Windows Server
3 30 (26.55%) Linux
4 22 (19.47%) AIX
4 22 (19.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (17.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (9.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (8.85%) SUSE
8 7 (6.19%) Unix
9 6 (5.31%) Windows 10
10 4 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (3.54%) Solaris
10 4 (3.54%) Windows 7
11 3 (2.65%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.77%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.88%) Debian
13 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (30.09%) Migration
2 25 (22.12%) High Availability
3 19 (16.81%) Performance Tuning
3 19 (16.81%) Server Building
4 16 (14.16%) CRM
4 16 (14.16%) ITIL
5 15 (13.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (12.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 12 (10.62%) Root Cause Analysis
7 12 (10.62%) Server Management
8 11 (9.73%) DevOps
8 11 (9.73%) Incident Management
8 11 (9.73%) SOA
9 10 (8.85%) Data Migration
9 10 (8.85%) Master Data Management
9 10 (8.85%) WFM
10 9 (7.96%) Application Packaging
11 8 (7.08%) Change Management
11 8 (7.08%) Mentoring
11 8 (7.08%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 47 (41.59%) PowerShell
2 29 (25.66%) SQL
3 14 (12.39%) Java
4 12 (10.62%) T-SQL
5 10 (8.85%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 6 (5.31%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.65%) Java 8
8 2 (1.77%) C
9 1 (0.88%) Perl
9 1 (0.88%) Python
9 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (20.35%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.50%) CCA
2 13 (11.50%) Citrix Certification
3 12 (10.62%) DV Cleared
3 12 (10.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (7.96%) SC Cleared
5 7 (6.19%) Degree
5 7 (6.19%) VCP5
5 7 (6.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (5.31%) MCTS
6 6 (5.31%) VCAP
6 6 (5.31%) VCP4
7 4 (3.54%) RHCE
8 3 (2.65%) CCNP
8 3 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.77%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.77%) MCSE
10 1 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.88%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) GPG13
2 1 (0.88%) PMO
2 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 37 (32.74%) Active Directory
1 37 (32.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (19.47%) Hyper-V
3 20 (17.70%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (14.16%) vSphere
5 15 (13.27%) XenServer
6 14 (12.39%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (9.73%) XenApp
8 10 (8.85%) DFS Replication
9 9 (7.96%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (7.96%) XenDesktop
10 6 (5.31%) vCloud
11 4 (3.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (2.65%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.88%) Docker
13 1 (0.88%) Firmware
13 1 (0.88%) iptables
13 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.88%) Postfix
13 1 (0.88%) Squid
Systems Management
1 27 (23.89%) SCCM
2 21 (18.58%) Microsoft Clustering
3 12 (10.62%) vCenter Server
4 11 (9.73%) Failover Clustering
5 10 (8.85%) Data Guard
5 10 (8.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 10 (8.85%) Oracle RMAN
6 9 (7.96%) Ansible
6 9 (7.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 9 (7.96%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (7.96%) SCVMM
7 7 (6.19%) SCOM
8 6 (5.31%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (5.31%) PowerCLI
9 4 (3.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (3.54%) Puppet
10 3 (2.65%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (2.65%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (2.65%) NetBackup
10 3 (2.65%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 52 (46.02%) Microsoft
2 45 (39.82%) VMware
3 37 (32.74%) Oracle
4 18 (15.93%) Citrix
5 16 (14.16%) Dell
6 12 (10.62%) Veritas
7 11 (9.73%) Cisco
7 11 (9.73%) HP
7 11 (9.73%) SAP
8 10 (8.85%) Siebel
9 8 (7.08%) Juniper
10 7 (6.19%) EMC
10 7 (6.19%) McAfee
11 6 (5.31%) Dell Compellent
12 4 (3.54%) Ariba
12 4 (3.54%) Red Hat
12 4 (3.54%) ServiceNow
13 3 (2.65%) BMC
13 3 (2.65%) Lumension
13 3 (2.65%) WSO2