The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 39 57 42
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -15
Contract jobs citing Clustering 29 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.68% 0.47% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.49% 1.66% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 1 1
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£393 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £351
% change year-on-year
- -0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +25.00%
Clustering
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
215 181 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 27.25% 28.11% 26.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 112 56
Average daily rate £360 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £125 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 10
Average hourly rate £22.00 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £22.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £31.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Clustering across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Clustering
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Clustering across the Birmingham region.

Clustering Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Clustering
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clustering across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Clustering Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Clustering
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Clustering Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Clustering also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Clustering.

1 21 (58.33%) Cisco
1 21 (58.33%) CheckPoint
1 21 (58.33%) Network Security
2 14 (38.89%) Security Cleared
3 10 (27.78%) Load Balancing
3 10 (27.78%) Firewall
3 10 (27.78%) Juniper
4 9 (25.00%) Windows
5 8 (22.22%) Banking
5 8 (22.22%) Blue Coat
5 8 (22.22%) SAN
5 8 (22.22%) OSPF
5 8 (22.22%) BGP
6 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (19.44%) Finance
6 7 (19.44%) VMware
6 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
6 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (16.67%) Oracle
7 6 (16.67%) UNIX
7 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 6 (16.67%) Linux
7 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce
8 5 (13.89%) Windows 2000
8 5 (13.89%) CCNP
8 5 (13.89%) SQL
8 5 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (13.89%) Check Point Certification
8 5 (13.89%) CCSA
9 4 (11.11%) Risk Assessment

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Clustering also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Clustering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) NetWeaver
1 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (58.33%) Network Security
2 10 (27.78%) Firewall
3 8 (22.22%) SAN
3 8 (22.22%) OSPF
3 8 (22.22%) BGP
4 4 (11.11%) Junos
5 3 (8.33%) Internet
5 3 (8.33%) DHCP
6 2 (5.56%) VPN
6 2 (5.56%) Extranet
7 1 (2.78%) Intranet
7 1 (2.78%) SMS
7 1 (2.78%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 4 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (2.78%) DB2
3 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
General
1 8 (22.22%) Banking
2 7 (19.44%) Finance
3 3 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Security Engineer
1 13 (36.11%) Network Engineer
1 13 (36.11%) Network Security Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) Design Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) Network Design Engineer
3 9 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Architect
4 5 (13.89%) Windows Server Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Server Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Systems Architect
6 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) Administrator
7 1 (2.78%) Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.78%) DBA
7 1 (2.78%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Security Administrator
7 1 (2.78%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) REST
1 4 (11.11%) Middleware
1 4 (11.11%) .NET
1 4 (11.11%) SOAP
1 4 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.78%) Symmetrix DMX
2 1 (2.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Windows
2 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (16.67%) UNIX
3 6 (16.67%) Linux
4 5 (13.89%) Windows 2000
5 4 (11.11%) Solaris
6 2 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (5.56%) SUSE
7 1 (2.78%) HPUX
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Load Balancing
2 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 4 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 4 (11.11%) ETL
4 2 (5.56%) Low Latency
4 2 (5.56%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 2 (5.56%) Time Management
5 1 (2.78%) Validation
5 1 (2.78%) Migration
5 1 (2.78%) Project Management
5 1 (2.78%) ITIL
5 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.78%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) Perl
2 3 (8.33%) Tcl
3 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.78%) Delphi
3 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.78%) Korn
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) CCNP
2 5 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (13.89%) Check Point Certification
2 5 (13.89%) CCSA
3 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (2.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 21 (58.33%) Cisco
1 21 (58.33%) CheckPoint
2 10 (27.78%) Juniper
3 8 (22.22%) Blue Coat
4 7 (19.44%) VMware
5 6 (16.67%) Oracle
5 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (11.11%) Akamai
6 4 (11.11%) TIBCO
7 1 (2.78%) Veritas
7 1 (2.78%) Business Objects
7 1 (2.78%) SAP
7 1 (2.78%) EMC
7 1 (2.78%) Adobe
7 1 (2.78%) Sun