Period
to 24 May 2019

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 24 May 2019 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
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 264 238 238
Rank change year-on-year -26 0 -30
Contract jobs citing Clustering 95 141 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.64% 0.84% 0.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.09% 2.71% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 71 77
South East median daily rate £425 £475 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +30.14% -11.84%
10th Percentile £313 £356 £263
90th Percentile £538 £517 £499
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
South East median hourly rate - £52.50 -
England median hourly rate - £43.92 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +3.33% +41.67%

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 4,538 5,198 4,703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.52% 31.08% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,688 2,980 2,671
South East median daily rate £443 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £231 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
England median daily rate £475 £474 £450
% change year-on-year +0.17% +5.38% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 247 243
South East median hourly rate £18.10 £25.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.62% +51.52% -28.26%
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.16 £11.52
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.15 £45.55
England median hourly rate £20.96 £21.90 £19.58
% change year-on-year -4.32% +11.85% -6.76%

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 24 May 2019.

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 24 May 2019. 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 -14 40 £396 -18.45% 2
Thames Valley +17 34 £440 +10.00% 3
Berkshire -12 24 £441 +8.62% 3
Buckinghamshire +15 10 £400 +6.67%
West Sussex +20 8 £450 +50.00%
Surrey -15 8 £413 -16.16% 1
Kent -1 5 £525 +31.25%
Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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 76 (80.00%) Windows
2 57 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 51 (53.68%) Windows Server
4 47 (49.47%) Active Directory
5 41 (43.16%) Microsoft Azure
6 38 (40.00%) Hyper-V
7 36 (37.89%) PowerShell
8 35 (36.84%) VMware
9 30 (31.58%) DHCP
9 30 (31.58%) SCCM
10 29 (30.53%) DNS
11 28 (29.47%) Office 365
12 27 (28.42%) Citrix
13 25 (26.32%) Linux
14 24 (25.26%) Oracle
14 24 (25.26%) SQL Server
14 24 (25.26%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (23.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 21 (22.11%) Firewall
17 20 (21.05%) ITIL
18 19 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
18 19 (20.00%) High Availability
18 19 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
18 19 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
19 18 (18.95%) Oracle Database
19 18 (18.95%) XenApp
19 18 (18.95%) Security Cleared
19 18 (18.95%) Migration
20 17 (17.89%) SAN
21 16 (16.84%) NetScaler

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 10 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.37%) IIS
3 5 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.26%) Skype for Business
4 4 (4.21%) Apache
4 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (4.21%) SAP Portal
4 4 (4.21%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.16%) NetWeaver
6 2 (2.11%) GlassFish
6 2 (2.11%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (2.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Oracle Utilities
1 2 (2.11%) Siebel CRM
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 41 (43.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (29.47%) Office 365
3 15 (15.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (14.74%) IaaS
5 12 (12.63%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (5.26%) Power Platform
7 3 (3.16%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (2.11%) Yammer
9 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 30 (31.58%) DHCP
2 29 (30.53%) DNS
3 21 (22.11%) Firewall
4 17 (17.89%) SAN
5 16 (16.84%) NetScaler
6 14 (14.74%) VLAN
7 10 (10.53%) Fibre Channel
7 10 (10.53%) iSCSI
7 10 (10.53%) Skype
8 6 (6.32%) LAN
8 6 (6.32%) WAN
9 5 (5.26%) SSL
9 5 (5.26%) TCP/IP
10 4 (4.21%) NAS
10 4 (4.21%) Unified Communications
11 3 (3.16%) VPN
11 3 (3.16%) VSAN
12 2 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (2.11%) Kerberos
12 2 (2.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (25.26%) SQL Server
2 18 (18.95%) Oracle Database
3 9 (9.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (9.47%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (6.32%) Big Data
4 6 (6.32%) Oracle BI EE
4 6 (6.32%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (6.32%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (6.32%) Relational Database
5 5 (5.26%) Power BI
5 5 (5.26%) RDBMS
5 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (4.21%) Oracle Exadata
6 4 (4.21%) SAP BW
7 3 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.16%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.16%) MySQL
8 2 (2.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.05%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.05%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.05%) NUnit
2 1 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.05%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.05%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (6.32%) Finance
2 2 (2.11%) Automotive
2 2 (2.11%) Retail
3 1 (1.05%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (18.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (14.74%) Azure Engineer
3 13 (13.68%) Architect
3 13 (13.68%) DBA
4 9 (9.47%) Support Engineer
5 8 (8.42%) Technical Architect
6 7 (7.37%) Administrator
6 7 (7.37%) Consultant
7 6 (6.32%) Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) Oracle DBA
7 6 (6.32%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Developer
8 5 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Database Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) SAP Basis Consultant
9 4 (4.21%) SAP Consultant
9 4 (4.21%) Senior DBA
9 4 (4.21%) SQL DBA
9 4 (4.21%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.32%) REST
2 5 (5.26%) JSON
3 4 (4.21%) SAP Basis
3 4 (4.21%) SAP PI
4 3 (3.16%) LDAP
4 3 (3.16%) Middleware
5 2 (2.11%) .NET
5 2 (2.11%) Kafka
5 2 (2.11%) Node.js
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.11%) Regular Expression
5 2 (2.11%) XML
6 1 (1.05%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.05%) ADO.NET
6 1 (1.05%) LINQ
6 1 (1.05%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (1.05%) SOAP
6 1 (1.05%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (1.05%) WCF
6 1 (1.05%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.74%) PKI
2 12 (12.63%) Fat Client
2 12 (12.63%) Thin Client
3 8 (8.42%) Replication
4 7 (7.37%) Blog
4 7 (7.37%) Data Centre
5 5 (5.26%) Public Cloud
6 3 (3.16%) RIA
6 3 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (3.16%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.05%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 76 (80.00%) Windows
2 51 (53.68%) Windows Server
3 25 (26.32%) Linux
4 19 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (12.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (10.53%) Windows 10
7 8 (8.42%) AIX
8 7 (7.37%) Unix
9 4 (4.21%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (4.21%) SUSE
9 4 (4.21%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.11%) Solaris
10 2 (2.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.05%) CentOS
11 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.05%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 20 (21.05%) ITIL
3 19 (20.00%) High Availability
4 18 (18.95%) Migration
5 14 (14.74%) DevOps
6 12 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (11.58%) Application Packaging
7 11 (11.58%) Load Balancing
8 10 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (10.53%) Server Building
9 9 (9.47%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (9.47%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (9.47%) Server Management
10 8 (8.42%) Data Protection
10 8 (8.42%) Decision-Making
10 8 (8.42%) Mentoring
11 6 (6.32%) Data Migration
11 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Automation
11 6 (6.32%) Network Architecture
11 6 (6.32%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 36 (37.89%) PowerShell
2 15 (15.79%) Java
3 13 (13.68%) SQL
4 6 (6.32%) Shell Script
5 5 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.16%) VBScript
6 3 (3.16%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 2 (2.11%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.11%) Perl
7 2 (2.11%) Python
8 1 (1.05%) C
8 1 (1.05%) C#
8 1 (1.05%) C++
8 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.05%) VB
8 1 (1.05%) VBA
8 1 (1.05%) XAML
Qualifications
1 18 (18.95%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.68%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (7.37%) CCNA
4 7 (7.37%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (6.32%) DV Cleared
6 5 (5.26%) CCA
6 5 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (5.26%) MCSE
7 4 (4.21%) Degree
7 4 (4.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (3.16%) MCITP
8 3 (3.16%) MCTS
8 3 (3.16%) TOGAF Certification
8 3 (3.16%) VCAP
8 3 (3.16%) VCP4
8 3 (3.16%) VCP5
9 1 (1.05%) CCDP
9 1 (1.05%) CCSP
9 1 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.05%) GDPR
3 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (49.47%) Active Directory
2 38 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 24 (25.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (18.95%) XenApp
5 16 (16.84%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 15 (15.79%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (14.74%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 12 (12.63%) XenDesktop
9 8 (8.42%) DFS Replication
9 8 (8.42%) vSphere
10 6 (6.32%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (4.21%) vCloud
12 1 (1.05%) Firmware
12 1 (1.05%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 30 (31.58%) SCCM
2 19 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 11 (11.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 11 (11.58%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (10.53%) Data Guard
4 10 (10.53%) Failover Clustering
5 9 (9.47%) SCVMM
6 8 (8.42%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (5.26%) SCOM
8 4 (4.21%) Ansible
8 4 (4.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (4.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (4.21%) vCenter Server
9 3 (3.16%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (3.16%) Nagios
10 2 (2.11%) Packer
10 2 (2.11%) QRadar
10 2 (2.11%) SCDPM
11 1 (1.05%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (1.05%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 57 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 35 (36.84%) VMware
3 27 (28.42%) Citrix
4 24 (25.26%) Oracle
5 15 (15.79%) Dell
6 11 (11.58%) HP
7 9 (9.47%) McAfee
8 7 (7.37%) Cisco
8 7 (7.37%) Ivanti
8 7 (7.37%) Veeam
9 4 (4.21%) Fortinet
9 4 (4.21%) SAP
9 4 (4.21%) Tableau
10 3 (3.16%) IBM
10 3 (3.16%) Splunk
10 3 (3.16%) TIBCO
11 2 (2.11%) BEA
11 2 (2.11%) Juniper
11 2 (2.11%) NetApp
11 2 (2.11%) Siebel