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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Clustering
England / South East
Rank 187 158 146
Rank change year-on-year -29 -12  
Contract jobs citing Clustering 60 113 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.78% 1.24% 1.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.53% 4.12% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 71 64
Median daily rate £368 £414 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +6.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £296 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.60% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.14%  
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 South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2370 2746 2724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 30.80% 30.11% 28.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1338 1648 1416
Median daily rate £400 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +2.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.40% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 153 162
Median hourly rate £16.75 £39.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.05% +105.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.13 £13.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.65 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -36.66% +62.16%  

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

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 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
Hampshire +25 36 £369 -7.46% 3
Berkshire +7 7 £344 -15.12% 3
Buckinghamshire -8 7 £375 +3.44% 6
Surrey -24 4 £425 - 3
West Sussex - 4 £250 - 1
East Sussex +8 2 - - 1
Middlesex +1 1 - -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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

1 58 (53.21%) Linux
2 45 (41.28%) Windows
2 45 (41.28%) SQL Server
3 44 (40.37%) SQL
4 40 (36.70%) VMware
5 36 (33.03%) Active Directory
6 33 (30.28%) SAN
6 33 (30.28%) Microsoft
7 31 (28.44%) Red Hat
8 30 (27.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (26.61%) Veritas
10 27 (24.77%) Citrix
11 25 (22.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (22.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 24 (22.02%) VMware Infrastructure
13 23 (21.10%) Security Cleared
14 22 (20.18%) vSphere
15 21 (19.27%) HP
16 20 (18.35%) DNS
17 18 (16.51%) Configuration Management
18 17 (15.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 17 (15.60%) Apache
18 17 (15.60%) DHCP
18 17 (15.60%) Bash Shell
18 17 (15.60%) Windows Server
19 16 (14.68%) JBoss
19 16 (14.68%) Oracle
20 15 (13.76%) Unix
20 15 (13.76%) Korn
21 14 (12.84%) Windows Server 2003

Clustering
Top Related 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 17 (15.60%) Apache
2 16 (14.68%) JBoss
3 10 (9.17%) MS Exchange
4 9 (8.26%) IIS
5 7 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (5.50%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.67%) Apache Solr
8 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.75%) Skype for Business
8 3 (2.75%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.75%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.75%) WebSphere
8 3 (2.75%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.83%) Alfresco
9 2 (1.83%) Apache Pig
9 2 (1.83%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (6.42%) MS Office
2 6 (5.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.50%) Office 365
3 3 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.83%) IaaS
4 2 (1.83%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 33 (30.28%) SAN
2 20 (18.35%) DNS
3 17 (15.60%) DHCP
4 14 (12.84%) NAS
5 11 (10.09%) Firewall
6 9 (8.26%) IPsec
7 8 (7.34%) TCP/IP
8 6 (5.50%) HTTP
8 6 (5.50%) WAN
9 5 (4.59%) Kerberos
9 5 (4.59%) LAN
9 5 (4.59%) SSL
10 4 (3.67%) Internet
10 4 (3.67%) NetScaler
10 4 (3.67%) VoIP
11 3 (2.75%) FTP
11 3 (2.75%) MPLS
11 3 (2.75%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (1.83%) DMZ
12 2 (1.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (41.28%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.09%) MySQL
2 11 (10.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 11 (10.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (9.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (9.17%) SQL Server 2014
3 10 (9.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (7.34%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (5.50%) NoSQL
6 5 (4.59%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (2.75%) MS Access
7 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.83%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.83%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.83%) DB2
8 2 (1.83%) GIS
8 2 (1.83%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.83%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (5.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.83%) JIRA
2 2 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.92%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.92%) Introscope
3 1 (0.92%) JMeter
3 1 (0.92%) JUnit
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.92%) Subversion
3 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (4.59%) Finance
2 2 (1.83%) Advertising
2 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.83%) Marketing
2 2 (1.83%) Retail
3 1 (0.92%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.92%) Banking
3 1 (0.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (19.27%) DBA
2 17 (15.60%) Administrator
2 17 (15.60%) SQL DBA
3 13 (11.93%) Linux Engineer
4 9 (8.26%) Architect
4 9 (8.26%) Integration Engineer
5 7 (6.42%) Support Engineer
6 5 (4.59%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (4.59%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (4.59%) Linux Administrator
6 5 (4.59%) Server Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (3.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) Analyst
7 4 (3.67%) Consultant
7 4 (3.67%) Developer
7 4 (3.67%) Network Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) Support Analyst
8 3 (2.75%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.59%) J2EE
1 5 (4.59%) Web Services
2 4 (3.67%) .NET
3 3 (2.75%) JDBC
3 3 (2.75%) JNDI
3 3 (2.75%) SOAP
3 3 (2.75%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.83%) Apache Tez
4 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.83%) HTML
4 2 (1.83%) Kafka
4 2 (1.83%) LAMP
4 2 (1.83%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.92%) CSS
5 1 (0.92%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.92%) JSR 168
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.92%) REST
5 1 (0.92%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) Replication
1 12 (11.01%) Smart Meter
2 9 (8.26%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.59%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.67%) PKI
5 3 (2.75%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.75%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.83%) Grid Computing
6 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.83%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.92%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.92%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.92%) EPoS
7 1 (0.92%) IPTV
7 1 (0.92%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 58 (53.21%) Linux
2 45 (41.28%) Windows
3 30 (27.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (22.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (22.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (15.60%) Windows Server
6 15 (13.76%) Unix
7 14 (12.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (9.17%) Solaris
8 10 (9.17%) Windows XP
9 8 (7.34%) Windows 7
10 5 (4.59%) CentOS
11 4 (3.67%) Windows 8
12 3 (2.75%) AIX
12 3 (2.75%) Windows 10
13 2 (1.83%) SUSE
14 1 (0.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.92%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.51%) Configuration Management
2 14 (12.84%) High Availability
2 14 (12.84%) Performance Tuning
3 11 (10.09%) Change Management
4 10 (9.17%) ITIL
4 10 (9.17%) Migration
5 9 (8.26%) Change Control
5 9 (8.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (8.26%) Incident Management
5 9 (8.26%) Problem Management
5 9 (8.26%) Server Building
6 8 (7.34%) Software Distribution
7 7 (6.42%) DevOps
7 7 (6.42%) Performance Optimisation
8 5 (4.59%) Analytics
8 5 (4.59%) Network Design
8 5 (4.59%) Network Load Balancing
8 5 (4.59%) Patch Management
8 5 (4.59%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (4.59%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 44 (40.37%) SQL
2 17 (15.60%) Bash Shell
3 15 (13.76%) Korn
4 7 (6.42%) PowerShell
4 7 (6.42%) T-SQL
5 6 (5.50%) PL/SQL
5 6 (5.50%) Python
5 6 (5.50%) Shell Script
6 5 (4.59%) Java
7 3 (2.75%) C#
7 3 (2.75%) Jython
8 2 (1.83%) C
8 2 (1.83%) C++
8 2 (1.83%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.83%) Perl
8 2 (1.83%) VB
9 1 (0.92%) PHP
9 1 (0.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (21.10%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.01%) SC Cleared
3 11 (10.09%) DV Cleared
4 8 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.59%) MCSE
6 4 (3.67%) Degree
6 4 (3.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.75%) MCITP
8 2 (1.83%) CCNA
8 2 (1.83%) CCNP
8 2 (1.83%) MCDBA
8 2 (1.83%) MCP
8 2 (1.83%) MCSA
8 2 (1.83%) VCP5
9 1 (0.92%) CCA
9 1 (0.92%) CCAA
9 1 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.92%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.59%) SLA
2 2 (1.83%) PMO
3 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 36 (33.03%) Active Directory
2 24 (22.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (20.18%) vSphere
4 10 (9.17%) XenApp
5 8 (7.34%) Firmware
6 7 (6.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 6 (5.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (5.50%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (4.59%) Terminal Services
9 4 (3.67%) Hyper-V
9 4 (3.67%) XenDesktop
10 3 (2.75%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (1.83%) Apache Flume
11 2 (1.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (1.83%) HDFS
11 2 (1.83%) PowerHA
11 2 (1.83%) UAG
11 2 (1.83%) vCloud
11 2 (1.83%) VMware ESX
11 2 (1.83%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (15.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 14 (12.84%) Microsoft Clustering
2 14 (12.84%) Red Hat Satellite
3 11 (10.09%) Netcool
3 11 (10.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (10.09%) SCCM
4 8 (7.34%) Failover Clustering
4 8 (7.34%) Tivoli
5 5 (4.59%) EdgeSight
6 4 (3.67%) Puppet
6 4 (3.67%) SafeCom
7 3 (2.75%) CA Wily
7 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (2.75%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.75%) Unicenter
8 2 (1.83%) Ambari
8 2 (1.83%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.83%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (1.83%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (36.70%) VMware
2 33 (30.28%) Microsoft
3 31 (28.44%) Red Hat
4 29 (26.61%) Veritas
5 27 (24.77%) Citrix
6 21 (19.27%) HP
7 16 (14.68%) Oracle
8 9 (8.26%) Cisco
9 7 (6.42%) IBM
10 6 (5.50%) EMC
11 5 (4.59%) CheckPoint
11 5 (4.59%) F5
12 4 (3.67%) NetApp
12 4 (3.67%) Nimsoft
13 3 (2.75%) 3PAR
13 3 (2.75%) Meridio
13 3 (2.75%) Sophos
14 2 (1.83%) Altiris
14 2 (1.83%) Hortonworks
14 2 (1.83%) IronPort
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