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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 57 49 54
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing Clustering 5 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.69% 1.67% 0.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.99% 5.61% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 5
Average daily rate
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£425 £278 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.15% -5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £235 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £300 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
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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
167 214 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.19% 29.81% 25.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 128 83
Average daily rate £345 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £94.05 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.13% +470.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £8.13 £12.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £175.00 £26.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 22 (62.86%) Cisco
1 22 (62.86%) CheckPoint
1 22 (62.86%) Network Security
2 14 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (31.43%) Load Balancing
3 11 (31.43%) Firewall
3 11 (31.43%) Juniper
4 9 (25.71%) Windows
5 8 (22.86%) Blue Coat
5 8 (22.86%) OSPF
5 8 (22.86%) BGP
6 7 (20.00%) Banking
6 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (20.00%) Finance
6 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 6 (17.14%) SAN
7 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
7 6 (17.14%) E-Commerce
7 6 (17.14%) VMware
7 6 (17.14%) CCSA
7 6 (17.14%) Check Point Certification
8 5 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (14.29%) Windows 2000
8 5 (14.29%) CCNP
8 5 (14.29%) SQL
8 5 (14.29%) Oracle
9 4 (11.43%) UNIX
9 4 (11.43%) .NET
9 4 (11.43%) MySQL

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (2.86%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.86%) NetWeaver
1 1 (2.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (62.86%) Network Security
2 11 (31.43%) Firewall
3 8 (22.86%) OSPF
3 8 (22.86%) BGP
4 6 (17.14%) SAN
5 4 (11.43%) Junos
6 3 (8.57%) DHCP
6 3 (8.57%) Internet
7 2 (5.71%) Extranet
7 2 (5.71%) VPN
8 1 (2.86%) Intranet
8 1 (2.86%) SMS
8 1 (2.86%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) MySQL
2 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.86%) DB2
3 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
1 7 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Network Engineer
1 13 (37.14%) Network Security Engineer
1 13 (37.14%) Security Engineer
2 11 (31.43%) Design Engineer
2 11 (31.43%) Network Design Engineer
3 10 (28.57%) Firewall Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Server Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Systems Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) DBA
7 1 (2.86%) Security Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) SAP Basis Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) .NET
1 4 (11.43%) SOAP
1 4 (11.43%) Web Services
1 4 (11.43%) Middleware
1 4 (11.43%) REST
2 1 (2.86%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Windows
2 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (14.29%) Windows 2000
4 4 (11.43%) UNIX
4 4 (11.43%) Linux
5 3 (8.57%) Solaris
6 2 (5.71%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Load Balancing
2 6 (17.14%) E-Commerce
3 4 (11.43%) ETL
3 4 (11.43%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (11.43%) Asset Management
4 2 (5.71%) Time Management
4 2 (5.71%) Low Latency
4 2 (5.71%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 1 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL
5 1 (2.86%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (2.86%) Project Management
5 1 (2.86%) Validation
5 1 (2.86%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) Perl
2 3 (8.57%) Tcl
3 1 (2.86%) Delphi
3 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.14%) Check Point Certification
2 6 (17.14%) CCSA
3 5 (14.29%) CCNP
3 5 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 22 (62.86%) Cisco
1 22 (62.86%) CheckPoint
2 11 (31.43%) Juniper
3 8 (22.86%) Blue Coat
4 6 (17.14%) VMware
4 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
5 5 (14.29%) Oracle
6 4 (11.43%) TIBCO
6 4 (11.43%) Akamai
7 1 (2.86%) SAP
7 1 (2.86%) Adobe