Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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 > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 284 253 184
Rank change year-on-year -31 -69 -10
Contract jobs citing Clustering 87 129 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.52% 0.77% 1.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.79% 2.60% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 79 112
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.86% -9.56%
10th Percentile £318 £243 £313
90th Percentile £466 £575 £538
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
South East median hourly rate £12.00 £22.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.67% -5.26% -20.83%
England median hourly rate £31.00 £28.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +10.71% -26.32% +38.18%

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 4857 4957 5885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.84% 29.65% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2854 2852 3408
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +6.94%
10th Percentile £218 £225 £225
90th Percentile £565 £575 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 288 322
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £23.59 £19.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.22% +22.45% +18.88%
10th Percentile £10.72 £12.00 £11.18
90th Percentile £47.75 £54.13 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.60 £20.92 £19.08
% change year-on-year -1.51% +9.62% +6.00%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley -51 32 £375 -6.25% 6
Hampshire +12 29 £375 +36.36% 1
Oxfordshire +14 16 £375 +22.95% 1
Surrey -17 13 £413 -
Berkshire -27 10 £369 -13.24% 1
West Sussex -7 6 £388 +3.33% 2
Buckinghamshire -40 6 £450 +20.00% 4
Kent -17 3 £350 -23.08% 1
Middlesex +8 2 £460 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £300 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 South East region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 46 (52.87%) SQL Server
2 43 (49.43%) Windows
3 37 (42.53%) Active Directory
4 35 (40.23%) Microsoft
5 32 (36.78%) Hyper-V
6 31 (35.63%) Linux
7 28 (32.18%) Amazon AWS
8 25 (28.74%) Windows Server
8 25 (28.74%) VMware
9 23 (26.44%) Migration
10 21 (24.14%) HP
11 20 (22.99%) Oracle
11 20 (22.99%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (22.99%) High Availability
12 19 (21.84%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (21.84%) SQL Server 2008
13 18 (20.69%) SAN
14 17 (19.54%) SQL
14 17 (19.54%) DHCP
14 17 (19.54%) Office 365
15 16 (18.39%) DNS
15 16 (18.39%) MySQL
15 16 (18.39%) PowerShell
16 15 (17.24%) SCCM
16 15 (17.24%) SCOM
16 15 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
16 15 (17.24%) Change Management
16 15 (17.24%) Configuration Management
16 15 (17.24%) Microsoft Clustering
17 14 (16.09%) Microservices

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 12 (13.79%) SharePoint
2 11 (12.64%) MS Exchange
3 8 (9.20%) IIS
4 7 (8.05%) Apache
5 5 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (3.45%) JBoss
7 3 (3.45%) Skype for Business
8 2 (2.30%) Confluence
8 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.30%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.15%) EPiServer
9 1 (1.15%) WebLogic
9 1 (1.15%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 28 (32.18%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (19.54%) Office 365
3 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.30%) IaaS
5 2 (2.30%) OpenShift
5 2 (2.30%) PaaS
6 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.69%) SAN
2 17 (19.54%) DHCP
3 16 (18.39%) DNS
4 11 (12.64%) TCP/IP
5 10 (11.49%) LDAP
5 10 (11.49%) Remote Desktop
6 9 (10.34%) Firewall
7 8 (9.20%) Kerberos
8 7 (8.05%) VoIP
9 5 (5.75%) NAS
10 4 (4.60%) LAN
10 4 (4.60%) SIGTRAN
10 4 (4.60%) SS7
10 4 (4.60%) WAN
11 3 (3.45%) INAP
12 2 (2.30%) Wireshark
13 1 (1.15%) Intelligent Network
13 1 (1.15%) LTE
13 1 (1.15%) Network Security
13 1 (1.15%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (52.87%) SQL Server
2 19 (21.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (18.39%) MySQL
4 7 (8.05%) Oracle Database
4 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.45%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.30%) Big Data
7 2 (2.30%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.30%) WhereScape RED
8 1 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.15%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.60%) Ant
2 4 (4.60%) JMeter
2 4 (4.60%) JUnit
2 4 (4.60%) Maven
3 3 (3.45%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.30%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.15%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.15%) NUnit
5 1 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.15%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.15%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (4.60%) Finance
2 3 (3.45%) Retail
2 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.30%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.15%) Advertising
4 1 (1.15%) Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Electronics
4 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (25.29%) DBA
2 15 (17.24%) MySQL DBA
3 14 (16.09%) Architect
4 12 (13.79%) Technical Architect
5 10 (11.49%) Developer
6 9 (10.34%) Administrator
7 6 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (5.75%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) Consultant
9 4 (4.60%) Network Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) SCCM Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) SQL DBA
9 4 (4.60%) Support Engineer
10 3 (3.45%) BizTalk Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
10 3 (3.45%) Oracle DBA
10 3 (3.45%) Oracle Developer
10 3 (3.45%) PowerShell Engineer
10 3 (3.45%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.09%) HTML
2 12 (13.79%) Web Services
3 6 (6.90%) JSP
4 5 (5.75%) .NET
4 5 (5.75%) WebCenter
5 4 (4.60%) Ajax
5 4 (4.60%) HTML5
5 4 (4.60%) JSF
5 4 (4.60%) JSR 168
5 4 (4.60%) Node.js
5 4 (4.60%) Oracle ADF
5 4 (4.60%) Struts
5 4 (4.60%) XML
6 3 (3.45%) CSS
6 3 (3.45%) JSON
6 3 (3.45%) SOAP
7 2 (2.30%) JPA
7 2 (2.30%) jQuery
7 2 (2.30%) JSTL
7 2 (2.30%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.09%) Replication
2 12 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (9.20%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.45%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.30%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.30%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.30%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.15%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.15%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.15%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 43 (49.43%) Windows
2 31 (35.63%) Linux
3 25 (28.74%) Windows Server
4 19 (21.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (16.09%) Solaris
6 12 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (13.79%) Unix
7 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (5.75%) Windows 10
8 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (3.45%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.30%) AIX
10 2 (2.30%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.15%) Android
11 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.15%) VMS
11 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.44%) Migration
2 20 (22.99%) High Availability
3 15 (17.24%) Change Management
3 15 (17.24%) Configuration Management
4 14 (16.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (16.09%) Microservices
5 13 (14.94%) Load Balancing
6 12 (13.79%) Data Management
6 12 (13.79%) Mentoring
7 10 (11.49%) ITIL
7 10 (11.49%) Problem Management
8 9 (10.34%) PRINCE2
8 9 (10.34%) TOGAF
9 8 (9.20%) Mobile Device Management
10 7 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (6.90%) DevOps
11 6 (6.90%) IT Strategy
11 6 (6.90%) Validation
12 5 (5.75%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.54%) SQL
2 16 (18.39%) PowerShell
3 12 (13.79%) Java
4 7 (8.05%) Perl
4 7 (8.05%) Shell Script
5 6 (6.90%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.75%) Bash Shell
6 5 (5.75%) T-SQL
7 4 (4.60%) C#
8 3 (3.45%) Python
9 2 (2.30%) C++
10 1 (1.15%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.15%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (1.15%) Bourne shell
10 1 (1.15%) Korn
10 1 (1.15%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (13.79%) MCSE
3 10 (11.49%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (11.49%) Security Cleared
4 9 (10.34%) CCNA
4 9 (10.34%) Degree
4 9 (10.34%) SC Cleared
5 6 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (5.75%) MCITP
6 5 (5.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (3.45%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.45%) RHCE
8 2 (2.30%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (1.15%) CCNP
9 1 (1.15%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (6.90%) SLA
3 1 (1.15%) AS 2805
3 1 (1.15%) ISO 8583
3 1 (1.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (42.53%) Active Directory
2 32 (36.78%) Hyper-V
3 20 (22.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (9.20%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (4.60%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (4.60%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.45%) vSphere
7 2 (2.30%) Docker
7 2 (2.30%) Gluster
7 2 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.30%) Samba
7 2 (2.30%) Veritas File System
7 2 (2.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (2.30%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.15%) iptables
8 1 (1.15%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 15 (17.24%) Microsoft Clustering
1 15 (17.24%) SCCM
1 15 (17.24%) SCOM
2 8 (9.20%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (4.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (3.45%) Ansible
4 3 (3.45%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (3.45%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.45%) PowerCLI
5 2 (2.30%) BladeLogic
5 2 (2.30%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (2.30%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.30%) Puppet
5 2 (2.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.15%) Netcool
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (40.23%) Microsoft
2 25 (28.74%) VMware
3 21 (24.14%) HP
4 20 (22.99%) Oracle
5 9 (10.34%) McAfee
5 9 (10.34%) Sun
6 8 (9.20%) 3PAR
6 8 (9.20%) Red Hat
7 7 (8.05%) Cisco
8 6 (6.90%) Veritas
9 5 (5.75%) Citrix
10 3 (3.45%) EMC
10 3 (3.45%) IBM
10 3 (3.45%) Remedy
10 3 (3.45%) StorageTek
11 2 (2.30%) Apple
11 2 (2.30%) ServiceNow
11 2 (2.30%) Splunk
11 2 (2.30%) TOWER Software
11 2 (2.30%) Zerto