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 3 months to 27 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
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 179 140
Rank change year-on-year -17 -39  
Contract jobs citing Clustering 59 91 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.76% 1.01% 1.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.65% 3.32% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 50 65
Median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £274 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £478 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £375
% change year-on-year +13.63% -12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £19.61 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.56%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year - +43.58%  

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 South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2226 2741 2920
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.70% 30.48% 31.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1278 1632 1580
Median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 139 126
Median hourly rate £19.83 £31.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.03% +87.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Clustering in the South East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Clustering in the South East

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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

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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 3 months to 27 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
Hampshire +16 25 £375 +51.51% 6
Buckinghamshire -9 12 £388 -8.82%
Surrey +6 7 £450 +5.88% 5
West Sussex +19 5 £250 -
Kent -7 5 £338 -24.15%
Berkshire -5 4 £269 -43.36% 5
Middlesex +11 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 66 (57.39%) Linux
2 60 (52.17%) SQL Server
3 48 (41.74%) Windows
4 44 (38.26%) SQL
5 42 (36.52%) Active Directory
6 41 (35.65%) VMware
7 37 (32.17%) SAN
8 32 (27.83%) Citrix
9 31 (26.96%) Microsoft
10 29 (25.22%) Red Hat
11 27 (23.48%) Windows Server 2008
12 26 (22.61%) Veritas
13 25 (21.74%) Security Cleared
14 24 (20.87%) VMware ESXi
15 23 (20.00%) NAS
16 22 (19.13%) VMware Infrastructure
16 22 (19.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 21 (18.26%) Unix
17 21 (18.26%) Migration
18 20 (17.39%) Oracle
18 20 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
18 20 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
18 20 (17.39%) Windows Server
19 19 (16.52%) HP
19 19 (16.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
20 18 (15.65%) Solaris
20 18 (15.65%) MS Exchange
20 18 (15.65%) Amazon AWS
20 18 (15.65%) Microsoft Clustering
21 17 (14.78%) High Availability

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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 18 (15.65%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.91%) Apache
3 13 (11.30%) IIS
4 9 (7.83%) JBoss
5 5 (4.35%) EPiServer
5 5 (4.35%) FileNet
6 4 (3.48%) Skype for Business
7 3 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.74%) Alfresco
8 2 (1.74%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.74%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (0.87%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.87%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.87%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.65%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.22%) Office 365
3 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.87%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 37 (32.17%) SAN
2 23 (20.00%) NAS
3 17 (14.78%) DNS
4 14 (12.17%) IPsec
5 13 (11.30%) Firewall
6 10 (8.70%) DHCP
7 8 (6.96%) LDAP
8 5 (4.35%) HTTPS
8 5 (4.35%) Kerberos
8 5 (4.35%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (3.48%) TCP/IP
10 3 (2.61%) Network Security
10 3 (2.61%) SSL
10 3 (2.61%) WAN
11 2 (1.74%) HTTP
12 1 (0.87%) LAN
12 1 (0.87%) PBX
12 1 (0.87%) SMTP
12 1 (0.87%) VoIP
12 1 (0.87%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (52.17%) SQL Server
2 20 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (14.78%) MySQL
3 17 (14.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (13.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (9.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (6.09%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (5.22%) DB2
8 6 (5.22%) RDBMS
8 6 (5.22%) Relational Database
9 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (3.48%) Big Data
10 4 (3.48%) Hadoop
10 4 (3.48%) NoSQL
10 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (2.61%) Data Mining
11 3 (2.61%) MS Access
11 3 (2.61%) Oracle Database
11 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (8.70%) Finance
2 3 (2.61%) Advertising
2 3 (2.61%) Banking
3 2 (1.74%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.87%) Retail
4 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (31.30%) DBA
2 21 (18.26%) Administrator
3 19 (16.52%) SQL DBA
4 17 (14.78%) MySQL DBA
5 15 (13.04%) Linux Engineer
6 12 (10.43%) Integration Engineer
7 10 (8.70%) Architect
8 8 (6.96%) SQL Server DBA
9 7 (6.09%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (6.09%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (6.09%) Support Engineer
9 7 (6.09%) Technical Architect
10 6 (5.22%) Senior DBA
10 6 (5.22%) Senior SQL DBA
10 6 (5.22%) Senior SQL Server DBA
11 5 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
12 4 (3.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 4 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 4 (3.48%) VMware Engineer
12 4 (3.48%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.09%) .NET
2 3 (2.61%) Middleware
2 3 (2.61%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.74%) CSS
3 2 (1.74%) REST
3 2 (1.74%) Web Services
4 1 (0.87%) EDI
4 1 (0.87%) EDIFACT
4 1 (0.87%) J2EE
4 1 (0.87%) JDBC
4 1 (0.87%) JMS
4 1 (0.87%) JNDI
4 1 (0.87%) MLlib
4 1 (0.87%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (0.87%) SOAP
4 1 (0.87%) UIMA
4 1 (0.87%) WCF
4 1 (0.87%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.30%) Replication
2 8 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.22%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.22%) Mainframe
3 6 (5.22%) Smart Meter
4 5 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.35%) Fat Client
4 5 (4.35%) Tandem
4 5 (4.35%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.74%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.87%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.87%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.87%) IPTV
6 1 (0.87%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 66 (57.39%) Linux
2 48 (41.74%) Windows
3 27 (23.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (19.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (18.26%) Unix
6 20 (17.39%) Windows Server
6 20 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (15.65%) Solaris
8 16 (13.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (6.96%) CentOS
10 4 (3.48%) Windows Vista
11 3 (2.61%) AIX
11 3 (2.61%) Windows 7
11 3 (2.61%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.74%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.87%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.26%) Migration
2 17 (14.78%) Configuration Management
2 17 (14.78%) High Availability
2 17 (14.78%) Server Building
3 16 (13.91%) Microservices
4 14 (12.17%) ITIL
5 12 (10.43%) Project Management
5 12 (10.43%) Software Distribution
6 11 (9.57%) Change Control
6 11 (9.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (8.70%) DevOps
7 10 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (6.96%) Change Management
8 8 (6.96%) Incident Management
8 8 (6.96%) Problem Management
9 7 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (6.09%) Database Mirroring
9 7 (6.09%) Performance Optimisation
10 6 (5.22%) Task Automation
10 6 (5.22%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 44 (38.26%) SQL
2 14 (12.17%) Shell Script
3 9 (7.83%) PowerShell
4 7 (6.09%) Bash Shell
4 7 (6.09%) Korn
5 6 (5.22%) PL/SQL
5 6 (5.22%) VB
6 5 (4.35%) JCL
7 4 (3.48%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.61%) C#
8 3 (2.61%) Java
9 2 (1.74%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.74%) Python
10 1 (0.87%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.87%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.87%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.87%) Jython
10 1 (0.87%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.87%) Perl
10 1 (0.87%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.30%) DV Cleared
2 13 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (10.43%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.22%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (5.22%) Degree
4 6 (5.22%) MCDBA
5 4 (3.48%) MCITP
6 3 (2.61%) CCNA
6 3 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.61%) MCSE
7 2 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.87%) CCNP
8 1 (0.87%) HP ASE
8 1 (0.87%) RHCE
8 1 (0.87%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.22%) PMO
2 5 (4.35%) SLA
3 2 (1.74%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.74%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (36.52%) Active Directory
2 24 (20.87%) VMware ESXi
3 22 (19.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (8.70%) vSphere
5 8 (6.96%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (6.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 6 (5.22%) Hyper-V
8 4 (3.48%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.61%) vCloud
10 2 (1.74%) GFS2
10 2 (1.74%) OCFS2
10 2 (1.74%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.74%) Veritas File System
10 2 (1.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (1.74%) XenApp
11 1 (0.87%) Firmware
11 1 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.87%) Samba
11 1 (0.87%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 19 (16.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 18 (15.65%) Microsoft Clustering
3 15 (13.04%) Netcool
4 13 (11.30%) SCCM
4 13 (11.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 12 (10.43%) Tivoli
6 11 (9.57%) Red Hat Satellite
7 7 (6.09%) SCOM
8 5 (4.35%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (4.35%) NetBackup
9 4 (3.48%) WSUS
10 3 (2.61%) Ansible
10 3 (2.61%) Unicenter
11 2 (1.74%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (1.74%) PowerCLI
11 2 (1.74%) Puppet
11 2 (1.74%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 2 (1.74%) vRealize
12 1 (0.87%) BladeLogic
12 1 (0.87%) WMI
Vendors
1 41 (35.65%) VMware
2 32 (27.83%) Citrix
3 31 (26.96%) Microsoft
4 29 (25.22%) Red Hat
5 26 (22.61%) Veritas
6 20 (17.39%) Oracle
7 19 (16.52%) HP
8 5 (4.35%) EMC
8 5 (4.35%) Genesys
8 5 (4.35%) IBM
8 5 (4.35%) Informatica
8 5 (4.35%) Sun
9 4 (3.48%) Cisco
9 4 (3.48%) StorageTek
10 3 (2.61%) F5
10 3 (2.61%) Meridio
11 2 (1.74%) Dell
11 2 (1.74%) Mapinfo
12 1 (0.87%) Avaya
12 1 (0.87%) Intel
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